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Wagstaff, Iris R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study was conducted in response to the growing concern about the lack of U.S. students majoring in STEM fields and pursuing STEM careers (NSF, 2013). In order for the U.S. to compete in a global economy that is increasingly technologically-based, a skilled STEM workforce is a necessity (National Academies, 2010). Understanding the factors…
Descriptors: Grade 9, STEM Education, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students
Perez, Miguel S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The nation's generation of "Baby Boomers" is now the grandparents of a new generation of students known as "Gen Y" and "Gen Z," respectively. "Gen X," parents of our current students, have the enormous task of raising their children as "digital natives" in a technological-savvy world. The idea of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, STEM Education
Kalahar, Kory G. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Student failure is a prominent issue in many comprehensive secondary schools nationwide. Researchers studying error, reliability, and performance in organizations have developed and employed a method known as critical incident technique (CIT) for investigating failure. Adopting an action research model, this study involved gathering and analyzing…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Academic Failure, Prevention
Baldwin, Kristi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Traditionally, professional development for technology integration has been insufficient or ineffective for supporting changes in classroom practice. This study examined the professional development experiences of secondary school teachers in South Dakota related to educational technology in order to determine core content area teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Participation, Technology Integration
Freeman, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2010
English language learners (ELLs) often find themselves marginalized with respect to learning mathematics in U.S. schools due, in part, to language barriers and gaps in prerequisite math knowledge and skills. The goal of this study was to use Sen's (1980, 1992, 1999) capabilities approach model as a lens through which to analyze the relationship…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Intervention, Self Efficacy
Smith, Feon M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the quantitative research study was to determine if participation in the Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) led to significant differences in the math and reading/language arts scores on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2), between students who participated in the program compared to students who…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Health Sciences