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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
Evans, Lacey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the effects of participation of peer volunteers in the Transitions Program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a program that facilitates social skills and social interactions. Participants in this study were peer volunteers in the Transitions Program. Each peer volunteer completed a questionnaire, following…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Volunteers, Program Evaluation
Boyd, Marie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the knowledge of special education law held by public and private school principals as the law pertains to providing the appropriate services to students with disabilities. Numerous studies have investigated public school principals' level of preparation, training, and role within in special education law.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Principals, Educational Legislation
Lares, Sylvia Lizette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Psychotic disorders can instill a tremendous amount of distress on affected individuals (Srihari et al., 2014). Research has established that decreasing the duration of untreated psychosis can yield moderate improvements in the ultimate outcome of persons with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (Goncalves, de Rosalmeida Dantas, & Banzato, 2016;…
Descriptors: Identification, At Risk Persons, Psychosis, Colleges
Mankins, Jennifer K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading is one of the primary goals of the early elementary grades. When students start to struggle with this complex skill, educators and parents search for solutions to rectify quickly mounting gaps before a child falls too far behind. In the State of Oklahoma, lawmakers have passed a law requiring mandatory 3rd grade retention for students who…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, School Holding Power, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
Estruch, Marcie Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study sought to determine the relationship between teachers' attitudes toward the Common Core State Standards and three predetermined factors. These factors were (1) teachers' attitudes toward the practicality of pedagogical shift three, balancing informational and literary texts, (2) teachers' attitudes toward school support with the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
Double, Katelin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A mixed methodological approach was used to examine the impact of disclosure characteristics on mental health among individuals who have experienced campus sexual violence occurring at Christian and non-religiously affiliated universities. After completing an online survey, a sample of 97 participants qualified for the study. No disclosure and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Sexuality, Violence, Correlation
Theodoulou, Anna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The study topic was general education teacher perceived self-efficacy regarding their ability to develop and deliver lessons and implement classroom and instructional strategies for engaging students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the general education classroom. The research problem was that teachers face changes in their roles and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Foreign Countries
Mosley, Angela M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While the transition from middle school to high school symbolized the coming of age, it is a time in a young person's life that can create feelings of isolation, disconnect, and an immeasurable sense of loneliness (DeJong & Locker, 2006). The organizational structure found in most public high schools presented problems for many ninth graders…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Grade 9, High Schools
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
Myers, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Parental Stress With Homeschooling K-6th Grade Children in a South Florida District. Jennifer A. Myers, 2015: Applied Dissertation, Nova Southeastern University, Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. ERIC Descriptors: Homeschooling, Stress, Stress Management, Coping This applied dissertation study was designed to inform and advance knowledge…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Home Schooling, Parents as Teachers, Elementary Education
Brock, Cecilia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As apex leaders, school superintendents are impacted by the continuous demand to be effective while utilizing electronic communication technology. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the use of electronic communication technology impacts a school superintendent's efficacy. Public education, in the twenty-first century, finds itself in…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Computer Mediated Communication, Administrator Effectiveness, Public Schools
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