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White, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) is a program that was designed to address the behavior needs of students in a schoolwide setting. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the differences on student discipline and academic performance in rural elementary schools among third grade students in schools that were…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Ahrens, Joan Garcia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative study explored how ethnic identity and self-authorship development have impacted the academic success and engagement of Latina students who have successfully transferred from community college to the university. The qualitative method of social science portraiture (Lawrence-Lightfoot & Davis, 1997) was used to collect,…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Individual Development, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
Weiler, Michelle Gong – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative explanatory bounded single case study was to seek to understand how the use of curriculum that is influenced by experiential learning theory and based in scenario-based learning as an instructional methodology in a law enforcement academy influences the self-efficacy and job readiness of peace officers with less…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Vignettes, Law Enforcement, Police
Hernandez, Leticia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation explored the external and internal barriers that exist for Latina (women) administrators on the path to school superintendency. In 2010, women comprised only 24% of superintendents in the United States. While there is research on the shortage of superintendents nationwide, there is scant research from the perspective of women.…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Hispanic Americans, Barriers, Females
Owenby, Thomas Clinton – ProQuest LLC, 2018
I set out to understand the teaching and learning of immigration in social studies classrooms through a comparative case study of four veteran public school teachers and their students in a single district located in a post-industrial city in the upper Midwest. I hoped to better to understand the content that teachers addressed, the pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Public Schools, Course Content
Poole, Nancy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A study was conducted to examine the experiences of nursing students in online nursing programs to explore if the use of innovative technology in the courses would improve faculty presence and effective communication. A gap in the scientific literature was identified concerning the experiences of nursing students regarding faculty presence and…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Martin, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The author explored the self-efficacy in students with low American College Testing (ACT) scores in an experiential learning environment in a private four-year institution of higher education. Prior to this study it was unknown if students with low ACT scores prior to entering higher education reported a change in personal self-efficacy after…
Descriptors: Scores, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
Dadzie, Philomena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Numerous research and literature available on residence life are centered on students' experiences from the United States. Available literature indicates residence life is an important step in building a solid foundation for success in and beyond college. Success in college is a way of building lifelong relationships and finding one's place both…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, College Students, Foreign Countries
Ejiofor, Virginia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Clickers are handheld technology tools that provide an opportunity to engage students and enhance their learning. In nursing literature, little research has focused on the experiences of nurse educators who use or have used clicker technology in the classroom. To understand the phenomenon of their experiences, one overarching question was…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Audience Response Systems, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
Harrington, Irronda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Service learning has grown in popularity within higher education as a teaching pedagogy shown to foster student engagement as well as strengthen the relationships between the community and community college. Research has demonstrated that service learning places a focus on students gaining the hands-on experience tied closely to course objectives…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Liberal Arts, Service Learning
Hall-Lay, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Lack of STEM-related self-efficacy has impeded the growth of women in STEM fields. Out of school (OST) robotics programs and other STEM-related OST programs provide secondary students with opportunities to work in groups, brainstorm, and formulate ideas that require communication and teamwork. The purpose of this quantitative, quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Robotics, STEM Education, Self Efficacy
Jones, Todd Allan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Culture is a significant factor in the participants' satisfaction with the training experience. Culture influences the way the learner assimilates knowledge and skills in a social e-learning environment. Yet there has been little research on the cultural assumptions that influence the interaction between the instructor and the participants of an…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cultural Influences, Expectation, Online Courses
Dixon-Seahorn, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative research study was focused on equitable access that promotes a more balanced distribution of highly effective teachers across school systems, particularly in those settings where there are higher concentrations of underserved student populations. Research has shown the lowest poverty students were twice as likely to have access to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Access to Education, Low Income Students
Lopez-Phillips, Matthew Joe Jay – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study is an investigation of how a graduation initiative at a single university was implemented in ways that reveal approaches that do not prioritize what I consider to be the goal of higher education--"the common good of all." Using autoethnography combined with an indigenous-oriented approach I borrowed from another dissertation…
Descriptors: State Universities, Graduate Study, Program Implementation, Higher Education
Roatsey, Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The topic of this study was to compare teachers' perceptions of school climate in Leader in Me elementary schools versus non-Leader in Me schools. Research for this study was based on a quantitative non-experimental comparative descriptive design using a t-test analysis in addition to a MANOVA that was conducted on the six dependent variables.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
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