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Dissertations from 2010

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

Dissertations from 2009

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Reaching the Poorest Through Microfinance: Learning from Saving for Change Program in Mali, Mukul Acharya, Education (also CAGS)

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Leadership Continuity: Enhancing the Cycle of Leadership in Academic Departments, Nancy Buffone, Education (also CAGS)

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A Study of Pre-Service Teachers: Is it Really Mathematics Anxiety?, Marsha Marie Guillory Bryant, Education (also CAGS)

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Implementing Change in Instructional Delivery of Classroom Curriculum: A Phenomenological Case Study of Classroom Teachers Implementing A Problem-based Learning Approach in the Classroom, Maura Anne Hart, Education (also CAGS)

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Women in Engineering: Tell Me What You Need to Succeed, Susan Catherine Lyon, Education (also CAGS)

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The Role of Program Evaluations in Improving and Sustaining State-Supported School Counseling Programs: A Cross Case Analysis of Best Practices, Ian Monteg Martin, Education (also CAGS)

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Policy Options to Finance Public Higher Education in Afghanistan, Frank McNernery, Education (also CAGS)

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Teacher Inquiry Group: The Space for (Un)packing Representations of Discourses of Achievement Gap and the Possibility of an Institutional Transforming Practice, Floris Wilma Ortiz-Marrero, Education (also CAGS)

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The Use of Item Response Theory in Developing a Phonics Diagnostic Inventory, Cynthia A. Pirani-McGurl, Education (also CAGS)

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A Blog-Mediated Curriculum for Teaching Academic Genres in an Urban Classroom: Second Grade ELL Students’ Emergent Pathways to Literacy Development, Dong-shin Shin, Education (also CAGS)

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Teacher Change Facilitated By Sustained School Situated Professional Development: Exemplar Learning Of Technology Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA), Karen St. Cyr, Education

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The Influence Of Parent And Community Involvement On Local School Councils In Massachusetts, Leslie B Stein, Education

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A program evaluation of school-wide positive behavior support in an alternative education setting, Elana Rachel Weinberger, Education (also CAGS)

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Metacognition: Developing Self-Knowledge Through Guided Reflection, Kathryn Wiezbicki-Stevens, Education (also CAGS)

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Women’s Contribution To Gross National Happiness: A Critical Analysis Of The Role Of Nuns And Nunneries In Education And Sustainable Development In Bhutan, Tashi Zangmo, Education

Dissertations from 2004

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The role of education and support in the vocational development and recovery of young adults with psychiatric disabilities., Kimberly S. Bisset, Education

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Reading class : disrupting power in children's literature., Maria José Botelho, Education

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The BNS : a notation system for developing better ideas about children's strategies., Jane Tingle Broderick, Education

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Perceptions of new public school leaders : their evolution to the superintendency., Joseph E. Buckley, Education

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Computer science undergraduates' perceptions of e-mail peer mentoring., Suzanne M. Castriotta, Education

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Content validity of independently constructed curriculum-based examinations., Elias Watson Jani Chakwera, Education

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The effects of topic familiarity and language difficulty on situation-model construction by readers of Chinese as a foreign language., Cecilia Chang-Chow, Education

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Culture and healthcare toward Vietnamese adults and elderly of Greater Springfield, Massachusetts., Duong Van Chu, Education

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"Coming into my own as a teacher" : English teachers' experiences in their first year of teaching., Jennifer Susan Cook, Education

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Athletic training professional preparation : a study of the employed graduates perspective of the clinical education experience., Kathleen K. Culpo, Education

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Family, community-based social capital and educational attainment during the doi moi process in Viet Nam., Van Thanh Duong, Education

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"Superleadership" : the impacts and implications for public education., Flavia L. Eldemire, Education

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Interaction in a two-way video environment : a case study at the University of Massachusetts., Hugh J. Friel, Education

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Nonformal education in francophone West Africa : a case study of the Senegalese experience of community-based schools., Mbarou, Gassama-Mbaye, Education

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An analysis of outcomes associated with student participation in living-learning communities at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst., Michael A. Gilbert, Education

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Customizing education to the student : the Educational Transitions Program at Greenfield Community College., Melinda Gougeon, Education

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Collaborating with refugee and immigrant communities : reflections of an outsider., Dale M. Jones, Education

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Learning milieu for primary school teachers in Malawi : perspectives, practices, & policies., Fritz. Kadyoma, Education

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Using performance level descriptors to ensure consistency and comparability in standard setting., Dafter January Khembo, Education

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Analysis of a complex policy domain : access to secondary education in Malawi., Samson L. W., MacJessie-Mbewe, Education

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Indications of positive peacebuilding in education : a basic needs approach., Vachel W. Miller, Education

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Voices from the field : auxiliary nurse-midwives of Nepal., Erica M. Piedade, Education

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Perspective transformation : an ethnoculturally-based community service learning with refugees and immigrants students., Shekhar K. Regmi, Education

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Organize or die : exploring the political and organizational activities of the Tanzania teacher union., Fulgence S.S. Swai, Education

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Modernizing English teacher education in China : faculty perspectives., Timothy W. Taylor, Education

Dissertations from 2003

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Development discourse for socio-emotional well-being., Friedrich W. Affolter, Education

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Sudanese refugee women becoming activists : the role of popular education., Magda M.A. Ahmed, Education

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A model to promote a seamless transition from early intervention to the public preschool : a longitudinal study., Janet S. Arndt, Education

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Quantitative evaluation of gender differences, cognitive development differences and software effectiveness for an elementary mathematics intelligent tutoring system., Ivon M. Arroyo, Education

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Child temperament, parenting styles and externalizing and internalizing behavior of young children of Indian immigrants in Canada., Shakuntla Brar, Education

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Parental expectancy and correlates of hypnotic and nonhypnotic suggestibility in a sample of Puerto Rican children., Antonio J. Bustillo, Education

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A pedagogy of disharmony : subjects, economies, desires., Kenneth, Byrne, Education

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Learning resistance in West Timor., Karen, Campbell-Nelson, Education

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Monitoring and evaluating adult education programs in the District of Columbia., Lulu Mary Davies, Education

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Reducing student attrition : inquiry into why students leave college before completing their degrees., Dawn M. Ellinwood, Education

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A comparative study of underachieving and high achieving African heritage high school students., Ericka J. Fisher, Education

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Building a professional learning community in preservice teacher education : peer coaching and video analysis., Jeanne C. Gemmell, Education

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Nurturance : an Andean Amerindian way of life as an alternative construct to development theory and practice., Cole D. Genge, Education

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A conceptual framework for effective strategies for information and communication technologies in education : a case study of Mauritius., Papayah, Guruvadoo, Education

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The experiences of high school teachers in Massachusetts with the History and social science curriculum framework., Margaret Harris, Education

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An item modeling approach to descriptive score reports., Kristen L. Huff, Education

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Evaluation of the oppressed : a social justice approach to program evaluation., Mohamed, Ibrahim, Education

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Elementary physical education teachers' and students' perceptions of instructional alignment., Alisa R. James, Education

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Early identification and intervention with kindergartners at risk for reading failure : a district-wide prevention program using a multiple gating approach., Judith E. Loughlin, Education

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The adoptive parenting process : a study of the experiences of parents who adopt infant girls from China., Nili Luo, Education

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Principals' perceptions of the MCAS : the impact of high stakes testing in Massachusetts., Darryll A. McCall, Education

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Off that spectrum entirely : a study of female-bodied transgender-identified individuals., Linda A. McCarthy, Education

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Perceptions of college students of color about community service learning through tutoring., Kacie Charmion McCollum, Education

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The senior year : a study of transition, liminality and students' perspectives of their final year as undergraduates., Brian T. McCoy, Education

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An exploration of the relationships between family and social support and parent-child attachment : multicultural perspectives in the United States and Ireland., Mary E. McGuire-Schwartz, Education

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How students understand financial aid : a qualitative study of the college choice process., Jannette Mendez, Education

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The role of parenting style and family characteristics of levels of organization and control in the development of self-regulation skills in young children., Mary Anne Morris, Education

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The liberal impulse in American schooling : three historical case studies., James. Nehring, Education

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Boy, walk with a purpose : a postmodern study of the conversation between the discourses of secondary English education., Michael P. Riendeau, Education

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The journey of Latinas in undergraduate schools of nursing : roadblocks and bridges., Migdalia V. Rivera Goba, Education

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Dialogue in a school-university teacher education partnership : critical ethnography of a "third space"., Cynthia Rosenberger, Education

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Predictors of relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction and sexual frequency in female couples., Kathryn M. Salisbury, Education

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Pathways of elementary school mathematics teachers seeking to improve their instruction through professional development., Donna Babski Scanlon, Education

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"Our spiritual center" : language ideology and personhood at a Chinese community heritage language school., Peter C. Silver, Education

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Priorities in conflict : livelihood practices, environmental threats, and the conservation of biodiversity in Madagascar., Michael J. Simsik, Education

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A program evaluation of an academic self-management training as an intervention for post-secondary students with learning disabilities., Peter C. Stoll, Education

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The process of collaborative capacity building : the journey towards achieving self-management for local INGO staff in the Lao PDR., Mainus, Sultan, Education

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Determining support for new teachers in Namibian schools., Michael K. Tjivikua, Education

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Becoming scholars : constructing literacy in a learning disabilities environment., John E. Villemaire, Education