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Karahalios, Vicky S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Middle school is a critical transition for all school-aged youth. On a personal level they experience rapid changes across several areas of development. Their environment simultaneously adapts as schools' expectations seem greater and social pressures arise. During this juncture, they are more vulnerable to academic and psychological difficulties.…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Middle School Students, Emotional Development, Social Development
Cronin, Sarah E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Minnesota has one of the highest student-to-school counselor ratios in the nation. Not only are there racial and economic gaps in student achievement, but there are also racial and economic disparities in access to a licensed school counselor. This dissertation utilizes hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) to examine if not only the…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counseling, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests
Rosenthal, Marina N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
College women face high rates of sexual violence and rarely report their experiences to school officials. Even when victims do report, their cases infrequently result in the expulsion of their perpetrators. As such, many college women continue to attend school with their perpetrators in the months and years following their assaults. No academic…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Rape, Student Experience
Reznicek-Parrado, Lina Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The current study builds on previous scholarship that examines the everyday language and literacy practices of linguistically diverse communities as resources for teaching and learning. It argues that only by valuing non-dominant linguistic practices in academic contexts will educators achieve equitable pedagogies that incorporate students' range…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning
Jones, Paketrice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a scholar practitioner, the goal is to use the most effective teaching strategies available to help eighth-grade social studies students retain the vocabulary from each unit of study and increase both their short- and long-term memories. The problem identified for this action research was that the current use of the word wall (WW) vocabulary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, United States History, History Instruction
Moon, Caroline Lucinda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The present dissertation in practice (DiP) proposal delineates an action research study designed to evaluate the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in an eighth-grade earth science class to assess the impact of PBL on student achievement. I have observed that students often struggle with developing an understanding of how the motions of the sun,…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Instructional Effectiveness, Problem Based Learning, Grade 8
Balderston, Genevieve – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the correlation between oral English language proficiency, primary language use, and sense of efficacy by Chinese-speaking teachers using English medium of instruction (EMI) in Chinese university courses. Twenty-one Chinese EMI university teachers participated in the study by completing an online survey to find how these…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, College Faculty
Feldman, Lexie P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This action research study describes the effects of implementing performance-based assessments in a second grade mathematics classroom. The focus of this study is on reducing traditional testing methods and moving toward more authentic assessments within mathematics, specifically in the form of performance assessments. The study was grounded in a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
Gronberg-Quinn, Linda S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify the obstacles faced and strategies used to overcome those obstacles by undergraduate teacher education majors who began their coursework at a community college and completed an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree in teacher education. In this study, the questions asked of the participants touched on…
Descriptors: Barriers, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Teacher Education
Bosco, Arlene F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with emotional disturbance continue to have the most dismal outcomes when compared to all other groups of students. Addressing their complex and significant academic and therapeutic challenges can be a daunting task for the secondary level general education teachers charged with their instruction. Teachers often report feeling unprepared,…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, At Risk Students, Student Needs, Teacher Competencies
Nitta, Kathleen Marguerite – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Preparing teachers to enact practice that is responsive to the demands of contemporary classrooms requires a re-examination of traditional approaches to teacher education. Practice-based approaches to professional learning have shown promise in supporting novices' learning of practices central to the work of teaching. Recent scholarship in teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers
Maddern, Stacy W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Writing, with regards to academic training, has largely been relegated to the territory of primary education. Over the past fifty years, higher education administrators and faculty have become increasingly aware of eroding boundaries between high school and college. The considerable resource investment for the supply of writing courses generates…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, College Students
Heron, Malcohm X. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the preparation, recruitment, and retention of California school superintendents of schools. The efforts of this study focused on obtaining information and insight from current superintendents, school board members, and executive search firm consultants in order to obtain precise insight into…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, School Districts, Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes
Jackson, Whitney – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Tomorrow's STEM workforce consists of today's students. While it is imperative for students to gain a wider perspective of STEM careers, there are various ways in which this can be accomplished in the classroom. Classroom STEM exposure, field trip experiences, and opportunities to interview those in STEM occupations have all proven effective but…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Careers, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
Manzano, Lester J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the height of student activism in the 1960s, little research has explored how college students conceptualize and define activism for social justice. In addition, the extant literature on student activism has been limited in its treatment of marginalized communities, including Asian American students. Given an increase in students'…
Descriptors: Activism, Asian American Students, College Students, Social Justice
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