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Allen, Kristine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to better understand affordances and constraints of the Candidate Mentor Supervisor Model (CMSM) as experienced by teacher candidates and their mentor supervisors. The results indicated perceived benefits to teacher candidates. Candidates participating in the CMSM reported a sense of nested support within their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Models
Campbell, Andrea E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Appropriate recess time for young students is an agent for healthy growth, development, and academic performance. Recess time for young students is dissipating due to increased pressure for higher test scores, problematic behaviors on the playground, and its inclusion within classroom discipline policies. Researchers have reported the majority…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Student Needs, Elementary School Students, Special Needs Students
Kashima-Ellingson, Yuri – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of families' experiences as their children received additional support in reading activities at school within a beginning Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Specifically, the experiences of three families from one pre-K through grade 5 elementary school in the Midwest are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Instruction, Learning Activities, Response to Intervention
Burke, Nancy Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this longitudinal case study was to develop a process and structure for adopting and leading critical school reform initiatives within a rural North Dakota pre-kindergarten through fourth grade elementary school. Elementary principals can use this process and structure to benefit staff, and ultimately, to improve student academic…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Adoption (Ideas)
Milledge, William Andrew, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this case study was to understand the perceptions of the mentoring program for the new teachers who work in South Central Alabama, according to the proteges who have gone through the program. This qualitative study, using the case study approach, focused on the effectiveness of the mentoring program in the South Central Alabama…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Public Schools, Mentors