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Reviewing The Roots Of Response To Intervention:Is There Enough Research To Support The Promise?, Tammi R. Ridgeway, Debra P. Price, Cynthia G. Simpson, Chad A. Rose 2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Reviewing The Roots Of Response To Intervention:Is There Enough Research To Support The Promise?, Tammi R. Ridgeway, Debra P. Price, Cynthia G. Simpson, Chad A. Rose

Administrative Issues Journal

In the United States, Response to Intervention (RtI) is used to promote the use of evidence-based instruction in educational institutions, with the goal of supporting general and specialized educators and enabling these professionals to work together in a comprehensive, integrated manner. In doing so, RtI provides a protocol for identifying students with specific academic deficits and who demonstrate the need for individualized forms of instruction. Specifically, professional educators utilize quantitative data accumulated from common student assessment scores, which is thought to reflect a student’s response to instruction in the general classroom, in addition to his or her response to more …


Administrative Issues Journal: Table Of Contents, 2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Administrative Issues Journal: Table Of Contents

Administrative Issues Journal

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Letter From The Editor, Kelly S. Moor 2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Letter From The Editor, Kelly S. Moor

Administrative Issues Journal

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Combating Hegemonic Discourse In An Online Multicultural Leadership Course: A Narrative Study Of An Instructor And Student Working At Tandem For Social Justice, Azadeh F. Osanloo, Tim W. Hand 2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Combating Hegemonic Discourse In An Online Multicultural Leadership Course: A Narrative Study Of An Instructor And Student Working At Tandem For Social Justice, Azadeh F. Osanloo, Tim W. Hand

Administrative Issues Journal

This narrative study examines hegemonic discourse in an online multicultural leadership course by translating e-narrative analysis findings into implications for social justice and recommendations for andragogical strategies. These strategies specifically address hegemonic discourse within an online educational environment. The setting for this article is a graduate level class in Multicultural Leadership geared toward Masters’ students in an educational leadership program. Through the e-narrative analysis, four themes emerged that characterized the hegemonic discourse: rejecting social justice; wooing white privilege; he oppressive “other,” and telling it straight. Based on the findings and implications surrounding the research questions, four andragogical strategies were recommended: …


When Government Is No Longer Employer Of Choice; What May The Sector Perceptions Of Public Managers Be Like After The Economy Recovers?, Craig Boardman, Branco Ponomariov 2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

When Government Is No Longer Employer Of Choice; What May The Sector Perceptions Of Public Managers Be Like After The Economy Recovers?, Craig Boardman, Branco Ponomariov

Administrative Issues Journal

In today’s economic climate, government is now considered by many to be the “employer of choice.” However, employers at all levels of government may eventually lose their recent gains in the war for talent, as the economy improves. Accordingly, it is important to explain how public sector managers viewed the relative advantages and disadvantages of government employment before the economic downturn along specific parameters, including opportunities for women and minorities, managerial autonomy, and employee talent and innovativeness. This paper assesses these views for state-level public managers across a broad range of public services, using survey data that preceded the economic …


Effects Of Presence, Copresence, And Flow Onlearning Outcomes In 3d Learning Spaces, Martin D. Hassell, Sandeep Goyal, Moez Limayem, Imed Boughzala 2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Effects Of Presence, Copresence, And Flow Onlearning Outcomes In 3d Learning Spaces, Martin D. Hassell, Sandeep Goyal, Moez Limayem, Imed Boughzala

Administrative Issues Journal

The level of satisfaction and effectiveness of 3D virtual learning environments were examined. Additionally, 3D virtual learning environments were compared with face-to-face learning environments. Students that experienced higher levels of flow and presence also experienced more satisfaction but not necessarily more effectiveness with 3D virtual learning environments. There were no significant differences between satisfaction and effectiveness of 3D virtual learning environments and face-to-face environments. These findings suggest that 3D virtual learning environments can be made to provide high levels of learning satisfaction. Additionally, these findings suggest that 3D virtual learning environments may be a viable delivery method for instruction and …


