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Dissertations from 2017

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THE UTILIZATION OF INQUIRY-BASED SCIENCE INSTRUCTION IN CONNECTICUT, David M. Bozzuto

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THE EFFECTS OF SELF-REGULATION STRATEGIES ON READING COMPREHENSION, MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING, AND SELF-EFFICACY WITH STRUGGLING READERS, Cassandra L. Cosentino

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THE EFFECTS OF A SELF-EFFICACY BASED TREATMENT PROGRAM ON AT-RISK SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS’ LEVELS OF GENERAL SELF-EFFICACY AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION, David Mirto

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THE EFFECTS OF A GROWTH MINDSET INTERVENTION ON SELF-EFFICACY AND MOTIVATION OF ADOLESCENT SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS, Emily A. Rhew

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AN EXAMINATION OF HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES OF HIGH-ACHIEVING DEAF ADULTS, Kara Kunst Tanner

Dissertations from 2016

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AN INVESTIGATION OF TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR PERCEPTIONS OF BLENDED LEARNING: IMPLEMENTATION, STUDENT LEARNING, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Matthew A. Correia

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS: A STUDY OF MOTIVES, MEMBERSHIP, AND PERCEPTIONS OF INFLUENCE ON EDUCATION POLICY, Jennifer Ann Eraca

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EFFECTS OF THE QUESTION FORMULATION TECHNIQUE ON SECONDARY STUDENTS’ ARGUMENT WRITING ACHIEVEMENT SCORES, Mary T. Fernand

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HOW SCHOOL PRINCIPALS' LEADERSHIP STYLES AND ACTIONS BUILD FIDELITY IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A WRITING CURRICULUM, Kristina E. Hislop

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EXPERIENCES OF BLACK MALE STUDENTS IN PREDOMINANTLY WHITE HIGH PERFORMING SECONDARY SCHOOLS, Damien Justin Holst

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VIOLENCE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS: THE IMPACT OF THE NEWTOWN SCHOOL SHOOTING ON SCHOOL PRACTICES AND PROGRAMS, SCHOOL SECURITY STAFF, STAFF TRAINING, AND SECURITY BUDGETS, Robert William O'Donnell

Dissertations from 2015

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THE IMPACT OF A PERSISTENCE INTERVENTION ON THE MATHEMATICAL SELF-PERCEPTIONS OF MALE AND FEMALE FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS, Jennifer L. Anaclerio

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE STUDENT USE OF TACTUAL LEARNING-STYLE PREFERENCE TECHNIQUES AND STUDENT SELF-PERCEPTION, Patricia A. Zangle

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN AN URBAN HIGH SCHOOL, Justin A. Zerega

Dissertations from 2014

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THE EFFECT OF SELF-REGULATION WRITING STRATEGIES AND GENDER ON WRITING SELF-EFFICACY AND PERSUASIVE WRITING ACHIEVEMENT FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS, Jessica Galbraith

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EDUCATORS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLES AND THEIR PROBLEM SOLVING STYLES, Reine M. Issa

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EFFECT OF STYLE TRAINING ON FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING PERFORMANCE, Laura F. Main

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THE RELATIONSHIPS OF BODY WEIGHT CATEGORY ON SCHOOL-RELATED FACTORS, Suzanne A. Marsan

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AN INVESTIGATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ AND TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND UNDERACHIEVEMENT, Natalie Ann Morales

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THE EFFECT OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE ON HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE STUDENTS’ CRITICAL AND REFLECTIVE THINKING, Kathleen R. Murphy

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE STUDENTS’ LONG TERM APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SKILLS, Helena Nitowski

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THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCES ON THE EXPECTATIONS, ASPIRATIONS, AND DEFINITION OF SUCCESS OF HISPANIC IMMIGRANT PARENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN, Anna M. Rocco

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THE EFFECTS OF GENDER AND TYPE OF INQUIRY CURRICULUM ON SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS’ SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL BELIEFS IN SCIENCE, Kristy L. Zaleta

Dissertations from 2013

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DAUGHTERS OF CHINA: AN EXAMINATION OF THE HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT CHINESE ADOPTEES, Marguerite Scaglione Aldrich

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THE EFFECTS OF THEMATIC SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTION ON EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS’ HISTORICAL REASONING ABILITY AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS SOCIAL STUDIES RELATED TASKS, Andrew R. Cloutier

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LITERATURE RESPONSE BLOGS AND SUMMER LITERACY: EXPLORING SUMMER READING SETBACK AND READING MOTIVATION OF 3RD GRADE DEVELOPING READERS, JoAnne Donnelly Galdo

