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Moller, Stephanie; Banerjee, Neena; Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Stearns, Elizabeth; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Dancy, Melissa; Wright, Eric; Valentino, Lauren – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2015
We argue that Latino/a students are more likely to major in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in college if they were educated in high schools where they studied with satisfied teachers who worked in collaborative professional communities. Quantitative results demonstrate that collaborative professional communities in high school…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Hispanic American Students, Majors (Students), Secondary School Teachers
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Byun, Soo-yong; Irvin, Matthew J.; Bell, Bethany A. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2015
Using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002-2006, the authors investigated the effects of advanced math course taking on math achievement and college enrollment and how such effects varied by socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity. Results from propensity score matching and sensitivity analyses showed that advanced math course…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Advanced Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement