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Self-Directed Learning Readiness And Learning Style Preferences Of Adult Learners , Babatunde O. Adenuga Jan 1989

Self-Directed Learning Readiness And Learning Style Preferences Of Adult Learners , Babatunde O. Adenuga

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of the study was to identify the relationships among demographic characteristics, learning styles, and self-directed learning of adult American and foreign students. Based on adult self-directed learning and experiential learning theoretical frameworks, a conceptual model was formulated and tested;The experiential Learning Style Inventory (LSI), and the Self-directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) were used to collect data from 178 graduate students;The study is based on a correlational ex post facto research design. Descriptive statistics, analysis of variance and path-analysis were employed for testing the hypotheses of the study;The results of the study indicate that nationality ...


Use Of And Satisfaction With Two Types Of Advising Systems Among Engineering Students At Iowa State University , William Francis Jaffe Jan 1989

Use Of And Satisfaction With Two Types Of Advising Systems Among Engineering Students At Iowa State University , William Francis Jaffe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As enrollments decline in institutions of higher education quality academic advising may help reduce student attrition. A quality advising program is one which students use and one with which they express satisfaction. In this study, the academic advising program in a college of engineering was studied, by means of a questionnaire, to describe the role of the advisor in terms of predominant patterns of student use. Another purpose was to determine which type of advising system, faculty-based or professional advisor-based, resulted in greater student use and satisfaction for specific advising needs: assistance with preregistration, class add/drop, curriculum planning, career ...


Iowa Supreme Court Decisions Relating To The Implementation Of Iowa Law In Public School Settings From 1971 To 1988 , Elaine Linda Rasmussen Jan 1989

Iowa Supreme Court Decisions Relating To The Implementation Of Iowa Law In Public School Settings From 1971 To 1988 , Elaine Linda Rasmussen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to review Iowa Supreme Court and reported Iowa Court of Appeals decisions regarding various aspects of the operation of public schools in Iowa from 1971 through the end of 1988, in an attempt to assist school authorities in their interpretation and understanding of Iowa school Law; Decisions were studied in eight major categories of school operation: school districts, boards of education, buildings and grounds, personnel, students, school district reorganization, elections, and collective bargaining;The problem addressed was that of determination of legislative intent through court interpretations of statutes and administrative rules that govern the ...


A Comparative And Predictive Model To Determine Factors Related To Preparation And Entry Into The Teaching Profession , Beverly Jean Young Jan 1989

A Comparative And Predictive Model To Determine Factors Related To Preparation And Entry Into The Teaching Profession , Beverly Jean Young

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study utilized the causal-comparative research method to examine differences between teachers and non-teachers on the following factors: (1) academic indicators; (2) job orientation; (3) participation in high school extracurricular activities; and (4) willingness to choose a teaching career again. Two longitudinal data bases, one compiled by the Iowa State University Research Institute for Studies in Education and the nationally compiled High School and Beyond, were analyzed. Analyses of the data revealed students who majored in teacher education and taught the first year after graduation had consistently higher academic indicators, as measured by high school rank and high school grades ...


Relationships Of Organizational Expectations And Trainer Orientations On Methods Used In Training , Kwan Eung Lee Jan 1989

Relationships Of Organizational Expectations And Trainer Orientations On Methods Used In Training , Kwan Eung Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A trainer's managing behaviors in facilitating training programs were assumed to be contingent upon a variety of variables. Studies on the trainer variables suggested that a trainer's educational background, educational orientation about adult teaching, educational philosophy, and organizational climate and expectations were part of the factors affecting the trainer's teaching practice. This research examined how those variables in part or combination attributed to the trainer's preferences of training methods such as teaching arrangements and teaching techniques, and emphasis on training procedures in applying training methods. Additionally, this study investigated how a trainer's educational orientation was ...


