Dissertations from 2017
Capacity Development and Workplace Learning: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Workplace Learning at Afghan Ministry of Education, Department of Planning, Mohammad Javad Ahmadi
Special Education and Massachusetts Charter Schools: Examining Issues and Practices Associated with Enrollment, Placement and Compliance, Jennifer C. Baribeau
The Role of Foster Parents in Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care, Gwen Bass
Demystifying Distributed Leadership: How Understanding Principles of Practice and Perceptions Regarding Ambiguity Can Enhance the Leadership Capacity of Department Chairs, Diana Bonneville
Moving from Trauma to Healing: Black Queer Cultural Workers’ Experiences and Discourses of Love, Durryle N. Brooks
Perceptions and Perspectives of Core Subject High School Teachers on the Phenomenon of Creative Learning, Ralph Caouette
Critical Language Awareness in an ELL Urban Language Classroom: Transforming a Latina Teacher’s Language Ideology, Yvonne V. Fariño and Yvonne Virginia Farino
Examining the Influence of Graduate Student Experiences on Graduate Alumni Giving, Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Residence Directors as Residential Crisis Workers: Exploring the Role of Campus-Based Critical Incident Stress Management in the Mitigation of Compassion Fatigue, Noga Flory
The Cultural Construction of Diverse Other(s): A Discourse Analysis of Institutional Policy, Rachel E. Friedensen
Evaluating a Translingual Administration of the Early Grades Math Assessment (EGMA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fernanda Gandara
Supporting Black and Brown Females’ STEM Identity Construction Through Mathematics Teacher Noticing: A Mixed Methods Study, Carolyn Gardner
Let’s Take an Adventure: Exploring Beginner Writing in Chinese by Non-Heritage Learner, Ping Geng
Cross Case Study of an Elementary Engineering Task, John Heffernan
“Going the Extra Mile”: Perspectives and Experiences of Coaches Supporting Primary School Teachers in Sierra Leone, Ashley Clayton Hertz
Factors that Shape Arab American College Student Identity, Abdul Rahman F. Jaradat
Using Exemplar Items to Define Performance Categories: A Comparison of Item Mapping Methods, Ana Karantonis
Maximizing Test Efficiency: The Effects of Test Format on Nonsense Word Reading, Amanda Kern
Countering the "Strong School" Narrative: Community Response to Racial Inequity in a High-Performing District, Katie A. Lazdowski
Investigating the Impact of Student Opt Out on Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality, Joshua Marland
Examining the Capacity of Instructional Support Networks for the Diffusion of Computer Science for All (CSforALL) in an Urban District, Rebecca Mazur
Urban Heritage Speakers As Multilingual Language Learners: Contexts in the 21st Century, Bridgette Moriarity
Promoting Self-Determination Skills of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Participating in the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Programs throughout Massachusetts, Lyndsey Nunes
Seguimos Luchando: Women Educators’ Trajectories in Social Movement Based Popular Education Projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jennifer Lee O'Donnell
Implicit Bias in Pre-Service Teachers: A Mixed Methods Approach, Tara Pepis
Getting It Right: African American Male College/University Presidents and Their Early Cultivation of Self-Efficacy, JAMES RANDALL
Master's Tools and the Master's House: A Historical Analysis Exploring the Myth of Educating for Democracy in the United States, Timothy Scott
Inclusion of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Inclusive Practices in Turkey, Hanife Ece Ugurlu
Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate the Diffusion of Special Education Knowledge within a School District, Martha H. von Mering
THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES OF FEMALE SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS, Kerry E. Weir
Dissertations from 2016
Microaggressions in a Women's College. Understanding Language, Race, Class and Gender in Teaching Spanish: A Testimonio, Thelma Belmonte-Alcantara
Understanding STEM Learning Outcomes Using A Phenomenographic Approach, Cheryl L. Brooks
Transnationalizing Social Justice Education: InterAmerican Frameworks for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, Mirangela G. Buggs
Disproportionate Suspension Rates: Understanding Policy and Practice in One State, Kristine A. Camacho
