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Dissertations from 2012

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Comparison of kernel equating and item response theory equating methods, Yu Meng

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Exploring Differences Between Student And Teacher Reports Of Relational Aggression, Hadley Moore, Education

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Can Free Primary Education achieve universal primary education? A study of the intersections of social exclusion, gender and education in Kenya, Judith A Obiero

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Beyond the Stereotype of Black Homophobia: Exploring the Potential of Black Allies for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students, Kyle Oldham, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluating the Role of Principals in Teacher Teams: A Longitudinal Analysis of Principal Involvement and Impact in a District-Wide Initiative to Increase Teacher Collaboration, Craig Michael Outhouse, Education (also CAGS)

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A Professional Development Program for the Mother Tongue-Based Teacher: Addressing Teacher Perceptions and Attitudes Towards MTBMLE, Rebecca J. Paulson Stone, Education (also CAGS)

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Unpacking Voice and Silence: A Phenomenological Study of Black Women and Latinas in College Classroom, Shelly A. Perdomo, Education (also CAGS)

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Research as Praxis in ESL Teacher Education, Elizabeth Anne Robinson, Education (also CAGS)

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Movements of Diverse Inquiries as Critical Teaching Practices Among Charros, Tlacuaches and Mapaches, Stephen T. Sadlier, Education (also CAGS)

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Moments of determination: Detecting learning within Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Jason A Schweid

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Effects of Strong Start curriculum on internalizing, externalizing behaviors, and emotion knowledge among kindergarten and first grade students, Jasmine L Sicotte

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Personal History and Present Practice: A Cross Cultural Study of the Influences on Arts Integration in the United States and Japan, Jana L. Silver, Education (also CAGS)

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Demand- Side Financing In Education: A Critical Examination of a Girls' Scholarship Program in Malawi- (Case Study), Abraham Sineta, Education (also CAGS)

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They Chose to Major in Engineering: A Study of Why Women Enter and Persist in Undergraduate Engineering Programs, Adrienne Yvette Smith, Education (also CAGS)

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Student Recognition of Visual Affordances: Supporting Use of Physics Simulations in Whole Class and Small Group Settings, A. Lynn Stephens, Education (also CAGS)

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Examining Perceptions of Practices and the Roles of Special Education Leaders through the Distributed Leadership Lens, Patrick Ryan Tudryn, Education (also CAGS)

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Afro-Peruvian Perspectives and Critiques of Intercultural Education Policy, Luis Martin Valdiviezo, Education (also CAGS)

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Understanding Internalized Oppression: A Theoretical Conceptualization of Internalized Subordination, Teeomm K. Williams, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2011

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The Teaching And Learning Of Arabic Post 9/11: Late Modernity And Possibilities For Change In Language Classrooms, Sawsan Omar Abbadi, Education

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Exploring Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding The Concepts Of Culture And Intercultural Communicative Competence In EFL Palestinian University Context: A Case Study, Abdrabu Abu Alyan, Education

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An Ethnographic Case Study Of A College ESL Chinese Student’s Identities And Power Relations Through Online And Offline Social Practices, Huihong Bao, Education

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Fifth-Grade Students' Tactical Understanding, Decision-Making and Transfer of Knowledge in a Tactical Games Model Net/Wall Sampling Unit, Heidi Renee Bohler, Education (also CAGS)

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A critical analysis of Jamaica's emerging educational policy discourses in the age of globalization, Nigel Olivia Michael Brissett

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The effect of a skills-based fluency intervention on the writing of third-grade students identified as less fluent writers, Eric A Bruinooge

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It's Nothing Personal: Competing Discourses for Girls and Women in Mathematics, Shannon Dawn Bryant, Education (also CAGS)

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Community Colleges and the Pursuit of Larger Grants: Strategies for Success, Steven George Budd, Education (also CAGS)

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What Is Instructional Leadership And What Does It Look Like In Practice? A Multi-Case Case Study Of Elementary School Principals Who Have Led Schools From Being Identified As Under Performing To Performing., Linda L Carrier, Education

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The Decolonization Of Higher Education: An Analysis Of Venezuela‘S 2009 Ley Organica De Educacion, Lauren Elizabeth Clarke, Education

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Evaluating IRT- and CTT-based Methods of Estimating Classification Consistency and Accuracy Indices from Single Administrations, Nina Deng, Education (also CAGS)

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Reading First/Bay State Reading Initiative: Public vs. Private Implementation-Which Produces the Best Results?, Marlene A. Di Leo, Education (also CAGS)

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Financial Literacy and Women: Overcoming the Barriers, Melissa A. Donohue, Education (also CAGS)

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Education in a Hip-Hop Nation: Our Identity, Politics & Pedagogy, Marcella Runell Hall, Education (also CAGS)

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Organizational Decision Making and Goal Setting in Out-Of-School-Time Programs, Jenny Rebecca Hemmingson, Education (also CAGS)

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The Cost of Caring: An Investigation in the Effects of Teaching Traumatized Children in Urban Elementary Settings, Anthony C. Hill, Education (also CAGS)

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Students' Valuation Of Visual Arts Education: An Exploration Of Inspiring And Inhibiting Factors, Bozena Jaworowski, Education

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Language and learning in a post-colonial context: The case of Haiti, Marky Jean-Pierre

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Coping With Adaptation After Mass Trauma: Developing A Culturally Sensitive, School-Based, Curriculum For Somali Children, Sorie Koroma, Education

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education

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Creating Classroom Relationships that Allow Students to Feel Known, Kent Alan Divoll, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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

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An Examination of Teacher-Student Trust in Middle School Classrooms, Virginia Louise Durnford, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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Latino/a Students and Faculty Interaction: Las Voces de Persistencia, Joyce L. Hampton, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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Teachers' Resistance: Japanese Teachers Stories From the 1960s, Reiko Kato, Education (also CAGS)

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Educational Research In Palestine: Epistemological And Cultural Challenges - A Case Study, Ayman A Khalifah, Education

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Teacher Professional Development Programs In Palestine: Changes Beliefs And Practices, Ola M Khalili, Education

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

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

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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An Assessment of The Nonparametric Approach for Evaluating The Fit of Item Response Models, Tie Liang, Education (also CAGS)

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Insights into the Complexities of Identity in Persisting Latina College Students, Irene Rodriguez Martin, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education

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Earning And Learning: The Impact Of Paid Work On First-Generation Student Persistence, Marilyn Micka-Pickunka, Education

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

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

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

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A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Helping Professionals With Learning Disabilities, Madeline Lorraine Peters, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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The Voice of Elementary School Principals on School Climate, Suzanne Elayne Scallion, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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, Education (also CAGS)

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The Impact of Disciplinarity on the Organizational Leadership Styles of Academic Deans, Lauren J. Way, Education (also CAGS)

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International Study Tours and the Development of Sociocultural Consciousness in K-12 Teachers, Raymond Yu-kuang Young, Education (also CAGS)