Master’s Theses and Graduate Research

Master’s Theses and Graduate Research

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Bridging the English Language Divide and Building Self-Confidence In Marginalized Communities: An Exploratory Study in Tamil Nadu, India, Radha Aravamudhan

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Superintendent Beliefs About the Assessment and Use of School Climate Data for Continuous Improvement, Anji Buckner-Capone

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A Look Inside the Black Box: Understanding Communicative Exchanges in Online Learning Environments, Sara Douglas

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Experiences of Adolescent Refugee Students Who Attend Afterschool Programs for Literacy Support, Analiza Filion

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Students of Black or African American Ancestry in Grades 10th -12th Perceptions of Their Schooling Experiences, Annette Renee Kennedy

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The Potential Promise of Formative Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning for English Learners and the Teachers’ Beliefs about the Benefits of Formative Assessment for English Learners in a Small Elementary School District., Elida MacArthur

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Models of Spiritual Leadership: Strategies for Bridging the Gap Between Policy and Ethics, Rebecca J. O'Brien

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A Text-Message Nudge Intervention to Increase Student Professional Development Education, Catherine Voss Plaxton

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The Ontology, Epistemology, and Axiology of Social and Racial Justice Educators: An Untapped Resource to Address the Unequal Educational Outcomes for Students of Color and Other Non-dominant Comunities, Adriana Eva Rangel

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Increasing the Persistence of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education Settings: Faculty Perspectives on the Social Skills Needs in Classroom Environments, Amy Rodriguez

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Multi-Tiered System Of Support In California Rural School Settings, John P. Schilling

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Cultivating Civic Engagement at the Intersection of Community College and Asian American Pacific Islanders: Understanding and Supporting AAPI Students’ Civic Learning at the two-year Institutions, Hyon Chu Chu Yi-Baker

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Bridges and Barriers: The Educational Experience of Homeless Students and Families in Santa Cruz County, Jennifer Ann

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Examining the Efficacy of Inclusive Practices and its Impact on the Academic Achievement of High School Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Paulette C. Cobb

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Teacher and Administrator Knowledge, Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Equity in a Suburban California School District, Arcia Dorosti

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Building Teacher Self-Efficacy Through Administrator Feedback, Limary Trujillo Gutierrez

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Effects of a Preschool Arts Curriculum on Social and Emotional Competence, Sarah Rose Henderson

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Digital Literacy in Early Elementary School: Barriers and Support Systems in the Era of the Common Core, Delnaz Hosseini

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Principals' Instructional Leadership in Title I Schools: A Closer Look, George Kleidon

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Critical Praxis Círculos: The Impact of Culturally Responsive Teacher Development, Raul Silva Lomeli

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Induction Programs, Teacher Efficacy, and Inquiry Practices in Novice Teachers, Anisha Munshi

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Implementing Project-Based Learning In Urban High School Classrooms: Understanding Teachers’ Mindsets and Benefits To English Learners, Manuel Jesus Nunez

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Community Schools in a Silicon Valley School District: Implementation, Successes and Challenges, Patricia Pelino

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Relational Trust within an Urban Public Comprehensive High School District in Northern California, Shawn Tennenbaum

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An Evaluation of Early Childhood Education Programs: The Parents’ Perspective of Quality Care, Buu Chau Thai

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A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Melissa Urbain

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Analyzing Student-Teacher Relationships of Cariño and Confianza and Their Impact on Academic Engagement by Latino Males, Nereida Robles Vasquez

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Fiscal Transparency in the Era of California's Local Control Funding Formula: An Analysis of Funding Levels, Expenditures, and Student Achievement, Blanca Baltazar-Sabbah

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Examining the Role of Arts Education Partnerships in Sustaining Arts Programs in California Elementary Schools, Marie-Helene Bauguil

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The African American/Black Racial Tapestry: Black Adolescents' Private, Independent School Experiences and Racial Identity Development, Angela R. Birts

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Professional Learning Community (PLC): Technology Integration at a Title I Elementary School, Pamela Lan Cheng

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Teachers' Perceptions on Preparedness and Supports to Implement the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards, Maria Clara Fernandez

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Standardized to Student-Centered: A Systemic Approach to Navigating the Transition, Finding Balance and Creating Equitable 21st Century Learning Environments, Betsy Fitch

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Exploring the Role of Mentor Teaching, Through a Co-Teaching Model, in Secondary Teachers’ Beliefs, Practices, and Self-Efficacy Toward English Learners: A Multiple-Case Study, Terry E. Flora

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Formative Assessment for Middle School Mathematics Instruction: An Evidence-based Approach to Evaluating Teacher Posing, Pausing, and Probing Moves, Carrie Lee Holmberg

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Exploring a School Culture and Climate Where Students Can FLOURISH: Using Focus Group Methodology to Capture Key Stakeholder Perceptions About School Culture and Climate in an Alternative Education High School., Michael Lee Paynter

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Motivation to Persist: The Role of Hope, Academic Self-Efficacy, and Sense of Belonging on First Generation Latinx College Students and Their Intent to Persist, Deanna Peck

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Latino Male College Students' Identities, Psychological Stress, and Coping Mechanisms, Ana E. Ramirez

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Eductional Persistence In Latino Male Students Attending University: Their experiences and identity development, Michelle Swartz

