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Dissertations from 2007

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Perceptions of teacher empowerment in a Turning Points school : a case study of teachers in a middle school in New England., Molly Mei-Ling Lim, Education

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Child rearing goals and parent-child interaction in immigrant Chinese families., Fang Liu, Education

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Mentor teachers, program supervisors, and peer coaching in the student teaching experience : a phenomenological study of the experiences of mentor teachers, program supervisors, and interns., Hsiu-Lien Lu, Education

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College presidents and administrative team members : an investigation of a team leadership approach to financial decision-making in liberal arts colleges., Kathleen J. Mangano, Education

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Exploring the impact of teachers' participation in an assessment-standards alignment study., Andrea Martone, Education

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Unexpected transitions : moving beyond cultural barriers : successful strategies of female technology education teachers., Raymond R. McCarthy, Education

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A validity study of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model readiness self-assessment instrument., Wendy McGannon, Education

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Searching for identity : an exploration of narrative, behavior, material culture, and curriculum as representations of identity in one Armenian day school in the United States., Yeprem Mehranian, Education

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Sisters in the struggle : individual and institutional factors affecting the persistence of black, female, doctoral students at U.S. predominantly white institutions., Mounira Morris, Education

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Using peers as intervention agents to improve the social behaviors of elementary-aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder : effects of a peer coaching package., Pamela J. Plumer, Education

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Principal leadership behaviors in Massachusetts in the era of education reform., John A. Provost, Education

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Recruiting teachers of color : college-age Latino/a students share their voices and recommendations for educator preparation programs., Raymond M. Sharick, Education

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Women's ways of drinking : college women, high-risk alcohol use, and related consequences., Margaret Ann Smith, Education

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Promoting the early identification of internalizing problems in preliterate children : development of the Watkins early self-report of internalizing problems., Maren L. Watkins, Education

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A case study of the impact of urban immersion teacher preparation and urban school workplace on the perceived self-efficacy, persistence and institutional commitment of urban school teachers., Yijie Zhao, Education

Dissertations from 2006

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Participatory video projects in multicultural learning environments., Gregory D. S. Bascomb, Education

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School board use of student achievement data in policy development and decision making., Cecelia O. Buckley, Education

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The construction of whiteness by white anti-racism educators., Michael J. Burchell, Education

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Competition among high school principals of charter schools, public schools and voucher-receiving private schools in the District of Columbia., B. J. Cain, Education

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Equating high stakes educational measurements : a study of design and consequences., Bob Wajizigha Chulu, Education

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Examining the efficacy of two computerized reading programs for kindergarten students at-risk for reading and behavior problems., Julie Clarfield, Education

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Secondary mathematics and English teachers' perceptions regarding the impact of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System on curriculum and instruction decision-making in their classrooms., Patricia A. Donovan, Education

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Chief academic officers in New England community colleges : leadership and regional collaboration., Pamela R. Edington, Education

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A case study of adventure education : an ecological analysis., Thaddeus J. France, Education

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The benefits of being a senior peer counselor., Marsha Bari Goldman, Education

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Carpets, beards, and baseball signs : an intertextual and interdiscursive look at meanings constructed in a cross-cultural setting for language learning., William E. Grohe, Education

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Sustainable community development in Nepal : voices from the bottom-up., Totraman, Gurung, Education

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Detecting exposed items in computer-based testing., Ning Han, Education

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Development and evaluation of the student-counselor social capital instrument., James Harrity, Education

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Evaluating the consistency and accuracy of proficiency classifications using item response theory., Shuhong Li, Education

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Patients and doctors in dialogue about chronic illness., Georgene R. Lockerman, Education

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Assessing fit of item response theory models., Ying Lu, Education

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Incremental and predictive utility of formative assessment methods of reading comprehension., Amanda M. Marcotte, Education

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Systemic educational reform in Massachusetts : teacher perspectives on standards, assessment and school based decision making in underperforming schools., Caryn M. McCrohon, Education

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Conceptions of art : a case study of elementary teachers, a principal, and an art teacher., Kathy A. Miraglia, Education

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Reinventing indigenous knowledge : a crucial factor for an IPM-based sustainable agricultural development., Elias T. Moning, Education

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Inclusive pedagogy for diverse learners : science instruction, disability, and the community college., Mary A. Moriarty, Education

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Child abuse in contemporary children's literature : a critical multicultural analysis., Albertina Navarro Rios, Education

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The convergence of the global and the local : what teachers bring to their classrooms after a Fulbright experience in Kenya and Tanzania., Kelly Bryn O'Brien, Education

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The complex interplay between school and home discourses and identities in a first grade structured English immersion classroom., Bernadette J. Rodríguez, Education

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Factors involved in high school completion and non-completion of Native Americans., Lorrie Starr, Education

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A reflexive postdevelopment critique of development knowledge : exploring bases for alliance with development professionals., Peter A. Tamas, Education

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Voices of rural women in Nepal : impact of literacy on the lives of women., Keshab Deep Thapaliya, Education

