Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies ETDs

 
Our department offers a rich and diverse set of courses and programs that address the needs of the increasingly complex world that is faced by teachers, scholars, and others interested in furthering their own knowledge and contributing to a deeper understanding of languages, literacy processes, diverse cultures, and educational thought. Work within Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies (LLSS) cultivates deep understandings, strategies, and expertise in: Language (including bilingual education and English as a second language Literacy (including reading, writing, language arts, digital studies, 21st century literacies, and literature studies) Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies (including race, gender, class, and sexuality) American Indian Education Social Studies Education Qualitative Research Methodologies

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PREPAREDNESS OF MUSLIM ESL STUDENTS TO MEET THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENT: A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN AN ISLAMIC PRIVATE SCHOOL, Radi Abouelhassan

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HEGEMONY IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE G8-BROADER MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA PARTNERSHIP FROM 2004-2013, Abdulaziz S. Abumilha

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An Institutional Ethnographic Account of Mandatory Professional Development in New Mexico, LaNysha Adams

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Experiencias de vida de mujeres líderes en universidades mexicanas, Jose Humberto Alanis Alanis

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Language, Power, and Ideology in High School EFL Textbooks in Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Al Jumiah

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Promoting EFL Learning Outside the Classroom Through the Use of Web-based Technologies After the Adoption of Blackboard in a Saudi University, Ahmed Saad Al Shlowiy

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The Enduring Communities Project of Japanese American Experiences in New Mexico during World War II and Beyond: A Teachers Journey in Creating Meaningful Curriculum for the Secondary Social Studies Classroom, Diane Ball

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Indigenous Language Educator's Experiences: Addressing Issues on the New Mexico Indian Education Act of 2003 and Strengthening the New Mexico Indigenous Language Programs in Public Schools, Geneva Becenti

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Add+VantageMR® Assessments: A Case Study of Teacher and Student Gains, Cathy Briand

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Teachers' Experiences with the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Julie A. Bryant

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EXPLORING THE ANCESTRAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: LEXICAL BORROWING FROM CISTERCIAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE, Keith Martin Cagle

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ADOLESCENT GEOGRAPHIES IN THE CLASSROOM: INTERACTIONS WITH PLACE- AND COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATION, Anna Gahl Cole

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The Politics of Play: A Sociocultural Analysis of Play in the Context of State Preschool Standards, Michelle Croasdell

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A CASE STUDY OF NON-NATIVE ENGLISH-SPEAKING INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE, Linka G. Crosby

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A SCAFFOLDED INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL TO TEACH DOCTOR OF PHARMACY STUDENTS TO EVALUATE RANDOMIZED AND NON-RANDOMIZED MEDICAL STUDIES ON A SIMILAR TOPIC TO REACH A CLINICAL CONCLUSION, Stefani Dawn

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PEDAGOGY OF POST 9/11 UNITED STATES: MUSLIM AMERICAN STUDENTS' EXPERIENCES, TEACHERS' PEDAGOGIES, AND TEXTBOOKS' ANALYSIS, Randa Nabil Elbih

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Students' perceptions of the use of peer-to-peer ESL text chat: An introductory study, Dale Arthur Garratt

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Ritos personales que señalan la transición de las mujeres a la segunda mitad de la vida, Angélica González Leal

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Negotiating Power, Identity and Mutuality: Graduate Students in Relation with Faculty, Administrators and Each Other, Donald Halquist

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Korean American Students' Language and Literacy Practices at a Korean Language School, Mihye Han

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Responding to the Storyworld of The Hunger Games through a Fan Fiction Fandom, Misty Nichole Horning

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Black in the Non-Black Imagination: How Anti-Black Ideology Shapes Non-Black Racial Discourse, Natasha Howard

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I felt like the enemy and the savior all at once': English teacher identity in a methods course wiki, Michelle Jewett

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Dual Language Teachers' Changing Views of Spanish Literacy Teaching and Learning as Influenced by Critical Dialogue, Susana Ibarra Johnson

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Quiet on the Set!: Writing Socially in an Elementary After-School Video Club, Charles Jurich

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English Immersion of Middle and High School Korean Students: Linguistic and cultural Experience of Relocation to the Southwest United States, Yanghee Kim

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JAPANESE PUBLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS PERCEPTIONS OF JAPANESE AS SECOND LANGUAGE (JSL) LEARNERS: DYNAMICS OF RACIALIZATION, Kelly King

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The Experiences of Panamanian Afro-Caribbean Women in STEM: Voices to Inform Work with Black Females in STEM Education., Beverly King Miller

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Evoking Visual Imagination in Teaching Writing: ESL Students' Perspectives, Izabella Kovarzina

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Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Decisions of Correctness in New Mexico Spanish, Leslie Merryl Kravitz

