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Growth Mindset In A Fourth-Grade Class, Sierra Bennett May 2019

Growth Mindset In A Fourth-Grade Class, Sierra Bennett

Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning

In this study the researcher examined growth mindset teaching and its effect on student performance as well as students’ perceptions of their math self-efficacy. The author was a preservice teacher completing her clinical teaching internship in a fourth-grade math and science departmentalized setting. The goal of the study was to implement growth mindset instruction and study its effects on student performance and self efficacy in the subject of mathematics. For this study, the author collected data in the form of pre- and post-surveys, student interviews, and pre- and post-math tests. The students engaged in growth mindset mini lessons throughout the ...


Teacher Vs. Tutor, Brady Maynes Nov 2018

Teacher Vs. Tutor, Brady Maynes

Writing Center Analysis Paper

The goal of this paper is to explore the differences between the roles of a tutor in the writing center and a teacher grading their student’s papers. I discuss ways in which tutor and teacher are similar as they both evaluate student’s papers but the end goal is significantly different. A tutor does not nor should they assign a grade to any paper they read in a tutoring session. One of a teacher’s primary intentions is to assign a grade to their student’s papers that reflects the feedback given. There is also a barrier, whether purposely ...


Principal Performance Improvement Tool, Geoff N. Masters Ao Apr 2018

Principal Performance Improvement Tool, Geoff N. Masters Ao

Teaching and Learning and Leadership

What is a highly effective school principal, and what do they do that makes them so effective? The Principal Performance Improvement Tool sets out to answer these questions. It provides a point of reference that principals can use to reflect on their current practices and to identify areas in which their work could be still more effective.


Hold Steady In The Wind: Reclaiming The Writing Workshop, Sheryl A. Lain Ms. Dec 2017

Hold Steady In The Wind: Reclaiming The Writing Workshop, Sheryl A. Lain Ms.

The Montana English Journal

Abstract of Article:

This article, rooted in the knowledge of pioneer researchers and practitioners, urges teachers to hold on to their writing workshop, because this classroom method not only promotes student voice and choice, but also achieves the fundamental aim of the education reform movement: to foster student success. As students become better writers, their test scores improve. The writing workshop offers students the opportunity to explore their own voices, to write all kinds of modes of writing, and to experience some autonomy, so important if they are to persist in the hard work of learning.


Increasing Success: Strategies To Address Factors Affecting Student Retention From First To Second Year At A Canadian, Undergraduate, Liberal Arts University, Tracy L.A. Cunningham May 2017

Increasing Success: Strategies To Address Factors Affecting Student Retention From First To Second Year At A Canadian, Undergraduate, Liberal Arts University, Tracy L.A. Cunningham

The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University

As demographics shift, student retention and attrition rates are increasingly becoming of greater concern to the overall viability and longevity of post-secondary institutions. This Organizational Improvement Plan (OIP) examines some of the challenges faced by a small, liberal arts, faith-based university in southern Ontario which, in recent years, have impacted its enrolment and retention from first to second year. With some of the probable challenges identified, the study provides a strategy for guiding institutional change and possible solutions which may aid in the encouragement and support of continued enrolment from those students who would normally be at risk for withdrawing ...


Perceptions Of Quality In Higher Education In Afghanistan: A Case Study Of Shaheed Rabbani Education University, Homayoon Taheryar Jan 2017

Perceptions Of Quality In Higher Education In Afghanistan: A Case Study Of Shaheed Rabbani Education University, Homayoon Taheryar

Master's Capstone Projects

This study investigates how the concepts of quality and quality assurance (QA) standards are understood in the Afghan higher education system. First, I carried out a literature review of the available literature globally and then reviewed the available literature about Afghanistan’s higher education quality assurance system. Second, I conducted a case study at Shaheed Rabbani Education University (SREU), a public higher education institution in Afghanistan, to explore how academic staff at this university understand the concepts of quality and the QA standards. The study included qualitative interviews with seven key respondents at SREU. The findings from the case study ...


Using Unannounced Standardised Patients As A Quality Improvement Tool To Improve Primary Care, Heike Schutze, Elizabeth Harris, Mark Fort Harris Jan 2017

Using Unannounced Standardised Patients As A Quality Improvement Tool To Improve Primary Care, Heike Schutze, Elizabeth Harris, Mark Fort Harris

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at the 2nd International Conference on General Practice & Primary Care, 18-19 September 2017, Zurich, Switzerland


Curriculum, Classroom Assessment, Instruction, And Science Outcomes : Evidence From Kentucky's Scholastic Audits., Steven Patrick Riley Aug 2016

Curriculum, Classroom Assessment, Instruction, And Science Outcomes : Evidence From Kentucky's Scholastic Audits., Steven Patrick Riley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Through the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, Kentucky enacted sweeping reform that sought to equalize educational finance. With the foundational principle that all children can learn at high levels, the Kentucky Department of Education penned the Standards and Indicators for School Improvement (SISI) to guide the Scholastic Audit—a school improvement process, underscored by the nine standards and 88 indicators of the SISI. With the theoretical framework of Systems Theory, the current research investigates Kentucky reform through the lens of the SISI and Scholastic Audit. The central research question for the current study is the following: To what extent ...


