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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The voiding cystourethrogram: minimizing patient and parent distress in an invasive radiologic procedure, Meghan Amarosa

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Anti-bias pedagogy and the progressive legacy, Chiara Di Lello

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Providing pediatric patients with a voice : understanding how children want to live before they die, Nina Friedman

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Testing the Global Ratings of Environments [GROE] in South Africa, Melissa Aives

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Learning in green spaces : a 1st and 2nd grade curriculum on the High Line, Alyssa Anker

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Romps, riots, and revels in the land of make-believe : imaginative play as a prerequisite for social and emotional development in early childhood through adolescence, Shoshana Balk

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A study of the evolution of mindfulness practice in an early childhood classroom, Katherine Berninger

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A closer look at the relationship between socioeconomic status and childcare, Dawn Campbell

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Cross-cultural bridges : closing the gaps in direct services with immigrant and diverse populations, Lucy Chen

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Towards a constructivist grammar curriculum for the United States, Tyler Jennings Crafts

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The sun is yellow, the bird is black : fostering a progressive pedagogy in rural Rwanda, Stephanie L. Davis

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The gendered image : an art and literature based curriculum for high school audiences, Emily Erwin-McGuire

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Engaging readers, engaging families : how can current research and thinking about reading engagement and motivation translate to the family context?, Erin Gordon

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Sounds and symbols : the relationship between auditory processing and reading, Jacqueline Kohos

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Mindfulness and children, Edna Moy-Rome

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Improving pre-service teachers' preparation to integrate music and movement in early childhood classrooms, Elaine Myrianthopoulos

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An exploration into the gender-based achievement gap in literacy: deficiency, difference, and teacher, researcher and measurement bias, Theresa Orlandi

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Child life story circuit : a resource for child life specialists on therapeutic play for adolescents through narrative, Melissa Pigden

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The Apple Trees School : adapting the developmental-interaction approach in South Korea, Jeffrey B. Rogers

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The benefits of art for children with special needs : a guidebook for teachers, Rachel Rothberg

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An invitation to rethinking early childhood learning spaces : museums as young learners' classrooms, Charissa Ruth

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"Through the ages: images that communicate" : a medieval art museum curriculum, Flannery Santos

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Quality of early childhood development services across contexts : experience with the Sithuthukile Trust, South Africa, Rachel Warren

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The stories we all share : a sixth grade geography curriculum based on Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden Walk", Georgina Wells

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Supporting the threads of the family tapestry : the role of child life in adoption, Rachel N. Werner

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Explorers of the Caribbean : the taíno people and their history - an original resource for social studies in upper elementary grades, Razi Abdur-Rahman

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O-sode no furiawase : the touching of sleeves : an original story based on the early life of a Japanese-American dancer for ages nine to eleven, Jina M. Accardo

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The Ifugaos and the Rice Terraces : a third grade social studies curriculum about a Philippine ethnic community, Emelita Corazon B. Bautista

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Swaney at the museum : a children's book about a transitional object overcoming separation anxiety, Miriam Berger

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Orchestrating a kindergarten block program : the teacher's role, Abbey Butcosk

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Picture books as art : the presence of children's book illustrations in museums and an analysis of children-visitor interactions at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Jennifer Cusworth

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A look at what are the best practices for infant and toddler care, Tara Greaney

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Franklin finds a home : an original mathematical story for children seven to nine years of age, Rachel Greenblat

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Experts in wondering : a study of Reggio documentation, Alison J. Hurewitz

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The Philippines' Masskara Festival : a nonfiction picture book, Monica Denise V. Javelosa

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The three petals : a modern literary fairy tale in the classical tradition, Amy Lipman

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Designing a professional development program for teachers that builds on their knowledge and inspires continued commitment and interest in early childhood, Susan Malone

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Moving from the what to the how : the effects of instructional coaching on student engagement, Mark Maranto

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Beatrice, Michele Helene Marglis

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My brain wakes up, Nicole McDonough

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What will you remember most? part II : a comparative analysis of elementary school student responses based on single-visit tours at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Kelsey McMillan

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A special educators insight on stigma, student performance and job satisfaction : who determines educational success?, Claudette Mincey

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Farming and education : an interview project advocating for farm-based education, Rebekah Mindel

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The early years : a handbook for new early childhood progressive educators, Mallory Morris

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A 4th-5th grade social studies curriculum unit on compromise and the Declaration of Independence, Elizabeth O'Ferrall

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Professional learning communities for early childhood teachers, Kristen Scotese

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How to approach research : a guide for child life specialists, Emily L. Springer

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Folk music : connecting young children and their families to American roots, Liana Stampur

