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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Enhancing the Effectiveness of Special Olympics Minnesota’s Health Promotion Programming, Avery R. Bajema, Laura Marie Hayes, Kelsey B. Kostreba, and Shelly Winslow
Nearly 3% of the world’s population have an intellectual disability. A link exists between intellectual disability and higher rates of chronic and preventable diseases, which is partially attributed to lack of health education geared toward...

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Physician Assistants' Perspectives, Understandings, and Ethical Considerations, Sarah K. Barnes, Samantha J. Caron, and Claire E. Johnson
While factors contributing to rates of approval and disapproval of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) have been studied at length, the perspective of Physician Assistants’ (PA) approval and disapproval of PGD has not been studied, nor ...

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The Effects of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on the Family, Kimberly M. Becker
ADHD affects not only the individual diagnosed with the disorder, but the individual’s family and surrounding community. The focus of this research was to gain an understanding of the way ADHD affects the individual and the various family m...

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Barriers and strategies to life-style and dietary pattern interventions for prevention and managment of type-2 diabetes in Africa., Hirut B. Bekele
Background: Diabetes mellitus is the major chronic illness in Africa that requires lifelong life-style interventions and pharmacological therapy. The main contributing factors for the rise of diabetes in Africa are urbanization, population ...

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Contributing Causes for Retention or Turnover of Black Teachers in Minnesota Metropolitan Area Public Schools, Chris Bellmont
Teaching, above all else, is about relationships and engagement. Students need to see teachers, especially in their affinity group, as successful and guiding role models. American schools have spent 20+ years implementing strategies that se...

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A Qualitative Examination of Vaccine Hesitancy Among Mothers, Alicia L. Benner, Annie Vasterling, and Teia Wolter
Vaccine hesitancy describes the reluctance to vaccinate or the delay of vaccines (World Health Organization [WHO], 2017a). Various factors contribute to vaccine hesitancy for patients (Salmon, Dudley, Glanz, & Somer, 2015), and multiple sou...

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The Positive Impacts of Art Education On Inner-City Students, Paris Nicole Berry
This literature review focuses on the impact that art education and effective teaching practices have on inner-city students. Intensive research through case studies, literature, observations, and scholarly journals provided a thorough unde...

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Social Skills Interventions for Secondary Students With Asd, Pauli Brandt
Social skills instruction (SSI) is an area of high need for students with Autism-Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The SSI of secondary-aged ASD students is unique given that the law mandates transition (after high school) goals in the Individualize...

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Exploring Opportunities on a Liberal Arts Campus to Develop Students’ Critical Consciousness: A Qualitative Study, Tanden Lee Brekke
This qualitative study explores the critical consciousness development of students enrolled in a liberal arts institution. Two hundred seventy-seven students at Bethel University completed the Critical Consciousness Scale (Diemer, Rapa, Par...

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Lack of African American Teachers in Schools and What Can Be Done to Encourage and Retain Those Teachers, Marc Brown
This researcher has been a teacher in special education for almost four years and this is the first year working as a Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) teacher. However, most of the work has been as an Emotional Behavioral Disability (EB...

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Readability Formulas and Writing Technique, Eric Andrew Bryant
Readability formulas are widely used to analyze educational texts; however, the use of these formulas has been widely criticized. Prominent among these criticisms are that classic readability formulas calculate readability using only senten...

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Enduring Through Challenging Multi-Media Text in Middle School Social Studies: How to Increase Motivation while Improving Literacy and Comprehension, Katelyn Nicole Burns
Middle school students often find social studies classes boring and unnecessary and are underperforming on national reading and writing assessments. There is a disconnect between what they learn in the classroom, and their own personal expe...

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Academic Motivation in Children with ADHD, Beth A. Butala
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle academically and appear to have lower levels of academic motivation than their peers. This paper reviews the literature and evidence proving that lower academic motivati...

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The Positive Effects of Education on African-American Students in Grades Three Through Eight in Alabama, Derrell Calloway
The purpose of this study was to research the effects of positive schools on African-American students in grades three through eight. There were a total of ten schools involved the research. All of the schools were located in the state of A...

