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Fuller, Rhema; Harrison, C. Keith; Bukstein, Scott; Martin, Brandon E.; Lawerence, Malia; Parks, Cliff – High School Journal, 2017
The purpose of this article is to examine how the high school setting assisted the leadership development of African American males. Additionally, we explored how the leadership developed in high school was applied in the post-high school setting. We utilized purposeful sampling to identify and recruit African American male scholar-athletes (N =…
Descriptors: High School Students, Males, African American Students, Scholarship
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Corbat, Josh – High School Journal, 2017
Time and again research has shown that schools in which students feel safe and included promote academic achievement and overall student health (see, for example, Greytak, Kosciw, Villenas, & Giga, 2016; Michael, Merlo, Basch, Wentzel, & Wechsler, 2015). Parent networks, community organizations, and school boards nationwide continuously…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Educational Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Keegan, Patrick Joseph – High School Journal, 2017
In the context of transnational migration, schools are reimagining their role in preparing students to become democratic citizens. The qualitative research study described in this article explores the places where five Dominican transnational youth attending a New York City public high school for late-arriving migrants enacted their civic…
Descriptors: High School Students, Latin Americans, Trust (Psychology), Citizenship Education
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Kotok, Stephen – High School Journal, 2017
This study uses multilevel modeling to examine a subset of the highest performing 9th graders and explores the extent that achievement gaps in math widen for high performing African American and Latino students and their high performing White and Asian peers during high school. Using nationally representative data from the High School Longitudinal…
Descriptors: High School Students, Minority Group Students, Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement
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Murillo, Marco A. – High School Journal, 2017
For many undocumented youth, the end of high school and transition to adulthood is the first time they grapple with being undocumented. Given the negative social stigma attached to being undocumented, many youth may hesitate to reveal their legal status to a teacher or other school personnel. The purpose of this study was to identify the contexts…
Descriptors: High School Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Elementary Secondary Education
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Fluhr, Stephanie A.; Choi, Namok; Herd, Ann; Woo, Hongryun; Alagaraja, Meera – High School Journal, 2017
The two main objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between high school student (9th-12th) gender and nontraditional career and technical education (CTE) course taking, and the combined effects of gender and program area on estimated future wage earnings for male and female CTE completers. A Midwestern state CTE database…
Descriptors: High School Students, Gender Differences, Career Education, Technical Education
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Kelly, Sean; Zhang, Yuan – High School Journal, 2016
Supportive teacher-student relationships are associated with increased levels of engagement and higher levels of achievement. Yet, studies also show that higher achieving students typically receive the most encouragement. Moreover, many studies of teacher-student relationships pertain to elementary and middle school students; by the time students…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Evidence, Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement
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Mercier, Kevin; Phillips, Sharon; Silverman, Stephen – High School Journal, 2016
Recommendations for using and implementing fitness tests have been extensively researched and teachers' attitudes toward fitness tests are beginning to be studied. Less understood is how high school teachers use fitness tests and the role their attitudes toward fitness tests affect students' attitudes toward physical activity. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
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Martin, Jennifer L.; Beese, Jane A. – High School Journal, 2016
This paper explores the intersection of feminism and service-learning by describing the creation of a women's studies course for girls attending an alternative high school. In the course participants could critique sexist practices in the media and in the school, as well as establish cultural competence through engaging in service projects that…
Descriptors: School Culture, Service Learning, Feminism, Nontraditional Education
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Ramirez, Pablo C.; Ross, Lydia; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – High School Journal, 2016
In this one-year qualitative study, the authors examined how border pedagogy is enacted by two Latino/a high school teachers in a border community in Southern California. Through classroom observations, the authors documented powerful student discussions that named complex borders (Giroux, 1992) that existed in their daily lives. We drew from…
Descriptors: Youth, Hispanic Americans, Instruction, Secondary School Teachers
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Reyes, Reynaldo, III – High School Journal, 2016
One of the many consequences of a neoliberal, high-stakes policy in No Child Left Behind has been that teachers and administrators have resorted to the systematic removal of vulnerable student groups, such as Latina/o English language learners. This process has dehumanized these students and commodified aspects of their identity, such as language,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, High Stakes Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Obenchain, Kathryn M.; Balkute, Asta; Vaughn, Erin; White, Shannon – High School Journal, 2016
Research suggests that teachers play a role in the type of citizenship education implemented in schools. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how two high school teachers understood and enacted their civic identities as a dimension of their teacher identities. Findings suggest that factors contributing to an individual's civic…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Professional Identity, Citizenship Education
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Merga, Margaret Kristin; Moon, Brian – High School Journal, 2016
Aliteracy, the state in which the skill to read has been acquired, but not the will, is a growing concern in research on adolescence internationally. The West Australian Study in Adolescent Book Reading (WASABR) aimed to discover current attitudes toward and levels of engagement in recreational book reading among 520 adolescent students from 20…
Descriptors: High School Students, Recreational Reading, Social Influences, Parent Influence
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Wilkerson, Kimber L.; Yan, Min-Chi; Perzigian, Aaron B.; Cakiroglu, Orhan – High School Journal, 2016
Recent data suggest that a majority of secondary students read below the level considered proficient on state standardized tests of reading. Alternative high schools, in particular, serve a high proportion of struggling readers. This survey study investigated reading instruction provided to struggling readers in alternative schools in one state by…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Reading Instruction, Nontraditional Education, High Schools
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Joseph, Nicole M.; Viesca, Kara Mitchell; Bianco, Margarita – High School Journal, 2016
This article takes up the questions: (a) How do Black female adolescents define racism?, (b) What kind of experiences with racism to they report having in schools?, and (c) How can these perspectives and experiences inform educational reform efforts? The in-depth analysis of 18 student surveys and interviews revealed that most of the definitions…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Adolescents, Racial Bias
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