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The Impact Of School Culture Upon An Educational Institution, Jared T. Clark Aug 2019

The Impact Of School Culture Upon An Educational Institution, Jared T. Clark

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, there are close to 100,000 public schools and over 33,000 private schools in the United States. Each of these schools have different mission statements, pedagogies, philosophies and purposes along with different types of students. These schools are led by a variety of leaders with different levels of education and leadership styles. Is there a common theme between the schools that are most successful at providing a holistic education for their students and creating a rewarding environment in which the respective faculties serve their students? What is the impact of school ...


Should Twins Share An Elementary School Classroom?, Heather S. Amundson Jul 2019

Should Twins Share An Elementary School Classroom?, Heather S. Amundson

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

In any child’s educational experience, there are positive and negative aspects. However, when jealousy and competition, identity and dependence, separation anxiety, and a host of other emotionally charged aspects of school life, are added to the situation, the elementary classroom becomes a minefield for all involved, especially for twins. It is this minefield that parents, states, and educational professionals walk students through, all while seeking each child’s best interest. However, there are conflicting opinions, research, and practices that mark the historical landscape of whether to educate twins in a shared elementary school classroom. The historical trend within the ...


What Research Says About Leadership Styles And Their Implications For School Climate And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Steven C. Wynn Jun 2019

What Research Says About Leadership Styles And Their Implications For School Climate And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Steven C. Wynn

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

The purpose of this research is to explore the various styles of leadership within education that are practiced by principals, administrators, and other educational leaders and how it impacts education, specifically the implications for school climate and teacher job satisfaction. The styles of leadership explored in this research include Affiliative, Authoritative, Autocratic, Coaching, Coercive, Democratic, Laissez-Faire, Pacesetting, Transactional, and Transformational. Each style of leadership is defined and demonstrates the effect it has on schools. The Paradigm of Educational Leadership has been crafted to visually show the relationship each style of leadership has with its counterparts. Research from the business industry ...


Under The Umbrella: Strategies For Working With Asd Students, Shannon Elise Hallisy May 2019

Under The Umbrella: Strategies For Working With Asd Students, Shannon Elise Hallisy

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

A literature review was conducted to examine the various strategies that have been implemented with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Interventions were identified and examine regarding their effectiveness with these individuals. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research studies from several different countries were included, in order to provide a global perspective. The main areas that were examined were academically-focused interventions, behavioral and social interventions, student perceptions, and teacher-focused studies. Although autism is a condition that is highly unique to each individual, several commonalities are noted regarding key features of autism as well as common practices that have shown ...


Family Engagement In Urban Education: The Impact And Factors Affecting Engagement, Jennifer Elliott Aug 2018

Family Engagement In Urban Education: The Impact And Factors Affecting Engagement, Jennifer Elliott

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

Much research has documented the importance of parental participation in education, but the findings are mixed in regards to what type of parental engagement yields higher academic achievement. As an educator, I have witnessed programs and ideas that are successful in a suburban setting completely fail or be unrelated to an urban school setting. I realize that every school setting is unique and what works for one teacher or school may not work for another. As an urban educator it is my desire to discover the most effective types of parental engagement relating to my students. To that end, the ...


What Place Do Electronic Resources Have In The Christian School Library?, Sheri E. Cooper May 2017

What Place Do Electronic Resources Have In The Christian School Library?, Sheri E. Cooper

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine how Christian school library collections have been impacted by the information age. The focus was threefold: Do collection development policies include e-resources? Should they? How is a biblical worldview exhibited in the selection of e-resources? How much of the budget should be allocated to e-resources? The twenty-two participants of this study were librarians from Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accredited schools who were willing to participate. The instrument used for this study was a survey with primarily open-ended questions. This study shows that many Christian school libraries do not consider e-resources ...


Vocabulary Acquisition: Implementing Word Walls With Images In Science For Ells, Mary Orr Mar 2017

Vocabulary Acquisition: Implementing Word Walls With Images In Science For Ells, Mary Orr

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

With increased concern about science instruction for ELLs, this quantitative applied research project sought to answer the research question, “Is there a relationship between the vocabulary instructional strategy of a word wall with images (WWwI) and the science vocabulary acquisition for ELLs?” The research design was a pre-test post-test control condition study using a group of ELLs in an ELL classroom for both the control condition and experimental condition. The quantitative data confirmed the results that there is a relationship between the students learning the science vocabulary words with the use of a WWwI since the experimental condition of ELLs ...


Effects Of Direct Instruction Of Literary Text Elements With Story Mapping On Reading Comprehension, Diane M. Hannay Aug 2015

Effects Of Direct Instruction Of Literary Text Elements With Story Mapping On Reading Comprehension, Diane M. Hannay

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

The purpose for the study was to examine the effects of direct instruction of literary text elements accompanied with story mapping on reading comprehension in a fourth grade self-contained classroom. In addition, the study examined if the teacher implementing the treatment recognized a positive change in student comprehension of literary text after implementing the treatment and if the teacher was positively motivated to include direct instruction lessons on literary text elements with story mapping to enhance student reading comprehension in the future. A quasi-experimental mixed research method was used driven by the objective of explaining a cause-and-effect relationship. Results of ...