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McGuinness, Brigitt A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Closing achievement gaps for students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds is a decades-long issue in public education, particularly for reading instruction (International Reading Association [IRA], 2010; National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2013). Across the United States, initiatives to further integrate technology-based instruction to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Program Implementation, Low Income Students
Marcum, Jimmy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the perceptions of parents and teachers of elementary school students regarding homework. Specifically, the researcher examined parent and teacher perceptions, perceptions of teachers in kindergarten through fifth grades, and parents of elementary students in kindergarten through fifth grades.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Homework
Reasoner, Cynthia Rush – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the shared, lived experience of elementary teachers' participation in Edmodo as a community of practice. The theoretical framework guiding this research included Lave and Wenger's (1991) community of practice theory and Bandura's social learning theory (1977, 1984) which explained how…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Participation, Communities of Practice, Phenomenology
Ireland, Lakisha Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study attempted to determine if there were statistically significant relationships between leadership traits and personality traits of female elementary school principals who serve in school districts located within the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. This study examined randomly selected participants from three school divisions. These…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Online Surveys, Principals, Elementary Schools
Saunders, Christina Henry – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The present study identifies reading instructional practices used in upper elementary classrooms during the age of high-stakes test accountability and compares reading practices among schools of varying accreditation status and socio-economic status (SES). The current study partially replicates and extends a study conducted by Baumann, Hoffman,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, High Stakes Tests
Mihalik, Gregory Stephen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the experience of integrating word study spelling programs for second grade teachers across six elementary schools in Northern Virginia. Word study is a developmental spelling approach that can be used by teachers to differentiate instruction and meet student needs. Despite the growing…
Descriptors: Word Study Skills, Vocabulary Development, Spelling, Spelling Instruction
Hudson, Stefanie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Even though America has seen an increase in the level of acceptance for people who identify as LGBTQ and/or gender non-conforming, certain aspects within society continue to hinder their rights, especially within public education. Specifically, there are insufficiencies regarding content of and attitudes toward including LGBTQ issues in teaching…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Social Attitudes
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
Martin, Abbie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of the study was to determine if there is a relationship between amount of training administrators receive in technology integration and their attitudes toward technology. Previous research has revealed a relationship between teachers' attitudes (Shiue, 2007; Shoffner, 2009), training (Adcock, 2008; Donnell, 2009; Lei, 2009; Sadik,…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Training, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
Orme, Lindsay Tremoulis – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School wellness policy is a requirement for all public schools within the United States participating in the National School Lunch Program, under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The legislation provides a set of content requirements for local school districts to use in creating their policy. The legislation recognizes the unique needs…
Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Wellness, Correlation
McIntyre-Odoms, Brenda – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of elementary school principals in Southeastern Virginia regarding implementation of 21st century skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning Skills framework was used as a foundation to identify the skills needed for the 21st century. In addition, the framework was used to examine…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools, Mixed Methods Research
Conroy, Thomas L., II – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of the qualitative descriptive case study was to describe the efficacy of parent-teacher collaborative educational planning methods for elementary students with autism from the perspective of the parents. The specific problem was an unknown in the efficacy of the collaborative relationship between parents and teachers of students with…
Descriptors: Autism, Elementary School Students, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Cooperative Planning
Hill, Christy E. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This phenomenological study examined biblical concepts utilized by elementary Christian school teachers in classroom management in two Christian schools in Virginia. Items examined included which biblical components were being utilized and how teachers are utilizing them. Determining factors influencing the incorporation of biblical concepts in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Environment, Phenomenology
Griffin, Melinda Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Nationwide, schools are pushing for more students to take Algebra I in eighth grade, prior to formally entering high school. The algebra-for-all movement has been intended to alleviate equity issues which held minority and low-income students back from entering a college-preparatory path in high school. Students with the needed content,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8, Middle School Students
Horne, Sarah Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Striving adolescent readers often find themselves with little or no support once they enter high school. The success of independent reading programs that target students' reading levels and accommodate student interest at the elementary level is well-documented. As students progress throughout their school years, such freedom is traditionally…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Adolescents, High School Students, Reading Comprehension
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