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Vizza, Jill Pinnola – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was designed to identify factors that might influence Pennsylvania public school superintendents in the decision regarding the potential use of single-subject acceleration as a practice for meeting the needs of students in the elementary setting. The research targeted public school superintendents in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Superintendents, Decision Making
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Corwyn, Robert F.; Bradley, Robert H. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Relations between paternal autonomy support and four aspects of adolescent social competence and responsibility at age 16 were examined using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. With controls on maternal autonomy support, significant relations were observed between paternal autonomy support and three of the four…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, Sons, Personal Autonomy
Polka, Walter S.; Litchka, Peter R.; Calzi, Frank F.; Denig, Stephen J.; Mete, Rosina E. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2014
The major focus of this paper is a gender-based analysis of school superintendent decision-making and problem-solving as well as an investigation of contemporary leadership dilemmas. The findings are based on responses from 258 superintendents of K-12 school districts in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania collected over a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Superintendents, Decision Making, Problem Solving
Britton, Patricia Sarappo – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using a mixed methodology approach, this study examined the impact of the implementation of the science PSSA on the curriculum and instructional practice of eighth-grade teachers. It was hypothesized that despite the specter of PSSA influence on the academic climate, teachers are not necessarily influenced to change instructional practices, even…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Teachers, Grade 8, Mixed Methods Research
Matz, Debbie S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined how the use of teacher think-alouds influenced and transferred to the reading comprehension and metacognition of seventh grade middle school social studies students in two Reading Apprenticeship classrooms. The researcher conducted classroom observations at a middle school in a mid-size suburban and rural school district in…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Grade 7
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Marston, Susan Hemphill – Education, 2010
This study explored the similarities and differences among elementary teachers, high school teachers, and college professors with respect to job satisfaction and motivations for staying in the profession. The study used quantitative data from the Experienced Teacher Survey and qualitative interview data from a sample of teachers among each group…
Descriptors: High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Surveys, Secondary School Teachers