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Health Hub Program Evaluation, Natalie Macias Aug 2015

Health Hub Program Evaluation, Natalie Macias

Master's Projects and Capstones

This paper examines and evaluates the work of LIFT-Levántate a non-profit organization in San Rafael, California on their school-based nutritional education “health hub,” through health promotion interventions with adolescents. The James B. Davidson Middle School health hub educates students on topics related to nutrition and physical activity with the goal of providing access and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables while lowering students’ intake of high-fat and sugary processed foods. Through research and observations of the students and families in this community, the data seems to indicate apparent disparities which vary by ethnicity, socioeconomic status and access. Underserved populations, including ...


Supporting An Understanding Of Mathematics Teacher Educators:Identifying Shared Beliefs And Ways Of Enacting Their Craft, Joseph S. Rino Jul 2015

Supporting An Understanding Of Mathematics Teacher Educators:Identifying Shared Beliefs And Ways Of Enacting Their Craft, Joseph S. Rino

Theses and Dissertations

For many preservice elementary and secondary teachers, the first time they encounter the notion that mathematics can be taught in ways other than what they experienced is in their teacher preparation program. Therefore, the potential impact of the mathematics teacher educator on the understanding and development of preservice teachers is immense, especially as that impact is considered in connection to the various reform efforts related to mathematics education that have spread across the country for the past three decades. Given the scarcity of systematic research focused on mathematics teacher educators, the author sought to understand defining characteristics of that role ...


Development Of The Setis Instrument To Measure Teachers' Self-Efficacy To Teach Science In An Integrated Stem Framework, Monica Clutch Mobley May 2015

Development Of The Setis Instrument To Measure Teachers' Self-Efficacy To Teach Science In An Integrated Stem Framework, Monica Clutch Mobley

Doctoral Dissertations

Integrated STEM teaching and learning has gained increased attention in recent years as schools try to prepare students for 21st century careers. Goals of integrated STEM teaching are in alignment with goals of science education reform efforts as evident in recent document such as the Next Generation Science Standards (Achieve, Inc., 2013) and efforts are underway to encourage science instruction from within an integrated STEM framework. Teaching science content in an integrated STEM context is a complex act placing great cognitive and emotional demands on teachers, many of whom lack experience with this manner of teaching and may also ...


Attitudes And Beliefs Of Registered Retired And Registry Nurses Regarding Holistic Spiritual Care, Beverly S. Ward Jan 2015

Attitudes And Beliefs Of Registered Retired And Registry Nurses Regarding Holistic Spiritual Care, Beverly S. Ward

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The purpose of holistic spiritual care is to assess and provide for the spiritual needs of patients. Current literature indicates that holistic spiritual care is important to the healthcare of patients. Researchers suggest that nurses who practice holistic spiritual care are more aware of the attributes of caring, respect, and emotional support. This project study addressed a problem at the research site reported by local community nurses and holistic spiritual care experts of nurses not practicing holistic spiritual care. Mezirow's transformational learning theory was used as the theoretical foundation for this qualitative study, which was designed to examine the ...


Creencias Sobre El Juego En Docentes De Dos Programas De Formación De Maestros Para La Educación Inicial En Bogotá, Diana Alexandra Ariza Vanegas, Johanna Marcela Sánchez Buitrago Jan 2015

Creencias Sobre El Juego En Docentes De Dos Programas De Formación De Maestros Para La Educación Inicial En Bogotá, Diana Alexandra Ariza Vanegas, Johanna Marcela Sánchez Buitrago

Maestría en Docencia

El presente trabajo evidencia los resultados obtenidos bajo la investigación “Creencias sobre el juego en docentes de dos programas de formación de maestros para la educación inicial de la ciudad de Bogotá”. El juego en el ámbito universitario y de manera particular en programas de formación de maestros para la educación inicial no ha sido muy desarrollado, se desconocen o mal interpretan sus usos, en esta medida el comprender las creencias de los docentes se convirtió en el derrotero investigativo del trabajo realizado; puesto que esta comprensión permitirá acercarnos de otra manera al juego en estos espacios. El texto presentará ...


Analysis Of Attitudes, Gender, And Beliefs Of Adolescent Students Concerning Interactive Technology, Courtney L. Teague Jan 2015

Analysis Of Attitudes, Gender, And Beliefs Of Adolescent Students Concerning Interactive Technology, Courtney L. Teague

Theses and Dissertations

This applied dissertation was designed to provide insight about the perceptions of middle school students attending a Title I school about technology use and careers. Using a mixed methods approach, the researcher explored the beliefs and circumstances that affect attitudes and behaviors in technology usage by eighth-grade boys and girls. The research questions for this study included: 1) female Title I middle school students' perceptions of interactive technology, 2) male Title I middle school students' perceptions of interactive technology, and 3) gender differences towards interactive technology. Data were collected from six focus group participants and 226 students who completed a ...


Beliefs And Instructional Practices Of Two College Developmental Reading Instructors At An Open-Admission College, Lynne Morgan-Bernard Jan 2015

Beliefs And Instructional Practices Of Two College Developmental Reading Instructors At An Open-Admission College, Lynne Morgan-Bernard

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

BELIEFS AND INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES OF TWO DEVELOPMENTAL READING INSTRUCTORS AT AN OPEN-ADMISSION COLLEGE

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LYNNE MORGAN-BERNARD August 2015

Advisor: Dr. Karen Feathers

Major: Reading, Language, and Literature Degree: Doctor of Education

Given the changing demands of the 21st century workplace, it is important that all high school graduates have access to a college education, but many students do not have college-level reading skills. Thus, developmental education is an important component of open-admission institutions. It is important that instructors of developmental courses be effective in order to promote student success. However, we have little information about the factors that affect ...