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Weiss, Dina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Aspiring teachers seeking licensure in New York State are required to prepare a portfolio of materials demonstrating their readiness to teach during their student teaching clinical experience, as per edTPA (a teacher performance assessment developed by Stanford University). This research considered how cooperating teachers in the student teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Portfolios (Background Materials), Cooperating Teachers
Thomas, Diona C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technology is now being utilized in schools in an effort to address the lack of engagement most students have experienced in mathematics when learning foundational skills at the elementary school level. While there are a number of studies that have described teacher perceptions of engagement through the use of technology during the school day,…
Descriptors: Role, After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills
Kelley, Rhonda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School personnel are concerned that reading gaps of grade 3 and grade 4 students have persisted in 4 rural elementary schools in the southern United States despite the use of ability grouping to improve student reading proficiency scores. Between the 2014-2016 school years, less than 50% of students in grades 3 and grade 4 scored at the proficient…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
Egbufor, Dorothy Chukwudumebi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The chief aim of this study was to develop a grounded theory of ethical leadership with school leaders in Southern Nigeria, utilizing a qualitative constructivist paradigm and multiple case study design. There is growing interest in public service of ethics (Barberis, 2001). The study of ethics has been a part of the [school] leadership erudition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Ethics, Leadership Styles
Snow, Victor Adams – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teachers worldwide are adapting to meet educational needs caused by increased immigration. Germany has many immigrant students and ranks high in international education. This case study investigated experiences of English-speaking native-born German educators in Germany's public primary schools when responding to refugee and immigrant students.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Needs, Refugees, Immigrants
Dalieh, Franklin T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In post-conflict Liberia, more students are returning to schools and moving to urban areas resulting in overcrowding and class sizes that surpassed recommended and legally-sanctioned limits. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore educational stakeholders' perceptions of the factors (e.g., organizational leadership, social, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Class Size, Qualitative Research
Foster, Stephen Darryl – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study examined the impact of Quaver's Marvelous World of Music on an elementary school music program. Quaver's Marvelous World of Music is a software music curriculum designed to be used in Grades K-8. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact on the students' musical self-efficacy, interactive engagement, enjoyment of music…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music, Music Education, Elementary School Students
Michaelian, Annie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the United States, the growth of cultural and linguistic diversity of the nation's population brings students from a wide range of backgrounds to America's schools. This research investigated the perceptions of English as a New Language (ENL) and General Education (GE) co-teachers in a grades 3-5 setting. The study included the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes
Maniglia, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In this qualitative case study the researcher examined educators' perceptions of an RTI/MTSS model of instruction and how staff perceptions relate to fidelity of implementation. The purpose of this research was to investigate educators' understanding of the critical components necessary to support implementation of RTI/MTSS framework. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 2, Teacher Attitudes, Response to Intervention
Schulz, Yoshiko – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Under the No Child Left Behind's educational accountability requirements, the U.S.'s mainstream classroom teachers were responsible for all students' academic language and content knowledge development regardless of students' academic or linguistic backgrounds. A lack of teachers' language awareness appeared to be responsible for teachers'…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Elementary School Teachers
Simon, Barbara D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study focused on the experiences of general and special education teachers on what constitutes successful collaboration since there is little evidence existing on the phenomenon. For collaboration to be successful, it must go beyond having two teachers in a classroom delivering instructions. It entails deliberate practices enabling teachers to…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Urban Schools, Computer Software
Wilson, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Preservice teachers must have opportunities in their university teaching programs to apply theories of second language learning. Courses in second language acquisition and English as a second language methodology are essential to prepare mainstream teachers for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Additionally, creating a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
Brumfield, Jeremy Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study sought to explore the perceptions of classroom teachers and an instructional support team regarding the effectiveness of an established reading Response to Intervention model. It compared the perceptions of both groups regarding the model's effectiveness, focusing on its strengths and weaknesses. The similarities and differences…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Intervention, Models
Burton-Douglas, Elana T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Disproportionality in special education identification has been long debated by researchers and scholars in the field of education, yet understanding of this phenomenon remains limited (Sullivan & Bal, 2013). Racial, gender, and cultural biases are integral aspects of the special education process, especially for African-American males (Harry…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Racial Attitudes, Cultural Influences, Referral
Hales, Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to explore the process by which elementary principals exercise leadership in the implementation of Response To Intervention with regard to English Learner students. Although several studies have dealt with the implementation of RTI with respect to English Learners, few studies have focused upon the leadership…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Program Implementation, Response to Intervention
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