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Higgins, Kevin; BuShell, Shawna – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This embedded case study explores the student-teacher relationship in a one-to-one technology environment. The actual change in relationship in a one-to-one classroom was examined. The study was guided by the self-system theory of motivation and its three characteristics of autonomy, relatedness, and competency as a theoretical framework. To…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students
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Dutta, Shuchismita; Eswaran, Subha; Sanelli, Anne; Bhattacharya, Meenakshi; Tempsick, Richard – Science Teacher, 2018
Molecular storytelling combines three-dimensional (3-D) structure visualization, chemical and biological knowledge, and multidisciplinary functional information from various bioinformatics data resources to generate new knowledge. It prepares students for independent and interdisciplinary learning, facile navigation of public databases to gather…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Visualization
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Prizovskaya, Victoria – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The Student Growth Objectives are assessments created locally or by commercial educational organizations. The students' scores from the Student Growth Objectives are included in teacher summative evaluation as one of the measures of teacher's effectiveness. The high amplitude of the requirements in teacher evaluation raised a concern of whether…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Student Educational Objectives, Measures (Individuals)
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Nolan, Kathleen – Educational Policy, 2018
In 2010, the Obama administration called for schools with low standardized test scores, often in high poverty, urban communities, to be targeted for rapid school improvement through reforms in teacher professional development, curriculum, and other areas. Since that time, many of schools deemed in need of improvement have experienced a vast array…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Ethnography, Low Achievement
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Mandelbaum, Toni – Journal of Character Education, 2018
This research intended to further our understanding of the construct grit, defined as maintaining persistence and passion when pursuing long-term goals (Duckworth et al., 2007). The study had 2 aims: first to confirm a correlation between the construct of grit and an individual's attachment style and second, to examine this relationship in high…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, High School Seniors, Attachment Behavior, Goal Orientation
Cohen, Marjorie D. – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2018
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential strategy for transforming the country's education system. Unfortunately, most learners lack sufficient access to knowledgeable industry experts who can link what is taught in the classroom to what is applied in the real world. To support states in addressing this lack of access, the Center on…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Expertise
Education Law Center, 2018
There is no question that students who experience homelessness, like all students, are entitled to be educated. A federal law, known as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, requires states to provide homeless children and youth with the same access to free appropriate public education as is available to other students. The Act also requires…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Student Rights, Access to Education, Barriers
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Lauby, Fanny – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2017
Understanding the challenges of Latino undocumented students in high school is crucial to improving their success rates in college. Based on interviews with 60 Latino undocumented youths, I explore the barriers to proper educational guidance for this population. Results indicate that undocumented youths often lack accurate information about…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undocumented Immigrants, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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White, Meg; Brown, Corine Meredith; Viator, Martha Graham; Byrne, Laurel L.; Ricchezza, Lorraine C. – Educational Forum, 2017
To be an effective urban educator requires teachers to understand the contextual factors of students, the school, and the community, and their cumulative effects on learning. Urban teacher academies support a better understanding of urban classrooms and challenge stereotypes of the urban context. The focus of this study was to compare…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Educational Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students
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Donoghue, Christopher; Bonillas, Consuelo; Moreno, Jeniffer; Cardoza, Omara; Cheung, Melissa – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
Sexual and reproductive health indicators for young people in the USA have improved in recent decades, but teenage pregnancies remain high, and large differences between Whites and non-Whites persist in teenage births, abortions, and the acquisition of sexually transmitted infections. Prior research shows that young people are receptive to…
Descriptors: Sexuality, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior, Adolescents
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Rubin, Beth C.; Ayala, Jennifer; Zaal, Mayida – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
Motivated by the addition of a curriculum standard for active citizenship into New Jersey's social studies standards a group of educators and researchers set out to integrate an action research curriculum, based on a youth participatory action research (YPAR) model, into social studies classrooms. Adapting YPAR, with its promising blend of…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Educational Research, Social Studies
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Paterson, Jim – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Just outside New York City, school counselors at Hunterdon Central Regional High School (New Jersey) were at lunch discussing the students who would graduate from their sprawling suburban school in spring 2017. Their thoughts echoed those from a variety of people who have worked with these seniors. The 2017 graduates are confident, but need…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Student Loan Programs, Grantsmanship, College Entrance Examinations
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Patterson, Jill Voorhees; Johnson, Ane Turner – Journal of Research in Education, 2017
Sustainability issues have led to increased demands for a STEM-literate society and workforce. Potential contributors need to be competent, have an understanding of earth and physical sciences, and be willing to pursue such fields. High school girls, however, remain underrepresented in physical science course enrollments (College Board, 2014).…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Sustainability, Science Instruction
de Velasco, Jorge Ruiz; Gonzales, Daisy – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2017
California's alternative education options for youth vulnerable to dropping out of school have been established at different historical points and for different student age and target populations. For purposes of this brief, "alternative school" is defined as belonging to one of six legislatively authorized types of public (non-charter)…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Alignment (Education)
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Lekunze, Lucy M. George; Strom, B. Ivan – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2017
Bullying is a worldwide concern and erroneous perceptions of the phenomenon could underscore unsustainable interventions. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to examine, in-depth, how some high school teachers from two schools in New Jersey perceived student bullying. The primary research question was: What perceptions do…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Case Studies, High School Students
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