|Gifted Women Who Underachieve: A Study of Mathematics and Gender
||This investigates the underachievement of gifted women in mathematics. Chapter one looks at the sources of societal negative attitudes toward mathematics, why we study mathematics and reasons mathematics is hard to learn. Chapter two looks at obstacl...
|Transforming Oppression in Nursing Education: Towards a Liberation Pedagogy
||This work explores the history of oppression in nursing education and how this oppression serves to perpetuate hostility, mistrust, and rigidity in nursing programs. It looks at how oppressive behaviors are learned and transmitted in nursing programs...
|Upon the King : myth and meaning in the principalship
||"The night before the historical battle of Agincourt, in Shakespeare's retelling of the events, King Henry dons a cloak and walks among his troops, conversing with them frankly, if in secret, about the responsibilities of the leader and the led. Enou...
|Critical aesthetic pedagogy : toward a theory of self and social understanding
||"This dissertation attempts to describe a new form of education called Critical Aesthetic Pedagogy. The object of this pedagogical method is to infuse aesthetic experience into critical educational practices in order to enhance capacities in students...
|Is the leadership in the black church complicit in the perpetuation of dominance and oppression?
||This dissertation investigates the relationship between church leadership and parishioners and hypothesizes that the leadership in the black church is complicit in the perpetuation of dominating and oppressive behaviors within the communities that ar...
|Thank you God: a way through the wilderness of double standards, misinformation, and fear to the promised land of welcome and radical inclusivity
||The "Black" Church organize, sort, and select members of their congregation based on the leadership's understanding of spirituality, morality, and traditional socialization of religious practices within faith communities. The "Black" Church doctrine:...
|Shame on you; shame in me: the impact of degradation on males who identify as gay
||Literature in gender and identity studies does not reveal plentiful inquiry regarding the impact of shame, particularly with regard to males who identify as gay; however, the literature does reflect that people who identify as non-conformist with reg...
|The emperor has no clothes: teaching about race and racism to people who don't want to know
||The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know
is designed to offer both practical and theoretical grounding for leaders and teachers interested in
effectively addressing racism as well as other oppressi...
|Looking for love: a critique of doctrinal elements of a curriculum framework for the development of catechetical materials for young people of high school age published by the U.S. conference of catholic bishops (USCCB), November 2007.
||This study critically examines the curriculum framework published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which directs the four year, eight semester course of study for religion classes taught in all U.S. Catholic high schools. By examining this ...
|Positive freedom: an exploration of pedagogical citizenship
||The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the pedagogical attempt to teach for citizenship in the public school setting. Using the tools of critical/ liberatory pedagogy the critical scholar embarked on a discovery of the foundations of his peda...
|Renewing the cultural and environmental commons: creating communities of mutual care, solidarity and reciprocity
||This dissertation explores the growing social, economic, and environmental crisis and the resulting culture of fragmentation, destruction and moral disconnection. Utilizing a semi-autobiographical approach that grounds my research in the context of m...
|Disciplinary disproportionality and the organization of power
||Schools continue to struggle with disproportionate disciplinary outcomes for Black/African American students (Children's Defense Fund, 1975) within a social context that no longer openly discusses or acknowledges the potential impact of race (Bonilla...
|All the pieces matter: discovering moral imagination along the wire
||Abstract: This dissertation is an investigation into the tool of moral imagination in the service of social justice. Supported by the philosophies of David Purpel, Maxine Greene, and John Dewey, this analysis is engaged through six themes examined th...