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Writing Ourselves Into Existence: Healing Through Collaborative Curriculum Development, Bianca Ivette Laureano, Sara C. Flowers Drph Nov 2018

Writing Ourselves Into Existence: Healing Through Collaborative Curriculum Development, Bianca Ivette Laureano, Sara C. Flowers Drph

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Here we offer an open exchange / evaluation of our experience as facilitator and editor (Bianca) and writer and collaborator (Sara) during the inaugural Women of Color Sexual Health Network Curriculum Lab which took place November 2017 in New Orleans, LA. In two months, 7 women and femmes of color who are sexuality educators wrote a robust curriculum for our communities that centers pleasure, social emotional learning competencies as early Freedom Schools implemented, sex and pleasure positive, using an intersectional framework and praxis, disability justice framework, inclusive of LGBTQ communities, and does not assume HIV negative status. This is one of ...


Technologies Used In Iowa 4-H Programs To Deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, Math And Agriculture Curricula, Pamela Rank Jan 2018

Technologies Used In Iowa 4-H Programs To Deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, Math And Agriculture Curricula, Pamela Rank

Creative Components

No abstract provided.


Extension Program Needs By Farmers In Tanzania: A Descriptive Study, Kabura James Philip Jan 2014

Extension Program Needs By Farmers In Tanzania: A Descriptive Study, Kabura James Philip

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The agricultural sector in Tanzania is the backbone of economic and social development of her citizens who's liveli-hood depends on this sector for more than seventy five percent of the economy. Until significant efforts are undertaken to the make the agricultural sector move forward, Tanzania will lag behind in food security and abject poverty alleviation. Strengthening agricultural extension services is paramount for attainment of genuine economic growth in the country and sub-Saharan Africa as a whole.

This descriptive study explored the extent to which Extension Programs meet farmer needs in the Ngorongoro district of Tanzania. The main objectives of ...


Osteopathic Medical Students' Knowledge And Perceptions Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam) , Mary Pat Wohlford-Wessels Jan 2005

Osteopathic Medical Students' Knowledge And Perceptions Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam) , Mary Pat Wohlford-Wessels

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use increases in the general population, it is critical that medical students are knowledgeable about its appropriate use and effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to describe osteopathic medical students' opinions, knowledge, perceptions, and perceived effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine. A comprehensive review of the literature revealed only five studies of medical students. All of the studies to date included allopathic rather than osteopathic medical students.;The data were collected using a 72 item, closed format survey instrument. The survey was distributed to second year students at two osteopathic ...


Eleanor's Story: Growing Up And Teaching In Iowa: One African American Woman's Experience , Kay Ann Taylor Jan 2001

Eleanor's Story: Growing Up And Teaching In Iowa: One African American Woman's Experience , Kay Ann Taylor

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Eleanor's story is oral history biographical narrative research about the remarkable life of an 81-year old African American woman who was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. The study is rich with primary document artifacts from Eleanor Rebecca Powell Archer's personal collection. Primary documents are interspersed within the chapters and in three galleries. Fourteen interviews averaging two and one-half hours in length each were conducted over one year's time.;The Introduction provides a historical overview of the State of Iowa and sets the context for the state into which Eleanor's ancestors migrated and settled. The ...


Socialization Of Preservice Teachers In The Area Of Early Literacy Education , Sharon Jane Jensen Jan 2000

Socialization Of Preservice Teachers In The Area Of Early Literacy Education , Sharon Jane Jensen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to examine the lived experiences of five preservice teachers enrolled in an early literacy methods course and concurrent field experience. The need for this study is justified by the research pointing to the importance of early literacy learning and, therefore, the necessity of teachers who are well prepared to teach children to read and write. Additionally, this study investigates the teacher socialization process and how it is positively and negatively affected by field experiences. The notion that "experience is the best teacher" is examined through interpretation of the informants' experiences in their ...


A Factor Analysis Of K-12 Student Feedback Items And The Association Of These Items To Criterion-Referenced Tests In Reading, Language Arts, And Mathematics , Frances Ann Kayona Jan 1999

A Factor Analysis Of K-12 Student Feedback Items And The Association Of These Items To Criterion-Referenced Tests In Reading, Language Arts, And Mathematics , Frances Ann Kayona

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The following study was designed to examine student feedback items from four (K--2, 3--5, 6--8, and 9--12) teacher feedback instruments in anticipation of uncovering specific dimensions or domains of teaching. These items were measured against student achievement scores from criterion-referenced tests in reading, language arts, and mathematics to determine which instructional behaviors are associated with high student achievement. And finally, this study developed and tested additional items that best reflect exemplary teaching practices in reading, language arts, and mathematics instruction. The new items were written with the expectation that these teaching practices promote higher-order thinking and learning among students in ...


Accelerated Learning Methodology Applied To A Corporate Training Program , Darlene Austin Bradner Jan 1996

Accelerated Learning Methodology Applied To A Corporate Training Program , Darlene Austin Bradner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of Accelerated Learning methods in a corporate training program. More specifically, the researcher wanted to know if Accelerated Learning significantly improved the employee's job knowledge, skills, and on-the-job performance when compared with traditional training methods. The Accelerated Learning training involved concepts and methods originally developed by Georgi Lozanov (1978) and adapted by Don Schuster (1986, 1989, 1991), Colin Rose (1985), Lynn Dhority (1991), Allyn Prichard and Jean Taylor (1980), and others. Traditional training methods include commonly used learning activities such as case problems, role play situations, short lectures with ...


