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Caraballo, Limarys – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Discourses of achievement often overlook the interdependence of classroom contexts, students' identities, and academic performance. This narrative analysis explores how high-achieving students of color construct identities-in-practice in a diverse urban middle school. By documenting explicit moments in which students construct…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, High Achievement
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Rosen, Sonia M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Neoliberal market logic positions youth as either commodities produced and marketed by private institutions or consumers for whose business those institutions are competing, a paradigm that narrows pathways for youth participation in civic and political institutions by restricting youth agency to participation in markets. However, youth organizing…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Neoliberalism, Social Action, Organizations (Groups)
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Bartone, Michael D. – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2018
This article explores schooling experiences of James, assigned-female-at-birth (AFAB) male, with a focus on his Catholic K-8 experience. James was caught in the tensions of school and home: Catholic school reinforcing traditional norms of gender and a family that bucked these norms. At school James learned about the body and sex, never feeling…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Social Attitudes
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Kang, Hosun; Calabrese Barton, Angela; Tan, Edna; Simpkins, Sandra; Rhee, Hyang-yon; Turner, Chandler – Science Education, 2019
This study explores ways to support girls of color in forming their senses of selves in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the middle school years. Guided by social practice theory, we analyzed a large data set of survey responses (n = 1,821) collected at five middle schools in low-income communities across four states in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Minority Group Students, STEM Education
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Laursen, Helle Pia – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
Based on data from a researcher-generated activity and with the overall objective to gain insight into how students talk about themselves as readers, the study examines how, in a conversation with two classmates and a research assistant, 12-13-year-old students embrace or reject different figured worlds related to literacy. The analysis…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Literacy, Reading Attitudes, Interviews
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Kao, Chen-yao – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
There has been a paucity of research on gifted individuals' perceptions of gender stereotypes. The purpose of this study was to explore mathematically gifted adolescent females' perceptions of gender stereotypes through a research design of the qualitative multiple case study involving the constant comparison and the Three C's analysis scheme.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mathematics, Females, Adolescents
Podsiadlik, Edward, III – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative study is a journey away from the "outer world" of teaching and into the "inner world" of spiritual, emotional, and oftentimes deeply personal realities, conflicts, and contradictions that lie beneath it. Integrating my life as an educator with excerpts from literature creates a variety of reflective entry…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Professional Identity, Identification (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes
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Howard, Vivian – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2011
This paper reports on a research study investigating the role of pleasure reading in the lives of 12-15 year old residents of an eastern Canadian regional municipality. Pleasure reading was found to fulfill three broad functions: it enhanced academic performance, social engagement and personal development. In conclusion, the study confirms that…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Information Seeking, Values, Recreational Reading