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Pangatungan, Marlyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Existing research studies had analyzed the perceptions of read-aloud accommodations (RAAs) on both students with learning impairment and students without learning impairment at the elementary level; however, the results were mixed. RAAs had been recommended as an aid to help eliminate difficulties faced by students with learning impairments mainly…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Aloud to Others, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Grade 4
Dennis, Sheila R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educational neuroscience (EN) is a transdisciplinary convergence of neurosciences, education, and psychology that has gained international momentum. Its purpose is to advance the application of neurosciences in P-12 education as a way to improve the design of instructional environments and practices that support the multidimensional social,…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Classroom Environment, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Chinnis, Kimberly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There is much concern regarding the underachievement of gifted students. Gifted students have the potential to make outstanding contributions to society. The present study analyzed the perceptions of teachers, principals, and one director of gifted education of gifted 4th and 5th grade students in the area of reading and explored constructs of…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, Grade 4, Grade 5
McKenna, Rachel Lynn-Pleis – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Over the past decade, there has been a considerable push in emphasizing STEM--an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math--as an integral aspect of educational curriculums. Even though research suggests that females tend to outperform males in standardized testing in STEM areas, they remain underrepresented in STEM careers…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Harshman, Denise Galvez – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study applied four frameworks from academic literature in the areas of leadership, change process, 21st-century skills, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) to understand the various factors providing for success and participation of a school in the national science fair initiative (Programa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles
Washington, Taren L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study evaluated a comprehensive mentoring program on selected at-risk students with specific school problems (attendance, discipline referrals, and core area grades). The sample included youths in Grades 4-8 who differed on some characteristics including grade-level, ethnicity, and gender. For the purpose of this mixed methods study, the…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
Freiberg, Elizabeth J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In response to the continued pressure placed on American public schools to increase academic achievement, some schools have begun to reorganize instructional environments in an effort to improve student outcomes. The current study examined one such elementary school that implemented a departmentalized model of instruction in fourth and fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies
Mason, Paula K. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to describe the motivation to read of elementary African American and Hispanic boys and explore the possible differences in reading motivation using the constructs of self-perceptions as a reader and value of reading. Educational research has repeatedly shown that students from disadvantaged minority…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Males
Schlenoff, Fran – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the success of five elementary schools in their implementation of the 2011 New Jersey Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying law (NJ HIB law). It also explored stakeholders' perceptions of school climate since the law went into effect. Fourth and fifth grade parents, students, teachers, and counselors in the district's five…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, State Legislation, Bullying, Attitude Measures
Bontrager Yoder, Andrea Beth H. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Background. High overweight and obesity prevalence has instigated many programs to improve children's health. Farm to School (F2S) is a grassroots-organized program that seeks to improve children's dietary habits, especially fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption, through various educational activities. Long-term goals include reducing obesity…
Descriptors: Child Health, Health Promotion, Agricultural Occupations, School Community Programs
Bae, Young Seh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mathematical Word Problem Solving of Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Students with Typical Development Young Seh Bae This study investigated mathematical word problem solving and the factors associated with the solution paths adopted by two groups of participants (N=40), students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and typically…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Gerth, Dana A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Review of literature revealed a shortage of research describing the development of K-12 virtual communities and the absence of a tool to measure sense of virtual community in K-12 virtual education students. The purpose of this descriptive, quantitative study was to examine the perception of a sense of virtual community from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes
Brock, Jacqueline M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support (BP-PBS) is a prevention-oriented program created to support students with strategies to combat bullying. BP-PBS supports the idea that all students should have access to positive behavior support to minimize problem behavior at school (Horner, 2011). The goal of this study was to investigate the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior
Allen, Diedre Dale – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to create a valid and reliable survey to measure third through fifth grade students' attitudes toward reading across three mediums: print, e-reader, and Internet. The theoretical framework pulls from self-determination theory and affective models to guide the development of a survey intended for use with intermediate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Garcia-Griffin, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study focused on students' responses toward an experimental instructional program called Flex-time that was offered in grades three through five in a Southeast NJ school district. The study aimed to determine: (1) if the Flex program motivated and/or engaged students to have a love for learning and (2) if characteristics, such as grade level,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Working Hours, Elementary Schools, Program Evaluation
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