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Dissertations from 2016

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A Moving Imagination in Spaces of Distress: Teacher and Student Agency in a Science Classroom, Annie Sunshine Adamian

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Arabic Teachers' Perception of an Integrated Approach for Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language in Colleges and Universities in the United States, Abeer Al-Mohsen

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Nuancing Human Rights Discourse and Practice: Perspectives from Myanmar, Amy Marie Argenal

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The Adjustment of First Year African American Women to Predominately White Institutions: Implications for Best Practices, Maisha Beasley

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Effects of the Green Life Nature Education Program for 4th Grade Students Who Attend Bay Area Title One Schools: a Mixed-methods Study, Jessica Blundell

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“Leadership Means Moving A Community Forward”: Asian American Community College Students And Critical Leadership Praxis, Melissa Ann Loredo Canlas

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Exploring the Emergence of Global Citizen Identity in Youth, Deborah Ann Farrington Padilla

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Building Communicative Competence: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Intensive Japanese-Language Program, Yukiko Konishi

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The Life Experiences of Ten Female Refugees from Iraq and Iran: An Oral History Research Study, Nicole Ludwig

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Plugging Into Movement Work: White Racial Justice Action in the Era of Colorblind Racism, Garrett Naiman

Dissertations from 2015

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Complexity of Women's Liberation in the Era of Westernization: Egyptian Islamic and Secular Feminists in Their Own Context, Assim Alkhawaja

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Documenting the Experiences of Gay Latinos in Higher Education through the use of Testimonio, Lorenzo Fabian Garcia

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Comprehensive Self-Selected Reading and Student Engagement With the Novel: A Program Evaluation, Jennesis Kathleen Jensen

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Latina Immigrant Mothers' Counterstories of Education: Challenging Deficit Myths, Nancy Aileen McNee

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Investigating English Teachers' Perceptions of Intercultural Communicative Competence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hazem Ahmed Osman

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Critical Reflections: Interviews with Parents Regarding Truancy, Kimberly Evon Smith

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Exploring Metacognitive Online Reading Strategies of Non-Native English-Speaking Translation Students, Shayesteh Zarrabi

Dissertations from 2014

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Exploring the Educational Paths of Mexicanas: Testimonios of Academic Success, Luz Navarrette Garcia

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The Effects of Explicit Listening Strategy Instruction on the Listening Comprehension of English as Second Language (ESL) Community College Students, Yi Guan

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Participatory Perspectives: A Photovoice Narrative Study of Zambian Vulnerable Youth, Lori K. Imasiku

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Artist as Citizen: Transnational Cultural Work in the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines, Ryan Anthony Leano

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Growing up with HIV in Kisumu, Kenya: Participatory Action Research with Young People Living with HIV, Zoe Alexis Hobbs Marinkovich

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"My Gut Has To Feel It": A Participatory Action Research Study of Community College Educators Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Human Rights Education, Lindsay Padilla

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Exploring the Experiences of Latina/os in Graduate Health Science Programs: A Qualitative Study, Mijiza Malane Sanchez

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The Approach, Methods and Impact of a Non-Governmental Organization in Education of Child Workers in India: A Case Study, Rajul Shah

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Impact of College Counseling within Private high schools on First-generation College-bound Students' Enrollment in Four-year Colleges: A Case Study, Ana Maria Soler

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Bay Area Student Involvement in the Environmental and Food Justice Movements: A Narrative of Motivations, Experiences, and Community Impact, Laura E. Solof

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Ready to Write: Exploring the Student Perspective on the Transition to College, Julie Sullivan

Dissertations from 2013

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Teaching Dilemmas: Language Development for English Learners In a Hyper-Segregated Dual Immersion Program, Allison Briceño

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An Exploration of Leadership and Campus Cultural Orientation In a California Community College, Eduardo Cervantes

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The Effect of Dynamic Assessment on Adult Learners of Arabic: A Mixed-Method Study at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Mohsen Mahmoud Fahmy

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The Effect of Sequent Input on Speech Accuracy and Fluency in Adults at the Intermediate Level, Salah Farah

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An Exploration of Worship Practices at an African American Church of Christ, Lamont Ali Francies

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The Impact of Transactional Strategies Instruction on the Reading Comprehension of a Diverse Group of Second Graders, Sunjoo Shawn Kim

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Effects of Academic and Non-academic Instructional Approaches on Preschool ELLs' English Language Development, Ivana Markova-Lama

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Foreign Language Learning in a Non-school Environment: Effects of Simulated Immersion Training on Affective Factors in Learners' Experience, Eunsook McNiel-Cho

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Complicating Whiteness: Identifications of Veteran White Teachers in Multicultural Settings, Anthony Miele

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Mature Women Beyond Foster Care: Narratives on Fractors contributing to Subjective Well-Being and Life-Sustaining Skills, Marie Elizabeth Moore

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"These Rights Go Beyond Borders and Pieces of Paper": Urban High School Teachers and Newcomer Immigrant Youth Engaging in Human Rights Education, Juliet A. Schiller

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Being in Deep, Authentic, Dramatic Celebration: Narratives of Community Cultural Workers for Social Change, Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz

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Lived Experiences of Women with Hidden Disabilities: A Phenomenologically Based Study, Michelle Jean Yee

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Casa de la Solidaridad: A Pedagogy of Solidarity, Kevin Yonkers-Talz

Dissertations from 2012

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Imagication = Imagination + Education: What Fifth Graders Think About Arts Integration in Public Elementary Schools, Lisa Edsall Giglio

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Perceptions of Bilingualism and Home Language Maintenance and Loss: A Study of Latino Parents at a San Francisco Bay Area Elementary Charter School, Emily McCormick Enstice

