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Examining Student Achievement And Motivation Using Internet-Based Inquiry In The Classroom, Julie M. Lokie 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Examining Student Achievement And Motivation Using Internet-Based Inquiry In The Classroom, Julie M. Lokie

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of the pilot study was to compare middle school Family and Consumer Science student achievement and motivation in a classroom using Internet based inquiry to the achievement and motivation of students without the use of Internet based inquiry. The control group had 37 students and the experimental group had 21 students participate in the study. Each group was taught a two-week lesson on child growth and development. The control group was taught with a conventional, teacher-directed, method using textbooks and worksheets. The experimental group was taught with computers and an Internet based inquiry method. Students in each group ...


Debt And Negative Net Worth Among Near Retirees, Susan M. Brown 2011 Utah State University

Debt And Negative Net Worth Among Near Retirees, Susan M. Brown

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Going into retirement, near-retirees are looking at increased debt levels, which can offset any asset accumulations and reduce retirement income. By using data from the 2008 Health and Retirement Study (HRS), this study examines the debt and negative net worth of near-retirees. This study further investigates what factors are associated with the likelihood of holding consumer debt, holding mortgage debt, and holding home equity debt over holding no debt, and what factors are associated with the likelihood of holding negative net worth over holding a high level of net worth among near-retirees. The study sample includes 3,745 individuals between ...


How Much Do U.S. University Students Know, And Want To Know, About Sustainability And Green Building? The Findings Of A Survey, And Possible Implications For General Elective Curriculum., Jeremy R. Farner 2011 Purdue University

How Much Do U.S. University Students Know, And Want To Know, About Sustainability And Green Building? The Findings Of A Survey, And Possible Implications For General Elective Curriculum., Jeremy R. Farner

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

Using the survey approach, this investigation examined the attitudes and interest of college students at two universities in different geographic locations within the United States. Approximately 24,000 students from all disciplines and majors at Weber State University (WSU) in Utah, and 4,000 at Purdue University in Indiana, were invited to participate in a study to determine current knowledge, familiarity, and interest in topics within the sustainability and Green Building educational arena. The goal of this study was to determine what students already know, would like to know, and how much interest there would be in developing a general ...


Centennial Founders Day Keynote Address: Refocusing Our Lens: The Founding Of Connecticut College In Historical Context, Linda Eisenmann '75 2011 Connecticut College

Centennial Founders Day Keynote Address: Refocusing Our Lens: The Founding Of Connecticut College In Historical Context, Linda Eisenmann '75

Centennial Speeches

The author writes that the founding of Connecticut College in 1911 deserves its own attention, and that as a historian of education, she could tell the story while setting it within a wider context of higher education. She takes us through the founding, adding a wide-angle perspective, and ends with a speculation on why this story seems so less present than it should be in the daily life of this campus. What does the Centennial mean for how Connecticut College understands its past and its present? What value is there in examining its history bit by bit over the course ...


Culinary Industry Practitioners And Educators' Perceptions Of Core Competencies For A Four-Year Bachelor's Degree In The Culinary Arts, Iris Gersh 2011 Seton Hall University

Culinary Industry Practitioners And Educators' Perceptions Of Core Competencies For A Four-Year Bachelor's Degree In The Culinary Arts, Iris Gersh

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Education On Food, Fisheries And Agriculture, Molly Anderson 2011 College of the Atlantic

Education On Food, Fisheries And Agriculture, Molly Anderson

Maine Policy Review

This article describes the important role of education in helping the growing workforce in food-related industries, as well as the general population. The author notes that education in Maine about food, fisheries, and agri­culture is provided in a wide variety of venues: formal degrees at colleges and universities; Cooperative Extension; farm-to-school programs; the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA); and even educational farms. A sidebar by John Rebar discusses the work of University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


Financial Disagreements And Marital Conflict Tactics, Jeffrey Dew, J Dakin 2011 Utah State University

Financial Disagreements And Marital Conflict Tactics, Jeffrey Dew, J Dakin

Family, Consumer, and Human Development Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Nutrition Education On Student Learning, Lydia Singura 2011 Walden University

Impact Of Nutrition Education On Student Learning, Lydia Singura

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A goal of schools is to provide students with practical nutritional information that will foster healthy lifelong behaviors. Unfortunately, students at one school were found to have difficulty grasping basic nutritional information and practical health-related skills. There remains an important gap in current literature regarding strategies to improve students' understanding of nutrition education material. The purpose of this study was to investigate the benefits of a 4-week nutrition intervention unit in the Foods I classes consisting of 82 male and female students in Grades 9-12. Constructivist teaching methods were implemented to provide students with both information and valuable skills, which ...


Letter From The Dean, Michael Vayda 2011 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Letter From The Dean, Michael Vayda

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

No abstract provided.


Ua60/1 Applied Arts & Health Home Economics & Family Living, WKU Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ua60/1 Applied Arts & Health Home Economics & Family Living, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the department of UA60/1 Home Economics & Family Living.

