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Sustained Implementation Of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports Through Continuous Regeneration, Thomas A. Edwards 2016 University of Washington Tacoma

Sustained Implementation Of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports Through Continuous Regeneration, Thomas A. Edwards

Ed.D. Capstone Projects

School-wide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBIS) aim to create safe and civil school environments through proactive teaching, consistent reinforcing, and appropriate response to student behavior. The literature pertaining to the implementation of SWPBIS is limited, having few longitudinal studies of school-based changes to sustain the initiative. The present case study examined the data-based adaptations in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, priority, and continuous regeneration during a five-year implementation of SWPBIS at a high needs middle school. Findings demonstrated marked improvement in fidelity of implementation, student, parent, and staff perceptions, and student behavior outcomes. Recommendations related to continual improvement that engages more staff ...


Utilizing Assessment Resources To Support Classroom Instruction In Mathematics, Jennifer A. Judkins 2016 University of Washington Tacoma

Utilizing Assessment Resources To Support Classroom Instruction In Mathematics, Jennifer A. Judkins

Ed.D. Capstone Projects

Mathematics teachers in the state of Washington have the responsibility of helping students develop the knowledge and skills included in the Mathematics K-12 Learning Standards (also known as the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics) and measured by the Smarter Balanced summative assessments in mathematics. A great need existed for teachers to have additional support to help students learn the standards and be prepared to demonstrate their knowledge on the Smarter Balanced assessments as well as more working knowledge of how to utilize the supports provided within the system of Smarter Balanced. Mathematics educators in the state of Washington were ...


How Do Open Educational Resources (Oers) Impact Students? A Qualitative Study At New York City College Of Technology, Cuny, Cailean Cooney 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

How Do Open Educational Resources (Oers) Impact Students? A Qualitative Study At New York City College Of Technology, Cuny, Cailean Cooney

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This thesis reports on findings from a study conducted with students using open educational resources as the primary course material in their Health Psychology course. The study took place at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college located in Brooklyn. Students were assigned the OER by their course instructor, who developed it as part of a library funded pilot initiative. Two research instruments were employed to collect qualitative data from students: a survey and one-on-one interviews with a smaller student sample. Both survey and interview items asked students ...


The Remedy That's Killing: Cuny, Laguardia, And The Fight For Better Math Policy, Rachel A. Oppenheimer 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Remedy That's Killing: Cuny, Laguardia, And The Fight For Better Math Policy, Rachel A. Oppenheimer

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

Nationwide, there is a crisis in math learning and math achievement at all levels of education. Upwards of 80% of students who enter the City University of New York’s community colleges from New York City’s Department of Education high schools fail to meet college level math proficiencies and as a result, are funneled into the system’s remedial math system. Once placed into pre-college remedial arithmetic, pre-algebra, and elementary algebra courses, students fail at alarming rates and research indicates that students’ failure in remedial math has negative ripple effects on their persistence and degree completion. CUNY is not ...


Studying Disciplinary Corpora To Teach The Craft Of Discussion, Elena Cotos, Stephanie Link, Sarah Rebecca Huffman 2016 Iowa State University

Studying Disciplinary Corpora To Teach The Craft Of Discussion, Elena Cotos, Stephanie Link, Sarah Rebecca Huffman

Elena Cotos

Producing publishable quality research articles is a difficult task for novice scholarly writers. Particularly challenging is writing the Discussion/Conclusion section, which requires taking evaluative and interpretive stances on obtained results and substantiating claims regarding the worth of the scholarly contribution of the article to scientific knowledge. Conforming to the expectations of the target disciplinary community adds another dimension to the challenge. Corpus-based genre analysis can foster postgraduate writing instruction by providing insightful descriptions of rhetorical patterns and variation in disciplinary discourse. This paper introduces a pedagogically-oriented cross-disciplinary model of moves and steps devised through top-down corpus analysis. The model ...


Connecting Game And Instructional Design Through Development, David Matthew Boyer, Mete Ackaoglu, Silvia Pernsteiner 2016 Clemson University

Connecting Game And Instructional Design Through Development, David Matthew Boyer, Mete Ackaoglu, Silvia Pernsteiner

Mete Akcaoglu

The challenge when creating digital game-based learning applications is to simultaneously consider and satisfy theory and practice in the fields of both game and instructional design in order to construct successful learning games. A concern often raised about this process is that emphasis on game design will result in a lack of learning opportunities in the game and focus on instruction will produce a game that lacks fun and engagement. We believe finding the common elements in these design processes can begin to bridge this perceived gap between game and instructional design. To gain a shared understanding of methods and ...


