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Justice, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine if specific interpersonal skills (trustworthiness, communication, empathy, and problem-solving) possessed by principals, as perceived by teachers, are important characteristics in creating and maintaining a positive school climate, increasing student learning, and retaining teachers in the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Empathy, Problem Solving, Principals
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
Kuykendall, Brent – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This investigation explored what hinders and contributes to the level of trust a teacher has of the principal. Two research questions guided the investigation concerning what specific incidents teachers felt affected trust with the principal. This case study allowed veteran elementary teachers to be interviewed and share personal incidents that…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Elementary School Teachers, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Morgan, Lyndsay M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The achievement gap has been identified as a significant challenge faced by school districts across the nation and has been an item on the national agenda for quite some time. Students that are part of the identified disaggregated groups are not achieving at the same rate as their White and Asian counterparts. While urban schools have had to deal…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Student Needs
Fox, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Principals across the country are increasingly called on to support teacher learning and instruction as instructional leaders. As a result, districts are faced with the challenge of supporting principals to take on fundamentally new forms of leadership practice. However, there is limited understanding of (a) how principals might engage in learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Research and Development
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
Bird, Erin M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The teaching and learning of writing in the elementary classroom setting is a complex process. As students participate in the classroom community and write, they engage not only in the cognitive task of academic writing, but in various social practices as well-negotiating positionality, developing identities, cultivating understandings of genre,…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Writing Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Students
Heath, Katie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
I focused this dissertation on what is happening within schools regarding iPad usage and students with disabilities. Technology usage is thought to help provide students with another modality for learning the curriculum. iPads, specifically, are leading the technological revolution in classroom environments. One benefit of iPads in instruction is…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Disabilities, Teaching Methods
Daniels, Tenja Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many students with Down syndrome now receive reading instruction in either inclusion-focused or skill-based instructional settings. There are, however, varied results in the level of reading skills that students with Down syndrome attain. The focus of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the reading skill…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Elementary School Students, Alternative Assessment, Reading Instruction
Berg, Tricia Ann-Rees – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a school-wide attendance and truancy intervention and universal procedures (ATI-UP) on student attendance. Student attendance was measured through average daily attendance and the percentage of students who would be considered chronically absent, i.e., missing 10% or more of school. The…
Descriptors: Attendance, Prevention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Truancy
White, Biniki Counslor – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Existing literature confirms that social-emotional development and school climate both impact elementary school student achievement. Yet no study has examined the joint impact of social-emotional development and school climate on achievement. Accordingly, the present study examined the association between school climate, social-emotional…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Development, Emotional Development, Reading Achievement
Walsh-Yusuf, LaQuitta Almeater – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The demands of the modern classroom require general education teachers to teach in an inclusive environment. Yet, it was not known how teachers perceived their readiness to influence their performance/effectiveness in the inclusion classroom. This qualitative descriptive study explored how general education teachers perceived their readiness to…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Readiness
Wilkerson, Shelia Lanell Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A continued lapse in reading achievement of minority and at-risk elementary school students continues to be a great concern for educators. Servant leadership theory is based on the principle of service and placing the needs of others first. Third through fifth grade elementary school teachers from one of the larger districts in central Arkansas…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Correlation
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