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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Autism, anxiety and the impact of therapeutic practices and evidence based strategies, Roberta L. Luby
This literature review examined research on the prevalence of anxiety disorders in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for managing anxiety symptoms. Studies consistently demons...

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Visual Supports and Autism, Donna L Macoskey
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. Children on the Autism Spectrum thrive o...

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Implementing Positive Behavior Interventions in an Alternative Setting, Brooke L. Maday
Historically alternative settings are known for their punitive approaches to behaviors. In the early 2000s, alternative education and juvenile residential settings adopted and adapted a positive approach to behavior intervention called “Pos...

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The Benefits of Implementing Trauma Informed Teaching Strategies to Support Students in Special Education, Connor J. Malcolm
The number of children experiencing traumatic events is occurring at an alarming rate. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), more than two-thirds of children in the United States are going to or hav...

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The Benefits of Implementing Trauma Informed Teaching Strategies to Support Students in Special Education, Connor J. Malcolm
The number of children experiencing traumatic events is occurring at an alarming rate. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), more than two-thirds of children in the United States are going to or hav...

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Reading interventions for students with emotional behavioral disorders, Erin O. Maly
The focus of this literature review is to determine the efficacy of reading interventions for students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders with comorbid reading disabilities. Students with EBD frequently exhibit reading difficulties which p...

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Factors Impacting Racial Minority Student Achievement, Morgan McGarry
This paper researches factors impacting racial minority student achievement. The question “What factors impact racial minority student achievement?” was used to find published research articles. While the research does not specifically stat...

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Restorative Practice Outcomes on Exclusionary Behavior in Schools with Consideration of Educator and Student Perspective, Bree D Medin
The prevalent use of in-school and out-of-school suspensions persists despite evidence indicating behavior improvement and racial disparities in suspensions. Exclusionary discipline’s lasting negative consequences include poor academic achi...

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The Effects of Music Therapy on Autistic Students: A Literature Review, Lynwood A Meyer
This paper examines music therapy and how the use of this intervention can help students with ASD. The literature review provides a brief history of Special Education and the perception of autism, and what defines the classification of auti...

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The Promotion of Maternal Infant Bonding in Perinatal Incarcerated Women: Lived Experience, Policies, Programs, Nalah E'Linda Morrow
Introduction: Within the United States there are currently no federal guidelines or protocols to ensure appropriate medical care for incarcerated pregnant and postpartum women. The purpose of this integrative review examines incarcerated wo...

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Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Rachel E. Nardelli
This thesis studies interventions to support the mental health of students with autism spectrum disorder. According to Mazefsky (2019), more than 70% of youth with ASD have mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. According ...

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Mental Health and How it Affects Academic Performance in Special Education Students, Jenna L. Newberger
Mental health is an important topic about which many people have heard or learned about. It affects all people in various ways and can especially affect careers, schooling and social lives. Because of this, it is imperative to understand ho...

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The Impact of Online and Hybrid Ministry on Small Traditional Churches, Patreza D. Newton
The present study addressed the lack of insight regarding the impact of technology on the small church. The mixed method research for this project took a case study approach that also included the analysis of the biblical and theological fo...

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The Importance of Classroom Management in Autism Spectrum Disorder Classrooms, Lindsay C. Nicklason
Children that are on the Autism Spectrum thrive on routine, visuals, and calm learning environments. When teaching in an Autism classroom, good classroom management is key to ensuring the students have all the tools they need to succeed. Th...

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The Effects of Social Story Interventions Used With Autistic Students, Sarah J Ogren
Social-emotional learning is an essential part of everyday learning for students in the classroom. Providing students with evidence-based social-emotional learning practices, such as Social Stories, increases student academics and behavior....

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Repeated Readings and Their Impact on Reading Fluency, Sydney N. Olson
This thesis explores the implementation of repeated reading and its effect on fluency for students in an academic setting. Included is an explanation of repeated reading and how it can be used in a classroom setting whether in isolation or ...

