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Lukes, Marguerite – Multilingual Matters, 2015
This book offers an innovative look at the pre- and post-migration educational experiences of immigrant young adults with a particular focus on members of the Latino community. Combining quantitative data with original interviews, this book provides an engaging and nuanced look at a population that is both ubiquitous and overlooked, challenging…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Young Adults, Interviews
Gore, Paul A., Jr., Ed.; Carter, Louisa P., Ed. – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2011
Offering a primer on action research methodologies and examples of practice, "Students in Transition: Research and Practice in Career Development" responds to a dual challenge facing career development educators--designing cutting-edge career development interventions and demonstrating their effectiveness. Overviews of quantitative and qualitative…
Descriptors: Program Design, Action Research, Research Methodology, Apprenticeships
Rury, John L.; Hill, Shirley A. – Teachers College Press, 2011
This is the first comprehensive account of African American secondary education in the postwar era. Drawing on quantitative datasets, as well as oral history, this compelling narrative examines how African Americans narrowed the racial gap in high school completion. The authors explore regional variations in high school attendance across the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Oral History, Race
Smerdon, Becky, Ed.; Borman, Kathryn M., Ed. – Urban Institute Press, 2009
Our educational system is in a continuous state of reform, yet outcomes are nowhere near what we can accept. Though the search for answers is perpetual, many efforts over the past decade have homed in on one feature of high schools--their size. If we simply reduce school size, the argument goes, students will gain a safer environment that can…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Size, Statistical Analysis, Educational Change
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2009
Reasoning about and making sense of statistics and probability are essential to students' future success. This volume belongs to a series that supports National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) "Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making" by providing additional guidance for making reasoning and sense making part of…
Descriptors: Statistics, Probability, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics