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Choi, Jung Won – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Elementary school music experiences have been shown to be influential for lifelong music engagement, and sound music teacher education would be the most effective way to provide positive school music experiences to students in elementary schools. In spite of this importance, many countries have different elementary music education and music…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Music Education, Music
Campbell, Cynthia Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2017
"Backdoor praise" (BDP) is defined as praise that is simultaneously delayed, indirect, and embedded in teacher comments. This case study investigated preservice teachers' perceptions of their use of BDP as a strategy for getting and keeping students on task. Three participants, representing elementary, middle, and high school, were…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
Yslas, Tracy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Principals need to be leaders who set and communicate a vision for learning, understand organization development, know how to effect change, are able to help teachers grow in their craft, and can interpret and utilize data for school improvement. The literature has shown disconnect between principal preparation and actual practices needed for the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Alignment (Education)
Gregory, Karen L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This quantitative research was conducted as a means of examining the relationship between elementary school principals' use of a Technology Action Plan and (a) gender, (b) age, (c) years of administrative experience, (d) perceptions of professional development in technology, and (e) perceptions of self-efficacy in technology. Also examined was the…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Education, Leadership, Self Efficacy
Warwick, Katherine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This qualitative phenomenological study was an investigation of the individual and collective experiences of a group of teachers in one rural elementary school. The study served to discover how one group of teachers interpreted and defined professionalism in education. Stratified purposeful sampling was utilized to select the 12 participants. Two…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Teacher Attitudes, Reflection, Phenomenology
Parker, Hazel Spaulding – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In education, one of the vital goals is to improve student success through high-quality teaching. Teachers' pedagogy and knowledge of content coupled with the interactions between the teacher and student is one of the most critical components influencing the academic success of students. The purpose of this study was to examine supportive…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Schools
Allen, Kristine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to better understand affordances and constraints of the Candidate Mentor Supervisor Model (CMSM) as experienced by teacher candidates and their mentor supervisors. The results indicated perceived benefits to teacher candidates. Candidates participating in the CMSM reported a sense of nested support within their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Models
Pickering, Sharon Durham – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the perceptions of partner teachers and graduate fellows in 1 school regarding the barriers and successes made during their participation in a National Science Foundation Grant. This study included 9 partner teachers and 7 graduate fellows who participated in the Science First! NSF GK-12…
Descriptors: Grants, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Graduate Students
Blackwell, Jacqueline Rushin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research is to identify teaching strategies and practices that impact the vocabulary and language development for English Language Learners. Today, there are over 3.5 million non-English speaking students enrolled in public classrooms and the number has continued to climb over the past decade. Many ELL students live in poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, English Language Learners
Kesler, Becky – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceived effectiveness of mentoring for teachers certified through non-traditional avenues. This quantitative study investigated the type and amount of support teachers certified through the Arkansas Non-traditional Licensure Program (NTLP) and the Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MATP) received…
Descriptors: Mentors, Alternative Teacher Certification, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
Setty, Rohit Boggarm – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In this dissertation, I examine the work involved in teacher educator modeling. In particular, the study is concerned with modeling that aims to explicitly make teaching practices visible, learnable, and that does so in particularly demonstrative ways. One form of this type of modeling is what I term "dialogic modeling." The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Modeling (Psychology), Teaching Methods
Jones, Anna Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The nutrition environment in schools can influence the risk for childhood overweight and obesity, which in turn can have life-long implications for risk of chronic disease. This dissertation aimed to examine the nutrition environment in primary public schools in California with regards to the amount of nutrition education provided in the…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Educational Environment, Child Health, Risk Management
Lopez, Cynthia Iris – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Transforming low performing schools to ensure the academic success of Hispanic children situated in poverty remains an educational challenge. External factors impacting student learning are often targeted as the main reasons for poor academic achievement, thereby advancing the culturally deficit model. This study is about an elementary school that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Poverty
Daniello, Frank – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The ability to express meaning in prose is a foundational skill in our society. Given the importance of being a competent writer, concern with the quality of writing instruction is a recurring theme among American educators (Cutler & Graham, 2008; Gilbert & Graham, 2010; National Commission on Writing, 2003, 2004, 2006). Research shows…
Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, Longitudinal Studies, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Welle, Brad – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The impact a teacher's background experiences and dispositions have on student performance, as measured by criterion-referenced state assessments in communication arts for grades three through five, were determined. The following background experiences were found to predict least effective teachers with 85% accuracy: rank of the undergraduate…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Grade Point Average, Teaching Experience, Universities
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