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Garrity, Sarah; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Van Liew, Charles; Day, Ashley – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Despite the well-documented benefits of bilingualism, current educational practices in the United States reflect the deeply held belief that because the United States is an English speaking country, English should be the language of instruction. This belief was codified into law in California via the 1998 passage of Proposition 227, which banned…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Icel, Mustafa; Davis, Matthew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the high school-college partnership reflects on "senioritis" and students' STEM curiosity. The term "senioritis" described in this paper refers to high school senior students who have completed most of their graduation requirement courses in their third year of studies. During the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, High Schools
Ewing, Maureen; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2018
Students who double major have higher earnings and are more satisfied with their educational experience in college than those who graduate with a single major. In this study, the authors examine the extent to which a student's experience with academic acceleration programs in high school, specifically successful participation in the Advanced…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Criterion Referenced Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Belli, Serap Atasever – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Culture and language are inseparable from each other as both in combination reflect shared cultural properties such as values, behaviours, and attitude inherent in the society we live and in language patterns we use. In this respect, it is highly valuable to integrate cultural elements into language education for intercultural understanding and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Malm, Joakim; Bryngfors, Leif; Fredriksson, Johan – Journal of Peer Learning, 2018
This study focuses on quantitative long-term effects of Supplemental Instruction (SI) in terms of graduation and dropout rates. One of the main aims of SI is to introduce students to effective study strategies and techniques. If SI is introduced at an early stage for new students in higher education, it should therefore be expected that this…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Dropouts
Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the explanatory power of high schools over student sorting to colleges and majors at 4-year public universities. We develop a "preparation and persistence index" (PPI) for each university-by-major cell in the Missouri system that captures dimensions of selectivity and rigor…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), High School Students, College Choice, Predictor Variables
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Langenkamp, Amy G.; Shifrer, Dara – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
In an era of heightened educational expectations, it can be difficult to discern why would-be first-generation college-going adolescents are less likely to enroll in college than non-first generation adolescents. This article draws from cultural sociology to interpret differences in the way that adolescents socially construct the transition into…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Class, Focus Groups, Academic Aspiration
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Yavuz, Günes – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to analyse the level of prospective classroom and mathematics teachers' anxieties about teaching mathematics. Freshman and junior prospective teachers from educational faculties of two different universities participated in this study. "Anxieties About Teaching Mathematics Scale" which was developed by Peker…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Teachers, Measures (Individuals)
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Adigüzel, Abdullah; Orhan, Ali – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
It is remarkable that there are only a few studies that measures to what extent metacognitive and self-regulation skills affect students' academic achievements in the English lesson. This study is important for identifying the personal variables that have an impact on metacognitive and self-regulation skill and determining the relationship between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Takele, Silabat – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This is a predictive validity study which aimed at examining the validity strength of College Entrance Assessment (CEA) scores, EGSLCE (Ethiopian General School Leaving Certificate Examination) and High School Average Transcript (HSAT) in predicting college students' academic success as measured by first year CGPA. For this purpose, 2015 regular…
Descriptors: Validity, Scores, College Entrance Examinations, Multiple Regression Analysis
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de Araujo, Zandra; Otten, Samuel; Birisci, Salih – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Flipped instruction is becoming more common in the United States, particularly in mathematics classes. One of the defining characteristics of this increasingly popular instructional format is the homework teachers assign. In contrast to traditional mathematics classes in which homework consists of problem sets, homework in flipped classes often…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
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Ayebo, Abraham; Ukkelberg, Sarah; Assuah, Charles – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
Calculus at the college level has significant potential to serve as a pump for increasing the number of students majoring in STEM fields. It is a foundation course for all STEM majors and, if mastered well, should provide students with a positive and successful first-year experience and gateway into more advanced courses. Studies have shown that a…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Mathematics Education, Calculus, Secondary School Mathematics
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Apugliese, Andrew; Lewis, Scott E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Meta-analysis can provide a robust description of the impact of educational reforms and also offer an opportunity to explore the conditions where such reforms are more or less effective. This article describes a meta-analysis on the impact of cooperative learning on students' chemistry understanding. Modifiers in the meta-analysis are purposefully…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Meta Analysis, Cooperative Learning
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O'Dwyer, Anne; Childs, Peter E. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Much research has identified organic chemistry as an area of difficulty for learners. There is also much literature pertaining to the factors that contribute to learners' difficulties. This paper explores the intersections of teachers' and learners' perceptions of teaching and learning organic chemistry respectively. Understanding these nuances…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, High Schools
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