  • Series 1 Administrative File
  • Series 2 Publications
  • Series 3 Events
  • Series 4 Future Homemakers of America


Effects Of Environmental Variables On Food Consumption, Denise Eslinger 2011 University of Northern Iowa

Effects Of Environmental Variables On Food Consumption, Denise Eslinger

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

Overweight and obesity is a growing epidemic among adults, adolescents, and children in the United States. Since 1980, rates of obesity have doubled among adults and tripled among children, and college students are not immune to this trend. This may be due, in part, to portion sizes that exceed individuals' caloric needs. Although many studies have demonstrated that people's food consumption is highly influenced by environmental factors ( e.g., the size of a portion that is given), there has been very little theoretical work exploring the reasons for this influence. To determine if portion size would affect consumption when ...


Ua64/23 College Of Education & Behavioral Sciences Consumer & Family Sciences, WKU Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ua64/23 College Of Education & Behavioral Sciences Consumer & Family Sciences, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Consumer & Family Sciences Department.

  • Series 1. Administrative File
  • Series 2. Publications
  • Series 3. Events
  • Series 4. Phi Upsilon Omicron


Ua61/4 Health & Human Services Consumer & Family Sciences, WKU Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ua61/4 Health & Human Services Consumer & Family Sciences, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Consumer & Family Sciences Department, includes publications and event file.


The Teaching Of Food Technology In Schools, Angela Turner 2010 Southern Cross University

The Teaching Of Food Technology In Schools, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

This paper presents a summary of findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of ‘food technology’ as viewed by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. Maintaining and fostering a coherent and accurate perception throughout the food technology career, from school leaver to professional undergraduate studies, is critical for both the evolution of the field of knowledge and the need to keep up with increasing world demand for food technologists and food innovation. While ‘food technology’ has been well established in most secondary school curriculum offerings, a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of ...


The Allocation Of Time And Goods: Three Essays On American Household Shopping Behavior, Jing Cai 2010 Western Michigan University

The Allocation Of Time And Goods: Three Essays On American Household Shopping Behavior, Jing Cai

Dissertations

Consumers’ shopping behavior connects market goods expenditure with the out of- market time allocation in their daily time use. This study is composed of three essays. In the first essay, data are collected from the American Time Use Survey and it is found that an individual’s time devoted to shopping is positively determined by opportunity cost of time. Grocery shopping and other shopping, as two distinct types of shopping, react differently to a series of individual and household characteristics as well as by seasons. The corresponding marginal effects also differentiate between shopping time, leisure time, and home production time ...


Identifying Motivations To Encourage Women To Adopt Positive Financial Behaviors, Megan E. Rowley 2010 Utah State University

Identifying Motivations To Encourage Women To Adopt Positive Financial Behaviors, Megan E. Rowley

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Seventeen women between the ages of 25 and 54 who self-identified as having made a positive financial change within the past two years were interviewed in four focus groups. Participants were asked to identify their motivations for financial behavior change.

The analysis of this research data indicated the participants in this study progressed through the stages of change in Prochaska's Transtheoretical Model while making personal financial changes. Factors such as emotion, family influence, and life transition helped many women move from earlier stages (Precontemplation, Contemplation) to later stages (Preparation, Action) of change. Although participants utilized a wide variety of ...


An Analysis Of Reverse Mortgage Clients At The Utah State University Family Life Center Housing And Financial Counseling Services, Cindy R. Stokes 2010 Utah State University

An Analysis Of Reverse Mortgage Clients At The Utah State University Family Life Center Housing And Financial Counseling Services, Cindy R. Stokes

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to describe and categorize the types of clients seeking reverse mortgage counseling, and to document the growth in demand for reverse mortgage counseling from one counseling center: The USU Family Life Center - Housing and Financial Counseling Services (FLC HFC). A second purpose was to gain a better understanding of the reasons why more senior Americans are seeking reverse mortgages. A third purpose was to gain a better understanding of the retirement preparedness of current seniors seeking reverse mortgages, which could lead to improved counseling services, early retirement intervention awareness, and encourage increased pre-retirement preparation ...


Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of this psychological phenomenological research was to understand the efficacy of life coaching from the perspective of academic leaders. To date, not one investigation or attempt has been made towards the above stated purpose. This study includes a theoretical overview and a review of the coaching literature from Socrates (469-399 BC) to current day Humanistic theory presented in part by Roger (1902-1987).

This process included data collection from five academic leaders who have been coached for at least two years. Levels of analysis of 365 statements, quote and/or comments produced finding of efficacy in life coaching with ...


Dry Cleaning, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller 2010 Utah State University

Dry Cleaning, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller

All Current Publications

This publication gives information on different types of dry-cleaning and how to make dry cleaning more eco-friendly.


Timetables For Canning At Altitudes 3,000 To 10,000 Feet, Carolyn Washburn, Kathleen Riggs 2010 Utah State University Extension

Timetables For Canning At Altitudes 3,000 To 10,000 Feet, Carolyn Washburn, Kathleen Riggs

All Current Publications

This publication gives timetables for canning different goods at altitudes from 3,000 to 10,000ft. All data is taken from the 2009 USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning.


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