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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The effectiveness of a "patient discharge information" booklet in patient education programs in Saudi Arabia, Amani Mohammed Al Rebeh Open Access Dissertation

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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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Longitudinal monitoring of various indicators of performance throughout a season for a NCAA Division I women's volleyball team, Mathieu Castello Dissertation (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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How the clinical settings of radiography programs affect learning perceptions, Peggy Fortsch Open Access Dissertation

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Adult- and peer-created motivational climates in sport and injury rehabilitation, Rachel Majewski Open Access Dissertation

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Perceived causes and methods of examination malpractice in the Malawian education system: A case study of secondary schools in South East Education Division (SEED), Fiddelis Blessings Makaula Open Access Dissertation

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

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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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Study of low dose nitrite stress on human mononuclear cells: An in-vitro case-control study on osteoarthritis, Junu Shrestha Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Examining early childhood special education teachers' practices for supporting children's social emotional competence, Suad Mohammed Abuzaid Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Examining the supportive employment practices used by Project SEARCH: A descriptive study, Saeed A. Almalki Open Access Dissertation

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Current practices of co-teaching in an elementary inclusive school: Moving toward effective co-teaching relationship, Mona Nassir Al Nassir Open Access Dissertation

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Examining the quality of special education pre-service teachers' co-planning and co-teaching, Ohoud M. Arrushaid Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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An instrumental case study of understanding familial communication in families with hearing parents and deaf children, Polly Brekke Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Food insecurity and the elder male: exploring the gap from needing food to the utilization of assistance programs, Gale Carlson Open Access Dissertation

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Living and teaching for social justice: teacher educators' stories and experiences, Courtney Kay Clausen Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Intergenerational conversation: Authentic learning through critical reflection of a community engagement learning experience, Amy Davison Open Access Dissertation

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Students' perceptions of the impacts of dual enrollment programs on later college experiences, Caralee K. Doak Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The power of team in IEP meetings, Caroline Elser Open Access Dissertation

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Association of various concentrations of cat's claw herb (Uncaria tomentosa) on lymphocyte proliferation and nitric oxide expression: An in-vitro study of osteoarthritis, Noha Fadlalddin 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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Using blended learning to improve undergraduate introduction to literature courses: A mixed methods approach, Julie Leigh Klein Open Access Dissertation

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Identifying meaningful patient health outcomes among the athletic population, Tricia Lyn Majewski-Schrage Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The impact of content knowledge, specialized content knowledge, peer analysis and self-analysis on pre-service physical education teachers' error detection abilities, Debra S. Sazama Open Access Dissertation

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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 case study analyzing the traits, programs, actions, and beliefs necessary to overcome the correlative relationship between high free and reduced lunch rates and low standardized test scores, John Speer Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the assessment practices of elementary general music teachers in Iowa, Michelle Linn Hyde Swanson Open Access Thesis

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Outcomes, perceptions, and experiences in one CPED-aligned educational doctorate (EdD) program, Jolene Kay Farley Teske Open Access Dissertation

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Local health departments in Iowa: Are they keeping up with the shift from communicable to chronic disease?, Jeremy M. Whitaker Open Access Dissertation

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 Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Evaluating the ability of a synthetic model knee to mimic varying degrees of anterior cruciate ligament integrity, Megan P. Brady Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Campus recreation and its impact on grade point average and retention rates, Kristina M. Leen Dissertation (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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Perceptions and effects concerning the Reading for Meaning strategy among sixth and eighth grade readers at-risk, Patrice Winkel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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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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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A ten year retrospective longitudinal quantitative study of the University of Northern Iowa Classic Upward Bound program, Wilfred M. Johnson 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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Clinical field experiences: elementary classroom teachers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers of mentoring pre-service teachers in an elementary classroom, Amy Kathleen Lockhart Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Constraints to leisure participation within the Bosnian population in a small Midwestern community, Aldin Muhamedagic Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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The right fit: Contributing factors to the effectiveness of the dual role superintendent/principal model, Matthew Paul O'Loughlin Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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 Open Access Dissertation

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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

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

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

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Effective behavior management strategies for the preschool classroom, Sedona Amber Loy Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Resistance to change among veteran teachers: Providing voice for more effective engagement, Richard R. Snyder Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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Finna get locked up: The school experiences of five men labeled BD, Jill Renae Mollison Weigel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The effects of one-to-one computing for students with disabilities in an inclusive language arts class, Billie Jo Cowley Open Access Dissertation

