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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 Effectiveness of Graphic Organizers to Support Executive Function for Ninth Grade Struggling Readers, Elaine Ruth Barry

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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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San Francisco Bay Area School Districts Contracted with California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Michael David Blanco

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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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The Perceived Influence of Lasallian Mission Formation Programs on Participants from the District of San Francisco New Orleans, Gary Cannon

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Voices of Female, Rural Superintendents as They Implement California's Local Control Funding Formula Policy, Claudia Coughran

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

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Implicit Theories and Perceptions of Academic Changes Among Teachers in Lasallian Secondary Schools in the San Francisco New Orleans District, Heidi M. Harrison

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Understanding the Relationship Between Teacher and Organizational Intercultural Competency in International Schools: A Mixed Methods Study, Sally Emily Hirsch

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Workplace Violence, Organizational Culture, and Registered Nurses' Incident Reporting Paterns in Acute Hospitals in California, Feodora Jacobsen

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Effect of Mindfulness Training on Interpretation Exam Performance in Graduate Students in Interpreting, Julie E. Johnson

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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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Girls and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in Catholic Schools: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Interest, Confidence, and Perceptions of STEM, Rachel Lynn-Pleis McKenna

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Training in Summarizing Notes: Effects of Teaching Students a Self-Regulation Study Strategy in Science Learning, Michelle Mendoza Nebres

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Implementation and Strategies to Address Sensory Regulation of Students with and without Disabilities in Two Kindergarten Classrooms, Yvette Rosil Mere-Cook

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

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Effects of Training on Intent, Ease, Self-Efficacy, Frequency, and Usefulness in Multimedia-Based Feedback for University-Level Instructors Using Canvas® LMS, Christopher Kent O'Leary

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The Effect of More and Less Relevant Details and Teacher Voice on Student Retention and Problem-Solving Transfer in Teacher-Created Multimedia, Colette Roche

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The Experience of Principals at Catholic Schools Implementing a Pranayama Practice for Stress Coping, Scott Roos

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An Investigation of Multimedia Instruction, the Modality Principle, and Reading Comprehension in Fourth-Grade Classrooms, Laura Angela Sandoval

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Exploration of Soka Education Principles on Global Citizenship: a Qualitative Study of U.S. K-3 Soka Educators, Mahi Takazawa

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Resilience and Resistance: How First Generation College Students Leverage Community Cultural Wealth and Social Capital to Successfully Transfer from a Community College to a Selective Four-year Institution, Christina Teller

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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Expectations and Experiences of Undergraduate Students Who Participated in an Alumni Mentoring Program, Kristin Conner

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Keeping Kids in School: A Slippery Slope for Miskitu Families Living in the Pearl Lagoon Basin of Nicaragua, Patricia Ann Conway

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How Women’s College Student Involvement Contributes to Their Career Aspirations and Navigation for Success in Technology Startup Organizations, Heather Doshay

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Perceptions of Archdiocese of San Francisco Principals regarding the Implementation of "Partners in Faith: Parish, School and Family" (2000), Eileen Anne Emerson-Boles

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Student Perceptions of Grit, Emotional-Social Intelligence, and the Acquisition of Non-Cognitive Skills in the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program, Don Gamble

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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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Effects of a Mental-Health Clinical Simulation Experience Using Standardized Patients and Two Debriefing Styles on Prelicensure Nursing Students' Knowledge, Anxiety, and Therapeutic Communication and Psychiatric Assessment Skills, Debrayh Gaylle

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Catholic Secondary School Principals' Perceptions of the Qualities of Effective Catholic Secondary School Teachers, Theresa Greene Henning

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

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A Case Study of E-Leadership Constructs: An Assessment of Leadership in a Healthcare Organization, Kevin James Lovelace

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The Effects of a Varied Method of Instruction on Student Achievement, Transfer, Situational Interest, and Course Retention Rates in Community College Developmental Mathematics, Kevin L. McCandless

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

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Writing Program Directors' Perceptions of Factors Promoting Writing Programs, Carole Kempler Meagher

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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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Using Computer Simulations as a Pre-Training Activity in a Hands-On Lab to Help Community College Students Improve Their Understanding of Physics, Blanca Pineda

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The Perceptions of Catholic Elementary School Principals in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon Concerning the Catholic Identity and Program Effectiveness of Their Respective Schools, Jeannie Marie Ray-Timoney

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Design Thinking in Education: A Case Study Following One School District's Approach to Innovation for the 21st Century, Loraine Rossi de Campos

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Factors that Affect the Reading Comprehension of Secondary Students with Disabilities, Karen L. Sanford

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The Effect of Simulation with Debriefing for Meaningful Learning in Courses of Nursing Theory and Practicum on Student Knowledge and Perception of Instruction, Kathleen L. Shea

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Perceptions of Four Sacred Heart Heads of School Relative to the Utilization of the Goals and Criteria and Specific Processes in Decision Making, Andrea Shurley

