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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Hubbard, Bradford D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study examined the conditions and features that have worked in concert to afford a select group of high school/unit district superintendents to become highly successful. Many studies have critically looked at leadership, educational leadership, and the superintendency, however, this one utilizes a non-educational theoretical…
Descriptors: Superintendents, High Schools, School Districts, Success
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Whitaker, Nancy – Music Education Research, 2016
Research on the improvement of learning shifted from a focus on the learner as individual to the concept of sociocultural learning in communities of learning, communities of practice or learning cultures during the 1990s. A similar shift in the focus of the development of a single construct of individual musical creativity to socially situated…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Communities of Practice, Sociocultural Patterns
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Conklin, Hilary G.; Hughes, Hilary E. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In this cross-institutional, qualitative case study, two teacher educators in urban teacher education programs identify and analyze the components of our teacher education practice in relation to a vision of compassionate, critical, justice-oriented teacher education. Using Grossman et al.'s concepts of preparation for professional practice as an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
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Seglem, Robyn; Garcia, Antero – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background: Extant literature contends that it can be difficult for White preservice teachers to develop culturally relevant curriculum for the diverse students whom they will encounter in classrooms. Though there is a significant body of research about culturally responsive pedagogy, teacher education programs have struggled with how to best…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Youth
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Pietrantoni, Zachary; Glance, Dorea; Smith, Krista M. – Journal of School Counseling, 2015
The American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National Model (2012) stated school counselors serve as advocates for equity in access and success in educational opportunities for all students; however, Lott (2002) suggested classism now affects more students than in previous generations. Most research has focused on college students and little…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Bias, Rural Schools, High Schools
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Weilbacher, Gary; Tilford, Keith – School-University Partnerships, 2015
While there is considerable research concerning co-teaching among special educators and regular classroom teachers, little work has been published regarding co-teaching that involves teacher candidates and their cooperating teachers. During the last three years, two middle level education faculty members involved in their University's Professional…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation, Qualitative Research, Cooperating Teachers
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Hurley, Brian P.; Henry, Michael P. – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2015
This action research study investigated the impact of teaching physics using a disciplinary literacy framework for instruction across all units in one academic year. Through a suite of vocabulary strategies and lessons that encourage students to write, speak, draw, mathematically translate, and design experiments, students learn to do physics by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Physics, Action Research
Hinterlong, Diane; Lawrence, Branson; DeVol, Purva – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students in grades 10 through 12 in its advanced, residential…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering, STEM Education, High School Students
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Baber, Lorenzo DuBois – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
The lack of postsecondary success for African American males has garnered significant attention from academic scholars and public policy leaders. While this scholarship provides a strong portrait on issues related to African American males, there are still significant gaps to be addressed. Most notably, current research tends to focus on students…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, College Preparation, Readiness
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Bass, Lisa R. – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The author discusses the boarding school model as a schooling alternative to improve life chances for disadvantaged youth, particularly African American youth, by positively meeting their social and educational needs. Bourdieu, Coleman, and other social scientists purported that these needs can be better met by exposing students to social and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Boarding Schools, Social Capital, Cultural Capital
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Blackard, Tricia; Puchner, Laurel; Reeves, Alison – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study explored whether and to what extent Ogbu and Fordham's Oppositional Culture Theory applied to African American high school students at one Midwestern suburban high school. Based on multiple interviews with six African American students, the study found support for some aspects of the theory but not for others.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, African American Students, High School Students, Interviews
Foiles Kiel, Donna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Increasingly, principals are challenged to merge technology and instruction to achieve meaningful school reform. There are limited studies revealing the personal perspective of a principal who applied servant and transformational leadership to achieve school improvement by leveraging school-wide technology integration. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education, Ethnography
Mahoney, Brian J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research study explored the concept of capacity building and motivation of staff by school leadership teams in the successful development and implementation of educational initiatives, specifically Response to Intervention (RtI). A great deal of scholarship has addressed leadership and its effect on motivation, but few studies have…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Response to Intervention, Teacher Motivation, Motivation
Sledge, Chandra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research study intended to discover the perceptions of 10 Illinois Generation Y novice high school principals pertaining to the effectiveness of their principal preparation programs in terms of how well it prepared them to lead in the first three years of their principalship, and what subsequent professional development they deemed necessary…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Administrator Education, Program Effectiveness, High Schools
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