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Racism 2.0 in a High School Classroom: an Autoethnography
Dissertations, Academic; Education; Racism;;
This project examines the implementation of Racism 2.0 concepts in a high school English class. Racism 2.0 is a new way of understanding racism as a system of advantage based on race, not simply individual...
Parent Involvement Curriculum: A Guide for Immigrant Parents Raising Children in the United States
Education; Education--Parent participation; Dissertations, Academic;
Research has shown that parental involvement in schools is a key factor that contributes to student achievement. The stated purpose of this curriculum project is to help immigrant parents learn more about...
Perception of a Local For-Profit College by Adult Non-High School Graduates
Dissertations, Academic; Education; For-profit universities and colleges;
This project was a study to determine the public perception of the for-profit college industry in Utah County, Utah.
Writing 2.0: Using Google Docs as a Collaborative Writing Tool in the Elementary Classroom
Education, Elementary; Writing skills; Dissertations, Academic; Web 2.0;
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of Google Docs as compared to the traditional paper and pencil writing method on 6th grade student’s writing. The researcher used a classroom of...
An Alternative School Science Attitude Study
Dissertations, Academic; Education; Science teachers--Training of--United States;
This action research study examined negative attitudes toward science in an alternative high school, and ways to combat those negative attitudes.
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: A Case Study
Education; Dissertations, Academic;
There is a lot of information published about which teaching strategies are most effective for English language learners. This case study focused on one model of instruction, the Sheltered Instruction...
Effects of Embedded and Intentional Instruction on Letter Identification in Preschool Students
Initial teaching, alphabet ; Education, Preschool; Dissertations, Academic;
This study explored the effects of embedded and intentional instruction on letter identification in preschool students. Forty-three preschool students, ranging from 50 – 62 months, were assigned to a...
The Effects of Yoga on Students in Elementary School
Education, Elementary; Yoga;
This study looked at how regular yoga practice affected the overall self-regulation abilities of elementary-age children who were not part of a special education program. Classroom involvement, focus,...
Spelling: How Should It be Taught?
Dissertations, Academic; Education; Spelling ability; English language--Study and teaching;
The purpose of this research was to determine if the use of the spelling program Words Their Way resulted in higher achievement in spelling in a second grade classroom than customized approaches.
Teacher Attitudes Toward Bilingual Education
Education; Education, Bilingual; Education, Bilingual--Teacher Training; Dissertations, Academic;
The purpose of this study was to show teacher attitudes about bilingual education in a selected elementary school. The reasoning is that teacher attitudes may affect the success of bilingual education...
The Effect of Guided Math Groups on the Performance of Third-Grade Elementary Students in Mathematics
Ability grouping in education; Education, Elementary; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Dissertations, Academic;
The purpose of this study was to compare the mathematics achievement of third-grade students who were taught mathematics using guided math groups with students who were taught with whole-group direct instruction....
The Effect of Detracking on the Elementary School Experience of English Language Learners
Education, Elementary; Track system (Education); Ability grouping in education; Dissertations, Academic;
English language learners are often highly overrepresented in the lowest academic tracks in American schools. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to discover if detracking an elementary school classroom...
Motivating At Risk Youth and Influencing Behavior with Alternative Teaching Strategies
Education; Effective teaching; Problem Youth--Education--United States; Dissertations, Academic;
This thesis questions the use of simply moving students with problem behaviors in to self-contained classrooms specifically for at-risk students without implementing more effective and engaging instruction...
Teaching Statistics to Preschool Students
Education, Preschool; Statistics--Study and Teaching;Dissertations, Academic;
The purpose of this study was to determine if teaching statistical concepts to preschool children increases their mathematical knowledge. Participants in this study included 48 preschool students (n =...
Secondary Math Teachers’ Perceptions of English Language Learners in the Classroom
Education, Secondary; English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Mathematics; Dissertations, Academic;
Secondary math teachers’ perceptions of English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classrooms were surveyed. Respondents were practicing teachers in a large suburban school district in the Western United...
Reflecting on Teaching and Learning to Improve Instruction
Reflective teaching; Mentoring in education;Dissertations, Academic;
Research in general has agreed that reflection in, on, and about practice is essential to building, maintaining, and developing the capacities of teachers (Muir & Beswick, 2007; Harrison, Lawson & Wortley,...
Using Pre teaching as an Intervention for Struggling Readers
Dissertations, Academic; Reading (Elementary)--Curricula--United States; Education, Elementary;
This research project explored the possibility of improving the reading skills of struggling readers by using an instructional dvd to pre-teach important reading strategies and phonics concepts. The study...
Enhancing Writing Skills in the First Grade
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Elementary; Writing skills;
This project resulted in the creation of a writing resource manual that will benefit first grade teachers, who are faced with a newly adopted Common Core curriculum which is very different from the previously...
Relationship Between Second Language Study and English Grammar Mastery
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Secondary; English language--Study and teaching; Dissertations, Academic;
This study explores the hypothesis that second language learning may have a positive effect on the mastery of English grammar. Focusing on ninth-grade students, the results of assessments carried out in...
Using Lucy Calkins Writing Model to Create Confident and Independent Writers
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Elementary; Writing skills; Calkins, Lucy, 1951- Units of study for primary writing;
This qualitative study was conducted in a first grade classroom, analyzing the effectiveness of the Lucy Calkins Writing Model to create confident and independent writers.
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