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Van Meter, Rowe L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore how 15 elementary teachers' lived experiences contributed to their self-efficacy when making instructional decisions to support gifted students in inclusive classrooms in central Arizona. The theoretical framework was Bandura's self-efficacy theory. The central research question…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy
Mitchell, Karen Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have grown in importance because they are fundamental to the future quality of life and the ability to compete in today's global society. The demand for STEM careers is increasing; however, the United States is having difficulty meeting this demand. Society needs students who can…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Stress Management, Mathematics Anxiety, Elementary School Students
Mitts, Maryann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technological advancements and increased screen time has increased sedentary activity and altered the brain development of children. With the reduction of PE and recess in schools, increasing sensory stimulating physical activity can be pivotal in cognitive and behavioral development. Activities such as rolling and spinning enhance the sensory…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
Okwoshah, Juliet – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is the most common experience of victimization that mostly occurs among school-aged children. The general problem that the researcher explored was whether specific social-emotional learning programs are effective in reducing instances of bullying in elementary schools. The purpose of this study was to examine elementary school counselors'…
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Elementary School Students, Victims
Proulx, David – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) studied the acculturation experiences of six adult immigrant students who were enrolled in a local community college adult basic education (ABE) program. The main study question was seeking how adult (ESOL) students perceive themselves and their overall position in mainstream American society.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Rivale-Bell, Nichole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this descriptive multiembedded case study was to investigate the perspective of effective elementary school principals in Harvest Bloom School District who narrowed the race-based academic achievement gap in reading by increasing their knowledge, skills, and leadership practices. Data gathered included an archival search, focus…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Leadership, Achievement Gap
McKeown, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Achieving scientific literacy is an essential outcome of science education and is comprised of knowledge of scientific content, the process of scientific inquiry, and understanding the Nature of Science (NOS; National Research Council, 1996). NOS refers to the characteristics of scientific knowledge that are derived from the results of the process…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Retention (Psychology), Comprehension, Elementary School Students
Binmoeller, Cecile – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Cross-national studies consistently reveal that bullying is a pervasive problem in schools and associated with a multitude of deleterious outcomes. The present dissertation conducted two studies to further provide insight into this complex phenomenon and facilitate the development of effective bullying prevention programs. Youth involved in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Prevention, Program Development
Gyabak, Khendum – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature on teacher practice is abundant but the notion of framing teachers as designers is comparatively new. Teachers are highly embedded in doing design on a daily basis. As designers of instruction and learning experiences they are unique in that they are also content experts, deliverers of instruction, and have a nuanced understanding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Disadvantaged Schools, Student Needs
Liao, Yin-Chan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the past decade, research studies in K-12 teacher professional development (PD) for technology integration have gradually shifted the attention from supporting teachers' adoption of technology towards supporting teachers' transformative changes in technology integration to facilitate meaningful learning. Researchers have found coaching to be…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
Estruch, Marcie Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study sought to determine the relationship between teachers' attitudes toward the Common Core State Standards and three predetermined factors. These factors were (1) teachers' attitudes toward the practicality of pedagogical shift three, balancing informational and literary texts, (2) teachers' attitudes toward school support with the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
Partlo, Sally – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In a southeast school district, students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are taught by elementary general education teachers despite their lack of training to meet the needs of such students. To provide effective education that supports the learning needs of students with ASD, exploration of the problem was needed. The intended outcome of this…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Elementary School Students, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Michel, Jimmy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since 2007, many U.S. music education programs have been negatively affected by budget reductions at the local, state, and national levels. Although researchers have studied the effect of budget reductions on music education, they have not widely examined the perspectives of teachers who have experienced these reductions. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Retrenchment
De Siena, Alaina C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation study examined how the professional learning of a suburban elementary school teacher was shaped through the experience of New York's teacher evaluation system, the APPR. The primary rationale behind teacher evaluation systems is to ensure that every year, every school has an effective leader and every classroom has an effective…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Suburban Schools, Faculty Development
Weiss, Dina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Aspiring teachers seeking licensure in New York State are required to prepare a portfolio of materials demonstrating their readiness to teach during their student teaching clinical experience, as per edTPA (a teacher performance assessment developed by Stanford University). This research considered how cooperating teachers in the student teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Portfolios (Background Materials), Cooperating Teachers
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