Education Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Education, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Call for Inclusion: A Study of Global Citizenship Education and the SES Achievement Gap in Chinese Higher Education Institutions, Yang Hu

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Racialized Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence and Harassment in Canadian Higher Education: An Intersectional Analysis, Shirin Abdmolaei

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Providing Trauma and Violence Informed Care to Preservice Teachers: A look into perceived behaviours and self-efficacy when working with children impacted by interpersonal and structural violence, Christina Amico

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The Use of Reading Strategies in Second Language Adult Learners, Taninder Atwal

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Toward Common Worlds Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education: A Response to the Challenges of the Anthropocene, Adrianne Bacelar de Castro

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Exploring the Experiences of High School Syrian Refugee Students with Interrupted Formal Education and their Teachers in ELD Classrooms, Hiba Barek

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Understanding the Effects of Physical Activity on Executive Functioning and Psycho-Emotional Well-Being in Children with ADHD, Hannah B. Bigelow

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Standing on the forefront of school mental health: Building upon capacity in teacher candidates through mental health literacy and trauma-and-violence-informed-care, Richelle L. Bird

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Is Responsible Leadership Possible? Exploring the Experiences of Business Leaders, Educators, and Scholars, Kanina Blanchard

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Becoming a cosmopolitan teacher: Empirical and theoretical inquires, James S. Budrow

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Leadership Effectiveness in International School Contexts: A Synthetic Mapping of Emergent Literature, Michael C. Butler

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Exploring the Impacts of Learning Challenges for Children Not Yet Identified with a Learning Disability, Giuseppe D. Capozza

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Barriers to Accessing Community Mental Health Services for Migrant Youth, Charlotte A. Carrie

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Investigating an Approach to Integrating Computational Thinking into an Undergraduate Calculus Course, Erin Clements

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Understanding Youth Mentors’ Experiences Mentoring their Younger Peers, Melissa Coyne-Foresi

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"Over the years I've come to realize that every student has the right to learn": An Exploration of the Experiences that Influence Beginning Teachers' Beliefs about Diverse Learners and Inclusive Education, Jessica Delorey

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A Study of Gender Representation in Silver Birch Award Nominees from 2009 and 2019: A Queer Theory Perspective, Sara DiMarco

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What Do Students Say about Writing? How Student Experiences Can Inform Canadian Writing Studies Pedagogy, Christopher Eaton

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Children’s Perspectives on the Social Exclusion of Peers with Behavioural Difficulties, Kayla Edwards

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Challenges for police in safety planning and risk management for adults victims and children living with domestic violence: Barriers and promising practices, Carolyn Anne Fraser

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The Flipped Spanish Classroom: Student Engagement, Satisfaction and Autonomy, Ana Garcia-Allen

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Microdosing Mindfulness: Understanding the Effects of Brief Mindfulness Meditation in Children with ADHD, Marcus D. Gottlieb

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A Systematic Literature Review: Literacy Practices and Roles of Chinese Parents and Chinese Heritage Language Teachers In Chinese Children’s Literacy Learning, Lu Han

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Psychosocial Factors and Early Career College Faculty: Teacher Identity, Teaching Self-efficacy, and Sense of Belonging, Kathryn D. Hansen

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Down Syndrome Caregivers’ Support Needs: A Caregiver Perspective, Katie Hart

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The impact of multiliteracies and multimodality on ESL learners: Using Neuroimaging Technologies, Wenyu Huang

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Construction and Preliminary Validation of the interRAI 0-3 Developmental Domains, Jo Ann M. Iantosca

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Developing a Feasible Survey for Community Organizations to Evaluate a Healthy Relationships Program, Maria C. Ibanez

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A Critical Discourse Study of Programmatic Literacy Curricula in Ontario: Knowledge, Power, and Discourse in an Age of Diversity, Susan Ibdah

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Learning Experiences in International Exchange Programs: Perspectives of Chinese Undergraduate Students in Canada, Xue Ji

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Entrepreneurial Teachers: The Novice and the Experienced, Najmeh Keyhani

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Common Factors in Military Domestic Homicides: Implications for Prevention and Intervention, Mariah Krancevich

