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Dissertation About Teaching And Learning

Dissertations from the Doctor of Education in Teaching & Learning Program

Most of these dissertatons are located on the ProQuest website. UCSD faculty, staff, and students can obtain a copy of the full dissertation from ProQuest without cost, but only if they access ProQuest from a UCSD IP number. You can either be physically on campus or you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection when off-campus. If you don't do either, ProQuest will request that you pay for a full copy. Some of these dissertations are on a protected UCSD web site - if you want a copy of those, ask an EDS faculty member for the access information.

  • Andrea Lynn Barraugh (2011)

    Situated mathematics instruction: The interaction of teacher knowledge, beliefs, and policy interpretation.
    Advisor: Amanda Datnow

  • Shivani Linda Burrows-Goodwill (2009)

    Making the margin visible: Out-of-school literacy practices among Mexican heritage English learners in an English-only district.
    Advisor: Alison Wishard Guerra

  • Carmen Ana (Jay) Carrasquillo (2013)

    In Their Own Words: High-Achieving, Low-Income Community College Students Talk about Supports and Obstacles to their Success.
    Advisor: Amanda Datnow 

  • Luz M. Chung (2006)

    Second language learning as empowerment: Adult Latino immigrants as students, teachers, and problem solvers.
    Advisor: Ana Celia Zentella 

  • Daniel Allen Cohen (2009)

    Relationships that create confidence: Understanding postsecondary academic choices of Mexican heritage high school graduates in light of influential relationships, self-efficacy, and mathematical experiences.
    Advisor: Claire Ramsey 

  • Krysti Robinson DeZonia (2008)

    Formulating their future: Transition to adulthood for students with profound disabilities.
    Advisor: Alison Wishard Guerra 

  • Kimberlee Ann Douillard (2006)

    Examining the teaching and learning of writing in elementary school.
    Advisor: Hugh Mehan 

  • Douglas P. Easterly (2012)

    Mapping the geography of student persistence at a research university.
    Advisor: Claire Ramsey 

  • Barbara Edwards (2007)

    Reforming a middle school for educational equity: Implications for teacher interaction.
    Advisor: Paula Levin 

  • Sharon Fargason (2017)

    Negotiating a Professional Self: The Shifting or Stability of Identity in Novice Teachers
    Advisor: Amanda Datnow

  • Patricia Lyn Flower (2012)

    Faculty Funds of Knowledge: Sources of knowledge for teaching in community college faculty.
    Advisor: Amanda Datnow 

  • Cheryl A. Forbes (2008)

    Agency, identity and power: Bilingual Mexican American children and their teachers talk about learning English in school.
    Advisor: Paula Levin 

  • Jennifer Anne Goldston (2013)

    Translating "School": The Intersection of Teachers' and Immigrant Parents' Schemas about Public Elementary School Education.
    Advisor: Alison Wishard Guerra 

  • Samantha Brooke Greenstein (2013)

    Changing Friendship Networks and Access to Academic Capital: The Transitions of Middle School Students.
    Advisor: Paula Levin 

  • Christopher P. Halter (2006)

    The reflective lens: The effects of video analysis on preservice teacher development.
    Advisor: Randall Souviney 

  • Michael Hargrove (2007)

    High schools that bridge the achievement gap
    Advisor: Alison Wishard Guerra 

  • Stephanie Lynn Hasselbrink (2014)

    Managing Multiple Mandates: Teachers' Practice in the Nexus of Educational Reform
    Advisor: Paula Levin

  • Melissa Pia Herzig (2009)

    Understanding the motivation of Deaf adolescent Latino struggling readers
    Advisor: Claire Ramsey 

  • Kathryn Leimomi Kailikole (2009)

    Meaning making in a college mathematics lecture format: The intersection of mathematics, language, and cultural meaning systems
    Advisor: Barbara Sawrey 

  • Tracey Nicole Kiser (2016)

    Mindset matters: Supporting student persistence through the developmental mathematics pipeline.
    Advisor: Chris Halter

  • Heather Lattimer (2006)

    Choosing to teach: Lessons from the lives of effective urban teachers
    Advisor: Hugh Mehan

  • Marie Lockton (2017)

    Deliberating Instructional Reform: How Teachers Collectively Negotiate Changing Beliefs and Practices
    Advisor: Amanda Datnow