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The Effect of Trauma on Students and How Schools and Teachers Are Changing to Better Support Student Needs, Ella Elaine Carlson
Teachers are seeing more and more students who are going through traumatic life events. These events are affecting their developing brain, school behavior and academic success. These events are having a secondary effect on teachers, creatin...

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The Effect of Amniotomy on Labor Progression, Lauren Marie Casey and Eric Johann Judd II
Background/Purpose: Amniotomy has been a tool used for over 50 years to progress labor. This literature review researches the effects that amniotomy has on active labor progression. Theoretical Framework: The theoretical framework selected ...

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Mindfulness in the Classroom, Regam Cerza
In recent years, there appears to be an increase in the number of children in grades kindergarten through 12th grade that struggle with issues such as mental illness, anxiety, emotional and behavioral disorders, etc. As a result, teachers a...

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Leading a National School of Character Through the Lens of Organizational Change, Mark R. Chapin
The purpose of this study was to understand the role of the principal and the role of the change recipient in the organizational change process specific to the implementation of effective character education. The study utilized a constructi...

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The Effect of Integrative Medicine Practices on the Use of Obstetric Intervention in Labor and Delivery, Rachel Cochran
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review scholarly writings to discern if the use of integrative medicine practices affects the use of obstetric intervention in labor and delivery. Theoretical Framework: The Theory of Huma...

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Engaging Adolescent Boys in Classroom Learning: What Teachers Need to Know About Adolescents and the First Years of Teaching an Elective in a Secondary School, Tiffany Patrice Cook
What are the predominant factors that contribute to adolescent boys’ lack of classroom engagement, and what can teachers do to engage them in the classroom content? This literature review examines motivating and engaging boys in a secondary...

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An Overview of Diabetes and Community Health Concerns in Guatemala, Jennifer A. Davidson, Halie M. Higgins, Alex Krona, and Danny R. Luna
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has emerged as a worldwide epidemic in recent years. Rates of this disease continue to rise annually. While many countries have adequate access to prevent and treat T2DM, developing countries often lack educa...

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The Essence of Deanship: 18 Long-tenure Latin American and Caribbean Theological Seminary Deans, Maria Elena Deluca Voth
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to explore the essence of lived experiences of current Latin American and Caribbean theological seminary deans who had remained in their positions five or more consecutive ...

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Nutrition Education for the Underserved Youth within the Greater Twin Cities Area through the InSports Foundation, Paige D. Deters, Allison Kaper, and Maura Romanshek
It has been examined that poor access to nutritious foods and limited opportunities for physical activity is prevalent among children from underserved families. These deficiencies contribute to increasing childhood obesity rates and emphasi...

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Identification of Medical Distress by Washington County Correctional Officers: A Community Service Project, Laura Driscoll, Lauren Gimmestad, and Mary Gritton
Throughout the United States incidence of suicide, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and drug withdrawal is increasing. Not only are these issues prevalent in the general population, but are also a regular cause of medical distress within the wa...

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Participation in Organized Extracurricular Activities and the Impact on Adolescent Outcomes, Kevin Dunnigan
The purpose of this thesis was to analyze research linking extracurricular activity participation and impacts on adolescent outcomes. The research question was: What impact does participation in organized extracurricular activities have on ...

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The Connection Between Teacher-student Relationships for Behavior and Academic Outcomes, Lance William Edminster
The National Center of Educational Statistics (NCES, n.d.) reports the “2016–17 ACGR (adjusted cohort graduation rate) for all students was 84.6 percent.” Emotional/Behavioral Disorder (E/BD) students are the lowest to graduate that has a d...

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How Nurse-Midwives Can Best Support Families Who Have Experienced Perinatal Loss, Tina Marie Egner and Jennifer J. Kluck
Background/Purpose: Although perinatal loss remains a common occurrence and nurse-midwives are instrumental in this care, the American College of Nurse-Midwives has yet to issue a position statement or professional care guidelines for provi...

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A Community Outreach Project Addressing Mental Health, Obesity, and Asthma in Underserved Saint Paul Youth, Anna Ehnstrom, Ellie Hoopman, and Caitlin Olson
Due to a lack of resources, awareness, and reinforcement of information, underserved youth are predisposed to unique health concerns. The health disparities prevalent among children living in poverty are many, but the topics of focus for th...

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Comprehensible Input: The Effectiveness of TPR, TPRS, Technology, and Reading, Erin L. El Amatoury
This review of the literature summarizes findings on the world language teaching methods of Comprehensible Input. The review addresses the efficacy of multiple methods within Comprehensible Input when compared with previous, more traditiona...

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The Impact of Midwifery Care on Racial Disparities in African American Women and Infants, Madeline Grace Englund and Antionette Renee Estis
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to critically examine scholarly writings to understand the history and current manifestations of racism in maternal and perinatal outcomes and reproductive health care and to provide insight ...

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Principals’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of the Importance of Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Effective Principals, Becky Evers-Gerdes
The purpose of this study was to analyze the perceptions of principals and teachers regarding the transformational leadership behaviors (“leadership behaviors”) of effective elementary school principals. The study compared the perceptions a...

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Development of Supportive Learning Communities in Multicultural and Multilingual Classrooms, Katherine G. Filion
Schools are experiencing an increase in diversity – such factors include culture, religion, primary language, race, socioeconomic level, ethnicity, family composition, gender, and previous experience, as well as ability level – of which cha...

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The Nascent Nature of Grit in Education, Mary Lynn Fleetwood
Grit first came on the scene that commands the American public’s attention when introduced by leading Grit researcher Angela S. Duckworth. Angela and her team put forth that Grit may be one of if not the key determining factor that resulted...

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Identification and Treatment of Anxiety in Students Receiving Special Education Services: A Review of the Literature, Analee Therese Francisco
Anxiety affects school achievement and is common in nearly every disability category treated by Special Education programs. This review of literature summarizes existing research on the prevalence of anxiety disorders in students in varying...

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Critical Elements of Effective Co-Teaching in the K-12 Classroom, Julie M. Gaffney
Co-teaching is a common and significant practice that pairs a special education teacher with a general education teacher for the purpose of enhancing the education of all students. In addition to giving students with special needs access to...

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Education Environment: the Prospect of Integration With Respect to Cultural Diversity, Serina G. Gbakoyah
The rise in immigration is having an impact on schools and communities in developed countries. The socio-economic effect differs from State to State. It is evident that many states with growing immigrant populations seek to strike a balance...

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Labor Induction Methods and Their Impact on Duration of Labor and Rate of Cesarean Section, Ashley M. Golinghorst
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to critically review current literature regarding current methods for labor induction and their impact on the duration of labor and rate of cesarean section. Theoretical Framework: Imogene Ki...

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Problem Based Learning: the Impact on Classroom Environment and Student Engagement, Peter D. Gosen
This literature review will look at the implications of Problem Based Learning and its effects on student’s engagement in their learning. The research shows that students need to have a good foundation in the content information for Problem...

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Implications and Interventions for Reducing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion on Students Receiving Special Education Services, Samantha Lynn Gruidl
This thesis explores a difficult subject for both parents and special educators: the use of restraint and seclusion in the classroom. While no teacher wants to go hands-on with a student, crisis situations can arise in which a student becom...

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A Review of Technology and Its Impact on Middle School Classrooms, Curtis Alan Gustafson
This literature review is an explorative examination of the current research related to how technology integration impacts the middle school classroom. With technology becoming more common in the home, work-pace, and school, studies highlig...

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The Intersection of Social and Emotional Learning, Shy Students, and the Flipped Classroom, Magdalene Augusta Guzik
The importance of social and emotional learning has become a mainstream tenet at the same time that technology advancements have reached the classroom. One such advancement, the flipped classroom, has turned the modern classroom upside down...

