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Bruce, Susan M.; Vargas, Claudia – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
"Object permanence," also known as "object concept" in the field of visual impairment, is one of the most important early developmental milestones. The achievement of object permanence is associated with the onset of representational thought and language. Object permanence is important to orientation, including the recognition of landmarks.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Visual Impairments, Multiple Disabilities, Object Permanence
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Ellinger, Andrea D.; McWhorter, Rochell – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2016
This article introduces the concept of qualitative case study research as empirical inquiry. It defines and distinguishes what a case study is, the purposes, intentions, and types of case studies. It then describes how to determine if a qualitative case study is the preferred approach for conducting research. It overviews the essential steps in…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Research Design, Data Collection
Kimzey, Barbara R. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
High teacher turnover in urban schools, such as at the school in which this study was conducted, has persistently negatively impacted school reform efforts aimed at closing the achievement gap (Donaldson & Johnson, 2011; Ronfeldt, Loeb, & Wyckoff, 2013). Since effective teachers have the greatest direct impact upon improving student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Persistence
Padak, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this mixed method action research study was to examine the implementation of a trauma-informed approach at my elementary school, focused on staff and student perceptions of the approach, and on what appeared to work well and what emerged to not work well. Research questions included the following: How did students feel about school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Trauma, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Finch, Jeffrey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
During professional development time in secondary schools, teachers often engage in peer exchanges that can have positive influence on instruction and learning, but often this time is focused within departmental groupings on content development without an emphasis on how to improve instruction through a more diverse student lens. This research…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Communities of Practice, Interdisciplinary Approach
Dobrenen, Diana D. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Institutions of higher education are required by U.S. accrediting bodies to articulate their conceptual framework and develop a viable program improvement plan through a continuous reflective process of progressive problem solving that enables data-driven decision-making practices. To meet or exceed national accreditation standards for leadership,…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Program Evaluation, Higher Education, Educational Improvement
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Cavallaro, Christina J.; Sembiante, Sabrina F. – Language and Education, 2021
This paper explores how Culturally Sustaining Systemic Functional Linguistics (CSSFL), a theoretical and pedagogical approach, facilitates emergent bilingual (EB) students' engagement in explicit, equitable literacy practices within the unique context of a middle school intensive reading classroom. This design-based research (DBR) study documents…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Background, Functional Literacy, Middle School Students
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Campbell, Yvonne C.; Filimon, Claudia – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2018
The number of English language learners (ELLs) mainstreamed into regular classrooms continues to increase. Curricular writing standards required by the Common Core State Standards require students to write essays analytically in response to text(s). Many English Language Arts (ELA) teachers may worry about effectively delivering essay writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Common Core State Standards
Teuton, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation addresses a problem of practice stemming from the lack of engagement students exhibit for reading social justice texts. Students today are in more culturally and socially diverse classrooms; their curriculum needs to reflect these social changes. A review of the problem of practice led to the first research question: Does…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Discussion Groups, Learner Engagement, Classroom Communication
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Nitodo, Hallie; Plante, Elena – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which researchers in the field of developmental language disorder are utilizing validated methods to diagnose their research participants. Method: We examined 90 research articles published from 2015 to 2019 that included English-speaking participants from the United States who were…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments, Disability Identification, Researchers
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Lopes, João A.; Gomes, Cristina; Oliveira, Célia R.; Elliott, Julian G. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2020
Dyslexia is a term widely used to describe reading characterised by problems with the fluent and accurate letter or word recognition. Nevertheless, there is no consensus about the definition, origin, and diagnosis of dyslexia and the term is often used very differently by researchers and practitioners. In many cases, research findings are employed…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Research, Sampling
Kinney, Wayne T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Social workers in academia must advocate for Appalachian college students who are less likely to obtain a bachelor degree than other students, resulting in the loss of individual and regional potential. This study used an action research, case study design to explore the perceptions of Appalachian college students on this issue; specifically: (a)…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attainment, Geographic Regions
Glick, Ashley – Online Submission, 2010
Background: Action Research about my 2nd grade classroom in the Buffalo School District. I examined three areas of interest and tried to find some conclusions related to behavior management. Purpose: The purpose of this study is how will implementing procedures, rules, and consequences help improve student behavior. Research Design: Descriptive;…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Action Research, Grade 2
Newton, Leigh Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This applied research study seeks to improve principal capacity as instructional leaders. The need for principals to increase their instructional leadership capacity became evident with the ever-changing requirements of state accountability and student achievement. Using four elements in this study, cohort-based professional development for…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Management Development, Principals, School Districts
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Casler-Failing, Shelli L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
An action research case study was conducted to investigate the effects of incorporating LEGO robotics into a seventh-grade mathematics curriculum focused on the development of proportional reasoning through the lens of Social Constructivist Theory. This research, which was part of a larger study, reports the findings when LEGO EV3 robots were…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Toys
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