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Contreras, Eduardo, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Political and educational leaders today often praise the benefits of study abroad with lofty rhetoric by arguing that overseas study can provide American undergraduate students with a variety of beneficial outcomes such as personal growth, academic gains, professional skills, greater international awareness and cross-cultural understanding.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Objectives, Undergraduate Students, Educational History
Valente, Rubia da Rocha – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research uses national survey data from the Exame Nacional do Ensino M├ędio (National Secondary Education Exam-ENEM) in Brazil to explore the impact of racial discrimination on high school students between 2004 and 2008. The analysis shows that being a victim of racism can reduce a student's ENEM scores, as well as diminish the perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Discrimination, National Surveys, High School Students
McLoughlin, Paul J., II. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Currently, there are nearly a million high-achieving, low-income students in the United States. In the nation's most selective institutions of higher education, students from low-income families have been persistently under-represented. Elite colleges, in particular, have only recently begun admitting low-income students in large numbers, a result…
Descriptors: Low Income, College Environment, Student Financial Aid, Low Income Groups
Barr, Krispin Wagoner – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Collegiate secret societies, as distinguished from Greek-letter fraternal organizations, enjoyed prominence within many American campus communities from the early nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century (Baird, 1879; Hitchcock, 1863; Slosson, 1910; Veysey, 1965). The establishment of these elite groups preceded the maturation of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Student Organizations, Extracurricular Activities, Universities
Lee, Mun Woo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Along with "English fever" (Krashen, 2003) in South Korea, the number of Korean students in the U.S. has increased every year so that they are now the largest group of international students in the U.S. Among those Korean students in the U.S, the early study-abroad group is particularly noteworthy because they share the unique experience…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Grounded Theory, Study Abroad, Korean