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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
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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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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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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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
Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gubbins, E. Jean; Gilson, Cindy M.; Villanueva, Merzili; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The present qualitative study was conducted in response to federal initiatives aimed at increasing the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools in the United States; and to better understand STEM high school administrators', teachers', and students' perceptions of the characteristics of the curricular and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, STEM Education, Administrators, Secondary School Teachers
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Hedges, Susan H.; Kirby, Anne V.; Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Hume, Kara; Pace, Stephanie – High School Journal, 2014
High school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often struggle in the complex social and academic secondary environment. Current literature suggests postsecondary success is limited for adults with ASD, but little is known about the high school experiences of individuals with ASD that may be impacting their postsecondary outcomes. Focus…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, High School Students, Barriers
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De Lay, Ann M.; Swan, Benjamin G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Student motivation continues to be a source of concern for educators. This phenomenological study captured the voices of secondary agriculture students as they shared their perspectives and experiences surrounding student apathy. Four focus group interviews were conducted at four central California high schools with distinguished agriculture…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Agricultural Education, Phenomenology, Student Attitudes
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
Hedges, Susan H.; Kirby, Anne V.; Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Hume, Kara; Pace, Stephanie – Grantee Submission, 2014
High school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often struggle in the complex social and academic secondary environment. Current literature suggests postsecondary success is limited for adults with ASD, but little is known about the high school experiences of individuals with ASD that may be impacting their postsecondary outcomes. Focus…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, High School Students, Barriers
Duarte, George – ProQuest LLC, 2013
School reformers are often searching for a program that will have a positive and far-reaching effect on a school campus. Researchers and writers have described the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) as a largely positive influence on a school campus, providing a rigorous and standards-based curriculum to IB DP students. However,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, School Culture, Educational Environment
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Schmidt, Sandra J. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2013
In the ongoing effort to conceptualize meaningful civics curriculum, the author looks beyond the intended curriculum to consider the civics lessons embedded in spatial interaction and engagement. She examines how young people negotiate school, a space she contends can be conceived of as a public space. Their negotiations rely upon tactics of…
Descriptors: Civics, Curriculum, Space Utilization, Interaction
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Vaandering, Dorothy D. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2013
Creating safe, caring school environments continues to generate ongoing conversation in the media, professional journals, and academic research, especially through the persistent attention given to incidents and impact of bullying on youth. In Canada, several provincial governments have instituted or are debating the implementation of antibullying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, School Safety, Educational Environment
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
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
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