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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
Backus, Clark R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative, phenomenological study addressed the research question: What is the nature of the learning experiences of leadership coaches that lead to coaching competency? With the increasing recognition of leadership coaching as a meaningful leadership development experience (Allen & Hartman, 2008; Maltbia, Marsick, & Ghosh, 2014;…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Coaching (Performance), Phenomenology, Leadership Training
Logan-Friend, Jocelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and lived experiences of previously detained adolescents with disabilities in order to better understand the influence these experiences may have on their postsecondary outcomes. This study employed a phenomenological approach through a three interview series to further understand the lived…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Disabilities, Phenomenology, Interviews
Bankirer, Nathaniel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While teachers recognize the importance of technology integration into the classroom, they require training, support, and resources to do so effectively. This action research dissertation focuses on the resources necessary to provide teacher technology training at a private elementary school. It reports on the final evaluation stage of the…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Technology Education, Elementary School Teachers
Powell, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Burnout is a common problem in practicing social workers. This study investigated the effect of burnout, role ambiguity and coping strategies among graduate social work students in field placement. This was accomplished through the usage of the Maslach Burnout Inventory Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS), the Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Social Work, Masters Programs, Burnout
Sims-Jones, Jacquelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is a problem experienced in schools across the country including in the ABC Elementary School in Georgia, where the No Place for Hate antibullying program is in place to address this problem. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand educators' perspectives on their experiences implementing the program. Bandura's social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Davidson, Yonaton Sahar – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Recent research supports the benefit of students' construction of relevance through writing about the connection of content to their life. However, most such research defines relevance narrowly as utility value--perceived instrumentality of the content to the student's career goals. Furthermore, the scope of phenomenological and conceptual…
Descriptors: Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Phenomenology
Daniel, Michael Aubrey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Hybrid learning has been shown to enhance students' experiences in the classroom and can promote deeper learning when the tools used meet the students' particular learning needs. Many digital natives are familiar with Facebook and are able to navigate it with little difficulty. When used in an education setting in the place of traditional…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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