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Inman, Susan S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Our PreK-12 schools face increasing complexities such as accountability, diversity, closing the achievement gap, and working in an era of standards-based reform (Drago-Severson, 2009). The purpose of this inquiry was to understand teachers' experiences with one type of learning experience, "action research," and to investigate the impact…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Ball, Jamie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying prevention in schools has arguably met with limited success in the United States. Diversity negatively impacts the success of bullying prevention programs. Furthermore, researchers do not agree upon intervention timing and appropriate grade-level to implement bullying prevention and social-emotional learning and skill-building programs.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
Vegh, Tracie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher perceptions of fourth-grade students' readiness to learn Ohio's fourth-grade social studies standards were explored through this sequential explanatory mixed methods study. Implementation of Ohio's new reading policies in the lower elementary may have had an unintended future impact on the teaching of social studies in the upper elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
McGlaughlin, Stacie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, exploratory case study was to explore the process parents implement to socialize their home schooled K-6t h-grade children in the state of Ohio. The specific problem is the stigma attached to home-educated children regarding socialization. There is limited research from a qualitative perspective on how parents…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Socialization, Home Schooling, Elementary School Students
Duffy-Zimmer, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to create a teacher induction model that embraced the wants and needs of novice teachers. The Induction Program Model (IPM) was created to meet these needs. In order to retain high quality teachers, central office support, mentors, preparation time, and customized professional development are needed to help the new…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Competencies, Program Effectiveness