Pre Written Dissertations In Education

Below are the ASU EDL Doctoral Program Dissertation Titles. Each dissertation is available for check out at the ASU library.

Click on the links to view the title page and abstract for each dissertation.

Full dissertations can be viewed at NC Docks for dissertations published 2010 and after.

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A Comparative Evaluation of Instructional Levels Determined by the Text Reading and Comprehension (TRC) Assessment and an Informal Reading Inventory

Caroline Scott Armstrong Beam

Perceptions and Enactment of Instructional Coaching in North Carolina

“Dreamkeepers”: School Experiences from the Voices of Successful Adult African American Males

Dropouts Who Return for Their Ged: Personal Reflections on the Socio-Cultural Issues Related to Leaving School

Perceived Factors of a Quality Student Teaching Experience

Journey to the Presidency: Stories from Women Community College Presidents

The Start Point: a Grounded Theory Study of Aspirations and Needs of Trio Students at the Point of Entry into a Postsecondary Enrollment or Postsecondary Attainment Program

Exploration of 21st Century Skills Development Among Educators and Students Engaged in Online Collaborative Educational and Cultural Exchange Program: a Case Study of Us-Pakistan Online International Exchange Program

The Summative Impact of College Access Interventions: a Program Evaluation of Gear up North Carolina

Integrative Learning Within Tutoring in Higher Education: Contexts for Connections

An Investigation of the Experiences of Minority Males Participating in the North Carolina Community College System Minority Male Mentoring Programs

Women in the Integrated Circuit: a Study Examining the Intersection Between Technology, Subjectivity, and the Academy

Casting the Circle: an Arts-Based Inquiry into Creating Spaces for Emergent, Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education

Melanie Duckworth Honeycutt

Examining the Effect of Leadership Practices on Sustaining a Technology Innovation

First-Generation College Students and Academic Advising: Words of Wisdom from Academic Advisors

Internationalization in Community Colleges: Perceptions Regarding the Role of a State Consortium

The Freshman Academy Impact: a Comparison of Ninth Grade Structures Through Analyses of Student Perceptions and Performance Data

Understanding the Educational Experiences of Graduate Counseling Students Engaged in Therapeutic Expressive Arts-Based Activities

“Visitor to All, Native to None”: How Digital-Native Teacher Education Students Use Bricolage and Multiple Modalities to Construct Knowledge

International Library Development in Africa: Benefits, Challenges, and Sustainability

International Library Development in Africa: Benefits, Challenges and Sustainability

Predictors of Success for Community College Developmental Mathematics Students in Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Courses

George Harrison Hendricks

Predictors of Success for Community College Developmental Mathematics Student in Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Courses

The Learning and Development of Non-Traditional Women Within Social Constructivist 3d Immersive Environments

A Comparison of High School End of Course Test Results of Athletes and Non-Athletes in Three North Carolina High Schools

Finding Our Voices: the Bittersweet Journey of a Dream for First-Generation Female Doctoral Graduates

A Study of the Relationships Between Extracurricular Participation in Selected North Carolina High Schools and Student Achievement as Determined by Cumulative Grade Point Average

Examining the Impact of Student-Generated Screencasts on Middle School Science Students’ Interactive Modeling Behaviors, Inquiry Learning, and Conceptual Development

The Beliefs of K-12 Public School Principals About Disabilities and How Those Beliefs Inform Their Leadership of Students with Disabilities

The Beliefs of K-12 Public School Principals About Disabilities and How Those Beliefs Inform Their Leadership of Students with Disabilities

The Relationships of Selected Curriculum Program Areas on Credential Attainment of African American Males Enrolled in the North Carolina Community College System

Spirituality as a Component of Transformational Leadership Among Selected North Carolina Community College Presidents

An Examination and Analysis of Middle School Transition Plans: a Study of Local Education Agencies and Middle Schools in North Carolina

Professional Learning Communities and Teacher Efficacy: a Correlational Study

The Effect of Technology Infusion on At-Risk High School Students' Motivation to Learn

Religious Knowledge Among Pre-Service Secondary Teachers of English and History

An Evaluation of a School System's Excursion into Online Instruction for Middle School Students