Reciprocal Teaching, Jannet A. Machado Dec 2015

Reciprocal Teaching, Jannet A. Machado

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Identifying Teaching Effectiveness: Using Student Skill Surveys, Speech Evaluations, And Quiz Scores To Inform Instruction, Sally A. Blomstrom Nov 2015

Identifying Teaching Effectiveness: Using Student Skill Surveys, Speech Evaluations, And Quiz Scores To Inform Instruction, Sally A. Blomstrom

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

This paper suggests an instrument for measuring students’ self perceptions of improvement in public speaking skills, i.e., a skill survey, and a method to inform and improve instruction by looking at results from that survey in combination with instructor evaluation forms for persuasive speeches, quiz scores, and an information literacy measure. Data were collected from students enrolled in a public speaking course at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Background on the survey development and the method is provided along with results and discussion.


A Self-Analysis Of A Substitute Teacher, Christina M. Donofrio Feb 2015

A Self-Analysis Of A Substitute Teacher, Christina M. Donofrio

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This self-study investigates the personal growth and depth of knowledge gained from working as a substitute teacher. The ultimate goal of this project was to learn how these methods would prepare a substitute for a classroom of their own. Specifically, results of this study indicated strategies done proficiently as well as methods which still needed improvement. Research was gathered to determine why substitute teaching is an important topic to study. It turned out to be a valuable learning experience which included the advantage of having the time to be involved in several classrooms hands on. Data was gathered using daily ...


Using Social Emotional Data For School Improvement: A Case Study Of Goochland County's Use Of The Gallup Student Poll, David Naff, Jesse Senechal Jan 2015

Using Social Emotional Data For School Improvement: A Case Study Of Goochland County's Use Of The Gallup Student Poll, David Naff, Jesse Senechal

MERC Publications

This case study presents a profile of a school division, Goochland County Public Schools in Virginia, that has not only recognized the value of measuring student social emotional development, but has become a regional leader in the effective use of student social emotional measures for guiding practice as well as broader school improvement processes. The case study, which focuses on Goochland County's use of data from the Gallup Student Poll (GSP) over the past several years, is based on a series of interviews with principals and school leaders conducted during the spring of 2015. The case study includes an ...


Learners’ Views Of Social Issues In Pronunciation Learning, John Levis Jan 2015

Learners’ Views Of Social Issues In Pronunciation Learning, John Levis

English Publications

Success in L2 pronunciation learning is affected by both individual differ-ences and social influences on learning. While individual differences have been extensively researched, social influences have not. This study examines the beliefs and attitudes of advanced learners of English in regard to their pronunciation abilities and improvement. Twelve graduate students took part in four weeks of individualized pronunciation tutoring followed by inter-views asking about their pronunciation, use of English, and their pronuncition in social contexts. The interviews revealed four images of their pronunciation learning. The first was that their spoken language skills left them feeling pulled in conflicting directions; the ...


Record Gift Leads Major Transformation At Dominican, Sarah Gardner, Dave Albee Nov 2014

Record Gift Leads Major Transformation At Dominican, Sarah Gardner, Dave Albee

News

When fully realized the gift will mean $25 million in new revenue to the university, initiated by $17.5 million in outright gifts led by the chairman. It will enable Dominican to launch a renewed vision of liberal arts education that will benefit all students


An Evaluation Of The Common Core, Holly Lawrence Jun 2014

An Evaluation Of The Common Core, Holly Lawrence

Honors Theses

Education reform is currently a controversial issue in the U.S. With 45 states’ adoption of the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English - the first attempt at national standards that reached implementation, public education has become a focal point for the media, educators, and parents. Most criticize the Common Core and advocate its elimination. This thesis, however, looks at the Standards in practice and seeks to use them to address deficiencies in American schools. Using a case study of Schenectady and Niskayuna, a contrast of low- and high-performing schools in the New York State Capital Region, to support ...


Collaboration At Its Best: Supporting The Professional Growth Of Educational Leaders, Elizabeth Funk Sep 2013

Collaboration At Its Best: Supporting The Professional Growth Of Educational Leaders, Elizabeth Funk

Educational Considerations

Strong leadership has a tremendous impact on organizations. This special edition of Educational Considerations highlighted the journey of the Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI), from inception to implementation.


