Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Special Education and Literacy Studies
Dr. Luchara Wallace
Dr. Shalia Rao
Dr. Jennifer Sell
Vocabulary, elementary education, explicit instruction, phenomenological analysis, vocabulary research, elementary reading instruction
This study was warranted in order to deeply understand the exemplary teacher and the complexity of beliefs, challenges, and overall essence of vocabulary instruction in early elementary. By using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis the study illuminates how exemplary second-grade teachers make meaning of their own daily experiences in relation to vocabulary instruction. Specifically, the study allows insight into the perceptions and daily actions that meet the needs of all students, with and without disabilities, through vocabulary instruction.
Sheahan, Mackenzie W., "Finding the Right Words: Exemplary Educators Essence of Vocabulary Instruction" (2019). Dissertations. 3550.