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Kaster, Gregory – Educational Leadership, 2012
Madison Elementary School, a K-6 school of 335 students in Marshfield, Wisconsin, recognizes the value of student feedback and strives to learn more through monthly student meetings, whole-class sit-downs, and student exit interviews. As the principal of Madison Elementary School, the author meets with a group of students for half an hour during…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), Educational Change
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Hernandez, Susana; Hernandez, Ignacio, Jr.; Gadson, Rebecca; Huftalin, Deneece; Ortiz, Anna M.; White, Mistalene Calleroz; Yocum-Gaffney, DeAnn – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
The previous chapters have highlighted the financial, academic, emotional, and career challenges undocumented students face in pursuit of their higher education goals. However, an analysis of these issues cannot begin to convey the tremendous stress and anxiety these students endure every day as a result of their illegal status. This chapter…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Undocumented Immigrants, Anxiety, Fear
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Harmon, Noel – About Campus, 2010
Collegiate athletics has exploded into a multimillion-dollar enterprise that has brought with it a host of issues, including the exploitation of student athletes, concerns about student athletes' academic success and low graduation rates, cheating by student athletes and staff, and misbehavior and crimes committed by student athletes, coaches, and…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Kistner, Mary – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Lack of privacy, risk of bullying, limited access, lack of essential products for good hygiene, and dirty bathrooms can all contribute to encouraging a child to withhold urine and stool while in school. Withholding behaviors over time can create a condition known as dysfunctional elimination syndrome (DES). DES is any pattern of voiding or…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Physical Disabilities, School Nurses, Privacy
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Punyanunt-Carter, Narissra M.; Wrench, Jason S. – Education, 2008
The current study looked at the relation between advisee perceptions of advisor's verbal aggression, credibility, and conflict styles. Participants were 153 graduate students who reported their perceptions concerning their advisor. First, the study found that advisee perceptions of their advisor's credibility (competence, caring/goodwill, &…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Conflict, Credibility
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Dhillon, Jaswinder K.; McGowan, Mhairi; Wang, Hong – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2008
This article explores the provision and effectiveness of student support in higher education through a review of literature and a case study of the support available to students in one English post-1992 university. Our investigation focuses on students' awareness and experience of both university-wide student support and guidance services and the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Academic Support Services
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Maramba, Dina C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2008
As Filipina/o Americans comprise the largest Asian immigrant population in the United States, the experience of college-aged children of immigrants becomes an increasing concern at the university level. The purpose of this qualitative research investigation was to explore the ways Filipina American students negotiated their home environment and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Family Environment, Gender Differences, Immigrants
Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Foulger, Teresa S.; Toth, Meredith – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2007
This paper investigates the questions and considerations that should be discussed by administrators, faculty, and support staff when designing, developing and offering a hybrid (part online, part face-to-face) degree program. Using two Web questionnaires, data were gathered from nine instructors and approximately 450 students to evaluate student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Program Development, Curriculum Development
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Wilson, Louise F. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
Obesity is a major pediatric public health problem. Adolescents are a priority population for intervention strategies. School nurses are in key positions to design intervention strategies to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent adolescent obesity in the students they serve. To design effective programs, school nurses need to know what components…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Student Attitudes, Prevention
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Jannone, Laura; O'Connell, Kathleen A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine coping strategies used by teens as they attempted to quit smoking. The teens were attending a school-based cessation program titled "Quit 2 Win" that was offered in four high schools. This study examined situations in which teens were tempted to smoke. The study compares coping strategies teens reported in…
Descriptors: Smoking, School Nurses, Coping, High School Students
Oswalt, Sara B.; Riddock, Christina C. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2007
Few studies have examined graduate students and stress. At a large, Southeastern university, 223 graduate students completed a survey about factors contributing their stress, current coping strategies and related university services. A majority felt stressed (48.9%) or very stressed (24.7%). There were significant differences in coping strategies…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Coping, Stress Management
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Watson, Joshua C. – College Student Journal, 2006
Athletic participation adds additional challenges above and beyond the normal developmental challenges faced by college students. Despite these added demands, student-athletes traditionally do not utilize counseling and support services. Previous researchers have hypothesized reasons why student-athletes might be resistant to treatment. This study…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Athletics, Time Management, Counseling Services
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Eubanks, Philip W.; Lynch, Richard A. – About Campus, 2005
College support staff members often have an important, if sometimes unrecognized, impact on students' lives. Regardless of their job responsibilities, these individuals generally care deeply about the academic environment and the institution in general. When these individuals demonstrate to others how much they care, they are helping to build a…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Males