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Maloney, Katherine J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In times of exponential change, high quality, cost-effective teacher professional development is an urgent need that personal learning networks (PLNs) promise to address. The purpose of the qualitative case study was to (a) explore, understand, and describe how PreK-12 educators, who are members of The Educator's PLN and Classroom 2.0 communities,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers
Wilson-Patrick, Dedra – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The standardized math test scores of approximately 48 African American and Hispanic students from 4 different classes at a rural Title I elementary school located in the southern United States decreased by 10 points on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards Test. For this qualitative case study, purposive sampling was used to recruit four…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Educational Strategies
Atkinson, Linton – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This paper is a research dissertation based on a qualitative case study conducted on Teachers' Experiences within a Data-Driven Decision Making (DDDM) process. The study site was a Title I elementary school in a large school district in Central Florida. Background information is given in relation to the need for research that was conducted on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Data, Decision Making, Reading Achievement
Robitaille, Yvette Jeannine Powell – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Questioning and discussion techniques are effective instructional methods that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Despite these positive associations, there is inconsistent implementation of these techniques across disciplines and grade levels, often resulting in a negative effect on student achievement. This collective case…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Case Studies
Crenshaw, Christina Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
How faculty at Christian universities encourage teacher candidates to draw on a Christian worldview ultimately influences the ways teacher candidates become effective agents of change in K-12 schools. This study examined the assumption that K-12 Christian teachers cannot remain religiously neutral since one's worldview shapes all aspects of life,…
Descriptors: Christianity, World Views, Teacher Education, Case Studies
Maynard, Kathie Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore two elementary teachers' implementation of engineering design over two academic years and to describe how their teaching practice changed over the two instructional cycles. This study used field notes and audio transcripts of the teachers during their engineering design teaching, written…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Grade 5
Estrada, Karla V. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As the population of English Language Learners (ELLs) continues to grow in schools, so does the concern for their lack of academic progress and the possible inequitable representation of this culturally and linguistically diverse population in special education (Artiles, Rueda, Salazar, & Higareda, 2005; Guiberson, 2009; Mac Swan &…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, Mixed Methods Research
Miller, Amanda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation reports the results of a qualitative research project on area measurement. The study utilized structured, task-based interviews with students to (a) investigate the ways students enumerate and structure two-dimensional space with a variety of area units; (b) identify conceptual, procedural, and intuitive aspects of area…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Measurement, Geometric Concepts, Geometry
Green, Bonnie Rhyne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the implementation of NCLB initiatives, rural K-12 teachers in Middle Georgia have been working to gain highly qualified status in their area of certification. These educators have faced struggles that are characteristic of rural schools to include: limited resources, isolated geographic locations, and lack of funds. The In-field Gifted…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Barrett-Greenly, Tommi C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
It is well known that technology holds an important place in the classroom, and that students must be prepared for working and functioning in a society abundant with swift and constant advances in technology (Mitchem, Wells & Wells, 2003). Thus, in order to ready the learners, teachers themselves must be equipped with the necessary tools and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Practices, Teacher Attitudes, Handheld Devices
Groh, Anne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A federal policy in the United States has required sweeping changes in K-12 education. With No Child Left Behind legislation, schools are challenged to create conditions that bring each student to federally-set academic proficiency levels. Many schools have become more attentive to data about student performance and how it can inform their…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Data, Decision Making, Qualitative Research
Mitchell, Sherri L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In 2008, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation requiring the adoption of personal financial literacy (PFL) education standards for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Beginning in 2014, the state plans to conduct standardized testing to determine financial literacy of 3rd- through 12th-grade students. The state did not allocate…
Descriptors: Money Management, Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
Ressler, James Donald – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Adventure-based Learning (ABL) is the purposeful use of activities in sequence to improve personal and social development of participants (Cosgriff, 2000). ABL goes beyond instant activities (i.e. ice-breakers, cooperative games) to create an environment in which students enjoy the challenge while developing emotional and social competencies…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Training
Caparelli, Sielke M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The increasing prevalence of K-12 students with mental health disorders is of great concern because research has shown that these children are at increased risk for academic failure. Accordingly, this study explored two intersecting fields of study - school mental health (SMH) and education administration, first examining the literature on the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education, Academic Failure
Bolden, Felicia Mickles – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A persistent mathematics achievement gap between African American, Hispanic, and European American students at one elementary school was the focus of this investigation. The research questions of this single site case study involved understanding why an achievement gap exists, and to identify the instructional strategies and best practices used to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Educational Strategies, School Personnel
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