Digital Storytelling: Ordinary Voices, Extraordinary Stories

Exploring the College-Going Scripts of Students Enrolled in a Rural Early College High School

A Case Study of a Professional Learning Community: an Investigation of Sustainability with a Rural Elementary School

The Impact of a Middle School Tiered Mathematics Program on Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students: One School District's Response to High Stakes Accountability

Perceptions of Displaced Manufacturing Workers About Their Transition to Successful Re-Employment Through a Community College Education Experience: Six Stories of Success

A Phenomenological Study of High School Biology Teachers' Perceptions of the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards in an Era of High-Stakes Testing

The Impact of Student Mobility, Gender and Title I Status on Measures of School Accountability

Lessons Learned: a Crisis Responder's Journey Supporting Friends in Crisis

The North Carolina Community College System Critical Success Factor 1 and the Association with Leadership Styles Practiced by North Carolina Community College Presidents

Exploring Characteristics of Public School Facilities and Resources and the Relationship with Teacher Retention

A Spelling-Based Phonics Approach to Word Instruction for Children with Down Syndrome

The Effects of Dual Enrollment Credit and Huskins Program Credit on College Readiness

The Principal's Role in Defining a Student Success-Based School Culture: the Impact of Specific Behaviors on School-Level Teacher Working Conditions

Parental Perspectives and Decision-Making Processes About School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Under No Child Left Behind in a Large Urban Elementary School

Exploring Common Characteristics Among Community College Students: Comparing Online and Traditional Student Success

A "Quickguide" to Inquiry-Based Physics Laboratory Reform

Experiences and Perceptions of Fatherhood Among Fathers with Sons Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders

Value-Added Effects of Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Funding on Students in the Surry County Schools

Perceptions of 21st Century Community College Leaders on the Role of Relational Leadership

Teachers' Perceptions of Professional Learning Communities as Opportunities for Promoting Professional Growth

Honor Bound: Exploring the Disparity of Treatment of Women in Kurdistan, Iraq.

Still Missing in Action: the Perceptions of African American Women About the Barriers and Challenges in Ascending to the Superintendency in North Carolina Public Schools

Navigating the Labyrinth: Women School Superintendents in North Carolina

Cognitive and Non-Cognitive College Readiness in Participants in Three Concurrent Enrollment Programs at a North Carolina Community College

Realities, Risks, and Responsibilities: A Critical Narrative Inquiry and Autoethnographic Exploration of Biculturality Among Black Professional Women

An Examination of the Relationship Between Ease of Navigation and Course Completion in the Online Learning Environment

A Program Evaluation of North Carolina's Statewide Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (Gear Up).

Associate Degree Nursing Students: a Study of Retention in Nursing Education Programs

Readiness to Lead: Perspectives of Graduates and Advanced Doctoral Students Answering the Call to Lead in Community Colleges

The Creation, Communication and Implementation of an Organizational Vision: Principals' Perspective in a Rural Education Setting

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life at Appalachian State University

An Investigation of Issues Associated with the Transition from Eighth to Ninth Grade in a Rural School District

The Perceived Role of the Media Coordinator as School Leader in the Sustainability of a Major Technology Initiative

The Impact of Academic Self-Efficacy and Socio-Demographic Factors on Academic Achievement of First-Generation Community College Students

Exploring Leadership Qualities Among K-12 Public School Principals in North Carolina Successfully Implementing State-Mandated Technology Initiatives

Reclaiming Personal and Pedagogic Identity Through Social Constructivism: an Educator's Journey and Collaboration in Family Literacy Practices

Ordered Chaos: the Implications of Childrearing in the Underrepresentation of Women in Educational Leadership Positions

North Carolina Community College System Virtual Learning Community Evaluation

The Effects of Classroom Interior Design Elements of Eighth Grade Language Arts Students' Psychological Well-Being

Early Transition from High School to College: an Ethnographic Case Study of the Obstacles and Strategies That Emerged in a Rural North Carolina Community College

Formation of Teacher Mental Models Regarding Technology Configurations, the Factors Influencing Their Formation, and Teacher Receptivity to Adopting Alternative Configurations

Teacher Recruitment, Rural Schools and Student Teachers' Perceptions of Effective Teacher Recruitment Strategies in North Carolina

An Examination of the Impact of Relative Age at School Entry on North Carolina Students - a Predictor of Future Outcomes

The Implementation of a Response to Intervention Problem-Solving Model in a Rural Elementary School: a Qualitative Case Study

Analysis of North Carolina Economic Factors That Accurately Explain Student Performance in North Carolina Public Schools

A Study of Middle School Students' and College Sophomores' Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Islam and Muslims

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Jensen, Jessica L. (2017), Teachers' use of reasoning-based questions in procedural and conceptual lessons

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Kedley, Kate Elizabeth (2017), English language education in Honduras: opportunity, adventure, or empire?

