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Dissertations from 2018

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TEACHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT IN BANGLADESH: EXPLORING POLICY AND PRACTICE THROUGH A VERTICAL CASE STUDY, Sumera Ahsan, Education (also CAGS)

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CHARACTERISTICS FOR TEACHING GIFTED STUDENTS: THE SAUDI TEACHERS' PERSPECTIVE, Majed s. Al dalham, Education (also CAGS)

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STEM PIPELINE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO INTENTIONS TO MAJOR IN STEM, Joshua Bittinger, Education (also CAGS)

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Examining the Effects of Changes in Automated Rater Bias and Variability on Test Equating Solutions, Michelle Boyer, Education (also CAGS)

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Playing the Field: A Case of Restructuring at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jacqueline Brousseau-Pereira, Education (also CAGS)

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USING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO ESTABLISH NEED AND BUY-IN PRIOR TO SELECTING A SCHOOLWIDE MODEL: A MIXED METHODS SEQUENTIAL EXPLANATORY DESIGN, Kelly Carriere, Education (also CAGS)

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Preparing Asian ESOL Teachers to Respond to Student Writing: A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective in Action, I-An Chen, Education (also CAGS)

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USING STRATEGIC DISCOURSE FOR BUILDING UNDERSTANDING IN ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS: WHAT DO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS THINK?, Mary Coakley, Education (also CAGS)

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Organized Anarchies in the Marketplace: Competition and Change in a Rural School District, Laura Davis, Education (also CAGS)

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The History of Massachusetts Transfer and Articulation Policies in Contexts of Evolving Higher Education System Structure, Coordination, and Policy Actors, Daniel de la Torre, Jr., Education (also CAGS)

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Investigation Repeater Effects on Small-sample Equating: Include or Exclude?, Hongyu Diao, Education (also CAGS)

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Educational Leaders’ Perspectives on Their Preparation, Practice, and Professional Development in MTSS, Jodi Drury, Education (also CAGS)

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BEYOND ACCESS: SENSE OF BELONGING OF BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WRITING TO COMPLETE THE Ph.D, Sabrina Durand, Education (also CAGS)

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High School Students' Perceptions of School Climate in Relation to Discipline History and Discipline Approach, Kayla R. Gordon, Education (also CAGS)

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Female Students’ Academic Engagement and Achievement in Science and Engineering: Exploring the Influence of Gender Grouping in Small Group Work in Design-Based Learning Contexts in High School Biology, Miancheng Guo, Education (also CAGS)

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Get in Where You Fit in: The Career Paths for White and Black Superintendents, Terrell Melvin Hill, Education (also CAGS)

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INCREASING STEM PARTICIPATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS OF DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS STUDENTS AT AN URBAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Vanessa A. Hill, Education (also CAGS)

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THE ROLE OF PRIOR KNOWLEDGE, SITUATIONAL INTEREST, AND CASE STUDY PEDAGOGY IN THE UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY CLASSROOM., Ally Hunter, Education (also CAGS)

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The Knowledge They Possess: Elementary Teachers' Expertise and Where It Becomes Usable Knowledge in the MA Education System, Helen-Ann Ireland, Education (also CAGS)

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MOTHER ETHNOGRAPHY: A PERFORMANCE OF POSSIBILITY, Sonji Johnson-Anderson, Education (also CAGS)

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Technology Integration and Use in Elementary Mathematics Methods Courses for Pre-service Teachers, Elzbieta Manos, Education (also CAGS)

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LEARNING PROSOCIALITY THROUGH EXPERIENCE: MODELING THE OUTCOMES OF POSTSECONDARY STUDY ABROAD AND SERVICE LEARNING, CHRISTINA Monte, Education (also CAGS)

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PARENTING, IDENTITY AND CULTURE IN AN ERA OF MIGRATION AND GLOBALIZATION: HOW BANGLADESHI PARENTS NAVIGATE AND NEGOTIATE CHILD-REARING PRACTICES IN THE USA, Mohammad Mahboob Morshed, Education (also CAGS)

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EXPLORING EXPERIENCES, PERSPECTIVES, AND IDENTITY (RE) FORMATION PROCESSES OF AFRICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Brenda M. Muzeta, Education (also CAGS)

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EVALUATION AND REMEDIATION OF RATER SCORING OF CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE ITEMS, Frank Padellaro Jr, Education (also CAGS)

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APPLYING STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR CONFLICT-SENSITIVE EDUCATION IN THE SOMALI EDUCATION SECTOR, Nina Aristea Papadopoulos, Education (also CAGS)

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Plazing Inside the Fratriarchal Frame: American College Fraternity Men’s Gender Identity and Hazing, Emily Perlow, Education (also CAGS)

