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Todd-Adekanye, Clarissa – Online Submission, 2017
This study was designed to assess the impact of visual journaling in art education as a means for self-reflection and (self) education. Given that art making can be used as a tool for holistic healing, and Stuckey (2010) suggests that by supporting expression through creativity and imagination the formation of identity and reservoirs for healing…
Descriptors: Diaries, Art Education, Reflection, Self Esteem
Waibel, Lindsay – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of trauma-informed care, specifically the application of a "identity-safe environment" in order to promote identity development in adolescents. Of specific interest to the researcher were the theories of adolescent development and techniques that serve to improve adolescent learning…
Descriptors: Trauma, Safety, Identification (Psychology), Adolescents
Gómez, Julian Esteban Zapata – Online Submission, 2015
This paper depicts the results from a qualitative research study focused on finding out the effect of interaction through social media on the development of second language learners' written production from a private school in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. The study was framed within concepts such as "social interaction," "digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
Witte, Melissa Marie – Online Submission, 2014
Dissection of lab specimens is a common procedure in science classrooms, yet there are many unasked and unexamined questions relating to this practice. In addition to ethical considerations, there are personal and environmental health impacts of using conventional dissection, which has historically included animals and animal organs embalmed in…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Biology, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research
Geigle, Bryce A. – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this thesis is to investigate and present the status of student synthesis with color coded formula writing for grade level six through twelve, and to make recommendations for educators to teach writing structure through a color coded formula system in order to increase classroom engagement and lower students' affect. The thesis first…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Writing (Composition), Grade 6
Grothe, Katherine – Online Submission, 2013
Student teaching is a critical step in the process of becoming a teacher. Since its development over the past few decades, student teaching has become a requirement to attain a teaching credential in all fifty of the United States. Unfortunately, the relationship between student teachers and master teachers is frequently wrought with tension. This…
Descriptors: Master Teachers, Student Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
Ives, Eugenia A. – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine and better understand the social cognitive effects of digital technology on teenagers' brains and their socialization processes, as well as to learn best practices with regard to digital technology consumption. An extensive literature review was conducted on the social cognitive effects of digital…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Literacy
Al-Najjar, Rana Abdel-Rahman – Online Submission, 2012
Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate pronunciation teaching with regard to an EFL multi-skills textbook ("English for Palestine 10"). The evaluation was intended to identify the extent to which pronunciation teaching content incorporated in" English for Palestine 10," in addition to the related teachers' competency level match…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Hailer-O'Keefe, Laurie – Online Submission, 2012
This paper examines the Algebra II course and California Star Test (CST) proficiency levels in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the State of California. CST proficiency levels are examined by grade level for the State and nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area region. Algebra II is shown to be one of the more complicated courses in the CSU…
Descriptors: Algebra, State Standards, Standardized Tests, Barriers
Banks, Sarah A. – Online Submission, 2011
This thesis explored the history of calculator usage in mathematics classrooms in the United States since 1975 with a focus on the attitudes of parents, educators, and national organizations. The influence of historical events, people, organizations, research, and trends was explored in depth. Studying the changes that calculators have brought to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Calculators, National Organizations, Boards of Education
Westbrook, Amy F. – Online Submission, 2011
It can be difficult to find adequate strategies when teaching problem solving in a standard based mathematics classroom. The purpose of this study was to improve students' problem solving skills and attitudes through differentiated instruction when working on lengthy performance tasks in cooperative groups. This action research studied for 15 days…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Cognitive Style, Homogeneous Grouping, Cooperative Learning
Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III – Online Submission, 2010
The researcher acknowledges the importance of creativity and innovation in terms of discovering more methods or strategies on improving intellectual growth of an individual. In this case, the researcher focuses on the Social Learning Behavior of high school students. About 15 years ago, a professor of psychology stirred up the music world with the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Classical Music, Student Behavior, Learning
Patter, Regis C., Jr. – Online Submission, 2009
This study examined the factors that enhance the likelihood that teachers will integrate technology into their classrooms. Starting with a historical perspective on technology integration, the study categorized these factors and shed light on which ones have become obstacles. If obstacles or barriers are identified, then eliminated or at least…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
Ehinger, Jon – Online Submission, 2009
This thesis is an art-based research video demonstration of an alternate medium for art therapy. It postulates the value and validity of media arts as a therapeutic modality by way of adopting the major motion picture green screening technique for therapy with an at-risk youth population. Four male participants, raging from 16 to 19 years of age,…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Males, Adolescents, High School Students
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