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 2015

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Training the Dragon: Facilitating English Language Learner (ELL) Students' Persuasive Writing through Dictation, Nina Arcon

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Suicidal and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Examining the Potential Impact of Direct and Indirect Forms of Childhood Maltreatment, Jenna S. Armiento

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The Experiences of Second-Generation South Asian Female Students who are Attending Universities in Canada, Monisha Aurora

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Toward epistemic empowerment of indigenous youth, Nazia Bano

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Emotional and Spiritual Challenges of Aboriginal Foster Parents, Richelle L. Bird

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Intercultural Learning for International Students in a Cross-Cultural Environment: A Qualitative Study with a Relational Cosmopolitan Lens, James S. Budrow

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Experiences of Newcomer Youth in the Home Environment, Mikaela Burgos Cando

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"What About the Boys" in Tights: Beyond the "Boy Crisis" and Into the Literacy Potential of Superhero Fiction, Jacob Cassidy

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Examining The Socio-spatial Knowledge(s) Of Disabled And Mad Students In Higher Education, Mark A. Castrodale

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Depression among Perpetrators of Domestic Homicide, Polly Cheng

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Linguistic Identity and Investment in Grade 8 Core French Students, Heather B. Gauthier

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Conjoint Therapy for Intimate Partner Violence Among Aboriginal Couples: Service Provider's Perspectives on Therapeutic Content and Activities, Parisa Ghanbari

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An Exploration of Female University Professors' Experiences of Negotiating Between Personal and Professional Roles, Stress and Mental Health, Lauren Giugno

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Individual Education Plan (IEP) Development For Children With Developmental Disabilities In Ontario's Public Schools: A Narrative Case Study Inquiry, Karen P. Gregory

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Pearl Harvesting Autism, Mariya Gruntovskaya

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An Investigation into Writing for Scholarly Publication by Novice Scholars: Practices of Canadian Anglophone Doctoral Students, Pejman Habibie

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Gender and Age Considerations in the Relationship of Frequency of NSSI and Emotion Regulation in Comparison to SSI, Kathryn Harrison

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Caregivers' Experiences Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Aamena Kapasi

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Muslim Female Students and Their Experiences of Higher Education in Canada, Farzaneh Khosrojerdi

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Educational Assistants Supporting Inclusive Education in Secondary Schools, Amy C. Kipfer

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Protective Factors and the Role of Gender in Childhood Mental Health: Application of the interRAI Assessment Protocol, Alexandria Lynch

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Defending Liberal Education: Implications for Educational Policy, Christopher W. Lyons

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Hearing the Unheard Voices: an In-Depth Look at Teacher Mental Health and Wellness, Kirsten A. Marko

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Using a Pearl Harvested Synonym Ring for the Creation of a Digital Index on Giftedness, Nichole E. Mortimer

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Ontario College of Teachers Cases of Teacher Sexual Misconduct, Taryn Mototsune

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Professional Development Based On The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages And The New Ontario French Immersion Curriculum: A Case Study of Reflective Practice, Tiffany H. Mui

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Investigating Trans-Affirmative Education Policies and Practices in Ontario, Kenan Omercajic

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The Emotional Experience and Expression of Anger: A Child's Perspective, Craig A. Oolup

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Writing Narratives with the Aid of Picture Stories, David S. Rayo

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Examining gifted students' transition to university and its influence on learning, Adrienne E. Sauder

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Resilience Factors in School Youth: Looking through Gender and Cultural Lenses, Diana Chanthury Saverimuthu

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The Relationship Between Violent Media, Pornography, and Cyber Dating Abuse Among Adolescents, Jessica Sciaraffa

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The Learning of Human Ingenuity Within a Formal, Environmental Education Program: A Case Study of Two Secondary School Programs, Brian D. Smith

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Sensory-Based Arts Education and Engagement in the Junior Classroom: Exploring Multiple Ways of Knowing and Meaning, Tracy Thomson

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University Professors' Perceptions on Blogging as Course Assignments in Southwestern Ontario: A Multiliteracies Framework, Annie Tran

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University Athlete Transition: Making the Jump from Sport to Life, Natascha Wesch

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Childhood Sexual Abuse, Adolescent Substance Use and the Moderating Role of Emotion Regulation, Kaitlyn Yarlasky

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Adolescent Bystander Perceptions of Sexual Violence Scenarios, Gloria Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A transpositive approach to therapy with transgender clients: An exploration of therapists' subjective experiences, Ronnie M. Ali

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The Role of Mobile Phones in Health Education for Rural Communities in Ghana: An Exploratory Study in Digital Technologies, Kinful Lartebea Aryee

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Labelling & Intervening in Parental Alienation Cases: A Review of Canadian Court Decisions 2010-2012, Karendeep Aujla

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‘Curricular Choice’ in Ontario Public Secondary Schools: Exploring the Policy and Practice of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Wendy J. Baker

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Newcomer Youths' Experiences of School, Lori-Ann A. Brown

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Children's Voices in a School-Based Mental Health Needs Assessment, Shannon Byrne

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Building a Community Art Garden: A Participatory Eco-Arts Based Educational Research Project, Beryl R. Cohen

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Early Adolescents' Experiences of Mental Health: A Mixed-Methods Investigation, Lisa-Marie Coulter

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International Service-Learning: Transformational Learning Through Experience, Shannan Lee Crowder

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Encouraging Diversity And Multiculturalism In London, Ontario: A Case Study Of Two Elementary Schools, Abhilasha Duggal

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Navigating Chinese and English Multiliteracies Across Domains in Canada: An Ethnographic Case Study of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children’s Literacy Practices, Xiaoxiao Du

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Exploring Preschool Educators' Funds of Knowledge about Print Literacy Pedagogy through a Narrative Lens, Nazila Eisazadeh

