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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Reading Interventions for Learners in Correctional Institutions, Lindsey Rose Proell
The correctional education classroom is typically a setting with a lot of challenges not usually seen in typical K-12 schools. The need for literacy education in the correctional setting is at an all-time high. Students are coming into corr...

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Evaluating the Impact of Volunteer and Facility Provided Doula Support in the Intrapartum Period on Maternal, Neonatal, and Psychosocial Outcomes in the Hospital Setting, Kayla Puent and Keirsta Marie Ragels
Background/Purpose: The unacceptably high maternal mortality rate in the United States has demanded a call to action for evaluation and implementation of efforts to improve both maternal and neonatal outcomes. Low-resource and low-socioecon...

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Happiness Groups as a Strategy for Transforming a Chinese Church from Attractional to Missional, Mingsheng Qin
This project established that the love of God is the foundation of mission and evangelism. God loves people and calls Christians to participate in His redemptive mission. God calls Christians to bless them and make them a blessing to others...

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Exploring the Lived Experience of Kumeyaay College Graduates, Ricardo Rafael Ramos
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience during participation in higher education of Kumeyaay Indian Nation college graduates. Specifically, the study investigated the factors graduates perceived to contribute to their ...

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The Impact of Life Skills Education on Secondary Students, Austin B. Riedeman
The main goal of education is to prepare students to navigate adulthood as independent and responsible members of society. In order to achieve this, individuals need to develop abilities such as making decisions, solving problems, thinking ...

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Teachers’ Attitudes towards Multicultural Curriculum, Constance Marie Robinson
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to examine teachers’ attitudes toward multiculturalism and perceptions of multicultural curriculum. Teachers’ perception of whether their schools’ curriculum reflects multicultur...

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Standards-Based Grading Implementation: Rural Elementary Leaders’ Perceptions of Useful Professional Development Practices, Claudia A. Roesler
The ultimate goal of K-12 education is to prepare learners to be life-, career-, and college-ready. Elementary schools develop the foundational skills necessary for students to be successful in secondary education and beyond. The implementa...

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Literacy Instruction Best Practices for Students with Disabilities, Amanda D. Rose
The literacy instruction of students with developmental disabilities often looks different from the instruction of students without disabilities. In a world where knowing how to read is pivotal in order to function independently, it is cruc...

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Opting Out in Minnesota: Examining the Variables Associated with Opting Out of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment, Peggy M. Rosell
Opting out of state mandated testing may have significant implications for schools and states. In Minnesota, each student opted out of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) receives a score of not proficient in school accountability ...

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Ambition and Leading Teams Effectively, Nicholas R. Ruport
The problem that this project addressed was the impact of ambition and ambitious leaders in relation to team effectiveness. In response to this problem the researcher explored the biblical foundations of ambition and ambitious leadership, w...

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Breastfeeding Education and Support for Marginalized Women to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates, Kelsea J. Rush and Leah Vogel
Background/Purpose: Marginalized women have significantly lower rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration and also experience significant health disparities when compared to non-marginalized populations. Breastfeeding has positive heal...

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The Racial Attitudes of White Students at a CCCU Institution, Jarad T. Russell
This phenomenological study used semi-structured interviews to understand the lived experiences and racial attitudes of White students at a CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges & Universities) institution as they related to Black people. T...

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The Effects of Homework Time and Related Factors on Academic Achievement, Jacob Mark Sandquist
This paper explores the relationship between homework and academic achievement in the areas of homework time, parental involvement and home support, and teacher ideation and student conceptualization. The findings of 30 academic articles we...

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Students With Special Needs and Their Ability to Self-monitor Goals, Erin L. Schmitz
Self-monitoring behavior is one way students can be involved in their learning. Research shows that desired behaviors increase, and academic performance improves, when students monitor their behavior during class. This action research proje...

