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Toraman, Cetin; Aycicek, Burak – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between attachment levels to school and the variables of the perception of school life quality and peer pressure among high school students and whether school life quality and peer pressure predict students' attachment levels to school significantly. The relational screening model was used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student School Relationship, Attachment Behavior
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Nuñez, Roland – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2019
College preparation programs are ubiquitous among secondary schools, ranging from bridge programs and summer camps to STEM competitions. High school students have many options in preparing for the academic pressures of higher education. However, an area often neglected in college preparation programs is the teaching of interpersonal customs and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, High School Students, Social Development, College Environment
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Sarouni, Ali Sedigh; Jenaabadi, Hossein; Pourghaz, Abdulwahab – International Education Studies, 2016
The present study aimed to examine the relationship of mental pressure with optimism and academic achievement motivation among second grade second period male high school students. This study followed a descriptive-correlational method. The sample included 200 second grade second period male high school students in Sooran. Data collection tools in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Males, Academic Achievement, Positive Attitudes
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Alfoukha, Marwa M.; Hamdan-Mansour, Ayman M.; Banihani, Manar Ali – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Prevalence of eating disorders (EDs) has increased among adolescents in Arabic and Western countries. The purposes are to identify the risk of ED and psychosocial correlates of risk of ED among high school girls in Jordan. The researchers employed a cross-sectional, correlational design using 799 high school girls from governmental and private…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Psychological Patterns, At Risk Students, Eating Disorders
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Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Numerous reports have highlighted problems with writing instruction in American schools, yet few examine the interplay of teachers' preparation to teach writing, the instructional policies they must navigate, and the writing development of the students in their classrooms. Purpose: This study examines high school English teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Writing Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Gilliland, Betsy – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers' understandings of second language learning influence their practices in the classroom. This paper analyzes interview and classroom data collected during a year-long ethnographic study of two high school English language development classes to identify (1) what the teachers understood about second language (L2) development and L2 academic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism
Keosybounheuang, Sunnin Bree – ProQuest LLC, 2017
High stakes testing is an increasingly powerful force in education with curricular decisions as one of the many factors influenced by this trend. A large number of districts and school leaders feel an increase in curriculum time for tested areas is the answer to America's academic shortcomings. The increase in instructional time for tested areas,…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Health Education, High School Students, Grade 9
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Clemens, Randall F. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
The case explores the challenges of school leaders to facilitate social justice-based reforms for low-income students of color who attend underperforming schools. In particular, it examines the 1st-year experiences of Principal Yolanda Lopez at Kennedy High School, an underperforming and underresourced urban public high school. Lopez is tasked…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Educational Change, Disadvantaged Schools, Social Justice
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Welton, Anjale; Williams, Montrischa – High School Journal, 2015
Currently school reform discourse encourages states to adopt college readiness standards. Meanwhile, federal and state accountability and related mandated reforms remain a policy concern. As such, it is important to examine the interplay between accountability and the establishment of a college-going culture in high "minority", high…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Readiness, College Bound Students, High School Students
Lyons, Guy Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students face many challenges in the transition to high school. From pressures of high-stakes testing for graduation to transitioning to the high school environment, many diversions can delay or even stop a student's path to graduation. Ninth-grade students are at a pivotal point in their educational careers, and a successful transition to high…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Student Needs, Graduation Rate
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2010
Students are under pressure from teachers, parents, and college admissions counselors to maintain high grade point averages, score well on high-stakes tests, participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, and gain admission to top colleges. In fact, surveys have found that most students identify academic pressure as the main reason for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Grade Point Average, College Admission
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Gregg, David; Somers, Cheryl L.; Pernice, Francesca Maria; Hillman, Stephen B.; Kernsmith, Poco – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Risks associated with teen sexting draw increasing concern from teachers and communities as developments in communication software and devices make sharing private content faster and simpler each year. We examined rates, recipients, and predictors of teen sexting to better plan education and preventative policies and strategies. A…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Computer Mediated Communication, Telecommunications, High School Students
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Petro, Lisa; Garin, Maria Jose Pineda – Childhood Education, 2017
As globalization speeds forward, there is immense pressure on school systems to keep up with the changing world. School leaders and teachers must continuously reevaluate their students' needs and consider the forces that will shape their futures. Learn how a dynamic, multi-campus high school in Mexico reimagined its approach to global competence…
Descriptors: Mexicans, High School Students, Global Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Neher, Mallory Jane; Plourde, Lee A. – Education, 2012
This project was a response to the changes in the Washington State math assessments for high school students. The creation of an exit exam for Washington State high school students and the expectation that they pass it to graduate has placed tremendous pressure on high schools that struggled with low passing rates on the Washington State math…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Exit Examinations, High School Students
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Tyner, Adam; Petrilli, Michael J. – Education Next, 2018
In this article, the authors look at the evidence that external motivation can encourage middle-school and high-school students to work harder and learn more. They then identify a number of state and local policies that could put constructive pressure on students to exert effort in their academics. Such policies include instituting external,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Incentives, Middle School Students, High School Students
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