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Black families as embodied policy : politics of dignity transforming colonized policy procedures
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
) was used to ask the overarching research question for this dissertation: How do Black families and I become and act as policy agents in the process of policy development? The purpose aimed to explore how three Black mothers and I disrupted and exerted...
A qualitative case study of how an English language program at a U.S. university prepares Chinese students for U.S. undergraduate programs and communicative competence
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Chinese students account for about one-third of the international students at U.S. universities from 2013 to the present year 2020; however, many of them, after their arrival...
Conflict-affected women's discourses about access to higher education
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
This dissertation examined the discourses of 10 underserved women working to access higher education, in relation to the discourses of formal efforts to provide education access via international organizations (IOs) such as the United Nations...