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Dissertations from 2011

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Fulfilling Their Dreams: Latina/o College Student Narratives on the Impact of Parental Involvement on Their Academic Engagement, Jennifer MD Matos

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Beyond School Inputs and Resources: An Assessment of the Effects of Program Intervention on Learning Achievement in Rebep Schools in Sierra Leone, Aiah AS Mbayo

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Sometimes Sisters: An Exploration of the Culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Its Impact on the Campus Climate for Lesbian and Bisexual Female Students, Donique R. McIntosh

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Effect of Color Overlays on Reading Efficiency, Rhonda Morrison

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The effect of color overlays on reading efficiency, Rhonda F Morrison

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Teaching people's othered children: Internationally adopted students learning English, Karen S.B Rodis

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Teaching culture through language and literature: The intersection of language ideology and aesthetic judgment, Luisa Maria Rojas-Rimachi

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A study on preservice teachers' perceptions of teaching as full-time residential interns in urban public secondary school classrooms, Tammie Demetri Jenkins Samuels

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Students as Customers: The Influence of Neoliberal Ideology and Free-Market Logic on Entering First-Year College Students, Daniel Brian Saunders

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The Forgotten Voices Behind Designated Diversity Initiatives: Perspectives from Students of Color Living in a Multicultural Residential Community, Kathy Sisneros

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The effects of multiple external mandates on curriculum, pedagogy and child activity in the preschool classroom, Kathleen A Strub-Richards

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The Effects of Multiple External Mandates on Curriculum, Pedagogy and Child Activity in the Preschool Classroom, Kathleen A. Strub-Richards

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"You know what it's like, miss!"---Beyond college access: A tale of multiple "selves", Carmen N Veloria

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Fostering high school physics students' construction of explanatory mental models for electricity: Identifying and describing whole-class discussion-based teaching strategies, E. Grant Williams

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A Process of Becoming: U.S. Born African American and Black Women in the Process of Liberation From Internalized Racism, Tanya Ovea Williams

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What's So Different About Making a Difference?! Transforming the Discourse of Worklife and Career, Burton Israel Woolf

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Evaluating several multidimensional adaptive testing procedures for diagnostic assessment, Hanwook Yoo

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Is Working Together Worth It? Examining the Relationship Between the Quality of Teacher Collaboration, Instruction, and Student Achievement, Mark Francis Zito

Dissertations from 2010

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Relationship Of Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Urban Public School Students To Performance On A High-Stakes Mathematics Test, Kolajo Akinbiyi Afolabi

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Integrating Music, Drama, and the Visual Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum: A Study of Early Childhood Teachers in a Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico, Mayra Almodovar

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A comparison study on the effects of the standardized and a teacher modified dialogic reading programs on early literacy outcomes of preschool children from low income communities, Rachel J Boit

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The Tactical Games Model Sport Experience: An Examination of Student Motivation and Game Performance during an Ultimate Frisbee Unit, Eric John Carpenter

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The Complexities of the Work Experiences of Urban Middle School Teachers on Interdisciplinary Teams: An In-Depth Phenomenological Interview Study, Barbara Anne Choiniere

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An analysis of school wide supports and barriers to collaborative problem solving teams, Brie I Ciampaglia

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Factors Influencing Transition and Persistence in the First Year for Community College Students with Disabilities, Lori A. Corcoran

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The impact of judges' consensus on the accuracy of anchor-based judgmental estimates of multiple-choice test item difficulty: The case of the NATABOC Examination, Matthew DiBartolomeo

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Creating Classroom Relationships that Allow Students to Feel Known, Kent Alan Divoll

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Teaching for social justice with standards-based secondary English Language Arts curriculum, Alison George Dover

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Scholarship in Occupational Therapy Faculty: The Interaction of Cultural Forces in Academic Departments, Cathy A. Dow-Royer

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From Tri-Cultural Conflict to Tri-Cultural Connection: How Successful Urban Science Educators Become Culturally Connected, Marlina Nicole Duncan

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An Examination of Teacher-Student Trust in Middle School Classrooms, Virginia Louise Durnford

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The development of a phonics diagnostic inventory: Assessment of instrument validity via concurrent and predictive validity techniques and a path model of literacy development, Colleen Farrell-Meier

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The effects of GO Solve Word Problems math intervention on applied problem solving skills of low performing fifth grade students, Jessica L Fede

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The Effects of GoSolve Word Problems Math Intervention on Applied Problem Solving Skills of Low Performing Fifth Grade Students, Jessica Lynn Fede

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School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Student surveys of expectations and safety, Lisa A Fisher

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School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Student Surveys of Expectations and Safety, Lisa Anne Fisher

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Engaging Students in Mathematics Conversations: Discourse Practices and the Development of Social and Socialmathematical Norms in Three Novice Teachers' Classrooms, Mary T. Grassetti

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Latino/a Students and Faculty Interaction: Las Voces de Persistencia, Joyce L. Hampton

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Exploring the relationship between factors of implementation, treatment integrity and reading fluency, Kira Liese Henninger

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Working Together: The Role of Collaborations in Promoting the Use of Academic Technologies in Higher Education, Kate Hudson

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Boom or bust? Educators' perceptions of a formative assessment system, Jesus Jara

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Using Item Mapping to Evaluate Alignment between Curriculum and Assessment, Leah Tepelunde Kaira

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Teachers' Resistance: Japanese Teachers Stories From the 1960s, Reiko Kato

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Educational research in Palestine: Epistemological and cultural challenges---a case study, Ayman A Khalifah

