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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Teachers Perception of Elementary School Principals Leadership Characteristics in Elementary Schools in Rural Southwest Virginia., Lynn B. Metcalfe

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Common Characteristics of School Administrators Who are Perceived as Effective in Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities., Carissa Gail Mitchell

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Teachers Perceptions of the Impact of Online Grading Systems., Brenda Gail Mize

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Elementary School Teachers Perceptions of Effective Leadership Practices of Female Principals., Jennifer Anne Mooney

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Initially Budgeted Stimulus Funds for Special Education by Local Education Agencies in East Tennessee., Martha Hughes Murray

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Special Education Transition Programs for Three Southwest Virginia School Systems: A Comparative Study., James R. Myers Jr.

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Classroom Placement of Twins Triplets and Other Multiples in Grades Kindergarten Through Eight in East Tennessee Schools: East Tennessee Principals Perceptions., Joy Brown Parton

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Expectations and Experiences of Black Students at Two PredominantlyWhite High Schools in Southern Appalachia., Lori J. Price

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An Investigation of Reading Instruction in Northeast Tennessee., Karen Pierson Reach

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Public School Funding and School Systems Meeting Adequate Yearly Progress in Tennessee., John Emerson Robinette

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Interscholastic Sports Academic Performance and Attendance of Middle School Student Athletes and Nonathletes., Kenneth Huey Samuelson

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Student Outcomes and the Implementation of a Ninth Grade Academy in a Western North Carolina High School., Monet Calloway Samuelson

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The Graduation Rates of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators in Tennessee., Richard Ernest Shadden Jr.

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Intervention Program Graduate on Time as Related to the Number of High School Dropouts in a Rural Northeast Tennessee High School., Mischelle Nichole Gambill Simcox

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An Examination of Third and Fourth Grade TCAP Scores and the Universal Breakfast Program in Unicoi County Tennessee., Harold Lamar Smith

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Four Generations Working Together in the Workforce and in Higher Education., Lisa Anne Speer

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Accelerated Mathematics and High-Ability Students Math Achievement in Grades Three and Four., Ashley Marie Stanley

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Professional Development for Teachers: Perceptions of Northeast Tennessee Principals., Scott A. Starnes

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A Quantitative Analysis of General Education Teachers Perceptions of Their Knowledge of Special Education Law Processes and Procedures., Linda Karen Tilson

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Perceptions and Actions Regarding Parent Involvement in a Small Northeast Tennessee School District., Randy Adam Watts

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Evaluating Special Education Teachers: Do We Get the Job Done? A Regional Perspective., Robert Edward Widener Jr.

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Perceptions of Bermudian Leaders About the Philosophies, Major Purposes, and Effectiveness of the Public School System in Bermuda Since 1987, Vincent Sinclair Williams Jr.

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Effective Leadership Practices in the Sustainability of Professional Learning Communities in Two Elementary Schools., Debra Walls Wolford

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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A Study of the Effects of the Length of Student-Teaching Experiences on New Teacher Efficacy., Alan Wayne Addison

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On the Outside Looking In: A Qualitative Study of Southern Appalachian First-Generation Students' Perceptions of Higher Education., Michael Steven Briggs

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East Tennessee State University Faculty Attitudes and Student Perceptions in Providing Accommodations to Students with Disabilities., Terre D.M. Byrd

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How Four Reform Initiatives Helped Develop Attitudes Regarding Change in Two Middle Schools in East Tennessee., Vicki Ann Clevinger

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The Effects of an ActiPed Pedometer Intervention Program on Body Composition and Aerobic Capacity of Youth in a School System in East Tennessee., Kristie Russell Coleman

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Access to Algebra I, Gateway to Success: The Impact of Eighth-Grade Algebra I., Emily Jean Skelton Darling

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An Analysis of Preschool Enrollment and Student Progress Measures among Primary and Elementary Students., Charles David Freeman

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Self-Determination and Career Planning Model for Students with Disabilities: An Analysis of Evidence-Based Practices., Elizabeth Fussell

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Residential Broadband Access for Students at Walters State Community College., Mark A. Hurst

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The Relationship Between Formative Assessment and Student Engagement at Walters State Community College., Cary E. Jenkins

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Goals and Objectives of Successful Adult-Degree-Completion Students in the School of Continuing Studies at East Tennessee State University., Amy Denise Johnson

