NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 11 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bennett, Jo – American Secondary Education, 2016
This qualitative study considered how a high school in the south central United States serving predominantly immigrant students from Mexico and Central America made use of older Hispanic or Latino staff members as surrogate or stand-in grandparents (fondly called "abuelitos" by the students). The caring, intergenerational relationships…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Older Adults
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Huerta, Jeffery J.; Watt, Karen M.; Butcher, Jennifer T. – American Secondary Education, 2013
This study examines the impact that Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) in middle school has on middle school course rigor and students' high school performance and college readiness. The study compares students who took AVID in middle school and high school with students who only took AVID in high school. The changes in middle school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Readiness, College Preparation, Program Effectiveness
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Miron, Gary; Jones, Jeffrey N.; Kelaher-Young, Allison J. – American Secondary Education, 2012
Student goals and aspirations are an important determinant of success in secondary schools and promote access to post-secondary education. This paper reports on changes in student attitudes, goals, and aspirations that result from the implementation of a universal scholarship program. The Kalamazoo Promise is an innovative reform effort that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Aspiration, Student Educational Objectives
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Thomas, Kevin; Orthober, Corrie – American Secondary Education, 2011
To examine the potential uses of and barriers to text-messaging in secondary schools, three classes (66 students) of high school students used their personal mobile phones to receive out of school, course-related text-messages from teachers. Forty-six students (70%) agreed to receive text-messages. Findings indicate that participants found…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Mail, Asynchronous Communication, High School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Radcliffe, Richard; Bos, Beth – American Secondary Education, 2011
Based on NAEP data, many adolescents may not be adequately prepared for postsecondary education. This is a Year Five report from a seven-year longitudinal study of a student cohort starting in sixth grade year (n = 50). It uses a quasi-experimental design, and collects data from surveys, interviews, and reflective statements to evaluate mentoring…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Mentors, College Preparation, Goal Orientation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lemus, Judith D.; Bishop, Kristina; Walters, Howard – American Secondary Education, 2010
The QuikSCience Challenge science education program combines a cooperative team project emphasizing community service with an academic competition for middle and high school students. The program aims to develop leadership abilities, motivate interest in ocean sciences, engage students in community service and environmental stewardship, and…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Science Programs, Science Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fowler, Michael; Luna, Gaye – American Secondary Education, 2009
This article reviews history, models, and benefits of credit-based transition programs between high schools and institutions of higher education. The goal of these programs is to enable high school students to take college courses and earn college credit while still in high school, thereby easing the transition to college through a variety of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Transitional Programs, College School Cooperation, Advanced Placement Programs
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mears, Derrick – American Secondary Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine if requiring multiple credits of high school physical education for graduation has an impact on promoting physical activity in young adults. Participants in this study (N=361) were surveyed concerning their high school physical education experiences and current performance of physical activity. Results…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Young Adults
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Somers, Cheryl L. – American Secondary Education, 2006
This study evaluates the effectiveness of an experiential approach to teen pregnancy (TP) prevention called "Baby Think It Over," a computerized infant simulator, on adolescents' attitudes and behaviors regarding teen pregnancy and sexuality. Recently, a more realistic model called "Real Care Baby" was developed. The small amount of research on…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Prevention, Sexuality, Pregnancy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Dickinson, Mark C.; Miller, Ted L. – American Secondary Education, 2006
This paper examined the effectiveness of in-school suspension (ISS) with high-school students who are protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The accepted purpose of ISS is to remove disruptive students from the classroom, thus giving these students the benefit of remaining in school where they can continue to work…
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Compliance (Legal), Suspension, Student Behavior
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
McIntosh, Julie; White, Sandra H. – American Secondary Education, 2006
A pivotal point for students is the transition from middle school to high school. Students will decide during the first few weeks of their freshman year if they intend to continue their high school education (Hertzog & Morgan, 1999). This article provides the reader with the research surrounding this transition year, programs and practices…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Freshmen, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness