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Adult Basic Education Teachers' Perceptions Of Their Preparation To Implement The Curriculum Standards In The Kaduna State, Nigeria, Yusuf S. Aliyu 2018 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Adult Basic Education Teachers' Perceptions Of Their Preparation To Implement The Curriculum Standards In The Kaduna State, Nigeria, Yusuf S. Aliyu

Theses and Dissertations (All)

Inspired by the scarcity of data to support improvement efforts in adult basic literacy programs in the Kaduna State in Nigeria, this study investigated the perceptions of 147 adult basic literacy teachers in service in the state. The study was framed by insights from a four-knowledge-domain framework proposed by the American Institute for Research (AIR) (Fedele-McLeod, et al., 2013), an eight-domain framework proposed for ESL/EFL settings (TESOL, 2008), and a four-domain model proposed by Danielson (2013a). The purpose was to understand (1) how the surveyed teachers perceive their readiness to implement the standards proposed by the curriculum as a ...


Correlating Spirituality And Integration Theory Among Ncaa Division I Athletes In The Northeast, Bobby L. Anderson 2018 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Correlating Spirituality And Integration Theory Among Ncaa Division I Athletes In The Northeast, Bobby L. Anderson

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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between aspects of spirituality and their relationship to factors of persistence, specifically academic and social integration, among varsity-level student-athletes competing in the Northeast Conference of the NCAA’s Division I tier. For the purposes of this study, the traits of spirituality were obtained from the Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale (SIBS) developed by Hatch et al. (1998) and later revised (SIBS-R) in 2001. Additionally, the traits of academic and social integration were obtained from the Academic and Social Integration Scales (ASIS) developed by Pascarella and Terenzini (1980). The revised spirituality ...


Do College Presidents Need To Be Academics?: Exploring The Relationship Between The Perceived Effectiveness Of Institutional Presidents And Their Career Path, Shawn M. Hoke 2018 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Do College Presidents Need To Be Academics?: Exploring The Relationship Between The Perceived Effectiveness Of Institutional Presidents And Their Career Path, Shawn M. Hoke

Theses and Dissertations (All)

As institutions of higher education in America have grown and changed, so too have the role expectations of institutional presidents. In recent years, fewer Chief Academic Officers/provosts aspire to be presidents and more presidents have non-traditional (non-academic) career paths. This study investigates whether faculty and trustee constituents’ perceptions of the leadership effectiveness of presidents differ depending on the presidents’ career path. It also examines whether the self/other perceptual agreement of presidents and their constituents differs based on career path. Finally, it explores president, trustee, and faculty perceptions of how presidents should, and do, spend their time.

A sample ...


The Student-Leader Voice In Restorative Justice Practices, Amanda Wagner 2018 Dominican University of California

The Student-Leader Voice In Restorative Justice Practices, Amanda Wagner

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

As more and more schools work to develop equitable and effective discipline strategies many are turning to restorative practices. However, there is no one correct way to implement a successful restorative justice program so schools are left to experiment with different practices and procedures to determine what works best for their school community. Research suggests that there are numerous benefits to developing a restorative program at a school but studies largely exclude the student perspective. Since students are a central part of a meaningful restorative justice program, it is important to hear their voices and experiences. The purpose of this ...


Changing The World By Being A Personally And Socially Responsible Leader: A Scholarly Analysis Of Educating Leaders Of Social Change, Heather N. Hall 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Changing The World By Being A Personally And Socially Responsible Leader: A Scholarly Analysis Of Educating Leaders Of Social Change, Heather N. Hall

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Upward Mobility: A Phenomenological Study Of The Hispanic Student Experience In Dual Enrollment, Marina Ashmar Giovannini 2018 University of New England

Upward Mobility: A Phenomenological Study Of The Hispanic Student Experience In Dual Enrollment, Marina Ashmar Giovannini

All Theses And Dissertations

Dual enrollment continues to experience rapid growth throughout the United States and is viewed as one of the best ways to prepare students for college. Hispanics represent the largest and fastest growing minority ethnic population in the nation, but they are underrepresented in most dual enrollment programs. Although previous research has demonstrated that dual enrollment programs produce positive outcomes concerning academic achievement and college completion, few studies have captured the experiences of Hispanic students in dual enrollment. The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to investigate how Hispanic students in an Arizona community college perceive how their experiences in ...


Impact Of Same-Race Mentoring On Adult Female African-American Students Enrolled At A Regional State College, Zohreh Aminian 2018 University of New England

Impact Of Same-Race Mentoring On Adult Female African-American Students Enrolled At A Regional State College, Zohreh Aminian

All Theses And Dissertations

This qualitative case study explored the importance and role of race in mentoring relationships of adult female African-American students. In addition, this study presents the experiences and obstacles faced by adult female African-American students working one on one with non-minority mentors at Reginal State College. A final purpose of the study was to document students’ perceptions about their levels of academic success with a White mentor or with an African-American mentor. This is a mentoring model in which students are assigned to a mentor from the time they are admitted to the college, and they work one on one with ...


