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Nutrition Education Needs Of Iowa Public Health Nurses Providing Health-Related Services To Low-Income Elderly , Carol West Hans Jan 1990

Nutrition Education Needs Of Iowa Public Health Nurses Providing Health-Related Services To Low-Income Elderly , Carol West Hans

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of the study were to: (1) assess the needs of Iowa public health nurses in food and nutrition subject matter appropriate for use with low-income elderly, and (2) make recommendations for a nutrition continuing education training program for the public health nurses who provide health-related nutrition services to the low-income elderly in Iowa Well Elderly Screening Clinics;Nutrition education needs were assessed by a criterion-referenced test that included the content areas of nutrition in aging, principles of food safety, food label interpretations, and selection of nutritious food bargains. Information on demographic and educational variables was collected. A total ...


Experimental Evaluation Of An Environmental Conservation Technology Instructional Unit , Linda Susan Whent Jan 1990

Experimental Evaluation Of An Environmental Conservation Technology Instructional Unit , Linda Susan Whent

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study was conducted during the fall and winter of the 1989-1990 school year to evaluate the effectiveness of an environmental conservation technology instructional unit. The instructional unit was designed for upper level high school agriculture science technology and marketing students (ASTM). The effectiveness of the unit was measured in terms of students' knowledge of environmental conservation technology, students' attitude toward natural resources, and teachers' attitudes toward natural resources and teaching environmental conservation technology;An experimental pretest-posttest control group design was used in this study. Schools with ASTM departments were randomly selected and randomly assigned to groups from a population ...


Vocational Professional/Technical Updating Needs Of Trade And Industry/Technical Post-Secondary Educators , Gary Jon Hoppes Jan 1990

Vocational Professional/Technical Updating Needs Of Trade And Industry/Technical Post-Secondary Educators , Gary Jon Hoppes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research involves a study of professional growth and technical update perceptions of needs for trade and industry/technical instructors and administrators. The survey includes the following occupational areas: automotive/diesel, auto collision repair, electricity/electronics, construction/building trades, and manufacturing/machine trades instructors and their supervisors for a five state region of the midwest which includes Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Participants rated their personal perceptions of present and desired staff development, evaluation, resources and incentives, and provider of services. Demographic data, age, race, and certification, together with questions of curriculum revision, workshop participation, cost for technical updating ...


Teacher-Student Interactions In The Esl Classroom: An Investigation Of Three-Part Exchanges, Teacher Feedback, And The Role Of Gender , Marguerite Louise Sibley Jan 1990

Teacher-Student Interactions In The Esl Classroom: An Investigation Of Three-Part Exchanges, Teacher Feedback, And The Role Of Gender , Marguerite Louise Sibley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Basic research conducted in the second language learning context of the classroom has flourished in the past few years. Investigators have entered the classroom to collect data on a myriad of aspects of the language learning environment, and a rich body of literature is accumulating on the use of language by teachers and learners. Interactions between teachers and learners have been the focus of many studies in English as a Second Language (ESL) and related fields, based on the assumption that opportunities for oral production coupled with feedback from teachers will facilitate the learning process. Such assumptions, however, while gaining ...


Influence Of Background Variables Of Sex, Academic Level, Major, And Culture On Foreign Students' Scores On The Career Decision Scale , Hossain Eftekhari-Sanjani Jan 1990

Influence Of Background Variables Of Sex, Academic Level, Major, And Culture On Foreign Students' Scores On The Career Decision Scale , Hossain Eftekhari-Sanjani

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were: (1) to examine the effectiveness of the Career Decision Scale as a measure of career indecision of foreign students, and (2) to explore the effects of demographic variables of gender, cultural background, academic level, area, and source of financial support on the career indecision of foreign students;The Career Decision Scale (CDS) and a short-form questionnaire were mailed to a total of 450 foreign students attending Iowa State University during Fall semester 1988. Completed useable questionnaires were received from 247 students representing 79 different countries from six cultural regions. This sample included both male ...


An Analysis Of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Implications For Agricultural Extension Education With Particular Reference To Natural Resource Management In Zimbabwe , Olivia Nyembezi Muchena Jan 1990

An Analysis Of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Implications For Agricultural Extension Education With Particular Reference To Natural Resource Management In Zimbabwe , Olivia Nyembezi Muchena

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objective of the study was to develop a theoretical framework for analyzing and utilizing indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) information on natural resources in agricultural extension education. IKS are characterized by an integrated system of cognition, beliefs, values and practices that are pervasive in life. The emerging aspects of cognitive psychology and emic-etic perspectives required to handle IKS corresponded to a confluent curriculum. This curriculum integrates the affective domain with the cognitive and psychomotor domains to add meaning to what is learned. The confluent curriculum approach was modified to highlight the philosophical and psychological (beliefs and values) needs to facilitate ...


