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Dissertations from 2012

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African American Entrepreneurship: Narratives of Fresno County, California, African American Entrepreneurs, Felix Shielim-Nwaeke Enunwa

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Exploring the Leadership Practices of Social Justice Leaders at Urban Charter Schools, Kandle Fraser

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

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Latino Immigrant Parents of English Language Learner Students, School Involvement and the Participation Breach, Jose Vicente Gonzalez

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The Separate and Collective Effects of Personalization, Personification, and Gender on Learning with Multimedia Chemistry Instructional Materials, Shannon James Halkyard

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

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Serving Youth Who Are Serving Time: A Study of the Special Education Services for Incarcerated Youth in a Short-Term Care Facility, Sachiko Hoshide

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An Investigation of the Influence of Fixed-do and Movable-do Solfège Systems on Sight-Singing Pitch Accuracy for Various Levels of Diatonic and Chromatic Complexity, Jou-Lu Hung

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The Relationship Between Interaction Patterns on an Online Idea Generation Community and the Implementation of Ideas, Michael D. Jacobson

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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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Empowering Equity in Postsecondary Transition for Marginalized Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities by Implementing a Culturally Responsive Summary of Performance Teacher Training and Support Program, Rebekka Joanne Jez

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De La Salle Christian Brothers' Experiences of Catholic Identity in Higher Education in the United States, Scott Anthony Kier

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The Experience of Lasallian Association on the Part of Lay “Associates in Fact” in the District of San Francisco, Gregory T. Kopra

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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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Investigation of the Misconceptions Related to the Concepts of Equivalence and Literal Symbols Held by Underprepared Community College Students, Terrence Joseph Maguire

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The Comparative Effects of Visual-Only Instruction versus Modality Principle Instruction on Algebraic Problem Accuracy and Perceived Mental Effort at Varying Levels of Task Complexity for Undergraduate Nursing Students, Kristina V. Mattis

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Exile and Home: Narrative Identity in the Central American Community of the San Francisco Bay Area, Steven Ross Mayers

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Post-Dollarization Narratives of Economic Literacy in Ecuador, Luis A. Reynoso

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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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Learning for Cambodian Women: Exploration through Narrative Identity and Imagination, Alvina Marie Sheeley

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

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Implementation of the Core Components of Response to Intervention Models: A Study of Two Schools, Dawn Witt

Dissertations from 2011

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Ground zero project development in Burma : appropriating the future through history, identity, and imagination in assessment, Alyssa A. Bahr

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An Evaluation of the Impact of the Preservice Teacher Education Program at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on the Foreign Language Teaching Beliefs of Preservice Language Instructors, Claudia Bey

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Healing India : implications for peace, Sriya Chakravarti

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

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Being and Becoming Public School Teachers: Career Mobility of Chinese Overseas-Trained Teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lily L. Chow

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

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Pictorial Map Effects on Learning How to Summarize, Richard Anthony DeSoiza

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It Takes a Community to Change a Broken System: Using an Inter-organizational Collaborative Group to Ensure All Oakland Students Graduate from High School, Nyeisha T. DeWitt

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The effects of three concept mapping strategies on seventh-grade students' science achievement at an urban middle school, Navdeep Dosanjh

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Re-imagining individual and communal identity : corporate mergers, Susan Duvall-Dickson

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A quantitative study of the relationship between faith formation opportunities and the religiosity of lay educators in Catholic secondary schools, Douglas R. Evans

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California High School Exit Exam for students with disabilities : the impact of setting, anxiety, and stereotype threat on stuents' math performance, Tracy M. Fields

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

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Undergraduate student perceptions of affiliate organization contributions to what they learn about leadership while serving as officers in professionally oriented clubs, Mitchell Friedman

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Early education in California : communicative action in the public sphere, Yolanda Garcia

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The relationship between cognitive moral development and attitudes toward cheating among preservice and in-service high school teachers, Michael G. Glaser

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Factors that differentiate high-achieving and low-achieving language minority students enrolled in a middle-school Spanish two-way immersion program, Mary Howland

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Grading and Reporting Purposes and Practices in Catholic Secondary Schools and Grades' Efficacy in Accurately Communicating Student Learning, Peter Imperial

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To Know, Love, and Serve God: The Characteristics of a Holy Cross School, Walter E. Jenkins

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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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An exploration of the experiences of flow by skilled professional contract workers, Patricia C. Johnson

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Critical hermeneutic inquiry in Kagaa, Kenya : refiguring village health education through community inquiry, Peninah N. Kaniu

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Using a standardized communication tool SBAR to improve LVN students' shift reporting, Anna Yan Yan Kwong

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Implications of Branding Initiatives in Higher Education Among Trademarked Institutions in California, Joy Victoria Lamboy

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Deliberate Practice in Professional Speaking Expertise, Helen Lie

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Peer Coaching and the Perceived Impact on Fostering Positive Relationships, Knowledge Creation and Sharing Among Nursing Personnel, Lisa Miller

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Ethical dilemmas : pressures on leaders to walk the talk, Marion C. Moreno

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A qualitative study of the involvement of parents in career decisions of millennial participants in corporate rotational programs, Tommy Moreno

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The impact of emergent technologies on interpersonal and community interaction of the future : a thematic analysis of selected novels of William Gibson and Vernor Vinge, Lyn Motai

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Teachers' Critical Perceptions on Improving Elementary African American Student Achievement Through Culturally Relevant Teaching in California, Monique Renee Moton

