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Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Education


The Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives is a product of EPPL 604 Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Education Theory, Research, and Practice, a doctoral core course at the College of William & Mary School of Education.

In this small community of scholars, the students collaboratively write, present, peer edit, and "publish" a scholarly work that applies a theoretical perspective to a practical problem in education. This is a mock journal intended only as an exercise in the scholarly writing process. The journal accepts manuscripts only from graduate students at the College of William & Mary School of Education.

Volume 9, Issue 1 (August 2016)


Empowerment through PBIS
Howard E. Townsend, IV

The Value and Purpose of Student Advisories
William S. Shipp

Effects of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme on Student Performance in Low-performing Schools
Juvenal E. Abrego-Meneses

Disproportionate Rates of Discipline and the African-Descended Girl
Deanne Moore

Growing New Teachers’ Self-Efficacy to Improve New Teacher Retention in High-Poverty, High-Minority Schools
Barbara R. Kimzey

Applicable Outcomes: An Evaluation of the Investigations Elementary Math Program
Sean Hamer

The Impact of the Middle School Transition on the Science Achievement Gap
Antoinette Glenn

Principal Leadership that Promotes Collective Teacher Efficacy
Christin C. Ellis

Academic Effectiveness in Single Sex Educational Settings for Boys
John DeVault

The Black and White of It: The Harmful Effects of Unequally Applied Discipline
Carolyn R. J. Clark

Project-Based Learning and Teacher Self Efficacy
Jason M. Allison

Volume 8, Issue 2 (December 2015)


Conflict Theory and Educational Stratification
Michelle Arnold, Alana Davis, Yi Hao, and Anthony Siradakis

The Role of Symbolic Anthropology in a Model to Raise Achievement and Reduce the Achievement Gap in Education
Melissa Bentley and Donna Milligan

Analysis of the Virginia Teacher Evaluation System Through a Functionalist Lens
Brendan Bourdage, Kelly Erickson, and Yi Hua

The Impact of Positive Psychology on Higher Education
M. Mackenzie Brady, Dawn Edmiston, Leah Horrell, and Noël Williams

Alcohol Acculturation: Analyzing College Drinking Culture
Ashleigh Brock and Trici Fredrick

Let’s Listen: An Examination of Segregation in Today’s Schools Through the Lens of Critical Race Theory
Molly Field, Paige Tucker, and Erin Wojtkun

Conceptual History and Post-Colonialism: A Concern about Equitable Representation in Schools
Danielle Giscombe, Natalia Kuznetsova, and Joshua Wilson

The Influence of Behaviorism on Elementary Arithmetic Teaching
Eric Liu

Volume 8, Issue 1 (August 2015)


Supporting Novice Teachers Through Mentor ProgramsPaula Huffman
Supporting Changes in Practice Through Coaching ConversationsJennifer Lee Vaughan
Technology-Based Literacy Instruction for At-Risk StudentsBrigitt A. McGuinnes
Fostering Academic Optimism through Adaptive SchoolsAmy H. Stamm
The Use of Computer Adaptive Testing and Data Driven Instructional Strategies Achievement in Private EducationMichael Riley
Effective Implementation of Technology to Personalize Learning: Preparing Students to Thrive in a Global SocietyKathleen J. Meagher
Increasing Academic Achievement and Behavioral Expectations: PBISTiffany Busch
Implementation of Read Well as an Intervention for Economically Disadvantaged Students in Grades 1 and 2 Reading Below Grade LevelTiffany L. Chatman
The Effect of Whole Brain Teaching on the Academic Outcomes of African American Elementary Male StudentsWendy VanHosen
School-Based Mental Health Supports: The Answer to Existing Student NeedsNyah D. Hamlett
The Barriers to Preparedness for Algebra I in Low SES and Minority Inner City DistrictsCassandra Harris
Review of Research on Online High School Recovery ProgramsTitinesha Llewellyn
Addressing Restraint and Seclusion in Schools with Resiliency, Empathy, GratitudeDavid W. Parrish
Professional Development for Balanced Literacy InstructionSarah McGrady Schmidt

Volume 7, Issue 3 (December 2014)


