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Theses/dissertations from 2022 2022.
Effectively Integrating Technology to Engage Students and Meet Learning Objectives in Language Arts Classrooms , Jessica L. Austin
The Effect of Explicit Vocabulary Instruction on Elementary Students’ Vocabulary Knowledge and Reading Comprehension: An Action Research Study , Tonia Bauer
A Descriptive Mixed-Methods Study Examining Teachers’ Needs and Preferences for Technology Integration Professional Development , Amber Birden
The Effects of the Online Remediation of Phonological Processing Deficits on Functional Reading Abilities in Students With Dyslexia , Fletcher Bowden
“Why Do I Have to Learn This Anyway?”: A Qualitative Investigative Action Research Study Into the Tension Between the Rural, Working-Class Masculine Student and the Formal Educative Structure , Joshua Matthew Bowers
White Blindness: An Investigation Into Teacher Whiteness and Racial Ignorance , Mary Katharine Brasche
Using Multimedia Vocabulary Games to Improve Newcomer ESOL Students Motivation and Vocabulary Acquisition , Elizabeth E. Brittingham
Incremental, Spaced Repetition and StudyMate Flashcards: The Impact on College Student Memorization of Measurement Conversion Standards , Patricia A. Bromer
At-Risk Students’ Perception of the Effectiveness of Alternative Schools , Tara D. Cunningham Cantey
Qualitative Action Research Into the Planning Between the Classroom Teacher and Reading Interventionist , Russell Derrial Clark
An Evaluation of the Impact of Academic Policies and Athletic Procedures for Student Athletes , Seanta Cleveland
Supervisory Allyship for University Custodial Staff , Daniel Colascione
Where Are the Girls? Exploring Influences on Female Eighth Grade Public School Students’ Choices of Technology Classes in Texas: A Mixed Method Action Research Study , Shasta Colon
Impacts in the Classroom When Students Take Ownership Of Cellphone Usage Policies: An Investigation Using a Project-Based Learning Design , Melynda Elaine Diehl
Facilitating Role Understanding and Collaboration Between Aspiring School Counselors and Principals: A Pilot Convergent Mixed Methods Design , Shelby Kaitlin Gonzales
No One Is Ever Going to Acknowledge the Language That You Speak”: A Discourse Historical Approach to the Construction of English Learners’ Identity in Federal Policy , Nicoleta Hodis
The Impact of Content-Specific Virtual Mentoring on Job Satisfaction and Attrition: A Mixed Methods Study of Delaware Arts Teachers , Rachel M. Hoke
Teachers’ Value Beliefs and Perceived Barriers of One-To-One Devices: A Descriptive Study of Technology Integration at a Middle School for Students With Dyslexia , Deborah Anne Irwin
Africanizing the Curriculum: African Diaspora Literacy Instruction In Elementary Classrooms , Jarvais Javon Jackson
Exploring Technology Integration at a Public Middle School: A Descriptive Research Study on Integration Perceptions, Factors, and Barriers , Charlene Jeffreys
Peer Observation and Feedback as a Professional Development Structure , Malisa Dawn Johnson
The Effects of Game-Based Learning on the Motivation and Engagement of Career Technical Education Students in the High School Chemistry Classroom , Samuel Lackey
Increasing the Engagement of Middle School Males Enrolled in a Foreign Language Class , Georgette Paula Leslie
Effectiveness of an EcoWellness Intervention for College Aged Individuals With a Developmental Disability , Olivia Jean Lewis
Providing Voice and Choice in the Classroom: The Effect of Choice Boards on Student Motivation and Attitudes , Deborah B. Malinoski
Disengagement of Male Students in Remediated ELA Classes , Joanne Berardi Martin
Mixed Methods Action Research: How Integrating Student Response Technology and Case Studies in a Largely Populated University Course Influences Student Engagement, Feedback, and Learning , Scott L. Matteson
A Hawaiian Heroine’s Journey: The Early Life and Career of Dancer Jean Erdman Campbell , Diane B. McGhee
Mindset, Stereotype Threat, and the Fear of Failure: Why Female Students Leave a Secondary High Honors Mathematics Pathway , Annabelle Merg
Boys, Reading, and Video Games: A Mixed-Methods Case Study Examining the Effects of Using a Recreational Video Game to Improve Reading Comprehension Performance at an Elementary School in Texas , Donald Wayne Meyer Jr.
