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Teacher Perceptions Of The Esol Sheltered Delivery Model For Grades 9-12 In A Metro Atlanta School District, Nakia Simmons Cotton May 2017

Teacher Perceptions Of The Esol Sheltered Delivery Model For Grades 9-12 In A Metro Atlanta School District, Nakia Simmons Cotton

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

It was the goal of this study to examine teacher perceptions of the effectiveness of the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Sheltered program model for 9th to 12th grade students as it relates to passing scores on the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS) for English Language Learners Test. This study also measured teacher perceptions of the ESOL Sheltered Program as it relates to academic improvement. The research focused on the possible relationships that may exist between ACCESS scores and ESOL teacher demographics, ESOL teacher training, ESOL teacher attitudes, ESOL teacher challenges, ESOL teacher efficacy in ...


Sheltered Instruction Versus Mainstream Classroom – The Impact Of Classroom Placement And Other Factors On The Achievement Of English Language Learners In Science: Implications For Educational Leaders, Ariana T. Magee May 2017

Sheltered Instruction Versus Mainstream Classroom – The Impact Of Classroom Placement And Other Factors On The Achievement Of English Language Learners In Science: Implications For Educational Leaders, Ariana T. Magee

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this study was to examine 9th and 10th grade ELL students’ science class placement - sheltered ESL class or non-sheltered mainstream class - and determine if there was a difference in their levels of achievement based on placement. Unlike other academic courses, science incorporates its own terminology that can be difficult for even mainstream non-ELLs to understand. With the goal for English Language Learners to develop scientific proficiency, ELLs must gain an understanding of science substance and practice exploratory propensities for the brain. This is unthinkable without an understanding of science vocabulary.

The researcher examined the following variables as ...


Teaching And Instruction: A Study Exploring Contributing Factors That Impact Reading Comprehension For English Language Learners In Middle School And Strategies For Improvement, Tieandra L. Lewis May 2016

Teaching And Instruction: A Study Exploring Contributing Factors That Impact Reading Comprehension For English Language Learners In Middle School And Strategies For Improvement, Tieandra L. Lewis

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this mixed methodological study was to explore factors that impact English Language Learners’ (ELLs) reading comprehension in middle school and strategies for improvement. The independent variables were Oral Language Skills, Reading Motivation, Cultural Relevant Pedagogy, Teacher Instructional Strategies, Students’ Self-Efficacy in the use of English, Academic Peer Support, and Student Socialization/Involvement; the dependent variable was Reading Comprehension. This study took place at one private school outside the Atlanta Metropolitan area in which 99% of the population are ELLs. The participants included 60 students and 3 teachers of different content backgrounds.

The quantitative data collected included a ...


A Case Study Examining The Influence Of Youth Culture And College Experience On Student Persistence Among Underserved African-American Students, Sonya M. Okoli May 2016

A Case Study Examining The Influence Of Youth Culture And College Experience On Student Persistence Among Underserved African-American Students, Sonya M. Okoli

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how youth culture influences the attitudes and motivations of African-American junior college students who have aspirations to complete postsecondary credentials to advance their socioeconomic status but do not persist. In this study, youth culture was defined as the values, norms, and practices shared by African-American youth between the ages of 18-24, indicative of the way they chose to live life and make decisions. The independent variables were Academic Self-Concept, Student Educational Experience, College Bridge Programs, Academic Advisement, Faculty Involvement and Interaction, Extracurricular Activities, Youth Culture, Family Support, Socioeconomic Status ...


A Time For Change: An Examination Of A Historically Black College Or University (Hbcu) And Its Efforts To Globalize And Acculturate International Students Into Campus Life, Stephanie L. Mcrae May 2016

A Time For Change: An Examination Of A Historically Black College Or University (Hbcu) And Its Efforts To Globalize And Acculturate International Students Into Campus Life, Stephanie L. Mcrae

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study took place at a historically black college or university (HBCU) in the southeastern region of the United States. The participants were two administrators who worked directly with international students, 11 international graduate students, and seven international undergraduate students. Grounded theory was used to analyze the data because this theory is built upon information gathering which can lead to the emergence of concepts or themes.

The purpose of this study was to examine the institutional efforts of a HBCU to retain international students. The study collected qualitative data to analyze international students’ social integration and acculturation to HBCU culture ...


Evidence From North Carolina Shows That Immigrant Students With Limited English Have A Very Minor Impact On Native Students’ Performance, Timothy M. Diette, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere Aug 2014

Evidence From North Carolina Shows That Immigrant Students With Limited English Have A Very Minor Impact On Native Students’ Performance, Timothy M. Diette, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

Morehouse Faculty Publications

Much of the recent concern about undocumented immigration into the U.S. can be linked to the perceived burden that these immigrants may create on the public education system. But is this really the case? Through analyzing detailed information on the performance of students in North Carolina,Timothy M. Diette and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere find that the presence of students with limited English does have a negative, though small, effect on the math and reading achievement of natives that are male and black. They argue, however, that these effects are so small as not to warrant policy interventions.


A Study On Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Implementing Common Core Standards To Increase Positive Outcomes For African American Students, Andrea N. Edge May 2014

A Study On Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Implementing Common Core Standards To Increase Positive Outcomes For African American Students, Andrea N. Edge

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this study was to identify the link between culture and pedagogy through the implementation of the Common Core Standards with the goal of increasing the instructional outcomes of African-American students. This study investigated culturally relevant pedagogy implementing of Common Core Standards through the variables of teacher efficacy, instructional delivery of Common Core Standards, cultural synchronization, and cultural sensitivity. Furthermore, the research examined Ladson-Billings criterion for culturally relevant teaching and its application to the 21st century student as they encounter Common Core Standards. This research was conducted at a primary public school with a large minority population and ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between Key Influencers As Motivators To Attendance, Behavior, Engagement, And Academic Achievement Among Middle School Students In Metropolitan Atlanta Georgia, Ronnie Jackson May 2014

A Study Of The Relationship Between Key Influencers As Motivators To Attendance, Behavior, Engagement, And Academic Achievement Among Middle School Students In Metropolitan Atlanta Georgia, Ronnie Jackson

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study examines middle school students’ perceptions of the relationship between key influencers on student attendance, student behavior, student engagement, and academic achievement. Three hundred (300) survey participants were used in this mixed methods design, which consisted of an analysis of the independent variables affecting overall student motivation operationalized as Student Attendance, Student Behavior, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement of eighth grade students. The survey participants were composed of two urban middle schools in a large public school system and a private middle school in the same county. African-American male students were isolated to analyze correlation relationships among variables. Findings ...