Paramount Ballroom (Shanghai, China); Architecture--China--Shanghai; Buildings--China--Shanghai; Shanghai (China)--History--20th century; Shanghai (China)--Social life and customs--20th century
The Paramount Ballroom was an innovative urban space that challenged traditional
Chinese values. In doing so it played an important role in Shanghai's modernization.
Traditional Confucian morality set very strict regulations on the social...
Sex role in motion pictures; Stereotypes (Social psychology); Sex role in children
The purpose of this study was to investigate the gender stereotyping of two
animated films by boys and girls (N=25). Based on Bern's (1983) gender schema theory,
it was hypothesized that children would stereotype Aladdin as being for males...
Qubbat al-Sakhrah (Mosque : Jerusalem); Jerusalem--Buildings, structures, etc.; Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Caliph, 642-705
This thesis provides a hypothesis as to why the Dome of the Rock
was built. I examine various scholarly theories concerning the
construction of the first notable work of Islamic architecture, which was
built in Jerusalem during the last decade of...
The term "promiscuity" is often used in academic literature and pejoratively
proliferated among society at large. The definition of promiscuity has not been clearly
and consistently defined within research and varies significantly from...
Plague--History--Europe; Black Death--Social aspects--Europe; Erotica--Europe--History; Idols and images--Europe--History; Superstition--Europe--History
This thesis examines a large corpus of enigmatic pilgrimage badges dating from
roughly 1350-1500 CE. The badges were brought to light during archaeological
excavations of water sites throughout the Schelde Estuary in the Netherlands, the
Asian Americans--Cultural assimilation; Acculturation--United States; Sports spectators--United States; Consumer behavior--Social aspects--United States
According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2011), ethnic minority populations in the
U.S. constituted over one-third (approximately 126 million) of the total U.S. population
in 2010 (approximately 300.8 million) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2011). With such...
Feminism in art; Art, Mexican; Women in art; Art and society--Mexico
This dissertation outlines a theoretical model for contextualizing contemporary
women's art practice in Mexico within the profound socioeconomic and political events
that have taken place since 1968, characterized by the steady breakdown and...
Depression is one of the most frequent causes of disability worldwide. It can
affect the psychological, social, and physical wellbeing of those that suffer from it, the
majority of which are women. Depression has been linked to immune activation as...
First year teachers--In-service training; Teacher turnover; Teachers--Job satisfaction
Experts attribute the teacher shortage to an increase in population while others
cite the retirement of a critical mass of baby boomers who came into teaching in the mid
to late twentieth century. Other experts argue that the teaching shortage is...
Autistic children--Education; Mainstreaming in education; Teachers--Attitudes; Inclusive education
The purpose of this research study was to examine the relationship between the
attitudes of public school teachers and the inclusion of students with autism in the general
education classroom highlighting individual teacher characteristics that...
Job embeddedness theory, as introduced by Mitchell, Holtom, Lee, Sablynski, and
Erez (2001), offers a method of discovering why people stay in an organization. By
analyzing the construct's three dimensions (links, fit, and sacrifice) within...
Counseling in higher education; Faculty advisors--Attitudes; College students--Attitudes
The best style of advising to offer students has been questioned over and over. The
literature review revealed uncertainty related to national surveys of advisors and students and
encouraged smaller institutional reviews. The Academic Advising...
The use of franchise advisory boards, typically composed of franchisees and
franchisor representatives, is common practice in domestic and international franchise
systems. Because effective board collaboration requires teamwork, understanding...
Mathematics--Computer-assisted instruction; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Special education--Mathematics
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of different instructional
types used in a mathematics intervention setting. In recent years, school staff have
implemented mathematics intervention programs to aid struggling students and...
Mathematics teachers--Training of; Student teaching; Mathematics teachers--In-service training
Teacher candidates enter teacher preparation programs with grounded beliefs
about teaching and learning. These beliefs are especially problematic in the area of
mathematics, as they hinder instructional decisions (Karp 1988, 1991; Kolstad &...
Within the discipline of rhetoric and composition, the notion of coherence possesses the status of sine qua non, yet this notion has been treated unevenly or been taken for granted, much as the process of composing itself was taken for granted for...
College sports--Management; Athletic directors; Women college administrators; Women--Employment
The roles of assistant and associate athletic director have been identified as
positions in the "pipeline" to achieving the position of Athletic Director (Grappendorf,
Lough, & Griffin, 2004; Lapchick, 2010). Given the...
Women Veterans--United States; Military discharge--United States; Women college students--United States
Through an exploration of identity and enculturation experiences, this narrative
inquiry dissertation investigated how female veteran students make meaning of their
experiences and renegotiate their understandings of identity after transitioning...
WHAS (Radio station : Louisville, Ky.)--History; Radio stations--Kentucky--Louisville--History; Radio broadcasting--Kentucky--Louisville--History
As the historiography on radio broadcasting continues to grow and forces
examination from the macro-level to the micro-level, station histories are becoming
increasingly important. The story of WHAS highlights the evolution of a nationally...
Educational change--Kentucky; School improvement programs--Kentucky; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Kentucky
This study examined student achievement scores in Kentucky elementary
schools to determine the relationship between implementing the America's Choice
comprehensive school reform model and student achievement in mathematics. Six