Action Research Assessing the Perceptions of Arabic Military Flight Students Using a Gamified Learning Intervention During Flight School Training , Matthew R. Middleton
A Mixed-Method Study of the Effects of a Self-Guided Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Audio Intervention on Teacher Stress in a Secondary School , Dylan Muzny
Why Ask Questions? How Phenomena-Based Inquiry Affects Student Engagement in a Middle School Science Classroom , Laura Nix
Using Video Analysis as a Professional Development Tool in Order to Discern How to Better Foster the Engagement Level of High School English Learners in a Content Area Class , Jennifer Lynne Ochwo
Reaching the Standard: An Action Research Study On Standards-Based Grading Practices and English Learners , Dylan D’Anthony L. Orot
Evidence-Based Practices and Teacher Practice , Deanna Mozingo Parish
Early Career Education Faculty Perceptions of Assessment and Accreditation: A Look Into Individual Needs and Earlier Involvement , Lisa M. Peterson
Using Visual Arts to Teach Beginning Literacy Skills , Stacy Phaxaysithideth
Meaningful and Interactive Learning Experiences Provided Through a Learning Management System: An Action Research Study in Ninth Grade Advanced Placement Human Geography , Daniel Robert Plonski
The Devil and Tom Robot: The Use of Robotics to Impact Empathy in Secondary Students of American Literature , Susan K. Porter-Voss
“We Make a Life by What We Give”: The Impact of a High School Mentoring Program on the Perceptions and Academic Achievement of Black Males , Brandon R. Ross
A Descriptive Analysis of an Instructional Coaching Process and Its Impact on Student Reading Learning Outcomes , Frederico Leon Rowe
A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Civics Education: Exploring Citizenship Through Authentic Scenarios in a Middle School Civics Classroom , Rebekah Meri Rowland
Motivation in Online Course Design: Action Research Using a Self-Determination Theory-Based Mathematics Unit to Improve Students’ Autonomy, Competence, and Relatedness , Emily Rose Shank
Pursuing Perceptions: Exploring Ease of Use, Usefulness, Relevance, Self-Efficacy, and Past Experiences to Describe Influences on Elementary Teachers’ Acceptance of Digital Game-Based Materials , Andrew L. Simpson
Transforming Instructors’ Resistance to Change Mindset Using Eti-Based Content Sequence of the First Courses in Financial Accounting Reform Initiative , Mujtahid Subagyo
The Impact of an Interactive Simulation Program on English Language Learner Achievement in a Middle School Science Classroom , Scott Sutherland
A Finding Place: Social Justice Poetry Toward Empathy in the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom , Patricia Vicino
Preparing Students to Think in the 21 st Century: The Impact Of Asynchronous Online Discussions on Critical Thinking Skills in A High School English Class , Evan Way
Assessing the Impact of Online Homework on 8th Grade Students’ Mathematical Proficiency and Perceptions: An Action Research Study , Chad Williams
Bricks for Building Empathy: An Action Research Study Assessing the Impact of Robotics on Elementary Students’ Empathy Towards Individuals With Disabilities , Emily A. Yow
Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021
The Effects of a Dialogic Pedagogy in a Hybrid Advanced Placement Environmental Science Course on Students’ Learning Experience , Blake Alspach
The Role of the School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist In The Identification, Assessment, and Remediation of Dyslexia In Secondary Students , Lisa Marie Alves
The Impact of Interactive Journaling on Seventh-Grade Students’ Writing Self-Efficacy, Writing Performance, And Attitudes Towards Writing , Nicholle Morgan Arman
How Can Equity-Focused Inquiry Uncover the Causes for the Opportunity Gaps Our Students of Color Experience? , Stephanie Becks
School Psychologists’ Involvement in Transition Programming , Valerie Bell
Teachers’ Beliefs, Barriers, and Classroom Practices: A Mixed Methods Study Of Technology Integration at a School for Students With Dyslexia , Holli Bice
Let’s Talk About It: Bridging the Gap Between Diverse Students and Their White Teachers , Beth DeAn Boring Shoff
Benefits of Video Feedback on Low Performing Female Cadets in Physical Education: An Action Research Study , John Borman
Creating Crescent: Using Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) And Public Media to Promote Epistemic Agency Among Black Girls in South Carolina , Salandra Bowman
ClassDojo and the Effects of Gamification on Student Engagement Within the Third-Grade Art Classroom: An Action Research Study , Amanda Wrenn Brown
Secondary Administrators’ Perspectives on their Involvement in and Barriers to Supporting Secondary Transition Programs for Students with Disabilities , Dottie H. Brown
Middle and High School Experiences That Lead First-Generation College Students to Select a Stem Major , James A. Byrum
Exploring Students’ Cosmopolitan Perspectives in an Undergraduate, Intermediate Spanish-Language Class , Erin Carlson
The Motivational Impact of a Digital Student Response Tool During Text-Dependent Writing Instruction in a Concurrent Middle School Classroom , Lisa Marie Cobb
Impact of Flipped Learning on High School Students’ Motivation, Cognitive Load, and Perceptions of Flipped Approach for Learning Science , Lucas Charles Conner
Planning and Teaching for Student Learning in Mathematics: How Graduate Student Instructors Develop and Implement Instruction , Jennifer S. Crooks-Monastra
“Hey, I’ve Got This Kid”: A Study of Multimodal Semiotics in Adapted Physical Education Strategies , Nancy Morrow Crowe
When the Learning Environment Becomes E-Learning: A Narrative Inquiry Into High School Honors Students’ Motivation , Tyesha L. Deas
The Impact of Reading Intervention Supports on Adolescent Reader Identity , Erin Christine Doty
How Do Adults Who Are Blind Desribe Their Quality of Life? , Loreta Dylgjeri
Professional Development Workshops on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) And Its Impact on the Pedagogical Awareness Level of Educators at ABC Middle School , Scott Napier Floyd
Using Blended Learning and Writing Conferences to Develop High Schoolers’ Writing Skills and Self-Regulated Learning , Ashley Nicole Galloway-Speight
Information Literacy Skills and College Students: A Mixed-Methods, Action Research Study of Students’ Knowledge and Self-Efficacy for Applying Information Literacy Skills to Their Academic and Social Lives , Jade Geary
Mix It Up: Blended Collaborative Professional Development to Impact High School Teacher Efficacy , Briana Ghan
Factors to Integrate Technology for Student Collaboration in the Elementary School: An Action Research Study , Lisa Roseanne Goldey
The Impact of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) On 10 Early Career Teachers Who Seek to Understand the Meaning and Practice of Teacher Leadership , Laura Alsbrooks Goldzung
Thinking Like an Historian: Improving Engagement Through Project-Based Learning in a United States History Classroom , George Gray
Student’s Perspectives of Chronic Absenteeism in a Suburban High School , Herbert Allen Gray
A Mixed-Methods Investigation into the Factors Impacting Middle School Academic Motivation , Paul Ambrose Hammond IV
The Impacts of an Online Planning Tool on Online Co-teaching Practices During a Pandemic , Jeffrey Todd Harrell
Student Perceptions of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and The Impact on Teacher-Student Relationships , Robert Louis Harris
Student Perceptions of Their Engagement With Online Writing as Influenced by Their Teacher’s Presence at a Virtual High School: A Mixed Methods Study , Adrienne Harvie
Impact of Student-Led Discussions on Student Engagement and Involvement , Samantha Hefel
Exploring Adult Basic Education Student Satisfaction: Influencing Factors and Programmatic Responses , Carol Current Hill
Stemming the Tide of Teacher Turnover: Supporting New Teachers Through a Comprehensive Cohort Model Induction Program , Shannon Bagwell Holmes
Teacher Efficacy in Implementing Social and Emotional Learning: A Convergent Mixed Methods Study , Wendy Barr Holmes
The Tale of Two Pandemics: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in A Blended Learning Environment Amidst COVID-19 and Racism Pandemics , Kayla Hostetler
Exploring the Relationships Between White Teachers and Black Students: A Qualitative Study on the Impact That Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Positive Relationships Can Have On Student Success , Lindsay Johnson-Hansen
Personalized Geometry Instruction: A Mixed Methods Action Research Study Implementing an Adaptive Web-Based Learning Environment to Support High School Students’ Geometry Problemsolving Skills , Catherine D. Jordan
Scaffolding Teacher Candidates in Developing Discourse and Acquiring Praxis , Laura Potuto Kaufmann
Use and Analysis of 5E Inquiry Activities in Online General Chemistry Courses , John Ray Kiser
The Effects of Affirming and Constructive Peer Editing Feedback On High School Student Perceptions and Essay Revisions , Lorin Koch
The Impact of a Four-Station Blended Learning Model of Differentiating Instruction on Student Engagement in a Middle School Chinese I Class in a Southeastern State , Junlan Li
The Effects of Holistic Grief Counseling Training On Master’s Level Counseling Students’ Grief and Loss Counseling Competency , Kathryn Paige Linich
Formation of a Professional Learning Community to Promote Metacognitive Teaching: An Action Research Study , Margaret Gregg Long
Helping High School Students Succeed Academically by Meeting Their More Basic Needs , Karen Eyler Martin
A Conceptual Analysis of the Mand and Its Relevance To Acquisition , Meka N. McCammon
Elementary School Counselors Experiences Working With Students With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: A Qualitative Dissertation , Esther Diane McCartney
An Action Research Mixed Methods Study for the Development Of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Programming For First-Year Students at a Historically Black University , Krystinq McCauley
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Lauren barry (susan rosa), 2009, bloom's taxonomy in the classroom.
