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Gabbard, Billie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Without intervention, higher education will continue to struggle with measuring student learning, thus creating challenges associated with accrediting body standards to prove that students learn. Although there is much literature on learning in higher education and accreditation struggles, the problem of clarity and effectiveness of communication…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Outcomes of Education, State Universities, Accreditation (Institutions)
Mauk, Brianna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
First-year composition pedagogy and course communication (especially as implicitly endorsed by institutionally presented means) is often limiting in modes and modalities, which juxtaposes vibrant composing practices in the daily lives of students. Additionally, writing program requirements tend to value primarily alphabetic texts despite…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Writing Instruction
AlHaddad, Ghadeer – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study was designed to investigate how pre-service, beginners, and advanced art teachers in Kuwait viewed their teacher preparation program by describing and evaluating its effectiveness. To examine the issues of art teacher training and current teaching, this study used quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The study included a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Art Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education
Murawska, Jaclyn Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research study examined the development of 43 preservice elementary school teachers' conceptual understanding of place value after participating in a research-based constructivist unit of instruction in place value. The preservice teachers were enrolled in one of three terms of an elementary mathematics methods course in a private midwestern…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
Chen, Ying-Ling – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Student ratings of instruction (SRI) can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. SRI is expected to evaluate and enhance teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher education since 2005. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
Davis, Christa Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation describes two studies, based on data collection within a pre-existing collegiate course for pre-service teachers in a children's dance setting at a northwest public university. The overall purpose of these experimental studies was to compare traditional movement/dance with the influence of a relevance-based instructional model,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Dance Education, Movement Education
Gok, Enes – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Turkish education system has confronted radical changes over the last few years, as well as problems associated with it. In this context, the Turkish teacher education system attracts a lot of attention due to its role as the main teacher provider. Specifically, the quality of the teachers and the programs used to train them are being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Public Colleges
Austin-Hickey, Rachel – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Community colleges play an important role in the accessibility of higher education to the American population and developmental coursework is of vital importance to college degree attainment. The large demand for student remediation in math requires optimal commitment of developmental math faculty members. Increased organizational commitment has…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Remedial Mathematics, College Faculty
Riamliw, Jakraphan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation investigated the concepts of literacy held by Thai teachers of university-level Foundation English courses, the connection between concepts of literacy and EFL literacy instruction, teachers' literacy-teaching practices, and the challenges these teachers faced in teaching EFL literacy. The relationship between the concepts of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literacy, Second Language Instruction
Park, Eun Young – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study attempts to identify the specific professional needs of pre-service English immersion teachers in Korea in order to establish key components of English immersion teacher preparation programs. As an alternative approach of English language education, immersion instruction has been employed by a number of private and public schools in…
Descriptors: Asians, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Tian, Jie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The foreign/world language (FL/WL) profession has become more concerned with intercultural dimensions of language teaching and learning. Various models and theories have been suggested from both inside and outside the language education field to help teachers understand the intercultural dimensions in teaching and improve their practices regarding…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Baghdayan, Annie T. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The practice of inclusion, even the term itself, has been the subject of controversy over the last several decades. "Inclusion" has many interpretations, depending upon the student, educator, and setting. In my dissertation, I sought to find answers from parents and educators' regarding their perceptions on including young children…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
Fucoloro, Deborah J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Few comprehensive, descriptive studies regarding educator use of social media for informal professional learning have been conducted. The purpose of this study was to examine, through a survey tool with both qualitative and quantitative components, educators' perceptions and reported behaviors associated with participation in informal, online…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Faculty Development, Teacher Participation
Kean, Lesa L. Conditt – ProQuest LLC, 2012
While there does seem to be widespread consensus that teachers' beliefs and concepts influence the way they teach, even the most recent international studies suggest that research-based evidence for this consensus is limited. In an effort to enlarge and enhance the pool of evidence that shows specific relationships between teacher beliefs and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Attitudes
Hawkins, Donnetta Faye – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored the attitudes of college faculty toward students with disabilities at a church-affiliated institution. "The Multidimensional Attitude Scale Towards Persons with Disabilities" ("MAS") was utilized to ascertain quantitative measures; while face-to-face interviews were used to collect qualitative data.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Church Related Colleges, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Attitude Measures
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