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Edwards, Anjell H.; Neill, Patricia; Faust, Phyllis B. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2015
This study examined differences in perceptions of content area teachers receiving literacy coaching and teachers receiving no literacy coaching regarding implementation of literacy instruction. It also examined student achievement on standardized tests relative to literacy coaching. A survey measured teachers' perceptions regarding their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Academic Achievement
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Stinson, Antwuan – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2015
Educational research focuses on the way teachers and students interact and how teachers structure learning environments to promote interactions. Rural schools require more efficient use of limited human resources if they are not able to hire sufficient numbers of teachers who possess the knowledge and skills. The researcher used a phenomenological…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Educational Environment, Rural Schools
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Nash, Ruth C.; Richardson, Yvette M.; Hodge, Patricia H.; Connell, Peggy H.; Green, Zebbra P. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2014
Based on current research, many students in the middle grades (6-8) have not performed at their highest academic levels. In 2011, more than one-half of eighth graders in 16 Southern states scored basic or below basic on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Alternatively, effective principal-leaders strategically demonstrated…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Instructional Leadership, Educational Practices
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Faust, Phyllis B.; Ennis, Leslie S.; Hodge, William M. – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2014
This study examined the relationship between a middle school initiative to develop student voice, interpersonal relationships, and intrapersonal relationships and students' sense of belonging. The literature indicated a strong connection between students' sense of belonging in school and positive outcomes in and out of the classroom (Deci &…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Sense of Community, Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship