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1. Jones, Joy. Perceptions in a Changing World: Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Implementation of Educational Innovations.

Degree: Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership (EdD), Educational Leadership, 2017, Kennesaw State University

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to examine teachers’ attitudes toward the implementation of educational innovations - with an explicit focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) and new teacher mentor (NTM) programs. Because teachers are primarily responsible for absorbing new information and implementing educational programs directly to students, their attitudes may influence how the program is perceived, the program’s delivery, and may also impact the program’s outcomes. Support for novice teachers is often regarded as necessary and warranted in many schools, and researchers unfailingly reveal findings that demonstrate the effectiveness of SEL; specifically in traditional school settings (Slaten, Irby, Tate, & Rivera, 2015). Due to the success of the programs, many Title I schools and districts have adopted both SEL and NTM programs, and incorporated them into their educational organizations to improve teaching and learning. Aiming to explore the effects of teachers’ attitudes toward the implementation of the aforementioned programs, a multiple case study approach was employed using semi-structured interviews and focus groups to gain an understanding of the perceptions of educators in elementary and middle Title I urban schools in the Southeastern region of the United States. Five elementary teachers participated in an intrinsic case study addressing their perceptions and attitudes toward the implementation of social and emotional learning; while four middle school teachers participated in an intrinsic case study addressing their perceptions and attitudes toward the implementation of a new teacher mentor program. All ten participants were asked “open-ended questions minimizing categorical and yes-no questions” (Stake, 2010, p. 90), and were observed in order for the researchers to directly see data relating to the story told during their interview. The four middle school teachers also participated in focus groups. The paper is divided into five chapters. In each chapter, the researchers described the components of case study one (SEL), followed by case study two (NTM). A cross-case analysis of both case studies is included in order to address the common tension that has been identified in both cases. KEY WORDS: social and emotional learning, Title I, teachers’ attitudes, teachers’ perceptions, teacher mentors, new teacher mentor program, new teacher support, induction programs, urban, multiple case study Advisors/Committee Members: Susan Stockdale, Kim Gray.

Subjects/Keywords: social and emotional learning; Title I; teachers’ attitudes; teachers’ perceptions; teacher mentors; new teacher mentor program; new teacher support; induction programs; urban; multiple case study; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education and Teaching; Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching; Teacher Education and Professional Development

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APA (6th Edition):

Jones, J. (2017). Perceptions in a Changing World: Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Implementation of Educational Innovations. (Thesis). Kennesaw State University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/teachleaddoc_etd/18

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jones, Joy. “Perceptions in a Changing World: Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Implementation of Educational Innovations.” 2017. Thesis, Kennesaw State University. Accessed December 13, 2019. https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/teachleaddoc_etd/18.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jones, Joy. “Perceptions in a Changing World: Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Implementation of Educational Innovations.” 2017. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Jones J. Perceptions in a Changing World: Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Implementation of Educational Innovations. [Internet] [Thesis]. Kennesaw State University; 2017. [cited 2019 Dec 13]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/teachleaddoc_etd/18.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Jones J. Perceptions in a Changing World: Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Implementation of Educational Innovations. [Thesis]. Kennesaw State University; 2017. Available from: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/teachleaddoc_etd/18

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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