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Alternative ladders through the glass ceiling : female college presidents who pursued administrative career paths, Nichole Pichel Nabasny

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Collaborative planning and prewriting : the effects of structured peer collaborations on primary-age students' writing development, Mary Elizabeth Niesyn

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Microfinance in Myanmar : a critical hermeneutic inquiry into ontological economic capacity, Timothy Payne

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Social networking texts among college students : identity and imagination online, Paul J. Raccanello

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

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Text and mimesis : reconfiguring technology and adult learning, Nicholas P. Recchia

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The effects of math instruction on fifth grade elementary students' math performance across four inclusive general education classrooms infused with the Afrocultural dimensions of communalism, orality, and movement, Rosalind J. Simpson

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Predictors of High School Graduation in Foster Youth, Clifford A. Stewart

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The Theological Literacy, Beliefs, and Practices of Lay Administrators of Marianist-Sponsored Seconday Schools in the United States, John F. Thompson

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Teacher Evaluation: Foreign-Language Teachers’ and Administrators’ Perspectives on Effective Evaluation Strategies and Processes, Deanna Tovar

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An Exploration of the Perceptions of Elementary Principals on the Process and Benefits of the Principal Evaluation, Shelly D. Viramontez

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Perceptions Regarding the Identity and Culture of a Lasallian Catholic Secondary School in Australia, Adrian Watson

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The Frequency of Implementation of Lasallian Pedagogy in Traditional College-Preparatory High Schools Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in the United States, Kristopher White

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Successful African American Community College Students Perceptions on Sense of Belonging in Three California Community College Districts, Nicole Yvette Wise

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The leadership experiences of successful minority American women in financial services : a participatory study, Mai Yang

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A Self-Organizing Group Within a Hierarchical Organization, Sheila Yuter

Dissertations from 2010

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The implementation of connection prompts in building substantive engagement in the 2nd-grade classroom through book club conversations, Amy Alamar

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History in the making : narratives of selected Asian Pacific American women in leadership, Mary Almandrez

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A study of perceived leadership styles of seven Jesuit university presidents in México, Rubén Arceo

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A qualitative study of undergraduate students' approaches, perceptions, and use of online tools, David Armstrong

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Eliminating suffering through the birth of metta : a critical hermeneutic inquiry of the identity and ethical intention of selected monks of Burma, Beryl Banks

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A critical inquiry into the perspectives of African Americans who consider themselves equal to other U.S. citizens, Melba Beals

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An exploration of what attracts leaders to city manager positions and how city managers have adapted in their positions, Robert Bell

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Factors contributing to low performance among African American and Hispanic students on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), Zelda Brown

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Kindergarten teachers' perceptions of kindergarten readiness, Nancy Cappelloni

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Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of task-based interaction in form-focused instruction of adult learners in foreign and second language teaching, Marina Cobb

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Critical-thinking disposition and profile of critical-thinking disposition for postprofessional graduate athletic training students, Jon Cohen

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Globalization and development revealed in Starbucks and Wal-Mart's business practices in Shanghai, China : issues in restructuring society for ethical practices, Andrea Colangelo

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Political, emotional, powerful : the transformative influence of the Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), Roderick Daus-Magbual

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Preparation in multicultural teacher education : perceptions of pre-service teachers and their professor in a teacher credentialing program, Marina Estupiñan

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The experience of Catholic gay and lesbian Catholic secondary school teachers within Northern California : a participatory action research study, James Everitt

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Instruction, perception, and reflection : beginning teachers' habits of mind, Sandra Fenderson

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Ties that bind : examing the effects of social exchange variables on turnover intentions among executives, Mary Francis

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Re-starting the conversation about race in academia : transcultural narratives in the lifeworld, Francisco Gamez

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Decolonization of the mind and spirit : healing strategies through Latin@ critical consciousness, Victor Garza

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The portrayal of Holocaust rescuers in children's literature, Karen Green

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Meta-analysis comparing student outcomes for National Board certified teachers and non-National Board certified teachers, Wendy Hacke

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Cooperating teachers : an investigation into their needs and training as mentors and supervisors of student teachers, Joy Hamilton

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Perceptions on factors affecting Latino students during the transfer admissions process from California Community Colleges to the California State University system, Andres Hernandez

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An investigation of California middle-grades teachers' knowledge of early adolescent development, Melina Johnson

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A mixed method case study : Bar-On EQ-i framework of emotional intelligence and the school leadership experiences of principals who completed an urban leadership program in Northern California, Jasvinder Kaur

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Living positively: narratives of forgiveness and imagination among women with HIV, Hamaseh Kianfar

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Interactions in a two-way immersion program : impact and challenges, Yoko Koki

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Professional and lay facilitators' perceptions of roles, goals, and strategies to promote social support and self-management in face-to-face support groups for adults with multiple sclerosis and myotonic muscular dystrophy, Leslie Krongold

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Community policing and leadership : perceptions of urban police chiefs, Daniel Lawson

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Examination of U.S. federal government equal employment opportunity discrimination complaints : what happens when historically marginalized groups file complaints against their employers?, Tyrone Long

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With an eye on we : a teacher research study of students using narrative inquiry to critique Mexican American history, Enrique Luna

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The effects of a self-regulation learning-strategies instructional program on middle-school students' use of learning strategies and study tools, self-efficacy, and history test performance, Elizabeth Lyons-Wagner