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Reporting Sexual Violence in School: Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitude and Behaviours, Ronit Futerman

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Our Stories: Inuit Teachers Create Counter Narratives and Disrupt the Status Quo, Dawn E L Fyn

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Enrichment Programming for Secondary School Gifted Students: A Narrative Inquiry, Melissa D. Gollan-Wills

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Childhood Abuse and Neglect: A Profile of Associated Risk Factors for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Jennifer P. Gomez

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Assessing and responding to parental alienation cases: Does gender matter in Canadian court decisions?, Bryanne M. Harris

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Three Models for Educating for Empathy and Humanization through Values Dialogue in Secondary School Classes, Adam J. Hill

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Global Citizenship Through the Eyes of the Grade Seven Elementary Students: A Case Study, Eva Jaberi

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A Critical Policy Analysis of Internationalization in Postsecondary Education : An Ontario Case Study, Ali Khorsandi Taskoh

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Student Perspectives of Misbehaviour, Katie A. Knowlton

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Learning to Prevent Burning and Fatigue: Teacher Burnout and Compassion Fatigue, Adam Koenig

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Canadian University Early Admission Policies for Gifted and Talented Students, Waldemar P. Kruszynski

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Voices Count: Employing A Critical Narrative Research Bricolage For Insights Into Dyscalculia, Diana E. Kuhl

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Technology Based Mental Health Support Strategies for Youth, Kathleen S. Larion

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Establishing School Safety: Lessons Learned From a High Needs School, Jacqueline Lau

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Learners' Stories: A Study of Hong Kong Post-Secondary Students' English Learning Experiences and Identity Construction, Vickie Wai Kei Li

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Creativity as a Mental State: An EEG Study of Musical Improvisation, Joel A. Lopata

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Obtaining a Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Experiences of Caregivers and Professionals, Erica R. Lundberg

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Beyond the Neoliberal Imaginary: Investigating the Role of Critical Pedagogy in Higher Education, Melanie M. Mazier

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Examining Artistic Processes And Transfer, Trish Osler

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The “Fifth Business" of Department Heads: Examining the perceptions of department heads about their role, Nikola Paranosic

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Investigating the Experiences of Queer International Students, Elizabeth S. Patrick

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Reforming Ontario Teachers (1990-2010): The Role of the College of Teachers, Janice Pennycook

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Learner Anxiety and Professional Practice Self-efficacy in Nursing Education, Joanna Pierazzo

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Mental Health and Safety in Schools: Children’s perceptions and experiences, Larissa K. Pipe

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A Critical Discourse Analysis of Medical Students’ Reflective Writing: Social Accountability, the Hidden Curriculum, and Critical Reflexivity, Stacey Ritz

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What is Writing in Undergraduate Anthropology? An Activity Theory Analysis, Boba M. Samuels

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Adolescents Experiences with Cyberbullying: A Mixed Methods Analysis, Nasim Shojayi

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Foster parents' experiences and withdrawal considerations: Comparing treatment and regular foster care, Jessica N. Smith

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Examining the Relationship of Variables Associated with Pre-Service Teachers Coping During their Practicum Experience, Andrew E. Soave

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Investigating Teachers' Understandings of Gender Equity and Achievement in Postfeminist Times, Katee Joy Van Campen

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Secondary Traumatic Stress and Alexithymia in High-Risk Professionals, Matthew R. J. Vandermeer

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Reporting Child Exposure to Domestic Violence: Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes and Behaviours, Katherine Vink

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Evaluating Mental Health Training for Teachers: Identifying and Supporting Students with Mental Health Challenges, Jessica A. Woods

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A Case Study on the Globalizing English Language Curriculum in One Chinese College -- How Western Pedagogies Are Adapted and Adopted in the Classroom, Xi Wu

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Using Worked-Out Examples of Written Explanation for Writing-to-Learn in Evolutionary Biology, Amy M. Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Ontario Leadership Framework and Leadership Interactions in a Sustained Working Group in Ontario Education, Daniel Ballantyne

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Exploring Attachment and the Transition to Motherhood for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Laura E. Bellhouse

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Examining Risk: Profiles of Adult Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence, Carolyn Carrier

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The Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Novice Elementary French as a Second Language Teachers, Shelley Cooke

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Telling tales out of school: Principals' narratives of the relationship between school literacy and the home literacy practices of a minoritized culture, Wendy A. Crocker

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Teachers' Mental Health Literacy and Capacity towards Student Mental Health, Tamara D. Daniszewski

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A Structured Conceptualization of Reasons to Accelerate: Words from the WISE, Lynn Dare

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Psychopathy and Sentencing: An Investigative look into when the PCL-R is admitted into Canadian courtrooms and how a PCL-R score affects sentencing outcome, Katie Davey

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An Investigation Into Identity, Power and Autonomous EFL Learning Among Indigenous and Minority Students In Post-secondary Education: A Mexican Case Study, Colette Despagne

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Fostering Creativity: Ontario Teachers’ Perceptions, Strategies, and Experiences, Catharine M. Dishke Hondzel

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Gender and Grade Differences in How High School Students Experience and Perceive Cyberbullying, Jeremy D. Doucette

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The Effects Upon Students of Supplementing Aboriginal Post-Secondary Transition Programs With Traditional Cultural Activities, Karen Favell

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Elementary Students' Beliefs About the Causes of Learning Difficulties: A Comparison Between Canada and Saudi Arabia, Huda Saleh Felimban

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"Sit-still and Shut-up": The Construction of Childhood and Classroom Management Pedagogies in a Preservice Education Textbook, Marlene P. Frederick

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Core French Teachers’ Perceptions of ELL Inclusion: A Mixed-Methods Investigation, Jordana F. Garbati