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Exploring Differences In Perceived Learning For Students In Online Versus Face-To-Face Collegiate Pilot Ground Schools: A Quantitative Causal-Comparative Study, Christopher Komsa Jun 2024

Exploring Differences In Perceived Learning For Students In Online Versus Face-To-Face Collegiate Pilot Ground Schools: A Quantitative Causal-Comparative Study, Christopher Komsa

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to determine if there was a difference in the perceived learning of students completing online versus face-to-face collegiate pilot ground schools. Higher education institutions with pilot training programs are highly invested in student success and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) compliance. A growing number of students are taking online courses in college, and this shift was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Perceived learning was quantified using a web-based survey that collected perceived learning data as measured by the Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor (CAP) Perceived Learning Scale. A sample of 86 students at University …


The Persistence Of African American Doctoral Students And Graduates From Or In Stem Programs: A Transcendental Phenomenology Study, Tanisha Johnson Smith Jun 2024

The Persistence Of African American Doctoral Students And Graduates From Or In Stem Programs: A Transcendental Phenomenology Study, Tanisha Johnson Smith

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the persistence efforts for African American doctoral science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students or graduates. The theory guiding this study is Tinto's theory of student departure with a focus on the model of student persistence as it lays the foundation for how students persist to degree completion. The following questions guided this study: What lived experiences have helped African American current doctoral students or graduates persist in a STEM program? What challenges have African American graduate or current doctoral students experienced while completing a STEM degree program? What strategies …


Exploring Chaplains’ Lived Experience Concerning Mental Health Stigma And Suicidal Thoughts In The Military Context, Eric T. Victorino Jun 2024

Exploring Chaplains’ Lived Experience Concerning Mental Health Stigma And Suicidal Thoughts In The Military Context, Eric T. Victorino

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The empirical inquiry at the heart of this qualitative phenomenological research revolves around the identification of mental health stigma and suicidal ideation within the military context. This study delves into the lived experiences of military chaplains as they interact with service members grappling with thoughts of suicide and dealing with the associated mental health stigma. By examining the viewpoints of United States Army chaplains, we aim to gain a deeper insight into the perceived mental health stigma and its consequences for service members who are contending with suicidal thoughts. Chaplains’ unique viewpoints will contribute to an enriched comprehension of mental …


Charter School Music Programs In The Southwest: Innovation Or Isomorphism, Joseph Justo Ulibarri Jun 2024

Charter School Music Programs In The Southwest: Innovation Or Isomorphism, Joseph Justo Ulibarri

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The school choice movement is gaining popularity in the American education system, with supporters touting innovation and improvement in educational outcomes. Research on school choice efficacy—particularly comparisons between charter and traditional public schools (TPS)—is in its infancy. The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to compare the incidence of nontraditional music courses in secondary charters and TPS in the Southwest. Secondly, the study utilized the Climate for Innovation Measure (CIM) to quantify teachers’ perceptions of organizational innovation. This research collected a randomized sample (N = 30) of secondary charter school music teachers (n = 15) and TPS music teachers (n …


A Causal Comparison Study Of Social-Emotional Learning At Private Elementary And Middle Schools With And Without Restorative Practices After Covid-19, Jai'eisha Huntley Jun 2024

A Causal Comparison Study Of Social-Emotional Learning At Private Elementary And Middle Schools With And Without Restorative Practices After Covid-19, Jai'eisha Huntley

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this study was to conduct a quantitative, causal-comparative study to determine if there was a significant difference in social-emotional learning between students at elementary and middle private schools with and without restorative practices after COVID-19. There is limited research investigating the integration of social-emotional learning and restorative practices and their effects on private elementary and middle school students. This study was important to pinpoint whether integrating social emotional learning and restorative practices has a significant benefit on student’s self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The study includes 128 students from grades three-eight. Students were …


Innovation And Technology: The Era Of Autonomous Cars And Their Outcomes In Law Enforcement, Gabrielle Banish Jun 2024

Innovation And Technology: The Era Of Autonomous Cars And Their Outcomes In Law Enforcement, Gabrielle Banish

