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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
Hubbard, Jeanne Darby – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Parent involvement in children's education has long been accepted, as a positively linked variable in their children's educational achievement, and it has been part of general education law in the United States since 1965. Parent Involvement research in public, private, home and charter school often focuses on student outcomes as the primary…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Social Capital, School Choice, Family School Relationship
Sikes, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine teacher perceptions on cyberbullying to determine the extent to which teachers feel confident in addressing cyberbullying in schools. Further, the study aimed to examine the factors that may have an impact on teacher self-efficacy. A total of 287 middle school teachers in the southeast completed an online…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Bullying
Owen, Rebecca H. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study explored the relationship between rural young adolescents' expectancy-value beliefs in reading and their reading performance. Based upon a theoretical framework in expectancy-value theory, a theory of achievement motivation, this study examined the nature and strengths of the relationships between young adolescents' expectancy and value…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Early Adolescents, Expectation, Reading Achievement
Martinez, Kara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Statistical data analysis was used to test social cognitive theory's mediation model in the domain of reading. The mediation model asserts that reading self-efficacy fully mediates the relationship between reading anxiety and reading comprehension performance. This study tested the mediation model using measures of reading self-efficacy, reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Anxiety, Reading Skills, Self Efficacy
Lamendola, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The current need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) trained professionals in industry who can meet the demand for a technologically connected economy requires the United States to find an effective and efficient means to increase student interest, retention, and graduation rates in the STEM fields (MacPhee et al., 2013;…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Students, Partnerships in Education, Middle School Students
Louden, Perry F., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Middle school is often the last place where students are taught basic reading skills such as phonology, morphology, fluency, and comprehension before they move on to high school where reading is predominately focused on understanding, analysis, application and evaluation of content area material. In addition, middle school students are exposed to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Difficulties, Morphology (Languages), Word Study Skills
Sutton, Brandon – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this improvement initiative, providing effective professional development focused on differentiated instruction, was to increase teacher capacity in addressing the needs of individual students at Swain County Middle School. This disquisition introduces the problem of practice, context of the problem, improvement initiative, and the…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Student Needs, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
Bataller, Carliza – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory study was to identify and describe best practices in technology integration in middle school classrooms as perceived by expert middle school teachers. Additionally, it was the purpose of the study to determine the most important best practices and perceived barriers to successful…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Best Practices, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Ozar, Ryan H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The United States Supreme Court's decision in the case Wisconsin v. Yoder et al. (1972) created a special provision for Amish and Old Order Mennonite families by allowing their children to end formal schooling at age 14. The assumption was that these Anabaptist families were preparing children adequately to live "full lives" in their…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Public Schools, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
Stammen, Andria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this research is to develop a measurement instrument that is valid and reliable, called the Middle School-Life Science Concept Inventory (MS-LSCI), for the purpose of measuring the life science conceptual understanding of middle school-level students. Although there are several existing concept inventories related to biology concepts…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Biological Sciences, Middle School Students, Scientific Concepts
Samocki, Matthew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if an experimental Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) based alternative discipline policy paired with a community-school partnership, effects suspended students' subsequent suspension incidents. Data were collected from four Midwestern school districts participating in an experimental Alternative to Out…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness, Discipline Policy
Jones, Sherese S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher nonverbal communication is important to the learning environment. The problem to be addressed throughout this study was how teacher nonverbal communication in the classroom influences student motivation and desire to learn. The purpose of this descriptive case study was to examine the impact teacher nonverbal communication has on at-risk…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication
Dougherty, Danielle M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are at greater risk for negative school outcomes than their English proficient counterparts. Previous research has demonstrated the importance of engagement to promote academic achievement among students. However, little research has been conducted examining engagement among students who are ELLs.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Kindergarten
Karahalios, Vicky S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Middle school is a critical transition for all school-aged youth. On a personal level they experience rapid changes across several areas of development. Their environment simultaneously adapts as schools' expectations seem greater and social pressures arise. During this juncture, they are more vulnerable to academic and psychological difficulties.…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Middle School Students, Emotional Development, Social Development
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