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Barone, Toni-Ann; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Brasco, Robert – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
The present case study investigated the impact of a short-term summer literacy approach on writing performance and self-perception of writing for young adolescents of low-income families residing in urban housing projects. The approach offered intensive literacy engagement to offset summer achievement loss; assisted ethnic-minority, low…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Self Concept, Low Income Groups, Case Studies
Weinstein, Meryle; Whitesell, Emilyn Ruble; Leardo, Michele – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2014
Informal science education institutions have been identified as critical participants in helping students succeed in science by working in collaboration with school systems across the country. The results of one such collaboration, the Urban Advantage (UA) program found that participation in UA improved student achievement, on average, by 0.6…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Program Descriptions, Institutional Characteristics, Best Practices
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Shin, Dong Hee – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2007
Introduction: This study investigates the processes involved in the development of a broadband community network in the Northeast USA. A community network project was studied by tracing the developmental processes from network design to the stabilisation of information infrastructure. Method: A case study was conducted on the broadband community…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Computer Networks