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Strangers in good company? : the accuracy of students' perceptions of peer attitudes toward gays, lesbians, and bisexuals., Lauri Kay Turkovsky, Education

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Impacts of technology coaching on teacher practices., Ruth-Ellen. Verock-O'Loughlin, Education

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Telling images : an ethnography of young children's creation of narratives in response to works of art., Faith T. Wint, Education

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Becoming an elementary mathematics teacher leader : collaborative teacher growth and change., Amy S. Wolpin, Education

Dissertations from 2005

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Teacher research as a response to "Miss, do we really have to pass this class?" : examining discourses in the middle school students' foreign language classroom., Adina C. Alexandru, Education

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Bringing reading strategies home from a family literacy workshop : two case studies of parents and their children reading together., Marilyn L. Antonucci, Education

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Clinical instructional strategies in athletic training education., Mary G. Barnum, Education

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The psychodynamics of white racism : an historical exploration of white racial pathology as elicited by prizefighters Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali., Michal Louise Beale, Education

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Multicultural art education : voices of art teachers and students in the postmodern era., Patricia Bode, Education

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The influence of mentoring in dyadic relationships on the leadership development of women college presidents., Cheryl E. Braxton, Education

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First-generation college students : family influence and the road to college., Maria Vita Calkins, Education

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Educational technology : learning in a computer-mediated environment., Karin Moyano Camihort, Education

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Literacy and numeracy practices of market women of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala., Joan B. Cohen-Mitchell, Education

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Math stories : troubleSUM relationships : a study of the importance of relationships on women's achievement in mathematics., Christine DeGregorio, Education

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Academic choice provision in an urban elementary school classroom : an examination of the factors and processes that lead to growth in teaching and learning., Paula Denton, Education

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Beyond the accountability-improvement debate : a case study analysis of institutional response to assessment., Kathryn P. Doherty, Education

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The intergenerational transmission of educational values from working-class mothers to their adolescent daughters in two Western Massachusetts mill towns., Mary Jayne Fay, Education

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Identity and discoursal elements : three case studies of first-year writing students., Pamela Weisenberg Hollander, Education

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Developing siblings and peer tutors to assist native Taiwanese children in learning habits of mind for math success., Hsing-Wen Hu, Education

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Representin' for Latino students : culturally responsive pedagogies, teacher identities, and the preparation of teachers for urban schools., Jason G. Irizarry, Education

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How prior life experiences influence teaching : multiple case studies of mature age elementary student teachers., S. Kay Klausewitz, Education

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Competing narratives : the interplay between racial and ethno-religious identity among Ashkenazi Jewish undergraduate anti-racist peer educators., Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, Education

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A comparison of boys and girls diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder in a public school counseling program., Sara R. Marsh, Education

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Meiji maiden : Umeko Tsuda and the founding of higher education for women in Japan., Theresa G. McCue, Education

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Academic capitalism and doctoral student socialization : a case study., María del Pilar Mendoza, Education

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Validation and diagnostic accuracy of early numeracy skill indicators., Scott A. Methe, Education

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Teachers who are mothers : perceptions of concurrent career and parenthood roles., Melva J. Michaelian, Education

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Children's friendships and after-school program participation : does participation in an after-school program affect the development and quality of children's friendships?, Sarah G. Mitchell, Education

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Service-learning and social justice : making connections, making commitments., Tania D. Mitchell, Education

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Decentralization by an efficient information system : enabling efficient decisions for basic education in Malawi., Maxwell Suluma Nkhokwe, Education

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The dynamics of informed problem-solving : an exploratory study of student attention and cognition in clinical athletic training., Holly A. Noun, Education

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Writing and transformation in college composition., Michelle Lynne Paranto, Education

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Sharing the spotlight : the non-adopted siblings of transracial adoptees., John W. Raible, Education

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"You don't have to have college knowledge to know it all" : meaning-making in a participatory adult education project., Sherry L. Russell, Education

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Juggling the contradictions : an exploration of white college students' understanding of meritocracy and racial inequality., Sheri Lyn Schmidt, Education

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Here I am now! : community service-learning with immigrant and refugee undergraduate students and youth : the use of critical pedagogy, situated-learning and funds of knowledge., Janna, Shadduck-Hernández, Education

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Narratives of Chinese female immigrant professionals : factors that affect their career development and strategies used for career adjustment., Yuting Shih, Education

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Prepared for complexity : multicultural women teaching English as a second language., Lise M. Sparrow, Education

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The beginning of intervention : a study of the working relationship between the state Department of Education and underperforming schools during the implementation of new school accountability policy., Susan Bowles Therriault, Education

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Education in post-apartheid South Africa : towards liberation or equity?, Tsoaledi Daniel Thobejane, Education

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The development of teaching philosophies in the absence of formal pre-service teacher education., B. Curtis Turner, Education

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Breaking the silence : Cambodian students speak out about school, success, and shifting identities., Roberta Wallitt, Education

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Effects of picture rehearsal on the behavior of public school children with autism spectrum disorders., Lisa J. Wholey, 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