  • Mary Elizabeth Mendoza (2010)

    Thinking through ethics: The processes of ethical decision-making by novice and expert American Sign Language interpreters
    Advisor: Tom Humphries 

  • Heather Ann Michel (2013)

    The First Five Years: Novice Teacher Beliefs, Experiences, and Commitment to the Profession
    Advisor: Alison Wishard Guerra 

  • Rachel Diana Millstone (2010)

    Optimizing the orchestration of resemiotization with teacher "talk moves": A model of guided-inquiry instruction in middle school science
    Advisor: Hugh Mehan

  • Season Shelly Mussey (2009)

    Navigating the transition to college: First-generation undergraduates negotiate identities and search for success in STEM and non-STEM fields
    Advisor: Hugh Mehan 

  • Deborah Napoli (2010)

    Transforming reform into practice: The enactment of standards-based teacher preparation and university-school partnerships in clinical practice activity settings
    Advisor: Paula Levin 

  • Wendy O'Connor (2017)

    Sociocultural Early Literacy Practices in the School and Home Context: The Role of a Digital Library
    Advisor: Carolyn Hofstetter

  • Hoaihuong Orletta Thuy Nguyen (2011)

    Emphasizing the educator in paraeducator: An ecocultural and activity theory perspective on elementary school special education paraeducators' instruction
    Advisor: Alison Wishard Guerra 

  • Yoon Joo Park (2011)

    Presentation of social identity and language use among bilingual Korean English speakers
    Advisor: Paula Levin 

  • Joanne Kirkpatrick Price (2007)

    Making sense of competing organizational goals: Perspectives of practice that affect coordinated efforts and organizational learning
    Advisor: Paula Levin 

  • Tina Marie Rasori (2012)

    Examining espoused and enacted theories about the cultivation of teacher leaders: A case study of a university's education department
    Advisor: Amanda Datnow 

  • Carmen L. Restrepo (2011)

    The use of interactive learning technologies in elementary and middle school classrooms
    Advisor: James Levin 

  • Lily Beatrice Robinson (2016)

    Visitor learning on guided tours: An activity theory approach
    Advisor: Paula Levin

  • Kimberly Anne OBrien Samaniego (2013)

    Case Studies of Teachers' Perceptions and their Enactment Processes when Implementing Multiple Reforms in Urban High School Mathematics
    Advisor: Chris Halter 

  • Ivette Sanchez-Gutierrez (2015)

    Everyday Equity for Latina/o Students: Practices that Teachers and Students identify as Supporting Secondary Mathematics Learning
    Advisor: Mica Pollock

  • Zoltan G. Sarda (2012)

    Parents' Talk: Multiple Schemas and Parenting Practice
    Advisor: Alison Wishard Guerra 

  • Susan Michelle Scharton (2007)

    What it means to be an elementary mathematics teacher: Changing practices and understandings over the course of preservice professional development
    Advisor: Claire Ramsey 

  • Marcia DeVore Sewall (2007)

    Transforming supervision: Using video elicitation to support preservice teacher-directed reflective conversations
    Advisor: Tom Humphries 

  • Melissa Beth Smith (2010)

    More than meets the eye: Revealing the complexities of K-12 interpreting
    Advisor: Claire Ramsey 

  • Suzanne Margaret Stolz (2010)

    Disability trajectories: Disabled youths' identity development, negotiation of experience and expectation, and sense of agency during transition
    Advisor: Brian Goldfarb 

  • Diane L. Sweeney (2009)

    Learning in human-dolphin interactions at zoological facilities
    Advisor: Paula Levin 

  • Suzanne Michele Van Steenbergen (2016)

    Promise and paradox: How context affects teachers' enactment of the critical conditions for equity in college access in suburban schools
    Co-advisors: Jim Levin and Paula Levin

  • Renate Lilo Ward (2015)

    The Experiences of Deaf College Graduates: Barriers and Supports to Earning a Post-secondary Degree
    Advisor: Paula Levin

  • David G. White (2011)

    Using purposeful perturbations as a strategy for school reform: A design experiment at an alternative high school with low-performing students
    Advisor: James Levin

  • Judy C. Wilson (2012)

    Persistence of Latino students in community colleges: An empowerment model addressing acculturative stress
    Advisor: Paula Levin

  • Amie Wong (2016)

    How the formal and informal social networks of special education teachers shape their practice
    Advisor: Amanda Datnow

  • Alexander Zernovoj (2015)

    Video Technology-mediated Literacy Practices in American Sign Language (ASL): A Study of an Innovative ASL/English Bilingual Approach to Deaf Education
    Advisor: Tom Humphries

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Dissertations from 2017

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Capacity Development and Workplace Learning: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Workplace Learning at Afghan Ministry of Education, Department of Planning, Mohammad Javad Ahmadi

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Special Education and Massachusetts Charter Schools: Examining Issues and Practices Associated with Enrollment, Placement and Compliance, Jennifer C. Baribeau

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The Role of Foster Parents in Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care, Gwen Bass

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Demystifying Distributed Leadership: How Understanding Principles of Practice and Perceptions Regarding Ambiguity Can Enhance the Leadership Capacity of Department Chairs, Diana Bonneville

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Moving from Trauma to Healing: Black Queer Cultural Workers’ Experiences and Discourses of Love, Durryle N. Brooks

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Perceptions and Perspectives of Core Subject High School Teachers on the Phenomenon of Creative Learning, Ralph Caouette

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Critical Language Awareness in an ELL Urban Language Classroom: Transforming a Latina Teacher’s Language Ideology, Yvonne V. Fariño and Yvonne Virginia Farino

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Examining the Influence of Graduate Student Experiences on Graduate Alumni Giving, Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

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Residence Directors as Residential Crisis Workers: Exploring the Role of Campus-Based Critical Incident Stress Management in the Mitigation of Compassion Fatigue, Noga Flory

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The Cultural Construction of Diverse Other(s): A Discourse Analysis of Institutional Policy, Rachel E. Friedensen

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Evaluating a Translingual Administration of the Early Grades Math Assessment (EGMA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fernanda Gandara

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Supporting Black and Brown Females’ STEM Identity Construction Through Mathematics Teacher Noticing: A Mixed Methods Study, Carolyn Gardner

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Let’s Take an Adventure: Exploring Beginner Writing in Chinese by Non-Heritage Learner, Ping Geng

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Cross Case Study of an Elementary Engineering Task, John Heffernan

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“Going the Extra Mile”: Perspectives and Experiences of Coaches Supporting Primary School Teachers in Sierra Leone, Ashley Clayton Hertz

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Factors that Shape Arab American College Student Identity, Abdul Rahman F. Jaradat

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Using Exemplar Items to Define Performance Categories: A Comparison of Item Mapping Methods, Ana Karantonis

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Maximizing Test Efficiency: The Effects of Test Format on Nonsense Word Reading, Amanda Kern

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Countering the "Strong School" Narrative: Community Response to Racial Inequity in a High-Performing District, Katie A. Lazdowski

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Investigating the Impact of Student Opt Out on Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality, Joshua Marland

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Examining the Capacity of Instructional Support Networks for the Diffusion of Computer Science for All (CSforALL) in an Urban District, Rebecca Mazur

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Urban Heritage Speakers As Multilingual Language Learners: Contexts in the 21st Century, Bridgette Moriarity

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Promoting Self-Determination Skills of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Participating in the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Programs throughout Massachusetts, Lyndsey Nunes

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Seguimos Luchando: Women Educators’ Trajectories in Social Movement Based Popular Education Projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jennifer Lee O'Donnell

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Implicit Bias in Pre-Service Teachers: A Mixed Methods Approach, Tara Pepis

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Getting It Right: African American Male College/University Presidents and Their Early Cultivation of Self-Efficacy, JAMES RANDALL

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Master's Tools and the Master's House: A Historical Analysis Exploring the Myth of Educating for Democracy in the United States, Timothy Scott

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Inclusion of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Inclusive Practices in Turkey, Hanife Ece Ugurlu

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Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate the Diffusion of Special Education Knowledge within a School District, Martha H. von Mering

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THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES OF FEMALE SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS, Kerry E. Weir

Dissertations from 2016

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Microaggressions in a Women's College. Understanding Language, Race, Class and Gender in Teaching Spanish: A Testimonio, Thelma Belmonte-Alcantara

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Understanding STEM Learning Outcomes Using A Phenomenographic Approach, Cheryl L. Brooks