Consumerism in Higher Education: Pressures and Faculty Conformity
Amanda Armstrong, M. Amanda Johnson, Madeline Smith, and Jaymi Thomas

Symbolic Interactionism and Bullying: A Micro-Sociological Perspective in Education
Elizabeth Auguste, Ali Briggs, and Lee Vreeland

The Political Forces Driving High-Stakes Assessment in America’s Public Schools
Lindsey Caccavale, Marquita Hockaday, Leah Shy, and Chandra Stevens

Informed Interaction: A Funds of Knowledge Approach to Students in Poverty
Davis Clement, Brian Fries, Mike Postma, and Bei Zhang

The Gifted Label and Biases toward Giftedness through the Lens of the Structured Functionalist
Toni Gay, Sakhavat Mammadov, and Amy Runge
[Article not posted online]

The Art of Reflection and Self-Study in Student and Teacher Development
Matthew Harpold, Nicholas Marsella, and Patricia Moran

Cognitive Behaviorism as a Foundation for Feedback: Promoting Teacher Growth and Development Through Reflection and Analysis
Monica Manns, Jay Samant, Anna Thomas, and Jennifer Tingley

Volume 7, Issue 2 (August 2014)


Teaching and Learning from a Different Perspective: The Case for Culturally Responsive Curriculum
Patricia M. Tilghman

The Effect of Summer Vacation on Student Achievement for Disadvantaged Students
Ann B. Kreft

Fidelity of Implementation of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
Jill Gaitens

Equity and Access for Minority Students in AP Courses
Lynne Bland and Anne Neve

Programs to Increase the Graduation Rate
April Hawkins

Digital Spaces for Knowledge Creation: Building Community in the Digital Age
Karen Conner and John Drummond
[Article not posted online]

You Go, Girl: Shrinking Gender Gap Paves Way for Female Superintendents
Chelsea Ireland

New Teacher Induction: Support, Self-efficacy, and Satisfaction
Warren Hunter

A Case for a Community of Practice Approach to Collaborative Inquiry
Denise Citarelli Jones

Volume 7, Issue 1 (May 2014)


Environment and Affect: Towards an Emotional Geography of Student Persistence

Jamison Miller and Michael Donlan

Drama Education for Student Empowerment: The Impact of the Humanities’ Disciplinary Values on Practice
Melanie Lichtenstein and Joey Thomas

Hispanic College Choice: A Sociocultural Anthropological Perspective
Diana Hernandez and Justine Okerson

Supporting Novice Faculty: Induction and Retention
Sean Bates and Linda Feldstein

Sociology, Cultural Capital Theory, and Underrepresentation – A Transformational Approach
Allison Sheppard
[Article not posted online]

Fostering Communication: Advocacy of Asynchronous Online Discussion among Faculty in Higher Educational Institutions
Kimberly Rodriguez and Kimberly Edwards
[Article not posted online]

Volume 6 (2013)


Beyond the Confines of the Classroom: Self-Directed Learning and Student Self-Efficacy from the Perspective of an Elementary School

Earl R. Arnoldson

Reducing Out-of-School Suspensions: The Potential Impact of Developing Social-Emotional Competency Within Students

Bloodline Bobb-Semple

Linking Teacher Self-Efficacy to Teacher Evaluations

R. Shannon Finnegan

Using Student Growth Data in Teacher Evaluation: Selecting Measures for the Other Teachers' Students

Cheryl A. Gould

Teacher Turnover: A Look into Teacher Job Satisfaction

Natalie Lytle

Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID): A Look at GPA, Attendance and Motivation as Outcomes in a Program Evaluation

Philip M. Pugh, Jr.

Place-Based Education: Forcing Hard Questions

Stephen Truman Sugg


Volume 5 (2012)


Improving Student Engagement: A Look from a K-12 and a Higher Education Perspective

Auggy Kang and S. Mark Sikes

Fostering Professionalism in the Era of Accountability:How Principals' Best Practice Can Inform District Leadership

Ji-Hyun Jun and Krista Root

The Use of Technology in Cultivating a Sense of Global Citizenship in Students

Jaimie Clougher and Kerri Mahoney

Providing Gifted Education Services for Diverse Students: Policy-Related Issues

Keisha Mayfield and Young-Eun Son

From Normal Schools to Teach for America

Duna Alkhudhair and Rachel Ball

Cultural Diversity: A Look at Diverse Students and Tolerance Issues in Schools

Alexis Harvey and Kimberly Pickles

College Student Identity and Sexual Behavior: Self Expression or For-Profit Enterprise?