Purdue University's Foundations Of Excellence Final Report: A Roadmap For Excellent Beginnings, Office Of The Provost, Purdue University Aug 2012

Purdue University's Foundations Of Excellence Final Report: A Roadmap For Excellent Beginnings, Office Of The Provost, Purdue University

Office of the Provost Publications and Reports

This report lays the groundwork for a new campus culture focused on excellent, intentional, and integrated curricular and co-curricular efforts for all students, according to their specific needs, so that they can achieve academic and personal success. In addition, it provides a blueprint for coordinating assessment and dissemination of findings to foster continuous improvement among the University’s overall student success efforts.


Scaffolding Improvement In Writing Instruction An Action Research Project, Kristine W. Miller May 2012

Scaffolding Improvement In Writing Instruction An Action Research Project, Kristine W. Miller

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Research has demonstrated students may improve their writing ability when cognitive strategies are demonstrated for them in clear and explicit ways as they observe and participate in writing events directed by knowledgeable writers, particularly when these events are followed by opportunities for independent writing. Carefully crafted scaffolding with abundant amounts of oral interaction such as that in Read’s IMSCI model that includes inquiry, modeling, shared writing, collaboration and independent writing, can give students the needed support to develop skills essential to quality writing. An informational genre unit was developed with seven specific lesson plans focusing on the five elements ...


Crafting Leaders For Educational Change: Head Teacher’S Perspectives, Sultan Alam Jan 2012

Crafting Leaders For Educational Change: Head Teacher’S Perspectives, Sultan Alam

Professional Development Centre, Gilgit

This research reports a study conducted in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan. The purpose of the study is to explore the CELM experiences of a government school head teacher. A qualitative case study method was used to investigate the subject matter. The participant was selected on the basis of pre-determined criteria that s/he has participated in the whole intervention programme, and completed all the mandatory tasks assigned during the whole intervention period. The findings of the study showed that CELM intervention has been instrumental in bringing about a significant effect on the professional approaches of the head teacher. On one hand ...


A Comparison Research Study On The Use Of School Uniforms And Graduation, Attendance, And Suspension Rates In East Tennessee, William Elihue Gouge Jul 2011

A Comparison Research Study On The Use Of School Uniforms And Graduation, Attendance, And Suspension Rates In East Tennessee, William Elihue Gouge

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Graduation rates in Tennessee are 8 points below the state goal of 90%. Implementation of a school uniform policy may be a way to improve these rates by giving students increased school structure. The purpose of this quantitative, causal comparative study was to examine whether a significant difference exists in graduation, attendance, and suspension rates between a school that has a school uniform policy and a school that does not. Two public high schools in East Tennessee, one with and one without a school uniform policy, with similar demographics were compared. A second comparison was made after the implementation of ...


School Reform That Matters, Michael Johanek Aug 2009

School Reform That Matters, Michael Johanek

Michael C Johanek

A "loving critic" of the U.S., Dean Kishore Mahbubani at the National University of Singapore, suggests that "American society could ... fail if it does not force itself to conceive of failure." Our "first systemic failure," claims Mahbubani, is "groupthink." evident in our collective inability to challenge the "manifest nonsense" from financial sector officials years ago. Today, "the belief that American society allows every idea to be challenged has led Americans to assume that every idea is challenged. They have failed to notice when their minds have been enveloped in groupthink."[1] Might this apply to our ideas about school ...


The Scholarship Of Teaching: Contributing Factors To Improved Teaching Performance Among University Faculty Members, Whitney Ransom Mar 2008

The Scholarship Of Teaching: Contributing Factors To Improved Teaching Performance Among University Faculty Members, Whitney Ransom

All Theses and Dissertations

This thesis brings a much-needed focus on the quality and scholarship of teaching as it pertains to educational and faculty development. The main purpose of this paper is to outline what more than 200 faculty members across a wide variety of disciplines have focused on over a three-year period to make significant (a 1.5 standard deviation increase or higher in online student ratings) and sustained improvements in their teaching. The top three factors of improvement include active/practical learning, teacher/student interactions, and clear expectations/learning outcomes. The researcher also discusses how institutions and faculty communities of practice, research ...


An Estimation Of The Performance Limits And Improvement Of Dry Cooling On Trough Solar Thermal Plants, Huifang Deng Jan 2008

An Estimation Of The Performance Limits And Improvement Of Dry Cooling On Trough Solar Thermal Plants, Huifang Deng

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

A model of a fairly typical, but simplified, solar trough plant has been developed and simulated to determine its thermodynamic performance using the software GateCycle. The energy generation and cycle efficiency of the plant have been examined for the Las Vegas vicinity with conventional wet cooling and conventional dry cooling cases considered separately using this software. TMY2 data are used for this location for this purpose. Similarly, the same studies are carried out for "ideal" cooling systems as a compariSon It turned out that the ideal dry cooling system would significantly outperform the conventional wet cooling system, indicating the possibility ...


