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 2011

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Kindergartners can read and understand : emergent reading strategies at work, Kacey Lynn Beyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Homework : Providing quality activities that engage the students and extend the learning from the classroom, Angella M. Blatz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Teaching poetry writing in the primary grades, Staci Cramer-Wilkinson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Readers' workshop in the elementary classroom, Alaina Terese Daters Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Surveying the online classroom : Student reactions to e-learning, Jordan Dierks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An analysis of the Dynamics Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment, Lisa Doering Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Misconceptions in middle school life science and strategies teachers can use to change them, Jody L. Fairbanks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supervision in the school library program: Administrator expectations of paraprofessionals and traveling teacher librarians, Dixie Forcht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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

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Homework : burden or benefit?, Mandy Glawe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Social discourse of literature circles with a focus on gender, Laurie Hornor Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Children with cerebral palsy and early intervention services, GenaLee Horsfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Motivating struggling readers, Tawnie Kerska Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student motivation and No Child Left Behind, Tiffany Kleckner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Curricular integration in the elementary classroom, Jill Leibold Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Engaging emergent writers with anchor lessons, Jamie Meyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Life of chaos, life of hope: Dystopian literature for young adults, Lisa Newgard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Student motivation : encouraging children to read in school, Kelly White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Are students ready for post-secondary research?, Paula Winward Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The development of musical improvisation in second grade children, Akiko Yoshizawa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2010

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Design practices business organizations employ to deliver virtual classroom training, Rebecca L. Adams Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Welcome to the Iowa Early Learning Standards : a professional development opportunity, Tammy R. Bormann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fifth grade student learning and interest in the American Revolution through reading graphic novels compared to reading biography or other nonfiction books, Kari Bosma Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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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Designing a library program to increase the number of fourth grade reading goals, Jodonna Carlson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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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

Investigation of the English language curriculum in grade five for the Omani government schools, Khalfan Hamed Alharrasi Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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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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Graphic practice : a strategy for developing fine motor skills in the early childhood setting, Kathleen A. Eichelberger 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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Listening to learn : the academic achievement of auditory learners, Rae Ann McLean-Dickinson 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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The What, the Why, and the How of using repeated readings of poetry to increase reading fluency, Melissa Feldmann Open Access Graduate Research Paper