The Academic Achievement Of Open-Admission Students And Regular-Admission Students At A Comprehensive, Independent Mid-Western University , Thomas Moyer Pursel Jan 1989

The Academic Achievement Of Open-Admission Students And Regular-Admission Students At A Comprehensive, Independent Mid-Western University , Thomas Moyer Pursel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated relationships among admission status, standardized test scores, major area of study, and academic outcomes among college freshmen entering directly from high school. The progress of 653 students (585 regular-admission students and 68 open-admission students) was evaluated over a period of four years. In addition, differences in the predictive validity of standardized test scores and high school performance for regular-admission students and open-admission students were examined;Significant differences favoring regular-admission students were observed in grade point averages for each year studied and in graduation rates at the conclusion of four years of instruction. There were also differences favoring ...


Selected Factors Influencing Teachers' Desire To Participate In Educational Decision Making And Their Willingness To Assume Responsibility For Decisions , Lois Ann Gross Jan 1989

Selected Factors Influencing Teachers' Desire To Participate In Educational Decision Making And Their Willingness To Assume Responsibility For Decisions , Lois Ann Gross

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to determine the selected factors which influence teacher involvement in decision making. As a related aspect of this study, an attempt was made to determine teacher willingness to assume responsibility for decisions in which they participated;The current study was undertaken as a follow-up to the original study conducted by Lynch (1971) and utilized the questionnaire developed by the original researcher with minor modifications;Three hundred questionnaires were distributed to teachers in Iowa during the 1987-1988 school year. The questionnaire intended to determine selected factors influencing decision making at four levels of participation (consultation, involvement, implementation ...


A Descriptive Study Of Nursing Articulation Practices Of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs In The United States , Ellen Van Aacken Strachota Jan 1989

A Descriptive Study Of Nursing Articulation Practices Of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs In The United States , Ellen Van Aacken Strachota

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this investigation were: (1) to explore the extent to which colleges and universities have adopted articulation procedures for admitting associate degree or diploma nursing graduates into their baccalaureate programs; (2) to determine which methods are being used to validate previous learning for support courses and nursing courses; (3) to identify factors influencing the development of or changes in articulation policies; and (4) to investigate the attitudes of nursing leaders of baccalaureate programs toward future articulation practices;A Nursing Articulation Present and Future Questionnaire was sent to Chief Academic Officers (C.A.O.) of N.L.N. accredited ...


Roles Of Field Level Agricultural Extension Workers In Nepal As Perceived By Agricultural Extension Personnel , Narayan Kunwar Jan 1989

Roles Of Field Level Agricultural Extension Workers In Nepal As Perceived By Agricultural Extension Personnel , Narayan Kunwar

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As field level agricultural extension workers in Nepal, Junior Technical Assistants (JTAs) have various roles to perform. However, the roles expected of them are not clear and specific;A study was conducted to determine the demographic characteristics of extension personnel, to determine if significant differences existed in the perceptions of various groups of extension personnel for the importance of JTAs' roles and the performance of those roles, and to determine if significant differences existed between the importance and performance of JTAs' roles as perceived by each group of extension personnel. Seven hypotheses were developed and tested in line with the ...


Academic Retention At Iowa State University: A Study Of The Organizational Environment And Gender Differences , Janet S. Padgitt Jan 1989

Academic Retention At Iowa State University: A Study Of The Organizational Environment And Gender Differences , Janet S. Padgitt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This investigation focuses on retention as it is related to the organizational environment and socialization; gender equity in these areas; and factors affecting retention decisions. A questionnaire was sent to probationary faculty, faculty who had received tenure within the last three years, female full professors, and a sample of male full professors at Iowa State University. The response rate was 58 percent;Retention was measured by asking whether respondents preferred to work here or elsewhere and whether they were planning to stay, considering leaving, or actively seeking another position. Organizational environment measures include assessments of working conditions, the opportunity structure ...


The Examination Of Position Selection, Job Provisions, Working Environment Satisfaction On Teaching Performance And Commitment , Marilyn Kay Kimbrell Jan 1989

The Examination Of Position Selection, Job Provisions, Working Environment Satisfaction On Teaching Performance And Commitment , Marilyn Kay Kimbrell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to develop and test a hypothetical model that examined factors that influence teacher performance and commitment of Iowa State University (ISU) teacher education graduates. Position selection, job provisions, working environment satisfaction, teaching performance, teaching efficacy, and commitment provided the framework for the development of the model. The measurement point was five years following graduation;The model was tested using survey data collected from the five-year follow-up study of ISU teacher education graduates. Those who graduated in 1982-83 and 1983-84 and were teaching at the time of the survey (N = 245) provided the data;Results ...


