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Rodriguez, Paul J.; Briscoe, Felecia – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This ethnographic study of an urban Catholic high school examines its college culture, particular in regard to the Catholic School Advantage (CSA). We collected and critically analyzed multiple forms of data (archival, interviews, observations) at St. Peters High School (SPH) and its adjoining parish. We found a caring and holistic approach to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Catholic Schools, High Schools, Neoliberalism
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Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Reyes-Martínez, Isaid – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
The aim of this study was to characterize and discuss ways of reasoning that prospective high school mathematics teachers develop and exhibit in a problem-solving scenario that involves the coordinated use of digital technologies. A conceptual framework that includes Virtual Learning Spaces (VLS) and Resources, Activities, Support and Evaluation…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving
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Wiggins, Marcie B.; Heath, Emma; Alcántara-García, Jocelyn – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The interface of art and science provides a broad range of educational and collaborative projects at various learning stages. Therefore, the use of historic artists' materials for teaching chemistry is receiving more attention. We prepared and used copper acetate (verdigris pigment) for a series of interconnected, lab-based activities, which can…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study
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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The present study aims to investigate the effects of a number of demographic and academic factors, such as gender, age, nationality (Emirati vs non-Emirati), high school major (arts vs science) and high school score, on the academic performance -- measured by overall grade point average -- of undergraduate students majoring in statistics…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Statistics, Undergraduate Students, Generalization
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Casey, Hallie – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
The Navajo Technical University (NTU) Land grant Program has been building community focused horticultural extension for the past five years. The long-term goals are to develop an extension program that will serve as a hub of Navajo and Native-specific agricultural information and conversation, build individual and community capacity, support…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Higher Education
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Fischer, Sarah; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kilpatrick, Sue – Educational Review, 2019
This paper reviews the literature on best practices to engage parents in order to equip them to support their children's higher education aspirations. Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, in common with other parents, report that they want "the best" for their children's future. Getting a good education is a part of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Low Income Groups
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Dean, Natalie L.; Ewan, Corrina; Braden, Douglas; McIndoe, J. Scott – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Comprehension of the 3D structure of objects usually represented in 2D is a critical part of understanding molecular geometries. The frequency with which students actually get hands-on with 3D molecular structures is often limited to a singular laboratory session. We sought to develop a set of molecular shapes that were inexpensive enough not only…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Molecular Structure, Science Laboratories
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Allen, Jeff; Mattern, Krista; Ndum, Edwin – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
We derived an index of high school academic rigor (HSAR) by optimizing the prediction of first-year college GPA (FYGPA) based on high school courses taken, grades, and indicators of advanced coursework. Using a large data set and nominal parameterization of high school course outcomes, the HSAR index capitalizes on differential contributions…
Descriptors: High Schools, Difficulty Level, Prediction, Grade Point Average
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Kizilay, Esra; Yamak, Havva; Kavak, Nusret – Science Education International, 2019
The purposes of this study were to determine whether the departments that high school students consider choosing for their university education belong to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields or not and to reveal the relationship between their choice and gender, grade, and type of institution. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students), Gender Differences
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Durdukoca, Sule Firat; Atalay, Tazegül Demir – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2019
This study examined the relationship between occupational anxiety and self-efficacy levels of prospective teachers enrolled in pedagogical formation training certificate program at the faculty of education in universities under the Council of Higher Education to teach in secondary schools and high schools in Turkey, and evaluated them based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Teachers
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Altun, Hasan – International Education Studies, 2019
In this study, it is aimed to investigate the problem solving skills of primary education mathematics teacher candidates according to their learning styles. The students of Primary Education Mathematics Department students of the universities in TRNC constitute the general universe of the research and the students who study in Primary Education…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers
Jacobs, James; Worth, Jennifer – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
Postsecondary workforce development is one of the major innovations of the modern community college. In a workforce approach, curriculum is driven by the needs of local industry, course delivery systems are sufficiently flexible to meet the diverse needs of students and industry, and students experience a mixture of work-based and classroom…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, Role of Education, Educational Trends
Porter, Anne Marie; Ivie, Rachel – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2019
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the representation and participation of women in physics and astronomy fields. The report describes the representation of women in high school physics enrollment, physics and astronomy degree completions, and faculty employment. In addition, it examines the representation of minority women at some…
Descriptors: Females, Physics, Astronomy, High Schools
Mertler, Craig A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
"The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education" is the first book to offer theoretical, conceptual, and applied/practical presentations of action research as it is found and conducted solely in educational settings. Covering primarily PK-12 educational settings, the book utilizes a cross-section of international authors and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Evans, Stephanie Y., Ed.; Domingue, Andrea D., Ed.; Mitchell, Tania D., Ed. – SUNY Press, 2019
"Black Women and Social Justice Education" explores Black women's experiences and expertise in teaching and learning about justice in a range of formal and informal educational settings. Linking historical accounts with groundbreaking contributions by new and rising leaders in the field, it examines, evaluates, establishes, and…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Teachers, African American Students, Females
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