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Heap, Bryan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technology continues to advance the pace of American education. Each year school districts across the country invest resources into computers, software, technology specialists, and staff development. The stated goal given to stakeholders is usually to increase student achievement, increase motivation, or to better prepare students for the future.…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction
Russell-Smith, Saundra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
African-American boys who receive exclusionary discipline (i.e. in- or out-of-school suspensions) are overrepresented at the elementary (kindergarten through fifth grade) level. Although African-American boys comprised only 15% of the population of this school, they accounted for 70% of the exclusionary discipline incidents. This…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design
Hammett, Victoria LaFrieda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has focused on faculty's preparation and expertise that is vital to successfully integrating technology into courses (Mishra & Koehler 2006). The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine which aspect faculty members are utilizing when integrating technology into courses in higher education. The research questions that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Integration, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Jordan, Charles R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For decades the City University of New York has served as a model for public higher education in the United States. Since 1969, CUNY has attempted to construct policies that support the postsecondary ambitions of New York's underrepresented students. The era of Open Admissions that ushered in the 1970s remains one of the greatest social…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Remedial Instruction, School Policy, Open Enrollment
Goward, Shonda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to understand how social class background plays a role in student experiences on selective campuses. This study centers the experience of low-income students and extends the work of Ostrove and Long (2007). Previous research has indicated that race, gender, and social class status have each, respectively, been…
Descriptors: Social Class, Scores, Student Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment
Janosko, Ashley Erin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been limited research that focuses on Division III college student athletes and the career development process. Although previous researchers have studied the relationship between athletic identity and career decision making self-efficacy (CDMSE) among college student athletes, results have been inconsistent, with different researchers…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Career Choice, Self Efficacy, Decision Making
Boyd, Amy Cronin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature suggests that while the number of students attending virtual charter schools continues to grow in Pennsylvania, math student academic performance in 6th and 7th-grade math in students attending cyber charter schools falls well below the state average. Although it is tempting to assume that the concern of summer slide would be…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Distance Education
O'Meara, Mary T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore specific leadership practices of high school principals, as identified by teachers and principals, and these practices' relationship to student achievement in English language arts. The measurements used for student achievement in English language arts were the proficiency percentages on the 2016 New York…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, High School Students, Principals, Common Core State Standards
Weight, Kathi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Mental health issues affect learning and performance in profound ways. Schools tend to lack a comprehensive approach to address the needs of students with anxiety, due to the limited training staff receive in mental health identification and support. As teachers work to address barriers to learning, schools must develop a system to fully address…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Elementary School Students, Anxiety, Mental Health
Wu, Chenglin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Current education reform in both the United States and China promotes a reformed inquiry-based approach based on the constructivist learning theory. This study contributes to the research literature by exploring the relationship between reformed science teaching and students' creativity. Chinese education is often criticized for a lack of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Middle School Students, Mixed Methods Research, Semi Structured Interviews
Kilty, Kathleen Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the extent hiring for mission and personal religious formation play a role in a Catholic parochial elementary school lay principal's spiritual leadership. This study also examined the relationship between a principal's personal and professional demographics and a principal's spiritual leadership. Ciriello (1993) was used to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Emergent Literacy, Statistical Analysis, Correlation
Messina, Barbara A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Catholic schools in the United States support the Church's mission to evangelize; in doing so, they have an impact on the future vitality of the Catholic Church. Catholic school cultures make the schools authentically Catholic and distinguish them from other educational institutions. The Church depends on administrators and teachers in the schools…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Role, Institutional Mission, School Culture
Denton, Vaughn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been extensive research and commentary blaming schools for the achievement disparity that exists among its students. Attempts to solve this issue have focused primarily on instruction and school tasks. Anthony Bryk and Barbara Schneider (2002) found social trust as a major attribute to school effectiveness. Their 1997 study of Chicago's…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Comparative Analysis, Urban Schools, Graduation Rate
McKinstry, James P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The role of technology has increased in our everyday lives and continues to develop. Research has shown that technology can visually support language and communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (Shane, Laubscher, Schlosser, Flynn, Sorce, & Abramson, 2012). This research study is designed to measure the impact of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Influence of Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Uses in Education
Allen, Caitlan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Background and Objective: Research has repeatedly found that students who have not developed sufficient reading skills by the third grade have lower rates of high school graduation and post high school outcomes. A growing body of literature has examined how the use of curriculum-based measurements (CBMs) can be used to identify these struggling…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Screening Tests, Reading Skills
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