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Aaron, Shanita V. Brown – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Principal turnover continues to be a problem in schools today, and urban schools experience principal turnover at the highest rate. There has been an abundance of research on turnover of school principals, yet minimal research on retention of urban school principals. This qualitative study used semi-structured interviews with retired urban school…
Descriptors: Principals, Labor Turnover, Urban Schools, Persistence
Murray, Connie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation, using a heuristic self-search inquiry (HSSI), provides a research vehicle for creative personal exploration seeking insight into the process of self-transformation with the intention of ultimately targeting the catalyst for life transformation. The study seeks to answer the research question: How does the use of drawings in an…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Art Activities, Art Expression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Walent, Kerry L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher turnover rates in Title I schools have caused inconsistencies in the number of high-quality educators teaching children in high-poverty Title I classrooms. The purpose of this study was to identify leadership standards that Title I teachers and school administrators perceive to positively influence a teacher's decision to remain in a Title…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Academic Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Administrators
Laraway, Melissa J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Orientation programs on college campuses across the United States exist to serve the needs of new students to transition and thrive in their new setting. Some students may arrive on campus for even more specialized programs beyond traditional orientation programs, such as athletic practice, that focus on academic courses or involve a wilderness…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Self Efficacy
Treado, Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The overarching purpose of this study was to improve upon critical thinking through the use of scenario-based design challenge interventions. The study was conducted within an introductory graphic arts course in higher education that focused upon Adobe Photoshop and image manipulation tools, techniques, and terminology. Twelve introductory level…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Graphic Arts
Zembrodt, Isabella – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Low income students are more likely to leave college without a degree than high income students although there are low income students who persist to graduation. The most likely time for students to leave the University is after the first year. The purpose of this qualitative study of low income students, both retained and not retained, is to…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, Low Income Students, College Freshmen
Vetter, Matthew K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Despite decades of research on student involvement, few studies have examined how co-curricular experiences promote holistic student success outcomes. Fewer still have differentiated the characteristics of co-curricular involvement to determine practices most likely to predict student success. This study investigates the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Emmer, Edwin Wheeler – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students that come from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds are more likely to manifest a science achievement gap when compared to their high SES peers as a result of the myriad of factors that have the potential to influence student performance, including limited access to resources, fewer life experiences, health care concerns, fewer…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap, Elementary School Students
Snow-Perry, Chantel D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if elementary English language arts (ELA) teachers in a northern New Jersey school district perceived they were receiving quality professional development that enabled them to shift their instructional methodologies to address the learning outcomes identified by the Common Core State Standards and ensure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Kim, Daniel Tae-Min – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Schools and districts throughout the United States are having difficulty identifying highly qualified leaders to fill principal vacancies. Despite the surplus of candidates holding administrative credentials, many are unwilling to pursue the principalship because of the time demands and stress associated with the position. Additionally, high…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Administrator Education, Transformational Leadership
Isome, Jeremy; Burney, Michelle; Filtz, Joshua W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Campus public safety has become a major concern over the last decade for the entire college community. As incidents of mass violence on college campuses increase, many college administrators are searching for the most effective measures to prevent such incidents from happening on their campuses. One method gaining popularity is the establishment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, School Safety, Risk Assessment
Li, Chien-Yi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Understanding vowel production is vital in order to develop a rich choral tone based on unified vowels, appropriate resonance, and freely produced singing. Likewise, correct articulation of consonants produces understandable text. Enunciating the texts of Western choral repertoire is often challenging for Mandarin singers, and learning English…
Descriptors: Music, Singing, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language)
Cohen-Derr, Erika Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Higher education in the United States has a unique opportunity to educate students to practice leadership to address complex problems. A limited number of universities bear the label "elite" as a result of highly selective admissions criteria, cost, age, and position in popular national rankings. Additional scrutiny of these institutions…
Descriptors: Universities, Selective Admission, Student Leadership, Leadership Training
Filtz, Joshua W.; Burney, Michelle; Isome, Jeremy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Campus public safety has become a major concern over the last decade for the entire college community. As incidents of mass violence on college campuses increase, many college administrators are searching for the most effective measures to prevent such incidents from happening on their campuses. One method gaining popularity is the establishment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, School Safety, Risk Assessment
Hantz, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
By the end of the nineteenth century, the momentum for the idea of a more practical education better suited to life in a modern, technological world brought the first educational reform movements in the nation. Concurrent reform efforts at the state and national levels influenced both the historical development of Earth science education and the…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Earth Science, Educational Change
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