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Ferriter, Rita – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Traditionally, community colleges offer an education for everyone with a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) diploma; however, many students are required to take developmental reading courses. This study used a quasi-experimental comparative study model in a quantitative design to examine the effects of the strategic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Suburban Schools
Stammen, Andria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this research is to develop a measurement instrument that is valid and reliable, called the Middle School-Life Science Concept Inventory (MS-LSCI), for the purpose of measuring the life science conceptual understanding of middle school-level students. Although there are several existing concept inventories related to biology concepts…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Biological Sciences, Middle School Students, Scientific Concepts
Foye, David B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine whether students who participate in school athletics at Blue High School (a pseudonym) in Maryland perform better academically regarding GPA, attendance, and in-school referrals, in-season versus out-of-season. This study focused on athletic participation and academic achievement. An examination of coaches'…
Descriptors: Athletics, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Islas, Liliana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Latinos are the largest minority in the U.S., yet they hold the least number of conferred college degrees compared to their total population. Despite these low numbers, Latinos have grown exponentially in colleges and universities. Presently, the University of California has six out of its nine undergraduate campuses designated Hispanic Serving…
Descriptors: College Students, Transfer Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Adjustment
Polk-Bland, Desiree – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This quantitative nonexperimental study explored the relationship that specific student demographics have on community college remedial students' persistence to graduation. Through the lens of Tinto's student integration model, the role age, sex, race, and successful completion of remedial reading courses have on student persistence and graduation…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Remedial Reading
Klebanoff, Sami – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There are many interventions that have been tested in university settings for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that show evidence for efficacy. However, because they have largely not yet been implemented in school and community settings, very few youth with ASD currently have access to them. Because children with autism…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Counselors
Lee, Juliet – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been a call for teachers of Color to meet the growing diversity of the student population in the United States. Research on teachers of Color, their identities, experiences, and the ways they leverage their identities in the work they do to support students of Color has largely omitted the perspectives of Asian American teachers. Through…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Group Students, Urban Schools
Gibbs, Dionne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this basic qualitative research was to investigate the perceptions of nurse educators who work in proprietary institutions regarding their roles in retaining nursing students enrolled in an associate degree in nursing program. Information about nursing faculty's perceptions of their role in nursing students' retention was missing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, College Faculty, School Holding Power, Teacher Attitudes
Samocki, Matthew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if an experimental Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) based alternative discipline policy paired with a community-school partnership, effects suspended students' subsequent suspension incidents. Data were collected from four Midwestern school districts participating in an experimental Alternative to Out…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness, Discipline Policy
Bradford, Mandi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students who enter community colleges in need of developmental education are often at high risk of failure due to identities or perceptions of self, that do not conform to college expectations that can be problematized by age, gender, and ethnicity. Additionally, students' efficacy for using technology may affect completion rates which was…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Remedial Mathematics, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Woods, Adrian M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed method study was to examine the relationship between a teacher's causal attribution of student behavior and their decision to write a student a discipline referral. This study included a review of data collected from Teachers' Attribution for Students' Behavior Measure (TASBM) from a purposeful sample of teachers from a…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Attribution Theory, Student Behavior, Discipline
Westbrook, Ann M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using a mixed-methods approach, the researcher investigated the generalization of Positive Behavior Supports Skills (PBIS) within an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program, implemented with fidelity, as evidenced by statewide recognition for 10 years in a row, to the kindergarten setting in a Midwestern School District. Through…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Kindergarten
Lilie, Ron Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The increasing popularity of inclusion classrooms has placed a large number of students with special needs with the ones without disabilities. Often, general education teachers lack sufficient training in proven inclusion practices that is necessary to cope with the increase in diverse learning needs. The absence of sufficient training can lead to…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers
Laster-Loftus, Amanda Sue – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research on the work-life interface is abundant; however, little is known about individual internal factors that might play a role in how people experience conflict between work and family arenas, specifically in female faculty populations. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Conflict, Self Efficacy, Females
Xie, Xiuye – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Learning is legitimate peripheral participation in the community of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991). Based on Situted Learning Theory (Lave & Wenger, 1991) and the initial work by Kirk, Rovegno and their colleagues, Situated Game Teaching through Set Plays (SGTSP) curricular model was initially conceptualized by Weidong Li at The Ohio State…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Grade 6, Knowledge Level
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