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Perspectives Of Augmentative-Alternative Communication Users Regarding Their Experiences And Perceived Barriers To Engagement In Higher Education, Heather Anderson Feb 2019

Perspectives Of Augmentative-Alternative Communication Users Regarding Their Experiences And Perceived Barriers To Engagement In Higher Education, Heather Anderson

Doctoral Dissertations

This research investigated the higher education experience of students who communicate via augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) due to having severe speech impairments. Research questions addressed how the students interact with others in the higher education setting, and the presence and nature of any barriers to full participation in academic and nonacademic activities. Using a qualitative case study design, data obtained from personal interviews and questionnaires were analyzed and interpreted based on the theoretical perspectives of critical disability theory and Astin’s model of student involvement. Key themes included issues with communication; challenges associated with disability; and policy and practice, specifically the ...


The Impact Of A Value-Added Model On Educational Leadership Practices In Northwest Louisiana, Candice D. Webert Apr 2017

The Impact Of A Value-Added Model On Educational Leadership Practices In Northwest Louisiana, Candice D. Webert

Doctoral Dissertations

This study addressed the impact of VAM, concerns with VAM data, uses and interventions educational leaders provided teachers, and components perceived as necessary for VAM effectiveness as an evaluation tool. The demographics used for this study were position, school size, and experience. Due to the documented need for educational accountability from the 1960s to present, the knowledge gained in this study was valuable. While the initiative was implemented as a response to increased accountability, the perceptions and understanding of such new initiatives can impact their effectiveness; in turn, impacting educational leadership. This study focused on the effectiveness of VAM.

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Administrators' Perceptions Of Stem Education And Their Influence On Classroom Practices In Louisiana Schools, Misty Davis Jul 2015

Administrators' Perceptions Of Stem Education And Their Influence On Classroom Practices In Louisiana Schools, Misty Davis

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine administrators' understandings and perceptions of STEM education and their influence on classroom practices. Due to the well-documented need throughout decades of literature for quality STEM programming in the nation's schools, the knowledge gained in this study was valuable because of the potential impact administrators' perceptions and understandings can have on program implementation. This study focused on the implementation of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM programs.

In this mixed-methods investigation, quantitative and qualitative data were gathered through the use of surveys and interviews. The study participants were administrators of schools utilizing ...


Instructional Leadership Practices Of Louisiana Elementary And Middle School Principals, Michael Ramon Hicks Jul 2014

Instructional Leadership Practices Of Louisiana Elementary And Middle School Principals, Michael Ramon Hicks

Doctoral Dissertations

For principals in Louisiana, instructional leadership, in theory and practice, informs the foundation of ways they are trained and evaluated as school leaders. Identifying the specific instructional leadership practices that are tied to gains in student achievement has become critical for principals, and more importantly for their students. The focus of this research is in the area of principals' instructional leadership practices and student achievement in two northwestern Louisiana school districts. Such a study is important in order to provide effective training and development to Louisiana principals.

The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between teachers' perceptions ...


The Effect Of Distinguished Educators On Academic Gain Of Louisiana Academically Unacceptable Schools, Ruby C. Scroggins Apr 2012

The Effect Of Distinguished Educators On Academic Gain Of Louisiana Academically Unacceptable Schools, Ruby C. Scroggins

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of academic growth of Academically Unacceptable schools in Louisiana which have been assigned a Distinguished Educator. Distinguished Educators are external change agents who are placed in Academically Unacceptable schools in Louisiana. The data were generated from the Louisiana Department of Education. The study investigated if English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics scores significantly increased in schools which were assigned a Distinguished Educator. School Performance Scores for third, fourth, and fifth grades were examined to determine growth, as well. The ex post factodesign study consisted of different school configurations which ...


The Relationship Between Teacher Absenteeism And Fourth-Grade Student Mathematical Achievement, Charles Michael Brouillette Apr 2012

The Relationship Between Teacher Absenteeism And Fourth-Grade Student Mathematical Achievement, Charles Michael Brouillette

Doctoral Dissertations

Within public schools throughout the United States, an emphasis has been placed on improving education for all students. In turn, this has resulted in legislators and policymakers placing an emphasis on assessing student learning and holding the education community accountable. In this study, the researcher examined one variable in the accountability effort: teacher absenteeism. The major purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher absenteeism and fourth-grade student mathematical achievement.

Data for this study were generated from nine school districts located in northern Louisiana. Data consisted of attendance records of fourth-grade teachers and student performance on the ...


A Comparison Of Four Frameworks Of Teacher Leadership For Model Fit, Corey Alan Dehart Aug 2011

A Comparison Of Four Frameworks Of Teacher Leadership For Model Fit, Corey Alan Dehart

Doctoral Dissertations

Research has shown that effective school leadership has a positive influence on school effectiveness and student achievement. Current reform efforts include teachers, both formally and informally, as leaders of schools. However, there are currently no widely-accepted measurements or models to assess both formal and informal teacher leadership in schools. The purpose of this study was to compare model fit for the four-factor model of teacher leadership to model fit for three alternative models. The four-factor model was developed during the second administration of the Teacher Leadership Inventory (TLI), and the three alternative models were developed from the results and recommendations ...


Alternative Ladders Through The Glass Ceiling : Female College Presidents Who Pursued Administrative Career Paths, Nichole Pichel Nabasny Jan 2011

Alternative Ladders Through The Glass Ceiling : Female College Presidents Who Pursued Administrative Career Paths, Nichole Pichel Nabasny

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A Qualitative Exploration Of Professional Development For Beginning Principals In K-8 Catholic Education In The San Francisco Bay Area, Sandra Elizabeth Jewett-Ramirez Jan 2009

A Qualitative Exploration Of Professional Development For Beginning Principals In K-8 Catholic Education In The San Francisco Bay Area, Sandra Elizabeth Jewett-Ramirez

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Leadership And The Other : Ethical Action Through Meaning In Work, Rebecca L. Cisek Jan 2009

Leadership And The Other : Ethical Action Through Meaning In Work, Rebecca L. Cisek

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Memory, Promise, And Imagination In Iraqi Kurdistan : Leadership In Education Policy Development, Jessica Lynn Jastad Jan 2008

Memory, Promise, And Imagination In Iraqi Kurdistan : Leadership In Education Policy Development, Jessica Lynn Jastad

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African American Parent Groups As A Context For The Activation Of Social Capital : A Case Of Parent Empowerment Through Transformational Leadership, Ajamu T. Stewart Jan 2008

African American Parent Groups As A Context For The Activation Of Social Capital : A Case Of Parent Empowerment Through Transformational Leadership, Ajamu T. Stewart

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Women College Presidents : Leading With Authenticity, Cathy Frances Corcoran Jan 2008

Women College Presidents : Leading With Authenticity, Cathy Frances Corcoran

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Shared Governance At Gavilan College : A Case Study, Matthew Escover Jan 2007

Shared Governance At Gavilan College : A Case Study, Matthew Escover

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Transformational Leadership Practices Of Deans And The Perceived Organizational Culture Of United Arab Emirates Public Universities : A Regression Analysis Study, Mouwafac Sidaoui Jan 2007

Transformational Leadership Practices Of Deans And The Perceived Organizational Culture Of United Arab Emirates Public Universities : A Regression Analysis Study, Mouwafac Sidaoui

Doctoral Dissertations

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