Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 16 of 16

Full-Text Articles in Education

Retaining Talent: Retention Factors Of P-12 Teachers In A Southern Metropolitan City, Teresa Reese May 2019

Retaining Talent: Retention Factors Of P-12 Teachers In A Southern Metropolitan City, Teresa Reese

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

This mixed-method study examined factors that influence the retention of P-12 teachers in a southern metropolitan city. Although people are transitioning into P-12 education from nontradition pathways; teacher retention remains a critical concern. The retention of highly qualified teachers, academic achievement, employee morale and the expense of teacher recruitment are a few reasons to identify factors that support the retention of P-12 teachers. The following variables were examined in the research as possible retention factors associated with teacher retention: administrative support, classroom management, financial compensation, mentorship opportunities, principal’s leadership style, professional development opportunities and school culture. Five schools were ...


Achieving The 2030 Vision Tatweer Higher Education Policies In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia: Challenges And Accomplishments In The Higher Education Information Technology Infrastructure, Abdullah Alsharari May 2019

Achieving The 2030 Vision Tatweer Higher Education Policies In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia: Challenges And Accomplishments In The Higher Education Information Technology Infrastructure, Abdullah Alsharari

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

This study examined the satisfaction with and use of technology infrastructure by students and faculty across a sample of five universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Overall, the findings indicated that both faculty and students were relatively satisfied with the information technology (IT) infrastructure at their respective campuses, although they tend to report satisfaction levels more than faculty or students in the United States. The study also revealed several areas of improvement, including the need for more reliable Wi-Fi networks on campuses and for the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other digital technologies by the instructors. The ...


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 ...


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 ...


An Examination Of The Georgia Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, Amy Battle-Edwards Dec 2017

An Examination Of The Georgia Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, Amy Battle-Edwards

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

This study examined the Georgia Teachers Effectiveness System and its effects on teachers’ teaching practices, including teacher motivation and teacher behavior. This was a mixed method study that included a focus group, surveys, and document analysis to address the independent variables: Teacher Assessment Performance Standards, Professional Growth, Student Growth Percentile, Student Learning Objectives and Teacher Effectiveness Measurement.

The researcher found that the teachers that participated in this study were intrinsically motivated and the Georgia Teacher Keys Effectiveness System is a tool used to provide additional support and guidance in the classroom. A conclusion drawn from the findings suggested that the ...


Teacher And Administrator Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of A Teacher Evaluation System And Its Impact On Student Learning, Portia Junor-Carty May 2017

Teacher And Administrator Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of A Teacher Evaluation System And Its Impact On Student Learning, Portia Junor-Carty

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

The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship of teachers’ and administrators’ perception of the effectiveness of a teacher evaluation system to the effects of the system on student learning. Teacher surveys were administered electronically and administrator and teacher focus group discussions were held to determine the relationship between the following variables: Teacher perception of evaluation activities, teacher perception of the effectiveness of the evaluation system, administrators perception of evaluation activities, administrator perception of the effectiveness of the evaluation activities, professional development of teachers and teacher perception of the effects of the evaluation system on student learning.


The Relationship Between Student Achievement And Other Selected Variables And Teacher Engagement, Derrick L. Williams May 2017

The Relationship Between Student Achievement And Other Selected Variables And Teacher Engagement, Derrick L. Williams

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

It was the goal of this study to determine the relationship between student achievement and other selected variable such as principal years of experience, student socioeconomic status, teachers’ perceptions of administrative support, students’ perceptions of teacher support, and teacher attendance to teacher engagement. The study also determined if the variables along with teacher engagement were predictors of attrition. Pearson correlations were used to analyze the data that had the greatest significant relationship to teacher engagement. Regression tests were used to determine if the variables were predictors of attrition. The researcher concluded that student achievement, teachers’ perceptions of principal support, and ...


The Impact Of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams On Family Engagement And Student Academic Achievement, Toni Ferguson May 2017

The Impact Of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams On Family Engagement And Student Academic Achievement, Toni Ferguson

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

The purpose of this study was to examine teacher and parent perceptions of the impact of a high-family engagement model, Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT). Teacher and parent surveys were administered to determine the relationship between the following variables: teacher leadership, administrative support, parental perceptions of effectiveness of communications, parental perceptions of convenience of scheduling of meetings, parental perceptions of usefulness of meetings, family engagement, and student academic achievement. Data from a Pearson correlation and a regression test were analyzed to determine which variables had the greatest significance on the impact of APTT on family engagement and student academic achievement. Based ...


The Effect Of Parental Support And Selected Variables On The Effectiveness Of A Credit Recovery Program As It Relates To Successful Completion Of Graduation Credits, Andrew C. Headd Feb 2017

The Effect Of Parental Support And Selected Variables On The Effectiveness Of A Credit Recovery Program As It Relates To Successful Completion Of Graduation Credits, Andrew C. Headd

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

The recent interest in graduation rates (a phrase sometimes used interchangeably and incorrectly with attainment rates and completion rates) began with the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, also known as the Spellings Commissions, which called for “dramatic” changes in higher education to address the “persistent gap between the college attendance and graduation rates of low-income Americans and their more affluent peers” (Cook & Hartle, 2011, p. 1). As educators, we should strive to make sure that the students we serve receive a quality education, one that will prepare them to be college or career ready. In recent years, the ...


