This folder contains the doctoral dissertations of students in the International Education doctoral program in the College of Education.
During the 50 year existence of the doctoral program associated with the Center for International Education at UMass Amherst almost 300 students have successfully completed their doctoral degrees. The majority of their dissertations will be available on this site..
The topics of these dissertations reflect the experience and research interests of the students. They also provide a good indicator of the commitment of CIE and its associated degree programs to working with education of all kinds, especially in conflict or emergency contexts.
Dissertation abstracts from 1969-2019, indexed by author, topic, and country can be found in the document link here. http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cie_diss/1/.
Dissertations from 2016
The Role of Training in the Development of Amerindian Communities in Guyana: A Qualitative Case Study, Laureen Adele Pierre, Education (also CAGS)
Dissertations from 2015
Obstacles to Girls' Education and Girls' Lived School Experience in Benin: School as an Institution of Cultural Transmission, Simeon Afouda, Education (also CAGS)
Microteaching in Pakistan: Perspectives of Novice Higher Education Faculty about the Contribution of Microteaching to their Learning and Practice, Salma N. Khan, Education (also CAGS)
Integrating Cultures within Formal Schooling: Exploring Opportunities for Cultural Relevancy in Peri-Urban Senegal, Karla A. Sarr, Education (also CAGS)
Dissertations from 2014
COMPUTER INTEGRATION IN PALESTINIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Kefah A. Barham, Education (also CAGS)
Cultivating Communities of Practice to Develop Local Preparedness for Climate Change, Konda Reddy Chavva, Education (also CAGS)
UNDERSTANDING HEALTH ISSUES AMONG ADOLESCENT FEMALES IN A NORTHEAST PROVINCE OF AFGHANISTAN, Amina Davlatshoeva, Education (also CAGS)
A Critical Examination of Policy and Practice in the Transition Experience for Students with Math Learning Disabilities in Mumbai, India, Melinda S. Eichhorn, Education (also CAGS)
TEACHERS’ EXPERIENCES OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN (POST)CRISIS KATANGA PROVINCE, SOUTHEASTERN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: A CASE STUDY OF TEACHER LEARNING CIRCLES, Paul St J Frisoli, Education (also CAGS)
Dissertations from 2013
A Program Evaluation of a Policy Intervention to Increase Racial Diversity in the Sciences and Engineering, Ricardo Leon Gomez Yepes, Education (also CAGS)
"Miss, Miss, I've Got a Story!": Exploring Identity Through a Micro-Ethnographic Analysis of Lunchtime Interactions with Four Somali Third Grade Students, Jean Marie Kosha, Education (also CAGS)
The Process of Organizational Capacity Development in Action in Post-Conflict Setting of the Literacy Department of Afghanistan, Habibullah Wajdi, Educational Planning, Research, and Administration
Preparing Visually-Impaired People in the Philippines for Mainstrem Employment: Perceptions of the Impact of ICT Accessibility, Angela Kathryn Yang-Handy, Educational Policy and Leadership; International Education
Dissertations from 2012
Goals, Principles, and Practices for Community-Based Adult Education Through the Lens of A Hatcher-Assagioli Synthesis, Andrea Shepard Ayvazian, Education (also CAGS)
Place and the Politics of Knowledge in Rural Bolivia: A Postcoloniality of Development, Ecology, and Well-Being, Karen Marie Lennon, Education (also CAGS)
Mitigating Negative Externalities Affecting Access and Equity of Education in Low-Resource Countries: A Study Exploring Social Marketing as a Potential Strategy for Planning School Food Programs in Malawi, Martha Magreta-Nyongani, Education (also CAGS)
A Professional Development Program for the Mother Tongue-Based Teacher: Addressing Teacher Perceptions and Attitudes Towards MTBMLE, Rebecca J. Paulson Stone, Education (also CAGS)
Demand- Side Financing In Education: A Critical Examination of a Girls' Scholarship Program in Malawi- (Case Study), Abraham Sineta, Education (also CAGS)
Dissertations from 2011
A Critical Analysis Of Jamaica’s Emerging Educational Policy Discourses In The Age Of Globalization, Nigel Olivia Michael Brissett, Educational Policy, Research, and Administration
The decolonization of higher education: an analysis of Venezuela's 2009 Ley Orgánica de Educación, Lauren Elizabeth Clarke
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, Education (also CAGS)
Dissertations from 2010
Educational Research In Palestine: Epistemological And Cultural Challenges - A Case Study, Ayman A Khalifah, Education