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Birdsong Explores Barriers To Implementation Of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs In Alabama
School counselors support the academic achievement and personal development of students through comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCP) that are invaluable in creating a community of care. However, there are often barriers to implementation of such programs. 
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Cooper, Edwards, Stapler Address the Research Gap Focusing on Instructional Coaches in High Schools
Administrators Brad Cooper, Mark Edwards and Brad Stapler lead public schools in Alabama that employ instructional coaches who use evidence-based practices to improve reading and math performance at the secondary level.  
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Jemison, Martin-Hall, Stewart Explore Contributing Factors of Innumeracy by Studying Teacher Beliefs Related to Mathematical Problem-Solving
Three researchers sought to explore this topic as doctoral candidates at Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education. Ann Jemison, Kenya Martin-Hall and Robert Stewart, all 2020 graduates, found one of the major contributing factors to innumeracy in adulthood is having a lack of foundational problem-solving skills in math. 
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Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Dissertations
View the completed dissertations from the doctoral program for the 2020-2021 academic year.