Date of Award:

4-2013

Document Type:

Dissertation

Degree Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department:

Education

Advisor/Chair:

Francine Johnson

Abstract

This qualitative study examined student engagement in seminaries of The Churchcof Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). This study sought to answer the following question: "What are seminary teachers, who have been identified by content experts as having high levels of student engagement, doing to generate high levels of student engagement in their classrooms?" Ten LDS Seminary teachers were selected as participants for this study. The findings from this study were organized around the concepts of: competence, school membership, clarity of purpose, fairness, personal support, caring, authentic work, extrinsic reward, intrinsic interests, sense of ownership, connection to real-world application, and fun. The findings from this study suggest that there are 48 strategies that the 10 participants used to generate student engagement in their classrooms.

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this work made publicly available electronically on 4/2013

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