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The Effects of Mindfulness on Special Education Students in the General Education Classroom, Jessica Ostendorf
Can mindfulness interventions have a positive impact on both special education students and general education students in the classroom? How does mindfulness affect students’ behavior, academic achievement, and over all wellbeing? This lite...

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How Does a Four Day Work Week Affect Students' Achievement, Attendance, and Behavior, Joshua David Palmquist
This thesis focuses on a four-day school week and the benefits of this approach as it relates to student achievement, attendance and behavior. Over the past two decades, the popularity of a four-day school week has grown, most notably in ru...

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Promoting Resilience Through Reading in Secondary School, Drewe V Peterson
This thesis reviews 33 articles to examine a possible correlation between resilience and reading and how reading might be used to promote resilience in the secondary-school setting. Resilience is in need, especially post —COVID-19. Globally...

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Impacts of Standards-based Grading and Alternate Grading Strategies on Student Success, Brian Remington
Standards-based grading has changed how schools have graded its students for the past few years. Under standards-based grading students receive several grades for each benchmark skill that the student displays their knowledge of. This is a ...

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Impacts of Standards-based Grading and Alternate Grading Strategies on Student Success, Brian Remington
Standards-based grading has changed how schools have graded its students for the past few years. Under standards-based grading students receive several grades for each benchmark skill that the student displays their knowledge of. This is a ...

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Gender Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Charlene Roach
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by a developmental disorder with multiple variations of severity which are characterized by the difficulties in communication, social interactions, and restricted or repetitive patterns of beh...

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Collaborative teaching in the inclusive environment: A review of teaching models, benefits, barriers and preparation, Travis B. Rotegard
This literature review explains the definition of collaborative teaching (co-teaching) in the inclusive environment. It explores the co-teaching models, and the opinions of those models through the lens of professionals and students. This r...

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Social-Emotional Learning and Teachers’ Cultural Competency: The Relationship Between Implementation Practices and Student Outcomes, Sarah Lynn Skytte Rothstein
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine (1) the relationship between teachers’ perceived cultural competence and the perceived implementation of culturally responsive Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) practices, conditional on t...

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How MTSS and UDL Frameworks Can Be Used to Reach All Learners and Reduce Unnecessary Special Education Evaluations, Marwa Sayed Sallam
The global COVID pandemic changed the educational landscape as we knew it in a drastic way. With the rise of special education evaluation requests and a need to strengthen the MTSS framework across schools, an urgency developed around the i...

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The Impact of the Inclusion of Movement and Exercise (Physical Learning) on Students in Educational Settings Receiving Special Education Services, Christopher P. Scanlon
There continues to be an increase in child and adolescent obesity. Youth receiving special education services are particularly at risk of being more inactive than their peers. There are numerous benefits to engaging in physical activity, no...

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Parental Involvement and Middle-school Student Education, John Michael Schetinski
Parental involvement in education has long been recognized as a significant factor in shaping the academic success and overall development of middle school students. This thesis seeks to provide an analysis of the impact of parental involve...

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Exploring the Characteristics of Physical Therapist Assistant - Doctor of Physical Therapy Bridge Programs that Increase Accessibility and Support for Nontraditional Students, Jessica Scholl
The number of nontraditional students in higher education continues to increase. Despite the increase in the number of nontraditional students overall, the majority of students enrolled in doctor of physical therapy programs are considered ...

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Social Media Influence on Emotional and Behavioral Well-Being of High School Aged Students and Educator Intervention, Kayla M. Schroeder
Social media use plays a significant role in the lives of adolescents worldwide. Social media allows for adolescents to build connections, express themselves, seek information, and share or view content. Globally, adolescent mental health d...

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Impacts of Social-Emotional Learning on Adolescents, Sarah Jean Schroeder
In the last five years, schools have seen an increased need for social and emotional learning instruction geared toward adolescent students. Many teachers, staff members, and administrators have been encouraged to incorporate social and emo...

