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Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

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Teachers’, Administrators’, And Staff’S Perspectives On Their Role In Supporting Preschool Mental Health, Jennifer Ann Coggin Dec 2023

Teachers’, Administrators’, And Staff’S Perspectives On Their Role In Supporting Preschool Mental Health, Jennifer Ann Coggin

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Secondary Teachers’ Experiences Of Supports To Improve Literacy For Long-Term English Learners, Ana Sarahí Monterrey Dec 2023

Secondary Teachers’ Experiences Of Supports To Improve Literacy For Long-Term English Learners, Ana Sarahí Monterrey

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Predicting Volunteerism Through Factors Of Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy, And Education Level, Dan Clark Dec 2023

Predicting Volunteerism Through Factors Of Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy, And Education Level, Dan Clark

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Nurses’ Lived Experiences Of Coping With The Long-Term Effects Of Compassion Fatigue From The Covid-19 Pandemic, Philip Joseph Nelan Dec 2023

Nurses’ Lived Experiences Of Coping With The Long-Term Effects Of Compassion Fatigue From The Covid-19 Pandemic, Philip Joseph Nelan

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Teachers’ Perspectives On Instructional Practices For English Language Learners Implemented During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Loubna El Bdaoui Dec 2023

Teachers’ Perspectives On Instructional Practices For English Language Learners Implemented During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Loubna El Bdaoui

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Teacher Perceptions Of Challenges And Supports That Influence Their Decisions To Stay In Or Leave The Profession, Gayle Warmbrodt Dec 2023

Teacher Perceptions Of Challenges And Supports That Influence Their Decisions To Stay In Or Leave The Profession, Gayle Warmbrodt

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Benefits Of Primary Grade Dual Language Immersion Programs, Karen Green Mesa Dec 2023

Benefits Of Primary Grade Dual Language Immersion Programs, Karen Green Mesa

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Relationship Between Cohort Default Rates, 90/10 Rule Metrics, And Gross Revenue By Institution Size, Jamillah D. Booker Nov 2023

Relationship Between Cohort Default Rates, 90/10 Rule Metrics, And Gross Revenue By Institution Size, Jamillah D. Booker

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Urban Teachers’ Perceptions Of Their Challenges In Teaching Primary Grade English Language Learners, Justina Chizomam Bigelow Nov 2023

Urban Teachers’ Perceptions Of Their Challenges In Teaching Primary Grade English Language Learners, Justina Chizomam Bigelow

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Secondary Music Teachers’ Perspectives On Virtual Concert Band Instruction, Jessica D. Dixon Nov 2023

Secondary Music Teachers’ Perspectives On Virtual Concert Band Instruction, Jessica D. Dixon

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Exploring The Perspectives Of Educators Of Color About Their Leadership Development Opportunities At A Local Early Childhood Education Organization, Judy Uhron Nov 2023

Exploring The Perspectives Of Educators Of Color About Their Leadership Development Opportunities At A Local Early Childhood Education Organization, Judy Uhron

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Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions Of Reading Struggles For Learning Disabled Students, Betty A. Brown Nov 2023

Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions Of Reading Struggles For Learning Disabled Students, Betty A. Brown

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Perceptions Of Leadership Influence On Teacher Professional Development, Sandra Greatheart Nov 2023

Perceptions Of Leadership Influence On Teacher Professional Development, Sandra Greatheart

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Active-Duty Women’S Persistence In Online Undergraduate Degree Programs, Tara Lynn Clawson-Inga Nov 2023

Active-Duty Women’S Persistence In Online Undergraduate Degree Programs, Tara Lynn Clawson-Inga

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Perceptions Of Teachers Regarding Instructional Strategies For Low Ses Students, Lesley Legere Jan 2023

Perceptions Of Teachers Regarding Instructional Strategies For Low Ses Students, Lesley Legere

