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Zhou, Xiang; Lee, Richard M.; Syed, Moin – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The goal of this longitudinal study was to examine the trajectories of ethnic identity exploration and commitment in 538 ethnic-racial minority students during their first 2 years of college. Multilevel modeling analyses demonstrated ethnic identity development continued as students transitioned to college. Specifically, ethnic identity…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Minority Group Students, Individual Development, Longitudinal Studies
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Karraker, Meg Wilkes – Teaching Sociology, 2019
Service sociology is a critical strategy for teaching and learning in sociology. Even beyond that, service sociology is an imperative for communicating the value of our discipline to our students and other constituents. Using data collected from faculty members in Minnesota colleges and universities, I describe the salience of the sociology…
Descriptors: Sociology, Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Socialization
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Peterson, Dwight J.; Decker, Reed; Naveh-Benjamin, Moshe – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
A fundamental question for human memory research relates to the role of attention during the binding of distinct components into an integrated representation. A number of important differences exist between the working memory and episodic memory literature in terms of methodological implementation and empirical outcomes. For instance, episodic…
Descriptors: Role, Attention, Repetition, Short Term Memory
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Taylor, Jason L.; Giani, Matt – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of receiving an associate's degree via reverse credit transfer on retention and bachelor's degree attainment for students in Hawaii and Minnesota who transferred from a community college to a university before earning an associate's degree. Results showed mostly positive evidence with some…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Bachelors Degrees
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Neill, Connor; Cotner, Sehoya; Driessen, Michelle; Ballen, Cissy J. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
It is critical that we understand and address features of learning environments that encumber students historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Here we consider social elements of group work that can either support or impede learning. We tracked gender-bias in student--teaching assistant (TA) interactions in 184 small groups across 27…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Bias, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Student Relationship
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Alexander, Nicola A.; Jang, Sung Tae – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
Education stakeholders have used descriptors of poverty and race as if they were synonymous. This 'synonymization' of identities is particularly evident for black and poor students. We define 'synonymization' as a policy threat that emerges when policymakers conflate two marginalized identities, resulting in policies that ostensibly, but not…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Poverty, African American Students, School District Spending
Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
The notion that the U.S. has a growing skills gap -- the difference between what employers need to fill in-demand positions and the skill of the current workforce -- is a hot topic among policymakers. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to the Georgetown University Center on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Filter, Kevin J.; Brown, Jeffrey – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
School-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) relies on the implementation efforts of frontline service providers such as teachers, administrators, and staff. The full version of the positive behavior interventions and supports--action and commitment tool (PBIS-ACT Full) measures the individual implementer variable of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Khoury, Caitlin Rasplica; McIntosh, Kent; Hoselton, Robert – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Fidelity of implementation of school practices is crucial to student outcomes. Several types of tools, including self-assessments, are available for measuring fidelity, but little is known regarding the relation of self-assessments of fidelity to fidelity instruments completed with the support of external experts, specifically, during the first…
Descriptors: Validity, Fidelity, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Education Week, 2019
This is the latest edition of Education Week's Chance-for-Success Index. Launched in 2007, it surveys a range of social and educational conditions that, taken together, affect a person's prospect of positive outcomes over the course of a lifetime. Articles in this issue include: (1) States Confront Challenges In Educational Landscape (Sterling…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Place of Residence, Socioeconomic Status
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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Davis, Glenn M.; Hanzsek-Brill, Melissa B.; Petzold, Mark Carl; Robinson, David H. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Educational institutions increasingly recognize the role that student belonging plays in retention. Many studies in this area focus on helping students improve a sense of belonging before they matriculate or identifying belonging as a reason for their departure. This study measures students' sense of belonging at key transition points during the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Predictive Measurement, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Persistence
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Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha; Durán, Lillian; Brunner, Stephanie; Palma, Jose; Kohlmeier, Theresa; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Spanish speakers in the United States are a steadily increasing population, up by 233% since 1980. Given the growing population of dual language learners (DLLs) and the large numbers of Spanish-speaking children enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, addressing the educational needs of preschool-aged DLLs has become a national imperative.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, English, Bilingual Students
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Bedford-Petersen, Cianna; DeYoung, Colin G.; Tiberius, Valerie; Syed, Moin – Journal of Moral Education, 2019
Interdisciplinary research on the relation of well-being to personality, virtue and life experience is impeded by lack of agreement about the nature of well-being. Psychologists tend to reduce well-being to various subjective evaluations (e.g., life satisfaction or sense of meaning in life). Philosophers tend to reject these reductions but often…
Descriptors: Well Being, Philosophy, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Montgomery, Mark S.; Akerson, Adam – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
This article describes an action research project in which two teacher educators implemented a co-teaching field experience with pre-service teacher candidates acting as co-teachers to facilitate collaboration among peers. The goal of the action research was to better meet the needs of pre-service teacher candidates and continually develop their…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Student Teachers
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