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Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender May 2018

Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender

Student Theses 2015-Present

This paper aims to shed light on the dissonance caused by the superimposition of Dominant Human Systems on Natural Systems. I highlight the synthetic nature of Dominant Human Systems as egoic and linguistic phenomenon manufactured by a mere portion of the human population, which renders them inherently oppressive unto peoples and landscapes whose wisdom were barred from the design process. In pursuing a radical pragmatic approach to mending the simultaneous oppression and destruction of the human being and the earth, I highlight the necessity of minimizing entropic chaos caused by excess energy expenditure, an essential feature of systems that aim ...


Design-Led Innovation For Learning And Assessment In Food Education.Pdf, Angela Turner Nov 2016

Design-Led Innovation For Learning And Assessment In Food Education.Pdf, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

Directions for an innovation climate have been evident since 1996 when the Federal Government endorsed the Australian Science Technology and Engineering Council for its first comprehensive foresight review identifying essential priorities as a national interest in innovation capacity building Australia’s future generations. As the Australian economy continues to transition away from the mining boom and shifts focus to the agriculture sector in regional communities, the country’s future growth is dependent on fostering and promoting innovative ideas as a National Innovation & Science Agenda (Australian Government, 2016). Sustainable and effective learning of technological practice has important implications for innovation capacity ...


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Apr 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Nebraska Library Association Conferences

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


Comprehensive Sexuality Education In Kentucky, Luciana D. Hockersmith Jan 2016

Comprehensive Sexuality Education In Kentucky, Luciana D. Hockersmith

Theses and Dissertations--Community & Leadership Development

Discussions of sex education of any kind can be controversial in a given setting. Traditional approaches to sex education prompt debate regarding effectiveness. Key indicators central to the effectiveness of sex education continue to be rates of teen pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). With discontentment surrounding the effectiveness of “traditional approaches,” a more wide-ranging method is worthy of being explored. The curriculum approach of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) includes six key concepts, and subsequent sub-concepts, intended to provide a broad and even all-inclusive range of topics for a similarly broad and even all-inclusive range of ages of ...


The Unanticipated Consequences Of Postponing The Employer Mandate, Mark. V. Pauly, Adam. A. Leive Aug 2013

The Unanticipated Consequences Of Postponing The Employer Mandate, Mark. V. Pauly, Adam. A. Leive

Health Care Management Papers

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Culture Of Engagement On A University Campus, Nancy K. Franz Dr., Jeri Childers, Nicole Sanderlin Oct 2012

Assessing The Culture Of Engagement On A University Campus, Nancy K. Franz Dr., Jeri Childers, Nicole Sanderlin

Extension and Outreach to Families Publications

This article describes one team’s efforts to assess the culture of engagement at Virginia Tech. The team utilized a two-pronged approach to analyze the current culture of engagement on campus. This included focus groups with faculty, administrators, and graduate students in two colleges at the university to address pedagogy, implications, and practical issues related to engagement. Analysis of college strategic plans was also completed to assess language related to engagement and engaged scholarship. We found why faculty, administrators, and students conduct engagement work and the challenges and opportunities of doing so. We also discovered what criteria these individuals use ...


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

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 ...


Education On Food, Fisheries And Agriculture, Molly Anderson Jan 2011

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.


Producing Unschoolers: Learning Through Living In A U.S. Education Movement, Donna Harel Kirschner Jan 2008

Producing Unschoolers: Learning Through Living In A U.S. Education Movement, Donna Harel Kirschner

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

In this study, I explore some of the inherent and lived tensions or paradoxes produced through the principles and practices of the governmental and educational contexts of the neoliberal milieu, through the lens of a contemporary countercultural movement. In the particularities of this movement, a community of practice known to insiders as the “unschooling movement,” families seek to challenge the rationalization and standardization that they perceive as rampant and objectionable in state-overseen education. This is an ethnographic study of the countercultural praxis and identities entailed in cultivating unschooled children through distinctive childhood, familial, and community-based experiences. I consider dimensions of ...


Guidance Counselors' Perceptions Of High School Family And Consumer Sciences Programs: A Case Study Of Eight Guidance Counselors In Eastern Iowa, Valarie L. Betz Jan 2008

Guidance Counselors' Perceptions Of High School Family And Consumer Sciences Programs: A Case Study Of Eight Guidance Counselors In Eastern Iowa, Valarie L. Betz

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify and analyze themes related to the perceptions of high school guidance counselors regarding family and consumer sciences (FCS) courses to understand their potential influence on students. Utilizing a descriptive case study approach, the researcher interviewed eight guidance counselors from eastern Iowa to determine their perceptions and understandings of FCS programs.;The data analysis indicated these guidance counselors assume many duties and responsibilities in their roles assisting secondary level students in reaching academic, career, and personal/social goals. Although the findings revealed guidance counselors have limited knowledge of the practice settings and ...


