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Pleasants, Jacob – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation focuses on the nature of engineering (NOE) as an objective of engineering education efforts within the context of K-12 science education in the United States. The dissertation examines the NOE knowledge and teaching practices of participants in a research project aimed at supporting science and engineering instruction in grades…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Engineering, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Teachers
Withey, Kristin L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While there is a longstanding call for all students to succeed, students receiving special education services under the label of emotional disturbance (ED) are at an increased risk for minimal school and life outcomes, ranging from poor classroom grades and increased expulsion to high rates of incarceration and drug use. Although there are extant…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Special Education
Ewen, Scot Douglas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The economy of tomorrow is uncertain, so students today need to be prepared for the known and unknown careers that lie ahead. Currently, not all students are expected to have equal career opportunities based on evidence from dropout and testing data (Brown & Brown, 2007; Kirsch, Braun, Yamamoto, & Sum, 2007), so educators should consider…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
Johnson, Jennifer Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to examine the short-term longitudinal relations between two constructs of reading motivation (reading self-concept and value of reading) and two aspects of reading (reading fluency and reading comprehension) in a clinical sample of elementary school students diagnosed with a SLD in reading. Skills in reading…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students
Hong, Hyuk – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptual differences between general education teachers and special education teachers on teacher evaluation, and among special education teachers evaluated according to three different teacher evaluation systems (CEL 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric, Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Hansen, Alexandria Killian – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Science education is changing. With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards [NGSS], K-12 teachers are expected to engage students in the practices of scientists and engineers to make sense of disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts (NGSS Lead States, 2013). Simultaneously, there is a push to expose students to Science,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Design, Shared Resources and Services
Toll, Ashley – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Disparities in school discipline for Black students has been a problem for decades. The negative effects of exclusionary discipline have been well-documented. This problem must be addressed by educational stakeholders in order to take steps to reduce the issue and provide interventions to reduce the disproportionality. Disproportionality in…
Descriptors: Discipline, African American Students, Suspension, Disproportionate Representation
Zimmermann, Calvin Rashaud – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The image of the "criminal" black male is one that shapes the social experiences of black males in U.S. society. The racialized and gendered representation of black males as criminal, primarily through the depiction of the "thug," functions to justify various forms of social marginalization including disproportionate school…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Disproportionate Representation, Criminals
Sanchez VanDenburg, Alicia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This phenomenological study explored the perceptions and experiences of teachers and administrators at Innovation Academy (IA), a K-5 elementary school, as they transformed into a 1:1 technology academy. This study aimed to examine the role of leadership and applied strategies by the two administrators who accomplished a successful technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Teachers, Access to Computers
Li, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Several national and international studies have indicated that there is an achievement gap between student literary reading and student informational reading, with the gap favoring literary reading. One plausible explanation for this gap is that reading informational text has been neglected in early grades in the U.S. (Dreher, 2003; Kletzien &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
MacDonald, Ronda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the role of an instructional technology coach in a K-8 school district in Southern California as a model for professional development for the integration of technology in instruction. It was hypothesized that a change initiative developed with the philosophy of the concerns-based adoption model (Hall…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development
Grisso, Laura Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative correlational research study was to test the threshold hypothesis as it applied to the performance of English language learner students on the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT) in third grade reading and the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English language learners…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Academic Achievement
Dong, Shufang – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the meaning of a class of second graders' fairy tale learning experiences. This study is unique four key reasons. First, it focuses on a group of students whose school has been lagging in state English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency tests; second, it provides perspectives on how fairy tales affect the…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Fairy Tales, Language Arts
Stanley-Yolgecen, Athena Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this case study is to explore effects of digital gamification on engagement and achievement in a third-grade social studies course for students of multiple nationalities and with varied native languages attending the English language international branch of a private, affluent school in eastern China. The case study is framed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Games, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Menjivar, Dalila – ProQuest LLC, 2018
College enrollment for the Latino/a population has improved over the past 30 years, yet even with this growth, Latinos/as continue to trail their Caucasian and Asian peers in college enrollment and attainment (Camacho-Liu, 2011; Fry, 2011; Krogstad, 2016; Krogstad & Fry, 2014; Santiago, Calderon-Galdeano, & Taylor, 2015; Zarate &…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Readiness, School Culture, Critical Theory
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