2018 Research in the Capitol

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Abstract

How has the recent legislative attack on education filtered down to impact students and teachers in Iowa? To what extent do education majors at the University of Northern Iowa and teachers in Iowa understand current policy surrounding education in the state of Iowa? This project answers these questions through surveying both populations. This research also evaluates these groups’ self-efficacy in teaching and affecting change through teaching or contacting their legislators. Results of this project have important ramifications for the future of statewide education policy and UNI College of Education’s ability to educate students about policies that will impact them. This research evaluates strengths and weaknesses in the program at UNI. Finally, this research is critical to understanding how the attack on education in Iowa’s legislature has impacted education majors and current teachers in Iowa.

Start Date

3-4-2018 11:30 AM

End Date

3-4-2018 1:30 PM

Event Host

University Honors Programs, Iowa Regent Universities

Faculty Advisor

Chris Larimer

Department

Department of Political Science

File Format

application/pdf

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Apr 3rd, 11:30 AM Apr 3rd, 1:30 PM

Attitudes on Education Policy in Iowa

How has the recent legislative attack on education filtered down to impact students and teachers in Iowa? To what extent do education majors at the University of Northern Iowa and teachers in Iowa understand current policy surrounding education in the state of Iowa? This project answers these questions through surveying both populations. This research also evaluates these groups’ self-efficacy in teaching and affecting change through teaching or contacting their legislators. Results of this project have important ramifications for the future of statewide education policy and UNI College of Education’s ability to educate students about policies that will impact them. This research evaluates strengths and weaknesses in the program at UNI. Finally, this research is critical to understanding how the attack on education in Iowa’s legislature has impacted education majors and current teachers in Iowa.