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Gregory, Kristen Howell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many students enter college with inadequate reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to successfully navigate discipline-specific college-level coursework (Duff, 2010; Hyland, 2006; Lea & Street, 1998; Tsui, 2002). As such, college faculty, and specifically community college faculty, are challenged to meet the multiple literacy needs of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Teacher Attitudes
Clements, Diane K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Over the past decade there have been several national reform movements focused on increasing the completion rates of community college students, yet those rates have remained at about 38%. If community colleges are to be reformed, much of this reform must focus on the faculty, their classroom practices, their perspectives on teaching and learning,…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Teaching Methods
Carrillo, Jose Ernesto – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Traditionally, school principals across the United States have been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the daily affairs of managing schools. However, with the ever increasing demands of accountability for increased student achievement, the principals' roles and responsibilities are continuously evolving. Principals are being challenged…
Descriptors: Principals, Faculty Development, Rural Schools, School Districts
Wallace, Mary Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative critical multi-case study examines the nature of resistance as it emerges within the work of two urban secondary teachers acting as teacher educators, each teaching a secondary teacher preparation course within their own respective school context. Both research sites are discursively and functionally similar in terms of their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Professional Development Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Educators
Montoro, Vincent – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Today's educational environment requires teachers who understand teaching and learning, have strong content knowledge, and can make connections between life experiences and the curriculum. Teachers are expected to be continually learning to improve their practice. Professional learning is essential in this process. Research on professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, National Standards, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
Sommer, Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Previous research illustrated how principals effectively facilitate the development of teachers' instructional practice through actions such as differentiating professional development, providing continuous professional development, establishing learning communities and using supervision/evaluations to help modify instruction; however, what is…
Descriptors: Principals, Faculty Development, Educational Practices, Instructional Leadership
Curtis, Emily Kathryn Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Addressing teachers' preparation for and cultivation of cultural and linguistic diversity, this study presents a linguistics curriculum designed for teacher education and a case study of teacher-candidates' learning. That teacher education must develop culturally and linguistically responsive teaching ideologies and practices, integrating explicit…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Professional Development