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Connecting Common Core State Standards to Career and Technical Education, Tabitha L. Senty
The purpose of this literature review was to identify the current educational pathways that are offered at the secondary level, explore the intersections that exist between career and technical education (CTE) and core academic courses, det...

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Increasing Student Self-Determination Through IEP Meeting Participation, Nicole A. Shorter
Developing self-determination during the school years is a crucial component of the special education process. These skills, which are particularly important for students with disabilities, allow individuals to advocate for themselves and g...

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The Benefits of Response to Intervention (RTI) Versus the Signigicant Disrepancy Model in Identifying Students Through Child Find With Specific Learning Disabilities, Stephanie C. Shun
Special Education practices continue to evolve and improve over time. Disability law and legislation work to support improved practices with amendments to Individuals Disability Education Improvement Act, IDEA and higher court rulings that ...

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How to Best Help Secondary Students Who Struggle With Foundational Reading Skills and Motivation, Hannah Maria Sislo
The focus of this literature review is to explore what secondary teachers can do to better support their students who struggle with reading by examining what works in elementary educational settings and with students who are English learner...

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Barriers to Employment for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Jackquelyn Slyter
This literature review with an application emphasis examines barriers to employment that adolescents and young adults with intellectual disabilities face and looks at what high schools are doing to help them prepare for a job during and aft...

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The Unique Experience of Female Autism, Deborah J. Solum
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological, developmental disorder characterized by rigid, repetitive behaviors and impaired social communication skills. While ASD diagnoses have increased dramatically in recent years, identified male...

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How to Best Prepare Students With Autism for Post-secondary Schooling or Employment, Paul G. Stariha
Students with autism are leaving high school not prepared sufficiently to enter post-secondary education or employment. What are the best educational practices to change this? To answer this question, this thesis writer reviewed several art...

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Purpose and Autonomous Functioning in Emerging Adults, Michelle A. Steffenhagen
This study sought to understand the relationship between a sense of purpose and autonomous functioning in young adults. The relationships between the dimensions of purpose (goal orientation, sense of meaning, and beyond-the-self focus) and ...

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Key Characteristics Empowering Sexual Abuse Victims to Survive Suicidality: A Collective Case Study, Sherri Stella
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. This qualitative, multi-case study investigated key characteristics that empowered sexual abuse victims to survive suicidality. A biblical review of the Book of Job and the Book of J...

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Structural Relationships Among Teacher Self-Efficacy and Burnout, Alexandra Kristine Stotz
This literature review focuses on the structural relationships between burnout in the education field and teacher self-efficacy. Teacher burnout is a substantial issue in education today and continues to increase as time continues. A teache...

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Secondary Student Adult Transitions: Challenges, Barriers, and Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emily Carol Sutterer
While relatively little is known about the experience of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), disparity among approaches to transition planning indicates inadequate best practice. By evaluating the current state of empirical research...

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Effective Teacher Evaluation Systems to Increase the Professional Growth of Teachers, Teri L. Townsend
This paper is a review of literature related to teacher evaluation systems and frameworks used to improve the instructional practices and other critical skills of educators in the United States. These evaluation systems aim to professionall...

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Efficacy of Kinesio Taping combined with eccentric exercise in decreasing pain in motion for overhead athletes with rotator cuff tendonitis, Ester Vang
Rotator cuff tendonitis is an injury that can occur in overhead athletes with overuse and eccentric training has shown to help relieve any pain with rotator cuff tendonitis. Kinesio taping (KT) is becoming increasingly popular in the athlet...

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Examination of Shamans as Cultural Leaders in the Hmong American Communities, Phoua Y. Vang
Leadership in the world today is under crisis because many individuals serving as positional leaders lack effective leadership capacities. Many organizations choose leaders based on individuals’ academic performance and personality traits; ...

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The Relation Between Physical Activity and Academic Performance, Ines Barros Vilas
Physical inactivity has been increasingly and dangerously growing across our society due to technological progresses in our daily lives. Consequently, the lifestyle and health of adolescents and young people is showing a tendency to the app...

