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Jenner, Brandy M. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2019
Differences in contextual norms between the U.S. military and institutions of higher education mean that student veterans may experience difficulty integrating into the wider campus community, leading to educational inequity. However, this situation may be mitigated by the presence of a strong student veteran peer community. Previous studies of…
Descriptors: College Students, Veterans, Peer Relationship, Equal Education
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Scott, Judith A.; Castaneda, Ruben; Spichtig, Alexandra – Education Sciences, 2019
The two studies reported on in this paper examine the features of words that distinguish students' performances on vocabulary assessments as a means of understanding what contributes to the ease or difficulty of vocabulary knowledge. The two studies differ in the type of assessment, the types of words that were studied, and the grade levels and…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Beer, Francisca; Hassija, Christina M.; Covarrubias-Paniagua, Arturo; Thompson, Jeffrey M. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
The authors discuss their study of the Peer Research Consultant (PRC) program at California State University, San Bernardino. During the 2016-2017 academic year, 13 courses, with 853 students enrolled, participated in the PRC program. Program participants completed preand post-measures assessing demographic information, perceptions of skill level,…
Descriptors: Consultants, Peer Groups, College Students, Program Effectiveness
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Zeedyk, Sasha M.; Bolourian, Yasamine; Blacher, Jan – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Increasingly, young adults with autism spectrum disorder are attending 4-year universities. The transition to adulthood can be challenging for these students, and university life poses its own set of demands. The present article takes a mixed-methods approach by including two studies utilizing complementary methodologies. Through in-depth…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students, Student Adjustment
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Canrinus, Esther T.; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Although teacher educators may perceive their program and courses to be coherent, the question remains to what extent student teachers also are able to perceive the linkages within their programs. Coherence within teacher education programs is important for teacher candidates to build understanding of teaching. Our study draws upon survey data…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Alignment (Education), Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Martinez, Edna – Community College Review, 2019
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of faculty working within baccalaureate degree--granting community colleges. Method: Data sources included 16 semi-structured interviews, numerous publicly available organizational documents, and participant observations. Results: Analysis revealed three distinct, yet…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Teacher Responsibility
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Bahr, Peter Riley; Fagioli, Loris P.; Hetts, John; Hayward, Craig; Willett, Terrence; Lamoree, Daniel; Newell, Mallory A.; Sorey, Ken; Baker, Rachel B. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: Standardized placement tests remain the primary means by which new community college students are assessed and placed in the hierarchy of math and English coursework. A growing body of evidence indicates that placement tests tend to underestimate students' likelihood of achieving passing grades in college-level courses, leading to…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Accuracy, Community Colleges, Predictor Variables
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Lancaster, James R.; Lundberg, Carol A. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study asked how faculty behaviors and course decisions best predict learning gains for students. Next, it investigated how the identified engaging practices vary based on faculty employment status, course experience, course level taught, and teaching area. Method: The sample was taken from students and faculty at one community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Academic Achievement
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Brown, Erikca – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2019
This article focuses on the experiences of 29 African American teachers in K-12 institutions in Southern California. The article reports on the major themes of the participating teachers' shared narratives in light of the theory of racial micro-aggression; their responses include evidence that racial micro-aggression during interactions with…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Teaching Experience, Racial Relations, Aggression
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Odom, Samuel L.; Butera, Gretchen; Diamond, Karen E.; Hanson, Marci J.; Horn, Eva; Lieber, Joan; Palmer, Susan; Fleming, Kandace; Marquis, Janet – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of the Children's School Success (CSS) curriculum for 4-year-old children enrolled in preschool programs designed to prepare them for success in their early public school grades. The study took place in preschool classes located in five regionally distributed states, all of which were inclusive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Bernstein, Jennifer M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
An unconference foregrounds informal, collaborative, participant-generated exchanges of information. Originally associated with technology firms and startups, unconferences are increasingly being held on topics like professional development in education. This paper discusses an unconference convened at Santa Barbara City College on online pedagogy…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, College Faculty, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Starnes, Heather A.; McDonough, Meghan H.; Wilson, Jeffrey S.; Mroczek, Daniel K.; Laden, Francine; Troped, Philip J. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the factorial invariance of the Abbreviated Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS-A) across subgroups based on demographic, health-related, behavioral, and environmental characteristics among Nurses' Health Study participants (N = 2,919; age M = 73.0, SD = 6.9 years) living in California,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Females, Neighborhoods, Measures (Individuals)
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Waltz, Scott B. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2019
The aim of my study was: (a) to measure the effectiveness of a supporting tutor-training curriculum and content knowledge gains for preservice teachers engaged in service learning and (b) to determine whether tutor training and field experience improved the preservice teachers' teaching self-efficacy beliefs. One hundred and thirteen…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutor Training, Service Learning, Self Efficacy
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Martinez, Paul S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
Prior to the passing of California Assembly Bill 20 (AB20) and the implementation of the California Model Agreement (CMA) in 2015, the proposal and award process for the California public university systems and the state of California was slow-moving, administratively burdensome, and inconsistent in contracting for research, training, and public…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Program Implementation, Contracts
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