The six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy has been a tool for educators over the past five decades. This hierarchical form of questioning has been used by teachers to inform instruction, curriculum, and assessment. The purpose of this study was to determine if higher levels of thinking, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy (Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation) are present in elementary classroom settings for student exposure and practice. This study also looked at the role grade level (1, 3, and 4) and type of classroom setting (inclusion or special education pull-out) may have played in the frequency of higher level questions asked during instruction. Data was collected through observations of teacher directed lessons. Every question that the teacher asked to the students was recorded and labeled with a level of the taxonomy. The frequency of each question type was analyzed. Previous research indicates that higher levels of thinking are lacking from instruction at the elementary grade level. The results of the present study were consistent with the previous research.
Patricia Berube (Cheryl Goldman), 2005
Moral education for adolescents.
This manual is intended to aid school systems in creating moral education programs for middle and high school aged children. A moral education curriculum is developed using the research and commentaries of many psychologists. Ideas include a focus on volunteer work, ideas on discipline, and ways to bring morals into the classroom by integrating them into relevant subject matter. In recent years, many researchers have been conducting studies on similar programs, and many have shown positive outcomes. Studies have shown increases in positive race relations, fewer incidences of cheating, better student-teacher relationships, and stronger values in children. By making moral education the foundation for a school’s curriculum, children can gain skills that help them relate better to other and will give them a moral framework upon which they can continue to build.
Christina Charron (Maria Jaramillo), 2006
A comparison of the cost of higher education: what are we really paying for.
Although a college-level education can be received at both public and private institutes of higher learning, when it comes down to it, is the student is paying mainly for the name of his or her college, rather than the quality of education? A comparison between Endicott College, a small private college located in the northeastern part of Massachusetts, and Fitchburg State Univeristy, a small State University located in the northern part of Massachusetts, tested the hypothesis that the quality of education does not vary much between these schools. Although areas of concentration and services varied in some areas such as housing accommodations and parking, there were also many areas in which the two schools had similarities. These similarities include the forms of accreditation, NCAA intercollegiate sports, dining services, etc. However, because of state dictated course work as well as other factors required for graduation, it seems that the colleges varied little in the academic format. The determining factor when comparing these two schools is the effort of the student, not the public or private sector.
Christin Cilimberg (Beth Fullerton), 2007
How children's literature promotes communication skills in children.
A study of children’s literature has been conducted to determine how it improves communication skills in children. From an educator’s standpoint, literature is an important tool for both teaching and learning. It the personal interest of wanting to be an elementary school teacher that has brought this project to life. Communication is a tool that people use everyday. As an educator, it is your responsibility to teach children how to form, create, and express new ideas. Without the ability to communicate, learning would come to a screeching halt. The purpose of this project was to determine the most effective ways to use a teacher’s greatest resource, books. With the help of teachers’ resources, books, children’s books, online sources, articles, and personal experience in many classrooms, a range of teaching/learning ideas have been gathered, referring to the promotion of communication skills in children. The final result of this project is in the form of a children’s picture book with a theme of the four seasons. Both words and pictures will be put together to provide a genuine literary experience. Alongside the children’s book is a research paper to serve as a higher-level explanation. The paper discusses specific elements of the book, and what purpose they serve in helping young children to communicate more effectively. The children’s book and the research paper are to be read side-by-side, joining together both the information and the experience.
Mary Coté (Laurie DeRosa), 2007
T.e.a.m. spirit at the boys and girls club: together everyone achieves more.
My service-based project was carried out at the Boys and Girls Club after school program on the Fitchburg State University campus. Twice a week for the duration of the fall semester, volunteers from the Fitchburg State University community implemented a themed activity for the students at the Boys and Girls Club. Each Tuesday, a team of college students led a musically based session, and on Wednesdays the students were engaged in hands-on science experiments. The paper accompanying the project served as an analytic comparison between the Boys and Girls Club after school program and the 21st Century Scholars after school program held at McKay Campus School. Similarities in the programs’ clientele and neighborhood were found, but differences in funding, facilities, ages of participants and staff, and the structures of the programs themselves were most dominant. The T.E.A.M. Spirit program stressed both cooperation and individual participation. Beyond the central benefit brought to the children, I hoped to promote the values of community involvement and service through this project. The enthusiastic commitment of the volunteers paired with the varied activities provided opportunities for both mentoring and for academic and social growth. My conclusions displayed that the Boys and Girls Club and the 21st Century Scholars after school program are organizations with two distinctly different, yet safe and worthwhile approaches to accommodating young people, and that volunteerism and community involvement further enrich these programs.
