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Regelous, Anette; Holzförster, Frank; Stich, Alexander – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2018
Resources, resource efficiency and sustainability are one of the most important socio-political issues of today. We here present a best practice example for project-based learning aiming to change student's understanding and attitude towards sustainability at school level. In this project forty-two Year 9 students explored by themselves the link…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 9, Student Attitudes, Comprehension
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Millett, Catherine M.; Saunders, Stephanie R.; Kevelson, Marisol J. C. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
An evaluation of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), a college access program for low-income and high-achieving public high school students, yielded favorable findings regarding the perceptions of program alumni. PUPP Alumni Survey respondents (N =126) reported that PUPP had positively impacted their development of academic and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Low Income Students, High Achievement, High School Students
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Millett, Catherine M.; Kevelson, Marisol J. C. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
An evaluation of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), a college access program for low-income, high-achieving public high school students, yielded favorable findings regarding the perceptions of program participants. Survey results, which include responses from all 71 participants in the 2015-2016 program, indicated that the…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Access to Education, High School Students, College Bound Students
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Millett, Catherine M.; Kevelson, Marisol J. C. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In summer 2015, Princeton University contracted with Educational Testing Service (ETS) to conduct an evaluation of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), the college access program developed by Princeton University faculty and staff. The mixed-method ETS evaluation of PUPP included the collection and analysis of qualitative and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, At Risk Students, High Achievement
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Wartenweiler, Thomas – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2018
Fair Battles is a 12-week Swiss education for social justice program with the goal of sensitizing high school students about the impact of their consumer habits on society. The pedagogical concept of Fair Battles is to employ the tool of serious play to enhance students' social empathy, which then leads to service learning projects. This…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Justice, High School Students, Empathy
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Hinojosa, Juan M.; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Students attending suburban and rural schools face obstacles that make dropping out of school a viable option for them. The need for schools to find strategies that will keep students in school is critical. One strategy that is successful in keeping student interested in school is participation in sports. As the leaders of sports' teams, coaches…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Role, Mentors, High School Students
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Andrews, Steve; Stocker, Laura; Oechel, Walter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Underwater photo-elicitation is a novel experiential marine education technique that combines direct experience in the marine environment with the use of digital underwater cameras. A program called Show Us Your Ocean! (SUYO!) was created, utilising a mixed methodology (qualitative and quantitative methods) to test the efficacy of this technique.…
Descriptors: Photography, Water, Marine Education, Experiential Learning
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Hinze-Pifer, Rebecca; Sartain, Lauren – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
Driven by a combination of concern for historically high suspension rates and substantial disproportionalities in suspension use, a recent wave of education reforms encourages schools to reduce their use of suspensions for student behavior management. Both academic and political discourse has focused on the extensive use of suspension for…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Student Behavior, Suspension, Disproportionate Representation
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Martinez, Alina; Linkow, Tamara; Miller, Hannah; Parsad, Amanda – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education tested a set of promising, low-cost advising strategies, called "Find the Fit," designed to help low-income and "first generation" students enrolled in the Department's Upward Bound program choose more selective colleges and stay in until they complete a degree. About 200 Upward Bound projects…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, College Choice, Academic Persistence
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Martinez, Alina; Linkow, Tamara; Miller, Hannah; Parsad, Amanda – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
"Find the Fit" advising increased the number and selectivity of colleges applied to by disadvantaged students in a federal college access program. "Find the Fit" includes customized information about college going and costs, text messaging of key application and financial aid deadlines, and related advisor training. These…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Choice, Program Effectiveness, Selective Admission
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
Where students go to college, not just whether they go, may be important to their educational and career success. Yet half of high school students from disadvantaged families "undermatch"--they do not enroll in college at all or not at the most selective college they could. The U.S. Department of Education tested a set of promising,…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Choice, Program Effectiveness, Selective Admission
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Hoedel, Joseph M.; Lee, Robert E. – Journal of Character Education, 2018
This 15-year program of research explored the extent to which prosocial attitudes and behavior of high school students were increased by focused lesson plans administered in dedicated high school classrooms over 1 or 2 academic semesters. The narrative describes the evolution of the Character Development and Leadership Program from a pilot study…
Descriptors: High School Students, Leadership Training, Values Education, Lesson Plans
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Pellas, Nikolaos; Vosinakis, Spyridon – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Computer games are quickly gaining momentum by enabling new approaches to teaching and learning experience for programming courses in K-12 curriculum. However, it remains unclear if the game interface and elements created by using three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds combined with visual programming languages or a visual programming environment…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Problem Based Learning
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Kararo, Matthew J.; Knobloch, Neil A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The number of parents in the U.S. choosing to homeschool their children is steadily growing. With a strong demand for college graduates in food, agriculture and natural resources careers, there is an opportunity for homeschooled high school students to explore agricultural careers and develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills through…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Agricultural Education, Career Choice, High School Students
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Tsybulsky, Dina; Dodick, Jeff; Camhi, Jeff – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
In this study we designed, implemented, and evaluated an outreach programme for high-school biology students rooted in the 'science as inquiry' approach. Accordingly, students learn about science from experts in the field, as well as through in-class exposure to the history and philosophy of science. Our sample consisted of 11th graders (n = 497),…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Biology, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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