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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Teaching argument : how prepared are middle school teachers to teach argument?, Victoria D. Albon

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Student perceptions of a school-based mentoring program and the implications for practice, Sharon Yvonne Alexander

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The effects of a coconut beverage on blood glucose and lactate concentrations, Josh Alis

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Recruitment and the decision-making process of international students : a case study of international students' selection of a host country and academic institution, Awni Alkarzon

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Smartphones wandering at the mall : a case study investigating the use of smartphones on English oral learning skills in a collaborative mobile-assisted language learning environment, Anwer S. Al-Zahrani

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Professional learning networks, teacher beliefs and practices, Brent J. Anderson

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A validation study of the APTA Professionalism in Physical Therapy : Core Values Self-Assessment, Deborah K. Anderson

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An examination of teaching and cognitive presence in an online community of inquiry, Jennie J. Asher

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Improving new student orientation as a tool to support community college students' entry into college, Vicki Atkinson

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Examining student satisfaction of interaction in online learning : analyzing student satisfaction using the community of inquiry framework, Michelle Bacino Thiessen

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Developing a personal guiding theory of counseling : a qualitative exploration, Amy L. Barth

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Writing instruction : examining elementary teachers' self-efficacy, beliefs, and practice, Tammy L. Bennett

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Mathematics beliefs and teaching practices of preschool teachers, Kristine L. Black

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Development of a rhythmic achievement test for elementary general music students, Jeanette Susan Brooks

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Analyzing the effectiveness of the comprehension toolkit as a methodology for teaching transactional strategies, Jennifer Brown

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Improvisation in organizational development : basic interpretive examination of the improviser facilitator in corporate training and development, Nicole Annette Buras

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Learning within collegiate recreation student employment, Sandi Carlisle

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Principals' perceptions of the impact of parent and family involvement activities with parents of latino students, Rene D. Carranza

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Work-family conflict among elementary teachers, Debra Kay Coberley

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Male health promotion professionals in higher education : why they enter and remain, Alicia Katherine Czachowski

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Gifted learners' motivational outcomes in cluster versus ability-grouped reading instruction : an ex-post facto study, Julie Esparza

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Preparing elementary pre-service teachers to integrate STEM : a mixed-methods study, Erin Marie Evans

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International student engagement and deep approaches to learning, Christine Fiorite

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Women of color counselor educators : overall job satisfaction and subjective well-being at predominately white universities, Latehesha Fitch

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The effects of peer coaching on elementary teachers' application of differentiated instruction, Staci Garvin

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Portable responsive instructional materials 1957 to 1982 : a historical content analysis using failure mode and effect analysis, Bettylynne F. Gregg

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A case study of an effective teacher in relation to responsibility-based practices, Janel Grzetich

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The effects of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) Tier 1 on student behavior : a case study, Sidney Guillory

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Middle school girls and one STEM OST program, Andrea Holba

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Predictors of attitudes toward the use of moodle for learning English in a blended learning environment in Cambodia, Chenda Hong

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Build MyTune : children's reflective practice during music creativity processes, Chia-Pao Hsu

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Medical laboratory science student perceptions of learning during clinical education, Jeanne M. Isabel

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"A happier way of learning" : the Visual Instruction Movement, 1918-1928, Wendell G. Johnson

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Carbohydrate supplementation during cycling exercise, Bill Julian

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Validity and reliability evidence of Smart Start-2 in preschool-aged children with/without a developmental delay and/or a disability, Jae-Hun Jung

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A historical analysis on the status of unilateral private placements in special education, Jeremy Lambe

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Symbolic self-completion theory : the impact of a threat to undergraduate students' academic competence beliefs, Matthew David Lange

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Project-based learning versus textbook/lecture learning in middle school science, Sindy Main

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Pedagogical beliefs of bilingual teachers about technology integration, Manuel Cuauhtemoc Martinez Castro

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Leadership development of high school varsity basketball captains with mentoring by their coach, Jason Mead

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Examining principal self-efficacy and technology behaviors, Kathleen A. Melton

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The relationship between sense of community, course performance, and persistence in community college distance learning courses, Pardess Mitchell

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A study of the statutes, regulations and judicial rulings impacting the access of service animals to the public schools, Jenell A. Mroz

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Illinois' Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) examined within the context of the federal government's expanding role in public education, Hillary A. Nasso

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Family and school activation of cultural capital in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process, Christine Nelson

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Effects of weight training and a whey beverage on muscular hypertrophy and strength in trained males, Anthony Edward Nielsen

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Applying Frances Fowler's model to analyze the history of compulsory attendance laws in the United States, Deborah Dyer Osborne

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Understanding and strengthening the education expectations of undocumented Latino high school students, Cynthia Padilla-Gaytan

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"I'm sorry for the mistakes I'm about to make" : interaction, social status and emotion in the Indonesian EFL classroom, Francesca Pase

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International counseling traits : identifying counseling traits ranked most important by international counseling professionals through Q sort analysis, Nathan C.D. Perron

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School counselors-in-training perceptions of their academic preparation and training using the ASCA National Model during internship, Chantelle M. Peterson