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Neal, Ted A. (2017), The impact of argument-based learning environments on early learners multimodal representations

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Poock, William Henry (2017), Exploring reading with a small group of fourth grade readers and their teachers through collaborative retrospective miscue analysis

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Alqahtani, Saeed Saad S. (2016), The effect of using a tablet and a meta-cognitive strategy to improve reading comprehension skills for students with SLD

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Chen, Tingting (2016), Exploring depth of vocabulary knowledge among CFL learners of higher proficiency levels

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Choi, Ho Jung (2016), Intersecting literacy beliefs and practices with heritage and non-heritage learners' instruction: a case study of a novice Korean language instructor

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Draxl, Heather Theresa (2016), Productive discomfort: a case study of service-learning in a first-year composition course

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Garling, Brittany Ann (2016), Foreign language teachers’ technology beliefs and implementation factors: a mixed methods study

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Nyaema, Mary (2016), Exploring science and mathematics teachers' fidelity of implementation of Project Lead The Way curriculum: a case study on how teachers' knowledge and beliefs influence their enactment of the curriculum

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Seibel, Heather Michele (2016), Growth mindset and fluency in the art classroom

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Suh, Jee Kyung (2016), Examining teacher epistemic orientations toward teaching science (EOTS) and its relationship to instructional practices in science

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Wang, Yu-Chi (2016), Exploring culturally and linguistically diverse students’ identities in an afterschool book club

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Aguirre-Mendez, Claudia Patricia (2015), Examining Hispanic students' science learning in an argument-based inquiry classroom

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Carr, Tiffany Ann (2015), Addressing the non-artist's approach to art: a study of pre-service teachers in an art methods course

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Ford, Jeremy W. (2015), Statement verification for science : examining technical adequacy of alternate forms for screening decisions

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Ganzeveld, Paula (2015), Combining quality and curriculum-based measurement : a suggested assessment protocol in writing

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Hensley, Kiersten Kenning (2015), Examining the effects of paper-based and computer-based modes of assessment on mathematics curriculum-based measurement

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Kaldenberg, Erica Rochelle (2015), Efficacy of a sentence writing strategy for postsecondary students with special needs

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Kim, Sungho (2015), An analysis of teacher question types in inquiry-based classroom and traditional classroom settings

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Kuda-Malwathumullage, Chamathca Priyanwada (2015), Impact of technology-infused interactive learning environments on college professors’ instructional decisions and practices

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Liu, Rossina Zamora (2015), The possibilities of public literacy spaces: homeless veterans (and other adults) draft nonfiction and selves inside a community writing workshop

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Lucas, Kristin Goodwin (2015), Effects of an iPad-based early reading intervention with students with complex needs

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McAninch, Melissa Joan (2015), A qualitative study of secondary mathematics teachers' questioning, responses, and perceived influences

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Sulzer, Mark Andrew (2015), Exploring dialogic teaching with middle and secondary English language arts teachers : a reflexive phenomenology

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Takayama, Hiromi (2015), Professional development in Japanese non-native English speaking teachers' identity and efficacy

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Vogelgesang, Kari Lynn (2015), A mixed methods study of a technology-based self-monitoring intervention

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Aldrich, Debora Lynn Hill (2014), Heteroglossia and persuasive discourses for student writers and teachers: Intersections between out-of-school writing and the teaching of English

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Beckley, Nicole Marie (2014), Relationships between visual and written narratives in student engagement

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Bilki, Zeynep (2014), A close observation of second language (L2) readers and texts : meaning representation and construction through cohesion

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Çikmaz, Ali (2014), Examining two Turkish teachers' questioning patterns in secondary school science classrooms

