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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Bullying Interventions in K-12 Schools: an Extensive Look at the Essential Components of an Effective Bullying Intervention Program, Jacob T. Archbold
This thesis addresses the essential researched-based components of effective bullying intervention programs in K-12 schools. It provides an overview of bullying which includes; a definition, types of bullying, bullying motivation, and the e...

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Effects of Innovative School Leadership Practices With the Goal of Promoting Collective Teacher Efficacy Through Creating a Collaborative Working Environment: A Literature Review, Deena Terese Bayer
The purpose of this literature review on collective teacher efficacy and collaborative working environment strategies completed in schools settings from Pre-K-university level, was to help guide teachers and school leaders to examine their ...

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The Impact of Mathematics Curriculum Policy in the United States, Kassidy Wade Cook
The purpose of this literature review was to investigate the effectiveness of common curriculum initiatives in mathematics in the United States. First, the study examined the effects of these initiatives on the rates of students’ math anxie...

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Locational Disparity in Rural Education, Carlie A. Hedlund
Location impacts the quality of education a student receives. Specifically in rural areas, the challenges that students face are unique to their location. The purpose of this literature review on locational disparity in rural education was ...

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The Journey of Mindfulness Into Western Classrooms and Its Impact on Education, Cameron Kolodge
Everything has a story, a point of origin, a list of defining features that make it into what it is. Yet the larger and more ubiquitous something gets, the harder it can be to define. The saturation of educational related mindfulness public...

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Instructor Characteristics and Student Achievement: Do Student Perceptions of Teacher Attributes Impact Their Success?, Hannah Ashley Lindstrom
This paper addresses the following question: How does student perception of teacher appearance, age, and community connection affect student achievement in the classroom? Literature from ERIC, EBSCO, Google Scholar, National Center for Educ...

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Chinese as a Foreign Language in the K-12 Education System of the United States: Challenges and Opportunities, Joseph Colin Miller
This paper examines the state of the Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) education system in the United States at the K-12 level. The approach to this research first demonstrates the importance of Chinese language expertise to the United St...

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The Role of Teacher Race on the Academic Outcomes of K-12 Black Students, Mitchell Siewert Olson
Beginning with the inception of our educational system in the United States, there has been an academic disparity that has persisted between white and Black students. Initially this could be attributed to the racist laws that only allowed s...

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The Impact of Student/Teacher Race-congruency on a Student’s Academic Experience, Sofia Elizabeth Panagiotopoulos
The purpose of this literature review was to address how race-congruency between students and teachers impacts students' academic achievement and what can be done about the issue. The guiding questions were: 1) does race-congruency between ...

The Impact of Student/Teacher Race-congruency on a Student’s Academic Experience, Sofia Elizabeth Panagiotopoulos
The purpose of this literature review was to address how race-congruency between students and teachers impacts students' academic achievement and what can be done about the issue. The guiding questions were: 1) does race-congruency between ...

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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...

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Girls in Career and Technical Education Affects Women in Business, Rachel B. Hari
The purpose of this literature review is to understand why fewer girls than boys enter nontraditional careers. Most girls have opportunities to pursue business and different career and technical education (CTE) courses but girls are still l...

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Critical Thinking in Civic Education, Allen G. Hubert
Given the consistent call for and appreciation of the need for critical thinking in education, closer examination of leading approaches shows this curriculum is diverse in its framing, its definition, its goals, and in classroom implementat...

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Federal Regulation on the Inclusion of Students With Disabilities by the Use of Accommodations and Modifications, Benjamin C. Isham
When the federal government enacted No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2001, it set the stage to provide inclusion to all students regardless of their academic or physical abilities in the classroom. However, there is often confusion between th...

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How Implementing WICOR in High School Classrooms Encourages Critical Thinking Skills and Promotes Life-long Learning, Tiffany N. Johnson
Educators and policymakers have the responsibility of preparing students to be college and career ready, but many students entering postsecondary education are having to enroll in remedial courses to fill the learning gap created by seconda...

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Co-teaching in the Inclusive Math Classroom, Kylie Marie Kallman Moore
This literature review examined various aspects of co-teaching math in inclusive classrooms. Research has shown varying results on the effects of student achievement for general education students and students with special needs in co-taugh...