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Smoking in the Homeless Population: Implementation of a Smoking Cessation Program at the Union Gospel Mission Men’s Campus in St. Paul, Minnesota, Benjamin James Hageman, Chandler R. Hutton, Matthew Schull, and Nathaniel Van Loon
The health consequences of smoking disproportionately impact the homeless population. The homeless population has a higher rate of smoking (70%) than the general population (21%) and has a 5-fold decrease in smoking cessation success rates ...

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Understanding the Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Among Women With Fibromyalgia: a Review of the Literature, Emily Hall
Background: Women with fibromyalgia (FM) experience a range of symptoms threatening the integrity of their overall wellbeing. Since no cure exists, management to reduce symptoms, disability, and improve functionality is the focus. Promising...

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Inclusion in International Schools: Achieving Academic Excellence AND Education for All, Marla Starr Hall
Inclusion of students with diverse learning profiles is a rapidly growing trend, yet no research exists on the implementation of inclusive programming in international schools. As diversity becomes more important in the globalized world and...

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Prevalence of Mental Health Stigma Among Practicing PAs in Regard to Personal Experience and Patient Exposure, Bailey J. Hanson, Allison Hoy, and Madeline Lieberson
Stigmatizing attitudes can be destructive to both the emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals living with mental illness. In fact, individuals with a mental illness are more likely to be seen as responsible for their illness and mor...

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Critical Success Factors for Teaching a Second Language in an Online Setting, Anna Hendrickson
In our society, learning in an online setting is on the rise and learning a second language is becoming increasingly beneficial. The following text presents a review of the critical success factors for teaching a second language in an onlin...

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Gut Health and Environmental Impact on Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Christine Joy Noëlle Henne
In recent research, probable connections have been made between gut health and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Microbial imbalances within the gut were discovered in individuals with ASD, leading some researchers to think that this maladapt...

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Agile Methodologies in Postsecondary Curriculum Development, Clay Hess
This study examined the state of the curriculum development process within the two-year technical college environment. The paper looked at cost, quality, and satisfaction with the curriculum development process. The scope of the study was t...

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Multiethnic and Missional: God’s Heart for an Integrated and Diverse Church, Justin Saul Hiebert
The American church is largely segregated and homogenous. This has not only stunted the growth of the church but led to an ineffective and limited mission vision. The contemporary American church must reclaim the biblical mandate to be both...

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Understanding of the Place Value Concept for Special Education Students, Haley Lynn Hoskins
Many students demonstrate difficulty with number sense, especially those of which struggle academically under a special education label. As a result, educators have the option to teach conceptual place value using a variety of methods which...

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Virtual Reality Technology-enabled Educational Approaches for Those With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Randolph S. Hull
This literature review examines research studies that evaluated the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) simulated interventions in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including their enjoyment of the process and their ability to tr...

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Significance of Spirituality Among Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Carlee N. Hunter and Sarah E. Kivisto
Previous literature has demonstrated a relationship between spirituality and positive health outcomes in the general population. However, little research has been done on the role spirituality plays in the lives of individuals with DD (inte...

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The Use of 1:1 Technology to Motivate and Engage Students, Adam Huppert
Growth of technology in the past decade has changed the educational system forever. Technology has been integrated into education to incorporate new tools for students to connect with the outside world. Students now have the opportunity to ...

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Addressing the Educational Challenges of Latino Students, Molly A. Ireland
One of the largest minority student populations in the United States is Latinos. Despite the large population, there is a significant achievement gap between Latino students and their white classmates. This literature review examines the is...

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Decreasing Behavioral Challenges Using Sensory Strategies, Nicole Jean Jaworski
The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature that identifies how the use of sensory integration strategies can positively impact students behavior in the classroom. Students with special needs often demonstrate sensory disruptions...

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The Fertile Window, Ashley Joy Jensen
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine various biological indicators and tracking methods to determine which are the most accurate in identifying the fertility window for reproductive-aged women. Results: Whether the woman has reg...

