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Wetherill, Karen

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An evaluation of a job embedded professional development program at Lincoln Academy 2009 1373 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 2009 2943 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 2009 2506 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 2009 2651 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 2009 1010 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 2009 619 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 2009 2413 The purpose of this evaluation is to determine how a systemwide mentoring program 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 2009 5085 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 2009 501 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% participat...
Mentor perceptions of effective mentoring programs 2009 362 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...