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Econometric Analysis Of Erie County, Ny Schools: The Effects Of Poverty On Our Schools And Evaluating Possible Solutions, Ryan B. Keem Dec 2011

Econometric Analysis Of Erie County, Ny Schools: The Effects Of Poverty On Our Schools And Evaluating Possible Solutions, Ryan B. Keem

Multidisciplinary Studies Theses

School districts in the Buffalo Metropolitan Area are very segregated by socioeconomic status which has resulted in very different educational outcomes for the region's students as measured by New York State assessment results at the 4th grade and 8th grade level in English Language Arts and Math. This study measured the correlation between average test score results for each school building in Erie County and the rate of low-income students in those schools. The multiple regression analysis performed controlled for race, percentage of students that had a disability, class size, and per-pupil expenditures by the district.

The ...


Stress: Taking Charge—Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder Dec 2011

Stress: Taking Charge—Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Find ways to manage new conflicts and stressors that develop as the parent-child relationship changes during the teen years.


Sewing Technique: Hand-Worked Keyhole Buttonhole, Jen Giddens, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller Dec 2011

Sewing Technique: Hand-Worked Keyhole Buttonhole, Jen Giddens, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller

All Current Publications

This is a how-to publication providing information on how to make hand-worked keyhole buttonholes.


Sewing Glossary, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley Dec 2011

Sewing Glossary, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley

All Current Publications

This publication includes a glossary of terms used in sewing.


Homemade Laundry Detergents, Chanae Weller, Lindsey Shirley, Carolyn Washburn Dec 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergents, Chanae Weller, Lindsey Shirley, Carolyn Washburn

All Current Publications

This publication provides recipes and instruction for making your own laundry detergents.


Sewing Technique: Flat-Felled Seam, Jen Giddens, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller Dec 2011

Sewing Technique: Flat-Felled Seam, Jen Giddens, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller

All Current Publications

This is a how-to publication providing information on how to sew a flat-felled seam.


Sewing Technique: Centered Zipper, Sarah Geer, Jen Giddens, Chanae Weller, Lindsey Shirley Dec 2011

Sewing Technique: Centered Zipper, Sarah Geer, Jen Giddens, Chanae Weller, Lindsey Shirley

All Current Publications

This is a how-to publication on the techniques used to install centered zippers.


Oxygen Absorbers, Carolyn Washburn Oct 2011

Oxygen Absorbers, Carolyn Washburn

All Current Publications

This publication defines oxygen absorbers and provides information on the different types and advantages of absorbers.


Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning: Fruit Spreads, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel Sep 2011

Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning: Fruit Spreads, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Put up delicious, safe-to-eat fruit spreads using recipes and detailed directions in this publication. Trouble-shooting advice can help you avoid potential problems.


Science Of Parenting: Help Children Discover Answers With Project-Based Learning, Kimberly A. Greder Aug 2011

Science Of Parenting: Help Children Discover Answers With Project-Based Learning, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Project-based learning is another way parents can help their children learn about and understand the world around them.


Latent Growth Modeling Of A Nutrition And Physical Activity Intervention, Alicia Dea Sample Aug 2011

Latent Growth Modeling Of A Nutrition And Physical Activity Intervention, Alicia Dea Sample

Dissertations

The health, economic, and social impacts of physical inactivity and unhealthy dietary patterns are quite significant and evidenced by the fact that only 3-4% of American adults follow all the dietary advice recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA; Kohatsu, Robinson, & Torner, 2004), and specific subpopulations, including the rural South, are affected even more drastically (McCabe-Sellers et al., 2007). Furthermore, the majority of the people in the United States do not currently meet recommended amounts of physical activity (PA) and have not since the mid 1980s (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2008). To address the ...


Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Freezing: Fruits And Vegetables, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel Jul 2011

Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Freezing: Fruits And Vegetables, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Freeze fruits and vegetables at the height of freshness using the detailed directions in this publication.


Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning And Freezing: Tomatoes, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel Jul 2011

Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning And Freezing: Tomatoes, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Put up tomatoes that are safe and flavorful using the USDA guidelines and tested recipes in this publication.

Includes recommended processing times and trouble-shooting tips.


Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning: Fruits, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel Jul 2011

Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning: Fruits, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Can fruits that are safe and delicious, using the recommended processing times and equipment. Typical problems and their solutions are discussed.


Charity Pillowcases, Debra Proctor, Susan Haws Jul 2011

Charity Pillowcases, Debra Proctor, Susan Haws

All Current Publications

This is a how-to guide for completing a charity pillowcase sewing project.


Sewing Skills Quiet Book, Debra Proctor, Susan Haws Jul 2011

Sewing Skills Quiet Book, Debra Proctor, Susan Haws

All Current Publications

This is a how-to guide for completing a quiet book sewing project.


Examining Student Achievement And Motivation Using Internet-Based Inquiry In The Classroom, Julie M. Lokie May 2011

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 May 2011

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 Apr 2011

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 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 ...


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

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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Ua64/23 Consumer & Family Sciences, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua64/23 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 Consumer & Family Sciences, Wku University Archives Jan 2011

Ua61/4 Consumer & Family Sciences, Wku University Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

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


Ua60/1 Home Economics & Family Living, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua60/1 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


Letter From The Dean, Michael Vayda Jan 2011

Letter From The Dean, Michael Vayda

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

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Nutrition Education On Student Learning, Lydia Singura Jan 2011

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 ...


Effects Of Environmental Variables On Food Consumption, Denise Eslinger Jan 2011

Effects Of Environmental Variables On Food Consumption, Denise Eslinger

Theses and Dissertations @ 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 ...


Financial Disagreements And Marital Conflict Tactics, Jeffrey Dew, J Dakin Jan 2011

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

Family, Consumer, and Human Development Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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.


The Teaching Of Food Technology In Schools, Angela Turner Dec 2010

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 ...