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Delucchi, Giovanna Rita – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The study addresses the need for after-school programs in urban communities, especially those in low, poor economic areas. Its purpose is to evaluate a three part after-school program in determining the effect on academic and social behaviors. This program design includes homework help, recreation and a multi-cultural component. The study seeks to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Homework, Research Design, Socialization
Garcia, Cynthia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, many school districts have reduced instructional time for the arts in order to focus on reading and mathematics. Accordingly, fine arts programs across the nation have become subject to budget cuts or elimination in order to meet federal accountability measures. Hit especially hard are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Fine Arts, Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged
Walsh, Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary purpose of this study is to examine the connection between parent involvement and autonomy support, as well as the combined construct of autonomy supportive parent involvement, with internalized mental health symptoms. A secondary purpose of this study is to determine how certain parent demographics relate to attitudes and behaviors…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Parent Participation, Mental Health, Child Behavior
Gomez, Martin Omar – ProQuest LLC, 2010
American educators and researchers have spent decades attempting to determine the most effective middle level school configuration. Although various models have been conceptualized in order to resolve one of our most extensive educational reform movements, a recent nationwide increase in K-8 schools suggest interested parties have accepted the K-8…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Culture, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), School Organization
Hensley, Alice M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The transition from elementary to middle school is a significant period of change for adolescents and is remarkable for several reasons, including the opportunity for new experiences and the potential for other developmental changes to occur simultaneously. Existing literature on transition includes both positive and negative outcomes for…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Self Concept, Adolescents, Multivariate Analysis
Sanders-Smith, Patti – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a difference between the academic achievement of middle schools with 6-8 grade configurations and those with K-8 configurations in eastern NC. The study also sought to determine which grade configuration of middle schools in eastern North Carolina was most effective for the academic…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Schools
Jenkins, Christie D. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine animal assisted therapy (AAT) in the school setting. This study reviewed the potential social, emotional, and educational benefits that children and adolescents may gain from utilizing an animal assisted therapy dog. This study utilized The Relationship Inventory and The AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy)…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Student Surveys, Grade 8, Group Counseling
Heckman, Jill S. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
One of the purposes of this study was to examine whether or not the present and past standardized tests in the state of Texas had any positive impact on the writing abilities of the limited English proficient (LEP) Mexican-American students. Another objective of the study was to determine if one test was more effective than another. In this case,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Information Management, Measures (Individuals), Program Effectiveness
Videen, Cheryl Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examined relations between students' psychological engagement and academic achievement, as well as between students' psychological engagement and growth in academic achievement. The study also examined if relations between students' psychological engagement and academic growth varied by grade level (elementary school compared to middle…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement, Student Surveys, Grade 7
Hanger, Brian S. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Corporal punishment is one of the most litigious issues in education. Proponents of corporal punishment believe it is a necessary and effective way to keep order in the schools. Opponents of corporal punishment feel it is detrimental to the welfare of children and should be prohibited in schools. Many states have banned the use of school corporal…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Punishment, Elementary Schools, Principals
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