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Perceived Influence of Artificial Intelligence on Educational Leadership's Decision-Making, Teaching, and Learning Outcomes: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Mousa Fayiz Abduljaber

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The Relationship between Leadership Styles of a Principal and African-American Student Achievement in Elementary Reading, Joel James Abe

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Exploring the Lived Experiences of Teachers When Enrolled in an Asynchronous Certification Program: A Phenomenological Study, Sara R. Allen

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Causal Comparative Study of Structured Literacy Knowledge Between Participants of Dyslexia Intervention Training Programs, Rhonda Rene' Alm

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A Hermeneutical Phenomenological Analysis of Cross-Race/Cross-Ethnic Academic Advising First-Generation Latina/o Students Attending a Predominantly White Institution, Aisha A. Alvarez

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Mentorship Experiences of College Level Educators: A Phenomenological Study, Rebecca M. Arsenault

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A Predictive Correlation and Causal-Comparative Study on Early Childhood Social-Emotional Scores, Socioeconomic Status, and Academic Achievement, Denise A. Ashley

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Comparing the Academic Self-Efficacy of English Language Learners Taking College Prep ESL, English Composition I, or English Composition II Courses at a U.S. Community College: A Quantitative Causal-Comparative Study, Shada Aweina

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Exploring the Role of Curricular Engagement in the Secondary English Classroom: A Case Study, Kelsey Leah Baldwin

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K-12 Teachers’ Experience with Professional Development on Implementing Intervention for Cognitive Reading Disorders and Dyslexia: A Qualitative Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Rosemary Balestieri

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Multimedia-based Pedagogy: Experiences of Elementary School Teachers in Developing Cognitively Stimulating Instruction, Siyanbola Enitan Balogun

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Neurodiversity Persistence in STEM Programs: A Phenomenological Study of Self-Efficacy Among Autistic Students in Higher Education, Cecil Anthony Banning

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The Academic Achievement Gap and the Cultural Experiences of Black College Students: A Phenomenological Study, Sonia Barnett

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Multiple Perspectives Examining How a High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program Affects Student Development: A Case Study, Kurt Duane Barry

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Understanding the Learning Experiences and Attitudes Related to the Academic Performance and Success of High School Students with Disabilities: A Phenomenological Study, Delavar Basha

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Enhancing Productive Vocabulary of ESL Learners: A Qualitative Case Study, Hala Bastawros

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Recommendations for Solving the Problem of Low Sixth-Grade Comprehension Proficiency Scores at Hermitage Middle School in Hermitage, Missouri, Shannon Beers

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A Phenomenological Study on the Experiences of English as a Second Language Adjuncts, Dawn Annette Bell

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Predicting Educator Perceptions of Tennessee's Teacher Evaluation System: The Role of Teacher Gender, Years of Experience, and School Level Taught, Leonida T. Bell

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Experiences of Educators in Implementing Mindfulness in K-6 Special Education Transition Settings: A Case Study, Matthew David Bilchak

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Learners' Lived Experiences for Filling Out a Professional Development Program's Formal Evaluation After Learning About the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Framework: A Transcendental Phenomenology Study, Judine Eleanor Bishop

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Social Skill Development in Teenagers with Autism Who Are Homeschooled in Rural Southwest: A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of Caregivers, Sondra J. Bistline

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Teacher Perceptions of Principal Personality and Intent to Remain: A Causal-Comparative Study, Brittani LeAnna Blair

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study Examining Science Faculty Experiences with Change When Transitioning from Traditional Laboratories to Non-Traditional Laboratories, Jessie Bostic

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Experiences of Teachers Who Have Taught Physical Education Remotely: A Qualitative Study, Danielle Causer Brabston

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Resilience of Teaching Juveniles: A Phenomenological Study of Teachers in Juvenile Corrections Facilities, Jessica D. Bradshaw

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A Phenomenological Study Examining the Required Preparation Experiences of Academic Advisors to Help Christian High School Students Develop the Highest Academic and Future Potential, Lizzie Toler Branch

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Quasi-Experimental Study of the Impact Spaced Practice and Retrieval Have on Mathematical Fact Fluency in Third-, Fourth-, and Fifth-Grade Students, Stefanie L. Breneman-Smith

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Remote Learning Among Second-Choice Homeschoolers in West Virginia: A Transcendental Phenomenology, Debra Dingess Brennan

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School Culture, Teacher Experience, and Commitment: A Phenomenological Study of High School Teachers at a Cyber Charter School, Sarah Cole Brodish

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The Perceptions of Army Instructional Systems Specialists Regarding a Formalized Training Program: A Phenomenological Study, Amber Danyel Elizabeth Brouillard

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A Case Study of Early Childhood Educators' Self-Determination in Implementing Social Emotional Learning Pedagogy, Ingrid Brouwer

