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Crawford, Emily R.; Fishman-Weaver, Kathryn – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2016
Policy around the legal status and social rights of the nation's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants is unresolved, making it imperative that PK-12 schools and educators prepare for challenges to undocumented students' educational access. In 2008, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appeared near an elementary school, which required…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Public Policy, School Space
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Silas-Casillas, Juan Carlos; Perales-Franco, Cristina – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
Even in marginalized towns it is possible to find school communities that have developed relationships that encourage the construction of institutional cultures and management structures prone to superior academic performance compared to others within the same context. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative research project conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role, Qualitative Research
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Wyatt, Mark – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2013
Drawing on data from observations and interviews, this article presents a case study of one teacher's efforts to overcome low self-efficacy beliefs in teaching English to young learners in a Middle Eastern context. It provides insights into the growth processes involved, highlighting how the teacher drew reflectively upon her experiences to…
Descriptors: Observation, Interviews, Case Studies, Self Efficacy
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Mouzourou, Chryso; Santos, Rosa Milagros; Gaffney, Janet S. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2011
We examined the lived experiences of a Cypriot family with a young child with autism. Semi-structured interviews with parents, siblings, and extended family members across three generations and observations of the family's daily activities were the primary data-generating methods. Critical events related to the disability diagnosis, the mother's…
Descriptors: Siblings, Autism, Family Relationship, Interviews
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Martino, Wayne – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2008
This paper is based on an investigation into the dynamics of masculinity in two male elementary school teachers' lives. It draws on a poststructuralist approach to empirical analysis that is informed by Sondergaard who argues for the need to attend to the "constitution of social practices and cultural patterns" through which subjects…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Males, Elementary School Teachers, Social Class
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Woods, Ruth – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2008
UK schools commonly employ a behavioral discipline method comprising rules, rewards awarded when children follow the rules and sanctions when children break them. To date, this approach has had only limited success in halting classroom disruption (Render, Padilla and Krank, 1989; Riley & Rustique-Forrester, 2002; Gutherson & Pickard,…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Participant Observation, Peer Groups, Discipline Policy