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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Effect of Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Math Instruction Utilized in Combination with Web-Based, Computer-Assisted Math Instruction on 4th-Grade Students' Outcomes, Jason D. Plourde

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The Impact of Two Middle School Grade Level Start Points, 5th-Grade and 7th-Grade, on Adolescents' 8th-Grade Achievement, Behavior, and High School Preparedness, Elizabeth W. Standish

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The effect of an intensive writing instruction assessment preparation program on student writing proficiency, Edward J. Bennett

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First Things First: What Do Students Really Know About the First Amendment?, Joanne Chapuran

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The effect of a required Character Education and Class-Wide Peer Tutoring program on 5th-grade students' reading and writing performance, Anthony P. Dancer

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The Effect of a Required Character Education and Class-Wide Peer Tutoring Program on 5th-Grade Students’ Reading and Writing Performance, Anthony P. Dancer

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Cynicism in Christian secondary schools: A phenomenology, Victor H. Fordyce

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Teacher candidates' perceptions of traditional classroom assessments and electronic portfolio classroom assessments, Robert L. Goeman

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The effect of required tutoring option participation on failing eighth-grade students' academic and behavioral performance, Larry Murry

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The Impact Of Option-In Longevity Enrollment Patterns on Student Achievement, Behavior, and Engagement Outcomes, Andrew J. Rikli

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The effects of increased racial isolation on 5th-grade students' achievement, attendance, and behavior, Peter J. Smith

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The impact of elementary principal supervision on public prekindergarten classrooms and student development, Lisa A. St. Clair

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An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Uninterrupted Time on High Stakes Writing Assessments, Chuck Story

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The effect of a founding International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme on participating seventh grade students' achievement, behavior, extra-curricular involvement, and perceptions of life skills, Joan C.R. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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A comparison of Montessori students to general education students as they move from middle school into a traditional high school program, Shelley K. Corry

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Developing and Implementing Successful Transition Strategies for Middle to High School Students in Glenwood, Iowa, Russell E. Finken

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The impact of IQ on symptom reduction in a Midwestern residential group home setting using the Family Home Program, Robert G. Gehringer Jr.

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Teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of block scheduling in Nebraska high schools, Steven P. Shanahan

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Sustainability of a school reform program as measured by Title I students achievement, behavior, and attitudes, Sharra R. Smith

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Gains in 8th Grade Student's Reading Skills in Group Within a Group and Large Group Guided Reading Instruction, Brian A. Wedemeyer

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A comparison of student achievement in economically different but academically equivalent Catholic school programs, Roseanne L. Williby

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Qualifying the Definition of Dispositions, Brooke S. Wiseman Dowse

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The effects of parent involvement on the reading achievement and reading engagement of students participating in a balanced reading curriculum, LeDonna M. York

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Nebraska public school superintendents' perceptions of Nebraska's assessment/accountability system's effect on high schools, Wanda M. Clark

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A comparison of teachers' and parents' perceptions of the behaviors of effective Catholic elementary school principals, Diane M. Cronin

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Differences in the Quality of Written Evaluation Recommendations of Master and Marginal Teachers, Michele L. Gehringer

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The real and perceived social and economic impact of school consolidation on host and vacated communities in Nebraska, Ken Heinz

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The Relationships Between Secondary Language Teachers' Multiple Intelligence Preferences and Their Choice of MI-Inspired Teaching strategies in the Classroom, Wenmin (Mindy) Huang

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Between theory and practice: Student teachers' espoused and observed dispositions, Kay A. Keiser

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An empirical study of high school principals' data -driven decision-making practices and their relationships to contextual variables, Mingchu (Neal) Luo

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Private odyssey: Responsibilities, challenges, and needs of the beginning Catholic school principal, Dorothy A. Ostrowski

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Exploring teachers' perceptions of their preparedness for culturally responsive teaching, Mary T. Brauch Petersen

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Elementary school principals' perceptions of their needs for professional development in instructional leadership, Michael N. Smith Jr.

