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Nesmith, James A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine school administrators' perspectives regarding grade-level retention in grades kindergarten through third in a New Jersey school district. Furthermore, this study explored how often school administrators reviewed retention literature and whether the literature influenced their overall opinion of retention.…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Administrator Attitudes, Kindergarten
Phung, Winnie Siu Yuk – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to explore how elementary school administrators and teachers comprehend, evaluate, and create instructional practices for students with learning disabilities in upper grades (3rd through 5th) in central Arizona. The theoretical foundation for this study included the inclusion model and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Inclusion
Kelly, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research was to explore how the personal and professional experiences of school leaders strengthened or hindered their ability to engage in social justice leadership to advance educational equity and encourage culturally proficient practices in their schools. I employed a descriptive multi-case study and the research was viewed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Justice, Equal Education, Instructional Leadership
Walent, Kerry L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher turnover rates in Title I schools have caused inconsistencies in the number of high-quality educators teaching children in high-poverty Title I classrooms. The purpose of this study was to identify leadership standards that Title I teachers and school administrators perceive to positively influence a teacher's decision to remain in a Title…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Academic Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Administrators
Kim, Daniel Tae-Min – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Schools and districts throughout the United States are having difficulty identifying highly qualified leaders to fill principal vacancies. Despite the surplus of candidates holding administrative credentials, many are unwilling to pursue the principalship because of the time demands and stress associated with the position. Additionally, high…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Administrator Education, Transformational Leadership
Coleman, Kamarrie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This comparative case study explains the perspectives, experiences, and instructional contexts of teachers working with English Learners (EL) in Grades 3-5 to plan, deliver, and assess Second Language Morphological Awareness (L2MA) across three different program models. ELs have experienced low levels of reading comprehension since the inception…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Morphology (Languages), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Ferrara, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
How gifted students needs are addressed in elementary schools is different from school to school. They are a population of students who at times, are underserved and left to work independently. This is often because teachers do not have the foundational understanding of gifted pedagogy. The purpose of this study was to determine how three…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Teng, Kit Wah Antonia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Justice in school is central to both the Catholic church and the government of Singapore. Both institutions have expectations of principals as justice agents to serve the needs of every student by means of equality and equity in educational provision to all students. There is limited research on how principals of Catholic and government primary…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Catholics, Churches
James, Bridget Rena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Successful implementation of a new law begins with administrators and their perceptions of the law. As stated by the U.S. Department of Education (2015), "Principals are at the center of most new State-level system reforms" (p. 14). In 2015, Nevada lawmakers passed a new law titled Read by Grade 3 (RBG3) (Nevada Department of Education,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Discourse Analysis, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
Scherer, Kellie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Church documents and scholars affirm that traditional pedagogies are ineffective in preparing students for the demands of the 21st century (CCE, 2014, p. 13, Darling-Hammond, 2010; Hartley, 2003; Kampylis, 2010; Skiba, Tan, Sternberg & Grigorenko, 2010). A review of the literature revealed that a gap in research on the Catholic elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Catholic Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
Newman, Adina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since 9/11, the repercussions of religious intolerance have reached center stage, highlighted by religious hate crime statistics, governmental policies, and documented cases of increased anxiety. Religious illiteracy is also highlighted as a phenomenon across the American landscape. Conceptual arguments hold that knowledge of other religions can…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Units of Study, Religious Education
Bowman, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine elementary school administrators' practices and perceptions of using social media to communicate with stakeholders and explore recommended social media communication practices to build social capital. Data collected with the "Social Media as a Tool to Effectively Communicate with Stakeholders…
Descriptors: Social Media, Administrator Attitudes, Social Capital, Elementary Schools
Ciriza, Gloria Elena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to research and report how highly accomplished elementary school principals in a large school district interpreted and enacted a district's instructional focus statement. The critical incident technique was used to interview four highly accomplished principals five times in semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership
Purvis, Tracy Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe/summarize the perceptions of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) for 10 educational leaders in two small rural school districts in eastern North Carolina. This study was conducted through the problem definition lens. The 10 educational leaders for this study included two…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Rural Schools, School Districts
Tickell, Christopher R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature shows that collaboration is a critical part of a professional learning community and leads to higher student achievement. However, there is limited research on what collaboration actually looks like in a school setting. The purpose of this study was to examine the beliefs and strategies of elementary teachers and elementary…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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