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Vincent, Angela K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This phenomenological, action research study engaged a sample of teachers from a large middle school in northern South Carolina in developing a protocol and recommendations for the use of peer observations that would provide meaningful professional development for teachers at this school. Data collection methods consisted of interviews, focus…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Lee, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While elementary teachers encourage students to monitor their own reading and give them strategies to comprehend the text and build their vocabulary, middle school teachers stop modeling and encouraging these strategies but still expect that students are cognizant of metacognition and strategies. As a result, more students are entering college…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Self Efficacy
Parent-Nichols, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In-service trainings for teachers provide information to influence teacher practice within the complex, dynamic environment of the classroom. Transfer of learning, the ability to use previously learned information in a novel setting or time, is necessary for generalization to actual practice (Sork and Caffarella, 1998). Teachers report that…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Transfer of Training, Generalization
Rinaldi, Annie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study employed a mixed methods approach to evaluate the application of professional learning outcomes into the classroom. Professional learning in a school setting were examined in terms of the outcomes and the motivation to use the learning into the classroom and how if at all did it benefit students. Teachers from a small rural middle…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Outcomes of Education, Middle School Teachers, Rural Schools