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The relationship between observable teaching effectiveness behaviors and personality types in a sample of urban middle school teachers, Jeaneen Kaye Talbott

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Omaha business support for work -based learning, Keith E. Bigsby

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Instructional methods and efficacy of teachers trained in differentiated instruction, Patricia A. Crum

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Factors that keep teachers with perceived leadership potential from seeking secondary principal and assistant principal positions, Wesley J. Galusha

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Foreign language teachers' use of technology in instruction: An exploratory study, Clara G. Hoover

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Job satisfaction and organizational commitment among faculty at Taiwan's higher education institutions, Yu-Ching Huang

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Board members' perceptions of their roles in the governance of an independent Christian school, Michelle Lundgren

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Improving instructional practice: The value of classroom goal teams as measured by elementary teachers' perceptions, Debra J.Easton Rodenburg

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Improving Instructional Practice: The Value of Classroom Goal Teams as Measured by Elementary Teachers' Perceptions, Debra J. Easton Rodenburg

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Factors that influence Omaha public schools African -American and Caucasian males' decisions to become educators, Jerry M. Bartee

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Fourth-grade teachers' perceptions of Nebraska's state standards process in elementary schools, Richard J. Beran Jr.

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Effects of factors and people of influence on college choice comparing general population and top academic students, Winnie L. Callahan

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The socialization of central office administrators responsible for curriculum and instruction, Richard Harry Christie

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Perceptions of Nebraska school leaders toward the use of digital portfolios in the teacher selection process, Paul Allan Clark

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The Motif of Human Flying in Children's Literature, Kathleen M. Hinman

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Teachers' perceptions of technology professional development in a suburban school district, Victoria Ann Kaspar

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Commercialism in public schools: A study of the perceptions of teachers and administrators on accepting corporate advertising, Gerard Jude Kowal

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Changes in student teachers' perceptions of stress during the student teaching semester, Connie L. Schaffer

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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A Study of Parental Satisfaction in the First Year of a Full-Day Kindergarten Program, Kevin Elwood

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Perceptions of Nebraska school leaders on the use of handheld computers: Do handheld computers make a difference?, Veronica A. Huerta

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The experiences of first-year school counselors from novice to expert, Anne E. Luther

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The process of parental choice in choosing a general elementary program or a district magnet program, Nila Jeannette Nielsen

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Student Perceptions of Interactive Television Courses in Rural Northeast Nebraska High Schools, Kevin M. Nolan

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Teachers' Attitudes Towards the Statewide Writing Assessment and the District Assessments Used In Nebraska STARS, Kristi A. Preisman

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The effects of interdisciplinary team size on student achievement, behavior, attendance, and student perceptions about community, James Vernon Sutfin

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Nebraska public high school principals' perceptions of how state standards impact schools, Mark William Weichel

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Work-Place Experience of Non-Team Special Area Teachers As Affected By Institutional Procedures In Middle Schools Structured For Team-Teaching, Cecelia A. Birckhead

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Crisis management plan characteristics in elementary schools as perceived by Nebraska public school principals, Linda K. Christensen

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Surprise and sense-making: The organizational socialization of first -year teachers in intermediate grades four through six, Kathleen Joanne Daley Peterson

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Investigating trust in the mentoring relationship: The beginning teacher's perspective, Nancy Ann Edick

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Assimilation concerns of immigrant high school students to the United States, Michelle Jeannette Garcia

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A quantitative analysis of the high school department head role in teacher evaluation, instructional improvement, curriculum development, and student performance standards, John Thomas James

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A comparative study of leadership behaviors of principals from high and low socio-economic elementary public schools in Nebraska, Marilou Niemeyer

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Third-Graders' Motivation, Metacognition, and Transaction As They Learn About Women in History, Joyce Pawlenty

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Factors in adults' decisions to enter educational fields, Pamela Anne Schiffbauer

