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Judge, Miriam – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
The increasing popularity of tablets in society generally has sparked much interest in their educational potential and while a number of studies on the use of tablets in schools have been conducted world-wide most of these have been conducted in English-speaking and well-resourced education jurisdictions such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas
Ebbinger, April M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in initial eligibilities of elementary students across Tennessee since the implementation response to intervention (RtI), as well as understand the perceptions of elementary school psychologists related to those changes in identification and eligibility. RtI is a Tennessee mandated initiative,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Response to Intervention, School Psychologists, Attitude Measures
Maniglia, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In this qualitative case study the researcher examined educators' perceptions of an RTI/MTSS model of instruction and how staff perceptions relate to fidelity of implementation. The purpose of this research was to investigate educators' understanding of the critical components necessary to support implementation of RTI/MTSS framework. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 2, Teacher Attitudes, Response to Intervention
Warthen, Susan V. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
National assessments have revealed that African American students do not demonstrate proficiency in mathematics to the same degree as their White counterparts; however, some teachers are able to guide their African American students to mathematics success. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to determine the instructional strategies of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, African American Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
Simon, Barbara D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study focused on the experiences of general and special education teachers on what constitutes successful collaboration since there is little evidence existing on the phenomenon. For collaboration to be successful, it must go beyond having two teachers in a classroom delivering instructions. It entails deliberate practices enabling teachers to…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Urban Schools, Computer Software
Carlson, Rosie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This comparative case study analyzed two styles of coaching, team and individual, and the perceived impact each style has on instructional practices. This study was conducted in two elementary schools that are part of the same charter organization in California. The study identified the challenges and benefits of each style through interviews with…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teaching Styles, Educational Practices, Comparative Analysis
Brimmer, Linda Ertrachter – ProQuest LLC, 2017
I investigated why math capable students are not entering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. To research the problem, I explored how highly effective elementary math teachers (HEMT) create student interest in mathematics using the self- efficacy (SE) theory and information and communication technology (ICT). The purpose of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, STEM Education, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Hatcher, Karmon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Rarely is a school-based speech language pathologist (SLP) thought of as an active contributor to the achievement of students or to the learning community in general. Researchers have found benefits for students when members of the learning community collaborate, and the SLP should be a part of this community collaboration. This qualitative case…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Qualitative Research
Harris, Nicole A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study addressed the factors that enhanced or constrained the success of one Promise Academy at an elementary school in the northeastern United States. A large number of schools in an urban district have continuously failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP). The study school implemented the Promise Academy model in September 2010, to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, School Turnaround
Opfer, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed methods case study research was to investigate the reasons teachers chose online professional development (OPD) focusing on technology integration and how this OPD impacted teachers' classroom practices over a six month period. Previous research identified that OPD provides flexibility beyond what traditional face-to-face…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Outcomes of Education
Shumway, John Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Disruptive behaviors in elementary schools are a serious concern for teachers. With mounting pressure from school district administrations, state and federal government agencies, and the communities in which these schools reside, teachers often struggle to determine the best path to achieve consistent student engagement. When inappropriate…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Positive Behavior Supports, Public Schools, Elementary School Teachers
Ramirez, Aimee Eva – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Educational reforms have created a climate of accountability and high academic pressure that has resulted in a pushing down of the curriculum into early childhood education. Once a prominent pedagogical feature, play is disappearing from kindergarten. The following is a doctoral dissertation that studied administrator, teacher, and parent…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Play
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Orosco, Michael J.; Abdulrahim, Naheed A. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study describes the word-problem solving instruction of one elementary special education teacher of Latino English Language Learners (Latino ELLs) with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD) in an urban school setting. This study was situated in a culturally responsive teaching framework. In investigating this instruction with Latino ELLs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Hispanic American Students
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Hartman, Rita J.; Johnston, Elizabeth; Hill, Marty – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
A descriptive case study approach is employed using a content analysis of the blogs of 36 school leaders who took part in the 2016-2017 Shadow a Student Challenge project and follow up interviews of five of the school leaders. This research was used to explore and describe how an empathetic design approach provided a greater vantage point for…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, School Culture, Empathy
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Barreto, Daisyane; Vasconcelos, Lucas; Orey, Michael – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: With video games being a source of leisure and learning, educators and researchers alike are interested in understanding children's motivation for playing video games as a way to learn. This study explores student motivation and engagement levels in playing two math video games in the game "Club Penguin." Method: This is a…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games
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