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Davis, Joyce Hubbard – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative narrative study presents the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School as an exemplar of an educational program with a model of spiritual education, which supports the preparation of pre-service teachers by nurturing an ethos of service. The purpose of this study is to examine the potential for a summer experience of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience, Leadership
Calhoun, James M., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Student achievement is not progressing on mathematics as measured by state, national, and international assessments. Much of the research points to mathematics curriculum and instruction as the root cause of student failure to achieve at levels comparable to other nations. Since mathematics is regarded as a gate keeper to many educational…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Achievement Gains
Smith, Jayne M. Trujillo Moehr – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student resiliency refers to the ability to succeed in school regardless of unpleasant circumstances, such as poverty or abuse, and can be measured by the degree of presence of the following components: a sense of well-being, motivation, ability to set goals, development of strong relationships or connections, and stress management (Close &…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Nontraditional Education, High Schools