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Dissertations from 2010

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A comparison of learning outcomes in a traditional lecture-based versus blended course module using a business simulation with high cognitive load, Stephen Morris

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The effects of using screencasting as a multimedia pre-training tool to manage the intrinsic cognitive load of chemical equilibrium instruction for advanced high school chemistry students, Ramsey Musallam

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Chosen traditions influencing tourism, policy-making, and curriculum in Lao People's Democratic Republic : a critical hermeneutic study in development, Laura Nelsen

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The role of Spanglish in the social and academic lives of second generation Latino students : students' and parents' perspectives, Araceli Osorio

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The artistic process in community development : disclosing cultural narrative and identity through art practices in Uganda, Maria Palmo

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African American college women in the San Francisco Bay Area : perceptions of Cross's nigrescence model and potential leadership style, Amber Picou-Broadnax

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The emplotment of human dignity and social responsibility : college health promotion comes of age in the time of AIDS, Raymond Quirolgico

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Community college transfer students' reflections of their needs, experiences, and persistence at a private four-year institution, Virginia Rios

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The impact of immersion programs upon undergraduate students of Jesuit colleges and universities, John Savard

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The impact of achievement goals on the help-seeking attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of middle-school science students participating in inquiry-based education, Kimi Schmidt

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At the crossroads of learning and culture : identifying a construct for effective computer-assisted language learning for English language learners, Yun Shaw

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Choices and values in Catholic high school education : a study of parent decision making in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barry Thornton

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Investigating the academic motivations and social experiences of students from the People's Republic of China pursuing graduate degrees in the United States of America : a participatory study, Brad Washington

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Reading and the boy crisis : the effect of teacher book talks, interactive read-alouds, and students' unrestricted choice of books for independent reading on fifth-grade boys' reading attitude, reading self-efficacy, and amount of reading and fifth-grade teachers' reading beliefs and practices, Cheryl Wozniak

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A critical hermeneutic approach to Hmong leadership in the Lao PDR : horizons of forgiveness and action through imagination in community development, Chai Xiong

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Professional learning communities in elementary schools and how technologies are utilized, Sarah Zykanov

Dissertations from 2009

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Home and identity in Cambodia : implications of the revolution and internal turmoil of the 1970s on children's right to education, Nadine Agosta

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How do adolescent students experience teacher-student interactions in a seventh grade classroom and how do those experiences affect their self-efficacy beliefs?, Katherine Sanjiyan Barg

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Children appropriating a new world of hope in Peru, Paraguay, and Haiti, Luis Enrique Bazan

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

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Leadership and the other : ethical action through meaning in work, Rebecca L. Cisek

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A qualitative study of how writing is used in Catholic secondary schools to foster students' metacognitive skill development, Bonnie Jean Davis

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Career choice for doctoral students : a study of doctoral students in special education attenting colleges and universities in California, Max Elvin Driggs

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Nurse educators' implementation of concept mapping, case studies, and reflective-thinking exercises in undergraduate didactic nursing courses at baccalaureate schools of nursing, Danette Kathleen Dutra

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Administration practices of physical education teachers for the California Physical Fitness Test, Susan Lynn Eastham

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Dying in the shadows of the lowlands : illuminating the Lao malaria crisis through leadership and imagination, Edgar M. Ednacot

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Educational technology behaviors and expectations of students entering three dental programs : a bi-coastal study, Gwen (J. Gwendolyn) Essex

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Understanding as the ultimate medium to resolve mistrust : re-imagining a new narrative between the United States and Iran, Ali Goldoust

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The impact of practicing yoga on the organization : a study on stress reduction from the participants' perspectives, Tina Miao Hall

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A reality check : the expectations high school seniors have about their first year of college, Brian R. Harke

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High school English language arts teachers' conceptualizations of pedagogical content knowledge, Donna Hyatt Scarlett

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A qualitative exploration of professional development for beginning principals in K-8 Catholic education in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sandra Elizabeth Jewett-Ramirez

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A Critical Hermeneutic Approach to Understanding Experiences of Selected Afghan-Muslim-American Leaders Post-9/11 in the Diverse Bay Area, Belal A. Kaifi

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Worlds of difference revealed through college students' international service : a narrative inquiry in identity, leadership, and ethical action, Faith Kazmi

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Student perceptions of the higher education transfer process from two-year to four-year institutions : a qualitative study viewed through the lenses of student departure, social network, and complexity theories, Kevin Matthew Kelly

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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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Voices from the forest : leadership revealed through care, shared understanding, and imagination, Don Kraft

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Surviving the Arctic : narrative identity of foreign women in Norway, Tamar Davis Larsen

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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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Unkept promises : a critical analysis of hope disclosed in narratives of African American male youth living in group homes, Shadrach Linscomb

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A qualitative study of an E-commerce organization in transition, Steven C. Lopez

