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Education And The Gender Spectrum: Addressing Gender Identity Needs In The High School Environment, Donna Eason Jan 2022

Education And The Gender Spectrum: Addressing Gender Identity Needs In The High School Environment, Donna Eason

Doctor of Education Dissertations

This phenomenological study explored the experiences of teachers and administrators in addressing the needs of transgender and nonbinary students. Because most current research focuses mostly on the experiences of students, this study specifically investigated the beliefs, behaviors, challenges, and successes of educators. By analyzing the data provided by the participants, teachers and administrators could be made aware of how best to create and maintain inclusive school environments. The qualitative methodology included interviews with teachers and administrators from a charter school and a private school and focused on their thoughts, feelings, and actions regarding interactions with students who identify as transgender …


Evidence-Based Reading Interventions For Middle And High School Teachers, Brittany Evans, Beverly Hart, Mashonda Surratt Jan 2022

Evidence-Based Reading Interventions For Middle And High School Teachers, Brittany Evans, Beverly Hart, Mashonda Surratt

Instructional Modules for Professional learning Responding to Opportunities and Valuing Educators (IMPROVE)

Welcome to Evidence-Based Reading Practices. This module is designed to help middle and high school teachers intervene with struggling readers in their regular education classrooms. This module will take you approximately three hours to complete. During that time, you will learn what to do when students are missing the necessary foundational skills to become skilled readers.

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Workforce Development In The 21st Century For High School Students, Bruce Mack Jan 2020

Workforce Development In The 21st Century For High School Students, Bruce Mack

Education Projects

Workforce Development is a critical component of economic development in Cleveland County. During the time of this project, Cleveland County was experiencing job growth in manufacturing-related jobs requiring post-secondary experience. My project is a collaboration between Cleveland County Schools, Cleveland Community College and local industries in the county. This project is two-fold: (1) prepare graduating high school students with the skills needed for employment after graduating high school, and (2) help them identify a career in manufacturing.The project is the development of the Advanced Manufacturing Academy. This Academy selects rising high school juniors to dually enroll in high school and …


The Impact Of Homework On Students At A Rural High School In The Foothills Of North Carolina, Thomas Dean Perry Ii Jan 2018

The Impact Of Homework On Students At A Rural High School In The Foothills Of North Carolina, Thomas Dean Perry Ii

Education Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this research study was threefold: to determine if a relationship existed between homework and student achievement in students from a rural high school in the foothills of North Carolina; to determine if a relationship existed between two specific types of homework (preparation and practice) and student achievement; and to determine stakeholder perceptions (teachers, students, and parents) regarding the impact of homework on student learning, personal development, and family relationships.

The conceptual framework of this study was based on research conducted by Cooper (1989), Lee and Pruitt (1979), Foyle (1984), and from an extensive literature review that revealed …


A Program Evaluation Of The Impact Of The Positive Behavioral Intervention And Supports Program On An Urban High School, Brittany M. Ray Jan 2018

A Program Evaluation Of The Impact Of The Positive Behavioral Intervention And Supports Program On An Urban High School, Brittany M. Ray

Doctor of Education Dissertations

This dissertation was designed to observe the impact of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) on a large urban high school. This study attempted to answer the following question: Is the School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) program an effective model to meaningfully decrease student misbehavior and disruptions in a large urban high school as determined by the number of office discipline referrals (ODRs), in-school suspension (ISS) reports, out-of-school suspension (OSS) reports, and truancy reports? What are the differences in disciplinary data from the 2014-2015 to 2016-2017 school years? Overall, the study examined SWPBIS to determine if it is …


A Mixed-Method Case Study On The Impact Of Career Academies On Student Dispositions, Self-Efficacy, And Behaviors, Jessica Thompson Perry Jan 2017

A Mixed-Method Case Study On The Impact Of Career Academies On Student Dispositions, Self-Efficacy, And Behaviors, Jessica Thompson Perry

Education Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this case study was to examine the impact of career academies on student dispositions, behaviors, and self-efficacy at three high schools within the coastal plain region of east central North Carolina. This mixed-method case study used program structures as well as teacher and administrator perceptions to estimate the effects of career academies on student academic dispositions, learning behaviors, and educational self-efficacy with greater accuracy. The researcher developed a Career Academy Questionnaire to assess the perceived impact of the teachers and administrators on the career academies’ impact on student dispositions, behaviors, and self-efficacy. The quantitative data consisted of …


Skill Builders: Perceived Skills Enhanced By Students Through Participation In High School Extracurricular Activities, Jonathan H. Hayes Jan 2014

Skill Builders: Perceived Skills Enhanced By Students Through Participation In High School Extracurricular Activities, Jonathan H. Hayes

Education Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation was designed to examine what skills or characteristics high school students felt they enhanced through participating in school-based extracurricular activities that might lead to academic success. Various extracurricular activities are offered in high schools, and participation often requires large amounts of student time and effort. Social, academic, and honorary clubs and activities as well as athletic teams were included in this research.

The writer gathered qualitative data from student surveys regarding school-based extracurricular involvement to examine the skills enhanced through participation. All tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-grade students completed a survey identifying their participation in school-based extracurricular activities while …


The Effects Of Teacher And Student Satisfaction On Student Achievement, Sean Mcwherter Jan 2012

The Effects Of Teacher And Student Satisfaction On Student Achievement, Sean Mcwherter

Education Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation was designed to examine factors contributing to both teacher and student satisfaction and to determine if a relationship existed between the satisfaction levels and student achievement. The contributing factors identified in this study consisted of items that could be influenced or controlled in the school environment. Maslow's (1943) hierarchy of needs was used to help identify factors that could contribute to teacher and student satisfaction.

The subjects for this quantitative study came from a rural high school in the southern part of the United States. The participants in this study were analyzed according to their level of curricular …