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Shared Leadership as a Tool for Leadership Development in Multicultural Congregations, Darryl E. Seay
This project studied shared leadership in multicultural congregations to determine if it serves as a tool for leadership development. There is limited empirical data on shared leadership in multicultural congregations and even less on the u...

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Exploring the Need for Non-shame Based Therapeutic Approaches for the Treatment of Pornography Addiction, Mina Shaheid
This research underscores that pornography addiction is an addictive disorder that poses extremely serious threats to the lives and wellbeing of many people worldwide. Pornography addiction is a type of sexual addiction characterized by it ...

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Perceptions of English Language Learners and Supporting Their Academic Achievement, Sohee Shin
This literature review discusses the increasing number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States and the shortage of qualified teachers to support them. The author reviews relevant literature to explore the relationship betwe...

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Character Education in the World and How Does it Affect and Reform the Traditional Curriculum in China: A Comprehensive Review of History and Future Prospects, YuTing Celina Shuai
By studying a number of key factors in the promotion of character education core values at schools across Western countries, this research aimed to focus on providing an in-depth view of how Chinese character education principles been studi...

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A Case Study of Limitation Awareness Concerning Converge North Central Senior Pastors, Adam Sidler
Considering the obstacles Senior Pastors face within their churches, “A Case Study of Limitation Awareness Concerning Converge North Central Senior Pastors” is a project to address the following research questions: (1) To what level are Con...

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How Movement-Based and Sensory-Based Interventions Impact Emotional and Academic Success in Students with Disabilities (Autism/ADHD), John Skalitzky
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder are two of the most prevalent diagnoses in education today. Each diagnosis is individual to the student. However, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperacti...

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The Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder on Family, Christa R Skitsko
As the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continuously increases, more individuals and their families are impacted. Parents may be significantly affected by raising a child with an ASD diagnosis due to increased stress from the di...

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Management of Uterine Fibroids: An Integrative Approach, Raychell R. Smith and Kiana Venable
Introduction: Uterine fibroids (UF) affect at least 1 in 4 adult women and are the most frequent type of tumor affecting the female reproductive organs of women of reproductive age. This integrative review will examine alternative methods u...

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Implications of Teacher Burnout Related to Being a Special Education Provider, William M Sprouls
ABSTRACT The profession of special education instructor has evolved over the years. Special education teachers must often manage lesson plans that make accommodations for all intellectual and disability needs of students. Special education ...

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Improving the Perception, Assessment and Diagnosis of Females with Autism, Sydney Anne Steen
This literature review examines current biases in perception, assessment, and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for females. Males lead in the number of diagnoses of ASD, however, many of the assessments used to evaluate for ASD a...

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A Comparison of Two Approaches Used Within a Multi-tiered System of Supports That Enhance Students' Academic Achievement, Michaella Marie Steinfeldt
While students are receiving a high-quality education within the classroom, some students face difficulty performing adequately on assessments. These students typically receive intervention support to assist in increasing their skill defici...

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Effective Methods of Teaching Phonological Awareness and Phonics to Individuals With Reading Difficulty, Lydia C. Stevenson
Reading struggles have been a constant and pervasive issue for individuals. Reading struggles can be caused by various factors, such as poor reading instruction or, in some cases, a reading disability. Throughout the decades, there have bee...

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Multilingual Pedagogy and the Importance of Incorporating the Heritage Language in the Classroom, Iris A. Straube
In a world of people who are in constant migration, it is important for educators to consider the heritage language of students in their classrooms who are learning the target language of instruction. There are many misconceptions about mul...

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The Impact of School Climate on Student Achievement, Matthew C Straumann
This thesis reviews literature linking school climate and academic achievement. There are 30 sources that were reviewed and examined for this thesis. Three main points were found in this review. The link between school climate and bullying,...

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The Racial Discipline Gap in Education: A Master's Thesis, Emily Mychal Stripe
Racial inequities persist throughout the United States’ educational system despite the increased attention on reducing exclusionary discipline. These inequities, conceptualized as educational and disciplinary gaps between Black and White st...

