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Tupou, Samuel F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examines teacher efficacy within the context of professional development to understand the relationship between teacher efficacy and teacher collaboration. Two theoretical frameworks framed this teacher efficacy study based on "locus of control" and "social cognitive theory." A 29-item questionnaire was e-mailed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Correlation, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
Rowe, Sarah Stebbe – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many schools are adopting a Response to Intervention (RTI) model to support and evaluate learning (Fuchs & Fuchs, 2006). Universal screening and progress monitoring are two essential components of RTI that generally support improved student outcomes (Shinn, 2007). In many schools, teachers collect and use a tool called oral reading fluency for…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Fluency, Oral Reading
Hunter, Ashly – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Legislation has mandated that schools provide instruction in the general education setting to students who are not performing on grade level by using a response to intervention (RTI) process and provide subsequent interventions. However, evidence suggests that teachers lack an understanding of RTI, which may impact implementation and the progress…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, General Education, Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes
Elkins, Stacey Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to provide professional development in vocabulary instructional practices and analyze the impact on student achievement. This quasi-experimental study utilized the PLC to curriculum map English/Language Arts state academic vocabulary words in K-4 into each of the four nine-weeks. The first through fourth grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Vocabulary, English Instruction, Language Arts
Carson, Phyllis B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the formal mathematics educational training of elementary grade teachers as well as their perceived levels of self-efficacy regarding the Georgia Performance Standards for mathematics. This study investigated 129 first through fifth grade teachers in Northeast Georgia. The researcher administered a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1