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Can the Church of God Pursue Ethnic Diversity in Leadership?, Fijoy Linord Johnson
The Church of God denomination has more than seven million members in 185 nations and territories. More than 36,000 congregations serve around the world. The Church of God denomination has been in existence for 130 years and in its entire h...

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Interventions For Promoting Earlier Enrollment Into Hospice and Palliative Care Among Patients With A Terminal Illness, Jody K. Kampa
Background: Although research supports palliative care (PC) to improve symptoms and quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses, these services are underutilized. While 80% of people prefer to die at home, the majority still die in...

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Academic Achievement in Students Receiving Special Education Services, Jennifer L. Keenan
This literature review examines the relationship between PBIS interventions and the effectiveness of implementation on factors that hinder academic success for students receiving special education services. The factors of focus included off...

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How To Change Pre-Service Elementary Courses To Increase Teachers' Health Education Self-Efficacy Levels, Lisa Marie Kepple
This study used a mixed methods approach to examine the self-efficacy of pre-service elementary education teachers after completing a health education methods course compared to an interdisciplinary course such as a science, physical educat...

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Understanding and Developing Motivation within an Academic Setting, Katarina Marie Klem
Developing, supporting, and encouraging academic motivation within the classroom through a wide variety of internal and external forces that develop and support academic motivation is essential in providing all students with a successful le...

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Understanding and Evaluating Classroom Ecology, Amanda Kolpin
Minnesota Rule 8719.5000 requires that special education teachers assess how environmental factors impact students during the evaluation process. Despite evidence explaining how environmental factors impact student achievement and behaviors...

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Risks and Benefits of Trial of Labor After Cesarean When Compared to Elective Repeat Cesarean Section in Rural Facilities, Cassie Marie Kurtz and Anna Ruth Picker
Background/Purpose: Trial of Labor After Cesarean (TOLAC) is a safe delivery option formany women. Due to demographics, availability in rural communities, and lack of education and opportunity, many women are not attempting them. Women shou...

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The Impact Project-Based Learning has on Student Motivation and Academics, Haley Larson
In an effort to find new ways of motivating and engaging students this literature review aims to understand the main concepts of Project-Based Learning (PBL), what motivation is, and how it affects student academics. PBL is a teaching metho...

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Understanding the Adult Correctional Education Student: A Review of Inhibiting Factors, Motivating Factors, and Effective Instructional Strategies for the Classroom, Kayla Ann Larson
In efforts to understand how to motivate adult learners within the correctional education setting, educators must be aware of the inhibiting and motivating factors that either hinder or improve student self-efficacy. While there are numerou...

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Teaching Controversial Issues: Overcoming Obstacles and Using Best Practices, Maggie LeMay
The teaching of controversial issues—those issues which have sparked a prolonged public debate or dispute, and usually, concerns matters of conflicting opinions or points of view—is a necessary and important aspect of any civics education p...

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Autism and the Impact on Multicultural Famlies, Mai Kou Lor
This study examined the impact of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with parents from different cultures all over the world. The literature review focused on ways negative and positive outcomes impacted parents and caregivers raising children ...

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Understanding Public Perception of Telemedicine, Carolyn Majkrzak, Sarah Strenke, and Katie Vraspir
The healthcare system in the United States is struggling to meet the needs of a growing patient population amidst the burden of provider shortages and rising costs, where no simple or easy answer exists. However, telemedicine has emerged as...

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Teaching Resilience to Nurses and Nursing Students, Laura Elizabeth McKinney
Background: Nurses are leaving the profession at high rates and many of them cite compassion fatigue and burnout as the cause. Nursing students leave their schooling at even higher rates. Developing resilience in nursing students and practi...

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Hands-on Learning in Primary Grades, Bridgette Marie Megears
This thesis focuses on the understanding of hands on learning in the setting of primary grades. Play and exploration is a natural form of learning that students have been doing all their lives. With the available different types of play, ea...

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Social and Emotional Health in the Schools, Brittany J. Meuser
This thesis examines the role of social and emotional learning skills in the schools. Teachers and schools are able to use a variety of interventions to address students’ social and emotional health needs within the school building. This wo...