Socialization Processes Of Engineering Students: Differences In The Experiences Of Females And Males, Mark R. Riney, Janet Froeschle 2012 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Socialization Processes Of Engineering Students: Differences In The Experiences Of Females And Males, Mark R. Riney, Janet Froeschle

Administrative Issues Journal

The primary purpose of this study was to explore the personal experiences of female and male engineering students in both Division I (17 females and 16 males) and Division II (11 females and 11 males) programs. Analyses of narratives of 55 undergraduate engineering students revealed that the sociocultural experiences of female and male students differ in substantial ways in that socialization processes into engineering are problematic for women, who often rely on one another to bolster their self-efficacy perceptions and resiliency. Another important finding is that Division II female students were provided much more support by both professors and male …


Stereological Assessment Of The Thalamus In A Rat Model Of Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia, Jason Lennox 2012 Rhode Island College

Stereological Assessment Of The Thalamus In A Rat Model Of Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia, Jason Lennox

Honors Projects Overview

Malformations of neocortical development such as microgyria (MG) and periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH) have been observed in the brains of language learning impaired (LLI) humans. Rats with MG have shown rapid auditory processing (RAP) deficits similar to acoustic deficits observed in some human LLI populations. Threlkeld et al., (2009) previously reported RAP and other learning impairments in rats with PNH resulting from disruption to embryonic neuronal cell division by way of Methylazoxymethanol (MAM) treatment on embryonic day 15 (E15). The thalamus and its subnuclei may be vulnerable to neurodevelopmental disruptions. Studies of MG rats have shown changes in cell size …


Association Among Obesity-Related Anthropometric Phenotypes: Analyzing Genetic And Environmental Contribution, Aline Jelenkovic, Esther Rebato 2012 Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country, Apdo 644, Bilbao 48080, Spain

Association Among Obesity-Related Anthropometric Phenotypes: Analyzing Genetic And Environmental Contribution, Aline Jelenkovic, Esther Rebato

Human Biology Open Access Pre-Prints

Obesity has become a public health and policy problem in many parts of the world. Epidemiological and population studies in this field are usually based on different anthropometric measures, however, common genetic and environmental factors between these phenotypes have been scarcely studied. The objective of this work is to assess the strength of these factors on the covariation among a large set of obesity-related traits. The subject group consisted of 533 nuclear families living in the Greater Bilbao (Spain), and included 1702 individuals aged 2-61 years. Detailed anthropometric measurements (stature, breadths, circumferences and skinfolds) were carried out in each subject. …


Acquisition Of Initial Mental Graphemic Representations By Children At Risk For Literacy Development, Kenn Apel, Shurita Thomas-Tate, Elizabeth B. Wilson-Fowler, Danielle Brimo 2012 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Acquisition Of Initial Mental Graphemic Representations By Children At Risk For Literacy Development, Kenn Apel, Shurita Thomas-Tate, Elizabeth B. Wilson-Fowler, Danielle Brimo

Faculty Publications

We examined the acquisition of initial mental graphemic representations (MGRs) by 46 kindergarten children (mean age = 5 years, 9 months) at risk for literacy development because of low socioeconomic status. Using a storybook context, we exposed children to novel nonwords that varied in their phonotactic and orthotactic probabilities and then assessed the children's development of initial MGRs through spelling and reading recognition tasks. The children developed some initial MGRs but less than past reports of children from middle socioeconomic backgrounds. Children with more advanced word recognition abilities developed more initial MGRs than their peers with less advanced word recognition …


Association Between Workplace And Housing Conditions And Use Of Pesticide Safety Practices And Personal Protective Equipment Among North Carolina Farmworkers In 2010, Donna L. Levesque, Ahmed A. Arif, JI Shen 2012 Walden University

