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 2022

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An Exploration of Educators' Experiences Implementing the MindUP Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Emily A. Barry

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Weaving Child-plastic Relations in the Ecuadorian Andes, Alexandra M. Berry

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Motives for Caregivers of Children with FASD Who Connect with a Caregiver to Caregiver Mentor, Jocelyn J. Blake

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Evaluating the Impact of a Mental Health Literacy Course on Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy, Attitudes Toward Trauma-Informed Care, Classroom Management, and Relationship Building, Samir Boulazreg

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A Case Study Exploring a Novice Kindergarten Teacher’s Perceptions and Practice of the Multiliteracies Pedagogy in his Virtual Kindergarten Classroom, Lian Chang

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Exploring Factors That Affect English Language Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs in the English as a Second Language Context, Alexandra Charnina

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Animalizing the Canon: Toward Multispecies Subjectivities and Ethical Engagement in English Literary Education, John Drew

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Walking the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Talk: Promoting STEM Teacher Candidates’ Views, Understandings, and Implementation of Differentiated Instruction, Mohammed Estaiteyeh

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Exploring the Underrepresentation of Women Coaches in Canadian University Sport, Hayley Finn

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The Past, Present, and Future Direction of Computer Science Curriculum in K-12 Education, Steven Floyd

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Opening a Crack to let the Light in: An Exploration of an Online Group Adolescent Compassion Focussed Therapy Intervention, Euan PB Fraser Tait

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Reading Strategy Intervention and Reading Comprehension Success in Bilingual Readers, Bailey Frid

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Identifying Intersectional Complex Practice Behaviours in IPV Services for Marginalized Women, Amrit Kaur Gill

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Re-conceptualising How We Respond to Secondary Gifted Learners' Needs: A Critical Narrative and ANT Approach Investigating Programming and Placement Within Ontario's Current Public Education System, Melissa D. Gollan-Wills

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Evaluating the Impact of a Compassion Focused Therapy Group on Parent and Caregiver Psychological Flexibility, Katarina M. Guillen

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Exploring the Use of Interactive Videos in an L2 Listening Test, Shanshan He

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Screen time use and Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Amira Hmidan

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Examining Canada’s Scientific Literacy Through COVID-19 Tweets, Samantha Jewett

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Bribery in Higher Education in Former Soviet Countries: A Systematic Review, Roya Karimli

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Multilevel Examination of the Protective Role Positive Classroom Climate Plays on Students' Worry and Negative Peer Relations, Sue Kim

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Spaced Practice and Second Language Vocabulary Learning, Sukyung Kim

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Steering at a Distance: A Qualitative Case Study of Institutional Autonomy at a Vietnamese Public University, Anh Thi Hoai Le

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The Effects of a Video-Enhanced Intervention Package on the Science Practices of Students with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Kailee Liesemer

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An Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Students who attended Supervised Alternative Learning Programs in Southwestern Ontario, Rafaela Eneyda Lopez-Cobar

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A Study on How Different Glosses Affect L2 Idiom Acquisition, Liting Luo

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Examining the Lived Experience of University Students Receiving Academic Accommodations for Concussion, Mary C. Prior

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An Exploration of the Facilitators and Barriers of Inclusion and Participation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Informal Education Settings, Julia M. Ranieri

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Feasibility of STRONG in a University Teaching Clinic: Youth Impacts, Parental Perceptions, and Clinician Experiences, Nicole Anne Schilling

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The Integration of Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education: The Current State of Practices in School, Outreach, and Public Educational Settings, Hatice Beyza Sezer

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Learning Analytics for the Formative Assessment of New Media Skills, Negar Shabihi

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Using Youth Voice to Inform Programs and Services Promoting Newcomers' Healthy Development, Alexandra C.G. Smith

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The Enactment of Quality Assurance Policies in Ecuadorian Higher Education: A Case Study in the Public Universities in the Province of Manabí, Diego R. Sornoza Parrales

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and their Families, Carly B. Sugar

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School Principals' Work in Grenada, Donna Swapp

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Early Gaze Behaviours in Infants at High Familial Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: association with brain development, Julia Teixeira Pinto Montenegro

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Addressing Intimate Partner Violence: Effective Risk Management with Male Perpetrators, Simrat K. Tung

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Student Engagement: The Role of Interpersonal Trauma and Polyvictimization, Jocelyn N. Van Dyke

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Syrian Refugee Education in Lebanese Secondary Schooling: A Vertical Case Study, Georges Wakim

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The experiences of virtual kindergarten educators in technology-enhanced virtual classrooms: A guide to providing effective virtual teaching, Martin Wolak

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Soundfullness in early childhood education: An ecological sound art inquiry with educators and children, Malvika Agarwal

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Psychotherapists’ Approaches to Transgender Affirmative Psychotherapy, Jordyn Banks

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Assessing Self-Regulation in Grade 1 Writers: An Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the Interview on Self-Regulation in Early Writing, Ashley A. Bildfell

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The Trickiness of Settler Colonialism: Indigenous Women Administrators’ Experiences of Policy in Canadian Universities, Candace Brunette-Debassige

