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Binder, Amy J.; Abel, Andrea R. – Sociology of Education, 2019
The study of elites is enjoying a revival at a time of increasing economic inequality. Sociologists of education have been leaders in this area, researching how affluent families position their children to compete favorably in a highly stratified higher education system. However, scholars have done less research on how students do symbolic work of…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Students, Social Status
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Vasquez, Marissa C.; Vang, Melissa; Garcia, Fernando; Harris, Frank – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
A growing body of research focusing on male students of color has provided insights for educators to better understand the academic challenges that impact their success. However, minimal attention has centered on the essential needs that influence their daily experiences in college. This qualitative study explored the experiences of male students…
Descriptors: Males, Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Bradberry, Leigh A.; De Maio, Jennifer – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
As the advisers for the Model United Nations and Judicial Internship programs at our university, we have witnessed first-hand the benefits of simulations and experiential learning. Specifically, students are able to apply knowledge from other classes to real-world situations, all while honing their writing skills and communication skills, as well…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Academic Achievement, Internship Programs, Graduate Study
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Strangfeld, Jennifer A. – SAGE Open, 2019
This research explores how college students' broader educational histories affect their decisions to plagiarize. While research typically categorizes plagiarism as intentional or unintentional, explanations revealed in interviews of first-generation, working-class, and/or racial minority students suggests that these typologies inadequately capture…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cultural Capital, Writing Skills, Vocabulary
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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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Alexander, Stephanie; Wood, Lana Mariko – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This mixed-methods study explores how the use of satirical news videos contributes to student engagement with information literacy (IL) instruction. The sample was drawn from first-year undergraduate students in for-credit IL courses. Overall, the use of satirical news videos improved student engagement with, and enjoyment of, IL topics. Given the…
Descriptors: Satire, News Media, Video Technology, Information Literacy
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Jenset, Inga Staal; Hammerness, Karen; Klette, Kirsti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Worldwide, scholars and policymakers have called for teacher education to link fieldwork and coursework. This article examines teacher candidates' opportunities to talk about field placement within their campus coursework as one way of doing so. It reports on survey data (n = 270) and observation data (n = 52 hours) from 3 teacher-education…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Comparative Education
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Medina, Cruz – Composition Studies, 2019
Scholars in rhetoric and composition have questioned to what extent the field can be decolonial because of the gatekeeping role that writing plays in the university. This article examines the decolonial potential of implementing multilingual practices in first-year composition (fyc), enacting what Walter Mignolo calls "epistemic…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Postcolonialism, Multilingualism, College Freshmen
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Richardson, Gregory D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This article offers a brief history on the origin of universities, summarizes how faith shaped higher education from the European university's advent to its Western reproduction, and presents recommendations from a contemporary faith integration method employed in many faith-based universities in the United States. Response to intervention was…
Descriptors: Christianity, Biblical Literature, Universities, Educational History
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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
Cerna, Oscar – MDRC, 2019
Latinos are the fastest growing college population in California, but less than one-quarter of all Latino adults in the state earn a college degree. To reverse this trend, both the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor launched new initiatives in 2017 to raise Latino…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, College Graduates, Racial Composition
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Omar, Mohamed; Karakok, Gulden; Savic, Milos; El Turkey, Houssein; Tang, Gail – PRIMUS, 2019
Challenging mathematics problems were posed as a substantial part of homework in an elective combinatorics course. The intent was to encourage undergraduate students' exploration as well as develop their technical writing skills. The bulk of students' grades on these problems rested on a three-page reflective write-up using a rubric on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Creativity, Student Attitudes
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Raje, Sonali – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Cross-connections between the sciences and mathematics are emphasized through the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in the United States. One topic that is a common bridge between math and science is the concept of measurement and unit conversions in the metric/English system. This article uses a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Metric System, Scientific Literacy
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Fernandes, Kathy; Christie, Brett; Bayard, Jean-Pierre; Kennedy, Leslie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
In 2013, with a 30% state budget cut after the Great Recession, many of the 450,000 California State University (CSU) students across the 23-campus system were unable to enroll in courses they needed to move closer to graduation; there was a lack of available course sections. In addition to a reduced number of seats available for students, 30% to…
Descriptors: State Universities, Educational Innovation, College Faculty, Instructional Design
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Akin, D.; Huang, Lisa M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
A large body of research on disability stigma conducted among young school children and adults in non-educational settings shows that individuals with non-visible disabilities experience more negative stigma compared to individuals with visible disabilities. However, there is a noticeable lack of research on disability stigma within higher…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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