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Howe-Barksdale, Sydney – ProQuest LLC, 2007
Globalization and privatization have begun to destabilize the patterns of university professional work and campus community. African American Women Administrators battle the unique challenges of racial and gender discrimination as well as the intersection of these issues. AAWAs face feelings of isolation and lack of trust, and struggles over power…
Descriptors: Females, Global Approach, Gender Discrimination, Women Administrators
Rawlins, Holly – ProQuest LLC, 2007
How can a community ensure that its public schools reflect local values and beliefs about education? The complexities involved in the reform of existing public schools, or the creation of a new system of schooling, have caused some researchers to explore new methodological avenues to change (Banathy, 1991; Duffy, Rogerson, & Blick, 2000;…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Public Schools, School Restructuring, Social Systems
DeSpain, Donna – ProQuest LLC, 2007
This dissertation focused on master's education cohorts at a small midwestern university. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between various demographic factors and other student characteristics as they were reported on a survey instrument. Of particular interest were those responses to attitudinal questions…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Graduate Study, Cohort Analysis, Cooperative Learning
Redditt, Lorry Miller – ProQuest LLC, 2007
To meet the challenge of addressing the educational needs of students enrolled in the 21st century classroom and to meet the vitally important national goal of raising the level of digital inclusion, it is imperative for educators to develop methods of integrating technology into the everyday activities of the classroom. This applied dissertation…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
Trottier, Neil W. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The purpose of this study is to examine how Indian gaming revenue is used to support tribal schools by exploring key stakeholders' perceptions of the overall effect of gaming money on improving services provided by tribally controlled schools in the Midwest. In addition, underfunded tribal schools and failed federal policies remain a dilemma for…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Education, Income, School Support
Weffelmeyer, Mary Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The number of online education courses available to those seeking higher education have been increasing exponentially, offering opportunities to students who would not otherwise have been able to do so, as well as offering options for those who may have been able to attend classes on campus, but would prefer to pursue their course of study at…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Females, Graduate Students
Baker, John Constantine – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The effect of teacher efficacy on student learning, teacher expectation, classroom management, and decision making are just a few of the well-established relationships documented in the literature. Not as clear, however, is the relative influence of cultural receptivity--the degree of which teachers are open to cultural diversity--on the referral…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Differences, Referral
Kress, Anne Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2007
Community college degree completion has become an issue of growing concern in higher education as a matter of institutional accountability and student necessity. Yet, nationally, data suggest that as degree attainment increases in importance, fewer students are actually completing community college degrees, even though they are attending community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Associate Degrees, Graduation
Bryant, James Sears – ProQuest LLC, 2007
This case study explores the influence of a changing and more diversified leadership on a struggling religiously-affiliated institution, Eureka College of Illinois. Eureka is a liberal arts institution founded by the Disciples of Christ denomination of the Church of Christ during the "Emergent Era" of college building in the mid-1800s.…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Administrative Change, Liberal Arts, Church Related Colleges
Potts, Karla Deneen – ProQuest LLC, 2007
This applied dissertation was designed to examine the influence of a mentoring program on novice elementary school teachers in several suburban elementary schools in the Tidewater area of southeastern Virginia. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between mentoring programs and the attrition and retention rates of novice…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility
Glass, Charles R. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The purpose of this study will be to examine the effect of racial identity/consciousness (RIC) on the academic achievement of African American female college freshmen. This causal-comparative study is intended to provide research based info ration concerning the impact of racial identity/consciousness development on the academic achievement of…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Comparative Analysis
Whiteside, Dora – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of racial identity/consciousness development on the academic achievement of African American male college freshmen. In the late 1900s Black identity models were developed to help African Americans grasp hold of who they were, as they lived in the residues of the peculiar institution of slavery.…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Comparative Analysis
Wattanasin, Karnchanoke – ProQuest LLC, 2007
As a contribution to the development of the teaching of English writing in Thailand and studies of second language (L2) writing, reported in this dissertation is a research project on Thai undergraduate students' writing frequency and their attitude toward writing in English as a foreign language (EFL). The chapters of the paper include a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition)
Peterson, Gregory F. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
In order to meet the educational and economic demands of the United States in the future, institutions of higher education must increase the number of students who persist to the completion of a certificate or degree program, especially low-income students and students of color (Carnivale and Desrochers, 2004). To increase the persistence and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students
Ungurait, Michelle D. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The Texas Education Agency's Social Studies Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills results show an achievement gap between males and females for every criteria on every test given since 2003. The most dramatic achievement difference is in the area of "traditional" U.S. History. The Texas results mimic a gender gap reported by College…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Achievement Gap, Mixed Methods Research, Social Studies
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