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this research study is to explore the cybersecurity of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), including the technological challenges, barriers, and impacts on society. This research study provides a framework for law enforcement agencies to understand the scope of security of AVs and develop relevant policies and strategies to enhance the security of these vehicles. AVs are a relatively nascent concept in the automotive industry, and thus, there is limited knowledge about cybersecurity. In the upcoming years, there will probably be a considerable increase in the number of semi-autonomous vehicles on many US and European roads. Some experts even predict …


A Phenomenological Study On The Experiences Of Secondary Teachers And Teacher Retention In Low-Income Schools, Kaila Morris Segres Jun 2024

A Phenomenological Study On The Experiences Of Secondary Teachers And Teacher Retention In Low-Income Schools, Kaila Morris Segres

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This qualitative, hermeneutic phenomenological study aimed to understand retention for secondary teachers at high-needs schools. Drawing upon Bandura's cognitive theory, this study examined how self-efficacy and motivation are crucial to secondary teacher retention. Through in-depth interviews with teachers, the research aimed to understand their perspectives and experiences regarding the factors influencing their decision to stay or leave. The study took place at Black River High School. It consisted of purposive sampling, which is a concise approach to generating suitable and practical information from specific kinds of people with minimal resources. The findings shed light on the dynamics between organizational and …


Evidence-Based Practices For Military-Connected Students With Disruptive Behaviors Receiving Response To Intervention/Section 504 Services: School Counselors' Attitudes And Theoretical Orientation, Eddie Benitez Jun 2024

Evidence-Based Practices For Military-Connected Students With Disruptive Behaviors Receiving Response To Intervention/Section 504 Services: School Counselors' Attitudes And Theoretical Orientation, Eddie Benitez

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This cross-sectional quantitative study compares primary and secondary counselors’ attitudes and theoretical orientation for evidence-based practices for military-connected students with disruptive behaviors receiving Response to Intervention and Section 504 services in Texas. This study is paramount for military-connected students with disruptive behaviors in closing gaps in academic performance, social-emotional skills, social justice, and multiculturalism in education. Military-connected students with disruptive behaviors confront the risk of not receiving evidence-based interventions through school services due to school counselors’ practices and theoretical approach. The researcher used a quantitative cross-sectional method and three analyses: Pearson r correlation, Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), ANOVA, and …


General Education And Special Education Teachers' Attitudes And Comfort Levels In Having Appropriate Conversations With Special Needs Students: A Causal-Comparative Study, Jessica Leah Hensley Jun 2024

General Education And Special Education Teachers' Attitudes And Comfort Levels In Having Appropriate Conversations With Special Needs Students: A Causal-Comparative Study, Jessica Leah Hensley

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study is to determine if there is a difference in special education and general education teachers’ attitudes and comfort level in teaching sex education. Students with intellectual disabilities need a sex education curriculum that can be extended if needed to ensure that they understand and are able to apply their knowledge to personal situations if they arise. The study’s sample includes high school and middle school special education and general education teachers. The sample was taken from participants who volunteered to take the survey via a link posted on social media account. A Microsoft …


Perceived Influence Of Artificial Intelligence On Educational Leadership's Decision-Making, Teaching, And Learning Outcomes: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Mousa Fayiz Abduljaber Jun 2024

Perceived Influence Of Artificial Intelligence On Educational Leadership's Decision-Making, Teaching, And Learning Outcomes: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Mousa Fayiz Abduljaber

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to understand and describe the perceived influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on educational leadership's decision-making, teaching, and learning outcomes as revealed by educational leaders at a group of secondary public schools in the Middle East. The theory guiding this study was the distributed cognition theory, as it shows the dynamics of human cognition and AI cognition, making it possible to understand the perceived influence of AI. As the study reflected on AI’s past, present and, future, the central question that focused on this study is: How do educational leaders perceive the influence …


The Perceptions Of Elementary Teachers In An Inclusive Classroom Environment Related To Their Teacher Preparatory Programs: A Phenomenological Study, Jevauwn D. Smith Jun 2024