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Low socioeconomic status (SES) students tend to have poorer academic achievement in language arts and mathematics. One of the biggest influences for the academic success of low SES students is the use of varying instructional strategies. This problem is important because all students should receive an equitable education regardless of status. The purpose of the study was to investigate teachers’ perceptions regarding how they support low SES students in their academic achievement in language arts and mathematics. The conceptual framework for this study was based on Hersey and Blanchard’s situational leadership theory, which suggested that teachers are leaders who modify …


The Interrelationship Between Sensorimotor Deficits And Maladaptive Behavior In The Classroom, L B Marie Filion Jan 2023

The Interrelationship Between Sensorimotor Deficits And Maladaptive Behavior In The Classroom, L B Marie Filion

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Mainstreaming special education students has created challenges for teachers, resulting in significant lesson time allocated to classroom disruptions related to maladaptive behavior. This correlational study examined the extent to which specific sensorimotor deficits predict maladaptive behavior among special education students (aged 8-12 years) based on archival data of teacher assessments in New Zealand. Piaget’s cognitive and affective development theory was used as the theoretical foundation. Results from standard multiple regression demonstrated that higher levels of sensorimotor deficits (vision, touch, taste and smell, body awareness, balance and motion) predicted high levels of maladaptive behavior (internalizing, externalizing, and overall maladaptive behavior indices); …


Viewpoints Of Classroom Teachers On Educational Issues Of Students With Interrupted Formal Education, Farah Merzier-Baudin Jan 2023

Viewpoints Of Classroom Teachers On Educational Issues Of Students With Interrupted Formal Education, Farah Merzier-Baudin

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AbstractMost research on students with interrupted formal education (SIFE) and English language learners (ELLs) documents their struggle with higher attrition rates and behavioral issues in high school. This qualitative study was conducted to examine high school teachers’ perspectives working with SIFE/ELLs in the classroom. Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory (SCT) indicated that students benefit from classrooms with high social interaction among all classroom participants and appropriate scaffolding of learning materials. Although SCT and most research focused on the students’ perspectives, this research focused on teachers’ perspectives. Data were collected from semistructured, open-ended interviews with 20 participants who teach or work with SIFE/ELLs. …


Experiences Of New Graduate Nurses Who Transitioned To Practice Using Virtual Conferencing Software, Sara Moran Jan 2023

Experiences Of New Graduate Nurses Who Transitioned To Practice Using Virtual Conferencing Software, Sara Moran

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Orientation is a pivotal moment for new graduate nurses as they transition into the acute care setting. The COVID-19 pandemic changed in-person orientation to virtual orientation, but little is known about the experiences of new graduate nurses who attended the virtual orientation process. The purpose of this qualitative interpretive descriptive study, guided by Duchscher’s theory and the technology adaptation model 2, was to understand the experiences of new graduate nurses who transitioned to practice utilizing video-based conference software for nursing orientation. Twelve new graduate nurses were interviewed using virtual conferencing software. Data were analyzed using interpretive description and then were …


U.S. Secondary Teachers’ Concerns About Videoconferencing As An Instructional Modality For English Language Learners, Ani Seker Ba Jan 2023

U.S. Secondary Teachers’ Concerns About Videoconferencing As An Instructional Modality For English Language Learners, Ani Seker Ba

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Videoconferencing (VC) instruction has become more prevalent in education due to a variety of factors, one of which was the COVID-19 pandemic, which required online teachers to plan relevant and purposeful VC lessons. Secondary English Language Learner (ELL) teachers have expressed concerns about the quality of instruction being delivered. The problem for this study was that U.S. secondary teachers of ELLs had concerns when using VC for instruction. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore the concerns that secondary teachers have about using VC with secondary ELLs. The concerns-based adoption model formed the conceptual framework of this …


Doctoral Students’ Motivations To Complete A Degree In Education Online, Terence Branch Jan 2023

Doctoral Students’ Motivations To Complete A Degree In Education Online, Terence Branch