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Achieving Higher Academic Performance: Access at the Intersections of Culturally Diverse Populations in Higher Education On-campus Communities, Koryn Calee Dillard

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Aligning K-12 and higher education: Using an intersectional approach to identify student preparation factors present upon college entry, Edgar Martinez

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Seeing Success: Biographies of Low-Income Students, Julia M. Morrice

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Internalized oppression: Latino narratives on educational experience, Carolina Avalos

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Low-Tech, Eye-Movement-Accessible AAC and Typical Adults, Sarah Marie Swift

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Praxis : dialogue, reflection, and action toward a more empowering pedagogy, Genvieve Nicole Dorsey

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Effects of sensory integration on motor development in K-3 students with autism, Vrinda Murphy

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Guided reading tutorials with English learners, Anna L. Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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How do parents perceive support systems in their early intervention programs?, Kristene Geering

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Care ethic and teacher effectiveness, Laura Nguyen

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Perceptions of parents and teachers regarding preschool inclusion, Melissa M. Sandlin

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A comparison : the effects of discrete trial training on children with autism, Rafaella Tung

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Creating classroom community through autonomy and collaboration, Katharine Michiko Lee

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Model minority deviance : Asian Americans in juvenile hall, Jane Ann Lee

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An ethic of care in practice, C. (Colette) Rabin

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Security of attachment in young children with disabilities, Jane Megan Seto

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Sixth-grade students' use of schema knowledge in word problem solving, Mary Howland

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The hermeneutic spiral within faith : the passage of language as socialization, Galit Kazovsky

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Comparison of test scores of toddlers in inclusive and segregated settings, Julie Chung Riddleberger

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Improvisational theatre enhances one's capability to acquire a second language, Elanya Augustine

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Liberating education through the voices of students, Amanda Greenhalgh

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Motivational factors among Japanese F-1 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, Hideyuki Monoi

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Discovering self-knowledge as a transformative learning process, Stephanie Chiv Quach

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An autobiographical study : my personal epistemology of practice, Norma E. Rodriguez

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Interenet research strategies used by students during phases of the learning cycle, Stephanie Steinbeck

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Transforming antidialogic actions that silence bilingual parents in schools, Ingrid Andrea Dumas

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The effects of phonlogical awareness on second language acquisition, Ruth E. Finsthwait

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Receptive and expressive language in children with velocardiofacial syndrome, Jennifer M. Marden

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Bridges to college success : Latino's in the MESA program at SJSU, Mark Mayol

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Effects of drawing during read aloud on ELD students, Melinda G. Nettles

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Culture and communication in the colonization of the classroom, Rebecca Regosin

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Critical hermeneutics and teacher discourse, Catherine R. Thornton

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Student questions : foundations for inquiry, Anthony Cody

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Fractions in second grade : a study using two types of manipulative materials, Renée Irene Goularte

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Academic success rates of 1991 EOP first-time freshmen, Teresa M. Hernández

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Parents' perceptions of how their preschool children acquire literacy, Melanie Campbell Johnson

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An exploratory study of reading intervention in an inner-city third grade classroom, Lida C. Liu

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Teachers as learners: transformimg curriculum through teachers' dialogic interactions, Jacqueline Silva

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Using children's writing as a window into their mathematical thinking, Jill DuBreuil Troy

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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A case study on inquiry-based science education and students' feelings of success, Joan Catherine Brady Orcutt

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Comparison of a teacher's and her students' judgements of students' writing, Diana Alice Hawley

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Ethnographic training assessment : a systemic approach, Karl David Lueck

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Speech and language services for speakers of African-American English, Uduak A. Osom

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Gender-bias in a fourth grade classroom : a self-study, Robin K. Pang-Maganaris

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Using cross-age tutors in a first grade writing program, Mary J. Romagna

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Children's performance on computer game audiometry versus manual audiometry, Tammieh Vernon

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A study on the Central Valley Satellite School : a partnership between business and public education, Diane E. Zbasnik

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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The effects of an Even Start Family Literacy Program on selected parent participants, Nancy E. Becker

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Crossing conceptual borders : teacher research as a process for change, Amy M. Huddlestun

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A study on an integrated mathematics and art curriculum for fifth grade second language learners, Rocio McCoy

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Making sense of experience : an autobiographical study, Jim Rohan

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The use of Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) systems with the severely handicapped : a case study, Patricia E. Seyfried

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The acculturation process of Malaysian Chinese immigrants to U.S.A, Benghoe Tan

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Exploring preschoolers' conceptions of gender, Charlotte Marie Wilson

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Quality of work life for adults with mental retardation, Theresa M. Woo

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Development of the Russian Picture-Identification test, Inna Valerie Aleksandrovsky

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Effects of the order of instructional activities on the attitudes and achievement of students working in cooperative groups, Christine Mack Campbell

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Fundamental vocal frequencies and sexual orientation stereotypes, Saralyn L. Clough

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An analysis of critical thinking skills for students with learning disabilities in the fourth through sixth grades, Ann Jackson Felton Griffin

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The self-esteem of community college students with traumatic brain injury and their use of disabled student services, Tal Kapel

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Effects of children's mental imagery on idiom comprehension, Lydia R. Kearney