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Vilas, Sandy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand and describe the strategies and practices that exemplary teachers use to address the educational needs of Latino male students from kindergarten through third grade. Methodology: The researcher selected a qualitative research design to describe and understand the instructional…
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
Sun, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Dual-language immersion is an educational practice in which "literacy and content instruction" is provided in two languages at school (Howard et al., 2007, p.1). The students in these programs have been the center of many studies including student literacy development (Genesee & Jared, 2008), academic achievement (Lindholm-Leary,…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Literacy, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy
Montaine, Brenda R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Focused on an equity of educational access issue, this qualitative study identified grade 4-6 teacher perceptions of English language learning in Southern California. The historic failure of English language learners (ELLs) on standardized tests in Southern California was presented as an important problem to solve. The literature review for this…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes
Fullwood, Jezelle – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover which leadership responsibilities, within the domains of trust, communication, learning, and shared leadership, did elementary and middle school principals of successful turnaround schools commonly perceive as most necessary to lead a turnaround intervention model school. Themes were…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, School Turnaround, Trust (Psychology), Academic Achievement
Harrison, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The primary purpose of this study was to analyze the professional development program at one transitional kindergarten through eighth grade school undergoing a system-wide, major programmatic change. Specifically, how the school organized its professional development opportunities, the frequency in which teachers implemented new learning from the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Strategies, Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development
Osorio, Pablo E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of implementation and importance of the 7 domains of effective school practice for English language learners (ELLs) (Williams, Hakuta, & Haertel, 2007) as perceived by principals and teachers of elementary schools serving ELL populations of 40% or greater that met AYP goals and…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, English Language Learners, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
Mitchell, Viola T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if classroom configuration--departmentalized and self-contained--is related to the academic achievement of Grade 6 students in a large urban school district as measured by California Standards Test (CST) scores in mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) when controlling for prior academic…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Classroom Environment, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Biasotti, Nancy – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Regular education teachers' self-efficacy may be negatively impacted due to a lack of professional development and experience teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research links teacher self-efficacy with increased student academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine to what degree training on ASD during and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Autism
Quinn, Kerry – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The improvement of schools has been a central discussion among educators, legislators, and stakeholders, with professional development being acknowledged as a fundamental topic for the success of the education system. Studying the alignment of professional development programs provided at Title I Achieving schools to NCLB research based…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Alignment (Education), Faculty Development, Educational Legislation
Johnston, Kenneth – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine which instructional strategies elementary school principals and fourth-grade teachers perceive substantially support the development of Standard English language skills and reading proficiency in African American students. Methodology: The study used a descriptive case study. The findings were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, African American Students, Articulation (Speech)
Brandts, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative study was to analyze the perception of elementary teachers and their practices when transitioning from small classes of 20 to larger classes of 28 or more students. The respondents were asked questions about how they have adjusted to the instruction of the curriculum, classroom management, monitoring of student…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Class Size, Teaching Methods
Hays, Kelli – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study has tackled the thorny problem of closing the Student Achievement Gap (SAG) in California's elementary schools. To address that problem, an "Integrated" form of educational leadership called Transformational Instructional Leadership (TIL), a form grounded in "best practices" of Transformational and Instructional…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Instructional Leadership, Evaluation Research, Educational Change