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The current training practices and perceived training needs of paraprofessionals in special education programs in Nebraska, Enid Ann Schonewise

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The current training practices and perceived training needs of paraprofessionals in special education programs in Nebraska, Enid Ann Schonewise

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Performance -based assessment: Teacher perceptions of implementation and related potential outcomes, Gary Martin Shudak

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Work -to-family conflict of high school assistant principals, Stephen Gregory Aspleaf

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A Comparison of Awareness: Web-Based Faculty Development Versus Paper-Based Faculty Development at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Melissa A. Diers

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A Perspective of Technology Supervisors In Support of Schools, Douglas K. Ealy

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Implementation and Effects of a Conflict Resolution Program in a Urban Middle School, Deborah A. Frison

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Prepare Preservice Teachers to Use Technology in Education Classrooms: An Evaluation of the Program Used at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Anna Marie Mudd

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Middle-level summer school effectiveness as measured by student gains in achievement and attitude, Melanie Janine Mueller

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A longitudinal study of predictors of student achievement related to socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, attendance, and student mobility, Theresa Ann Norris

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The Effects of Graphic Organizers on Student Internalization, Aaron F. Smeall

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An evaluation of the self-esteem of at-risk middle -level youth with intervention of the Mentorship Program, Lisa Marie Sterba

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Seeking Support: A Qualitative Study of the Support Given Four Kindergarten Teachers in the Archdiocese of Omaha Who Use Developmentally Appropriate Classroom Practices, Ann Marie Adkins

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A Comparative Study of the Morale Levels of Lower and Upper Elementary Public School Teachers, Marcellina Hummer Anderson

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The Effects of the Connections Grant on Teacher and Student Performance and Attitudes in the Classroom, John Carlson

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Prereferral assistance teams: The impact of implementing problem-solving on referrals and accommodations., Leanne Lowell Josoff

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The Use of New Learning Modalities in the Teaching of Core Concepts in Introductory College Astronomy Classes, David J. Kriegler

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Influence Tactics Employed by High School Assistant Principals in Attempting to Influence their Principals, Brian L. Maher

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Classroom Environments of Coaching and Non-Coaching Teachers at a Large Midwestern High School, Lance L. Raabe

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Parent Participation in School Functions Following Participation in Head Start or Title I, Melissa R. Sindelar

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The Impact of Norm-Referenced Standardized Test Scores on Teachers and on Reading Instruction, Michael Scott White

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Sixth-Grade Students' Responses to Self-Selection of Spelling Words With the Use of Contracts, Susan R. Bergemann

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Self-Perceptions as Writers of Written Language Learning Disabled Students, Tiffany L. N. Conley

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Teacher Perception of the Impact of Technology Assistance Teams on Technology Staff Development in the Papillion-La Vista School District, Julie Rae Duerfeldt

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The Effects On Third Grade Students' Learning When Discipline–Based Arts And Social Studies Curricula Are Integrated, Linda K. Kulm

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The Use of Guided Reading Strategies by Second-Grade Students in a Regular Classroom Setting, Jaime Mayer

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A Comparison of Selected Measures of Academic Performance and Student Behavior at Bryan Senior High School Before and After Implementation of Block Scheduling, Margaret M. Naylon

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The Relationship of Perceptual Learning Modality Preference and the Use of an On-Line Learning Environment to Achieve Non-Technology Related Course Objectives, Patricia M. Nickel

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The Impact of a Teacher Mentoring Program On The Professional Satisfaction of Selected Veteran Teachers, Donna M. Sabag

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Administrator and Teacher Perceptions of the Inclusion of Students with Learning Disabilities in Regular Education Classrooms in Nebraska, Linda S. Wanzenried

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Characteristics of Secondary English Teachers in the Millard Public Schools Who Use Microcomputers, Brian F. Begley

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An Exploratory Multiple Case Study: Total Quality and Strategic Planning in Education, Susan J. Hallstrom Evanich