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Agner Radano, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of the study was to explore Kindergarten public school teachers' perceptions of the effects of technology use in the classroom on reading achievement and barriers to technology use in the classroom. This study also examined the differences between technology-based learning interventions on Kindergarten students' reading growth.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Young Children, Teacher Attitudes
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
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
Motsinger, Sarah E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher examined the perceptions of students, teachers, and the administrator at an urban elementary school in a district in the southwestern region of the United States that has made a long-term investment in social-emotional learning and restorative practices. The researcher used qualitative research which included semi-structured…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
Kaplon-Schilis, Aleksandra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation presents findings of three studies investigating the development and transfer of TPACK of pre-service and in-service elementary school special education teachers. The dissertation is presented in a non-traditional format including an introduction, three manuscripts submitted for journal publication, and a summary chapter. The…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers
Roatsey, Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The topic of this study was to compare teachers' perceptions of school climate in Leader in Me elementary schools versus non-Leader in Me schools. Research for this study was based on a quantitative non-experimental comparative descriptive design using a t-test analysis in addition to a MANOVA that was conducted on the six dependent variables.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
Ozar, Ryan H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The United States Supreme Court's decision in the case Wisconsin v. Yoder et al. (1972) created a special provision for Amish and Old Order Mennonite families by allowing their children to end formal schooling at age 14. The assumption was that these Anabaptist families were preparing children adequately to live "full lives" in their…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Public Schools, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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
Shevchuk, Sara Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The English Language Learner student population is on the rise in the United States. There are more students than ever entering school with a language other than English as their primary language. There is an inconsistency in the delivery service (pull-out or push-in) as well as a variety of pedagogical practices used to instruct students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Delivery Systems, Educational Practices
Blanchard, Myrna E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using a phenomenological approach, this qualitative study examined the perspectives of Latino parents and their involvement in the decision of their child to enroll in an advanced mathematics course in sixth grade. Since enrollment in Algebra I in high school is said to be a strong predictor of college attainment and with the growing number of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Mathematics Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Advanced Courses
Gleason, Shana M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Prior research has explored fixed and growth mindset theories and their relationship to the ways in which teachers understand intelligence and student achievement. However, a limited amount of research has explored how the identified mindset of teachers relates to teaching practices. The present study used a quantitative and qualitative approach…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Investigations, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Moon, Caroline Lucinda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The present dissertation in practice (DiP) proposal delineates an action research study designed to evaluate the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in an eighth-grade earth science class to assess the impact of PBL on student achievement. I have observed that students often struggle with developing an understanding of how the motions of the sun,…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Instructional Effectiveness, Problem Based Learning, Grade 8
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
Emmer, Edwin Wheeler – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students that come from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds are more likely to manifest a science achievement gap when compared to their high SES peers as a result of the myriad of factors that have the potential to influence student performance, including limited access to resources, fewer life experiences, health care concerns, fewer…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap, Elementary School Students
Snow-Perry, Chantel D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if elementary English language arts (ELA) teachers in a northern New Jersey school district perceived they were receiving quality professional development that enabled them to shift their instructional methodologies to address the learning outcomes identified by the Common Core State Standards and ensure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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