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Johnson, Anthony M. – Sociology of Education, 2019
Drawing on interviews with 38 black and Latino/a engineering students at a predominantly white, elite university, I use a cultural analytic framework to explicate the role of pre-college integration in the heterogeneous psychosocial and academic experiences of students of color on predominantly white campuses. I identify three cultural strategies…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Engineering Education, College Students
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Parent, Amy – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article focuses on high school to university transitions for Indigenous youth at universities in British Columbia, Canada. The study is premised on an Indigenous research design, which utilizes the concept of visioning and a storywork methodology (Archibald, 2008). The results challenge existing institutional and psychological approaches to…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Student Adjustment, College Students, High Schools
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Thuo, Mary; Edda, Medhanit – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to get an insight about how high school female students perceive the transition to university life, and to understand the transition experience of university female students in the first semester. An exploratory study design was used where 166 high school female students and 88 first year university female students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Females, Student Adjustment
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Rigby, Chloe – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Children experience numerous types of learning transitions throughout their educational lives physically (changing schools) and substantively (moving through different key stages in school), and daily (in moving between subjects). One transition that is frequently overlooked within the British education system is that from the General Certificate…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Secondary Education, Student Adjustment
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Holland, Nicole E. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Engagement in and transitions between academic institutions may be enhanced for African American urban youth if we consider the role of religiosity, spirituality, and places of worship. This article presents the manner by which African American university students, who attended public high schools, conveyed the influence of their religious and…
Descriptors: African Americans, College Students, Public Schools, High Schools
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Conejeros-Solar, M. Leonor; Gómez-Arízaga, María P. – Roeper Review, 2015
This study is about persistence and perceived difficulties of gifted students in college explored through sociodemographic and academic characteristics. Two hundred and nine nongifted and 45 gifted participated in the study. A persistence scale along with sociodemographic variables were used to compare both groups. The groups shared many…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Characteristics, Academic Persistence, College Students
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McCall, Zach A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
An increased focus on expanding and synthesizing the transition evidence base, while important, should be supplemented with research highlighting the lived experiences of young adults with disabilities as they move from high school to adult roles. This study documents the experiences of four successful college students with varied disabilities…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2013, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Prague, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2013). The e-Learning 2013 conference aims to…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Cunningham, Natashia; Knorr, Kris; Lock, Pippa E.; Vajoczki, Susan L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study examined some of the factors that influence students' transition from Ontario high school chemistry to university introductory chemistry. The study was a mixed-methods, multi-phase research study carried out by an undergraduate honours thesis student who had experienced some of these transition issues. Students' transition into…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools, College Science