Requiring Counseling In Master's-Level Counseling Programs: Students' Perceptions Of Counseling And Psychological Characteristics, Nancy L. Leech 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Requiring Counseling In Master's-Level Counseling Programs: Students' Perceptions Of Counseling And Psychological Characteristics, Nancy L. Leech

Nancy Leech

The present study investigates master's level counselors-in-training (N = 513) and whether there are differences between students in counseling programs based in schools of education that require personal counseling sessions for students to work through personal issues (n = 329) and those programs that do not require counseling (n = 184), with respect to willingness to seek counseling, distress, attitude toward counseling, social support, and self-concealment. To date, no studies have investigated these factors for this population. Five one-way multivariate analyses of variance were conducted to determine if there were differences between counseling programs that require personal counseling sessions and those that ...


Building A Methodological Foundation: Doctoral-Level Methods Courses In Colleges Of Education, Nancy L. Leech, Laura D. Goodwin 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Building A Methodological Foundation: Doctoral-Level Methods Courses In Colleges Of Education, Nancy L. Leech, Laura D. Goodwin

Nancy Leech

Due to the continued growth of qualitative research methodology, the demand for large-scale quasi-experimental studies, and a renewed interest in mixed methodologies, there is concern regarding methods courses taught in schools or colleges of education in the United States. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of current methods course requirements in doctoral programs and explore the balance among qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods course requirements and dissertation policies and procedures. A purposeful sample (n = 100) of schools of education was collected from across the nation. The findings indicate that, overall, there is large variability in the number ...


An Array Of Qualitative Analysis Tools: A Call For Data Analysis Triangulation, Nancy L. Leech, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

An Array Of Qualitative Analysis Tools: A Call For Data Analysis Triangulation, Nancy L. Leech, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Nancy Leech

One of the most important steps in the qualitative research process is analysis of data. The purpose of this article is to provide elements for understanding multiple types of qualitative data analysis techniques available and the importance of utilizing more than one type of analysis, thus utilizing data analysis triangulation, in order to understand phenomenon more fully for school psychology research and beyond. The authors describe seven qualitative analysis tools: methods of constant comparison, keywords-in-context, word count, classical content analysis, domain analysis, taxonomic analysis, and componential analysis. Then, the authors outline when to use each type of analysis. In so ...


Qualitative Data Analysis: A Compendium Of Techniques And A Framework For Selection For School Psychology Research And Beyond, Nancy L. Leech, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Qualitative Data Analysis: A Compendium Of Techniques And A Framework For Selection For School Psychology Research And Beyond, Nancy L. Leech, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Nancy Leech

Qualitative researchers in school psychology have a multitude of analyses available for data. The purpose of this article is to present several of the most common methods for analyzing qualitative data. Specifically, the authors describe the following 18 qualitative analysis techniques: method of constant comparison analysis, keywords-in-context, word count, classical content analysis, domain analysis, taxonomic analysis, componential analysis, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, secondary analysis, membership categorization analysis, narrative analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, semiotics, manifest content analysis, latent content analysis, text mining, and microinterlocutor analysis. Moreover, the authors present a new framework for organizing these analysis techniques via the four major ...


Statistics Poker: Reinforcing Basic Statistical Concepts, Nancy L. Leech 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Statistics Poker: Reinforcing Basic Statistical Concepts, Nancy L. Leech

Nancy Leech

Learning basic statistical concepts does not need to be tedious or dry; it can be fun and interesting through cooperative learning in the small‐group activity of Statistics Poker. This article describes a teaching approach for reinforcing basic statistical concepts that can help students who have high anxiety and makes learning and reinforcing these concepts more interesting and fun.


A Typology Of Mixed Methods Research Designs, Nancy L. Leech, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

A Typology Of Mixed Methods Research Designs, Nancy L. Leech, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Nancy Leech

The mixed methods paradigm is still in its adolescence, and, thus, is still relatively unknown and confusing to many researchers. In general, mixed methods research represents research that involves collecting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data in a single study or in a series of studies that investigate the same underlying phenomenon. Over the last several years, a plethora of research designs have been developed. However, the number of designs that currently prevail leaves the doctoral student, the beginning researcher, and even the experienced researcher who is new to the field of mixed methods research with the challenge of ...


Mixed Data Analysis: Advanced Integration Techniques, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, John R. Slate, Nancy L. Leech, Kathleen Mt Collins 2016 Sam Houston State University

Mixed Data Analysis: Advanced Integration Techniques, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, John R. Slate, Nancy L. Leech, Kathleen Mt Collins

Nancy Leech

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A Qualitative Framework For Collecting And Analyzing Data In Focus Group Research, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, W. B. Dickinson, Nancy L. Leech, A. G. Zoran, Annemarie G. 2016 Sam Houston State University

A Qualitative Framework For Collecting And Analyzing Data In Focus Group Research, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, W. B. Dickinson, Nancy L. Leech, A. G. Zoran, Annemarie G.