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Transnationalizing Social Justice Education: InterAmerican Frameworks for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, Mirangela G. Buggs

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Disproportionate Suspension Rates: Understanding Policy and Practice in One State, Kristine A. Camacho

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The Gaps between Values and Practices of Global Citizenship Education: A Critical Analysis of Global Citizenship Education in South Korea, Hye Seung Cho

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Investigating the Relationship between Implicit Theories about Intelligence and Teacher-Student Relationship Quality, Woodbury B. Clift

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Educational Implications: Homeless Children's Perception of Resilience, Maria M. Costa

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Reading Power: Female Sexuality, Bullying, and Power Relations in Young Adult Literature, Cara C. Crandall

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When Mom Goes to School: Maternal Education and Intergenerational Mobility, Maura E. Devlin

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Subscore Reliability and Classification Consistency: A Comparison of Five Methods, Fen Fan

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Who is like Whom? Reclassification and Performance Patterns for Different Groupings of English Learners, Molly M. Faulkner-Bond

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Contemplative Practices and Learning: A Holistic Approach to Education in Bhutan, Yang Gyeltshen

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Reclaiming Voices and Identities: An Examination of African American Educators’ Experiences Before and After Brown v. Board of Education, Leta Hooper

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Ownership in the Development Discourse: A Case Study in Education in Tanzania, Satomi Kamei

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"How Many Generations Will be Spoiled at the Cost of Such Compromises?" The Resolution Strategies of High School Principals in Value-Conflict Situations Between School Law and Moral Values in Azad Kashmir, Muhammad N. Khawaja

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Critical Literacy and Identities in World Language Education: Telling Reflective Stories of Digital Storytelling, Keiko Konoeda

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Synergy Between Digital and Traditional Literacy Practices: A Framework for Building a Reading Culture in a Secondary School, Nina Kositsky

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Shared Focus/Collective Responsibility: The Lived Experience of Educators as Members of a Data Team in a Connecticut Public High School, Abbie-Jean M. Lareau

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Turning around the Culture of Teaching and Learning: A Turnaround School Success Story, Rachael B. Lawrence

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Differential Prediction and Validity of Advanced Placement (AP®) for Student Subgroups, Minji K. Lee

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Young Children Positioned as Storytellers in the Classroom: An examination of teacher-child interactions and the storytelling event, Peggy L. Martalock

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Teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Mand Within the Inclusive Classroom, Jennifer L. McIntire

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Talking the Walk: Incorporating Intergroup Dialogue Processes into a Critical Service-Learning Program, David Neely

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The Role of Training in the Development of Amerindian Communities in Guyana: A Qualitative Case Study, Laureen Adele Pierre

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Identifying Examinees Who Possess Distinct and Reliable Subscores When Added Value is Lacking for the Total Sample, Joseph A. Rios

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The Development and Validation of the Emotion Knowledge and Awareness Test, Catherine A. Rossi

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Transformative Learning Facilitated Dialogue: as a Tool for Social Change An Autoethnography, Leslie A. Saulsberry

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Effect of the Banking Time Intervention on Student-Teacher Relationships and Problem Behaviors in Early Childhood, Tara M. Strand Balunis

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Detecting Candidate Preknowledge of Items Using A Predictive Checking Method, xi wang

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Acculturation Stress, Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment, and Development of American Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Newton High School Exchange Students in China, BinBin Zhu

Dissertations from 2015

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Obstacles to Girls' Education and Girls' Lived School Experience in Benin: School as an Institution of Cultural Transmission, Simeon Afouda

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Catch the Bus: Investigating the Correlations between Teacher Collaborative Action-Taking and Self-Efficacy, Tara B. Brandt

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Principals’ Perceived Influence over New Teacher Retention, Meredith Coates

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Mediations of Multiple Identities in a Private University: International Students’ Experiences in the United States, Beata Z. Dolina

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Using Systemic Functional Linguistics to Inform a Language Pedagogy in a Middle School English Classroom a Case Study, Holly I. Graham

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Social Justice Teacher Educators of Color: Their Work, Perspectives, and Insights, Nini V. Hayes

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Reading Queerly in the High School Classroom: Exploring a Gay and Lesbian Literature Course, Kirsten Helmer

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Empirical Investigation Of The Stakeholders’ Understanding Of Information Contained In Score Reports For Large-Scale Testing, Stephen J. Jirka

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Leadership Practices of School Principals and Effectiveness of School Counselor Practice, Yolanda D. Johnson

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Investigating the Relationship Between a District’s Tier 2 Attendance Intervention Program and Student Attendance Outcomes, Brendan T. Keenan Jr.