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

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

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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

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

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Perceptions of coaching efficacy from the coaches', parents', and athletes' perspectives, Wade Previn Kooiman Dissertation (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

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Uncovering the lived experiences of entry-level administrators in a school in need of assistance, Teresa Rayman Peterson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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

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Comparing second grade students' creative and content knowledge performance on figural transformation activities introduced in a standard or enhanced manner with nutrition content knowledge taught through factual or fantasy reading, Angela Naomi Webb Open Access Thesis

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Voice of the voiceless: The effects of labeling children in public schools, Mike T. Wells Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Comparing sixth grade students' creativity in word play to spatial construction with integrated academic content eliciting a distal or proximal perspective, Ksenia S. Zhbanova Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Destination attractiveness of the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Puyong Choi Open Access Dissertation 2012

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Intensive mentoring : stimulators of and barriers to coaching, spiritual guiding and discipling relationships, David Alan De Jong Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative study of new secondary teacher attrition in an Iowa urban school setting, James E. Dostal Open Access Dissertation

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Case study on the journey of an elementary school labeled as a Persistently Low-Achieving School, Annette Duncan Open Access Dissertation 2012

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Comparing middle school students' learning and attitudes in face-to-face and online mathematics lessons, Clayton M. Edwards Open Access Dissertation 2014 Award

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A case study of one Iowa female elementary school principal's journey into administration, Angela J. Fowler Open Access Thesis

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Instructional coaching : a look at teaching practices and impact on student achievement, Sharon Sue Ingebrand Open Access Dissertation

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Assistive technology for students with disabilities: Resources and challenges encountered by teachers, Dawn LaRae Jacobsen Open Access Dissertation

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Being in the world : an existential inquiry of knowing one's self through a personal project : in the context of dissertation survival, Tomoe Kitajima Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring new roles of classroom teachers in Iowa communities experiencing rapid ethnic diversification, Cindy R. Lewis Open Access Dissertation 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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Embedded experiences, critical conversations: Learning about teaching in a professional development school cohort setting, Daphne Schuchart Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Career Cruising impact on the self efficacy of deciding majors, Anthony William Smothers Open Access Dissertation

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Development of an ankle function model, Kelli R. Snyder Open Access Dissertation 2012

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

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Leadership distinctions : the impact of leadership on teachers of Second Chance Reading, Rebecca Sue Williams Open Access Thesis

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A study of cultural orientation and attitudes and meaning toward play: A cross cultural investigation among emerging adulthood in the People Republic of China, Hong Kong, and United States, Winnie Wing-Sze Wong Open Access Dissertation 2012

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Identifying ways to better support new teachers to improve retention, Dianna L. Briggs Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Disrupting the discussion : the story of disruptive students in the online classroom, Belle Doyle Cowden Open Access Dissertation

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Cylinders and spheres : toddlers engage in problem solving, Rosemary Geiken Open Access Dissertation

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Shared superintendency in Iowa: An investigation of organizational perceptions of leaders in districts that employ a shared superintendent, Roark Ronald Horn Open Access Dissertation

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The value of leisure in coping with natural disaster: A case study in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Germaine Jackson Open Access Dissertation

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Digging deeper: Enriching transition to adult life outcome research through life-histories, Jennifer Johnson Open Access Dissertation

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A comparison of bullying in public and private schools in a small Midwestern community, Daniel J. Ryan Open Access Dissertation 2011

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Resident assistant use of student development theory and its relation to supervisor knowledge and use, David Michael Schmid Open Access Dissertation 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

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A comparison of face-to-face and online instructional delivery methods in large-group settings in a university undergraduate wellness course, Lea Ann Shaddox Open Access Dissertation 2011

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Our voices: A descriptive account of African American parental involvement in an urban elementary school, Charletta D. Sudduth Open Access Dissertation

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Master students' perception of informal faculty mentoring : an explorative investigation, Nangai Yang Open Access Dissertation

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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A study of the adjunct faculty experiences in the creation of a teacher work sample, Anna L. Conway Open Access Dissertation

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The student achievement decline at sixth grade and the practices impacting achievement, Mary Cooksley Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of the perceptions of stakeholders from a school district in Iowa on the impact of No Child Left Behind on the comprehensive high school, Brian Coppess Open Access Dissertation

