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Leader-Parent Relationships In The Early Childhood Education Context: An Exploration Of Testimonial And Epistemic Justice, Shirley Eileen Adams Oct 2017

Leader-Parent Relationships In The Early Childhood Education Context: An Exploration Of Testimonial And Epistemic Justice, Shirley Eileen Adams

Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations

In this qualitative study, I examined epistemic justice and testimonial injustice experienced by parents of children enrolled in preschool programs. I used a triadic model arising from the synthesis of Fricker’s (2003) markers of epistemic justice, Hoy and Tschannen Moran’s (1999) Five Facets of Trust and Lea’s (2006) markers of collaboration, and employed modified grounded theory (Charmaz, 2008). Public preschool programs often promise that they can ameliorate cognitive and experiential gaps experienced by children who at risk and allow them to enter kindergarten on an equal footing with their more privileged peers (Hulme, Goetz, Gooch, Adams & Snowling, 2007; Camilli ...


Alaka'i Haumana: A Grounded Theory Study To Create A Student Leadership Development Model For A Hawaiian Secondary Private Christian School, Derrik Graham Sep 2017

Alaka'i Haumana: A Grounded Theory Study To Create A Student Leadership Development Model For A Hawaiian Secondary Private Christian School, Derrik Graham

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative grounded theory study was to create a student leadership development model specific to secondary students in a private Christian Hawaiian school system. The paradigm that guided this study was Kouzes and Posner’s (2012) transformational leadership theory as it provides a framework of leaders equipping, encouraging, assisting, and serving others in order to empower them to lead others in the same way. The primary research question was, what are the elements necessary for a student leadership development model in a private Christian Hawaiian school system? Participants for this study were purposefully selected to represent individuals ...


Ethical Decision-Making Accounting Competencies: Practitioners’ Perspectives, Gwendolyn P. Meador Aug 2017

Ethical Decision-Making Accounting Competencies: Practitioners’ Perspectives, Gwendolyn P. Meador

Dissertations

Recent accounting and corporate scandals call into question the ethicality of accounting practice, likewise accounting graduates. Advances in ethical accounting education are not emphasized in today’s business schools leaving accounting graduates lacking necessary ethical accounting competencies to make ethical accounting decisions (Abend, 2013; Mastracchio, Jiménez-Angueira, & Toth, 2015; Waples, Antes, Murphy, Connelly, & Mumford, 2009).

Cognitive moral development theory (Kohlberg & Hersh, 1977), stakeholder theory (Freeman, 2004), and organizational mindfulness theory (Ray, Baker, & Plowman, 2011) provide a theoretical framework supporting issues of accounting graduates’ ethicality, practitioner in the role of ethical decision-maker, and organizational awareness and performance of business schools.

The purpose of this ...


Teacher Transformation Through Story And Experience: A Narrative Study Of Peer Observation, Critical Inquiry, Collaboration, And Trust, Eryn Elizabeth Berg Jun 2017

Teacher Transformation Through Story And Experience: A Narrative Study Of Peer Observation, Critical Inquiry, Collaboration, And Trust, Eryn Elizabeth Berg

CUP Ed.D. Dissertations

Professional development has long been out of the hands of those for whom it matters most—the teachers. The history of professional development from the founding of common schools to the bloom of accountability with the enactment of national policy, has long left the teacher out of the discussion. In addition, what teachers need to experience to undergo change for their classrooms has also been left out of the conversation. This dissertation was an exploration of the history of professional development as well as why it matters that teachers have meaningful and transformational professional development that enables them to change ...


Experiences Of North American Teachers Working Overseas Who Broke Their Contracts Within One Year, Stephanie L. Kattera Apr 2017

Experiences Of North American Teachers Working Overseas Who Broke Their Contracts Within One Year, Stephanie L. Kattera

CUP Ed.D. Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain insight into the experiences of North American teachers working in international schools and why they chose to leave within the first year. The findings offer insights into the following questions; (1) How do these teachers experience relationships with leadership and students? (2) What role, if any, did their recruitment and induction have on these teachers’ decision to leave? (3) What role, if any, did the culture of the host country play in these teachers’ decision to leave? The struggles experienced from these conditions led teachers to abruptly leave their contracted international ...


