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Northeastern University

1. Sironen, Lynn. Understanding communication at Large Suburban High School; Understanding Communication at LSHS.

Degree: EdD, School of Education, 2016, Northeastern University

Communication issues at Large Suburban High School have been raised by state surveys and accreditation documents.; If effective communication is essential for student achievement and growth and if challenges and opportunities exist, then both the challenges and the opportunities must be examined. Using the theoretical framework of Epstein's six types of parental involvement (Epstein, 1995), theories of overlapping spheres (Epstein, 2008) and Media Richness theory, (Lendel and Daft, 1989) the exploratory case investigated communication at this school by interviewing district and school administrators, conducting two focus groups with parents and teachers examining documents with the goal of answering the central question ; "What is the process by which key stakeholders at LSHS, including administrators, teachers, and parents engage in communication?" Communication included oral, electronic and written correspondence between the school administrators, educators, and parents.

Subjects/Keywords: communication; high school; parental involvement; Communication in education; Communication in organizations; Education, Secondary; Parent participation; Parent-teacher relationships; School of Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Sironen, L. (2016). Understanding communication at Large Suburban High School; Understanding Communication at LSHS. (Doctoral Dissertation). Northeastern University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2047/D20213094

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sironen, Lynn. “Understanding communication at Large Suburban High School; Understanding Communication at LSHS.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Northeastern University. Accessed December 07, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/D20213094.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sironen, Lynn. “Understanding communication at Large Suburban High School; Understanding Communication at LSHS.” 2016. Web. 07 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Sironen L. Understanding communication at Large Suburban High School; Understanding Communication at LSHS. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Northeastern University; 2016. [cited 2019 Dec 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2047/D20213094.

Council of Science Editors:

Sironen L. Understanding communication at Large Suburban High School; Understanding Communication at LSHS. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Northeastern University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2047/D20213094


University of Florida

2. Mhin, Sung Wook. Crystallization Behavior of Solution Deposited Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films.

Degree: PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, 2013, University of Florida

Leadzirconate titanate (Pb(Zrx,Ti1-xO3, PZT) is awell-known piezoelectric and ferroelectric material. PZT in the form of thinfilms has current applications in capacitors, microsensors and microscalemechanical bugs. For the preparation of PZT thin films, chemical solutiondeposition is one of the most utilized techniques due to the low cost andaccurate control of stoichiometry in the thin film. During chemical solutiondeposition, PZT precursor solutions are deposited onto a substrate using spincoating, and after pyrolysis, amorphous thin films are obtained. The amorphousthin films are crystallized by heating to a higher temperature. Intermediate PtxPband fluorite phases are commonly observed prior to the formation of perovskitePZT thin films during crystallization. In addition, depending on the differentprocessing conditions during crystallization such as the atmosphericconditions, heating rates and different substrates, different texture can beobtained in PZT thin films. However, the mechanism of texture control in PZTthin films is not well understood, because it is difficult to track the changesduring fast crystallization from amorphous to perovskite PZT within a fewseconds. Thus, in situ x-raydiffraction (XRD) measurements are useful to observe the phase and textureevolution of PZT thin films during crystallization. Inthis dissertation, in situmeasurements of PZT thin films using laboratory- and synchrotron based XRD wereconducted to investigate the phase and texture evolution duringcrystallization. The stability of intermediate phases and perovskite PZT wasobserved during crystallization in different atmospheric conditions. Based onthese observations, a novel processing method was developed. Switching atmospheric conditions during crystallization ofPZT thin films suppressed the intermetallic PtxPb phase and promotedthe perovskite PZT phase. Further,based on the observations of phase and texture evolution using differentheating rates and substrates during crystallization, a mechanism for texturecontrol of PZT thin films is provided. 111 texture was observed in PZT on 111Pt electrodes. It is suggested that 111 Pt nucleates 111PZT directly. Similar trends for the formation of 111 texture were observedin PZT on an amorphized PbTiO3 (PTO) seed layer, which implies thatnucleation of 111 texture occurred on a 111 Pt electrode. Conversely,dominant 100 texture was observed in PZT on amorphized PTO duringcrystallization at slow heating rates. It is suggested that surface orhomogeneous nucleation occurs at slow heating rates to promote 100texture in PTO layer at low temperature, and 100 textured PZT isnucleated from 100 texture of PTO layer at higher temperature. Also,interdiffusion between the PTO layer and the PZT layer during crystallizationled to the formation of PZT with an inhomogeneous composition throughout thethin films. Unlike PZT on amorphized PTO, dominant 100 texture was observedin PZT on crystalline PTO regardless of heating rates during crystallization.Also, the formation of the PZT thin films was observed… Advisors/Committee Members: Jones, Jacob L (committee chair), Phillpot, Simon R (committee member), Myers, Michele V (committee member), Perry, Scott S (committee member), Biswas, Amlan (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Crystallization; Electrodes; Fluorite; Heating; Nucleation; Parent teacher organizations; Perovskites; Pyrolysis; Thin films; Wave diffraction; crystallization  – pzt  – thinfilms  – xrd