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Education and Support for Patients and Families with Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease: A Community Service Project, Dulcey Amaia Milek, Emily Josephine Petersen, and Aimie Beth Seehafer
With any chronic illness, there may be difficulties that arise such as symptom control, medical management, and resource and support availability. In addition, pediatric populations may require more complex care due to the child’s continuin...

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The Lived Experiences of Students with High Functioning Autism in Higher Education, Aida G. Miles
A growing number of students with high functioning autism (HFA) are entering higher education; this number is expected to grow as the prevalence of autism continues to rise. Students with HFA face many challenges when entering higher educat...

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Narratives Church: A Missional Church Planting Path For Cultivating a Unified Theological Vision, Mark Miller
This research project focused on the development of a unified theological vision for the missional movement with specific attention given to the United States. The researcher conducted a thorough investigation of Scripture and current bibli...

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Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary Dual-language Immersion Setting, Jonathan Mitchell
Teaching Social Studies in the Dual-Language Immersion setting provides unique challenges and opportunities. This paper’s introduction provides a brief explanation of the classifications, terminology and history of Dual Language Immersion p...

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How Nature Impacts the Social, Emotional, and Sensory Needs of Students on the Autism Spectrum, Andrea Marie Mogren
Meeting the sensory needs of students is often currently confined to classroom modifications. Teachers try to meet sensory, social, and emotional needs through human-developed methods such as fidgets, lighting covers, flexible seating, occu...

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Mental Health Intervention within the Education System and the Importance of Developing a Quality Model of Services, Jaclyn Mumaugh
The purpose of this thesis was to determine what schools are currently doing with the rise of mental health issues in youth. As schools continue to enroll more and more children suffering from possible mental health issues, districts must b...

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Physical Activity in the Secondary Classroom, Rebecca Streit Nelson
The purpose of this thesis is to review literature related to exercise breaks in the secondary classroom. There is a current nation-wide effort to increase active behavior in our youth. Secondary teachers and administrators are finding new ...

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The Effects of Problem-Based Learning: A Literature Review, Brianna Nettleton
This thesis reviews the existing research of problem-based learning (PBL) and its implementation at a secondary level. The goal of the research is to determine if PBL should be implemented with students in a secondary math classroom. The au...

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Effects of Mindfulness Practice on the Academic, Cognitive, and Psychological Outcomes of First and Second Language Learners: A Literature Review, Tami L. Noblet
The purpose of this literature review on Mindfulness and metacognitive studies conducted in a school setting between 1983-2018 was twofold. The first was to investigate the effects of mindfulness on the academic, cognitive, and psychologica...

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Students with Down syndrome, Laura M. Olstad
This literature review focuses on finding research-supported techniques regarding interventions for children with Down syndrome who display challenging behaviors that interfere with academic and social aspects of their lives. The goal of th...

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Patient Disclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Patient-Provider Relationship, Kathryn V. Ortmann, Norsha Scheil, and Thomas Stearns
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States, with notable usage of supplements, deep breathing exercises, and chiropractic care. Despite this influx of CAM, nearly half of patients do...

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A Comparative Analysis of Leadership Factors Impacting Athletic Training Education Program Directors and Clinical Education Coordinators, Chad T. Osgood
Athletic Training specific research supports the need for athletic trainers to possess and utilize leadership knowledge, skills, and competencies. The expanding roles and responsibilities of Program Directors (PDs) and Clinical Education Co...

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Effects of Labor Support from Doulas on Birth Outcomes, Mattea Jo Otten
Background/Purpose: Women using a doula for support during labor and childbirth is increasing, with 6% of women in 2012 utilizing doulas (Dekker, 2017). The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [ACOG] recommends one-to-one la...

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The Benefits and Curriculum Strategies of Self Directed Individual Education Plan Development for Post Secondary Special Education Students, Megan A. Palma
Abstract This thesis set out to research current literature on the effects of student-led Individualized Education Plans and the development of students’ self-advocacy skills. It contains information regarding techniques or curriculum and ...