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A comparative study of the organizational culture of CAPRA accredited and non-accredited municipal park and recreation agencies, John E. Farland Open Access Dissertation

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A glance backwards: An analysis of youth resiliency through autoethnographical and life history lenses, Toney Bissett Ford Open Access Dissertation

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Baby boomer and Genx elementary principals : differing perspectives on schooling, Lisa M. Fry Open Access Dissertation

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Understanding environmental health disparities of Roma populations in Romania, Jennifer L. Hall Open Access Dissertation

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Service learning : a vehicle to reflective thinking, Janelle Lynn Hawk Open Access Thesis

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Teachers' perspectives on changes in general and special education: Examining the pieces of the puzzle, Janine Kane 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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Motivation factors as indicators of academic achievement: A comparative study of student-athletes and non-athletes academic and social motivation, Jonell Pedescleaux 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

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Leisure and aging: A content analysis of leisure textbooks and leisure academic journal articles, Leila Rod-Welch Open Access Dissertation

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Risk-taking propensity and its relationship to achievement motivation among selected municipal parks and recreation directors in the state of Iowa, Jiangong (Brad) Tan Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The impact of an international healthcare mission experience on healthcare professional students at the University of Northern Iowa, Evelyn Adom-Boateng Open Access Dissertation

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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

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The effectiveness of colored overlays on reading achievement and attitudes toward reading for students with Scotopic Sensitive Syndrome, Hanan Ali Bagabas Open Access Dissertation

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

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The effect of self-efficacy and psychosocial development on the factors that influence major changing behavior, Karen Cunningham Open Access Dissertation

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Technology integration: A study on the impact of increased technology access, Gina Kuker Open Access Dissertation

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An exploratory case study of students' perceptions of online graduate education, Hou Chun Kuong Open Access Dissertation

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The effect of weekly teacher collaboration on instructional practices in the classroom, Laurene A. Lanich Open Access Dissertation

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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Taiwan's language curriculum and policy: A rhetorical analysis of the DPP's claims-making, Yi-Hsuan Lee Open Access Dissertation

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The third space: The use of self-study to examine the culture of a science classroom, Dashia M. Magee Open Access Dissertation

Application of health promotion theoretical approaches to changing recycling behaviors and assessing participation rates augumented with GIS/GPS among targeted populations, Israel Gabriel Msengi Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available) 2010 Award

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Administrative mentoring: An investigation of practicing principals' perceptions of the role mentors played in their professional development and job satisfaction, Lisa M. Remy Open Access Dissertation

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Secondary preservice teachers' understanding of Euclidean geometry, Karen Sabey Open Access Dissertation

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Characteristics of highly effective teachers: A perspective from students with disabilities, David J. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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Teacher learning in a Tibetan school in exile: A community of practice perspective, Pema Yangchen Open Access Dissertation 2011 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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“She called me a Mexican!”: a study of ethnic identity, Simona Florentina Boroianu Open Access Dissertation

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Does content knowledge matter in scoring teacher work samples?: A study of rater differences, Yana A. Cornish Open Access Dissertation

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Women chief information officers in higher education: Voices from the field, Marilyn J. Ziesman Drury Open Access Dissertation

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Thriving, coping, surviving, hoping: Negotiating the first year of teaching, Debrah Jean Fordice Open Access Dissertation

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

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The reflexivity of pain and privilege: An autoethnography of (Mestizo) identity and other Mestizo voices, Ellis Hurd Open Access Dissertation

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Reframed teacher leadership: A narrative inquiry, Cynthia L. Kenyon Open Access Dissertation

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

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Disability and difference: Adolescents' interpretations based on television viewing, Paula Anne Schmidt Open Access Dissertation

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A journey of advising: Experiences of doctoral international students and faculty advisors in the College of Education at a Midwestern university, Madalina Florentina Tincu Open Access Dissertation

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Now have we gotten it right?: Exploring the special education referral process, Janine Sue Wahl Open Access Dissertation

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Perspectives of change: Municipal park and recreation directors perceptions of the importance of specified organizational goals 1983–2008, Daniel Archie Wheeler Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Guess who's not coming to dinner: A review of the policies and practices in three urban Iowa school districts to recruit teachers from underrepresented backgrounds, Willie B. Barney Open Access Dissertation

