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Soka, John Alex – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This quantitative research study identified perceptions regarding leadership styles of a sample of high school, middle school, and elementary school principals serving in South Dakota public and tribal/BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) schools in 2011. From 152 public school districts and 20 tribal/BIE schools, a sample of 148 school principals was…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Socioeconomic Status, Poverty, Statistical Analysis
Baldwin, Kristi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Traditionally, professional development for technology integration has been insufficient or ineffective for supporting changes in classroom practice. This study examined the professional development experiences of secondary school teachers in South Dakota related to educational technology in order to determine core content area teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Participation, Technology Integration
Fischbach, Kami Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The use of the distance learning courses continues to grow. Previous research focuses on the effectiveness of distance education, typically examining the performance, attitudes, and satisfaction of distance education students and comparing them to those attending traditional classes. High school principals have this information to use when making…
Descriptors: Student Needs, High Schools, Student Attitudes, Distance Education
Koch, Cotton S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The importance of home-to-school and school-to-home communication and parental involvement is well documented by researchers and acknowledged by practitioners. A number of earlier studies argue that there is a positive association between two-way communication, parental involvement, and student achievement at all levels of K-12 education. However,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Web Sites
Pogany, Wade S. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
With technology changing the world at a rapid rate, the impact of ubiquitous computing in the classroom has had an influence on education. As the number of one-to-one laptop initiatives grows, the need for further research on the effects of teaching and learning also increases. This case study sought to examine changes in teaching that resulted…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods