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Employment And Wage Dynamics In Estonia, 1989-95, Rivo Noorkoiv, Peter F. Orazem, Allan Puur, Milan Vodopivec Nov 1998

Employment And Wage Dynamics In Estonia, 1989-95, Rivo Noorkoiv, Peter F. Orazem, Allan Puur, Milan Vodopivec

Economics Publications

This study monitors the effects of economic transition on wages and employment in a former Soviet Republic. Estonia's case is of particular interest because of its early adoption of relatively free labour market policies. Relative wages for the highest educated groups rose for all age groups. There were also rapid increases in returns to job experience, particularly at young ages. Increasing wage dispersion across human capital groups was accompanied by narrowing wage dispersion within human capital groups. Relative wages rose in sectors which gained relative employment, while they fell in shrinking sectors. In addition, there were large flows of ...


The Cooperation Movement: Writing And Mass Education, 1890-1930, David R. Russell Nov 1998

The Cooperation Movement: Writing And Mass Education, 1890-1930, David R. Russell

English Publications

The cooperation movement (c. 1900-1930) was the first in a series of twentieth century attempts to broaden responsibility for language instruction by involving faculty across the curriculum, the most recent of which is the current writing-across-the-curriculum movement. Cooperation in language instruction was another of the widespread urban educational reforms of the Progressive Era (c. 1900-1920). Cooperation was fundamentally a response to the new structural and curricular differentiation of modern secondary and higher education, which in turn reflected the specialization of knowledge and work in urban industrial society. Its theory shaped by organicist social thought, its practice by scientific management, the ...


Methods And Apparatus For Teaching Science And Engineering, Thomas J. Greenbowe, Monica A. Mcphillen Sep 1998

Methods And Apparatus For Teaching Science And Engineering, Thomas J. Greenbowe, Monica A. Mcphillen

Iowa State University Patents

The apparatus for teaching science and engineering is an interactive multimedia computer system which is used to simulate the performance of scientific experiments on the computer screen. An experiment is a method for determining the value of one experimental parameter by measuring the value of another using an experimental configuration of devices and apparatus. The interactions of the devices and apparatus in the experimental configuration are governed by a relationship among the experimental parameters that define the configuration. The user of the teaching apparatus assembles a pictorial representation of the experimental configuration on the computer screen and interacts with the ...


Educating Young Children With Autism: A Conflict Over Methodologies , Lorna Marsh Volmer Jan 1998

Educating Young Children With Autism: A Conflict Over Methodologies , Lorna Marsh Volmer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

There currently is controversy on how best to educate children with autism that focuses on preeminent leaders in the field of autism, their disparate views, and the requirement that all children with disabilities be provided with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). The controversy has affected large numbers of children with autism, their families, and the school districts charged with educating them. Information detailing the elements of several nationally significant programs has been provided, including a review of the research supporting each program's efficacy. Two studies were initiated to explore the educational services provided to children with autism ...


Historic Medical Perspectives Of Corseting And Two Physiologic Studies With Reenactors , Colleen Ruby Gau Jan 1998

Historic Medical Perspectives Of Corseting And Two Physiologic Studies With Reenactors , Colleen Ruby Gau

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Safety of historic reenactors was the primary reason for this research. No studies of corseted subjects have been done since the late nineteenth century. Clinical observations about the effects of corsets were numerous in the medical literature; but dress reform efforts by doctors were not effective in changing fashion. Arguments by Dress Reformers did not concentrate on the medical aspects of corseting;Two historic physiologic studies were reproduced using modern equipment. Sixteen subjects took part in lung capacity and comfort assessments, and eight of the subjects had torso pressures measured. When tight-laced three inches less than their natural waist measurement ...


Efficacy Of Institutional Interventions On The Attainment Profile Of African-Americans At A Regional Predominately White Institution: Questions Of Will, Effort, Competence And Responsibility , Robert Andre Broadus Jan 1998

Efficacy Of Institutional Interventions On The Attainment Profile Of African-Americans At A Regional Predominately White Institution: Questions Of Will, Effort, Competence And Responsibility , Robert Andre Broadus

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The nature of access to higher education at predominately white institutions for African-Americans has been focused largely on the preparation of the student. Little attention has been placed on the quality of the interaction of the student with standardized institutional practices and procedure. The purpose of this study is to examine the differences obtained by African-Americans, when the institution adjusts practices and procedures to be inclusive of the academic, social and environmental characteristics versus the creation of specialized interventions;African-American students attending a Midwestern regional comprehensive university between 1985-1990 are the bases of the study. Each entry class was introduced ...


