Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Carey, Robert F.

Document Type

Dissertation

Comments

Tables 4.1 and 4.2 and Figure 4.1 are located at the end of the dissertation.

School

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development

Abstract

Employing grounded theory methodology informed by microethnographic discourse analysis, studies the classroom conversations, interviews with students and teachers, and students' written texts in a high stakes test preparation program for tenth graders to determine the effects students and teachers have upon one another's epistemological beliefs concerning the source of knowledge. Students were preparing for the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).

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