Graduate Research Papers

 

This collection contains Graduate Research Papers written by students in the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations, College of Education.

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Submissions from 2010

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The question is the answer : making the language arts classroom meaningful with essential questions and student-driven inquiry, Ashley A. Jorgensen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2009

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Inclusion : Why? What now?, Robert Michael Bolick Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Gender based strategies for increased student achievement, Mary Louise Bryant-Wilder Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Phonemic awareness : one piece of the "learning to read" puzzle, Michelle S. Carradus Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Differentiated instruction in the secondary social studies classroom, Chad A. Christopher Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Autism spectrum disorder : characteristics seen with ASD and interventions used in and outside the inclusion classroom, Monica K. Dircks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Developing a technology committee for the integration of technology at Edison Elementary in Waterloo, Iowa, Travis Elliott Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Approaches to differentiated instruction that serve the needs of struggling readers, Dawn Even Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Parental involvement in child's education : Does it help? How can we make it better?, Keith Galloway Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Instructional strategies within single-gender learning environments, Rachelle Sarrah Grandon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effectively implementing project based learning in the business classroom, Leasha Henriksen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What methods have been used to help narrow the achievement gap between African-American students and White students?, Cindra L. Landau Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Is Reading Recovery a beneficial reading program to have implemented in a school district?, Carrie Langan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Accountability and collaborative inquiry in a school-based early childhood program, Sherri Peterson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Factors that influence student motivation, Abbie Petsche Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementation of early reading interventions to increase student achievement, Julie Schmitz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher collaboration : why isn't it working?, Jill Suzanne Schnathorst Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Year-round education : a continuing debate, Heather D. Schultz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Jazz and gender : teaching improvisation to girls, Valerie A. Shanley Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Co-Teaching and Inclusion: A Model for Effective Implementation, Sara A. Straw Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2008

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Motivation success and failure, Dawn D. Buol Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The relationship of preservice teachers' and faculty members' perceptions of critical thinking and their epistemological beliefs, Meskerem Debele Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The role of writing: Increasing higher level thinking for all students, Caroline Elser Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The roles of coaches and teachers : fostering a climate for motivation in an age of accountability, Jocelyn Hays Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student led video production projects in the classroom, Slade Hovick Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Going beyond cookbook labs : computer-based laboratory tools in the high school physics classroom, Jennifer A. Strohbehn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2007

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No Child Left Behind Act : implications and strategies for middle school science teaching, Kimberly A. Holmes Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Why students in the Hispanic culture dropout of school?, Lori A. Schoenauer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Instructional recommendations for the teaching of writing, Bridgette Wagoner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Instructional recommendations for the teaching of writing, Bridgette Wagoner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Identity exploration in the secondary ESL setting, Sarah Wait Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity disorder in children, Jessica A. Weber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2006

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An investigation of the general population's understanding of forgiveness, Wen-Chuan Rita Chang Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The study of computational fluency, Cassandra Hart Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Components of inclusion, Jodi Janssen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Attributing success and failure : attribution theory at work, Ellen M. Shay Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2005

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English language learner program at Irving Elementary : finding a life preserver for sink or swim education, Pamela Argotsinger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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English language learners in the integrated middle school science classroom, Julie A. Fee Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of math teaching strategies on math achievement, Patty Jenkins Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The implementation of reciprocal teaching at Central Middle School, Audrey Kimball Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Could distributed curriculum improve the ITBS scores of non-proficient students?, Lesli Lancey-Wensman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fourth grade student achievement on math standardized tests in the absence of a math curriculum, Trista Manternach Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Writing in math and distributive learning in math problem solving, Mary Jo Metz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Study of reciprocal teaching and peer coaching at Central Middle School, Rebecca Mohorne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective strategies for reading improvement, Susan Pelleymounter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How can teachers motivate secondary language arts students? : 5 prototypes, Kylee Schmitt Pusteoska Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A distributed strategies approach to teaching multiplication and problem solving, Holly K. Ritter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementation of reciprocal teaching strategies, Michael Sauer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Utilizing geographic education research to increase learning in a seventh grade geography course, Eric Uwe Schulz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Small group math instruction : is it beneficial in a seventh grade classroom?, JoEllen A. Schwab Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementing distributed practice, Christi Sires Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Fostering writing through instructional strategies : a case study in a special needs class, Melissa A. Steggall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Success of Early Reading Interventions, Tammy A. Theroith Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Reciprocal teaching as an instructional strategy to increase reading comprehension, Paula Thome Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective Thinking Strategies, Wendy Trainer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2004