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The Positive and Negative Effects of Sports Participation on Adolescents Ranging from Middle School and High School, Kyle Kesselring
The purpose of this literature review was to investigate the positive and negative effects of sports participation on middle school and high school adolescents. The first step was to investigate the adolescents' amount of success academical...

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Deficit Discourse and its Effects on English Learners, Amber Leigh Lewis
Discourse has a profound effect on all students; it affects their sense of self, their beliefs, and their actions. Specifically, teachers who employ a deficit discourse in regard to English Learners (ELs) view ELs as less capable and more d...

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Promoting Youth Civic Engagement through Various Education Methods in a Social Studies Classroom, Zachary Edward Peterson
The purpose of this thesis is to apply knowledge gained from reviewing the literature on promoting youth civic engagement through various educational methods in a Social Studies classroom. The history of civic education, current state of ci...

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The Impact of Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adolescent Academic Achievement, Tobiah Robinson
This literature review examines the background of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and the impact trauma has on adolescents’ ability to learn. Brain development, brain function, and ACEs’ impact on adolescent brains are also addressed ...

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Aligning Emotional Intelligence Training of Secondary Business Students With Workplace Needs, Amy Rodriguez
Since the concept of emotional intelligence was first introduced, it has been developed, adapted and embraced by both business and academia. Emotional intelligence skills have been strongly associated with dynamic leadership, satisfying per...

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Personal Finance Education: The Benefits in Secondary School Settings, Kathryn Mary Sickels Batterman
The purpose of a Personal Finance course is to develop important financial literacy concepts that all adults need to thrive in today’s increasingly complex economy. A lack of financial literacy for many individuals in the United States is a...

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Standards-Based Reforms: Impact and Future, Lucas A. Slizewski
Standards-based reforms have brought about significant changes to the modern educational system. Standards-based reforms have been shown to have a positive impact on teachers’ instruction by helping to focus teaching. Standards-based reform...

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Teaching for Long-Term Retention: Best Practices, Kai E. Thietje
The author of this thesis has often walked away from conversations with adults with the feeling that those adults do not remember some of the content learned in school in Social Studies subjects such as History and Geography. For this reaso...

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Daring Greatly - Implementing Failure Skills in the Learning Process, Megan K. Timm
Failure plays an unavoidable role in the life of everyone. From the most mastered professionals to the toddler taking his first steps, everyone will experience failure at one point or another. In the educational setting, both educators and ...

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The Impact That Student’s Homelife Have on Their Ability to Achieve Success in School, Annmarie T. Umland
The homelife of an adolescent has a profound impact on their ability to find success in school. Students who come from a family that is made up of a single parent, divorced parents, homelessness, and some other non-traditional family config...

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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Teacher-Student Relationships and Their Impact on Student Achievement in School, Cassandra Ann Woodis
This literature review addresses teacher-student relationships (TSRs) and their impact on student achievement in school. Research was collected from peer-reviewed articles and journals on the importance of TSRs, barriers that can make it di...

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Acquisition of Slang by ELL/EFL Learners, Mandi Berndt
This thesis investigated the use and acquisition of slang by ELL/EFL learners. Additionally, it sought to better understand if slang is being taught in ELL/EFL classrooms, what are effective methods to teach slang, and if learning environme...

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Youth Participatory Action Research and Diet Decolonization to Improve Student Learning and Community Health: a Literature Review, Lyle S. Dandridge Jr.
The present study reviews the current literature related to culturally relevant nutrition education and its applicability to student learning within a secondary school setting. Specifically, this study examines how a youth participatory act...

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Assessment of Financial Literacy Education Importance and Practices, Matthew Goodwin
The topic of financial literacy has attracted many researchers to study the various aspects regarding this issue. The importance of being financially literate has been shown by statistics throughout multiple studies. However, financial lite...

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Student Engagement and Text Choice in the High School English Classroom, Emily M. Hagerman
Student book choice in the high school English classroom is often limited by curricular constraints, the pressure of statewide and national tests, and the personal reading preferences of the teacher or department, with a bias towards an est...

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Key Components in the Financial Literacy of College Students, Michel B. Humphrey
There appears to be a severe lack of financial literacy education for young people today. This problem is compounded by the increasing complexity of adult’s financial lives. This is a literature review to analyze current design of financial...