Case Study: Exploring The Presence Of Trust In One Suburban Christian School Climate, James Drury Apr 2017

Case Study: Exploring The Presence Of Trust In One Suburban Christian School Climate, James Drury

Dissertations

Trust is a topic that has been written about hundreds of times, still it is hard to define. In the literature, trust and relationships are grouped together as going hand-in-hand. In Christian education circles, trust is something that is implied to be present. This research explored the presence of trust in a suburban Christian school in the Midwest. The research explored trust from the perception of three different stakeholder groups (staff, parents, and board) from the study school. The researcher used data sets that included: The Visible Elements of Trust Inventory (VETI)- online survey, focus groups by stakeholder type, and ...


Cross-Racial Trust Factors: Exploring The Experiences Of Blacks Who Have Had White Mentors In The Counseling Profession, Eric Montrece Brown Apr 2017

Cross-Racial Trust Factors: Exploring The Experiences Of Blacks Who Have Had White Mentors In The Counseling Profession, Eric Montrece Brown

Counseling & Human Services Theses & Dissertations

The primary researcher conducted a phenomenological study on cross-racial trust factors between Black doctoral students (n = 10) and their White mentors within the counseling profession. Three participants identified having a White professor as a mentor; two participants identified having White supervisors as mentors; five of the participants reported having both faculty members and supervisors as White mentors. Through semi-structured interviews, the primary researcher sought to ascertain what factors engendered cross-racial trust between Black doctoral students and White mentors within the counseling profession. The research team identified four superordinate themes related to cross-racial trust: contributors to trust, reasons for mistrust, critical ...


Success For All: A Case Study Of A Comprehensive Reform Model’S Effect On An Urban Elementary School, Lynette K. Scott Jan 2017

Success For All: A Case Study Of A Comprehensive Reform Model’S Effect On An Urban Elementary School, Lynette K. Scott

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

Over the past several decades, many reform models have been employed in school settings that attempt to improve student academic achievement. The results of the program implementation are often reported in a strictly quantitative manner, as higher or lower standardized test scores. This research project focused on one such reform model’s implementation, but studied the results in a broader, more qualitative context, examining the impact of the program on the larger school community -administrators, teachers, parents, and students, as well as on quantitatively measureable student outcomes, test scores. The case study approach, a widely accepted qualitative research methodology, was ...


Establishing And Maintaining Collective Faculty Trust In The High School Principal, Brenda M. Damiani Jan 2017

Establishing And Maintaining Collective Faculty Trust In The High School Principal, Brenda M. Damiani

All Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study explored the process by which high school principals established and maintained collective faculty trust in the principal (FTP). High school principals face the challenge of establishing FTP in settings generally larger than their colleagues in elementary and middle schools which can impact the level of trust. The rich descriptions from participants about the process by which they established and maintained FTP adds to the limited qualitative literature about FTP, especially in the context of high schools. The findings from this study can serve as a guide to new and experienced high school principals as they establish and maintain ...


Creating The Climate And Space For Peer Review Within The Writing Classroom, Helen Dixon, Eleanor Hawe Jan 2017

Creating The Climate And Space For Peer Review Within The Writing Classroom, Helen Dixon, Eleanor Hawe

Journal of Response to Writing

Substantive and ongoing critique of the quality of one’s writing is necessary if students are to experience writing as a recursive process. However, students’ willingness to critique their texts and those of others is dependent upon the creation of a trusting and mutually supportive learning environment. Using the naturalistic setting of an elementary school writing classroom, attention is drawn to the ways in which two teachers nurtured competence and communication trust (Reina & Reina, 2006) between themselves and students, and among students. Consideration is also paid to teachers’ creation and use of public and private spaces to promote interactions that ...


Success In Learning Groups: Where Have We Been? And Where Are We Going?, Tiffany Michelle Ackerman Jan 2017

Success In Learning Groups: Where Have We Been? And Where Are We Going?, Tiffany Michelle Ackerman

All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Group discussion activities and collaborative projects for teams are some learning strategies widely used by instructors; however, limited research has examined comparative effects of these strategies. The present study examines collaborative learning activities, trust, the “bad apple” effect, and other variables that relate to learning effectiveness for teams. The paper summarizes several years of research on different collaborative activities across different team settings. It also presents an agenda for future research in team training and learning, and provides best practices and guidelines for both researchers and practitioners. With a growing focus on the importance of teamwork and collaboration in the ...