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Approaches to studying and study tactics of baccalaureate nursing students, Lisa D. Brodersen Open Access Dissertation

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Estimating the economic impact of tourism: A comparative analysis of Albania, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece, Arjana Çela Open Access Dissertation

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What happens when veteran and beginner teachers' life histories intersect with high-stakes testing and what does it mean for learners and teaching practice: The making of a culture of fear, Shelly L. Counsell Open Access Dissertation

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Pieces to the puzzle, Ann L. Cracco Open Access Dissertation

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Identifying behavioral characteristics of high school principals providing leadership in reforming Iowa high schools, Nadene E. Davidson Open Access Dissertation

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The role of spirituality in women's leadership at community colleges, Carol L. Hedberg Open Access Dissertation

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

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

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A study of elementary instructors' teaching of forearm passing as a part of volleyball instruction, Tsui-Feng Tiffany Yeh Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The relationship of the co-curriculum with student faith development: Challenge and support at a college of the church, Eric Bradley Braun Open Access Dissertation

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IEP meetings: What are the strategies that make an IEP meeting successful?, Maria T. Cashman Open Access Dissertation

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Students at a Chinese radio and television university: Reasons for participation, and perceptions of their status as students and the quality of their learning, Huiping Ding Open Access Dissertation

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The relationship of undergraduate cognitive development and academic advising preference at two small, private, liberal arts colleges, Vicki Van Vark Edelnant Open Access Dissertation

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

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IEP team decision-making process in the reintegration of special education students: A qualitative analysis of exiting decisions, Kenneth G. Hayes Open Access Dissertation

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United States American students' experience with and orientation toward international diversity in a Midwestern comprehensive university setting, Olga V. Kostareva Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring the relationship between mathematics content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge among pre-service teachers, Hsueh-I Martin Lo Open Access Dissertation

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Family, child, teacher perceptions of what African American adult family members think and do to assist their elementary school-aged children to become better readers, Shadrack Gabriel Msengi Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring intersectionality in education: The intersection of gender, race, disability, and class, Amy J. Petersen Open Access Dissertation 2008 Award

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There are no winners here: Teacher thinking and student underachievement in the 6th grade, Sue L. Pettit Open Access Dissertation

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Addressing diversity: A case study of teacher educators' views and instructional practices at a Midwestern university, Alina Slapac Open Access Dissertation

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Job satisfaction of Iowa public school principals, Boris Sodoma Open Access Dissertation

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Speech recognition: The interpretation of training and using speech recognition software from the perspectives of postsecondary students with learning challenges, Delann Soenksen Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The mind is the tabernacle of the consciousness soul: A journey visiting the roles of consciousness, communication, education, and technology in human and curriculum development by integrating Dewey, Gebser, and Steiner: Past, present, future, Daniel Joseph Kazim Bardy Open Access Dissertation

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Inter-institutional collaboration: A case study of factors contributing to the viability of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium, Kent Johnson Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative investigation of student interactions in a learning activity center: Defining success, at-risk factors, and resiliency for developmental programs in community colleges, John L. Kalkwarf Open Access Dissertation

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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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Administrative strategies that foster self-reflective practice in Iowa educators as perceived by middle-level principals and teachers, Jane Brandt Lindaman Open Access Dissertation

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Opportunity and access for children with disabilities in the inclusive preschool classroom, Jodi Meyer-Mork Open Access Dissertation 2007 Award

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The efficacy of writing course placement at an Iowa community college, Kristine D. Owens Open Access Dissertation

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

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The impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation on school leadership of two school buildings designated in need of improvement: An agency theory perspective, Susan Pecinovsky Open Access Dissertation 2006 Award

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Namibia principals' knowledge and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS and their compliance with the ministry's national policy, Shamani-Jeffrey Shikwambi Open Access Dissertation

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An exploration of academic advising care groups at an Iowa private college, Kendra Williams-Perez Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Educational change process: A case study of a rural school district's reading reform, Barbara M. Havel Bohach Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of senior students' perceptions of factors that shape aspirations in one low-income rural Iowa high school, Louise Elizabeth Esveld Open Access Dissertation

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Students' views of classroom management strategies in assertive discipline and constructivist classroom settings, Joan Carolyn Gerbo Open Access Dissertation