The Gaps between Values and Practices of Global Citizenship Education: A Critical Analysis of Global Citizenship Education in South Korea, Hye Seung Cho
Investigating the Relationship between Implicit Theories about Intelligence and Teacher-Student Relationship Quality, Woodbury B. Clift
Educational Implications: Homeless Children's Perception of Resilience, Maria M. Costa
Reading Power: Female Sexuality, Bullying, and Power Relations in Young Adult Literature, Cara C. Crandall
When Mom Goes to School: Maternal Education and Intergenerational Mobility, Maura E. Devlin
Subscore Reliability and Classification Consistency: A Comparison of Five Methods, Fen Fan
Who is like Whom? Reclassification and Performance Patterns for Different Groupings of English Learners, Molly M. Faulkner-Bond
Contemplative Practices and Learning: A Holistic Approach to Education in Bhutan, Yang Gyeltshen
Reclaiming Voices and Identities: An Examination of African American Educators’ Experiences Before and After Brown v. Board of Education, Leta Hooper
Ownership in the Development Discourse: A Case Study in Education in Tanzania, Satomi Kamei
"How Many Generations Will be Spoiled at the Cost of Such Compromises?" The Resolution Strategies of High School Principals in Value-Conflict Situations Between School Law and Moral Values in Azad Kashmir, Muhammad N. Khawaja
Critical Literacy and Identities in World Language Education: Telling Reflective Stories of Digital Storytelling, Keiko Konoeda
Synergy Between Digital and Traditional Literacy Practices: A Framework for Building a Reading Culture in a Secondary School, Nina Kositsky
Shared Focus/Collective Responsibility: The Lived Experience of Educators as Members of a Data Team in a Connecticut Public High School, Abbie-Jean M. Lareau
Turning around the Culture of Teaching and Learning: A Turnaround School Success Story, Rachael B. Lawrence
Differential Prediction and Validity of Advanced Placement (AP®) for Student Subgroups, Minji K. Lee
Young Children Positioned as Storytellers in the Classroom: An examination of teacher-child interactions and the storytelling event, Peggy L. Martalock
Teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Mand Within the Inclusive Classroom, Jennifer L. McIntire
Talking the Walk: Incorporating Intergroup Dialogue Processes into a Critical Service-Learning Program, David Neely
The Role of Training in the Development of Amerindian Communities in Guyana: A Qualitative Case Study, Laureen Adele Pierre
Identifying Examinees Who Possess Distinct and Reliable Subscores When Added Value is Lacking for the Total Sample, Joseph A. Rios
The Development and Validation of the Emotion Knowledge and Awareness Test, Catherine A. Rossi
Transformative Learning Facilitated Dialogue: as a Tool for Social Change An Autoethnography, Leslie A. Saulsberry
Effect of the Banking Time Intervention on Student-Teacher Relationships and Problem Behaviors in Early Childhood, Tara M. Strand Balunis
Detecting Candidate Preknowledge of Items Using A Predictive Checking Method, xi wang
Acculturation Stress, Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment, and Development of American Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Newton High School Exchange Students in China, BinBin Zhu
Dissertations from 2015
Obstacles to Girls' Education and Girls' Lived School Experience in Benin: School as an Institution of Cultural Transmission, Simeon Afouda
Catch the Bus: Investigating the Correlations between Teacher Collaborative Action-Taking and Self-Efficacy, Tara B. Brandt
Principals’ Perceived Influence over New Teacher Retention, Meredith Coates
Mediations of Multiple Identities in a Private University: International Students’ Experiences in the United States, Beata Z. Dolina
Using Systemic Functional Linguistics to Inform a Language Pedagogy in a Middle School English Classroom a Case Study, Holly I. Graham
Social Justice Teacher Educators of Color: Their Work, Perspectives, and Insights, Nini V. Hayes
Reading Queerly in the High School Classroom: Exploring a Gay and Lesbian Literature Course, Kirsten Helmer
Empirical Investigation Of The Stakeholders’ Understanding Of Information Contained In Score Reports For Large-Scale Testing, Stephen J. Jirka
An Examination of the Relationship Between Leadership Practices of School Principals and Effectiveness of School Counselor Practice, Yolanda D. Johnson
Investigating the Relationship Between a District’s Tier 2 Attendance Intervention Program and Student Attendance Outcomes, Brendan T. Keenan Jr.
