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Dissertations from 2017

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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)

Dissertations from 2015

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Obstacles to Girls' Education and Girls' Lived School Experience in Benin: School as an Institution of Cultural Transmission, Simeon Afouda, Education (also CAGS)

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Catch the Bus: Investigating the Correlations between Teacher Collaborative Action-Taking and Self-Efficacy, Tara B. Brandt, Education (also CAGS)

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Principals’ Perceived Influence over New Teacher Retention, Meredith Coates, Education (also CAGS)

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Mediations of Multiple Identities in a Private University: International Students’ Experiences in the United States, Beata Z. Dolina, Education (also CAGS)

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Using Systemic Functional Linguistics to Inform a Language Pedagogy in a Middle School English Classroom a Case Study, Holly I. Graham, Education (also CAGS)

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Social Justice Teacher Educators of Color: Their Work, Perspectives, and Insights, Nini V. Hayes, Education (also CAGS)

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Reading Queerly in the High School Classroom: Exploring a Gay and Lesbian Literature Course, Kirsten Helmer, Education (also CAGS)

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Empirical Investigation Of The Stakeholders’ Understanding Of Information Contained In Score Reports For Large-Scale Testing, Stephen J. Jirka, Education (also CAGS)

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Leadership Practices of School Principals and Effectiveness of School Counselor Practice, Yolanda D. Johnson, Education (also CAGS)

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Investigating the Relationship Between a District’s Tier 2 Attendance Intervention Program and Student Attendance Outcomes, Brendan T. Keenan Jr., Education (also CAGS)

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Conditions Supporting the Development of Scientific Argumentation in High School Chemistry Classrooms: The Role of Question Prompts and an Interactive Simulation, Tugba Keser, Education (also CAGS)

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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)

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Expanding Democracy in Classrooms: History Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Student Feedback as a Democratic Teaching Practice, Irene S. LaRoche, Education (also CAGS)

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Implementing Universal Social And Emotional Learning Programs: The Development, Validation, And Inferential Findings From The Schoolwide SEL Capacity Assessment, Cheyne A. LeVesseur, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluating the Impact of Construct Shift on Item Parameter Invariance, Test Equating and Proficiency Estimates, Xueming Li, Education (also CAGS)

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Translanguaging and Identity in a Kindergarten Classroom: Validating Student's Home Culture and Language in an English-Only Era, Maria Eugenia Lozano Lenis, Education (also CAGS)

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Performing Critical Consciousness in Teaching: Entanglements of Knowing, Feeling and Relating, Kathleen A. McDonough, Education (also CAGS)

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Special Education Leadership Practices that Support Postsecondary Transition Service Delivery for Students with Severe Disabilities, Laurel A. Peltier, Education (also CAGS)

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Slavery on Their Minds: Representing the Institution in Children's Picture Books, Raphael E. Rogers, Education (also CAGS)

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Integrating Cultures within Formal Schooling: Exploring Opportunities for Cultural Relevancy in Peri-Urban Senegal, Karla A. Sarr, Education (also CAGS)

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An Investigation of Subtest Score Equating Methods under Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory Frameworks, MinJeong Shin, Education (also CAGS)

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Phallacies: Constructing a Critical Space and Pedagogy for College Men to Engage Across Non-Hegemonic Masculinities, Taj Smith, Education (also CAGS)

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Factors Impacting the Decision to Study Abroad Among Students Who Have Expressed Intent, April H. Stroud, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2014

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COMPUTER INTEGRATION IN PALESTINIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Kefah A. Barham, Education (also CAGS)

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Testimonios from the Border-Shattering the Notion that Women of Color Don't Do Theory, Gloria G. Barragan, Education (also CAGS)

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Developing Spatial Reasoning Skills in General Chemistry Students, Deborah L. Carlisle, Education (also CAGS)

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Welcome to Guyland: Experiences of Trans* Men in College, D Chase J. Catalano, Education (also CAGS)

