UNI Theses/Dissertations Related to CET Research Topics

UNI Theses/Dissertations Related to CET Research Topics

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations related to the Center for Educational Transformation (CET) research foci written by UNI graduate students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Perception of preservice teachers on the implementation of multicultural education, Winnie Esther Akinyi Open Access Thesis

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Women's occupational health and safety in the informal economy: Maternal market traders in Accra, Ghana, Joyceline Amoako Open Access Thesis

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Early childhood professional learning facilitators: A self-study within a new delivery model, Allisong Jane Barness Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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An investigation of pre-service teacher and faculty knowledge on RTI, Nichole M. Beckman Open Access Thesis

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Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of physical education teachers in Saudi Arabia about drug prevention education: Potential for health education, Fahad Bin Radhyan Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding ESL undergraduate students' beliefs about learner-centered instruction, Mahjabeen Hussain Open Access Dissertation

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Student-teacher relationships: How to find a common ground in relationship building, Jason Knittel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Empowering children's social ecology: Reenvisioning postconflict reconstruction and education in rural Liberia, Kristen N. McNutt Open Access Thesis

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Trainers' perspectives of teacher professional development, Harun Parpucu Open Access Dissertation

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Investigation of the changes of preservice teachers' efficacy beliefs in teaching students with special needs, Pujaningsih Pujaningsih Open Access Dissertation

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She's not allowed to do that: performing stigmatized same-sex sexuality, Orion Lee Risk Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

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Identifying and overcoming barriers to college student success, Crystal Sivia Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Serious leisure as a catalyst to community development as defined by community engagement, Marie Elomba Adebiyi Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Exploring the academic, social, and cultural experiences of English language learners from Saudi Arabia at a Midwest university in the U.S., Sukainah A. Al Subia Open Access Dissertation

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Imágenes de identidad: Student expressions of identity and culture in the college Spanish classroom, Elizabeth Bair Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Analyzing how we think about gender: Reevaluating the categories of transgender and cisgender in society, Anna M. Blaho Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of teacher-focused science content courses on preservice elementary teachers' outcome expectancy, Mark Robert Busch Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Faculty to faculty incivility in Iowa nursing education programs, Candace Chihak Open Access Dissertation

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A study of high school dropout rates in a Midwestern community, Shinita Irene Crawley Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Student engagement in higher education: Measuring the differences in community engagement, Stanley S. Ebede Open Access Dissertation 2019 Award

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Mindset theory among education professors in a midwestern private college, David D. Fox Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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A study in positive psychology: An analysis of pictured victims and empathetic reaction, Alyssa Hanken Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The moral motivations of negative attitudes toward transgender people, Hailey Annette Hatch Open Access Thesis 2019 Award

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Resilience in undergraduate students: The relation between personality, social support, and cortisol control, Elisheva Joy Havlik Open Access Thesis

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Pedagogical contraband: A phenomenological approach to understanding student engagement during simulations, Stephen Austin Henderson Open Access Dissertation

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Perceptions of wellbeing and happiness: Exploring and examining perspectives of college youth, Theodora Jn-Baptiste Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Women in STEM:, Alba Karuni Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of book club participation on reading comprehension in children with disabilities, Elizabeth Ann Kosmicki Open Access Thesis

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Learning to write, writing to learn: Cedar Valley High School teachers' use of formative assessment, Kenna Marie Koster Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Student variables and teacher perceptions: Examining the decline of reading proficiency at sixth grade, Jo Ellen Latham Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Factors influencing academic performance: A study of predicting student performance at a regional comprehensive university, Hannah Martin Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Pre-service teachers' attitudes of students with chronic pain, Katelyn A. Melcher Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Turnaround leadership: A case study of principal leadership practices in a persistently low-achieving school during the turnaround process, Stephanie N. Mohorne Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Representations of health and wellness in children's literature, Emily Kate Murphy Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploring the experiences of adolescent students attending a virtual school, Allan G. Nelson Open Access Dissertation 2019 Award

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Motivation to engage in occupational therapy, Karla Peterson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Gender differences in perceived stigma among sexual minorities and their related health practices, Sara Kay Richardson Open Access Thesis

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Teachers' pedagogical practices, shift, and professional growth in online courses, Maryam Rod Szabo Open Access Dissertation

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An exploration of teacher dispositions: Expectation of potential, Kathleen Louise Saleh Open Access Dissertation

