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The Fortuitous Impact Of A Cross-Cultural Tutoring Experience On Prospective Teachers' Development Toward Cultural Competency, Carrie Ann H. Kondor Dec 2016

The Fortuitous Impact Of A Cross-Cultural Tutoring Experience On Prospective Teachers' Development Toward Cultural Competency, Carrie Ann H. Kondor

Ed.D. Dissertations

In this study, I explored the possibility of prospective teachers’ development toward cultural competency, fortuitously or incidentally, as a result of intercultural experiences while tutoring diverse preK-12 students. I investigated 25 prospective teachers’ growth toward cultural competency as they participated in a ten-week cross-cultural tutoring program designed to help children from different ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds develop reading skills. These prospective teachers were composed of first year students in an undergraduate program prior to entering into teacher preparation coursework and pre-service teachers in the final year of teacher preparation program completing their teaching practice in K-12 schools. This ...


Work Environment, Leadership, And Teacher Retention In Early Childhood Education, Karen Appel-Drazin May 2016

Work Environment, Leadership, And Teacher Retention In Early Childhood Education, Karen Appel-Drazin

Ed.D. Dissertations

The need for quality child care and early childhood education has greatly increased over the last decade. The literature has provided multiple definitions of what constitutes quality care; one key factor was teacher consistency. This study examined the perspectives of leaders and teachers working in early childhood centers about their work environment and the relationship of the environment, including leadership characteristics, to teacher retention. Participants completed the Early Childhood Work Environment Survey about their perceptions of multiple organizational practices. Analysis of the data revealed that there was a significant relationship between a teacher’s perception of supervisor support and their ...


New Teacher And Mentor Contact: An Examination Of Type, Frequency, And Duration, Tiffany R. Lowery May 2016

New Teacher And Mentor Contact: An Examination Of Type, Frequency, And Duration, Tiffany R. Lowery

Ed.D. Dissertations

This study focused on three aspects of a new teacher mentor program in a Midwestern elementary school district. The researcher sought to determine whether the type, frequency, and duration of contact between new teachers and their mentors affected the overall usefulness of the mentor program. Within the study, the following types of contact were included on the survey tool: face-to-face contact, email, observation, or other. Frequency was measured by the number of days per month that the new teacher met with the mentor. Duration was measured by the amount of time, in minutes, spent in face-to-face conversation with the mentor ...


Teacher Bullies Or Frustrated Teachers? How The Classroom Environment Affects The Teacher-Student Relationship, Susan P. Mcmillan-Quilantan May 2016

Teacher Bullies Or Frustrated Teachers? How The Classroom Environment Affects The Teacher-Student Relationship, Susan P. Mcmillan-Quilantan

Ed.D. Dissertations

This quantitative research study examined the issue of teacher-student bullying behavior as perceived by third through eighth grade teachers in three suburban schools to determine if there was any relationship between teacher bullying behavior and an inclusive classroom setting. Two survey instruments were used, the Survey of Teachers’ Attitudes toward Inclusion (Cochran, 1998), and the Survey on Bullying Teachers and Teacher Bullying (Twemlow, Fonagy, Sacco, & Brethour, 2006). The results indicated there is a statistically significant difference between special education teachers’ and general education teachers’ attitudes toward inclusive classrooms. The results also indicated that teacher bullying occurs across settings by both ...


Mentoring Functions And The Supervisory Relationship Within Student Teaching, Je Yeong Yu May 2016

Mentoring Functions And The Supervisory Relationship Within Student Teaching, Je Yeong Yu

Ed.D. Dissertations

This study investigated the mentoring functions and the supervisory relationships of 20 preservice and cooperating teacher-dyads in student teaching. Utilizing three instruments, Mentoring Functions, Supervisory Relationship Measure (SRM), and Supervisory Relationship Questionnaire (SRQ), the compatibility of their mentoring perceptions, their level of satisfaction within their supervisory relationship, and the possible relatedness between the two were examined. The analyses of the results indicated that the mentoring perceptions of the dyads were highly compatible/congruent, with the highest degree of compatibility in the subscales of Advocacy and Role Modeling. Also, the dyads indicated that Coaching, Role Modeling, and Learning Facilitation were the ...