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

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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

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A Social Skills Support Program For Children With Down Syndrome And Their Typically Developing Siblings: Effect On Sibling Relationship, Jill Y. Miko

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The Educational Experiences of Female Latin American Students in Ontario: An Intersectional Analysis, Phillipa Myers

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Exploring the Perceived Effects of Student Online Sharing of Environmental Artwork, Jocelyn Perras

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Intercultural Experience and Learning Among EAP International Students, Joan M. Plonski

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The Impact of Maltreatment on Children and Youth: Exploring the Potential Mediating Effects of Resilience to Traumatic Life Events, Rebecca Pschibul

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Dating Violence and Homicide with Younger Adults: Are We Taking the Dangers Seriously Enough?, Corinne Qureshi

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Female and Male Perpetrators of Domestic Homicide: A Gendered Phenomenon?, Jackie Salas

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Reading Comprehension and Strategy Use in English Language Learners and Monolingual Children, Katherine Schmidt

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A Critical Narrative Inquiry of English Teachers’ Experiences of Enacting a Pedagogy of Multiliteracies in China, Lin Sun

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Multimodal Dissertations: Opportunities for Multimodality in Higher Education, Annie Tran

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Investigating the Effects of Parent Dispositional Mindfulness, Parent-Child Conflict and Stress on Children's Self-Regulation, Cassandra Trevisani

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Reflections of Mentoring for Indigenous Youth In the Fourth R, Elisa Trovarello

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Interrupting the "Model Minority" Narrative: The Voices of Vietnamese Canadian Youth, Vi Vo

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From Expectation To Experience: My Changing Identity As A Chinese International Student, Yin Wang

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Nonsuicidal and Suicidal Intent Among Children and Youth with Histories of Trauma: The Role of Protective Factors, Rebecca West

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Adolescents with FASD: Education-Based Strategies for Social Skills Development, Samantha Louise Wiendels

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Computational and Mathematics Thinking Workshops for Students with their Parents: Nature, Benefits, Challenges, and Feedback, Rawia Zuod

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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Sahuhlúkhane’ Ukwehuwenéha They Learned to Speak it Again: An Investigation into the Regeneration of the Oneida Language, Rebecca Doxtator

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A Case Study of Students' Experiences and Nursing Educators' Leadership Practices to Facilitate RPN to BScN Professional Socialization, Susan L. Eldred

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

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Syrian Refugee Women’s Perspectives About Their University Experiences: A Case Study at a University in Ontario, Huda Ghadban

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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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An Exploratory Case Study of a Quality Assurance Process at an Ontario University, Grase Kim

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Social Emotional Learning Policy and Its Implementation in One School District in British Columbia, Jenny Kim

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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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Social Transformation and Investment in Spanish Language Learning Through International Service Learning: A Case Study, Jennifer Kozak

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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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Exploring Language Learning with Mobile Technology: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Vocabulary Learning Apps for ESL Learners in Canada, Luyi Liang

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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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Exploring Teachers’ Experiences of Parental Leave Policies in One School Board in Ontario, Rachelle Martin

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Leadership in a Complex Adaptive System: An Exploratory Case Study of One Faculty at a Canadian Post-Secondary Educational Organization, Helen Mawdsley

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Skills and Student Affairs: A Discourse Analysis, Shannon McKechnie

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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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Students’ and Parents’ Perspectives on the Social Inclusion of Secondary School Students with Learning Difficulties, Jennifer E. Richardson

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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