The Perceptions Of Elementary Teachers In An Inclusive Classroom Environment Related To Their Teacher Preparatory Programs: A Phenomenological Study, Jevauwn D. Smith

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe elementary general education teachers’ perceptions of teaching in an inclusive classroom environment related to their teacher preparatory programs while teaching in a public school setting in a rural southeastern state. The theory guiding this study was Bandura’s self-efficacy theory, which describes how an individual will approach a task based on their level of competence and readiness. The central research question was: How do general education teachers describe their level of preparedness for inclusive education based on their teacher preparatory programs? This study used a transcendental phenomenological design to gain insight …


The Impact Of Language Intervention On At-Risk Kindergarten And First-Grade Students’ Receptive And Expressive Vocabulary: A Quantitative, Quasi-Experimental Study, Kimberly Quattlebaum Entzminger Jun 2024

The Impact Of Language Intervention On At-Risk Kindergarten And First-Grade Students’ Receptive And Expressive Vocabulary: A Quantitative, Quasi-Experimental Study, Kimberly Quattlebaum Entzminger

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This quantitative, quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest, non-equivalent control group study examined the effect of specific language-based interventions on accelerating the receptive and expressive vocabulary development of kindergarten and first-grade students. Though language comprehension is essential for reading comprehension, few studies offer insight into identification and intervention for students who enter kindergarten and first grade without age or grade-appropriate vocabulary development. The study included 70 students from a Title One school in South Carolina, divided equally into control and intervention groups after initial screening using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary 5th edition and the Expressive Vocabulary Test 3rd edition. Standard scores were used to …


Predicting Performance On A Social Studies Assessment: A Correlational Study, David G. Hamilton Jun 2024

Predicting Performance On A Social Studies Assessment: A Correlational Study, David G. Hamilton

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study seeks to determine the predictive relationship between the performance on a middle school Civics practice assessment and performance on the State of Florida Civics assessment. In the current public-school environment across the United States, using high-stakes assessments to measure student performance is the norm. This quantitative correlation study strives to determine if locally developed benchmark assessments accurately predict student achievement on school high-stakes social studies state-mandated assessments. Using post hoc data from 355 middle school students ranging from 12 to 14 years old from a suburban Central Florida charter school who were administered a computer-based Civics practice end-of-course …


Relationship Between School Type And Quality Of Neighborhood With Children’S Social Vulnerability, Maryam Majd Jun 2024

Relationship Between School Type And Quality Of Neighborhood With Children’S Social Vulnerability, Maryam Majd

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this quantitative research was to explore the relationship between two potential risk factors, children’s type of school (e.g., public, private, charter, or magnet) and quality of neighborhood, with social vulnerability. Data were collected through an online survey from January through March 2024. Hierarchical multiple linear regression conducted in SPSS demonstrated that four out of seven quality of neighborhood attributes were significant predictors of social vulnerability (p < .05); as the neighborhood conditions of vehicular traffic, teenagers present in the street, graffiti, and vandalism increased, levels of social vulnerability also increased. Factor analysis confirmed the strong reliability and internal structure of the instrument used to collect the data. No significance was found for children’s type of school, but more studies are needed to determine if research on this variable can help inform decisions about school-choice policies. This study addressed the need for knowledge about contextual environmental factors and children’s well-being. This is imperative, as social vulnerability is an emerging psychological construct in developmental research that is correlated with all aspects of social interactions, as it negatively interferes with the process of forming social bonds with others. Building alignment between the goals of schools, government agencies, and communities is essential, so that parents have access to the support and resources needed to promote healthy development in children. Thus, the empirical findings from this study will help promote awareness of social vulnerability and help children receive the empathy, dignity, and respect that they deserve.


