Vassar College Digital Library

Institutional Repository

Vassar College's institutional repository reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to many collections, including a variety of senior theses and projects from disciplines ranging from American Culture to Urban Studies. 

In early 2022 Vassar College Libraries moved the institutional repository from Digital Window to the Vassar College Digital Library. This new method of access is a work in progress and will be officially launched in June 2022. The original Digital Window will remain accessible through July 1, 2022. 

"Well, I'm thinking about horse poverty": Teaching and Learning about Social Justice and the Arts with Elementary School Students

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2020-January-01
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This paper analyzes a social justice arts program that I developed and taught to third, fourth, and fifth grade students at one school in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. I begin this project by considering my own experiences in art class...

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Deconstructing the Asian-American Student: Storytelling through Portraiture

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2015-January-01
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The model minority stereotype was coined in 1966 to describe the Japanese and their post-World War II success, but it quickly generalized across all Asian ethnic groups. Today, although many Asians resist this stereotype, many Americans—both Asian and non-Asian—embrace it...

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Differentiating the Common Core: Establishing the importance of place, population, and politics in creating a relevant and valuable curriculum

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2014-January-01
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This thesis explores the importance of incorporating students' surrounding place, population, and politics into a relevant and valuable curriculum. I frame this analysis with an overview of the benefits and detriments of the recent Educational reform initiative known as the...

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From Public to Private Space: The Territorialization of the Poughkeepsie City School District And the Four Pillars Charter School

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2014-January-01
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Within the contemporary landscape of public education reform, educational actors are re- directing their hopes and visions for equitable and collaborative change outside of public space and into private territories, such as charter schools. The effort to establish the Four...

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Inclusive STEM Education at Vassar College: Perceptions, Practices, and Lessons Learned from Teaching Under COVID-19

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2021-January-01
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The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has distributed our lives in every aspect. After a year of living under the 'new normal, we are finally seeing vaccinations becoming available, which greatly benefits everyone at risk. This pandemic uncovered the...

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