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Mentoring Practices Of Cooperating Teachers To Prepare Student Teachers For Meeting Selected Iowa Teaching Standards: The Student Teacher's Perspective , Cynthia L. Waters Jan 2005

Mentoring Practices Of Cooperating Teachers To Prepare Student Teachers For Meeting Selected Iowa Teaching Standards: The Student Teacher's Perspective , Cynthia L. Waters

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Student teaching is the most widely studied aspect of inservice teacher preparation, the premier event for which the preservice educator has been trained. This experience is critical, as it sets the stage for his/her career. Appropriate guidance is key during this stage of development for teachers. Without mentoring, student teachers may not be ready to meet the challenges that await them in their own classrooms;This study used qualitative research to determine how student teachers perceive that they are being mentored by their cooperating teachers to assist them in meeting the Iowa Teaching Standards, specifically standards 7 and 8 ...


Motivations For Service-Learning Among Family And Consumer Sciences College Faculty: Influence Of Teaching Perceptions, Efficacy, And Practice , Madhumita Banerjee Jan 2005

Motivations For Service-Learning Among Family And Consumer Sciences College Faculty: Influence Of Teaching Perceptions, Efficacy, And Practice , Madhumita Banerjee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Trying to understand connections between Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and service-learning could improve the implementation process of this pedagogy in FCS courses. According to Giles and Eyler (1998), identifying ways by which service-learning can enhance subject matter learning is the first of their top ten unanswered questions in service-learning research. The primary objective of this study was to examine characteristics of FCS collegiate faculty who do and do not incorporate service-learning in their teaching, determine their teaching efficacy levels and dominant teaching perspectives, examine their perceptions about service-learning as an effective teaching strategy within FCS, and identify the factors ...


Performance Competencies And Appraisal Practices For Professional Hall Directors In Large Residence Hall Systems , Peter Donald Englin Jan 2001

Performance Competencies And Appraisal Practices For Professional Hall Directors In Large Residence Hall Systems , Peter Donald Englin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify processes and effectiveness of performance appraisal for professional hall directors in large residence hall systems as viewed by hall directors and their supervisors. The study identified that differences exist between perceptions of hall directors and supervisors concerning practices of performance appraisal. Competencies of effective hall directors were identified.;Sample was comprised of 54 universities with residence systems housing 4001 or more residents that employ professional hall directors and were members of ACUHO-I. Forty-eight of 53 institutions (90.6%) provided data. A total of 358 of 586 hall directors (61.1% response rate ...


Secondary School Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers' Perceived Importance Of Family And Consumer Sciences Competencies , Mary Ann Good Jan 2000

Secondary School Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers' Perceived Importance Of Family And Consumer Sciences Competencies , Mary Ann Good

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This purpose of this study was to determine Iowa family and consumer sciences secondary teachers' perceptions of their curriculum resulting from the implementation of the 1989 state legislation regarding vocational education requirements for public secondary schools. A stratified random sample of 152 teachers was selected from a population of 407 family and consumer sciences teachers in grades 9--12 during the 1995--96 school year which yielded a response from 106 (73.6%) teachers;Perceptions were measured to determine the extent the competencies were taught, the level of importance teachers placed on them, and comparisons between the two in the nine content ...


Korean Female Adolescents' Food Attitudes And Food Intake Relative To The Korean Food Tower , Kyeung-Eun Kim Park Jan 1999

Korean Female Adolescents' Food Attitudes And Food Intake Relative To The Korean Food Tower , Kyeung-Eun Kim Park

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A survey was conducted to examine food intake and food attitudes of 285 Korean female students attending a high school in Seoul. Food intake was assessed using a food frequency based on the Korean Food Tower consisting of five food groups, i.e., grain products, vegetables and fruits, meat, milk, and fats and sweets. The food attitude scale consisted of 22 items that were categorized into five factors with items about conscious choice of food, health concerns, economics and time influence, interest in foods, and foods that energize in regard to each of the five food groups;An analysis of ...


