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 2018

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Ontario Teachers' Understanding and Practices of Reform Instruction: A Case Study of Constructivism, Nehal Aldamigh

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A Mixed Methods Study: The Impact of Self-Regulated Learning on L2 Writing and Strategy Use, Mohammed Almazloum

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Discourses of Creativity in Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum, Beatrix Bocazar

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Post-Traumatic Growth and Pregnancy: Exploring the Experiences of Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Alexandra Canzonieri

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A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of Current Anti-bullying Policies in Ontario, Zhu Cheng

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The Enactment of Academic Language Policy in the International University: A Mixed-Methods Investigation, Le Chen

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The ‘Meanings’ and ‘Enactments’ of Science and Technology: ANT-Mobilities’ Analysis of Two Cases, Farrukh Chishtie

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Students' Perspectives on Educational Acceleration, Lynn Dare

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Reading Comprehension and Strategy Use in Fourth- and Fifth-Grade French Immersion Students, Bailey Frid

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A study of respiratory therapy and medical radiation technology faculty who transitioned from clinical practice into academia: their transition experiences, and perceptions of students with disabilities., Christine M. Griffith

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Measuring Mental Health Literacy in Education, Amy K. Hatcher

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Barriers and Facilitators to Positive Mental Health on a University Campus, Sheldon Hill

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Incidental Vocabulary Learning through Listening to Teacher Talk, Zhouhan Jin

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Literacy and Identity Investment in Secondary Drama Courses: Using narrative inquiry to investigate teacher perceptions of the affordances of secondary Drama courses in Ontario, Megan Johnston

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Learning lessons from The Impacts of Relocating Indigenous Scholars For Academic Appointments, Andrew Judge

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Risk Factors for Domestic Homicide: Immigrant & Canadian-born Populations, Sakthi Kalaichandran

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Crossover Youth: The Pathway to Development and the Relationship with Life-Time Offending, Hailey Kolpin

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Multiliteracies meaning-making: How four boys’ video gaming experiences influence their cultural knowledge—Two ethnographic cases, Carol Ann Lane

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Gay-Straight Alliances and Student Activism in Ontario Public Secular and Catholic High Schools, Alicia A. Lapointe

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Third- and Fourth-Graders’ Perspectives on Social Exclusion: A Group Concept Mapping Study, Tsz-Wing Zita Lau

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Community of Practice: Adult’s Informal Learning in an Online English Learning Community in China, Ran Li

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Disabilities, Masculinities and Schooling: A Narrative Inquiry into the Stories Lived by Boys and Men with Physical Disabilities, David J. Mara

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Trends, affordances, and implications for learners' literacy and identity options: A systematic review of studies on transnational education, Bethany C. McKishnie

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The Currents of Learning Motivation: Learners’ Stories From Arts-Integrated, Regular Classroom Landscapes, Irene Melabiotis

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Exploring Dimensions of Vulnerability in Victims of Domestic Homicide, Natalia Musielak

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Comorbid Depression and Substance Abuse in Perpetrators of Domestic Homicide, Casey Oliver

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Creating an Institutional Web of Support for Students by College Leaders: An Exploratory Case Study of Social Capital at One Ontario Community College, Marilyn A. Ott

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How Do Program Recruiters at One Ontario University Interpret the Internationalization Strategic Plan?, Jing Qu

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Pre-service Teachers' Science and Web 2.0 Affect and Aspiration: A Survey Study, Yu Song

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Exploring Children’s Self-Regulation for Learning within a Mindfulness-Based Social and Emotional Learning Program, Devon M. Trower

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Incidental learning of L2 technical vocabulary through repeated reading of academic texts, Yuning Wang

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Strategic Leadership Approaches at High-Performing Ontario Public Colleges, Jeffrey D. Wright

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Examining Chinese International Secondary School Students in Transnational Spaces: Becoming Flexible Citizens?, Xi Wu

