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  • Kindergarten Scheduling: Options and Effects on Student Achievement 

    Beckley, William L. (Drake University, 1986-05)
    The problem. This study was conducted to examine whether differences in achievement existed between three types of kindergarten scheduling. Half-day/everyday, full-day/alternate day, and full-day/everyday schedules were ...
  • Large Secondary Schools Respond to State Policy 

    Ratigan, Jody A. (Drake University, 2003-05)
    It is the purpose of this study to understand what happened in the implementation of Iowa’s 1998 education accountability law and to provide information to policymakers on how to improve their policy-making. This was one ...
  • The Last WACs : A Case Study Of Women In Leadership Focusing On Women In The Last Direct Commissioning Class Of The Women's Army Corps 

    Nosco, Mary Lou (Drake University, 2009-05)
    This study gave voice to an untold story, the story of how the glass ceiling affected a unique population – women Army officers. The women Army officers in this study joined the service during the post Vietnam era, just ...
  • Latina Voices of Des Moines 

    Taylor, P. Dawn (Drake University, 2001-05)
    The purpose: The purpose of this study was to provide Latinas in Des Moines an opportunity to describe their lives to others: their families, Latinas who followed in their footsteps, and those in the Des Moines community ...
  • Leadership Characteristics of Hospital CEOs: Factors That Influence Leadership Style 

    Janssen, Lynn T. (Drake University, 2004-05)
    The problem: Healthcare executives face significant challenges leading their organizations through increased consumer demands, decreased funding, regulatory intervention, and professional staff shortages. There is a need ...
  • Learned Helpless to Mastery Orientation Transition Process 

    Green, Lucinda R. (Drake University, 1997-11)
    Background: Individuals who explain their success and failure experience in the Mastery Oriented attributional pattern of ability and sufficient or insufficient effort, experience pride in their successes, feel they can ...
  • A Learning Organization in a Lightning-Speed Economy: Can This Work? 

    Staub, Catherine M. (Drake University, 2003-07)
    The problem: The study described and analyzed observations, insights, and recommendations from knowledgeable corporate players concerning how a corporation can more effectively and efficiently plan, implement, and evaluate ...
  • A Learning Theory Approach to Stress and Stress Management 

    Hansell, Phyllis Silvey (Drake University, 1984-11)
    The purpose. The purpose of this research was threefold:(l) to review and evaluate stress theory and literature, (2) to construct a learning theory approach to the fields of stress research and stress management, and (3) ...
  • Legislating Learning: What Happened in the Process? 

    Richardson, Carole J. (Drake University, 2003-05)
    The Problem: The intent of this qualitative research is to explore policymakers' perceptions of lowa's House File 2272 (1998), the Accountability for Student Learning Act, This study describes the policy process as it ...
  • The Longitudinal Effects of Preschool on Rural Iowa Children 

    Koehler, Marilyn Joiner (Drake University, 1994)
    The purpose of the study was to determine whether students who participated in the preschool program for rural, four-year-olds differed significantly from other students of the same age who did not attend any formal early ...
  • The Man Who Knew Mary 

    Taylor, Donald Cloyd (Drake University, 1976-10)
    The novel, The Man Who Knew Mary, is a fancy of science and art. It is a novel of analogy and simulacrum, of coincidence and synchronicity. Beginning as an ethnobotanist, John Whitney, the central character through whose ...
  • Measuring Change in Sex-Role Self Perceptions 

    Huffman, Betty J. (Drake University, 1980-05)
    The Problem. The problem of this study was to determine the changes in participants' sex-role self perceptions following their participation in the interpersonal and male/female component of the human relations training ...
  • Middle School Girls' STEM Education: Using Teacher Influences, Parent Encouragement, Peer Influences, And Self Efficacy To Predict Confidence And Interest In Math And Science 

    Rabenberg, Tabetha A. (Drake University, 2013-12)
    Reports are clear that there is an underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. With the current and predicted future shortage of STEM workforce, it is more important ...
  • A Model for Electronic Linkage of Organizational Communication in Large High Schools 

    Pacha, Joseph Michael (Drake University, 1986-09)
    The problem. The problem of this study was to investigate the organizational communication models of large high schools. The purpose was to develop a model for electronic linkage of organizational communication in large ...
  • More Hills to Climb 

    Brown, Joanne (Drake University, 1980-05)
    The dissertation is a collection of seven original short stories, each portraying a central character who struggles to climb a symbolic "hill" towards a new pleateau of self-awareness or maturity. The stories are realistic, ...
  • Mountain Man : Fact and Fiction 

    Nelson, Solveig Leraas (Drake University, 1978-05)
    The problem. The purpose of this dissertation is to examine representative factual and fictional accounts of the mountain man, a pioneer to the Rockies in the early and mid-nineteenth century. Certain components are examined ...
  • Needs of Iowa Instructional Microcomputer Users 

    Schrag, Dennis Michael (Drake University, 1982-02)
    The problem. This study determined what Iowa instructional microcomputer users identified as their personal concerns, instructional design needs and technical assistance needs and the preferred mode and source of addressing ...
  • Negotiations and Curriculum-Instruction Components 

    McCrady, Bonnie Jones (Drake University, 1976-12)
    The problem. The problem of this study was to determine the frequency with which curriculum and instruction-related concerns are evident in collective negotiations in Iowa and how important these concerns are as perceived ...
  • A Neuropsychological Investigation of Cerebral Dominance and Dyslexia 

    McNeil, Susan E. (Drake University, 1981-05)
    Numerous investigators have sought a connection between dyslexia, or difficulty in learning to read, and some identifiable abnormality of central nervous system structure or function. Building on evidence accumulated in ...
  • Occupational Prestige Opinions of Iowa High School Seniors : (the 1976 Iowa Survey of Occupational Prestige) 

    Baty, Jackson N. (Drake University, 1976-08)
    The problem: Occupation has been described as a principal determinant of social status. Judgments are made of people on the basis of occupations. If other factors are equal, or nearly so, occupational choice will be based ...