An Analysis Of The Agricultural Education Bs Graduates From 1981-1989 And Their Perceptions Of The Teacher Education Program At Iowa State University , Joe Edwin Muller Jan 1990

An Analysis Of The Agricultural Education Bs Graduates From 1981-1989 And Their Perceptions Of The Teacher Education Program At Iowa State University , Joe Edwin Muller

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics and academic ability of Agricultural Education graduates from Iowa State University who chose to teach and those who did not and their perceptions concerning the Teacher Education Program. The population studied consisted of 294 graduates from the 1981-1989 academic years. Data relevant to this study were extracted from a longitudinal research project conducted by the Research Institute for Studies in Education at ISU. Graduates were surveyed at time of graduation, and one and five years following;Teachers and nonteachers were compared on four measures of academic ability: ACT scores, high ...


The Journals Of S. Elizabeth Dusenbury, 1852-1857: Portrait Of A Teacher's Development , Ruth K. Mcgaha Jan 1990

The Journals Of S. Elizabeth Dusenbury, 1852-1857: Portrait Of A Teacher's Development , Ruth K. Mcgaha

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The journals of Elizabeth Dusenbury Vincent, written between 1852 and 1857, trace the development of a young middle class New York woman toward intellectual fulfillment. The second daughter of an ambitious, driving lumber baron, she found herself torn between the expectations of an evangelical Presbyterian family and church and her own yearning for learning. Two years at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary left her with the feeling there was a wide gulf between herself and those about her. She set and pursued her own course of study which led her to Joliet, Illinois, as a teacher in the first public high school ...


Foreign Student Adjustmentment At Iowa State University, Sandra Lee Humphrey Jan 1990

Foreign Student Adjustmentment At Iowa State University, Sandra Lee Humphrey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Computers In High School Agriculture Programs: A National Study Of Need, Use, And Value , Mark George Zidon Jan 1990

Computers In High School Agriculture Programs: A National Study Of Need, Use, And Value , Mark George Zidon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study's objectives were to determine the need for computers in high school agriculture classes, determine how they were being used, and determine the teachers' perceived value of the effectiveness of using computers. An additional objective of determining reasons for not using computers was addressed to those teachers where students did not use computers;Six hundred schools were randomly selected from a population of 9,093 high school agriculture departments in the United States. The response rate was 53.7 percent;The use of computers by agriculture teachers was still relatively new with the group mean being less than ...


An Identification And Assessment Of Extension Educational Delivery Systems For Training Of Private Pesticide Applicators , John Lewis Creswell Jan 1990

An Identification And Assessment Of Extension Educational Delivery Systems For Training Of Private Pesticide Applicators , John Lewis Creswell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify and assess educational delivery systems used by selected county Extension agriculturalists in private pesticide applicator training. The study provided information on educational delivery systems, teaching methods and instructional tools, the pesticide applicator training program, and demographic information of selected county Extension agriculturalists in a four-state area in the upper Midwest;A stratified sample consisting of one-half of the county Extension agriculturalists in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin provided the participants in this study. A mailed survey instrument was used in data collection. Data were statistically analyzed by using means, standard deviations ...


A Definition And The Concepts Of Agricultural Literacy: A National Study , Martin Joseph Frick Jan 1990

A Definition And The Concepts Of Agricultural Literacy: A National Study , Martin Joseph Frick

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to refine a group definition of agricultural literacy, identify agricultural subject areas that fall within the framework of agricultural literacy, and identify those concepts about agriculture that every citizen should know. This investigation was conducted using the Delphi technique. Panelists were nominated by land grant university agricultural education faculty;Data were collected using three instruments. The first instrument requested every panelist to submit his/her definition of agricultural literacy. Quantitative content analysis was conducted on 78 definitions and yielded a consensus definition. The definition identified 11 broad areas of agricultural knowledge. The second instrument ...


An Assessment Of Agricultural Education In Mexico, Central America, And The Caribbean , Antonio Macías-López Jan 1990

An Assessment Of Agricultural Education In Mexico, Central America, And The Caribbean , Antonio Macías-López

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were to identify, collect, and catalog references on agricultural education and to assess agricultural education in Latin America. Data were obtained through a bibliographic mailed survey and through questionnaires from professors, students, and graduates from educational institutions. The method for conducting this study was the descriptive survey method. Descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, factor analysis, t-test, and one-way analysis of variance were performed;For the first objective sources of information were identified and linguistic and semantic differences were described. A collection of more than 600 references about agricultural education in Latin America was compiled. The major ...