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Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Iowa State University

Educational Administration and Supervision

Education

2010

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Primary Students' Proficiency And Achievement: The Difference Two-Way Immersion Programs Can Make, Holly Janelle Kaptain Jan 2010

Primary Students' Proficiency And Achievement: The Difference Two-Way Immersion Programs Can Make, Holly Janelle Kaptain

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Chapter 3: This study investigated the effects of a new, Spanish two-way immersion program on first through third grade students' English and Spanish proficiency. All students were from an urban, high-poverty community in the Midwest that is English dominant, in a predominantly Anglo state. English-speakers in the two-way immersion program score significantly higher than English speakers in an all-English program on a standardized measure of English language proficiency, while Spanish speakers in the two-way immersion score significantly higher than Spanish speakers in the all-English program on a standardized measure of Spanish proficiency. English proficiency was virtually the same across the ...


A Phenomenographic Study Exploring Nursing Education And Practice, Greta Marie Degen Jan 2010

A Phenomenographic Study Exploring Nursing Education And Practice, Greta Marie Degen

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to illuminate the qualitatively different ways in which three nurses with an associate degree (ADN) and three nurses with a baccalaureate degree (BSN) experience, conceptualize, perceive, and understand their own nursing practice within the context of their educational background. Using a phenomenographic methodology for qualitative inquiry and data analysis, findings of this study revealed two main differences between the nursing practice of newly graduated ADNs and BSNs: (1) ADNs focused on their (a) education as the means and their practice as the end result, over which (b) the nurse has no ultimate control (external ...