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Freshman Academies: A Study of Student Outcomes., Karen Kelley

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Critical-Incident Response: A Study of Training, Management, and Mitigation in North Carolina Sheriffs' Offices., Gregory Alan Minton

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The Impact of Job-Embedded Professional Development Coaches on Teacher Practice., Donna T. Hamblin Morgan

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Educational Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Perceptions of Parents and Teachers in a Northeast Tennessee School System., Paula Anderson Nickels

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An Analysis of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Examiners' Continuous Improvement Process., Anita Paige Ricker

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A Study of the Integrated Alignment of Technology and Organizational Strategic Planning in Small Private Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities., Shereé Ann Schneider

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At-Risk Indicators: The Impact on School Success., Lisa Wynn Stewart

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A Study of the Perceived Effects of School Culture on Student Behaviors., Linda Cox Story

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A Comparison Prior to and After Implementation of a Ninth Grade Academy in East Tennessee High Schools., Judy Alisa Teffeteller

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Teachers' Perceptions of Implementing Response to Intervention in Meeting Academic Needs of At-Risk Students in Kindergarten through Second Grade., Tammy Conchita Valentine

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Professional Growth of Special Education Personnel through the Use of a Collaborative Process., Stephanie Smith Walker

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Graduation Rates: A Comparison of First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen Who Entered a Community College Prepared and Those Who Entered Underprepared for College-Level Work., Kathy Jo Yates

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Vital Collaboratives, Alliances, and Partnerships: A Search for Key Elements of an Effective Public-Private Partnership., Charles Keith Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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A Case Study of Community College Students' Perceptions Regarding Faculty's Practice of Online Course Delivery: Virginia Community College., Loretta Roberts Beavers

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Strategies and Processes that Promote Sustainability of Campus Laboratory Schools in the Twenty-First Century., April Blakely

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Familial Influences on Second- and Third-Generation Teachers in an Eastern Tennessee School District., Henry Clay Blazer

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A Study of Student Perceptions Regarding Attendance in a Rural East Tennessee High School., Selina Michelle Blevins

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Parental Involvement Typologies in Rural Community Schools: A Qualitative Investigation., Amy Hurst Case

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Burnout Potential Among Certified Athletic Trainers in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee as Measured by a Modified Version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory., Dennis Cobler

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Improving Teacher Morale with Team Building., Nanci Autumne Edmonds

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A Quantitative Analysis of Crime Rates in American Colleges and Universities With and Without Residential College Systems., Mavis Winona Fleenor

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A Study of Prekindergarten Literacy Experiences in a Northeast Tennessee School System., Barbara Jean Gamble

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A Case Study of Jemicy School to Determine Practices Conducive to Developing Creative Potential of Dyslexic Children., Brenda Sue Graves

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Environmental Determinism: Broken Paradigm or Viable Perspective?., Gerald L. Hardin

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Developing eLearning: A Case Study of Tennessee High School., Blair F. Henley

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Perceptions of Educators' Use of English as a Second Language Strategies and Research-Based Practices with English Language Learners in Northeast Tennessee., Marisol Hernandez

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Jeannie's Journey: From Black and White to a Vibrant Tapestry., Carolyn Denise Kennedy

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An Analysis of Data Collected from the 2007-2008 Tennessee State Report Card and the Variables Related to Science Test Results., Julia Lorie Lamons

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An Analysis of Gender-Based Pay Equity of Instructional Faculty Members in the Virginia Community College System., Mary Beth Page

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A Study of the Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Student Achievement in a Rural East Tennessee School System., Eydie J. Pettigrew

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Student Perceptions and Expectations of Library Services Quality and User Satisfaction at Walters State Community College., Jamie Posey

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A Quantitative Examination of School Configurations in Tennessee Using Sixth Grade Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Standardized Test Scores., Whitney Jean Ramsey

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A Paradigm Shift in Professional Development: Weaving Threads of Understandings Through Job-Embedded Coaching for Increased Student Achievement., Karen Reed-Wright

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A Comparative Study of High School Academic Paths, Grade Point Averages, and ACT Composite Scores as Predictors of Success at Walters State Community College., Jill C. Reuschel

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Teachers' and Students' Perceptions about the Roles of School Resource Officers in Maintaining School Safety., Sarah Rippetoe

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Year-Round School Calendars Versus Traditional School Calendars: Parents' and Teachers' Opinions., Jennifer Y. Rule

