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Teaching Inside Out in Appalachia: Identity Development of Insider/Outsider Teachers
(Virginia Tech, 2020-09-25)
In this study, I investigate the concept of insider/outsider teacher identity, focusing on its relationship to teacher education. Having extensive experience as a student and teacher in rural Appalachia, I emphasize the ...
Preparing K-12 Educators to Teach Students with Disabilities
(Virginia Tech, 2018-06-28)
My dissertation is comprised of two manuscripts on preparing educators to address the needs of students with disabilities. The first manuscript is a systematic review of 23 empirical studies published over the last two ...
Instructional Considerations to Promote Technology Integration Skills and Knowledge Transfer from Instructional Technology Courses at Kuwait University into Classroom Teaching: A Design and Development Study
(Virginia Tech, 2020-04-27)
In order to address the problem of newly hired teachers' failure to transfer technology integration knowledge and skills, this study used a developmental research approach in which, factors of knowledge transfer were ...