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Plasman, Jay Stratte; Gottfried, Michael A.; Sublett, Cameron – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Previous studies have explored the relationship between career and technical education (CTE) on numerous secondary and college outcomes. However, a key oversight in the literature is the examination of the CTE coursetaking pipeline as it makes a direct connection between high school and college. Research Questions: We asked the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, College Students, Predictor Variables
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Wills, John S. – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: The continuing significance of race in U.S. society and culture begs the question of what role history and social studies education can and should play in preparing students to critically and constructively address race and racism in contemporary U.S. society and culture. However, research on history and social studies curriculum and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Studies, Race, United States History
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McWilliams, Julia A.; Kitzmiller, Erika M. – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: With the expansion of charter school networks, population losses in urban district schools and stretched budgets have encouraged struggling districts to adopt closure-as-reform. School closings have received considerable attention in the media as a controversial reform, reconfiguring the educational landscapes of over 70…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Closing, Politics of Education, Outcomes of Education
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Duncheon, Julia C.; Relles, Stefani R. – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: To enhance postsecondary completion and minimize equity gaps, researchers have focused on defining, measuring, and developing students' college readiness, or the preparation required to persist in higher education. While this work has been useful to identify the ingredients of postsecondary success, the emphasis on individual…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Urban Schools, High School Students, College Readiness
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Stein, Kristy Cooper; Miness, Andrew; Kintz, Tara – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Student engagement is a cognitively complex domain that is often oversimplified in theory and practice. Reliance on a single model overlooks the sophisticated nature of student engagement and can lead to misconceptions and limited understandings that hinder teachers' ability to engage all of their students. Assessing varied models…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Theories, Social Theories, Hypothesis Testing
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Lareau, Annette; Weininger, Elliot; Cox, Amanda – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Most research on "elite" schools has focused on the private sector. However, as a result of economic residential segregation, a number of public school districts exist which may plausibly be construed as socioeconomically elite. Districts of this sort remain relatively understudied. In particular, few researchers have…
Descriptors: School Districts, Cultural Capital, Social Capital, High Schools
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Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Allen, Danielle; Socol, Allison Rose; Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Rutledge, Stacey A.; Xing, Qi W. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: This study examines the implementation of an academic and social-emotional learning innovation called Personalization for Academic and Social-Emotional Learning, or PASL. The innovation was designed, tested, and implemented using a continuous continuous-improvement model. The model emphasized a top-and-bottom process in which…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Innovation, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Xu, Zeyu; Cepa, Kennan – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: As of 2016, 42 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Tens of millions of students across the country completed high school before their schools were able to fully implement the CCSS. As with previous standards-based reforms, the transition to the CCSS-aligned state education standards…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Alignment (Education), College Readiness, High School Students
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Stornaiuolo, Amy; Nichols, T. Philip – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners are paying increasing attention to the educational opportunities afforded by the maker movement--a growing public interested in do-it-yourself designing, remixing, and tinkering using physical and digital tools. While education research on "making" has often focused on…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, High Schools, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Craft, Eleanor; Howley, Aimee – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Disproportionate placement of African American students into special education programs is likely to be a form of institutional racism, especially when such placement stigmatizes students. If placement also fails to lead to educational benefits, the practice becomes even more suspect. Some studies have explored disproportionate…
Descriptors: Student Experience, African American Students, Special Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Carhill-Poza, Avary – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: In schools, a major obstacle to drawing on emergent bilingual students' knowledge and skills in their first language is a widespread lack of awareness about language use among adolescent English learners, including how peer talk can connect knowledge and abilities in both languages to school-based learning. Although research often…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish Speaking, Immigrants, Ethnography
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Harding, Jeffrey; Parker, Maggie C.; Toutkoushian, Rob – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Prior research has stressed the importance of timing in the college choice process, especially as it relates to receiving early information and making plans and decisions. Little has been done, however, in terms of empirically demonstrating how soon students make their decisions about college and the ways in which the timing of…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Applicants, Decision Making, Time Perspective
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Brooms, Derrick R. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: A good deal of research has been written about the problems and challenges facing Black male youth in their educational endeavors, ranging from academic performances, aspirations, and outcomes to student-teacher relationships, social experiences, and identity development. Statements calling for more Black male teachers abound…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Single Sex Schools, Males
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Sublett, Cameron; Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: One approach to address the shortage of STEM-proficient high school graduates has been the development of applied STEM coursework, which seeks to increase STEM interest and retention by illustrating the interconnectedness and accessibility of STEM concepts. Importantly, however, no research has yet examined which student and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Course Selection (Students), Parents
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Ryan, Sarah – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background: A growing number of scholars argue that Hispanic-White disparities in college pathways are at least partly attributable to the fact that Hispanic students experience the college preparation and enrollment process differently from their White peers. Recent research suggests that one way in which the process differs between the two…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, Hispanic American Students, White Students
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