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Bozzini, Michelle D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study explored how elementary school principals design, implement, and sustain high quality professional development through the use of professional learning communities (PLCs) in order to enhance teaching and learning. The researcher revealed the principal's important role in the design, implementation, and sustainability of a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Phenomenology, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Musanti, Sandra I. – Action in Teacher Education, 2017
The study explores English as a second language (ESL) and bilingual teachers' narratives within a learning community as they collectively engage in reflecting on practices to more effectively support English learners. This longitudinal qualitative study integrates narrative inquiry approach and critical incident methodology. Participants were…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), Reflection, Longitudinal Studies
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Tam, Vicky C.; Chan, Jackie W. W.; Li, Sandy C.; Pow, Jacky – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The application of information and communication technology (ICT) in education has been gaining attention worldwide. Educators and school administrators are interested in the myriad possibilities offered by new technologies to enrich teaching materials and to provide ubiquitous learning environments to enhance students' learning. This case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
Kennedy, Katheryn B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards requires developing elementary teacher content and pedagogical content knowledge of science and engineering concepts. Teacher preparation for this undertaking appears inadequate with little known about how in-service Mid-Atlantic urban elementary science teachers approach this task. The…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Academic Standards, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Davis, Wanda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research has indicated educational leaders have had to redefine how leadership is practiced in schools. Because of the increase of accountability measures and responsibilities of the K-12 administrator, there has been a shift in leadership from the "lone" leader to leadership including principals, teachers, and other school leaders. The…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Principals, Transformational Leadership, Interviews
Wise, Kristi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are a best practice that has been around for decades; however, due to organizational structuring in elementary schools, teachers are allowed 30 minutes of planning time. During this time little planning or collaboration with peers is achieved. Previous research has proven that professional learning by way…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Planning, Teacher Collaboration