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Serving Students From A Distance: A Content Analysis Of Persistent Characteristics In Distance Learners, Ann L. Sorensen Jan 2010

Serving Students From A Distance: A Content Analysis Of Persistent Characteristics In Distance Learners, Ann L. Sorensen

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Distance learning has experienced a noteworthy increase in both the number of institutions offering alternatives to traditional classroom instruction, and the number of students participating in the various distant modalities. Accompanying the increase of students utilizing distance learning is the subsequent increase in students leaving their studies before completion. These two opposing increases have elevated the need to address retention in distance learning and specifically, online distance learning. This study utilizes the results of a Transfer Student Survey administered to criminal justice and nursing online students between 2006 and 2008. Survey results were used to determine if specific traits of ...


Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Trust And Their Relationships To School Success Measures In An Urban School District, Dennis M. Moore Jr. Jan 2010

Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Trust And Their Relationships To School Success Measures In An Urban School District, Dennis M. Moore Jr.

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U.S. merchants and traders helped sustain Spanish imperial commercial networks in Venezuela and the Spanish Caribbean. Shipping foodstuffs, arms, re-exported European manufactures, and slaves to the Spanish colonies were profitable enterprises for neutral U.S. traders. Through private negotiations and even Spanish-government contracts, partnerships between Venezuelan and U.S. merchants provided the shipping tonnage and merchandise that Spanish officials and colonial elites needed most to maintain their rule and to fend off the challenges of economic and environmental crises, slave conspiracies, and revolutionary plots before 1810.


Survey Of Physical Activity In Elementary School Classrooms In The State Of Virginia, Gail Smith Elmakis Jan 2010

Survey Of Physical Activity In Elementary School Classrooms In The State Of Virginia, Gail Smith Elmakis

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Elementary school age children engage in levels of physical activity that are well below recommended guidelines. It has been suggested that classroom teachers can assist in remedying the problem by providing physical activity breaks and physical activity embedded in instruction. This study utilized the instrument, Physical Activity in the Classroom, to investigate the level of physical activity used in classrooms and to discover whether teachers differed in the amount of activity based on grade level and their own perceived level of personal fitness. It explored academic and behavioral benefits related to incorporating physical activity in the classroom and discovered what ...


The Impact Of The Academic Component Of Response To Intervention On Collective Efficacy, Parents' Trust In Schools, Referrals For Special Education, And Student Achievement, Lisa Lee Pennycuff Jan 2010

The Impact Of The Academic Component Of Response To Intervention On Collective Efficacy, Parents' Trust In Schools, Referrals For Special Education, And Student Achievement, Lisa Lee Pennycuff

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The purpose of this study was to determine the implementation status of Response to Intervention (RtI) in the elementary schools (N = 35) in one urban school district in Virginia. The relationship between the implementation of the academic components of RtI, collective efficacy, parents' trust in schools, the number of referrals for special education, and student achievement was also investigated. The factor analysis revealed that RtI for Academics included Universal Screening, Effective Instruction/Tiered Interventions, and Progress Monitoring. Family Involvement was determined to be a separate construct made up of two factors, Family Engagement and Physical Presence. The implementation status of ...


"To Learn The Trade Of A Potter": Apprenticeship, Emulation, And Deviance In The Wachovian Tradition, Jessica Lauren Taylor Jan 2010

"To Learn The Trade Of A Potter": Apprenticeship, Emulation, And Deviance In The Wachovian Tradition, Jessica Lauren Taylor

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No abstract provided.


Effective Teaching Practices And Teacher Efficacy Beliefs Of International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Teachers, Gregory C. Hutchings Jr. Jan 2010

Effective Teaching Practices And Teacher Efficacy Beliefs Of International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Teachers, Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.

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This study compared the teaching practices and efficacy beliefs of traditional middle school teachers and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) teachers in an urban school district using the framework of Stronge's Model of Effective Teaching (2007), Stronge and Tucker's (2003) Teacher Effectiveness Behavior Scale, and Tschannen-Moran & Hoy's (2001) Teacher's Sense of Efficacy Scale. Recommended practices for effective teaching were extracted from the following four categories of Stronge's (2007) Model of Teacher Effectiveness: classroom management and organization, implementing instruction, monitoring student progress, and construct of teacher's sense of efficacy.;A stratified random sample of teachers was selected from four middle schools in a large urban district. There were approximately 10 teachers selected from each school which gave a total of 40 teachers who participated in the study. There were 20 (n=20) IBMYP teachers and 20 (n=20) traditional middle ...


Homogeneity In Heterogeneous Environments? An Analysis Of Generation Theory Applied To College Generations, Donna M. Eddleman Jan 2010

Homogeneity In Heterogeneous Environments? An Analysis Of Generation Theory Applied To College Generations, Donna M. Eddleman

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The prescriptive characteristics that have been assigned to the entire Millennial generation, suggest that the student population inhabiting college campuses today is neither demographically or experientially diverse. Current generation theory ignores specific environmental and regional influences, like those acknowledged in Bronfenbrenner's ecological paradigm and Mannheim's generation theory, and places a greater emphasis on the impact social movements and historical events have on generational development. to evaluate the accuracy of this Millennial characterization and to learn if immediate environment and region of the country influence trait development, 21 traditional aged college students from three different geographic regions of the ...


