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The Unknown and Unknowable Shakespeare
(UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
A sense of mystery fills Shakespeare’s sonnets, mysteries that coax us into exploring dead ends, much like a Siren lures sailors to their rapturous, albeit vicious, deaths. A few of these tantalizing mysteries are: who ...
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in African American Women After Multiple Interventions
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
African American women are consistently diagnosed at later stages of breast and cervical cancer than Caucasian women, leading to increased morbidity and mortality rates. Although the mammogram and Papanikolaou (Pap) ...
MU Extension District Option Manual
(University of Missouri--Columbia Extension Division, 2014)
A Narrative Inquiry into Experiences of Teaching Reading
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
In recent years, educators have been paying attention to reading instruction and reading strategies in English classes at the high school level for several reasons. One of those reasons is the adoption of Common Core ...
A Violence Prevention and Preparedness Educational Intervention in Primary Care Clinics
Violent acts of patients and/or visitors in the healthcare setting are an increasing problem that threatens the physical safety and psychological well-being of primary care office staff members and providers, as well ...
Health Literacy Provider Training and Patient Satisfaction
Ninety million Americans lack the health literacy skills required to adequately manage their health while healthcare professionals lack the formal training to appropriately address the needs of low health literate ...
Heuristic Descriptive Case Study of Math and Language Arts Teachers' Past and Current Experiences in the Implementation of the Missouri Learning Standards
(University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
Teacher retention and attrition continues to be relevant areas of concern for school districts as many reports are surfacing correlating the performance of students with the attrition rate of teachers. The focus of ...
Generational differences in the news media regarding an individual's right to privacy
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
Throughout the research component of my master's professional project, I sought to effectively gauge the generational differences that may exist between broadcast journalists of the baby boomer generation and non baby ...
Gender Perceptions: A Narratological, Social Constructivist, Case Study of the Literacy Experiences of Urban African American Male Elementary Students
The purpose of this critical, narratological, social constructivist case study was to explore the literacy experiences of African American males and their relationships to masculinity in a third grade public school ...
The Coterie Theatre’s Transition from Children’s Theatre to Multigenerational Theatre: 1991-2014
The programming of The Coterie Theatre of Kansas City, Missouri, under Artistic Director Jeff Church, was studied from September 1990 to August 2014. The works researched included world, commissioned and American premieres ...
An online disconnect : a case study of the effect of social media on a metropolitan newsroom's organizational culture
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
This research explores the role of social media use in a traditional newsroom by examining how reporters and editors use social media tools, particularly Twitter and Facebook, in their day-to-day work activities. It uses ...
Data Driven Decision-Making in Midwest Charter Schools: Teachers’ Experiences in the Classroom
data to evaluate instructional practices and student progress. In many districts in America, a data specialist is even hired to gather, disaggregate and interpret data for the entire district or specific schools. Due to funding, many charter schools...
A Qualitative investigation of patients' transitional states of engagement in HIV-related medical care
This qualitative study was designed to investigate the factors related to engagement in HIV-related medical care and specifically periods that can be characterized as transitions in and out of care. Data were collected ...
A Narrative Inquiry and Self–Study of Practice Investigation into Experiences with Older Adults and Aging via an Online College–Level Gerontology Course
The population of older adults in the United States is increasing to new heights. Society members trained in gerontological education, health care of elders, and service providers for older adults will be needed in the ...
Implementing a Student-regulated Learning Tool in Reading: A Heuristic Case Study
The use of a self-regulated learning tool can provide students with an organized and helpful avenue toward setting goals, creating action plans to meet those goals, and most importantly, reflect on the goals to monitor their progress. Then adapt...
Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of Administrator Influence on Teaching and Learning
and the notion that people act and react to things based on the interpreted meanings things have for them. People are constantly undergoing change based on social interactions, and society changes through interaction. Based on this premise teachers are constantly...