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Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
In 2014, President Obama and the American Indian Education Study Group called for major changes to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), which has been under increasing criticism for the continued low performance of AI students within its jurisdiction (American Indian Education Study Group, 2014). Among these changes are shifts in BIE…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, At Risk Persons, Academic Achievement
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Pollock, Scott A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
This paper compares two attempts by the author to teach two different grade 12 world history classes to think historically. Both classes were presented with a similar assignment that revolved around the conflicting historical accounts of Christopher Columbus. However, the second group of students was also provided with direct instruction about the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Grade 12, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
Mielke, Monica; Butler, Alisha – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2013
In 2006, 4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council introduced an initiative aimed at increasing the number and quality of science, engineering, and technology programs that 4-H offers around the country, and increasing the number of youth involved in these programs. By engaging youth in informal science educational opportunities through…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Youth, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
Mielke, Monica; LaFleur, Jennifer; Butler, Alisha; Sanzone, Joy – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2012
In 2006 4-H National Headquarters at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National 4-H Council introduced a new initiative aimed at increasing the number and quality of science, engineering, and technology programs that 4-H offers around the country, and increasing the number of youth involved in these programs. By engaging youth in informal…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Science Interests, Science Careers
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E. – Institute for Social Research, 2011
The full 2010 survey results are reported in "Monitoring the Future National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975;2010: Volume I, Secondary School Students". That monograph contains a description of MTF's design and purposes, as well as extended reporting on substance use of all kinds, licit and illicit, and a number of related factors such as…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Social Environment, Secondary School Students
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Chae, Yoojung; Gentry, Marcia – High Ability Studies, 2011
This study examined differences between Korean and US gifted and general students' perceptions constructs related to motivation and learning, using the Student Perceptions of Classroom Quality (SPOCQ) instrument. SPOCQ assesses students' perceptions of appeal, challenge, choice, meaningfulness, and academic self-efficacy. Measurement equality…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gifted, Self Efficacy, Multivariate Analysis