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Zhou, Xiang; Lee, Richard M.; Syed, Moin – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The goal of this longitudinal study was to examine the trajectories of ethnic identity exploration and commitment in 538 ethnic-racial minority students during their first 2 years of college. Multilevel modeling analyses demonstrated ethnic identity development continued as students transitioned to college. Specifically, ethnic identity…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Minority Group Students, Individual Development, Longitudinal Studies
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Karraker, Meg Wilkes – Teaching Sociology, 2019
Service sociology is a critical strategy for teaching and learning in sociology. Even beyond that, service sociology is an imperative for communicating the value of our discipline to our students and other constituents. Using data collected from faculty members in Minnesota colleges and universities, I describe the salience of the sociology…
Descriptors: Sociology, Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Socialization
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Zhou, Enyu; Okahana, Hironao – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study examined department supports that influence doctoral completion and time-to-degree among 5,001 doctoral programs at 212 universities in the United States. Multiple regression models were used to determine the relationships between financial support and academic support and doctoral retention and how these relationships vary across STEM…
Descriptors: Role, Time to Degree, Prediction, Graduate Students
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Espino, Michelle M.; Zambrana, Ruth E. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This article contrasts perceptions among 58 under-represented minority (URM) faculty employed at U.S. research-extensive universities who reported an absence of mentoring or experienced informal or formal mentoring modalities. Key findings reveal a mentoring glass ceiling that affects URM faculty career paths: an absence of mentoring can lead to…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, Mentors, Career Development
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
To understand long-term motivations for second language (L2) learning/socialisation, this study analyses the biographical narratives of 30 Hong Kong Chinese who are proficient in Japanese by using ethnographic interviews. From a situated learning perspective, our research findings originate in the participants' transformational episodes and centre…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Chinese
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Lane, Amanda Kelly; Hardison, Carlton; Simon, Ariana; Andrews, Tessa C. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
One barrier to the adoption of evidenced-based teaching practices may be that faculty do not see teaching as an important part of their identities as professionals. Graduate school is a key time for professional identity development, and currently we know little about how doctoral students develop identities as college teachers. In this…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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Jabbari, Nasser; Eslami, Zohreh R. – ReCALL, 2019
This review examines the second language acquisition (SLA) literature with regard to the role of "massively multiplayer online games" (MMOGs) in second language (L2) learning. It focuses on commercially developed off-the-shelf (COTS) MMOGs only (some of them modified for educational purposes such as Reinders' & Wattana's work). It…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Games, Second Language Instruction, Role
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Templin, Thomas J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Chapter 2 (see EJ1202568) overviewed the teacher pipeline and documented some of the challenges faced by the physical education profession in relation to teacher education recruitment and retention. Given declining program enrollments and the elimination of some once-prominent programs, a theory of action is recommended for understanding how the…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Duff, Patricia A. – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Social aspects of second language acquisition (SLA) and the contexts in which people attempt to learn and use languages and seek to become integrated within new and changing cultures have been examined for decades from various theoretical perspectives. In this article, I present some of the ways in which 'social' experience is being theorized in…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Second Language Learning, Context Effect, Cultural Influences
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Ozen, Fatmanur; Topal, Temel – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Turkey, as in all countries of the world, education is regarded as the sole means of modernization, progress, civilization, productivity, and sustainability of all these things. The aim of the Turkish education system is to raise students with the national, moral and cultural values of the Turkish nation, to educate them as citizens of a social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Problems, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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Pineda-Báez, Clelia; Bernal-Luque, Rosario; Sandoval-Estupiñan, Luz Yolanda; Quiroga, Crisanto – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This research examined challenges faced by novice principals in Colombia in connecting to their school communities through their socialisation processes. Interviews with 37 newly appointed principals in rural and urban schools revealed that the complexity of their school contexts accentuated the need to work on the relational dimension of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Principals, Socialization, Educational Environment
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Jakoubek, Marek – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
This paper analyses the phenomenon of the death of informants. Based on his own experience with the long-term (1999-2016) research of Voyvodovo -- the only Czech village in Bulgaria, the author shows what the death of one's informants means for the research and the researcher. The author argues that any long-term fieldwork entails emotional…
Descriptors: Death, Field Studies, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Shelton, Leslie Jo – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This qualitative study explored 16 undocumented Latinx college students' perceptions of campus climate through the lens of sense of belonging. Barriers to belonging include: (a) experiencing racism and hostility from majoritized students, (b) limited visibility of other Latinx and/or undocumented students, and (c) blocked social opportunities.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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McAndrew, Ryan; Drennan, Judy; Russell-Bennett, Rebekah; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Collective motives for alcohol consumption represent a nascent field, with individual-level attributes, peer pressure and broad-level environmental elements being at the forefront of research. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of friendships in the context of alcohol consumption and determine what group-level motives exist…
Descriptors: Drinking, Role, Friendship, Young Adults
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