A Phenomenological Study Of Family Influence On Millennial College Students' Money Beliefs And Behaviors, Mary Ann Briscoe Campbell Jan 2007

A Phenomenological Study Of Family Influence On Millennial College Students' Money Beliefs And Behaviors, Mary Ann Briscoe Campbell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Although family systems theorists have long emphasized the family as an important influence on the individual's life choices, there is minimal qualitative research relating to Millennial college students and the impact of their families, particularly in the area of financial beliefs and behaviors. The purpose of this qualitative study was the exploration of the phenomenon of family influence on Millennial college students regarding how money messages from parents and grandparents have influenced their own money beliefs and behaviors. Seven college students between the ages of 21-23 were interviewed to gain insight into the perceived impact of family money messages ...


An Assessment Of Statistical Process Control-Based Approaches For Charting Student Evaluation Scores, Xin Ding, Don Wardell, Rohit Verma Jan 2006

An Assessment Of Statistical Process Control-Based Approaches For Charting Student Evaluation Scores, Xin Ding, Don Wardell, Rohit Verma

Articles and Chapters

We compare three control charts for monitoring data from student evaluations of teaching (SET) with the goal of improving student satisfaction with teaching performance. The two charts that we propose are a modified p chart and a z-score chart. We show that these charts overcome some of the shortcomings of the more traditional charts for analyzing SET data. A comparison of three charts (an individual’s chart, the modified p chart, and the z-score chart) reveals that the modified p chart is the best approach for analyzing SET data because it utilizes distributions that are appropriate for categorical data, and ...


Family And Consumer Sciences Life Skills: Attainment By Secondary School Students , Robin Trimble White Jan 1997

Family And Consumer Sciences Life Skills: Attainment By Secondary School Students , Robin Trimble White

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study evaluated the effectiveness of Iowa's secondary school family and consumer sciences programs as perceived by students. A two-stage stratified random sampling procedure resulted in usable data from 273 graduating seniors from 98 schools during the 1995-96 school year. The sample was comprised of 135 students (53% males, 47% females) with one semester or less of family and consumer sciences education and 138 students (34% males, 66% females) with three or more semesters of instruction. Students' perceived level of competence was measured in the areas of housing and home management; food and nutrition; individual and family health; personal ...


Family And Consumer Sciences Secondary School Teachers' Orientations Toward Distance Education Technology For Curriculum Delivery , Lemonia N. Bigilaki Jan 1996

Family And Consumer Sciences Secondary School Teachers' Orientations Toward Distance Education Technology For Curriculum Delivery , Lemonia N. Bigilaki

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined family and consumer sciences secondary school teachers' self-reported knowledge, ability, interests, feelings, beliefs, and teaching preferences toward interactive teleteaching when using curriculum competencies. Two hundred fifty family and consumer sciences secondary school teachers in the state of Iowa were randomly selected. Of these, 112 teachers became the data producing sample of this study. Results indicated that there were no significant differences among teachers' self-reported knowledge, ability, interests, feelings, and beliefs toward interactive teleteaching when compared to their years of experience as an educator. In addition, there were no significant differences among teachers' self-reported knowledge, ability, feelings, and ...


Marketability Of The Textile And Apparel Master's Graduate To Business And Industry Employers , Deborah Jane Colton Meyer Jan 1995

Marketability Of The Textile And Apparel Master's Graduate To Business And Industry Employers , Deborah Jane Colton Meyer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and attitudes of textile and apparel industry human resource representatives toward what they consider marketable skills possessed by textiles and apparel Master's graduates. Overall, this study explored the willingness of textile and apparel business and industry employers to hire Master's graduates, and the types of skills, coursework, and experience needed and wanted in employees with a Master's degree;Data were collected with a mail survey of human resource representatives from 100 textile and apparel manufacturers, store retailers, and catalog retailers with an annual organizational revenue of over ...


Implementation Of Mandated Health Concepts In The Curricula Of Iowa Secondary Schools , Brenda Lee Mccoy Jan 1992

Implementation Of Mandated Health Concepts In The Curricula Of Iowa Secondary Schools , Brenda Lee Mccoy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The overall purpose of this study was to determine how schools are incorporating health concepts into their curricula. A sample of 148 Iowa secondary school health teachers, 97 (66%) females and 51 (34%) males responded to a health education survey related to two specific purposes of the study, which were to examine: (1) organizational aspects of health curricula for grades nine through twelve, and (2) secondary school health teachers' attitudes toward the eleven health strands that make up one unit of health as mandated by the Iowa General Assembly. The survey consisted of demographic questions, Likert-type attitude statements, rating of ...


Development And Use Of Visual Materials For Training Food Service Employees In Work Simplification , Marjorie Marie Mckinley Jan 1956

Development And Use Of Visual Materials For Training Food Service Employees In Work Simplification , Marjorie Marie Mckinley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.