Comparing The Academic Self-Efficacy Of English Language Learners Taking College Prep Esl, English Composition I, Or English Composition Ii Courses At A U.S. Community College: A Quantitative Causal-Comparative Study, Shada Aweina Jun 2024

Comparing The Academic Self-Efficacy Of English Language Learners Taking College Prep Esl, English Composition I, Or English Composition Ii Courses At A U.S. Community College: A Quantitative Causal-Comparative Study, Shada Aweina

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This quantitative, causal-comparative study investigated the academic self-efficacy of English language learner college students. The main objective was to determine whether there were differences in academic self-efficacy among English language learners enrolled in different English course levels: college prep ESL, college English composition I, and college English composition II. The study aimed to understand how confident English language learners feel about their abilities to perform various academic behaviors at different English course levels and how they perceive their ability to transfer and utilize language and academic skills within different levels of English courses. Using the College Academic Self-Efficacy Scale, data …


The Lived Experiences Of Secondary Christian School Administrators As They Work To Foster An Environment Conducive To Student Biblical Worldview Development: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study, Margaret E. Pope May 2024

The Lived Experiences Of Secondary Christian School Administrators As They Work To Foster An Environment Conducive To Student Biblical Worldview Development: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study, Margaret E. Pope

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this hermeneutical phenomenological study was to understand the lived experiences of Christian school secondary administrators as they foster an environment conducive to student biblical worldview development. The theory guiding this study is Leithwood’s iteration of transformational leadership, as it recognizes the influential role school leaders play in the motivation and growth of teachers. Additional consideration of Erdvig’s model of biblical worldview development in evangelical Christian emerging adults was used as the conceptual framework recognizing that the faith elements of worldview formation are unique and relevant to the topic of the study. The central research question was: What …


A Phenomenological Study Of The Perinatal Experiences Shaping A Woman’S Identity In Academia, Elizabeth Catherine Debolt May 2024

A Phenomenological Study Of The Perinatal Experiences Shaping A Woman’S Identity In Academia, Elizabeth Catherine Debolt

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative hermeneutic phenomenological study was to understand the meaning women faculty in academia in the United States ascribe to their perinatal experiences and how these experiences affect the integration of their academic and maternal identities and outlook on continuing in the academy. The theories guiding this study were Mercer's theory on becoming a mother and Bronfenbrenner's bioecological model. The study was comprised of 10 women who became a mother with their first child within the last seven years of the study's initiation while holding a faculty position in academia that included teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities …


The Middle School Developmental Vocal Methodology: A Middle School Vocal Music Instructional Methodology - The Vocal Pedagogy Branch, Eunice Nogueras May 2024

The Middle School Developmental Vocal Methodology: A Middle School Vocal Music Instructional Methodology - The Vocal Pedagogy Branch, Eunice Nogueras

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Middle school can be a precarious time for students and teachers. During this seemingly difficult time, some students cope by participating in choir. Studies outline that middle school choir can be notably beneficial for students. However, teaching middle school choir can be challenging, as directors must respond to students’ varying physiological development, especially when training their voices and establishing a choir. Further, choral music education throughout the United States tends to lack uniformity in curricula despite national and state standards, particularly at the middle school level. While some choral music educators in low socio-economic locations maintain successful programs, some are …


Toxic Leadership: A Phenomenological Investigation Of Recently Retired U.S. Army Service Members' Experiences With Toxic Leaders, Dale A. Henny May 2024

Toxic Leadership: A Phenomenological Investigation Of Recently Retired U.S. Army Service Members' Experiences With Toxic Leaders, Dale A. Henny

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This phenomenological study investigates the experiences of recently retired U.S. Army service members with toxic leadership. The study involved a sample of 10 participants, with data collection conducted through one-on-one, face-to-face interviews using semi-structured, open-ended questions. Interviews for the study were conducted face-to-face or through virtual platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, with each session lasting no longer than 90 minutes. Data analysis employed a six-step thematic analysis method, with coding completed through NVivo after initial hand-coding. Findings revealed that the military culture, characterized by strict hierarchy and obedience, inadvertently fosters an environment conducive to toxic leadership. Participants reported that …


Learners' Lived Experiences For Filling Out A Professional Development Program's Formal Evaluation After Learning About The Kirkpatrick Evaluation Framework: A Transcendental Phenomenology Study, Judine Eleanor Bishop May 2024

Learners' Lived Experiences For Filling Out A Professional Development Program's Formal Evaluation After Learning About The Kirkpatrick Evaluation Framework: A Transcendental Phenomenology Study, Judine Eleanor Bishop

