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Sims-Jones, Jacquelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is a problem experienced in schools across the country including in the ABC Elementary School in Georgia, where the No Place for Hate antibullying program is in place to address this problem. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand educators' perspectives on their experiences implementing the program. Bandura's social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Reed, Sabrina Denise Rohr – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In 1972, Title IX was implemented to provide males and females equal opportunities in public education. However, since this time, the percentage of female collegiate head coaches of female sports has decreased from 90% to 42%. The specific problem examined is the underrepresentation of females in head coaching positions in collegiate athletics,…
Descriptors: Females, Athletic Coaches, Disproportionate Representation, Family Work Relationship
Dadzie, Philomena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Numerous research and literature available on residence life are centered on students' experiences from the United States. Available literature indicates residence life is an important step in building a solid foundation for success in and beyond college. Success in college is a way of building lifelong relationships and finding one's place both…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, College Students, Foreign Countries
Murray, Melonie Buchanan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Across the United States, hundreds of universities house dance programs, and the vast majority of degrees offered through these programs focus on modern dance. Despite the mainstream popularity and cultural esteem of the dance genre of ballet, fewer than fifteen university programs offer ballet-focused degrees. From this relatively small number of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Case Studies, Higher Education
Zolar, Marc W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In recent decades, higher education in the U.S. has experienced important changes toward market-driven models in response to globalization and the emergence of non-traditional learners as consumers. These changes have led to the proliferation of online learning programs and the addition of large numbers of alternative (part-time adjunct,…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, Case Studies, Online Courses
Wrightsman, Karen R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative, multicase study examined U.S. undergraduate students' experiences and perspectives of their friendships with international students and the meaning they attributed to these relationships. The research questions guiding this study were: (1) What is the nature of interactions between U.S. and international students from the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Friendship, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes
Mike, Jeff – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Increasing complexity and rapid change associated with globalization and the knowledge economy have diminished the relevance of traditional linear models of leadership. Researchers have begun to view leadership not in terms of individuals and hierarchal exchanges but as a collective influence process among members of a group to achieve shared…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Global Approach, Knowledge Economy
Irvine, George A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation examines changes to the publicness of American research universities from the mid-20th to the early 21st century. The changes are discerned by analyzing salient higher education public policies, contemporary pressures affecting research universities, and a "Research University Publicness Dashboard," which contains…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Research Universities, State Universities, Organizational Change
Washington, Dora Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explored the learning experiences of higher education students who suffered childhood trauma (CT). Eleven participants both undergraduate and graduate who attended a Midwestern university self-identified as CT survivors. There was research on the negative impact of CT on learning in children and adolescents, as well as posttraumatic…
Descriptors: Trauma, Learning Experience, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
High, Allison E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This 5-week case study research used qualitative methods to understand and study the relationship between feedback from course instructors and supervisors, and how it is used in comprehension instructional choices by eight pre-service teachers. The following research questions directed this research: (1) What is the role of feedback in pre-service…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Reading Comprehension
ProQuest LLC, 2018
Underrepresentation of faculty of color in higher education is a phenomenon that has been studied and well documented by researchers for many years (e.g., Aguirre, 2000; Aguirre, Martinez, & Hernandez, 1993; Bair, Bair, Mader, Hipp, & Hakim, 2010; Chai et al., 2009; Collins, 1990; Turner & Myers, 2000). This issue is even more evident…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Whites, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty
Anderson, Cavil S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore how organizational structure is perceived to influence collaborative learning and integrated services in the non-academic department of human resources in three different types of universities in central Pennsylvania. The study focused narrowly on nine respondents, three heads and six middle management…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Cooperative Learning, Universities, Middle Management
Khatri, Raina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A critical problem in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is the slow uptake of innovative teaching strategies and materials. Developments from the STEM education research community can be shown to improve learning and retention outcomes, but the majority of new teaching strategies go unused by…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials
Moser, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Recently, professional learning communities (PLCs) have been advocated as a promising approach in higher education (Eaker & Sells, 2015) for faculty development that can improve student learning outcomes and help students graduate with demonstrable skills, yet the field is still lacking in research on this phenomenon within higher education…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Case Studies, College Faculty
Johnson, Lisa S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educators need to determine innovative ways to increase student achievement and enhance teaching skills. Online learning management systems are an innovative way to differentiate facilitation and increase student learning. Teachers should explore and learn new skill sets to meet today's technology demands. Online learning management systems are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Management Development, Online Courses, Academic Achievement
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