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Williams, Brenielle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading skills assessments have demonstrated that middle-grade Mississippi school children are on average two full grade levels or more below grade reading levels. This qualitative case study in one urban county Mississippi school district with decreasing literacy scores examined teachers' perceptions of evidence-based literacy instruction…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Teaching Methods
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
Jones, Paketrice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a scholar practitioner, the goal is to use the most effective teaching strategies available to help eighth-grade social studies students retain the vocabulary from each unit of study and increase both their short- and long-term memories. The problem identified for this action research was that the current use of the word wall (WW) vocabulary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, United States History, History Instruction
Lai, Paul F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English Language Arts has historically been tied to the civic purposes of schools, and this qualitative study of a social design-based project (Gutierrez & Vossoughi, 2010) examines the intersection of language and literacy learning and youth civic engagement, a problem space I call "Civics English." In this dissertation, I describe…
Descriptors: Civics, English Instruction, Language Arts, Middle School Students
Arroyo, Gracie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The problem that was a study in this research was teachers' attitudes and perceptions towards ESL students. This was a qualitative case study conducted in a small town in Tennessee with seven teachers from middle and high school. The theory used was Critical Pedagogy by Paulo Freire (1970). This research helped in understanding how teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Middle School Teachers
Fox, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Although school districts have invested heavily in technology for teachers and students, the problem of inconsistent technology integration permeated a local school district. In order to create a 21st century learning environment for students, teachers must integrate technology with curriculum and evidence-based teaching practices. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Hallmark, Jonathan R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The AIM of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of the integration of character education and positive behavior reinforcement. This integration was the intervention itself, a school-wide program, used within this study. After the intervention was implemented, quantitative student discipline data were examined to determine if there was a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Discipline, Referral, Behavior Problems
Ewen, Scot Douglas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The economy of tomorrow is uncertain, so students today need to be prepared for the known and unknown careers that lie ahead. Currently, not all students are expected to have equal career opportunities based on evidence from dropout and testing data (Brown & Brown, 2007; Kirsch, Braun, Yamamoto, & Sum, 2007), so educators should consider…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
MacDonald, Ronda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the role of an instructional technology coach in a K-8 school district in Southern California as a model for professional development for the integration of technology in instruction. It was hypothesized that a change initiative developed with the philosophy of the concerns-based adoption model (Hall…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development
Young, Hollie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This research is a collection of three studies that aim to better understand what it might mean for a White teacher to do right by her Black students in a mathematics classroom. By using a practitioner research design, I examine my own teaching in an all Black seventh grade low track mathematics class in an urban school. In the first study I…
Descriptors: Whites, Teacher Role, African American Students, Mathematics Instruction
Nicholson, Helain D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Effectively integrating technology into the educational system is paramount to the continued success of the U.S. educational system. Not meeting the needs of students can be detrimental to the continued growth and competitiveness of the United States. Educational systems must reflect the rapid changes in society and the way students communicate,…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Needs
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
Ballard, Jack – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Creekside High School is a high-performing public high school where students who are not White or Asian face a racialized school environment. This dissertation examines the school's initiative to detrack its ninth grade Algebra class. Detracking is the process of placing students in heterogeneous classes instead of grouping students by ability.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Racial Bias, Grade 9, Mathematics Education
Hock, Sandra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many schools have begun implementing co-teaching involving a general and special education teacher working collaboratively together within a classroom to deliver instruction to all students within a general education classroom environment. This trend has shown progression over the last 20 years with the implementation of the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Collaboration
Nagle, Corey Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES, 2017) reported that literacy scores have not significantly improved in over 20 years. These scores have prompted investigations of instruction for improving literacy instruction, such as disciplinary literacy (DL), but research supporting DL implementation is limited (Fisher & Ivey, 2005;…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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