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Rosado, Glenda Damaris – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research design was a mixed methods embedded study with a quasi-experimental component in the quantitative portion identifying the teachers and students as independent variables and the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that are aligned with teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the dependent variables. The confounding…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Class Size
Timman, Matthew Peter – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In the study of percussion instruments as a part of a collegiate education, the focus is usually placed upon performance of literature from four major areas: snare drum, mallet percussion, timpani, and multiple percussion. This often leaves an instructional gap in the field of performance on percussion accessory instruments, including performance…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
Alhuthaif, Abeer – ProQuest LLC, 2019
International mindedness is a recent and evolving research topic in language education and other fields because of its significance in promoting global relations, ethical leadership, intercultural understanding, global engagement, and world communication. This study explored the conceptions and practices of international mindedness of four English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
Golkin-Moro, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2019
A 32-item survey was developed to measure Faculty Satisfaction with Institutional Policies regarding Online Learning (FSIPOL). The survey assessed five factors identified through a literature review. These five factors identified included: (1) Compensation, (2) Time Requirements, (3) Professional Development, (4) Administrative Support for Online…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Jackson, Esther L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Differences in race, ethnicity, gender, and age have shaped the most diverse workforce in recent years and have also influenced the workplace learning environment. Variability in age created several generations that presented an instructional challenge in the workplace for trainers who have not recognized and understood generational differences.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Generational Differences
Jackson-High, Vicki – ProQuest LLC, 2018
African American female representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, has not significantly increased during the years, despite a number of educational initiatives and reforms promoting participation in the STEM pipeline. As the underrepresentation of African American females' interest in science increases,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, African American Students, Females
Diaz, Delia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Most adult English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States struggle with the basics of English literacy and reading comprehension. The lack of metacognitive awareness during reading prevents ELL students from engaging actively in the learning process. The CALLA method was used as a conceptual framework for explicit instruction. The problem…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Teaching Methods
Ballou, Yoshara Glennise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English Language Learners (ELL) students are a growing population in Texas schools. Due to language barriers and lack of comprehensiveness in a secondary science classroom, ELL students may have difficulties comprehending higher-level secondary science concepts. While staff development workshops have the objective of ensuring teachers are…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Barriers, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
Price, Estelle Yvonne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Blended learning is gaining momentum in K-12 schools, and teachers are required to make a paradigm shift in instructional practices geared to the online learning environment but are unprepared for the unique pedagogical skills. The problem addressed in this qualitative case study was K-5 teachers' professional development is inadequate for the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
Eckers, Scott M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
High-stakes testing policies have reduced elementary-level instructional time for untested subjects, raising questions about the extent to which students' content knowledge in social studies has been compromised. This research project compared social studies assessment performance of two student cohorts from the same school district, one required…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary School Students, High Stakes Tests, Tests
Johnson, Toni L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Higher education institutions have incorporated information and communications technology strategies to improve the learning environment and increase their competitive advantage. One strategy, the use of learning management systems, has transformed the learning environment over the past three decades. User acceptance is a key success factor in any…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Management Systems, Information Technology, Correlation
Moore, Pamela C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The goal of this research study was to assess the effectiveness of the use of the Clinical Integrative Puzzle (CIP) assessment as an online training tool to advance illness script formation for diagnostic problem-solving in the didactic phase of medical education. The main research question in the study was: Is there a statistically significant…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Clinical Diagnosis, Medical Education, Allied Health Personnel
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
Poole, Nancy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A study was conducted to examine the experiences of nursing students in online nursing programs to explore if the use of innovative technology in the courses would improve faculty presence and effective communication. A gap in the scientific literature was identified concerning the experiences of nursing students regarding faculty presence and…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Ejiofor, Virginia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Clickers are handheld technology tools that provide an opportunity to engage students and enhance their learning. In nursing literature, little research has focused on the experiences of nurse educators who use or have used clicker technology in the classroom. To understand the phenomenon of their experiences, one overarching question was…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Audience Response Systems, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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