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Lashley, Carl

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Improving Reading Performance in a High Poverty Elementary School: A Case Study 2007 2013 The purpose of this study is to examine a high poverty elementary school's improvement model for increasing student reading performance. The model at Martin Elementary School was designed to use interactive balanced literacy, the building of positive...
Beginning Teacher Perceptions of Mentoring and Induction 2007 478 The quality of the mentoring and induction program that beginning teachers receive has a direct effect on the development and performance of the novice teacher. In recent years there has been a wealth of research into many different aspects of the te...
The current context of education and the middle school concept: what works in middle schools? 2008 1654 The goal of this project was to gain insight from public school middle school principals regarding what works in middle grades education and how accountability affected the organization of middle schools. Three research questions were considered in t...
Teacher collaboration and elementary science teaching : using action research as a tool for instructional leadership 2006 4612 "The primary purpose of this action research study was to explore an elementary science program and find ways to support science education as an administrator of an elementary school. The study took place in a large suburban school system in the sout...
"Touching tomorrow with technology" : a case study of the impact of effective school leadership on an exemplary technology integration initiative 2007 567 "The school administrator's leadership is an important factor in the integration of instructional technology into the academic program of the school. A good model for how an effective principal leads a technology initiative is needed. This in-depth c...
Rural students, aspirations, motivation, and music education : why don't more rural students make it to college? 2007 977 "The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of participation in high school choral music classes and aesthetic experiences on a group of high school students' postsecondary aspirations. Twenty students were selected to participate in the ...
School administrator selection and placement: a case study on dispositions that support the identification of successful school leaders 2009 8831 A significant amount of research has been conducted on the impact school leaders make on the quality of schools. Prior to the twentieth century, the role of the school principal was generated by p...
Examining one university-based education leadership preparation program, regarding the use of one set of benchmark standards, for the purpose of informing practice 2009 860 In November of 2006, the North Carolina State Board of Education voted to discontinue the use of the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards as the guiding and foundational knowledge base for the training of future educati...
Mentor perceptions in urban middle schools: a qualitative study of one school district 2009 2078 Research supports the use of mentoring programs and induction assistance for retaining quality teachers and easing beginning teachers’ transition into the teaching profession. Over the last three decades researchers have looked at the varying levels ...
Determining the correlation of effective middle school math teachers and math student achievement 2009 5397 This study determined whether there was a significant relationship between teacher effect data in middle school mathematics and a teachers years of experience and whether there was a significant relationship between an effective teacher as measured b...
Refugee transition into American public schools: an emergent study of major influences 2009 1523 American public schools are growing increasingly diverse and are in need of refining practices to meet the needs of all students. Annually new groups of refugees are resettled in the United States and their children enroll in public schools. Educatin...
Principal leadership for special education: perceptions of principals and directors of special education 2010 6490 The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of public school leaders about principal leadership for special education in ten leadership categories: understanding law and policy, using data to improve teacher performance, using data to im...
Exploring the influence of emerging media technologies on public high school teachers 2010 1470 The purpose of this research is to better understand the influence emerging media technologies such as MP3 players, cell phones, and social networking sites are having on teachers in public high schools. Through the experiences teachers and staff mem...
Keeping the keys: mentoring and support for aspiring principals 2010 530 The purpose of this research is to determine a comprehensive support system for assistant principals that would assist them in transitioning to a principalship. The life stories shared by the practitioners will give the reader insights into the world...
An exploration of the exercise of parental choice and decision making under the provisions of the No child left behind act 2011 604 This study examined the perceptions and experiences the parents of elementary school aged children had regarding expanding schooling options within the public educational system and choosing schools using the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) public school...
A case study of a rural elementary school's partnership with faith-based organizations 2011 464 The purpose of this research is to analyze partnerships of a public elementary school among faith-based organizations. Research methodology consisted of an in-depth case study of a public elementary school and its partnerships among faith-based organ...
Discovering strategies of support to build distinguished school executives 2012 476 According to Reeves (2006), "the demands of leadership almost invariably exceed the capacity of a single person to meet the needs at hand" (p. 32).This research study intended to identify challenges that school administrators face in their profession...
Teacher perceptions of factors influencing middle school student achievement 2012 975 The purpose of this case study was to examine an urban middle school demonstrating increased student academic achievement gains and success in helping adolescent students prepare for high school. The research also set out to identify key programs, pr...
The principal's role in the implementation of a middle school inclusion program 2012 210 Principals must be instructional leaders in their schools in order to adhere to federal, state, and local mandates as well as being able to discern that the programs for students with disabilities are being developed and implemented with fidelity to ...
A study of elementary principals' perceptions of accountability and leadership in an era of high stakes testing 2012 284 The most significant pressures facing school principals in this decade are accountability and the need for them to lead effectively. To better understand these challenges, the purpose of this research was to ascertain some of the perceptions of eleme...
A case study of principal-led professional development using micro-teaching and inquiry-oriented formative feedback 2013 1331 The instructional capacity of the principal is critical to the success of effective schools. The conceptualization of principals as leaders of learning is an emergent concept that distills the significance of the role and function of principals as in...
"After the professional development training: evidence of the data wise improvement process within teachers’ practices in an elementary urban school" 2013 316 Within the profession of education, one essential resource that contributes toward enhancing an educator's growth is professional development. However, once an educator completes the training and returns to his or her assigned building, the question ...
The effects of professional practice of a systematic approach to the professional development of ESL teachers in the area of writing 2013 116 The exponential increase of English Language Learners (ELL) in the United States has resulted in the implementation of effective instructional programs addressing language acquisition and academic content in local school systems. The purpose of this ...
Interventions with good intentions: effective implementation of response to intervention in two rural school districts 2013 122 This dissertation examined the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) in two rural school districts in south central North Carolina. Federal legislation requiring an increase in school system accountability included the expectation for impl...
What do successful elementary leaders perceive that they do that promotes academic success of at-risk students? 2013 151 High school dropouts are an ongoing concern in North Carolina. Although improvements have been made in recent years, 13,488 North Carolina students did not complete high school in 2011-2012 (Public Schools of North Carolina Consolidated Report, 2011-...
The impact of a middle school 1:1 laptop initiative on the quality of instruction, teacher engagement, and digital equity 2013 248 This study investigated a school district's middle school 1:1 initiative and its potential to raise the quality of instruction, to increase levels of teacher engagement, and to provide equity of access to enriched learning experiences for students wi...
School leadership in North Carolina through the eyes of distinguished leaders: a thematic analysis 2013 335 The purpose of this study was to interview and observe the principals selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the North Carolina Distinguished Leadership in Practice (NCDLP) program to understand what leadership practices they applied with...
I have what it takes: taking a closer look at leadership in culturally diverse schools 2013 207 With the face of American schools changing rapidly to reflect a more diverse population, today's educators must work purposefully to create a teaching and learning environment that embraces the sociocultural differences of its students. While the eth...
Improving classroom practice through collaborative inquiry: a case of flipped learning 2014 516 The purpose of this study was to engage practitioners in collaborative inquiry in order to examine the concept of flipped learning. At the core of this concept is the notion of flipping or reversing traditional instructional practice with traditional...
A study of science leadership and science standards in exemplary standards-based science programs 2014 17 The purpose for conducting this qualitative study was to explore best practices of exemplary standards-based science programs and instructional leadership practices in a charter high school and in a traditional high school. The focus of this study in...
Exploring principal coaching through the perception of principal coaches 2014 6 The purpose of this research is to explore principal coaching through the lives of principal coaches as they provide support to novice and experienced principals. Principals are dealing with more complex problems than merely being the manager of scho...