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"Stories Matter:" A Narrative Inquiry Exploring First-Generation University Student PersistenceDownload
Though postsecondary participation has increased overall, the rate of participation has risen more sharply for middle-class students compared with working-class students (Knighton & Mirza, 2002). Especially pronounced is Krahn’s (2009) finding that children from families where at least one...
"Two-stones" stories: shared teachings through the narrative experiences of early school leaversDownload
The purpose of the research study was to inquire into the experiences of youth who leave school before graduating with a high school diploma. Through the narrative inquiries into the life and school stories of the participants, several threads are identified, providing opportunity for further...
Post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a phenomenon that describes how people grow in positive ways after trauma, surpassing their original level of functioning (Joseph, 2009). It is different from resiliency and coping, which can be characterized as “bouncing back” while PTG can be described as...
Children's Expression of Emotional and Cognitive Mental States in their Story Generation from PicturesDownload
Ortlieb, Andrea, Babar, Aseea, Baird, Shelby, Lang, Bretton
Background: The term mental state can be used to describe a person’s emotional or cognitive condition (i.e. feelings, thoughts, or perceptions). Narratives provide an important context for the use of mental state words, since stories in Western culture frequently describe characters’ thoughts...
This thesis examines the way gender and race intersect to produce a narrative of Africa as a place in need of development. Combining a theory of intersectionality as the interaction between race, gender, and class with the power relationships represented in and constituted by visual imagery, this...
This narrative inquiry was designed to enter into the conversation about what it means to educate for democratic citizenship. The introduction and literature review probe the meanings of democracy and citizenship and the role of education in creating democratic citizens. I used narrative inquiry...
First language maintenance and attrition among young Chinese adult immigrants: a multi-case studyDownload
The role of the first language (L1) has been generally acknowledged as having important implications for young immigrants’ linguistic, educational, socio-cultural, intellectual, career, and identity development (e.g., Cummins, 2001; Guardado, 2002; Kim 2006; Kouritzin, 1999). In this case study I...
From Explanation to Demonstration: A Conceptual Framework for the Study and Strategic Design of Interactive VisualizationsDownload
Interactive visualization is a burgeoning class of cognitive and communicative tools that is challenging to define. Typically, interactive visualizations have been evaluated by the multimodal features they are comprised of, or for the communicative tasks they support, but this contributes little...