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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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Appropriating the unspoken text : development discourse and Hmong women in Lao People's Democratic Republic, Kimberly C. Mendonca

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The organization in front of the text : a critical hermeneutic inquiry in employee policy appropriation, Marisa B. Michaels

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Relationship between self-care and knowledge levels among adults with congenital heart disease, Valerie Ann Miller Bosco

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

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Correlational analysis of adult students' self-directed learning readiness, affective learning outcomes, prior electronic learning experience, and age in hybrid and online course-delivery formats, Gleb Nikitenko

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Nursing student and faculty perceptions of the characteristics of effective instructors in the simulated clinical experience, Bridget Parsh

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Transformational leadership practices at a Northern California winery, Brian Douglas Phifer

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Tradition and change in urban China : a critical hermeneutic inquiry of language, culture and identity in Shanghai, Amy E. Pierovich

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

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Organizational change and strategic schooling for English language learners : a case study, Silvia Ramirez

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"So there we were--" : the stories told by chief petty officers in the United States Navy, explored through a complexity lens, Patricia Joanne Reily

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The relationship between moving in early adolescence and adolescents' first employee-type jobs, Stuart J. Richardson

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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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Survival of the fittest : perceptions of the effectiveness of California's BTSA induction program, Marilys deLong Taylor

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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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African American children in an urban foster care system : perceptions of disproportionality and demographics, Jeffrey W. Timms

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Students', teachers', and parents' perspectives of an African centered program : ÃŽle Omode, Tiffany S. Wright

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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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Student perspectives on the benefits of cooperative learning skills taught in fifth grade classrooms in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the impact of bullying behaviors schoolwide, Julie Alexander

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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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The relationship between executive coaching and organizational performance of female executives as a predictor for organizational success, Lily Benavides

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An analysis of the efficacy of extinction as an intervention in the modification of switching in patients with dissociation identity diorder, June Canaris

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Imagining just discourse in policy-making : transnational space, identity, and the other, Annette Marie Caneda

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Women college presidents : leading with authenticity, Cathy Frances Corcoran

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An investigation of the quantity and type of female veterans' responses to Hepatitis C treatment screening and acceptance, Sue L. Currie

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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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The relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement in elementary-school children, Barbara A. Fatum

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Beginning in the midst of the world : ethics, poetics and social change on an international stage, Michael Fontaine

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The effect of instruction in orthographic conventions and morphological features on the reading fluency and comprehension skills of high-school freshmen, Alicia Roberts Frank

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Transnational engagement in international community-based learning in higher education : a study in El Salvador, Mary E. Gallo

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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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A comparison of the perceptions of male students at coeducational and single gender Catholic high schools in regard to Catholic identity, William Hambleton

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A comparative study of the effect of collaborative problem solving in a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) on individual achievement, Donna Harris

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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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The influence of kindergarten and first-grade literacy instruction on the 3rd- and 5th-grade students' reading achievement : findings from the Early childhood longitudinal study, kindergarten class, 1998-1999, Shu Yu Sophia Huang

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An exploration of self-reflection and critical-thinking exhibited in visual-arts students' portfolios at the secondary level, Barbara Ellen Hughes

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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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Memory, promise, and imagination in Iraqi Kurdistan : leadership in education policy development, Jessica Lynn Jastad

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

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The effect of Responsiveness to Intervention tier 2 on underachieving students in vocabulary development at the secondary level, Elizabeth Gail Kirby

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The effect of professional development of nonverbal communication behaviors of participants' regognition and understanding of these behaviors, Peggy Koshland-Crane

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Creating and living authentic lives : finding ourselves in the midst of everydayness, John Jong Ho Lee

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Journeys of purpose : an ontology of spirituality through work in memory, imagination, and authenticity, Therese M. Madden

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An exploration of primary level (K-2) special education practices in the Catholic elementary school, Anna Teruel McDonald

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Horizons of the world : imagining coexistence in language through understanding and refiguring of reality, Ayman A. Moussa

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Imagining and creating new possibilities for self and society : narratives of Nepalese university students gone abroad, Kristine Nelson

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Physical therapist students as moral agents during clinical internships, Terrence M. Nordstrom

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Ethnic theme housing at Berkeley and Cornell : a critical hermeneutic understanding of ethnic identity, Daniel Ocampo

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Educators as adult learners creating sustainable community development through solicitude and care for the other : critical inquiry in Northern California and North East Thailand, Patricia G. Perez

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The effects of modeling on the movement confidence of individuals with spinal cord injuries, Nathan Perkins

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A content analysis of the two state-approved kindergarten and first grade reading programs in California, Elizabeth Anne Presley

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Ladies Who Launch organization : a case study of women entrepreneurs, Dorothy Raab

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Interpreting globalization : memory to understanding, Arvind Ramakrishnan

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Developing ethnic identity through Chicano, Sophia Santana Ramirez