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Teacher Practices and Behaviors That Increase Student Achievement When Implementing 1:1 Technology in the Classroom, Jared P. Jacobs
This paper examines the research related to the impact of 1:1 technology initiatives on student achievement. There are studies that show students using 1:1 technology have improved test scores in a variety of subjects, and there is literatu...

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Literacy Support Through Visual Art for English Language Learners, Claire E. Kiewel
There are many academic, emotional, and social benefits that Visual arts curriculum has on K-12 students. Among those students, English Language Learners (ELL) have very specific language needs that may prevent them from being able to stay ...

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Unrecognized Talent: Guiding Secondary Students with Autism Towards Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Torry Robert Kraftson
Individuals with Autism have strengths and abilities that are often overlooked in light of their disability. With strengths in the area of systemizing, individuals with autism have the opportunity to excel in educational and career opportun...

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The Best Ways to Increase Reading Comprehension Skills for Middle School English Language Learners, Taylor J. Lindeman
This paper inspects the role of storyboards and graphic organizers, vocabulary, cultural relevancy/responsiveness, reading fluency and reading engagement, as each relates to reading comprehension growth in middle school English Language Lea...

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The Art of Reading, Laura Rose Lindquist
The product of this literature review with application emphasis is an Art of Reading class which addresses reading comprehension and the role that art teachers can play in contributing to achievement. The class is based on research findings...

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An Evaluation of Co-teaching Models and Best Practices to Meet the Needs of Providing Equitable Educational Opportunities for English Language Learners, Sophie M. Ly
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and evaluate best practices in a co-teaching setting between two licensed educators, one being the content teacher and the other an English Language Learner (ELL) specialist. The focus is on main...

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Benefits of Art as Therapy in a K-5 Inclusive Classroom, Kristina K. Makousky
The present literature review is guided by the question: What benefits would the inclusion of art as therapy techniques in a k-5 classroom setting bring to all students, regardless of their mental health status, including students who are t...

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Positive School Culture: Facilitating Changes to Cultivate Learning and Change Perceptions, Melinda J. Mallinger
There are a variety of things to consider when facilitating changes to a school culture. First of all, it is important to understand the differences and nuances between school culture and climate. It is also imperative to understand the rol...

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How Flipped Classrooms Impact K-12 Student Achievement: Flipping a Middle School Geography Classroom, Jenna Norman
The purpose of this thesis is to apply knowledge gained from reviewing the literature on flipped classrooms to a middle school geography unit. The history of the flipped classroom model, varying models of flipped classrooms, the need for fl...

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Summer Learning Loss and Summer Programming: How to Build a Cohesive Mathematics Education, Jill Osborne
Students across the world are learning at an incredible rate. By the end of each academic school year, most students have amassed a large amount of knowledge. But what happens to that knowledge over the summer? Research shows that most stud...

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What's My Motivation? Teaching Strategies for Fostering Student Perseverance in the Classroom, Adam R. Satterlie
Motivation is a hot topic in education. It is not uncommon for many students give up when challenges arise, while others rise to the occasion to overcome challenges. This literature review addresses many studies showcasing the benefits of a...

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Beyond the Carrot: Strategies to Increase Reading Motivation in Students from Low Income Schools, Brenna D. Schueller
This thesis investigates the role that motivation has on reading amongst students in low income schools. Research regarding specific strategies to engage learners from low income schools shows that using a wide variety of higher-order think...

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The Impact of Financial Education on High School Students' Current and Future Financial Behaviors, Deidra M. Van lith
Financial literacy is an essential skill, necessary to lead a prosperous life. This paper explores the impact of financial education on high school students' current and future financial behaviors focusing on the history of financial litera...

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Barriers to Effective Technology Adoption and Integration, Tyler Wiegert
This study reviews the available literature to identify the barriers to technology adoption, which encompasses professional, efficiency-driven uses of technology by teachers and students, and to technology integration, which encompasses ped...

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Teacher’s Block: Embracing the Challenge of Improving Students’ Writing, Neil Witzig
This paper will explain the overall trend of worsening writing abilities in the past twenty years of education. The purpose of the paper is to analyze this downward trend, examine different methodologies for teaching writing, and propose so...

