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Card, Polly; Wood, J. Luke – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study addresses the impact of faculty validation on men of color in community colleges looking through lenses of self-efficacy, belonging, and welcomeness to engage. The study took place at a medium-sized, urban, ethnically diverse community college in California in 2016 (n = 1208). The Community College Survey of Men (CCSM) is explored;…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Validity, Males, African American Students
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Buck Bracey, Zoë – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this article I present a study on learners' conceptions in cosmology by situating the results in the context of broader historical and sociocultural themes. Participants were community college students in California from non-dominant cultural and linguistic backgrounds finishing their first semester of astronomy. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Freehand Drawing, Misconceptions
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Walls, Laura C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This study investigated the dynamics between matched heritage language learner (HLL) dyads, second language learner (L2L) dyads, and mixed HLL-L2L dyads in the Spanish L2 classroom. Data come from 15-minute video recordings of 16 dyads, including four HLL-HLL, four L2L-L2L, and eight HLL-L2L dyads that were collected during collaborative writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Heritage Education, Collaborative Writing, Community Colleges
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Yamada, Hiroyuki; Bryk, Anthony S. – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Statway is a community college pathways initiative developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designed to accelerate students' progress through their developmental math sequence to acquiring college math credit in statistics. Statway is a multifaceted change initiative designed to address the complex problems…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, College Credits, Mathematics Instruction
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Palacios, Angelica M. G.; Wood, J. Luke – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The spread of online courses and programs in community colleges across the nation has contributed to a redefinition of open-access education. Accordingly, the growth in online courses has drawn attention to the value of different instructional modalities, particularly with regard to their effectiveness in learning, retention, and success. As a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, African American Students, Males
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Kosiewicz, Holly; Ngo, Federick; Fong, Kristen – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Changing how community colleges deliver developmental education has become a key policy lever to increase student achievement. Alternative development education models reduce the amount of time a student spends in remediation, provide students with supplemental instruction and support, and contextualize content to align with student…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Content Analysis
Moberg, Eric Michael; Kobylarz, Philip – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the intersection between and among creativity, cognition, composition, and community. Researchers studied hundreds of adult students from several California community colleges and private universities by means of surveys, observations, and interviews to augment an extensive historical literature review.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Cognitive Processes, Creativity, Community