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An Exploratory Study Of Instructional Practices For Heritage Language Learners In Traditional Middle School Spanish, Stacy M. Bernstein May 2008

An Exploratory Study Of Instructional Practices For Heritage Language Learners In Traditional Middle School Spanish, Stacy M. Bernstein

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The national increase of Latinos has resulted in an increase in students who speak Spanish. The major topic in this study was the instructional practices used by Middle School Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Spanish teachers when working with Heritage Language Learners (HLLs). HLLs have different needs from those of the traditional LOTE student. Recent literature has focused on HLLs at the elementary, high school, and university levels. Researchers have suggested activities to meet the needs of HLLs, but there is little evidence that teachers utilize these suggestions.

This multiple case study sought to determine how teachers modify instructional practices ...


A Comparison Of Teachers’ Perceptions Of The Leadership Styles Of Middle School Principals And Instructional Leaders And Their Relationship To Teachers’ Perceptions Of School Climate, Jessica Lynn Devine May 2008

A Comparison Of Teachers’ Perceptions Of The Leadership Styles Of Middle School Principals And Instructional Leaders And Their Relationship To Teachers’ Perceptions Of School Climate, Jessica Lynn Devine

Education Dissertations

The purpose of the research study was to (a) determine how teachers’ perceptions of the leadership styles (transformational, transactional, and passive) of middle school principals and instructional leaders differed; (b) identify the extent to which teachers’ perceptions of the leadership styles (transformational, transactional, and passive) of school leaders (principal and instructional leader) predicted the teacher and principal behavior variables of school climate; and (c) determine the effects of the type of agreement (high-high, high-low, low-high, and low-low) between the school leaders’ (principal and instructional leader) self-perceptions and teachers’ perceptions of the school leaders’ transformational leadership style on the teacher and ...