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An Exploration of Thoughtfully Adaptive Teaching with Purposefully Selected Middle Grades Language Arts Teachers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joseph Baxter Williams (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Samuel Miller

Abstract: This study of Thoughtfully Adaptive Teaching (TAT) was a replication of earlier research; variations explored the association of middle grade level TAT with reading comprehension with purposefully sampled Board Certified (BC) and non-BC teachers. It utilized data collected through observations of, and interviews with four language arts teachers and pre- and post-observation student measures. Findings demonstrate no association between BC teachers and TAT. There may be a possible association between TAT and reading comprehension growth, warranting further study. Advances in methodology and greater insight into sampling also resulted.

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Languare Arts, Middle grade level, Middle school, Reading comprehension, Teacher adaptations, Thoughtful Adaptations
Subjects
Effective teaching.
Teachers $x Attitudes.
Motivation in education.
Teacher effectiveness.