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenology study was to discover learners’ lived experiences for filling out a formal evaluation to complete a professional development program about the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Framework for African American librarians and educators who are members of a Black Caucus affiliate group. The theory guiding this study was the adult learning theory by Knowles et al., who hypothesized that adults learn by using self-direction to build on their experiences knowing why training courses will benefit their lives. The adult learning theory provided a framework to answer the central research question and two sub-questions: (CRQ) What are learners’ …


Constructivism, Curiosity, And Metacognitive Bias In The Age Of Google, Matthew Moore May 2024

Constructivism, Curiosity, And Metacognitive Bias In The Age Of Google, Matthew Moore

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this experimental, posttest-only control-group study was to determine if there are differences in levels of metacognitive bias between those who do and do not use Google on a practice activity prior to the administration of a general knowledge test, when controlling for epistemic curiosity. The study seeks to help fill the gap in the literature by examining differences in metacognitive bias across not only the experimental variable of Google access, but also by participant variables, providing a more thorough understanding of how differences in individuals may moderate the relationship between Google use and bias. A sample of …


Executive Function And Stressed College Students: A Phenomenological Study To Inform Instructional Design, Donna-Maria Trewhella May 2024

Executive Function And Stressed College Students: A Phenomenological Study To Inform Instructional Design, Donna-Maria Trewhella

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe college student stress experiences that impact executive function (EF) and cognition at one community college in California. The conceptual framework guiding this study was cognition and executive function concepts that are impacted by the stressed learning experience. The central research question asked: What was the lived experience of EF deficits for stressed college students when learning content from instructional design (ID)? The methodology employed a qualitative phenomenological study that sampled 13 college students who self-identified as experiencing stress during the learning cycle. The research was conducted via the Internet and Confer …


Predicting Government Non-Manager Employees’ Creative Self-Concept Based On Their Leaders’ Transformational Leadership Qualities, Steven R. Palmer May 2024

Predicting Government Non-Manager Employees’ Creative Self-Concept Based On Their Leaders’ Transformational Leadership Qualities, Steven R. Palmer

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This quantitative non-experimental, predictive, correlational study aimed to evaluate the predictive relationship between government leaders exercising transformational leadership attributes and government service employees' potential to engage in creative problem-solving. This study contributes to the existing knowledge on leadership and creative self-concept by focusing on the government civilian service sector. This sector represents a large population with limited exposure to the correlation between leadership and creativity. The sample for this study was 1,432 engineering and contracting professionals from a government acquisition center in northern Alabama who designed and built weapons systems for combat forces. The data analysis included 609 participants. The …


Mentoring As A Catalyst For Change: Creating A Mentor Training Curriculum Using The Servant Leadership Model, Alana S. Freeman May 2024

Mentoring As A Catalyst For Change: Creating A Mentor Training Curriculum Using The Servant Leadership Model, Alana S. Freeman

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation-in-praxis was a response to the problem of a lack of youth involvement at Warren Chapel United American Free Will Baptist (UAFWB) church in Winterville, NC. The Collaborating Coach, Pastor Betty Haddock, and the Collaborating Team were concerned about the church's future amid its aging congregation. The importance of investing in the spiritual formation of the younger generation in preparation for them being mature successors of current leaders is a principle reflected throughout Scripture. The Bible encourages the older generation to teach the younger generation about Godly principles so they will retain what they have learned when they are …


The Perceptions Of Army Instructional Systems Specialists Regarding A Formalized Training Program: A Phenomenological Study, Amber Danyel Elizabeth Brouillard May 2024

The Perceptions Of Army Instructional Systems Specialists Regarding A Formalized Training Program: A Phenomenological Study, Amber Danyel Elizabeth Brouillard

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative transcendental phenomenological study was to explore the perceptions of Army Instructional Systems Specialists regarding implementing a formal training plan at a military training installation. The theory guiding this study is adult education theory, developed by Malcolm Knowles, as it illuminates how adults perceive learning and their training preferences. This study design includes the description, reduction, imaginative variation, and essence of the lived experience with data collection from nonprobability sampling, and criterion sampling was used because all participants experience the same phenomenon. Data was collected using interviews, journal prompts, and focus groups. The data analysis spiral …