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Teacher professional development programs in Palestine: Changes beliefs and practices, Ola M Khalili

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Issues of Access in Public and Private Higher Education Institutions in Islamabad Pakistan, Muhammad Majid Khan

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Score Reporting in Teacher Certification Testing: A Review, Design, and Interview/Focus Group Study, Heather Susan Klesch

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Analysis of school counselors' leadership practices through the lens of distributed leadership, Aysen Kose

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Actualizing Social Justice: An Exploratory Case Study of a Public Middle School, Camille Lee

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An Assessment of The Nonparametric Approach for Evaluating The Fit of Item Response Models, Tie Liang

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Insights into the Complexities of Identity in Persisting Latina College Students, Irene Rodriguez Martin

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Performance and potential: How state and district education leaders perceive the current performance and potential role of educational collaboratives in Massachusetts, Anne Stewart McKenzie

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Earning and learning: The impact of paid work on first-generation student persistence, Marilyn Micka-Pickunka

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An evaluation of the process and outcomes of teacher collaboration in vocabulary instruction, Joanne Morgan

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An Evaluation of the Process and Outcomes of Teacher Collaboration in Vocabulary Instruction, Joanne Morgan

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Perceptions of principal attributes in the era of accountability, Jahmal I Mosley

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Providing Parents with Young Children's Performance Feedback Information: Effects on Vocabulary and Pre-Literacy Development, Amanda Alexandria Nnachetam

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Joy and Happiness in Education and Spirituality: Teachings of Imam, Sheikh Iskender Ali Mihr, Ibrahim Taner Okatan

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Maintenance of Vertical Scales Under Conditions of Item Parameter Drift and Rasch Model-data Misfit, Timothy Paul O'Neil

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A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Helping Professionals With Learning Disabilities, Madeline Lorraine Peters

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Exploring elementary teachers' implementation of formative assessment practices for reading, Irving Richardson

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What is the Cost of an Adequate Vermont High School Education?, Frank D. Rucker

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The Voice of Elementary School Principals on School Climate, Suzanne Elayne Scallion

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Latinas in the Pipeline to Baccalaureate -Prepared Nursing: Challenges and Supports in Persistence to Degree and Professional Licensure, Cheryl Ann Sheils

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Item Parameter Drift as an Indication of Differential Opportunity to Learn: An Exploration of item Flagging Methods & Accurate Classification of Examinees, Tia M. Sukin

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The Impact of Disciplinarity on the Organizational Leadership Styles of Academic Deans, Lauren J. Way

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International Study Tours and the Development of Sociocultural Consciousness in K-12 Teachers, Raymond Yu-kuang Young

Dissertations from 2009

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Reaching the Poorest Through Microfinance: Learning from Saving for Change Program in Mali, Mukul Acharya

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The Effects of a School-based Motivational Intervention on Adolescent Substance Abuse, Elizabeth Gates Bradley

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Leadership Continuity: Enhancing the Cycle of Leadership in Academic Departments, Nancy Buffone

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Implications for literacy learning as urban second grade students engage in digital storytelling, Jane Carey

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A Study of Pre-Service Teachers: Is it Really Mathematics Anxiety?, Marsha Marie Guillory Bryant

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The phenomenon of underachievement: Listening to the voice of a twice exceptional adolescent, Robin E Hands

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Implementing Change in Instructional Delivery of Classroom Curriculum: A Phenomenological Case Study of Classroom Teachers Implementing A Problem-based Learning Approach in the Classroom, Maura Anne Hart

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High Stakes: A Poly-communal Archaeology of the Pocumtuck Fort, Deerfield, Massachusetts, Siobhan M. Hart

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Women in Engineering: Tell Me What You Need to Succeed, Susan Catherine Lyon

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The Role of Program Evaluations in Improving and Sustaining State-Supported School Counseling Programs: A Cross Case Analysis of Best Practices, Ian Monteg Martin

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Adult Student Persistence in Online Education: Developing a Model to Understand the Factors that Affect Adult Student Persistence in a Course, Raymond Joseph McGivney

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Policy Options to Finance Public Higher Education in Afghanistan, Frank McNernery

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The role of university Community Service-Learning partnerships in supporting socio-economically marginalized communities: The case of Nuestras Raices, Mary Catherine Mukimba

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Teacher Inquiry Group: The Space for (Un)packing Representations of Discourses of Achievement Gap and the Possibility of an Institutional Transforming Practice, Floris Wilma Ortiz-Marrero

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The Use of Item Response Theory in Developing a Phonics Diagnostic Inventory, Cynthia A. Pirani-McGurl

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A program evaluation of response to intervention implementation in the Clark County School District, Michael J Shaf

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A Blog-Mediated Curriculum for Teaching Academic Genres in an Urban Classroom: Second Grade ELL Students’ Emergent Pathways to Literacy Development, Dong-shin Shin

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Teacher change facilitated by sustained School Situated Professional Development: Exemplar learning of Technology Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA), Karen Eleanor St. Cyr

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The Influence of Parent and Community Involvement on Local School Councils in Massachusetts, Leslie B. Stein

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Cross-Age Peer Tutoring in Dialogic Reading: Effects on the Language Development of Young Children, Itsuko Jamie Udaka

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A program evaluation of school-wide positive behavior support in an alternative education setting, Elana Rachel Weinberger

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Metacognition: Developing Self-Knowledge Through Guided Reflection, Kathryn Wiezbicki-Stevens

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Women's contribution to gross national happiness: A critical analysis of the role of nuns and nunneries in education and sustainable development in Bhutan, Tashi Zangmo