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The Avid Impact: Promoting College Readiness and Achievment for Underrepresented Students, Zachery Philip Villarreal
AVID is a college-readiness elective adopted by school districts to promote the pursuit of post-secondary education. The AVID college-readiness elective’s mission is to close the achievement gap for underrepresented students by equipping th...

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Factors Contributing to the Gender Gap in STEM Education, Sarah James Wachter
Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations. In 2018, women made up 50% of the college-educated workforce, while making up only 28% of those working in science and engineering fields...

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Illuminating the Fog: A Research-Based Perspective on Why and How to Teach Shakespearean Texts, Brett Benedict Walters
This literature review seeks to reveal identifiable trends that indicate effective methods for achieving learning targets through the use of Shakespearean texts. Thirty studies concerning the use of these texts in the classroom context were...

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A Quantitative Study of Factors Influencing Special Education Teachers’ Attrition: The Relationships Between Burnout, Personality, and Organizational Factors, Erin Lavery Wanat
The purpose of this study was to examine if there is a relationship between independent variables—special education teachers’ emotional/interpersonal stressors, personality type, and worklife variables—and special education teachers’ burnou...

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On the Causes, Effects, and Prevention of Bullying Among School-Aged Youth, Marie Warnert
This literature review provides a comprehensive overview on the topic of bullying. It explores the various definitions of bullying and how bullying might manifest itself among school aged youth. The common ways that bullying are measured in...

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The Most Effective Ways to Build a Strong Culture to Endure Times of Change, Meredith L. Weincouff
Times of change are inevitable. It is common for times of change to be accompanied with feelings of uncertainty. Leaders cannot predict change, but they can prepare for change by creating strong cultures of trust and building capacity withi...

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The Effects of Inclusive Classrooms on Students With Disabilities and Effective Inclusive Classroom Strategies, Erin Rose Welter
The purpose of this literature review was to research the effectiveness of inclusive classroom strategies pertaining to academic achievement and social/behavioral achievement in students with disabilities along with which inclusive classroo...

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Synchronous Online Instruction, Institutional Connectedness, and Retention in College Students, Kara L. Wicklund
This study utilized items in a campus life survey, administered during COVID-19, to explore relationships among synchronous instruction, institutional connectedness, and retention. Various statistical tests were applied to the data set to a...

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The Benefits of Training All School Staff When Working With Students Who Have Experienced Trauma, Kari F. Wines
The number of students that have been affected by trauma is increasing. Trauma impacts students’ developing brains, including concentration, memory, behavior, self-regulating ability, perception and cognitive deficits, and impaired academic...

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status and Poverty on African American Students With Special Needs, Royce T. Winford
Exploring the impact of socioeconomic status and poverty on African American students with special needs has shown that poverty is a global issue that has an impact on children's academic ability. In the United States, about one-quarter of ...

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Using Arts to Improve Academic Outcomes for Students With Disabilities, Melissa Jean Briggs Wood
Theatre is often used as a tool in the classroom to target specific skills in language arts classes. More and more, it is being woven into curriculums outside of the language arts classroom to explore multi-disciplinary teaching. Theatre ar...

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The Relationship between Inclusive Classroom Practice and Student Self-Perception Outcomes, Jenifer York
The majority of students with special education needs spend of 80% their time in general education classrooms (National Center for Education Statistics, 2019c). While participation in general education classes is linked to positive outcomes...

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Effective Teaching: the Qualities and Strategies That Impact Student Achievement, Matthew D. Young
This thesis explores the topic of effective teaching in the world of education. There are many definitions to describe what effectiveness is, but a central theme is comparative to educational objectives. Once goals are established, effectiv...

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Inclusion Model Impact on Students with Disabilities in Academic Settings, Michael Anthony Adams
This study explored how the special education inclusion model impacted students with disabilities in several South Georgia counties. The researcher determined there were differences in perceptions and actual progression based on the finding...