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Cultivating Communities of Practice to Develop Local Preparedness for Climate Change, Konda Reddy Chavva, Education (also CAGS)

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Effect of Automatic Item Generation on Ability Estimates in a Multistage Test, Kimberly F. Colvin, Education (also CAGS)

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UNDERSTANDING HEALTH ISSUES AMONG ADOLESCENT FEMALES IN A NORTHEAST PROVINCE OF AFGHANISTAN, Amina Davlatshoeva, Education (also CAGS)

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CYCLE OF RENEWAL: YOGA’S INFLUENCE ON THE PROFESSIONAL LIVES OF NOVICE TEACHERS, Danette V. Day, Education (also CAGS)

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On Being and Becoming: An Exploration of Young People’s Experiences with Status and Power, Keri L. DeJong, Education (also CAGS)

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Investing in Grindr: An Exploration of How Gay College Men Utilize Gay-Oriented Social Networking Sites, Michael T. Dodge, Education (also CAGS)

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“Give Light and People Will Find a Way”: Black Women College Student Leadership Experiences with Oppression at Predominantly White Institutions, Andrea D. Domingue, Education (also CAGS)

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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)

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Outreach practices of a small college counseling center: A comprehensive model to serve the college community, Jessica R. Ferriero, Education (also CAGS)

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A Novel Approach to Using Personal Response Systems and Diagrams to Foster Student Engagement in Large Lecture: Case Study of Instruction for Model-Based Reasoning in Biology, Johanna M. Fitzgerald, Education (also CAGS)

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The Application of Information Integration Theory to Standard Setting: Setting Cut Scores Using Cognitive Theory, Christopher C. Foster, Education (also CAGS)

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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)

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Perceptions of Leadership through the Lens of Special Education Administrators and Principals, Adam C. Garand, Education (also CAGS)

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School Counselor Advocacy with LGBT Students: A Qualitative Study of High School Counselor Experiences, Maria E. Gonzalez, Education (also CAGS)

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Liberal Smarts: Using Constructivist Career Development to Restore Power to the Liberal Arts, Kelly A. Gray, Education (also CAGS)

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SFL in L2 Writing Teacher Education: A Case Study of an EFL Pre-service Teacher in Conceptualizing Grammar, Wawan Gunawan and Wawan Gunawan, Education (also CAGS)

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"For a future tomorrow": The figured worlds of schoolgirls in Kono, Sierra Leone, Jordene Hale, Education (also CAGS)

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Improving anti-racist education for Multiracial students, Eric Hamako, Education (also CAGS)

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Impacts of the Game-Centered Approach on Cognitive Learning of Game Play and Game Performance during 5-week of Spring Season with Intercollegiate Female Soccer Players, Kanae Haneishi, Education (also CAGS)

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Beyond the Pearly Gates: White, Low-Income Student Experiences at Elite Colleges, Larissa Hopkins, Education (also CAGS)

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Fostering Transformative Points of Connection: An Examination of the Role of Personal Storytelling in Two Undergraduate Social Diversity Courses, Molly Keehn, Education (also CAGS)

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Genres of Dialogic Discussion in High School English: A Cross-Case Study of Two Courses, Wendy Keyser, Education (also CAGS)

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Mind, Brain, and Education: A Case Study of Student Perceptions of an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Martha C. Lees, Education (also CAGS)

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TEACHERS TALK: A CASE STUDY OF THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING ACROSS CULTURES WITH IMMIGRANT CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, Anne Lundberg, Education (also CAGS)

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The Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework and Transformational Leadership Alignment: An Investigation, Martin J. McEvoy Jr, Education (also CAGS)

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Program Evaluation of the Strong Start Curriculum as a Selected Intervention for Early Elementary Students, Katherine A. Meyer, Education (also CAGS)

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The Stress Problem: Exploring the intersections of student stress, involvement, and problem-solving self-efficacy, Dawn L. Rendell, Education (also CAGS)