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Johns, Reginald O. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain an understanding of the experiences of being a female, African American STEM undergraduate who is enrolled at an elite Predominantly White Institution and who has a mentoring relationship. A hermeneutic approach to phenomenology was used to gather data through open-ended interviews. Research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Females, Student Experience
Ballou, Yoshara Glennise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English Language Learners (ELL) students are a growing population in Texas schools. Due to language barriers and lack of comprehensiveness in a secondary science classroom, ELL students may have difficulties comprehending higher-level secondary science concepts. While staff development workshops have the objective of ensuring teachers are…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Barriers, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
Catalano, Corinne Gaffney – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This is a multi-method study to develop and validate an instrument to measure teachers' self-efficacy for teaching students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in inclusive early childhood classrooms, "Teacher Self-efficacy for Teaching Students with ASD Inclusive Classrooms Scale": TSE-ASDI. I conducted literature and expert reviews as…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Special Education
Nesmith, James A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine school administrators' perspectives regarding grade-level retention in grades kindergarten through third in a New Jersey school district. Furthermore, this study explored how often school administrators reviewed retention literature and whether the literature influenced their overall opinion of retention.…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Administrator Attitudes, Kindergarten
Price, Estelle Yvonne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Blended learning is gaining momentum in K-12 schools, and teachers are required to make a paradigm shift in instructional practices geared to the online learning environment but are unprepared for the unique pedagogical skills. The problem addressed in this qualitative case study was K-5 teachers' professional development is inadequate for the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
Smith, Steven W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a correlation between the implementation of standards-based grading (SBG) and a rise in student achievement as indicated by the evaluation of end-of-course exam data from the four core subject areas in secondary schools--English, Algebra, Government, and Biology. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grading, Tests, Scores
Alvarez, Veronica – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Latino English learners (ELs), among the largest student population in the United States K-12 school system, continue to lag behind their English-proficient peers. They also tend to attend segregated schools, have less-qualified teachers, and lack access to rigorous curriculum, including the arts. Museum education departments have increasingly…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic American Students
Galeana, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the relationship between factors related to perceptions of institutional dimensions and academic outcomes. A total of 114 Latinx female (n = 71), male (n = 40), transgender (n = 1), genderqueer (n = 1) and nonbinary (n = 1) students between the ages of 18 and 33 years were included in the analyses. The first hypothesis that…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Sense of Community, Student Attitudes
Han, Jinjoo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD), this dissertation examined the relationship between pre-K quality and children's academic achievement at 54 months and in first, third, and fifth grades, controlling for child and family covariates and the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Children, Grade 1
Eckers, Scott M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
High-stakes testing policies have reduced elementary-level instructional time for untested subjects, raising questions about the extent to which students' content knowledge in social studies has been compromised. This research project compared social studies assessment performance of two student cohorts from the same school district, one required…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary School Students, High Stakes Tests, Tests
Motsinger, Sarah E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher examined the perceptions of students, teachers, and the administrator at an urban elementary school in a district in the southwestern region of the United States that has made a long-term investment in social-emotional learning and restorative practices. The researcher used qualitative research which included semi-structured…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
Johnson, Toni L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Higher education institutions have incorporated information and communications technology strategies to improve the learning environment and increase their competitive advantage. One strategy, the use of learning management systems, has transformed the learning environment over the past three decades. User acceptance is a key success factor in any…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Management Systems, Information Technology, Correlation
Zeledón Pérez, María José – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The racial and ethnic gap in educational attainment in STEM fields is a central topic in the national conversation. This study investigated the factors that promote or hinder the frequency of interaction between institutional agents (faculty and advisors) and STEM students of color at HSI and non-HSI community colleges. Publicly available data…
Descriptors: Success, STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Predictor Variables
Mendez, Tiffany Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study is to explore the leadership styles of enrollment management leaders in small, private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Southern California. Methodology: This study used a phenomenological approach to understand the leadership styles of enrollment management leaders. The…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Enrollment Management, Small Colleges, Private Colleges
Hodge, Edgar – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A student's college experience includes relationships that they establish at the two-year or four-year university that they attend (Strayhorn, 2012). The purpose of this study is to identify personal and institutional characteristics of transfer student-athletes that have significant associations with sense of belonging. In addition, the study…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Transfer Students, Athletes, College Athletics
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