Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Teacher Education

First Advisor

Dr. Eugene Freund


This thesis is part of a trilogy, which presents a different approach to research. Three theses were written as a combination of individual research and a collaborative effort. Three first year teachers, who were also full time graduate students in the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Career Advancement and Development for Recruits and Experienced Teachers (CADRE) project, have written their theses as a blend of individual research and collaborative reflection.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Elementary Education