Evaluating The Feasibility Of A Performance Improvement Initiative At Byu Broadcasting, Brandon L. Smith Mar 2007

Evaluating The Feasibility Of A Performance Improvement Initiative At Byu Broadcasting, Brandon L. Smith

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the feasibility of bridging performance gaps in the program stream between BYU Broadcasting's post production and master control environments by implementing a technical infrastructure that supports a file-based workflow. The system that was evaluated was an Apple Xsan running specialized software, called FORK. Performance gaps were identified and a technical evaluation of the system was conducted. Figuring out how the change initiative would affect and be affected by non-technical factors, such as human nature and social and cultural concerns, was integral to the evaluation process. The evaluation concluded that the System ...


Analysis Of Logic Block Architectures And Functional Improvement Of Fine Grained Cells, Rohith Ramnath Jan 2005

Analysis Of Logic Block Architectures And Functional Improvement Of Fine Grained Cells, Rohith Ramnath

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

The first objective of this research project was to evaluate the performance of various logic block architectures in FPGAs. Since logic blocks widely vary in size, functionality and complexity, we were motivated to explore them in detail. For our study, logic blocks from Actel, Altera, Quicklogic and Xilinx were chosen along with some designs discussed in the academia. These cells were either multiplexer based or look-up-table (LUT) based. Structural VHDL models of all these blocks were constructed and benchmarks circuits were mapped. Results at this stage suggested that, although the coarse grained cells occupied more area and showed poor utilization ...


Challenges In The Payment Of Primary School Teachers’ Salaries: The Case Of Lilongwe District (Malawi), Ken Kaziputa Ndala Jan 2002

Challenges In The Payment Of Primary School Teachers’ Salaries: The Case Of Lilongwe District (Malawi), Ken Kaziputa Ndala

Master's Capstone Projects

This study investigated the payment system of primary teachers in Malawi with an aim of finding the weaknesses for improvement. Lilongwe district was chosen as a case study. The study followed the qualitative methods of face-to-face interviews with ministry officials at central office, division office, district office and head teachers. Other partners in the payment system were also interviewed, thus, the police and banks.

Little is known on how teachers are paid in other developing countries. A lot of work however seems to be done in teacher management with an emphasis in recruitment and deployment. Payment of teachers being part ...


The Professional Development Needs Of High School Principals For School Improvement, Pamela Cummins Salazar Jan 2001

The Professional Development Needs Of High School Principals For School Improvement, Pamela Cummins Salazar

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

This study examined the professional development needs of high school principals for school improvement. Successful educational reform and school improvement within a high school ultimately hinges on the leadership skills of the principal. If schools are to successfully confront the complexities of a changing society and improve learning for students, then school leaders must be provided with professional development activities that improve their ability to lead schools through a school improvement process. The purpose of this study was to determine professional development needs of high school principals for school improvement and their preferred delivery system for that professional development. A ...


The School Improvement Project Of The Aga Khan Education Service, Uganda, Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Matthew Odada, Martin Omagor Jan 1997

The School Improvement Project Of The Aga Khan Education Service, Uganda, Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Matthew Odada, Martin Omagor

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This evaluative study looks at the Kampala (Uganda) Schools' Improvement Project (SIP) . The purpose of the project, which lasted from 1994 to 1997, was to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Kampala primary schools by promoting and then institutionalizing the adoption of child-centered teaching methods and resources in project schools. Project strategies involved training teachers in workshop settings, providing instructional materials to support learning, and providing on-the-job training and follow-up support for teachers. Key questions of this project evaluation were: (1) how well did SIP activities lead to achievement of the objectives? (2) what were the strengths of ...


Faculty Development In Higher Education - A Literature Review, Patrick Allen Jan 1988

Faculty Development In Higher Education - A Literature Review, Patrick Allen

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Faculty development is a familiar term to even a fledgling academician. There is a faculty development program, committee, center, reading room, budget, or instructional developer on almost every campus.


National Michigan Test Score Improvement Averages For The International Students Of English At The School For International Training Of Ten Programs From January 1974 Through June 1976, Robert J. Thomas Jan 1977

National Michigan Test Score Improvement Averages For The International Students Of English At The School For International Training Of Ten Programs From January 1974 Through June 1976, Robert J. Thomas

MA TESOL Collection

This project contains student data, consisting of nationality, test scores, and age, from ten programs of International Students of English at the School for International Training. The data has been calculated to produce national test score averages which are helpful when comparing the various national and language group abilities of performance on the Michigan Test. In general this material supports the hypothesis that the closer a student's native language is to English linguistically the greater his score improvement will be on the Michigan Test.