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Using young adult literature : a classic way to teach English, Matt B. Pries Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Loss and grief : implications for mental health professionals, Lila K. Stephens Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2003

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Family-centered early intervention : principles and process, Jody Albertson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Are college students prepared for conflict? : a review on conflict resolution among college students, Marc J. Dalmasso Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of separation anxiety disorder with a focus on research based intervention strategies, Lauryn C. Kittleson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Character education program : an evaluation description, Hou Chun Kuong Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What keeps inclusion working? : an examination of current ideas, Kevin McRae Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Critical thinking in high school literature classes, Simona Sarbu Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-perceptions, peer influence, social information processing and bullying behavior, Jaime Strickler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher discourse in a culturally diverse classroom, Madalina Tanase Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2002

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The importance of behavioral interventions and stimulant medication effects on reducing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Elizabeth Alvarez Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Literature review : using humor with children, Carol J. Aswegaen Thornhill Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Preventing childhood depression by building resiliency in children, Sarah Carroll Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Gifted underachievers : a review of the past and present with implications for the future, Angela R. Fry Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School climate : a review of literature, Sarah Galloway Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Promoting learning goals in the classroom : a preventative approach to motivational problems, Marc Groen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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When the wildebeest gets your berries : adolescent anger management, Patresa A. Hartman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The trend of academic achievement and retention for immigrant Latino youth, Pamela Humphrey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School-based prevention of adolescent substance abuse, Kristina Lorenzen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An overview of bibliotherapy as an intervention for young children, Lisa Ludwig Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrating the literature and social studies curriculum, Christa S. Lynch Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School-based bully prevention and violence, Catherine T. McLallen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A writing instruction tool for Valley High School, West Des Moines, Iowa, Kristine Milburn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A school psychologist's role in decreasing eating disorder prevalence in school-aged children, Natalie Muth Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How does childhood incest affect the interpersonal relationships of adult females, Lyle Potter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Best practices in social skills training with preschool children, Kathleen M. Twohig Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Home-school collaboration : an effective intervention for facilitating homework completion?, John D. Warrington Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2001

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Teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and new structures for subject matter content, Corina S. Cimpoeru Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Addressing peer mediation : conflict resolution in schools, Amy Junkermeier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The major developmental skills necessary for emergent reading : a review of literature, Stacy B. Longley Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Impact of family process and status variables on student academic achievement, Jennifer L. Meyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What Is Critical Thinking and How Critical Thinking Improves Student Learning, Madalina F. Tincu Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Group Contingencies and Classroom Applications, Eric Weichers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2000

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Play therapy for children with aggressive behavior, Jennifer M. Brehm Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Diversity in the college curriculum : overview of the literature, Ruben J. Carrion Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Impact of insecure attachment on children's social skill development, Kimberly A. Conrad Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Preservice teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning, Helga M. Gudenschwager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School-based intervention programs for dropouts, Mmamiki Gaolatlhe Kamanakao Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective multidisciplinary team problem solving : a review of literature, Debra S. Meyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Reading Recovery, Wendy Neagle Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of empirically based preference assessments' ability to identify reinforcers for individuals with disabilities, Jennifer A. Sellers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Teachers' positive and negative effects on student effort, Jeanne Turner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 1999

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Bibliotherapy : background, application and research, Carla Marie Eich Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Helping children with difficulties learn : an overview, Sherry Marie Jack Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sexuality education in the schools : the psycho-social development of relationships, intimacy, and sexuality in children and adolescents, Brian C. Poncy Open Access Graduate Research Paper