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A Quantitative Study of School Characteristics that Impact Student Achievement on State Assessments and those Assessments' Associations to ACT Scores in Tennessee., Phillip L. Swanson

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A Quantitative Study Comparing Traditional High Schools and High Schools Implementing Freshman Academies in the State of Tennessee., Kortney Michelle Thornton

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Perceptions of Mentors and New Teachers: A Case Study of a Mentoring Program in Northeast Tennessee., Gregory Scott Wallace

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An Evaluation of Novice Teachers' Perceptions of the Mentoring Experience in Knox County Schools., LaKisha L. Waters

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A Study to Explore the Strategy of Field-Based Teacher Preparation: Professional Development Schools., Connie Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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A Study of the Programs and Services for Intellectually Gifted Students in Northeast Tennessee Public School Systems., Teddi Adler

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Leadership in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: A Study of the Perceptions of its Impact on the Acquired Leadership Skills of Expatriate Nigerian Postgraduates., Gerald Anietie Ignatius Akata

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A Case Study of the Involvement of Undergraduates with Physical Disabilities in Campus Organizations at East Tennessee State University., Lance Alexis

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Motivations for Lifelong Learning in the Life of Mrs. Hendrika Schuster., Rebecca Lee Austin

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A Comparative Analysis of TCAP Reading-Language Arts Scores between Students Who Used Accelerated Reader and Students Who Used Sustained Silent Reading., Janie Brown

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A Study of Grade Distributions and Withdrawal for Selected Courses at a Community College in Northeast Tennessee., Candy Campbell-Pritt

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Faculty Perceptions about Instructional Technology in Eight Community Colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents Higher Education System., Nicole Cardwell-Hampton

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Examining Truancy Board Effectiveness in Countering Student Absenteeism in Grades K-5 in Three Title I Schools in Northeast Tennessee., Jennifer Grace Clark

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Investigation of the Association between Attendance in Preschool Programs and Achievement of Elementary School Students in Greeneville, Tennessee., Anita Marie Conner

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A Legacy of Lifelong Learning: Leadership, Lessons, Love, and Laughter in the Life of Elizabeth Gammon Pendleton., Louise Ratcliffe Bailey Dickson

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Differences in the Opinions and Attitudes of Student Athletes Relative to Expenditures for Intercollegiate Athletic Support Services (Social, Athletic, and Academic)., Patricia Hieronimus Dillman

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Teacher Beliefs and the Instructional Practices of National Board Certified High School English Teachers., Rebecca Lee Drinnon

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Teachers' Perceptions of Empowerment in Their Work Environments as Measured by the Psychological Empowerment Instrument., Corey Ray Gardenhour

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A Study of the Rita Geier Case: Efforts to Desegregate Three State Universities in Tennessee from 1990-2006., Sonja Renee Jackson-McCoy

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A Comparison of the Impact of a Freshman Experience Program Provided for College-Bound High School Students versus a Freshman Experience Program Completed as College Freshmen., Amanda H. Johnson

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The Association between Socioeconomic Status and High School Mathematics Scores and Enrollment Rates in Virginia Public Schools., Kathy A. Johnson

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Academic Libraries as Feminine and Feminist Models of Organization., Marie F. Jones

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The Characteristics of School Culture that Influence College-Going Rate for High School Graduates in Northeast Tennessee., Annie Mbaire Kariuki

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An Examination of Volunteerism: Teacher Expectations and Parent Involvement., Kenneth Carleton Lyon

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Classroom Organizational Structures as Related to Student Achievement in Upper Elementary Grades in Northeast Tennessee Public Schools., Darrell Wayne Moore

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A Study of Current and Former Women in Faculty and Administrative Leadership Positions at East Tennessee State University., George Naholi

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An Analysis of the Relationship between Teacher Variables and Student Achievement Scores in Hamblen County, Tennessee., Anne Nelson

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An Analysis of Perceived Faculty and Staff Ccomputing Behaviors That Protect or Expose Them or Others to Information Security Attacks., Chiwaraidzo Judith Nyabando

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The Relationship of School Size and Socioeconomic Status to Middle Grades Growth Status on End of Grade Tests in North Carolina., Andrew Peoples

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Family Structure and the Criminal Behavior of Juveniles in Tennessee., Ronald D. Pickard