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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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Saltan, Fatih – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The study investigated pre-service ICT teachers' perceptions of algorithm visualization (AV) with regard to appropriateness of teaching levels and contribution to learning and motivation. In order to achieve this aim, a qualitative case study was carried out. The participants consisted of 218 pre-service ICT teachers from four different…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Computer Science Education, Mathematics, Visualization
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Tobolowsky, Barbara F.; Allen, Taryn Ozuna – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2016
Using Merton's (1957) anticipatory socialization theory, this qualitative study explored how participation in dual credit in high school helped introduce 12 female students to the academic and social aspects of college to ease their first-year transitions. These students, who entered one Texas university with between 15 and 78 dual credits,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Dual Enrollment, Student Adjustment, Females
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Cilesiz, Sebnem; Drotos, Stephanie M. – Urban Education, 2016
This qualitative study investigates high-poverty urban high school students' views of and plans regarding higher education, using Bourdieu's theory of reproduction in education as theoretical framework. Interview data from 76 students from six high-poverty urban schools in a metropolitan area in the Midwestern United States were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Poverty, Urban Schools, High Schools, Qualitative Research
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Cigdem, Harun; Oncu, Semiral – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
This survey study examines an assessment methodology through e-quizzes administered at a military vocational college and subsequent student perceptions in spring 2013 at the "Computer Networks" course. A total of 30 Computer Technologies and 261 Electronic and Communication Technologies students took three e-quizzes. Data were gathered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Military Schools, Military Training, Vocational Education
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Winslade, John; Douglass, Amy; Echeverria, Korina; Garcia, Joanna; Howard, Krystal; Lillard, Dorry; Stephens, Samantha; Zacarias, Stefany – International Research and Review, 2015
Seven counseling and guidance students from California participated in a study abroad program in which they were placed in a high school in Auckland, New Zealand, for one month. Their comments on the experience in response to researchers' questions form the basis of this paper. They suggest that the participants benefited from being immersed in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Counselor Training, Guidance
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Grundmeyer, Trent – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Technology is changing education. School leaders are charged with purchasing and leveraging technology to maximize an ever-changing landscape of teaching and learning. They have many factors to consider as they make decisions about what specific technologies to purchase for their schools. Gartner's Hype Cycle is an annually published report that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, High Schools
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Bosworth, Kris; Convertino, Christina; Hurwitz, Jason T. – American Secondary Education, 2014
School-wide approaches to increase college-going can potentially improve postsecondary education outcomes for all students. The ongoing process and challenges to establish such approaches are, however, little understood. Using qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with leaders at five public high schools in the Southwest,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Semi Structured Interviews, High Schools, Public Schools
Schmidt, Heather; Carocci, Nicole; Gardner, Chris; Serroul, Alicia; Topalovic, Megan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
We explored student motivations for attending university, including how motivations may change over the course of one's postsecondary career, by conducting semi-structured interviews with 8 upper-year undergraduates. Participants were also asked to reflect back on their own experiences and provide advice for new university students. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Student Motivation, College Attendance, Semi Structured Interviews
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Siegle, Del; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Mitchell, Melissa S. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Academic motivation is important for students' task persistence, academic performance, and college selection. The goal of this qualitative study was to understand academic motivation from the students' perspective. Focus group discussions with 28 university honors freshman revealed that students most often attributed their interest and motivation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen
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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Özcan, Özgür – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Problem Statement: Difficulties in the learning process usually emerge from the problem of mental representations constructed by students in their interactions with the world. This previous knowledge and these ideas are in contradiction with scientific facts, and are known as misconceptions or alternative ideas. Thus, an analysis of the mental…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Physics, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers
Miley-Denson, Porsha M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was conducted with the aim of establishing the effectiveness of the dual enrolment program as currently conducted between high school and college. It was contributory to the studies that have been previously conducted on college education, high school transition into college and the overall dual enrolment program. While conducting this…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Qualitative Research, Program Descriptions, Metropolitan Areas
Hutt, Chris D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the articulated experiences of natural science majors who were participating in a liberal arts living-learning community. Using the American Association of College and University's (2002) report, "Greater Expectations" as an organizing framework, this study sought to determine how--if at…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Majors (Students), Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts
Raia-Taylor, Maureen – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative,descriptive single case study describes the problem of student persistence in college through the theoretical lens of Alexander Astin's Theory of Student Involvement, and Vincent Tinto's Theory of Student Departure. The decline in the college retention rate in the United States over the last twenty years and the high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Dual Enrollment, Educational Counseling, Academic Persistence
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