Dissertations and Theses - Education
The antidote to willfulness: Manufacturing dissent, KONY 2012, and propaganda as a technology of governance (2018-07-10)This dissertation presents a new definition of propaganda using the massively viral internet video KONY 2012 as an example. KONY 2012 was produced by the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Invisible Children, which was ...
“Rantoul es como Jayuya:” (De)valued migrations, education, and progreso within media, Puerto Rico, and the rural Midwest (2018-07-09)This dissertation juxtaposes representations of Puerto Rican migration in the media with narratives of individuals engaging in rural-to-rural migration between the island and the United States in the 21st century. Specifically, ...
Co-teaching and modeling: The work of coaches and teachers as they engage in one-on-one mathematics professional development (2018-06-06)School districts across the nation are enlisting the help of instructional coaches as their intensive support is thought to embody high-quality professional development (Desimone & Pak, 2017). Instructional coaches draw ...
Enacting teacher evaluation reform: Reconsidering resistance during processes of policy realization (2018-05-17)This qualitative case study explored the impact of Race to the Top’s teacher evaluation policies in two case schools. Using Ball, Maguire, and Braun’s (2012) enactment framework as my theoretical starting point, I sought ...
(2018-07-12)National studies have shown that most teachers receive summative evaluation ratings of “satisfactory” or “excellent,” but more are underperforming than evaluation data indicate (Kraft & Gilmour, 2017). Illinois enacted ...