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Enrollment in online doctoral programs is increasing; however, 41% of these students do not graduate. Student achievement in online learning depends on motivation. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore doctoral students’ perspectives on how educational technology supports their motivation to earn a degree in education. Deci and Ryan’s self-determination theory comprised the conceptual framework that guided this study. Research questions were designed to investigate if online technology supports doctoral students’ basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with 12 participants who earned doctorates online. Thematic analysis was employed to …


University Interdisciplinary Linked Block Schedules And Developmental Student Success, Linda S. Reeves-Wymer Jan 2023

University Interdisciplinary Linked Block Schedules And Developmental Student Success, Linda S. Reeves-Wymer

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Developmental education is the starting point for many 1st-year college students, especially from underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation populations. One such 1st-year program linked block-scheduled academic skill-development courses with a required interdisciplinary general education science course where instruction was provided simultaneously in a lecture format to college-ready nondevelopmental students and developmental students in three skill-development courses: reading, writing, and combined reading/writing. Although this program had existed for over 20 years, the effectiveness of the program, meaning whether the linked skill-development courses were associated with academic success, had not been assessed. Guided by Tinto’s integration theory, a causal comparative design with the …


Employer Perceptions Of The Skills Gap In College Graduates’ Written Communication, Julie Minnaugh Jan 2023

Employer Perceptions Of The Skills Gap In College Graduates’ Written Communication, Julie Minnaugh

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U.S. employers have reported that many college graduates are underprepared in written communication when hired and that lack of preparedness hinders these graduates’ employment success. Higher education institution (HEI) administrators need information regarding which writing skills should be taught across the curriculum to improve student outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate employers’ perspectives on the written communication skills gap that hinders college graduates from being successful in their professional practice. Swales’s six characteristics of a discourse community provided a conceptual lens for the study, as graduates commencing employment represent newcomers to a discourse community. A basic qualitative …


Enrollment In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math Courses After Enactment Of Texas' House Bill 5, Carlana Cla'shette Allen Jan 2023

Enrollment In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math Courses After Enactment Of Texas' House Bill 5, Carlana Cla'shette Allen

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Student participation and performance in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have been an education concern in the United States for years. In 2013, Texas lawmakers passed House Bill 5 (HB5) to support increases in STEM awareness, particularly among ethnic minority and female students. To date, no studies have been conducted on the impact, if any, of HB5 on Texas high school students’ course selections in STEM areas. Further, it is unknown whether the impact that does exist is equally distributed across socioeconomic status (SES), race/ethnicity, and gender groups. The purpose of this nonexperimental correlational quantitative study was to determine …


Viewpoints Of Classroom Teachers On Educational Issues Of Students With Interrupted Formal Education, Farah Merzier-Baudin Jan 2023

Viewpoints Of Classroom Teachers On Educational Issues Of Students With Interrupted Formal Education, Farah Merzier-Baudin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractMost research on students with interrupted formal education (SIFE) and English language learners (ELLs) documents their struggle with higher attrition rates and behavioral issues in high school. This qualitative study was conducted to examine high school teachers’ perspectives working with SIFE/ELLs in the classroom. Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory (SCT) indicated that students benefit from classrooms with high social interaction among all classroom participants and appropriate scaffolding of learning materials. Although SCT and most research focused on the students’ perspectives, this research focused on teachers’ perspectives. Data were collected from semistructured, open-ended interviews with 20 participants who teach or work with SIFE/ELLs. …


Parent And Teacher Perceptions Of Intermediate Students' Experiences In Virtual Intensive Reading Classes, Denise Benjamin Tate Jan 2023

Parent And Teacher Perceptions Of Intermediate Students' Experiences In Virtual Intensive Reading Classes, Denise Benjamin Tate

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The learning gap between intermediate students on grade level and those below grade level continues to grow. Intermediate students with below-grade-level reading comprehension skills struggle with informational texts and across-content material. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore parent and teacher perceptions of intermediate students’ experiences in virtual intensive reading classes. The conceptual frameworks were Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development and social learning and Epstein’s model of parental involvement, which supports learning through interaction and support. The research questions included changes teachers observed in the reading patterns of their intermediate students enrolled in virtual intensive reading classes, …


