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Kim, Ji Hyun – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine general music teachers' practices of cooperative learning in two elementary music classrooms. Using the intrinsic case study method, I examined elementary general music teachers' perspectives on cooperative learning, the utilization of cooperative learning in their general music classrooms, and the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Cooperative Learning
Ward, Vida Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The quality of teacher education allows first-year teachers to meet mandates at federal and state levels (Darling-Hammond, 2010a). The teaching profession is complex and requires new and innovative quality preparation programs (Wei, Andree, & Darling-Hammond, 2009). This study involved examination of the perceptions of 17 building principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
Miller, Lawrence R., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The benefits of involvement in work-integrated learning programs, also known as cooperative education have been touted since inception in 1899. Unfortunately, little research has been published related to the factors that impact enrollment within these programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that have influenced the…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Cooperative Education, Community Colleges, Measures (Individuals)
Jozsa, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Over the past three decades, researchers have found cooperative learning to have positive effects on student achievement in various subject areas and levels in education. However, there are limited studies on the impact of cooperative learning on student achievement in the area of high school mathematics. This study examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Advanced Courses, Algebra, Trigonometry
Suh, Jee Kyung – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify essential features of Epistemic Orientation toward Teaching Science (EOTS) and to explore the relationships between EOTS and instructional practices. This study proposes a new concept, EOTS: defined as a teacher's set of interrelated beliefs that are developed and used when teaching science, and are shaped…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 5
Gross, Trudy Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
By participating within the educational setting in making decisions about their lives that reach beyond choice-making, students with disabilities who acquire the skills of self-determination may express interests and goals through their own authentic voice. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the experiences and…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Participation, Individualized Education Programs, High School Students
Bertram, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive case study was to understand how online undergraduate math instructors perceive student learning in the online learning environment. With significantly higher attrition rates in online math courses, researchers should seek to identify instructional elements that could potentially lead to increased…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Study, Mathematics Instruction
Aljohani, Obaidalah – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study was to describe the perceptions of students pursuing an Adult Education graduate degree at King Saud University; the students' perception was examined regarding the teaching practices they received in the classroom. Participants for this study were males and females pursuing Adult Education degrees at King…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
Alubthne, Fawzia O. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Online learning has been steadily growing and become an essential part of the higher educational systems in Saudi Arabia (Al-Shehri, 2010). The main purpose of this study is to explore students' perspectives about the quality elements required for online courses developed by Saudi Electronic University (SEU)--the first university in Saudi Arabia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality
Beams, Tara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As school districts across the country attempt to comply with federal and state mandates to effectively integrate technology into today's teaching and learning, they must face the challenge of also developing professional development plans which will adequately and successfully prepare teachers for implementing these new resources and these new…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Technology Integration
Fernandez, Alexandra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study examined the elements of professional learning communities within Catholic elementary schools. The purpose of this study was to investigate best practices of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as reported by elementary principals in a random sample of Catholic elementary schools. The researcher interviewed 14…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Religious Education, Sustainability
Choi, Linda JaKyung – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Professional development (PD) is often viewed as essential to improve classroom practices--as a way to create changes in districts, changes in classrooms, and changes in teachers--which, in turn, strives to improve student learning. Many insist that for a PD initiative to be successful, it needs to create changes in teachers' classroom practices,…
Descriptors: School Districts, Faculty Development, Grading, Educational Change
Hummel, Robin Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was an inquiry into the influence of action research on teachers' practice and an exploration of the idea that teaching is synonymous with learning. After 14 participants engaged in individual action research projects that were facilitated by the researcher, the qualitative method of narrative inquiry was used to gather data from the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research, Personal Narratives
Smith, Delphia S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Communication in the 21st century is no longer limited to a mastery of literal level comprehension, although it is an essential element of understanding. Now, more than ever, it is paramount that students are able to read and critically analyze texts in various genres. Coiro, Knobel, Lankshear and Leu (2008) outline the notion of New Literacies as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 2, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Materials
Garcia, Maria M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study focused on describing teachers' perspectives in reference to cooperative learning, students diagnosed with ADHD, and teacher participation in professional learning communities (PLCs). A quantitative methodology, survey study method was used to collect information. The literature review on ADHD and Cooperative Learning helped…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Identification, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Clinical Diagnosis
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