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Masters ThesisSecondary school administrators' perceptions and opinions regarding the implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS)Chaves, LisaStudent behavior continues to be a significant concern among administrators and teachers. Traditional suspension and expulsion practices have failed to reduce negative behavior and prevent discriminatory practices. This study investigated secondary ad . . .
Masters ThesisShahrokhshahi, RitaPurpose of the Study: This thesis examines the patriarchal wounding of my Slavic mother line and follows the healing journey I took to transform wounds to enrich my self-identity in my pursuit toward wholeness Procedure: My study follows the motherli . . .
Masters ThesisSnyder, VictoriaIndividuals who struggle with a chronic and persistent mental illness can face many obstacles in coping with their daily lives. A community that embraces their mentally ill citizens can find that there can be a cohesive co-existence with these members . . .
Masters ThesisBynum, Steven LanceSocial media has permeated almost every aspect of the lives of anyone who utilizes the internet. Teachers and students are no exception. Students are most likely to use social media sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. This research focuses on . . .
Masters ThesisTransforming Kern's relationship with unwanted animals: are programs operated by county animal control effective in reducing the rate of animals euthanized?Guest, Suzanne BA 2004 article in the Bakersfield Californian detailed the relationship the community of Kern County had with what the writer calls “throw away” animals. A subsequent series of articles revealed approximately 25,000 animals were being killed in the lo . . .
Book ChapterWood, Lana MarikoThis chapter outlines the author’s experience co-designing and co-teaching an undergraduate problem-based learning public health course with faculty from her liaison department at a mid-size public university. During the year and a half spent on the d . . .
Masters ThesisHernandez, JaimeThis policy analysis describes the current expenditures for inmates in California. Expenditures for inmates have not reduced since the state of California has cut back on many programs throughout the state to close the deficit. The goal of this policy . . .
Masters ThesisSaso, MorganThe state of California has made tremendous budget cuts in the last year. Many of these cuts have affected the education of our children. In Bakersfield, CA a state funded women’s center wants to open up a children’s center for the women who have chil . . .
Masters ThesisLove, Wenzel DeseenThe policy analysis was conducted to find that the use of cell phones while driving causes drivers to be distracted mentally, and visually causing an increase in automobile accidents. According to the findings the use of a cell phone while driving lea . . .
Masters ThesisAnderson, Ian JWhen a child is placed into foster care, the courts and dependency care systems focus on finding a safe haven for the child which means that the child’s education is often overlooked. The long-term effects of not considering the child’s educational ne . . .