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Only you can prevent burnout?: Factors influencing job satisfaction among special education teachers, Alicia Michelle Alexander
Special education teacher (SET) burnout is a complex problem impacting teacher health, student outcomes, and job satisfaction. This review examined burnout literature with special education teachers as participants in US studies between 197...

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Registered Nurse Perception of Physician Assistants, Erin Renee Alpers, Linda Charles, and Kaitlyn Mellesmoen
The physician assistant (PA) profession is a relatively new and ever-growing field within healthcare. PAs serve patients in many different specialties alongside a wide variety of other members of healthcare teams. With the exponential growt...

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Adding Movement to Enhance Learning in Special Education, Jennifer S. Ammermann
Academic achievements, standardized tests, and school accountability have resulted in children spending more time with seatwork and less time in recess and physical education. Recent brain research shows that cognitive skills develop with m...

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Adolescents & Long Acting Reversible Contraception, Nicole Elizabeth Amstutz and Jessica Kesterson
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this literature appraisal is to assess adolescent access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs). Theoretical Framework: The Health Belief Model (HBM) helps describe the psychological and behaviora...

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How and Why Students are Motivated to Read in the Upper Elementary Grades, Emily Anderson
Research indicates that students in the upper elementary grades students show a decline in their motivation to read. Students that struggle in reading have less motivation than those that are more successful while it has been found that boy...

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The Impact of Cooperative Learning Methods Grades 6-12, Nathan Jon Anderson
Cooperative Learning methods are reviewed compared to traditional teaching methods in grades 6-12. Grades 6-12 present a time when students are beginning to explore careers and understanding their niche in the world of work. The research qu...

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Differences in Teachers’ Self-Reported Levels of Gratitude Between High-Poverty and Low-Poverty Schools, Theresa Marie Anderson
Teacher turnover is a major issue in the U.S. education system because teachers are leaving the profession at astounding rates (Castro, Quinn, Fuller, & Barnes, 2018; Garcia & Weiss, 2019). Teacher turnover disproportionately impacts school...

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Impact of Social and Emotional Learning Programs, Anna Appicelli
Social and emotional learning is an ever growing need in our schools. Research states that students are in more need of guidance in social skills than ever before. Providing students with an SEL program that helps them develop prosocial ski...

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Interventions and Community Models That Lead to Successful Long-term Meaningful Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Literature Review, Eileen Annette Baker
This paper examines interventions and community models that lead to successful long-term, meaningful integrated employment for individuals with ASD. The literature review outlines the barriers to successful employment experienced by individ...

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Factors that Contribute to High School Senior African American Male Students’ Academic Success, John Jeffrey Baker
There are many studies that examine the negative academic factors that hold African American male students back from being academically successful students. This research changes the narrative because it examines the positive factors that h...

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Perspectives on the Quality of the Student-Teacher Relationship between Students with a Disability and Typically Developing Students and Developmental Outcomes, Hannah Rae Bast
Little research has compared the student-teacher relationship between students with a disability and students with typical development. More specifically, the quality of the relationship between the student and the teacher. Measuring the am...

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Self-Assessment and Academic Intrinsic Motivation, Rachel A. Bengtson
This paper examines if self-assessment increases student academic intrinsic motivation. Self-assessment is a tool for students to gain valuable skills to become more critical of their academic work, decreasing their dependence on the teache...

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Professional Studies Programs: Impacts and Implications for College and Career Preparation, Kathryn M. Benson
This review of literature examines the effects of professional studies programs and industry relationships on students’ college and career preparation. High schools can no longer place students on an academic or vocational track, as 21st ce...

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Understanding Youth Firesetting Behaviors, Jeremy John Berger
Each year, youth firesetting and fireplay incidents cause millions of dollars in damages, hundreds of injuries and an average of eighty deaths in the United States. Schools are of particular interest as the majority of fires started in educ...

