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Campbell, Scott – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This study is an exploration in the changing landscape of how people deliver presentations in an attempt to determine the advantages and disadvantages of both forms. The study focused on key differences of student expectations and experiences delivering a presentation to an audience in the same location (face-to-face) compared to a presentation…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Comparative Analysis, Anxiety, Synchronous Communication
Guerra, Melisa G.; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
Educational diagnosticians in the state of Texas serve multiple roles across various districts (National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education [NCPSE], 2011). Due to the increased accountability requirements in the area of special education, much more time is required to complete the procedural requirements set forth by state and…
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Special Education, Accountability, Administrator Attitudes
Friesenhahn-Soliz, Grace; Bain, Steve; Maxwell, Gerri – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
School counselors can serve as agents of change in our nation's schools, particularly for marginalized students whose voices are frequently not heard. Historically, the role of the school counselor has been under-utilized and inaccurately defined. Research available on counselor role definition has been primarily quantitative. Research on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Hispanic American Students, Rural Areas, School Counselors
Uribe, Patricia E. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This case exemplifies the effects of high stakes standardized testing and accountability on education and school district personnel. The case focuses on a school counselor who inadvertently gave the students the actual PSAT (a preliminary college entrance exam) instead of a practice test during a college preparatory workshop. The error caused the…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Accountability, School Counselors
Varela, Daniella G.; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This study explores the effectiveness of educator preparation programs from the perspective of three female Hispanic veteran teachers serving high-needs populations of students. The study strives to contribute to research on minimum proposed standards for teacher preparation programs in Texas. Through a process of coding data from the informant…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Females, Experienced Teachers
Stephenson, Ross L., Jr.; Ziskal, Wayne – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
Regional jet carriers have established Pilot Pathway Programs providing partnership opportunities with collegiate aviation programs in order to fashion pilot training at the undergraduate level. These partnerships provide aviation students early screening for employment with regional airlines and provide the university needed access to airline…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Air Transportation, Flight Training, Job Training
Alsaaty, Falih M.; Morris, Archie, III – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
High schools play a vital role in achieving and reflecting American ideals and culture. They provide the foundation for the country's economic, social, and political systems as well as the impetus for its scientific progress and technological superiority. The purpose of this study was to explore the challenges facing high schools' leadership in…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Principals, Leadership
Harmening, Debra S.; Jacob, Stacy A. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This qualitative case study conducted at a single institution in the Midwest examines how institutional context and environment impact college students' sense of well-being. Twenty-seven first-year students participated in one to two hour, in-depth interviews where they talked about their first-year experiences, their concepts of well-being, and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Colleges, College Freshmen
Irvine, Jeff – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
Choice theory identifies five psychological needs: survival, freedom, power, belonging, and fun (Glasser, 1998). There are close parallels with self-determination theory (SDT), which specifies autonomy, competence, and relatedness as essential needs (Deci & Ryan, 2000). This case study examines a very successful example of choice theory…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Classroom Techniques, Case Studies, Educational Theories
Garcia, Cynthia; Jones, Don; Isaacson, Carrie – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, many school districts have reduced instructional time for the arts in order to focus on reading and mathematics. Accordingly, fine arts programs across the nation have become subject to budget cuts or elimination in order to meet federal accountability measures. Hit especially hard are…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Eid, Fatima H. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
Preparing young people to be active citizens has to be a core value of schools and higher education institutions. Thus, education for citizenship is important because every society needs people who can contribute effectively to the future health of their communities locally, nationally and globally. The field of citizenship education is one that…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, High School Graduates
Peña, Rodrigo H.; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This study explores classroom placement for first year English Language Learner (ELL) students from the perspective of a dual language director and two bilingual education strategists. The study strives to interrogate classroom placement for first year ELL students whose language proficiency level is at beginning level. Through a process of coding…
Descriptors: Student Placement, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Immersion Programs
Briones, Ernestina M.; Jones, Don; Challoo, Linda – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
In the United States, seven thousand students drop out of school every day (Alliance for Excellence Education, 2010); that is more than one million per year (Balfanz & Bridgeland, 2014). Administrators, former educators and private entities have taken an interest in the dropout epidemic and have developed numerous dropout prevention and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Graduation Rate
Bridges, Jeanne M.; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This qualitative case study examines the challenges facing rural secondary schools in transitioning youth from high school to post-secondary education and careers, and whether the interventions, strategies and support built into the Early College High School could offer a solution to this long-standing challenge to better meet the needs of special…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Preparation, College Readiness, Special Education
Bazler, Judith A.; Van Sickle, Meta; Graybill, Letitia – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
In the United States, Universities have accepted the necessity for standards in many disciplines and have chosen to apply for accreditation through either state or national accreditation approved agencies. In some states, accreditation is required by the state governing groups in order for students to receive state or national scholarship aid. In…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Universities, Science Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
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