Primary Teachers’ Perceptions Of The Wilson Reading Fundations Program For Struggling Readers, Kianga Tene Mckinney Jan 2023

Primary Teachers’ Perceptions Of The Wilson Reading Fundations Program For Struggling Readers, Kianga Tene Mckinney

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Despite 3 years of implementation, educators at McKinnley Elementary School (pseudonym) did not know teachers’ perceptions about whether the Wilson Reading Fundations Program (WRFP) was helping K-3rd grade teachers assist struggling readers with becoming proficient in reading in the elementary grades. The purpose of this qualitative single case study was to obtain primary teachers’ perceptions regarding how instructional components of the WRFP challenged or strengthened their instructional practices with assisting struggling readers gaining proficiency. Engelmann’s theory of instruction, Orton-Gillingham’s approach, and Engestrom’s activity theory were the theoretical frameworks that guided this study. Fifteen K-3rd grade teachers who implemented WRFP and …


Employer Perceptions Of The Skills Gap In College Graduates’ Written Communication, Julie Minnaugh Jan 2023

Employer Perceptions Of The Skills Gap In College Graduates’ Written Communication, Julie Minnaugh

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

U.S. employers have reported that many college graduates are underprepared in written communication when hired and that lack of preparedness hinders these graduates’ employment success. Higher education institution (HEI) administrators need information regarding which writing skills should be taught across the curriculum to improve student outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate employers’ perspectives on the written communication skills gap that hinders college graduates from being successful in their professional practice. Swales’s six characteristics of a discourse community provided a conceptual lens for the study, as graduates commencing employment represent newcomers to a discourse community. A basic qualitative …


Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions Of Evidence-Based Practices For Twice-Exceptional Students, Khadijah Muhammad Jan 2023

Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions Of Evidence-Based Practices For Twice-Exceptional Students, Khadijah Muhammad

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Twice-exceptional students (2E) are identified as having high aptitude and a disability, as classified by their state of residence. However, elementary school teachers are not consistently implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) for kindergarten through fifth-grade 2E students, creating a gap in practice. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand teachers’ perspectives regarding the challenges with and needed supports for consistently implementing EBPs for 2E students. Universal design for learning was the conceptual framework and the foundation for the study. A basic qualitative research design was used in this study to address research questions regarding elementary teachers’ perspectives on challenges …


Teachers’ Perceptions Of Social Emotional Learning Instruction And High Residential Mobility Students’ Reading Literacy, Janel Dorene Morris Jan 2023

Teachers’ Perceptions Of Social Emotional Learning Instruction And High Residential Mobility Students’ Reading Literacy, Janel Dorene Morris

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Based on recommendations from research, leaders in a north Texas public school district implemented social emotional learning (SEL) to address academic gaps among high residential mobility (HRM) students. Incorporating SEL instruction improves academic achievement 11 percentile points on average; however, in Adoniram School District (ASD), 2021 passing rates fell 8% from 2019 despite adopting SEL curriculum. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how ASD elementary teachers instructed SEL, and their perceptions of how SEL techniques influenced HRM elementary students’ reading literacy development. The study on social and emotional skills (SSES) conceptual framework guided this study because …


The Effects Of Gender, Age, And Year Of Study On Occupational Therapy Students’ Social Media Competency, Vikram Pagpatan Jan 2023

The Effects Of Gender, Age, And Year Of Study On Occupational Therapy Students’ Social Media Competency, Vikram Pagpatan

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Occupational therapy students (OTSs) who misuse social media within academic and clinical learning environments may increase the instances of ethical health care violations and breaches of professional codes of conduct. The purpose of this quantitative, cross-sectional study was to assess the social media competency (SMC) scores of OTSs based on year of study, age, and gender. As a result, the research questions were developed to compare the SMC of OTSs based on year of study, age, and gender. The study was grounded by Bandura’s social learning theory and a rationale for allowing social media use in the curriculum. An archived …