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 2000

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A case study and investigation of peers' attitudes toward poor and sheltered classmates, Jane Constance Burhoe

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Barriers to advancement in higher education as perceived by women administrators in the California State University, Jessie Garza-Roderick

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceived work-related stressors, personality, and degree of burnout in firefighters, Susan Erin Grundy

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The impact of cohort support on learning to teach within California's District Intern Programs, Catherine Ann Lemmon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: High school principals' perception of the usefulness of teacher evaluation for school improvement, Sharon Barker Loucks

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Creationism and evolution: The role of Christian colleges in the preparation of public school teachers, Marvin Keith Mitchell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Data collection in program evaluation: A case study, Matthew B. Russell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Secondary special education teachers of Hispanic students with mild to moderate learning disabilities who are English language learners : their sense of efficacy and staff development needs, Rebecca Ruth Sapien-Melchor

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Student retention in the comprehensive public high school: A study of female at -risk students, Lorena Annette Spitzer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Leadership principles and practices of the transformational superintendent, Diane Studley

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Elementary school principals' perceptions of responsibilities and competencies for instructional leadership, Aaron T. Yamada

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationships among gifted program placement, self -concept, and academic achievement of gifted ninth-grade students, Jose Manuel Avila

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Processing disorders and the need to examine and standardize current assessment and identification procedures, Celeste Maria Carlson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The influence of charter school organization and governance on curriculum and assessment: A case study, Brenda Jane Chapman

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Moral development of rehabilitation professionals and supervisors' assessment of success, Norman Earl Corson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Training low -income parents of first-grade students in paired reading: The effects on reading fluency and attitudes toward reading and school, Kathleen Hermsmeyer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Class size reduction: Effects on teacher attitudes toward students, training, and teaching methods, Mary Elizabeth Inchausti

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Gender differences in mathematics performance: Walberg's Educational Productivity Model and the NELS:88 database, Rita Merklin Johnson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceptions of fatherhood in parenting manuals: A rhetorical analysis, Virginia Irene Luchetti

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Factors influencing student choice to continue participation in an alternative education program, Douglas Lynn Martin

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effects of a Reading Styles program on historically underachieving Hispanic-American and African-American elementary school students, Cheryl Collins Meeker

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The implementation of California's Senate Bill 1969: A case study of one school district's approach to the staff development and alternative certification, Sheilla Suzonn Meinyer Rocha

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The comparative effects of single and yoked learning channel sets under overlearning and fluency training conditions on the retention of paired associate information, Steven Elliott Pedego

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Electronic portfolios in teacher education, Carla Hagen Piper

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Symptoms of attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, and comorbid correlates in adolescents, Jana Leigh Price-Sharps

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of how non-tenured faculty members use the results of student /faculty evaluations to improve classroom instruction, Barbara Ray

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of the effect of a chronic disease on couples' sexual relationships, Doreen Ann Samelson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Treatment effectiveness of parent-child interaction therapy with physically abusive parent-child dyads, Sherri Yukiko Terao

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: K-12 principals' perceptions of the California Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program, Suzanne M. Tyson

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The development of an everyday problem solving instrument in the educational assessment of incarcerated late adolescent and young adult males, Vanessa K. Adams

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of African-American male high school students' perceptions of African-American male vice principals as role models, Bobbie Wilbon Berry

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of the prevalence rates of students with disabilities between special education local plan areas as a basis for policy development, Catherine Conrado

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A survey of inclusive and selective music programs in California public secondary schools, Karen Sue Gardias

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship between self-actualization and aikido, Gary Hannon

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The utility of philately in comparative education and the analysis of higher education systems, Debra Jean Luff

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Faking good on the MMPI-2: A quantitative study, Elizabeth R. Maloney

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The leadership styles of principals involved in a change process and their perceptions of bilingual education, Catherine E. Nichols

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study of elementary school district superintendents' perceptions of challenges related to the implementation of networked educational technology and Internet access for elementary schools, Robert William Price

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Identity development of stigmatized adolescents, Maria F. Sanelli

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Social problem solving ability and classroom social functioning in learning disabled adolescents and comparison peers, Karen Coleen Steele

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A case study of the Arizona Boys Ranch educational program, Jeff Scott Tilton Sr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Perceived training needs of special education teachers in California who were credentialed prior to September 1985 : how their skills compare with those required in the new California standards, Dora Ruiz Twigg

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship of coping style, depression and functional impairment in stroke patients and their caregivers, Cynthia L. Anderson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Item position effects and differential item functioning for African-American and White examinees completing the arithmetic reasoning subtest of the preliminary item tryout version of Form E of the General Aptitude Test Battery, Oyd Hugh Higgins II

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analytical comparison of the kindergarten through fourth-grade sections of the California Music Educators Association Music Education K-6 Scope and Sequence with the kindergarten through fourth-grade section of the National Standards for Arts Education, Martha K. Jorgensen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Thinking and writing development in the freshman year of a general education program, Sandra Lea Mahoney

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The presentation of gender images in reading textbooks for early elementary school children, Hanna Zofia Nowakowska

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship between early maladaptive schemas and job burnout among public school teachers, George John Rittenmyer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Cross-age tutors: English as a Second Language students tutoring, Carlyn Syvanen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Teacher-student ethnicity, suspension/expulsion, and referrals to special education: Implications for African-American males, James Frank Thrasher

