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Boyle, Sarah Jean-Hoyt – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how experienced special education teachers of moderate to severe classrooms explain their reasons for staying on the job for more than three years and how they describe influences of job controls and social supports on longevity in the Southwestern United States. The framework used to gain…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Special Education Teachers, Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
Sontag, Thomas P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
All organizations are constrained by budget and resources. Within these constraints, they also strive to maintain or enhance timeliness, quality and productivity. Ivy Plus universities are no exception. Through their applied creativity, administrative staff within these universities are key to navigating these challenges in ways that advance their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Work Environment, Reputation
James, McDonald Ian – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explores the impact of Black Male Initiative (BMI) programs on the success and wellness of Black men at a large, diverse, public urban university from the distinctive perspective of Black men themselves. The risk factors that limit the educational achievement of Black students have been well documented and researched. Furthermore, the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Urban Schools, College Students
Mills, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research shows that technology integration enables a stronger inclusion of digital literacies and engages individuals in a text format other than print. With more schools becoming 1:1, educators find themselves supporting curriculum standards in literacy with digital text despite shifts that occur with learning. In a basic qualitative research…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration
Rohanna, Kristen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Networked improvement communities provide a promising approach for improving education's most pressing problems. By uniting diverse practitioner experiences with expert subject knowledge and an improvement science evaluative framework, networks of multiple schools can collectively solve persistent educational challenges. However, networks have…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Networks, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction
Unten, Trisha Danielle Blas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Community college online mathematics courses have the highest course attrition rates among all subject matters and degree levels. The problem could be addressed through professional development and assessment tools generated with the core foundations of TPACK framework--integrated knowledge between technology, pedagogy, and content. Using the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Mathematics Teachers, Online Courses
Garner, Russell J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
An examination of the recent literature revealed there are no established standards for orienting online doctoral students. To address this problem, the relevant literature was examined and suggested that doctoral students can be effectively oriented to their academic environment when provided with the requisite programmatic and institutional…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, School Orientation, Computer Mediated Communication, Program Development
Steele, Damion – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers have found that higher education is known to stabilize political opinions and thought to enhance critical thinking skills. The role that an individual's level of education plays in shaping public opinion during a foreign affairs crisis, within the context of repetitious and uniform news media coverage, has yet to be determined. The…
Descriptors: War, Public Opinion, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
Ozar, Ryan H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The United States Supreme Court's decision in the case Wisconsin v. Yoder et al. (1972) created a special provision for Amish and Old Order Mennonite families by allowing their children to end formal schooling at age 14. The assumption was that these Anabaptist families were preparing children adequately to live "full lives" in their…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Public Schools, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
Ortis, Liane D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this study, I centered the experiences of individuals who identify as polyamorous or ethically non-monogamous. My purpose was to explore how polyamorous students at one institution made meaning of their polyamorous identity and how they described the relationship between the postsecondary environment and their meaning-making. The philosophical…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Correlation, Constructivism (Learning), Social Theories
Siebert, E. Ted – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Male college students' attrition has been a concern for higher education for 3 decades. This study focused on why young male college students leave postsecondary education before graduating. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences former male college students that led to their decision to leave a community college in the…
Descriptors: Males, Student Attrition, Two Year College Students, Decision Making
Rankin Gonzalez, Lesley – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Student success is a complex, multifactorial concept of concern to U.S. community colleges as a primary education provider for the nation's undergraduates. There is compelling research linking dual enrollment to student success outcomes; however, investigation is needed into why students choose dual enrollment and how it influences success at the…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, College Readiness
Nelson, Brandy R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
U.S. doctoral program completion rates have remained persistently low in the humanities and biomedical sciences despite educators' efforts. A variety of factors, including stress and dissitation advisor-related issues, were associated with high attrition rates and extended time-to-degree for PhD candidates. The purpose of this correlational study…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Doctoral Programs, Online Courses, Stress Variables
Majewska, Izabela Agata – ProQuest LLC, 2018
National and international organizations emphasize the importance of teaching global competence in American higher education as a way of preparing students for the rigors of a globalized workforce. Lack of nation-wide educational initiatives aimed at providing institutional guidelines for assessing international relations (IR) courses for this…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, College Instruction, Transformative Learning
Perry, Julia Karel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The State of Texas started an educational endeavour called the Texas Common Curriculum in 1987 which was structured to ascertain and require that all graduates from Texas institutions of higher learning, who received a baccalaureate degree from a public college or university, would be required to successfully finish the state's general education…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, General Education, State Programs
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