The graduate program in education at Dordt College prepares teachers for service in diverse settings, equipping them with God-centered reflective and transformative skills, knowledge, and dispositions for teaching, learning, and leading.

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Theses from 2012

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Differentiated Physical Learning Environment, Alisha Thiessen

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Effectiveness of Corrective Feedback during Repeated Readings, Lanae N. Nienhuis

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Formative Assessment in the Christian Classroom, Kevin Schenk

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Rediscovering the Garden in Kindergarten: Towards a Holistic Approach, Beth R. Bleeker

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Self-Regulated Learning and Mathematics Achievement in a Fourth Grade Classroom, Dawn Eliserio

Theses from 2011

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Correlations Between High School Athletic Participation and Academic Performance, Tim Klein

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Educators Learning Together: Promoting Meaningful and Motivating Professional Development in Christian Schools, Joshua E. Bowar

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Effect of Geometer’s Sketchpad on Student Knowledge and Attitude, David J. Dekker

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Gifted Students: What Motivates Them, Sharon Reitsma Zonnefeld

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Literacy and Lenses: Can the New Michigan Merit Curriculum Support the Mission of Covenant Christian High School‘s English Department?, Suzanne R. Looyenga

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Mathematics: Giving Classical, Christian Education Its Voice, James W. Seidel

Theses from 2010

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Literacy, Technology and Discernment: Investigating the Role of Information Technology in Literacy Education, Alisa Siebenga-Weening

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Sifting Through the Cultural Dust: A Pre-Transformational Activity, Robert Duiker

Theses from 2009

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lmproving Education Through Brain Research, Lisa J. Ihnen

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Strategies to Encourage and Support the Reluctant Middle School Male Reader, Wendy L. Poppema

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Toward a Vision for Distinctively Christian Educational Leadership, Sean-Jason Schat

Theses from 2008

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Enhancing Homework’s Effectiveness through Student Motivation and Parental Involvement, Jonathan T. Beutlich

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Integrative Approach: A Teacher Evaluation Process to Improve Practice at Fraser Valley Christian High School, N. Matthew Beimers

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Model for Teaching Musical Discernment in the Christian Secondary School, Zachary J. Vreeman

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Reaching Children Communally: School Improvement through Teacher Collaboration, Peter H. Roukema

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Standards-Based Assessment System in a Christian Middle School Science Classroom, David J. Mulder

Theses from 2007

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Advanced Placement European History Exam Potentiality, Russell W. Herman

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Are Teens Able to Articulate a Biblical Understanding of Christianity?, Sheila L. Bruns

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Character of Christ: A Proposal for Excellence in Christian Character Education, Lorraine A. Potter

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Creating Community among Colleagues: A Call to Collaboration, Thomas J. Knapper

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Gradual Release of Responsibility Approach in Developing Synthesis in Primary-aged Children, Michelle Te Grootenhuis

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Teacher-to-Parent Communication: What Parents Want from Alternative Educators, Shelley A. Hoogers

Theses from 2006

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Encouraging Reflective Thinking in the High School Classroom: Effective Use of Questioning and Wait Time Strategies, Jolyn M. Van Es

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Evaluating Thematic Units to Build Reformed Worldview, James M. Schuller

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Home Education: Declaring His Power to the Next Generation, Sandra Anderson

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Integration of Faith and Learning in Christian School Art Education, Ron D. Van Der Pol

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Students with Disabilities: Fundamentals to Determine the Best Academic Environment, Marlys Hickox

Theses from 2005

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Implications of Differentiated Instruction on Student Attitudes, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Is Classical Christian Education Compatible with a Reformed Christian Perspective on Education?, Peter L. Ton

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Relationship Between Traditional Grammar Terminology and Metacognitive Application of Grammar Concepts, Annalisa M. Buerke

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Study of the Effects of a Buddy Reading Program on the Reading Achievement and Attitudes of Kindergarten and Grade Seven Students at Abbotsford Christian School, Heritage Campus, Susan M. Dykshoorn

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Using Teacher Instructional Time More Efficiently Through the Use of MadMinute Software: A Tool for Teaching Elementary Children Basic Mathematics Facts, Jeremy Tinsley

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What Do People Believe to Be the Essential Elements in a Christ-Centered Curriculum?, Adam James Sterenberg

Theses from 2004

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Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Gwen R. Marra

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Attitudes Towards Educational Innovations in Christian High Schools in Northwest Iowa and Southeast South Dakota, Kimberly A. Hengeveld

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Conduct Disorder: Is It Treatable?, Renata Smith

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Effectiveness of Online Education in a High School Honors American Government Classroom, Lisa Yantes

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Is It Simply a New Language or Is It a Learning Problem?, Lynda M. Warner

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Providing Meaningful Alternatives to Senior Examinations, Mary Dirksen

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Secondary School Choral Curriculum Based on the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance Project, David P. Van Brugge

Theses from 2003

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Analysis of Four Current Educational Philosophies and Their Impact on Science Education: Towards a Reformed Christian Philosophy of Science Education, Kimberly J. Karhoff

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Assessing a Media Discernment Course for Freshmen at Illiana Christian High School: A Case Study, William Boerman-Cornell

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Attitude Changes Resulting from a Course in Middle East History, Aaron Imig

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Classwide Peer Tutoring With or Without Competitive Reinforcement: Impact on Academic Growth and Intrinsic Interest, Dale R. De Weerd

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Middle School Reading: From Reluctant to Strategic Reader, Amy S. Groetsema

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Role of Explicit Teaching of Cognitive/Metacognitive Reading Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension at the Elementary Level, Sheila R. DeBoer

Theses from 2002

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Brain-based Learning: Implications for the Elementary Classroom, Brenda Van Roekel

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Keys to Effective Resolution of Staff Conflict in Christian Schools, Sandra De Jong

Theses from 2001

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Fulfilling the Mission Statement through Senior Projects, Steve Kortenhoeven

Theses from 2000

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Comparison of Academic Progress and Social Development for Retained and Socially Promoted Spanish Speaking Children in an International English-Medium School, Mavis A. Runia

Theses from 1998

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Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning in Middle School Science, Alan Bandstra

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Effects of a Peer-Influenced Goal Setting Strategy on Internal Locus of Control, Tim Antonides

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Effects of Computer Assisted Instruction to Teach Word Recognition Skills to Grade Two Students, Wilma Kooistra

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Effects of Cooperative Learning Versus Direct Instruction and Independent Practice in a First Grade Mathematics Classroom, Andrea Wieringa

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Read Aloud Effectiveness on Comprehension and Attitude in Junior High Social Studies Classroom, Randy L. Hilbelink

Theses from 1997

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Effects of Keyboarding Skills on the Quality of Writing Using a Word Processor for Composing, Jon S. Kroeze

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Effects of Social Skills Training on Kindergarten Students, Cindy Van Den Top

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Teacher-Talk and Student-Talk: Peer Response Strategies in Two Eighth-Grade Classes, Charles A. Muether