Using Song Lyrics In Teaching An Undergraduate Statistics Course, Joseph Marc Zagerman 2018 University of New England

Using Song Lyrics In Teaching An Undergraduate Statistics Course, Joseph Marc Zagerman

All Theses And Dissertations

Contemporary pedagogical theory examines the shift from passive to active instructional techniques in order to enhance student engagement and learning. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to develop a deeper understanding of the lived educational experiences of Millennials enrolled in an introductory statistics course when song lyrics were used as an instructional technique. Gardner’s (2011) theory of Multiple Intelligence served as the theoretical framework of this study and provided implications for higher education. Seven traditional undergraduate students participated in this study in which song lyrics were used to inform and reinforce the six steps of hypothesis testing ...


Educational Groupings In The Middle School Science Classroom, Erica L. McNeil 2018 University of New England

Educational Groupings In The Middle School Science Classroom, Erica L. Mcneil

All Theses And Dissertations

Grouping students for learning has historically been debated among educational professionals. Twenty-first century skills encourage students to work together within their classrooms in preparation for future careers. Adopting Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) has required educators to encourage collaboration among students for science learning. Understanding the implications of student groupings and differentiated instructional strategies on learning requires an important conversation for educators who strive to support all learners needs sufficiently and prepare them for their future. This qualitative study examines and describes the perceptions of teachers regarding the role of educational student groupings on student learning of science concepts. Ten ...


Organizational Leadership Preparation: An Exploration Of Recently Ordained Roman Catholic Priests, Michael Drumm 2018 University of the Incarnate Word

Organizational Leadership Preparation: An Exploration Of Recently Ordained Roman Catholic Priests, Michael Drumm

Theses & Dissertations

Research Focus. This qualitative study explored the expectations and the experiences of recently ordained Roman Catholic priests as leaders in their parish communities. Leadership preparation of Roman Catholic priests is an important issue. Roman Catholic priests, by following the example of Jesus Christ, and as described in Apostolic Letters, Decrees and Apostolic Exhortations from the Vatican, would appear to be expected to be the personification of a good leader. Thus, the question is posed as to what newly ordained priests thought the leadership expectations would be, and what their experience has been.

Research Methods. This basic interpretive qualitative study explored ...


Engaging Generation Z: A Study On Facebook Group Implementation In Language Courses And In Multiple Contexts, Garrett Fisher 2018 University of New England

Engaging Generation Z: A Study On Facebook Group Implementation In Language Courses And In Multiple Contexts, Garrett Fisher

All Theses And Dissertations

This dissertation uses a mixed-methods approach with both an analysis of Facebook group data from a 2016 faculty-led trip and a meta-analysis of Facebook group studies from the past five years to examine popular theoretical frameworks, publication bias, themes, and how a Facebook group can be used with Generation Z learners to facilitate engagement with language instruction. The research was supported by a literature review that includes second language acquisition theory, sociocultural theory, and generational theory. The study revealed that a Facebook group can facilitate engagement for Generation Z language learners at the university level by creating an environment that ...


From Providing Access To Promoting Success: Transforming A Community College System’S Advising Services, Staci L. Grasky 2018 University of New England

From Providing Access To Promoting Success: Transforming A Community College System’S Advising Services, Staci L. Grasky

All Theses And Dissertations

The economy of the early twenty-first century endured the Great Recession, demanded an increasingly skilled workforce, and saw technological advancements that enabled new levels of scrutiny and accountability. Within this environment, institutions of higher education felt the impacts of recession and recovery, changing workforce demands, and heightened scrutiny. For community colleges, student demographics shifted and challenges grew as they admitted high numbers of students who faced obstacles to attaining their academic goals, such as a lack of preparation for college level work, low socioeconomic status, unclear goals, and first-generation status. With little ability to control these factors and mounting pressure ...


The Principal Evaluation: Connecting Principals’ Evaluation To The Growth And Development Process: A Case Study, Jackie Nielsen 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Principal Evaluation: Connecting Principals’ Evaluation To The Growth And Development Process: A Case Study, Jackie Nielsen

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

With the evolution of the school principal, having an evaluation process which connects a principal’s growth and development to make a meaningful impact on their instructional leadership is vital to the success of K-12 education. Data were analyzed to determine if the principal evaluation process aided in the growth and development of the principal and assistant principal administrators. Data were collected in this qualitative case study from multiple sources: interviews, artifacts, observations, and evaluation documents. Seven (7) principals and one (1) assistant principal were interviewed about their perception of how the principal evaluation process connected to their growth and ...


