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Yuen, Celeste Y. M. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
This study examined the attitudes of young people from different cultural backgrounds in Hong Kong toward social justice, in particular those regarding gender, racial/ethnic equalities, and immigrant rights. Among the sample of 15,428 adolescents, aged 12 to 19, 7.1% were South Asians, 15.5% were immigrants from mainland China, 4.1% were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Asians
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Stout, Rebecca; Archie, Cephas; Cross, David; Carman, Carol A. – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study examines the relationship between faculty racial/ethnic diversity and graduation rates of undergraduate students, in particular those from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations. Using IPEDS data, the researchers calculated a Diversity Score for each institution. Findings suggest U.S. faculty diversity is lower than in…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Correlation
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Tan, Sarah; Mansi, Angela; Furnham, Adrian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The present study set out to examine students' preferences for lecturers' personality as a function of their classroom behaviour, core self-evaluations and self-rated character strengths. Various hypotheses were tested: first, students' Big Five traits would significantly predict corresponding personality preferences for lecturers (the matching…
Descriptors: Preferences, Correlation, Personality, Personality Traits
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Wilhelm, Jennifer; Toland, Michael D.; Cole, Merryn – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Differences were examined between groups of sixth grade students? spatial-scientific development pre/post implementation of an Earth/Space unit. Treatment teachers employed a spatially-integrated Earth/Space curriculum, while control teachers implemented their Business as Usual (BAU) Earth/Space units. A multi-level modeling approach was used in a…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Earth Science, Space Sciences
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Cowen, Joshua M. – Educational Researcher, 2017
This article provides provide a new, systematic profile of more than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan, utilizing rich administrative data from all test-taking students in Grades 3-9 during three academic years. These data are part of a larger study of school choice and student mobility in that state. Homelessness is a condition found…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Lester, Shira A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative non-experimental study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of Istation, a computer-assisted instruction program, as a form of intervention to improve students' overall reading ability score after use for three consecutive full years (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015). Achievement was measured by Istation's Indicators of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Ability
Evans, Ashlei N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine middle and high school students' perceptions of the relationship between their Biblical literacy practices and academic performance (i.e. grades, test scores, reading ability) and academic success (i.e. attendance, behavior, motivation, goals, decision-making) according to…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Knowledge Level, Literacy, Secondary School Students
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Minter, Anthony; Pritzker, Suzanne – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Objective: This study examines the psychometric strength, including cross-ethnic validity, of two subscales of Muris' Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children: Academic Self-Efficacy (ASE) and Social Self-Efficacy (SSE). Methods: A large ethnically diverse sample of 3,358 early and late adolescents completed surveys including the ASE and SSE.…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Self Efficacy, Psychometrics, Test Validity
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Fenty, Nicole S.; Allio, Andrea – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
Distance learning has been used as one method to increase access for students who have otherwise been underrepresented in college preparatory courses like Advanced Placement (AP). This study evaluated the impact of a statewide Virtual Advanced Placement (VAP) program on access to AP courses for students from underrepresented populations. Survey…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Student Diversity, Advanced Placement Programs
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Conner, Jerusha; Erickson, Joseph – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
Service-learning experiences have the potential to improve participants' attitudes and values toward those whom they serve, but if the experience is poorly designed or poorly implemented, it runs the risk of reinforcing stereotypes and deficit perspectives of the intended beneficiaries of service. This study examines the extent to which Contact…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Attitude Change
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Aguinis, Herman; Culpepper, Steven A.; Pierce, Charles A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
We introduce the concept of "differential prediction generalization" in the context of college admissions testing. Specifically, we assess the extent to which predicted first-year college grade point average (GPA) based on high-school grade point average (HSGPA) and SAT scores depends on a student's ethnicity and gender and whether this…
Descriptors: Prediction, Grade Point Average, High School Students, College Freshmen
Rawls, Anita; Zhang, Xiuyuan; Hendrickson, Amy – College Board, 2016
The classification of test-takers into ethnic and racial groups ensures individuals and groups, identified in Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, are protected from adverse treatment (Camilli, 2006). The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) suggests that…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Ethnic Groups, Multiracial Persons, Test Bias
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Larrañaga, Nekane; Garcia, Iñaki; Azurmendi, Maria-Jose; Bourhis, Richard – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study analyses the influence of ethnic identity on the acculturation orientations of Basque undergraduates, towards groups in traditional contact (native Basques and native Spaniards) and towards recent immigrant groups. Five dimensions were used to measure the Basque and/or Spanish identities: linguistic, cultural, political, global, and the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnic Groups, Intergroup Relations, Acculturation
Rader, Laura Pope – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Social promotion is an ongoing issue in education and is frequently seen as a dichotomy with retention. While retention is a commonly researched topic, the information regarding the academic and behavioral outcomes of socially promoted students is much sparser. The problem is that many students who are socially promoted into high school after…
Descriptors: Social Promotion, High Stakes Tests, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
Arbini, Corey – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the impact of high school students' graphing calculator usage on their math achievement over time. Achievement growth was measured using nationally-recognized standardized test scores from EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT. Two groups of students were used in this study; one group had graphing calculators integrated beginning in…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Standardized Tests
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