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  1. Developing a Dance/Movement Therapy Approach to Qualitatively Analyzing Interview Data.Tomoyo Kawano - unknown
    The objective of this research was to develop a model for an embodied-artistic approach to analyzing interview data that could contribute to an enhanced narrative account and/or offer an alternate perspective. A new model was formulated by adapting and/or critically applying a combination of previously developed analytical frameworks. Dance/movement therapy skills that encompass ways of listening through an embodied, empathic, aesthetic manner; and a movement observation and assessment tool, Laban Movement Analysis were at the core of this explicatory process. The (...)
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  2. A Study of the Effects of Peaceable Schools Curricula on Student Achievement in an Urban Middle School.David Nurenberg - 2010 - Dissertation, Proquest
    Given that a review of the available literature suggests links between the problems of school safety (both physical and emotional) and low student achievement, effective school reform needs to address both issues simultaneously. Most education reformers, though doubtless concerned about safety, have, in the wake of the outcomes-based movement in American education, focused mainly on raising student test scores through increasingly standardizing school structures. As well intentioned as outcomes-based reformers may be, they are only seeing part of the puzzle of (...)
     
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  3. Behind the Scenes: Understanding Teacher Perspectives on Technology Integration in a Suburban District Technology Initiative: A Dissertation.John Woolard - unknown
    Efforts to prepare students with skills necessary to compete in a 21st Century global, digital economy require technological literacy, but many teachers are inhibited by antiquated models of education and epistemological beliefs that leave them reluctant to integrate educational technologies in their content instruction (Dunn & Rakes, 2010; Mouza & Wong, 2009). At the most basic level, apart from time constraints influenced by contradictory school improvement plans, elementary school teachers must contend with the barriers known to hinder the integration of (...)
     
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  4. Parents Perceptions About an Early Childhood Program: Analysis of Parents Focus Group Discussions: A Dissertation.Natalie Ann Zakarian - unknown
    This study focuses on identifying the primary concerns parents have at school entry for their children. The investigation is a qualitative analysis of data derived from a series of ten parent focus group sessions conducted in a large northeastern school district. The ten sessions were conducted over a period of four months for a total of twenty hours of data. Regular members of the focus group included four parents who had 4 and 5 year old children in an early childhood (...)
     
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  5. Teacher Reflection in a School Committed to Student Reflection : Dissertation.Debra Richardson Smith - unknown
    The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of three veteran teachers in an elementary school in which there was an explicit commitment to fostering children's reflection about their own learning.
     
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  6. Teacher Supervision and Reflectivity: A Relational and Interactional Process: A Dissertation.Claire M. Stanley - unknown
    This dissertation examines teacher supervision and reflectivity.
     
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  7. Integrating Contemplative Practice Into the Undergraduate Pursuit of Finding and Following an Intuitive Call.Jan M. Wall - unknown
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the integration of contemplative practice into higher education. The intention of such integration would be to facilitate a students ability to hear and follow an intuitive call. Intuition was defined as an immediate, unmediated or tacit way of knowing; calls or callings as inner directives towards meaningful life pursuits. Intuition and calls were seen as overlapping and interchangeable terms. The literature review for this study explored relevant trends in higher education. One trend (...)
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