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Carmody, Margaret – ProQuest LLC, 2019
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the term "soul" was virtually deleted from curriculum theory and replaced with the categories of "self" and "mind" from the learning sciences. This dissertation is a hermeneutic study undertaken to explore inviting the term back as a structuring concept in curriculum theory…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Teaching Methods, Psychotherapy, Educational Philosophy
Wei, Yiwen – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the issue of social class in art education. As mentioned in my theoretical framework underlying this study, Bourdieu (1973/2000) used the term "cultural capital" as forms of knowledge, tastes, and practices to explain the relationship between knowledge and power in the field of education. I…
Descriptors: Social Class, Art Education, Cultural Capital, Visual Arts
Huang, Wanfei – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This arts-based educational research dissertation is grounded in my emergent practices of photography and understandings about its material medium of photobook through visual reading and small book making. With the four chapters and one separate and accompanying handmade photobook titled "Missing Mountain," I seek to trace, sort out,…
Descriptors: Photography, Books, Inquiry, Educational Research
Rose, Courtney Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Recently there has been a call to disrupt the continuous cycle of (re)production from within university-based programs through the development of transformative approaches rooted in the cultural norms of traditionally marginalized populations. This study aimed to explore how one such approach, critical hip-hop pedagogy (CHHP), manifests within the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Music, Popular Culture, Teacher Education Programs
Keitges, Mark Joji – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The concept of "global learning" has become a pervasive buzzword in higher education in the United States. While the term is well-known, its meanings are multiple. In some instances, global learning refers to a modernization of liberal education initiatives, while in others it refers to the implementation of global experiences abroad. In…
Descriptors: Ethics, Global Approach, Aesthetics, Guidelines
Thompson, Tara Lyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Across one school year, in which I coached a fourth-grade teacher, she and I took an inquiry stance investigating how we could come to understand the reading identities kids held relative to Stephens' (2013) list of characteristics of effective and efficient readers. We also sought to understand how we could help kids develop, sustain, or extend…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
Parr, Eric Shannon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Facility managers have the challenge of adhering to community college policies and procedures while fulfilling requirements of administration, students, and teachers concerning specific needs of classroom aesthetics. The role of facility manager and how specific entities affect perceptions of the design and implementation of classroom aesthetics…
Descriptors: Facilities Management, Administrators, Qualitative Research, Administrator Attitudes
Johnson, Marilynn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Interpretation is the process by which we find meaning in the things in the world around us: clouds on the horizon, bones, street signs, hairbrushes, uniforms, paintings, letters, and utterances. But where does that meaning come from and on what basis are we justified in saying a particular meaning is the right meaning? Drawing from debates in the…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Intention, Aesthetics, Language Research
Wiley, Ben D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examines the physical environment of school buildings and the effects it has on teacher morale, sense of belonging, and work ethic. Within this mixed-method study, four New York State schools were given the researcher developed School Environment Survey, and multiple school stakeholders were interviewed to determine the extent of these…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Buildings, Teacher Morale, Work Ethic
Pouls, Alyson – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Traditional art foundations models focus on teaching freshman level art students strategies of visual composition through the use of the elements and principles of design. These visual qualities are presented as the fundamental basis for all art compositions. Rooted in the early 20th century modernist concept of formalism, the elements and…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Art Education, College Students, Course Descriptions
Eutsler, Mark L. – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study was to prove to what degree using the arts could increase developing student critical thinking skills. The thesis is based on Paul, Elder, and Bartell assertion that intensive arts training, can prepare students for life and work by developing in them the general skills and attitudes, the habits of heart and mind they…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
Bassett Dahl, Heather Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research study focuses on how an aesthetic reading stance with dystopian literature can aid teens in the development of historical thinking skills. My research is based on ideas from Louise Rosenblatt's transactional theory and Sam Wineburg's concept and definition for historical thinking along with the UCLA Standards for Historical Thinking.…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Aesthetics, Skill Development, Fiction
Gray, Sylvia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
One area of identity that challenges dominant ideals of professional, neat, or appropriate appearance is Black hair. Although Black hair expression is frequent in media, politics, and pop culture, there still remains a perceived stigma surrounding its presence in positions and environments (e.g. tenure positions or predominantly White…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, African Americans, Females, Racial Bias
Sessoms, Amber M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Adults learn and develop in various contexts, which affect how they construct and reconstruct aspects of their identities. Such identity construction and reconstruction can occur through mediated or unmediated means. Within the context of this study, adult identity development through unmediated learning within digital spaces is analyzed. Specific…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Human Body, Critical Theory
Sauro, Jeff – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Consumers spend an increasing amount of time and money online finding information, completing tasks, or making purchases. The quality of the website experience has become a key differentiator for organizations--affecting whether they purchase and their likelihood to return and recommend a website to friends. Two instruments were created to more…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Experience, Questionnaires, Usability
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