Yolanda Cruz (David Harris), 2005
Multiculturalism in education: a guide for beginning teachers.
Multiculturalism in education is an important issue to many school personnel, but perhaps may be of utmost importance to beginning teachers. These teachers may find themselves in multicultural classrooms for the first time, which can be a difficult adjustment. Therefore, the diverse needs of the class are a new obstacle to overcome. This guide is being created to aid beginning educators with teaching in a multicultural environment. Four surveys addressing attitudes toward multiculturalism and responses to hypothetical scenarios will be administered to the following groups: teachers of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, teachers of first through third grades, students with no teaching experience, and students with education majors or concentrations. It is expected that teachers in multicultural classrooms will be more sensitive to diverse student needs. On the other hand, students who have not been exposed to such environments may have different approaches when responding to the hypothetical situations in the surveys. The final product will consist of a guide for beginning teachers including discussion of the survey results, a review of current literature regarding multiculturalism in education, as well as some suggestions for teaching effectively in a diverse environment.
Danielle Dombrowski (Laurie DeRosa), 2007
M.i.c.e. for middle-schoolers: meaning, introspection, confidence & exploration of the self, others, and the world by students in grades 5-8.
Because adolescence is a time of extreme change and questioning, many youths feel alone or inadequate. The purpose of this project was to investigate the use of guided interaction and art in order to build confidence in middle school aged children, as well as encourage them to feel comfortable expressing themselves and opening up to others. This was done to provide an opportunity to show them that they are not as different from each other as they may believe and to gather information through their comments, questions, and actions in reference to what they are thinking and feeling. A group of middle-schoolers participated in various planned activities, including collage making, working with clay, and drawing, which provided opportunities for conversations and questioning. Visual and auditory observations were made by the leader of the activities, and a journal was kept to record students’ comments, questions, topics of discussion, body language, concerns expressed, and interactions for every day of the program. The children were given freedom to express themselves through their creations, and this allowed a welcoming atmosphere where students could share what was on their minds freely. Due to the ongoing nature of this project, results will be finalized at a later date through a reflection written by the program coordinator.
Marybeth Donlan (Annette Sullivan), 2011
The effects of the responsive classroom approach on instruction time.
Managing one's classroom in an effective way is an essential component to achieving a successful school year for both the students and the teacher. However, managing a classroom is difficult and sometimes daunting task. As Sadker and Zittleman (2007) explain, "Teachers must manage more than thirty major transitions every day, from one content area to another, though different instructional activities, and through a myriad of routines..." (p. 399). Many teachers have different approaches as to how they manage their classrooms. One approach is Responsive Classroom. The developers of this approach believe that it is important to develop a student's social well being in addition to the growth of academic skills. By using strategies such as Morning Meeting, student-teacher collaboration in the creation of rules, positive teacher language and providing academic choice, teachers who use the Responsive Classroom approach hope to create a safe and productive environment in which children can learn. For my thesis, I will use a set of protocol to observe a classroom that follows the principles of Responsive Classroom and one that does not. In addition, I will conduct research using scholarly articles in order to further investigate this topic. My findings will be presented through a professional development workshop that will by offered at Fitchburg State University.
Bethany J. Duncan (Annette Sullivan), 2009
Meeting the needs of english language learners (ells) and adhering to government standards: effective instruction for ells.
Research has shown that in the past few generations, the population of immigrants in the United States has tripled. In many school systems, English Language Learners (ELLs) have become the fastest growing section of the student population: and despite that fact, “less than 13 percent of teachers have received professional development on teaching ELLs” (The National Council of English’s James R. Squire Office of Policy Research, 2008). Through my field-based experience and the research I have read over the past two to three years, I have found a need for stronger curricula and units geared towards English Language Learners. In some cases, ELLs are pulled out of their regular classroom for language support by a trained ELL teacher. In other schools and/or districts, there are specific classrooms designed just for ELL students which are called Sheltered English Immersion classrooms. In these classrooms, however, the teachers are still required to use the same curricula as the rest of the teachers and then modify it to fit the needs of the ELL students. The goal of this thesis project was to create a specific unit for Sheltered English Immersion classrooms that is geared toward ELL students, providing them and their teachers with the necessary framework, lesson plans, and materials to promote student learning. because there is still a deficiency in the knowledge base of many teachers about ELL students and their needs, this thesis was prefaced with an introduction about second language acquisition and the needs of this growing group of students.
Nicole Gilford (Jennifer Berg), 2012
Teaching math to the masses.
One of the most despised subject types in school from elementary levels to continuing education is that of Mathematics. This project is to find out why this subject is so abhorred by students and what could make the learning of math easier on both the student and the teacher. All types of learning and teaching methods will be discussed in relation to mathematics. Classes encompassing math of almost all uppers levels of schooling (high school and university) will be observed. Also, the teachers will be interviewed to find a way to implement an effective way of teaching mathematics in a classroom. The interviews and observations along with the research on learning and teaching will be used to create several lesson plans and a “teaching manual” on creative and innovative ways of teaching math to the contentment of the student masses.
Carolyn Gleason (Laurie DeRosa), 2008
No child left behind: then, now, and the future of academic accountability.
For seven years, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) signed by President George W. Bush, has been the target of monumental criticism and mixed praise. It has been altered, revised, and debated by countless educated professionals. Currently, in 2008, NCLB is up for rewriting. This project will present the history of NCLB, central arguments surrounding this piece of legislature, and how NCLB could evolve in the years to come. Some of the research for this project includes personal experience from within public school settings as well as literature and online sources. Though the aspects of NCLB are questionable to some, it is clear that NCLB directly impacts the teaching practices and objectives for all current teachers and future teachers in Massachusetts public schools.
Kimberly Hilton (Annette Sullivan), 2014
Playing with mathematics instruction: making math count.