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STORYBOOK TO ENGAGE IN LITERACY PRACTICES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN KOREA, Hyo-Jin Lee

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Black Women's Search for Meaning: An Existential Portraiture Study on How Black Women Experience the 4 Existential Givens, Tamiko Lemberger-Truelove

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Spanish-Speaking Students Perceptions of EFL as Demonstrated in Writing for an Undergraduate English Phonetics and Phonology Course in Bogotá Colombia, Claudia Helena Lombana Giraldo

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Developing Adults' Oral English Communicative Competence in an EFL Environment: Collaborative Studies of a Chinese EFL Teacher and Her Students, Feng Luo

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Exploring the Mathematical Thinking of Bilingual Primary-Grade Students: CGI Problem Solving From Kindergarten Through 2nd Grade, Mary Elisabeth Marshall

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Whose Meanings: Constructing Environmental Justice, Sofia L. Martinez

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First-person singular pronouns in Japanese: How do they work in conversation?, Mami McCraw

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Memoir of a Bear Clan Woman's Educational Journey, Angelina Frances Medina

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The Case of EFA In Sub-Saharan West Africa: How Notions of Human Capital Shape the Discourse of EFA Policymakers and EFA Teachers in Sub-Saharan West Africa, Bonnie Minkus

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Being Raced, Acting Racially: Multiracial Tribal College Students' Representations of Their Racial Identity Choices, Michelle Montgomery

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The Racial Discourses of Teacher Education Students in the Urban Southwest, Virginia Necochea

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TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY IN K-12 SCHOOLS: A SURVEY OF TEACHER BELIEFS AND KNOWLEDGE, Dan Otter

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Teacher Perceptions about Diversity and the Achievement Gap: Understanding the Discursive Construction of Whiteness, Virginia Padilla Vigil

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION (ELE) AS A MARK OF SOCIAL DISTINCTION IN TAIWAN: BUXIBANS, ELE TEACHERS DISCOURSE, AND SOCIAL REPRODUCTION, YihFang Pan

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The Complex Journey of Biracial (Korean plus Other Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds) Youth in the Southwest, Kwang-Jong Park

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A Feminist Approach to Understanding ESL Identity Development: A Case Study of Korean Women in U.S. Universities, Seonsook Park

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What we can learn when we teach Retrospective Miscue Analysis to young, adult, incarcerated males, Gwen Patriarca

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INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ART, INDIGENOUS AESTHETICS AND REPRESENTATION, John Paul Rangel

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An Investigation of the Role of Guided Reading in Proficient First Grade Reader's In-School Writing, Jolene Reed

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Discourse, Power, and the Language of Racism: The Establishment of the Racial Contract in New Mexico, Jesse A. Romero

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(RE)MAKING MESTIZAJE: THE ROLE OF RACE AND GENDER NORMS IN LATINA COLLEGE STUDENTS DISCOURSE, Sarah Leah Santillanes

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Words Flying on the Wind: Buriat Mongolian Children in a Chinese Bilingual School, Valerie Sartor

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EFL TO ESL: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH L2 STUDENTS IN TRANSITION, Michael W. Schwartz

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DOES IT COMPUTE?: A STUDY OF THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Frederick Smith

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How do Teachers Understand and Act on policy Directives to Close the Gender Achievement Gap in Writing Present in State Test Scores?, Michael Stanley

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Conceptions of First-Year Secondary Mathematics Intern Teachers, Alan Tennison

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Teacher Responses to Participation in Hawaii's Kahua Induction Program, Rebecca Thigpen

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Empowering the Invisible Child: A Narrative Case Study of the Northwestern Michigan Migrant Program, Jessica Torrez

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Christianity in the Lives of Highly Educated African American Women, Cecelia J. Travick-Jackson

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Examining the Indigenous Relationship Between Education and the United States' Military from 2001-2009, Leola Tsinnajinnie

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Challenges and Possibilities of Emigrante Epistemology: Mexican Immigrants Caught in the Crossfire of Neo-liberalism within Post 9/11 United States, Elisabeth Valenzuela

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The Racialization of Dine (Youth) in Education, Vincent Werito

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Principals' Perceptions of Their Responsibilities and Practices Related to English Language Learners, Connie Yaqub

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Pre-service Chinese English as A Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers Perceptions about Implementation of Communicative Language Teaching, Huanan Zhang

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AN APPLICATION OF THE COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING (CLT) APPROACH FOR ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) LEARNERS IN THE ARAB CONTEXT, Rana Saad Al-Khafaji

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Spaña, New Mexico: Santos, Sonic and Second Cousins, Maria Elena C. Salazar

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Applied Literature: Expanding Cultural Understanding For Language Learners, Ahmed Sallam