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The Effects of Incorporating Educational Robotics in Mathematics Instruction, Andrew Robert Swenson
This literature review explores the effects of incorporating educational robotics into mathematics instruction on students' problem-solving abilities, motivation, mathematical performance, computational thinking, and communication and colla...

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Student-Athletes’ Resilience at Religious and Secular Higher Education Institutions, Thayer Trenhaile
The purpose of this study was to examine whether there was a statistically significant (p < 0.05) difference in student-athletes’ resilience by whether they attended religious or secular higher education institutions. The study utilized dat...

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Supporting Foster Parents in Order to Prevent Burnout, Tara L. Tulberg
The researcher sought to understand how to effectively support foster parents in order to prevent burnout. As a result, the researcher explored a theology of foster care, reviewed current literature on how foster parents develop family life...

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Social emotional learning and its needs and benefits for students with down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and emotional behavioral disorder, Mariah Kay Uphoff
Social Emotional Learning (SEL), the lifetime process of developing skills that enable healthy relationships with others and with the self, has continued to grow in importance as educational programs emphasize more and more the value in edu...

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Evidence-based Writing Strategies to Build Proficient and Lifelong Writers, Amanda Sue Vaughn-Traaseth
Writing is an essential skill that teaches many ways for students to explain, inform, persuade, defend, and express themselves in a way that communicates a clear and concise message that will be used abundantly throughout their educational,...

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Gamified Learning in Math Education, Nathan Michael Voigt
Educators are always looking for ways to improve engagement in the classroom. Traditional approaches to math education are being phased out, amid declining student achievement in mathematics, and replaced with innovations like gamified lear...

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Effective Grading Practices Benefit Mainstreamed Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Jessie M. Wick
This study reviews the literature pertaining to grading practices and how grades can affect students with intellectual disabilities who are mainstreamed. It includes research into teacher grading practices, messages that grades reflect and ...

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The Impact of Teacher Attrition on Equitable Education for Students from Underserved Communities, Marian Alicia Williams
ABSTRACT The current teacher shortage has created a looming crisis in education in the United States that most frequently impacts students from underserved communities. Receiving an equitable education in our country should not be assumed b...

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Promoting Inclusion for Students Through Service-Learning, Charlene Marie Winter
The following literature review explores how service-learning can be used in an inclusive setting. How can schools use service-learning to promote diverse learning by including students of varying abilities? Studies have shown that service-...

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Impacts of Project-based Learning on Secondary Education, Benjamin Michael Witt
This literature review examined the impacts that Project-based learning (PBL) can have on secondary education. The research parameters for this study were such that the studies included in the thesis were from research that was published be...

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Constructive Influence of Music and Acoustics for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASF), William Jay Ziesmer
Music is one of the oldest building blocks in human civilization and throughout most of human history. It’s played a crucial role in the education system of many students throughout the United States and across the world. Music can provide ...

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Perceptions of Somali Parents Regarding the Impact of the Parent Academy Program on Their School Engagement Capacity, Abdisalam A. Adam
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of Somali parents about the Parent Academy program in Saint Paul Schools and whether it impacted their school engagement capacity. The research was a qualitative phenomenological ...

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Educator Support and Autonomy: Combating the Loss of Self-Efficacy Influencing Educators' Burnout, Chelsea L. Amell
Educator trauma-informed teaching practices in education systems are paving the way for schools to meet the needs of students who have experienced trauma and support students from experiencing secondary trauma. Furthermore, exploring the ef...

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Strategies to Teach Grit and Perseverance to Students with Special Needs Through the Growth Mindset, Melissa J. Anderson
Recently, there has been increased attention on the importance of non-cognitive skills in achieving academic success. Grit and The Growth Mindset are two of the characteristics. Research has established a positive correlation between Grit a...

