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Grace, Emma; Raghavendra, Parimala – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Young people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can experience reduced social participation and continue to face challenges in developing and using communication and literacy skills for real-life contexts. Drawing on emerging research, this discussion article highlights the potential benefits and advantages of participation…
Descriptors: Social Media, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Intervention
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Basister, Michel P.; Kawai, Norimune – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This study documents the inclusive, deliberate, and unintended educational practices in Japan for mathematically gifted students. It also aims to identify various schools' strengths and challenges in improving the mathematics education of these students. Case studies with multisite designs were undertaken in five middle schools selected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Barriers
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Lane, Paula J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Paula Lane, who has supervised student teachers at a university in the suburban wine country of northern California for the past 12 years, describes a field experience with a group of new student teachers in an urban school. Like the majority of teacher candidates in education programs, the pre-service teacher education students were White and…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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de Klerk, Danie; Spark, Linda; Jones, Andrew; Maleswena, Tshepiso – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Student success, faculty and university throughput, and the need for adequate and appropriate student support remain prevalent issues in the South African and global higher education sectors. Subsequently, the Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management at a large South African university applied for Teaching and Development Grant funding in order to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Holistic Approach, Intervention
Damgaard, Mette Trier; Nielsen, Helena Skyt – European Commission, 2017
Globalisation and rapid technological progress have increased the focus on efficient investment in high-quality skills across the European Union (EU) countries. One issue that is high on the political agenda is the persistent underachievement among youths in many European countries meaning that approximately 20 percent of Europe's 15 year olds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Meola, Cheryl C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Due to the complexity of the counseling process, counselors-in-training often experience performance anxiety when entering the counseling profession. Research shows that higher counseling self-efficacy (the belief in oneself to perform counseling skills successfully) helps decrease performance anxiety. Further, a strong supervisory working…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Self Efficacy, Counselor Attitudes, Intervention
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Shadduck, Peggy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Despite good career prospects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, persistence of students in STEM fields of study at the community college and transfer to universities to pursue STEM majors is often quite low. Theories of persistence emphasize the importance of engagement, integration, validation, and financial…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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Margherio, Cara; Horner-Devine, M. Claire; Mizumori, Sheri J. Y.; Yen, Joyce W. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
BRAINS: Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience is a National Institutes of Health-funded, national program that addresses challenges to the persistence of diverse early-career neuroscientists. In doing so, BRAINS aims to advance diversity in neuroscience by increasing career advancement and retention of post-PhD,…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Scientists, Entry Workers, Persistence
Theodos, Brett; Pergamit, Michael R.; Hanson, Devlin; Edelstein, Sara; Daniels, Rebecca – Urban Institute, 2016
Urban Alliance serves at-risk youth through its high school internship program, which provides training, mentoring, and work experience to high school seniors from distressed communities. The program aims to help youth move on to higher education or employment after graduation. The Urban Institute is conducting a six-year, randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Youth Programs, At Risk Students, High School Students
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Lindenberg, Anni; Henderson, Kathryn I.; Durán, Leah – Global Education Review, 2016
This study used ethnographic methods to understand factors influencing the implementation of an educational intervention combining short math content videos with teacher trainings and mentorship in high-poverty primary schools in Nicaragua with implications for rural school reform. Educators in rural schools in Latin American face serious…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Intervention
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O'Mally, Jamie; Antonelli, Karla – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2016
Introduction: College graduates with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) often face challenges in securing competitive employment after graduation. Working with a mentor who is also visually impaired, and working in the same field, can provide important benefits to overcome these barriers. Methods: A nationwide…
Descriptors: College Students, Career Counseling, Mentors, Employment Potential
Hill, Catherine; Miller, Kevin; Benson, Kathleen; Handley, Grace – American Association of University Women, 2016
Despite women's impressive gains in education and the workplace over the past 50 years, men greatly outnumber women in leadership, especially in top positions. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of Congress, from universities to the courts, from religious institutions to philanthropic organizations, men are simply much more likely than women…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Barriers, Gender Bias
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Donaldson, Amy L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present with varied skill profiles and levels of severity making development and implementation of specialized school services challenging. Research indicates that school professionals require and desire additional ASD-specific professional development, both at the pre-and in-service levels.…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Training Methods, Models, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Costello, Cynthia B. – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2014
This report focuses on pathways to postsecondary education (PSE), including high school completion, for pregnant and parenting teens. Although birth rates among teens have declined in the United States over the last 20 years, one in seven adolescent females (14.4 percent) is expected to give birth before age 20 with females of color (24 percent of…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Adolescents, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education
Chakraverty, Devasmita – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Women in medicine and biomedical research often face challenges to their retention, promotion, and advancement to leadership positions (McPhillips et al., 2007); they take longer to advance their careers, tend to serve at less research-intensive institutions and have shorter tenures compared to their male colleagues (White, McDade, Yamagata, &…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Biomedicine, Medical Research
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