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A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Elementary Teachers in Inclusion Classrooms, Julie Elise Brown

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A Phenomenological Study: The Academic Experiences of Low-Socioeconomic-Status ESL Learners Enrolled in a Mid-Sized Urban Community College, Anna Buck

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Preparing Early Educators to Support Young Children's Social and Emotional Development: A Phenomenological Study of Higher Education, Elizabeth Burany

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The Impact of Disability Support Services on the Success of Student Veterans: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Chante Kimberly Burnell

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A Phenomenological Investigation of North Carolina's General Pre-Kindergarten Teachers' Attitudes and Perceived Self-Efficacy Toward Inclusion, Susanne Williamson Carter

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Educator Motivation for Acquiring Expertise to Support Students with Dyslexia: A Phenomenological Study, Maria T. Casale

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Experiences Affecting Military Children's Performance in School: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Christopher Lee Pruitt Casely

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The Relationship Between Administrators' Use of Shared Leadership Practices and Teacher Efficacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Cheryl Turner Cavanaugh

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A Phenomenological Study of the Perceptions of Behavioral Supports for Students with Low Functioning Autism in Virtual Learning Programs, Alicia L. Chamberlin

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Late to the Game: A Phenomenological Study of the Educational Experiences of Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tammara Clevenger

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The Experience of Military Families Accessing Early Childhood Education and Care: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Kristine Clothier

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Investigating Experiences During Times of Uncertainty: A Phenomenological Study of High School Educators, Selinna Creasy

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Examining the Impact of Anxiety on Student Learning: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Teachers' Lived Experiences as They Support Students with Anxiety, Jennifer Hope Crews

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Teachers' Lived Experiences of Implementing Reading Interventions at the Middle School Level in Small Rural Districts to Meet the Requirements of the Colorado READ Act: A Phenomenological Qualitative Study, Misty M. Cronsell

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A Case Study of Online Discussion Boards for First Year College Students: A Qualitative Case Study, Eric Cummings

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Exploring the Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion Programs: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Ashley Cunningham

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Identifying Faculty Development Strategies: A Phenomenological Study on Affective and Behavioral Dimensions of Worldview Development in Biblical Higher Education, Zane Thomas Darland

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Differences in Out-Of-School Suspensions Between Black and White High School Students When Controlling for Student Factors, School Factors, and Delinquency, Steven Craig Davidson

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The Impact of Social Emotional Beliefs on Teachers' Self-Efficacy: A Correlative Study, Amber Davis

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Remotely Close: A Phenomenological Exploration of How Online Education May Impede Academic Persistence and Social Integration, Daniel Ryan Day

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A Phenomenological Study of the Perinatal Experiences Shaping a Woman’s Identity in Academia, Elizabeth Catherine DeBolt

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A Phenomenological Study of the Influence of Student-Centered Learners on Traditional Teacher-Centered Faculty in Medical Education, Michael Shan Deel

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Comparing Sense of Community Scores Between Online Information Technology Students Based Domestically and Those Based Internationally, Spencer DeGraw

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A Phenomenological Study of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Special Education Classrooms, Ashley DeLuccia

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Student Enrollment and the Experiences of Liberal Arts Faculty at a Historically Black College and University: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Sanford Derrick Dennis

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The Impact of Guided Doodle Note-Taking on Reading Comprehension: A Quasi-experimental Study, Kayla L. DeWald

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Male Motivation to Pursue Social Work: A Causal-Comparative Study Investigating the Differences in Male Students’ Motivational Orientation and Field of Study, Laura A. DiMarcantonio

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The Lived Experiences of Active-Duty Military Parents Caring for a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Grades 6 - 12: A Phenomenological Study, Anna Marie Douglas

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Student Success through First-Year Experience Programs: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Jeffrey Scott Downs

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Onboarding Practices: Mid-Atlantic Region Public High School Teachers' Lived Experiences, Tiffany M. Draper

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Self-efficacy and Student Experiences in a Corequisite Developmental Math Course, Jessica Edmiston

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The Impact of Language Intervention on At-Risk Kindergarten and First-Grade Students’ Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary: A Quantitative, Quasi-Experimental Study, Kimberly Quattlebaum Entzminger

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A Phenomenological Study Examining the Lived Experiences of Middle School Students Who Have Demonstrated Challenges in Math and Their Expectations to Improve Their Performance, Steven Duane Fencl

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Asynchronous Online Learning Motivation Experiences for Community College Degree-Seeking Non-Traditional Adult Learners: A Qualitative Study, Tomie L. Gartland

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Leveraging Signaling to Prevent Cognitive Disengagement in Virtual Middle School Students: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Mandira M. Gerrels

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The Resilience and Contribution of Positive Veteran Teachers: A Phenomenological Study, Eric B. Gibson

