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Davis, Melvin, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The democratic practice of representative government in the United States is supposed to represent and protect its citizens. Since the United States abolished legalized slavery with the 13th Amendment in 1865, individual states have made many attempts to impede the civil rights and voting rights of African American citizens. Several pieces of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Critical Theory
Turner, Deborah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The research topic for this study was how students enrolled in the dual enrollment programs described their perceptions of balancing high school, college, and work--life balance (WLB). The number of dual enrollment programs is growing and research on them continues to build. However, the existing research studies have not yet addressed the WLB…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Dual Enrollment, Student Experience, Difficulty Level
Schmidt, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with disabilities are enrolling in college at an increasing rate but are not graduating at that same rate or at the same rate as their non-disabled peers. This qualitative research study explored that phenomenon using an on-line survey. The survey was modified, with permission, from Dr. Allison Lombardi's Inclusive Research Strategies.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Two Year College Students, Intention, Academic Support Services
Kinsinger, Katherine Stahl – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature presents conflicting views of the rural experience, with one perspective chronicling the deficits associated with growing up rural while the other reveals advantages to small-town community and schooling influences. Adding to the complexities of the rural narrative are the recent demographic and social changes in rural…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Academic Persistence, Family Influence, Student Experience
Robledo, Marisol – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to further investigate how one successful comprehensive high school serving a large percentage of Latino students builds college-going culture. The study examined two perspectives on college-going culture; that of the school staff (including administrators, school counselors, and teacher leaders), and of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Bound Students, First Generation College Students, Qualitative Research
Whipps-Johnson, Jamellah Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2016
High school graduation rates are higher than they have ever been in 40 years, but disparities continue to exist for students of color and students from poverty when compared to their counterparts. High school reform efforts like creating small learning communities are promising, but small schools alone do not improve student outcomes.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Diversity, Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences
Lange, Tyana – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Institutions of higher education (IHEs) are competing to recruit students in a crowded market with the number of colleges on the increase and the number of high school seniors declining. IHEs are looking for effective ways to recruit students and increase retention and graduation rates. Relationship marketing (RM) is an approach from business that…
Descriptors: Role, Marketing, Higher Education, Student Recruitment
Adams, Tempestt Richardson – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Ensuring students graduate high school ready to enter college or the workforce has become a prime focus within secondary education. High school graduates are often ill-prepared for college-level work and often have to register for remedial courses before they can take standard college level courses (Southern Regional Education Board, 2010).…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Kanrich, Jaclyn B. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
While school safety prevention and intervention efforts have been a recent focus of research and policy, the prevalence and impact of violence against educators in schools has been largely understudied. The present study completed a critical review of the research from 1988 to 2015 on violence directed against educators in elementary, middle, and…
Descriptors: Violence, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Litscher, Kenneth Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Based on previous research, there are several student characteristics that have been identified to affect academic success of first-year students in college. However, there are few studies that examine if the type of high school (public, private faith-based, private secular, or homeschool) from which a student graduates affects grade point average…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Institutional Characteristics, High Schools, Grade Point Average
Moss, Roy Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this research was to provide evidence of the impact career and technical education courses have on students after graduation. Numbers of Career and Technical Education (CTE) completers have continually dropped at the participating schools for the past five years. Five categories of placement after graduation were studied including…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Placement, College Attendance
Story, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to explore academic leaders' experiences with the organizational elements of their own high school-college writing center collaborations. Conjoining theories framed this study: collaborative leadership theory, Kenneth Bruffee's notion of social constructionism and collaborative learning…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, High Schools, Colleges
Perun, Stefan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The primary objective of this dissertation was to help illuminate why most students who enroll in developmental English at community colleges never make it to a college-level course. The extant literature suggests that students' learning experiences in a course largely account for success or failure, yet few studies have uncovered how students…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Interviews
Bramucci, Matthew G. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The existence of a gap in academic performance between various groups of students, such as minority and non-minority students or socioeconomically disadvantaged and advantaged students, has been the subject of public discourse and research for many years. Research has indicated numerous reasons for the existence of this gap and its impact on…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Christensen, Kelly Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this qualitative study was to conduct a holistic, multiple-case analysis of career academy partnerships in Nebraska public high schools. Career academies are poised to be an important solution to improving student access to career and technical education in Nebraska while ultimately helping to close the skills gap. This is at a time…
Descriptors: Career Academies, College School Cooperation, Career Education, Technical Education
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