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UNDERSTANDING TEACHER USE OF INQUIRY: INVESTIGATING CATALYSTS AND BARRIERS, Susan H. Guertin

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THE EFFECTS OF USING INTERACTIVE STUDENT NOTEBOOKS AND SPECIFIC WRITTEN FEEDBACK ON SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS’ SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS, Floria N. Mallozzi

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THE EFFECTS OF VERBAL AND NONVERBAL LEARNING STYLES ON STUDENT ATTITUDE, INTERPRETATION, AND INTEGRATION OF CONTENT WHEN READING GRAPHIC NOVELS, John E. Priest

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I TOO HAVE A VOICE: THE LITERACY EXPERIENCES OF BLACK BOYS ENGAGING WITH AND RESPONDING TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE DEPICTING BLACK MALES, Merle B. Rumble

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THE EFFECTS OF TARGETED ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTION USING MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS ON GRADE THREE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION, ATTITUDE TOWARD COMPUTERS, AND ATTITUDE TOWARD SCHOOL, Mathew Swerdloff

Dissertations from 2012

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THE EFFECTS OF ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TECHNOLOGY WITH VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ON TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES AND CONTENT INTEGRATION, Donna Geidel Baratta

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AN EXPLORATION OF THE EFFECTS OF STUDENT-DIRECTED AND TEACHER-DIRECTED INQUIRY LEARNING ON CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING, CRITICAL THINKING, AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, Stephanie L. Bell

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING SKILLS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AN URBAN DISTRICT, Gail DeBlasio

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THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL USE OF LEARNING-STYLE PREFERENCE STRATEGIES ON PARENT AND STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARD HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE AND STUDENT ACADEMIC SELF-PERCEPTION, Stacy Ewings

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THE EFFECTS OF USING A CRITICAL THINKING GRAPHIC ORGANIZER TO IMPROVE CONNECTICUT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE TEST INTERDISCIPLINARY WRITING ASSESSMENT SCORES, Patrick D. Higgins

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AN INVESTIGATION OF HOW KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS’ PHILOSOPHY AND PERCEPTIONS ARE INTERRELATED TO THE ACTUAL PRACTICE OF PLAY IN THEIR CLASSROOMS, Jennifer LeFevre

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EFFECTS OF AN INQUIRY-BASED SCIENCE PROGRAM ON CRITICAL THINKING, SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS, CREATIVITY, AND SCIENCE FAIR ACHIEVEMENT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, Christopher M. Longo

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EFFECTS OF SCAFFOLDING HIGHER ORDER THINKING QUESTIONS ON READER SELF-EFFICACY AND CRITICAL THINKING OF SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS, Jason L. McKinnon

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE FACTORS RELATED TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM TEACHERS' SELF-EFFICACY AND THE IMPACT OF SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS ON TEACHING OUTCOMES IN SCIENCE, Deborah Ann Mumford

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ÉXITO: FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO SECOND GRADE LATINA/O AMERICAN STUDENTS’ SUCCESSFUL ACQUISITION OF THE DISCOURSE OF SCHOOL, Emily Ramos

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ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS HELD BY TEACHERS ON INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS WITH COMMON PLANNING TIME AT A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, Amy Reynolds

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THE IMPACT OF A PEER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ SOCIAL CAPITAL, AS MEASURED BY CO-COGNITIVE FACTORS OF THE RENZULLI HOUNDSTOOTH THEORY, Michelle M. Sands

Dissertations from 2011

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AN EXAMINATION OF ATTITUDES TOWARD MATHEMATICS IN STUDENT AND PARENT SELF-PERCEPTIONS, Holli M. Levy

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FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMPLETION OF ELIGIBILITY IN DIVISION III WOMEN’S INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS, Sara Festa Morgatto

Dissertations from 2010

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THE EFFECTS OF THE LANGUAGE! LITERACY INSTRUCTION ON THE READING COMPREHENSION AND MOTIVATION TO READ OF STRUGGLING MIDDLE SCHOOL READERS, Julia Barrier-Ferreira

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EFFECTS OF FAST FORWORD ON PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS AND RAPID NAMING SKILLS OF AT-RISK STUDENTS, Barbara Boller

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THE EFFECTS OF AN ANTI-CYBERBULLYING PROGRAM ON DECREASING THE NUMBER OF AGGRESSIVE EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENTS WHILE USING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, Patricia-Ann Schullery Corso

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COMPARISON OF THE LEARNING STYLES OF STUDENTS WITH AUTISM VERSUS TYPICAL ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL STUDENTS, Diana Friedlander

