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Robinson, Shaquanah – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore elementary school teachers' perceptions of their level of confidence and preparation for implementing Common Core State Standards in Alabama. The researcher used NVivo to identify common themes among the responses of the participants. The results of this study indicated five major themes:…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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
Williams, Angelina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Emotional and Social Competencies (ESCs) are considered important to school leadership because it is believed that they can help to build trusting relationships with staff and improve organizational capacity within the school. Limited case study research has been conducted on how ESCs are manifested in principal practice. This case study is…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Qualities, Emotional Development, Social Development
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
White, Sheila B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Response to intervention (RTI), an educational reform effort designed to meet the needs of struggling learners, has been adopted by an increasing number of states as a primary component of their educational service delivery model for low-achieving students (Burns et al., 2013; Castillo & Batsche, 2012). RTI models are multi-tiered…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Systems Analysis, Performance Factors, Response to Intervention
Mongkolrat, Raveema – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Thailand's education has not succeeded in meeting the Ministry of Education Thailand's goals for Thai language. The problem manifests in students' substandard Thai reading comprehension. Results of the Thailand's standardized national test showed that students, especially those with economical disadvantages, have performed poorly in Thai reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Case Studies, Control Groups, Evidence Based Practice
Beams, Tara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As school districts across the country attempt to comply with federal and state mandates to effectively integrate technology into today's teaching and learning, they must face the challenge of also developing professional development plans which will adequately and successfully prepare teachers for implementing these new resources and these new…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Technology Integration
Ebbinger, April M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in initial eligibilities of elementary students across Tennessee since the implementation response to intervention (RtI), as well as understand the perceptions of elementary school psychologists related to those changes in identification and eligibility. RtI is a Tennessee mandated initiative,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Response to Intervention, School Psychologists, Attitude Measures
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
Andrews, Chelsea Joy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Although engineering education has been practiced at the undergraduate level for over a century, only fairly recently has the field broadened to include the elementary level; the pre-college division of the American Society of Engineering Education was established in 2003. As a result, while recent education standards require engineering in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Engineering, Learner Engagement, Design
Regan, Tiffany Arnett – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to identify teacher strengths and needs to create a site-specific professional development program for literacy. I was interested in studying how to identify teacher needs and strengths and explore the compatibility between teacher beliefs, current practice, and best practices in literacy. This study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Developing Nations, Case Studies
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
Warthen, Susan V. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
National assessments have revealed that African American students do not demonstrate proficiency in mathematics to the same degree as their White counterparts; however, some teachers are able to guide their African American students to mathematics success. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to determine the instructional strategies of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, African American Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics 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
Ashley, John Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A substantial amount of research shows that teacher collaboration and a collaborative school culture can significantly increase student achievement. However, long-standing norms of teacher isolation create a significant barrier to this endeavor. The increased popularity of Professional Learning Communities has helped education move away from these…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, School Culture, Teacher Collaboration, Academic Achievement
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