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Playing House: The Role Of Home Management Houses In The Training Of Scientific Homemakers At Iowa State College, 1925-1958, Megan Elizabeth Birk Jan 2004

Playing House: The Role Of Home Management Houses In The Training Of Scientific Homemakers At Iowa State College, 1925-1958, Megan Elizabeth Birk

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Between 1925 and 1958 home economics education at Iowa State College included a special laboratory experience for senior students. They lived in home management houses designed with modern appliances and furnishings that allowed them to "practice" the homemaking skills learned during the previous three years of classroom study. This six-week stay included turns with cooking, cleaning, budgeting, entertaining, and child care. It was also during these years that the university brought infants into the homes to live for a one-year period. These infants, orphans from the state of Iowa, became the responsibility of the young women in the homes. With ...


Mathematics Is A Gentleman's Art: Analysis And Synthesis In American College Geometry Teaching, 1790-1840 , Amy K. Ackerberg-Hastings Jan 2000

Mathematics Is A Gentleman's Art: Analysis And Synthesis In American College Geometry Teaching, 1790-1840 , Amy K. Ackerberg-Hastings

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The story of geometry education in the American college has been subject to neglect, with most historians assuming that all available information was published in secondary sources around the turn of the twentieth century. However, recent trends in the history of science include the revelation of the development of the scientific community before the Civil War and an interest in the study of textbooks. Additionally, the literature lacks attempts to place geometry education and mathematics professors within the scientific community. There are also no modern biographies of the three principal actors, Jeremiah Day, John Farrar, and Charles Davies. Finally, mathematicians ...


Federal Indian Policy And The St Francis Mission School On Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota: 1886-1908 , Karla Lee Ekquist Jan 1999

Federal Indian Policy And The St Francis Mission School On Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota: 1886-1908 , Karla Lee Ekquist

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Contrary to popular white opinion of the nineteenth century, the Lakota, and other, native peoples, had a strong and effective culture. Their culture included a well developed system for educating their children and passing on essential knowledge and skills long before contact with whites. By the nineteenth century, white perceptions of the Indians, as possessing an inferior and primitive culture, led to a push for the assimilation of Indian populations into the dominant white culture;The institution seized upon to effect assimilation was the white, or European, style school. The government relied on religious organizations to run these Indian schools ...


The Home Fronts Of Iowa, 1940-1945 , Lisa Lynn Ossian Jan 1998

The Home Fronts Of Iowa, 1940-1945 , Lisa Lynn Ossian

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Iowa's citizens during World War II became soldiers in their loyalty, energy, and commitment as they fought on one or more of the home fronts. These four home fronts (historic terms) were the farm, production, community, and kitchen fronts. The farm front as part of the Food for Freedom campaign produced corn, soybeans, eggs, pork, beef, milk, and hemp for the Armed Services and the Allies. Iowa's farmers faced labor and machinery shortages yet produced record amounts of crops and animals. This prosperity, however, cost Iowa some of its valuable topsoil and initiated a turn toward a factory ...


Maria Montessori, A. S. Neill And Marva Collins: Educating The Human Potential , Loretta Powell C. Davenport Jan 1987

Maria Montessori, A. S. Neill And Marva Collins: Educating The Human Potential , Loretta Powell C. Davenport

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to discover, compare and to elucidate the philosophical inclinations of Maria Montessori, A. S. Neill, and Marva Collins; to identify the similarities and differences among their views and to discover any common elements or teaching strategies which might have contributed to their success with the academic, emotional, and social achievement of students. In addition, the study was designed to compare the personal and professional development of the three educators. Given common elements, educators will find the study of these elements useful in researching, developing, expanding and mobilizing their own strong beliefs into effective teaching ...


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 ...


Values In Three Generations Of Families , Steven William Roecklein Jan 1981

Values In Three Generations Of Families , Steven William Roecklein

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

We seek to further understand the relationships between generations. The purpose of the present study was to explore these relationships by deciding if a generation gap existed with the values of three generations of blood-related families. The literature reviewed revealed three competing positions regarding the existence of a generation gap. Some held that no gap has occurred, others believed a great gap has existed, and yet another group showed differences appearing on a selective basis;An additional question examined by this study was that, if differences were evident, would they be similar within cohorts (peer group) or within family lineages ...


Foundation Of The Eötvös Loránd University And Its History Under Jesuit Administration, 1635-1773 , Julius Gyula Paulovits Jan 1977

Foundation Of The Eötvös Loránd University And Its History Under Jesuit Administration, 1635-1773 , Julius Gyula Paulovits

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ella Flagg Young: Portrait Of A Leader , Joan Karen Smith Jan 1976

Ella Flagg Young: Portrait Of A Leader , Joan Karen Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.