Dissertations and Theses - Education
(2015-12-03)Definitions of literacy conform to a model that views literacy as a set of skills reflected by a child’s scores on large-scale tests, which are favored in public schools (Street, 1995). Children from culturally diverse ...
Scientia est propentia: school personnel perceptions of their role in empowering a college-going culture among low-income African-American students in a mid-size, public school district (2015-12-04)Few studies have conducted research examining how the contextual layers that inform an organization’s habitus influence a school district’s college-going culture for its low-income African American students. This qualitative ...
(2015-11-25)Considering the important role of teachers in improving learning outcomes, teacher evaluation is considered a priority for educational policy makers. This dissertation addresses three issues related with teacher quality ...
Developing ESL teaching materials to enhance the Language Partners program at Danville Correctional Center (2015-11-25)The current research is a Case Study which investigated the development of teaching materials as a way to enhance the quality of the Language Partners program, an English as a Second Language program resulting from the ...
(2015-11-30)Children and teachers were recruited from two Head Start programs in a Midwestern city to participate in this study focused on behavioral expectations. Using a multiple probe design across four classrooms, the impact of ...