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Standing In The Intersection : Using Photovoice To Understand The Lived Experience Of Black Gay College Students Attending Predominantly White Postsecondary Institutions., Erica Caton Dec 2015

Standing In The Intersection : Using Photovoice To Understand The Lived Experience Of Black Gay College Students Attending Predominantly White Postsecondary Institutions., Erica Caton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The intersection of multiple oppressed identities is characterized by the compounded effects of victimization, intimidation and continued marginalization by dominant culture groups in society. Despite a growing body of knowledge about the individual experiences of racial and sexual minorities, there remains a lack of understanding of the unique life experiences of individuals with intersecting oppressed identities, specifically Black gay youth. Failure or inability to recognize, understand and take action in response to the needs of Black gay youth in college, perpetuates a culture of oppression that compromises the physical and mental well-being, and the academic success of these students. Engaging ...


Mathematical Interactions Between Teachers And Students In The Finnish Mathematics Classroom, Paula Jeffery Prestwich Dec 2015

Mathematical Interactions Between Teachers And Students In The Finnish Mathematics Classroom, Paula Jeffery Prestwich

Theses and Dissertations

The Finnish school system has figured prominently in the PISA international assessments for over 10 years. Many reasons are given for Finnish success yet few of them focus on what is happening in the mathematics classroom. This study addresses the question of “What does mathematics instruction in the Finnish mathematics classroom look like?” Eight Finnish mathematics classes, from 6th – 9th grade were recorded, translated, and analyzed using the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) 2013 video coding protocol. Other aspects and observations of these classes also are discussed. Although the study is small, this study gives a view into the nature ...


Student And Faculty Views Of Important Elements Of Teaching In Associate Level Allied Health Programs, Jennifer N. Burrell Dec 2015

Student And Faculty Views Of Important Elements Of Teaching In Associate Level Allied Health Programs, Jennifer N. Burrell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Teaching requires constant adapting, and need to continually reflect, and be ready to make changes when teaching elements may not prove effective. The purpose of this study was to examine faculty and student views of effective elements of teaching in an associate level allied health program. Surveys were collected from associate degree seeking allied health students and full-time faculty currently employed at a technical college in the northeastern region of the state of Georgia. The results showed a high confidence level with little to no difference in mean confidence levels between faculty and student responses on 15 Likert-scaled questions. Two ...


Pacific Review Fall 2015, Alumni Association Of The University Of The Pacific Aug 2015

Pacific Review Fall 2015, Alumni Association Of The University Of The Pacific

Pacific Review

No abstract provided.


How Schools Can Support Students With Mental Illness, Elizabeth J. Jones Jun 2015

How Schools Can Support Students With Mental Illness, Elizabeth J. Jones

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project seeks to critically examine how schools can increase support of students with mental illness with the goal of increasing student achievement and success and minimizing rates of suicide. Given that suicide is the third leading cause of death of people under the age of twenty-five and that mental illness is the common precursor to this violent act, schools provide the best arena to prevent and treat students who are battling mental illness. The most significant question that this project seeks to answer is how can administrators, counselors, teachers, and students work together to identify and support students with ...


Pacific Review Summer 2015, Alumni Association Of The University Of The Pacific Jun 2015

Pacific Review Summer 2015, Alumni Association Of The University Of The Pacific

Pacific Review

No abstract provided.


International Student Guide, Jo Doyle May 2015

International Student Guide, Jo Doyle

Jo Doyle

The purpose of the student guide was to provide international students with practical, accessible
information on how to enhance their employability and improve their post-study employment
opportunities in either Australia, their home country, or elsewhere.


Assessing The Relationship Between Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Student Engagement At Central Mountain College, Brandi R.K. Atnip May 2015

Assessing The Relationship Between Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Student Engagement At Central Mountain College, Brandi R.K. Atnip

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This study compared the perceptions of students versus faculty at Central Mountain College with regard to the issue of student engagement. Central Mountain College participated in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement during the spring semesters of 2009, 2011, and 2013. The institution was provided with aggregate results from these survey administrations by the Center for Community College Student Engagement. Prior to this study, the survey results had not been accumulatively evaluated by the institution.

The study aimed to determine areas where there was congruence and incongruence between the students ...


