The Capstone Paper is written by students in the SIT Graduate Institute Master's Programs. Capstones reassess theoretical knowledge in light of professional experience in the form of a final research paper, incorporating both classroom knowledge and practicum based experience.

The full-text of papers written before July 2011 is limited to World Learning/SIT faculty, staff, students, and alumni. If you are not affiliated with World Learning and want access to these papers contact your local library and ask about requesting the hard copy on interlibrary loan. Papers written after July 2011 are all available full-text online with no restrictions

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Submissions from 2001

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Components needed in an effective training for white teachers of black children, Isabelle L. Mussard

Attitudes toward leadership development among at-risk girls in the 7th-8th grades, Noel Normington

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Attitudes toward leadership development among at-risk girls in the 7th-8th grades, Noel Normington

Listening for a Change: A Case Study of Non-violent Land Reform and Black Farmer Empowerment in South Africa, Christine Marie Piontek

Listening for a Change: A Case Study of Non-violent Land Reform and Black Farmer Empowerment in South Africa, Christine Marie Piontek

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Humor in the workplace, Laura Frances Potter

Humor in the workplace, Laura Frances Potter

A re-entry shock orientation design for Japanese students at the Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, Randal Potter

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A re-entry shock orientation design for Japanese students at the Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, Randal Potter

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Behind the numbers : a case study of an Iraian Baha´'i family and the Refugee Assistance Program of Seattle, Jessica Ravetz

Behind the numbers : a case study of an Iraian Baha´'i family and the Refugee Assistance Program of Seattle, Jessica Ravetz

Creating Dangerously: A Conversation with Artist-Educators about Teaching in Diverse Settings, Julia Reid

Creating Dangerously: A Conversation with Artist-Educators about Teaching in Diverse Settings, Julia Reid

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Head Start in the twenty-first century : diversified models to meet the cultural needs of the population served, Kathryn Reynolds

Head Start in the twenty-first century : diversified models to meet the cultural needs of the population served, Kathryn Reynolds

Organizational Change in a Community College: Enhancing and Inhibiting Factors, Lisa Robertson

Using the Appreciative Inquiry Approach for Capacity-Building of Community Partners, Maria Luz C. Roncesvalles

Using the Appreciative Inquiry Approach for Capacity-Building of Community Partners, Maria Luz C. Roncesvalles

Women's empowerment through income generation activities : search for solutions based on Bangladesh and Nepal experience, Iizuka Ryoko

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Women's empowerment through income generation activities : search for solutions based on Bangladesh and Nepal experience, Iizuka Ryoko

Promoting self-reliant community organizations at village level : perception of the members and the field level facilitators, Shayamal Kumar Saha

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Promoting self-reliant community organizations at village level : perception of the members and the field level facilitators, Shayamal Kumar Saha

Socio-economic status and faith-based community organizing : the relationship between class and member participation in People Acting for Community Together (PACT), Andrew C. Schoeneman

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Socio-economic status and faith-based community organizing : the relationship between class and member participation in People Acting for Community Together (PACT), Andrew C. Schoeneman

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Increasing volunteer satisfaction in a volunteer organization : a study of the National Capital Chapter, American Red Cross Washington D.C., Kerry Elizabeth Secrest

Increasing volunteer satisfaction in a volunteer organization : a study of the National Capital Chapter, American Red Cross Washington D.C., Kerry Elizabeth Secrest

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Nonprofit assessments : the organizational assessment process in small nonprofit organizations in the United States, Teva Sienicki

Nonprofit assessments : the organizational assessment process in small nonprofit organizations in the United States, Teva Sienicki

Japanese education and learning disabilities, Jeff Singhal

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Japanese education and learning disabilities, Jeff Singhal

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Differing goals for study abroad at two-year and four-year institutions : the case of public colleges and universities in Minnesota, Sarah E. Smith

Differing goals for study abroad at two-year and four-year institutions : the case of public colleges and universities in Minnesota, Sarah E. Smith

The small training department : how is an employee-driven department formed in a time of urgent need?, Tamara Stenn de Choque

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The small training department : how is an employee-driven department formed in a time of urgent need?, Tamara Stenn de Choque

Psychological Health and Japanese Students, Kumi Tanabe

Psychological Health and Japanese Students, Kumi Tanabe

The Role of Heritage-Seeking in Study Abroad, Giancarlo Taylor

The Role of Heritage-Seeking in Study Abroad, Giancarlo Taylor

Grant writing experience impacts nonprofit sector of La Plata County, Colorado, USA, Rachel Taylor-Saghie

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Grant writing experience impacts nonprofit sector of La Plata County, Colorado, USA, Rachel Taylor-Saghie

The Fort Worth, Texas-Nagaoka, Japan sister city relationship : a look at how effective citizen-to-citizen exchanges have been in peace building between the U.S. and Japan in the post World War II era, Clifford R. Thompson

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The Fort Worth, Texas-Nagaoka, Japan sister city relationship : a look at how effective citizen-to-citizen exchanges have been in peace building between the U.S. and Japan in the post World War II era, Clifford R. Thompson

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Making sense of organizational learning : an analysis of World Learning's organizational learning system, Roberto Vale

Making sense of organizational learning : an analysis of World Learning's organizational learning system, Roberto Vale

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Internships as parts of study abroad programs : potentials and pitfalls, Ruth Verweijen

Internships as parts of study abroad programs : potentials and pitfalls, Ruth Verweijen