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Application of case study methodology in the context of undergraduate critical care nursing education, James A. Hauschildt Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of the Iowa Children's Water Festival on the children's attitudes and behaviors toward the environment, Sang-Min Kim Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Preparation for the role of baccalaureate nurse educator: Implications for development of nurse educator curriculum, Vickie R. Barth Open Access Dissertation

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Student perceptions of ethics and professionalism in computer science: Does age, gender, or experience matter?, James Stuart Bohy Open Access Dissertation

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Development and implementation of the University of Northern Iowa's “Students First” capital campaign: A case study, Cornelius Anthony Castain Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the concept of balance in children ages 6–9: Logic and protologic identifiable in making mobiles, Seon Chun Open Access Dissertation

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Factors associated with the decision not to become 7–12 principals by those holding the license, Gail Moorman Behrens Open Access Dissertation

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Predicting Ghanaian pre-service teachers' intention to teach high-risk sexual behavior prevention from teaching efficacy and prevention approach, Joseph Kwesi Ogah Open Access Dissertation 2005 Award

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Social experiences of African-American female students on a predominantly White campus, Guy Alexander Sims Open Access Dissertation

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Internationalizing higher education: A case study of a Midwest comprehensive university, Irene Tan Ai Lian Open Access Dissertation

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Teachers' perceptions of the application of instructional design elements in the distance teaching process, Lihua Zheng Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Integrating New Technologies Into the Methods of Education (INTIME): Its impact on the professional practice of participating teacher educators, Marius Boboc Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative inquiry into why and how special educators leave the field, Jane E. Caraway Open Access Dissertation 2003 Award

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Student perceptions of satisfaction with school climate in relationship to their involvement in an extracurricular activity program for the promotion of intercultural harmony, Dana Charles Deines Open Access Dissertation

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Perceptions of high school principals on instructional leadership and implications for practice and professional development, Dianna K. Engelbrecht Open Access Dissertation

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The educational thought and practices of Padre Luís Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga S. J., Justo Gallardo Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the types of support identified as necessary by secondary classroom teachers in Iowa school districts for the inclusion of students identified as behaviorally disabled, Rick Alan Ironside Open Access Dissertation

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A study of the multiple-perspective approach to leadership used by elementary and secondary public school principals in urban Iowa, Tracy E. Johns Open Access Dissertation

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Job satisfaction among nurse educators of private colleges and universities, Jacqueline Kay Kuennen Open Access Dissertation

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A national survey of elementary principals' response to the events of September 11, 2001, Diane Mary McCarty Open Access Dissertation

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The effects of the Comprehensive School Improvement Process on gifted and talented programming in Iowa as perceived by middle-level principals and teachers, Jean Suchsland Schneider Open Access Dissertation

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In their footsteps: Women faculty of Wartburg College, 1914–1945, Susan Kosche Vallem Open Access Dissertation

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Parental perceptions on maintaining heritage languages of CLD students, Ruth Lingxin Yan Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Authentic assessment in physical education: Prevalence of use and perceived impact on students' self-concept, motivation, and skill achievement, Joseph Kwame Mintah Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of cooperative consciousness-raising as an innovative teaching practice, and of reactions to its introduction into a high school, Sahoby Solo Raharinirina Open Access Dissertation 2002 Award

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A study of attitudes and beliefs of teachers and site council members toward parental involvement within the framework of four models of home-school relations, Beverly Ann Smith Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The effects of a rational emotive behavior therapy intervention on irrational beliefs and burnout among middle school teachers in the state of Iowa, Shirley Anderson Open Access Dissertation

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A leadership model and supervisory skills perceived by production employees, supervisors, and managers as important to the improvement of employee performance in manufacturing, Douglas R. Hotek Open Access Dissertation

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Principal succession: Realities encountered by successor principals during the succession process, Kenneth Lester Rigdon Open Access Dissertation

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Hong Kong higher education in transition: The academic community's perception at the time of 1997 retrocession, Jiyu Yang Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Perceptions of Iowa high school principals on the relationship of leadership, school size, and socioeconomic level to school culture, Kevin Wayne Fiene Open Access Dissertation 2001 Award

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Dimensions of roles, responsibilities, training background and needs, policies, and procedures for paraeducators dealing with students with special needs, Beverly Anne Plagge Open Access Dissertation

