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Zhang, Suling – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Virtual teams are an important work structure in global software development. The distributed team structure enables access to a diverse set of expertise which is often not available in one location, to a cheaper labor force, and to a potentially accelerated development process that uses a twenty-four hour work structure. Many software teams…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Global Approach, Computer Mediated Communication, Leadership Styles
Lee, Jungmin – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Multicultural education is a growing interest in South Korea and is viewed as a way to respond to the multicultural challenges resulting from the recently increasing number of foreign migrants and international marriages. The primary purpose of this study was to explore how multicultural education is contextualized in South Korea. For this…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Program Implementation
Adams, Edgar D. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference between teachers' perceptions of principals' use of consideration and initiating structure and elementary school student achievement as measured by academic growth according to the results of North Carolina End of Grade tests for reading and math during the school…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Statistical Analysis, Grade 5
Lim, Kyu Yon – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of concept mapping strategies with different levels of generativity in terms of knowledge acquisition and knowledge representation. Also, it examined whether or not learners' self-regulated learning (SRL) skills influenced the effectiveness of concept mapping strategies with different…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Representation, Program Effectiveness
Hollimon, Deborah Neal – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine whether there are changes in student motivation to read and reading comprehension when the instructional strategy of shared reading is used with sixth grade students. The quasi-experimental design for the study was based on the pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design. The sample for the study…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Pretests Posttests, Reading Motivation, Statistical Analysis
Suggs, Vickie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The social and political role of Black college presidents in the 1930s and 1940s via annual radio addresses is a relevant example of how the medium of the day was used as an apparatus for individual and institutional agency. The nationalist agenda of the United States federal government indirectly led to the opportunity for Black college…
Descriptors: Social History, Sociocultural Patterns, Black Colleges, Democracy
Lu, Ya-Lin – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Bilingual education has been a focus in Taiwan especially alter the educational reform in 2002 (Ministry of Education, 2003). With the educational reform, many teaching methods and approaches had been explored and implemented recently to enhance English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education. The traditional teaching approaches focused on the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Translation
Bechtoldt, Jana L.; Bender, Virginia – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this doctoral project was to conduct a policy analysis of two federal laws affecting public education today-- the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. The common themes of both pieces of legislation and the congruent and the incongruent mandates required by each law were…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Claybon, Karen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
According to the Texas State Board of Education in 2002, 60% of teachers in Texas classrooms quit the profession after only five years in the classroom. In 1998-99, Texas filled over 63,000 teaching positions. Most vacant positions resulted from existing teachers retiring (11,000) or leaving the profession (46,600). A recent study in Texas…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Ethnicity, Teaching (Occupation), Recognition (Achievement)
Park, Yongho – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of the learning organization, career-enhancing strategy, and work orientation on the individual's protean career. The research question to be answered in this study is "to what extent do the learning organization, career-enhancing strategy, and work orientation directly and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Career Development, Workplace Learning
Egan, Richard William – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This dissertation investigated the impact of cultural differences in temporal perception on globally dispersed software development teams. Literature and anecdotal evidence suggest that these temporal differences affect individual communication quality, which in turn will affect individual satisfaction and trust within global teams. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Time Perspective, Interpersonal Communication, Trust (Psychology)
Nydegger, Thomas P. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The integration of the four pillars of priestly formation (human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral) is the principal task of Roman Catholic seminaries today. Using a single case study methodology, the faculty and seminarians of a seminary in the Northeastern United States were surveyed and interviewed to determine how programmatic integration…
Descriptors: Catholics, Clergy, Church Related Colleges, Theological Education
McPherson, Rhonda Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) was established in 1997 as an online education alternative for the residents of Florida. The purpose of this study was to identify policy changes at the organizational, state, and federal levels that had the propensity to impact student success (as measured by student's final letter grade) at FLVS. In addition, this…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Online Courses, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change
Lane, Joanne W. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Research (Goodman, Fulbright, & Zimmerman, 1997; IEL, 2001) supports that the most critical decision a school board has to make is its selection and appointment of a superintendent to lead the district toward its mission of effective schooling for all students. Given that board members hold influential power in this regard, what competencies…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Boards of Education
Quezada, Roland J. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Increasing demands for students to perform at higher levels at the middle school level have caused educators to closely examine the quality of personnel working with middle level students. Middle school advocates and professional organizations have claimed that the preparation of teachers and principals who work with middle school students should…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Ethnicity, Middle Schools, Reading Achievement
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