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Hong, Hyeri (2014), Social studies educators' professionalism in an age of high stakes accountability : examining teacher-level and school-level characteristics and testing policy associated with teacher authority in the secondary social studies classroom

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Huddle, Sally Mae (2014), The impact of fluency and vocabulary instruction on the reading achievement of adolescent English language learners with reading disabilities

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Maybaum, Lenore DeBok (2014), Resistance and engagement in the critical classroom: a psychoanalytic reading of critical pedagogy

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McNutt, Stephen Bishop (2014), "If I'm so smart...": memories of assessment and the role of standardized testing in forming an intellectual identity

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Park, Yungkeun (2014), Analyzing dilemmas encountered by Korean special school teachers for students with intellectual disabilities in implementing transition services : a qualitative analysis based on the dilemmas framework

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Slagoski, Jeremy Daniel (2014), The adjustment process of sojourning English language teachers

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Stecklein, Jason Jeffrey (2014), Effects of interactive technology, teacher scaffolding and feedback on university students' conceptual development in motion and force concepts

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Tseng, Ching-mei (2014), The effects of the science writing heuristic (SWH) approach versus traditional instruction on yearly critical thinking gain scores in grade 5-8 classrooms

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Wright, Whitney Marcella (2014), Juncture

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Biggers, Mandy Sue (2013), Elementary teachers' ideas about, planning for, and implementation of learner-directed and teacher-directed inquiry: a mixed methods study

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Chanlen, Niphon (2013), Longitudinal analysis of standardized test scores of students in the science writing heuristic approach

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Goo, Minkowan (2013), Effectiveness of using computer-based video instruction (CBVI) in teaching the location of grocery items to students with intellectual disabilities

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Gottlieb, Derek (2013), Race to the top and the senses of good teaching

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Jacobs, Mary Margaret (2013), "Get up and get on": literacy, identity work and stories in the lives of families residing at a homeless shelter

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Kuchenbecker, Kristin (2013), Exploring word and strategy knowledge of high school students in a German classroom

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Margono Slamet, Yosep Bambang (2013), Stories of crossing borders: identities, place and culture

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Miller, Wendy Sue (2013), Getting close, letting go, becoming real: civic engagement with preservice art teachers at the House of Hope

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Pierson, David Riley (2013), Elementary teachers' assessment actions and elementary science education: formative assessment enactment in elementary science

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Pinney, Brian Robert John (2013), Characterizing the changes in teaching practice during first semester implementation of an argument-based inquiry approach in a middle school science classroom

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Promyod, Nattida (2013), Investigating the Shifts in Thai Teachers' Views of Learning and Pedagogical Practices While Adopting an Argument-Based Inquiry Approach

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Schott, Alex Hoobie (2013), Teaching and learning in technical theater: activity, composition and embodiment

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Vo, Tina (2013), A middle school science teacher's integration of technology with the science writing heuristic: a case study

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Watt, Sarah Jean (2013), Teaching algebra-based concepts to students with learning disabilities: the effects of preteaching using a gradual instructional sequence

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Yarker, Morgan Brown (2013), Teacher Challenges, Perceptions, and Use of Science Models in Middle School Classrooms about Climate, Weather, and Energy Concepts

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Caszatt-Allen, Wendy Lee (2012), In search of the blue note: un/folding imagination in adolescent literacy

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Davis, Thomas Scott (2012), Elementary teachers' responses to the adoption of a published writing curriculum

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Degner, Katherine Marie (2012), Demography as destiny: the role of parental connoisseurship and mathematics course taking patterns among high school students

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Evans, Elizabeth Julie (2012), Managing the foreign language classroom: reflections from the preservice field and beyond

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Jones, Amy Lynn (2012), Emotional factors in history learning via digital history narrative creation

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Kauper, Kathryn Michele (2012), Portraits of good intentions: diversity education in the commonplaces as experienced by preservice social studies teachers

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Laurich, Lindsay Nicole (2012), Haunting moments in technocontexts: a framework for understanding the emergence of power, identities, and emotions

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Moe, Martin Swen (2012), Learning, knowing, and doing classroom assessment: exposure and understanding rates of assessment knowledge among elementary pre-service teachers

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Mroz, Aurore Patricia (2012), Nature of L2 negotiation and co-construction of meaning in a problem-based virtual learning environment: a mixed methods study

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Nyberg, Valerie Nicole (2012), "It tells about the street life": a portrait of a family of African American women who read and discuss urban literature

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Plata Ramirez, Jose Miguel (2012), Language switching: a qualitative clinical study of four second language learners' composing processes

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Teitle, Jennifer Rebecca (2012), Theorizing hang out: unstructured youth programs and the politics of representation

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Yoon, Sae Yeol (2012), Dual processing and discourse space: exploring fifth grade students' language, reasoning, and understanding through writing

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Ahmadibasir, Mohammad (2011), The application of language-game theory to the analysis of science learning: developing an interpretive classroom-level learning framework

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Ayers, Michael Patrick (2011), Toward authentic audiences : blogging in a high school English classroom

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Baig, Fatima (2011), Investigating the motivations of parents choosing language immersion education for their child

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Bennett, William Drew (2011), Multimodal representation contributes to the complex development of science literacy in a college biology class

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Benus, Matthew J. (2011), The teacher's role in the establishment of whole-class dialogue in a fifth grade science classroom using argument-based inquiry

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Cavendish, Leslie Maureen (2011), Stories of international teachers: a narrative inquiry about culturally responsive teaching

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Chen, Ying-Chih (2011), Examining the integration of talk and writing for student knowledge construction through argumentation

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Diaz, Juan Francisco Jr. (2011), Examining student-generated questions in an elementary science classroom

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Hodgkinson, Todd Michael (2011), Translating sustainability: the design of a secondary charter school

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Hoewing, Bonnie L. (2011), Orientations of literacy leadership among elementary school principals: demographic and background trends

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Jang, Jeong Yoon (2011), The effect of using a structured reading framework on middle school students' conceptual understanding within the science writing heuristic approach

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Kostina, Marina V. (2011), Exploration of student perceptions of autonomy, student-instructor dialogue and satisfaction in a web-based distance Russian language classroom: a mixed methods study

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Lee, Jia-Ying (2011), Second language reading topic familiarity and test score: test-taking strategies for multiple-choice comprehension questions

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Malamut, Anah Victoria (2011), Critical literacy and the world language classroom: complicating culture education

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McKee, Ann Marie (2011), A story of high school inclusion: an ethnographic case study

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No, Seon-Hye (2011), Language socialization in two languages, schoolings, and cultures: a descriptive qualitative case study of Korean immigrant children

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Van Horne, Samuel Alexander (2011), An activity-theory analysis of how college students revise after writing center conferences

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Fan, Hui-Mei (2010), Developing orthographic awareness among beginning Chinese language learners: investigating the influence of beginning level textbooks

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Lewis, Yewande Eleene (2010), Literacy in elementary school in Jamaica: the case of the grade four literacy test

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Pfeiler-Wunder, Amy Lynn (2010), "It's raining money": identity, class, and the unfolding curriculum at three schools through the lens of socioeconomic status

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Ticknor, Anne Swenson (2010), Becoming teachers: examining how preservice elementary teachers use language to construct professional identities, learn within relationships, and take risks in the classroom

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Zaman, Maliha (2010), The effects of task fluency and concurrent reinforcement schedules on student choice allocation between math tasks

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dembovskaya, Svetlana Borisovna (2009), Task-based instruction: the effect of motivational and cognitive pre-tasks on second language oral French production

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Mapes, Aimee Cheree (2009), Sponsoring literacy: borderland communities and student identities in an academic support program

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McDermott, Mark Andrew (2009), The impact of embedding multiple modes of representation on student construction of chemistry knowledge

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Notebaert, Andrew John (2009), Student perceptions about learning anatomy

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Soldat, Christopher Scott (2009), Investigating the impact of a preservice program on beliefs about science teaching and learning

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Stoube, Deanna Mariea Floy (2009), The emergence and development of preservice teachers' professional belief systems about reading and reading instruction

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Tollefson-Hall, Karin Lee (2009), Alternativeness in art education: case studies of art instruction in three non-traditional schools

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Vuksanovich, Monica Lee (2009), The FLES teacher's voice: a case study examining the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on elementary school foreign language teachers

 

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