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Improving College-Going Trends For First Generation Latino Students: The Importance Of Habitus, School Culture And Culturally Responsive Couseling, Patricia A. Marchesi 2017 Seton Hall University

Improving College-Going Trends For First Generation Latino Students: The Importance Of Habitus, School Culture And Culturally Responsive Couseling, Patricia A. Marchesi

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Throughout history, the United States has symbolized a place of opportunity, viewed as a place where achieving a better life is possible. This viewpoint still holds true for Latino immigrants, who currently account for more than half of the country’s population growth since 2000. Latino families and students specifically see higher education as a means by which to attain the proverbial “better life.” However, prior research dedicated to Latino students in the college-going process cites obstacles to enrollment in American colleges and universities. Inadequate academic preparation, language barriers, limited social capital, and restricted access to financial aid are among ...


Are You Afraid Of Technology? Effects Of 1:1 Ipads On Standardized Assessment Scores, Michael Vowles 2017 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Are You Afraid Of Technology? Effects Of 1:1 Ipads On Standardized Assessment Scores, Michael Vowles

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Lack of support at home and in school can be seen as the reason for low standardized test scores and/or low literacy skills. This study reviews the impact of technology (specifically 1:1 iPads) on students’ summative assessments by quantitatively analyzing the results achieved by the same teacher over a two-year period. The assessment includes results for each school year. Additionally, this study qualitatively examines the lessons, the training, and the implementation of the technology by the cooperating teacher to better understand it’s benefits. Results show that students who were taught using iPads displayed more growth and higher ...


Gaining Proficiency In French Through Service Learning: An Action Research Project With Secondary French Students In California And Secondary Students In A French School In France, Stephanie R. Richards 2017 Dominican University of California

Gaining Proficiency In French Through Service Learning: An Action Research Project With Secondary French Students In California And Secondary Students In A French School In France, Stephanie R. Richards

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Engaging in service learning at the high school level in a world language classroom is integral to gaining oral proficiency in the target language. Service learning helps students to see the practical application of the language and it increases student motivation. In many high schools, students have limited opportunities to engage in authentic experiences, use the target language outside of the classroom or with native speakers and they cannot envision practical application for the language. Through the implementation and evaluation of this service-learning project this study aims to increase the opportunity to use French in authentic situations and therefore increase ...


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 ...


Teachers Exploring Mobile Device Integration: A Case Study Of Secondary Teachers’ Responses To Ipads In The Classroom, Joshua Myers, Steven Lesky 2017 Pepperdine University

Teachers Exploring Mobile Device Integration: A Case Study Of Secondary Teachers’ Responses To Ipads In The Classroom, Joshua Myers, Steven Lesky

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

This qualitative study seeks to understand and resolve the difficulties that teachers encounter when integrating mobile devices in classrooms. To address the issue of teacher receptiveness, three undergraduate researchers collaborated with an education professor in spring 2012 to complete a qualitative study with a two-fold purpose: 1) to investigate how two secondary teachers in an independent school responded when adopting a class set of iPads throughout one school cycle (six school days); and 2) to elucidate what a school could do better to support teachers who are piloting mobile device integration. Although previous studies have commonly focused on the impact ...


Perceptions Of Co-Teaching In The Middle School English Language Arts Classroom, Joseph M. Downey 2017 Rowan University

Perceptions Of Co-Teaching In The Middle School English Language Arts Classroom, Joseph M. Downey

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research study was to investigate the perceptions of the co-teaching model in the middle school English Language Arts classroom. Data was kept over a three-week period and tracked through individual interviews with teachers in the English Language Arts department. Each interview included the same number of questions with the same prompts. These questions led teachers to discuss their experiences implementing co-teaching, working with a co-teacher and the time and effort that went into the process. As a result of the data collected, I was able to analyze the findings into specific themes including the roles and ...


Iiatej _1_2017, David Ellis 2017 Selected Works

Iiatej _1_2017, David Ellis

David Ellis

Professional teacher association journal for the NSW Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education (IIATE)


How To Start A Rebellion: Using Film To Engage Social Studies Students, Ariel Jones 2017 University of Toledo

How To Start A Rebellion: Using Film To Engage Social Studies Students, Ariel Jones

Learning to Teach

History teachers face the obstacle of connecting content about the past to their students living in the present. Research in the fields of film, psychology, and education suggest that the use of narrative film in the social studies classroom actually more effectively engages students in the class itself, as well as the historical material. When they are more engaged, they grow cognitively, as well as in terms of their meaningful learning and preparation to become citizens of our society. This article explores the views of experts in these fields, as well as the implementation of film as a teaching tool ...


