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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Preservice special education teachers' perceptions of their knowledge and skills of augmentative and alternative communication, Rashed A. Aldabas

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Using Contents and Containers to investigate problem solving strategies among toddlers, Zaid Alkouri

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Using one-to-one computing for differentiated instruction in Iowa: An investigation of the impact of teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning, Jodi A. Bermel

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Evaluating the ability of a synthetic model knee to mimic varying degrees of anterior cruciate ligament integrity, Megan P. Brady

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Examining aided input intervention in a classroom setting for children labeled with significant disabilities, Jennifer L. Flores

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A follow-up of patient reported outcomes in chronic plantar heel pain participants treated with Graston Technique: A mixed methods approach, Troy Richard Garrett

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A qualitative study of the perceptions of public school teachers and administrators on the teachers' association and the collective bargaining process in an Iowa urban school setting, Eric J. Gjerde

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An examination of the perceptions of the IEP process as a team plans for the potential reintegration of a student from an alternative setting to the resident district, Sarah J. Knudsen

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Campus recreation and its impact on grade point average and retention rates, Kristina M. Leen

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Preservice and practicing teacher science inquiry projects: An analysis of their understanding of the inquiry process, Benjamin D. Olsen

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Perceptions and effects concerning the Reading for Meaning strategy among sixth and eighth grade readers at-risk, Patrice Winkel

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"Joy for what it is": Narratives of two mothers on raising their children with disabilities, Zeina H. Yousof

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Implementation of the environmental issues instruction model by elementary teachers, Barbara Ann Ehlers

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Coaching for independence, self-regulation, and transfer: A qualitative journey of an elementary literacy coach's practice, Staci Kim Friest

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A ten year retrospective longitudinal quantitative study of the University of Northern Iowa Classic Upward Bound program, Wilfred M. Johnson

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Do teacher judgment accuracy and teacher feedback predict student achievement in elementary and middle-school science?, Mason Albert Kuhn

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Clinical field experiences: elementary classroom teachers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers of mentoring pre-service teachers in an elementary classroom, Amy Kathleen Lockhart

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Perceived effects of family status changes on male collegiate outdoor recreation coordinators, Andrew K. Martin

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The ongoing faculty development system: A case study exploring content methods teacher education faculty technological, pedagogical, content knowledge development, Daniel James Mourlam

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Constraints to leisure participation within the Bosnian population in a small Midwestern community, Aldin Muhamedagic

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Collegiate athletes' perceptions of social support and athletic trainer-coach conflict, Nathan Newman

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The right fit: Contributing factors to the effectiveness of the dual role superintendent/principal model, Matthew Paul O'Loughlin

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Pedagogical reasoning of pre-service teachers: Juggling priorities and managing resources, Jennifer Lynn Rasmussen

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The early implementation of a teacher leadership and compensation system in a selected Iowa public school as codified by House File 215, Anthony Dale Voss

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Examining the effectiveness of using an iPad-based video modeling plus video prompting package to teach conversation skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Mohammed M. Alzayer

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They, those, and other pronouns used to describe them: A qualitative study of the lived experiences of the African American girls in the Girls to Women group, Amber Nicole Boyd

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Outcomes of global service-learning: A content analysis of student reflection essays in Camp Adventure child and youth services, Kasee Fuller

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Doorways and walls: Peer coaching as a means to change instructional practice, Chad Garber

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Hero to zero: Stress perceptions of the public school administrator and his spouse, Steven L. Gray

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Secondary teachers as early childhood principals: A qualitative case study, Brian Dale Kingrey

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Effective behavior management strategies for the preschool classroom, Sedona Amber Loy

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Superintendent leadership: Comparing superintendent and school board president perceptions of essential leadership characteristics and capabilities of the superintendent in today's complex and ever-changing educational environment according to MCREL's superintendent responsibilities and the Iowa standards for school leaders, Daniel J. Peterson

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Professional Educators of Iowa member perspectives about Iowa State Education Association and National Education Association membership and political activities, Melissa Kay Reade

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Resistance to change among veteran teachers: Providing voice for more effective engagement, Richard R. Snyder

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The impact of digital organization on retention in college algebra, Mary Benac Staniger

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Finna get locked up: The school experiences of five men labeled BD, Jill Renae Mollison Weigel

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Perceptions of dimensions of service quality and recreational benefits in collegiate recreational sports programs, Christopher Berne Denison

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Aquatic strategies and techniques and their benefit on children with autism, James G. Hall

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Leading through change: A study of the role of central office leadership in the process of secondary change, Dirk A. Halupnik

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Outside is in: Women, special education, and the superintendency, John Lawrence Hanson

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Nurturing resiliency among adolescents with emotional and behavioral disturbances (EBD) in a special education setting, Rimaz Herz

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Perceptions of coaching efficacy from the coaches', parents', and athletes' perspectives, Wade Previn Kooiman

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Uncovering the lived experiences of entry-level administrators in a school in need of assistance, Teresa Rayman Peterson

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An analysis of the effect of a 21st-century-designed middle school on student achievement, Gary David Schwartz

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Evaluating the effects of increasing mathematics graduation requirements: A survey of the effects of state policy change in Illinois, Corey Tafoya

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Voice of the voiceless: The effects of labeling children in public schools, Mike T. Wells

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Comparing middle school students' learning and attitudes in face-to-face and online mathematics lessons, Clayton M. Edwards

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Learning transfer of geospatial technologies in secondary science and mathematics core areas, Curtis P. Nielsen

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Embedded experiences, critical conversations: Learning about teaching in a professional development school cohort setting, Daphne Schuchart

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Identifying ways to better support new teachers to improve retention, Dianna L. Briggs

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Maggie and her students: Talking and reasoning in a reform-based mathematics classroom, Debra Louise Semm Rich

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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How do beginning administrators navigate through their first year of the middle school principalship?, James D. Cryer

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The thought processes of administrators as they review and make evaluative judgment of a second-year teacher portfolio: A qualitative study, Terri Anne Lasswell

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Deliberative democratic practices in tourism planning: Towards a model of participatory community tourism planning, Oksana Grybovych

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A case study of a rural Iowa school preparing to meet new state guidelines for school libraries, Karla Steege Krueger

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An analysis of coaching efficacy in volunteer soccer coaches, Christopher Lee Kowalski

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Considerations for delivery of online professional development courses for childcare professionals, Heather Marie Bauer Olsen

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Alternative high schools: what types of programs lead to the greatest level of effectiveness?, Timothy W. Gilson

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Exploring intersectionality in education: The intersection of gender, race, disability, and class, Amy J. Petersen

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Come out, stay out, stand out: Eight stories of gay and lesbian high school students, Nicholas J. Pace

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Passages: A case study of an Iowa female secondary principal, Victoria L. Robinson

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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An investigation of the types of support perceived necessary by Iowa elementary classroom teachers for the integration of students identified as severely disabled, Katheryn Ann Kinnard East