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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
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
Nitta, Kathleen Marguerite – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Preparing teachers to enact practice that is responsive to the demands of contemporary classrooms requires a re-examination of traditional approaches to teacher education. Practice-based approaches to professional learning have shown promise in supporting novices' learning of practices central to the work of teaching. Recent scholarship in teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers
Suppa, Siobahn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Mathematics teaching in the United States has notoriously and historically been classified as skill and drill instruction where the main focus of mathematics teaching is procedural fluency across all grade levels. In order to change this norm, we need to seriously consider how we prepare prospective teachers and in turn, how we support those…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
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
Griffin, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Majority of English as second language (ESL) students attending primary and secondary schools in the United States are not considered college ready despite mandated educational strategies aimed at improving language acquisition and academic performance. ESL students are more likely to drop out within the first 2 years of college than their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
Karraker, Dana M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Public school spaces play a large role in developing people's understandings of civic knowledge and responsibility. Teachers, administrators, and policy-makers design school curriculum to reflect the types of citizens they believe a society needs, and thus, determines approaches to teaching and curriculum development (Labaree, 1997). This action…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Literacy, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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
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
Lee, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While elementary teachers encourage students to monitor their own reading and give them strategies to comprehend the text and build their vocabulary, middle school teachers stop modeling and encouraging these strategies but still expect that students are cognizant of metacognition and strategies. As a result, more students are entering college…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Self Efficacy
Platt, Douglas M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study describes the way 14 pre-service teachers engaged in discourse about integers. The discourse being examined is framed by Sfard's view of a discourse as being composed of the four elements word use, visual mediators, routines, and narratives (Sfard, 2008). These elements combine to form a means for people to exchange and preserve ideas…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Numbers, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
Cason, Marti B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation examines elementary teacher candidates' perceptions of hip-hop culture and utilizing hip-hop pedagogy in a mathematics classroom. This study demonstrates how elements of hip-hop may be integrated into an elementary mathematics methods course to develop pedagogical knowledge that challenges teacher candidates to explore the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Popular Culture, Mathematics Instruction
Chisenhall, Debra Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined preservice elementary education students' sense of efficacy regarding student engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom management based on the type of observations they completed. A total sample size of 64 elementary education students enrolled in four sections of an introductory elementary education course and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Educational Strategies
Robertson, Mary Amos – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In order to change the direction of mathematics education, the training of elementary teachers in the United States needs to be of equal or higher quality than top preforming countries. However, pre-service elementary teachers in the United States fall behind their peers in other countries in mathematical content knowledge and mathematical…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications
Claiborne, Shandra – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The professional preparation of teachers is essential because of their critical role in developing students' learning. Preparing quality teachers is a complex process, as they matriculate through the programs that prepare them for the classroom. The problem addressed by this study is teachers' lack of effective strategies and skills in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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