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Mental health literacy: The knowledge of mental health literacy and help-seeking attitudes among NCAA Division I student-athletes and non-athletes, Danielle E. Schuck Open Access Thesis

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An investigation of early childhood outdoor play areas and social and emotional play, Brandy A. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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La discriminación contra los Latin@s, Lauren Swan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Events from 2017

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Mindfulness and Power Posing Interventions to Decrease Emotional Distress, Lydia Carlson, Cori Bohnenblust, and Jacklyn Johnson Open Access Poster Presentation

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Living and teaching for social justice: teacher educators' stories and experiences, Courtney Kay Clausen Open Access Dissertation

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Multiplex relationships and the impact on rural science education, Peter Nicholas Knutson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Is Iowa making the grade?: An assessment of K-12 health education programs in public schools, Jamie L. R. Sebring Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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A qualitative comparison of general chemistry and advanced placement chemistry students' misconceptions regarding solution chemistry, Megan J. Vandersee Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The effects of blended learning on critical thinking in a high school Earth Science class, Renee Nicole Borglum Open Access Thesis

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Motion virtual manipulatives in the elementary math classroom, Cole Boudreau Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Adolescents' self-disclosure and risk-taking online, Rachel Ellingson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Impact of First-Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge participation on female college major selection, Anthony Jay Kisch Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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

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Analysis of the STEBI-B instrument as it is used to predict the science teaching self-efficacy beliefs of preservice elementary teachers, Martha Alice Stone Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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Adolescents’ Risk-Taking and Self-Disclosure Online, Rachel Ellingson Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

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

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Do teacher judgment accuracy and teacher feedback predict student achievement in elementary and middle-school science?, Mason Albert Kuhn Open Access Dissertation 2017 Award

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A preliminary investigation of the relationship between direct behavior rating and the Conners 3 teacher rating scale - short form, Jessica Stodden Stumme Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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SWPBIS, behavior patterns, and the discipline gap, Sean Christopher Austin Open Access Thesis

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The effectiveness of the Boys Town Educational Model as a school wide intervention, Natalie Hahn-Mauck Open Access Thesis

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Educator preparedness for teaching children on the autism spectrum, Katherine Lynn Lawrenz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Video self-modeling as a school based intervention for childhood anxiety, Suzanne Esther Maas Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Investigating the effectiveness of a professional development program for secondary physics teachers, Meghan Reynolds Open Access Thesis

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A survey of literacy instruction in public preschool programs in Iowa, Anne Marie Berthelsen Open Access Thesis

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Outside is in: Women, special education, and the superintendency, John Lawrence Hanson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Investigating blended learning in the high school science classroom, Holly Cassandra Hinkhouse Open Access Thesis

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

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A review of a school psychologist's roles in the implementation of an RTI system, Leigh Ann Thul Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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

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Special issues in engaging and collaborating with families of English language learners, Stephanie Allison Strouse Open Access Thesis

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Student-centered literacy instruction: An examination of an elementary teacher's experience, Carolyn Marie Wiezorek Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Maggie and her students: Talking and reasoning in a reform-based mathematics classroom, Debra Louise Semm Rich Open Access Dissertation 2013 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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First-year college student beliefs about writing embedded in online discourse: An analysis and its implications for literacy learning, Gina Burkart Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of mathematics professional development on elementary teachers' mathematics content knowledge for teaching and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices, Vicki Oleson Open Access Dissertation

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Is the coach ready for the game? A self-study of literacy coaching in a secondary school, Barbara J. Perry Open Access Dissertation

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Struggling learners of mathematics: An investigation of their learning through reform-based instruction, Jennifer Pothast Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The effect of learning styles and attitude on preservice elementary teachers' conceptual understanding of chemistry and the nature of matter in a simulation-based learning environment, Mo H. Al-Jaroudi Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Teacher perceptions of cross-cultural adaptability and instructional practices in international locations, Debra S. Lee Open Access Dissertation

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Investigating the effectiveness of professional development on high school physics teachers' conceptual understanding of Newtonian mechanics, instructional practices, and the conceptual growth of their students, Julia K. Moeller Open Access Thesis 2006 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Teacher perceptions of Iowa workshop model aspects fostering use of Project WET, Marcene Seavey Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Determining an alternative organizational structure within two small/rural Iowa school districts: A case study of an innovative decision-making process, David Wayne Stokes Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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An analysis of historical studies of literacy standards from three epochs in American elementary education, Karen Elizabeth Stinson Hanus Open Access Dissertation