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Students with Learning Disabilities in a PostSecondary Education Setting: Identifying the Most Significant Supports, Daniella F. Giordano

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Exploring Perceptions of School Climate at the Middle School Level Through the Implementation of a School-wide House System: A Case Study, Mallory Graham

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A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Participation in Postsecondary Job Training Programs: A Qualitative Study, Jami Vickers Granberry

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The Role of Adaptive Learning Programs in Secondary Mathematics: A Phenomenology Study, Shameka Sharae Gray

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Virtual Versus Tangible Math Manipulatives: A Quasi-Experimental Study Comparing the Impact of Different Types on Mathematical Understanding, Haley L. Gullion

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A Case Study Examining How Culture and Shared Leadership Practices Improve Literacy, Jennifer Gutierrez

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Community College Professors' Experiences with Dual Credit High School Students: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Aldo Enrrique Guzman

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Predicting Performance on a Social Studies Assessment: A Correlational Study, David G. Hamilton

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A Qualitative Study: Teacher Perceptions About How They Are Prepared to Teach Students with Multiple Learning Disabilities in an Inclusive Classroom Setting, Tondra E. Hart

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General Education and Special Education Teachers' Attitudes and Comfort Levels in Having Appropriate Conversations with Special Needs Students: A Causal-Comparative Study, Jessica Leah Hensley

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The Lived Experiences of Women in Higher Education Administrator Roles Through the Salary Negotiation Process at the Time of Hire: A Phenomenological Study, Nancy Kay Hernandez

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Recommendations to Solve the Problem of Increased Referrals at the Escambia County Alternative School in Flomaton, Alabama, Ronda Hoffman

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A Dream Deferred: Black Girls and Student Discipline: Administrators' Perspective: A Case Study, Jacqueline E. Holland

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Instructional Design of Christian K-12 Homeschool Families in Central North Carolina: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Stephanie Banning Holmes

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A Phenomenological Study on Teachers' Perspectives on Experiencing Burnout in Title I Rural Appalachian Schools Grades 4–9, Kara J. Howard

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Pedagogical Development for Non-Degreed Career and Technical Education Adjunct Faculty: A Phenomenological Study, Robert M. Huffman

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A Multi-Site Case Study Examing How IEP Teams Determine the Least Restrictive Placement for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Elementary School Level, Jennifer J. Hull

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A Causal Comparison Study of Social-Emotional Learning at Private Elementary and Middle Schools With and Without Restorative Practices After Covid-19, Jai'Eisha Huntley

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Educators’ Perceptions of Exclusionary Discipline for Students with Disabilities in a Manifestation Determination Review: A Case Study, Jenell R. Huska

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The Lived Experiences of In-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Culturally Responsive Education: A Hermenuetical Phenomenology, Joshua J. Jackson

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Physical Aggression and Self-Injurious Behaviors Towards Self or Others by Non-verbal/Minimally Verbal Secondary Special Education Students with Autism in a Self-Contained Classroom: A Qualitative Case Study, Rodney Keith Jackson

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Recommendations for Solving the Problem of Low Teacher Retention for Houston Independent School District in Houston, Texas, Jordyn L. Jarrett

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Experiences of Educators with Libraries and Educational Technology to Close the Literacy Gap: A Phenomenological Study, Pamela Madina Jones

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A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Educators and Service Providers in the Identification Process of Minority Students for Special Education in East Tennessee Elementary Schools, Paula R. Jones

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A Transcendetal Phenomenology on Parents’ Motivational Beliefs Towards Involvement in Their Children's Education: The Lived Experiences of Parents Whose Children Have Attended a Kinder Through Fifth Grade Foreign Language Immersion Program, Kate Marie Kempen

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Simulation and Self-Efficacy in the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist: A Quantitative, Causal-Comparative Study, Joseph Craig Kiesznowski

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Understanding the Lived Experiences of Military-Connected Students Transitioning from the Military Way of Life to Higher Education: A Qualitative Study, Earnest Kincade

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Basic Needs Fulfillment and Course Completion Rates for Online University Students with Disabilities: A Quantitative, Non-Experimental, Causal-Comparative Study, Ashleigh M. King

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The Essence of Christian Paideia for Career Classical Christian Educators: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Binnie J. King

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Recommendations to Improve the Practice of Incorporating Emotional Intelligence Instructional Strategies Within the Marine Corps University Professional Military Education Continuum, Sarah Kirkland

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The Influence of Teacher Exhaustion on Attrition Involving Primary Teachers: A Qualitative Study, Carson Kleinknecht

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Exploring Differences in Perceived Learning for Students in Online Versus Face-to-Face Collegiate Pilot Ground Schools: A Quantitative Causal-Comparative Study, Christopher Komsa