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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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SYRIAN REFUGEE STUDENTS' ACADMIC AND SOCIAL EXPERINCES IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Donia S. Almadani

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Friends in the Orchid Room: An Inquiry into Value-Creative Dialogue, Melissa R. Bradford

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Motivation to Lead: College Students' Perceptions of their Roles as Leaders on Campus, Jacob M. Gross

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The Image Betrays More than It Reveals: Inter(ior) Views from Women of Color on Identity and Social and Academic Experiences in Higher Education, Amy Hauenstein

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REDESIGNING CURRICULUM, REIMAGINING EDUCATION: PREPARING PRESERVICE TEACHERS FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR IN URBAN EDUCATION, Sabrina D. Jones

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INTERSECTING IDENTITIES: THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF GAY, MALE CATHOLIC COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY ALUMNI, Todd D. Kleine

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AN EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS’ DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE OF EARLY LITERACY INSTRUCTION, Samantha Lazich

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“YOU WILL DO BETTER THEN I DID” THE POSITIVE ACTIONS BLACK PARENTS EMPLOY TO INFLUENCE THEIR CHILD’S CHOICE TO ATTEND COLLEGE, Meagan Mitchell

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Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy and its Impact on English Learner Students’ Reading Proficiency-Level Scores on a Large-Scale Language Proficiency Test: A Mixed-Method Design, Mirtha Quintana-Toomey

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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URBAN RENEWAL AND THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF HYDE PARK AND KENWOOD, David Belden

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EDUCATION POLICY AND NEWSPAPERS: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, Jumana Khalifeh

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Experiencing the Implementation of New Inquiry Science Curricula, Peter S. Ower

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Conceptions of Self, Other and Society: Exploring the Impact of a Service-Learning for Social Justice Course on Student Positionality, Deborah Rintels Weiner

The New Education Law in Indonesia: Power Relations in the context of National Reformation and Globalization, E. Prasetyo Widodo

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Gender and Education: A Qualitative Study of Women's Experiences at Selective Women's Colleges, Staci H. Zake

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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BEYOND RACE: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF THE DISCIPLINE GAP AMONG PREDOMINANTLY BLACK HIGH SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO, Felipe Ignacio Agudelo Acevedo

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The Rise of Neoliberalism - A Transrational Analysis: Towards a New Vision for Urban Education, Dennis Kevin Gregory

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The Muted Expert: A Qualitative Study on the Principals’ Perceptions and Experiences of the Current Teacher Evaluation System, Denitra Griffin

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In the Service of What? A Phenomenological Exploration of African American High School Students' Self-Efficacy in Service Learning, Charemi A. Jones

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Empowering School Leadership across Nations: A Comparative Study of Differences Between Leadership Practices and Their Relationships with Empowerment Amongst Administrators and Teachers in Eight Large Urban Secondary School Districts in the United States and Canada, Anya Niazov

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What's hope got to do with it? A narrative inquiry into the hope levels of high school students diagnosed with soft disabilities, Cynthia Norbeck

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Living Out Faith: Reflections on Motivation for Academic Achievement and Career Choice, Felicia D. Richardson-McGee

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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少壯不努力, 老大徒傷悲 (A Young Idler, An Old Beggar): Chinese Nationals in U.S. Classrooms and the Pedagogical Significance of Globalization, Ann Marie Frkovich

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Migration and Parent Involvement: Ethiopian Immigrants in Chicago, Daniel Hasso Shashe

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Feminine Voice, Masculine Space: Understanding How Passion for Sport Emerges in Female College Student-Athletes, Jill Hollembeak

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EXPLORING THE USE OF TEACHING STRATEGIES TO IMPACT THE ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES FACED BY FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS, Susan Smierciak Lueders

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Decolonial Futures and the Law: Reflections on Mitigating Projects of Coloniality, Lauren Lystrup

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Securing the Blessings – Cultivating Active Citizens: Public School Principals’ Perceptions of How They Nurture a Democratic Way of Life, Judith Marie McCann Floeter

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Pre-Service Secondary Science Teachers’ Understanding and Use of Modeling, Bryan J. Meeker

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Deathscapes in Neoliberal Times: Prisonfare, Workfare and Resistance as Potential Outcomes for Black Youth, Ebony Rose

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Chicago’s 2013 School Actions: An investigation of post-2008 racial neoliberal policy, Sonya Mohini Roy-Singh

