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Bassett, Shane M. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This research project investigated the effect of kindergarten time schedule on the reading achievement of an intact sample (n = 156), and three stratified sub-samples of high-risk (n = 53), mid-risk (n = 59), and low-risk learners (n = 44). Students entering kindergarten at five Reading First schools in September 2004 (n = 435) were randomly…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 1, Test Results, Pretests Posttests
Smith, Jeananne Oldham – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Despite the growth of home Internet use over the past decade, disparities still exist among certain socioeconomic groups of the population. Rural, lower socioeconomic and African Americans fall further behind in technology access than any other group. The purpose of this ex post facto qualitative study was to investigate parental perceptions…
Descriptors: African American Family, Parent Attitudes, Internet, Computer Use
Paszkowski, Diane M. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Severe reductions in funding coupled with the imperative to measure and report teachers' ability to integrate technology into their practice pose a significant problem for school districts in New Jersey. This study was designed to identify factors that influence teacher use of technology. A review of the literature identified four areas of…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Statistical Significance, Educational Technology, Data Analysis
Charleston, Carmen Renfroe – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore and better understand the effect of parent participation on the academic success and well being of students, especially those in the elementary grades. This area of concentration was chosen because extensive research has shown that the early years are the most formative and active interaction by parents can…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Well Being, Elementary School Students
Moore, Tami Lea – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This dissertation explores organizational narratives of engagement initiatives involving two comprehensive universities and the larger regional communities they serve. The purpose of this study is to develop a holistic description of engagement initiatives, reflecting data collected through interviews, documents and other artifacts from…
Descriptors: Economic Development, State Colleges, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship
Dallape, Aprille – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the correlates that define relational aggression among middle school girls, the relationships among these factors, and the association between the correlates of relational aggression and the type of relational aggression (e.g., verbal, withdrawal) exhibited among middle school girls. The findings of this…
Descriptors: Bullying, Aggression, Females, Middle School Students
Coleman, Janice – ProQuest LLC, 2008
A study was conducted to investigate the teaching methods valued and used by faculty in Arkansas public higher education institutions at the freshman and sophomore levels. The participants were 336 teachers who responded to a 21 item survey distributed to college teachers in Arkansas. The study sought to collect relevant demographic data and to…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Community Colleges, Higher Education
Davis, Leroy – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine self-determination and achievement motivation as predictors of successful school performance for high school African American males enrolled in an urban Texas school district. The students (N = 108) were placed into two distinct groups: higher-performing and lower-performing African American males based…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Attitudes, Ethnic Groups, High Achievement
Chargois, Timothy – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This quantitative study was designed to investigate if there was differences among the following groups: (1) school size, (2) class size, (3) ethnicity, (4) gender, and (5) a teacher's years of experience with respect to fifth grade TAKS math and reading scores when controlling for low socio-economic status for 1404 students at elementary campuses…
Descriptors: Class Size, African American Achievement, Academic Achievement, School Size
Thompson, Denise G. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
An investigation of the relationship between job satisfaction and retention among elementary, middle, and high school teachers in a suburban school district in Georgia was addressed in this mixed-methods study. The focus of the study was to determine the level of job satisfaction among the nine subscales of the Teacher Job Satisfaction…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Job Satisfaction, Measures (Individuals), School Districts
Cleary, Maria F. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of teachers regarding the effects of a character education program on student behavior at a New Jersey public middle school for sixth graders. Specifically, the studied examined student behaviors in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, relationship management and social…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Personality, Program Implementation, Grade 6
Mamett, Susan Mary Carr – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This descriptive study examined internal support as a construct for the success of the integration of guidance curriculum. Comparative perceptions were considered between teachers, counselors, and administrators of the role of the school counselor, collaboration of faculty, and the integration of guidance and counseling services (N=234). The…
Descriptors: Vocational High Schools, High Schools, Investigations, Guidance
Kim, Eun-Ju – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This study examines the extent to which the communicative language teaching (CLT)-based English curriculum reform in South Korea is being experienced at the local level after a decade long effort of Ministry of Education. The study specifically focuses on the extent to which teachers understand the curriculum and implement it in their own…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Kitchen, Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2008
I have adopted complementary approaches to inferring human demographic history utilizing human and non-human genetic data as well as cultural data. These complementary approaches form an interdisciplinary perspective that allows one to make inferences of human history at varying timescales, from the events that occurred tens of thousands of years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Genetics, Sampling
Leapley-Portscheller, Claudia Iris – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Principals are responsible for leading efforts to reach increasingly higher levels of student academic proficiency in schools associated with adequate yearly progress (AYP) requirements. The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to identify the degree to which perceptions of principal transformational, transactional, and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Leadership Qualities, Educational Indicators
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