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Dixon, Dorothy B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine dual credit enrollment with respect to student demographic characteristics and to student success of Texas community college students. The first purpose was to describe the demographic characteristics with respect to gender and ethnicity/race of Texas community college students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Clarke, Paige; Dodge, Tonya; Marzell, Miesha; Turrisi, Rob; Williams, Kevin – Journal of Drug Education, 2018
The present study tested whether playing football or lacrosse in high school is associated with more problematic alcohol use during college compared with playing other sports in high school. A sample of undergraduate males (n = 2,940) in their freshmen year who had played sports in high school completed a web-based questionnaire. Results showed…
Descriptors: Athletics, Athletes, High School Students, Team Sports
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Hargadon, Ciara; Downes, Paul – Irish Educational Studies, 2019
This study seeks to examine the importance of sleep health in an Irish urban school context of high poverty. It adopts an action research approach to conduct small-scale research with a non-probability sample of twenty-four sixth class pupils, to ascertain whether a five-week school and home based intervention can improve; sleep behaviours among…
Descriptors: Sleep, Intervention, Urban Schools, Poverty Areas
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Javorsky, Kristin H. – Afterschool Matters, 2019
This article describes how a federally funded afterschool program serving an elementary-age population in a rural southern community used the creative affordances of Minecraft and a creative youth development (CYD) framework to support the local school district's character education program, The Leader in Me (LiM). On receipt of a 21st Century…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Rural Areas, Educational Technology
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Fluhr, Stephanie A.; Choi, Namok; Herd, Ann; Woo, Hongryun; Alagaraja, Meera – High School Journal, 2017
The two main objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between high school student (9th-12th) gender and nontraditional career and technical education (CTE) course taking, and the combined effects of gender and program area on estimated future wage earnings for male and female CTE completers. A Midwestern state CTE database…
Descriptors: High School Students, Gender Differences, Career Education, Technical Education
McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H.; Nese, Rhonda N. T.; Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen; Hoselton, Robert – Grantee Submission, 2016
In this analysis of extant data from 3,011 schools implementing school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) across multiple years, we assessed the predictive power of various school characteristics and speed of initial implementation on sustained fidelity of implementation of SWPBIS at 1, 3, and 5 years. In addition, we…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Sustainability, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention
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Ashby, Patrick; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Research in Science Education, 2020
This critical ethnography documents how a group of 25 students and their teacher/researcher in a suburban, private school setting, the vast majority from the dominant cultural background, engaged with and enacted a critical chemistry education together. Critical chemistry education contextualizes chemistry in socially relevant issues and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Social Bias, Private Schools
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Baricevic, Marti L.; Kashubeck-West, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Sexual orientation-based discrimination in schools has evolved from primarily blatant, overt forms to include more subtle and ambiguous forms, or microaggressions. To date, the unique experiences of microaggressions among adolescents in the context of the high school environment are underrepresented among the literature. In this qualitative study,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, High School Students, Aggression, Social Discrimination
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Boudreau, Patrick; Gibbons, Sandra – Physical Educator, 2019
The popularity of rock climbing continues to increase. However, little research is available on the pedagogy of rock climbing. This study explored the effect of learning activities in a school-based rock climbing program on students' climbing self-efficacy. It used a case study design and data collection methods included (a) observations of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, High School Students
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San Antonio, Donna M. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
Research has shown that social and emotional learning (SEL) can benefit students in affective, interpersonal, communicative, and academic realms. However, teachers integrating SEL face a variety of logistical, pedagogical, and skill development challenges, including how to effectively facilitate classroom conversations on social justice and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Skill Development, College School Cooperation
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Çerkez, Yagmur; Özbas, Serap; Baglama, Silay – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2019
The objective of this research was to analyse high school students' positive and negative affect schedules and to compare them according to gender, level of class and type of schools such as General High Schools, Anatolian High Schools and Science High Schools. 171 voluntary students in the 11th and 12th grades took part in this study. Data were…
Descriptors: High School Students, Gender Differences, Affective Behavior, Institutional Characteristics
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Lagowski, Joseph J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
The people, events, and issues that were involved in the beginning and the evolution of the "Journal of Chemical Education" and the Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) are traced and discussed. The constitution of the American Chemical Society incorporates the roots of chemical education as an area of interest to the Society. Both…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Secondary School Science, High Schools, Periodicals
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Curtis, Kathleen S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2017
Outreach efforts directed toward improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) literacy are vitally important to ensure that all of our citizens are prepared to fully participate in an increasingly complex and technology-driven world. Attempts to maximize the effectiveness of STEM outreach has focused on younger populations,…
Descriptors: Science Education, After School Programs, Outreach Programs, STEM Education
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DeAngelis, Karen J. – High School Journal, 2013
Department chairs occupy a potentially important leadership position in high schools, yet little is known about them, particularly with regard to who they are and how they compare to other high school teachers. This is surprising given growing expectations for distributed leadership practice in schools. In this study, I utilize a national dataset…
Descriptors: Department Heads, High Schools, National Surveys, Teacher Leadership
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Song, Wei; Qian, Xueqin; Goodnight, Bradley – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study aimed to understand the extent to which parent involvement, community involvement, and schoolwide violence-prevention initiatives reduced school violence, considering school racial/ethnic compositions and crime levels of school locations. We used school-level data collected during the 2009-2010 school year, covering elementary schools…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Role, Community Involvement, Prevention
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