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Laymon, Stephanie Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The performance of physical restraints on students with disabilities has become a significant interest to the legislative and disability communities in recent years. A report from the USDOE Department of Civil Rights (2018) indicated that while students with disabilities make up only 12% of the student population, these students account for 71% of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Public Schools
Jackson, Esther L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Differences in race, ethnicity, gender, and age have shaped the most diverse workforce in recent years and have also influenced the workplace learning environment. Variability in age created several generations that presented an instructional challenge in the workplace for trainers who have not recognized and understood generational differences.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Generational Differences
Brownson, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Planning is a central component of the teaching experience in which the teacher draws on curriculum and pedagogy as well as learners and their context. Planning is also a teacher standard at both the state and national level (WI DPI Teacher Standards, InTASC, 2013). For teacher candidates (TCs), an opportunity to learn to plan occurs during the…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Cooperating Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Educational Planning
Jarmon, Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been much debate about having standardized curricula content standards for all. Some have criticized state curriculum content standards for varying in quality by state. The purpose of this study was to compare content complexity as it appears within the high school English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the former…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, Language Arts, Common Core State Standards
Rogers, Sherrita Yolande – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Black women are earning doctoral degrees in the field of education at a rate higher than any other demographic group; however, their overall degree obtainment is increasing at a slower rate than other minority groups. In addition, median degree completion rates in the field of education are higher than any other measured field of study. At the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, African American Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Persistence
Kleinheksel, Cynthia J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This non-experimental, explanatory, quantitative research study surveyed K-12 educators and other K-12 school employees to gather data about negative school workplace climate using the Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (NAQ-R). Through the NAQ-R and other demographic survey questions, the researcher studied the prevalence and characteristics of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Work Environment, Teachers, School Personnel
Jackson-High, Vicki – ProQuest LLC, 2018
African American female representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, has not significantly increased during the years, despite a number of educational initiatives and reforms promoting participation in the STEM pipeline. As the underrepresentation of African American females' interest in science increases,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, African American Students, Females
Gokcedag, Erol – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The rate of digital media usage among eight to 18-year-old students, since late 1990s, has risen by over 30%, yet the official acceptance of such technology for educational outcomes remains limited. Due to such a remarkable growth of digital media usage in absence of formal educational recognition, researchers began to explore how specifically…
Descriptors: Ecology, Systems Approach, Computer Games, Play
Beshara-Blauth, Alexa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Community colleges are continually being faced with pressures to use data to inform decisions. These pressures arise from a triage of factors, including accountability, accreditation, and student success initiatives. Yet, as these demands continue, research has shown that community colleges struggle to institutionalize data-informed decision…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Community Colleges, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions)
Hammett, Victoria LaFrieda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has focused on faculty's preparation and expertise that is vital to successfully integrating technology into courses (Mishra & Koehler 2006). The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine which aspect faculty members are utilizing when integrating technology into courses in higher education. The research questions that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Integration, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Schneider, Constance B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore how secondary school counselors affect the entrance of African American students into higher education based on counselor beliefs. Minimizing and understanding barriers to postsecondary access is critical in closing the achievement gap for underrepresented African American students. Gaps in enrollment is often…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, School Counselors, Disproportionate Representation, African American Students
Diaz, Delia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Most adult English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States struggle with the basics of English literacy and reading comprehension. The lack of metacognitive awareness during reading prevents ELL students from engaging actively in the learning process. The CALLA method was used as a conceptual framework for explicit instruction. The problem…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Teaching Methods
Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Reed, Sabrina Denise Rohr – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In 1972, Title IX was implemented to provide males and females equal opportunities in public education. However, since this time, the percentage of female collegiate head coaches of female sports has decreased from 90% to 42%. The specific problem examined is the underrepresentation of females in head coaching positions in collegiate athletics,…
Descriptors: Females, Athletic Coaches, Disproportionate Representation, Family Work Relationship
Garcia, Wellinthon – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Leadership has long been criticized for operating under a normative White, male lens that ignores the relationship between racial identity and leadership (Bordas, 2012; Hernandez, 201; Nevarez & Wood, 2007). This becomes especially problematic when considering the tremendous diversity within the Latinx community. Additionally, an Afro-Latinxs'…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, African American Leadership
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