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A Study of the Impact of Mental Contrasting and Implementation Intentions on Academic Performance, Suzanne Velasquez-Sheehy

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Instructional Technology and Self-Directed Learning For Students' Academic Success, Vincent Demetrious Wiggins

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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CREATING FUTURES: Transformative Involvement Experiences For Immigrant Latino Parents., María del Carmen Aragonés Guarro

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From helping with editorial tasks and sharing her knowledge about COE and University processes, to simply being willing to listen to me explain an administrative issue and help me find a solution, Jenn is always willing to go above and beyond to help others in the COE., Julia Elizabeth Anne Borst Brazas

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Educators' Positive Stress Responses: Eustress and Psychological Capital, Karen Bradley

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PORTRAITS OF FOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WHO EARNED DOCTORAL DEGREES FROM A PREDOMINATELY WHITE INSTITUTION, Sherry M. Coleman Hunter

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An Ethnography of Voice(s) in the School House: Making Sense of Girl World, Julie Devaud

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From Survivor to Advocate: The Therapeutic Benefits of Public Disclosure, Katherine Infusino

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The Journey to the Top: Women's Paths to the University Presidency, Ann Marie Klotz

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STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE: EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES OF ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS MAKING THE CHOICE TO BE AN EXCEPTION, Tawanda Lawrence

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TANZANIA POST-COLONIAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND PERSPECTIVES ON SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION, PEDAGOGY, AND CURRICULUM: A QUALITATIVE STUDY, Eugenia Lucas Wandela

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Looking For A Solution: Social Justice Education and Its Impact on Adolescent Empowerment, Anita Thawani

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“Making it Click”: Assigning Value and Confronting Obstacles in an Educational Exhibit, Andrea Thomalla Cavedo

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Youth's Lived Experience of an After-School Music Program: Understanding the Meanings and Values Placed on Music Learning, Brittany Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: RECONCEPTUALIZING WORLD HISTORY CURRICULUM FOR A GLOBAL ERA, Ryan S. Bates

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Colonialism, Neoliberalism, Education and Culture in Cameroon, Mary C. Diang

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The Dangerous Reality: Sexual Risk Taking Among College Women, Shannon Greybar Milliken

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The Moderating Effect of Hope on the Relationship Between Emotional Approach Coping and Flourishing in College Students, Katherine Kandaris

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LIFE ON HOLD: The effect of recession and neoliberalism on millennials’ beliefs about education, economic participation, and adulthood, Stephanie E. Kirmer

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SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN, WHERE’S DINAH? GENDERED DIMENSIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL CULINARY WORLD, Stephanie Konkol

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Hegemony within Student Affairs: The Interpretive Nature of College Student Development Theory, Marissa L. Lucchesi

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ASIAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS: MAKING RACIAL MEANING IN AN ERA OF COLOR-BLIND RACISM, Vijay Pendakur

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DIAGNOSED BUT NOT DEFEATED: THE EXPERIENCES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES WITH PAST HISTORIES OF ENROLLMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION WHO SUCCESSFULLY ATTEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Kennedi Strickland-Dixon

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OUTSIDE THE REALM: THE COUNTER-NARRATIVES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PARENT INVOLVEMENT, Deborah Watson-Hill

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The relationships among heritage language proficiency, ethnic identity, and self-esteem, Shu-Chun Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

The Impact of Race Race-Related Stress, Acculturation, and Ethnic Identity on Latinas/os Quality of Life, Self-Esteem, and Life Satisfaction, Nichole Bedore

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Understanding the Meaning African-American Men Give to Their Student Leadership Involvement and Engagement Activities in College, Karl A. Brooks

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Closing the Gap: Use of the Instructional At-Home Plan (IAHP)® by African American Parents and the Impact on Literacy Achievement among their Kindergarten Children, Tanya Foster DeMers

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BECOMING: ONE TEACHER’S JOURNEY INTO SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION, Elizabeth C. Fyffe

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The Post-Black Aesthetic and Meanings of Blackness through the Collage Narratives of Kara Walker and Fred Wilson, William Hill

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The Relationship between Employability and Hope, Christa Hinton

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Barriers and Supports to Curricular Innovation, James P. Klock

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It Takes Leadership to Build a Village: A Portrait of a Public School Community That Is Closing the Achievement Gap, Julie MacCarthy