Professional Development: South Carolina Family And Consumer Sciences Secondary School Teachers' Experiences, Facilitators, And Opportunities , Ethel Nellie Grant Jones Jan 1999

Professional Development: South Carolina Family And Consumer Sciences Secondary School Teachers' Experiences, Facilitators, And Opportunities , Ethel Nellie Grant Jones

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study used a descriptive and correlational design to examine relationships among selected personal and professional characteristics, professional development experiences, facilitators, and opportunities of South Carolina secondary family and consumer sciences (FCS) secondary school teachers;Two models were developed to suggest various relationships among key variables based on Fullan's (1995) idea about the potential and limits of professional development. One model focused on experiences, the other on opportunities;A population of 496 middle, junior, senior, and occupational school FCS teachers in South Carolina's public schools yielded a sample of 217. A mailed questionnaire was used to collect data ...


Faculty Computer Self-Efficacy And Integration Of Electronic Communication In Teaching College Courses , Leah Chepngéno Keino Kagima Jan 1998

Faculty Computer Self-Efficacy And Integration Of Electronic Communication In Teaching College Courses , Leah Chepngéno Keino Kagima

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As technological innovations continue to change and expand, it becomes increasingly necessary to support faculty in adopting innovations to keep up with the educational demands of the 21st century such as the changing learning environments, distance education, computer based course management, and delivery technologies. Recent studies have indicated that successful implementation of educational technologies depends largely on educators who guide the daily experiences of learners. Understanding more about faculty confidence and skills for computer technology use can provide insights for intervention strategies in faculty development efforts. To prepare for this intervention, it is important to identify the extent to which ...


Constructs That Contribute To Student Satisfaction For Participating In Graduate Level Courses Delivered By Full Motion Interactive Fiber Optic Communications Network , Fatemeh Zarghami Jan 1998

Constructs That Contribute To Student Satisfaction For Participating In Graduate Level Courses Delivered By Full Motion Interactive Fiber Optic Communications Network , Fatemeh Zarghami

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to measure constructs that contribute to graduate student satisfaction with interactive televised courses that have been taught via Iowa Communications Network (ICN). In this study student satisfaction with the instructor's communication and teaching skills, accessibility of the instructor out of classroom, course management, course content, and quality of technology was measured by using the Student Satisfaction with ICN (SSICN) questionnaire. Students' needs and their suggestions to improve the quality of education through ICN were identified through five open-ended questions. The population for the study was 690 graduate students who took ICN courses between ...


Ecological Approach To Increasing Literacy Of At Risk Youth , Sharon Louise Query Jan 1997

Ecological Approach To Increasing Literacy Of At Risk Youth , Sharon Louise Query

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

About a quarter of the children under the age of six are living in poverty, a factor that is highly relevant to school failure. Protective factors are individual or environmental safeguards that enhance a youngster's ability to resist stressful life events and promote resilience. There are protective factors at work in every system--individual, family, peer, school, and community;The Model City/Woodland Wilkie Literacy project was designed to increase the participants' protective factors and academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to determine if participants in the Model City/Woodland Wilkie Literacy Project exhibited evidence of protective factors ...


Family And Consumer Sciences Life Skills: Attainment By Secondary School Students , Robin Trimble White Jan 1997

Family And Consumer Sciences Life Skills: Attainment By Secondary School Students , Robin Trimble White

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study evaluated the effectiveness of Iowa's secondary school family and consumer sciences programs as perceived by students. A two-stage stratified random sampling procedure resulted in usable data from 273 graduating seniors from 98 schools during the 1995-96 school year. The sample was comprised of 135 students (53% males, 47% females) with one semester or less of family and consumer sciences education and 138 students (34% males, 66% females) with three or more semesters of instruction. Students' perceived level of competence was measured in the areas of housing and home management; food and nutrition; individual and family health; personal ...


