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Principals' Perceptions On Educating Elementary Students Who Are Gifted, Ingrid Cumming Jan 2015

Principals' Perceptions On Educating Elementary Students Who Are Gifted, Ingrid Cumming

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Students who are gifted need student centered academic challenges and authentic problems to spark reflection and enhance student outcomes. When academic needs are not met,students who are gifted may not reach their full academic potential and may lose motivation for learning. A primary reason for students who are gifted to underachieve in academics is equated to school factors including lack of instructional resources, social/emotional support, and teachers who are unprepared to teach students who are gifted. The purpose of this phenomenological research study is to explore the perceptions and lived experiences of participating elementary school principals in an ...


An Applied Organizational Analysis Of School Factors Affecting Technology Integration Within The Context Of Literacy Instruction, D'Ann Rawlinson Jan 2015

An Applied Organizational Analysis Of School Factors Affecting Technology Integration Within The Context Of Literacy Instruction, D'Ann Rawlinson

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The purpose of this Dissertation in Practice was to analyze the organizational factors affecting technology integration within the context of literacy instruction at a single school site that was preparing to implement a 1:1 mobile device initiative in all K-5 classrooms the following academic year. This was achieved through conducting an organizational analysis using a multi-frame model developed by Bolman and Deal (2008). This study used a convergent parallel mixed methods research design consisting of teacher and administrator interviews, a quantitative and qualitative survey, and classroom observational data. One main evaluation question was designed to frame this organizational analysis ...