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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
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