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Zarate, Maria Estela; Pineda, Claudia G. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context: Relying largely on high school measures of home language use, the literature examining immigrant incorporation in schools provides contradictory evidence of home language effects on educational outcomes. More recent research has demonstrated that home language use is dynamic and thus it is important to examine the implications…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Language Usage, Immigrants, Family Environment
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Wildhagen, Tina – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: The fulfillment of academic potential is an underdeveloped area of inquiry as it relates to explaining racial differences in academic outcomes. Examining this issue is important for addressing not only differences in the typical outcomes for African American and White students but also the severe underrepresentation of African…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Student Characteristics
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Gehlbach, Hunter; Brinkworth, Maureen E.; Wang, Ming-Te – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: A growing literature describes multiple benefits of social perspective taking--many of which are particularly important for schools. Despite these potential benefits for administrators, counselors, teachers, and students, little is known about social perspective taking as a process. Purpose/Research Question: If educational…
Descriptors: Motivation, Perspective Taking, Social Cognition, Adults
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Rodriguez, Louie F. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: The academic success and failure of low-income youth, and Black and Latina/o youth in particular, has received significant attention in the educational literature, particularly in relation to school dropout. Over the last decade, several studies have demonstrated that student-teacher relationships, committed teachers, and…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Stakeholders, Caring, Urban Schools
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Schechter, Chen – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background: In light of the growing complexity of schoolwork, it is important that faculty members move away from isolated learning toward a more collective type of thinking regarding teaching and learning issues. Purpose: Whereas collective learning has mostly been approached from a deficit-based orientation (finding/solving problems and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Practices
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Xu, Jianzhong – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: For many children, doing homework becomes an emotionally charged event and one of the most disappointing aspects of school life. It is surprising to note, however, that homework emotion management is noticeably absent from much contemporary homework literature. Purpose: The primary propose of the present study was to propose…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Homework, Emotional Response, Student Motivation
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Anderman, Lynley H.; Andrzejewski, Carey E.; Allen, Jennifer – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: Despite the importance of students' active engagement for learning, little is known about how teachers create environments that are supportive of students' positive motivational and learning-related beliefs, particularly at the high school level. Furthermore, most of the studies that have described teacher practices in relation…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Observation, Humor, Profiles
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Borman, Geoffrey – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: A main objective of the Equality of Educational Opportunity Survey (EEOS), conducted in 1965, was to document the lack of availability of equal educational opportunities for minority students in public schools. Another equally important objective was to reveal specific inequalities in facilities and resources available to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Equal Education, Educational Objectives, Family Characteristics
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Phillips, Kristie J. R.; Desimone, Laura; Smith, Thomas M. – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: Recent research has demonstrated the potential for teacher professional development to enhance teacher learning, improve instruction, and increase student achievement. Nevertheless, research examining the relationship between state and local policies and teachers' participation in professional development is sparse. This…
Descriptors: State Standards, Teacher Participation, Science Teachers, School Policy
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Perna, Laura W.; Steele, Patricia E. – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: Financial aid is a critical policy lever for increasing college access, choice, and attainment. Even with the substantial investment in financial aid programs, however, inadequate financial resources continue to limit postsecondary educational attainment. The persistence of financial barriers despite the substantial annual…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attainment, Student Financial Aid, Access to Education
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Howard, Adam – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: To date, there has been little attention given to how privilege is produced and enacted. Privilege has been mainly conceptualized as the advantages that one group has over another. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: In this article, the author seeks to move beyond current conceptions of privilege to explore the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Self Concept, Private Schools, High School Students
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Johnson, Tara Star – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: Very little empirical research has been conducted on the issue of educator sexual misconduct (ESM) in secondary settings. The few reports available typically treat a larger social issue, such as sexual harassment or child abuse; therefore, data on ESM specifically must be extrapolated. When such data are obtained, the focus has…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Case Studies
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Phillippo, Kate L. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: This study investigates the teacher's role in the student advisory process, which to date has generated limited research literature. Teachers who serve as student advisors assume a role that extends beyond the more traditional instructional role, and includes implied or explicit expectations to provide student advisees with…
Descriptors: High Schools, Organizational Theories, Teacher Role, Secondary School Teachers
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Demerath, Peter; Lynch, Jill; Milner, H. Richard, IV; Peters, April; Davidson, Mario – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background: Researchers have largely attributed achievement gaps between different groups of students in the United States to differences in resources, parent education, socioeconomic status (SES), and school quality. They have also shown how, through their "cultural productions," certain students may disadvantage themselves. Focus: This article…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Popular Culture, Participant Observation, Educational Attainment
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Stearns, Elizabeth – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: Perpetuation theory predicts that attending a racially segregated school paves the way for a lifetime of segregated experiences in neighborhoods, schools, and jobs. Research conducted in the 1970s and 1980s linked racial isolation in high schools with later racial isolation in many social settings among African-American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Neighborhoods, High Schools, Race
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