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Tribuzzi, Jeanne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The era of educational accountability and high-stakes testing has often caused schools to react by frequently changing reading curriculum, with the quest of increased student achievement and attainment of rigorous standards. While curriculum changes may appear to be well planned and purposeful toward the goal of school improvement, changes that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
Fuller, Carrie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While the academic and social success of two-way immersion programs in the public school sector is widely documented, little research has been conducted on how US Catholic school leaders have managed this whole school reform. Through an exploratory case study, the motivations and perceptions of 28 Catholic school administrators and change…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Catholic Schools, Change Agents, Administrator Attitudes
Harris, Nicole A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study addressed the factors that enhanced or constrained the success of one Promise Academy at an elementary school in the northeastern United States. A large number of schools in an urban district have continuously failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP). The study school implemented the Promise Academy model in September 2010, to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, School Turnaround
Vasser Darling, Sharon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The pursuit of an authentic education is important. The need to understand one's role, rights, and responsibilities within a society is paramount. Further important is to know the makeup of the society in which one lives--the history, people, and values. Much of this knowledge is gained through the social studies instruction, beginning at the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Social Studies
Francis-Thompson, Nyshawana – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study examined how Multi-tier System of Supports (MTSS), a systematic approach to providing academic and behavioral supports to students, was implemented and experienced by macro and micro levels of educators in the Bermuda Public School system. I asked three research questions regarding: (a) how MTSS was being implemented in the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Public Schools, Social Capital
Affolter, Emily Alicia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a culturally responsive professional development intervention for teachers and school leaders in a K-5 school setting. This qualitative case study involved a five-month long professional development intervention called the Culturally Responsive Professional Development (CRPD) series, largely…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development, Intervention
Lam, Samantha J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A gap in research exists that demonstrates how principals use their authority to make decisions and how that intersects with change management models. The purpose of the study is to examine how one elementary school principal has led change and how teachers perceive the effectiveness of the change. The study seeks to explore principal's and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Power Structure
Cho, Hyunhee – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative case study examined South Korean elementary teachers' beliefs about the goals of multicultural education in relation to practices and contexts within social studies instruction. The first research question examined the distinguishing features of South Korean elementary teachers' beliefs about the goals of multicultural education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
Breon, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The noise in generating an agreed upon definition of instructional leadership that extends beyond theory to the practice of principals has been almost deafening in the last few decades. Many emphasize the need for the role of the principal to adapt to meet the demands of leadership that maximizes student achievement, but lack the specificity to…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership
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
Stewart, Melanie Sanders – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Academic performance of students in public schools is a growing concern for school districts in the United States. The No Child Left Behind Act (No Child Left Behind [NCLB] 2001) has attempted to increase academic success, improve behavior, and promote positive school culture. Although equity has been achieved in some areas, the achievement gap…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Teaching Experience
Duncan, Nikki A. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
In response to the controversial conditions of education in American and the need to identify other educational models to properly educate and train children to meet the demands of the 21st century, schools have created and developed learning environments that aid in reforming education. Educators, school districts, state and federal governments…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Case Studies, Constructivism (Learning), Charter Schools
Cotner, Bridget A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
School reform programs focus on making educational changes; however, research on interventions past the funded implementation phase to determine what was sustained is rarely done (Beery, Senter, Cheadle, Greenwald, Pearson, et al., 2005). This study adds to the research on sustainability by determining what instructional practices, if any, of the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Sustainability, Teaching Methods
Salomon, Anna M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Today's teachers are tasked with the integration of technology in their curriculum and their classrooms. In order to do that, teachers require professional development/training and support. Further, schools are encountering a unique landscape of teaching with digital natives becoming teachers alongside digital immigrants. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Jews, Judaism, Immigrants
Acre, Andrea M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This qualitative study investigated the experiences of four elementary teachers who have elected to use science to teach math and reading/language arts in an attempt to identify what motivates them to do so. Identifying what experiences have motivated these teachers to go against the gain and teach elementary science in this current era of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Prior Learning, Science Instruction
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