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Mulcahy, Molly; Dalton, Sarah; Kolbert, Jered; Crothers, Laura – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The authors identified the process that 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) high school students used to establish an informal adult-mentor relationship with a school personnel member. Five major themes emerged: (a) how LGBT students determined whether this person would be a safe mentor, (b) a listing of the important qualities of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
DiCicco, Marzia Cozzolino – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
This article addresses the present gap in empirical research on the possibilities and challenges of global citizenship education in U.S. public schools by presenting findings from a five-year, ethnographic case study. The setting for this study is Olympus High School, a small, suburban public high school in Pennsylvania. Beginning in the 2009-2010…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Education, Global Approach, Accountability
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Kanno, Yasuko; Kangas, Sara E. N. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Advancement to postsecondary education for English language learners (ELLs) can be seriously constrained by a lack of academic preparation during high school. Currently, ELLs lag behind their non-ELL peers in their level of access to advanced college-preparatory courses. Through a qualitative case study of ELL education at a large public high…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, College Preparation, Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Courses
Schmidt, Richard William – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this participatory action research was to create a comprehensive evaluation of advanced geoscience education in Pennsylvania public high schools and to ascertain the possible impact of this trend on student perceptions and attitudes towards the geosciences as a legitimate academic subject and possible career option. The study builds…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Advanced Courses, Secondary School Science, Science Education
Baum-Leaman, Rebekah – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although teachers continue to implement an array of best practices, learners identified as unsuccessful according to criteria may lack engagement to succeed in the current curriculum activities. Even as teachers continue to apply best practices in the classroom, data does not support continued improvement of student engagement and achievement of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices
Dandridge, Janae' K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the perspective of public secondary education through the lived experiences and voices of 10 African American male students. The study was qualitative in nature and utilized an action research case study design. The researcher conducted semi structured interviews with a randomly selected group of African American male students…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary Education, High School Students, African American Students
Gracey, Dorothy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This mixed-method study identifies cyber high school graduates' perceptions of the effect of a cyber high school education on successful transition to a traditional university. The study examined students' perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages their cyber education experience contributed to their academic and social transition to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Online Courses, High School Graduates, Student Attitudes