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Why First-Generation College Graduates Choose To Become Licensed Virginia Teachers: A Qualitative Study, Amber Spencer Oct 2017

Why First-Generation College Graduates Choose To Become Licensed Virginia Teachers: A Qualitative Study, Amber Spencer

Graduate Dissertations and Theses

Abstract

There has been adequate research devoted to understanding why individuals choose to become teachers. From the research on why individuals choose to become teachers, there is evidence that certain motivators and influences impact an individual’s decision to become a teacher. The purpose of this study was to determine why some first-generation college graduates in an identified city school division is Southside Virginia chose to become licensed Virginia teachers.

This study used a phenomenological method to investigate the question of why some first-generation college graduates choose to become licensed Virginia teachers. Data collection focused on using six open-ended interviews ...


“Freedom From The Shackles”: A Liberal Arts Education Kimberly Wood, Kimberly Wood Oct 2017

“Freedom From The Shackles”: A Liberal Arts Education Kimberly Wood, Kimberly Wood

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Central Virginia Ews: Identifying Middle And High School Indicators Of On-Time Graduation With An Early Warning System, Ryan D. Yarzebinski Jun 2017

Central Virginia Ews: Identifying Middle And High School Indicators Of On-Time Graduation With An Early Warning System, Ryan D. Yarzebinski

Graduate Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between different variables and whether a student attained an on-time graduation outcome. A retrospective cohort study was conducted within a single school division in central Virginia serving a population of 8,338 students. The organizational structure of the school division was unique as it is comprised of two combined schools and two high schools fed by a separate middle school.

The study utilized logistic regression and ROC analysis to identify the variables most predictive of graduation for use in an EWS. The model was designed to be predictive in nature ...


Training The Whole Counselor: Qualitative Analyses Of Professional School Counselor Training In Central Virginia, Jason W. Fleshman May 2017

Training The Whole Counselor: Qualitative Analyses Of Professional School Counselor Training In Central Virginia, Jason W. Fleshman

Graduate Dissertations and Theses

The profession of school counseling is a dynamic one that has endured the evolving American educational landscape for over 100 years. This changing landscape has contributed to a sense of role confusion for professional school counselors in the United States. With much variation among states, school divisions, and even schools within the same division regarding the appropriate role of the professional school counselor, the research attempted to determine professional school counselor perceptions of their division-level and building-level training for their ASCA-defined inappropriate responsibilities in four school divisions in central Virginia. Using a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, the research studied the lived ...


Embracing Diversity In Dialect: Incorporating Informal Language Into The Classroom, Stephanie R. Jackson Apr 2017

Embracing Diversity In Dialect: Incorporating Informal Language Into The Classroom, Stephanie R. Jackson

Student Scholar Showcase

Long-standing myths about language have often affected teacher instruction in the classroom. Particularly in minority communities, teachers have faced difficulties educating students whose dialect varies greatly from Standard American English (SAE). In linguistics, dialect is defined as a variety of language associated with a particular social group. Many of the difficulties faced in education have arisen from misconceptions that certain dialects of English, and by extension, certain social groups, are inferior to others. All languages have one dialect that is considered the ‘standard’ or the most prestigious, so that factor cannot be changed. However, the way in which non-standard dialects ...


Botox Onabotulinumtoxina: Meta-Analysis Of The Severity Of Off-Label Botox Use In Children With Cerebral Palsy, Erica A. Morris Apr 2017

Botox Onabotulinumtoxina: Meta-Analysis Of The Severity Of Off-Label Botox Use In Children With Cerebral Palsy, Erica A. Morris

Student Scholar Showcase

Abstract

The brand name Botox was first assigned to a batch of botulinum toxin serotype A by Stanley Fahn, internationally avowed Doctor of Medicine and member of the Psychopharmacology Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration (Erbguth, 2009; Fahn, 2016). Botulinum toxin is classified as one of the most potent toxic substances in the world. Efficacy for the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin is based upon the premise that botulinum toxin remains in the peripheral nervous system and is incapable of breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier (Tenenbaum, 2016). Since receiving initial approval in 1989 botulinum toxin serotype A now also ...