Strahan, David B.

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Preservice teachers' reflections on professional education : a synthetic rendition 1988 46 The purpose of this investigation was to do an in-depth case study of the reflections of a select group of students during the first professional component of their teacher education program in middle grades mathematics education. More specifically, ...
An interpretive inquiry into using adolescent literature to inform pre-service teachers about middle grades students 1989 43 The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice teachers' perceptions of young adolescent development during the literature component of teacher education by examining the following dimensions: (a) How do students preparing to be middle level...
Classroom tasks and student ability effects on motivation goal orientation in early adolescence : a cognitive-developmental study 1991 41 Motivation goal orientation declines across school years from learning to master tasks to learning for grades, to please others, avoid negative evaluations, or to do the task as quickly as possible. This research assessed the relationship between dif...
An interpretive inquiry into student teachers' reflections on instruction 1991 33 The purpose of the study was to examine how preservice teachers' expressed their perspectives on teaching and how those perspectives changed during student teaching. The focus was primarily on how they expressed these perspectives through their refle...
Using realistic fiction to enhance social decision making in middle grades students 1992 343 The purpose of this study was to describe how a literature-based curriculum influenced middle grades students' perceptions of the social decisions that they may make. This eight-week study initially explored the decision-making agendas that were empl...
Improving the success rate of academically disadvantaged black students in general education science classes at a small, historically black, private, church related college 1992 24 The purpose of this research was to design, implement, and evaluate three methods for helping academically disadvantaged Black students succeed in the general education science course at Barber-Scotia College. The methods used in this study were enri...
The evolution of preservice teachers' orientations during early field experiences and initial teacher education courses 1992 28 The purpose of the study was to investigate the orientations of six preservice middle school teachers as they participated in early field experiences and initial teacher education courses. The study analyzed the orientations of the subjects using Str...
Teachers' perceptions of instructional improvement through learning styles 1994 25 The purpose of this study was to investigate a four-part in-service training model (training, observation at a demonstration site, practice with observation, and evaluation) to see how it directly impacted the consequent adoption of practices in the ...
Teacher perceptions of issues in the implementation of cooperative teaching in middle school teams 1995 13 This study examined critical issues affecting the implementation of cooperative teaching in 16 middle schools in North Carolina from the perspective of general and special education teachers. Key variables investigated were joint planning time, roles...
Elementary teachers' reflections on major influences impacting their decisions in reading and language arts instruction during their first two years of teaching 1995 26 A case study methodology revealed ways that four elementary teachers, who were graduates of the same teacher education program and employed in the same school system in which they had studied as elementary and high school students, negotiated their r...
Middle school culture and teacher efficacy : an examination of relationships in two professional development schools 1996 6 School culture and teacher efficacy have been examined separately for several years. This study examined teachers' and student teachers' perceptions of personal and general teaching efficacy, seven dimensions of school climate, and the relationships ...
Translating the call to teach into instructional practice and the mentoring of student teachers 1996 13 This study examines the life stories of three African American teachers who believe that they were called by God to teach. This sense of calling is both religious and contexualized. The teachers' ideology acknowledges the presence and power of God, w...
"Give me a chance, I want to learn" : narratives of African American high school seniors' orientations toward school 1995 9 The purpose of this investigation was to magnify the "voices" of five African American high school seniors to better understand their orientations toward school. The narratives of these students were analyzed to identify the factors affecting their p...
An assessment of hands-on activity-based science for summer school remediation 1993 27 The purpose of this investigation was to examine, assess, and evaluate the appropriateness of hands-on activity-based science for summer school remediation at the middle school level as related to students' attitude toward science; achievement in sci...