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Hantz, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
By the end of the nineteenth century, the momentum for the idea of a more practical education better suited to life in a modern, technological world brought the first educational reform movements in the nation. Concurrent reform efforts at the state and national levels influenced both the historical development of Earth science education and the…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Earth Science, Educational Change
Reynoso, Elsa – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This three article dissertation focuses on the teachers' perceptions regarding STEM education. Article 1 consists of a literature review that includes an overview of the type of STEM education that takes place at the secondary level. The review explores what the literature says about after-school STEM programs, diverse students and their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education, Literature Reviews, Secondary Education
Davidson, Britta – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this ethnographic study was to investigate and describe the secondary school supports, experiences, and exposures of students with intellectual disabilities participating in post-secondary education settings in southern California, that were designed based on the Think College Standards-Based Conceptual Framework for…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Intellectual Disability
Rodriguez, Aldo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In Uruguay, one constant concern for policy makers, authorities, teachers and administrators is student retention. Among adult learners who have returned to secondary school, dropping out of school is an even larger problem. However, there are several students that in spite of their problems and barriers continue studying and return to school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Academic Persistence
Nzuki, Charles Kyalo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The effects of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and the Free Secondary Education Policy (FSEP) on access to secondary school education in Kenya's Yatta sub-county have not been adequately explored in available public policy literature. Hence, this qualitative multiple-case study was designed to understand the effects of the 2 policies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Access to Education, Qualitative Research