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Education, Preschool; Engagement (Philosophy); Classroom management--Education (Preschool);


The purpose of my action research was to integrate environmental changes and instructional strategies into my preschool classroom. These strategies were presented at monthly professional development trainings, which focused on increasing the engagement of all students in the classroom. This study included a sample of three students, two general education students and one with an individualized education program (IEP). These students were video recorded once a month at group time and observed using a data collection tool presented at the professional development meetings.

The results showed that the environmental changes and instructional strategics implemented were effective in increasing the engagement of the children participating in the study. Limitations of the study included the small sample size and lack of other observers. A recommendation for further research included expanding the sample size to include more general education and special education students, and more observers to increase the reliability of the study.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Linda May Fitzgerald


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