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Valenzuela, Leslier; Jerez, Oscar M.; Hasbún, Beatriz A.; Pizarro, Verónica; Valenzuela, Gabriela; Orsini, César A. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
ABSTRACTIn response to the continuous changes in Latin American higher education and the increasing demands for better prepared professionals, the Learning Connected to the Organisational Environment method was introduced in the course of Marketing at one public University in Chile. This was aimed as an integrated approach to education, providing…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Harvey, James W.; McCrohan, Kevin F. – Marketing Education Review, 2017
Two fallacious assumptions can mislead assurance of learning (AoL) loop closing. Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business guidance states that learning goals should reflect the outcomes most valued by the program, but evidence shows that schools assign equal priorities to the skills selected. The second false assumption is that…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Business Administration Education, Skill Development, Prior Learning
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Tian, Ye – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
This study examines a Chinese language programme in an Ivy League institution through the lens of Tracking to re-conceptualise the achievement gap between Chinese heritage language learners (CHLLs) and non-heritage language learners. Like most prestigious universities in the U.S., Chinese language learners in this case study are put on one of two…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chinese Americans, Chinese, College Second Language Programs
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Martin, Nathan D.; Spenner, Kenneth I; Mustillo, Sarah A. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
In this study, we examined racial/ethnic differences in grade point average (GPA) among students at a highly selective, private university who were surveyed before matriculation and during the first, second and fourth college years, and assessed prominent explanations for the Black-White and Latino-White college achievement gap. We found that…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Grade Point Average
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Jones, Tiffany – Educational Policy, 2016
The case study is an analysis of a state performance funding policy at a public historically Black college and university (HBCU). The policy attaches state funding to HBCU performance on measures like graduation rates and equity measures like the reduction in achievement gaps between Black and non-Black students. Participants liked that the policy…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Colleges, Black Colleges, Educational Finance
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Grosas, Aidan Bradley; Raju, Shiwani Rani; Schuett, Burkhardt Siegfried; Chuck, Jo-Anne; Millar, Thomas James – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Formative assessment used in a level 2 unit, Immunology, gave outcomes that were both surprising and applicable across disciplines. Four formative tests were given and reviewed during class time. The students' attitudes to formative assessment were evaluated using questionnaires and its effectiveness in closing the gap was measured by the…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Tests
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Burn, Katharine; Mutton, Trevor; Thompson, Ian; Ingram, Jenni; McNicholl, Jane; Firth, Roger – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
The introduction in England of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) provided a stimulus to ensure that beginning teachers understand the nature of poverty and critically examine strategies used by schools seeking to overcome the barriers to academic achievement that it presents. This article explores the effects of asking student-teachers within a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers, Poverty
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Zhang, Yu; Tsang, Mun – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
This is one of the first studies to investigate gender achievement gap in the National College Entrance Exam in a typical municipality in China, which is the crucial examination for the transition from high school to higher education in that country. Using ordinary least square model and quantile regression model, the study consistently finds that…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Achievement Gap
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Shaker, Genevieve G.; Nathan, Sarah K.; Dale, Elizabeth J. – To Improve the Academy, 2014
Despite the increase in formats of online education, evidence suggests that the academic achievement gap could widen without iterative adaptation. This comparative case study analyzes the implementation of an online undergraduate course delivered consecutively in hybrid and fully online formats. Student feedback and instructor reflection address…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Sequential Approach, Instructional Design, Curriculum Design
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Martin, Jennifer L.; Martin, Tabitha; Capel, Mandy – Leadership and Research in Education, 2014
All three of us, the authors, are white and do not speak Ebonics, (or African American Language, AAL). How the misperceptions of AAL impact our students inspired our interest in the subject. The title of this piece refers to the ubiquity of AAL, historically, culturally, as an influential cultural wellspring. Although AAL continues to influence…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, African American Culture, Misconceptions, Language Variation
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Morrison, Jennifer D. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
A key issue continuing to plague current educational systems is the intransigent racial and socio-economic achievement gaps for students. Using narrative inquiry and Harré and van Langenhove's (1999) six modes of positioning theory, this study considered preservice teachers' construction of socially just pedagogy within their public school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Social Justice
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Lohfink, Gayla – School-University Partnerships, 2014
This school-university partnership research explored how multicultural literature read-alouds impacted the pedagogical understandings of elementary pre-service teachers. The study explores the intersection of multicultural education, Professional Development School standards, and the achievement gaps of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD)…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Multicultural Education, Reading Aloud to Others
Giridharan, Beena – Online Submission, 2012
There is growing evidence that the lack of competence of university ESL (English as a second language) students in academic writing affects their overall academic performance. Olivas and Li (2006) connected low second-language proficiency levels in English to poor academic performance of international students studying at both university and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Collopy, Rachel; Bowman, Connie; Taylor, David A. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2012
The educational achievement gap is a critical social justice issue. Catholic and Marianist conceptions of social justice in particular call people to work with others in their spheres of life to transform institutions in order to further human rights while promoting the common good. Drawing on key elements of Catholic teaching on social justice,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gap, College Graduates
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Arredondo, Patricia; Castillo, Linda G. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2011
Latina/o student achievement is a priority for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). To date, AAHHE has worked deliberately on this agenda. However, well-established higher education associations such as the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Professional Associations, Educational Improvement
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