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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 ...


Leadership Development Curriculum For Family And Consumer Sciences Undergraduates , Swarna Mariana Viegas Jan 1997

Leadership Development Curriculum For Family And Consumer Sciences Undergraduates , Swarna Mariana Viegas

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were to design a leadership curriculum for family and consumer sciences female undergraduate students to be implemented as a course or infused into existing courses, and to conduct a formative evaluation of the curriculum. Curriculum content was based on recommendations of theorists of "transformational leadership" Bennis and Nanus (1985), Kouzes & Posner(1987), and Tichy and Devanna, (1986); leadership experts, and students. A draft curriculum was developed and pilot tested with seven undergraduate and two graduate students. The curriculum was revised and again pilot tested using a pretest-posttest, experimental-standard treatment design. Fifty-nine female students enrolled in a required one-credit, 15 contact-hour senior seminar ...


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 ...


Barriers To Change Encountered By Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers In A Curriculum Reform Effort, Susan Mutio Odhiambo Jan 1997

Barriers To Change Encountered By Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers In A Curriculum Reform Effort, Susan Mutio Odhiambo

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The successful implementation of a curriculum reform effort is not without considerable barriers. To be effective, change efforts need more than the development of materials and procedures. They require attention to and involvement of the people who administer these changes. Knowledge of the barriers they may face in their efforts to implement change facilitates the adoption of those changes. The research question guiding this study was: What are the perceived barriers to change encountered by family and consumer sciences teachers involved in a curriculum reform effort? In order to obtain in-depth personal accounts of change experiences and barriers encountered, fifty-three ...