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Roy, Brittani Kalyani – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Implementing an assimilative agenda within the traditional U.S. education system has prevented the authentic inclusion, validation, and development of American Indian students. The enduring ramifications, including the loss of cultural identity, underscored the critical need to decolonize, or challenge, the historic assimilative agenda of the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Students, Self Concept, Action Research
McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
Owens, Dorothea Jody – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This ethnographic case study examines the dynamic relationship between culture and environmental education within the context of a specific Florida-based public education program. The School District of Hillsborough County (SDHC) offers the program through a three-day field trip to the study site, Nature's Classroom, and accompanying classroom…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Environmental Education, Case Studies, Cultural Influences
Coleman, Crystal L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the extent to which differences were present in discipline consequence assignments by the ethnicity/race and economic status for Grade 6, 7, and 8 girls in Texas. In the first investigation, the degree to which discipline consequence assignments differed by the ethnicity/race…
Descriptors: Discipline, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status
White, James Alexander – ProQuest LLC, 2004
The opportunity and right to obtain a free public education provides the opportunity for all Americans to achieve success socially, financially, and professionally. The public education system has endured decades of changes as it attempts to address social, cultural, and academic issues that arise as the nation evolves. The public education system…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Public Education, African American Students, Males
Lynch, Tai E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational leaders are charged with making informed decisions regarding various aspects of schooling that affect the overall achievement of students. Numerous legislative ideas, funding initiatives, programming standards, and practicing guidelines for early childhood education programs have been introduced (Buyssee & Wesley, 2006). Early care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
Sharma, Uttam – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation focuses on a key challenge facing developing countries intent on enhancing their human capital base--namely, the issue of quality. One of the chapters evaluates the effectiveness of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative in Nepal's primary and lower-secondary schools. Although the OLPC program is being heavily promoted in…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Access to Computers
Scott, April – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The sixth grade is very important for education stakeholders, as it marks the beginning of the transition period for students to high school. No consensus has been reached so far among scholars on whether block scheduling is the best way to provide students the time that is necessary to facilitate effective learning and the retention of knowledge.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics, School Districts, Grade 6
Reed, Stacey L. E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Executive function (EF) is becoming a more widely used term to explain student behaviors, yet research on EF in education is limited. This qualitative study addressed a gap in literature by examining teacher perceptions of students with EF deficits, as well as teacher preparedness and desire to learn more about EF. Perceptions of third grade,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Executive Function, Teacher Attitudes
Hawkins, Donnita – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Over the last 37 years, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) has been the guiding document that outlines the needs of a student who receives special education services. Washington State utilizes an IEP Review form as the means to determine if an IEP has been properly written and formulated. This information partially fulfills the Federal…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
Smith, Kelly A. Obrion – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This ex post facto descriptive-comparative quantitative study compared the differences in reading achievement between groups of 6th- through 8th-grade students enrolled in a response to intervention (RtI) classroom against groups of students enrolled in a general education classroom. Students across English language learner and low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Middle School Students, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
Marsh, Rose M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Schools have gone through educational reforms having various focuses on curriculum changes, consolidation, open classrooms, mastery learning, decentralization, shared decisionmaking, legislative mandates and controls, high expectations, integrated thematic instruction, professional development, technology integration, and standards with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Virtual Classrooms
Duffy, Debra Lynne Foster – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Through a non-experimental descriptive and comparative mixed-methods approach, this study investigated the experiences of sixth grade earth science students with groundwater physical models through an extended SE learning cycle format. The data collection was based on a series of quantitative and qualitative research tools intended to investigate…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Models, Grade 6, Water
Stoneman, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Despite prolific access to technology within America's K-12 systems, more research regarding how investments in educational technology affect student outcomes is warranted. A growing body of research has looked at changes in student achievement due to educational technology access. However, often student access within these studies is not well…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
Martinez, Reina – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose for this study was to determine the influence on achievement and classification rate into special education of racially, culturally, ethnically, linguistically diverse students following the use of a district-designed response to intervention (RtI) structure by examining local processes that may contribute to student achievement and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Academic Achievement, Special Education, Student Diversity
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