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Nolan, Kathleen – Educational Policy, 2018
In 2010, the Obama administration called for schools with low standardized test scores, often in high poverty, urban communities, to be targeted for rapid school improvement through reforms in teacher professional development, curriculum, and other areas. Since that time, many of schools deemed in need of improvement have experienced a vast array…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Ethnography, Low Achievement
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Gutowski, Ellen; White, Allison E.; Liang, Belle; Diamonti, Alfred-John; Berado, Danielle – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
The present study explored the influence of psychological stress on the development of purpose among youth of color living in urban, low-income communities. A qualitative approach based on grounded theory was used to understand how stress-related experiences influence the development of youth purpose in participants' own words. Findings revealed…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Social Support Groups, Minority Groups, Urban Youth
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Thompson, Canute S. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
This study examines the construct of respect, its manifestations in teacher-student relationships, and it relationship to ethics of care and sustainable development. The study found that students place a high premium on being respected by their teachers and measure expressions of respect chiefly through the attention received through listening.…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Sustainable Development
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Gobbi, Erica; Greguol, Márcia; Carraro, Attilio – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: The purpose of this study was to explore possible benefits of a peer-tutored physical education programme (PTPE) in comparison with school physical education (SPE) in high school students with intellectual disability. Method: Nineteen students with intellectual disabilities (15 boys, mean age 17.4 ± 1.7 years) were monitored during…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, High School Students, Intellectual Disability, Educational Benefits
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Davis, Summer; Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2018
This exploratory study sought to describe the meaning high school girls in the mid-Atlantic region of the USA ascribe to their physical education (PE) experiences, inquire about the factors influencing their enrolment in elective PE, and to explore desired changes to PE. Sixteen girls aged 15-17 years participated in semi-structured focus group…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Enrollment Influences, Elective Courses
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Crossman, Katie – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This article reports on an English for academic purposes course designed following the tenets of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) to address the needs of language minority (LM) high school graduates entering Canadian universities. The language used in and required of post-secondary study is challenging for many LM students,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rahimi, Regina; Liston, Delores – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Nationally, one in four high school students drops out in high school. Georgia, in particular, is very concerning with a 67% high school completion rate (Hickman & Heinrich, 2011) and a 41% drop out rate recorded for girls (National Women's Law Center, 2007). While these statistics are disturbing, they do not do justice to the reality of the…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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de Toledo e Toledo, Neila; Knijnik, Gelsa; Valero, Paola – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018
The pedagogical principle "learning by research" guides the current curriculum in agricultural high schools in Brazil. A problematization of the principle shows how (1) it feeds into current neoliberal and corporate agendas in the education sector, and (2) it associates mathematical formalism and abstraction as necessary conditions for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Neoliberalism, Agricultural Education
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Koyuncu, Bengisu; Dönmez, Pelin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study aimed to determine the power of sense of self-efficacy in and attitudes toward math in predicting resistance to mathematics for high school students. In accordance with the aims of the study, a correlational survey model was used to determine covariance between the variables. The data for this study were collected through surveys given…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Stabler, Albert – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
A primary function of schooling is to impart moral discipline, and art education distills this role to its core imperative of mandated pleasure, summarised by Jacques Lacan as the 'will to enjoy'. This manifests in the insistence that, despite producing similar outcomes, students come to recognise themselves as unique and creative. In the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Moral Values, Foreign Countries, Artists
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Çalis, Sevgül – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this study with high school students, a descriptive scanning model, one of the qualitative research methods, was used to determine the extent to which the achievements of the hybridization occurred. The study was conducted with 12th grade students studying in a public high school in Bursa in 2017-2018 academic year. According to the findings…
Descriptors: Achievement, Grade 12, High School Seniors, Foreign Countries
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Carhill-Poza, Avary – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: In schools, a major obstacle to drawing on emergent bilingual students' knowledge and skills in their first language is a widespread lack of awareness about language use among adolescent English learners, including how peer talk can connect knowledge and abilities in both languages to school-based learning. Although research often…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish Speaking, Immigrants, Ethnography
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Sparks, Richard L.; Luebbers, Julie; Castaneda, Martha; Patton, Jon – Modern Language Journal, 2018
A unique anxiety for foreign language (L2) learning has been hypothesized to explain students' problems with language learning. However, L2 anxiety instruments have been challenged on the grounds that they reflect students' language learning ability and/or perceptions of their language learning skills. In this study, 266 U.S. high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Spanish, Anxiety, Second Language Learning
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Bernacki, Matthew L.; Walkington, Candace – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Context personalization--the incorporation of students' out-of-school interests into learning tasks--has recently been shown to positively affect students' situational interest and their performance and learning in mathematics. However, few studies have shown effects on both interest and achievement, drawing into question whether context…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Interests, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Mordechay, Kfir – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Residential stability matters to a young person's educational success, and the housing crisis spurred by the Great Recession (2007-2009) has disrupted the residential stability of many families. Using data from a large high school district in San Bernardino County, California, as a case study, this study utilizes a multilevel model to examine the…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Student Mobility, High School Students, Economic Impact
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