Teachers' Perceptions Implementing Social And Emotional Learning And The Impact It Has On Students: A Phenomenological Qualitative Study, Shaniqua M. Person May 2024

Teachers' Perceptions Implementing Social And Emotional Learning And The Impact It Has On Students: A Phenomenological Qualitative Study, Shaniqua M. Person

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study is to discover teachers’ lived experiences implementing social and emotional learning in the classroom setting. Social and emotional learning is the skill of an individual that learns the proper social skills required to control emotions while keeping healthy relationships as they make sound judgments. In social and emotional learning studies, teachers’ perceptions have not been well represented. This study seeks to investigate teachers’ experiences implementing social and emotional learning and the impact it has on students. The theory guiding this study is The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Framework. The Framework …


A Phenomenological Study Of The Perceptions Of Elementary Teachers Of Social And Emotional Learning In A Title One School, Stephanie Whittenberg May 2024

A Phenomenological Study Of The Perceptions Of Elementary Teachers Of Social And Emotional Learning In A Title One School, Stephanie Whittenberg

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This phenomenological study aimed to understand teachers' perceptions and attitudes on integrating social and emotional curriculum in a Title One elementary school in the Southeastern United States. The study was designed to explore the research question: What are teachers’ attitudes and perceptions of social and emotional learning? The setting of this study was a rural Title One school in the Southeastern United States. This study used a convenience sampling of 12-15 teachers. The theory guiding the study was Maslow’s hierarchy of needs related to social and emotional learning curriculum and its benefits. Data was collected through surveys, interviews, and focus …


Weathering The Storm: A Phenomenological Study Of K-12 Special Educator Resilience And Retention, Kimberly M. Wisinski May 2024

Weathering The Storm: A Phenomenological Study Of K-12 Special Educator Resilience And Retention, Kimberly M. Wisinski

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological study was to interpret the lived experiences of K-12 special education teachers (N = 16) from large, suburban districts in Illinois who have persisted in their positions beyond four years. Understanding factors that contribute to the longevity of special education teachers is not only vital for enhancing the educational landscape for students with disabilities but also for informing district-level strategies aimed at fostering teacher retention. This study was guided by Bronfenbrenner's Process-Person-Context-Time (PPCT) bioecological systems theory, which provided a framework for exploring the various systems that influence special education teacher retention. To achieve triangulation …


Parent Perspectives For Elementary Instrumental Music Participation, Scott Wayne Mcgowan May 2024

Parent Perspectives For Elementary Instrumental Music Participation, Scott Wayne Mcgowan

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This hermeneutic phenomenological study was conducted to understand participation issues surrounding elementary instrumental music programs from a parent's perspective. Many school districts’ elementary instrumental music programs have continued with a district-funded model with classes that meet during the school day. The school district in this study adopted an outside-the-school-day model that is tuition-based. The study utilized semi-structured interviews and observations from the researcher. A quality music education program should include the highest possible number of students. This study uncovers the motivating factors in elementary instrumental music participation. It also reveals potential barriers to entry. Music educators can use the results …


The Lived Experiences Of High School Humanities Teachers As They Utilize An Lms To Facilitate And Support Students' Learning: A Phenomenological Study, Jamie L. Onorato May 2024

The Lived Experiences Of High School Humanities Teachers As They Utilize An Lms To Facilitate And Support Students' Learning: A Phenomenological Study, Jamie L. Onorato

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

High school humanity teachers at Big Wave High School utilize the Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas, in their 1:1 program, which this phenomenological study aimed to explore and better understand its role in the blended learning environment. The theories that guided this study are Slavich and Zimbardo’s transformational teaching theory and Bandura’s social cognitive theory of self-efficacy, which help the understanding of how evolving technology can be used in the field of education and therefore guided this study to explore the central research question: What are the lived experiences of high school teachers as they utilize LMS to facilitate and …