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Ruemenapp, Marie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study employed a two-stage exploratory research design to empirically collect, verify and analyze the challenges and barriers that influence the Cooperative Extension Service's ability to deliver educational programming and resources to urban residents. Each stage of the study was designed to build on the previous stage and to accomplish…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Barriers, Urban Areas, Delivery Systems
Harrington, Jennifer Stell – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The question of where best to educate students with disabilities to maximize their academic achievement has been discussed and researched for over four decades, with inconsistent and contradictory results. This study focused on the mathematics and reading achievement of middle and high school students with mild disabilities in an urban district in…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Middle School Students, High School Students, Mild Disabilities
Ly, Phil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine what caused IT projects to fail at a high rate in the pharmaceutical industry. IT projects failures delayed development of new drugs that can help save lives. It was imperative to evaluate what caused project failures because the collateral damage was delay in drug development. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Program Administration, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
Tracey, Iline P. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This research explored the relationship of the Reading First Initiative (RFI) in terms of its impact on students' early reading development K-3 and teachers' delivery of instruction. Extant test data were used to establish quantitative data. Direct observation utilizing a checklist consisting of five categories--management, environment, setting…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Academic Achievement, Phonemic Awareness, Program Effectiveness
Mattern, Janet Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children grow and change more rapidly during the first eight years of life than any other time in their life span. Progression through the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental stages varies for each individual child. Children with atypical development experience a wide spectrum of variability in their development. Over the past…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Early Intervention, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students
Duo, Samuel N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the role of non-formal education and training in the organizational change process of Civil society organizations (CSOs) in post war Liberia. CSOs are the local foundation for democracy and development in Liberia, and serve a wide range of roles in local communities. For example, in post-war Liberia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, War, Educational Development
Smith, M. Melissa Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the journey of a suburban middle level principal, as she led a school through an educational change process. This was a single case study design involving the school leader as principal participant, and the researcher as participant observer. The theoretical model that was developed for this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Work Environment, Educational Environment, School Personnel
Schwalbe, Michelle Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation has two primary concerns: (i) evaluating the uncertainty and prediction capabilities of a nanodiamond drug delivery model using Bayesian calibration and bias correction, and (ii) determining conceptual difficulties of multi-scale analysis from an engineering education perspective. A Bayesian uncertainty quantification scheme…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Delivery Systems, Cancer, Chemistry
Warell, Suzanne Scaffidi – ProQuest LLC, 2009
While research on online MBA courses is growing rapidly, teaching specific skills using online delivery formats is a relatively new stream of research in graduate business education. In this study, adult learning methods such as experiential activities, discussion, teamwork, and action learning were used in a seven-week online MBA course to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Pretests Posttests
Allen, Wendy Bickford – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Early care and education (ECE) services are necessary for a society because of a variety of ethical, economic, and developmental reasons. A well-developed field of practice is needed to ensure young children have access to high quality care and education settings. To promote a thriving profession, many are calling for the field of early care and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development
Downs, Holly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Enormous demands for online degrees in higher education have increased the pressure on universities to launch web courses and degrees quickly and, at times, without properly attending to the quality of these ventures. There is scarce research that defines which quality indicators are used to assess cyberlearning environments, how different…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
Ozoglu, Murat – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine and identify support service needs and preferences of distance learners studying at the Turkish Open Education System (OES). In order to fulfill this purpose, views and perceptions of OES students on importance and accessibility of student support services at the OES were investigated through a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, Open Universities, Employment Level