Nancy Leech

Despite the abundance of published material on conducting focus groups, scant specific information exists on how to analyze focus group data in social science research. Thus, the authors provide a new qualitative framework for collecting and analyzing focus group data. First, they identify types of data that can be collected during focus groups. Second, they identify the qualitative data analysis techniques best suited for analyzing these data. Third, they introduce what they term as a micro-interlocutor analysis, wherein meticulous information about which participant responds to each question, the order in which each participant responds, response characteristics, the nonverbal communication used ...


Research And Evaluation Of Psycho-Educational Approaches To Prevention And Intervention For Marginalised Young People In The Barwon Region Of Victoria, Susan Margaret Green 2016 Australian Catholic University

Research And Evaluation Of Psycho-Educational Approaches To Prevention And Intervention For Marginalised Young People In The Barwon Region Of Victoria, Susan Margaret Green

Theses

This study undertook an evaluation of six alternative education programs provided by St Augustine's Education and Training in the Barwon region of Victoria. The impetus for the study has come from the staff of St Augustine's who bravely opened up their programs to closer scrutiny in order to gain a clearer understanding about the needs of the students attending their programs, the theoretical basis of their work and the outcomes of program intervention. A utilisation-focused approach was used and incorporated the following components: a needs analysis using a variety of measures to identify the characteristics of the students ...


Promote Your Research Work On Linkedin, Nader Ale Ebrahim 2016 Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya

Promote Your Research Work On Linkedin, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Academic social networking allows you to connect with other researchers in your field, share your publications and datasets, get feedback on your non-peer-reviewed work, and to stay current with news and events in your field of interest. It gives you another place to establish your name and research and perhaps even collaborate with others. The academic, social networking, making your work more widely discoverable and easily available. LinkedIn (launched in 2003) is currently the third most popular social network in terms of unique monthly visitors, right behind Facebook and Twitter. The LinkedIn is primarily centered around careers, and it enables ...


Long Term Benefits For Women In A Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics Living-Learning Community, Jennifer L. Maltby, Christopher Brooks, Marjorie Horton, Helen Morgan 2016 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Long Term Benefits For Women In A Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics Living-Learning Community, Jennifer L. Maltby, Christopher Brooks, Marjorie Horton, Helen Morgan

Learning Communities Research and Practice

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees provide opportunities for economic mobility. Yet women, underrepresented minority (URM), and first-generation college students remain disproportionately underrepresented in STEM fields. This study examined the effectiveness of a living-learning community (LLC) for URM and first-generation first-year women interested in STEM. The authors utilized a matched sample post-hoc analysis to examine undergraduate and graduate degree attainment in science related fields for women who participated in the Women in Science Residence Program (WISERP) LLC compared to matched controls. The control group was matched on twelve characteristics that are associated with retention in STEM. First-generation college students ...


Perceptions Of Eighth Grade State Writing Assessment At A Nationally Recognized Middle School, Jillian M. Quandt 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Perceptions Of Eighth Grade State Writing Assessment At A Nationally Recognized Middle School, Jillian M. Quandt

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This study seeks to understand how one at-risk middle school in Nebraska is consistently beating eighth grade Nebraska State Writing Assessment (NESA-W) averages. The school has significant populations of Hispanic, special education, and low-income students. The study answers the following two research questions. What strategies does the at-risk school utilize to enable its students to exceed the Nebraska average on the NESA-W? What attitudes do the school’s writing teachers, administrators, students, and their parents hold about the NESA-W? Students and their parents answered a multiple-choice survey; teachers and administrators answered a longer, open-ended survey. The researcher used a combination ...


American Undergraduates Undone: Social And Intellectual Dysfunction On Campus, Noelle P. Jones 2016 Washington University in Saint Louis

American Undergraduates Undone: Social And Intellectual Dysfunction On Campus, Noelle P. Jones

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The pivotal, formative years of typical undergraduates, ages 18-22, represent a time when students mold their distinctive identities, social personalities, and intellects more intensively than during any other period of their lives. Developmental theorists Arthur W. Chickering and Linda Reisser call this process “journeying toward individuation—the discovery and refinement of one’s unique way of being—and also toward communion with other individuals and groups, including the larger national and global society” (35). In today’s college climate, students flummox and astound parents, professors, and researchers due to their individual immaturity and disengagement with learning. Although these complaints identify ...


Are They Matching Up? An Analysis Of Study Abroad Outcomes And The Vocational Needs Of A Southern Appalachian Area, Brynn A. Smith 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Are They Matching Up? An Analysis Of Study Abroad Outcomes And The Vocational Needs Of A Southern Appalachian Area, Brynn A. Smith

Capstone Collection

With an increased amount of people seeking higher education, it has become vital to connect education to career in American colleges and universities. To better understand the value of education abroad, international educators must make this connection clear. This research examines student outcomes from Maryville College’s (MC) study abroad programs and compares them with human resource needs, with special attention given to the local job market in the surrounding area. A case study approach was used to gather data from MC study abroad returnees, local HR professionals, and national sources to understand where student outcomes are or are not ...


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