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Examining the Sustainability of Research-Based Practices in Rural Elementary Schools after Program Funding Ends

Title: Examining the Sustainability of Research-Based Practices in Rural Elementary Schools after Program Funding Ends: A Case Study of Four First Grade Teachers.
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Name(s): Jay, Sandy, author
Rice, Diana, professor directing dissertation
Schwartz, Robert A., outside committee member
Al Otaiba, Stephanie Dent, committee member
Davis, Angie, committee member
Jones, Ithel, committee member
School of Teacher Education, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This paper describes a qualitative case study designed to investigate research-based practices as a contemporary phenomenon within the real-life context of schools. Selected first grade teacher perceptions of research based practices and sustainability of research-based practices in rural, low-income schools that are no longer receiving funding were participants. Data were gathered through a questionnaire administered to 97 elementary teachers at six sites as well as observations and interviews of four teachers at four different sites. Results showed that several factors affected sustainability of research-based practices such as: lack of continual training, teacher expertise, professional classroom help and time restraints.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3543 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Elementary Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: May 4, 2011.
Keywords: Teacher Perceptions, Low-Income, Rural, Implementation, Reading, Sustainability, Research-Based Practices
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Diana Rice, Professor Directing Dissertation; Robert A. Schwartz, Outside Committee Member; Stephanie Dent Al Otaiba, Committee Member; Angie Davis, Committee Member; Ithel Jones, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3543
Owner Institution: FSU

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Jay, S. (2011). Examining the Sustainability of Research-Based Practices in Rural Elementary Schools after Program Funding Ends: A Case Study of Four First Grade Teachers. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3543