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Mindfulness and Its Impact on Perinatal and Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, and Perceived Stress: An Integrative Review, Julie Ann Andrzejczak and Kathryn Jean Berscheit
Introduction: Many patients have mental health concerns during the peripartum period. These include, but are not limited to, depression, stress, and anxiety. There is emerging research showing that using mindfulness exercises during this pe...

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Down Syndrome and the Importance of a Neutral Diagnosis Delivery: A Community Service Project, Hanna E. Badke, Katherine Cooley, and Christine E. Luce
Approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome each year in the United States – with an increasing prevalence. The literature suggests that negative societal attitudes surrounding the diagnosis of Down syndrome are often reflected i...

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Cultural Barriers to Orthopedic Follow-up Care in Pucallpa, Peru, Jona Bakke, Alyssa Braun, and Laura Luttio
Scalpel at the Cross (SATC) is a nonprofit Christian organization that serves the Pucallpa, Peru community through short-term medical mission trips. Teams travel to Pucallpa each year to perform orthopedic surgeries, educate providers in lo...

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How Read Alouds Can Promote Higher-Level Thinking Skills in Students with Developmental Disabilities, Jennifer M. Bakken
This thesis consists of a literature review of research in the area of read alouds and how they can promote higher-thinking skills in students with developmental disabilities. Historically, read alouds have been used in early elementary sch...

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Physiology-Based Education for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Becca Barry, Cara Marie Gabriel, and Brenna Lynn Olson
Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a multisystemic disease that affects more than 370 million people worldwide and costs the U.S. Healthcare System over $245 billion per year (Kahn et al., 2013; Powers et al., 2015). Current diabetes education serve...

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Classroom Management Strategies That Prolong On-Task Behaviors and Increase Success for Special Education Students with ADHD, Renee A. Barstow
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurological disorders among youth, leading to symptoms of impulsivity, inattention, and cognitive processing differences when compared to same-age typically developing peer...

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Parental Satisfaction With On-Campus and Off-Campus Learning in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Aaron Nelson Baumgartner
Research identifies several aspects of school climate and confirms the importance of parental satisfaction with school climate in terms of student learning. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has a highly competitive market for int...

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Impact of a Student’S Culture on Placement in Special Education, Anna Best
IDEA requires that schools address the disproportionate amount of minority students in Special Education. This literature review will summarize current research (2010 or later) on the evidence of disproportionality of minority students in S...

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Choosing Educational Strategies to Develop Social Studies Knowledge and Encourage Civic and Political Participation Among Students With Special Education Needs, Marc Louis Biermann
This research will address three questions: 1) To what extent do people with disabilities participate in the political process, 2) What do studies reveal about social studies education for students with disabilities, and 3) How can teachers...

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Expedient Resolution for Shoulder Dystocia: A Comparison of Maneuver Research, Alexis Ann Bischof
Introduction: The purpose of this review is to assess which order of interventions is the most effective and timely at resolving a shoulder dystocia according to the literature. This is important information for perinatal providers to utili...

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Effects of Recreational Marijuana Use in Adolescents, Yuliya Dzholos Bjorgan and Susana Jimenez
This community service project discusses short- and long-term effects of recreational marijuana use in adolescents, the most vulnerable audience to this psychoactive drug. According to the latest research, these effects include compromised ...

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Increasing Multilingual Parent Engagement: A Literature Review, Erin Elizabeth Boettcher
This literature review investigated the question: How can educators increase parental involvement for multilingual learners? The thesis identified barriers to involvement for parents of multilingual learners. It also discussed the importanc...

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Language Learning: Access and Equity, Ashley N. Bonsen
As humans evolve, so do their languages, cultures, and practices. In a world that is becoming increasingly connected and multilingual, access to language learning has never been more important. What remains open to question are modern perce...

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Disproportionality in Special Education: A Majority of Minority Students in Special Education, Sharon Hubbard Booth
Disproportionality in special education has been discussed, written about among scholars, authors, and has been debated in courts for over four decades. Minority groups that are most often referred to in this context are African Americans, ...

