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Weiler, Michelle Gong – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative explanatory bounded single case study was to seek to understand how the use of curriculum that is influenced by experiential learning theory and based in scenario-based learning as an instructional methodology in a law enforcement academy influences the self-efficacy and job readiness of peace officers with less…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Vignettes, Law Enforcement, Police
Felix, Miranda J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With an ever-growing population of elementary English learners (EL), an increase in technology in classrooms, and a renewed sense of direction with English language development (ELD) instruction since the release of Common Core State Standards, educational leaders are making decisions regarding instruction for EL that will have long-lasting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Gomez, Kaylie Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For nearly four decades, research has documented positive correlations between metacognitive abilities and student growth. Teachers who wish to cultivate metacognitive thinking should encourage their students to plan, investigate, and expand on the concepts they learn in class (Fisher, Frey, & Hattie, 2016; Flavell, 1979). This mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Brain, Elementary School Students, Intervention
Sexton, Dena M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
One of the prevailing concerns in education is student access to well-qualified teachers. This concern is particularly acute in the case of California math students where one of out of every six teaching in high minority middle and high schools is considered under-prepared, compared to one of twenty in high-achieving schools. Math, as a content…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Vilas, Sandy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand and describe the strategies and practices that exemplary teachers use to address the educational needs of Latino male students from kindergarten through third grade. Methodology: The researcher selected a qualitative research design to describe and understand the instructional…
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
Wood, Melissa Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative, experimental study was to determine if there was a significant difference in 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) English language arts (ELA) writing levels and ELA overall achievement levels between 7th- and 8th-grade students with and without access to Chromebooks for at least one 46-minute period of…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Statistical Analysis, Language Arts
Somera, Sandra Lopez – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Enrollments in blended learning programs are growing, creating a challenge to find educators who understand blended learning pedagogy. The purpose of this study was to identify and understand the challenges and pedagogical transformations of elementary educators who recently adopted blended learning. The concerns-based adoption model provided a…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Public Schools, Grade 6, Elementary School Teachers
MacDonald, Ronda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the role of an instructional technology coach in a K-8 school district in Southern California as a model for professional development for the integration of technology in instruction. It was hypothesized that a change initiative developed with the philosophy of the concerns-based adoption model (Hall…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development
Reinhert, Kat – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Popular music programs continue to expand into higher education in the United States. By examining the who, what, when, where, how, and why of existing higher education popular music programs, information for future development and assessment can be provided. This qualitative multiple case study explored the creation, implementation and operation…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
Perez, Dennis Derne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to explore the academic and social experiences of digital natives at Patrick Harrison High School (pseudonym) located in southern California. The research questions addressing the study were: (a) What are digital natives' academic and social experiences; (b) How does feeling understood…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, High School Students, Learning Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
Andriamiarisoa, Ralai – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Rapid technological advances have created major societal changes, transformed business sectors, and revolutionized enterprises. In contrast, the curricular structure of medical education has remained unchanged for the last 100 years, and, for the most part, medical education has been reluctant to embrace the use of technology. The prevalent…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Processes, Educational Games, Teaching Methods
Falcone, Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand how faculty experience the transition from Blackboard to Canvas LMS and which LMS is preferred. The general problem addressed in this study was that California Community College students' success and retention in online courses was 7-10% lower than in face-to-face courses. To try to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Management Systems, Community Colleges
Elizalde, Ricardo Omar, Sr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative design based research study examined the Connected Learning theoretical framework coupled with academic language scaffolds for Long Term English Learners (LTELs) in a secondary public school setting. The participants of this study were students that have been in the United States for more than six years and have yet to be…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, English Language Learners, Grade 9, High School Students
LaCroix, Luke Leo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Restorative justice is an emerging topic related to college student behavioral issues and offers a personal behavior alternative strategy. It is used predominantly to address crime, misconduct, and injustices in criminal justice, K-12 education, and higher education arenas. Restorative justice addresses harm through dialogue with goals of…
Descriptors: Justice, Conflict Resolution, Correctional Rehabilitation, College Students
Lenz, Jonathan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The educational policy Response to Intervention (RtI) was established in 2004 following the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). In California, the policy has become known as Response to Intervention and Instruction (RtI[superscript 2]). RtI[superscript 2] represents an educational reform initiative that…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Teacher Attitudes
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