Dissertations and Theses - Education
(2016-12-07)Considerable evidence from lexical decision and speeded recognition paradigms has suggested that (a) even in sentence context, multiple meanings of ambiguous words (i.e., homographs) are activated, but quickly suppressed, ...
(2015-12-03)Definitions of literacy conform to a model that views literacy as a set of skills reflected by a child’s scores on large-scale tests, which are favored in public schools (Street, 1995). Children from culturally diverse ...
Scientia est propentia: school personnel perceptions of their role in empowering a college-going culture among low-income African-American students in a mid-size, public school district (2015-12-04)Few studies have conducted research examining how the contextual layers that inform an organization’s habitus influence a school district’s college-going culture for its low-income African American students. This qualitative ...
(2015-11-25)Considering the important role of teachers in improving learning outcomes, teacher evaluation is considered a priority for educational policy makers. This dissertation addresses three issues related with teacher quality ...