Perceptions Regarding Motivation To Participate In Educational Programs, Awoke Awoke Jan 1998

Perceptions Regarding Motivation To Participate In Educational Programs, Awoke Awoke

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39707755


A Qualitative Study Of Selected Educational Issues In Nine Hospital-Related Colleges In The United States , Deanne Marie Remer Jan 1998

A Qualitative Study Of Selected Educational Issues In Nine Hospital-Related Colleges In The United States , Deanne Marie Remer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the role of hospital-related allied health colleges in higher education; how changes in the nation's health care system have impacted these colleges; and the leadership characteristics of allied health college presidents. Based on the propositions that health care education and the preparation of a health care workforce are integral parts of our society's health care system, theories of environmental change and organizational development are presented as a theoretical foundation for this study. Four research questions were identified as the focus of exploration for this research study: (1) What impact ...


A Comparison Of Levels Of Bias In Environmental And Food Safety Articles : Agricultural Versus News Periodicals, Barbara Kathryn Whitaker Jan 1998

A Comparison Of Levels Of Bias In Environmental And Food Safety Articles : Agricultural Versus News Periodicals, Barbara Kathryn Whitaker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39447645


Secrets Of The Self: The Reconceptualization Of Gender-Role Identity In Contemporary Latter-Day Saint Women , Kelli Jo Kerry Moran Jan 1998

Secrets Of The Self: The Reconceptualization Of Gender-Role Identity In Contemporary Latter-Day Saint Women , Kelli Jo Kerry Moran

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation focuses on the resolution of gender role conflict in female members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Contemporary women are faced with contradictory pressures as they strive to develop gender-role identity. As a highly patriarchal religion, cultural pressures within the LDS church increase the paradox surrounding gender roles as women are encouraged to follow traditional gender role patterns. Women with ambitions and talents that do not fall within traditional role expectations are challenged to develop independent conceptions of their gender-role identity. Paradox in gender-roles and gender-role identity results in fragmenting of the self as ...


Perceived Benefits Of Selected Experiential Learning Activities And Quality Of Instructional Techniques In A College Of Agriculture Capstone Course , Randall James Andreasen Jan 1998

Perceived Benefits Of Selected Experiential Learning Activities And Quality Of Instructional Techniques In A College Of Agriculture Capstone Course , Randall James Andreasen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of course completers in a college of agriculture capstone course regarding the benefits of selected experiential learning activities and instructional techniques. Further, this study sought to determine the quality of the learning activities and instructional techniques employed in capstone course and to develop a model for the integration of these experiential learning activities into capstone courses;This study was conducted using a descriptive survey design. A four part questionnaire was developed and sent to 214 capstone course completers of AgEdS 450, Farm Management and Operation, Iowa State University. This sample ...


Natural Language And Mixed Modality Task Presentations In The Human-Computer Interaction Using Programmable Logic Controllers , John Robert Wright Jr. Jan 1998

Natural Language And Mixed Modality Task Presentations In The Human-Computer Interaction Using Programmable Logic Controllers , John Robert Wright Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation focuses on the human-computer interaction elements of task presentation and task structure in the programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Task presentation methods that were explored included a natural language (GE Fanuc's State Logic), and a mixed modality language (GE Fanuc's Logicmaster Relay Ladder Logic). Task Structure elements utilized in this study were linear procedural tasks and conditional branching tasks;A two-level factorial analysis of covariance determined that task presentation was a significant contributor to programming development times. Task structure and the interaction between task presentation and task structure did not yield significant p-values at the ...