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The Impact of Presence and Touch on Church Growth, William Charles Berg
This project addresses the problem of discovering whether, when churches move to be physically present in their communities and engage in appropriate touch through serving, there is a corresponding impact in confession of faith and church g...

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Therapeutic Interventions that Increase Engagement for Students with Autism, Rachel B. Berndt
Students with autism require unique programming to increase engagement in the classroom setting. This literature review is a collection of research-based studies involving animal assisted interventions, music therapy, art therapy, speech-la...

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A Community Service Project: Creating Awareness of Chronic Malnutrition in Guatemalan Children, Mallory A. Beswick, Bree A. Blanchette, and Brooke L. Elvehjem
Guatemala City is home to one of Central America’s largest garbage dumps. Many individuals living in Guatemala City scavenge the dump for recyclables and other goods, that they can then sell for income. Family earnings vary greatly on a dai...

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Neonatal Outcomes in Planned Community Birth Settings, Catherine E. Binger and Kaitlin Kinkoph
Background/Purpose: The safety of community births is a common point of discussion, especially in regard to neonates. Planned community births are supported for low risk, informed patients by the ACNM. The purpose of this literature review ...

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Addictions Following Bariatric Surgery: a Critial Review of the Literature, Anna Hansene Bjork
Background: Bariatric surgery has become increasingly common for the treatment of obesity. Research and education are needed to identify and study potential post-surgical risks including alcohol use disorders and other physiological and psy...

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Supporting Physiologic Labor: Effects of Hydrotherapy on Labor Outcomes, Ashley Y. Blaine
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this literature analysis was to identify the effects of hydrotherapy use in the first stage of labor. Although hydrotherapy has been well-studied and its benefits well documented, it is use in labor still ...

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Teacher Evaluation: Methods Most Effective in Promoting Teacher Growth and Student Success, Jaclynn Bock
This study investigates the effectiveness of teacher evaluation used across the United States and how evaluation tools can also improve the skills and development of educators. The literature review analyzes three forms of evaluation, inclu...

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Identifying the Best Practices for the Twice Exceptional Learner, Edison Boelter
The objective of this thesis is to find the best research-based practices available for the twice exceptional learner. Twice exceptional learners are a growing percentage of the population in the academic community, and yet educators are gr...

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Impacts Play Has On The Social, Emotional, And Academic Development Of Children, Alexandra R. Brinda
This thesis focuses on understanding the impacts play has on the development of social, emotional, and academic development of children. The foundation of play first starting in kindergarten classrooms, was meant to engage children in meani...

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What are the dimensions of character education the should be developed at the secondary level?, Dawn Jorgenson Brommer
Character education, as defined by C.S. Lewis, (Pike, Nesfield, & Lickona, 2015) starts by developing the following positive character traits: caring relationships, wisdom, fortitude, courage, self-control, justice, forgiveness, gratitude, ...

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The Dyadic Relationship of Student and Teacher Anxiety and the Process for Applying Mindfulness Based Practices in the Classroom, Michelle Joy Brunik
Teachers and students are suffering from mental health problems. It’s prevalence places anxiety in front of other psychological disorders plaguing the education system. The growing body of research on mindfulness-based interventions is show...

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How Does Work-Based Learning Help Prepare Students For Life After High School, Frank A. Cacich
Work based learning is part of career and technical education that can help students to be better prepared for life after highschool. There are many different types of programs that make up a work based learning programming. These programs ...

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Using Technology With Low-income Students:How Schools can Help Students Succeed, Rachael Anne Cappola
This thesis examines the effects of the digital divide on students primarily coming from low socioeconomic areas and how schools can help close the digital divide. It will look at who has access to technology and how access differs between ...

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Sankofa for students: Literature as the impetus for empathy and social justice, Kathryn Anne Carlson
This thesis analyzes empirical educational data and research-based best practices with the goal of synthesizing and implementing literature instruction to garner cultural empathy and to make strides toward social justice in a high school se...