Mathematics instruction in the elementary classroom involves many teaching strategies. Best practice is derived from historically classic theories of teaching and is supported by present day research. It is evidently clear that effective teaching encompasses many instructional strategies that involve ideas such as cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, concrete connections, problem solving, critical thinking, differentiated instruction, and necessary accommodations. In the subject area of mathematics, supplementary games can incorporate these fundamental teaching practices, while also promoting higher level thinking. I conducted a study to investigate the correlation between supplemental mathematical games used in mathematics instruction and student achievement, motivation, and engagement. Specifically, I evaluated the performance of two diverse groups of third grade students in an urban elementary school by comparing pre- and post-test data in the content areas of multiplication and division according to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics. With the third grade teacher, I implemented a unit introducing the concept of multiplication without the support or use of supplemental mathematical games. Then, I implemented another unit introducing the concept of division infused with supplementary mathematical games to address both skill and content standards. In addition to the academic assessment, the students were given a survey regarding motivation and engagement. The results of the study showed that on average there was a higher percentage of increase from pre- to post-test assessments with division, and the majority of students felt more excited and interested when supplemental math games were employed.
Amy Jones (Laurie DeRosa), 2008
Special olympics and service learning.
The Special Olympics is an organization that began in 1962, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver organized a camp for children with intellectual disabilities. The official start of the Special Olympics games was in Chicago in 1968. It began with only 1,000 athletes from 26 U.S. states and Canada competing in athletics, floor hockey and aquatics. Today there are 2.5 million athletes in 165 countries competing in 26 individual and team sports. This project begins by reviewing the origins and benefits of Special Olympics. I am also the student representative in charge of Fitchburg State’s involvement in the Special Olympics. I have been recruiting since last semester and have a large base of volunteers. There is much planning that has to be done in order to make the Special Olympics run smoothly, and as the student liaison with the Special Olympics Massachusetts staff most of this rests on my shoulders. There are weekly or biweekly meetings to ensure that all roles are being fulfilled satisfactorily. Every detail must be planned, from food that will be provided to the athletes to how the facilities must be set up and tents arranged. As the final component of this project, I have explored the costs and benefits of integrating Service Learning into an academic curriculum.
Alison Landry (Susan Rosa), 2011
What makes an effective after-school program a look at both the administrative process and academic output of after-school programs.
The growing need for after-school programs as both educational and social supplements to the classroom cannot be ignored any longer. Students need reinforcement of concepts that extend beyond the classroom, as well as the presence of positive relationships to build social skills. Furthermore, many families do not have safe, supervised places for their children to go after school on a regular basis. Evidence suggests that programs where there is a balance of student’s academic pursuits with their societal and developmental needs, yield positive results. But what are the key components? The McKay Campus Math Mentor program was primarily designed to assist third and fourth grade students who were struggling to meet the state standards for mathematics. Fourteen 4th graders were given an hour of direct instruction from 2:30-3:30 each Wednesday for 9 weeks. Using a 5 station approach, manned by Fitchburg State University Education Majors, each station focused on one math strand from the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Games and activities with direct alignment were created and implemented. Based on the outcomes of the previous semester’s grade 3 pilot, we eagerly await this year’s MCAS results.
Colleen Montgomery (Brian McCullough), 2004
The link between academics and extracurricular activities.
It was hypothesized that students who participate in extracurricular activities throughout their educational experience will have a higher academic output. A survey conducted with Fitchburg State University students supported this prediction. Specifically, students who were involved with extracurricular activities maintained a higher grade point average. Other studies throughout the United States have also supported this finding. Based on a review of the literature as well as the present survey results, it is believed that students engaged in extracurricular activities perform at a higher standard for an assortment of reasons. One explanation is that students who participate in extracurricular activities take more pride in their schooling. By becoming connected to one’s educational institution it helps the individual establish an increased level of integrity for him or herself. Therefore, the student wishes to impress others by way of the classroom. Another idea is that those who take part in intercollegiate sports must maintain a set G.P.A. which students who are not athletes may not need to uphold. One last explanation is that students who join extracurricular activities must manage their time in ways to accommodate both studies and their activity. Students who are not involved are at greater risk of getting caught up in activities that may divert a student from his or her academics, and which may result in negative behavior. These explanations hold true at other Universities, as well as at Fitchburg State University.
Jessica Piedrafite (Felicia Farron-Davis), 2008
Bilingual education and a thematic integrated unit.
Today many teachers work in diverse classrooms that serve a variety of learners, which includes second language learners. In order to understand how to better integrate these students into the inclusive classroom environment, this thesis examined the need for bilingual education programs in the state of Massachusetts and the two bilingual education programs that exist in Massachusetts, Sheltered English Immersion Instruction, and Two Way Bilingual Instruction. A thematic integrated unit for an inclusive classroom incorporating the National Standards, the Massachusetts Frameworks, and the English Language Proficiency Benchmarks and Outcomes (ELPBO) was created. The ELPBO is the Massachusetts Department of Education Framework that evaluates the progress of second language learners in acquiring the English language. This unit is designed for first grade, and the topic of the unit is water. The essential questions that will be answered through the unit are: (1) What is that water cycle? (2) Why is water important to human life? And (3) What can citizens do to protect and preserve the water in the environment that we live in?
Alexa M. Raczkowski (Nancy Murray), 2009
Meeting the needs of all students through differentiated instruction.
As diversity in the classroom continually grows it is essential that educators are armed with a myriad of teaching strategies in order to meet the needs of all students. With the goal of providing students with the education they deserve, educators strive to gain knowledge of the most current and effective practices. Differentiating instruction sounds like the perfect solution, but research has shown that this instructional model is often misunderstood and used incorrectly, if it is used at all, due to its perceived challenging nature. A research based study was completed seizing the opportunity to research and understand the true meaning of differentiating instruction and the needs and benefits of this teaching philosophy in an elementary classroom. By drawing on the current research around differentiating instruction and examining the works of theorists which guide such instruction, a first grade unit was created demonstrating effective implementation of this model. As the need for students to meet higher curriculum standards becomes paramount, it is of utmost importance to identify beneficial teaching practices such as differentiating instruction that can serve to assist all students in reaching personal and standardized educational goals.