The C-Test: Usefulness For Measuring Written Language Ability Of Non-Native Speakers Of English In High School, Jongsook Park Jan 1998

The C-Test: Usefulness For Measuring Written Language Ability Of Non-Native Speakers Of English In High School, Jongsook Park

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether the C-test is useful as a test measuring non-native speakers' ability of written language to help teachers and decision-makers select and place limited English proficient students for English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in high schools in Iowa. The overall usefulness of the C-test is evaluated by examining individual qualities of test usefulness, or six qualities, in current testing theories: reliability, construct validity, authenticity, interactiveness, impact, and practicality. Chapter 1 of this study reports the background: a need for a test measuring non-native speakers' ability of written language to improve ...


‘Contrary To Our Way Of Thinking’: The Struggle For An American Indian Center In Chicago, Grant Arndt Jan 1998

‘Contrary To Our Way Of Thinking’: The Struggle For An American Indian Center In Chicago, Grant Arndt

Grant Arndt

When Chicago’s American Indian Center opened in 1953, it had a small core of dedicated leaders, but little support in the city. The Center’s board of directors had applied for funding to Chicago’s Metropolitan Welfare Council, the main clearing- house of philanthropic funding in the city, only to be told that the Center’s existence was “contrary to our way of thinking.” 1 It was not the first time that Native Americans seeking to cre- ate urban organizations had encountered rejection. For years, local Native American activists had found that urban Indians and Native American urban organizations ...


Making Your Practice And Facility More User-Friendly For Those With Disabilities, Rebecca Clow, Loren Will Jan 1998

Making Your Practice And Facility More User-Friendly For Those With Disabilities, Rebecca Clow, Loren Will

Iowa State University Veterinarian

As veterinarians, our duties extend beyond practicing medicine. We must realize that the veterinary profession requires excellent client communication and we must alter our way of practice to meet client needs. We must do more than compromise, empathize, and explain terms on a client's level. It is critical that we take into consideration the special needs of disabled clients. This paper will discuss some of the legal and ethical aspects of communicating with disabled clients while making your practice more user-friendly to those with these special needs. Dog guides and their care will also be discussed briefly.


Veterinary Medical Alumni Association At Isu Treasurer's Report Jan 1998

Veterinary Medical Alumni Association At Isu Treasurer's Report

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Treasurer's report of the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association at ISU, 1997.


1998 Stange Award Recipients, Bonnie Smith Jan 1998

1998 Stange Award Recipients, Bonnie Smith

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Each year since 1970, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has recognized its most distinguished alumni with the Stange Award for Meritorious Service in Veterinary Medicine. Named in honor of Charles H. Stange, who was the dean of the college from 1909 to 1936, it is the highest award given by the College of Veterinary Medicine to its alumni. The Stange Award is given to recognize alumni for their outstanding achievement in the areas of education, government, industry, practice, or other professional endeavors in veterinary medicine. The recipients of the 1998 Stange Award are Dr. William J. McEniry, Dr ...


Dr. Dellmann Retires From Isu After 23 Years, Eric Olson Jan 1998

Dr. Dellmann Retires From Isu After 23 Years, Eric Olson

Iowa State University Veterinarian

I have known Dr. Dellmann for over twenty years. Our relationship has evolved over the past couple years and as a mentor, he helped to develop my interest in Veterinary Medicine.


Causerie, Lisa Denault Jan 1998

Causerie, Lisa Denault

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Welcome to Volume 60, Issue Number 2 of the ISU Veterinarian. This issue marks the start of our tenure as editors of the longest, continuously running, student-produced veterinary publication in the United States. Former editor, Elizabeth Carney, and Layout Editor, Mark Troxel, left us with large shoes to fill. Their countless hours spent producing the last three issues and creating our web page lifted the journal . into the 21st century. We have tried to continue their high standards of excellence. We hope that you find this issue as educational, informative, and entertaining as the past 119 issues have been.


College Of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Class Of 1998 Jan 1998

College Of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Class Of 1998

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Photos of the graduating class of 1998 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Beran Retires From Isu After 25 Years, Lisa Denault Jan 1998

Dr. Beran Retires From Isu After 25 Years, Lisa Denault

Iowa State University Veterinarian

After 25 years of invaluable teaching, Dr. George W. Beran, Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Preventive Medicine, retired from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Faculty in June of this year.


