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Michael, Christopher J. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Mindfulness is ongoing scrutiny of existing expectations, continuous refinement of those expectations based on new experiences, appreciation of the subtleties of context, and identification of novel aspects of context that can improve foresight and functioning. This concept of mindfulness has been studied in the domain of business and in relation…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis, Elementary Schools
Thomas, Ernest E. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
In 1990 the Congress of the United States passed Public Law 101-476, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This law mandated that students with disabilities be educated in, what this act calls, the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Educating students with disabilities in the LRE is also known as inclusion and the terms may be…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
Anderson-Crane, Betty – ProQuest LLC, 2008
When writing instructors use form (essay form) based upon state testing standards on the state rubric to guide students in writing, they may be teaching form to limit higher level thinking content (Albertson, 2004). Instructors may not feel confident enough in their teaching of writing for high-stakes' testing; therefore, they may instruct…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing Instruction, Rural Education, Public Schools
Ross, Tracey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This quantitative, descriptive study examined the specific factors that novice surgical technologists (preceptees) and practicing surgical technologists (preceptors) perceived as important to a successful learning partnership. The Learning Partnership Survey was administered to a convenience sample of 66 surgical technologists employed at an acute…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Professional Personnel, Practicum Supervision, Comparative Analysis
Morgan, Karen Anne Jez – ProQuest LLC, 2008
A number of capacity-building efforts are designed to assist teachers in meeting the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs), including supplemental certification and the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, or SIOP Model (Echevarria, Vogt, & Short, 2008). The purpose of this study was to determine if the method for preparing teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, Correlation
Montenegro, Hector Jose – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the strategies Texas superintendents use to both prevent and resolve conflicts between the school board-superintendent leadership team and to examine the effects of gender, age, ethnicity, level of education, experience in education, tenure as a superintendent, leadership style, and type and…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Board Administrator Relationship
Hamada, Hideki – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Many Japanese families come to the US because the fathers are dispatched to work at Japanese companies in the US, and they return to Japan after a 3-4 year stay. Many children attend an American local school as well as a supplementary Saturday school, hoshuko, in order to keep up academically after they return to Japan. However, balancing an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Parent Attitudes, Principals
Garza, Robert Lee, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Enrollments in distance education courses continue to rise and faculty members continue to teach them. In some cases, student demand for distance education courses exceeds the number of courses offered by the institution. Additional faculty members are needed to teach distance education courses to meet the increasing student demand. As…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes
Grenardo, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This action research study explored if changes in the reading curriculum, specifically implementation of critical literacy approaches that acknowledge bicultural students, increase student learning as perceived by teachers and students in a Catholic elementary school, where students have been chronically performing at the lowest level in the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Critical Literacy, Social Justice, Action Research
Vinson, Terence LeRay – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between participation in the Summer Bridge Program, grade point averages and retention of first-year college students. Additionally, this study examined the differences in grade point averages of college students after their first semester and first-year of college with regard to their…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Summer Programs, Grade Point Average, School Holding Power
Aviles, Jose A. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The literature examining the retention of students of color is very much like a puzzle. Many scholars have contributed to the puzzle attempting to make a complete body of knowledge regarding student departure. However, a void in the literature seems to be the role of students' values in the retention puzzle, specifically, whether the process of…
Descriptors: Values Clarification, Academic Persistence, Transitional Programs, Attitude Change
Miranda, Susan Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2008
A mixed methods approach was used to identify factors that influence the underrepresentation of Latinos in the domain of science. The researcher investigated the role of family influences, academic preparation, and personal motivations to determine science-related career choices by Latinos. Binary logistic regression analyses were conducted using…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Mixed Methods Research, Disproportionate Representation
Cosentino, Patricia E. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Research states that more time and attention is needed for some students to acquire the necessary skills which allow them to become successful learners. Full-day kindergarten programs are desirable to ensure that all students have the necessary time to be successful. Due to lack of funds many school districts are unable to offer full-day…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Reading Achievement, Phonological Awareness
Shaw, Susan C. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
Presently, research is questioning the value of homework, especially at the elementary level. One reason homework is considered important is that it allows for the opportunity to practice and reinforce skills. Currently, elementary students in the United States are assigned homework in mathematics three or more times a week. Since homework…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Homework
Salon, Christine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This multi-case qualitative study, conducted in two elementary schools, observed the self-efficacy experiences of 67 5th grade mathematics students in daily lessons. Four classrooms were observed a total of 40 times for 30 minutes each. Two classrooms each used traditional instructional materials and standards-based instructional materials.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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