Advisory Committee Chair
Kelly L Hill
Advisory Committee Members
Date of Award
Degree Name by School
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) School of Education
This study addressed pre-K and kindergarten teachers’ perceptions and practices of family engagement with families of students who are Dual Language Learners/Emergent Bilinguals. The study employed an explanatory sequential mixed methods design (Quan --> QUAL) (Creswell & Plano-Clark, 2018). To address the purpose of the study, the overarching mixed methods question was: How do pre-K and kindergarten teachers engage families of all their students and families of students who are emergent bilinguals? Mixing of the strands occurred after the quantitative data was collected. Quantitative results helped develop the semi-structured interview protocol for the qualitative phase of the study. Qualitative results helped the researcher understand quantitative findings.
Paul, Julie I., "Examining Teachers' Perceptions and Practices of Family Engagement with Families of Emergent Bilinguals in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Classrooms: A Mixed Methods and Multiple Case Study" (2019). All ETDs from UAB. 2686.