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Ferrara, Talita – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
This article provides a review of the research literature related to the experience of homesickness among college students. Research-based findings of the symptomology of homesickness, risk factors that increase vulnerability to experiencing this psychological phenomenon, and the effectiveness of treatment strategies aimed at reducing symptoms of…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Educational Research, College Students, At Risk Students
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Eckardt, Patricia N.; Craig, Madeline; Kraemer, Linda – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
This hypothesis-generating research study provided insight into the impact of project-based learning on student content knowledge in an undergraduate, teacher preparation, Foundations of Education Course. Two instructors and 44-students participated in this mixed methods study. Data were collected over the course of 14-weeks and consisted of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
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Cerruto, Audra; Moroney, Rickey – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
Master's-level teacher candidates enrolled in a private Catholic college in the suburbs of New York City participated in a 10-week tutoring program that brought to campus parochial elementary school students with diverse learning abilities. The purpose of the program was twofold: to improve the teaching and learning of the graduate students.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness
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Esposito, Maria; Moroney, Rickey – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
The TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) model is a technology integration framework that identifies three types of knowledge that educators need to bring together for successful edtech (educational technology) integration - technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (a.k.a. TPACK). This model used by educators when they…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Minicozzi, Lisa; Roda, Allison – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
The purpose of this research was to discover what specific attitudes and behaviors first year students believed were necessary to transition to college by employing a qualitative lens. We chose to explore how students describe building their identities as college students, responding to the cultural shifts between high school and college, and…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Adjustment, Minority Group Students, Public Colleges
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Olivieri, Chrystyne – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
The purpose of this article is to examine the compelling evidence of childhood obesity across the world and within the United States and the major contributors to this health crisis. Factors contributing to the obesity health crisis and potential interventions are given a preliminary analysis within related research literature.
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Nutrition, Brain
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Ficarra, Laura; Rubino, Michael J.; Morote, Elsa-Sofia – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
This study was conducted to determine the effect of organizational culture on employee happiness. A self-reported survey examined organizational culture and the levels of employee happiness at work. For this study, 59 employed top leaders, management, and workers of faith-based higher education institutions were surveyed to measure the effect of…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Employee Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Work Environment
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Lambert, Melissa; Sassone, Joseph – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
Research on seasonal learning and time in and out of school provided the foundation for preliminary projections that students would return in fall 2020 with approximately 63-68% of the learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year and with 37-50% of the learning gains in math (Kuhfeld, Soland, Tarasawa, Johnson, Ruzek, & Liu,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Academic Achievement
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Brown, Colin R.; Prendergast, Lindsay J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of implementing a unique and systematized version of curriculum planning and documenting across all levels of a Pre-K-Grade 12, US-curriculum, and international school in the Dominican Republic. Based on the Backwards by Design philosophy, cemented with a standards-based approach highlighting…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Curriculum Development, Learning Activities
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McCaw, Jordan – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
In the K-12 setting, integrated co-teaching has developed as a popular service for students with disabilities. This paper examines how administrators define the most effective model of integrated co-teaching. Additionally, this paper explores the extent to which administrators' supervisory expectations/practices are consistent with the model…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Foley, Kate Anderson – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
This is not a legal brief. This is an article written by a special education expert who has witnessed the very best and the very worst education has to offer. This article is meant to serve as a springboard for examining what is meant by education for all, high expectations, schools as laboratories for innovation, high caliber academic and social…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Students with Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Student Rights
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Shideler, Annette; Scaduto, Elizabeth; Wivell, Grace B. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
Across the United States, K-12 schools are recognizing that as the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled increases, there is an opportunity for greater linguistic and cultural exchange among all learners. ELLs also face the dual challenge of learning English in addition to rigorous academic content. This makes them vulnerable to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Summer Programs
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Paladino, Margaret – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2020
The opt-out movement, a grassroots coalition of opposition to high-stakes tests that are used to sort students, evaluate teachers, and rank schools, has the largest participation on Long Island, New York, where approximately 50% of the eligible students in grades three to eight opted out of the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests in…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Bogen, Elisa Cruz; Schlendorf, Christine P.; Nicolino, Peter A.; Morote, Elsa-Sofia – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
The major purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between training in differentiated instruction and the comfort level of teachers in helping to plan for systemic change for differentiated instruction to become a standard teaching practice. We also examine the relationship between knowledge of the various strategies of implementation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Correlation, Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers
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Verga, Christopher; Perry, Marshall; Dopwell, Lehnee – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
This case study aimed to see what influence student government had in reducing behavioral write-ups, school violence and academic participation within a special high school. The study was conducted at a school located at a correctional facility among an all-male population between the ages of 16 to 17 years old. The school has been plagued with…
Descriptors: Democracy, At Risk Students, Student Government, Discipline
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