Technological Resources In The History Classroom, Rebecca Fork 2017 University of Toledo

Technological Resources In The History Classroom, Rebecca Fork

Learning to Teach

As a history teacher, it is not uncommon to hear students explain that they “hate” history class. Today, students are oftentimes turned off and uninterested when they are required to merely memorize dates, names, and events through traditional means like lectures. With the advances in technology and increasing presence of technological resources in school, teachers must seriously consider including technology resources in their toolbox of teacher methods. There are various types of technological resources available to the history teacher such as digital storytelling, online simulations, and virtual history museums. With these techniques incorporated into the classroom, teachers will grasp the ...


Developing Democratic Participation Through Civil Liberties Education In Social Studies Classrooms, Geoffrey L. Earnhart 2017 University of Toledo

Developing Democratic Participation Through Civil Liberties Education In Social Studies Classrooms, Geoffrey L. Earnhart

Learning to Teach

Social studies educators must prepare students for the challenges of a changing world by providing them content knowledge and developing attitudes conducive to participatory citizenship. Most future government policies will have civil liberties implications, thus studying these issues provides a firm foundation for future decision making. Teachers should approach this content using student-centered methods in an open classroom climate in order to build students’ political efficacy that they will need for the future. These techniques equip students to be informed decision makers and encourages them to participatory citizens in later life.


Socializing Science Education Empowering Students Through The Use Of Discourse And Argumentation Of Socioscientific Issues, Christin Wilkins 2017 University of Toledo

Socializing Science Education Empowering Students Through The Use Of Discourse And Argumentation Of Socioscientific Issues, Christin Wilkins

Learning to Teach

Science teaching must begin to accommodate the changing role that science and technology has in the modern world. Citizens have increased avenues in which science can be used in decision-making in their lives and teaching students only content knowledge is not enough to equip them with the critical skills they need. Science education must promote social justice by giving all students opportunities to learn the nature of science as it relates to socio-scientific issues and explore the different values that are embedded in scientific decision-making. Science education should not only address content, it should encourage discourse and practice of science ...


“I’M Just Not Good At Math!” Rethinking What You Know About Mathematics, Katherine Ann Pohl 2017 University of Toledo

“I’M Just Not Good At Math!” Rethinking What You Know About Mathematics, Katherine Ann Pohl

Learning to Teach

There are many misconceptions regarding mathematics that produce negative student dispositions in a classroom. Such misconceptions are not fact based but are due to an ineffective, fixed mindset where a student limits their abilities based upon low self-efficacy and self-concept. Fixed mindsets fuel negative attitudes toward mathematics and can contribute to math anxiety. Studies have shown that the brain can grow and develop throughout a person’s life is partially dependent upon one’s mindset and experiences. Mathematics teachers can utilize a growth mindset where students have high self-efficacy and self-concept to promote positive dispositions toward mathematics. In doing this ...


In Defense Of Young Adult Literature, Marc Driscoll 2017 University of Toledo

In Defense Of Young Adult Literature, Marc Driscoll

Learning to Teach

English language arts teachers have forever relied on the English literature canon for their selection of text to use in the classroom. This article asks the question if this method is the most effective way to choose classroom texts based on the interest level of the students. It is argued that young adult literature, or literature that is written about characters that are the same age as students facing similar issues, can capture the interest of students and motivate them to be engaged in the English language arts lessons.


Comparing The Self-Efficacy Of Dual Enrollment Students Taking Classes At The High School, At The College, And Online, Tyler Wallace 2017 Liberty University

Comparing The Self-Efficacy Of Dual Enrollment Students Taking Classes At The High School, At The College, And Online, Tyler Wallace

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This quantitative causal comparative study investigated how the modality of course content delivery impacts the self-efficacy of dual enrollment students. The problem was that it is unclear how the benefits of dual enrollment impact different student groups based on the location of the course. The purpose was to verify existing research linking higher college self-efficacy with participation in dual enrollment programs and to provide an initial understanding of how the benefit of higher levels of self-efficacy regarding college performance is distributed between students who take their dual enrollment courses in various modalities. Using the College Academic Self-Efficacy Scale (CASES), data ...