Kaitlyn Silva (Laurie DeRosa), 2014
This honors thesis project focuses on the study of arts education in schools across America. In today’s world of education, arts education sometimes falls by the wayside to more academic subjects like math and literacy. Research demonstrates that students who participated in arts education programs show more positive academic and social outcomes as compared to those who don’t. Arts programs help students in numerous ways, and those who are immersed in full arts education experiences actually do better in school. My thesis project researches the effects of current theories related to arts education and how strategies are implemented in schools. My presentation will show an analysis of current research studies as related to academic achievement, social benefits, interdisciplinary approaches and diverse learners. After reviewing the schools identified in the Reinvesting in Arts Education publication by the President's Council on the Humanities (2011), my presentation will feature schools across the country that use effective arts education programs. In addition, I will include the most recent Common Core standards and how they integrate arts education into the curriculum. Analysis will demonstrate specific trends among schools using arts education programs and how the Common Core standards link with arts education.
Stacy Welch (Glenda Oullette), 2004
Massachusetts teachers test.
The Massachusetts Teachers Test affects thousands of teacher candidates because it is necessary to become certified. The MTEL is a controversial test which may not be the most ideal way to evaluate a candidates teaching ability. The MTEL tests were brought to Massachusetts by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. The company was sued by a group of students in Alabama for discrimination and other charges and has been questioned regarding the correlation between teacher candidates’ scores and their teaching ability. This study was conducted to determine the problems with the MTEL, the view of supporters and creators of the test, and teacher candidates’ views on the test. The study involved extensive research, surveys of teacher candidates and interviews with MTEL experts/critics/supporters.
ScholarWorks at University of Montana
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This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Counselor Education, Department of Educational Leadership, and Department of Teaching and Learning. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.
Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022
HYFLEX: A LEADERSHIPS’ PERSPECTIVE OF SELF-EFFICACY POST-PANDEMIC , Sandra Marie Adams
THE MOLLY HOOTCH SCHOOLS AFTER 40 YEARS: SUCCESSES, FAILURES, AND OPPORTUNITIES , Jody Lynne Drew
INVESTIGATING TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF MONTANA KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND-GRADE PLAY-BASED LEARNING PRACTICES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC , Erin N. Ellis
PRE-SERVICE TO IN-SERVICE: AN INTERPRETIVE STUDY OF EMERGENT MULTILINGUAL-FOCUSED FIELD PLACEMENTS AND NEW TEACHERS’ BELIEFS AND PRACTICES , Anya Michelle Muggli
The Influence of the First-Year Seminar Participation on Student Retention , Sahar Sanavi
SERVICE-LEARNING IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS UNDERGRADUATES: OUTCOMES, AUTISM KNOWLEDGE, AND CAREER DECISIONS , Jennifer Katherine Schoffer Closson
Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP UNDER APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA AS PORTRAYED IN THE APARTHEID ARCHIVE PROJECTAND INTERPRETED THROUGH FREIREAN EDUCATION , Kevin Bruce Deitle
I JUST WANT TO DO MY JOB: THE EXPERIENCE OF FEMALE FIGHTER PILOTS IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE , Alissa Christine Engel
SHARING THE “MAGIC”: EXPLORING THE PHENOMENON OF COMMUNITY AND NATURE CONNECTEDNESS IN ANCESTRAL SKILLS EDUCATION , Anne Barksdale Graham
TEACHER’S USE OF REFLECTIVE THINKING , Kathleen M. Hill
GoZen in the Kindergarten Co-Teach Classroom , Suzanne Johnstone
LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH ASD AND THE SCHOOL WIDE COMMUNITY , CHELSAE JOY LARSON
PROMOTING WELL-BEING AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS: THE EFFECTS OF A POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COURSE , Daniel JM Salois
Summit Learning and Rural Montana Teacher Efficacy, a Phenomenology , C. Roch Turner
Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020
PREDICTORS OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMPOSITE SCORES AT CATHOLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES , Sarah Nicole Agostinelli
THE EFFECTS OF RESILIENCY TRAINING ON SELF-REPORTED COMPASSION FATIGUE AND COMPASSION SATISFACTION IN MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING , Julie Kay Ballew
THE TREATMENT FEMALE ADMINISTRATORS RECEIVE FROM FEMALE FOLLOWERS AND THE RELATIONSHIP AND AFFECT IT HAS ON THEIR POSITIONS , Jennifer Rae Burnett
ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM WITH APPLIED USE OF TRAIL CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHS , Lucas Martin Coccoli
TEACHERS’ GROUP REFLECTION AND THEIR FACILITATIONS IN IMPLEMENTING COLLABORATIVE REASONING DISCUSSIONS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY , Emmanuella Swastika Datu
EFFECTS OF A SUICIDE ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION TRAINING ON PARTICIPANT PREPAREDNESS, COMFORT, AND COMPETENCE , Kelley Margaret Donisthorpe
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTIC CHARACTERISTICS STUDY FOR LEVEL 4 FRONTIER HIGH SCHOOLS IN MONTANA , Jacqueline May Gorshe
Mathematical Creativity and Problem Solving , Brooke Gruntowicz
EDUCATION IS YOUR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON: GAINING UNDERSTANDING FROM APSÁALOOKE KNOWLEDGE , Salena Ann Beaumont Hill
Teacher Support: A Study About Teacher Emotional Support and Engagement Among Middle School Boys , Melissa Johnson
Be Creative Now: Seeking Creativity , Sam Kulla
SCHOOL COUNSELOR SELF-ADVOCACY AND TRAIT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AS PREDICTORS OF PROFESSIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE IN SCHOOL COUNSELORS , Kindle Dawn Lewis
The Effects of Training in Evidence-Based Relationships on Counselor Self-Efficacy and Client Outcomes in Practicum , Kimberly K. Parrow
Leadership in Higher Education and the Impact on Faculty Satisfaction and Retention , Theresa A. Petersen
Leadership in Higher Education and the Impact on Faculty Satisfaction and Retention , Theresa Petersen and Frances O'Reilly
Evaluation of the Watershed Education Network's Fish Week Program , Rennie Ann Winkelman
The Relationship between Public School Principals’ Authentic Leadership and Implicit Theory of Intelligence , Erica A. Zins
Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019
FROM DISTANCE EDUCATION TO ONLINE EDUCATION: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE , Michael Dean Agostinelli Jr.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LONGEVITY AND A LEADER’S EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND RESILIENCE , Erica L. Allen
EU-U.S. International Education Connections: U.S. Opportunities to Participate in Erasmus Programs and the Case for a Renewed Commitment to Transatlantic International Education Collaboration , Peter N. Baker