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An examination of elementary teacher candidates' challenges in reflecting on critical incidents, Anna M. Quinzio-Zafran

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They decided to be educators : a study of African American male experiences in the K-12 education system, Sherry Reynolds-Whitaker

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Role of school boards in promoting social justice : a critical race theory perspective, Tia Lorese Robinson

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A journey of joy- a biography of an excellent mathematics teacher : exploring what influenced her retention in teaching, Patricia S. Mannion Rowe

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A legal analysis of school vouchers and the social justice impact, Michael Patrick Ryan

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When student-on-student sexual harassment triggers school district liability under Title IX, Joe Salmieri III

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Teachers' and administrators' attitudes towards inclusion, Leatrice Lynn Satterwhite

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Your teacher said what on Facebook : application of First Amendment rights to teacher cyber speech, Anthony M. Scarsella

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Professional learning communities : teacher perception of components of professional learning communities in high schools, Erika Schlichter

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The use of discussion at the kindergarten level to advance cognitive abilities, Gayle J. Sears

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A descriptive study of the educational perceptions, professional identity, and professional practices of dual-trained music therapists as counselors, Emily Sevcik

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Student cyberspeech targeting faculty : what can school administrators legally do about it?, Bradley L. Shortridge

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Adjunct faculty evaluation at public community colleges : a precursor of organizational learning, Muhammad Muddassir Siddiqi

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The role of a residential learning community in the faith development of Catholic college students, Michael J. Stang

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Supporting growth mindset in upper-level high school students : a comparison of two classroom interventions, Steven K. Stern

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An exploration of elementary teachers' self-efficacy beliefs about teaching mathematics among teachers with advanced degrees, Kelly J. Talaga

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(De) constructing students of concern : how Chief Student Affairs Officers make meaning regarding concerning student behavior, Melanie V. Tucker

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Moderating factors between self-efficacy and role stressors for high school counselors, Nathan Gene Underwood

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Learning in the discipline of psychology : an action research project using the paired course model, Rebecca L. Vaughn

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How do project managers become experts : an examination of the engineering procurement and construction management (EPCM) industry, Derrick J. Walters

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Standardized assessment and the accountability structure in the state of Illinois, Daniel M. Warlop

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Employee engagement in an economic downfall : perspectives of first-line supervisors, Susan K. Warren

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Factors that affect the development of writing competence in fifth-grade students, Ellen D. Weinstein-Blackman

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Addressing the union of counselor education and military families : creating best practices, Katherine M. Wix

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Technologically enhanced inquiry-based learning : experiences and perspective of first-graders, Janise Venia Wriddle

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Professional learning community and non-Professional Learning Community schools : a quantitative study of perceptions of teachers on trust, professionalism, and change, Adam W. Zbrozek

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Faculty online teaching self-efficacy : a cultural perspective, Fahad AlShahrani

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Exploring Thai teachers' conceptual beliefs about reading and their influences on instructional practices, Patchara Boonteerarak

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The implementation of a hybrid learning environment at a community college in the mechanical trades, Christopher Carlson

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The effect of a warming up to fluency intervention on second-grade students' reading, Jacqueline J. Cleven

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The power of words : a study of the intentional use of language to frame interactions in the elementary classroom, Julia Cloat

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High school teachers' disciplinary literacy knowledge : a mixed-method study, Paula Di Domenico

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When push comes to shove : an equity analysis of a uniform tax rate and equalized assessed valuation in Illinois, Susan L. Farrell

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Cinematic representations of female teachers : a narratological analysis of mise-en-scene in recent Hollywood films, Laura A. Gilbert

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"I feel young, I feel alive, I am discovering a new world" : life transitions and identity construction of adult English-language learners, Renata Gutowska

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Converging play therapists' voices : facilitating parental involvement in child therapy process, Mi-Hee Jeon

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Distance learning : adult learners and computer-mediated communication, Shari J. Lendy

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The effect of a mentoring intervention on the teaching self-efficacy of pre-service special education teacher candidates, Mary M. Lombardo-Graves

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Becoming who we are : informal learning and identity formation among the Garinagu of Western Belize, Harold Anthony Lopez

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Examining teacher self-efficacy about best practices in science during a professional development series, Jessica L. Menez

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Outside university walls : Alexandra David-Neel's influence in developing the field of Buddhist studies, Mary Michele

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The games men play : how community college men use video games to construct masculinity, Eric J. Niemi

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An examination of impact fees in growing school systems, Ronald V. Pacheco

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Assessing social and emotional skill development in early elementary students, David K. Rongey

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Integrating spirituality and religion with counselors-in-training in practicum : a look at competence and comfort level, Nikki Renee Ruffin

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Science fairs and Science Olympiad : influence on student science inquiry learning and attitudes toward STEM careers and coursework, Kathleen M. Schmidt

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Examination of middle school students' perceptions of including democratic practices in an environmental service-learning project, Eileen Anne Stocco

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Assessing social problem solving and frustration tolerance in early elementary students, Catherine G. Wang

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Exploring faculty beliefs regarding teaching African American freshmen to interpret social cues at a minority-serving institution, Concetta A. Williams