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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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

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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