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Dissertations from 2005

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Using partial least squares approach to predict factors that contribute to the impact of e-folios on pre-service teachers' learning, Tasha Hoover Christmas

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A correlational study examining the relationship between invented spelling and beginning reading, Jane McDaniel Grove

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Schoolin' women: hip hop pedagogies of black women rappers, Nichole Ann Guillory

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Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey: operationalizing the 1997 NAEYC guidelines, Kyung-Ran Kim

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"I Cried Out and None but Jesus Heard!" prophetic pedagogy: the spirituality and religious lives of three nineteenth century African-American women, Elecia Brown Lathon

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Civic orientation predictors of Black students: an exploratory study, Joe Lee Lott Jr

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An investigation of selected academic and nonacademic predictor variables of academic performance of student-athletes at Louisiana State University, Derek Jerone Morgan

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Technology adoption into teaching and learning by mainstream university faculty: a mixed methodology study revealing the 'how, when, why, and why not', Pamela Stone Nicolle

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The effectiveness of Student Support Services at a research extensive university in the South, Eric Lyle Penalber

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Propelled by Faith: Henriette Delille and the Literacy Practices of Black Women Religious in Antebellum New Orleans, Donna Marie Porche-Frilot

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A case study inquiry into the relative impact of Balanced Reading instruction on Hispanic students in a highly culturally diverse elementary school, Rita Ramirez

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Using the BioDatamation strategy to learn introductory college biology: value-added effects on selected students' conceptual understanding and conceptual integration of the processes of photosynthesis and celluar respiration, Jewel Jurovich Reuter

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Conceptualizing describing and contrasting school cultures: a comparative case study of school improvement processes, La Tefy Schoen

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Designing online instruction for postsecondary students with learning disabilities, Andrew Patrick Simoncelli

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Putting down roots in environmental literacy: a study of middle school students' participation in Louisiana Sea Grant's Coastal Roots Project, Rachel L. Somers

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Teaching the Progressive Era through the life and accomplishments of Jane Addams, Kacy J. Taylor

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Complexifying the poetic: toward a poiesis of curriculum, Donna Lynn Trueit

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Advising perceptions in Student Support Services programs, Kim Andrepont Warren

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This corner of Canaan: curriculum studies of place and the reconstruction of the South, Reta Ugena Whitlock

Dissertations from 2004

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A qualitative exploration of students' experiences with tutorial learning, Angela Alexander

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Characteristics of an effective teacher of reading in an elementary school setting, Jennifer Aby Archer

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African American women administrators in higher education: exploring the challenges and experiences at Louisiana public colleges and universities, Germaine Monquenette Becks-Moody

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Effective literacy instruction in the elementary grades, Marie Laurent Bergeron

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Stepping out of her place: a new look at women's roles during selected wars in U.S. history, Nicole Lynn Bowen

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A case study of a university-school partnership: impacting the success of children, teacher candidates, and inservice teachers, Paula Summers Calderon

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Soils of regeneration: exploring conceptualizations of the natural world as a context for an ecologically-sensitive curriculum, Emily A. DeMoor

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Botany in children's literature: a content analysis of plant-centered children's picture books that have a plot and characters, Sheila Lewis Goins

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The role of mentoring in the development of African American nurse leaders, Jacqueline Jones Hill

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A longitudinal study of adolescent educational aspirations and their relationship to college choice using hierarchical linear modeling and group-based mixture modeling, Aruna Lakshmanan

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High Stakes Testing in Louisiana: An Analysis of the Disparate Impact on Black and White Eighth Grade Students and the Perspectives of Parents, Monica L. Mancuso

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"I pray it happens in my lifetime": the life history of Clara Byrd Glasper, a black woman educator fighting for educational equality, Carol Marie Miller

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Constructive habituation as an educational approach to process-object reification in mathematics, Alonzo F. Peterson

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A comparison of administrator and faculty self-report and knowledge of distance education, related intellectual property laws and policy, and tenets of academic freedom, Mary Irene Pogue

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Written language skills of middle and high school students in an alternative program, Zuhar Rende

