Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Chris Larimer, Honors Thesis Advisor
Education and state--Iowa--Public opinion; Education--Finance--Law and legislation--Iowa--Public opinion;
What are the downstream effects of education funding decisions in Iowa? To what extent do education majors at the University of Northern Iowa and teachers in Iowa understand current policy surrounding education in Iowa? This research answers these questions by evaluating and analyzing the knowledge education majors at UNI and Iowa teachers have regarding Iowa education policy. This research gauges political self-efficacy, teaching efficacy, and knowledge, finding that students and teachers report low levels of political efficacy. Additionally, knowledge responses show that teachers know significantly more than students. These findings hold important ramifications for attitudes toward education policy in Iowa.
Year of Submission
Department of Political Science
McNair Scholars Program at UNI
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
1 PDF file (36 pages)
©2018 Sarah Hofmeyer
Hofmeyer, Sarah Lois, "Attitudes on education policy in Iowa" (2018). Honors Program Theses. 321.