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Gaxiola Serrano, Tanya J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
As a group, Latina/o students are more likely to experience a substandard K-12 education complete with underresourced schools, high teacher turnover, and fewer college-preparatory courses. It is this same inferior education that denies many Latina/o high school students the opportunity to engage in college-choice--leading to their disproportionate…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Critical Theory, Race, Community Colleges
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Asada, Yuka; Ziemann, Margaret; Zatz, Lara; Chriqui, Jamie – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise school meal standards to increase healthy food offerings. A critical stakeholder in the implementation of standards is Food Service Directors (FSDs). We sought to examine FSDs' perspectives on revised school meal standards to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Food, Grounded Theory
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2014
Close reading is an instructional practice that has gained attention of late. It involves reading a complex text, annotation, and repeatedly reading to answer text-dependent questions. Although there are a number of recommendations for the use of close reading, there has not been a systematic analysis of student or teacher perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reader Text Relationship, Questioning Techniques
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Quiñones, Sandra; Kiyama, Judy Marquez – School Community Journal, 2014
A community-based, multisite study using mixed methods examined the experiences and perspectives of Latino students and families in a low performing urban school district in New York State. This research project was spearheaded by a Latino Education Task Force which brought together multiple stakeholders in a collaborative effort to counteract…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Fathers, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
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O'Neill, Brian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
What makes a successful rural P-12 school? This paper will review the notions of a successful school and will challenge the dominant voice of quantitative data as the yardstick for such success. In doing so, this paper will focus on qualitative measures including those aspects which are ignored by the quantitative data. Reference will be made to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Success, School Effectiveness, Rural Schools
Brown, Linda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Math achievement for students in the United States is not as high as in other countries. In response, one state implemented a new standards-based, integrated math curriculum that combines traditional high school math courses and emphasizes student centered instruction. The purpose of this study was to examine the implementation of a standards…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Cooperation, Mathematics Curriculum
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Liu, Chia-Ju; Zandvliet, David B.; Hou, I.-Ling – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This study investigated perceptions of senior high school students towards the Taiwanese information technology (IT) classroom with the What Is Happening in this Class? (WIHIC) survey and explored the physical learning environment of the IT classroom using the Computerised Classroom Environment Inventory (CCEI). The participants included 2,869…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Vocational High Schools, Information Technology
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Chen, Nai-Ci; Tsai, Huei-Yin; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Shih, Ru-Chu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This study combined traditional classroom teaching methods and blogs with blended creative teaching as a new teaching method for the course "Design and Applications of Teaching Aids for Young Children." It aimed to improve the shortcomings of the traditional teaching approach by incorporating the "Asking, Thinking, Doing, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Materials
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Dkeidek, Iyad; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi – Learning Environments Research, 2012
An inquiry-oriented laboratory in chemistry was integrated into the chemistry curriculum in Jewish high schools in Israel, and after a short period was also implemented in Arab sector. In this study, we investigated the effect of culture on the perceptions of laboratory classroom learning environments by comparing the perceptions of Arab and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Inquiry, Curriculum Implementation
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Durrant, Ian; Peterson, Andrew; Hoult, Elizabeth; Leith, Linda – Educational Research, 2012
Background: In England over the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in the role of English schools in developing, facilitating and supporting young people's community participation. A number of policy initiatives have sought to build the capacity and opportunities for youth participation. Research suggests, however, that pupils and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Pilot Projects, Community Action, Focus Groups
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Pellerin, Martine; Montes, Carlos Soler – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
The study explores the effectiveness of the implementation of blended teaching (BT) by combining the Spanish online resource "Aula Virtual de Espanol" (AVE) with the face-to-face (F2F) delivery approach in second language Spanish programs in two high schools in Alberta, Canada. Findings demonstrate the effectiveness of combining the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Falloon, Garry – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This research studied a series of videoconference teaching workshops and virtual labs, which formed a component of a school-scientist partnership involving a New Zealand science research institute and year 13 students at a Wellington high school. It explored students' perceptions of the effectiveness of the videoconferences as an interactive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Videoconferencing, Interactive Video, Synchronous Communication
Richardson, Julia G. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this program evaluation was to examine the influences of the Link Crew Transitional program upon transition to ninth grade and the promotion of the developmental assets of bonding to school, safety, caring school climate, and positive peer influences. The research design for this evaluation was qualitative. Focus groups were…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Caring, Program Evaluation, Focus Groups
Johnson, Stanley Louis, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Helping teachers to effectively use culturally relevant instructional practices can help the educational community close the literacy gap for African American males. This study examines effective secondary English teachers and their high achieving African American male students. Using critical race and sociocultural theories as a conceptual…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Strategies, Literacy, Males
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Zydney, Janet Mannheimer; Grincewicz, Amy – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
This study investigated the connection between the use of video cases within a multimedia learning environment and students' inquiry into a socio-scientific problem. The software program was designed based on principles from the Cognitive Flexibility Theory (CFT) and incorporated video cases of experts with differing perspectives. Seventy-nine…
Descriptors: Expertise, Ethics, Thinking Skills, Urban Schools
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