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Moilanen, Kristin L.; Raffaelli, Marcela – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
We examined support and conflict with parents and close friends in a sample of ethnically diverse young adults (European-, Asian-, Cuban-, Latin-, and Mexican Americans). College students (N = 495) completed six subscales from the Network of Relationships Inventory (NRI; Furman & Buhrmester, 1985). Friends were rated higher than parents on…
Descriptors: College Students, Mexican Americans, Conflict, Young Adults
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"Math Expressions" is a curriculum for students in prekindergarten through sixth grade that aims to build students' conceptual understanding of mathematics and to develop fluency in mathematical problem solving and computation. The curriculum encourages student learning of mathematics through real-world situations, visual supports such…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports the results of a new study on the impact of bans on race-conscious admissions policies which seem to confirm what many critics of affirmative action have long suspected: It is Asian-Americans, rather than whites, who are most disadvantaged by elite universities' consideration of ethnicity and race. Left unanswered are the…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Whites, Enrollment, White Students
Buchanan, Saneik – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine if incentive programs like Renaissance impact high school students and faculty. Incentives can go a long way for students in schools. At Lehigh Senior High School (LSHS), for example, students were introduced to the Renaissance Program this school year, by receiving goodies. Coupons at Dairy Queen,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Academic Achievement, Incentives
Blazer, Christie; Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) students participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The IB program was offered at six M-DCPS high schools in 2017-2018. Over 3,000 examinations were taken by M-DCPS students in 27 subject areas in 2017-2018. The number of IB examinations…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, High School Students, Racial Differences
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2016
This Research Brief summarizes the performance of Miami-Dade Public Schools (M-DCPS) students participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The IB program was offered at six M-DCPS high schools in 2015-2016. The number of IB examinations taken in M-DCPS decreased by two percentage points from 2014-2015 to 2015-2016. During the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Honors Curriculum, High Schools, High School Students
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on the popularity of golf, which grew in Seoul after it held the 1988 Olympics, and the emergence and competitiveness of Korean golfers in which U.S. college coaches are now witnessing. According to Dr. Kyeyoung Park, an associate professor of anthropology and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los…
Descriptors: American Studies, College Athletics, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries
Acquavita, Teri L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Exploring the relationship between early oral reading fluency ability and reading comprehension achievement among an ethnically and racially diverse sample of young learners from low-income families, attending elementary school within a large public school district in southeast Florida is the purpose of this longitudinal study. Although many…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement
Wilson-Mighty, Roseta – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The current study examined differences in student performance and retention rates for those who completed remedial reading or remedial writing courses and those who did not in a private university in South Florida. International students also were compared to non-international students on academic performance and retention rates. The conceptual…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Private Colleges, College Freshmen, Remedial Reading
Bacon, Tina P.; And Others – 1991
This study examines responses to a survey that assessed perceptions of racial relations in schools to highlight areas that would benefit most from school attention. The Racial Climate Survey was administered to 2,882 students and 377 teachers/administrators in a large school district in Florida. An exploratory factor analysis of the 12-item survey…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students
Education Trust, Washington, DC. – 2003
This report compares Florida's reading and mathematics performance on the most recent administrations of the state assessment with performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). To indicate how Florida is doing in narrowing the academic achievement gap between African American, Latino, or low-income students and their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement, Black Students, Educational Attainment
Brock, Thomas, Ed.; Slater, Doug, Ed. – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the highest unemployment that the U.S. has seen since the Great Depression, with particularly heavy job losses for Black, Hispanic, and Native American workers. In this set of studies commissioned by Lumina Foundation, the authors examine actions that states and community colleges can take to address the needs of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Academic Degrees, Adult Education
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Siqueira, Lorena; Crandall, Lee A. – Substance Abuse, 2006
Purpose: To determine (1) the prevalence of use, (2) risk and protective factors for use of inhalants in Florida youth. Methods: The Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey 2004 is a comprehensive assessment of youth substance abuse attitudes and practices obtained by sampling youth from sixty-five counties. Results: The sample consisted of 60,345…
Descriptors: Siblings, Substance Abuse, Antisocial Behavior, Incidence
Starr, Paul; Roberts, Alden – Journal of Refugee Resettlement, 1981
Describes past American attitudes toward Asian immigrants and analyzes contemporary views of Indochinese held by residents in areas where refugees have settled. Discusses how attitudes are related to the background characteristics of the respondents and their experience with the Indochinese. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bias, Community Attitudes, Ethnic Groups
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Figlio, David; Özek, Umut – Education Finance and Policy, 2020
We use matched birth records and longitudinal student records in Florida to investigate whether first-, second-, and third-generation Asian and Hispanic immigrants have different educational success (measured by test scores, disciplinary problems, truancy, high school graduation, and college readiness). We find that, for both Asian and Hispanic…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Immigrants, Generational Differences, Academic Achievement
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