WestConn Ed.D. Students Defend Dissertations

During March and April, students in WestConn’s Ed.D program defended their dissertations in 30‐minute presentations, followed by a 30‐minute period for questions from the audience. The presentations, held at the Westside Campus Building, were as follows::

  • Donna Baratta, “The Effects of Online Professional Development in Technology with Virtual Communities of Practice on Teachers’ Attitudes and Content Integration”
  • Stephanie Bell, “An Exploration of the Effects of Student-Directed and Teacher-Directed Inquiry Learning on Creative Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Civic Responsibility
  • Gail DeBlasio, “An Examination of Spiritual Intelligence and the Social and Emotional Learning Skills of Students in an Urban School System”
  • Jennifer LeFevre, “An Investigation of How Kindergarten Teachers’ Philosophy and Perceptions are Interrelated to the Actual Practice of Play in Their Classrooms”
  • Christopher Longo, “Effects of an Inquiry-Based Science Program on Critical Thinking, Science Process Skills, Creativity and Science Fair Achievement of Middle School Students”
  • Jason McKinnon, “Effects of Scaffolding Higher Order Thinking Questions on reader Self-Efficacy and Critical Thinking of Sixth Grade Students”
  • Deborah Mumford, “A Examination of the Factors Related to Elementary School Classroom Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and the Impact of Self-Efficacy Believes on Teaching Outcomes in Science
  • Emily Ramos, “Exito: Factors Contributing to Second Grade Latina/o American Students’ Successful Acquisition of the Discourse of School”
  • Amy Reynolds, “Attitudes and Beliefs Held by Teachers on Interdisciplinary Teams with Common Planning Time at a Highly Effective Middle School”
  • Michelle Sands, “The Impact of a Peer Leadership Program on High School Students’ Social Capital, as Measured by Co-Cognitive Factors of the Renzulli Houndstooth Theory”
  • Stacy Stewart, “The Effects of Parental use of Learning-Style Preference Techniques on Parent and Student Attitudes Toward Homework Assistance and Student Self-Perception”

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