Dissertation: An Exploratory Study of Student and Teacher Perceptions on Student Motivation and the Teacher-Student Relationship

An Exploratory Study on Student and Teacher Perceptions on Student Motivation and the Teacher-Student Relationship By Angela Buckler Abstract Student motivation is a strong contributing factor to student success in the classroom and is significantly impacted by the teacher–student relationship. To further the understanding of these concepts, this study utilized interviews, the Motivational Development Inventory …

Dissertation: Validating a Safety Culture Instrument

Validating a Safety Culture Instrument By Wendy L. Harris Abstract This report details an evaluation of the validity and reliability of an existing framework that was used as a survey instrument to help individuals assess their group’s safety culture maturity. The study begins by outlining the issue of occupational incidents and their impacts to society …

Dissertation: Faith and Christian College Operations: Understanding and Managing The Influences That Topple Christian Colleges

Faith and Christian College Operations: Understanding and Managing the Influences that Topple Christian Colleges By Brian H. Crouse Abstract Countless authors, theologians, and Christian educators have weighed in regarding the secularization of American higher education. Through nearly 380 years of historical examples, Christian mottos, missions, and reputations were once at the heart of American higher …

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Teacher Perception of School Environment and School Suspensions

An Investigation of the Relationship Between Teacher Perception of School Environment and School Suspensions By DeNise Brock Abstract This study aims to determine if a statistical significant difference exists in group means between middle school teachers’ perception of their school environment based on school suspension rate. The School as a Caring Community Profile—II A Survey …

Ed.D. Dissertation: Examining the Relationship Between Cultural Awareness and Multicultural Self-Efficacy in Community College Instructors

Examining the Relationship Between Cultural Awareness and Multicultural Self-Efficacy in Community College Instructors Maria L. Lawson-Davenport Abstract Community college instructors face a growing diversity in their classrooms today. In order to effectively reach all their students, community college instructors must practice culturally relevant teaching and attain cultural proficiency. Cultural awareness and multicultural selfefficacy are constructs …

 

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