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Project-based learning (PBL) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): Perspectives of Students with Special Education Needs (SENs), Kayla Lambie

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Coping and Stress Related to Support Needs: Assessing Needs in Parent and Caregivers of Children with Down syndrome, Yejin Esther Lee

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A Comparative Study on Artificial Intelligence Curricula, Li Li

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Leadership-as-Disciplinary Stewardship: A Social Movement for Kinesiology’s Future Success in the 21st Century University, Jenna R. Lorusso

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Mental Health Literacy and Ontario Secondary School Curriculum, Christine J. Manser

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Motives of Caregivers for Children with FASD to Become Peer Mentors, Lydia Murray

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Inclusive Leadership Processes and Practices that Improve Educational Social Justice Outcomes for Manitoba’s Children in Care – An Exploratory Case Study, Regine Nuytten

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Formative Space: Literacy Practices in 21st Century Curriculum Making, Mary C. Ott

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Peer to Peer Mentoring: A Multiple-Case Study Evaluating the LINKS Peer Support Program, Petra Owusu

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Acceptability of Making Mindfulness Matter (M3): A Community Based Program For Families Experiencing Adversity, Emilia Pacholec

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Trauma and Violence-Informed Care: Evaluating the Impact on Teacher Candidate Attitudes and Intended Responses Towards Problem Behaviour of Students Affected by Trauma, Michelle M. Philippe

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India’s Right to Education Act: Parents’ perceptions on involvement in private schools and school responsiveness, Namarpreet K. Rodrigo

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Improving international teacher retention in São Paulo international schools: what can leaders do?, Christiaan Rombaut

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Exploring the Acquisition of American Sign Language by Deaf Kindergarten Children: Early Language Access and the Use of Appropriate Resources, Jenelle Rouse

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Seniors, French, and Conversation Groups: An Investigation Into Seniors Who Pursue French As A Leisure Activity, Alan D. Russette

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An Examination of Child and Youth Mental Health Service Urgency in Ontario, Valbona Semovski

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Challenges and Social Supports of Chinese Parachute Kids in a Canadian Secondary School: A Case Study, Yueyi Su

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The Psychosocial Functioning of Children with Chronic Health Conditions: A Meta-Analysis, Serena Thompson

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Direct and Indirect Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) Expression: An Investigation into the Nature of NSSI and Childhood Maltreatment, Emma Truffyn

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The Effects of Spoken Input on Learning the Spoken Forms of Second Language Words: Studies of Frequency of Exposure, Acoustic Variability, and Mode of Input, Takumi Uchihara

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Digital literacies and competencies: Examining teacher candidates’ achievement, engagement, attitudes, and personalized learning in technology enhanced environments, Stefano Vacca

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Development of Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices in Canadian Teachers, McKenzie Vanderloon

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Philanthropic And Impact Investment In Education: Examining The Implementation And Financing Of ICT Initiatives In Education In East Asia And The Pacific And South Asia, Daphne Lilia Varghese

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University Partnership of the Confucius Institute: A Case Study in Canada, Yinan Wang

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Understanding Indigenous and non-Indigenous Perspectives of Reconciliation: A Case Study, Kaitlyn Watson

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Policy Transfer Across Borders: An Actor Network Analysis of Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in China, Wei Wei

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Integrating Gwich'in and Inuvialuit Perspectives in a Community School in the Northwest Territories: A Case Study, Janna M. Wolki

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How can we Predict Incidental L2 Vocabulary Learning? A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Involvement Load Hypothesis, Akifumi Yanagisawa

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The Sequelae of Psychological Symptoms Exhibited by Children Exposed to Trauma: A Developmental Perspective, Ying (Annie) Yang

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Unique Challenges in Risk Assessment with Rural Domestic Violence Victims: Implications for Practice, Nicole L. Youngson

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Listening-Based Activities Promoting Productive Knowledge of Formulaic Sequences: Examining the effectiveness of dictogloss, Xi Yu

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Knock on the door: A feminist standpoint theory case study of internationally educated Chinese females finding academic positions in China, Chenzi Feng Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Community Based Support Group for Siblings of Children with Down Syndrome: A Pilot Study, Ashley R. Amicarelli