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Teachers' Union's Collective Bargaining Agreements and Their Impact on School Functions, Chad Jonas Borseth
Teachers' unions have a vital role in public education. The collective bargaining agreements negotiated between them and school districts are viewed by many as the de facto rule book for how a school is organized and how it shall operate. D...

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The Use of Clary Sage in Women's Health: An Integrative Review, Kimberly S. Brenneman
Introduction: Women have used various herbal remedies for health issues for centuries. One of the most commonly used essential oils is clary sage (Salvia sclarea). It is important for women’s health providers to know and provide evidence-ba...

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Parenting During a Pandemic: Exploring the Experience of Evangelical Parents Cultivating a Spiritual Orthodoxy in Their Children During the Covid-19 Quarantine, Joseph E. Brown
Beginning in March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic forced evangelical parents to adjust their parenting and Christian discipleship. With in-person gatherings limited, families and churches had to reorient to more isolation and less community. Th...

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The Most Effective Transition Programming For Middle and High School Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Matthew Kjell Brunsvold
This thesis is a research project focusing on Transition Services for students with autism spectrum disabilities (ASD). Research was completed regarding evidence-based and effective transition practices. The findings were organized specific...

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Motivating Factors For Academic Dishonesty And Reoccurrence Prevention Of These Behaviors, Andrew Bryzgornia
Teachers often turn to assessments to measure a student’s learning in a class. The intent is for the student to complete this assessment by meeting the instructor’s requirements, but often they look for alternate means to aid in the assignm...

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The Pastor: From Calling to Competency, Sheila C. Carpenter
Elucidation of pastoral competency is a complicated subject, but, a necessary and important aspect of servant leadership for pastors, and congregants. Competency outcomes and criterion measurement (what is pastoral competency and how it is ...

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An Investigation in the Mobilization of Syringe Exchange Programs, Gina K. Carter, Emma Kroll, Gina Rae McClanahan, and Rachel E. Rolf
Injection drug use along with the opioid epidemic have contributed to many problems facing communities locally and nationally. Preventative and harm reduction measures are important for individual and public health due to the adverse outcom...

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The Effect of Dual Language Immersion Programs on English Learner Language Acquisition and Assessment Scores, Beth Joy Christophersen
This literature review was designed to answer the question: What is the effect of dual language immersion (DLI) programs on English learner (EL) language acquisition and academic success? The studies selected for this review focus on the ac...

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The “Most Important Asset”: An Exploratory Comparative Case Study of Factors Influencing Faculty Hiring and Faculty Composition at Two Small, Private Colleges in Iowa, Jamii Claiborne
The faculty composition in U.S. higher education has changed significantly over recent decades (AAUP, 2020; Hurlburt & McGarrah, 2016b; Schuster & Finkelstein, 2006). What was once a faculty model dominated by tenured and tenure-track facul...

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How to Effectively Support Students with Dyscalculia, Robin M. Conley
Dyscalculia is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which makes it difficult for some individuals to automatically recognize numbers, estimate, perceive pictures, and order items and procedures correctly. It is similar to dyslexia, a common comor...

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Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Predicting Future Reading Success, Mindy Coulter-Glazier
This literature review examines teaching phonemic awareness skills and their importance in identifying students at risk. Phonemic awareness measures used at the beginning of kindergarten can help predict students' reading abilities at the e...

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Teaching Through a Polyvagal Lens: Using the Science of Safety to Co-Regulate in the Classroom, Anna Isolde Dahlen
According to Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, social responses to environments are mediated by the limbic system either by vagal input or vagal withdrawal (Mulkey & Du Plessis, 2019). The nervous system preconsciously perceives threats thr...

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How 9-12 Grade Students Find Success in Elective Courses in the United States, Laura Doberstein
Learning is social, emotional, and academic. Piecing together these elements in conjunction with applying scientific research based on these areas will help to ensure a basis for which students may be successful in the classes they choose t...