The Revolving Door Of Education: Teacher Turnover And Retention Amongst The Graduates Of A Liberal Arts Teacher Education Program, Gregory W. Dachille, Chloe Ruff 2017 Gettysburg College

The Revolving Door Of Education: Teacher Turnover And Retention Amongst The Graduates Of A Liberal Arts Teacher Education Program, Gregory W. Dachille, Chloe Ruff

Education Faculty Publications

In the United States, elementary and secondary education teachers comprise 4% of the entire civilian workforce (Ingersoll, 2001). The composition of that 4% is changing because of teacher turnover. According to recent statistics, 46% of teachers leave the classroom within the first five years of teaching and 9.5% of teachers leave the classroom within their first year (Rinke, 2014; Riggs, 2013; Zheng & Zeller, 2016). This study is designed to examine the teaching experiences of graduates of one teacher education program and the potential differences between graduates who stay in teaching and those who leave. Throughout this study, the guiding ...


Scaffolding The Framework For K-16: Building An Il Curriculum For The Acrl Framework, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Heather G. James 2017 Marquette University

Scaffolding The Framework For K-16: Building An Il Curriculum For The Acrl Framework, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Heather G. James

Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes

In this program, the authors will address the considerations, challenges, and opportunities inherent in scaling information literacy instruction including threshold concepts to a large-scale program, specifically within a university setting but transferrable to multiple contexts. The speakers will address the flipped approach for library instruction in a First-Year Writing program as well as their expanded role in developing a new curriculum for the program. Throughout both processes, incorporating the threshold concepts of the ACRL Framework was a priority. Particularly this emphasis on scaffolding engagement with threshold concepts, that is part of the ACRL Framework, can be translated from the context ...


Turning Teachers Into Action Researchers In Their Classrooms, Dusty Columbia Embury, Laura S. Clarke 2017 Eastern Kentucky University

Turning Teachers Into Action Researchers In Their Classrooms, Dusty Columbia Embury, Laura S. Clarke

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Action research is often called the teacher’s research and often feels like a common sense approach to solving problems, but not all pre-service teachers begin careers knowing how to use this methodology to improve their own practice. This article offers a rationale for teaching pre-service teachers the skills and action research methodology as a tool for professional improvement based on the experiences of the authors engaging in a reflective process for teaching. While not generalizable, it is hoped that lessons learned may be applied by other faculty in teacher education programs.


A Social Constructionist Inquiry Study On The Lived Experiences Of Educators With Dyslexia Overcoming Workplace Barriers And Increasing Their Capacity For Success, Kathryn R. Taylor 2017 Brandman University

A Social Constructionist Inquiry Study On The Lived Experiences Of Educators With Dyslexia Overcoming Workplace Barriers And Increasing Their Capacity For Success, Kathryn R. Taylor

Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative research is to journey the lives of educators with dyslexia growing up as K-12 students, working in the K-12 educational environment, and the means by which those educators overcome workplace barriers as analyzed by three guidelines under the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle, multiple means of engagement. The qualitative study was designed from a constructive inquiry perspective. This method allowed the researcher to construct reality by interpreting a group of educators’ perceptions based on their experiences and social dynamics living with dyslexia. The primary data was collected from one-on-one interviews guided by scripted questions ...


(Mis)Reading The Classroom: A Two-Act “Play” On The Conflicting Roles In Student Teaching, Christi U. Edge 2017 Northern Michigan University

(Mis)Reading The Classroom: A Two-Act “Play” On The Conflicting Roles In Student Teaching, Christi U. Edge

Journal Articles

This case study examined concentric and reciprocal notions of reading—that of high school students, a pre-service teacher, and a teacher educator. An intern charged with teaching students to read, interact with, and compose texts in an English/language arts classroom constructed her role in the classroom based on her reading the “text” of her internship experiences, relationships, and responsibilities. Using interviews and observations, a teacher educator read and interpreted the classroom “text” the pre-service teacher “composed” during her internship and then constructed a two-act “play” which details the conflict in the intern’s enacting the dual role of student-teacher ...


Minority Middle And High School Students' Interest In Science: An Exploration Of Teachers' Perceptions, Caroline Makere 2016 National Louis University

Minority Middle And High School Students' Interest In Science: An Exploration Of Teachers' Perceptions, Caroline Makere

Dissertations

A high school teacher conducted a study about minority middle and high school students’ interest in science. The problem was to find out why African American and Hispanic students were showing very little interest in science. The researcher used four middle school science teachers and nine high school science teachers, all from inner city schools in a big city of the Midwest United States except for one middle school teacher from a nearby suburb. The participants answered a survey questionnaire followed with a face-to-face recorded interview. The findings of the study confirmed that students showed little interest in science due ...


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