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Raines, Jessie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The intent of this qualitative case study was to take an in-depth look at the perceived benefit or lack thereof of a programmed reading curriculum for students with moderate cognitive disabilities within a Title 1 inner-city school. The rationale for the study was that students with moderate cognitive disabilities have difficulties learning to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Moderate Intellectual Disability
Norland, Gretchen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Leading a whole-class discussion is a complex and critical skill, and pivotal to learning and achievement. Classroom teachers have been challenged to engage students in meaningful dialogue, and successfully meet educational standards and requirements. Teacher education programs are responsible for preparing future candidates--preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Delk, Tricia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of the qualitative descriptive embedded single case study research was to explore how multicultural curriculum and instruction in a teacher-credentialing program prepared pre-service teachers to work with diverse students. The problem was the inadequacy on the part of teacher-credentialing programs to train pre-service teachers to make…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Multicultural Education, Teacher Qualifications
Gonzalez, Monica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
English Language Learners (ELLs) are students who speak a language other than English; they are the fastest growing student population in United States' (US) public schools and will include over 17 million students by the year 2020 (NCES,2015). The dramatic increase in the ELL student population means that all mainstream classroom teachers will…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English Language Learners, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
Harmon, Lois – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Increasingly large populations of English Learners (ELs) attend public schools within the US and teachers are held accountable for the academic performance of these students. Unfortunately, multiple studies have concluded that teachers graduating from teacher education programs are not equipped with the competencies to clearly identify the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English Language Learners
Tracy, Jacob Dennis – ProQuest LLC, 2017
It has been argued that teachers do not always teach in the ways their teacher education programs promoted. One cause of this problem has to do with teachers' conceptions about mathematics and ability being incompatible with the visions of mathematics that teacher educators promote. For example, teacher educators may emphasize the need for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
Erickson, Katie Erin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative phenomenological study was developed to fill the gap in current research on what extent five teacher educators, from three Midwest and one Southwest teacher education program, are preparing English Language Learner (ELL) preservice teachers to collaborate in ELL teacher education. The results indicate that ELL teacher educators…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Schiera, Andrew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation explores how pre-service teachers conceptualize the relationship between justice and practice, and then navigate the tensions of their student teaching context to enact their beliefs in their teaching practice. Starting from the assumption that all teachers must understand how their practice challenges rather than reproduces…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Correlation
Anderson, Ashley Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching approach where students engage in the investigation of real-world problems through their inquiries. Studies found considerable support for PBL on student performance and improvement in grades K-12 and at the collegiate level. However, fewer studies have examined the effects of PBL at the collegiate level…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Academic Achievement, Educational Psychology
Reed, Eron L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
New teacher attrition shows no signs of abating as about half of new teachers in urban high-poverty schools quit in their first three years of the work. Some of the push factors that contribute to attrition in these settings are the increasing pressure of standards and accountability measures. Some research has turned to teacher education programs…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education
Piper, Rebekah Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2015
In the United States education system a large achievement gap between African American and Latino students compared to White American students exists. Various studies have documented the gap, but there has not been much success in closing it. Recognizing that the educational system is growing more, not less, diverse, including due to the rise in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Multicultural Education
Chorba, Kristen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Peer mentoring is a topic that has been prevalent in the literature for the past several decades and plays a significant role in the learning experiences of many students. This study investigated the experiences of peer mentors in one specific mentoring project, in order to learn how the mentors describe and understand those experiences. Eighteen…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers
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
Sweeny, Shannon P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Recent research has shown that emphasizing the importance of effort for learning mathematics can have positive effects on students' achievement, engagement and sense of competence (Dweck, 2010; Middleton & Jansen, 2011; National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008). In order for teachers to focus on the importance of effort, they need to believe…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mastery Learning, Teaching Methods
Liu, Xiao – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The foreign-born Chinese speakers that currently make up the largest component of those training to become Chinese language teachers encounter challenges during their internship that differ significantly from those experienced by interns who are more familiar with U.S. culture and institutions. Qualitative case studies of three Chinese language…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interviews, Language Teachers, Qualitative Research
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