WESTERN FACULTY MEMBERS’ CROSS-BORDER LIVED EXPERIENCES: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY , Xin Bu
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ONLINE VS. FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION IN MANDARIN CHINESE LANGUAGE COURSES IN MONTANA HIGH SCHOOLS , SUHAN CHEN
SAVING FACE: THE EXPERIENCE AND PROCESS OF IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT IN CLINICAL SUPERVISION , Ariel Heather Goodman
THE EXPLORATION OF CLINICIANS’ LIVED EXPERIENCES IN CULTURALLY ADAPTING EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED TREATMENTS FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE POPULATIONS , Maegan Rides At The Door
Meaning and Hope in Health Behavior Change: An Examination of Health Coaching for Individuals with Disabilities , Krys Standley
Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018
INSTRUCTIONAL DATA TEAMS AND DATA LITERACY: LEADERS SUPPORTING THE WORK OF SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL TEAMS , Vicki Sherril Begin
THE EFFECT OF ACADEMIC ADVISOR TYPE ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RETENTION , Brian Patrick French
THE EFFECT OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, ACADEMIC SELF- EFFICACY, FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE, AND ACHIEVEMENT OF ADULTHOOD CRITERIA , Grace Harris Gardner
INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANTS IN THE CLASSROOM: IMPACT ON STUDENT ENGAGEMENT , Jason Patrick Neiffer
Mediating Cultural Border Crossings Between American Indian Tribal College Students and Natural Resources Science Learning Using Culturally Congruent Education , Shandin Hashkeh Pete
SUPREME COURT CASES THAT IMPACTED PUBLIC EDUCATION , Rodny W. Schug
PORNOGRAPHY USE AND CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AS PREDICTORS OF RAPE MYTH ACCEPTANCE , Kathryn Aubrey Scott
UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING IN ONLINE CREDIT RECOVERY: DO COURSE FEATURES IMPACT ACHIEVEMENT? , Robert I. Squires
EXPLORING RESEARCH-BASED YOGA INTERVENTIONS TARGETING UNDERSERVED WOMEN AND SEXUAL TRAUMA: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY , Shannon Steele
Metabolic Energy Requirements during Load Carriage: Implications for the Wildland Firefighter Arduous Pack Test , Jeffrey T. Strang, Christopher J. Alfiero, Charles Dumke, Brent Ruby, and Matthew Bundle
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENT RISK FACTORS AND COMPLETION FOR STUDENTS WITH DEBT AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES , Colleen Sweeney Unterreiner
Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017
EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHILDHOOD SEXUAL KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION AND ADULT SEXUAL SELF-ESTEEM , Guy Ray Backlund
SUPERVISEE ROLE INDUCTION TRAINING TO ADDRESS RESISTANCE, ROLE AMBIGUITY, ROLE CONFLICT, AND THE QUALITY OF THE SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP , Michelle Orchard Backlund
A VISION TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH EXAMINING EDUCATIONAL PERSISTENCE AMONG AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE STUDENTS , Karla D. Bird
Perceptions of Trustees and Faculty on the Required Leadership Competencies for a Community College President , Kevin C. Brockbank
SCHOOL CHANGE FOR SUSTAINABILITY , Ryder Delaloye
EXAMINING THE COACH-ATHLETE RELATIONSHIP AS A PREDICTOR OF NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE SATISFACTION , Collin M. Fehr
BACCALAUREATE TIME-TO-DEGREE FOR MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TWO-YEAR COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENTS , Thomas Patrick Gallagher
THE USE OF EMAIL AND THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN EDUCATION LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS , Reda Haddouch
The Relationship of Reading Self-Efficacy and Reading Achievement in Second Grade Students , Jennifer L. Hager
A QUANTITATIVE STUDY ON THE INFLUENCE OF PERSISTENCE FACTORS ON AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE STUDENTS , Aislinn Rae Heavy Runner-Rioux
THE EXPERIENCE AND PROCESS OF THE WORKING ALLIANCE IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC TRAINING , Jessica Lealand Moore
A COLLECTIVE CASE STUDY ON VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION IN FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOMS , Farrukh Nazir
TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT , Hanan Omar Omar
Student Satisfaction With a Student-Written Textbook in an Introductory College Biology Course , Greg Peters
THE EFFECT OF NURSING EDUCATION ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SCORES , Sally McHugh Rappold
UNDERSTANDING THE CLIENT’S EXPERIENCE OF COUNSELING IN BHUTAN , Michaela Maureen Sacra
FOSTERING INTERNATIONAL MINDEDNESS IN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE CLASSROOMS: A CASE STUDY OF TWO TEACHERS , Madiha Syeda
A Phenomenological inquiry of international service-learning experiences and their impacts on post-service educational experiences , C. Roch Turner
Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016
ISSUES OF ETHICS TRAINING IN TURKISH COUNSELOR EDUCATION AS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCREDITATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE , Umut Arslan
PRACTICES AND PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG LEADERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY , Melissa Elizabeth Holmes
POST-DISCHARGE OUTCOMES FOR YOUTH SERVED IN A RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER , Tara Lynne Smart
HYPERCONNECTED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: SHARED EXPERIENCES , Elizabeth Sue Wargo
Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015
THE EFFECT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PARTICIPATION ON TEAM COHESIVENESS IN NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAMS , Cara Jo Cocchiarella
The Effects of Heart Math Training on Work Engagement in a Multi-National Company , Chance Eaton
PREDICATIBLITY OF TEACHER RETENTION IN MONTANA'S RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS , Jilyn Oliveira
The Power of Critical Reflection: Exploring the Impact of Rhetorical Stories on Metacognition in First-Year Composition Courses , Amy Elizabeth Ratto Parks
Institutional Effectiveness in an Open System: A Case Study of Graduation Rates in the Montana University System , Anneliese A. Ripley
CLASSROOM MODIFICATIONS WITH IMPROVED ACOUSTICS MODELED FOR CEHIC, A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, IN KELANIYA, SRI LANKA , Polwatte Krishantha Silva
Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014
Evaluation of relationship between self-advocacy skills and college freshmen first semester grade point average for students with disabilities , Lee A. Barnett
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTERGENERATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES, SCHOOL CULTURE/CLIMATE, AND RACIAL IDENTITY AMONG AMERICAN INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS , Sandra Lee Boham
Effect of an Intensive Intervention on the Early Literacy Skills of Kindergarten Students Identified as Most at Risk for Future Reading Difficulties , Craig S. Buscher
The identity of upholding indigenous lifeways , Sean Falcon Chandler
