|The Impact of the Principal Socialization Experience on the Professional Lives of Selected Wobegone County Schools Principals
||The persistent shortage of teachers in America’s public schools is eclipsed only by the shortage of qualified principals. Perhaps principals leave the role quickly because of bad principal socialization experiences as they move into this important le...
|Coming to grips with the achievement divide and the distribution of effective teachers
||"This study explored the significance of deploying effective teachers to schools most heavily impacted by poverty as a strategy for reducing the achievement divide. The degree to which teacher assignments affect students' performance on Algebra I End...
|Through their eyes : a look at achievement and success of selected African American male students
||"The presence and implications of societal, institutional, and personal influences on African American male achievement in school was examined in this study. Through in-depth qualitative research strategies, the researcher sought to ascertain the per...
|Syncing up with the iKid: portrait of seven high school teacher leaders transforming the American high school through a digital conversion of teaching and learning
||The purpose of this qualitative study was to focus on the journey of seven high school teacher leaders striving to "sync up" with their students by implementing a one-to-one, mobile computing, teaching and learning, reform initiative. This case study...
|What do you want to be when you grow up? the impact of cultural capital on the post-high school aspirations of six rural young adults
||The presence, influence, and effect of embodied, objectified, and institutionalized cultural capital on rural students’ decisions to drop out of college before completing their degree was examined in this research study. Through in-depth research and...
|Perceptions of public school: a quantitative study comparing and contrasting the way current students and dropouts view school success factors
||The purpose of this study is to identify factors that are necessary for school success. The purpose of identifying these factors is to provide schools a basis to build strategies that prevent students from dropping out of school. This study reviewed ...
|The daily lives of principals: twenty-one principals in the 21st century
||This is a qualitative dissertation study about the daily work lives of 21 school principals from 10 states across the nation. The study tells the story of the principals' work lives by featuring their voices. Since the inception of No Child Left Behi...
|Community-based initiatives for promoting school readiness: the story of celebrate liberty's children
||Much evidence supports the theory that the early years of a child's development are crucial in determining future student achievement. This in-depth case study examines a community-based school readiness initiative that was launched in a rural area w...
|The experiences of english language learners with disabilities: a comparative analysis
||The purpose of this research was to analyze the experiences of students who are English Language Learners with disabilities in public schools. Research Methodology consisted of an in-depth case study analysis of two students of Hispanic descent who a...
|The woman in the principals' office: a study of young, female principals practicing in the early 21st century
||According to Portin, Schneider, DeArmond, and Gundlach (2003), "understanding what the school needs and then delivering what is required is the core job of the principal" (p. 9). This research study seeks to tell the story of young female principals ...
|Relationship building practices in one rural and predominantly Latino school
||This study investigates relationships and instructional practices at one rural school. Literature suggests parent involvement creates positive relationships and impacts the academic performance of Latino students. The literature identifies practices ...
|Exiting school improvement: principals' roles in turning schools around for success
||The purpose of this qualitative research study was to examine and describe the instructional practices and behaviors of four elementary school principals who implemented reform measures and practices under the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NC...
|A comprehensive examination of the perception of students of color of their ninth-grade academy experience
||Literature suggests that the effective implementation of the freshman academy promotes positive achievement outcomes for students of color. This study examined the perceptions of freshmen students of color who attended a ninth-grade academy in a raci...
|How do principals conceptualize success: are their actions consistent with their definitions?
||My research study explored how principals allocated their time, their perceptions of success, and whether their actions were consistent with their definition of success. Findings revealed participants spent time performing three primary behaviors inc...