Association Between Workplace And Housing Conditions And Use Of Pesticide Safety Practices And Personal Protective Equipment Among North Carolina Farmworkers In 2010, Donna L. Levesque, Ahmed A. Arif, Ji Shen

Walden Faculty and Staff Publications

Background: There are inconsistencies about the effects of farmworker housing and workplace conditions and use of self-protective behavior practices and personal protective equipment (PPE). Objective: To investigate the association between workplace and housing conditions and farmworker use of pesticide safety practices and PPE. Methods: This study was conducted in 4 counties in North Carolina, USA, from July to October, 2010, during the agricultural growing season. Farmworkers working in agriculture aged 18 to 62 (n=187) were administered a structured questionnaire to collect self-reported measures on housing and workplace conditions. Use of pesticide safety and PPE were examined by asking questions about …


Association Between Workplace And Housing Conditions And Use Of Pesticide Safety Practices And Personal Protective Equipment Among North Carolina Farmworkers In 2010, Donna L. Levesque, Ahmed A. Arif, JI Shen 2012 Walden University

Association Between Workplace And Housing Conditions And Use Of Pesticide Safety Practices And Personal Protective Equipment Among North Carolina Farmworkers In 2010, Donna L. Levesque, Ahmed A. Arif, Ji Shen

School of Health Sciences Publications

Background: There are inconsistencies about the effects of farmworker housing and workplace conditions and use of self-protective behavior practices and personal protective equipment (PPE). Objective: To investigate the association between workplace and housing conditions and farmworker use of pesticide safety practices and PPE. Methods: This study was conducted in 4 counties in North Carolina, USA, from July to October, 2010, during the agricultural growing season. Farmworkers working in agriculture aged 18 to 62 (n=187) were administered a structured questionnaire to collect self-reported measures on housing and workplace conditions. Use of pesticide safety and PPE were examined by asking questions about …


Contact Point, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 2012 University of the Pacific

Contact Point, Arthur A. Dugoni School Of Dentistry

Contact Point

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Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Goal-Directed Intervention On The Social Interaction Of Children With Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Natalie Gatlin 2012 University of New Hampshire

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Goal-Directed Intervention On The Social Interaction Of Children With Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Natalie Gatlin

Honors Theses and Capstones

This study sought to address social interaction needs of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities through an eight week intervention focusing on social skills at Spaulding Youth Center (SYC), a residential facility in Northeast United States. The study implemented a randomized control design, with a control and intervention group, totaling n=19 students. Results have implications for future practice.


The Mind-Body Narrative: The Evolution Of Psychoneuroimmunology And Its Implications For Nursing Research And Practice, Alisha Soukup 2012 St. Catherine University

The Mind-Body Narrative: The Evolution Of Psychoneuroimmunology And Its Implications For Nursing Research And Practice, Alisha Soukup

Antonian Scholars Honors Program

The historical perception of the relationship between the mind and the body is a rich and multifaceted narrative interwoven with interdisciplinary influences and cultural connections. This paper explores mind-body medicine using a liberal arts theoretical lens, focusing on the unique contributions of philosophy, the social sciences, the natural sciences, theology, and the humanities. With these theoretical traditions set as a foundation, the evolution and formal birth of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)—a complex discipline examining the intricate connections between the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems and their impact on health—is explored. Finally, the relationship between PNI and the profession of nursing is reviewed …


Effects Of Exercise-Related Versus Entertainment-Related Conversation On Post-Exercise Food Consumption, Christa Ahrens 2012 St. Catherine University

Effects Of Exercise-Related Versus Entertainment-Related Conversation On Post-Exercise Food Consumption, Christa Ahrens

Antonian Scholars Honors Program

Lifestyle choices of college students influence their risk of obesity and/or developing chronic heart disease later in life. Many students gain weight during college due to decreased exercise, overeating, and poor nutritional choices. Exercise may increase food consumption and/or the consumption of unhealthy foods due to compensation. The purpose of the study was to determine if individuals who discussed exercise-related topics would compensate by taking more food after the exercise session than those who discussed entertainment-related topics. Sixteen female college students were randomly assigned to participate in either the exercise-related or entertainment-related conversations while working out, both consisting of power …


