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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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Rosen-O'Leary, Robin; Thompson, Eustace G. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
The current focus on STEM education is based on the idea that science, technology, engineering and math be taught in an interdisciplinary and applied approach in grades K-12. There is growing attention to integrating the arts as an equal partner to STEM learning (STEAM). The purpose of this cluster random sample experimental study was to examine…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Visual Arts, Retention (Psychology)
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Babo, Gerard; Petty, Douglas J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
This study investigated the impact of a New Jersey middle school principal's length of service and a middle school's socioeconomic classification on teacher retention rates for the 2016-2017 school year. Surprisingly, the results of a two-way factorial ANOVA indicated that NJ middle schools with a socioeconomic status classification of middle to…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle Schools, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Persistence
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Cantor, Martin R. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
This study contrasts the socio-economic characteristics of students enrolled at a suburban community college who graduated or transferred to a college or university with the characteristics of those students who did not persist to graduate or transfer to a four year college program. Identified characteristics that could serve as reliable…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Suburban Schools, School Holding Power
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Tahir, Khazima; Doelger, Brian; Hynes, Michael – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
Inclusive education is an approach to mixing special education and general education students in classroom settings to promote diversity, lifelong learning and create a more equitable society. An overview of practices in inclusive education can inform stakeholders of the status of inclusive education, describe the contextual factors which affect…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Ecological Factors
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Trapani, Brian; Annunziato, Anthony – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy of a specific instructional change by engaging teachers in reflecting on the change process using the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) as an instrument of measurement. Data were collected and analyzed using Stages of Concern questionnaires and Levels of Use surveys as well as interviews to…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Change, Models, Teaching Methods
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Glatt Yochai, Kim – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
English Learner (EL) students in the United States are historically lower achieving students than their native- English-speaking peers. There are a number of contributing factors for the achievement gap. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education has undertaken various initiatives to address some of the known factors to improve education…
Descriptors: Ethics, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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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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Titone, Kerri K. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
Each year, P21, a network of Battelle for Kids (formerly known as the Partnership for 21st Century Learning) recognizes exemplary programs throughout the country. These schools seek opportunities for students to explore local and global mindedness, deep learning, and authentic partnerships with private businesses and/or universities. The results…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, 21st Century Skills, Partnerships in Education, Instructional Leadership
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