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Alhuthaif, Abeer – ProQuest LLC, 2019
International mindedness is a recent and evolving research topic in language education and other fields because of its significance in promoting global relations, ethical leadership, intercultural understanding, global engagement, and world communication. This study explored the conceptions and practices of international mindedness of four English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
Grandberry, Sandi – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This dissertation is an exploratory case study of senior women who work at an unnamed State Legislature at all levels from clerical to elected legislator. The senior women explained why they remain in the workforce and how education impacts that decision. The older women in this study explain remaining in the workforce for one of two reasons:…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Age Differences, Older Adults, Females
Alexander, Ashley Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2019
A problem occurred when the researcher discovered a lack of accountability standards for alternative education settings, which was supported by an extensive literature review. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify how teachers at an alternative education setting established inclusion, developed attitudes, enhanced meaning, and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Nontraditional Education, Teaching Methods, Accountability
Hardaway, Stephanie Anderson – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study examined the knowledge, motivation, and organizational (KMO) influences that shape how dual language immersion program (DLIP) administrators sustain these programs on their campuses in a California public school district. Using a modified version of Clark and Estes' gap analysis model, a qualitative case study explored the assumed KMO…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English Language Learners, Immersion Programs, School Districts
Kendrick, Noelle K. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this single, descriptive case study was to gain new insight into how members of a successful higher education institution--Virtual U--are learning to adapt to the dynamic and ever-changing environment. This study examined one successful institution of higher education that has experienced exponential financial and student growth in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Enrollment Trends, Universities
McKelvey, Kevin F. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This instrumental case study explores the experiences of visiting faculty members at an American university's international branch campus (IBC) in Singapore. It is concerned with one aspect of the broader topic of quality assurance in transnational higher education: the manner in which faculty hybridize their home campus course curricula for use…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
Mebane, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2019
American women in the 21st century have more options from which to select a college education than in the past, yet there are some women who purposely select a women's college. This study examined the culture of women's colleges, specifically Spelman College, a Historically Black Women's College (HBWC) in Atlanta, Georgia, founded by White…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Feminism, Case Studies, Single Sex Colleges
Williams, Yvette Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many children in U.S. K-12 schools struggle with childhood obesity. A healthy lifestyle taught in a child's early years is essential for student learning, and it can set the pace for healthy choices to be made in adulthood. The purpose of this exploratory case study was to explore the experiences of parents in Montgomery County, Ohio, who…
Descriptors: Child Health, Obesity, Life Style, Case Studies
Cowdrick, Kara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using the sociocultural theoretical framework of activity theory, this intrinsic case study sought to investigate how administrators, mainstream teachers, and English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) teachers in one school support newcomers' English language proficiency growth. Newcomers are English learners (ELs) who moved to the United…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Social Theories, English Language Learners
Sims-Jones, Jacquelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is a problem experienced in schools across the country including in the ABC Elementary School in Georgia, where the No Place for Hate antibullying program is in place to address this problem. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand educators' perspectives on their experiences implementing the program. Bandura's social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Reed, Sabrina Denise Rohr – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In 1972, Title IX was implemented to provide males and females equal opportunities in public education. However, since this time, the percentage of female collegiate head coaches of female sports has decreased from 90% to 42%. The specific problem examined is the underrepresentation of females in head coaching positions in collegiate athletics,…
Descriptors: Females, Athletic Coaches, Disproportionate Representation, Family Work Relationship
Ballou, Yoshara Glennise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English Language Learners (ELL) students are a growing population in Texas schools. Due to language barriers and lack of comprehensiveness in a secondary science classroom, ELL students may have difficulties comprehending higher-level secondary science concepts. While staff development workshops have the objective of ensuring teachers are…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Barriers, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
Price, Estelle Yvonne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Blended learning is gaining momentum in K-12 schools, and teachers are required to make a paradigm shift in instructional practices geared to the online learning environment but are unprepared for the unique pedagogical skills. The problem addressed in this qualitative case study was K-5 teachers' professional development is inadequate for the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
Dadzie, Philomena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Numerous research and literature available on residence life are centered on students' experiences from the United States. Available literature indicates residence life is an important step in building a solid foundation for success in and beyond college. Success in college is a way of building lifelong relationships and finding one's place both…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, College Students, Foreign Countries
Murray, Melonie Buchanan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Across the United States, hundreds of universities house dance programs, and the vast majority of degrees offered through these programs focus on modern dance. Despite the mainstream popularity and cultural esteem of the dance genre of ballet, fewer than fifteen university programs offer ballet-focused degrees. From this relatively small number of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Case Studies, Higher Education
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