Ferrocene Constrained Helical Peptides Via On-Resin Cyclization, Thomas A. McTeague 2012 Trinity College

Ferrocene Constrained Helical Peptides Via On-Resin Cyclization, Thomas A. Mcteague

Senior Theses and Projects

Previous research within the Curran group has demonstrated that ferrocene may be used as an organometallic constraint to induce the formation of α-helices in short peptides which traditionally possess undefined conformations. Through strategic placement of lysine residues at the i and i+3 positions within the peptide, such a constraint was accomplished via the crosslinking of the lysine side chains to ferrocene dicarboxylic acid chloride in solution phase synthesis. The aim of this work was to develop a method for solid phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) for the synthesis of these ferrocene-constrained helices. In particular, we seek to develop a method in …


Quantitative Pulmonary Imaging Using Computed Tomography And Magnetic Resonance Imaging, George R Washko, Grace Parraga, Harvey O Coxson 2012 Western University

Quantitative Pulmonary Imaging Using Computed Tomography And Magnetic Resonance Imaging, George R Washko, Grace Parraga, Harvey O Coxson

Medical Biophysics Publications

Measurements of lung function, including spirometry and body plethesmography, are easy to perform and are the current clinical standard for assessing disease severity. However, these lung functional techniques do not adequately explain the observed variability in clinical manifestations of disease and offer little insight into the relationship of lung structure and function. Lung imaging and the image-based assessment of lung disease has matured to the extent that it is common for clinical, epidemiologic and genetic investigation to have a component dedicated to image analysis. There are several exciting imaging modalities currently being used for the non-invasive study of lung anatomy …


Robotic-Assistance Does Not Enhance Standard Laparoscopic Technique For Right-Sided Donor Nephrectomy., Xiaolong S Liu, Hadley W Narins, Warren R Maley, Adam M Frank, Costas D. Lallas 2012 Thomas Jefferson University

Robotic-Assistance Does Not Enhance Standard Laparoscopic Technique For Right-Sided Donor Nephrectomy., Xiaolong S Liu, Hadley W Narins, Warren R Maley, Adam M Frank, Costas D. Lallas

Department of Urology Faculty Papers

OBJECTIVE: To examine donor and recipient outcomes after right-sided robotic-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (RALDN) compared with standard laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) and to determine whether robotic-assistance enhances LDN.

MATERIALS & METHODS: From December 2005 to January 2011, 25 patients underwent right-sided LDN or RALDN. An IRB-approved retrospective review was performed of both donor and recipient medical charts. Primary endpoints included both intraoperative and postoperative outcomes.

RESULTS: Twenty right-sided LDNs and 5 RALDNs were performed during the study period. Neither estimated blood loss (76.4 mL vs. 30 mL, P = .07) nor operative time (231 min vs. 218 min, P = …


Health Problems And Apn Interventions In Pregnant Women With Diabetes, Dorothy Brooten, JoAnne M. Youngblut, Jean Hannan, Frank Guido-Sanz, Donna Felber, Wannee Deoisres 2012 Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University

Health Problems And Apn Interventions In Pregnant Women With Diabetes, Dorothy Brooten, Joanne M. Youngblut, Jean Hannan, Frank Guido-Sanz, Donna Felber, Wannee Deoisres

Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The purpose of this study was to compare health problems and advanced practice nursing (APN) interventions in two types of APN care provided to 41 childbearing women with diabetes. The study’s design involved content analysis of interaction logs containing the process of APN care during two clinical trials: 1) APN care was added to physician care (n = 22); and, 2) half of physician care was substituted with APN care (n = 19). Women’s’ health problems and APN interventions were classified using the Omaha System’s Problem Scheme and Intervention Scheme. The women, in the study, had a mean age of …


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