William O. Reece Academic Advising Award, Steve Safris Jan 1998

William O. Reece Academic Advising Award, Steve Safris

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The William O. Reece Academic Advising Award is given each year to an individual in the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine who exhibits excellence in the area of academic advising. The Faculty and Alumni Awards Committee of the College of Veterinary Medicine selects the winner from student chosen nominees. This years recipient is Dr. Kristina G. Miles from the Department of Radiology, Veteirnary Clinical Sciences.


Scavma Teaching Awards, Lisa Denault, Eric Vymyslicky Jan 1998

Scavma Teaching Awards, Lisa Denault, Eric Vymyslicky

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Descriptions of the recipients of the SCAVMA Teaching Award for Clinical Science, and the SCAVMA Teaching Award for Basic Sciences.


College Of Veterinary Medicine Student Awarded Ffa's Highest Honor, Elizabeth Jaskowiak Jan 1998

College Of Veterinary Medicine Student Awarded Ffa's Highest Honor, Elizabeth Jaskowiak

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On November 13, 1997, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Mike McIntyre was given the National American Star Farmer Award by the Future Farmers of America (FFA). The FFA is an organization that promotes farming and agribusiness among young people. Every year one person is selected from the almost 500,000 members and is given this award. To be considered for the award, FFA members must submit a twenty-two page application to their state FFA representative detailing their farming venture, including balance sheets, inventory of equipment, payroll expenses, and detailed tracking of how all moneys earned from the ...


Causerie, Elizabeth L. Carney Jan 1998

Causerie, Elizabeth L. Carney

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Greetings from the office of the ISU Veterinarian! As I sit and reflect on my time as editor of this unique publication, I am struck by how fast time seems to have gone since I took on this task a volume ago. At that time, I felt certain I was up to the job if only I could figure out exactly what I was supposed to do when! Three issues later, I have a clearer idea of what it takes to make this journal a reality, and perhaps I would be less apt to agree to the job had I ...


Editor's Note Jan 1998

Editor's Note

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Recently, our former advisor, Dr. John H. Greve, conducted an informal e-mail survey of all the veterinary medical librarians in the United States questioning whether the ISU Veterinarian is the only publication ofits kind in the country. Specifically, the question was asked, "Is there another College of Veterinary Medicine publishing a student-produced journallike the ISU Veterinarian?"


Dr. Roth Receives Salsbury Chair, Travis Saveraid Jan 1998

Dr. Roth Receives Salsbury Chair, Travis Saveraid

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Last May, Dr. James Roth was named the first recipient of the John G. Salsbury Chair in Veterinary Medicine. This endowed chair was created with a generous challenge gift of $1 million dollars from Dr. John G. Salsbury and his wife, Doris Salsbury. The purpose of this endowed chair is to continue to attract eminent and outstanding faculty to the College of Veterinary Medicine.


How The East Met The West, Leah Braas Jan 1998

How The East Met The West, Leah Braas

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Recently, in August to be exact, I moved away from everything that I knew and loved and came to Iowa. At first I didn't really understand the transition that would take place in the two-day, 1100 mile trek across the United States. After all, I wasn't leaving the country, just moving to Iowa. Just moving to Iowa. What a statement, I left the land of concrete highways and moved to the land of large, silver belt buckles, and "just moving to Iowa" began to have a whole new meaning.


Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, Eric Olson Jan 1998

Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, Eric Olson

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Dr. Monica Howard is the 1998 recipient of the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award. The Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award is given to outstanding teachers who through their ability, dedication, character, and leadership contribute significantly to the advancement of the veterinary medical profession. Dr. Howard is an Assistant Professor in the Department ofVeterinary Pathology. In addition to teaching, she serves on the Academic Standards Committee and is the chair of the Academic Advising Committee.


Diffusion Of A Telecommunication And Computing Innovation At Waldorf College , Daniel Herbert Hanson Jan 1998

Diffusion Of A Telecommunication And Computing Innovation At Waldorf College , Daniel Herbert Hanson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purpose of this study was to determine the relationships, and how they might change over time, between student perceptions of institutional innovativeness, individual innovativeness and computer anxiety and the diffusion of laptop computers and network access use among students in a small two-year college with a focus on the liberal arts. A second purpose of this study was to provide an investigation and a description of the easily available computer and network learning environment infused at the college;Participants in the study were two groups of Waldorf students. Data were gathered from one group of 216 students after ...