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Conditions Supporting the Development of Scientific Argumentation in High School Chemistry Classrooms: The Role of Question Prompts and an Interactive Simulation, Tugba Keser

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Microteaching in Pakistan: Perspectives of Novice Higher Education Faculty about the Contribution of Microteaching to their Learning and Practice, Salma N. Khan

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Expanding Democracy in Classrooms: History Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Student Feedback as a Democratic Teaching Practice, Irene S. LaRoche

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Implementing Universal Social And Emotional Learning Programs: The Development, Validation, And Inferential Findings From The Schoolwide SEL Capacity Assessment, Cheyne A. LeVesseur

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Evaluating the Impact of Construct Shift on Item Parameter Invariance, Test Equating and Proficiency Estimates, Xueming Li

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Translanguaging and Identity in a Kindergarten Classroom: Validating Student's Home Culture and Language in an English-Only Era, Maria Eugenia Lozano Lenis

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Performing Critical Consciousness in Teaching: Entanglements of Knowing, Feeling and Relating, Kathleen A. McDonough

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Special Education Leadership Practices that Support Postsecondary Transition Service Delivery for Students with Severe Disabilities, Laurel A. Peltier

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Slavery on Their Minds: Representing the Institution in Children's Picture Books, Raphael E. Rogers

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Integrating Cultures within Formal Schooling: Exploring Opportunities for Cultural Relevancy in Peri-Urban Senegal, Karla A. Sarr

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An Investigation of Subtest Score Equating Methods under Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory Frameworks, MinJeong Shin

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Phallacies: Constructing a Critical Space and Pedagogy for College Men to Engage Across Non-Hegemonic Masculinities, Taj Smith

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Factors Impacting the Decision to Study Abroad Among Students Who Have Expressed Intent, April H. Stroud

Dissertations from 2014

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COMPUTER INTEGRATION IN PALESTINIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Kefah A. Barham

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Testimonios from the Border-Shattering the Notion that Women of Color Don't Do Theory, Gloria G. Barragan

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Developing Spatial Reasoning Skills in General Chemistry Students, Deborah L. Carlisle

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Welcome to Guyland: Experiences of Trans* Men in College, D Chase J. Catalano

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Cultivating Communities of Practice to Develop Local Preparedness for Climate Change, Konda Reddy Chavva

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Effect of Automatic Item Generation on Ability Estimates in a Multistage Test, Kimberly F. Colvin

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UNDERSTANDING HEALTH ISSUES AMONG ADOLESCENT FEMALES IN A NORTHEAST PROVINCE OF AFGHANISTAN, Amina Davlatshoeva

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CYCLE OF RENEWAL: YOGA’S INFLUENCE ON THE PROFESSIONAL LIVES OF NOVICE TEACHERS, Danette V. Day

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On Being and Becoming: An Exploration of Young People’s Experiences with Status and Power, Keri L. DeJong

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Investing in Grindr: An Exploration of How Gay College Men Utilize Gay-Oriented Social Networking Sites, Michael T. Dodge

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“Give Light and People Will Find a Way”: Black Women College Student Leadership Experiences with Oppression at Predominantly White Institutions, Andrea D. Domingue

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A Critical Examination of Policy and Practice in the Transition Experience for Students with Math Learning Disabilities in Mumbai, India, Melinda S. Eichhorn

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Outreach practices of a small college counseling center: A comprehensive model to serve the college community, Jessica R. Ferriero

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A Novel Approach to Using Personal Response Systems and Diagrams to Foster Student Engagement in Large Lecture: Case Study of Instruction for Model-Based Reasoning in Biology, Johanna M. Fitzgerald

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The Application of Information Integration Theory to Standard Setting: Setting Cut Scores Using Cognitive Theory, Christopher C. Foster

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Perceptions of Leadership through the Lens of Special Education Administrators and Principals, Adam C. Garand

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School Counselor Advocacy with LGBT Students: A Qualitative Study of High School Counselor Experiences, Maria E. Gonzalez

 

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