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STEAM Education in Ontario, Canada: A Case Study on the Curriculum and Instructional Models of Four K-8 STEAM Programs, Marja G. Bertrand

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Perceptions of Settlement Workers on the Needs and Challenges of Female Syrian Refugees, Sheffy Bhayee

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Exploring Young Children's Encounters with the More-Than-Human: A Multispecies Ethnography, Sarah Kathleen Black

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The Use of Social and Cultural Capital as Refugee Mothers Transition Their Children to Ontario Education, Courtney A. Brewer

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Strengthening the School-Family Partnership: Parents' Experiences with the Parents in Partnership with Educators Program (PIPE), Courtney Cadieux

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An Examination of Predictors of Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents receiving Mental Health Services, Angela Maria Louisa Celebre

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Collaborative mind mapping to support online discussion in teacher education, Rosa Cendros Araujo

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Contributors of Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy for Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms: How Predictors of Self-Efficacy Change Over Time, Evan Charles

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ESL Teachers' Self-efficacy toward Pedagogical Use of Digital Technologies: An Exploratory Case Study in the Ontario Context, Aide Chen

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Constructing Opportunities: A Multiple Case Study of the Semiotic Demands and Supports in Elementary Classroom Curricula, Emma Cooper

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A Situational Analysis of Municipal Early Childhood Education Policy Documents, Maureen Cullen

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Teachers’ Professional Practice, Policy Enactment, And Indigenous Education In Ontario: A Case Study, Natalie Currie-Patterson

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Immigrant Perpetrators of Domestic Homicide: Unique Risks and Service Needs, Randal David

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Barriers to Policewomen's Promotion: An Ontario Case Study, Susan Dick

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Teaching for Equity: A Case Study of Teachers’, Vice Principals’, and Principals’ Perspectives in Three High-Poverty Elementary Schools in Ontario, Canada, Abhilasha Duggal

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Examining the Impact of Varying the Pace of Instruction on Skill Acquisition and Off-Task Behaviour in Young Children with Autism and Down Syndrome, Carly A. Esipu

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How to support caregivers and the bereaved: Psychoeducation and personal coping techniques, Vanessa Eva Marie Eyre

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The Predictive Validity of IELTS Scores: A Meta-Analysis, Tomlin Gagen

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An Analysis of Social Media Use Within and Outside of College English Classes in China, Yuze Gao

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An Exploration of Collaboration In Indigenous Language Revitalization In A First Nation Community, Sara General

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Inclusion of Muslim Students in Ontario Public Education: A Qualitative Inquiry of Elementary School Principals, Farah Ghonaim

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Prior Help-Seeking and Intuition of Danger in Domestic Homicide Victims., Kristina Giacobbe

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Experiences of Social Inclusion and Exclusion of Deaf Children, Nicole R. Hiebert

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A Critical Analysis of OECD's 'Global Competence' Framework, Britney Hunter

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To What Extent Do L1 Speakers and L2 Learners Have Productive Derivational Knowledge, Emi Iwaizumi

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Seeking the Global Generation:A Comparative Case Study of Youth from Canada, Georgia, and Saudi, Eva Jaberi

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School Success After Trauma: Examining the Parallels Among Trauma, Bullying, and School Disengagement, Mikayla Jeffery

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Help Wanted: Investigating Help-Seeking Behaviour Among Post-Secondary Students in Relation to Their Mental Health and Well-Being, Stephanie Karam

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English Language Teacher Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Michael James Karas

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Pilot and Adaptation of a Social-Emotional Learning Program in Youth Justice Settings, Amanda J. Kerry

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Can I Lend a Hand? Investigating the Promotion of Student Resiliency in a University Setting, Kevin Spencer Kilarski

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Investigating The Design Of An Aesthetic Mathematical Experience, Maryam Koozehkanani

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Death of the Clinic: Trans-Informing the Clinical Gaze to Counter Epistemic Violence, Diana E. Kuhl

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Growing Citizens: Students’ Social Emotional Learning via School Gardens, Kathryn Markham-Petro

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The Association Between Child and Youth Mental Health Service Urgency and Exposure to Childhood Interpersonal Trauma, Catherine Marshall