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Kant, Joanita M.; Burckhard, Suzette R.; Meyers, Richard T. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Providing science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) culturally responsive enrichment activities is one way of promoting more interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers among indigenous students. The purpose of the study was to explore the impact, if any, of STEAM culturally…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, American Indian Culture, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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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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Arnold, Karen D.; Chewning, Alexandra; Castleman, Benjamin; Page, Lindsay – Journal of College Access, 2015
Summer melt occurs when students who have been accepted to college and intend to enroll fail to matriculate in college in the fall semester after high school. A high rate of summer melt contributes to the lower postsecondary attainment rates of low-income students, in particular. This article presents qualitative findings from two interventions…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Low Income, Summer Programs, Intervention
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Gosine, Kevin; Islam, Faisal – School Community Journal, 2014
This qualitative study explored the perceptions and experiences of high school students from a diverse, low-income urban community in Toronto, Canada. Findings revealed a strong sense of community, reinforced by the interlocking racial and class oppression and stigmatization participants experienced within the broader society, including school.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Qualitative Research, Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged Youth
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
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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
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
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)