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Ross, Laurent – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of teacher characteristics and school demographics in teachers' perceptions of children's cognitive abilities. Most researchers find that teachers' personal characteristics are not related to their perceptions of their children's cognitive abilities. In a 2011 study, Douglas Ready and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Cognitive Ability, Teacher Attitudes
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
Thompson, Shane Ellis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation consists of three chapters that focus on the economics of education. In particular I look at public school financing, gender discrimination in advising, and the effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs for disadvantaged schools. The first chapter analyzes the effect of an extremely large funding shock on Wyoming public schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Advising, Public Schools, Educational Finance
Verhage, L. Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study measured the effect of completing a BalloonSat project on student attitude toward science. Seven categories of student attitudes toward science were measured using the Test of Science Relate Attitudes survey (TOSRA). The research anticipated that the BalloonSat project would have similar effects on student attitudes as found in robotics…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Student Surveys, Student Projects
McClain-Pace, Erin Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Interest in students who exhibit characteristics with difficulties in learning can be traced as far back as 1800. In order to better understand the complexities and causes of learning disabilities, many researchers (Bannatyne, 1968, 1974; Rugal, 1974) have investigated ways to better identify learners who struggle with academics. A strong argument…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Ability, Comprehension, Long Term Memory
Rossiter, Robert F. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of the course, Math Recovery, on a group of ninth-grade students enrolled in the course Algebra/Geometry I measured by course grades and subsequent tenth-grade MAP scores. In addition, gender and race differences were investigated in this study to determine the impact, if any, on academic achievement. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 9, Algebra, Geometry