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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
Szakasits, Angela M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how teacher instructional practices aligned with digital learning environments. The following four research questions guided this investigation: How do teachers demonstrate leadership in digital learning? How do teachers model and teach digital citizenship? How do teachers use digital content and resources…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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
Purvis, Tracy Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe/summarize the perceptions of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) for 10 educational leaders in two small rural school districts in eastern North Carolina. This study was conducted through the problem definition lens. The 10 educational leaders for this study included two…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Rural Schools, School Districts
Tolliver, Janice Lea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The public school systems in the United States are facing a major teacher shortage in the near future due to the fact that teachers are leaving the profession by the thousands each year. It is imperative that this trend is stopped and reversed to ensure that quality teachers remain in schools. The current study employed a causal-comparative design…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes
Kimball, Suzanna L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative descriptive research study was to examine the possibility of a correlation between peer mentoring programs and successful progression of K-12 teachers. The study encompassed teachers who had been in the profession five or fewer years and worked in a K-12 school district located in the southwestern region of the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mentors
Mitchum, Jodie Etheridge – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As the American economy has moved from a manufacturing emphasis to the digital age, its students have been found to be lacking academic skills necessary to compete in the current global job market. Education analysts have proposed various remedies to this, including the types of educational reforms outlined in documents such as "A Nation at…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
Whitaker, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study addressed the generational differences in intrinsic and extrinsic motivation among elementary teachers in North Carolina. Intrinsic motivation to persist in the profession was examined through the lens of Pink's theory that autonomy, mastery, and purpose determine a person's degree of intrinsic motivation. Information…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Teacher Motivation, Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Patrick, Ervin D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to improve the current beginning teacher support program and address the problem of beginning or early career teachers leaving the district. Researchers have found that as many as 50% of teachers leave the profession within their first five years of teaching (Darling-Hammond & Sykes, 2003). This study proposed changes…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Improvement, Improvement Programs, Teacher Persistence
Davis, Leah Minnette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The complex and critical role of the school principal necessitates quality and ongoing professional development for these leaders. The purpose of this study was to examine school principal's own perceptions about professional development as designed and implemented for principals in an urban school district in the state of North Carolina. This…
Descriptors: Administrators, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Principals
Alston, Kendrick Ray – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore the unique perspectives of African-American male principals serving in rural high-poverty, high-minority elementary schools regarding the residual effects of the North Carolina School Performance Grade Accountability Model and the perceived role that race plays in their recruitment, placement, and retention at…
Descriptors: Principals, Recruitment, Personnel Selection, Job Placement
Clay, Kim Whitney – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research tells us that children involved with bullying results in both short and long-term deviant or criminal behavior and mental health issues as posit by the general strain theory. School bullying has become a significant enough concern that schoolteachers and administrators are required to become the first line authorities committed to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
Kavel, Rebecca L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With substantial demographic shifts in the U.S. student population, today's teachers educate growing numbers of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (Kena, Aud, & Johnson, 2010). While these students bring an abundance of different cultures and languages from their families and communities, these dynamic shifts add…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
McMillian, Kimberley Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study aims to explore the level of suburban 5th grade students' mathematics self-efficacy, math anxiety, and academic achievement, to discover the possible interconnections between these parameters. The measures used to evaluate each included the Math Anxiety Rating Scale, the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire, and the North Carolina End of Grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Self Efficacy
Kaiser, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The effectiveness of teacher professional development (PD) has been scrutinized for decades. Although scholars generally agree that collaboration is a critical component of sustainable PD, among schools in the United States, time for collaboration embedded within the school day is lacking. In the most recent era of social media, school districts…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Social Media, Teacher Collaboration, Models
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