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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
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
Cotner, Bridget A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
School reform programs focus on making educational changes; however, research on interventions past the funded implementation phase to determine what was sustained is rarely done (Beery, Senter, Cheadle, Greenwald, Pearson, et al., 2005). This study adds to the research on sustainability by determining what instructional practices, if any, of the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
Woody, Andrea L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a Web-based mathematics program, Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) Stanford Math, on mathematics achievement of fourth- through eighth-grade students in a metropolitan school district. Few studies have researched a Web-based mathematics program that provides an individualized,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Amankonah, Frank O. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mathematics knowledge and skills serve as the "gatekeeper" to students' choice of college majors, success obtaining college degrees, and entry into the workforce. However, on the mathematics portion of standardized tests, U.S. fourth and eighth graders performed below their peers in countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
Siebers, Carolyn A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study is a mixed-methods quantitative and qualitative study that analyzed data from an intensive, long-term professional development project named, "Project: Making Mathematics Matter. (PM[superscript 3])" carried out in two low-performing, high-poverty districts. Two of the districts served as treatment districts and ALL…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Achievement Gains, Mathematics Achievement
Carr, Chauncey – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the study was to examine teachers' perceptions of the impact of high stakes testing on instructional content, instructional strategies, motivation and morale, and pressure to improve student performance in relation to their views on accountability. It also sought to identify teachers' perceptions of the effect of high stakes testing…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Course Content, Teaching Methods
Lee, Luann Christensen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) constructed by a group of 24 pre-service elementary teacher participants as they learned about the moon's phases, inquiry learning, and use of the Internet message boards as a teaching tool as a part of their science teaching methods course. The MOON Project (More…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Education
Russell, Leanne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) students often do not graduate with their same age peers, continue on to college, have satisfying social and emotional relationships, or achieve gainful employment as adults due to their delays in language and communication skills (Antia, Stinson, & Gaustad, 2002; Siegel, 2002a). The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Counties, Language Skills
Vasquez, Veronica B. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Reading is a fundamental part of learning, yet not all students are proficient readers. According to standardized achievement measures in the state of Arizona, about thirty percent of eighth grade students did not meet or exceed the reading standards. Given this, teachers need to find ways to encourage students to read and teach strategies…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading, Reading Strategies, Grade 8
Steffero, Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This research provides an analysis of the relationship between a student's beliefs and mathematical behaviors over a seventeen-year period. Romina, the student of focus in this case study, was among the original participants in a longitudinal study which explored how students build mathematical ideas when working collaboratively on problem-solving…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving
Ikeler, Susan I. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has had significant and multilayered consequences for students, teachers, and schools. The purpose of this study was to learn more about the areas of NCLB that teachers support and also the areas of NCLB that teachers see as problematic. The data in this mixed methods study was collected through an…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Sanctions, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement
Gomez, Martin Omar – ProQuest LLC, 2010
American educators and researchers have spent decades attempting to determine the most effective middle level school configuration. Although various models have been conceptualized in order to resolve one of our most extensive educational reform movements, a recent nationwide increase in K-8 schools suggest interested parties have accepted the K-8…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Culture, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), School Organization
Brown-Joseph, Lequisha Angel – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore and reveal the process behind how teachers that administer standards-based tests implement instructional practices in the classroom according to the accountability measures of NCLB. The study revealed how teachers in two different school settings prepared their students for the yearly standardized test. In…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Public Schools, Montessori Schools, Public School Teachers