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Profiles of early childhood education administrators: looking for patterns of leadership, Mary Aileen Sciaraffa

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Gringo and teacher: a study of professional self-formation through cross-cultural research, John Shock

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Text, context, and identities in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana: six young women positioned as writers, Patricia Meeks Smith

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The influence of state merit-based aid on access and educational experiences: an exploration of the Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), Roderick L. Smothers

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Students with a GED in four-year institutions: the voices of persisters, Luria Shaw Stubblefield

Dissertations from 2003

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The perceptions of effects of a study skills course, "Dynamics of Effective Study," on the academic achievement of African American students at a dedicated academic magnet high school, Josephine Ann Allen

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The trouble with girls: autoethnography and the classroom, Pamela Kay Autrey

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Your blues ain't like mine: exploring the promotion and tenure process of African American female professors at select Research I universities in the South, Tonetta Beloney-Morrison

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An examination of the relationship between the acceptability and reported use of accommodations for students with disabilities by general education teachers and teachers' sense of efficacy, Bonnie Smith Boulton

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Uncovering strata: an investigation into the graphic innovations of geologist Henry T. De la Beche, Renee M. Clary

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No Child Left Behind and the Louisiana School Accountability System: a comparative study of accountability systems, Rani Coleman

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A study of dropout characteristics and school-level effects on dropout prevention, Mindy L. Crain-Dorough

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Literacy as a performing art: a phenomenological study of oral dramatic reading, Neva Virginia Cramer

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Perceptions of stereotypes in Hispanic children's literature, Nancy Gomez

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A phonological awareness intervention for at-risk preschoolers: the effects of supplemental, intensive small-group instruction, Lisa Oliver Guidry

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Teacher and student perceptions of online instructional methodology in higher education: an explanatory mixed-method study, Fred Arthur Guillot

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Language, identity and the achievement gap: comparing experiences of African-American students in a French immersion and a regular education context, Michelle Georgette Haj-Broussard

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The impact of whole-plant instruction preservice elementary teachers' understanding of plant science principles, Christine Collins Hypolite

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Self-efficacy, motivation, and outcome expectation correlates of college students' intention certainty, Carol Couvillion Landry

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High school chemistry students' learning of the elements, structure, and periodicity of the periodic table: contributions of inquiry-based activities and exemplary graphics, Knight Phares Roddy

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So-journeying: creating sacred space in education, Tayari kwa Salaam

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The impact of a Life-Application Learning Instructional Program on struggling readers at the middle school level, Angelle Rae Stringer

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The relationship between elementary school foreign language study in grades three through five and academic achievement on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the fourth-grade Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) Test, Carolyn Joyce Taylor-Ward

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A critical analysis of female doctoral student advisement: implications for program satisfaction, Angele Marie Thibodeaux

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The impact of Louisiana's School and District Accountability System on students' performance on the state mandated criterion referenced test, Linda B. Tolbert

Dissertations from 2002

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Sorority rituals : rites of passage and their impact on contemporary sorority women, Mari Ann Callais

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Influence of teaching in an outdoor classroom on kindergarten children's comprehension and recall of a science lesson, Kari Anne Dietz

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A study of the effect of multisensory writing instruction on the written expression of the dyslexic elementary child, Carolyn Williams Gore

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The relationship between perceived leader behavior and alcohol consumption among university students who are members of social fraternities, Joe Randy Gurie

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Expectations and experiences: case studies of four first-year teachers, Sandra B. Hebert

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Responses of African-American girls to two types of folktales, Corrie Kiesel

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Adult-mediated reading instruction for third through fifth grade children with reading difficulties, Randy Paul Lachney

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The relationship between author and audience: case study of a young-adult author and a student audience, Keitha Ilene Phares

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The effects of songs in the foreign language classroom on text recall and involuntary mental rehearsal, Claudia Smith Salcedo

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Service learning: a study of administrators' goals at a Research I university, Christy Sanders

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Nursing as social responsibility: implications for democracy from the life perspective of Lavinia Lloyd Dock (1858-1956), Soledad Mujica Smith