Why Can't We Just Play Ball? An Exploration Of How Collegiate Female Athletes Experience Traditional Gender Norm Expectations, Jonathan Merle Sexton May 2015

Why Can't We Just Play Ball? An Exploration Of How Collegiate Female Athletes Experience Traditional Gender Norm Expectations, Jonathan Merle Sexton

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation study was to explore how traditional gender norms influence the daily experiences of female student-athletes. The following research question framed this study: How do collegiate female basketball players experience traditional gender norm expectations in relation to their sport? A combination of sources focused on gender norms and athletics informed this study, including previous research, mass media publications and documentaries, and the researcher's individual experiences with gender norms in organized athletics. To explore the research question, six National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (D-I) female basketball players were interviewed to provide phenomenological data focused ...


Student Understanding Of Function And Success In Calculus, Daniel I. Drlik May 2015

Student Understanding Of Function And Success In Calculus, Daniel I. Drlik

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between student success in calculus and student understanding of function. Student understanding of function was measured using two questionnaires, one of which is a modification of an existing measure based on APOS theory. The other I developed with items from the concept image literature. The participants of this study were 116 high school students who were enrolled in a first-year calculus course. The results of the questionnaires were aligned to course exam scores to determine connections between function understanding and rate of success in calculus.

A major ...


Student Perspective And Frequency Of Mathematical Textbook Use, Lance Kruse May 2015

Student Perspective And Frequency Of Mathematical Textbook Use, Lance Kruse

Honors Projects

The purpose of this action research study was to explore students’ perspective and use of their mathematical textbook as a resource to learn mathematics. Participants were 18 students who attended an eighth grade mathematics class for 45 minutes each day in a suburban school setting. An initial survey was provided to participants to gauge perspective about current use of textbook as a resource and was then followed up with a focus group interview of six participants. Specifically designed instruction was aimed at creating a reader-centered learning environment by instructing participants about key components of the textbook and encouraging proper reading ...


The Effects Of Unidirectional Peer Tutoring On Mathematics Outcomes For Students With Learning Disabilities In An Inclusive, Secondary Setting, Daniel Pyle May 2015

The Effects Of Unidirectional Peer Tutoring On Mathematics Outcomes For Students With Learning Disabilities In An Inclusive, Secondary Setting, Daniel Pyle

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Students with disabilities included in general education settings often require varying levels of supports and services to execute classroom routines effectively while maximizing their learning opportunities. One support that holds potential to increase outcomes for students with disabilities in general education settings is peer tutoring. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects that a targeted, unidirectional tutoring intervention had on the math outcomes for students with learning disabilities in a Secondary Mathematics I class. High school students that had advanced skills in mathematics served as interventionists (i.e., peer tutors) and were trained to deliver the ...


Simulated Patients’ Perspectives Of And Perceived Role In Medical Students’ Professional Identity Development, Michelle Mclean, Patricia Johnson, Sally Sargeant, Patricia Green Apr 2015

Simulated Patients’ Perspectives Of And Perceived Role In Medical Students’ Professional Identity Development, Michelle Mclean, Patricia Johnson, Sally Sargeant, Patricia Green

Sally Sargeant

Introduction: Much has been written about medical students’ professional identity formation, the process of “becoming” a doctor. During their training, medical students interact with a range of teachers and trainers. Among these are simulated patients (SPs) who role-play patients, assisting students with their communication, procedural, and physical examination skills. With SPs regularly interacting with students, this qualitative study explored their views of students’ emerging professional identities at one Australian medical school. SPs’ contributions to developing professional identities were also explored.

Methods: Fourteen SPs were interviewed individually or in pairs. After template analysis of the transcripts using a priori themes, a ...


Pacific Review Spring 2015, Alumni Association Of The University Of The Pacific Apr 2015

Pacific Review Spring 2015, Alumni Association Of The University Of The Pacific

Pacific Review

No abstract provided.


Cyberbullying Prevention: Intervention Effects On Student Involvement, Sarah Nash Bumpas Mar 2015

Cyberbullying Prevention: Intervention Effects On Student Involvement, Sarah Nash Bumpas

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones

Repeated studies show that cyberbullying is pervasive amongst adolescents. Cyberbullying can lead to self-harm, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Educators are called to intervene in educating students about cyberbullying through research and federal legislation. However, there is little research examining whether this education is taking place or having an effect.

