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Payne, Suzette Guy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the supervision of special education instruction in urban public elementary schools by interviewing three principals regarding their roles in the supervisory process. Through these interviews the researcher attempted to identify concepts or themes that might guide principals in identifying effective…
Descriptors: Special Education, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
Little, Camille – ProQuest LLC, 2017
State standardized tests results indicated that between 2012 and 2016, fewer African American students at a rural, Title I elementary school met state standards in reading compared with other racial/ethnic groups of students. A gap in practice existed because the school and district had not conducted studies to understand teacher knowledge and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Instruction
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
Marcks, Melissa A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Instructional coaching is one method of job-embedded professional development approach that provides teachers an opportunity to build teacher expertise, raise student achievement, and advance school reform. The problem that was addressed in this qualitative case study was that few principals' understand the process of instructional coaching as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Coaching (Performance)
Churchill, Sara J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative multiple case study explored the factors that impact the recreational reading selections of gifted students. Eleven students in grades four and five participated in the study. The methods of data collection included in-depth personal interviews and analysis of library circulation records and independent reading program data. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Academically Gifted
Bulatowicz, Donna Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Published children's literature in the United States overrepresents some identities while underrepresenting others, such as people of color, LGBT people, people with disabilities, people who live below the poverty line (Crisp et al., 2016), and more. Thus, some children may not encounter text representative of their identities. As literature can…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Childrens Literature, Librarians
Allen, Eva J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation in practice investigates teacher perceptions of the influence of cultural care and invitational education (IE) on the formation of a positive teacher-student relationship with students of color in an urban elementary school. Cultural care is a theory of practice that utilizes a social-emotional approach for school improvement and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship
Palma, Griselda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
An exploratory study of Latino majority elementary (LME) schools was launched to investigate if parents of English Language Learners (ELLs) are provided due process to biliteracy programs in low-income schools in San Diego County. The main research question of the study asked: How are the instructional programs in LME schools preparing Latino ELLs…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Parents, Elementary School Students
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
Hudson, Stefanie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Even though America has seen an increase in the level of acceptance for people who identify as LGBTQ and/or gender non-conforming, certain aspects within society continue to hinder their rights, especially within public education. Specifically, there are insufficiencies regarding content of and attitudes toward including LGBTQ issues in teaching…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Social Attitudes
Weatherwax, Kerrin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
At Base Elementary School (BES) in the Southwest United States school administrators were concerned that writing proficiency levels for 2014-2015 were below district and state standards and there was not a clear understanding of teachers' perceptions on writing proficiency of military-connected (MC) students at the target site. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Writing Skills, Armed Forces
Kofa, Linda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Students in grades 3 and 4 attending a traditional public elementary school in a northeastern state did not meet proficiency levels in mathematics as measured by the state's assessment system. Published reports indicated that students attending the Montessori programs were more proficient in solving math problems compared to students in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Montessori Method
Hill, Bland E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the United States of America, many schools failing to meet the standards set by the government. As a result, the school reform movement school research led to a model that sets the standard for creating an exceptional school impacting student learning. The effective school correlates leadership, clear and focused mission, safe and orderly…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Schools
Marion, Veronica D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A pattern of low parental involvement exists at in an inner-city school in the northeast region of the United States, where 90% of the students are students of color and fewer than 10% of parents attend school-based activities. Low parental involvement at the local school may lead to decreased student achievement and limited access to needed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Parent Participation, Minority Groups, Case Studies
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