Theses and dissertations produced by graduate students at Benerd College, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education and all previous iterations of the college.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The Assessment Initiative: Changing California community college perceptions through professional development, Bonnie C. Suderman

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Religion, spirituality & spiritual development of undergraduate students, Charlene E. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The development of teachers' reflectivity: Theory into practice, Kellie J. Cain

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Clinical education, storytelling and perceptions of experience from athletic training students: An interpretative phenomenology, Steven J. Cernohous

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of the uses of technology in secondary school mathematics instruction, Emma S. Elgar

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A comparative study of perceptions of participants and non -participants in a campus recreation program on the quality of students' college experiences, David A. Hall

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The inequity of Title I: A study of congressional education policy formation, Frank Frank Kardos

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Second year teachers perceptions of induction program training and support and their level of teacher efficacy when working with diverse students, Sharmila Sohl Kraft

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Peer learning among family practice residents: Implications for instructional strategies and curriculum enhancement in medical education, Janice Maria Krueger

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: District -based professional development for secondary administrators, Sara F. Noguchi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An assessment of students in a content -based English language development curriculum for an after -school program, Molly C. Parks

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Negotiating the terrain of higher learning: Second-generation Cambodian American students in pursuit of postsecondary education, Debra Reeves

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An in-depth analysis of why teachers choose to work at small innovative high schools, Temeca L. Richardson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Attachment representation and self -concept of students with learning disabilities at the community college level, Kathryn Bokides Samuel

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Evaluation of student retention and graduation in the CalStateTEACH program, Naomi Marie Williams

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Middle school student-led language practice in an alternative dual language environment, Lisa Winstead

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The efficacy of the Das Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System to discriminate between children with reading disabilities and children without reading disabilities, Randhir S. Bains

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of the discriminant validity of four scales of the Personality Assessment Inventory to distinguish between offenders and non-offenders, Robert C. Brownell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The impact of the 2003 California Preliminary Administrative Services credential requirements on educational administration programs in institutions of higher education, Michele Tamamian Cole

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Help -seeking behavior and attitudes toward counseling in Filipino college students, Ernesto C. Hermosisima

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study of teachers' selection and implementation of meta-cognitive reading strategies for fourth/fifth grade reading comprehension from a Success For All reading program perspective: Moving beyond the fundamentals, Patricia M. Hess

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The treatment effectiveness of Parent -Child Interaction Therapy with depressed mother -child dyads, Lareina K. L. Ho

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The correlation of defensive responses between mothers and sons: An attachment perspective, Scott Howard

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of academic success among Hispanic female transfer students, Kendyl Magnuson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Through the eyes of a teacher: Teacher change in response to professional development, Debi Molina-Walters

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Fraternity and sorority members versus non-members: A comparative study of undergraduate student engagement; development of values; and connection to campus, Derick A. Morat

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of how first year high school assistant principals assess their schools' organizational cultures, Dominee Sue Muller-Kimball

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: California psychologists' knowledge of medicinal herbs as it relates to discussions and recommendations of them when counseling clients, Christine Machiko Nakamoto

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The perceived impact of campus beautification in middle school students' behavior and academic performance, Kirk S. Nicholas

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Dissertation: A grounded theory analysis of novice and veteran principals through the Dreyfus and Greenfield models, Shobhana Rishi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Mentoring relationships as perceived by African American women in higher-level educational administration leadership positions, Renee Roberts-Willis

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Leadership strategies utilized by elementary principals to increase the academic achievement of African-American students, Ramona E. Robinson-Bishop

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Performance coaching as a support for new principals, Richard Alan Rogers

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Helping all students grow as readers and writers: A multiple case study of the supervision and evaluation of literacy programs for at-risk elementary school students, Barbara L. Thurman

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Learning communities and first -generation college students: A mixed method study of student retention, peer learning, and faculty engagement, Marcellene L. Watson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: African American parents' experiences in, perceptions of, and understandings about public schools, Angela Aguirre Watts

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Elementary principals' perceptions of successful reform measures used in California's Immediate Intervention of Underperforming Schools Program, Gary W. Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The role of the principal in reducing teacher isolation, promoting collegiality, and facilitating beginning teacher induction, Randall Glenn Baker

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Instructional leadership practices and beliefs of superintendents of high -performing, high -poverty school districts, Antonio L. Borba

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An exploratory investigation into faking good on the Adult Attachment Interview, Jody A. Browning

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: How teachers' beliefs and understanding of multiculturalism influence instructional strategies used in classrooms, Ludmila Nikolayevna Buettner

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The development of reading instruction competence in preservice teacher candidates during three stages of field experience in a university -based teacher preparation program, Jean Nanney Buller

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Employing the practice of critical reflection in decision-making: Perspectives for the elementary school administrator, Ruben Canales Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Resources elementary school teachers perceived as helpful when considering student retention, Sharon Elizabeth Dodson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A case study of the evaluation of the California Community College Economic Development Program, Sandra G. Kirschenmann

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Wisdom from the perspective of the elderly, Brock Thomas Kolby

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Lexical bundles in professional and student writing, Stacia A. Levy

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Describing parent participation in a Mexican school, Carmen Maria Matty-Cervantes

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Narratives of adolescent sociopolitical identity: A study of youth, the historical moment, and the constant of change, Timothy Ely McHargue