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THE EFFECT OF REFLECTIVE PORTFOLIO USE ON STUDENT SELF-REGULATION SKILLS IN SCIENCE, Jacob C. Greenwood

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THE EFFECTS OF READING AND DISCUSSING POETRY ON FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION TO READ AND VOCABULARY ACHIEVEMENT, Timothy J. Leonard

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEARNING STYLES OF FIFTH GRADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THEIR MUSIC COMPOSITION PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS, Nora Marie Marrinan

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THE EFFECTS OF USING FOUR POWERFUL COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES IN A GRADUAL RELEASE LESSON DESIGN AND LEARNING-STYLE PREFERENCES ON READING COMPREHENSION AND SELF-PERCEPTION OF STRUGGLING READERS, Laura J. Mead

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ATTITUDES, SELF-EFFICACY, AND FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE ARTS BY SECONDARY-LEVEL TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS DEEMED SUCCESSFUL OR IN-NEED-OF-IMPROVEMENT UNDER THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT, Michael Obre

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AN EXAMINATION OF AN EARLY INTERVENTION READING PROGRAM FOCUSING ON THE PROGRESS MONITORING OF LITERACY SKILLS AND THE READING SELF-CONCEPTS OF STRUGGLING READERS, Teresa C. Samuelson

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CREATIVITY, LEARNING STYLES, AND PROBLEM-SOLVING STYLES OF TALENTED SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, Billie L. Woodel-Johnson

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EFFECTS OF LISTENING STRATEGIES INSTRUCTION ON LISTENING COMPREHENSION, ORAL PROFICIENCY, AND METACOGNITION ON SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS, Ana C. Zobler

Dissertations from 2009

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REVELATIONS: A QUALITATIVE INQUIRY ON VISUAL ARTISTIC EMERGENCE COMMON TRIGGERS, SHARED PERCEPTIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR PERPETUATION, Steven John Kobylenski

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF A FACULTY MENTOR PROGRAM AS RELATED TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES, AFFILIATION, AND SELF-EFFICACY, Michael R. Sinatra

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A STUDY OF THE BARD COLLEGE WRITING MODEL AND ITS APPLICATION IN AN URBAN HIGH SCHOOL, Raymond Nicholas Velez

Dissertations from 2008

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CHARACTERISTICS AND CHALLENGES OF HIGH-ACHIEVING SECOND-GENERATION NIGERIAN YOUTHS IN THE UNITED STATES, Patricia Ngozi Anekwe

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AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES FOR HERITAGE LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN TRADITIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL SPANISH, Stacy M. Bernstein

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THE KINDERGARTEN BUDDY PROGRAM AND ITS EFFECT ON READING ACHIEVEMENT FOR AT-RISK KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS, Patricia E. Cosentino

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A COMPARISON OF TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE LEADERSHIP STYLES OF MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL CLIMATE, Jessica Lynn Devine

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EFFECTS OF A COLLABORATIVE TEACHING MODEL OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON NEW SIXTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES, SELF-EFFICACY, MOTIVATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INSTRUCTION, Pauline E. Goolkasian

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PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WITH RESPECT TO THE ROLES OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS AS THEY IMPLEMENT THE NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING MODEL, Deborah Hardy

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EFFECTS OF CONCEPTUAL ASSESSMENTS USING TEST DEBATE AND TEST ANALYSIS ON CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND LITERARY ANALYSIS, Nicholas Kowgios

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IMPACT OF PROBLEM FINDING ON THE QUALITY OF AUTHENTIC OPEN INQUIRY SCIENCE RESEARCH PROJECTS, Frank LaBanca

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WRITING ACHIEVEMENT, WRITING SELF-EFFICACY, WRITING APPREHENSION AND PERCEIVED VALUE OF WRITING BY GENDER FOR THIRD-GRADE STUDENTS IN A SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, Joan Marie McGettigan

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THE EFFECTS OF LITERACY COACHING ON TEACHER STRATEGY USE AND STUDENT READING COMPREHENSION, Jennifer Falcone Mitchell

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STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SELF-EFFICACY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL SETTING AND PROBLEM SOLVING ACTIVITIES, Christine M. Salon

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THE EFFECTS OF METACOGNITIVE AWARENESS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS IN FOURTH-GRADE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS, Susan C. Shaw

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THE EFFECTS OF A STUDY SKILLS PROGRAM ON SELF-EFFICACY AND SELF-REGULATED LEARNING STRATEGIES USE, Annmarie Bufalini Spatola

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THE EFFECTS OF VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES ON READING ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS WITH VARYING LEVELS OF MOTIVATION, Rima R. Zelvis