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MOTIVATION AND GENDER DYNAMICS IN HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE: THE EFFECT OF GENDER COMPOSITION ON MOTIVATION IN SMALL GROUP INQUIRY AND ENGINEERING TASKS, Julie Robinson, Education (also CAGS)

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Investigating the Parent Functions: African-American Families and Schools Collaborating to Improve Secondary Mathematics Achievement, Frank E. Staples Jr., Education (also CAGS)

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Understanding Progress Toward Degree Completion for Student Veterans in the Post 9-11 Era: A Focused Life History Narrative, David T. Vacchi, Education (also CAGS)

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MULTIPLE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF CALCULUS AS ENACTED IN THE CURRICULUM, SENSE-MAKING AND GENDER, Ileana Vasu, Education (also CAGS)

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Adopting Active Learning Classroom (ALC) Technology and Overcoming Barriers: A Faculty Development Intervention Model for Technology-Enhanced Learning Spaces, Bradford D. Wheeler, Education (also CAGS)

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Examining Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy and Their Decisions in Regard to Referral and Placement, Ayse Dilsad Yakut, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2017

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Capacity Development and Workplace Learning: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Workplace Learning at Afghan Ministry of Education, Department of Planning, Mohammad Javad Ahmadi, Education (also CAGS)

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Special Education and Massachusetts Charter Schools: Examining Issues and Practices Associated with Enrollment, Placement and Compliance, Jennifer C. Baribeau, Education (also CAGS)

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The Role of Foster Parents in Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care, Gwen Bass, Education (also CAGS)

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Demystifying Distributed Leadership: How Understanding Principles of Practice and Perceptions Regarding Ambiguity Can Enhance the Leadership Capacity of Department Chairs, Diana Bonneville, Education (also CAGS)

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Moving from Trauma to Healing: Black Queer Cultural Workers’ Experiences and Discourses of Love, Durryle N. Brooks, Education (also CAGS)

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Perceptions and Perspectives of Core Subject High School Teachers on the Phenomenon of Creative Learning, Ralph Caouette, Education (also CAGS)

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Critical Language Awareness in an ELL Urban Language Classroom: Transforming a Latina Teacher’s Language Ideology, Yvonne V. Fariño and Yvonne Virginia Farino, Education (also CAGS)

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Examining the Influence of Graduate Student Experiences on Graduate Alumni Giving, Kevin Fleming Ph.D., Education (also CAGS)

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Residence Directors as Residential Crisis Workers: Exploring the Role of Campus-Based Critical Incident Stress Management in the Mitigation of Compassion Fatigue, Noga Flory, Education (also CAGS)

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The Cultural Construction of Diverse Other(s): A Discourse Analysis of Institutional Policy, Rachel E. Friedensen, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluating a Translingual Administration of the Early Grades Math Assessment (EGMA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fernanda Gandara, Education (also CAGS)

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Supporting Black and Brown Females’ STEM Identity Construction Through Mathematics Teacher Noticing: A Mixed Methods Study, Carolyn Gardner, Education (also CAGS)

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Let’s Take an Adventure: Exploring Beginner Writing in Chinese by Non-Heritage Learner, Ping Geng, Education (also CAGS)

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Cross Case Study of an Elementary Engineering Task, John Heffernan, Education (also CAGS)

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“Going the Extra Mile”: Perspectives and Experiences of Coaches Supporting Primary School Teachers in Sierra Leone, Ashley Clayton Hertz, Education (also CAGS)

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Factors that Shape Arab American College Student Identity, Abdul Rahman F. Jaradat, Education (also CAGS)

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Using Exemplar Items to Define Performance Categories: A Comparison of Item Mapping Methods, Ana Karantonis, Education (also CAGS)

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Maximizing Test Efficiency: The Effects of Test Format on Nonsense Word Reading, Amanda Kern, Education (also CAGS)

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Countering the "Strong School" Narrative: Community Response to Racial Inequity in a High-Performing District, Katie A. Lazdowski, Education (also CAGS)

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Investigating the Impact of Student Opt Out on Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality, Joshua Marland, Education (also CAGS)

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Examining the Capacity of Instructional Support Networks for the Diffusion of Computer Science for All (CSforALL) in an Urban District, Rebecca Mazur, Education (also CAGS)

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Urban Heritage Speakers As Multilingual Language Learners: Contexts in the 21st Century, Bridgette Moriarity, Education (also CAGS)

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Promoting Self-Determination Skills of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Participating in the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Programs throughout Massachusetts, Lyndsey Nunes, Education (also CAGS)

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Seguimos Luchando: Women Educators’ Trajectories in Social Movement Based Popular Education Projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jennifer Lee O'Donnell, Education (also CAGS)

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Implicit Bias in Pre-Service Teachers: A Mixed Methods Approach, Tara Pepis, Education (also CAGS)

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Getting It Right: African American Male College/University Presidents and Their Early Cultivation of Self-Efficacy, JAMES RANDALL, Education (also CAGS)