This study investigates the relationship between the incidences of cyberbullying victimization and offending over time and the direct cyberbullying instruction and activities facilitated by classroom teachers. The study took place amongst sixth graders in Jefferson County Public Schools, a large urban school district located in northern Kentucky. Students in one school ...


Illinois Teacher Evaluation Student Growth Component: A Predecision-Making Policy Analysis, Joshua Robert Olsen Feb 2015

Illinois Teacher Evaluation Student Growth Component: A Predecision-Making Policy Analysis, Joshua Robert Olsen

Theses and Dissertations

ILLINOIS TEACHER EVALUATION STUDENT GROWTH COMPONENT:

A PREDECISION-MAKING POLICY ANALYSIS

Joshua R. Olsen

122 Pages May 2015

Public school districts in Illinois are going to face massive changes to their evaluation systems in the coming years. Thanks to the adoption of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act of 2010 and Senate Bill 7 of 2011, teacher evaluation must contain student growth as a significant factor, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Not only must student performance on tests become part of the evaluation of teachers, but, moreover, teacher evaluation will play a greater role in the hiring, retention, and release of ...


An Analysis Of The Influence That Community Demographic Data Have On Student Performance On 2012 Njask 8 Language Arts And Mathematics, Christian John Angelillo Feb 2015

An Analysis Of The Influence That Community Demographic Data Have On Student Performance On 2012 Njask 8 Language Arts And Mathematics, Christian John Angelillo

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This correlational, explanatory, cross-sectional quantitative study intended to analyze the influence that community demographic factors had on student performance on the 2012 Grade 8 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK). The data that were analyzed were procured from the New Jersey Department of Education website as well as the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Factfinder. The sample size included all New Jersey school districts with an eighth grade population of 25 or more students. This ultimately equated to a sample size of N = 409. The studied explored the community demographic variables that explained the greatest amount ...


Innovating The 21st Century: Developing A Mobile App To Collect Student Service Activities To Assess Impact, Jennifer Jettner Jan 2015

Innovating The 21st Century: Developing A Mobile App To Collect Student Service Activities To Assess Impact, Jennifer Jettner

Division of Community Engagement Resources

No abstract provided.


Rising Tide 2015, Une Office Of Research And Scholarship, Edward Bilsky, Annie Leslie, Josh Pahigian, Jennie E. Aranovitch, Laura M. Duffy, Marine Miller Jan 2015

Rising Tide 2015, Une Office Of Research And Scholarship, Edward Bilsky, Annie Leslie, Josh Pahigian, Jennie E. Aranovitch, Laura M. Duffy, Marine Miller

Rising Tide

Research and scholarship highlights from University of New England community members. This issue highlights in particular: student and faculty research and projects within UNE's College of Arts and Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Westbrook College of Health Professions, and projects and research from UNE's Centers for Excellence.


Barowsky Business Graduate Lands Full-Time Linkedin Job, Sarah Gardner, Dave Albee Jan 2015

Barowsky Business Graduate Lands Full-Time Linkedin Job, Sarah Gardner, Dave Albee

Press Releases

While more than 300 million people worldwide have turned to LinkedIn to expand their professional network, the technology giant has become part of Jake Bernstein’s professional network.


Faculty And Student Interactions At The Community College: An Examination Of The Interaction Order, Amber Archuleta-Lucero Jan 2015

Faculty And Student Interactions At The Community College: An Examination Of The Interaction Order, Amber Archuleta-Lucero

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Community college students represent 46% of all incoming freshman undergraduate students (American Association of Community Colleges, 2013). Increasingly, research on community colleges is focused on student success and in particular student engagement. One area of student engagement is faculty and student interactions which are an essential part of the collegiate experience.

The purpose of this study is to examine faculty and student interactions at the community college, in particular, the type of interactions, the nature of the interactions as well as how students interpret their interactions with faculty members. With an ever growing emphasis on accountability via student success outcomes ...