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: California's Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program: An analysis of collaboration between higher education institutions and school districts, Rex Keith Moseley

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A philosophically based praxis for teaching symphonic music literature, Catherine Mary Roche

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Paraprofessionals in general education environments: A comparison of parent perceptions and classroom observations, Janet Ann Skulina

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: On the road to becoming: Exemplary teachers' perceptions of their development, Kathryn A. Theuer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Parenting practices for high -achieving preadolescent migrant education students, Bonnie Jeanne Thiele

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An employee assistance program: A study of its scope, use, behavioral change, volunteerism, and confidentiality, Lynn Michael Tompkins

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Factors leading to the retention of K–12 public school teachers: Why do they stay?, Cecilia Dolan Wiegand

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Section 504: The attitudes and perceptions of elementary school administrators, Noreen Marie Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Mothers of children with autism: The relationship between knowledge of autism and stress, Masooma Almutairi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of the relationship of leadership type to student academic performance in elementary schools of low to middle socioeconomic status, Linda Brandi Delehunt

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of why qualified African Americans do not pursue or ascend to the superintendency in California public schools, William J. Ellerbee Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A political analysis of institutional control issues within the NCAA, Allison Freedman

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effects of extrinsic rewards on high school student attendance, Lawrence Michael Freise

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of strategies and techniques facilitated by urban middle school principals to increase student achievement in low -performing schools, Vivian Angelita Gayles

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Supporting elementary science education for English learners: An evaluation instrument to promote constructivist teaching, Beatrice Lowney Gibbons

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Literacy practices of Hispanic families with deficit factors whose children are successful in math and reading, Clare Denise Gist

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Women superintendents in California: Characteristics, barriers, career paths and successes, Bindy K. Grewal

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Gender differences in high school principals' leadership styles, Janie Diane Herndon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A comparative study of the assessment practices utilized by full -time faculty and adjunct instructors in preservice teacher education courses, Keyes B. Kelly

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Academic resilience: A study of student perspectives on the impact of grade-level retention, Jan Alison Kendall

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship between interpersonal competence, participation in student government, and the learning goals of a university, Gregory Rahn Lehr

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The perceptions and experiences of principals in increasing student achievement on the Stanford 9 Achievement Test at the middle school level, Shelly Danette Long

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Case study of an urban high school teaching academy, Kristine Domoto Marubayashi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Student perceptions of good teaching practices, Shelly Jeanne Moreira

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Adult attachment classification and foster mothers' perceptions of their relationship with their at-risk foster children, Charles O. Odipo

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: A developmental conceptualization of the concerns of faculty members in higher education : implications for the design of faculty development programs, Jean Alberts Purnell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study of the impact of California Proposition 227 on the identification and placement of English language learners in special education programs and services in California public schools, Geeta Rezvani

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The influence of a freshman orientation course on the academic performance and retention of new community college students, Stacey Yolanda Robles

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Veteran teachers, innovation and change: A study of veteran teachers in a beginning technology staff development program, Randolph Kevin Schultz

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationships among psychosocial developmental status, self -esteem, locus of control, and teacher efficacy for teachers from preservice to experienced, Sharon Ann Marie Senior

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study of school principals and the promotion of nutritional health in middle grade schools, Barbara Shahid

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A market analysis of parental decision -making in the selection of a private kindergarten in Taiwan, Miau Lin S. Shen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The transformation and development of Christian institutions of higher education, Mark Stewart

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship between teacher efficacy and student academic outcomes on curriculum-based measures, James S. Wallick

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship of Tech Prep programs to student enrollment and retention in a California community college, Sheila Denise White-Daniels

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The perceptions of at risk students regarding their experiences in educational settings, Merrily Ruth Worrell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A descriptive study of Hmong youth gang members in the California Central Valley, Mai Xiong

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Responsibility center management: A financial paradigm and alternative to centralized budgeting, Dennis John Bava

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Teachers' perceptions of elementary school principals as instructional leaders in reading, Cindy Cheree Brownell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Comparison of two groups of Cambodian children in first and second language acquisition and school readiness, Beverly Ann Clark

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Faculty evaluation of leadership styles and influence tactics of northern California college deans, Robert Kenneth Closson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of strategic renewal techniques of private post -secondary liberal -arts colleges and universities, Gary Dean Cotton

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The role of beliefs among community college teachers working in culturally diverse classrooms, Ana Maria de Barling

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The education and empowerment of immigrant Latinos through talk radio, Graciela Leon Orozco

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Comparative learning methods of cognitive computer -based training with and without multimedia blending, Fidel Michael Salinas Jr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An exploration of specific personality factors as potential predictors of early adolescent substance use, Sandy Lee Schulte

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: “Take a solo”: An analysis of gender participation and interaction at school jazz festivals, Ella Nora Parks Steinberg

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of the role of the principal in influencing the implementation of arts education programs, Jennifer Ann Marie Sunderland-Faukner

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Grade retention: Issues, legislative actions, administrative challenges, alternatives and long-term effects, Memuriyil Mathai Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: MCMI-III profiles of pedophiles and victim selection, Marcia M. Asgarian

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The development and testing of an interactive listening guide system for instructors of music appreciation, Derrill George Bodley