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Whose Child? The Battle To Legalize Homeschooling In Iowa, Kristen Van Der Weide Jan 2019

Whose Child? The Battle To Legalize Homeschooling In Iowa, Kristen Van Der Weide

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Homeschooling was illegal in the state of Iowa until 1991. The conflict between school officials and homeschooling parents led to several court cases. Homeschooling was finally resolved in the Iowa legislature yet continues to be a challenge for the public school system. Iowa's children are caught in the middle.


Impact Of Historical Science Short Stories On Students’ Attitudes And Nos Understanding, Garrett Taylor Hall Jan 2015

Impact Of Historical Science Short Stories On Students’ Attitudes And Nos Understanding, Garrett Taylor Hall

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the impact of historical short stories on upper and lower level high school chemistry students in the second semester of a two-semester course at a large Midwestern suburban school. Research focused on improved understanding of six fundamental nature of science (NOS) concepts made explicit in the stories, recollection of historical examples from the stories that supported student NOS thinking; student attitudes toward historical stories in comparison to traditional textbook readings as well as student attitudes regarding scientists and the development of science ideas. Data collection included surveys over six NOS concepts, attitudes towards science and reading, and ...


Virtual Field Trips As An Educational And Motivational Strategy To Teach Iowa History, Karl Harven Hehr Jan 2014

Virtual Field Trips As An Educational And Motivational Strategy To Teach Iowa History, Karl Harven Hehr

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

There is a lack of research surrounding the use of virtual field trips (VFT) in education, specifically social studies education. This study seeks to examine the VFT as a possible instructional tool that will motivate students, increase understanding and promote deeper learning. The research focuses on three specific questions: In what ways do virtual field trips motivate students to learn about social studies and history? What is the nature of learning in a virtual field trip? How is student achievement impacted as measured by student achievement improve as measured by traditional assessments (multiple choice exams or written tests) after participating ...


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 ...


The Transition From Natural Madder To Synthetic Alizarine In The American Textile Industry, 1870-1890 , Judith Lopez Jan 1989

The Transition From Natural Madder To Synthetic Alizarine In The American Textile Industry, 1870-1890 , Judith Lopez

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In the 19th century, synthetic dyestuffs replaced natural materials that had been used for thousands of years. This research examined the transition of one dyestuff, madder, found in plant roots, to its synthetic counterpart, alizarine, discovered in 1868. Records of ten American dye or print works were located in five museums, libraries, and historic associations in Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Dye inventories, color superintendent journals, swatch books, payroll records, and company correspondence of 1870 to 1890 were investigated to analyze the transition. Variables including economic factors and chemical technologies were explored to ascertain when, and possibly why, the transition ...


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 ...


An Education, Employment And Health Needs Assessment Of Southeast Asian Refugee Women Living In Central Iowa , Gita Dhawan Jan 1986

An Education, Employment And Health Needs Assessment Of Southeast Asian Refugee Women Living In Central Iowa , Gita Dhawan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

One hundred and fifty Southeast Asian refugee living in Des Moines metropolitan area were interviewed regarding their felt needs in the areas of education, employment and health. The five ethnic backgrounds represented in the study were Vietnamese, Laotians, Hmong, Tai Dam and the Cambodians. English language instruction emerged as the most desired need as expressed by these women. Education and employment emerged as the second most felt needs of the women. Lack of transportation ranked fourth, and, (better) medical services ranked as fifth most significant need as expressed by these women. By ethnic background, Vietnamese women appeared to have adjusted ...


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 ...


The Woman Doctorate, Her Doctoral Study, And Postdoctoral Career Development , Gillian Elliott Smith Jan 1983

The Woman Doctorate, Her Doctoral Study, And Postdoctoral Career Development , Gillian Elliott Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Increasing numbers of women are earning doctorate degrees each year, and women constitute an increasing proportion of new doctorate recipients, but women doctoral students and graduates are a small minority of all women, and a minority in almost all fields of study and work settings, which sets them apart as a group subject to a peculiar set of problems;The first study of women doctorate holders was made in 1930, yet this study has seldom been referenced by other researchers, and comparisons of more recent women doctorate recipients with their earliest counterparts have not been made. Despite subsequent research, the ...


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 ...


A Rationale And Proposed Curriculum For Jewish-Christian Dialogue , Barry Daniel Cytron Jan 1982

A Rationale And Proposed Curriculum For Jewish-Christian Dialogue , Barry Daniel Cytron

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

To read of the encounter between Christian and Jew is to reflect on a chronicle marked by disharmony and distrust, religious dispute, and social isolation. The first nineteen centuries of the relationship are ones overwhelmed with anguish. When Pope John XXIII convened Vatican Council II, it signaled a new era in a two thousand year old encounter, not only between Catholic and Jew, but between Protestant and Jew as well;This current study views the year 1962, with the beginning of the Council, as a landmark by which to chart the history of Jewish-Christian dialogue. The opening two chapters trace ...


The Effects Of Instructional Approach, Locus Of Control, And Cognitive Style On The Decision To Teach , Linda Ann Rogers Wilson Jan 1982

The Effects Of Instructional Approach, Locus Of Control, And Cognitive Style On The Decision To Teach , Linda Ann Rogers Wilson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Self-concept theory of career development suggests that experiences resulting in self-clarification and self-understanding are linked to adequate vocational decisions and career development.('1) The study proposed that adequate career decision-making may be related to accountability in teacher education programs;Subjects were 149 students assigned by the registrar's computer scheduling procedure to six sections of SEC ED 204 Fall Semester 1981. Four sections of SEC Ed 204 received a self-assessment instructional approach that included career education concepts in the study of Social Foundations of American Education. Two sections received a traditional foundations instructional approach. Students completed background information, a seven-point ...


College Student Satisfaction: A Comparative Study Of Selected Foreign And American Students At Iowa State University , Iran Baghban-Cichani Jan 1981

College Student Satisfaction: A Comparative Study Of Selected Foreign And American Students At Iowa State University , Iran Baghban-Cichani

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The perceptions of foreign students regarding their satisfaction with different aspects of the college environment and the ways in which their perceptions differ from those of American students were compared. Information was gathered from Iowa State University students, 80 foreign and 80 native, by means of the College Student Satisfaction Questionnaire. The general null hypotheses were that: (1) There are no significant differences in satisfaction with selected aspects of college life between foreign and American students, (2) There is no significant relationship between foreign and American student satisfaction, when the effects of selected independent variables (including interaction effects) are considered ...


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 ...


Women's Education: A Cross Cultural Comparison Of American And Iranian Attitudes , S. Marzie Astani Jan 1981

Women's Education: A Cross Cultural Comparison Of American And Iranian Attitudes , S. Marzie Astani

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The basic purpose of this inquiry was to consider women's issues (specifically women's education) in two cultural contexts, Iranian and American. The differences and similarities of American and Iranian attitudes toward women's education was investigated by conducting research on 80 Iranian and 83 American females and males, married and single, attending universities in the midwestern United States. The semantic differential technique was used to construct an instrument with 16 "situations" related to women's education as concepts. The Iranian questionnaire was in Farsi; American subjects had an English version;Factor analysis showed six "qualifiers" to be loading ...


An Analysis Of The Relationships Between Philosophical Attitudes And Personality Characteristics, Robert Leon Ziomek Jan 1979

An Analysis Of The Relationships Between Philosophical Attitudes And Personality Characteristics, Robert Leon Ziomek

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


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.