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LoScalzo, Desiree Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The student demographic in United States public schools is becoming increasingly diverse. Yet, the curriculum used in classrooms throughout the country remains largely Euro-centric. Despite research confirming that the use of culturally relevant literature can increase engagement and academic achievement, most historically marginalized students…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Rural Schools, Communities of Practice
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Ovenden-Hope, Tanya; Blandford, Sonia; Cain, Tim; Maxwell, Bronwen – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Teacher recruitment and retention is an international challenge. In England the government have reported that more teachers leave before retirement age than five years ago, 30% within five years and schools are finding it difficult to fill posts with quality teachers . This paper evaluates the contribution of the research-informed RETAIN Early…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
Yang, Yang – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Systematic studies on effectiveness of in-service teacher professional development (PD) are important for science education research and practice. Previous studies mostly focus on one certain aspect of the entire program, for example, effectiveness of PD on improvement of teachers' knowledge or students' learning outcomes. This study, however,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
Grimble, Konstance L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Attrition among new teachers with fewer than 5 years of experience was high in an urban high school in Texas. The high attrition rate is a problem for students, because high teacher turnover can result in teachers with low expertise. In this study, the conceptual framework used was Hord's professional learning community (PLC) model, which…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Mobility, Urban Schools
Flora, Terry E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation presents the findings of an exploratory, multiple-case study in which eight public secondary school teachers engaged in a professional development (PD) program centered on improving teacher instruction for English learners (ELs). The participants worked as co-teachers with teacher credential candidates, serving as both mentors…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mentors, Team Teaching, Teacher Attitudes
Gilman, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A growing number of beginning teachers are leaving teaching within their first 3 years, with half leaving the profession in the first 5 years. In an attempt to slow this level of attrition, school districts are erecting ambitious induction programs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the perceived effectiveness of the Mid Atlantic School…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Mobility
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
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Fink, Stephen; Markholt, Anneke – Learning Professional, 2017
In her 24 years as an educator, Principal Lori Duckstein has experienced many kinds of professional development aimed at improving leadership and instruction. And, like school leaders and teachers everywhere, she has completed many one- and two-day training workshops only to return to her school and reflect on her learning in isolation. Recently,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Leaders
Ball, Rachel Previs – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the assessment literacy of Virginia principals and describe how principals with varying levels of assessment literacy integrate assessment leadership practices that support assessment for learning. This study investigated the differences in assessment literacy between elementary and secondary principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Leadership
Bubb-McKinnie, Esther – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Paraprofessionals often constitute the primary support system for special education students and are core members of special education instructional teams. Therefore, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act requires that paraprofessionals receive adequate training, including training in evidence-based practices (EBP). However,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
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
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Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Liu, Laura; Li, Qiong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper proposes a theoretical framework to understand the structure and determinants for rural teacher well-being (TWB), with a focus on key factors that can mediate low pay and poor work conditions, specifically teachers' professional learning (PL) and community engagement (CE). This framework was tested using structural equation model in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Well Being, Teacher Attitudes
Savinovich, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to describe elementary level school teachers' experiences who worked with English Learners in a project-based learning model of instruction. The study focused on how teachers developed, planned, or utilized curriculum to support the language acquisition of their English Learners to meet state and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Active Learning
Gwynne, Julia A.; Cashdollar, Sarah – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
This new working paper uses survey responses and student grades and test scores to examine how math instruction and student outcomes have changed in schools with differing levels of CCSS professional development since the implementation of the new Common Core Mathematics standards (CCSS-M) in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 2014-15. It found that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Common Core State Standards, Faculty Development, Elementary School Students
Willis, Matthew R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation is focused on intentional intervention strategies adopted in a prior five-year period by Denver Area High School for the purpose of reducing suspensions, expulsions, referrals, other minor disciplinary infractions, and reduced failure rates. Those strategies included implementing a Culture of Care, which included (a) Restorative…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intervention, High Schools, Discipline
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