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Gaston, Rolanda T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The relationship that is established between the principal and teacher influences the type of learning environment the school has, thereby affecting how students learn in the classroom. This dissertation investigated the relationship between principals and teachers and its influence on the success of student learning. Details of how the principals…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Correlation, Educational Environment, Principals
Denton, Vaughn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been extensive research and commentary blaming schools for the achievement disparity that exists among its students. Attempts to solve this issue have focused primarily on instruction and school tasks. Anthony Bryk and Barbara Schneider (2002) found social trust as a major attribute to school effectiveness. Their 1997 study of Chicago's…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Comparative Analysis, Urban Schools, Graduation Rate
Moloney, Brendan Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine the commitment of Catholic secondary schools to the poor, working, and middle class families of the New York City metropolitan area through the perception of the school president. This study sought to identify the socioeconomic class of students in the Catholic high school populations within…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High Schools, Presidents, Administrator Attitudes
Lazarus, Sean F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to explore the impact instructional choices had on student participation in the classroom learning environment, growth of knowledge in social studies, and self-efficacy in the learning process. The instructional choices implemented through a flipped learning instructional approach were designed to…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Social Studies, Educational Environment, High School Seniors
Wu, Jason S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Improving outcomes for English language learners (ELLs) in secondary science remains an area of high need. The purpose of this study is to investigate bilingual knowledge organization in secondary science classrooms. This study involved thirty-nine bilingual students in three biology classes at a public high school in The Bronx, New York City.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, Language Proficiency, Correlation
Ross-Norris, Vicki – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the essence of professional learning experiences shared by teachers who participated in a professional learning community (PLC) at a New York City high school in the South Bronx. Guided by Hord's PLC characteristics and Bruner's constructivism theories, this phenomenological study addressed the research…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Urban Schools, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
Purohit, Kiran Dilip – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Secondary science teachers make many daily decisions in the enactment of curriculum. Although curriculum materials are widely available to address science content, practices, and skills, the consideration that goes into deciding how and whether to use such materials is complicated by teachers' beliefs about science, their understandings of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Curriculum, Accountability
McHugh, Luisa – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Contemporary research has suggested that in order for students to compete globally in the 21st century workplace, pedagogy must shift to include the integration of science and mathematics, where teachers effectively incorporate the two disciplines seamlessly. Mathematics facilitates a deeper understanding of science concepts and has been linked to…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Middle School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Science Achievement
Kennedy, Kateri Tekakwitha – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Technology integration does not happen in a vacuum. It needs a plan. School leaders must oversee this plan and combine best practices for implementing effective instructional practices, sound curricula, and educational technology. Just as instructional leaders need to have a command of curriculum and instruction, educational technology leaders…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Principals
Quinlan, Robert James – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The onset of the first decade of the 21st century has seen many district change initiatives within the New York City Department of Education. Several of these district initiatives have been instructionally-based and thus have made the role of high school supervisory assistant principals integral in their successful implementation. The purpose of…
Descriptors: School Districts, High Schools, Assistant Principals, Leadership Role
Berman, Margaret Lacey – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This grounded theory study was conducted to explore the professional development needs of New York City high school principals with less than five years' experience based on the McREL balanced leadership framework. The purpose of this research is to answer the three research questions below in hopes of contributing to the field. The research for…
Descriptors: High Schools, Beginning Principals, Professional Development, Educational Needs
Vaillancourt Menton, Maureen – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Imagination in Education was a qualitative inquiry that explored the effects the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) had on imagination within high school cultures. The central question for this study was: How do New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) high school principals conceptualize imagination within their…
Descriptors: Imagination, School Culture, High Schools, Principals
Miele, Anthony M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine how the study of number theory might affect high school students' metacognitive functioning, mathematical curiosity, and/or attitudes towards mathematics. The study utilized questionnaire and/or interview responses of seven high school students from New York City and 33 high school students from Dalian,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics, Questionnaires
Rosario, Gloria Yvette – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine transfer high schools within the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the instructional cultures developed by their principals. Transfer high schools reengage students who were previously truant and at risk of discontinuing their education. Four NYCDOE transfer high schools were studied…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Students, Transfer Students, Transfer Programs
Macaluso, Stefania – ProQuest LLC, 2014
A key to achieving academic success in science is providing students with meaningful experiences and skills to negotiate how these experiences affect them and the society in which they live. Although students strive for academic success, a challenge that faces many urban science students and their teachers is finding ways to promote student…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Urban Schools, Science Instruction, High School Students