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The reciprocal relationships among the school culture, leadership, and innovations in seven California model continuation high schools, Jorge Octavio Ayala

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An analysis of student sexual harassment policies in central California schools, Margaret Ann Barnett

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of school district support in the development of critical skills in new principals, Kathleen S. Bennett

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study of selected characteristics and learning strategies of students related to persistence in telecourses, Kathryn Kawai Campbell

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A case study of seven elementary principals in professional coaching relationships: Motivations, characteristics, and impact, Karen Marie Dyer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Teacher induction: A case study of the Lodi New Teacher Project, Deborah Elaine Erickson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: California school administrators and school board presidents' perceptions of grade level organization in school districts, Ronald James Estes

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Women administrators supervising departments and divisions of music in California community colleges, Vicki T. Purslow

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Organizational culture in the private liberal arts college: A case study, Taylor D. Ruhl

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Student services and academic support needs of Hmong students at California State University, Sacramento: A case study, Harriet Sue Agena Taniguchi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A case study of an exemplary choral program: Non-musical issues of excellence, Gary Kenneth Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Effects of adult developmental stages on the professional education of teachers, Debra Ann Paton Burgess

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Epidemiological classification of the DSM-III-R for bulimia, Gayle Diane Culuko

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A profile of California Teachers of the Year, 1972-1992, Gary F. Dei Rossi

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Effects of a faculty mentoring program on African-American and Hispanic-American college students: Self-disclosure, self-esteem, solidarity, and academic achievement, Frederick Stephen Edmondson

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: California Court and Community School/Day Centers: A descriptive study of the educational program for California's most at-risk youth, Mick Bruce Founts

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effect of gender and communication style on student apprehension regarding classroom participation on the college level, Marjorie Ann Jaasma

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An influence of individualism-collectivism orientations on East Asian international students' college adjustment, Tomoko Kusaka

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Writing process and change: Studies of teachers implementing a writing workshop approach, Jacqueline Frume Matranga

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship between principal perceived success in the implementation of shared decision-making programs and personality type for elementary school principals from a rural northern California county, Hardl Alan Matthewson

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Daily journal writing by bilingual Hmong children in a first grade class, Joy M. McCully

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Features of instruction which assist limited English proficient students in the elementary classroom, Judith Myra Roth

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study on cultural flexibility, leadership style, leadership style flexibility and leadership style effectiveness among Mexican-American principals in Northern California, Ernesto Ruiz

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effect of cognitive group therapy in the treatment of depression among residents of senior communities, Charleen L. Schultz

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The differential predictive validity of the Spanish and English versions of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Judith Ellen Smalley

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Evaluation of language development specialist training: A survey of teachers and administrators, Denise Marie Smith

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An examination of selected characteristics of Mexican-American battered women and implications for service providers, Albert Valencia

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Site principals' leadership strategies for changing high school staff cultures to support successful restructuring of curriculum and instruction, Jeanne Ellen Akin

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Parent involvement in elementary education: Identifying roles and obstacles to parent involvement at Lathrop Elementary School, Mary Lynne Benigno

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A comparison of sense of efficacy of mainstream teachers of limited English proficient students, Heather St. Claire Brophy-Sellens

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Language, culture and ethnicity in Chinese language schools in northern California, Lu Chang

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship of placement in Spanish/English bilingual classrooms to the achievement of native-English speakers, Elmano Martins Costa

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Three case studies of female transformational elementary school administrators who facilitate change, Barbara Jeane Davis

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The Quality Schools initiative: Analysis of an educational reform as perceived by principals K-12 consortium schools, John L. Dryden

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effects of sentence combining on the written expression skills of students with serious emotional disturbances, Cynthia Gargan First

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The relationship between Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children -- revised variability of subtest scaled scores and reading achievement gain as measured by the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Educational Achievement -- revised in children with learning disabilities, Mark Miller

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Relationship of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality profiles to academic self-esteem, Genevieve Lenore Schaefer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study of the professional growth needs of teachers holding professional clear teaching credentials in California, Janny Yuen Ki Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A study of high school students' perceptions of school stress, coping resources and stress responses, Jeri Ann Alvarez

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Attitudes of California Department of Corrections educators toward inmate learners, Paul Andrew Bestolarides

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The perceived transformational leadership traits of principals of restructuring elementary schools in California, Kathleen McLaughlin Boomer

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Elementary school principals' perceptions of the effects of multi-track year-round education on their instructional leadership activities, John A. Borba

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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted: Politeness in meetings held in English and in Spanish and how to teach politeness in English in the EFL class, Ana Isabel Campos

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Cognitive-behavioral therapy with depressed, involuntarily confined mentally retarded individuals, Paul David Cecchettini

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: A comparison of the effects of two learning sequences on the acquisition of music reading skills for the guitar: Traditional versus Kodaly-based, Michael D. Fridley

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of the field experience requirement for the Professional Administrative Services Credential in the state of California, Curtis LeRoy Guaglianone

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: An investigation of the effects of mentor relationships on motivation, communication, and self-concept of secondary students at-risk, Ronald Lee Hill Sr.

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Teacher and administrator perceptions of the Committee on Assignments as a teacher assignment option in California, Chet Jensen

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: Teaching history facts to learning and behaviorally disordered youngsters: A comparison of two instructional procedures, Kathleen Ann Madigan

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Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted: The effect of nonpromotion on first grade Hispanic students' behavioral academic self-esteem, oral language development and attendance, Gracie R. Madrid