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A study of the motives, barriers, and enablers affecting participation in adult distance education classes in an Iowa community college, Roger Joseph Rezabek Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of IDEA 1997 on teachers' beliefs and collaborative practices as participants on IEP teams at one middle school, Mary Ann Walsh Schroeder Open Access Dissertation

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Social class depiction in selected award-winning children's narrative fiction, Edward L. Starkenburg Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Factors affecting the self-perceived continuing education needs of certified athletic trainers, Marchell Cupett Austin Open Access Dissertation

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Analysis of violence prevention perceptions among teachers and principals in Iowa public secondary schools, Elizabeth Fischer-Jurgensen Open Access Dissertation

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Student self-assessment, portfolios, and the context of the classroom, Colleen Goodenbour Open Access Dissertation

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Perceptions of writing in a community college composition course, Rebecca Ann Kamm Open Access Dissertation

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A case study of one Iowa public school superintendent's evaluation process, Gail Vanous Moon Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Perspectives of participants involved in the identification and treatment process, Judy Davison Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation and analysis of environmental stress factors experienced by K-12 music teachers, Debra G. Gordon Open Access Dissertation

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Constructing family health histories: Connecting theory and practice in the health education classroom, Ragene Dalton Gwin Open Access Dissertation

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The student views the teacher: Investigating student perception in assessment of high school teachers, Richard N. Johns Open Access Dissertation

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Iowa teachers' perceptions about involvement in decision-making, Michael S. Jurgensen Open Access Dissertation

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A middle school student-centered conflict management program: Impact on student managers' self-esteem, communication skills, and approaches to conflict resolution, Thomas J. Keller Open Access Dissertation

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Student perceptions of general education at a comprehensive university and implications, Kenneth E. Nuss Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Early childhood teachers' beliefs and practices related to promoting children's conflict resolution in constructivist classrooms: A study of two teachers, Yuko Hashimoto Open Access Dissertation 1997 Award

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Computer-mediated communication: Elements impacting sustained usage by Iowa elementary and middle school teachers, Philip M. Hibbard Open Access Dissertation

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A sociometric analysis of the informal networking patterns of Iowa's public school superintendents, Thomas M. Hoover Open Access Dissertation

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Expertise in clinical nursing educators: An exploratory study, Nancy Ann Kramer Open Access Dissertation

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Direct and television-mediated observation of verbal interaction in the classroom, Terri McDonald Open Access Dissertation

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

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The women superintendents of Iowa: A 1990's analysis, Joen M. Rottler Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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The impact of follow-up discussion on student learning from Channel One, Gary Arthur Borlaug Open Access Dissertation

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Process of educational innovation: A micropolitical study of the implementation of a team teaching model, Bruce Steven Frana Open Access Dissertation 1996 Award

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Science in a constructivist classroom: Progress in a five-year-old child's reasoning about water dynamics, Hyang-Lim Kwak Open Access Dissertation

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Participative leadership: A study of faculty and administrators in a Lutheran liberal arts college, Tekeste Teclu Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of changing concerns toward instructional computer use during student teaching, Roderick E. Winters Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Conceptual representation of the Newtonian model of motion in university physics students, Yannis Hadzigeorgiou Open Access Dissertation

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AIDS education:, Denise Kerns Shares Open Access Dissertation

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Global education attitudes and practices in Iowa high schools, Keith L. Stamp Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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The relationship between middle school students' knowledge of the concept of variable and the use of concrete manipulatives, Maureen E. Busta Open Access Dissertation

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Educational aspirations and perceptions of health occupation graduates from community colleges, Lawrence A. Dahl Open Access Dissertation

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Self-concept of visually impaired adolescents: A comparative study of educational placement in public and residential schools, Shiela D. Kielly Open Access Dissertation

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The relationship of leadership, socioeconomic status, and school size in developing school culture: A study of elementary school principals, Janice Marie Ott Open Access Dissertation

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A meeting of cultures: Faculty and part-time doctoral students in an EdD program, Paul R. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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Secondary and postsecondary vocational education curriculum articulation as perceived by community college and high school administrators, John W. Sorenson Open Access Dissertation

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Cooperative teaching as a method of collaboration between regular and special educators in an integrated setting, Mary J. Takes Open Access Dissertation

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Verbal rehearsal methods and their effects on expressive music performance: A comparison of verbal explanation and transformational verbal imagery, Leonard M. Upham Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the practices and perceptions of three regular elementary teachers regarding the integration of students with severe disabilities, Beth L. Wright Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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An investigation of selected at risk factors in rural high schools in the Midwest, Kevin M. Anderson Open Access Dissertation

