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Guillory, Raphael M. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2009
This article presents findings from a qualitative study examining the similarities and differences between American Indian/Alaska Native student perceptions and the perceptions of state representatives, university presidents, and faculty about persistence factors and barriers to degree completion specific to American Indian/Alaska Native students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Akiba, Motoko – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2008
Ensuring a safe learning environment for students is a major responsibility of educators and policymakers around the world. Based on the secondary analyses of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) data collected from 33 countries in 1999, the study found that 8th graders who witnessed their friends' violence…
Descriptors: Violence, Student Attitudes, Grade 8, Comparative Analysis
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
This paper reports a survey of 355 parents and 166 teachers of young children starting school in New South Wales, Australia. Parents and teachers were asked to rate a list of 20 items in answer to the question 'How important are the following for deciding whether a child has had a successful first two terms of school?' The results are presented in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes