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 2024

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Beyond the portable classroom: investigating portable classrooms from secondary sources and reframing spatial needs in Canadian schools, Marzieh Forozantabar

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Mental Health Presentations of Young Children, Sarah Adam

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Latina Immigrant Women’s Experiences of Higher Education and Leadership: An Intersectional Perspective, Isabella Alencar Maroja Chaves

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Exploring Translanguaging and Identity among Jordanian Graduate Students in Ontario, Mohamad Almashour

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Hiring Criteria and Employability of ESL/EFL Instructors in the TESOL Job Market in Canada and the United Arab Emirates, Shaden S. Attia

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Systemic, Institutional, and Teaching Factors in the Delivery of Interprofessional Education Curriculum in Canada, Mohammad B. Azzam

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Championing Inclusive Education in Canada: Voices of Educators, Advocates, and Researchers, Sydney K. Bota

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Science Attitudes of Students Enrolled in an Introductory Environmental Science Course, Rajan Brar

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A Scoping Review of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Higher Education, Sarah Caimano

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Single-Subject Writing Strategy Instruction: A Meta-Analysis, Madelyn A. Casola

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Factors that contribute to Teachers' Self-Efficacy for Inclusive Teaching: :A Thematic Analysis, Evan Charles

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Teacher Anxiety and Resilience as Socio-ecological Experience: A Critical Ethnography of Early-career English as an Additional Language Teachers in Post-pandemic Ontario, Canada, Aide Chen

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Systematic Literature Review: Literacy Practices in Chinese Immigrant Families, Qingning Chen

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Undressing Consent –Preliminary Evaluation of a Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Program, Angelina M. Cleroux

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Disabling Consent: Discourses of Disability and Inclusion in Ontario's Early Childhood Education and Care in 1994, Laura E. Coulman Ms.

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Culture and Identity in Relation to Mental Wellness for the Haudenosaunee Community, Rammiyaa Devanathan

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About dying and death: Thanatology's place in medical curriculum, Jill Dombroski

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Settlement Workers in Schools’ (SWIS) Support for K-12 Refugee Students: A Resilience and Compassion-Based Approach, Raghad Ebied

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Using Virtual and Augmented Reality to Teach Children on the Autism Spectrum with Intellectual Disabilities: A Scoping Review, Emily M. Erb

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Uncovering the Myths of Shared Reading English Picture Books for Chinese Families: A Narrative Inquiry, Yijuan Ge

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English Literacy Curricula in a Sino-Canadian Transnational Education Program: Teachers’ Implemented Curriculum, Rong Hai

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Investigating the Language and Identity Negotiations of Second Generation Canadian-Born Muslim Students at the Post-Secondary Level, Yasmeen Arianna Hakooz

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An Exploration of Experiences of Ontario Teachers with Animals and Their Perception of Animals in the Classroom, Avery M. Harte

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Identifying Cognitive Profiles in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Using Online Cognitive Testing, Abagail Hennessy

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Great Hub of Activity: Social Network Analysis of Non-state Private Actors’ Financing Networks in Girls’ and Women’s Education in East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia, Yogesh Jadhav

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Considerations when Developing an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Outcomes Framework within Canada: A Collaboration between a White Settler and Ojibway/Oneida Knowledge Keeper, Bronwyn Johns

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Interpersonal Victimization and Polyvictimization: An Examination of Mental Health Service Complexity, Gabrielle K.C. King Ms.

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Learning Verb-Noun Collocations Through Multiple-Choice Exercises: Do Distractors Benefit or Hinder Later Recall?, Mengxue (Alyssa) Li

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The Investigation of Non-STEM Undergraduate Students' Geometric Cognition Development within an Embodied Cognition Lens, Chen Lin

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Parental gender-specific expectations of their children in Mainland China: An intersectional analysis, Xuan Liu

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Being and becoming multilingual within Canadian FSL education, Katherine MacCormac

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“Is that my agenda or is that serving the client?”: Perspectives of Social Justice-Oriented Counsellors on Working with Clients Who Express Oppressive Views, Lily G. MacKenzie

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Higher education students and digital literacies: A systematic literature review, Filipe Malafaia Cerqueira

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The Use of Digital Storytelling in Bilingual/Multilingual Students' Meaning-making: A Systematic Literature Review, Qianhui Ma

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A Comparative Study of Cognitive Load and Test-Taking Strategy Use in Video-Based While-Listening Vs. Post-Listening Performance Tests, Yunzhu Ma

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Exploring the Impact of the Khan Academy Digital Platform on Elementary Students' Anxiety and Problem-Solving Skills During the post Covid-19 Pandemic., Roksana Mirzaei Ranjbar

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Reimagining Climate Relations with Feminist Earth-Based Spirituality through Common Worlds Ethnography with Young Children, Meagan Montpetit

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Counsellors' Beliefs on Social Justice and the Medicalization of Counselling, Christopher Mullin

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Interventions based on Mindfulness for Socio-emotional Skill Building in Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Systematic Review, Nethnie Thilakna Nandadasa

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Beyond Sport: Black Student Athletes Experiences with Race and Anti Racist Practices, Brianna Nicolas

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My Embodied Transformative Educational Journey as an East Asian International Student Learner: A Self-Study Approach, Yixuan Pang

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Learning to Teach for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice: A Mixed Methods Case Study of Initial Teacher Education in Ontario, Canada, Kate Paterson

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The Effects of Song Use on Vocabulary Learning: Studies of Distribution of Practice, Modes of Input, Retrieval, and the Input-Output-Input Sequence of Exposure, Niousha Pavia

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Investigating gender affirmative approaches to counselling: Learning from counsellors in the profession and reflecting on implications for Graduate Counselling Programs, Thomas L. Pigeau

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Teaching Experiences of Elementary School Teachers: An Analysis in the Post-COVID Era, Ankita Rawat

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A Search for Role Clarity: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the RN and RPN Entry-to-Practice Competencies That Shape Nursing Curriculum in Ontario, Canada, Elizabeth M. Seabrook

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The Effects of Audiovisual Input on Second Language Learning: A Meta-Analysis, Dru M. Sutton

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Global mindedness and its development across space and time: Illumination of lived experiences from study abroad students and global educational scholars, Haoming Tang

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Exploring Parenting, Children’s Mental Health, and Service Complexity Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Abigail Withers

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Exploring Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions about the Use of School Gardens in Education for Sustainability, Dona Ishara Madushani Yahampath

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Pilot Study of the Effectiveness and Feasibility of a Brief, Online, and Self-Guided Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Support Staff, Kristina Axenova

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The Implementation of TES: A case Study, Ahlam Ayoub

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Making Mindfulness Matter with Arabic Speaking Families: A Process Evaluation Study, Amal M. Baobaid

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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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Acting Out Gender: Embodied criticality and performance-based pedagogies, Danielle K. Carr

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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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Exploring the Effects of a Chinese Heritage Language School on the Identity Construction of its Adolescent Students, Angela Dong

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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 Instructional Design Strategies in Differentiated Instruction in China: A Systematic Review, Haizhi Fu

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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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Creative Common Worlding with Research Creation in Early Childhood Education, Sarah M. Hennessy

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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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The Right to Education Act and Private Schools in Delhi, India: Experiences of Households from Scheduled Caste Groups, Anushka Khanna

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Second/Foreign Language Learners and Narrative Film Comprehension: An Intercultural Reception Study, Natalie Killick

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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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Beginning Teachers’ Development of Inclusive Practices: A Longitudinal Multiple-Case Study Approach, Tsz-Wing Zita Lau

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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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Critical Discourse Analyses of Early Education-Land Assemblages within Settler-Colonial British Columbia, Canada, Courtney A. Neidig

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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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Understanding Transitional Mental Health and Interpersonal Needs of Newcomer Youth During Resettlement: Seeking Guidance to Strengthen Mental Health Programming, Anjali Ruparelia

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Guidance Counselors' Enactment of Educational Equity Policies: A Cross-Case Analysis of Ontario and Trinidad and Tobago, Kathleen Sandy-Thompson

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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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An Examination on the Role of Culture and Socialization on South Asian Women’s Pursuit of STEM Education, Kinza Shaukat

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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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An Integrative Study of the Effect of Early Learning with Touchscreen Technologies Using SAMR Framework: A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review, Atefeh Taherian Kalati

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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