The Professional Learning Community And Its Effect On African American Students' Achievement, Anthony Eugene Copeland Jan 2010

The Professional Learning Community And Its Effect On African American Students' Achievement, Anthony Eugene Copeland

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The purpose of this correlational study was to quantify the degree to which teachers believe their school adheres to professional learning community (PLC) practices and determine to what extent PLC practices are related to student achievement. The study also attempted to determine to what extent PLCs were related to African American students' achievement and closing the achievement gap.;Schools were the unit of analysis and participants were elementary school teachers from 25 schools in a large diverse school district located in the mid-Atlantic region. They were administered Hord's School Professional Staff as Learning Community survey to compute their school ...


Upward Mobility -- A Study Of Barriers Encountered And Strategies Employed By Assistant Principals Aspiring To Be Principals, Todd Calvert Davidson Jan 2010

Upward Mobility -- A Study Of Barriers Encountered And Strategies Employed By Assistant Principals Aspiring To Be Principals, Todd Calvert Davidson

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American social culture had a long-prevailing ideology that minorities were inferior to their Caucasian counterparts. Clearly, though, integration reflected an acknowledgement that racial equity and equality could and should be achieved in the composition of schools. In the last 40 years, as a profession and individually, educators have shifted from concerns about removing legal constraints or policy barriers based on race or gender to issues of equity and access to opportunity for advancement to the site-based leadership position called the principal.;This study use Marshall's typologies of the (1992) plateaued assistant principal, shafted assistant principal, and the assistant principal ...


Keep On Keeping On: The Naacp And The Implementation Of Brown V. Board Of Education In Virginia, Brian James Daugherity Jan 2010

Keep On Keeping On: The Naacp And The Implementation Of Brown V. Board Of Education In Virginia, Brian James Daugherity

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On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down one of its most important decisions in the twentieth century. Brown v. Board of Education ordered twenty-one U.S. states, including Virginia, to end racial segregation in their public schools.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a nationally-known African American civil rights organization, had led the legal campaign to bring about the Brown decision. After its victory, the organization focused on how to bring about the implementation of the decision in the South in order to effectuate school desegregation. In the later 1950s, the NAACP ...


University Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design: How Postsecondary Institutions Use The Leed® Green Building Rating System, Shannon Massie Chance Jan 2010

University Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design: How Postsecondary Institutions Use The Leed® Green Building Rating System, Shannon Massie Chance

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No abstract provided.


Acts Of Reciprocity: Analyzing Social Exchange In A University Theater For Social Change Project, Nicole Birgit Cloeren Jan 2010

Acts Of Reciprocity: Analyzing Social Exchange In A University Theater For Social Change Project, Nicole Birgit Cloeren

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No abstract provided.


Against The Odds: Academic Resilience Among High -Ability African American Adolescents Living In Rural Poverty, Wendy Taylor Ellis Jan 2010

Against The Odds: Academic Resilience Among High -Ability African American Adolescents Living In Rural Poverty, Wendy Taylor Ellis

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No abstract provided.


Choosing To Succeed: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between College Choice And Freshman Retention, James Tomlin Walke Jan 2010

Choosing To Succeed: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between College Choice And Freshman Retention, James Tomlin Walke

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No abstract provided.


Administrator And Teacher Perceptions Of The Qualities Of Effective Teachers, Robert Eugene Williams Jan 2010

Administrator And Teacher Perceptions Of The Qualities Of Effective Teachers, Robert Eugene Williams

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No abstract provided.


Understanding The Friendship Processes Of Individuals With Asperger's Syndrome: A Phenomenological Study Of Reflective College Experiences, Kammie Bohlken Lee Jan 2010

Understanding The Friendship Processes Of Individuals With Asperger's Syndrome: A Phenomenological Study Of Reflective College Experiences, Kammie Bohlken Lee

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No abstract provided.


Talented Collegians: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study Of The Talent Development Process In Gifted Undergraduate Students, Angela Marie Novak Lycan Jan 2010

Talented Collegians: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study Of The Talent Development Process In Gifted Undergraduate Students, Angela Marie Novak Lycan

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No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Intensity Of Involvement And Community Service Engagement In The Moral Development Of Student Members Of Greek Organizations, Franklin Hadley Phillips Jan 2010

The Relationship Between Intensity Of Involvement And Community Service Engagement In The Moral Development Of Student Members Of Greek Organizations, Franklin Hadley Phillips

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No abstract provided.


The Effect Of An African-American Rites Of Passage Prevention Program On Adolescent Ethnic Identity, Drug Attitudes, Behavior In The Classroom And Academic Performance, Jamie B. Rodriguez Jan 2010

The Effect Of An African-American Rites Of Passage Prevention Program On Adolescent Ethnic Identity, Drug Attitudes, Behavior In The Classroom And Academic Performance, Jamie B. Rodriguez

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No abstract provided.


Literacy Coaching And Teachers' Instructional Practices: The Impact Of The Community Coaching Cohort Model, Sara Elizabeth Miller Jan 2010

Literacy Coaching And Teachers' Instructional Practices: The Impact Of The Community Coaching Cohort Model, Sara Elizabeth Miller

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to understand the effect of literacy coaching as a vehicle for professional development and growth by describing the impact of the Community Coaching Cohort Model on teachers' instructional literacy practices. Using a qualitative case study design, four questions were answered pertaining to participants' feelings and perceptions about the coaching model, how their experience impacted their knowledge and skills about literacy as well as the instruction in their classroom, and the impact their learning had on their students. Four cohorts of teachers in two schools from a large suburban district were used to complete the ...