Conditions Supporting the Development of Scientific Argumentation in High School Chemistry Classrooms: The Role of Question Prompts and an Interactive Simulation, Tugba Keser
Microteaching in Pakistan: Perspectives of Novice Higher Education Faculty about the Contribution of Microteaching to their Learning and Practice, Salma N. Khan
Expanding Democracy in Classrooms: History Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Student Feedback as a Democratic Teaching Practice, Irene S. LaRoche
Implementing Universal Social And Emotional Learning Programs: The Development, Validation, And Inferential Findings From The Schoolwide SEL Capacity Assessment, Cheyne A. LeVesseur
Evaluating the Impact of Construct Shift on Item Parameter Invariance, Test Equating and Proficiency Estimates, Xueming Li
Translanguaging and Identity in a Kindergarten Classroom: Validating Student's Home Culture and Language in an English-Only Era, Maria Eugenia Lozano Lenis
Performing Critical Consciousness in Teaching: Entanglements of Knowing, Feeling and Relating, Kathleen A. McDonough
Special Education Leadership Practices that Support Postsecondary Transition Service Delivery for Students with Severe Disabilities, Laurel A. Peltier
Slavery on Their Minds: Representing the Institution in Children's Picture Books, Raphael E. Rogers
Integrating Cultures within Formal Schooling: Exploring Opportunities for Cultural Relevancy in Peri-Urban Senegal, Karla A. Sarr
An Investigation of Subtest Score Equating Methods under Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory Frameworks, MinJeong Shin
Phallacies: Constructing a Critical Space and Pedagogy for College Men to Engage Across Non-Hegemonic Masculinities, Taj Smith
Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Factors Impacting the Decision to Study Abroad Among Students Who Have Expressed Intent, April H. Stroud
Dissertations from 2014
COMPUTER INTEGRATION IN PALESTINIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Kefah A. Barham
Testimonios from the Border-Shattering the Notion that Women of Color Don't Do Theory, Gloria G. Barragan
Developing Spatial Reasoning Skills in General Chemistry Students, Deborah L. Carlisle
Welcome to Guyland: Experiences of Trans* Men in College, D Chase J. Catalano
Cultivating Communities of Practice to Develop Local Preparedness for Climate Change, Konda Reddy Chavva
Effect of Automatic Item Generation on Ability Estimates in a Multistage Test, Kimberly F. Colvin
UNDERSTANDING HEALTH ISSUES AMONG ADOLESCENT FEMALES IN A NORTHEAST PROVINCE OF AFGHANISTAN, Amina Davlatshoeva
CYCLE OF RENEWAL: YOGA’S INFLUENCE ON THE PROFESSIONAL LIVES OF NOVICE TEACHERS, Danette V. Day
On Being and Becoming: An Exploration of Young People’s Experiences with Status and Power, Keri L. DeJong
Investing in Grindr: An Exploration of How Gay College Men Utilize Gay-Oriented Social Networking Sites, Michael T. Dodge
“Give Light and People Will Find a Way”: Black Women College Student Leadership Experiences with Oppression at Predominantly White Institutions, Andrea D. Domingue
A Critical Examination of Policy and Practice in the Transition Experience for Students with Math Learning Disabilities in Mumbai, India, Melinda S. Eichhorn
Outreach practices of a small college counseling center: A comprehensive model to serve the college community, Jessica R. Ferriero
A Novel Approach to Using Personal Response Systems and Diagrams to Foster Student Engagement in Large Lecture: Case Study of Instruction for Model-Based Reasoning in Biology, Johanna M. Fitzgerald
The Application of Information Integration Theory to Standard Setting: Setting Cut Scores Using Cognitive Theory, Christopher C. Foster
Perceptions of Leadership through the Lens of Special Education Administrators and Principals, Adam C. Garand
School Counselor Advocacy with LGBT Students: A Qualitative Study of High School Counselor Experiences, Maria E. Gonzalez
List Of New Educational Leadership Dissertation Writing Ideas To Consider
Many education programs require students to write a dissertation before they graduate. Before the student can buckle down and start doing the research, they must first find the right topic. Ideally, the student should find a topic that actually interests them. If the student genuinely likes the topic, it will be easier for them to research the information and write about it. To get started on an educational leadership dissertation, students should consider some of the following ideas.
Educational Leadership Dissertation Ideas
- What are some of the multicultural interpretations that are used in formal education?
- How is it possible to bridge the achievement gap between students of different racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds?
- What are some of the justifications for encouraging community inclusion in the education process?
- How does technology allow students to gain better skills and prepare for a transition to the real world?
- What impact does accessibility to education have on the quality of education that a student is able to achieve?
- How does educational leadership effect the society at large?
- How can educational leadership support the teaching methods that are actually used in the classroom?
- Currently, there is a disproportionately low number of minority women in educational leadership roles. Would changing the curriculum to account for multiple cultures and races encourage more minority women to take over influential educational roles?
- How does school culture ostracize non-conformists and keep them from reaching their true potential?
- Is an interdisciplinary approach to education an effective way to improve educational attainment for middle school and high school students?
- What is transformational leadership and how does it impact pedagogy and human development?
- What are the differences between instructional leadership, transformational leadership and social justice leadership?
- How can teachers encourage the spark of excitement and zeal in students that causes them to enjoy learning?
- How can teachers encourage student-centered learning that causes students, rather than the teacher, to be the true leader of the classroom?
- How has educational leadership changed over the last 170 years?
- How did the Industrial Revolution change the role of the superintendent in today's school system?
Students can use the previous ideas in the way that they are written, or they can modify them to suit the specific focus area that they are working on. Once the student has a topic in mind, they can begin the research process and start writing their dissertation. If the student is till unsure of what to do, they can always ask their professor for additional help.