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Mullet, Dianna R.; Kettler, Todd; Sabatini, AnneMarie – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
This qualitative study was conducted to explore gifted students' conceptions of their high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Participants were seven male and female college freshmen selected from the Honors College of a large research university. In-depth interviews captured students' retrospective accounts…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Akin, Imani; Radford, Leondra – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This brief study serves as an introduction into exploring the existence of resilience and self-esteem in urban high school learning environments. Data collection stems from interviews and surveys of graduates of urban high schools, who transitioned into college or careers. Findings from this qualitative phenomenological research contains…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Urban Schools, Resilience (Psychology), Student Development
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Stanley, Darrius; Chambers, Terah T. Venzant – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
Research on the merit of school tracking policies has long been at the center of heated educational debate. Unfortunately, while the trend in studies looking at tracking in schools has continued, the student perspective has been underutilized in much of this previous research. Recently, however, there has been a surge in research that focuses on…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Sirrakos, George, Jr.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This mixed-methods cross-national study investigated the effectiveness of reality pedagogy (an approach in which teachers become part of students' activities, practices and rituals) in terms of changes in student perceptions of their learning environment and attitudes towards science. A questionnaire was administered to 142 students in grades 8-10…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Scientific Attitudes, Questionnaires
Talley, Micole Atkins – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Few research studies listened to the voices of high school students with disabilities' regarding their lived experiences during placement in an inclusion setting and a resource setting. The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to understand the central phenomenon of the study for 10 ninth grade students with disabilities served…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, High School Students, Grade 9, Disabilities
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Göksoy, Süleyman – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Many research carried out so far have demonstrated that there is a direct relationship between individuals' happiness and aspects of their behaviours. That is to say, happiness has a positive relationship with life quality, job satisfaction, aggression, self-efficacy levels of individuals, vitality, optimism, altruism (self-sacrifice for the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Case Studies
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Dahl, Patricia – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Although truancy has been studied extensively, less attention has been given to the actual voices of the truants themselves. The current study helps fill that gap by examining recollections from a sample of 34 emerging adults (ages 18-25) who experienced various levels of high school truancy across different geographical settings. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Truancy, Student Attitudes, Young Adults, High School Students
Forman, Jennifer; Gubbins, Elizabeth Jean; Villanueva, Merzili; Massicotte, Cindy; Callahan, Carolyn; Tofel-Grehl, Colby – NCSSS Journal, 2015
A limited number of highly selective high schools specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education have existed for many decades, encouraging youth with identified STEM talent to pursue careers as STEM leaders and innovators. As members of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Tshotsho, Nokwanda; Thwala, S'lungile K. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics that make teenage girls vulnerable to bullying in high schools in the Manzini region of Swaziland. It determined how personality traits of victims of different parenting styles contribute to adolescent girls being bullied. The findings of the study revealed that bullying is very rife…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Bullying, At Risk Students
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Park, Julie J.; Chang, Stephanie H. – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
Few qualitative studies consider how high school experiences affect readiness for diversity engagement in college. Using data from an ethnographic case study, three central trends (student experiences within homogeneous high schools, racial divisions within diverse high schools, and students who attended diverse high schools but had little…
Descriptors: Student Experience, High School Students, Student Diversity, Ethnography
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Yilmaz, Defne – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
Considering all areas of development in education is a key to fulfill the needs of gifted students. This study which was based on qualitative methods aimed to find out the emotional and social needs of the adolescents who attended the Antalya Science and Arts Center (Bilim ve Sanat Egitim Merkezi-BILSEM) to develop new ways to help these students.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Adolescents, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Saggers, Beth – Improving Schools, 2015
Listening to and reflecting on the voices and personal stories of adolescent students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is critically important to developing more inclusive approaches to their education. This article considers the experiences of nine adolescents with an ASD on their inclusive education in a large urban secondary school in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, Autism
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Snapp, Shannon D.; Burdge, Hilary; Licona, Adela C.; Moody, Raymond L.; Russell, Stephen T. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
Implementing curriculum that is inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) people has the potential to create an equitable learning environment. In order to learn more about students' experiences of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, 26 high school students with diverse racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender identities…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Curriculum, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Eisenman, Laura T.; Pell, Megan M.; Poudel, Bishwa B.; Pleet-Odle, Amy M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
Through a 5-year qualitative case study of an inclusive high school, we examined students' experiences of self-determination. We conducted analyses of multiple interviews with students, parents, teachers, guidance staff, and administrators using grounded theory methods and guided by self-determination conceptual frameworks. Explicit expectations…
Descriptors: Self Determination, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Sáenz, Karen P.; Combs, Julie P. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2015
In this qualitative study, the prior experiences, perceived challenges, and support systems of 17 Grade 12 Hispanic students at an early college high school were explored using the framework of social capital theory. Utilizing Moustakas's phenomenological design, data were collected using focus group and individuals interviews. Several themes…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Experience, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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