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Dissertations from 2013

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Systems of Accountability as a Technology of Governmentality: Policy, Preparation, and Inclusive Practice, Denise LaVoie LaFrance, Education (also CAGS)

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The Effects of Tools of the Mind on Math and Reading Scores In Kindergarten, Patricia Estrela Mackay, Education (also CAGS)

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Teaching Strategies for Using Projected Images to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Exploring Discussion Practices in Computer Simulation and Static Image-Based Lessons, Norman Tinkham Price, Education (also CAGS)

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Supporting the Persuasive Writing Practices of English Language Learners Through Culturally Responsive Systemic Functional Pedagogy, Joshua Mark Schulze, Education (also CAGS)

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Circles and Lines: Complexities of Learning in Community, Sara Lynne Schupack, Education (also CAGS)

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Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Using Students' Test Scores, Amanda Corby Soto, Education

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Building a Third Space: How Academic Language Knowledge Helps Pre-Service Teachers Develop Content Literacy Practices, Erik J. Sussbauer, Education (also CAGS)

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Sharevision Collaboration Between High School Counselors and Athletic Educators to Stop LGBTQ Bullying, Lisa Dawn Thompson, Education (also CAGS)

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From Diagnosis to Intervention: Charting the Path with Families of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Scott M Tyner, Education

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Transformation In Action: Approaches to Incorporating Race and Racism into Clinical Social Work Practice & Curriculum, Rani Varghese, Education (also CAGS)

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Racialized Spaces In Teacher Discourse: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Place-Based Identities In Roche Bois, Mauritius, Elsa Marie Wiehe, Education (also CAGS)

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Sensory Processing and the Self Care Task of Eating in Children with Autism, Jeanne Zobel-Lachiusa, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2012

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Goals, Principles, and Practices for Community-Based Adult Education Through the Lens of A Hatcher-Assagioli Synthesis, Andrea Shepard Ayvazian, Education (also CAGS)

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The Rise Up and Leadership in Community Service Classes and Their Impact on the Relationships, School Retention and Persistence of Marginalized Students at One Level Four School, Heather A. Batchelor, Education (also CAGS)

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In Pursuit of a Balanced System of Educational Assessment: An Evaluation of the Pre-Kindergarten Through 8th Grade Math Assessment System in One Massachusetts Regional School District, Rita Joyce Detweiler, Education (also CAGS)

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The Intersectionality of Race, Adoption and Parenting: How White Adoptive Parents of Asian Born Children Talk About Race Within the Family, Janette Hollowood Dolan, Education (also CAGS)

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Production of Third Spaces for Immigrant English Language Learners: (Re)Negotiating Identity and Discourse in the Secondary Classroom, Andrew W. Habana Hafner, Education (also CAGS)

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Supporting Public High School Teachers in a Context of Multiple Mandates: A Social Justice Approach to Professional Learning Communities, Philip J. Harak, Education (also CAGS)

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Getting Beyond What Educators See As Wrong: How Understanding the Strengths of Low-Income Puerto Rican Families Can Help Urban Schools Improve, Paul Hyry-Dermith, Education (also CAGS)

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The Role of Education in an Historically Challenging and Politically Complex Environment: The Response of Public Universities to the September 11 Attacks, Nigar J. Khan, Education (also CAGS)

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The Silent Majority: An Examination Of Nonresponse In College Student Surveys, Ethan A. Kolek, Education (also CAGS)

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An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Item Parameters on IRT Information Functions in Mixed Format Tests, Wai Yan Wendy Lam, Education (also CAGS)

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A New Approach to Using Photographs and Classroom Response Systems in Middle School Astronomy Classes, Hyun Ju Lee, Education (also CAGS)

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Place and the Politics of Knowledge in Rural Bolivia: A Postcoloniality of Development, Ecology, and Well-Being, Karen Marie Lennon, Education (also CAGS)

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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)

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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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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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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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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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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, Education (also CAGS)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)