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Clark, Patricia D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This case study dissertation investigated the perceptions of mentor teachers in regard to their professional practice, teacher leadership, and workplace satisfaction. The researcher investigated the lived experiences of these teachers within the bounds of their prescribed relationships with a beginning teacher. This dissertation is motivated by…
Descriptors: Mentors, Case Studies, Rural Schools, High Schools
Gutierrez, Lorena – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are the fabric and driving force of the agricultural economy in the U.S. They make it possible for us to thrive on fresh fruits and sustenance on a daily basis. However, there has been a lengthy history of K-12 schools failing to meet the needs of children of migrant farmworkers and youth migrant farmworkers.…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Agricultural Occupations, Agriculture, Elementary Secondary Education
Peppers, Gloria J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore teachers' perceptions prior to the implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) and after the implementation of PLCs in a large suburban high school. The goal was to provide information that focused on (a) retention and achievement of students, (b) retention of teachers, and (c) teachers'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
Dunn, Terri Cauley – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this phenomenological research study was to describe how inmate students incarcerated in an Alabama Department of Correctional Services (ADOC) work release facility, and who are enrolled in a prison-based GED program, perceive the role of education in curtailing criminal activity among prisoners who are released back into society.…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Phenomenology, High School Equivalency Programs
Keesler, Amy R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the state of adult literacy in Tennessee. The field of adult education underwent a transition as the testing procedure and the test changed to correlate with the induction of the Common Core standards in public schools. Adult students face many barriers to overcome to be successful. The research…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs
Miles, April Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In this study, the researcher compared the success of community college graduates who entered college with a GED, a high school diploma, or an alternative diploma. The researcher used a quantitative analysis method with the existing data of students for three years within a single community college system to answer research questions to determine…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Statistical Analysis
McKay, Pilar Erin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Options are limited to gaining a high school equivalency for dropouts. The General Education Development (GED) exam provides people who have left school one way of gaining their secondary school credential. Employing the use of in-depth interviews, auto-ethnography, and participant observation, this study reports the descriptive findings of twelve…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Experience, Interviews, Ethnography
Fong, Donna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this phenomenological inquiry was to investigate the lived experiences of high school veteran teachers who transformed their teaching methods from traditional 20th century instructional practices to facilitating their students in developing 21st century skills. Interviews with the seven participants were analyzed in order to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Methods
Stroble, Christine Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to (1) explore the lived experience of teen mothers who graduated from high school and attended or completed college and (2) discover the school factors that contributed to their academic success. The goal was that in discovering the "essence" of participants' experience,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
Bouchard, John G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This is a study of the statistical difference in post-secondary attendance between high school graduates and 16-to 18-year-old GED recipients controlling for parental socioeconomic status, 10th grade test scores in math, and the number of high school math classes taken. Although GEDs can be the cognitive equivalents of high school graduates, they…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High School Equivalency Programs, Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education
Muro, Andres – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Overwhelming evidence shows that domestic violence is a very serious problem affecting women in the United States. Black et al. (2010) report that approximately 34 million women in the United States, or approximately 30%, have experienced some form of violence including rape, physical, violence, and/or stalking in their lifetimes. Twenty-two…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity, Family Violence
Hayali, Tolga – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the relationship between 2011 freshman college mathematics and science grades and freshman students' high school academics and demographic data, exploring the factors that contribute to the success of first-year STEM majoring freshman students at State University of New York at Oswego. The variables were Gender, Race, SES,…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Mathematics, College Science, STEM Education
Winrich, Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The School of Education and the Department of Physics at Boston University offer a sequence of 10 two-credit professional development courses through the Improving the Teaching of Physics (ITOP) project. The ITOP courses combine physics content, readings from the physics education research (PER) literature, and the conceptual history of physics…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science History, Science Teachers
Feltman, Doris R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to analyze a prominent alternative education practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia through an analysis of the Virginia Department of Education's Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program and the alternative education environment it provides. This was a descriptive study using non-experimental…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, State Programs, Program Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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