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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 Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the responsibilities of secondary principals serving shared and nonshared superintendents, Dale E. Greimann Open Access Dissertation

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Predicting adolescent AIDS-related risk behavior from psychosocial factors: A path analysis, Sharon M. Hays Open Access Dissertation

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Sustaining and impinging factors on teaching satisfaction of effective middle-level teachers, Cheryl D. Hoversten Open Access Dissertation

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Professional development and the police:, Gehrig Kenneth La Velle Open Access Dissertation

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Effects of electronic mail on staff communication satisfaction and computer anxiety, Donald D. Luck Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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A descriptive study of perceived-effective rural superintendents in the state of Iowa, Bonnie Korver Baum Open Access Dissertation

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Aggressive and nonaggressive Black female students: A comparative study of selected high school characteristics, Walter Cunningham Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the instructional management behaviors of principals in mid-sized public high schools in Iowa, Marcus J. Haack Open Access Dissertation

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A study of peer involvement in the formative evaluation of instruction in higher education, Larry W. Keig Open Access Dissertation

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Effective secondary special education programs:, Robyn Lynn Moen Kramer Open Access Dissertation

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The effects of the use of a color code in graphic presentation and assessment on the reader's immediate recall and delayed retention, Peggy Ann Posekany Pruisner Open Access Dissertation

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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 1990

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Prediction of maximal oxygen consumption in boys, ages 11 to 14 years: An investigation of field measurements for use in schools, Loran D. Erdmann Open Access Dissertation

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A Foundation model for the practice of school psychology, George Michael Harper Open Access Dissertation 1991 Award

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Principal and teacher views on cooperative action in the administration of Iowa's secondary schools, Stephen R. Nicholson Open Access Dissertation

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ACT scores of Iowa public high school students: School, student, and family variables, Anthony W. Pappas Open Access Dissertation

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Principals' perceptions about regular education teachers' attitudes toward integration of students with handicaps, Susan Kay Posekany Sherwood Open Access Dissertation

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A study of teaching about religions in selected Iowa public high schools, Douglas W. Sprague Open Access Dissertation

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The effects of a microteaching program upon the critical thinking skills of preservice teachers, Vickie Trent-Wilson Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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An analysis of selected initial Phase III plans developed from Iowa's Educational Excellence Program H.F. 499, Randall B. Clegg Open Access Dissertation

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The relationship among principal power tactic usage, leadership style and school climate in selected Iowa elementary schools, Steven R. Decker Open Access Dissertation

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Teacher beliefs and attitudes toward students at risk, Marlyce K. Holbach Open Access Dissertation

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The impact of a model inservice program on the components of comprehensive school health education, Susan J. Koch Open Access Dissertation

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Teacher-initiated whole language reading instruction in a skills-based school district: A self-report case study, Vicky Mashek-Smith Open Access Dissertation

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The status of field implementation of clinical supervision, Kathleen Sullivan Mulholland Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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The characteristics of elementary teachers perceived and identified as curricular leaders, Celia R. Burger Open Access Dissertation

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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

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Iowa middle level schools: Grade-level groupings, titles, instructional patterns, and pupil control orientations, Patricia Mary Holthaus Open Access Dissertation

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Early identifiers of learning disabilities in preschool children, Richard Alan Rebouché Open Access Dissertation

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The influence of students' social class status upon secondary school counselors' judgments about students' potential for college attendance, Judith Ann Schindler Open Access Dissertation

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A survey of interdisciplinary teaming in Iowa middle level public schools, Fred A. Willis Jr. Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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The role of the Iowa elementary school principal in the school's reading program, Roberta L. Bodensteiner Open Access Dissertation

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A comparison of principals' and teachers' perceptions of administrative performance in Iowa senior high schools, Darrell D. Druvenga Open Access Dissertation

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Role of the registered nurse as perceived by nurses, physicians, and health care administrators, Jane Ellen Hasek Open Access Dissertation

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Participative management: A critical analysis, Adrian Talbot Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Elements in an educational preparation for middle school teachers, Cheryl Wogens Budlong Open Access Dissertation

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An experimental cost index model for the analysis of service cost differentials of Iowa school districts, Dean W. Meier Open Access Dissertation