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Open Source Micro Diplomas: New Credentials For New Learning, Jack F. Powers 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Open Source Micro Diplomas: New Credentials For New Learning, Jack F. Powers

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The standard model for college in America—a four-year bachelor’s degree that teaches critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and written communication skills—is unaffordable and unattainable for most Americans. Only about a third of citizens aged 25 and over have achieved a baccalaureate degree or better. Two-thirds are left behind in precarious jobs that pay substantially less and that are losing ground. Everyone from politicians to parents repeats the mantra of “college for all”, but the reality is more like “college for the socio-economically gifted.”

At the same time, the modern world of work is evolving into a more complex ...


A Case Study On The Influence Of Frequent Superintendent Turnover On The Culture Of A K-12 Suburban School District, Victoria C. Velazquez 2017 Seton Hall University

A Case Study On The Influence Of Frequent Superintendent Turnover On The Culture Of A K-12 Suburban School District, Victoria C. Velazquez

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The role of school superintendents is varied and complex. Further complicating this role is the issue of frequent superintendent turnover. While there is ample research addressing the links between superintendents and student achievement, superintendents’ relationships with school boards and the shortage of qualified superintendents across the country due to high turnover rates, there is little research focusing specifically on superintendent turnover’s influence on the culture of a district.

The purpose of this study was to conduct an ethnographic, cross-case case study on the influence of superintendent turnover on the culture of a northeastern United States suburban K-12 school district ...


A Narrative Study On The Leadership Development Of Female Superintendents In New Jersey, Mitzi N. Morillo 2017 Seton Hall University

A Narrative Study On The Leadership Development Of Female Superintendents In New Jersey, Mitzi N. Morillo

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this study was to explore, through the lived experiences of 8 women who achieved the superintendency in New Jersey, the intersectionality of gender, social norms, and race and how these women developed as leaders. The study was designed to identify perceived barriers to career ascension in education administration and the successful strategies that female superintendents in New Jersey utilized to overcome those barriers. The study explored strategies that future leaders might utilize to address leadership development and career ascendency for women who aspire to the superintendency. For this study, a narrative research design was best suited to ...


The Influence Of The Length Of The Instructional Day On The Percentage Of Proficient And Advanced Proficient Scores Of The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge For Grades 6, 7, And 8., Christopher Michael Tully 2017 Seton Hall University

The Influence Of The Length Of The Instructional Day On The Percentage Of Proficient And Advanced Proficient Scores Of The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge For Grades 6, 7, And 8., Christopher Michael Tully

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This study was relational, non-experimental, explanatory, and cross-sectional in nature, using quantitative methods to explain the influence of student, staff, and school independent variables on 6th, 7th, and 8th grade student achievement in both Language Arts and Mathematics on the 2011 NJ ASK. The variable of interest was the length of the instructional day and controlled student, staff, and school variables. This study provides descriptive research on the relationship between the length of the instructional day and other predictor variables and student achievement. The study used approximately 200 schools for each grade level and subject area combination ...


Leadership Competencies For The Community College Department Chairperson, Jason Carl Ross 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Leadership Competencies For The Community College Department Chairperson, Jason Carl Ross

Dissertations

Published in 2005, the American Association of Community Colleges developed a list of six leadership competencies deemed by stakeholders as essential to a community college leadership position. The six AACC leadership competencies include organizational strategy, resource management, communication, collaboration, community college advocacy, and professionalism, and they have been well researched with upper-level community college leadership, student services personnel, and boards of trustees. This research examined these competencies as they relate to the community college department chairperson.

Often viewed as a path to upper level leadership, the community college chairperson is both a faculty member and administrator, and chairpersons must represent ...


Classroom Organizational Structure In Fifth Grade Math Classrooms And The Effect On Standardized Test Scores, Dallas Marie Lane 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Classroom Organizational Structure In Fifth Grade Math Classrooms And The Effect On Standardized Test Scores, Dallas Marie Lane

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between the classroom organizational structure and MCT2 test scores of fifth grade math students. The researcher gained insight regarding which structure teachers believe is most beneficial to them and students, and whether or not their belief of classroom organizational structure differs based on the number of years of classroom experience and/or degree held.

The results of this study showed no significant difference in the standardized test scores of students in a self-contained classroom compared to the students in a departmentalized classroom. Though there was no significant ...


Identity Crisis: Understanding How American Males’ Self-Perception And Experiences Impact Their Educational Attainment, Jo Yarketta Hawkins-Jones 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Identity Crisis: Understanding How American Males’ Self-Perception And Experiences Impact Their Educational Attainment, Jo Yarketta Hawkins-Jones

Dissertations

If you google African American males, the top results include the following words and phrases: poverty, incarceration, locked out of employment, struggle in the classroom, and high school incompletion. Likewise, research continues to show that disadvantages in education and in African American communities are responsible for many Black males’ poor academic achievement and social outcomes. However, there is one key element missing from majority of the research on Black males, their perspectives.

This dissertation addresses how the personal and educational experiences of low-income African American males, who dropped out of school, influenced their self-perceptions and decision regarding their educational attainment ...


