This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Counselor Education, Department of Educational Leadership, and Department of Teaching and Learning. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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INSTRUCTIONAL DATA TEAMS AND DATA LITERACY: LEADERS SUPPORTING THE WORK OF SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL TEAMS, Vicki Sherril Begin

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THE EFFECT OF ACADEMIC ADVISOR TYPE ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RETENTION, Brian Patrick French

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THE EFFECT OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, ACADEMIC SELF- EFFICACY, FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE, AND ACHIEVEMENT OF ADULTHOOD CRITERIA, Grace Harris Gardner

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INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANTS IN THE CLASSROOM: IMPACT ON STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, Jason Patrick Neiffer

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MEDIATING CULTURAL BORDER CROSSINGS BETWEEN AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL COLLEGE STUDENTS AND NATURAL RESOURCES SCIENCE LEARNING USING CULTURALLY CONGRUENT EDUCATION, Shandine Hashkeh Pete

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SUPREME COURT CASES THAT IMPACTED PUBLIC EDUCATION, Rodny W. Schug

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PORNOGRAPHY USE AND CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AS PREDICTORS OF RAPE MYTH ACCEPTANCE, Kathryn Aubrey Scott

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UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING IN ONLINE CREDIT RECOVERY: DO COURSE FEATURES IMPACT ACHIEVEMENT?, Robert I. Squires

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EXPLORING RESEARCH-BASED YOGA INTERVENTIONS TARGETING UNDERSERVED WOMEN AND SEXUAL TRAUMA: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY, Shannon Steele

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Metabolic Energy Requirements during Load Carriage: Implications for the Wildland Firefighter Arduous Pack Test, Jeffrey T. Strang, Christopher J. Alfiero, Charles Dumke, Brent Ruby, and Matthew Bundle

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENT RISK FACTORS AND COMPLETION FOR STUDENTS WITH DEBT AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES, Colleen Sweeney Unterreiner

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHILDHOOD SEXUAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION AND ADULT SEXUAL SELF-ESTEEM, Guy Ray Backlund

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SUPERVISEE ROLE INDUCTION TRAINING TO ADDRESS RESISTANCE, ROLE AMBIGUITY, ROLE CONFLICT, AND THE QUALITY OF THE SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP, Michelle Orchard Backlund

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A VISION TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH EXAMINING EDUCATIONAL PERSISTENCE AMONG AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE STUDENTS, Karla D. Bird

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Perceptions of Trustees and Faculty on the Required Leadership Competencies for a Community College President, Kevin C. Brockbank

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SCHOOL CHANGE FOR SUSTAINABILITY, Ryder Delaloye

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EXAMINING THE COACH-ATHLETE RELATIONSHIP AS A PREDICTOR OF NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE SATISFACTION, Collin M. Fehr

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BACCALAUREATE TIME-TO-DEGREE FOR MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TWO-YEAR COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENTS, Thomas Patrick Gallagher

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THE USE OF EMAIL AND THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN EDUCATION LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS, Reda Haddouch

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The Relationship of Reading Self-Efficacy and Reading Achievement in Second Grade Students, Jennifer L. Hager

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A QUANTITATIVE STUDY ON THE INFLUENCE OF PERSISTENCE FACTORS ON AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE STUDENTS, Aislinn Rae Heavy Runner-Rioux

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THE EXPERIENCE AND PROCESS OF THE WORKING ALLIANCE IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC TRAINING, Jessica Lealand Moore

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A COLLECTIVE CASE STUDY ON VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION IN FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOMS, Farrukh Nazir

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TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT, Hanan Omar Omar

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Student Satisfaction With a Student-Written Textbook in an Introductory College Biology Course, Greg Peters

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THE EFFECT OF NURSING EDUCATION ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SCORES, Sally McHugh Rappold

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UNDERSTANDING THE CLIENT’S EXPERIENCE OF COUNSELING IN BHUTAN, Michaela Maureen Sacra

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FOSTERING INTERNATIONAL MINDEDNESS IN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE CLASSROOMS: A CASE STUDY OF TWO TEACHERS, Madiha Syeda

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A Phenomenological inquiry of international service-learning experiences and their impacts on post-service educational experiences, C. Roch Turner

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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ISSUES OF ETHICS TRAINING IN TURKISH COUNSELOR EDUCATION AS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCREDITATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE, Umut Arslan

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PRACTICES AND PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG LEADERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY, Melissa Elizabeth Holmes

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POST-DISCHARGE OUTCOMES FOR YOUTH SERVED IN A RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER, Tara Lynne Smart

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HYPERCONNECTED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: SHARED EXPERIENCES, Elizabeth Sue Wargo

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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THE EFFECT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PARTICIPATION ON TEAM COHESIVENESS IN NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAMS, Cara Jo Cocchiarella

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The Effects of Heart Math Training on Work Engagement in a Multi-National Company, Chance Eaton

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PREDICATIBLITY OF TEACHER RETENTION IN MONTANA'S RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, Jilyn Oliveira

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The Power of Critical Reflection: Exploring the Impact of Rhetorical Stories on Metacognition in First-Year Composition Courses, Amy Elizabeth Ratto Parks

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Institutional Effectiveness in an Open System: A Case Study of Graduation Rates in the Montana University System, Anneliese A. Ripley

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CLASSROOM MODIFICATIONS WITH IMPROVED ACOUSTICS MODELED FOR CEHIC, A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, IN KELANIYA, SRI LANKA, Polwatte Krishantha Silva

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Evaluation of relationship between self-advocacy skills and college freshmen first semester grade point average for students with disabilities, Lee A. Barnett

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTERGENERATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES, SCHOOL CULTURE/CLIMATE, AND RACIAL IDENTITY AMONG AMERICAN INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, Sandra Lee Boham

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Effect of an Intensive Intervention on the Early Literacy Skills of Kindergarten Students Identified as Most at Risk for Future Reading Difficulties, Craig S. Buscher

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The identity of upholding indigenous lifeways, Sean Falcon Chandler

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A Quantitative Study with Online Collaborative Learning in a Computer Literacy Course, Kevin Engellant

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Importance of leadership competencies in college and university staff athletic trainers: Perceptions of head athletic trainers, Janelle Lynn Handlos

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THE EFFECTS OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' ATTACHMENT SECURITY, Meredith Hood

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The significance of administrative support for the state-wide innovation of Montana's Indian education for all, Chris Michael Olszewski

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Effects of individual-oriented relationship education on university students' knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes, Sara Polanchek

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Virtual collaboration: A Phenomenological Study of Remote Online Adjuncts Virtual Collaboration Lived Experiences, Lori Schieffer

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENT FOR ASSESSING CULTURALLY CONGRUENT SCIENCE TEACHING, Regina Christine Sievert

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A Multiple-Case Study on How Fifth Grade Students Experience Reading, Tiffany Tate

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A comparison of student achievement in rural schools with four and five day weeks, Timothy W. Tharp

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A phenomenological study of leadership: Developmental pathways of leaders with disabilities, Mika Watanabe

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Changing Participation in Guided Interactive Shared Reading: A Study of Early Childhood Teachers' Implementation and Children's Engagement, Nanci Lynn Waterhouse

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The relationship between Montana science teachers self-efficacy and the integration of Web 2.0 elements in the classroom in schools with a student population over 900, Robert DoBell

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Measuring Visual Literacy Ability in Graduate Level Pre-Service Teachers, Teresa Farrell

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What high school principals do to develop, implement, and sustain a high functioning character education initiative, Jacob A. Francom

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A study of the relationship between high school principal leadership style and the number of bullying behaviors in Montana public high schools, James Edward Fuller

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The Impact of High School Principal's Technology Leadership on the Sustainability of Corporate Sponsored Information Communication Technology Curriculum, Bruce Ryan Gottwig

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DUAL ENROLLMENT AS A FACTOR FOR WOMEN TRANSITIONING INTO STEM MAJORS IN MONTANA TWO-YEAR COLLEGES, Penny Jane Jakes

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Working memory capacity training and the effect on reading comprehension, numerical reasoning, and vocational progress, David Evans Johnson

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The Role of Dispositions in Teacher Candidate Education, William Alexander Kinderwater

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Does Attainment of Piaget's Formal Operational Level of Cognitive Development Predict Student Understanding of Scientific Models?, Richard Dennis Lahti

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The Relationship Between School Board Governance Behaviors and Student Achievement, Ivan J. Lorentzen

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Information seeking sources of education policy makers, Shannon Louise O'Brien

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Teacher and Principal Assessment Literacy, Michael Lee Perry

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Alliance and Outcomes in Counseling Canadian Aboriginal Peoples, Sidney Shaw

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GENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF HIGHER EDUCATION ONLINE STUDENT LEARNING STYLES, Chad James Williams

