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Robertson, Mary Amos – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In order to change the direction of mathematics education, the training of elementary teachers in the United States needs to be of equal or higher quality than top preforming countries. However, pre-service elementary teachers in the United States fall behind their peers in other countries in mathematical content knowledge and mathematical…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications
Goff, Jennifer Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This three-paper format dissertation explored the impact of service-learning on three key constituents: the university, university students conducting the service, and the community receiving the service. Paper one quantitatively explored the impact of service-learning on university students' perspective through the use of end of year…
Descriptors: College Students, Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation
Rorie, Lillian G. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if a relationship exists between National Board Certified Teachers and Reading achievement in elementary schools. The study included a comparison of the average mean developmental scale scores from the End-of-Grade Tests for a three-year period between National Board Certified…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards, Teacher Competencies, Reading Achievement
Vega, Luis Diego – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explores the effects of a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program on language majority and minority students. The fundamental hypothesis was that the process of receiving instruction in two languages (English and Spanish) throughout elementary school (i.e., attendance at a TWBI school) would help the native Spanish-speaking students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
Abdulalim, Latif – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined programming practices that have identified in the research as critical for school success for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Secondary purposes of the study were to identify the extent to which these practices were used and to examine student social/emotional and academic outcome data in a public day…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Public Schools, Day Schools
Gillentine, E. Paige – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Researchers have suggested that teachers use a specialized type of knowledge specifically attributed to the work of teaching. One aspect of this specific type of knowledge is the ability to analyze children's work. With continued emphasis on a teacher's ability to analyze their students' thought processes, teacher candidates will need to develop…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
Ochoa, Bianca R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This action research study focused on how various grouping strategies influenced preservice teachers' differentiation of instruction. The participants included a third grade mentor teacher and three preservice teacher candidates. The candidate preparation curriculum consisted of seminars, daily field-based learning experiences, and ongoing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Individualized Instruction, Educational Practices, Action Research
Buddenhagen Hartzler, Julie Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This multipart study looked at pre-service teachers' (PSTs') understandings of the equal sign using an experimental measure, the EQ score. The data were analyzed for PSTs as a group and cross-sectionally at three key points during their elementary teacher education program. Relationships between equal sign understandings and other variables (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Concepts, Symbols (Mathematics)
Karnick, Kelley – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In this study, several middle school factors of students from two consecutive graduating classes were analyzed to determine what relation they had to college readiness, as measured by ACT subtest scores. The academic factors included: 8th grade EXPLORE composite score, 7th grade spring reading and math MAP scores, highest math course completed in…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Middle School Students, Predictor Variables, Correlation
Wood, Lisa S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Environmental education must be better integrated into K-12 curriculum to advance environmental literacy. Producing a citizenry that can understand and address the complex environmental issues facing the world today and in the future is essential to sustainable life on this planet. Using the Middle School Environmental Literacy Survey, 6th grade…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Literacy, Scores, Middle School Students
Gallagher, Faustina – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study assessed the relationship of an Arts Summer Learning Program (Arts Program) to student academic performance and college readiness. A North Texas school district collaborated with a research-based Arts Program in 2010, and a new approach was implemented in the summer school program for low-performing students who had failed courses in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Summer Programs, Academic Achievement, College Readiness
Stiegelmeyer, Cindy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study surveyed 82 preservice elementary teachers using items from an instrument designed to predict student achievement based on a teacher's mathematics knowledge for teaching (MKT) in numbers and operations concepts. Additional mathematics beliefs items asked participants to rate their level of agreement with math myths and math anxiety…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
Anderson, Nancy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Even though discourse-intensive mathematics instruction is a widely endorsed pedagogy for preservice elementary teachers, much still remains unknown about how this type of instruction affects student learning. This study investigated the relationship between talk moves that prompted preservice teachers to respond to each other's contributions…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
Tillman, Daniel – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this three-paper manuscript dissertation was to study digital fabrication as an instructional technology for supporting elementary and middle school science and mathematics education. Article one analyzed the effects of digital fabrication activities that were designed to contextualize mathematics education at a summer mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science
Doel, Kelly R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teacher preparation programs in U.S. colleges and universities have been forced to re-evaluate curricular and student teaching requirements due to federal reform initiatives to support accreditation standards. A state-determined assessment must be passed to earn teaching credentials and in the state of Missouri candidates must pass the appropriate…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Elementary Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Competency Testing
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