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Irwin, Jim – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Literature suggested that the mandated filtering required by the Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000 adversely affected the educational system. The literature stated that schools imposed more restrictive filtering than the Act mandated. School systems had the responsibility to ensure that children learn to read, write, and perform…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Research, Internet, Online Searching
King, Angela Anne Adair – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Cyberbullying is a relatively new phenomenon, and research in the area has been limited. Many of the fundamental concepts and definitions associated with cyberbullying are still being developed. The problem addressed was the difficulty school counselors have in ascertaining the extent of cyberbullying, in identifying incidents of cyberbullying,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Counselors, Focus Groups, Semi Structured Interviews
Sevensma, Kara – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In today's digital world the Internet is becoming an increasingly predominant resource for science information, rapidly eclipsing the traditional science textbook in content area classrooms (Lawless & Schrader, 2008). The shift challenges researchers, educators, administrators, and policy makers to reconsider what it means to read and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
Kerr, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative and basic qualitative study was to examine fifth and eighth grade science teachers' responses, perceptions of the role of technology in the classroom, and how they felt that computer applications, tools, and the Internet influence student understanding. The purposeful sample included survey and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Grade 5, Grade 8
Lyons, Suzanne Shaw – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Cyberbullying among students has become a serious issue for school communities, partly due to ubiquitous Internet access, instant messaging, and a myriad of social media websites that provide infinite ways to abuse, threaten, and insult others. In some cases, students have been cyberbullied so brutally that adolescent victims even contemplate or…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Victims, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
Nowell, Shanedra Dilese – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative teacher research study employed narrative inquiry in order to gain greater understanding of how secondary teachers and students made connections using digital online media. Interviews, focus groups, internet artifacts, and other demographic data were used in this interpretivist study. The teacher and student participants utilized…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary Education, Electronic Learning, Media Literacy
Chitty, Laura Janine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
An increased number of students graduating from high school lack college and career readiness skills to earn credit in entry-level college courses or begin a career in an entry-level position. Many schools across America have prepared to address students' college and career readiness with the adoption of Common Core State Standards. Twenty-five…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Mixed Methods Research, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Henry, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how Catholic homeschooled students navigate the college choice process. With the growth of homeschooling in the United States nearly doubling in the past eight years (Cogan, 2010), this study explored a segment of this growing population to give researchers and practitioners a deeper…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Catholics, Home Schooling, Interviews
Warne, Bonnie Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative inquiry explored the personal reading interests of 42 10th-grade students as they selected and began reading a novel. The study's goal was to inform those interested in supporting students' reading interests of what students from one rural school could and could not verbalize about their personal reading interests. The…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Reading Materials, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups