Graduate Student Research

Graduate Student Research

 

A collection of Graduate Student Research by students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction including electronic theses and dissertations, graduate research papers, and presentations given at the Annual Graduate Student Symposium.

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Submissions from 2010

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Essential assessment for quality online learning in higher education, Shu-hsiang Chen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cyber-communication : can virtual server technologies serve as effective media delivery tools for human performance enhancement?, James E. Dorris Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Developing personal learning networks through social media as an effective learning strategy across generational demographics, John A. Engelhart Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-censorship in Iowa elementary libraries, Lacey Fliger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing and developing online instruction for the adult learner : learning theories, motivational models, and e-tivities, Krystal Grady Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Facilitating maximum benefit for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in distance education, Rodd Grady Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Interaction and social learning : keys in distance education, Delmar Hafermann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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

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Designing effective multi-user learning environments to enhance game-based learning, Brian C. Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cloning in young adult fiction, Jennifer L. Kehoe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sheldon community history traveling trunk project, Jan M. Kinderknecht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of instructional strategies for assisting children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the preschool classroom, Michelle Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Educating a school community implementing a one-to-one laptop learning initiative, Shannon McClintock Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What is really happening when I teach? : a self-study in a secondary English classroom, Margaret Christensen Mnayer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Constructivism and distance education : meeting the needs of adult learners in distance education, Kimberly D. Nicholson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using mobile devices in education, Jennifer N. Nitchals Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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

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Virtual field trips, Jill R. Stannard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Electronic portfolios : tools for authenic formative assessment, Melissa Yocum Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A mixed-methods research study comparing observations during integrated curriculum lessons with traditional single-subject lessons for primary-age students, Ksenia Sergeevna Zhbanova Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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Reading instruction at the secondary level, justified or unjustified? : real strategies for content area reading instruction with applications for social studies, Bridgette Pohlman Andersen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of homework on academic achievement of diverse learners, Jed Batterson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Engaging and motivating young readers, Alisha Briggs Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementing supplemental course material websites for higher education technology courses, Mark W. Bromwich Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Creating an accessible child development resource for family home child care providers focusing on child-initiated play, Paula Buck Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of Asian intercountry adoptees in children's literature, Rachel A. Burrow Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The benefits of family literacy, Cassandra Cate Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Remember me always, love you forever: A mother's memory book, Katie Houselog Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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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 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

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Princesses persevere: Seeking representations of gender equity in modern fairy tales, Erin Becker McConnell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of volunteer firefighters in children's literature, Jamie Noack Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Secondary preservice teachers' understanding of Euclidean geometry, Karen Sabey 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

Submissions from 2008

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Rapid eLearning : its impact on instructional design in the corporate world, Stephen W. Acheson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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

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Preparing instructors of adult learners to address the needs of minority students, Travell Unique Brock Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Gaming towards academic and physical success, Eric Burt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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21st century teaching, learning, and one-to-one computing, Sarah Davison Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School library orientation: Introducing teachers to the roles and services of teacher librarians, Allison Emery Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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

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

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An herbal ABC book: A contribution to information available to children and adults, Linda Jo Kirkland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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School librarians are teachers too!: University of Northern Iowa teacher education majors and their perceptions of the role of the school librarian, Colleen Nelson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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The portrayal of bullying in young adult fiction novels, Deanna L. Weber Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2007

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Use of learning styles in the selection of instructional strategies : Does pedagogy lead to practice?, Roger E. Baker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sheltered instruction observation protocol (SIOP) : a model for English language learners, Edith L. Bakley Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Family literacy nights : factors for success, Crystal Betts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Advisory programs : organization and implementation, Angela Ruth Black Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Home and school literacy partnerships : building stronger tomorrows hand in hand, Tera Bockenstedt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fathers as readers : A program for African American fathers and their children, Amber Nicole Boyd Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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

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Practice what you preach : a look at retention research and classroom practice, Angela R. Carpenter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Reading strategies for struggling readers in the middle school, Kathleen Claeys Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Guided reading in early childhood classrooms, Shyla Dawn Crosser Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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From isolation to integration : an in-class writing model for literacy specialists, Sarah Nadine Dorsey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The importance of mentoring first year teachers, Julia Lynn Doyle Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Partnering with homeschoolers: Collaborations between homeschoolers and public schools, Sharon Gerst Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Readers' workshop: Giving students time, choice, and flexibility in the classroom, Jennifer Lynn Shaffer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2006

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The Americans with Disabilities Act and how it affects post-secondary education, Annette Louise Beck Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An investigation of the elderly in fiction for young people, Deborah Louise Berthelsen Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Emergent literacy learning, Tera Bockenstedt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of including peers in social skills training for students with autism, Cortney Boulden Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The corporate university : effective strategies used to create a productive corporate training program, Eduardo Calderon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Harry Potter: A comparison of the characters, themes, setting and plot with the Arthurian legend, Diane L. Engbretson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A textual analysis of the role of women in historical fiction for young people, Jennifer Youngblut Gassman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The availability of young adult fiction containing overt gay and lesbian characters in secondary schools in Northeast Iowa Area Education Agency 1, Misty Dawn Gray Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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

Submissions from 2004

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"Changing tradition: New frontiers in spelling instruction" : a developmental spelling word study workshop, Melissa A. Adams Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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From LtoJ : the effects of an assessment approach on student achievement in mathematics at the middle school level, Toni Andersen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of a word-study spelling curriculum on spelling instruction and student spelling achievement, Jan Baker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The sounds of silence : music education and academic achievement, Donny Brazile Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using technology to enhance writing in primary grades, Lisa Butler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrating the six traits of reading into literature circle discussion groups : moving towards thoughtful literacy in a Title I classroom, Kristin N. Carew Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Developing state guidelines for school library media programs in Iowa: Plans for progress into the 21st century, Becky Stover Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Plans for progress into the 21st century: A guide to planning for school library media programs, Becky Stover Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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

Submissions from 2003

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The motivating aspects of technology, Mary Ascher Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Writing in a second grade math class, Tammy Bakken Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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The role educational technology plays in student achievement and teacher preparation, Overton Howard Bean Open Access Graduate Research Paper