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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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Wells, Paul K. – Accounting Education, 2015
Attempts to change the negative perceptions high school students have of accounting appear to have been unsuccessful. Using the social psychology theory of stereotyping, this study explains why such attempts have been unsuccessful and proposes intervention strategies. Individual perception data were collected through questionnaires and focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Accounting, Student Attitudes
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Berumen, Juan Gabriel; Zerquera, Desiree D.; Smith, Joshua S. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
While a number of studies have examined outcomes associated with early intervention programs that have a financial aid component, few have examined the experiences of student beneficiaries of those programs and the administrators charged with carrying out state mandates associated with the implementation of the programs. This gap in the literature…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Academic Support Services, Role Perception, Program Effectiveness
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Mthethwa-Sommers, Shirley; Kisiara, Otieno – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
This article is based on a study that examined how students from refugee backgrounds cope with victimization and bullying in three urban high schools in the United States. Qualitative methods of data collection and analysis were employed. Twelve high school students from refugee backgrounds participated in the study, which involved focus group…
Descriptors: Refugees, Listening, Coping, Victims of Crime
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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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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
Tofel-Grehl, Colby; Callahan, Carolyn M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Using observations and interviews, the researchers explore the experiences and perspectives of students, teachers, and administrators at six specialized high schools with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as they pertain to the practices and structures affecting student outcomes. Four themes were found to be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Observation, Interviews, High School Students
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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
VanderJagt, Douglas D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine how students experience and respond to Michigan's increased graduation requirements. The study was conducted in a large, suburban high school that instituted a change to a trimester system in response to the state mandate. A criterion-based sample of 16 students, both college bound and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
Cornick, Shayla L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Experiences that females have during middle and high school have been found to influence the perceptions that they have of their ability to be successful as an engineer and the value that they place on participating in engineering education. Engineering education continues to suffer from a lack of female participation. Several efforts have been…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Engineering Education, Career Choice
Ragland, Tamra Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore African American female students' beliefs, and self-perceptions about their mathematics experiences. This study used mathematics autobiographies, focus group interviews and individual student interviews to generate data that was analyzed for emerging themes and patterns as to how the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African Americans, Females, Beliefs