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Dissertations from 2002

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Same students, different strategies! : a sociocultural perspective to studying language learning strategies in a second language setting., Gihan Sidky Al Azab, Education

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The educational impact of Tech Prep on Massachusetts occupational education programs., James Alicata, Education

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Exploring the internal and external factors influencing the career development of first generation Filipina Americans., Belinda C. Badger, Education

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Social perceptions of African-American community college transfer students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth., Norman L. Barber, Education

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Making science accessible through collaborative science teacher action research on feminist pedagogy., Brenda M. Capobianco, Education

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Teaching and learning in diverse classrooms : faculty reflections on their experiences and pedagogical practices of teaching diverse populations., Carmelita Rosie Castañeda, Education

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Stewardship as a transformative practice : an inquiry into the nature of sustained involvement and ongoing learning of environmental stewards., Mark, DeMoranville, Education

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The impact of marketer controlled factors on college-choice decisions by students at a public research university., John Donnellan, Education

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Accessing first grade teachers' images and beliefs about teaching, learning, and students : the use of abstract symbolic drawing., Karen A. Droy, Education

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From holistic worldview to holistic education : cross-boundary journeys of educators toward integrative learning and integral being., Yihong, Fan, Education

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College students' construction of writer identity : furthering understanding thr[o]ugh discourse analysis and poststructural theory., Linda A. Fernsten, Education

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KMEEP : linking theory and practice in an effective science pedagogy., Elizabeth Flores-Cotte, Education

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Education for rural development in Côte d'Ivoire : school based cooperatives as a vehicle for a successful transition of primary school leavers/dropouts from school to real life., Jacqueline A. Gnagne, Education

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Neonatal behavior & maternal representations over the first month postpartum : a short-term longitudinal study with Puerto Rican infants and their mothers., Julio C. González Martínez, Education

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Graphic user interface design curriculum., David A. Gosselin, Education

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The implementation and utilization of democratic discipline as an approach to classroom management : a case study., Richard P. Grandmont, Education

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Student perceptions regarding classroom environments for learning., Jean E. Greenwood, Education

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Participants' perceptions regarding their mentoring relationships in the State of Connecticut Community-Technical College Minority Fellowship Program., Vanessa Harris, Education

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Preparing students for the university : what is the effect of community college accommodation on students who transfer to state universities?, Bruce D. Johnson, Education

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Small sample item parameter estimation in the three parameter logistic model : using collateral information., Lisa A. Keller, Education

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Teaching chemistry using guided discovery and an interactive computer tool., Samia A. Khan, Education

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Contributions of friendship : the variability in the experiences of early adolescents with opposite-sex friends., Glenn A. Lowery, Education

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Learning in Retirement Institutes : the impact on the lives of older adults., Charlene L. Martin, Education

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Unheard voices : toward a therapy of liberation : six low income Puerto Rican migrant women tell their stories., Heyda M. Martinez, Education

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The application of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in elementary education theory and practice : a constructivist approach., Juana Mendoza Claudio, Education

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A case study of Price Farm School, an independent, integrated day school : straw into gold., Jane I. Miller, Education

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Social perception and metaperception among children with learning and emotional disabilities : a social relations analysis., Gretna R. Niemi, Education

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Professional school community : individual conceptualizations and the creation of productive professional relationships among and between a principal and teachers., Philip Brian O'Reilly, Education

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The natural context of mother-toddler play interactions in a rural Nepali community., Sunita Rajouria, Education

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Understanding the role and potential impact of nonverbal communication in the primary inclusion classroom., Susan B. Rosa, Education

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Knowing and understanding through auto/ethnography : narrative on transformative learning experience of an international graduate student., Tossaporn, Sariyant, Education

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The financial relationship between the Worcester Hahnemann Hospital and the Worcester Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1900-1989., Audrey M. Silveri, Education

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Women of color staking a claim for cyber domain : unpacking the racial/gender gap in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (SMET)., Nancy H. Sosnowski, Education

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The new/given index : a measure to explore, evaluate, and monitor eDiscourse in educational conferencing applications., Dana R. Welts, Education

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Assessing changes in bystander intervention : the impact of an undergraduate educational program on peer sexual harassment., Elaine R. Whitlock, Education

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Perceptions of black male students and their parents about the academic achievement gap between black and white students at the elementary school level., Gloria J. Williams, Education

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Social justice and mediation., A. Leah Wing, Education

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Analog and digital video production techniques in developing new media literacy skills among university students., Melda N. Yildiz, Education

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Instructional web sites design : an object-oriented approach., Thomas, Zschocke, Education

Dissertations from 2001

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The phenomenological interview : exploring awareness of second language learning in the international ESL college student community., Leor Alcalay, Education

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The contextual process of identity : a cultural study of sexual identity change as experienced by American-educated college students studying sexuality in the Netherlands., Peg Brigham Alden, Education

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College persistence among TANF single female parents : an exploratory study., Sandra Austin, Education

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Siblings of people with disabilities : a developmental analysis of the effects, impacts, and patterns of adaptation., Cinnamon C. Azeez, Education

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Environmental impact on infant's developing melatonin levels and sleep-wake cycles., Ann Becker, Education

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An inquiry into the emergence of transformative leadership in higher education in South Africa : a phenomenographic study., David I. Bell, Education

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Black and off-white : an investigation of African American and Jewish conflict from Ashkenazic Jewish American perspectives., Warren J. Blumenfeld, Education

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The Effects of Teaching/Learning Environments on the Creative Process of Learning Evidenced Through a Movement Analysis Tool: The Kesternberg Movement Profile, Rebecca R. Burrill, Education