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The Paramountcy of Trauma Informed Classrooms, Jodi Elaine Carmeli
Students impacted by trauma make up a substantial portion of the overall population. Yet, schools throughout the United States have failed to adequately meet the needs of trauma-impacted youth and the teachers who support them. As a result,...

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Achievement Gap with Latino Males, Matthew S. Caruso
This literature review reviews the literature of 30 studies completed in the last twenty years that examine barriers for latinx youth, their parents, and their learning communities (student, parent, teacher, etc). The achievement gap for La...

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in Neonatal Intensive Care: Breastfeeding May Be Beneficial for Decreasing NAS Severity for Infants, Julie A. Chandler
Background: Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is defined as hyperactivity of the central and autonomic nervous symptoms in infants from intrauterine exposure to drugs of addiction. There is variability in how NAS is managed in the neonatal...

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Effective Social Emotional Lessons and Strategies for Center Based Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, Kevin M. Collings
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has become a popular phrase in all aspects of the educational world of the last couple decades. Research shows the clear need for teaching students the skills they need to function socially and emotionally. T...

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The Impact of Extracurricular Activities and High School Students, Laurie K. Collings
Extracurricular activities have become very common in the day-to-day life of high school students, however, the reason for participating as well as the impacts may be different for each student. The purpose of this literature review is to u...

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School Nurse Influence on Adolescent Type 1 Diabetic Control, Sara E. Dahling
Diabetes care is complex and requires consistent management of multiple factors (such as insulin, blood sugar and carbohydrate counting). School-aged children typically show poorer metabolic control, indicating a need for helping students t...

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How Does The Use Of Technology In The Classroom Impact The Performance Of Students?, Elizabeth Ann Dargay
Technology has been an expanding force in education, careers, and personal life for an abundant amount of time in the twentieth century. More and more people use email instead of writing old fashion, mailed letters and many times, ecards ar...

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Optimal Nutrition in Pregnancy, Monica G. Daugherty
This review provides valuable evidence for nurse-midwives about the major role that nutrition plays in the well being of the mother-infant dyad. Nutrition affects the pregnancy, maternal outcomes, and neonatal outcomes. Education about nutr...

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Effective Differentiation Strategies for the Secondary Social Studies Classroom, Emily C. Devroy
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 sought to improve academic achievement for every child in the United States, regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or background. Since NCLB, educators and researchers have given differentiation...

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Teacher Burnout: Measuring, Contributing Factors, and Prevention, Lisa A. Dexter
One of the most stressful careers a person can chose to have is teaching. (Johnson et al., 2005; Travers, 2001). Teaching demands are high, and the emotional labor of teaching can leave teachers feeling emotionally exhausted, withdrawn, and...

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Increasing English Language Learner and Immigrant Parent Involvement in the School to Improve Student Success, Rachel Joleen Droubie
This literature review with application emphasis analyzes the components of parent involvement and its positive relationship to student success, with respect to the barriers that all parents experience and the supplemental barriers for immi...

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Principals’ Perceptions of Factors Leading to Academic Improvement in Minnesota Elementary Schools, Sean D. DuBé
The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore the principals’ perceptions of factors leading to academic improvement in Title I elementary schools in Minnesota. Participants included eight Title I elementary principals who led ...

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Reducing Preterm Birth For Women of Color Through Group Prenatal Care, Laura C. Early and Aubrey Monson
The purpose of this paper is to critically review the literature to examine if group prenatal care can reduce preterm birth rates in women of color compared to individual prenatal care....

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Screen Time: Impacts on Physical Health, Sleep, and Psychological Health and Well-being, Shereen A. Eldeeb
With the rise of technology there has been an increase in screen technologies that are prevalent in everyday life. Technology and screens are used in employment, education, and leisure settings. The average person in the United States spend...

