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Kolbe, Tammy; Kinsley, Peter; Feldman, Rachel Carly; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Despite overall increases in college-going, college enrollment rates remain inequitable. Many programs attempt to address these persistent racial/ethnic and social class disparities in college attendance by intervening in the high school curriculum. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is among the longest standing and prevalent of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Abedini, Farahnaz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Sadighi, Firooz – Cogent Education, 2018
To capture the unique nature of collective teacher efficacy as reflected in ELT settings, the current study attempted to develop and validate a context-specific collective efficacy scale and use it in exploring collective efficacy beliefs in different ELT contexts. To achieve this goal, guided by the related literature, the most prominent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Language Teachers
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Oxman, Victor; Stupel, Moshe; Jahangiri, Jay M. – Cogent Education, 2018
The article is dedicated to solving extrema problems in teaching mathematics, without using calculus. We present and discuss a wide variety of mathematical extrema tasks where the extrema are obtained and find their solutions without resorting to differential. Particular attention is paid to the role of arithmetic and geometric means inequality in…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Arithmetic
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Shaw, Leigh Anne; Rice, Sydney; Wada, Kathy – CATESOL Journal, 2018
Between 2012 and 2018, the California Community Colleges system underwent significant changes in policy and practice to address student success rates; this article chronicles policies affecting ESL students and how ESL faculty worked to ensure equitable, appropriate implementation for students enrolled in credit ESL courses. The 2018 California…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wolfe, Benjamin A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
The geosciences continue to lag behind the other sciences in both diversity and degree completion rates of students transferring from two-year colleges (2YCs). Critical to strengthening the transfer student pipeline is the need to identify who takes introductory geosciences courses at the 2YC level and what factors contribute to increased 2YC…
Descriptors: Earth Science, College Transfer Students, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Houston Independent School District, 2018
Houston Independent School District (HISD) District and School Profiles provides parents, staff, community members, and other interested parties summary information regarding student performance and outcomes, demographics, and school programs for each HISD school covering the last five years. These profiles are divided by instructional level:…
Descriptors: School Districts, Profiles, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary Schools
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Cicco, Gina – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2018
This article will discuss the importance and implications of providing high quality school counseling services in K-12 schools, and specifically in high schools. The delivery of comprehensive school counseling programs and related services such as mentoring and academic advisement have been linked to students' academic success, graduation rates,…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, Counselor Role
Jobs for the Future, 2018
Today, young people need both cross-cutting skills and specialized knowledge to thrive in the nation's rapidly changing economy. Business leaders require skilled talent to innovate and grow. And state and local communities need a workforce ready to lead new economies and industries. These shifts are achievable when states and regions embrace a…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Gurkan, Gulsah; Kahraman, Sibel – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate pre-service science teachers' argumentation skills, attitudes and knowledge levels regarding organ transplantation and donation (OTD). Teachers play a fundamental role in providing information to children/adolescents and could influence their attitudes. Organ transplantation is a life-saving hope for many…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Knowledge Level
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Bartone, Michael D. – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2018
This article explores schooling experiences of James, assigned-female-at-birth (AFAB) male, with a focus on his Catholic K-8 experience. James was caught in the tensions of school and home: Catholic school reinforcing traditional norms of gender and a family that bucked these norms. At school James learned about the body and sex, never feeling…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Social Attitudes
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Ficu?-Vica?, Dana – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2018
Despite the interest, curiosity and the enthusiasm of the large public for Astronomy as a scientific discipline, it is absent from the current Romanian curriculum. We present here the results of two surveys that involve parents and teachers and show the necessity, the relevance and the usefulness of including astronomy as a discipline in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hemson, Crispin – Perspectives in Education, 2018
This study seeks to understand how a group of boys in a Durban township achieved exceptional educational results despite the severe financial, social and educational constraints they faced. Their high school typified the worst failings of the South African educational system, but they achieved academic success in the matriculation and at…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Males, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
Texas Comprehensive Center, 2018
This compilation of short summaries of Grow Your Own (GYO) teacher resources, prepared for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by the Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) at American Institutes for Research (AIR), is organized around research questions developed by TEA to inform the Texas GYO teacher strategy. This is meant to be a living document and…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Program Effectiveness, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation)
MDRC, 2018
The NYC P-TECH Grades 9-14 schools are early college and career high schools that are part of a public education reform movement in the United States and across the globe. They aim to prepare students for college and career -- not one or the other -- which is a different approach to contemporary high school reform than many others take. The…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, STEM Education, Models
National Student Clearinghouse, 2018
This sixth annual High School Benchmarks Report provides the most updated data on high school graduates' college access, persistence, and completion outcomes. The report was designed with several features particularly tailored to secondary practitioners and policymakers. First, results presented in this report were based on the most up-to-date…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Graduation
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