Amy Moore and Angelo Letizia


Volume 4 (2011)


Motivation and Computer-Based Instructional Design

Adam Barger and Kirstin Byrd

Social Contexts and Processes that Influence Effective School Principals

Beverly Becker and Micah Smith

Perceived Organizational Support (POS) and Retention of Rural Special Education Teachers

Michelle Boyd and Tina Smith

The Sociology of Educational Supervision and Evaluation

Laura Burton, Maria Krug Carper, and Virginia Wilburn

Cognitive Psychology: Increasing Adult Technology

Peter Georges and Cathy Thornton

The Effects of Culture on Student Inquiry in the Science Classroom

Elizabeth Hobson and Leslie Bohon

Positive Psychology and Self-Efficacy: Potential Benefits for College Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities

Carla A. Costello and Sharon L. M. Stone
Published Summer 2012 by Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25(2), 119-129: Link here

Culture Clash: Gifted Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Neurotypical School

Lori Andersen and Patty Costis
(Submitted and under review by another publication)

Volume 3 (2010)


Social Capital and First-Generation Students: A Sociological Perspective

Molly O’Keefe and Benji Djeukeng

Education and the New Sciences of Human Nature: How Evolutionary Psychology Can Inform the Education of Young People

Charles Smith and Kevin Goff

The Impact of Adult Learning Theory And Literacy Coaching

Susan Swift and Christopher Kelly

Positive Psychology: Faculty Trust in Students and Student Voice

Michael Cromartie and Brian Nichols

School Climate and Student Outcomes

Thomas N. Collins and Kyleah A. Parson

Math Teacher Self-efficacy and Its Relationship to Teacher Effectiveness

Laura Bitto and Shannon Butler

Engaging Students in Art and Humanities: A Potential Solution for Meeting Standards

Jeanne Knieriemen and Gayle Roege

Cultural Competency though the Lenses of Anthropology

Craig Reed and Jim McGrath

Volume 2 (2009)


The Increase of Federal Influence on Educational Policy in the United States:
A Pathway to National Standards and Testing

Clint Calzini and Paul Showalter

Adult Learning Theory and Dropout Prevention

April Lawrence & Makalla Routten

Teacher Self-efficacy and the Supervision of Marginal Teachers

Karen Cagle and Paul Hopkins

Bridging the Cultural Divide: MinorityStudent Identification with School Culture

Alexis C. Swanson and Karyn M. Yeldell

Flow Theory and Student Engagement

Carol Whitson and Jodi Consoli

An Integrated Approach to Teaching and Learning for Students with Cognitive and Physical Differences

Tammie Rollins-Hines and Mary Mau Runnells

Academic Optimism:The Possible Benefits Over Current Discipline Policies

Kelly MacPherson and Carol Carter

Growing Teacher Professionalism Through Professional Learning Communities and Trust

Cathy Bacote and Patrick Humphrey


Volume 1 (2008)

Historical Implications on Educational Reform

Aaron Butler and Donny Pyles

Reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act: Political Forces and Perspectives

Regina Bankole and Rob Williams

Moral Reasoning: A Necessary Standard of Learning in Today's Classroom

Katie Dolph and Angela Lycan

Truly No Child Left Behind: Implementing the Theories of Melvin Levin and Howard Gardner

Laurie Leeper and Ginny Tonneson

Positive Psychology and Student Engagement

Barbara Buck, Sheila Carr, and Jan Robertson

The Power of Story: Using Storytelling to Improve Literacy Learning

Sara Miller and Lisa Pennycuff

Novice Teachers: Where Are They Going and Why Don't They Stay?

Sherry Joiner and Jennifer Edwards

Organizational Citizenship and Student Achievement

Travis Burns and Jamie Carpenter

Developmental Psychology: Incorporating Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories in Classrooms

Jamie Blake and Tambra Pope