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Dissertations from 2011

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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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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 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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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

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Investigating social-desirability bias in self-reporting on motivational attitudes by adult students, Larisa Revzina

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Refiguring technology : emerging understandings in adult learning, Scott M. Rosen

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The effect of simulated clinical experience on knowledge, near transfer, and far transfer in nursing education, Shana Ruggenberg

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First-year learning of novice emergency-hire clinical nursing faculty : a qualitative study, Ingrid Sheets

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Comparison of a residency-based educational model with a traditional clinical education model on perceived clinical decision-making competencies in undergraduate nursing students, Dina Silverthorne

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The relationship among working memory, mathematics anxiety, and mathematics achievement in developmental mathematics courses in community college, Janet Marie Spybrook

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African American parent groups as a context for the activation of social capital : a case of parent empowerment through transformational leadership, Ajamu T. Stewart