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Duquette, Cheryll – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2000
Research examined the experiences of 14 student teachers living in isolated areas who completed the University of Ottawa's 2-year community-based Native teacher education program. Factors contributing to successful completion included a personal support network, program elements that fostered a sense of social and institutional integration, and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Distance Education
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Osterman, Karen F. – Review of Educational Research, 2000
Reviews research about students' sense of acceptance within the school community. Findings suggest that students' experience of acceptance influences multiple dimensions of their behavior but that schools adopt organizational practices that neglect and may actually undermine students' experience of membership in a supportive community. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Alienation, Community, Emotional Adjustment, Social Support Groups
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Rice, Peggy S. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2000
Examines the bias in 6th-grade boys' and girls' memories of a "feminist" folktale. Finds girls averaged twice as many nontraditional inclusions as the boys. Finds the boys and girls did not alter an overall dualistic perception of maleness/femaleness; however, there was some movement away from stereotypical gender positioning for the…
Descriptors: Feminism, Folk Culture, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades
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Purdie, Nola; Pillay, Hitendra; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian – Education Journal, 2000
Examines concepts of learning, motivational orientations, and use of range of learning strategies focusing on high schools students (n=222) in Australia and in Malaysia (n=168). Indicates that Malaysian students obtained higher scores for more motivation strategies than Australian students. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Warrington, M.; Younger, M.; Williams, J. – British Educational Research Journal, 2000
Explores the different attitudes of English girls and boys to General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) work. Provides suggestions to account for the differences, particularly related to peer pressure, image, and social groupings. Finds that boys were ridiculed more for working hard and were under greater pressure to confirm to a cool,…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Group Behavior
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Kansuzian, L. V.; Nemtsov, A. A. – Russian Education and Society, 2000
Examines the survey results that studied college students' attitudes toward choice of profession, studies, and humanities education at the Bauman State Technical University (Moscow, Russia). Determined that these students were more willing to undergo career changes and were preoccupied with how their learning will be applied. (CMK)
Descriptors: Career Change, Careers, College Students, Evaluation
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Greenstein, Barbara – National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Journal, 2000
Explores the experiences of two Black women in a predominantly white campus through phenomenology. Their experiences are revealed through conversation and metaphors. The author found them to be a little wiser and more prepared to meet the challenges of the world because of their journey through a predominantly white institution. (Contains 28…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Females, Higher Education
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Tatum, Alfred W. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2000
Describes how one teacher researcher helped a class of low-achieving African American eighth graders dramatically increase their reading achievement. Discusses barriers to reading and creating a supportive classroom community. Describes how the author combined explicit skill and strategy development using a framework to address fluency, word…
Descriptors: Black Students, Grade 8, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Mizokawa, Donald T.; Hansen-Krening, Nancy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2000
Discusses how psychologists use affect, behavior, and cognition (ABCs) to understand people. Argues that teachers can use these same three domains to learn more about readers, and to assess the ABCs of attitude toward the reading experience. Recommends the use of literature circles and dialog journals as simple, effective instructional techniques…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Dialog Journals, Higher Education
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Remler, Nancy Lawson – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2000
Argues that introducing students to literary criticism while introducing them to literature boosts their confidence and abilities to analyze literature, and increases their interest in discussing it. Describes how the author, in her college-level introductory literature course, used Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree" (a children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Literary Criticism
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Blaisdell, Bob – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2000
Describes a class discussion in the author's first-year composition class at a New York City community college, after students read a volume of Sappho's poetry. Discusses issues of reading comprehension, poetry, gender-preference prejudice, and how they were all set straight by one student from Brooklyn. (SR)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Freshman Composition, Homophobia, Homosexuality
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Butts, Elizabeth A. – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2000
Discusses several methods the author uses to overcome students' negative attitudes about working in small groups. Discusses preliminary activities (including a class discussion and direct instruction). Describes the group assignment, including a general overview, specifics of the assignment, and ways to overcome common group work problems. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Group Dynamics
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Kruse, Sharon – NASSP Bulletin, 2000
A survey of 71 middle-school, high-school, and college students attending public and private institutions covered topics such as instructional method, teaching quality, and school safety. Students presented a "balanced" picture, but claimed that classroom experiences have not changed over their years of attendance. (MLH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Students, Educational Quality, Focus Groups
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Piper, Brian; DeYoung, Michael; Lamsam, Grace D. – American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2000
Evaluation of required service learning activities by first and second year students (n=272) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy indicated 64 percent of first- year students and 86 percent of second-year students felt the experience was educational. Results support use of experiential learning pedagogy to meet educational objectives…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Instruction, Pharmaceutical Education
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McFall, JoAnn P.; Freddolino, Paul P. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2000
Compares masters in social work field instruction at one local and two distance campus locations. Presents a four-step methodology for designing, implementing, and evaluating such programs. Data from 1,578 students includes their perceptions of local and home-campus program resources, program responsiveness to local agency structures and culture,…
Descriptors: Agencies, Confidentiality, Distance Education, Field Experience Programs
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