Self-Determined Pedagogy And The Amotivated Student: Influence On Student Game Play, Dana J. Perlman Jan 2015

Self-Determined Pedagogy And The Amotivated Student: Influence On Student Game Play, Dana J. Perlman

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

An aspect deemed important in regards to student learning in physical education is the ability to demonstrate diverse skills within a variety of movement settings (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2004). Alderman, Beighle and Pangrazi (2006) suggest that motivation is a powerful influence on student learning of importance to this study is how to facilitate learning (i.e. psychomotor and cognitive) for students with low levels of motivation. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of self-determined pedagogy on amotivated student‟s motivation and game play. 81 (Male=41; Female=40) amotivated students were engaged ...


Student Teachers' Cognition About L2 Pronunciation Instruction: A Case Study, Michael Burri Jan 2015

Student Teachers' Cognition About L2 Pronunciation Instruction: A Case Study, Michael Burri

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

In view of the minimal attention pronunciation teacher preparation has received in second language (L2) teacher education, this study examined the cognition (i.e. beliefs, thoughts, attitudes and knowledge) development of 15 student teachers during a postgraduate subject on pronunciation pedagogy offered at an Australian tertiary institution. Findings revealed that, as a result of taking the subject, student teachers' cognition shifted from teaching individual sounds (i.e. segmentals) to favouring a more balanced approach to pronunciation instruction. That is, teaching the melody of the English language (i.e. suprasegmentals) was seen as important as teaching segmentals. Non-native speakers' self-perceived pronunciation ...


Using Social Emotional Data For School Improvement: A Case Study Of Goochland County's Use Of The Gallup Student Poll, David Naff, Jesse Senechal Jan 2015

Using Social Emotional Data For School Improvement: A Case Study Of Goochland County's Use Of The Gallup Student Poll, David Naff, Jesse Senechal

MERC Publications

This case study presents a profile of a school division, Goochland County Public Schools in Virginia, that has not only recognized the value of measuring student social emotional development, but has become a regional leader in the effective use of student social emotional measures for guiding practice as well as broader school improvement processes. The case study, which focuses on Goochland County's use of data from the Gallup Student Poll (GSP) over the past several years, is based on a series of interviews with principals and school leaders conducted during the spring of 2015. The case study includes an ...


Rethinking School Improvement: The Case For Networked Improvement Communities, Jesse Senechal Jan 2015

Rethinking School Improvement: The Case For Networked Improvement Communities, Jesse Senechal

MERC Publications

The question of why school improvement efforts have not been as effective as we would hope is a complicated one that could be addressed from a number of perspectives. The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the underlying problems that prevent current school reform effort from achieving sustained impact, and to describe a promising model of school improvement, called the Networked Improvement Community (NIC). The NIC model – which has just started gaining traction in the world of K-12 school reform – establishes small inquiry groups within organizations to engage in cycles of improvement that involve implementing strategies designed ...


Librarying! How Librarian Expertise Can Assist Student Academic Services To Create Pathways For Student Success, Darren Sweeper, Catherine Baird Jan 2015

Librarying! How Librarian Expertise Can Assist Student Academic Services To Create Pathways For Student Success, Darren Sweeper, Catherine Baird

Sprague Library Scholarship and Creative Works

This poster will describe how you can position your library as a catalyst in campus-wide partnerships. Stewart C. Baker posits the idea of using “Library” as a verb. Just as we “Google” when the need arises, our students, faculty, and staff need to know how to “Library.”We will describe how we made connections with a variety of campus offices responsible for student success, in particular, the Educational Opportunities Fund Program. By creating new pathways for librarian expertise and the promotion of resources, we introduced these student-focused academic units to “library-ing.” The goal was to enable our colleagues to provide ...


Administrator Perceptions Of How Developmental Education Impacts Student Attrition, Jennifer Michelle Price Jan 2015

Administrator Perceptions Of How Developmental Education Impacts Student Attrition, Jennifer Michelle Price

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Nationally and locally, developmental education students attending community colleges are not persisting at a high rate. This growing attrition problem affects many aspects of a local community college including enrollment, completion rates, and tuition revenue. The purpose of this study was to analyze community college administrators' perceptions of developmental education and how developmental education affects student attrition. The conceptual framework of this study, social constructivism, provided a foundation to better understand the role each administrator plays in this social group. A qualitative study through structured interviews was conducted, targeting 10 college administrators from 1 local community college, from each of ...


Overview Of Icils, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon Dec 2014

Overview Of Icils, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Icils Questionnaire Development, Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley Dec 2014

Icils Questionnaire Development, Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.