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Wexler, Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In elementary school, many children struggle in learning how to read. Some of these struggling readers will be identified to receive special education services as a student with a reading disability (RD), while other students will not be identified to receive such services but will continue to have low reading achievement (LRA). Limited research,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Low Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
Jain, Divya – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This program evaluation explored whether the transitional vocational rehabilitation program at a non-profit organization in Tennessee, named Thistle Farms, was effective in improving trauma-related mental health symptoms and in increasing the sense of empowerment among female survivors of intimate partner violence. The study additionally evaluated…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Effectiveness, Trauma
Beckwith, Deonne – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Focus County School District in the Mideast United States experienced a 12% teacher turnover rate over the last 2 years. The purpose of this study was to explore those factors that led to teachers leaving the district. Bandura's social cognitive theory was the guiding theory to examine and explain those factors that contributed to the district's…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, School Districts, Teaching Experience
Cobb, Cory L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In the present study, using a relational efficacy framework, I examined the advisory working alliance and its associations with research self-efficacy among clinical and counseling psychology PhD students. Moreover, I examined whether the research training environment (RTE) and relation-inferred self-efficacy (RISE) mediated the relationship…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Graduate Students
Meyrick, Christopher S. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The occurrence of behaviors that require disciplinary action will always be an issue without programs to support the social and emotional development of students at a young and critical age. The problem school districts face is how to appropriately and effectively provide consequences to different targeted age groups, based on their social and…
Descriptors: Values Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Self Control
LaVan, Celestine – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to develop a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of novice teachers who remain teaching in high-poverty, high-minority rural schools in South Carolina in relation to the administrative support they received. The research questions guiding this study are: (1) How do novice…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Rural Schools, Poverty Areas
Warner, Ryan C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Research has indicated that African American undergraduate students experience racial microaggressions within their university contexts, and these experiences are associated with negative outcomes such as symptoms of depression and anxiety (Cokely, Hall-Clark, & Hicks, 2011; Nadal, 2011; Nadal, et al., 2014). Little is known about the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Bias, College Environment, Graduate Students
Williams, Yvette Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many children in U.S. K-12 schools struggle with childhood obesity. A healthy lifestyle taught in a child's early years is essential for student learning, and it can set the pace for healthy choices to be made in adulthood. The purpose of this exploratory case study was to explore the experiences of parents in Montgomery County, Ohio, who…
Descriptors: Child Health, Obesity, Life Style, Case Studies
Jackson, Sara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Every year, hundreds of thousands of patients have coronary angiograms performed in the United States. The Impella is a percutaneous ventricular support device that provides hemodynamic support for patients if hemodynamic instability occurs during the procedure. The critical care nurse is responsible for the recovery and management of the patient…
Descriptors: Equipment, Medical Services, Nurses, Trauma
Weingarten, Zachary – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the variation in student behavior across the ED, LD, and OHI disability categories and to examine demographic, behavioral, and academic factors that may place students at risk for negative outcomes. This study used teachers' rating of students' in-class behavior to identify latent classes of students in the ED,…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Reading Achievement, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities
Strukel, Patti Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined how secondary teachers supported their students' comprehension of informational text. Four content-area teachers--English, science, social studies, and vocational--were observed and interviewed in this study based on hermeneutic phenomenology methods. In addition, the teachers provided a sample of lessons delivered outside the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Secondary School Teachers, Reading Comprehension, Hermeneutics
Heap, Bryan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technology continues to advance the pace of American education. Each year school districts across the country invest resources into computers, software, technology specialists, and staff development. The stated goal given to stakeholders is usually to increase student achievement, increase motivation, or to better prepare students for the future.…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction
Cowdrick, Kara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using the sociocultural theoretical framework of activity theory, this intrinsic case study sought to investigate how administrators, mainstream teachers, and English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) teachers in one school support newcomers' English language proficiency growth. Newcomers are English learners (ELs) who moved to the United…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Social Theories, English Language Learners
Russell-Smith, Saundra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
African-American boys who receive exclusionary discipline (i.e. in- or out-of-school suspensions) are overrepresented at the elementary (kindergarten through fifth grade) level. Although African-American boys comprised only 15% of the population of this school, they accounted for 70% of the exclusionary discipline incidents. This…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design
Snyder, Robert Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand and perceive how student leaders, and specifically student body presidents, navigated social power and used influence with institutional leaders in the higher education decision-making environment to achieve the goals and objectives of their presidencies. The foundational texts of higher education…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Student Government, Presidents, Power Structure
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