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Coward-Vaughn, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Elementary educators at the urban elementary school in this study struggled with technology-enhanced literacy pedagogy to increase student success. The purpose of this case study was to examine the extent to which educators built relationships between technology and teaching to improve student success. The study was guided by Venkatesh's unified…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Technology Integration, Literacy Education
Nugent, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Well-educated and informed elementary educators provide the highest of quality instruction to elementary students. Elementary educators are expected to provide instruction from all academic subjects throughout the school day. As standardized testing continues to be a priority in U.S. classrooms, educators must be prepared to continue to deliver…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach
Lawson, Debi C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative case study explored parent engagement at two elementary schools in Sacramento. This exploration examined how parents feel about: (1) parent involvement policy and practice, (2) how self-efficacy affects parent engagement, and (3) how the newly adopted Common Core Standards affect parent involvement. Teachers and administration…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Parent Participation
Brown, Marilyn M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative action research was to assess teacher perceptions and experiences with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports implementation and challenging behaviors at one NYC PK-5 Title I school. Students of color and students with disabilities who attend schools with a negative environment tend to experience the school to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Disadvantaged Schools, Positive Reinforcement, Teacher Attitudes
Koh, Jeanette Jungyun – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to explore the grit practices demonstrated by California elementary school GLAD teacher leaders. Teaching is a grit-demanding profession, and teaching English language learners (ELLs) requires sustained effort, perseverance, and dedication to meet their diverse needs. Identifying the grit practices of teacher…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
Sadaghiani-Tabrizi, Avideh – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The educational system has been challenging children through competitive societal information-age education by promoting achievement among students, in preparing children for global excellence. This qualitative research case study of elementary school children's lack in cybersecurity knowledge and awareness served helpful with exploration into…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Science Education, Internet, Elementary School Curriculum
Cantillo-Perilloux, Dana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore how leadership approaches can inform and direct the way leadership is practiced in elementary schools. In this study, the researcher examined the impact of leadership approaches on the sustainability of the implementation of the Reading Recovery program regarding reading achievement. Early primary school…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Sustainability
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
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
Kovach, Danielle M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Response to Intervention (RTI) programs are designed to support students at risk of failing in school due to academic or behavioral problems. When RTI programs are applied inconsistently due to teachers' resources or knowledge, students may be wrongly identified for special education services. The purpose of this qualitative bounded descriptive…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Suburban Schools, Qualitative Research
Ram, Rosalind Reyes Meno – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In Guam, the Chamoru have weathered centuries of change in the political and educational arenas. This study explored ways parents assisted their children at home and in school to understand the perspectives and approaches of parents in Guam. The sample consisted of 10 Chamoru parents. The purpose of this study was to address the question of how…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Role, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
Bolen, James E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School climate plays an essential part of student development, with discipline playing a central role in the perception of school climate. When looking at the role educators play in supporting school climate, it is important to examine not only the role of academics, but also to see how support services are employed when looking at other…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Environment, Discipline, Referral
Price-Cole, Susan J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educational leaders often search for professional development opportunities that are within the context of the classroom where new research-based instructional practices can be observed and incorporated into the teachers' practices. Instructional coaching and co-teaching have been recognized as means for accomplishing this, while at the same time…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Educational Practices
Schwarz, Vanessa Santiago – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The issue of identifying, placing and educating struggling students who are developing two languages has been a topic of conversation among educators and researchers for decades. However, there continue to be inconsistencies about how Emergent Bilingual (EB) students who struggle academically are instructed and assessed for special education…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Bilingual Students, Case Studies, At Risk Students
Rosheim, Kay Carpenter – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The institution of schooling can be an anxiety provoking space for some students (Reda, 2009; White, 2011). One in every five children has mental health illnesses, and anxiety disorders are the most frequent condition (Merikangas, Nakamura, & Kessler, 2009). Teachers are in the unique position of being able to observe students' variations in…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Characteristics, Action Research, Elementary School Students
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