A Quantitative Study with Online Collaborative Learning in a Computer Literacy Course , Kevin Engellant
Importance of leadership competencies in college and university staff athletic trainers: Perceptions of head athletic trainers , Janelle Lynn Handlos
THE EFFECTS OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' ATTACHMENT SECURITY , Meredith Hood
The significance of administrative support for the state-wide innovation of Montana's Indian education for all , Chris Michael Olszewski
Effects of individual-oriented relationship education on university students' knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes , Sara Polanchek
Virtual collaboration: A Phenomenological Study of Remote Online Adjuncts Virtual Collaboration Lived Experiences , Lori Schieffer
DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENT FOR ASSESSING CULTURALLY CONGRUENT SCIENCE TEACHING , Regina Christine Sievert
A Multiple-Case Study on How Fifth Grade Students Experience Reading , Tiffany Tate
A comparison of student achievement in rural schools with four and five day weeks , Timothy W. Tharp
A phenomenological study of leadership: Developmental pathways of leaders with disabilities , Mika Watanabe
Changing Participation in Guided Interactive Shared Reading: A Study of Early Childhood Teachers' Implementation and Children's Engagement , Nanci Lynn Waterhouse
Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013
The relationship between Montana science teachers self-efficacy and the integration of Web 2.0 elements in the classroom in schools with a student population over 900 , Robert DoBell
Measuring Visual Literacy Ability in Graduate Level Pre-Service Teachers , Teresa Farrell
What high school principals do to develop, implement, and sustain a high functioning character education initiative , Jacob A. Francom
A study of the relationship between high school principal leadership style and the number of bullying behaviors in Montana public high schools , James Edward Fuller
The Impact of High School Principal's Technology Leadership on the Sustainability of Corporate Sponsored Information Communication Technology Curriculum , Bruce Ryan Gottwig
DUAL ENROLLMENT AS A FACTOR FOR WOMEN TRANSITIONING INTO STEM MAJORS IN MONTANA TWO-YEAR COLLEGES , Penny Jane Jakes
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Studying how to study is always a tricky thing. But it’s also a vast field for suggesting something new and revolutionary. Psychology and pedagogical studies go further and deeper, we understand more about human nature and their drive to learn literally every year. Writing an education research paper is your great opportunity to make innovations that will forever remain in history. Or just provide some useful tips for your college group, which is no less great.
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To write a great paper, you should thoroughly choose your education research topics and a paper writer . Classical programs are considered solid and unshakable, but transferring them to the world of current technologies and possibilities can look as fascinating and fresh as replaying “Romeo and Juliet” in the modern setting.
Another good thing to do is to define your approach. Education can have lots of sides: someone wants their pupils to solve complicated problems and reach success as skilled specialists, others put mindfulness and happiness as their primary goal, another education program may simply teach students to learn by themselves and to surf through the evergrowing ocean of information.
You may get stuck between the controversial models. It is also natural. Not all approaches of studying can be combined: actually, some of them were made as mutually exclusive on purpose. We are sure you will figure it out just setting your own main goal of education and then finding, combining and changing the existing ways to reach it to get the best one.
Still wondering “what to do to write my research paper” and where to begin? Have a look at the sample topics about education we chose for you. They may give you the inspiration to search for more and make your education research paper a truly great one.
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List of 40 Hot Topics in Education
- The development of critical thinking as the primary goal of the educational process
- The evolution of approaches to education throughout history
- Education and modern technologies, their positive and negative impact
- Virtual reality worlds and education. Virtual classes and research rooms
- The overview of the main modern approaches to education
- Sex education: pros and cons
- Education and gender: same-sex school and their comparison to the mixed-sex ones
- Theoretical education vs practical education
- The phenomenon of apprenticeship and its role in developing systems of education
- What is considered basic education in different countries and why?
- Preschool education: knowledge or social skills?
- Shall the development of emotional intelligence be one of the goals of modern education?
- Educational discrimination and its impact on the future of the pupils
- Education and socialization of mentally challenged people. Similarities and differences.
- Inclusive classes: how do pupils in such classes perform in comparison with non-inclusive ones?
- Bell Curve controversy. How should grades be calculated?
- Do we still need grades in the modern educational system?
- Education and motivation:how to make pupils interested how to make pupils interested
- How can modern education be compared with classical school education?
- Bullying and unhealthy psychological atmosphere in class. Its impact on the quality of education
- Shall parents be involved in the educational process?
- Does education ever stop or it continues during the entire life?
- Censorship and education. Shall we protect the students or guide them through everything they want to know?
- Dress code and school rules. Are some of them outdated?
- The role of discipline in education and its impact on the process of learning
- Information overload:the bane of the modern world. How can we help the students to deal with it?
- Summaries, audiobooks, and online problem solvers. Can the classical educational system endure this?
- The authority of the teacher and its role in the educational process.
- What qualities are essential for a modern teacher
- Education and religion. Religious needs of the students. What if religion forbids some aspects of the study?
- The Internet: the huge library and a very unsafe place. How to help students use it safely for educational purposes?
- Standardized testing: a conventional way of checking the results of education or a new caste system?
- Private education: what shall be in the school to get a license?
- The history of the greatest universities in the world. What makes them so great now?
- Alternative schooling: the main approaches and the results of it
- Shall the development of personal morals be a part of school education?
- Multicultural education. The teacher as a mediator if the cultural clash occurs.
- Shall the teacher only teach? The role of a teacher as a negotiator and moral guide.
- Response to Intervention (RTI): how shall it work?
- School violence, dealing with it and minimizing harm.
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