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Dissertations from 2004

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Listening to the voices of inner city, low -income, 12th grade, Black males: A phenomenological study of their educational experiences, Christopher A Lester

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Impact of the Living History Online project on students' computer use, skills, attitudes toward computer technology and history learning in four western Massachusetts public schools, Weijia Li

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Analysis of a complex *policy domain: Access to secondary education in Malawi, Samson L. W Macjessie-Mbewe

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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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Famine and ideology: The precipitating factors and educational implications in the case of Somalia, Yasin I Magan

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An investigation of alternative approaches to scoring multiple response items on a certification exam, Xiaoying Ma

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Capturing complexity in conflict: A critical ethnography of nonprofit organization development through a social justice lens, Joan Marion Mikalson

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Indications of positive peacebuilding in education: A basic needs approach, Vachel W Miller

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

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Different and alike: Diferentes y semejantes. An ethnographic study of language use in a dramatic play center, Silvia Sander Norbis

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Teacher-student co-construction processes in biology: Strategies for developing mental models in large group discussions, Maria Cecilia Nunez Oviedo

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A case study of the dual roles of an exemplary physical education teacher/coach: An ecological comparison, Karen B Pagnano

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Comparative case studies of teacher change within the context of reform -based physical education teacher development, Kevin G Patton

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Teachers' interpretations of a reflective practice school reform initiative: An existential analysis, Elizabeth Dolly Pedevillano

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Voices from the field: Auxiliary nurse-midwives of Nepal, Erica M Piedade

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

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Children of my children: An exploration of the issues embedded in the lives of grandchildren being raised by their grandparents, Lina C Racicot

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Perspective transformation: An ethnoculturally based community service learning with refugees and immigrants students, Shekhar K Regmi

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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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Teachers' and supervisors' perceptions of current and ideal supervision and evaluation practices, John F Rizzo

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Family child care providers' self -reported perceptions of *isolation, autonomy and burnout, Sharon A Roth

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Diagnostic accuracy of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills in the prediction of first-grade oral reading fluency, Amanda L Ryan

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Weighting procedures for robust ability estimation in item response theory, William P Skorupski

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Organize or die: Exploring the political and organizational activities of the Tanzania Teacher Union, Fulgence S. S Swai

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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

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

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Problems and possibilities: The complexities of accessing higher education for Puerto Rican women in the United States, Barbara Tramonte

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The effects of culturally matched materials on the reading comprehension of African -American students, Stacy A. S Williams

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Evaluating the effects of several multi -stage testing design variables on selected psychometric outcomes for certification and licensure assessment, April L Zenisky

Dissertations from 2003

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

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Development discourse for socio -emotional well -being, Friedrich Wolfgang Affolter

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Sudanese refugee women becoming activists: The role of Popular Education, Magda M. A Ahmed

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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 Spoerer Arndt

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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

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

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

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A pedagogy of disharmony: Subjects, economies, desires, Kenneth Byrne

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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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Learning resistance in West Timor, Karen Janelle Campbell-Nelson

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

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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 Marie Ellinwood

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A comparative study of underachieving and high achieving African heritage high school students, Ericka Jean Fisher

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Building a professional learning community in preservice teacher education: Peer coaching and video analysis, Jeanne Claire Gemmell

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

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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

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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

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An item modeling approach to descriptive score reports, Kristen Leigh Huff

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

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Evaluation of the oppressed: A social justice approach to program evaluation, Mohamed Ismail Ibrahim

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

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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

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

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Principals' perceptions of the MCAS: The impact of high stakes testing in Massachusetts, Darryll Andrew McCall

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

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

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The senior year: A study of transition, liminality and students' perspectives of their final year as undergraduates, Brian Thomas McCoy

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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 Ellen McGuire-Schwartz

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

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

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The liberal impulse in American schooling: Three historical case studies, James H Nehring

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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

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

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Dialogue in a school -university teacher education partnership: Critical ethnography of a “third space”, Cynthia J Rosenberger

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

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

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“Our spiritual center”: Language ideology and personhood at a Chinese community heritage language school, Peter C Silver

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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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Priorities in conflict: Livelihood practices, environmental threats, and the conservation of biodiversity in Madagascar, Michael Joseph Simsik

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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

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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

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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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Scientists researching teaching: Reforming science education and transforming practice, Tarin Harrar Weiss

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The evaluation of principals and the improvement of public elementary schools, Carol Ann Johnson Willis

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High -stakes testing: Truth or consequential validity, Mary L Zanetti

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

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

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

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

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

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Teaching and learning in diverse classrooms: Faculty reflections on their experiences and pedagogical practices of teaching diverse populations, Carmelita Patrice (Rosie) Castaneda

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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

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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

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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

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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 through discourse analysis and poststructural theory, Linda A Fernsten

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KMEEP: Linking theory and practice in an effective science pedagogy, Elizabeth Flores-Cotte

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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

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Neonatal behavior and maternal representations over the first month postpartum: A short-term longitudinal study with Puerto Rican infants and their mothers, Julio Carlos Gonzalez Martinez

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Graphic user interface design curriculum, David Allen Gosselin

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The implementation and utilization of democratic discipline as an approach to classroom management: A case study, Richard Paul Grandmont

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Student perceptions regarding classroom environments for learning, Jean Edith Greenwood

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