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APA (6th Edition):

Mhin, S. W. (2013). Crystallization Behavior of Solution Deposited Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Florida. Retrieved from http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0045898

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mhin, Sung Wook. “Crystallization Behavior of Solution Deposited Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Florida. Accessed December 07, 2019. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0045898.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mhin, Sung Wook. “Crystallization Behavior of Solution Deposited Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films.” 2013. Web. 07 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Mhin SW. Crystallization Behavior of Solution Deposited Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Florida; 2013. [cited 2019 Dec 07]. Available from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0045898.

Council of Science Editors:

Mhin SW. Crystallization Behavior of Solution Deposited Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Florida; 2013. Available from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0045898


Virginia Commonwealth University

3. Levy, Rachel A. The Intersection of Economic Disadvantage and Race and the Expanded Role of Parent-Led School-Supporting Nonprofit Organizations in K-12 Public Schools in the Richmond, Virginia, Metropolitan Area: A Mixed Methods Approach.

Degree: PhD, Education, 2018, Virginia Commonwealth University

Nongovernmental actors have long been involved in the funding of U.S. K-12 public schools. With recent cuts to state funding to public education, however, groups called school-supporting nonprofits (Nelson & Gazley, 2014) have taken on a much larger role in school funding. Nonacademic, volunteer, parent-led groups such as parent teacher associations (PTAs), parent teacher organizations (PTOs), and booster clubs, especially, have grown in number and in amount of revenues raised, and are funding core school needs and functions. This situation confuses obligations of public institutions, undermines equity, and complicates the role of educational leaders. This mixed-methods study explores the influence of school-supporting non-profit organizations (SSNPs), in the suburban districts in the Richmond, VA quad-county metropolitan area. The focus of the current study is on the intersection of student economic disadvantage and race/ethnicity with the presence and types of SSNPs, their volunteer capacity and activities, and their financial capacity and impact. This study further examines why and how SSNPs exist as they do and how educational and nonprofit leaders manage their roles. Results show meaningful differences between groups in almost every variable, showing socioeconomic and racial disparities exacerbated by parent-led SSNP organizations. SSNPs at the most affluent schools with the most White and Asian students justify their work by touting the benefits to SSNP members’ children, explaining that the raising of funds and providing of volunteer staffing is both a virtuous activity and needed for the schools they support to function. Educational leaders must share power with these groups. This phenomenon raises questions about the purpose of SSNPs as civic and nonprofit organizations, exacerbates already inequitable availability of educational opportunities and resources across schools, and threatens the public nature of public education. While many policy remedies for this problem exist, a priority is more public revenues and funding of public schools. Advisors/Committee Members: Charol Shakeshaft, Ph.D., Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D., Katherine Cumings Mansfield, Ph.D., Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D..

Subjects/Keywords: education support organizations; school-supporting nonprofit organizations; private money public schools; parent engagement; parent teacher groups; suburban education; Educational Administration and Supervision; Educational Leadership; Education Economics; Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

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APA (6th Edition):

Levy, R. A. (2018). The Intersection of Economic Disadvantage and Race and the Expanded Role of Parent-Led School-Supporting Nonprofit Organizations in K-12 Public Schools in the Richmond, Virginia, Metropolitan Area: A Mixed Methods Approach. (Doctoral Dissertation). Virginia Commonwealth University. Retrieved from https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/5566

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Levy, Rachel A. “The Intersection of Economic Disadvantage and Race and the Expanded Role of Parent-Led School-Supporting Nonprofit Organizations in K-12 Public Schools in the Richmond, Virginia, Metropolitan Area: A Mixed Methods Approach.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Commonwealth University. Accessed December 07, 2019. https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/5566.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Levy, Rachel A. “The Intersection of Economic Disadvantage and Race and the Expanded Role of Parent-Led School-Supporting Nonprofit Organizations in K-12 Public Schools in the Richmond, Virginia, Metropolitan Area: A Mixed Methods Approach.” 2018. Web. 07 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Levy RA. The Intersection of Economic Disadvantage and Race and the Expanded Role of Parent-Led School-Supporting Nonprofit Organizations in K-12 Public Schools in the Richmond, Virginia, Metropolitan Area: A Mixed Methods Approach. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Virginia Commonwealth University; 2018. [cited 2019 Dec 07]. Available from: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/5566.

Council of Science Editors:

Levy RA. The Intersection of Economic Disadvantage and Race and the Expanded Role of Parent-Led School-Supporting Nonprofit Organizations in K-12 Public Schools in the Richmond, Virginia, Metropolitan Area: A Mixed Methods Approach. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Virginia Commonwealth University; 2018. Available from: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/5566

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