Perspectives Of Rural Nebraska Community Leaders On Pre-Kindergarten In Public Schools, Bradley G. Stauffer 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Perspectives Of Rural Nebraska Community Leaders On Pre-Kindergarten In Public Schools, Bradley G. Stauffer

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The investigator in this study explored perspectives of rural Nebraska community leaders on pre-kindergarten in public schools. Thirty rural Nebraska community leaders were interviewed, 10 from each of three different communities ranging in population from around 1,000 to 2,500. For this qualitative study, the investigator asked two primary research questions related to the impact of pre-kindergarten on:

  1. Child development
  2. Community development

Six main themes were derived from the interviews:

  1. Child Development
  2. Community Development
  3. Changes in the Family and Society
  4. Funding
  5. Equity
  6. Educating the Community

The literature review focused on the efficacy of pre-kindergarten and early childhood education. Three ...


A Phenomenological Study On Teacher Perception Of Change In School Culture As A Result Of The Implementation Of Mindfulness, Justin Penley 2018 East Tennessee State University

A Phenomenological Study On Teacher Perception Of Change In School Culture As A Result Of The Implementation Of Mindfulness, Justin Penley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A qualitative investigation was conducted to explore the phenomenon of teacher perception of change in school culture as a result of the implementation of mindfulness. This study used a phenomenological methodology, enabling the researcher to gather information by focusing on and describing the impact of mindfulness on school culture in a deep comprehensive manner.

The investigator was able to extract meaning and code data, leading to the emergence of themes that supported and aligned with the study’s research questions and thus led into a holistic understanding of the phenomenon. This was accomplished through data analysis of rich, in-depth interviews ...


National Professional Development Framework For All Who Teach In Irish Higher Education, How It Nurtures And Supports Reflection For A Teaching Community Of Practice., Roisin CA Donnelly 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

National Professional Development Framework For All Who Teach In Irish Higher Education, How It Nurtures And Supports Reflection For A Teaching Community Of Practice., Roisin Ca Donnelly

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The Effect Of Teacher Race On Student Perceptions In Low-Income Schools, Benton M. Brown 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Effect Of Teacher Race On Student Perceptions In Low-Income Schools, Benton M. Brown

Theses and Dissertations

In the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision, thousands of teachers of color lost their jobs as black students were integrated into mostly white schools. The number of black teachers in schools across the United States has never recovered resulting in a teaching workforce that is less diverse than the student population that they teach. Many studies have examined the possible impact of this discrepancy including the possibility that this has contributed to the black-white achievement gap that exists in the United States. Other studies have examined the non-academic impacts of a less diverse workforce including ...


Teacher And Administrator Perspectives From Experiences In The Teacher Leadership Initiative, Leslie Lynne Sharp 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Teacher And Administrator Perspectives From Experiences In The Teacher Leadership Initiative, Leslie Lynne Sharp

Theses and Dissertations

Teacher leadership, has been defined by many researchers as the answer to school improvement through the use of teacher leaders leading the effort in schools and districts. This qualitative dissertation takes a deep look into the experiences of teachers and administrators that participated in a nation-wide teacher leadership pilot, the Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI), and the effects that this year-long event had on leadership, school improvement and teacher and administrator professional practices. Unifying outcomes from the participants as a result of their involvement in this initiative included changes in thinking about leadership that directly improved professional efficacy, collaborative and leadership ...


Who Teaches Where? A Descriptive Analysis Of Similarities And Differences Between Teachers In Traditional And Charter Schools In Pulaski County, Arkansas, Alexandra Merlyn Boyd 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Who Teaches Where? A Descriptive Analysis Of Similarities And Differences Between Teachers In Traditional And Charter Schools In Pulaski County, Arkansas, Alexandra Merlyn Boyd

Theses and Dissertations

Using survey data collected from 893 public school teachers in Pulaski County, Arkansas, this study looks for differences in traditional public school teachers and charter school teachers on their (1) backgrounds and teacher characteristics; (2) motivations for entering the teaching profession; and (3) attitudes towards school and teaching. A multivariate analysis of the data revealed that few differences exist between the two groups of teachers on their backgrounds, teacher characteristics, and motivations to enter the teaching field. However, charter school teachers were found to be more likely to have positive attitudes towards school policy changes, a stronger professional commitment to ...


Tapping The Voices Of Learners For Authentic Student Engagement, Bryan Bronn 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Tapping The Voices Of Learners For Authentic Student Engagement, Bryan Bronn

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the problem of practice of the decline in student engagement from the perceptions of secondary school learners as they proceed throughout their educational experience. According to researchers, learners who are engaged—meaning those who are committed and connected in active relationships with teachers, other learners, the learning environment, learning interests and ideas, the curriculum, and learning goals, are more likely to enjoy and be in control of their own learning [student agency]. This study is significant because of its potential to provide new understandings of the problem of a decline in student ...


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