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Effectiveness of Project-based Learning as an Instructional Method in Middle and High School Education, Charise Aeikens
Based on the theoretical framework of experiential learning, this thesis focused on whether project-based learning (PBL) is an effective instructional method for middle and high school education. This review of the literature examined the d...

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Trauma Sensitive Schools, Maria Bowker
Recent research has shown that an astounding number of children have faced adverse childhood experiences. Due to this fact, many of the students sitting in American classrooms have traumatic backgrounds that can cause a variety of side effe...

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Technology in the Second Language Classroom, Sylvie Carrier
This thesis explores the history and effectiveness of technological tools present in a second language classroom. Comparing research from the beginning of the 20th century to today’s research shows the progression and current use of technol...

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Art Education: How the Visual Arts Are Critical in Student Social-emotional Development, Nicole Justine Dickenson
This literature review explores the different components that make up art education and how they impact student social and emotional development and well-being. Social and emotional development is defined before going into detail about what...

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What Impact Does Technology Integration Have on the K-12 Classroom?, Nicole Jean Elliott
Technology use is part of our everyday lives and as technological advances continue at a rapid pace, school districts are integrating technology into the K-12 classroom. This paper explores how technology integration may impact four areas i...

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Determining the Optimal Amount of Physical Activity for Promoting Academic Benefit Among School-aged Children, Matthew Edwin Fiscus
This paper explores the relationship between physical activity and academic performance, the optimal amount of physical activity to enjoy these benefits, and the best way to measure this optimal amount of activity. Research yielding positiv...

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Malts: Mucho Acquisition of Language by Teaching With Songs, Matthew J. Hanson
Fluency in a foreign language (FL) increases when curriculum concentrates on the most common and frequent vocabulary. The following research hypothesizes that songs in the FL can replace curriculum textbooks when combined with storytelling ...

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The Reform and Influence of Standards-based Grading in Secondary Schools, Leah K. Heck
Standards-based grading is being utilized in many secondary schools across the United States. Research shows that there are many benefits that students are afforded, such as the ability to have a more personalized learning approach, be prov...

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An Analysis on the Research in Relation to the Methodology of Comprehensible Input, Brenna K. Hoeg
The purpose of this thesis was threefold. First, it examined what research concludes concerning the best ways to use the Comprehensive Input (CI) methodology to teach grammar, vocabulary, literacy, and culture. Second, it explored and evalu...

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School Start Times: Is Later Better for High School Students?, Rodney Paul Kimbler
This thesis seeks to answer the question: School start times: Is later better for high school students? Research for this study focuses primarily on high school start times in the United States from 1988 to 2017. Factors include changes at ...

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Failing Forward: How Student Failure Builds a Framework for Lifelong Learning, Andrew R. Kurkowski
Humans have been dealing with the issue of failure since their existence. No matter the field, whether it be business, athletics, science, mathematics, etc., students and professionals are going to experience minor and major failures in the...

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Montessori Adolescent Program Design in a Non-farm Environment, Rhonda Michelle Lovette
This thesis explores the idea of constructing a Montessori adolescent program outside of the prescribed curriculum of living in a working farm environment. There is a focus on Maria Montessori’s life and influence. The Montessori Method is ...

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The Benefits of Creative Abilities in Education for 21st Century Learners, Emily E. Natrop
Creativity is defined as the use of imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Creative abilities, while less defined, include abilities such as independent or divergent thinking, problem solving, curio...

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Stimulating Creativity, Originality, & Divergent Thinking, Julia Ohmann
This thesis explores research relating to the growth and promotion of creative uniqueness and original ideation in the visual arts classroom. The research reveals a number of strategies that teachers can put into practice to increase studen...

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Game-based Learning’s Effectiveness in the Middle School, Bradly Gene Scherer
This project offers an overview of GBL and an example of GBL curriculum created for middle school math students. The study explores the question: What effects do GBL practices within curriculum have on middle school (grades 5-8) students to...

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Parental Involvement: Importance, Reality and Application, Paul Stiles
Parents have always been actively involved in their child’s education. As researchers continue to explore factors that drive academic success, parental involvement has emerged as a factor that promotes positive outcomes. Just how they are i...