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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
Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul T. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
This study is the first in-depth look at Chicago's charter schools by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium). The authors examined four key dimensions of charter high schools in Chicago Public Schools (CPS): (1) school organization and policies; (2) incoming skills and characteristics of charter high school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, School Policy, School Organization
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Bates, Samantha; Ball, Annahita; Wilks, Scott – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: Psychometric details of the Parental Press for Academic Achievement and Postsecondary Planning Scale (PPS), developed by Chicago Consortium of Chicago School Research, are scarce. The purpose of this study was to reexamine the properties of this 7-item measure. Method: The study utilized cross-sectional, self-reported data from 100…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Parent Attitudes, Stress Variables, Measures (Individuals)
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Karagöl, Ibrahim; Bekmezci, Sinan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between academic achievements and critical thinking dispositions of teacher candidates in Faculty of Education and to find out whether critical thinking dispositions and academic achievements scores of teacher candidates differ according to different variables. The population consists of the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Academic Achievement, Thinking Skills, Teacher Education Programs
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
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Fenwick, Lisl; Endicott, Michele; Quinn, Marie; Humphrey, Sally – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Teacher education is effective when pre-service teachers are able to transfer knowledge from content areas to practice. This study investigates the extent to which curriculum and assessment designs, along with teaching practices, supported pre-service teachers to transfer knowledge gained about language from a first-year course into a second-year…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Student Evaluation
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Shim, Woo-jeong; Paik, Sunhee – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2014
In South Korea, college-bound students are divided into two tracks: "Munka" (??) and "Yika" (??), and this tracking ("Munka-Yika" tracking; MY tracking) considerably influences students' choice of college majors and future careers. This study aims to examine how MY tracking and other factors influence students'…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), College Attendance, Majors (Students), College Choice
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Urval, Rathnakar P.; Kamath, Ashwin; Ullal, Sheetal; Shenoy, Ashok K.; Shenoy, Nandita; Udupa, Laxminarayana A. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
While there are several tools to study learning styles of students, the visual-aural-read/write-kinesthetic (VARK) questionnaire is a simple, freely available, easy to administer tool that encourages students to describe their behavior in a manner they can identify with and accept. The aim is to understand the preferred sensory modality (or…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Academic Achievement
Fereira, James A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Religion has been connected to higher education throughout its history in the United States and recent research suggests that the development of spirituality, as a part of the pursuit of higher education, is important to today's college student. In an effort to understand twenty-first century college students' perspectives on spirituality in…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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Fenning, Breanne E.; May, Laura Negel – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2013
As previous research indicates self-efficacy and self-concept have similar effects on achievement outcomes, the current study investigated the differential effects of both constructs on academic performance and career path certainty in college freshmen. Results indicated high school GPA was best predicted by general self-efficacy, whereas current…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Prediction
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Ruecker, Todd – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2013
This article examines how high-stakes testing policies can constrain the way teachers at predominately Latina/o high schools teach literacy and subsequently influence the success of Latina/o students at college. It is based on a year and a half study of seven Latina/o students making transition from a high school to a community college or…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, College Preparation, Hispanic American Students, Literacy Education
Castillo, Victor Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the study rise of the Hispanic population in the United States over the last 25-years there has been a languished progression of this populations' educational attainment. The purpose of this qualitative study was to tap into the "black-box" of ten academically successful Latino students from San Antonio by capturing the life history…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Educational Attainment
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Oh, Youn Joo; Jia, Yueming; Sibuma, Bernadette; Lorentson, Mhora; LaBanca, Frank – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The STEM College-Going Expectancy Scale (STEM CGES) was developed and validated in two studies conducted during 2010 and 2011. The STEM CGES is a self-report instrument measuring college-going expectancy, specifically for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains. In Study 1, 95 students in an urban high school completed an…
Descriptors: High School Students, Measures (Individuals), STEM Education, Factor Analysis
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Stone, David C. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
In this paper I summarize some key findings from a three-year study of the high school-university transition for students attending a large arts and science faculty, within the context of their first university chemistry course. I then discuss these results within the broader context of research on success in higher education. Final conclusions…
Descriptors: High Schools, Transitional Programs, Chemistry, College Students