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Shahid, Rosalyn Denise Collins – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explored the learning perceptions and literacy practices of three successful African American male first year college students in order to expand what is known about how African American males attain and sustain academic success over time. Each of the three participants were interviewed, participated in blogging, and corresponded…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Brooks, Troy; Marini, Zopito; Radue, Jon – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper explores the notion that student behaviour regarding academic integrity and classroom civility are linked, and that intervention methods used to resolve classroom incivility may be used as a response to academic dishonesty. We advance the view that academic integrity and classroom civility refer to a student's willingness to respect the…
Descriptors: Integrity, Ethics, Cheating, Student Attitudes
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Hazari, Zahra; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.; Shanahan, Marie-Claire – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2010
This study explores how students' physics identities are shaped by their experiences in high school physics classes and by their career outcome expectations. The theoretical framework focuses on physics identity and includes the dimensions of student performance, competence, recognition by others, and interest. Drawing data from the Persistence…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Students, Women Scientists, Career Choice
Pennacchia, Donna – ProQuest LLC, 2010
State testing or end-of-course exams are recommended to determine if high school graduates are ready to enter college or the workforce because these assessments are aligned to content area expectations and standards that are measurable within each state as well as from state to state (Achieve, 2006). However, such assessments do not measure all…
Descriptors: High Schools, Qualitative Research, Self Efficacy, Research Methodology
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Burns, Barbara A. – Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 2010
The history of mathematics is an important component in the learning of mathematics. This study examines how pre-service teachers view the role of history of mathematics in the high school curriculum. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used. Results showed significant changes in beliefs about how the history of mathematics should be…
Descriptors: History, Methods, Secondary School Curriculum, Mathematics
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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
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