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Douglas, Megan E.; Peecksen, Scott; Rogers, Jordan; Simmons, Mike – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2019
Research has consistently demonstrated the benefits of using ePortfolios in higher education and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) added ePortfolios to its High-Impact Practices list (Watson, Kuh, Rhodes, Light, & Chen, 2016). The majority of studies on college students' ePortfolio use have focused on…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Cavazos, Alyssa G. – Composition Studies, 2019
First-Year Writing (fyw) courses are ideal writing spaces where students' diverse identities and language resources can flourish for specific rhetorical purposes. While research has focused on multilingual students' language and writing practices, little attention has focused on self-identified multilingual students' perceptions of language…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Multilingualism, Self Concept, Writing (Composition)
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Alexander, Kara; DePalma, Michael-John; Shaver, Lisa; Williams, Danielle M. – Composition Studies, 2019
In this article, we discuss the three-year process of redesigning our writing major at Baylor University. In tracing our process, we discuss the decisions we made with regard to the redesign of our major and contextualize our decision-making process in relation to existing scholarship on the writing major. Additionally, we highlight the range of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Writing (Composition), Curriculum Design
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Caton, Amy – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
Learning centers and academic support programs are often idealized entities campuses look to for student success, retention, and engagement. By untethering our thinking about program boundaries, identities, and alliances and radically reforming, we can generate interest, passion, and opportunities across campus. The force of redistributing…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Universities, Program Development, Academic Support Services
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Román, Diego; Pastor, Alberto; Basaraba, Deni – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examined the presence of internal linguistic discrimination--i.e., the negative reaction of Spanish speakers towards the varieties of Spanish spoken by heritage speakers--among bilingual teachers in a school district in Texas. To this end, we conducted a study that analyzed the responses of 84 bilingual teachers to audio utterances…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Spanish Speaking, Spanish, Language Variation
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Fránquiz, María E.; Leija, María G.; Salinas, Cinthia S. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The Bilingual Education Act was passed in 1968 to address the challenges faced by emerging bilingual students in U.S. schools. Fifty years later, ideologies promoting bilingual education persist with a discourse of "one nation, one territory, one language nationalism." The bilingual and multiple language repertoires necessary for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Metalinguistics, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Though 80 percent of the 1.1 million community college students who enroll each year intend to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree, only about 14 percent of them end up getting a bachelor's degree within six years, according to a 2016 report from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. Across the nation,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Educational Attainment
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Kearney, W. Sean; Garfield, Theresa – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
This study examined student readiness to learn and teacher effectiveness in order to determine their impact on middle grades mathematics achievement. Survey data were collected from 964 middle grades students and 93 mathematics teachers in Texas. This study is the first to use this particular collective efficacy short form with middle grade…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Readiness, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hendon, Tori; Hainline, Mark S.; Burris, Scott; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The profession of agricultural education is experiencing shortages across the nation. Texas is critically impacted due to the renewed emphasis of career and technical education. This leads to questions about the preparedness of recent college graduates to handle the demands placed upon agricultural educators. Starting in 2012, Texas Tech…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Agricultural Education, Student Teachers
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Denis, John M. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to describe novice band directors' perceptions of (a) the importance of skills/knowledge competencies, (b) the difficulty of acquiring skills/knowledge competencies, (c) differences between teaching competency importance and acquisition ratings, (d) benefits of university coursework, and (e) potential improvements to…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Attitudes
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Rawlings, Jared R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
Preparing to become a music teacher educator is a complex process and one component of this process should be learning to model, demonstrate, and teach assessment practices to preservice music educators. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to discover how, and to what extent, music teacher educators (MTEs) are educated about…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Stoker, Ginger; Mellor, Lynn; Sullivan, Kate – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
This study examines Algebra II completion and failure rates for students entering Texas public high schools from 2007/08 through 2014/15. This period spans the time when Texas students, beginning with the 2007/08 grade 9 cohort, were required to take four courses each in English, math (including Algebra II), science, and social studies (called the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Failure
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Decker-Woodrow, Lauren – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between internal teacher profiles and pre-K teacher-child interaction quality in the pre-K classroom. Two questions were addressed: (1) What internal profiles exist for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) teachers? and (2) Do internal profiles relate to observed structural and process quality in the pre-K classroom?…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Lee, Sue Ann S. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The goals of the present study were to (1) examine the effects of the multiple opposition phonological approach on improving phoneme production accuracy in children with severe phonological disorders and (2) explore whether the multiple opposition approach is feasible for the telepractice service delivery model. A multiple-baseline,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Young Children, Phonology, Speech Impairments
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Garbee, Kelty T.; Miller, Ryan A.; Saenz, Victor B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This study explored how administrators at community colleges conceptualized change related to resource allocation and managing competing priorities to support targeted programming for Latino men. The study included the perspectives of 39 administrators from seven community colleges across Texas using concepts associated with institutional change…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation, Males
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