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The works in this student research collection have been approved by the Graduate Faculty of Georgia Southern University as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies from the College of Education.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The Impact of the Arab American Muslims’ Identities on Their Children’s Experience of the Mainstream Schooling in the United States, AbdulRahman FatehAllah Ali Alhawsali

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Cultivating a Pedagogy of Empathy: Teaching Science Fiction in a Changing Biotechnological World, Kathy L. Avery

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Libidinal Beasts within a Kingdom for The Civilized, Michael A. Baugh

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Actor-Network Theory and Animal Therapy: Uncovering the Relational Ecology of the Exceptional Student Classroom, Kristin A. Blanton

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FUTURE WORLD(S): A Critique of Disney's EPCOT and Creating a Futuristic Curriculum, Alan Bowers

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More Than Fish and Guinea Pigs: Integrating Animal Studies into the Curriculum, Angela M. Burke

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Cybernetics, Cyborgs, and Bionics, Oh My!!: Counterstories of the Intersection of Disability + Technology and Its Impact on Identities of Adults with Disabilities, Ellen M. Hotchkiss

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Dis/ability, Difference, and Imagination: A Memoir of Becoming, Patty Cox McDonald

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In-Between Epistemic Paradigms of Disablement: A Reflective Journey, Daniel James McNair

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Modeling Technology Integration: the Influence of Modeled Technology Integration Practices by Teacher Education Faculty on the Development of Technology Self-Efficacy in Pre-Service Teacher Candidates, Megan Morris

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Exploring the Narratives of Black Male Nurses in Southeast Georgia: Implications for the Implementation of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Nursing Curriculum, Celine M. Pfund

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A Conversation on Curriculum as Aesthetic Text. The Powers of the Quilt: Renderings of Knowledge in a Geechee-Gullah Handicraft, Tahirih A. Pleasant

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Poetically Composed, Educationally Imposed: Exploring Imagination and Poetics in Curriculum—A Memoir, Whitney J. Presnal

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Teaching with Passion: Engaging in Indigenous Thought and Storywork, Ashley E. West

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A Fiction of Fragmented Falsehoods: Curriculum of Unwanted Roads Traveled, Katherine Wyatt

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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I, Too, Am a Woman: an Emancipatory Text on the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexuality, Michelle M. Allen

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Finding Voice in the Patriarchal South: A Memoir, Christina P. Altman

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We Shall Not Be Moved: Finding Hope in the Stories of Elementary School Teachers in Rural Georgia, Allison Beasley

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Embracing the Bounty: Countering the Curriculum of Deficit, Diana Bishop

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The Exertion of a Choice: An Ecofeminist Vision ~ Aesthetic, Embodied, and Connected Learning, Sharon M. Eswine

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The Curriculum of Horror: Or, the Pedagogies of Monsters, Madmen, and the Misanthropic, James V. Grant

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The Long and Winding Road of Self-Reflection: Exploring Otherness Through the use of Currere, Educational Autobiography, and Creative Nonfiction, Julie S. Hamon Ms

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A Phenomenological Study of Teachers' Emotional Responses to TKES, A High-Stakes Evaluation System, Kristina J. Hirsch

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Like a Girl: How Illness and Advertising Affect Self-Image, Amber L. Jones

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Newcomer Voice: Experiences of Korean Young Adults in Middle and High Schools in the Southeastern United States, Valena S. Kipling

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"I'm Done!" Stories of Veteran Teachers Driven Out of the Profession, Jill L. Stassie

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(re)Learning to Question: Curriculum Studies and (re)Thinking Science for the 21st Century, Anthony Jerome Stawiery

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Factors Relating to the Multicultural Efficacy and Attitudes of Teachers, Donna L. Strickland

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The Effects of Utilizing a Differentiated Model of Inclusion on Students with Disabilities Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Allison D. Vereen

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Carving My Own Bench by the Road: Examining the Seats of Power for Black Women Educators Through Playwriting, Dawn C. Whipple

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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“At-Risk” Rural Middle-School Students’ Perceptions of Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics, Deborah A. Bowers

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Creating Spaces of Imaginative Engagement for Gifted High School Honors and Advanced Placement English Students, Patty T. Bradshaw

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Seeking Space for Solitude in a World of Commodification, Stacey T. Brown

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Teaching Through the Mythic: Comets, Dragons, and the Gods Within, Matthew P. Carney

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The Need for Expertise: Becoming Education Professionals in Spite of a Neoliberal World, John H. Cato

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From Tangled Roots To New Growth: Narratives Of Black Women Who Have Embraced Their Natural Hair While Navigating The Workplace, Neshika L. Coney-Devine

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The Posthuman Curriculum and the Teacher, John P. Cook

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Developing the Whole Teacher: A Phenomenological Case Study of Student Teachers' Emotional Experiences in One Teacher Education Program, Kathleen M. Crawford

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A Phenomenological Study of Teachers' Perceptions of Kindergarten Retention: Are Standards to be Blamed?, Ginger DeLaigle

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Moving Past Dissenting Voices: The Experience of Resilience in African-American Male College Graduates, Demetria Dixon

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Engaging and Inequitable: The Impact of CTAE Courses in the Shaping of African American Graduates' Experiences, Stephanie F. Evans Mrs

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From Boys to Men: The Influence of Commercialized Hip-Hop on the Adoption of Masculinity by Black Male Adolescents, Christopher Gaiters

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Teacher Empowerment Through Instructional Coaching: A Qualitative Study on the Theory and Application of Partnership Principles, Aviva Goelman Rice

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Play in the Culture of Standardization: A Critical Inquiry into Kindergarten Teachers' Perspectives in an Urban South Georgia Public School, Jerri J. Hendrix

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The Muzzled Hope: Utilizing Black Protest Thought to Examine African American Males' Identity Development and Academic Success in the Rural U.S. South, Latoya D. Jenkins

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Dancing With The Stars – Situations, Tasks, Action And Results – An Inquiry Into The Beliefs, Identify And Practices Of African American Women Assistant Principals, Anissa H. Johnson

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Educational Reform as Pharmakon: A Theoretical Analysis of Competitive School Reform, Mary E. Joseph Ms

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To Whom it May Concern: The Displaced Existence of Special Educators Longing to Connect, Andrea Kinney

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African American Male Students’ Experiences in an Online Learning Program in an Urban Alternative School, Nekada Lewis

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A Conspiracy to Resurrect Life and Social Justice in Science Curriculum with Henrietta Lacks: A Play, Dana Compton McCullough

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Lost in Politics and Standardization: Exploring the Standards for Mathematical Practice in a Postmodern Mathematics Curriculum, Casey McNeely

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"We're in the Business of a Good Education": Schooled to Profit or Educated to Create?, Nicole Nolasco