Teaching And Instruction: A Study Exploring Contributing Factors That Impact Reading Comprehension For English Language Learners In Middle School And Strategies For Improvement, Tieandra L. Lewis May 2016

Teaching And Instruction: A Study Exploring Contributing Factors That Impact Reading Comprehension For English Language Learners In Middle School And Strategies For Improvement, Tieandra L. Lewis

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

The purpose of this mixed methodological study was to explore factors that impact English Language Learners’ (ELLs) reading comprehension in middle school and strategies for improvement. The independent variables were Oral Language Skills, Reading Motivation, Cultural Relevant Pedagogy, Teacher Instructional Strategies, Students’ Self-Efficacy in the use of English, Academic Peer Support, and Student Socialization/Involvement; the dependent variable was Reading Comprehension. This study took place at one private school outside the Atlanta Metropolitan area in which 99% of the population are ELLs. The participants included 60 students and 3 teachers of different content backgrounds.

The quantitative data collected included a ...


A Time For Change: An Examination Of A Historically Black College Or University (Hbcu) And Its Efforts To Globalize And Acculturate International Students Into Campus Life, Stephanie L. Mcrae May 2016

A Time For Change: An Examination Of A Historically Black College Or University (Hbcu) And Its Efforts To Globalize And Acculturate International Students Into Campus Life, Stephanie L. Mcrae

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

This study took place at a historically black college or university (HBCU) in the southeastern region of the United States. The participants were two administrators who worked directly with international students, 11 international graduate students, and seven international undergraduate students. Grounded theory was used to analyze the data because this theory is built upon information gathering which can lead to the emergence of concepts or themes.

The purpose of this study was to examine the institutional efforts of a HBCU to retain international students. The study collected qualitative data to analyze international students’ social integration and acculturation to HBCU culture ...


Instructional Technology Usage In Early Learning Environments: The Influence On Environmental Access, Training, Parental Use And Education, Nadia J. Jones Jul 2015

Instructional Technology Usage In Early Learning Environments: The Influence On Environmental Access, Training, Parental Use And Education, Nadia J. Jones

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

The life of a child has completely transitioned from analogue to digital in the past 20 years. The use of digital devices and media has tripled among children between the ages of 0-8 years old since 2011. With the increasing amount of internet access in places that children and families frequent, it is almost impossible to go anywhere without the Wi-Fi access information being made available to consumers to enjoy while they patronize the business. Educators are in a unique position to find creative ways to incorporate technology into their instruction; however, this nuance is not without its challenges. Many ...


Teacher Preparedness For And Implementation Of Response To Intervention To Support The Learning And Behavioral Needs Of African-American Students: Implications For Educational Leaders, Lillian M. Harris May 2015

Teacher Preparedness For And Implementation Of Response To Intervention To Support The Learning And Behavioral Needs Of African-American Students: Implications For Educational Leaders, Lillian M. Harris

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

The purpose of this mixed methodological study was to explore perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs that urban middle school teachers have regarding their preparedness to implement Response to Intervention (RTI) and research-based interventions. The independent variables were Administrative Support, Teacher Professional Development, and RTI Resources; the dependent variable was Teacher Preparedness. Quantitatively, the specific tradition of inquiry was correlational research because it dealt with the extent of the relationship between specific variables. Qualitatively, the specific tradition of inquiry was the phenomenological approach because it dealt with the single concept of teacher perception of their preparedness to implement a required process. Ultimately ...


The Effectiveness Of Afterschool Programs In Improving Fifth Grade Academic Performance: A Case Study Of Two Select Metro Atlanta Afterschool Programs, Robyn E. Medlock May 2014

The Effectiveness Of Afterschool Programs In Improving Fifth Grade Academic Performance: A Case Study Of Two Select Metro Atlanta Afterschool Programs, Robyn E. Medlock

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

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to research strategies of successful afterschool programs and their effectiveness in promoting student achievement and closing achievement gaps. Many afterschool programs have boasted of their ability to improve student achievement. Some students who participated in afterschool programs have shown an increase of improved academic performance. However, studies have indicated that students are still performing below grade level on national and state curriculum standards. Data have shown that fifth graders across the state ofGeorgiaare struggling in math, social studies, and science. Effective academic afterschool programs may have assisted struggling students in raising their ...


Teacher Preparedness For And Implementation Of Single-Gender Instructional Strategies And Culturally Relevant Pedagogy With African-American Girls In Single-Gender Classrooms, Brandi E. Johnson Jan 2014

Teacher Preparedness For And Implementation Of Single-Gender Instructional Strategies And Culturally Relevant Pedagogy With African-American Girls In Single-Gender Classrooms, Brandi E. Johnson

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

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that impact teachers’ preparedness for and implementation of single-gender instructional strategies and culturally relevant pedagogy with African-American girls in single-gender classrooms. Three Single-Gender Academies were included in the study. Twenty participants responded to a teacher survey, nine teachers and two administrators were interviewed, and lesson plans from six of the teachers interviewed were also collected. Descriptive statistics, regression tests and Pearson’s Correlations were used to analyze quantitative data and displayed a significant relationship between professional development and teacher preparedness for and implementation of single-gender instructional strategies and culturally relevant ...


Teacher Perception Of The Efficacy Of The Instructional Support Received In Implementing The Common Core State Standards, Adrienne Simmons Jan 2014

Teacher Perception Of The Efficacy Of The Instructional Support Received In Implementing The Common Core State Standards, Adrienne Simmons

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

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how teachers perceive the instructional support provided by district and school level administrators in implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The independent variables were staff development, small group development, direct individual assistance, technology, teacher age, and teacher years of experience. The dependent variable was teacher perception of the efficacy of the instructional support received. The phenomenological approach was specifically chosen for this study to give a voice to teachers who, for the majority, are often left unheard in the policy making process. By focusing on the similarities of the participants ...