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Biggers, Regina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-methods, action research study, with a convergent design, is to improve student literacy achievement within a Mississippi school district, through the exploration of reading volume, motivation, and family connections. This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to provide an in-depth look into the phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Literacy, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
Barnes, Zachary T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Executive function skills have a direct link to reading comprehension (Carretti, Borella, Cornoldi, & De Beni, 2009). Specifically, cognitive flexibility and working memory have been shown as a significant contributor to reading comprehension (Cain, Oakhill, & Bryant, 2004; Cartwright, 2002). Understanding the link between cognitive…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Cognitive Processes, Short Term Memory, Reading Comprehension
DeBiase, Kirstie – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain a better understanding of how induction programs might effectively support STEM K-8 teacher preparation. American schools are not producing competent STEM graduates prepared to meet employment demands. Over the next decade, STEM employment opportunities are expected to increase twice as fast…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, STEM Education, Teacher Competencies
Kung, Melody – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There is a lack of knowledge regarding reading development and predictors of reading development for Language Minority students (LMs) such as Asians. In particular, the research base is limited regarding the effectiveness of different reading instructional emphases for Asian LMs. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether language…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Minority Group Students, Language Minorities, Asian Americans
Pappasergi, Jenifer R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study was to examine self-efficacy perceptions of elementary teachers, kindergarten through fourth grade, and determine whether or not teacher self-efficacy perceptions differ related to classification area of district, certification held and experience of working with students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (E/BD). In addition,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Harshman, Denise Galvez – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study applied four frameworks from academic literature in the areas of leadership, change process, 21st-century skills, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) to understand the various factors providing for success and participation of a school in the national science fair initiative (Programa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles
Collins, Karmen J. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this research study was to investigate the relationship between the components of school climate and leadership behaviors on student achievement in an urban school district in the mid-atlantic region. School climate and leadership behaviors for the participating school districts was determined by the School Climate Survey (Corner…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Urban Schools, Leadership Role, School Districts
Juilfs, Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The impacts of a summer reading program on students' reading fluency were assessed. Fifteen students in grades first through seventh voluntarily attended a nine-day summer reading program. Participants who attended the program were a good representation of the other students in the school. The school was selected due to the high percentage of…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Summer Programs, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
Powers, Jillian R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this mixed methods study was twofold. First, the study assessed whether Davis' (1989) Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was useful in predicting instructional usage of the interactive whiteboard (IWB), as reported by K-8 teachers. Second, the study set out to understand what motivated those teachers to use the IWB for classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interactive Video, Bulletin Boards, Mixed Methods Research
Coryat-Hon, Dawn R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
At one Title I K-4 elementary campus located on the Gulf Coast of Southeast Texas, there seemed to be a prevalent problem of minority students, particularly male students, receiving office referrals at a higher rate than their non-minority counterparts in past years. Research from a 2010 Children's Defense Fund report indicates that…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, African American Children, Males, Racial Differences
Knight, Nina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Governmental attention to bullying in kindergarten through Grade 3 continues to be a challenge in a metropolitan school district in the eastern United States. This has presented a case for school policy reform. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine how bullying and office discipline related to suspension referrals,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Change, School Policy, Kindergarten
Peller, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The present study examined the relationship between children's early literacy-related abilities and their reading achievement in late elementary school in the context of a Puerto Rican community in Massachusetts. The researcher examined four years of student achievement test data from the public elementary schools of Holyoke, Massachusetts. The…
Descriptors: Puerto Ricans, Reading Tests, Grade 1, Grade 4
Balsamo, Michael J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Evidence suggests that parents who extensively use technology and have a high socioeconomic status (SES) may become overly involved with their elementary school-aged children's education and school-related activities, an involvement which can create a lasting dependence of the children on their parents. The literature indicates high…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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
Forrester, Ekaterina Petrovna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although considerable research has focused on the nature of reading-spelling relationships and its implications for practice, most of the literature is outdated, having been published in 1980s and 1990s. Moreover, limitations in the research base inhibit the full understanding of how reading and spelling development influence each other at…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Skills, Spelling, Elementary School Students
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