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Gender And Learning Outcomes: A Phenomenological Study On The Influence Of Effective Teacher Instructional Practices Of Third To Fifth-Grade African-American Boys In Mathematics, Darlene Herbert Aug 2018

Gender And Learning Outcomes: A Phenomenological Study On The Influence Of Effective Teacher Instructional Practices Of Third To Fifth-Grade African-American Boys In Mathematics, Darlene Herbert

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

The purpose of this study is to examine through a phenomenological approach the impact of the instructional practices of three African-American female teachers on the learning outcomes in mathematics of third- to fifth-grade African-American males. The research design of this study utilized a qualitative and quantitative phenomenological model to examine a particular group of teachers and their students at a suburban metro Atlanta school district. The researcher conducted data analysis using a variety of statistical testing to examine the relationships between student learning outcomes and gender, race, teacher perceptions and beliefs, teacher expectations, teacher-student interactions, student behavior, differentiated learning, and ...


A Study Of Select Factors That Influence The Perceptions Of School Social Workers' Levels Of Satisfaction With Their Professional Practice, Cynthia Simmons Turner Aug 2018

A Study Of Select Factors That Influence The Perceptions Of School Social Workers' Levels Of Satisfaction With Their Professional Practice, Cynthia Simmons Turner

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

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perception of school social workers’ levels of satisfaction and ways it is impacted by one or more of the following factors: the level of decision making, workload management, professional development, collaboration, and advocacy. Specifically, this study sought to determine if school social workers are satisfied with their roles in the school system and daily practice. The 130 participants of the study were district presidents who reached out to all Georgia school social workers and members of the state’s School Social Workers Association (SSWAG) which is the state’s charter of ...


Parental Involvement And Other Parental And School-Related Predictors Of Academically Successful Students, Mark Williams May 2018

Parental Involvement And Other Parental And School-Related Predictors Of Academically Successful Students, Mark Williams

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

Schools have defined parental involvement as parent reported participation at least once during the school year. Participation can consist of attending a school meeting, parent/teacher conference, school event or volunteering in the school. Researchers have spent countless hours researching parental involvement and its impact on academic success for students. Researchers have conducted studies using two-parent households, single-parent households and studies comparing single-parent households to two-parent households. A majority of the studies had favorable outcomes for two-parent households and not so favorable outcomes for single-parent households. Especially, if those households were headed by a single African American female.

During the ...


The Impact Of The Implementation Of A Title I Comprehensive Plan On A Select Title I Rural School Located In The Southeastern Region Of The United States, Tavis Richardson May 2018

The Impact Of The Implementation Of A Title I Comprehensive Plan On A Select Title I Rural School Located In The Southeastern Region Of The United States, Tavis Richardson

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

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate the impact of a Title I Comprehensive Plan on factors that affect the learning and the success of a Title I school, such as administrative support, student discipline, parental engagement, professional development, class size, and attendance. Annual District Parent and Teacher Surveys, INow attendance reports, INOW discipline reports, ACT Aspire Testing data, and Ident-A-Kit school signature documents were analyzed and observations were made in order to acquire information concerning the success of the Title One Comprehensive Plan in a Title I school. This type of research involves emerging questions and ...


Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions Of Self-Efficacy, Preparedness, And Pedagogical Transformation To Implement One-To-One Instructional Technology: Implications For Educational Leaders, Adrianne Redmond May 2018

Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions Of Self-Efficacy, Preparedness, And Pedagogical Transformation To Implement One-To-One Instructional Technology: Implications For Educational Leaders, Adrianne Redmond

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

The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore middle school teachers’ pedagogy and their transformations as they implement one-to-one laptop instructional technology in their classroom environments. Statistical correlation and narratives provided a greater understanding of the research problem. A mixed methods approach was the most appropriate research design for this study due to the nature of information being collected. Data collection draws from several sources, such as questionnaires, interviews, or analysis of documents. In this study, the researcher used the questionnaire responses from 48 teachers and transcripts of semi structured focus group interviews of four teachers to create ...


A Descriptive Case Study Of African-American Male Charter Schools’ Academic Culture, Christopher A. Thomas Jr. May 2018

A Descriptive Case Study Of African-American Male Charter Schools’ Academic Culture, Christopher A. Thomas Jr.

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

The purpose of this study was to explore the academic outcomes of African- American (AA) male students in a single-gender classrooms in hopes of providing meaningful insight and as well as recommendations for intended further research to close the prevalent achievement gap. AA males students have been disproportionately targeted as a “chronic underachievers” when compared to their female counterparts. The culture and climate of the school was closely scrutinized, interviews were administered with teachers and an instructional leader, and the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) report was analyzed to examine their performance snapshot.

Fifty eight participants responded to ...


The Perception Of Principals Related To Select Intervention Factors Affecting Student Drop-Out Rate In Three Urban High Schools, Harvey Beasley May 2018

The Perception Of Principals Related To Select Intervention Factors Affecting Student Drop-Out Rate In Three Urban High Schools, Harvey Beasley

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

Although graduation rates are increasing in Georgia and in the United States, high school dropouts remain an issue of significant concern. Much of the focus of research in this area has been on describing the characteristics of dropouts rather than on developing effective interventions. Moreover, emerging research shows that potential dropouts can be identified with confidence as early as the sixth grade. High school is the time in which dropouts are typically identified and interventions begun, but the seeds of dropping out are often planted well before ninth grade.

This study is about school administrators’ perceptions of drop-out factors in ...


The Impact Of Self-Efficacy And Academic Achievement On Twelfth Grade African-American Male Trio Program Participants: A Comparison Study Of Two Trio Programs At A Select Urban Institution, Christopher Ruffin May 2018

The Impact Of Self-Efficacy And Academic Achievement On Twelfth Grade African-American Male Trio Program Participants: A Comparison Study Of Two Trio Programs At A Select Urban Institution, Christopher Ruffin

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

This qualitative study examined the impact of TRIO-Upward Bound and Math Science programs for 12th-grade African-American male participants. The overall aim studied their self-efficacy in fulfilling graduation requirements and academic achievement in preparation for acceptance into a postsecondary institution. Data collection methods for this study were comprised of interviews, surveys, and student achievement data. Utilizing the qualitative director interviews, the researcher analyzed the data and presented the impact of independent variables on the effectiveness of the Upward Bound TRIO program for African-American 12th-grade males. A comparison of two Upward Bound TRIO programs at a select urban southern institution was conducted ...


How Factors Of School Leadership, School Culture, And Teachers’ Perceptions Influence Parental Engagement In Two Title I Urban Middle Schools: Implications For Educational Leaders, Jenevee Spence May 2018

How Factors Of School Leadership, School Culture, And Teachers’ Perceptions Influence Parental Engagement In Two Title I Urban Middle Schools: Implications For Educational Leaders, Jenevee Spence

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

The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify how the select factors of school leadership, school culture and teachers’ perceptions influence parental engagement in two Title I Urban Middle Schools. This study investigated the strategies and programs that have an impact on parental engagement to determine how these can be used to improve parental engagement in Title I Urban Middle Schools. In order to accomplish the goal of this qualitative study, two Urban Title I Middle Schools from a large school district in the Southeastern United States were selected. This research design provided the opportunity to address the research ...