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Defamation law and the study abroad professional, Jennifer J. Viale

Defamation law and the study abroad professional, Jennifer J. Viale

Assessment of vocational training needs for animal husbandry in Qinghai Province of China, Haiyuan Wu

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Assessment of vocational training needs for animal husbandry in Qinghai Province of China, Haiyuan Wu

Strategic planning and strategy formation : a case study of Asociacio´n Femenina Q'eqchi, Jessica Yarrow

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Strategic planning and strategy formation : a case study of Asociacio´n Femenina Q'eqchi, Jessica Yarrow

Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students: Should International Educators Collaborate with INS, or not?, Timothy Martin Zacher

Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students: Should International Educators Collaborate with INS, or not?, Timothy Martin Zacher

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Women members in the local government (Union Parishad) : constraints and prospects, Elina Zubaidy

Women members in the local government (Union Parishad) : constraints and prospects, Elina Zubaidy

Submissions from 2000

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Is it possible for the developing countries to have real influence in the international system's decision-making process?, Mamzelle V.S. Adolphine

Is it possible for the developing countries to have real influence in the international system's decision-making process?, Mamzelle V.S. Adolphine

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Accion Contra el Hambre and conflict transformation : a case study in the Abkhaz-Georgian conflict, Carlos Afonso

Accion Contra el Hambre and conflict transformation : a case study in the Abkhaz-Georgian conflict, Carlos Afonso

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Inclusion of male volunteers in "for-girl" youth organizations : a comparative study of the Girl Scout Organization and the YMCA's Indian Princess Program, Caryn Suzette Charpier

Inclusion of male volunteers in "for-girl" youth organizations : a comparative study of the Girl Scout Organization and the YMCA's Indian Princess Program, Caryn Suzette Charpier

Toward ally behavior : issues in training foreign student advisors to respond to international student experiences of racism, Daphne Durham

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Toward ally behavior : issues in training foreign student advisors to respond to international student experiences of racism, Daphne Durham

Tourism or unique learning opportunity? : issues in short-term study abroad programs, Corrine M. Henke

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Tourism or unique learning opportunity? : issues in short-term study abroad programs, Corrine M. Henke

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North Korea : drawing the line with humanitarian aid, Deborah Ann Hopper

North Korea : drawing the line with humanitarian aid, Deborah Ann Hopper

An integrated health care program with traditional and modern medicine : the case of Bapagram, India, Shihoko Ito

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An integrated health care program with traditional and modern medicine : the case of Bapagram, India, Shihoko Ito

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Whose cultural value counts? : cultural adaptation for staff training of Cambodian NGO workers, Shunsuke Kurihara

Whose cultural value counts? : cultural adaptation for staff training of Cambodian NGO workers, Shunsuke Kurihara

English language imperialism : a conversation with 5 Japanese English speakers, Katura Kyrod

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English language imperialism : a conversation with 5 Japanese English speakers, Katura Kyrod

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Exploring the possible relationship between body image and self-esteem in refugee women, Nicholle Lavallee

Exploring the possible relationship between body image and self-esteem in refugee women, Nicholle Lavallee

Are Duke University students familiar with the multiculturalism movement?, Thomas Lavenir

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Are Duke University students familiar with the multiculturalism movement?, Thomas Lavenir

Peace and conflict resolution curriculum : testimonies from teachers, Kari Lenhart

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Peace and conflict resolution curriculum : testimonies from teachers, Kari Lenhart

Food vs. aid : undertaking sustainable development in Africa, Nicole Lescarbeau

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Food vs. aid : undertaking sustainable development in Africa, Nicole Lescarbeau

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A new facet of Thailand's education system, Lynn Losert

The consortium model in study abroad : an evolutionary perspective, Marla McLeod

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The consortium model in study abroad : an evolutionary perspective, Marla McLeod

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What is really being done? : maximizing the success of women on overseas assignments, Saskia M. Meckman

What is really being done? : maximizing the success of women on overseas assignments, Saskia M. Meckman

Hunger relief in times of crisis : the challenges of emergency food programs responding to disaster, food for work in Hondurus and the Dominican Republic, Corey P. Michaud

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Hunger relief in times of crisis : the challenges of emergency food programs responding to disaster, food for work in Hondurus and the Dominican Republic, Corey P. Michaud

The role of education in the construction of a post-apartheid South Africa, Kinuko Mitani

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The role of education in the construction of a post-apartheid South Africa, Kinuko Mitani

A comprehensive study of costs associated with establishing satellite production of the clean home delivery kit in Nepal, Jonathan Murray

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A comprehensive study of costs associated with establishing satellite production of the clean home delivery kit in Nepal, Jonathan Murray

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In search of a possible alternative approach to rural development : the case of the Sarvodaya Shamadana Movement in Sri Lanka, Mizuho Nakanishi

In search of a possible alternative approach to rural development : the case of the Sarvodaya Shamadana Movement in Sri Lanka, Mizuho Nakanishi

Working with children for health : identifying the constraints of the Child-to-Child Program in rural Nepal, Asuka Naya

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Working with children for health : identifying the constraints of the Child-to-Child Program in rural Nepal, Asuka Naya

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Education abroad : you can get there from here, Erin L. Nicolls

Education abroad : you can get there from here, Erin L. Nicolls

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Japanese women, graduate level studies, and professional goals, Nancy O'Brien