Teaching Home Economics Through Literature In Taiwan: Perspectives Of Home Economics Teachers , Meei-Ruey Hsu Jan 1995

Teaching Home Economics Through Literature In Taiwan: Perspectives Of Home Economics Teachers , Meei-Ruey Hsu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was undertaken to obtain information about teachers' perspectives toward teaching home economics through literature. The four objectives of this study were to (a) develop a conceptual framework for using literature to teach home economics; (b) develop an instrument based on the conceptual framework; (c) identify Taiwanese junior high school home economics teachers' perspectives toward teaching home economics through literature; and (d) describe information about literature provided by teachers;The conceptual framework proposed in this study was developed to assist students to interact rationally and morally with their environment via the integration of concepts presented in home economics and ...


Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers' Attitudes And Practices Concerning Parent Involvement In The Educational Process , Tersie Udeme Ndon Jan 1994

Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers' Attitudes And Practices Concerning Parent Involvement In The Educational Process , Tersie Udeme Ndon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to assess junior and senior high school family and consumer sciences teachers' attitudes and practices concerning parent involvement in the educational process. Several specific objectives and variables of interest, including attitudes, practices, efficacy, and perceived level of support from colleagues for parent involvement were assessed. Using a mailed questionnaire titled, "School-Home Partnerships Survey," the study surveyed 168 teachers randomly selected from a list of 682 junior and senior high school family and consumer sciences teachers, obtained from the Iowa Department of Education;Methods of data analyses consisted of descriptive and inferential statistics, including path ...


Junior High School Student Needs Related To Home Economics In Taipei, Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jeou-Shyan Horng Jan 1992

Junior High School Student Needs Related To Home Economics In Taipei, Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jeou-Shyan Horng

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of the study were to: (1) identify junior high school students' perceptions of the importance of home economics competencies and their perceived levels of performing these competencies, (2) identify home economics needs of junior high school students in Taipei as perceived by students, home economics teachers, and experts, and (3) use the findings to make recommendations to the administrators, policy-makers, and teachers for redefining the junior high home economics curriculum in Taiwan, R.O.C;Home economics needs were assessed by questionnaires with sixty-two statements which reflected competencies expected for each subject matter area. Students, home economics teachers ...


Necessary Competencies And Learning Experiences For Hospitality Educators: A Delphi Study , John Thomas Canterino Jan 1990

Necessary Competencies And Learning Experiences For Hospitality Educators: A Delphi Study , John Thomas Canterino

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were (1) to identify a list of knowledge and skill competencies that are needed by an effective hospitality management educator, and (2) to identify a list of learning experiences that would be appropriate for acquiring the competencies;Both purposes were achieved by administering three successive Delphi questionnaires to a panel of experts consisting of 100 hospitality educators who were nominated most frequently, according to specified criteria, by a national random sample of 100 hospitality educators;In the first questionnaire, (Round I), panelists were asked to generate competencies and learning experiences. In the second questionnaire, (Round ...


Impacts On Socialization Of Student Teachers: An Ethnographic Study , Kathryn Rae Petersen Jan 1989

Impacts On Socialization Of Student Teachers: An Ethnographic Study , Kathryn Rae Petersen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Student teaching has been cited as a valuable component in teacher preparation but research conflicts on specific socializing influences. Some researchers argue that student teachers are predominantly socialized through prior life experiences and others argue that student teachers passively accept the norms of the institution. These two arguments suggest that socialization is unidirectional. Current socialization researchers argue that socialization occurs through an interaction effect. The purpose of this study is to describe the process through which student teachers selectively acquire the attitudes, values, beliefs, skills, and knowledge that are current in the teaching profession;The study setting is eight placement ...


Factors Influencing Teaching Aging-Related Concepts In Secondary Schools , Rose Awuor Mwonya Jan 1987

Factors Influencing Teaching Aging-Related Concepts In Secondary Schools , Rose Awuor Mwonya

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing teaching about aging by vocational home economics teachers. Because attitudes toward old people was one of the factors explored in the study, a secondary purpose of the study was to identify the underlying dimensions of Kogan's Attitudes Toward Old People Scale (OPS), an instrument that has been used extensively in attitudinal research;The population for the study was 391 vocational home economics teachers in the state of Iowa. A mailed questionnaire was sent to all of the teachers identified and questionnaires from 300 teachers provided usable data for ...