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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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The Effectiveness of an Academic Literacy Intervention to Help University Freshmen Recognize and Resolve Inconsistencies Across Multiple Texts, Patty Baldwin

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A Comparative Study of Public Service Motivation Among Organizational Units in a Public University, Demerris Rochelle Brooks-Immel

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Assessing Student Learning with Technology: A Descriptive Study of Technology-Using Teacher Practice and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), Lara Elaine Ervin-Kassab

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

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A Systemic Analysis of the Defection Process in the Small Parcel Logistic Industry, Darrell J. Gualco

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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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First-Year Male Students' Adherence to Traditional Male Gender Roles and Their Attitudes toward Bystander Approach Behaviors to Stop Sexual Assault, Kamal M. Harb

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Teachers Adapting Common Core Informational-text Writing Instruction for Students With Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Diana Hawley

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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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Perspectives on Disability and Community Engagement in Albania: Developing Mutual Understanding Through the Sharing of Individual Narratives, Lucia Murillo

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A Survey of the Practices and Perceptions of Students in One Catholic High School on the Use of the Internet in Relation to Safety, Cyberbullying, and Sexting, Diana Lynn Murray

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An Investigation of Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of a Systematic 7-Step Virtual Worlds Teacher Training Workshop for Increasing Social Skills, Natalie Christina Nussli

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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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An Exploration of Catholic High School Religious Studies Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences of Their Role and Practice, Laura Witter Ramey

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"Preventive Leadership Program" at the Salesian University: An Exploratory Case Study, Alejandro Rodriguez

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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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Examining the Efficacy of Adult Learning of Government-Mandated Content Using Andragogical Delivery Methods versus Traditional Pedagogical Delivery Methods, Richard Keith Sealana

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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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Effective Reading Interventions for Spanish-Speaking English Learners with Reading Disabilities, English Learners Who Struggle with Reading, or Both: A Meta-Analysis of Second through Fifth Grades, David Stephens

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

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Four Preservice Teachers' Use of Mathematical Knowledge during Lesson Planning and Instruction in the Field Experience, Margaret Swearingen

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The Effects of the Read 180 Program on Oral Reading Fluency, Linguistic Comprehension, and Reading Comprehension with Secondary Special Education Students, David Lyon Teja

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Integrated Academic and Social Support for Military Veteran Students: Imagining a New Horizon in Education, Gerardo Ureno

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Rehearsal and Enactment for Teaching in Urban School Settings: A Qualitative Study Investigating the Connections between a Math Methods Course and Fieldwork, Rajeev Virmani

Dissertations from 2013

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Being a Project Manager in a Multinational Corporation: An Interpretive Perspective On Working Practices and Experiences, Waleed Afndy

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Changes in Perceived Teacher Self-Efficacy and Burnout as a Result of Facilitated Discussion and Self-Reflection in an Online Course Designed to Prepare Teachers to Work with Students with Autism, Monica Boomgard

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

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Ownership, Control, Sponsorship, and Trusteeship: Governance Relationships Within Private Catholic Religious-Sponsored Secondary Schools in the United States, David Louis Caretti

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

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An Investigation of First-Year Teacher Induction Programs in Jesuit Secondary Schools within the California Province, Justin James Dixon Christensen

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Increasing Community College Basic Skills English Instructors' Use of Autonomy Supportive Instruction to Impact Students' Perceptions of Autonomy and Engagement, Dionne Janice Clabaugh

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Perceptions of the Catholic Secondary School Presidents and Principals of Six Dioceses in Northern California Regarding Their Faith Leadership Practices and Preparations, Michael Daniels

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An Evaluation of a Nursing Leadership Simulation Experience Using Multitrait Multimethod Matrix, Toby Embry

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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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A Comparison of Two Teaching Methods for Pediatric Medication Administration: Multimedia and Text-Based Modules, Renee Granados

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Effects of RAP Paraphrasing and Semantic-Mapping Strategies on the Reading Comprehension of English Learners and Fully- English-Proficient Students with Mild-to-Moderate Learning Disabilities, Terry Halterman Jr

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The Power of the Hula: A Performance Text for Appropriating Identity Among First Hawaiian Youth, Cesily Hong

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The Re-Imagining of Rapa Nui Traditional Healing Arts: Explorations of Narrative Identity, Mimesis, and the Public Sphere, James Joves

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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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Starting a Dialogue with Mexican Born Students: Appropriating a New Understanding in a Public High School, Vicne Leeburn

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The Effects of Explicit Reading Strategy Instruction and Cooperative Learning on Reading Comprehension in Fourth Grade Students, Gina M. Lencioni

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Including Exceptional Children in a Christian Learning Community: New Narratives in Special Education, Jennifer Camota Luebke Ed.D., MBA

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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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Sandwich Generation Caregivers: Ethical Legacies Throughout Generations, Sharon Z. Marts