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Duncan, Mary Katherine; Johnson, Jennifer Adrienne – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Gardner, Csikszentmihalyi, and Damon defined good work as excellent, ethical, and engaged. In two studies, we explored factors that motivate and challenge undergraduate psychology majors' pursuit of academic good work (N = 100; M[subscript age] = 21.7; mostly female, Caucasian, and seniors). We found that excellent academic work was motivated by…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Motivation, Psychology, Majors (Students)
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Mann, Bryan A.; Kotok, Stephen – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: A primary argument that supports charter school policy assumes students favor schools with high academic performance ratings, leading to systemic school improvement. Previous research challenges this assumption but has limited generalizability because geographic and enrollment constraints limit student choice sets.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Enrollment Trends, Educational Improvement, Student Characteristics
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Grillo, Elizabeth U.; Brosious, Jenna N. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
The current study investigated physical education (PE) student teachers' understanding of the vocal demands of their future profession, interest in participating in a voice-training program, and the current impact of the voice on quality-of-life by the "Voice Handicap Index" (VHI). Seventy-four PE student teachers completed a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Speech Communication, Teacher Effectiveness
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Jackson, Scott C.; Skaf, Dorothy – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
EXCEL spreadsheet algorithms were developed at Villanova University to efficiently and consistently retrieve information from ASPEN® flowsheets and used for grading work in senior design. The challenge is to take a large volume of data that is in the stream and unit operations reports and quickly and consistently calculate a list of key grading…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Spreadsheets, Grading
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Documet, Patricia Isabel; Troyer, Mark M.; Macia, Laura – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Objective: To determine the association of social support with alcohol abuse, depression, and health care access among Latino immigrant men in an emerging Latino community (an area with a small yet growing Latino population). Methods: Cross-sectional baseline data of 140 men prior to a participatory male-to-male community health worker…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Correlation, Alcohol Abuse, Depression (Psychology)
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Storch, Sharon L.; Juarez-Paz, Anna Victoria Ortiz – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Through qualitative measures, this article seeks to explore the efficacy of cell phones within college level instructional design specifically through the eyes of the professor. Three main themes evolved from this data: Pedagogical Approaches, Value, and Setting Behavioral Expectations. Based on interviews with ten college professors regarding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Mann, Bryan; Baker, David P. – American Journal of Education, 2019
An analysis from 2002 to 2014, aligning media reporting of the effectiveness of the fully online K-12 cyber charter school model with data on enrollment flows to cyber charter schools and expenditure and demographic indicators across all 500 residential public school districts in Pennsylvania, finds a three-part geospatial-social process. Initial…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Mass Media, Public Schools
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Clay, Kevin L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Through sustained ethnographic field work that inquired into youth participatory action researchers' political identity development, I identified a politicized discourse engaged by youth during their early stages of action research that I have termed Black resilience neoliberalism (BRN). This study explicates BRN theory, tracing its connection to…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), African American Students, Neoliberalism, Race
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Stewart, Dafina-Lazarus – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
In this study, I investigated how student publications portrayed whiteness as the dominant feature of the campus environment between 1945 and 1965 among the member institutions of a consortium of elite U.S. Midwestern liberal arts colleges located in rural and industrial towns across Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and western Pennsylvania. These…
Descriptors: Student Publications, College Students, Whites, Memory
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Hudak, Kasey; Kile, Alexandria; Grodziak, Eileen; Keptner, Elizabeth – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This study examined the differences between student's self-reported communication interview skills before and after they received interview instructions and experienced virtual simulation interviews in a basic communication course. Incorporating interview instruction and utilizing mock interviewing software, InterviewStream, into several basic…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Skill Development, Questioning Techniques, Computer Simulation
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Beaudry, Mary Beth; Swartz, Karen; Miller, Leslie; Schweizer, Barbara; Glazer, Kara; Wilcox, Holly – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Analysis of data from a NIMH-supported study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) in promoting depression literacy and help-seeking behavior. Methods: Eighteen Pennsylvania schools were matched on size, sex, race, test scores, median income, and free/reduced lunch status.…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Mental Health, Help Seeking, Intervention
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Filter, Kevin J.; Brown, Jeffrey – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
School-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) relies on the implementation efforts of frontline service providers such as teachers, administrators, and staff. The full version of the positive behavior interventions and supports--action and commitment tool (PBIS-ACT Full) measures the individual implementer variable of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
Lopez, M. Elena; Jacobson, Linda; Caspe, Margaret; Hanebutt, Rachel – Global Family Research Project, 2019
In this policy brief, the authors examine and provide examples of the ways that public libraries have become invaluable partners in supporting family STEM learning. Although emerging research points to the strong influence of families on children's growth and development, a focus on joint parent and child STEM learning is still nascent. This brief…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Family Involvement, STEM Education, Family Influence
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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Burner, Allison; Bopp, Melissa; Papalia, Zack; Weimer, Alison; Bopp, Christopher M. – Physical Educator, 2019
The decline in physical activity (PA) from youth to young adulthood is evident, though limited research has addressed whether specific factors of K-12 physical education (PE) have any influence on outcomes during college years. This study examined the relationship between college students' physical fitness and PA behavior and their high school PE…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, High School Students, College Students
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