Developing Effective Classroom Environments In A High School Looping Program: A Narrative Research Study, Caleb C. Tipton 2017 East Tennessee State University

Developing Effective Classroom Environments In A High School Looping Program: A Narrative Research Study, Caleb C. Tipton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study captures the narrative of the lived experiences of four teachers as they developed effective classroom environments in a high school looping program in an Eastern Tennessee school district. The study examined the stories and reflections of the participants in order to discover teacher perception, behaviors, and attitudes that help to establish teacher-student relational involvement which produces positive academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional student outcomes. The stories collected during the narrative study provide real-life, contextual data with which other practitioners might reflect upon their own teaching experiences and practices. The study also adds to the discussion on the potential impact ...


Mississippi’S Teacher Observation Rubric: Administrator Perceptions Of Appropriateness By Grade Level, Danette Irvine Moore 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Mississippi’S Teacher Observation Rubric: Administrator Perceptions Of Appropriateness By Grade Level, Danette Irvine Moore

Dissertations

The focus of this study was to measure elementary, middle, and high school administrators’ beliefs regarding the appropriateness of the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric domains, as well as their perceptions regarding the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric’s overall alignment with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards. This was a quantitative study that investigated whether a statistically significant difference existed between administrators’ beliefs regarding the appropriateness based on their grade level assignment. A 48-statement questionnaire was developed using the current Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric domains and standards to obtain the quantitative data. A five-point scale ranging from ...


Examining Admission Policy Change At A Private, Tuition-Dependent, Baccalaureate Institution In An Urban Setting: A Qualitative Case Study, Christopher B. Gage 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Examining Admission Policy Change At A Private, Tuition-Dependent, Baccalaureate Institution In An Urban Setting: A Qualitative Case Study, Christopher B. Gage

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Higher education in America is resilient; in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, higher education manages to weather the storm of change, pressure, doubt, and criticism. Consider the following challenges: shifting demographics, escalating tuition, decreased state funding, retention and graduation rates, flat tuition revenue, competition for students, student preparedness, and student loan debt. Enrollment managers navigate these formidable impediments through innovative policy change, leadership and faithfulness to institutional mission (Eckel & Kezar, 2003b; Hector, 2016). Test-optional admission policies are changing the landscape of the enrollment management profession. Critics say some institutions adopt test-optional admissions to improve their national rankings by artificially inflating their ...


Administrators’ Beliefs Of The Organizational Effectiveness Of The Mississippi Association Of Independent Schools, Anthony Shane Blanton 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Administrators’ Beliefs Of The Organizational Effectiveness Of The Mississippi Association Of Independent Schools, Anthony Shane Blanton

Dissertations

The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools was born out of the turbulent years of the Civil Rights Era. Plessey v. Ferguson in 1896 had established the doctrine of separate but equal facilities, including schools. While the decision in Brown v. Board of Education, handed down by the Supreme Court in 1954, ruled that no student could be denied admittance to public schools because of race, the state of Mississippi continued to maintain separate schools for Blacks and Whites. Even after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was designed to end a number of racial inequities, was passed, Mississippi and ...


Colleges Must Focus More On Helping Graduates Find Jobs, Aaron Hughey 2017 Western Kentucky University

Colleges Must Focus More On Helping Graduates Find Jobs, Aaron Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

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Perspectives Of Saudi Special Education Teachers Towards Secondary And Post-Secondary Transition Services For Youth With Multiple Disabilities, Nabil Almalki 2017 KING SAUD UNIVERSITY

Perspectives Of Saudi Special Education Teachers Towards Secondary And Post-Secondary Transition Services For Youth With Multiple Disabilities, Nabil Almalki

International Journal for Research in Education

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The purpose of the study was to examine the secondary and post-secondary transition services for youth with Multiple Disabilities (MD) and know how these transition services were provided for this population in order to help them live independently throughout their lifespans. The researcher implemented the quantitative design, and the participants of the study comprised of 106 special education teachers of students with MD. The results showed that all domains of this study indicated agreement to somewhat agree in providing transition services for youth with MD, which meant that the total mean for all domains were from 3.40 to ...


Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception Of Their Educational Preparation, Ahmed Khalid, Samir J. Dukmak, Fawzi - Fayez Ishtaiwa Dweikat 2017 Al Ain University of Science and Technology

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception Of Their Educational Preparation, Ahmed Khalid, Samir J. Dukmak, Fawzi - Fayez Ishtaiwa Dweikat

International Journal for Research in Education

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This study aimed at investigating pre-service teachers’ views of their educational preparation taking into consideration six study domains, namely: planning and preparation for instruction, classroom environment, professional responsibility, teaching skills, time allotted for learning different subjects, and time allotted for learning certain skills in the program. The differences among the six domains and pre-service teachers’ demographic information such as gender, pre-service teachers’ study majors, and the school level they were prepared to teach (Basic vs. Secondary) were investigated. Additionally, the study examined the extent to which the six study domains predicted the pre-service teachers’ teaching skills. Findings of the ...