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Inclusion in the Modern-Day Classroom: Identification of Benefits, Reservations, and Methods of Implementation, Carley Anne Dyer
This thesis investigates some of the most apparent benefits of creating an inclusive classroom. Inclusion is a vital part of development for students with special education needs, but also directly benefits their general education peers and...

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Facilitators and Barriers to Breastfeeding Success in Adolescent Mothers: An Integrative Review, Julie M. Edinger and Kara N. Fairbanks
Abstract Introduction: Breastfeeding is the optimal feeding method for infants and confers numerous health benefits to mothers and their children. Nevertheless, despite overwhelming data supporting breastfeeding, breastfeeding rates remain ...

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Evidence-Based Interventions to Address Elopement in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hailey Noelle Ek
Elopement is a concerning behavior among autistic children. This thesis focused on evidence-based strategies and interventions used to treat elopement for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Response blocking occurs immediately after a...

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Teacher Shortages and Student Learning, Julia M. Elliott
Staffing shortages have been a growing area of concern for school districts, which has driven research over the years. This literature review examined the effects that staffing shortages have on student learning and student achievement. Add...

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How Does Trauma Informed Teaching Impact Student Learning?, Keith Enstad
This literature review will explore the impact of a trauma-informed approach on students' ability to learn. The reader will learn about key terms and definitions that are used throughout the literature. The following literature review explo...

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The Influence of Differentiation: Student Engagement, Academic Achievement, Classroom Management and Barriers to Successful Implementation, Elise E. Erlandson
Differentiation is the instructional practice founded on the belief that every student deserves to receive the instruction that they need on an individual basis. When successfully implemented, it can positively influence student engagement,...

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Inclusion Strategies and Perspectives in Special Education, Meghan Filipek
This work drives to discover evidence related to the reasoning for varying perspectives in special education- specifically focusing on negative perspectives and what the reasoning is, and supportive strategies to make the shift to more posi...

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Diet and Supplements to Prevent Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, Allison J. Freese-Johnson and Ally A. Muehlenbein
Introduction: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are complications that present many problems for both mothers and infants. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify what dietary patterns and supplements could decrease the...

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Latinas in Leadership in Latino Churches and Christian Organizations, Luz N. Gálvez de Figueroa
This study addressed the lack of understanding of transformational leadership characteristics and skills used by Latinas serving in Latino churches and Christian organizations in the United States. This qualitative research took a case stud...

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Presidential Transition in Higher Education, Julie Dunlop Gednalske
The transition of a college or university president is inevitable. Presidential tenure is becoming shorter and turnover becoming more commonplace at private and public higher educational institutions. Thriving higher education institutions ...

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A Comparison Study of Leadership Self-Efficacy and Leadership Experiences of Physician Assistant Students, Cynthia Gail Goetz
Leadership for any medical profession is important for ongoing success and developing a succession of leaders for a profession is vital, including the Physician Assistant (PA) profession. Developing leadership self-efficacy (LSE) in PA stud...

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Nonpharmacologic Interventions for the Treatment of Anxiety in Pregnancy, Mikayla K. Gratz and Katelyn Renee Sola
Introduction: Anxiety has become an increasing concern for women throughout the perinatal period. The mainstay treatment for anxiety in pregnancy is pharmacotherapy, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Less often a...

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Education for Newly Diagnosed Sarcoma Patients: A Community Service Project, Jennifer Diane Gribble, Jaclyn R. Robles, and Taylor R. Schreier
Sarcoma is a rare neoplasm that may be found in any location in the body’s soft tissues or bone (NCCN, 2020). As with all cancer, early diagnosis is important. With sarcoma, there is increased urgency to obtain a proper diagnosis early on b...

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Impact of Secondary Birth Trauma on Perinatal Providers and Interventions to Promote Adaptive Coping Strategies, Angela Patrice Hale and Pa D. Vue
Introduction: Vicarious birth trauma can cause serious negative repercussions for perinatal providers worldwide. This methodological review aims to examine the aftermath of experiencing secondary birth trauma among perinatal providers and e...