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Muti, Juliet Njeri – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Effective principals have a positive impact on students' achievement through teacher supervision, curriculum implementation, and student discipline. Therefore, schools need principals with strong instructional leadership skills to address school improvement measures. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the current leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement
McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
Jones, Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study aspired to understand the practices implemented by school leaders to ensure deaf and hard-of-hearing students have access to nonacademic and extracurricular activities and services commensurate with their hearing peers. The participants for this study were school leaders as well as non-school leaders who worked with deaf and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Extracurricular Activities, Equal Education
Alhuthaif, Abeer – ProQuest LLC, 2019
International mindedness is a recent and evolving research topic in language education and other fields because of its significance in promoting global relations, ethical leadership, intercultural understanding, global engagement, and world communication. This study explored the conceptions and practices of international mindedness of four English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
Jusinski, Margaret M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This qualitative study was prompted by initiatives that addressed the need for teachers to engage in professional development that enables them to be 21st century ready. Recommendations put forth by government and business have stressed that professional development foster connected teaching and create networked educators by emphasizing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Facilitators (Individuals), Faculty Development
Dixon, Lacey L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This executive position paper identifies the three year process, 2015/2016-2018/2019 school years, in which a school district's career and technical education district team implemented and completed the Program Improvement Process for Equity (PIPE) Project. To meet the workforce demands of the 21st century, our schools must improve access, equity,…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, STEM Education, School Districts, Vocational Education
Gaston, Rolanda T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The relationship that is established between the principal and teacher influences the type of learning environment the school has, thereby affecting how students learn in the classroom. This dissertation investigated the relationship between principals and teachers and its influence on the success of student learning. Details of how the principals…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Correlation, Educational Environment, Principals
Hubbard, Jeanne Darby – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Parent involvement in children's education has long been accepted, as a positively linked variable in their children's educational achievement, and it has been part of general education law in the United States since 1965. Parent Involvement research in public, private, home and charter school often focuses on student outcomes as the primary…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Social Capital, School Choice, Family School Relationship
Garrett, Michelle Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Educational researchers have been exploring academic outcomes for at-risk students for many years but somehow have not been successful in closing the achievement gap that exists for at-risk students of color. Acknowledging that gap and developing programs and practices that can be implemented within a shared vision can ensure that all students can…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students