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Benton, Robin L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the existing influences faced by today's urban inner-city elementary school principals that impact the successful implementation of reform strategies as measured by student achievement data. The study examines dynamics such as the characteristics and qualities, leadership style and behavior,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Principals, Elementary Schools, Educational Change
Higgs-Coulthard, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 linked federal monies to student performance on standardized tests, schools have faced increased pressure to provide high quality writing instruction. As district administrators search for curricula to support that instruction, they increasingly turn to scripted curricula. Scripted curricula is designed…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Instructional Materials, Curriculum Implementation, Self Efficacy
Sadaghiani-Tabrizi, Avideh – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The educational system has been challenging children through competitive societal information-age education by promoting achievement among students, in preparing children for global excellence. This qualitative research case study of elementary school children's lack in cybersecurity knowledge and awareness served helpful with exploration into…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Science Education, Internet, Elementary School Curriculum
Williams, Olga Bernice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The value of both Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and efforts to embrace the idea that teachers should be held accountable for students' test scores have been debated among practitioners, policy makers, and the public for many years, but increasingly since 2010. The Common Core State Standards was implemented in 2009 to provide a basis for new…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Qualitative Research, Elementary Schools
Cantillo-Perilloux, Dana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore how leadership approaches can inform and direct the way leadership is practiced in elementary schools. In this study, the researcher examined the impact of leadership approaches on the sustainability of the implementation of the Reading Recovery program regarding reading achievement. Early primary school…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Sustainability
Fuller, Carrie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While the academic and social success of two-way immersion programs in the public school sector is widely documented, little research has been conducted on how US Catholic school leaders have managed this whole school reform. Through an exploratory case study, the motivations and perceptions of 28 Catholic school administrators and change…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Catholic Schools, Change Agents, Administrator Attitudes
Ram, Rosalind Reyes Meno – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In Guam, the Chamoru have weathered centuries of change in the political and educational arenas. This study explored ways parents assisted their children at home and in school to understand the perspectives and approaches of parents in Guam. The sample consisted of 10 Chamoru parents. The purpose of this study was to address the question of how…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Role, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
Tapia Mascareño, Joel Isaac – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading achievement gaps for diverse students in high-poverty schools is a persistent problem nationally (Berliner, 2017; Carter & Welner, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2010; Milner, 2010a; National Center for Education Statistics, 2009) and at the site of study. To better understand this phenomenon at Aspiring Elementary School, using the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Achievement Gap, Poverty, Elementary School Teachers
Powell, Rebecca L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this interpretive, qualitative multi-case study (Merriam, 2001; Stake, 1995) was to describe the experiences of three elementary classroom teachers as they integrated literacy and social studies during their literacy instruction. This study was grounded in an interpretivist paradigm and a theoretical lens of symbolic interactionism.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Social Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
Beck-Southers, Caryn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the 2015-2016 school year, Mesa Elementary School's student test scores reflected that 58% of students in the third-through-fifth grades were below English Language Arts State Standards, as measured by the California Assessment of Student Performance. In the primary grades, more than 24% of Transitional Kindergarten, kindergarten, first-grade…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Literacy Education, Language Arts, State Standards
Bowns, Joanna May – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Schools are measured by scores students receive on standardized tests. Yet, since the collection of student demographic data on these tests, it has shown students of color are not getting the same opportunities to learn as their white peers. As classrooms across the country continue to become more diverse, it is imperative to study how some…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Reading Achievement, Critical Theory, Race
Hennegan, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative case study was designed to better understand the phenomenon of how identified "distinguished" upper elementary educators within Domain 2, "The Classroom Environment," of Danielson's (2007) "Framework for Teaching," create and sustain a learning environment that fosters genuine respect and care, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Classroom Environment, Caring
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Toledo-Morales, Purificacion; Sanchez-Garcia, Jose Manuel – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
This study investigated the effects of the use of Augmented Reality (AR) on the academic performance of students, as well as perceptions that were following the use of this new technology resource. The participants were students of primary education in Spain, which were assigned to an experimental group and a control group. Contents related to the…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Educational Research, Computer Simulation, Computer Graphics
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Sahrakhiz, Sarah; Harring, Marius; Witte, Matthias D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This article examines learning processes and learning opportunities in the outdoor school based on 13 focus-group interviews with children (ages 8-9) at three German elementary schools. For 1 year, cross-curricular teaching had taken place once a week outside the classroom--in natural settings, at cultural sites or on school grounds. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Learning Processes, Educational Opportunities
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Moffett, Pamela; Eaton, Patricia – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
It is widely acknowledged that the transition from informal, everyday knowledge to formal, school-taught knowledge is a critically important stage in children's mathematical development. Research highlights the importance of making connections between the different representations of mathematics and the value of children's own mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Numbers, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship
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