Relationship Of Match/Mismatch Of Student-Teacher Learning Styles, Stress, And Academic Achievement , William J. O'Neill Jan 1989

Relationship Of Match/Mismatch Of Student-Teacher Learning Styles, Stress, And Academic Achievement , William J. O'Neill

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This exploratory study investigated the relationship between student-teacher learning style match/mismatch and perceived stress and the effect on academic achievement. Subjects were 167 undergraduate college students enrolled in one of two courses (psychology and mathematics) at Iowa State University;Data-gathering consisted of the administration of the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) to determine the learning style of each student and the learning/teaching styles of the respective instructors. Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-Y) was administered to the subjects during the class period week prior to a major examination in each course. The scores on the State portion were ...


Selecting Criteria For The Evaluation Of Secondary School Assistant Principals Based Upon Item Discrimination Power , Richard Ray Edwards Jan 1989

Selecting Criteria For The Evaluation Of Secondary School Assistant Principals Based Upon Item Discrimination Power , Richard Ray Edwards

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted for the purpose of identifying discriminating, reliable, and valid criteria for evaluating secondary school assistant principals which could be used by local schools in constructing a new or refining an existing evaluation instrument. Data were collected by having 805 principals, assistant principals, superintendents/central office supervisors and teachers complete a 50-item questionnaire to determine which criteria had the ability to separate high assistant principal performance from that of average and below average performance;Forty-four assistant principals from 16 school districts located in Iowa, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, Indiana, and Michigan volunteered to participate in this research ...


Relationships Between Supervisor Ratings Of Teacher Performance And Student Achievement , Bruce E. Daniels Jan 1989

Relationships Between Supervisor Ratings Of Teacher Performance And Student Achievement , Bruce E. Daniels

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

If the effectiveness of teachers is to be improved, it is important for those who supervise teachers to be able to identify teacher behaviors which are related to improved student outcomes. The primary purposes of this study were to determine if supervisor ratings of teachers could be used to predict student achievement and to determine which teacher performance criteria are related to higher student achievement in fourth grade mathematics and reading and eighth grade Mathematics; Recent research efforts have identified many teacher behaviors that are related to improved pupil learning. This study assessed teachers on twenty-five observable criteria of teacher ...


College Student Involvement And Cognitive Outcomes: A Study Utilizing The Cse And The Comp , Roger K. Hadley Jan 1989

College Student Involvement And Cognitive Outcomes: A Study Utilizing The Cse And The Comp , Roger K. Hadley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Recent research indicated that student involvement is related to cognitive outcomes, but more needs to be known. What kinds of involvement contribute to outcomes? Do different kinds of involvement lead to different outcomes for different students? This longitudinal study used standardized measures of involvement and cognitive outcomes to answer these questions;Eighty-eight students from three four-year campuses and one two-year campus in the Midwestern, Southern, and Eastern part of the United States took the Objective Test of the College Outcomes Measures Program (COMP) as entering students as a measure of cognitive outcomes. Two or four years later these same students ...


Evaluation Of The Department Of Professional Studies In Education By Students And 1986-1988 Graduates , Shirley L. Henry Jan 1989

Evaluation Of The Department Of Professional Studies In Education By Students And 1986-1988 Graduates , Shirley L. Henry

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the level of satisfaction with the Department of Professional Studies in Education for students enrolled spring semester, 1988, and 1986-1988 graduates. A comparison was made of findings of this study and those of previous studies of the department;Data indicate males and older subjects are generally more satisfied with all program factors. These findings concur with those reported in the previous studies. It appears that those who are obtaining or have obtained a Ph.D. degree are more satisfied than those working toward or who have obtained M.A., M.S., or M.Ed. degree;The factor ...


The Impact Of Required Competencies And Some Selected Variables On The Quality Of Training Among Trainers In Business And Industry: A Factor Analytic Approach , Echeazu Jude Igbokwe Jan 1989

The Impact Of Required Competencies And Some Selected Variables On The Quality Of Training Among Trainers In Business And Industry: A Factor Analytic Approach , Echeazu Jude Igbokwe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The investigation was designed to analyze the impact of two main issues namely: (1) the possession and application of the ASTD required competencies on the quality and effectiveness of training in business and industry; and (2) the importance of these competencies to the trainers;The survey research design was used and a questionnaire was developed by the researcher and administered to a random sample of 200 trainers and managers/supervisors in business and industry, who also hold membership in the Iowa Chapter of ASTD;The 31 competencies were subjected to a factor analysis for the importance and application variables. Using ...


A Legislative History Of The Comprehensive Community College System In Nebraska 1926-1986: From Junior College To Technical Community College , Michael Lee Knedler Jan 1989

A Legislative History Of The Comprehensive Community College System In Nebraska 1926-1986: From Junior College To Technical Community College , Michael Lee Knedler

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine and analyze the legislative evolution of the technical community college system in Nebraska. Historical inquiry was combined with Campbell et al.'s conceptual framework of the public policy-making process (social forces, antecedents, legislative action, and formal enactment). Primary sources included newspaper articles, legislative enactments, government documents, and minutes of legislative committee meetings. Secondary sources included reports, dissertations, and books;Four bills were found to be fundamental to the creation on the technical community college system. They were: Senate File 1 (1931) which legalized public junior colleges, Legislative Bill 148 (1941) which established ...


Analysis Of The Multicultural Perceptions Of Vocational Education Administrators In Iowa , Cynthia Daphne Reed-Stewart Jan 1989

Analysis Of The Multicultural Perceptions Of Vocational Education Administrators In Iowa , Cynthia Daphne Reed-Stewart

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The present study examined the multicultural perception of community college administrators in Iowa. Seventy-eight administrators from all fifteen community colleges participated in the study. The instrument utilized in the study was the Multi-Factor Perceptions Attitudes Inventory (MAI) developed by Dr. Ron Wilson of the University of Missouri-Columbia. The researcher revised the MAI to ascertain information relative to race only. The MAI in its entirety gathers data related to issued of race and sex. Analysis of the results included an array of statistical tests (i.e., ANOVA, chi-squares, and t-test). The MAI is composed of three factors. Each descriptive of a ...


The Impact Of A State Pilot Teacher Evaluation System On Teacher Performance, Attitudes, And Behaviors , Connie Hathorn Jan 1989

The Impact Of A State Pilot Teacher Evaluation System On Teacher Performance, Attitudes, And Behaviors , Connie Hathorn

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted by utilizing the Delaware Performance Appraisal System Survey (Teachers) to examine teachers' perceptions related to the effects of a pilot statewide appraisal system on teacher performance, attitudes, and behaviors;The data were gathered from teachers that participated in the pilot appraisal system in Delaware during the 1986-87 and 1987-88 school year. Four districts piloted the appraisal system: (1) Delmar, (2) Smyrna, (3) Christina, and (4) Seaford. The instrument surveyed a total of 505 teachers, including 289 elementary teachers and 216 secondary teachers;Teachers' responses on the instrument were used to assess their perceptions as to the ...


Educating The Learning Disabled Adult In Iowa's Community Colleges: A Descriptive Study , Marguerite J. Hunt Jan 1989

Educating The Learning Disabled Adult In Iowa's Community Colleges: A Descriptive Study , Marguerite J. Hunt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The present study was designed to investigate the progress made by Iowa's community colleges in the education of adults with learning disabilities since the 1970s and 1980s legislative Acts;Special needs coordinators, learning resource center directors, counselors and instructors were surveyed via a mailed questionnaire to examine the perceived educational needs of learning disabled adults, the current educational methods utilized, and possible future educational concerns. Using a univariate analysis, a description of the colleges' progress was calculated through frequencies, means, standard deviations and percentages;The results indicated that while community colleges have sought avenues to meet the educational needs ...