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The Quest for World-Class Universities in China: Examining Faculty Members’ Subjectivities under the Logics of Neoliberal Globalization, Bailing Zhang

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English Language Teachers' Required Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Pronunciation Instruction, Bei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Understanding and Promoting Help-Seeking Among Adolescents, Tessa Alexander

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The Relationship between Federal Citizenship and Immigration Policies and the Internationalization of Higher Education in Canada, Rashed Al-Haque

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Impact of Islamophobia on Post-Secondary Muslim Students Attending Ontario Universities, Hassina Alizai

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Measuring Productive Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge of the Most Frequent Words, Alireza Barouni Ebrahimi

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Anger is very ugly: Results from a classwide socio-emotional skills program, Kathleen Michelle Bond

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Nursing Practice During a Mission in Nepal: Ethics and Leadership, Lorena M. Bonilla

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Perspectives of Organizational Change Initiatives and Culture in a University’s Department, Kristen K. Boujos

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How and why do superintendents build and maintain trust with school principals: Exploring the highly complex nature of relationships between leaders within a school district, Celine Bourbonnais-MacDonald

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Strategies for the Social Inclusion of Peers with Learning Difficulties: Perspectives of Adolescents in Various Birth Order Positions, Sarah Lynne Breckenridge

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A qualitative study of the fidelity of implementation of an evidence-based healthy relationships program, Deborah G. Chiodo

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Leadership Strategies for Adapting to Changes in Ontario Colleges: Tensions, Dilemmas, and Opportunities for Continuing Education Deans/Administrative Leaders, Susan C. Cluett

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The rise and fall of philosophy of education: An institutional analysis, Andrew D. Colgan

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Understanding Student and Faculty Perceptions of the Accommodation and Support Procedures for Students with LD in Ontario Universities: A Mixed Methods Approach, Sarah Copfer Terreberry

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A Mixed Methods Exploration of Benefits for Youth Mentors in an Indigenous High School Peer Mentoring Program, Melissa Coyne-Foresi

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Expanding the concept of ‘care’: A narrative study exploring lessons from end-of-life patients to inform ‘Medical Assistance in Dying’ curriculum in Canada, Jill Dombroski

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Helpers and Heroes, Hurdles and Highs: A Humanistic Autoethnographical Reflection on Working Class Student Experiences, Willey A. B. Dow

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How Does Mode of Input Affect Incidental Vocabulary Learning, Yanxue Feng

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A Research-Based Educator's Guide to Auditory Processing Disorder: Does it Improve Teachers' Confidence?, Danielle M. Fletcher

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From the Igloo to the School, Jessica SW Ford

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Investigating Elementary School Teachers’ Approaches to Addressing Gender and Sexual Diversity in the Education System, Jordan P. Gentile

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Investigating the Place of Children’s Home Literacy in the Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum: A Document Analysis, Hanaa Ghannoum

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A Case Study of New Media Literacies in an English Language Learning Program, Yifei Hu

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Examining High School Students on their Ideas about the Social Exclusion of Peers with Learning Difficulties, Melanie E. King

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Emerging Leadership Practices for the Implementation of Professional Practice Standards, Georgia Lampracos-Gionnas

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Examining the Effects of the Positive Child Care Program In Early Childhood Education Environments: A randomized control trial, Shawna L. Lee

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Re-conceptualizing the nature of resources in multimodal literacy: The case of young children’s meaning making in an intergenerational art class, Zhen Lin

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A Case Study of Literacy Curricula in a Canadian Offshore School in China, Wanjing Li

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Making Meaning of Gender and Sexual Identities in Early Childhood: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Early Childhood Curricula, Pamela M. Malins

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Incidental Vocabulary Learning through Listening to Songs, Niousha Maneshi

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Pedagogies of Possibilities: (Re)designing Teacher Professional Learning to Support the Use of Digital Technologies in Multimodal Pedagogies, Lori McKee

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Exploring Early Childhood Leadership and Policy Enactment in Jamaica, Nathalee McKnight

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Diversity Matters: A Case Study of the Cultural Components of Three Ontario College Leadership Development Programs, Candace M. Miller

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Language Learner Autonomy in Ontario's ESL Context, Alireza Mousavi Arfae

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Investigating the links between TBLT, oral competence, and student retention in FSL, Alexis Newman

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Understanding Instructional Leadership: Perceptions of Elementary Principals, Georgia M. Powell

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Emotional Intelligence & Mental Health in the Classroom: Experiences of Canadian Teachers, Sarah Candice Roslyn Pyne

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Short and long-term vocabulary learning and retention through multimedia glossing: A mixed methods research, Nasrin Ramezanali

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Socially Marginalized Youths' Experiences with Social Media and its Impact on their Relationships, Kira A. Regan

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Domestic Homicide in the Youth Population, Kayla Christine Sapardanis

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How Do Teachers Challenge Neoliberalism Through Critical Pedagogy Within and Outside of the Classroom?, Rezvan Shahsavari-Googhari

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Knowledge Production in International Research Collaboration: A Comparative Study of Canadian and Colombian Research Networks, Clara I. Tascon

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Investigating the Transnational Identities of Filipina/o/x Youth in Toronto Urban High Schools: A Critical Ethnographic Study of the Impact of Canada’s Live-In/Caregiver Program, Jessica Ellen Ticar

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Influence of Leadership Approaches on Intrinsic Motivation of Career Professionals in Ontario Non-profit Employment Agencies: An Exploratory Case Study, Mohammad Habib Ullah

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How do educational leaders in small, fragile, and developing countries translate their understandings of student learning and achievement into leadership practices? A case-study about leadership in Haïtian urban schools, Carolyne Pierre Marie Verret

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A Double Degree Program in International Communication: An Exemplary Case of Global Citizenship, Zhe Wang

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Understanding self-directed professional development in mathematics for elementary teachers: A phenomenographical study, Chloe D. Weir

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A Case Study of Chinese Teachers’ Experiences of Multiliteracies and Multimodality in Teaching Young Students Chinese Literacy in Canada, Xiaotong Xing

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The Doubleness of International Double Degree Programs at Ontario Universities: Challenges and Prospects for Global Citizenship Education, Desire B. Yamutuale

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Understanding the Adjustment Experiences of Recent Muslim Immigrant Youth, Sharlini Yogasingam

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The Effects of Reading Bilingual Books on Vocabulary Learning, Zhiying Zhang

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The Technical Vocabulary Of Newspapers, Jiahui Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Exploring the Experiences of Muslim Students in an Urban Ontario Public School, Asma Ahmed

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Saudi Women's Experiences Studying At Canadian Universities Through The King Abdullah Scholarship Program, Noor Abdulrhman Ahmed

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Challenging Stigma at a Faculty of Education, Melanie-Anne P. Atkins

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How Elementary School Principals Manage Accountability Expectations, Carolyn M. Ball

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An Examination of Risk Factors Among Male Children and Youth with Complex Special Needs, Alshaba Shiraj Billawala

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Improving the Education of Leaders: An Exploratory Case Study in an Undergraduate Business Leadership Course Focused on Gender, Kanina Blanchard

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Student Programming and Identity in French Language Studies at an Ontario College, Crystal Brown

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Perspectives on Teachers' Work in One Ontario Remote First Nation Community, Dawn V. Burleigh

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Exploring the complexity of policy enactment through stories: A sociomaterial informed study., Sarah Burm

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Is Social Competence Achievable in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder?, Monica Caldeira

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International Student Mobility in Higher Education in China: Tensions between Policies and Practices, Kang Chen

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Dual-Credit Program Leadership and Student Engagement, Melanie A. Christian

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Youth Education: Caregiver Perspectives, Kyle Cleversey

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Learning About Teaching Science: Improving Teachers' Practice Through Collaborative Professional Learning, Sarah E. Cloutier