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Wang, Cixin; Barlis, Julia; Do, Kieu Anh; Chen, Jingqiu; Alami, Sandra – School Mental Health, 2020
Adolescents are most likely to receive mental health services in schools compared to other settings; however, few studies have examined barriers to mental health help seeking at school for ethnic minority adolescents. The current mixed-methods study utilized surveys and semi-structured interviews to explore the mental health literacy (MHL),…
Descriptors: Barriers, Help Seeking, School Health Services, Asian American Students
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Smith, Patriann – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
This study presents holistic insights into the culturally relevant English language arts and reading instructional practices of one award-winning Asian-American male teacher as he worked with culturally and linguistically diverse students from a variety of backgrounds in a 'significantly underperforming' urban middle-school. Avenues through which…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Middle School Students
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Sabato, Todd – College Student Journal, 2016
Objective: To compare alcohol, tobacco, and illicit or nonmedical drug use behaviors and self-reported consequences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to cross-ethnic peers. Participants: A sample of 114,816 undergraduates between 18 and 24 completing the National College Health Assessment between 2011 and 2014 were used.…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Minority Groups, Sexuality, Prevention
Rafalow, Matthew H. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2021
Conversations about digital inequality in education often revolve around access to technology. However, research into youth culture has shown that many Black and Latinx teens are able to access technology and have developed the same digital skills as their white peers. Social scientist Matt Rafalow observed three California middle schools where…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Racial Differences
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Shakeel, M. Danish; Peterson, Paul E. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
We use a quadratic equation to estimate trends in cohort performances in the charter and district sectors on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 4th and 8th grade between 2005 and 2017. Data consist of over four million test observations of nationally representative samples of students on seven separate math and reading tests. We…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Trend Analysis, Reading Tests
Shakeel, M. Danish; Peterson, Paul E. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2020
We use a quadratic equation to estimate trends in cohort performances in the charter and district sectors on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 4th and 8th grade between 2005 and 2017. Data consist of over four million test observations of nationally representative samples of students on seven separate math and reading tests. We…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Grade 4, Grade 8, National Competency Tests
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Espinoza, Guadalupe; Schacter, Hannah; Juvonen, Jaana – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Although research has shown that peer victimization is related to negative school outcomes, whether ethnic ingroup size alters victimization-adjustment links is unclear. This study examines whether smaller ethnic ingroup representation amplifies the negative associations between peer victimization and school adjustment. We also examine whether…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment
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Talbert, Eli; Hofkens, Tara; Wang, Ming-Te – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Student-centered instruction is featured in reforms that aim to improve excellence and equity in mathematics education. Although research on stereotype threat suggests that student-centered instruction may have differential effects on racial minority students, the relationship between student-centered mathematics instruction and student engagement…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students
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Nielson, Matthew G.; Delay, Dawn; Flannery, Kaitlin M.; Martin, Carol Lynn; Hanish, Laura D. – Developmental Psychology, 2020
We explored how gender and gender similarity affects friendship dissolution following the transition to middle school. We predicted that both gender and gender similarity (measured by perceived similarity to own-gender and other-gender peers) explain dissolution trends and that less own-gender similarity or more other-gender similarity predicts…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Self Concept, Friendship
Rafalow, Matthew H. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
In the digital age, schools are a central part of a nationwide effort to make access to technology more equitable, so that all young people, regardless of identity or background, have the opportunity to engage with the technologies that are essential to modern life. Most students, however, come to school with digital knowledge they've already…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Technology Uses in Education, Racial Bias, Social Bias
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Mofield, Emily L.; Parker Peters, Megan – Roeper Review, 2015
Researchers explored the typology of perfectionism among 153 (46% male, 54% female; 88% White, 8% African American, 5% Asian American, 4% Hispanic, 1% Other) suburban gifted adolescents and compared perfectionism scores (using the Goals and Work Habits Survey, a modification of Frost's Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale [F-MPS]) to samples of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Gifted, Adolescents, Suburbs
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Benner, Aprile D.; Wang, Yijie – Developmental Psychology, 2015
We investigated the links between racial/ethnic marginalization (i.e., having few same-race/ethnic peers at school) and adolescents' socioemotional distress and subsequent initiation of substance use (alcohol and marijuana) and substance use levels. Data from 7,731 adolescents (52% female; 55% White, 21% African American, 16% Latino, 8% Asian…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Benner, Aprile D.; Wang, Yijie – Developmental Psychology, 2014
In the current study, we examine patterns of school attendance across middle and high school with a diverse sample of 8,908 students (48% female; 54% Latino, 31% White, 13% African American, 2% Asian American). Attendance declined from middle through high school, but this overall pattern masked important variations. In total, 44% of students…
Descriptors: Attendance, Middle School Students, High School Students, Attendance Patterns
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Zuercher, Jennifer L.; Gopalan, Chaya – Advances in Physiology Education, 2020
Diabetes, a chronic condition that impacts millions, is a complex disease. Understanding the disease can contribute to increasing awareness about this debilitating condition and preventing occurrences. Furthermore, inculcation of physiology knowledge may lead to an increased likelihood of career goals that align with this area of study. In pursuit…
Descriptors: Physiology, Diabetes, Asian American Students, Middle School Students
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Borman, Geoffrey D.; Choi, Yeseul; Hall, Garret J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Stereotype threat has been shown to have deleterious impacts on the short- and long-term academic performance and psychological well-being of racial and ethnic minority students. Psychological variables related to this identity threat represent significant sources of achievement and attainment gaps relative to nonstereotyped Asian and white…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Racial Bias, Ethnicity
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