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Wilson, Jay; Gobeil, Marc – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2017
This research project examined the impact on student engagement of a makerspace approach in an all-First Nations high school. First Nations learners have many factors limiting their success in the K-12 system such as lack of connection to the curriculum, limited cultural relevance of course content, and poor attendance. A common concern for those…
Descriptors: High School Students, Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Buitrago Campo, Ana Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This article reports the results of an action-research project focused on improving students' communicative competence in English through the task-based learning approach. This study was conducted in a co-educational public school in MedellĂ­n (Colombia) with thirty-four tenth graders. Actions implemented include the development of a series of…
Descriptors: Grade 10, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Action Research
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Dreyer, Lorna M.; Singh, Suzanne A. M. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2016
This article examines the subjective life experiences of racial minority Xhosa speakers and the factors that contribute to their continued poor academic performance in a previously Whites-only school in South Africa. Vygotskian sociocultural perspective in relation to creating a democratic educational system and Bronfenbrenner's biosystemic theory…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research
Huberman, Mette; Bitter, Catherine; Anthony, Jennifer; O'Day, Jennifer – American Institutes for Research, 2014
The "Study of Deeper Learning: Opportunities and Outcomes"--funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation--is a proof-of-concept study, the purpose of which was to determine whether students attending high schools with a mature and at least moderately well implemented approach to promoting deeper learning actually experienced…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Critical Thinking, High School Students, Outcomes of Education
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Kus, Metin; Filiz, Erkan; Altun, Sertel – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
The aim of this study was to determine teachers' and students?' opinions on the effectiveness of cooperative learning. This study was conducted in Istanbul Lycee and it had a qualitative research design. The participant of the study assigned randomly among ninth grade students who were studying in Istanbul Lycee in the year of 2012 to 2013. Among…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Geography Instruction
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2014
High school dropout, enrollment, and graduation rates are important indicators of students' college and career readiness, which in turn significantly impact both individual income levels and the overall knowledge-driven economy. Despite the long-term benefits of a high school education, much of the current literature on raising school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
Marberry, Tammie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to explore rural high school graduates', teachers', and administrators' perceptions of student voice on academic success. This study was designed to examine the following three questions: What were the common beliefs regarding opportunities for input, or student voice, on the educational…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Rural Schools, High Schools
Cannata, Marisa; Haynes, Katherine Taylor; Smith, Thomas M. – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2013
What distinguishes high schools that "beat the odds" for students from traditionally lower-performing groups from schools that struggle to improve the achievement and graduation rates of these student populations? What types of programs, practices, and processes support better than expected outcomes for students at risk of failure? How…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
School improvement efforts often focus on students who perform below grade level. These improvement efforts typically focus on improving instruction, often through a framework and professional development. The question remains, how do students who are gifted and talented respond to this type of instruction? We observed 48 students in their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Small Group Instruction
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Marsh, Helena – Management in Education, 2012
This paper is a summary of a pupil voice research project conducted to investigate the influence that teacher-pupil relationships have on pupils' feelings of engagement with their school. The study involved two year groups (12-13 and 14-15 year olds) in a rural secondary school in Cambridgeshire. Data sources were collected through a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Hilt, Jason C. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This case study highlighted the fundamental reasons why a small group of African American male high school seniors in the selected school district succeeded academically while their same race peers did not. Through classroom observation, interviews, and focus groups, the researcher uncovered factors related to instructional practices and classroom…
Descriptors: Observation, Focus Groups, High Achievement, Males
Moore-Callahan, Tamara Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This research is an interpretive qualitative study that explores the perceptions and perspectives of two generations of African American male students, as related to their educational experiences at the same southeastern New Mexico high school. The central question of this research is, has the educational experience for African American male…
Descriptors: African American Students, Research Methodology, Focus Groups, Academic Achievement
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie – Texas Center for Educational Research, 2010
In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Facilitators (Individuals)