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Teacher Professionalism, Embodiment, and Surveillance: An Autoethnographic Study, Melanie Cloutier-Bordeleau

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Exploring Teachers’ Perspectives on Child Anxiety: Opportunities to Promote Anxiety Management Skills in the Classroom, Sydney Coleman

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Individual Differences in Executive Functioning and Psycho-emotional Well-being and the Impact of Acute Exercise on Children and Youth with ADHD, Madeline Crichton

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A Systematic Literature Review: The Modalities, Pedagogies, Benefits, and Implications of Storytelling Approaches in Early Childhood Education Classroom, Xinyu Du

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Global Citizenship Education and Scout Movement Curriculum in Egypt: Perspectives from Scouts and Scout Leaders, Tarek M. Faid

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Managing Interpersonal Conflict: Adolescents With and Without Intellectual Disabilities, Olivia Faulconbridge

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(Re)Thinking anti-racist pedagogies in early childhood education: An exploratory case study of the perspectives of Muslim Mothers in Ontario, Hanaa Ghannoum

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Evidence-based programming for vulnerable youth: Successes and challenges of implementing healthy relationships programs in diverse settings, Rachelle M. Graham

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Muslim girls' experiences with Islamophobia, sexism, and anti-Black racism in Ontario secondary schools: A case study, Sarah Halabi

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Enhancing youth healthy relationships programming in Indigenous communities through co-creation and collaboration: A feasibility study, Kelsey Huson

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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

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Exploring Effectiveness of Implementation of the MindUP Program Through Implementor Perspectives, Maria Jelic

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A systematic review for identifying instructional design strategies and principles in extended massive open online courses (xMOOCs), Jingrui Jiang

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Students adrift: An examination of school disengagement among clinically referred children and youth, Janell A. Klassen

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Barriers to Safety Planning and Best Practices for Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence in Rural, Remote, and Northern Regions, Sara Kohtala

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Systematic Review of STEM Attitude Measures, Meagan Koufis

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Early adversity and positive parenting: Predicting executive functioning in children with ASD, Elizabeth A. Kuenzel

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Investigating the Experiences of Faculty Members and Administrators with Quality Assurance and Accountability in Higher Education in Ontario, Melanie Lawrence

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Combating Racial Microaggression in Higher Education: a case study of East Asian students' experiences on campus space, Vivian Leung

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Common Worlding Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education: Storying situated processes for living and learning in ecologically precarious times, Kelly-Ann MacAlpine

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Ontario High School Science Word List (OHSWL), Mohamed Mahfouz

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Mandated to Move: Teacher Identified Barriers, Facilitators, and Recommendations to Implementing Daily Physical Activity, Lauren Martyn

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Understanding Service Gaps and Support Opportunities in the Treatment of Childhood Anxiety, Chelsey R. Masson

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Curriculum, Theory and Practice: Exploring Nurses' and Nursing Students' Knowledge of, Attitudes Towards and Self- Efficacy in Caring for The Elderly in Canada, Amany Farag Mohamed

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Exploring the Feasibility of a Concurrent Mindful Awareness Program, M3, for Children in a Community Setting, Alyssa E. Mueller

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A Systematic Literature Review of Intergenerational Literacy Studies, Ling Niu

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Investigating All-Gender Bathrooms in Ontario Schools: A Multi-Sited Case Study, Kenan Omercajic

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Adversity, Neurodevelopment, and Cognition in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Alissa Papadopoulos

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Lina Saadeddin_Supporting Transition Resilience of Newcomer Groups (STRONG) - Examining Impact of STRONG on Youth, Feasibility of Community Implementation, and Parental Engagement, Lina Saadeddin

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Individual Differences in Lifestyle Factors and the Effects of Acute Exercise on Executive Functioning in Children and Youth with ADHD, Jasmyn Skinner

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Seeking Host Community Perspectives in a U.S.-based Service Learning Program: A Case Study, Vanessa R. Sperduti

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Teachers’ and Students’ Experiences Using Social Media as a Pedagogical Tool Within Classrooms: A Systematic Literature Review, Rozan Trad

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Sustainable Coping Among Experienced 911 Operators, Lisa Vanderloop

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Jamaican Secondary School Principals' Work and Occupational Well-being, Annette R. Walker

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Using a Self-Paced Reading Task to Examine the Comprehension Monitoring Abilities of Children with and without ADHD, Olivia J. Ward

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Learning New Words from TED Talks: Strategic use of L1 subtitles and L2 captions, Injung Wi

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Neither Seen Nor Heard: Surviving Children of Domestic Homicide, Alexis Winfield

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A Case Study of EFL Learners’ Identity and Investment in a Private Educational Company in China, Jing Yan

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Caring for Teachers: Exploring Pre-Service Teacher Well-Being, Self-Efficacy, and Vicarious Trauma, Bernadette Yeo

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Internationalization of Regional Higher Education in China: A Critical Policy Case Study of A Transnational Double-Degree Program, Hailiang Zhao

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