Date of Award

5-1-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Education

Degree Name

Ed.D.

Department

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Trevor Turner

Second Advisor

Dr. Ganga Persaud

Third Advisor

Dr. Noran Moffett

Abstract

It was proposed to examine student motivation and teacher expectation for student performance in reading in relation to teachers' perceptions of instructional supervision, planning and preparation, instructional delivery, preservice college preparation, reading endorsement certification, teacher professional development, grade level teaching assignment and parental involvement. The results of a teacher survey indicated that student motivation was correlated with teacher expectation about students' performance on the Georgia Criterion Reference Competency Tests (CRCT), and both were correlated with preservice college training, instructional delivery and parent involvement. Based on the survey results, a treatment was conducted to enhance teachers' capabilities to teach for higher order thinking skills in reading in the second grade of a metropolitan Atlanta elementary school. There was no significant transfer on the CRCT from the treatment.

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