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Close, Eleanor W.; Conn, Jessica; Close, Hunter G. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
In this study, we analyze the experience of students in the Physics Learning Assistant (LA) program at Texas State University in terms of the existing theoretical frameworks of "community of practice" and "physics identity," and explore the implications suggested by these theories for LA program adoption and adaptation.…
Descriptors: Physics, Identification (Psychology), Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Cavazos, Alyssa G. – Composition Studies, 2019
First-Year Writing (fyw) courses are ideal writing spaces where students' diverse identities and language resources can flourish for specific rhetorical purposes. While research has focused on multilingual students' language and writing practices, little attention has focused on self-identified multilingual students' perceptions of language…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Multilingualism, Self Concept, Writing (Composition)
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Eaton, Paul William; Bustamante, Rebecca McBride; Ates, Burcu; Berg, Helen – Review of Higher Education, 2019
A novel process--"dialogic cartographic narratives"--is introduced as a method for facilitating faculty members' understanding of their own privilege(s) and their complicity in maintaining systemic injustices in higher education institutions. The process involves critical interrogation of life stories and privileged identities over time…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Advantaged, Personal Narratives, Self Concept
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Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Hernandez, Susana – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2012
This paper examines 12 states' statutes that extend in-state resident tuition for undocumented students, illustrating their ambiguities and contradictions as they produce the "subject" in these on-going policy debates. This study asks and answers the question: "How are students' identities produced in ISRT policy?" At stake in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, In State Students, Tuition, Undocumented Immigrants
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Trevino, Edith Espinosa – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This paper draws from data from a year long study looking at teachers' perceptions of border violence in tandem with my autoethnographic exploration of the lived experience of border violence as a teacher, mother and as a daughter still grieving for her murdered father. The first steps in starting my research critically exploring educator…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Bilingualism, Violence, Self Concept
Saldana, Lilliana Patricia; Castro-Villarreal, Felicia; Sosa, Erica – Educational Foundations, 2013
Relying on Latina/Chicana feminist and critical race theories of identity, and "testimonio" as methodology of knowledge production (Latina Feminist Group, 2001), the authors examine the complexity of their professional and personal identities as academics and members of families and communities to theorize their common experiences as…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Hispanic Americans, Feminism
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Ek, Lucila D.; Chávez, Guadalupe Domínguez – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Using theories of figured worlds, we demonstrate how Proyecto Bilingüe, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program, constructs a figured world of bilingual education for Latina/o bilingual teachers. We drew from a larger qualitative study to conduct a thematic analysis of interviews with Latina/o bilingual teachers, their written…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Bilingual Teachers, Program Descriptions, Masters Programs
Whiteside, Dora – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of racial identity/consciousness development on the academic achievement of African American male college freshmen. In the late 1900s Black identity models were developed to help African Americans grasp hold of who they were, as they lived in the residues of the peculiar institution of slavery.…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Comparative Analysis
Oliva, Maricela; Rodriguez, Mariela A.; Alanis, Iliana; Quijada Cerecer, Patricia D. – Educational Foundations, 2013
In the Academy, faculty and institutional leaders traditionally have been white, male, and heterosexual. Of the 173,395 Full Professors identified in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the U.S. Department of Education in 2007, women represented almost 46,000, and Latinas held only 1,254 of those positions (U.S.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Women Faculty, College Faculty
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Rodríguez, Alma D. – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2013
This article presents the results of a study conducted to identify the perceptions of bilingual and ESL pre-service teachers regarding the integration of a collaborative service learning project in a key course of their teacher preparation program. Pre-, process, and final reflective essays were written by participants as they engaged in the…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Self Concept
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Cherry, Stephen M.; Lucas, Amy; Case, Kim A.; Hoston, William T. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Building on previous studies on action-oriented strategies for teaching race-related courses, we explore the general effectiveness of teaching about racial stereotypes and racial/ethnic identity construction in two undergraduate race and ethnicity courses. Given that race and the term "White" are culturally constructed and serve to…
Descriptors: Whites, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Racial Factors
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Shonfeld, Miri; Kritz, Miki – Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 2013
This research explores the extent to which virtual worlds can serve as online collaborative learning environments for students by increasing social presence and engagement. 3D environments enable learning, which simulates face-to-face encounters while retaining the advantages of online learning. Students in Education departments created avatars…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment
Castillo, Victor Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the study rise of the Hispanic population in the United States over the last 25-years there has been a languished progression of this populations' educational attainment. The purpose of this qualitative study was to tap into the "black-box" of ten academically successful Latino students from San Antonio by capturing the life history…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Educational Attainment
Hoffman, Nancy, Ed.; Vargas, Joel, Ed.; Venezia, Andrea, Ed.; Miller, Marc S., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2007
"Minding the Gap" argues that in today's highly competitive, global economy, all young people need a postsecondary education. Yet only one in ten students from the lowest economic quintile in the United States currently earns a postsecondary credential. This timely and instructive book from Jobs for the Future explores policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, First Generation College Students, Postsecondary Education, High Schools