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LaVan, Celestine – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to develop a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of novice teachers who remain teaching in high-poverty, high-minority rural schools in South Carolina in relation to the administrative support they received. The research questions guiding this study are: (1) How do novice…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Rural Schools, Poverty Areas
Saunders, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Purpose: The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention including the use of a clinical reference tool on the clinician's knowledge and self-efficacy scores in peristomal management. A secondary purpose compared the participant's knowledge and self-efficacy based on the education delivery method of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy, Allied Health Personnel
Vincent, Angela K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This phenomenological, action research study engaged a sample of teachers from a large middle school in northern South Carolina in developing a protocol and recommendations for the use of peer observations that would provide meaningful professional development for teachers at this school. Data collection methods consisted of interviews, focus…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Brisini, Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the possible impact of project-based learning on student learning perspective and achievement in a social studies classroom. American schools are in an era of standardized testing based on standards-driven curricula that only teaches basic recall and recognition. School curriculum should be focused on…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
Hicks, Timothy Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This action research study examined the impact of the Historical Thinking Method (HTM) on how students interacted with actual and virtual historical sites and museums. From September 2017 to May 2018, students engaged in analysis and evaluation of online exhibits and actual sites in the Washington, DC, and Columbia, South Carolina, areas using the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Museums, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Atkins, Jonnell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a self-assessment rubric on a students' ability to self-monitor and self-regulate engaged reading behaviors. The research attempts to answer the following question: What impact does self-assessment have on the engagement of second-grade students during Independent Reading? Using an action…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Learner Engagement, Independent Reading, Scoring Rubrics
Johnson, Jermaine L., Sr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Job readiness programs assist individuals with gaining the necessary information to obtain and keep employment. The research study was an investigation of the reasons for the low enrollment and low success rate for the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition Job Boot Camp program in Richland County SC. With the completion of the study the researcher gained…
Descriptors: Job Training, Employment, Case Studies, Cognitive Style
Walker, Carolyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed methods study examined the effects of experiential learning on student completion and academic success in a business course at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. Completion rates and end-of-course grades were compared between non-experiential learning participants and experiential learning participants in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Business Administration Education
Simmons, Precious – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The state of education in the United States faces many challenges in preparing students for the workforce and postsecondary education. These challenges are heightened at the postsecondary level for schools of nursing. The current shortage of nurses will continue to rise if recruitment and retention strategies are not employed. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Student Experience, Vocational Education, Health Sciences
Wells, Sandra H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative descriptive comparative study was to investigate and explore the usage of multimedia instructional tools (MMITs) in an integrated business applications course to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in the gain scores between the pretest and posttest scores of high school students who used…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, High School Students, Business Education, Multimedia Instruction
Hilton, Sheila Finley – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The focus of this study included selected South Carolina public high school leaders' experiences in applying district cyberbullying policies. With the increase in technology use by students, what was school-based bullying has expanded into cyberbullying, the application of electronic devices to harass and intimidate other students. Given the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, High Schools, Board of Education Policy
Floyd, Donna P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this case study is to understand the perceptions of participants in St. John's County School District concerning the effectiveness of the mentorship program in the county. The Theory of Teacher Development (Fuller, 1969; Katz, 1972) guided the research. This theory states the induction programs should follow pre-service preparation,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Case Studies, Stakeholders, School Districts
Bryan, Donna Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Attracting and retaining teachers in South Carolina's I-95 "Corridor of Shame" districts has become increasingly difficult with attrition rates growing statistically higher every year. Consistent teacher attrition impedes student achievement, disrupts the learning environment, and costs school districts more money. The research question…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Disadvantaged Schools, Poverty
Barr, Denny Hayes – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research on college choice decisions of high school students has increased over the past forty years but has generally centered on demographic characteristics such as race, gender, or socio-economic status of students. There has been little research on the influences on the college choice decisions of high academically achieving students from…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, High School Students, College Choice, Student Attitudes
Bailey, Lindsey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The problem of practice described in this paper was identified by varying academic performances of students in a middle school located in South Carolina. The identified problem led the researcher to formulate a research question: What is the impact of inquiry-based learning on academic achievement for eighth-grade students in social studies? The…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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