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An analysis of student collaboration and task completion through project based learning in a web-supported undergraduate course, William Randall Thomas

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An exploratory case study of the social interactions among baccalaureate nursing students in a cooperative group learning environment, Golden M. Tradewell

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Reconceiving curriculum: an historical approach, Stephen Shepard Triche

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Curriculum Implications of Liberation Theology as a Theory for Social Change., Alvaro Basista Alcazar

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School Culture, Teacher Efficacy, and Decision -Making in Demonstrably Effective and Ineffective Schools., Jacquline Jeanine Bobbett

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Navigating Knowing/Complicating Truth: African American Learners Experiencing Oral History as Real Education., Lavada Taylor Brandon

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Home and Classroom Learning Environment Correlates of Academic Self -Efficacy in Middle School Mathematics., Thaddeus Theodore Claiborne

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A Study of the Measurement and Sources of Teachers' Self and Collective Efficacy Beliefs in Professional Learning Environments., Amy Marie barrilleaux Dellinger

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Teacher Education Reform and Accountability: a Study of the Louisiana Blue Ribbon Commission on Teacher Quality., Patricia Ann davis Exner

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An Inquiry Into the Influence of Taped Books on the Oral Reading Performance of Struggling Third-Grade Readers., Dolores Doga Harris

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A Comparison of Faculty Perceptions of University Technology Transfer by Level of Institutional Success in the Technology Transfer Process., Paula T. Jacobi

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English Immersion Program in Korea: Student Progress After Four Months of Implementation., Jaiwon Jung

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An Exploratory Study of the Influence of National and State Standards on Middle School Science Teachers' Classroom Assessment Practices., Kathy Jean Mcwaters

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Ways of Incorporating Photographic Images in Learning and Assessing High School Biology: a Study of Visual Perception and Visual Cognition., Brenda Chaumont Nixon

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Teacher Personal and School Culture Characteristics in Effective Schools: Toward a Model of a Professional Learning Community., Dianne Fuselier Olivier

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Middle School Students' Understanding of the Natural History of the Earth and Life on Earth as a Function of Deep Time., Azalie Cecile Pulling

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Self -Directed Learning and Learner -Control Sequencing: an Examination of the Relationship Between Two Instructional Delivery Systems and the Acquisition and Application of Subject Matter for Teacher Candidates., Martha Ellen Ratcliff

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Campus Responsibility for Alcohol -Related Injuries: a Law and Policy Analysis., Nathan Mccain Roberts

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Toward a Reconceptualization of the Integration of Culture and Language in the Korean EFL Classroom., Seung Bin Roh

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Understanding the Connections Between High-Stakes Test Consequences and School Literacy Experiences., Deborah Karen Setliff

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Teacher Efficacy, Administrator Efficacy, School Culture, and Leadership Density., Roy Wade Smith

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Catharine Maria Sedgwick's "Hope Leslie": Clues to a Woman's Journey., Sally Mcmillan Tyler

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The Call From the Stranger on a Journey Home: Curriculum as Creative Transformation of Selfhood., Hongyu Wang

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Professional Culture and Efficacy Correlates of Organizational Effectiveness in Cooperative Extension Services., Rebecca Elaine White

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Female High School Biology Students' Biofilm -Focused Learning: the Contributions of Three Instructional Strategies to Patterns in Understanding and Motivation., Jo Dale hill Ales

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The Impact of Human Resource Expenditures and the Minimum Foundation Program's Level 3 Subsidy on Academic Productivity in Louisiana., John Paul Beaudoin

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Psychosocial Correlates of Decision Certainty in Academic Major Selection of College Students., Claire Bienvenu

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The Southeastern Conference Coach: a Correlational Study Between Length of Service and Team Performance., Jeanne Marie Boyd

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Attitudes of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language Toward Teaching Spanish to Hispanic Students in Urban Schools., Rossana Ramirez Boyd

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Understanding the Biological Concept "Bird": a Kindergarten Case Study., Dilek Buchholz