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Nadeau, Kacie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The most recent phase of curriculum reform in the era of accountability is the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) which have essentially reshaped the landscape of public education. Its objective of preparing K-12 students for college and career upon high school graduation have prioritized English language arts, mathematics, and science over social…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Social Studies, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Washington, Samantha C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Regular education teachers are sometimes at a disadvantage when required to instruct learners with a visual impairment or other special needs in the classroom. A problem exists with reduced support and training for regular education teachers responsible for meeting literacy needs of students with visual impairment. The purpose of this qualitative…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, General Education, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education
Mazzoni, Matthew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to explore a principal's experiences and how they aligned to Hallinger and Murphy's (1985) effective instructional leadership practices in an era of accountability. This study of effective principal leadership is timely and relevant due to the recent implementation of national and state mandates for principals to…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Accountability, Case Studies
Clay, Kim Whitney – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research tells us that children involved with bullying results in both short and long-term deviant or criminal behavior and mental health issues as posit by the general strain theory. School bullying has become a significant enough concern that schoolteachers and administrators are required to become the first line authorities committed to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
Thies, Philip Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this narratological heuristic multiple case study is to describe the specific components that teachers need in both their knowledge and skills to meet the individual needs of their students in a blended learning classroom. The study was conducted in six schools--elementary, middle, and high schools--located in a suburban district.…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Blended Learning, Case Studies, Classroom Environment
Turner, Vanshelle E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Learning mathematics is problematic for most primary school age children because mathematics is rote and the memorization of steps rather than an approach to seeing relationships that builds inquiry and understanding. Therefore, the traditional "algorithmic" way of teaching mathematics has not fully prepared students to be critical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning
Dunn, Molly S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
K-12 teachers encounter numerous occupational stressors as part of their profession, and these stressors place them at risk of job-related stress and burnout (Maslach & Jackson, 1981; Maslach, Schaufeli, & Leiter, 2001). Given the prevalence of stress and burnout among school personnel, concrete interventions designed to address the unique…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Guides, Elementary School Teachers
Kavel, Rebecca L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With substantial demographic shifts in the U.S. student population, today's teachers educate growing numbers of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (Kena, Aud, & Johnson, 2010). While these students bring an abundance of different cultures and languages from their families and communities, these dynamic shifts add…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
Banker, Lauren Langer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed-methodology case study explored one district's attempt to provide teacher leadership training in an effort to increase feelings of empowerment. Empowerment is defined as the degree to which an individual feels capable of influencing his or her work role and context (Spreitzer, 1995) and in the field of education, empowering teachers is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Public Schools
Santa Cruz, Margaret Escobar – ProQuest LLC, 2017
School discipline practices have traditionally been reactive and punitive in nature. Students violating a school district's code of conduct were often met with exclusionary discipline policies such as out-of-school suspensions, long-term suspensions, and expulsions. Districts attempted to resolve these practices by creating alternative education…
Descriptors: Discipline, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Specialists
Diaz, Abby T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This researcher seeks to answer the following question: How did two elementary Title I schools, identified as "high performing" on the first Smarter Balanced assessment, address elements of Maslow's hierarchy of needs when developing school-wide initiatives to enhance student achievement? Many students in Title I schools face barriers to…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Student Needs
Schlomer, Kevin J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Problem: Schools often use instructional coaches to build teacher instructional capacity and raise student achievement (Mangin, 2005, 2009; Neufeld & Roper, 2003). While instructional coaches are meant to support the growth of teachers, little is known about what these instructional coaches bring to their intellectual work (Campbell &…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers
Bonner, William Bryant, III – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study based upon the theories of technology adoption and technology integration planning (TIP) with the focus on design and development was to understand design features that encourage effectiveness and efficiency for using online individual education plans (IEP) along with the online IEP lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Individualized Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
Cumbee, Crystal M. V. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Rural areas have less technology access due to an inadequate amount of income and limited internet bandwidth availabilities, perpetuating the digital gap between rural schools and schools in urban or suburban locations. The problem addressed in this study is that U.S. legislation requires all public school students to be prepared to function in a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Francone, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Principals need support throughout their careers in order to lead effectively and promote continuous improvement. However, some elementary school principals of small, rural schools lack access to structured systems of support that could increase their knowledge and skills as instructional leaders. The purpose of this study was to examine a central…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership
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