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Kelly, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research was to explore how the personal and professional experiences of school leaders strengthened or hindered their ability to engage in social justice leadership to advance educational equity and encourage culturally proficient practices in their schools. I employed a descriptive multi-case study and the research was viewed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Justice, Equal Education, Instructional Leadership
Coleman, Kamarrie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This comparative case study explains the perspectives, experiences, and instructional contexts of teachers working with English Learners (EL) in Grades 3-5 to plan, deliver, and assess Second Language Morphological Awareness (L2MA) across three different program models. ELs have experienced low levels of reading comprehension since the inception…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Morphology (Languages), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
Israel, Kawana N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to explore how parents whose child was enrolled in an elementary school or middle school on Okinawa, Japan compared the referral processes leading to their child's placement in special education. In order for the parent to be eligible for the study, their child received special education services at their…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Public Schools
Pangatungan, Marlyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Existing research studies had analyzed the perceptions of read-aloud accommodations (RAAs) on both students with learning impairment and students without learning impairment at the elementary level; however, the results were mixed. RAAs had been recommended as an aid to help eliminate difficulties faced by students with learning impairments mainly…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Aloud to Others, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Grade 4
Rice, Diane – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In Grades 3 to 5 at a suburban southeastern elementary school, the percentage of students with disabilities (SWDs) who do not meet state standards in science and social studies is greater than that of their nondisabled peers. To address this disparity, district administrators required that proficiency ratings increase for SWDs without providing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities, Elementary School Science
Veon, Kenneth E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Formative assessment is a classroom learning process that consists of clear goals and objectives, assessing students' knowledge, providing feedback and adjusting instruction based upon the data within a socially interactive process. Because of inconsistent implementation of the formative assessment process within classrooms, the efficacy of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Elementary School Students
Reed, Stacey L. E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Executive function (EF) is becoming a more widely used term to explain student behaviors, yet research on EF in education is limited. This qualitative study addressed a gap in literature by examining teacher perceptions of students with EF deficits, as well as teacher preparedness and desire to learn more about EF. Perceptions of third grade,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Executive Function, Teacher Attitudes
Galyas, Lesley Crowell – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Understanding of visual representations is a pivotal skill necessary in science. These visual, verbal, and numeric representations are the crux of science discourses "by scientists, with students and the general public" (Pauwels, 2006, p.viii). Those who lack the understanding of these representations see it as a foreign language, one…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Visual Literacy, Science Achievement, Inquiry
Girsa, Heather – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In a northeastern state eighth grade math students are struggling with meeting adequate yearly progress in math. The state's math proficiency in the school year 2013-2014 for eighth grade students showed that only 56% scored at grade level or above. The local problem addressed in this study is that 44% of a northeastern state's eighth graders are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Education
Boyd, Roxanne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The local district in this study has not made adequate yearly progress in the past several years in language arts literacy on state assessments. Particularly problematic were poor reading skills among district students. Poor literacy skills negatively affect student learning across the curriculum. The purpose of this case study was to identify…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Reading Achievement, Language Arts, Achievement Tests
Gomez, Miguel – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine what effective teaching with technology looked like in practice within middle grade Social Studies' classrooms. An additional purpose was to understand how teachers' combine content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and technological knowledge when making decisions about their curriculum.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Middle School Students, Social Studies, Technological Literacy
Maxlow, James Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study investigated the potential development and use of historical empathy in sixth-grade students while using the colonial-era historical education game "Mission US" and its associated learning activities. A collective case study was developed to describe and interpret students' experiences. The gathered data included the students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 6, History Instruction, Empathy
McHugh, Maighread L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore how five sixth grade female students navigated the process of project-based learning as they designed and implemented their own project centered on mathematics while using a social justice lens. The theoretical frameworks of Authentic Intellectual Work and Social Justice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 6, Females, Student Projects
Rains, Marcia – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate and study the importance of educational services mandated for Oklahoma's gifted and talented students with the conclusion being likely able to assist educators in providing gifted service options to meet the needs of gifted learners. Research has shown the need to provide educational services to gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Case Studies, Talent, Student Needs
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