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The Impact of Year-Round Education on Fifth Grade African American Reading Achievement Scores in an Urban Illinois School, Carolyn A. Merrill

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The Changing Role of the School Psychologist in Response to Intervention, Sharon Murphy-Price

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HOSPITAL-BASED EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS: A SELF-STUDY, Samantha Gold Oberstein

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Trauma and Identity: Action as a Response to State Violence in Colombia, Alison J. Paul

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A Study of the Effectiveness of a Character Education Program to Prevent Bullying in Fourth and Seventh Grade, Deborah J. Shapiro

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NATURE VERSUS NURTURE: CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT’S EFFECT ON STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, Stephanie Souvenir

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THE MEANING OF RUNNING IN AMERICAN SOCIETY, Kristin Owen Westfall

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With distinction: Examining the relevance of Bourdieu’s cultural capital in relation to community music programs and social transformation, Caolfionn Yenney-Henderson

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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FRAMED BY PRIVILEGE: PERPETUATING AND RESISTING WHITE SUPREMACY IN WHITE, MIDDLE-CLASS PARENTING, Kelly Brianne Baldwin

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Sites of Agency, Sites of Growth: Elements of Success for Formerly Incarcerated Adult Graduates of an Alternative High School, Mary Hornschemeier Bandstra

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The Image of God of Christian, non-Christian and Clinical Populations: A Lacanian Psychoanalytic Perspective, Mihaela E. Bernard

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Personalismo, Small Schools, and Latino Students' Academic Success, Isabel Mesa Collins

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Applications of the Theories of Mikhail Bakhtin in Science Education, Jason Delgatto

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The Predictive Validity of High School Grades to College Remedial Mathematics Performance, John Dozier

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Stories and Cultural Humility: Exploring Power and Privilege through Physical Therapists' Life Stories, Marjorie Hilliard

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Help-Seeking Behaviors of African American Men, Leslie D. Holley

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A Guest in Someone's House: Exploring the Role of African-American Student-Faculty/Staff Interactions in a Community College Setting, Yolanda Isaacs

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Context and Process in International Teacher Recruitment: The Experiences of Global Educators Outreach (GEO) Teachers from Africa in the U.S.A., Omar A. Kamara

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Intersections: The Schooling Experiences of African-American Females Inolved in Long-Term Foster Care and Their Transition into Womanhood, Sonia Kennedy

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AN ANALYSIS OF TWO EDUCATION REFORM POLICIES: OBAMA'S RACE TO THE TOP AND PROMISE NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAMS, Alecia S. Person

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Beyond the Language Program Model: The Importance of Student Identity for the English Language Learner, Arthi Rao

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The Effects of an Advisory Program on Middle-Level Student Learning, Jeffrey Stawick

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Immigrant Perspectives: Social reproduction and the future of second generation Mexican-American and Chinese-American immigrants, Carolyn Bruner-Opps

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Understanding Empowerment, Informal Education, and Access to Decision-Making in a Community Organization, Maurya Delaney

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Educational assessment: Exploring the relationship between computer adaptive testing, data analysis, and student achievement, Michael Donhost

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Privatization and Democratization: The Usages of Democracy in Chicago's School Reform Discourse, Erin Dyke

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Developing a Social Justice Curriculum: Intersections of Identity, Community, Inheritance and Experience, Melissa Rae Goodnight

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Understanding Multiple Perspectives of African American Males in a Suburban High School, Ravi Hansra Matrenec

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Court-involved African American males and social capital within Chicago public schools, Troy Harden

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Museum Education and the Climate of Accountability, Rebecca J. Manuel

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Msculine Identity and the Education and Parental Involvement of African American Teen Fathers, Milissa McClaire Gary

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Privatization and Cyber Charter Schools, Tammy Meyn-Rogeness

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Jovenes Indocumentados: Exploring the Educational Aspirations of Undocumented, Latino Students in the U.S.A., Katherine Moone

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WHAT'S ALL THAT NOISE?: A STUDY OF CONSTRUCTED GENDER MEANINGS IN NEWS PUBLICATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, Laura M. Moran

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Parental involvement in a new environment: Igbo families in Chicago and the education of their children—a narrative inquiry, Obiefuna Onwughalu

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A Comparative Study of the Impact of Charitable Donations on the Financial Viability of San Miguel Model Schools, Michael Quirk