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Griess, Carolyn J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Early childhood education has gained national attention as a tool for increasing outcomes and reducing risks for young children and their families. In an effort to ensure that early childhood programs are of high quality, many states are implementing systems that identify levels of criteria that denote excellence. Pennsylvania has adopted such a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
Marsh, Rose M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Schools have gone through educational reforms having various focuses on curriculum changes, consolidation, open classrooms, mastery learning, decentralization, shared decisionmaking, legislative mandates and controls, high expectations, integrated thematic instruction, professional development, technology integration, and standards with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Virtual Classrooms
Baileys, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The content standards reform movement and the accountability movement that have occurred over the past 10 to 20 years have received much attention among educational professionals and the general public. The federal government legislated accountability measures with the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000. The Pennsylvania…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, High Schools, School Districts
Sporn, Howard Bruce – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine whether educators believe mathematics should be taught to liberal arts students, what topics are taught in liberal arts mathematics courses, and what the motivation is for teaching such topics. The study consists of two parts, a review of the opinions of educators regarding liberal arts mathematics, and a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, General Education, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills
Schmidt, Hans – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This document presents a dissertation research project that involved studying: (1) faculty perceptions and student media creation competencies, (2) faculty and student perceptions of the extent to which media creation competencies are addressed within higher education, and (3) faculty and student perceptions of the importance of addressing media…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Course Content
Ray, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This mixed methods study focused on the perceptions of faculty currently instructing online. The sample was taken from the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and consisted of a random selection of instructors teaching at least one online course in the fall of 2008. Of the 300 people surveyed via a web-based survey tool, 111…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Course Content