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Fifolt, Matthew; Morgan, Amy Ferguson; Burgess, Zoe Ripple – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: The public education system in the United States faces significant challenges in understanding and addressing issues of student disengagement among high-poverty youth in urban centers. Academic and community leaders are encouraged to seek new and innovative strategies to engage students in meaningful learning experiences that promote…
Descriptors: Poverty, Nonprofit Organizations, Urban Schools, Agricultural Education
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Singer, John N. – Urban Education, 2016
This study presents narrative case study vignettes of three elite African American male football athletes at a major historically White institution of higher education with a big-time athletics department. More specifically, I draw from critical race theory to garner insight into their secondary schooling background, what education means to them,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, College Athletics, Personal Narratives
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Hanna, Helen – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2016
This article explores understandings of minority group representation in citizenship education in Northern Ireland and Israel, from the point of view of students, teachers, and policy makers. It is set against the background of the minority-majority group dichotomy within societies divided along ethnonational lines, and the challenge of delivering…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Self Concept, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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MacMillan, Freya; Kirk, Alison; Mutrie, Nanette; Moola, Fiona; Robertson, Kenneth – European Physical Education Review, 2015
It is not clear how best to support youth with type 1 diabetes to participate in physical education (PE) at school. The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of facilitators and barriers to PE in youth with type 1 diabetes and to determine how schools can help these individuals to be physically active. Interviews and focus groups were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Youth Opportunities, Youth Problems, Diabetes
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Lang, Catherine; Neal, Deborah; Karvouni, Maria; Chandler, Debbie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
We present a sustainable and innovative model for pre-service teacher paired professional placements called the Teaching School model. The Teaching School model was piloted initially in partnership with a Metropolitan University and a P-12 College located in Melbourne's northern suburbs in 2013. It was expanded in 2014 to capitalise on an existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development Schools, Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2014
Close reading is an instructional practice that has gained attention of late. It involves reading a complex text, annotation, and repeatedly reading to answer text-dependent questions. Although there are a number of recommendations for the use of close reading, there has not been a systematic analysis of student or teacher perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reader Text Relationship, Questioning Techniques
Tabatadze, Shalva; Gorgadze, Natia – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this research is to study the effectiveness of general education funding system from the perspective of equal and equal educational opportunities for all in Georgia. Following the objective, the research aimed to respond three main research questions: 1. is the school financing formula effective and efficient enough to be administrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Financial Support
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Quiñones, Sandra; Kiyama, Judy Marquez – School Community Journal, 2014
A community-based, multisite study using mixed methods examined the experiences and perspectives of Latino students and families in a low performing urban school district in New York State. This research project was spearheaded by a Latino Education Task Force which brought together multiple stakeholders in a collaborative effort to counteract…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Fathers, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
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Castro, Antonio J. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This qualitative study investigated the visions and metaphors for teaching held by teacher candidates enrolled in an urban-based alternative certification program. While late-entry teacher recruits are considered to have high motivations for urban school teaching, few studies explore the nature of these motivations. Findings from this study…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Motivation
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Bojuwoye, Olaniyi; Moletsane, Mokgadi; Stofile, Sindiswa; Moolla, Nadeen; Sylvester, Fredrick – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The study explored Western Cape primary and secondary school learners' experiences regarding the provision and utilization of support services for improving learning. A qualitative interpretive approach was adopted and data gathered through focus group interviews involving 90 learners. Results revealed that learners received and utilized various…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Sosibo, Lungi – Perspectives in Education, 2013
Interest in teaching practice as an essential component of teacher education is growing. In spite of this, there is a dearth of research investigating students' perceptions of teaching practice evaluations from them as beneficiaries. This qualitative study examines students' perceptions of teaching practice evaluations administered by means of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Peralta, Claudia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
This study explored how Mexican immigrant and first-generation Mexican youth resist, conform to, and persist in schooling. Using Latino Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) as a framework, evidence of the "sticky mess" of racial inequalities (Espinoza & Harris, 1997) was shown to impact the lives of all participants. However, the strength…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Critical Theory
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Sad, Suleyman Nihat; Ozhan, Ugur – Computers & Education, 2012
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the views of primary students about interactive whiteboard [IWB] use in their classes from attitudinal and pedagogical perspectives. Research was designed as an empirical approach to "phenomenology." Data was collected from fifty primary students (fourth to eighth) through focus group interviews.…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Needs
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Zandvliet, David B. – Learning Environments Research, 2012
Learning environment studies acknowledge that learning takes place within the social realm and that social conditions contribute to the quality of both learning and experience. This can be said to be especially true for environmental learning programs. To access information about students' perceptions of their learning environment, a robust…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Social Environment, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes
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Yu, Mingmei; Yuen, Allan H. K.; Park, Jae – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to explore the perspectives of students, teachers, and parents in using Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on the focus group interview data collected from two groups of students, two groups of teachers, and one group of parents in a secondary school in Hong Kong. Findings:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Access to Computers, Technology Integration
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