Feasibility Study And Design Of A Merit Pay Plan For Principals , Lawrence Edward Sessions Jan 1996

Feasibility Study And Design Of A Merit Pay Plan For Principals , Lawrence Edward Sessions

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Merit pay has been around for almost a century in American education. Most school districts attempting merit pay have discontinued those plans after a few years. The apparent failures might be partially the result of poor design or implementation;The primary purpose of this study was to conduct a feasibility study and to design a model merit pay plan for principals that will be acceptable to principals, upper-level administrators, and school boards. The intent of this plan is to improve principal effectiveness in school leadership while indirectly increasing student performance;Qualitative research and case study methods were used to conduct ...


A Program Evaluation Of Science Bound: A Cooperative Approach To Enhance Opportunities For At-Risk Minority Students In Science And Technical Fields , Randy Lyle Braden Jan 1995

A Program Evaluation Of Science Bound: A Cooperative Approach To Enhance Opportunities For At-Risk Minority Students In Science And Technical Fields , Randy Lyle Braden

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study sought to determine the effectiveness of key components of the Science Bound programs in helping minority students qualify for entry into technical fields;The Science Bound program is a cooperative effort with the Des Moines Public School and Iowa State University. Science Bound students are at-risk Des Moines minority students. Approximately 120 students in eighth, ninth, and tenth grade were identified as students with science or math aptitude, but who had not been successful students. The program provides support in the form of mentors, tutors, enrichment activities, and post-high school tuition incentives. The students are required to take ...


A Study Of Selected Variables Associated With Projected Voting Behavior In A Community College Tax Referendum , Kathleen Marie Brock Jan 1994

A Study Of Selected Variables Associated With Projected Voting Behavior In A Community College Tax Referendum , Kathleen Marie Brock

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted at Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC), located in Sheldon, Iowa. Northwest Iowa Community College serves a 4 1/2 county rural area. In December of 1992 NCC placed a seven million dollar bond issue before the voters. This referendum which needed a 60% plus one voter approval received a 36.41% approval. Campaign strategies for the 1992 referendum included a targeting of possible affirmative voters. This research identified six subgroups of constituents--five subgroups affiliated with the college (college advisory committee members, credit students and alumni, employees, continuing education participants and senior citizens who had taken classes ...


An Analysis Of The Antecedents Of Successful Progress Toward Graduation By Student Athletes At Iowa State University , Roger Vike Hansen Jan 1993

An Analysis Of The Antecedents Of Successful Progress Toward Graduation By Student Athletes At Iowa State University , Roger Vike Hansen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The publicity surrounding the low graduation rate of some collegiate student athletes has resulted in a number of studies attempting to discover significant predictors of student athlete graduation. Previous studies have relied upon relationships developed from zero-order correlation and multiple regression on a single dependent variable; either a dichotomously scored variable reflecting whether or not the student athlete graduated or cumulative grade point average (GPA). Too often, by the time the independent variables have manifested themselves, it was too late for the student athlete to successfully complete the academic requirements for graduation;This study hypothesized that (1) academic success consisted ...


An Impact Assessment Of The Training For Rural Development (Trd) Project At The Village Level In Tanzania , Vedasto Rutachokozibwa Jan 1985

An Impact Assessment Of The Training For Rural Development (Trd) Project At The Village Level In Tanzania , Vedasto Rutachokozibwa

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The thrust of this research was to determine the magnitude of the training program effectiveness and applicability of the TRD project for village development in agriculture and other rural aspects as perceived by villagers. The project espouses people's participation as a basis for developing training programs;The research was conducted in the 1979 TRD pilot regions in Southern Tanzania. Adult village members from 15 villages comprised the population of the study. Data were collected during July and August 1984 through personal interviews with a three-part questionnaire from 331 randomly selected TRD-trained and non-TRD-trained village residents;The validity and reliability ...


The Influence Of Teacher Assessment Module Tapes On Student Teachers' Performance , Nancy Johnston Ginapp Jan 1985

The Influence Of Teacher Assessment Module Tapes On Student Teachers' Performance , Nancy Johnston Ginapp

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The call for reform in education has taken several different directions. One such reform effort addresses the issue of student teaching performance. Performance of these future teachers could be enhanced by the increased use of actual observation of selected competencies during specific evaluation periods throughout the student teaching term. Several institutions around the country are developing programs which emphasize a total developmental and evaluative process which involves the use of observation systems;One such program, Project PRO*FILE at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, shows evidence of a total program aimed at continuous progress of the developing teacher. Specific ...


Five Black Educators: Founders Of Schools In The South, 1881-1915 , Arnold Cooper Jan 1983

Five Black Educators: Founders Of Schools In The South, 1881-1915 , Arnold Cooper

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation is to present an analysis of the educational history and philosophy of five black educators who founded schools in the South between 1881, the year that Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute was established, and 1915, the year that Washington died, and who wrote published autobiographies during the same period. Specifically, the political and racial factors that influenced the programs of each school were examined, the development of six features of each institution--students, alumni, faculty, curriculum, extension, and fund raising--was traced from the founding of each school until the publication of the founder's autobiography ...


Affect And Moral Judgment In Older Children, Sonia Soneson Werner Jan 1979

Affect And Moral Judgment In Older Children, Sonia Soneson Werner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Council For Agricultural Science And Technology: An Innovation In Public Affairs Education , Paul Theodore Hutchcroft Jan 1978

The Council For Agricultural Science And Technology: An Innovation In Public Affairs Education , Paul Theodore Hutchcroft

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Modernization On Attitudes Toward Play Among Filipino Children Of Negros, Oriental, Philippines , Janice Ann Beran Jan 1976

The Effect Of Modernization On Attitudes Toward Play Among Filipino Children Of Negros, Oriental, Philippines , Janice Ann Beran

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.