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Avni, Sharon; Finn, Heather B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
To improve students' outcomes and retention rates, community colleges have implemented acceleration strategies which hasten the completion of educational requirements (Edgecombe, 2011). The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of an accelerated freshmen writing course on teachers' curricular decisions and pedagogical practices at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Acceleration (Education), College Freshmen
James, Jewel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Aiming to bridge a gap in the psychological literature as it pertains to giving voice to the experiences of mothers enrolled in college with limited financial resources, this qualitative study sought to contribute to research in the area of persistence. Through the lens of a critical-ideological paradigm, this phenomenological study examined the…
Descriptors: Low Income, Undergraduate Students, One Parent Family, Mothers
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Solomon, Suzanne; Schaefer, Mary Beth – Middle School Journal, 2019
Providing authentic college experiences for students in the middle grades through a partnership with a local college can improve college readiness skills and leave students with a positive view of post-secondary possibilities and opportunities. This article describes a college immersion program--a weeklong college experience provided to all…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Experiential Learning
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McAlpin, Elizabeth; Shilane, David; Kalaycioglu, Selin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
According to the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (Mayer, 2009) learning with multimedia requires the integration of verbal and visual information (e.g., printed text and static images, narrated animation). Studies exploring the effects of dynamic versus static presentations yield mixed results. Few studies explore comparing dynamic versus…
Descriptors: Calculus, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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Wisdom, Sherrie, Ed.; Leavitt, Lynda, Ed.; Bice, Cynthia, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
In comparing one public school to another, discussions frequently include talk concerning the socio economics of a school or district, which then leads to talk about the advantages that one socioeconomic setting has over another. Educators tend to agree that low academic achievement frequently associated with a low socioeconomic status is a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Influences, Racial Discrimination, African American Students
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Elias, Nicole M; Marrin, Madeleine – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
Student engagement in institutions of higher education has become a central priority for educators and administrators. What "student engagement" means for a diverse student body is an important question for public institutions with justice-related missions. As social welfare policy shifts to allow more recipients of public assistance…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Welfare Services, Low Income Students, Public Affairs Education
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Scutelnicu, Gina; Tekula, Rebecca; Gordon, Beth; Knepper, Hillary J. – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
This study examines the features and benefits of a collaborative online-course template designed for and used by the department of public administration program at a mid-Atlantic university in the USA. Drawing on a multi-informant original survey addressed to students and faculty the study aims to answer the question: to what extent are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Public Administration Education
Reidel, Jon; Dalton, Rick – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
As an unprecedented number of colleges and universities close their doors forever while others struggle to survive, a deep pool of prospective students--and the key to accessing them--is hiding in plain sight. Students from rural America attend college at lower rates (59%) than their urban (62%) and suburban (67%) counterparts and comprise only…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas
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Mabingo, Alfdaniels – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
As globalization endures onslaughts from neo-state nationalism, examining the role that dances from non-Western cultures play in facilitating intercultural education is necessary. This article critically examines the intercultural reflections and meanings that student performers constructed from learning and performing the movements, techniques,…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Dance Education, Singing, Music
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Ziskin, Mary B. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
This manuscript describes an approach to critical qualitative data analysis that combines (1) Carspecken's critical qualitative methodological framework with (2) the conceptual resources of critical discourse analysis (CDA), as framed by Fairclough and colleagues. Carspecken's methodological theory illuminates the connection between sociopolitical…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Inferences, Data Analysis, Power Structure
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Garcia, Nichole Margarita – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
Research focused on Latinas/os in higher education often examines patterns of failure, while neglecting factors that contribute to Latina/o generational familial success. This article focuses on intergenerational strategies taught within college-educated Puerto Rican households that assist in academic achievement and success in higher education.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Family Environment
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Lamazares, Alexander – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
This research study examines the pedagogical considerations and linguistic challenges regarding teaching Portuguese to speakers of Spanish. That the Portuguese language is similar to Spanish presents a unique set of advantages and challenges to students and instructors. The study of this population of students has grown considerably since the…
Descriptors: Portuguese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Castillo-Montoya, Milagros – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Increasing diversity on college campuses suggests faculty need to develop ways of teaching diverse students. This study describes the teaching strategies of two sociology professors at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Through observations, syllabi analysis, and interviews with the faculty and 18 racially and ethnically diverse first-generation…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity
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Nerio, Ron; Webber, Althea; MacLachlan, Effie; Lopatto, David; Caplan, Avrom J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
The CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) provides a yearlong faculty-mentored research experience to associate's degree students. The program takes place at all 10 associate's degree-granting colleges within the City University of New York system. We report on a mixed-methods study of 500 students who participated in the program during its…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Graduation, College Students, College Faculty
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Dorimé-Williams, Marjorie L.; Shults, Christopher – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter introduces the Borough of Manhattan Community College's Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Plan and the Shults Dorimé-Williams Taxonomy as resources for the enhancement of assessment within administrative, educational, and student support units.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment
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