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Coping Behaviors of Day Laborers in San Mateo, California, Antonio Gallardo

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Supporting Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals: Participatory Action Research in Human Rights Education, Page Hersey

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The Image of the Artist: A Content Analysis of Authenticity, Ethnicity, and Quality in Young Adult Novels, Jeannine L. Jeffries

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A Participatory Action Research Study with Bi-ethnic Children in South Korea on Bi-ethnic Identity Development, Jeong Min Lee

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Sealing The Cracks of The Educational Pipeline: Counterstories That Reveal Cultural Resiliency and Collective Responsibility in Latinas’ K-16 Success, Angela Shaw

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"This is a Public Record": Teaching Human Rights Through The Performing Arts, Andrea McEvoy Spero

Dissertations from 2011

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Beyond Nepantlá : an exploration of factors that affect the academic success of Chicano, Lilia Zabalza Chavez

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Transcending Borders: The Experience of Six Undocumented Immigrant Mothers in the United States, Patricia DeRobles

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Academic Language Teaching and Learning in the Third Space Classroom: A Preservice Teachers' Perspective, Cinzia Forasiepi

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Perceptions of middle school Latina students on factors effecting their education : a participatory action research study, Katherine L. Johnson

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Filipino American Educational Leaders in Northern California K-12 Public Schools: Challenges and Opportunities, Cynthia Manalo Rapaido

Dissertations from 2009

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In search of music equity in an urban middle school, John Calloway

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The teller's tale : the role of the storyteller in the life of the story, Rachel Cummings Klein

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The Lao language-- Our own world to fall back on" : Lao American students' critical reflections on heritage language maintenance and loss, Khonepheth Lily Liemthongsamout

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Seeking refuge in urban America : refugee students in an international public high school in California, Nabila Massoumi

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Latino students' experiences in comprehensive and continuation high schools, Maria Rosa Navarro

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African American males' perceptions of factors that contribute to high school completion, Samantha Marilyn Rainer

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Going beyond our borders : global literature and teacher choice, Guy Andrew Scott Roberts

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Demystifying success : critical reflections of African-American California community college students about factors leading to scholastic success during the first year, Robert Lee Snowden

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The relationship of reading methods and learning styles to Taiwanese 12th grade male students' reading comprehension in English, Yachi Teng

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Gender dynamics in peer interaction and their influence on second language learning in the English-as-a-second language classroom, Xiulian Zhu

Dissertations from 2008

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Experiences and perspectives of African American students and their parents in a two-way Spanish immersion program, Michele Anberg-Espinosa

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Over the seas, over the generations : narratives of multigenerational Korean women in Japan and Japanese American women in the United States, Kayoko Aoki

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Vietnamese women's critical reflections on their adaptation to living in the United Sates, Mai Le Ho Del Buono

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Warrior women : a qualitative content analysis of the perceptions of the experiences of Native American women in the academy, Onllwyn Cavan Dixon

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The sound of ink : a Bakhtinian analysis of expressive intonation in written feedback on essays of first and second language community college students of English composition, Robertson Scott Erskine

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Firing the canon : identity negotiation among Chinese American youth through the mediation of multicultural literature, Susan Katrina Gold

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The impact of care : young African American males' perceptions of in-home, one-on-one tutoring, Aaron Lamont Horn

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Japanese students' autonomy in learning English as a foreign language in out-of-school settings, Kimiyoshi Inomata

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Student satisfaction and empowerment through complaining in institutions of higher learning, Farbod Karimi

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Developing ethnic identity through Chicano, Sophia Santana Ramirez

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Instructional strategies and teacher-student interaction in the classrooms of a Chinese immersion school, Tsueylin Tracy Wang

Dissertations from 2007

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Jaula de oro : growing up as an undocumented Latin@ immigrant in the United States, JuanCarlos Arauz

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Motivations of Jewish adolescents in a British Hebrew school : identity, socialization, and language learning, Vikki Lynn Atkinson

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Fostering a Latino academic consciousness : 4th grade students' experience in a college preparatory curriculum, Claudia Maria Canizales

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Indigenous linguistically and culturally connected community health educators/promotoras : preventing HIV/AIDS in the Latino community, Alba Lucia Diaz-Cuellar

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Hear our voices : African American parent and student perspectives for promoting academic excellence in elementary schooling, Bweikia Foster

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Touching the spirit as a motivating factor for African American students to achieve academic excellence, E'leva D.H. Gibson

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Community and college partnerships for student retention in higher education : critical reflections of Pilipino American young adults, Ingrid Mariano Gonzales

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Undergraduate students' perceptions of their Holocaust and genocide education, Carol Berry Hurwitz

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Revisiting the language-music relationship : exploring pitch recognition and discourse intonation in adult ESL students, Katherine Gambs Knickerbocker

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Adopting Handala : deconstructing Jordanian and Palestinian refugee notions of coexistence and transnational consciousness, Marianne Maurice Marar

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African heritage in Cuban literature for children and young adults : a participatory study with Nersys Felipe and Teresa Cárdenas, Dulce Maria Perez Castillo

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The implications of technology for women of Pakistan in higher education : a qualitative analysis, Anniqua Rana

Dissertations from 2001

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Children's Song-Makers as Messengers of Hope: Participatory Research with Implications for Teacher Educators, Peter J. Baird

Dissertations from 2000

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The Lozanov method, Ryan James

Dissertations from 1981

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An evaluation of the effects of multicultural education on the attitudes of ethnic minority and majority students at Cortez Elementary School, Peggy Terri