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Glenn, Tina Heard – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Academic achievement of public school students in the United States has significantly fallen behind other countries. Students' lack of knowledge of, or interest in, basic science and math has led to fewer graduates of science, technology, engineering, and math-related fields (STEM), a factor that may affect their career success and will certainly…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Science Achievement, Science Tests, STEM Education
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Amelink, Catherine T.; Artis, Sharnnia; King Liu, Tsu-Jae – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Despite the awareness of the importance of self-efficacy, this concept has been studied in a limited sense among community college students (Collins & Bissell, 2004), but it has been shown to be significantly related to career decisions among enrollees (Kelly & Hatcher, 2013). The literature does not address what types of experiences can…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Majors (Students)
O'Neal, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A trend in high end-of-year academic attrition creates a negative impact on an institution's mission and in the community. In the community, attrition reduces the number of potential nurses during a looming nursing shortage predicted by the American Nurses' Association (2001). The mission of one two-year college is to produce successful nursing…
Descriptors: Action Research, Nursing Education, Self Efficacy, Benchmarking
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Johnson, Joel D.; Starobin, Soko S.; Santos Laanan, Frankie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This study confirmed appropriate measurement model fit for a theoretical model, the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) vocational choice (STEM-VC) model. This model identified factors that successfully predicted a student's vocational choice decision to pursue a STEM degree for Latina/o and White community college students.…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Two Year College Students
Simon, Rebecca A.; Aulls, Mark W.; Dedic, Helena; Hubbard, Kyle; Hall, Nathan C. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2015
To address continually decreasing enrollment and rising attrition in post-secondary STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, particularly for women, the present study examines the utility of motivation and emotion variables to account for persistence and achievement in science in male and female students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Student Motivation, Emotional Response
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Bruck, Laura B.; Bruck, Aaron D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Recruitment and retention in the sciences is both difficult and crucial, especially in the community college setting. In this study, the resources used by General Chemistry I students at two different public, predominantly two-year colleges in two states were studied via surveys for a semester. Data were analyzed with respect to student attitudes…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Chemistry, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Chapman, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Urban College (UC) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program was designed to comprehensively support academically talented low-income students. The program served 45 students between the fall semesters of 2012 and 2015. The primary goals of the program were…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Community Colleges, Urban Schools
Kraft, Katrien van der Hoeven – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) careers have been touted as critical to the success of our nation and also provide important opportunities for access and equity of underrepresented minorities (URM's). Community colleges serve a diverse population and a large number of undergraduates currently enrolled in college, they are…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Geology, Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students
Jamieson, Jeremy P.; Peters, Brett J.; Greenwood, Emily J.; Altose, Aaron J. – Grantee Submission, 2016
For students to thrive in the U.S. educational system, they must successfully cope with omnipresent demands of exams. Nearly all students experience testing situations as stressful, and signs of stress (e.g., racing heart) are typically perceived negatively. This research tested the efficacy of a psychosituational intervention targeting cognitive…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Intervention
Ooten, Cheryl Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Beginning algebra is a gatekeeper course into the pipeline to higher mathematics courses required for respected professions in engineering, science, statistics, mathematics, education, and technology. Beginning algebra can also be a perfect storm if the necessary foundational skills are not within a student's grasp. What skills ensure beginning…
Descriptors: Algebra, Fractions, Community Colleges, Higher Education
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McLaughlin, Michael P.; Starobin, Soko S.; Laanan, Frankie Santos – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
As the nation's healthcare education system struggles to keep pace with the demand for its services, educators are seeking creative and innovative solutions to meet the needs of a growing number of students. The integration of medical simulation technology into the community college health science curriculum is a creative solution that can meet…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Medical Education
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National Center for Education Research, 2013
Since its inception in 2002, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded over 700 education research grants and over 60 education training grants. The research grants have supported exploratory research to build theory or generate hypotheses on factors that may affect educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Publications, Grants, Federal Aid
Perin, Dolores; Bork, Rachel Hare; Peverly, Stephen T.; Mason, Linda H.; Vaselewski, Megan – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2011
Instructors in community college developmental education programs are constantly seeking new ways to improve outcomes for their students, but, to date, there has been a shortage of empirical studies on the effectiveness of such efforts. The current study provides evidence on the potential efficacy of an approach to helping students develop an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Reading, Remedial Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Redchenko, Nadezhda N. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
An interdisciplinary approach provides many benefits that warrant the need for its use at technical universities teaching foreign language as an academic discipline. This article reviews recent Russian researches focused on interdisciplinary integration, summarizes advantages and proves overall high efficacy of the interdisciplinary approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Maher, Pamela A.; Bailey, Janelle M.; Etheridge, Dale A.; Warby, Dale B. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2013
This study investigates the impact of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program that provided preservice teachers access to faculty mentors for advice and feedback in the preparation and delivery of science and math content to elementary school students. Fifty preservice teachers attending a 2-year college in the Southwest…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, STEM Education, Two Year Colleges
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