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Ciotoli, Francesca M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Pedagogy that centers primarily on oral and written language significantly limits the educational progress of students with disabilities because it may not regularly afford them opportunities to express what they have learned. It stands to reason that increased opportunities for expression through multiple ways or modes of meaning-making will lead…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Photography, Self Expression, Students with Disabilities
Shepherd, Melody – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationship between servant leadership and school culture. School culture has been linked to several school outcomes, such as student behavior, teacher retention, and socio-emotional balance. The following questions guided the current study: 1) Is there a relationship between teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Culture, Leadership Styles, Principals
Fortson, Brenda K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explores factors that may be related to Mississippi's 2015 eighth-grade reading scores, which rank the state in 50th place (Nation's Report Card, 2016). Whereas there are likely several factors that contribute to middle-school students' poor performance on the high-stakes tests, this study examines teachers' reported knowledge and use…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Middle School Students, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods
Alhajeri, Ohoud Nasser – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examines teachers' perspectives and challenges with tablet use with students with autism in elementary and middle school inclusive classrooms. Surprisingly little is known about teachers use of tablets with students with autism in inclusive settings. Most studies on the use of tablets have been conducted in segregated settings, not in…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusion
Conahan, Jeanne Shober – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As the population of English Learners (ELs) continues to rise in the United States, there is a need to investigate the efficacy of teachers who are assigned to instruct them. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that contribute to teacher efficacy when mainstream elementary/middle school teachers instruct ELs while addressing the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, School Districts
Dunks, Jocelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
High-quality teacher preparation programs are pivotal to the success of initial educators, which in turn leads to the success of students. Initial educators have recently perceived to feel inadequately prepared to deliver high quality literacy instruction upon completion of their teacher preparation program. The purpose of this qualitative case…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literacy Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality