|An evaluation of a job embedded professional development program at Lincoln Academy
||The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate a job embedded professional development program at a PK-8 school in southeastern North Carolina. The model was based on definitions and standards built by such experts as No Child Left Behind, the ILLS, and ...
|Critical thinking and intrinsic motivation in secondary science
||Research was conducted on the impact of critical thinking (CRT) on student
academic intrinsic motivation (IM) in science using a pre/post-test evaluation. Sixty-three
students from four different southeastern North Carolina high school earth/enviro...
|The underrepresentation of minority groups in North Carolina's gifted programs
||African American, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans have traditionally
been excluded from gifted programs in the nation. In 1996, North Carolina addressed the
concern of underrepresentation by passing a law, Article 9B, giving school systems...
|Best practices and biggest obstacles in educating Hispanic migrant students
||Hispanics are now the largest minority ethnic group in the United States. Many
Hispanics come to this country seeking migrant employment, moving from place to place, job to
job. Unfortunately, children of Hispanic migrants often encounter great dif...
|School requirements for adopting and sustaining meaningful learning for the 21st century
||This thesis examines meaningful learning as a means of addressing the needs of students
in schools of the 21st century. Situated in the context of a wide range of approaches, three are
selected for study: problem based, integrated/thematic and mant...
|Working with adoptive families in educational settings : creating positive attitudes and developing inclusive practices
||Diversity in educational settings exists beyond racial and cultural definitions. Family diversity is also an important concept in education. However, the needs of adoptive families have rarely been addressed in schools, and considerable research sugg...
|The effects of a system-wide mentoring program on beginning teacher retention rates
||The purpose of this evaluation is to determine how a systemwide
affects new teacher retention rates. There are several different types of mentoring programs in
the world of education that could be used to support growth in new te...
|The impact of writing on student achievement
||The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of writing on student achievement.
Administrators and educators are constantly looking for ways to increase student achievement,
especially since the development of No Child Left Behind. An exten...
|A bullying prevention program for a school setting
||Recent studies have demonstrated the seriousness of bullying in American
schools. In a nationally representative sample of over 15,686 students in the United
States, 30% self-reported frequent involvement in bullying at school, with 13%
|Mentor perceptions of effective mentoring programs
|| After examining the literature surrounding the benefits and challenges, two program examples, and the professional development of mentor training programs, mentors receiving two different types of training in a mid-sized county in southeastern North...