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Master's Tools and the Master's House: A Historical Analysis Exploring the Myth of Educating for Democracy in the United States, Timothy Scott, Education (also CAGS)

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Inclusion of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Inclusive Practices in Turkey, Hanife Ece Ugurlu, Education (also CAGS)

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Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate the Diffusion of Special Education Knowledge within a School District, Martha H. von Mering, Education (also CAGS)

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THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES OF FEMALE SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS, Kerry E. Weir, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2016

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Microaggressions in a Women's College. Understanding Language, Race, Class and Gender in Teaching Spanish: A Testimonio, Thelma Belmonte-Alcantara, Education (also CAGS)

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Understanding STEM Learning Outcomes Using A Phenomenographic Approach, Cheryl L. Brooks, Education (also CAGS)

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Transnationalizing Social Justice Education: InterAmerican Frameworks for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, Mirangela G. Buggs, Education (also CAGS)

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Disproportionate Suspension Rates: Understanding Policy and Practice in One State, Kristine A. Camacho, Education (also CAGS)

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The Gaps between Values and Practices of Global Citizenship Education: A Critical Analysis of Global Citizenship Education in South Korea, Hye Seung Cho, Education (also CAGS)

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Investigating the Relationship between Implicit Theories about Intelligence and Teacher-Student Relationship Quality, Woodbury B. Clift, Education (also CAGS)

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Educational Implications: Homeless Children's Perception of Resilience, Maria M. Costa, Education (also CAGS)

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Reading Power: Female Sexuality, Bullying, and Power Relations in Young Adult Literature, Cara C. Crandall, Education (also CAGS)

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When Mom Goes to School: Maternal Education and Intergenerational Mobility, Maura E. Devlin, Education (also CAGS)

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Subscore Reliability and Classification Consistency: A Comparison of Five Methods, Fen Fan, Education (also CAGS)

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Who is like Whom? Reclassification and Performance Patterns for Different Groupings of English Learners, Molly M. Faulkner-Bond, Education (also CAGS)

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Contemplative Practices and Learning: A Holistic Approach to Education in Bhutan, Yang Gyeltshen, Education (also CAGS)

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Reclaiming Voices and Identities: An Examination of African American Educators’ Experiences Before and After Brown v. Board of Education, Leta Hooper, Education (also CAGS)

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Ownership in the Development Discourse: A Case Study in Education in Tanzania, Satomi Kamei, Education (also CAGS)

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"How Many Generations Will be Spoiled at the Cost of Such Compromises?" The Resolution Strategies of High School Principals in Value-Conflict Situations Between School Law and Moral Values in Azad Kashmir, Muhammad N. Khawaja, Education (also CAGS)

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Critical Literacy and Identities in World Language Education: Telling Reflective Stories of Digital Storytelling, Keiko Konoeda, Education (also CAGS)

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Synergy Between Digital and Traditional Literacy Practices: A Framework for Building a Reading Culture in a Secondary School, Nina Kositsky, Education (also CAGS)

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Shared Focus/Collective Responsibility: The Lived Experience of Educators as Members of a Data Team in a Connecticut Public High School, Abbie-Jean M. Lareau, Education (also CAGS)

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Turning around the Culture of Teaching and Learning: A Turnaround School Success Story, Rachael B. Lawrence, Education (also CAGS)

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Differential Prediction and Validity of Advanced Placement (AP®) for Student Subgroups, Minji K. Lee, Education (also CAGS)

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Young Children Positioned as Storytellers in the Classroom: An examination of teacher-child interactions and the storytelling event, Peggy L. Martalock, Education (also CAGS)

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Teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Mand Within the Inclusive Classroom, Jennifer L. McIntire, Education (also CAGS)

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Talking the Walk: Incorporating Intergroup Dialogue Processes into a Critical Service-Learning Program, David Neely, Education (also CAGS)

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The Role of Training in the Development of Amerindian Communities in Guyana: A Qualitative Case Study, Laureen Adele Pierre, Education (also CAGS)

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Identifying Examinees Who Possess Distinct and Reliable Subscores When Added Value is Lacking for the Total Sample, Joseph A. Rios, Education (also CAGS)

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The Development and Validation of the Emotion Knowledge and Awareness Test, Catherine A. Rossi, Education (also CAGS)

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Transformative Learning Facilitated Dialogue: as a Tool for Social Change An Autoethnography, Leslie A. Saulsberry, Education (also CAGS)

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Effect of the Banking Time Intervention on Student-Teacher Relationships and Problem Behaviors in Early Childhood, Tara M. Strand Balunis, Education (also CAGS)

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Detecting Candidate Preknowledge of Items Using A Predictive Checking Method, xi wang, Education (also CAGS)

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Acculturation Stress, Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment, and Development of American Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Newton High School Exchange Students in China, BinBin Zhu, Education (also CAGS)