ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.
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- 3 Public
- 2 Early childhood education
- 2 Education policy
- 1 Assessment
- 1 Cultural anthropology
- 1 Cultural practices and beliefs
- 1 ECLS-K
- 1 Early Childhood
- 1 Educational evaluation
- 1 Individual & family studies
- 1 Japan
- 1 Pedagogy
- 1 Preschool teachers
- 1 Public policy
- 1 Reading Instruction
- 1 Reading achievement
- 1 Social-emotional development
- 1 Standardized Tests
- 1 child care
- 1 comparative research
- 1 family policy
- 1 international comparisons
- 1 parental leave
- 1 political policy
This dissertation examines Japanese preschool teachers' cultural practices and beliefs about the pedagogy of social-emotional development. The study is an interview-based, ethnographic study, which is based on the video-cued mutivocal ethnographic method. This study focuses on the emic terms that Japanese preschool teachers use to explain their practices, such as amae (dependency), omoiyari (empathy), sabishii (loneliness), mimamoru (watching and waiting) and garari (peripheral participation). My analysis suggests that sabishii, amae, and omoiyari form a triad of emotional exchange that has a particular cultural patterning and salience in Japan and in the Japanese approach to the socialization of emotions in early …
- Hayashi, Akiko, Tobin, Joseph, Eisenberg, Nancy, et al.
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When my attention was brought to the overwhelming lack of family policy support in the United States, my curiosity led me to look into what other industrialized nations are doing to support growing families and find out what policies and programs have been put in place to better facilitate the work-home balance. I first provide a brief background context of family policy in the United States, leading up to the development and implementation of our nation's parental leave legislation, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). I present the crucial concerns of this provision, as well as the effects that …
- Martin, Amanda Jean, Swadener, Elizabeth, Nakagawa, Kathryn, et al.
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The purposes of this study were (1) to examine the direct and indirect effect of school-level testing policies on reading achievement though changes in amount and types of reading instruction, (2) to investigate the reading trajectories moderated by school-level testing policies longitudinally, and (3) to examine the relationship between testing policies and the achievement gap by exploring whether certain student characteristics moderate the relationship between testing policy and reading achievement, using Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten (ECLS-K) Cohort of 2010-2011 data. Findings from a multilevel full structural mediation model suggest that school-level frequency of state/local standardized tests had an indirect …
- Im, Haesung, Nakagawa, Kathryn, Thompson, Marilyn, et al.
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