Young Children in Worship, by Robin R. Rezek

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract Westerhoff (2000) reminds Christian congregations that children become members of the Christian Church from the moment they are baptized. Therefore, infants and young children should be present during congregational corporate worship services. It is through mentoring and modeling of the Christian faith that young children have optimal opportunity to grow in their relationship with […]



Teacher Evaluation: A New Framework, by Patricia Planic

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract This mixed method action research study explored non-tenured teachers’ perceptions of a newly implemented collaborative, reflective evaluation process. The new framework for teaching model allowed for full teacher participation and engagement in the teacher evaluation process, including participating in reflective conversations and utilizing a modified version of Danielson’s Framework for Teaching rubric. Teachers’ perceptions […]



An Evaluation Of the New Teacher Induction Program At Barrington High School, by Ninja Nagel

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract This dissertation represents an action research study undertaken to evaluate the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) at Barrington High School (BHS) using the logic model. Due to a shift in leadership at BHS I reorganized the NTIP and re-evaluated it. Research shows the one in five teachers leaves the teaching profession within their first […]



Perspectives of Key Educational Leaders on the Effective Integration of Educational Technology into the Instructional Practice of K-12 Teachers in Long Island, by Guy A. Lodico

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract Major investment in educational technology has raised ongoing concerns regarding if and how school districts are effectively integrating technology in schools. This study explores the perspectives of key educational leaders regarding the integration of technology into the instructional practice of teachers with the overarching goal of enabling student achievement. A purposeful sample of informants […]



Factors That Contribute to the Retention of Long Standing Principals in a Long Island Public School District, by Joseph Sapienza

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract The recruitment and retention of public school principals is an issue of national concern. The inhibitors to entering and remaining in the position appear to be well researched; however, few studies have attempted to identify and understand what attracts principals and motivates them to remain in the position. To better understand this phenomenon, this […]



Gender Of High School Principals And Providing A Safe Learning Environment, by Leotha Harry

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract Male and female principals have the same roles and responsibilities in a school, but the way in which they handle them differs in the area of providing safety and security of their school building. This exploratory mixed method research study examined how the gender of a high school principal may relate to his or […]



A Logic Model Evaluation Of the Incoming Freshman Academy For At-Risk Transitioning Middle To High School Students, by Jonathan L. Guillaume

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract This study applied a Logic Model design for program evaluation using an action research approach. The purpose of this study was to determine the overall impact of Community High School District 128’s Incoming Freshman Academy (IFA). District 128 created the IFA in an effort to increase basic academic skills and to address traditional problematic […]



New Teachers’ Perspectives On Their Mentoring Program: An Exploration of Program Strengths, by Ana Furher

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract In today’s educational environment, schools across the nation are facing pressure to raise student performance results. Teachers play a tremendous role in the academic advancement of students and new teachers and must quickly adjust to the challenges and demands of their teaching career. School districts can offer new teachers the needed supports and guidance […]



Middle School Assistant Principals’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Approaches to School Discipline, by Christina Sapienza

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract Educators today find themselves addressing a myriad of federal and state mandates. Inappropriate student behaviors are among the top areas of concern for the general public and educators. Zero tolerance policies are largely debated as methods of discipline. Research indicates that they can be ineffective. Positive behavioral programs are found to motivate students to […]



An Exploration of Community Relations between a Public High School District and Faith-Based Organizations, by John David Beerbower

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract An effective school leader explores better ways to communicate with the community stakeholder their district serves. Often, some of the strongest groups in a community are the faith-based organizations (FBOs). A qualitative, action research design was used to explore three primary questions. The study provided an example for exploring perceptions in order to build […]