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A case study of "The Shelter Program for Families in Temporary Housing" at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Leah Taradash

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Food we can all eat : a teacher's guide to allergen-free classroom cooking, Anna Vascellaro

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In the cool of the woods : an original story on burgeoning self-identity for 6s and 7s, Adelaide Wainwright

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The teacher in the studio, Molly Alexander

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Supporting the development of executive functioning skills in sixth grade students, Anne Davidson Anderson

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Etymology + animation = Etymation : the history of spelling via animations, Gladys Aponte

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Building and strengthening ties in the community through service-learning opportunities, Lori Auletta

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Disability in hiding : the effects of trauma in early childhood and the implications for classroom teachers, Dana Baker

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The win-win situation of mentoring : empowering adolescents through mentorship, Jami Baretta

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An alphabet of the arts, Jessica Barksdale

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"En la tierra de Irás y no volverás..." : using Spanish-language folktales as a foundation for lasting biliteracy, Timothy Becker

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SPARK : an educator's look at connection in 21st century American schools, Melissa J. Berrada

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Close examinations of texts by online learning communities through the Final Word protocol, Matthew Borgmeyer

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The big white envelope : addressing anxiety in young children through a story, Emily Bramowitz

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Late effects of childhood cancer : implications for child life specialists, Meghan Brewer

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Chanterelle finds a family : creating an original book for children, Nicole Brierre

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A study & original material on peer relationships & concepts of friendship in very young children, Maia A. Cannon

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Manhattan Monarch, Melinda Chan

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A life well crafted, Sarah Renee Clay

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After-school cooking curriculum : fruits & vegetables, Lauren Cooke

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Connecting the strands of wampum, Marissa Corwin

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Roof top garden play space, Karolyn Crutchfield

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A quality improvement investigation of pediatric asthma services for patients and their families, Tina DiMartino

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Going public : authentic teaching and learning through publication, Katherine Concotta Donahue

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Promoting language development in prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms through basic materials : a tool for early childhood teachers in New Orleans, Jennifer Durkin

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Immigration at the core : a curriculum for fourth grade, Ma'ayan Eckstein

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Storytelling and play as a way to help children and adults internalize the values of environmental awareness, Sana (Janet) Ehehosi

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A study of Lincoln Center Institute, Ashley Eichbauer

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Bullying : what you need to know, Hela Erez

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Being different, teaching difference : challenges and possibilities for non-heterosexual men in elementary school teaching, Jonathan Farmer

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Developing resilience in the elementary school classroom, Ellen Ferrin

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Putting the classroom to work--a classroom blueprint : how does a classroom environment influence teaching styles and a teacher's well being?, Maria L. Freda

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Rockin school : an audio, visual, and kinesthetic approach to general education through music, Tobias Gebb

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Another new teacher : a children's book and teacher's guide to addressing teacher change, Cheyenne M. Gleason

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How we understand intelligence and why it makes a difference : a literature review, Maya Golden

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Do you see what I see? : using students' self-portraits to gain new perspectives on teaching and learning, Jordana Goldstein

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Internationally adopted children & language-based school difficulties, Sylena B. Goodman

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Creating an optimal healing environment for pediatric patients and families : a medical school course on child life theory and practice, Erin Halman

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Addressing invisibility of Asian-American history and cultural heritage in North American school curricula : a curriculum guide, Kathryn Eliza Harris

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Lesson Study at the Bank Street School for Children, Ryan Harrity

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An evaluative study of family guides and subsequent design of a multi-museum third grade explorer's guide, Katherine Hillman

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Fostering global citizens in the infant and toddler classroom for the cultivation of a culture of humanism, Stefanie Horton

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Where is home? a Central Park adventure : an original children's book, Zachary Howard

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"Kids Create" : the development of an out-of-school program for creative, empowered exploration in Hudson, New York, Bonnie Scott Jones

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Making power visible for museum educators : a theoretical framework for multicultural museum education, Sehr Karim-Jaffer

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A trip to the epilepsy monitoring unit : using video modeling to prepare children and caregivers for inpatient EEG monitoring, Peyton Katz

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Curriculum design in the urban arts classroom; can the Common Core Standards be the great equalizer for arts education? : a research paper and studio art unit study, Kathleen Kennedy

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Something to celebrate : exploring cultural celebrations through childrens artwork, Jennifer Kirst

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Building community in the classroom through storytelling : theoretical and field-based perspectives, Yelena Kushnirova

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African-American language : linguistics, power, and the impact on all children, Kendra Lewis

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Natural science in our school environment : being five and being a scientist, Danielle L'Heureaux

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The bullying cycle : bullies, victims, and curriculum advances, Jordana Marshall