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Michel, Jessica Ostrow – ProQuest LLC, 2020
Although the majority of scientists agree that we are facing unprecedented climate crises, higher education's engagement with environmental and sustainability problems is lacking. While the role of human behavior on climate change has been well established by science, these insights have yet to be adequately applied by citizens, thus exacerbating…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Climate, Citizenship Responsibility
Ray, Holden – ProQuest LLC, 2020
This study is a qualitative analysis of the use of best practices in vocational training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the Omaha metropolitan area. Best practices from the transition literature related to vocational training were identified as transition planning, parental involvement, community support,…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Vocational Education, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
Reimers, Clarissa – ProQuest LLC, 2020
Positive behaviors are essential for individual student success as well as an overall positive school climate. Students with problem behaviors are at risk for lower academic achievement and poor social skills. Schools with high incidents of problem behaviors are at risk for a negative school climate. School-wide positive behavior interventions and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
Panos, Kristin Monroe – ProQuest LLC, 2020
Elementary students who demonstrate accuracy and speed in handwriting are better equipped to generate higher quality, longer composition. Unfortunately, students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to encounter significant difficulties with legibility, size, and speed of handwriting. The present study used a single-subject, multiple-baseline…
Descriptors: Intervention, Handwriting, Accuracy, Elementary School Students
Singleton, Destiny L. – ProQuest LLC, 2020
Many students in primary and secondary schools are impacted by a chronic health condition. Researchers have postulated that interprofessional collaboration between medical and mental health providers can be beneficial in improving the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes of students with chronic health conditions (Drotar, Palermo,…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Psychologists, Cooperation, Chronic Illness
Jackson Scott, Taya – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the key characteristics of learning communities and how they have impacted student success for academically diverse learners in an undergraduate medical environment. The study was conducted at two minority serving institutions regarded for their social mission and ability to provide a critical mass of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Student Diversity, Undergraduate Students, Medical Education
Pratt, Andrea Spacone – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Binge eating disorder is defined as eating an objectively large amount of food in a discrete time period while experiencing a loss of control over one's eating behavior. Research and theory on eating disorders frequently identifies sociocultural factors such as body image as a main factor in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Correlation, Self Concept, Human Body
Beckwith, Deonne – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Focus County School District in the Mideast United States experienced a 12% teacher turnover rate over the last 2 years. The purpose of this study was to explore those factors that led to teachers leaving the district. Bandura's social cognitive theory was the guiding theory to examine and explain those factors that contributed to the district's…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, School Districts, Teaching Experience
Cobb, Cory L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In the present study, using a relational efficacy framework, I examined the advisory working alliance and its associations with research self-efficacy among clinical and counseling psychology PhD students. Moreover, I examined whether the research training environment (RTE) and relation-inferred self-efficacy (RISE) mediated the relationship…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Graduate Students
James, Jewel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Aiming to bridge a gap in the psychological literature as it pertains to giving voice to the experiences of mothers enrolled in college with limited financial resources, this qualitative study sought to contribute to research in the area of persistence. Through the lens of a critical-ideological paradigm, this phenomenological study examined the…
Descriptors: Low Income, Undergraduate Students, One Parent Family, Mothers
Muti, Juliet Njeri – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Effective principals have a positive impact on students' achievement through teacher supervision, curriculum implementation, and student discipline. Therefore, schools need principals with strong instructional leadership skills to address school improvement measures. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the current leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement
Rafferty, George J., III – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In this autoethnographic research study, I examined my journey as an experienced superintendent in developing an effective relationship with the Board of Education in a new school district. This study examined the relevant research on the importance of the relationship between the Board and the superintendent of schools, the characteristics of a…
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Superintendents, Boards of Education, Governance
Kao, Cassie I. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In the United States, colleges and universities have not promoted the academic success of their students of color as effectively as their White students (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2016). While much research has been conducted to explore how racism impacts higher education attainment of Black/African American and…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Learner Engagement, College Students, Campuses
Rosado, Glenda Damaris – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research design was a mixed methods embedded study with a quasi-experimental component in the quantitative portion identifying the teachers and students as independent variables and the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that are aligned with teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the dependent variables. The confounding…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Class Size
McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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