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Diaspora, Migration, and Refugees in Europe: Developing Leadership within Multicultural Teams, Matthew S. Paschall
This research study addressed the challenge of developing leaders in the midst of the recent refugee crisis in Europe, historic waves of immigration, and ongoing global migration of diaspora peoples. Migration has led to unprecedented diver...

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Experiential Learning Best Practices and Successes in the K-8 Classroom, Asia Sierra Paulus
This paper aims to analyze the best learning practices and success stories of experiential learning in the K-8 classroom. Experiential Learning is explained through research done in the K-8 classroom. Research is analyzed showing how experi...

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The Experiences of Recently Graduated Marriage and Family Therapists Working with Immigrants and Refugees, Cristina Plaza Ruiz
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the experiences of recently graduated mental health professionals from Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) programs in the United States who work with immigrant and refugee populations...

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Supporting ELL Secondary Students at International Schools in Asia, Richard Earl Poulin III
This literature review explores how to adequately support newly admitted secondary school English Language Learners (ELLs) attending an international school in Asia. Research suggests that learning English as a teen is more difficult and gr...

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Strategies to Improve English as an Additional Language (EAL) Nursing Student Communication, Kellie Ann Quesada
Background: The demand for diverse nurses to care for an increasingly diverse population in the United States is growing. Nursing programs need to have strategies in place to support nursing students who a speak English as an Additional Lan...

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The Importance of Safety Laws and Regulations That Benefit Both Staff and Students in a Special Education Setting, Christine Marie Quinn
In special education there are a variety of settings in which school staff services a population of students who have a wide variety of ages and ability levels. While working closely with these students, these educators may be put at risk t...

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Cooperative Learning as an Instructional Approach for Promoting Language Achievement in English Language Learners, Brittany Marie Rechtin
This research investigates the effectiveness of Cooperative Learning (CL) on the language achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs) by comparing it to traditional, individualistic and/or competitive approaches to learning. It also aim...

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Utilizing Technology to Leverage the Improvement of 21st Century Skills, Jon Reker
As technology integration becomes the norm in society, the field of education must adapt to the usage of technology, to prepare future citizens in the workforce. Educators can use a framework of 21st-century skills, to assess if they are pr...

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The Effectiveness of Non-pharmacological Touch Therapies in Labor, Heather Rice
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to critically analyze literature in order to determine the effectiveness of non-pharmacological touch therapies during labor. The touch therapies included in this literature review are acupun...

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Student Achievement Outcomes, Classroom Engagement, and Perceptions of the Flipped Classroom, Laura M. Sandberg
The purpose of this thesis was to review the literature surrounding the flipped classroom in K-12 and post-secondary education levels. The literature review highlighted the effects of the flipped classroom on student achievement outcomes an...

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Factors Impacting Mathematically Literate Students, Erika Schmieg
The question analyzed within this literature review is: what are common traits of mathematics learners and how can we utilize this information to promote mathematical literacy in the classroom? Mathematical literacy is a large factor in thi...

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How Childhood Trauma Directly Affects the Mental Health and Life-long Learning of K-12 Students, Tara Jean Schubring
During the time as a federal setting III EBD teacher in a self-contained elementary-aged program, there have been two critical elements in this field that have provided the passion to tackle this topic of effective classroom management stra...

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Servant Leadership and Teacher Retention, Ryan Siegle
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between teachers’ perceptions of principals’ servant leadership and teacher intent to turnover for public middle school teachers in Minnesota. This study specifically ex...

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Methods of Creating an Effective Self-guided Mathematics Classroom, Jody Jean Sielski
There are a variety of ways to offer student-centered learning, self-guided is the one this literature review examined. Through research, a classroom with a self-guided system should include a way for students to access new content without ...

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Impact of art education on student development and achievement, Shanna Marie Slice
The significance of art education as a part of public education in America has been greatly debated since public education’s inception. While the most recently passed education bill includes art as a part of a well-rounded education, there ...