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Cook-Sather, Alison – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
Addressing both the increasingly complex process of becoming an educator at the tertiary level and the growing recognition of the importance of student engagement, student-faculty partnerships have emerged as one way of fundamentally rethinking academic development. Participant reflections suggest that the over-time, partnership approach to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Undergraduate Students
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Campbell, Kimeka; Prins, Esther – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Nearly one quarter of international graduate students in the USA and Canada are accompanied by their spouse, typically highly educated, professional women. Because they are not students, accompanying spouses' distinctive needs and experiences are often invisible. This article focuses on an overlooked population of adult learners: accompanying…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Spouses, Social Integration
Miller, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the identity development of mixed race Asian students, also known as Hapas, and the influence of college environments of their perceptions of self. More specifically, this study will use Narrative Inquiry to gain insight into the lives and experiences of 20 Hapa students at the University of…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Asian Americans, College Environment, Self Concept
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Henry, Sue Ellen; Verica, Joseph M. – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2015
How can art function as a medium through which to re(view) the self and others? This article explores this central question through an interdisciplinary classroom experiment that brought theories of identity development in a multiculturalism classroom together with principles of portraiture present in an introductory drawing class. Interview…
Descriptors: Art, Interdisciplinary Approach, Portraiture, Freehand Drawing
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Hornberger, Nancy H.; De Korne, Haley; Weinberg, Miranda – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The experiences of a community of people learning and teaching Lenape in Pennsylvania provide insights into the complexities of current ways of talking and acting about language reclamation. We illustrate how Native and non-Native participants in a university-based Indigenous language class constructed language, identity, and place in nuanced ways…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Language Maintenance
Hendershot, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Globalization has exerted pressure on educational leaders to prepare students for an increasingly complex world. Institutions of higher education in the United States are striving to transform students into global citizens, and translating these imperatives into specialized curricula. However, no common definition for "global citizen"…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Activism, Citizenship Education
Johnson, Jennifer Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the academic and social experiences of African American, first generation college students attending a selective university. Following interpretive case study methodology, the major research questions guiding this study were: How do African American, first generation college students…
Descriptors: African American Students, First Generation College Students, Females, Higher Education
Lee, Hyun-Myoung – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to make interns-central members who directed a change the nature of the conception of professional development in an online peer-led dialogue. My focuses were what pedagogical aspects in an online peer-led dialogue contributed to intern's professional development (i.e., professional knowledge development and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Computer Mediated Communication, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
Rankin-Brown, Maria; Fitzpatrick, Carrie – Online Submission, 2007
Background: This study involved a bicoastal project between four composition classes, two in California and two in Pennsylvania. The focus was on how students read, write, and converse about ethnic and spiritual distinctiveness and the role of writing in identity development. Purpose: The researchers exercised a variety of methods (diverse…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Writing (Composition), Student Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
Thompson, Diane S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This purpose of this study was to identify how adult ELL community college students perceive their experience in the development of academic literacy, specifically academic writing, and to explore their perceptions of the factors, attitudes, and experiences that have facilitated their development of that level of academic literacy. To address this…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English for Academic Purposes, Community Colleges, Educational Experience
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Perry, Merry G. – Composition Forum, 2006
Merry Perry teaches English courses (both writing and literature) where the majority of the students are white, middle class, and conservative. Perry begins the article by saying that in such an academic environment, her most challenging task is not teaching grammar, punctuation, or editing skills, but challenging these students to think about and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Cultural Education, Writing (Composition), College Students