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Bonton, Celeste – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Students with disabilities are a specific group of the student population that are guaranteed rights that allow them to receive a free and unbiased education in an environment with their non-disabled peers. The importance of this study relates to providing students with disabilities with the opportunity to receive instruction from the most…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Special Education, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Brown, Tisha J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Students in kindergarten are not meeting state standards on standardized academic and social/emotional scores in the southeastern United States. The focus of this study was to determine if a teacher's perceptions of self-efficacy affects student success in academic and social/emotional standards as reported on the Georgia Kindergarten of Inventory…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Social Development
Davis, James Kenny – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation was a quantitative, correlational study that examined the impact of the mentor component of a mentor-based induction program on three factors of new teacher development and support. The focus of this study was on beginning teachers participating in a district-supported mentoring program designed to support and acclimate teachers…
Descriptors: Correlation, Beginning Teacher Induction, Mentors, Teacher Orientation
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Green, Sean – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2012
A teacher shortage in the area of special education has led to an increase in the number of special education teachers who are teaching out-of-field. The lack of pedagogical training of these teachers creates concern about the effectiveness of these teachers. This qualitative study explores the teacher-efficacy of four special education teachers…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Special Education Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Effectiveness
Owens-Twaites, Lawanna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Students with disabilities in Grades 3-5 in a Georgia school are not meeting state academic standards. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to ensure that all students meet these standards; those schools that do not make gains enter into School Improvement status. This study was conducted to determine if staff development that focused on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Inclusion
Ramsey, John Phillip – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teachers generally experience a decline in self-efficacy levels during a curriculum change, and Georgia converted from a Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) to Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) the last several years. Middle and high school math teachers experienced an annual tiered rollout of the mathematics curriculum, and this qualitative study was…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Mathematics Instruction, School Districts, Metropolitan Areas
McCain, Patty Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to develop an understanding of how current and former middle school teachers in a suburban school district in northeast Georgia perceive low self-efficacy impacts their classroom management style. The theory guiding this study was Bandura's (1977) self-efficacy theory as it supported the idea that…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Suburban Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Swanson, Peter B. – Hispania, 2010
Nationally, there is a shortage of foreign language educators, and the rate of attrition in certain areas of the southeastern part of the United States is startling. The researcher investigated foreign language teachers' (N = 463) perceived efficacy teaching languages in Georgia, and findings suggest there is a link between perceived efficacy and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Persistence, Second Language Learning
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) incorporates challenging literacy standards into middle grades and high school content areas within a variety of academic disciplines, not just English/language arts courses. The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) provides schools with instructional tools needed to help teachers understand and implement…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Literacy, Mathematics Education, Educational Strategies
Carson, Phyllis B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the formal mathematics educational training of elementary grade teachers as well as their perceived levels of self-efficacy regarding the Georgia Performance Standards for mathematics. This study investigated 129 first through fifth grade teachers in Northeast Georgia. The researcher administered a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1
Talley, Micole Atkins – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Few research studies listened to the voices of high school students with disabilities' regarding their lived experiences during placement in an inclusion setting and a resource setting. The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to understand the central phenomenon of the study for 10 ninth grade students with disabilities served…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, High School Students, Grade 9, Disabilities
Ogletree, August E. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Two needs of Georgia State University Professional Development School Partnerships are to show increases in both student academic achievement and teacher efficacy. The Teacher-Intern-Professor (TIP) Model was designed to address these needs. The TIP model focuses on using the university and school partnership to support Georgia State University…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
Fox, Michele I. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Response to Intervention has the potential to help schools reach the goals of both the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) 2004. The course of action with the Response to Intervention model is to apply instructionally sound practices based on students' needs, monitor students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation
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Fisher-Ari, Teresa R.; Kavanagh, Kara M.; Martin, Anne – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As the educational community continues to consider the impact of the proliferation of accountability-aimed reform on students, schools, and communities, the consequences of said reforms on teachers must be included. Results of this study indicate that even distant, broad educational policies manifest in specific and profound ways in teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Bickmore, Dana L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
The purpose of this replication study was to confirm a model of middle grades principal leadership, Developmentally Responsive Middle Level Leadership (DRMLL), proposed by Brown and Anfara (2002) through the validation of the "Middle Level Leadership Questionnaire" (MLLQ), which was developed by Anfara, Roney, Smarkola, DuCette, and…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle Schools, Leadership, Models
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