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Yannalfo, Alicia J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Transgender/gender diverse students report experiences of feeling unsafe in school due to their gender identity and expression (Greytak, Kosciw, & Boesen, 2013). School support personnel (e.g., school psychologists, counselors, and social workers) are well positioned to collaborate with stakeholders to promote a safe and supportive environment…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, School Safety, School Personnel
Williams, Brenielle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading skills assessments have demonstrated that middle-grade Mississippi school children are on average two full grade levels or more below grade reading levels. This qualitative case study in one urban county Mississippi school district with decreasing literacy scores examined teachers' perceptions of evidence-based literacy instruction…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Teaching Methods
Jones, Sherese S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher nonverbal communication is important to the learning environment. The problem to be addressed throughout this study was how teacher nonverbal communication in the classroom influences student motivation and desire to learn. The purpose of this descriptive case study was to examine the impact teacher nonverbal communication has on at-risk…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication
Kish, Paul M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the teacher evaluation process that exists within virtual schools. Teachers who serve learners in virtual settings utilize a myriad of technology to provide students with learning environments. There is limited research regarding the teacher evaluation process that exists within virtual schools. Current research does not show…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Practices, Educational Administration
Glasper, Tisha Georgette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze the research-based leadership practices demonstrated by principals; in addition to how principals managed to lead others to become involved in student achievement. The participants of this study consisted of school principals from seven successful schools in Saint Louis City and Saint Louis in Missouri and…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership, Academic Achievement, Research and Development
Phung, Winnie Siu Yuk – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to explore how elementary school administrators and teachers comprehend, evaluate, and create instructional practices for students with learning disabilities in upper grades (3rd through 5th) in central Arizona. The theoretical foundation for this study included the inclusion model and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Inclusion
Stunder, Stephen J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the functionality of learning difference programs in secondary independent schools, as well as ways to improve this programming for students with learning differences, and help these students define success. This study was designed to explore if programming for students with learning differences needs to exist in all secondary…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Academic Achievement, Secondary Schools, Program Design
Ahmed, Emtiaz R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
According to the TIMSS 2015 international study findings, students who enjoy learning mathematics a lot scored much higher (average 61 points) than the students who do not enjoy it a lot. Enjoying learning mathematics is one of the indicators of the construct "intrinsic motivation" towards mathematics, and this type of other constructs,…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Student Motivation, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
Shevchuk, Sara Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The English Language Learner student population is on the rise in the United States. There are more students than ever entering school with a language other than English as their primary language. There is an inconsistency in the delivery service (pull-out or push-in) as well as a variety of pedagogical practices used to instruct students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Delivery Systems, Educational Practices
Ray, David L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify and categorize the morphologically complex words in the Kindergarten and First Grade Common Core State Standards English and Language Arts (CCSS ELA) Exemplar Texts. Four text types were analyzed: student-read fiction, student-read informational text, teacher read-aloud fiction, and teacher read-aloud…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Common Core State Standards, English Instruction
Been, Christina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study analyzed the results of undergraduate and graduate teacher candidate scores on the Elementary Missouri Content Assessment at a private Midwestern University. The intent was to examine the possibility of a difference between pre-service teachers who satisfied coursework requirements through an undergraduate program or through a graduate…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Levinstein, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
An increasing number of students, who in past generations would successfully pursued careers without a college degree, are enrolling in college and, later, dropping-out at rates nearing 50% before their second year. The failure of college students to complete degrees harms their self-esteem, saddles them with student loan debt, and prevents the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, College Readiness, School Holding Power, Academic Failure
Trageser, Susan Pauline – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students enrolled at Secaro University who have been hospitalized for mental health reasons are mandated by the University to attend counseling to remain enrolled. This mandate also requires these students to meet with staff from the Dean of Students Office or another member of the Behavioral Intervention Team for case management; these meetings…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Rural Schools, Counseling Services
McIntosh, Kristi Renee Barnes – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This investigation explored the relationship between educator preparation programs and teachers' perceptions of instructional readiness in foundational literacy skills. This study also examined the impact that early childhood, elementary, and specialty endorsement education programs of study, reading methods courses, and clinical field experiences…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Clinical Experience, Reading Readiness
Blackmon, Willie James, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
First-generation students of color (FGSoC) experience the impostor phenomenon at predominately White institutions (PWIs) and lack the support that is needed in order to effectively navigate the realm of higher education. Continuing feelings of self-doubt, fear of being exposed, and feeling fraudulent illustrate the need for a support system for…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Minority Group Students, Institutional Characteristics, Student Experience
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