Factors That Lead Handicapped People In Jordanian Rehabilitation And Correction Centers To Commit Their Criminal Behaviors As Perceived By Them In The Light Of Some Variables., Heyam Mosa AL-Taj 2017 College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, Amman- Arab University

Factors That Lead Handicapped People In Jordanian Rehabilitation And Correction Centers To Commit Their Criminal Behaviors As Perceived By Them In The Light Of Some Variables., Heyam Mosa Al-Taj

International Journal for Research in Education

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The purpose of the study is to investigate the factors that lead handicapped people in Jordanian rehabilitation and correction centers to commit their criminal behaviors as perceived by them in light of some variables. The sample of the study consisted of (33) handicapped prisoners in Jordanian rehabilitation and correction centers. To achieve the aim of the study a scale was developed to measure those factors within (39) items, after checking validity and reliability. The findings of the study showed that the criminal behaviors of handicapped people are the ones committed on other people with a rate of (48.48 ...


Role Of Female Teachers In Formation Of Wrong Perceptions Within Female Students Of Intermediate Schools In Riyadh, Nora Abdullah Aljebreen 2017 General Administration of Education in Riyadh

Role Of Female Teachers In Formation Of Wrong Perceptions Within Female Students Of Intermediate Schools In Riyadh, Nora Abdullah Aljebreen

International Journal for Research in Education

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The research purpose is to acknowledge the role of female teachers in forming wrong perception about conceptions of heredity in minds of female students of intermediate schools, in Riyadh. The Research sample formed of (69) female teachers within the Riyadh North Education Office in 1436-1437H "2015/2016". A questionnaire form was prepared to determine the wrong perceptions about conception of heredity in minds of science female teachers. It included (10) multiple choice questions, each with (4) choices, followed by (4) different explanations to chose from, after being reviewed by a group of arbitrators. The stability account was equal to ...


The Practicing Degree Of Leadership Skills By School Principals In The Green Line In Palestine In Light Of Learning Organization And Organizational Culture, Ali Mohammad Jubran 2017 Yarmouk University – Jourdan

The Practicing Degree Of Leadership Skills By School Principals In The Green Line In Palestine In Light Of Learning Organization And Organizational Culture, Ali Mohammad Jubran

International Journal for Research in Education

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The purpose of this study was to reveal the elementary teachers' practicing degree of leadership skills from the perspectives of teachers themselves within the green line in Palestine, in light of learning organization and organizational culture. To achieve this aim, the researchers prepared two instruments; the first is a questionnaire composed of (52) items to find out the practicing degree of leadership skills from the perspectives of teachers themselves. It consisted of four domains. The second is a questionnaire including (34) items to find out the learning organization and organizational culture’s degree of implementation from the perspectives of ...


Brain Dominance And The Correlation With Learning Styles, Choosing Specialization And Academic Level Among University Students, Afaf Salim Al-Mohammadi 2017 College of Education- King Saudi University-KSA

Brain Dominance And The Correlation With Learning Styles, Choosing Specialization And Academic Level Among University Students, Afaf Salim Al-Mohammadi

International Journal for Research in Education

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The study aimed to explore the correlation between brain dominance and learning styles when choosing specialization and academic level of university students. the study sample consisted of (397) female students from King Saud University, (204) students from humanity colleges, while (193) represent the scientific colleges The results found that there were statistically significant differences in learning styles (tactile and individual) for left hemisphere, there were no differences in the type of the brain dominance attributed to the academic specialization variant. There were statistically significant differences in learning style (tactile style) for Humanity Colleges. There were no statistically significant differences ...


Motivations And Constraints Of E-Learning From The Viewpoint Of Faculty Members Of The College Of Education, King Saud University, abdulrahman a. alothman, أحمد زيد آل مسعد 2017 King Saud University

Motivations And Constraints Of E-Learning From The Viewpoint Of Faculty Members Of The College Of Education, King Saud University, Abdulrahman A. Alothman, أحمد زيد آل مسعد

International Journal for Research in Education

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This study aims to identify the motivations and obstacles to the use of E-Learning systems and techniques available at King Saud university, and they include: (the learning management system - the virtual classroom system – the technical support system – the techniques of smart classrooms), from the viewpoint of faculty members within the College of Education. The sample was selected randomly as the questionnaire was sent electronically to (430) of the faculty members, and (82) returned, (40) of them were from males and (41) were from females. The study used the descriptive analytical approach and the questionnaire as the study methodology through ...


The Degree Of Parental Awareness Of Their Children's Language-Building Readiness Strategies And The Degree Of Practicing Them And Its Relationship With So Variables, Sami Mohammad Hazaimeh 2017 Al Albayt University - Jordan

The Degree Of Parental Awareness Of Their Children's Language-Building Readiness Strategies And The Degree Of Practicing Them And Its Relationship With So Variables, Sami Mohammad Hazaimeh

International Journal for Research in Education

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This study aimed to detect the degree of awareness of parents in the United Arab Emirates of their children's language-building readiness strategies and the degree of practicing them from their perspectives and its relationship with the parents' educational qualification and economic situation. The researcher prepared a measure consisted of (51) items and distributed it to the study sample which consisted of (115) parents who were chosen by using simple random sampling technique and distributed according to the study’s variables. After the implementation of the study and the analysis of its data, the results showed that the degree ...


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