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Proactive Strategies for Managing Problem Behavior in Secondary Classrooms, Laura Amelia Elder
Problem behaviors in the classroom can negatively impact all students in that particular setting, and result in work-related stress and reduced well-being for teachers. Many teachers rely on public reprimands or exclusionary discipline meth...

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Lifestyle Changes for Women with Gestational Diabetes, Brooklyn Feustel Elkan and Kristen McCammon
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the current literature to see if there was a common thread in treatment/prevention of the progression of gestational diabetes in pregnant women. Theoretical Framework: Dorthea Or...

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A Research-based Social Skills Curriculum for Middle School Students With Special Needs, Lynn Bruvold Ellis
Social skills instruction is an essential part of special education programming. There are many different approaches to social skills instruction, and there are studies that show the benefits to these different approaches. The research pres...

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The Unity Process and Its Effectiveness in Decreasing Cross-Cultural Divisions in Society Due to Racism, Pamela Y. Fields
This paper dealt with determining the usefulness of The Unity Process as a tool in combatting the racial divisions in the Dallas metropolitan area. The case study qualitative method was utilized for this assessment. The research identified ...

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The Relationship of Psychological Capital and Leader Humility in Minnesota Secondary Schools, Kristine Fehr Flesher
The purpose of this investigation was to study the relationship between leader humility and teacher psychological capital in Minnesota secondary schools through a quantitative, cross-sectional study design. The four independent variables ex...

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Autism and Environmental Influences, Jodi Ford
Autism is a neurobiological spectrum disorder manifesting with challenges in socialization, communication, and repetitive behaviors. The Center of Disease Control estimates that 1:54 children have autism. Autism includes extremely gifted in...

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Restorative Practices in Schools – the Benefits and Challenges, Joel John Fredricks
Are restorative practices within schools an effective method for increasing student success? This literature review looks at the evidence available of restorative practices in reducing suspensions and expulsions, improving relationships, de...

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Understanding Gender Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder to Better Identify Females With ASD, Betsy M. Galles
Males are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) compared to females at a ratio of 4:1. When isolating for higher intellectual ability, the ratio increases to 10:1. Gender differences exist in restricted, repetitive behaviors and soc...

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Using Peer-Mediation to Provide Inclusion for Students with Moderate to Severe Autism Spectrum Disorders, Shauna Marie Geffre
Students identified with low-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), in center-based programs, have minimal opportunities for inclusion in the general education setting and are often emotionally and socially excluded from their peers. ...

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Dietary Alternatives in the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Behavioral Symptoms and School Performance, Samantha R. Goers
Dietary alternatives for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are less commonly known and discussed, leaving some children untreated and vulnerable to negative consequences. However, numerous studies have examine...

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Individualizing Instruction Using Work Systems and Other Assistive Technology for Students With Significant Developmental Disabilities, Maria LeeAnn Goff
Students with significant developmental disabilities demonstrate different strengths and needs than typically developing students. These students’ skills in the areas of academics, communication, fine and gross motor, daily living skills, a...

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Proactive Classroom Management Strategies in U.S. Middle and Secondary Education, Brittany R. Graves
Knowledge of classroom management strategies has great importance for middle and secondary teachers. The present research aims to consolidate findings on evidence-based, proactive classroom management strategies for adolescents that can be ...

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Teaching English to Adolescent Language Learners, Carmen L. Gunderson
Teaching English to multilingual adolescent learners has its challenges. Pedagogy for English language learners is based on outdated language learning research. Curriculum available for the English language teacher (ELT) has relied on resea...

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Adapting School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports to Meet the Needs of Students with Significant Disabilities, Amy Hazel Hansen
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a multi-tiered system of support for addressing discipline problems in schools through proactive and positive discipline procedures, guided by evidenced-based behavioral interventions a...

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Do We Need More Male Teachers for an Increasing Population of Male Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders?, Bjorn Hanson
In the world of education there is a growing population of male students who struggle with emotional/behavioral disorders. There is also a decreasing population of male teachers in schools, and an even lower percentage of teachers who work ...