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Psychological adjustment and relational development in Ethiopian adoptees and their families, Waganesh Zeleke

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Effects of a Career Development Course on Career and College Major Decision-Making in College Students, Sidra Tabassum Ashraf Baig

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Implementing Montana's Indian Education for All: A Phenomenological Study on the Experiences, Beliefs, and Practices of Outstanding Providers of Professional Development, Anna E. Baldwin

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Analysis of Special Education mediations in Texas, 2006-08, Diana Lane Davison

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DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS IN TWO-YEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND STUDENT SUCCESS, Brenda Catherine Frame

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States' Investment in Human Capital: Higher Education Funding Effort, Elena Garrison

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL SUPPORT AND TEACHER RETENTION IN HARD TO STAFF SCHOOLS, Amy Lee Hughes

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An Analysis of Retention Factors In Undergraduate Degree Programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Mike H. Johnson

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Statistical Relationship Among Number Sense, Computational Fluency, and Montana Comprehensive Assessment System, Amy Jo Burland

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The Impact of NCLB Reforms in the Elementary Schools Comparing Perceptions/Practices from 2002 to 2011, Judith L. Gosnell-Lamb

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Empowerment Through Voice: A Case Study in the Leadership of Restorative Justice, Kim Dalene Harding

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A Model of Successful Adaptation to Online Learning for College-Bound Native American HIgh School Students, Collier Kaler

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THE TRIBAL COLLEGE MOVEMENT: ENSURING THAT NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND PERSIST TO EARN A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE, Cheri Lynn Kicking Woman

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A STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS OF ENGLISH FACULTY AND STUDENTS OF EXIT ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS AT TAIWAN'S TECHNOLOGICAL AND VOCATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, Yirng-Hurng Emma Liauh

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Different Challenges and Different Blessings: Life Experiences of Young Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome, Janice Driscoll Nugent

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Comparison of Distance Education Leadership Styles and Future Investment in Two-Year Colleges, Ryan R. Schrenk

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CHINESE NATIONAL POLICY REGARDING FOREIGN EXPERTS: PERCEPTIONS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DEANS, Jun Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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EVALUATION OF TRANSIENT COGNITIVE CHANGES FROM MAXIMAL EXERTION AND RESPIRATOR WEAR, Sally Martinsen Bardsley

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A Qualitative Study of Tribal Colleges and Universities that have Transitioned: From Two-Year Associate Degree Granting Institutions to Targeted Four-Year Bachelor Degree Granting Institutions, Lynette Kay Chandler

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE PHENOMENON OF SHORTAGES OF INDIAN TEACHERS AS DESCRIBED BY TRIBAL COLLEGE LEADERS IN TEACHER PREPARATION, Cynthia Gail O'Dell

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Accessibility, affordability, and flexibility: The relationship of selected state sociopolitical factors and the participation of adults in public two-year colleges, Joe Schaffer

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Within a School System, How are the needs of the non-qualifying students for special education address, what supports are in place and what interventions are used?, Nancy Ann Terwilliger-Grube

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VALUES CONGRUENCE: ITS EFFECT ON PERCEPTIONS OF MONTANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICES AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, Daniel Roy Zorn

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Curriculum Improvement: The Teacher Perspective on Change in the Classroom, Heather C. Davis

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Heritage Learners of Mexican Descent in Higher Education: A Qualitative Study of Past and Present Experiences, Alicia Gignoux

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The Relationship between Positive Behavior Supports, Student Achievement, Severe Problem Behavior, and Administrative Stress, Jennifer Guthals

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The Alignment of Locus of Decision Making Between University Presidents and Their States' Higher Education Board Structure as Perceived by University Presidents, Chiehyi Huang

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Investigating the Relationships between Seventh and Eighth Grade Science Teachers' Background, Self-efficacy toward Teaching Science as Inquiry, and Attitudes and Beliefs on Classroom Control, William T. Joern

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The Effects of Intimate Relationship Education on Relationship Optimism and Attitudes toward Marriage, Veronica Ida Johnson

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TEACHER, LEADERSHIP, AND CURRICULUM FACTORS PREDICTIVE OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN INDIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL, Erin Robin Lipkind

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The Experience of the Female Volunteer Student Advocate: A Phenomenological Study of University of Montana Student Assault Resource Center Advocates, Kerry S. Maier

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Explorations in Leadership Education: The Role of Leadership Education in Higher Education Outcomes, Douglas G. McBroom