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Augustine, Catherine H.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan – State Education Standard, 2015
The Wallace Foundation is funding a multiyear demonstration project to determine whether voluntary, district summer learning programs can stem summer learning loss for low-income students. Six districts--Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Duval County (Florida), Pittsburgh, and Rochester, New York--were selected for the demonstration project and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness
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Yin, Lishu; Huang, Li-Ching; Hare, Dwight – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2010
This in-depth study examined the perspectives of 17 Korean undergraduate exchange students attending a U.S. southern university during the 2005-2006 school year. The struggles and frustrations they experienced; the difficulties they encountered socially, culturally, and academically; their contributions to the American academic community; and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Transportation, Foreign Students, Asians
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Asaoka, Takako; Jun Yano, – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2009
"Study abroad" needs promoting, as it is an effective alternative for many Japanese university students to enhance their international experience and cross-cultural understanding, thus contributing to the internationalization of Japanese universities. To consider what has to be done to promote "study abroad" programs, this…
Descriptors: Surveys, Internet, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad
Kinney, Patti – Principal Leadership, 2007
"Whatever were they thinking?" Anyone who has worked with middle level students for any length of time has certainly had that thought pass through his or her mind too many times to count. Although middle level educators may puzzle at the complex, confusing, and often contradictory thought process of young adolescents, they can learn a great deal…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Adolescents, Educational Change, Middle School Students