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Topper, Amelia Marcetti – Teachers College Record, 2019
Context: Community colleges in the United States are increasingly tasked with demonstrating their commitment to improved institutional outcomes even as measures of student success are critiqued for failing to capture the colleges' diverse missions and student populations. Purpose: This paper offers an alternative framework for understanding and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Student Characteristics
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Liu, Albert Y.; Lacoe, Johanna; Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
For more than 40 years, policymakers have committed to supporting the education of students with disabilities, who have grown as a share of all students in the United States (Snyder, de Brey, & Dillow, 2016). Beginning with landmark legislation in 1975, the U.S. Congress mandated that students with disabilities have access to a free and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
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Liu, Albert Y.; Lacoe, Johanna; Lipscomb, Stephen; Haimson, Joshua; Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2018
For more than 40 years, policymakers have committed to supporting the education of students with disabilities, who have grown as a share of all students in the United States. Beginning with landmark legislation in 1975, the U.S. Congress mandated that students with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education and provided…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
The Australian education and training system offers a range of options for young people. This publication provides a summary of the statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in education and training during 2016. Information on participation is presented for school students, VET in Schools students, higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, National Surveys, Student Characteristics
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects, and training providers in Australia's government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (defined as Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training). Data for the Government-funded students and courses series are received by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Hamlin, Daniel – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Providing improved educational options for low-income African American families has been one of the primary objectives of the charter school movement. However, among demographically similar families, school choosers may possess subtle advantages compared to nonchoosers, leading to biased estimates of charter school performance in nonexperimental…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, School Choice, Charter Schools, Semi Structured Interviews
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Maxwell-Stuart, Rebecca; Huisman, Jeroen – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: Although there is increasing insight in student engagement (SE) in higher education, there is limited insight in how students experience SE in a transnational setting. The purpose of this paper is to explore SE perceptions and transnational experiences. A model, derived from the literature, representing four student identities (consumer,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Student Experience, Phenomenology
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Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Commins, Nancy L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Studying in a foreign country, where one becomes a cultural outsider and where one lacks knowledge of and access to dominant cultural practices, can be a perfect context for challenging students' values, beliefs, and attitudes, particularly when these experiences are coupled with coursework on diversity. This study explored international students'…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Student Journals
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Kristina, Susi Ari; Yulianto, Yulianto; Prabandari, Yayi Suryo – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To implement a new health promotion course as part of pharmacy public health practices and to identify pharmacy students' knowledge, perceived role and self-efficacy with respect to what was learned through this. Method: A total of 119 fifth-year pharmacy students undertook a new health promotion course in a pharmacy school in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Questionnaires
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Bautista, Nazan; Misco, Thomas; Quaye, Stephen John – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
We investigated the characteristics of early childhood education (ECE) preservice teachers (PSTs) who were identified as closed minded and their capacity to deal with controversial issues. We define open-mindedness as the willingness to consider experiences, beliefs, values, and perspectives that differ from one's own. First, we used quantitative…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Engström, Susanne – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
This study focuses on female and male students who succeed in engineering programmes in Sweden, and why they have success. Data were collected through a questionnaire sent to all engineering students in Sweden registered for their seventh semester during year 2012 and about 30% of the students in the cohort responded on several questions. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Engineering Education, College Students
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Crisp, Gloria; Doran, Erin; Salis Reyes, Nicole A. – Research in Higher Education, 2018
This study models graduation rates at 4-year broad access institutions (BAIs). We examine the student body, structural-demographic, and financial characteristics that best predict 6-year graduation rates across two time periods (2008-2009 and 2014-2015). A Bayesian model averaging approach is utilized to account for uncertainty in variable…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Skoglund, Kirk; Wall, Timothy J.; Kiene, David – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
Supplemental Instruction (SI), a higher-education academic support program, targets challenging college courses and uses peer-led review sessions to develop academic skills, improve grades, influence persistence, and ultimately increase student retention (Arendale, 2001). The goals of this study were twofold: to determine if differences existed in…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Supplementary Education
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Holloway-Friesen, Holly – Journal of Career Development, 2018
This study examined the role culture and college environment had on the perception of ethnic and gender career barriers of 138 Latino/a college students. Specifically, background characteristics (i.e., parent education, immigration status, and sex), acculturation, enculturation, and college environment on perceived ethnic/gender barriers were…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Acculturation, College Environment, Gender Differences
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