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Ethnoviolence in higher education : student perpetrators' perspectives on self, relationships, and morality., Jennifer Callahan, Education

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Developing the writing skills of second language students through the activity of writing to a real reader., Suhong Chang, Education

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The sista' network as the new underground railroad : African American women faculty successfully negotiating the road to tenure., Tuesday La'nette Cooper, Education

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Disruptive behavior of students with psychological problems : an evaluation of response protocols and training activities of Massachusetts state colleges., Ann E. Coyne, Education

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Reflections of first-generation, low income, Puerto Rican college students on the impact of a high school Upward Bound program on their ability to succeed in post-secondary education., Paulette Marie Dalpes, Education

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Sheff vs. O'Neill, Connecticut's landmark desegregation case., Stephen B. Delaney, Education

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Construction of social identities : an ethnographic study of Tibetan student discourses in higher education., Karma Choepel Dolma, Education

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What do fat women want? : An exploratory investigation of the influences of psychotherapy on the process by which fat women work toward acceptance of their size and weight., Anne M. Downes, Education

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Resettling Vietnamese Amerasians : what have we learned?, Mary Eileen English, Education

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Misconception to concept : employing cognitive flexibility theory-based hypermedia to promote conceptual change in ill-structured domains., Joseph J. Frantiska, Education

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Freedom teachers : Northern White women teaching in Southern Black communities, 1860's and 1960's., Judith C. Hudson, Education

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Patterns and paths : ethnic identity development in second generation Indian Americans., Khyati Yogeshkumar Joshi, Education

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The value of drawing for young children in learning science., Bustam Kamri, Education

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Intercultural communication at work : Puerto Rican and Anglo communicative patterns in a service organization., M. Kathleen Koski, Education

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Parents' perceptions of the Individualized Family Service Plan., Desiree P. Lalbeharie-Josias, Education

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Constructing disability : a phenomenological interview study of one student's experience(s) of disability., Peter J. McDonald, Education

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Validity issues in standard setting., Kevin C. Meara, Education

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Integrating computer technologies into elementary school teaching : a constructivist professional development approach., Linda Mensing Triplett, Education

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An analysis of the psychosocial development of college student-athletes., Anne R. Mickle, Education

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Technology and learning in the undergraduate classroom., Brian L. Miller, Education

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The socio-cultural adaptation of Somali refugees in Toronto : an exploration of their integration experiences., Hassan A. Mohamed, Education

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Mentoring and new elementary school teachers : problems and progress., Martha Lilian Eshun Ntiforo, Education

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Perceptions of Massachusetts family and consumer sciences education professionals regarding the importance and use of the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education in Massachusetts., Jo Ann Pullen, Education

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An Afrocentric education in an urban school : a case study., Bernard Reese, Education

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The effect of test characteristics on aberrant response patterns in computer adaptive testing., Saba M. Rizavi, Education

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Development and evaluation of test assembly procedures for computerized adaptive testing., Frederic Robin, Education

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Developing standards for assessing quality of professional development programs for teachers : an exploratory study., Ana R. Rodriguez, Education

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"I am the seed in a watermelon" : exploring metaphors about education, welfare reform, and women's lives., Ann Carey Scott, Education

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Academic and social outcomes of general education students in inclusion versus non-inclusion classrooms : a case study., Barbara J. Senecal, Education

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How elementary principals perceive the changes in their roles and their schools as a result of Massachusetts education reform., Nancy R. Spitulnik, Education

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Vietnamese young women from the third wave of immigration : their struggle for higher education., Hoa Truong, Education

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High-stakes testing and the work of English teachers : an in-depth interview study of Massachusetts English teachers' experiences with the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System)., Cara Livingstone Turner, Education

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A study to test a model for predicting fiscal health for institutions of public higher education : a case study., Janet D. Wanczyk, Education

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Attitudes of preschool children toward the elderly at the Stride Rite Intergenerational Day Care Center., Eleanor Marie White, Education

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Impact of several computer-based testing variables on the psychometric properties of credentialing examinations., Dehui Xing, Education

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Teacher evaluation and student learning : perceptions of elementary school principals and teachers., Shuli Xu, Education

Dissertations from 2000

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Teaching writing and creating change in a multicultural/urban elementary classroom., Cellastine P. Bailey, Education

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Linking multiple-choice and constructed-response items to a common proficiency scale., B. Bastari, Education

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Bilingual teacher welfare., Carmelo Borges, Education

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A study of factors that contribute to adult undergraduate student success at the University of Massachusetts Amherst., Elizabeth Y. Brinkerhoff, Education

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Making the most of computers : an investigation of the attitudes and opinions of students and teachers concerning the use of computers for the instruction of students with special learning needs., Rachel. Brown-Chidsey, Education

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A study of cultural cognitive and physical competencies in 4-year-old African American children., Beverlyn Cain, Education

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Views on assistive technology., Diane Marie Campbell, Education

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Teaching to transform : the legacy of African American scholar-activists in higher education., Barbara J. Collins, Education

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Education and its effects on recidivism., Matthew J. Conway, Education

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Computer microworld development adapted to children's conceptions : a case study., Russell L. Couturier, Education

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A description of gay/straight alliances in the public schools of Massachusetts., Janice E. Doppler, Education

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Valuing student relationships across race and ethnicity : an exploration of the development of positive intergroup contact in a college classroom., Mary Martha Gannon, Education

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Effective teachers at the middle level., Amy R. Gelinas, Education

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Action research on a tactical approach to teaching a pre-service tennis class., Klara D. Gubacs, Education