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Kerr, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative and basic qualitative study was to examine fifth and eighth grade science teachers' responses, perceptions of the role of technology in the classroom, and how they felt that computer applications, tools, and the Internet influence student understanding. The purposeful sample included survey and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Grade 5, Grade 8
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Finn, Kevin E.; McInnis, Kyle J. – Physical Educator, 2014
Many children get little to no regular physical education during the school day. National recommendations call for schools to offer physical activity as part of planned academic lessons that teach math, language arts, science, and other subjects through movement. The purpose of this study was to analyze the student and teacher perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers
Kobylinski-Fehrman, Margaret Julia – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The achievement gap between middle class white students and black or Hispanic students living in low income households continues to be a persistent problem in education even ten years since the authorization of No Child Left Behind in 2001. This study examined the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and how students from low income…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Focus Groups, Scores, Mathematics Achievement
Marberry, Tammie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to explore rural high school graduates', teachers', and administrators' perceptions of student voice on academic success. This study was designed to examine the following three questions: What were the common beliefs regarding opportunities for input, or student voice, on the educational…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Rural Schools, High Schools
Estrada, Peggy – Grantee Submission, 2014
For English learners reclassifying to fluent English proficient signifies reaching a milestone indicating the ability to function in mainstream classes without support. Employing a longitudinal, multimethod approach, I describe patterns of reclassification using administrative data for 7 cohorts of students over 2 years in a large urban district.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School Districts, Classification, Language Proficiency
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Haser, Cigdem – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Learning to teach is a difficult and challenging process for beginning teachers in the national curriculum contexts due to several pressures that the centralised system presents for school and classroom contexts. This study investigated the difficulties beginning middle school mathematics teachers faced in the Turkish national curriculum context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, National Curriculum, Mathematics Teachers
Eberle, Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Small schools have been set forth as one response to low academic achievement in urban settings, and recently, the small school movement has gained support in educational reform models. However, small schools are not homogeneous and much more needs to be known about the unique attributes of various small school models. This dissertation exams a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Small Schools, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes
Marin, Linda, Ed.; Boggs, Merry, Ed.; Szabo, Susan, Ed.; Morrision, Timothy, Ed.; Garza-Garcia, Lizabeth, Ed. – Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, 2012
The Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) Yearbook, Volume 34, includes papers presented at the annual conference, which have gone through a double peer review process. It also includes the Presidential Address and the keynote addresses given at the conference. For ALER's 55th annual meeting, the Association of Literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Instruction, Teacher Education, Urban Education
Nonneman, Donna S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This qualitative research study explored the perceptions of educators in five small rural high schools regarding meeting the literacy needs of ninth-grade struggling readers in rural settings. Data were obtained from state school report cards, confidential interviews, and anonymous online surveys. Thirteen interview participants provided 91…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes, Small Schools