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Leigh, Elaine W.; Pak, Katie; Phuong, Jennifer – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2021
Student leadership and activism on college campuses has received more widespread attention in recent years, with attention to how student identities inform these organizing efforts. But, how students make sense of their leadership and activism practices is less understood, particularly in graduate student contexts and for different marginalized…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Activism, Asian American Students, Females
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Since its inception in 2000, Pan-Asian American Community House's (PAACH's) education mission has bridged Asian-American studies to student life. PAACH initiatives have helped spread Asian-American diaspora to thousands of students at the University of Pennsylvania. They have also helped students determine for themselves what it means to be a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Asian Americans, American Studies
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Gasman, Marybeth, Ed.; Samayoa, Andrés Castro, Ed.; Nettles, Michael, Ed. – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
Although minority-serving institutions (MSIs) educate nearly one fifth of the nation's college students, there is to date little research on MSI's return on investment (ROI). To address this, the University of Pennsylvania and Educational Testing Service commissioned four papers focusing on the ROI for MSIs, which were presented originally in…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Hispanic American Students
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Ma, Grace X.; Tan, Yin; Toubbeh, Jamil I.; Su, Xuefen; Shive, Steven E.; Lan, Yajia – Health Education Research, 2004
The relationship between acculturation and smoking behavior was examined in four Asian-American groups that included recent immigrants and US-born Koreans, Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodians residing in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The study was part of a community-based, comprehensive cross-sectional study designed to…
Descriptors: Cambodians, Smoking, Acculturation, Immigrants
Nese, Joseph F. T.; Stevens, Joseph J.; Schulte, Ann C.; Tindal, Gerald; Yel, Nedim; Anderson, Daniel; Matta, Tyler; Elliott, Stephen N. – National Center on Assessment and Accountability for Special Education, 2018
This technical report is one of a series of four technical reports that describe the results of a study comparing eight alternative models for estimating school academic achievement using data from the Arizona, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania accountability systems. The purpose of these reports was to evaluate a broad range of models…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Models, Computation, Comparative Analysis
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Wood, J. Luke; Harris, Frank, III; Roesch, Scott C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
In recent years, scholars have focused intently on improving success rates for men of color (notably Black, Latino, Native American, and Southeast Asian men) in community colleges. To address outcome disparities, many colleges have sought to employ targeted interventions (e.g., programs, policies, and practices); however, many of these efforts are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Males, Student Surveys
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Isler, Hilal Nakiboglu – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
The attacks of terror carried out on September 11, 2001 gave rise to waves of hate-fueled violence across the country. It has been argued that the attacks and the subsequent, current context of war have resulted in a heightened sense of American intolerance. They have led to discernable shifts in how certain minorities are perceived and treated in…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide, National Security
Price-Johnson, Connie; Powers, Stephen – Online Submission, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine exemplary communication efforts of 12 selected outstanding schools in the United States. The methodology employed was case study methodology supplemented by interviews with key educational administrators. The results show unusual and outstanding ways that schools communicate with parents and the public, as…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Administrators, Case Studies, School Safety
Miller, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the identity development of mixed race Asian students, also known as Hapas, and the influence of college environments of their perceptions of self. More specifically, this study will use Narrative Inquiry to gain insight into the lives and experiences of 20 Hapa students at the University of…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Asian Americans, College Environment, Self Concept
Education Trust, Washington, DC. – 2003
This document presents state-level data on Pennsylvania's K-college education, including demographic distribution across each educational level, participation and success in Advanced Placement, percentage of students taking high-level courses, school funding gaps, and high school and college graduation rates. In 2002, 57 percent of all 5th graders…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement, Black Students, Educational Attainment
Waters, Bertha S., Comp. – 1984
The materials in this resource handbook are for the use of Pennsylvania teachers in developing classroom activities during National Women's History Week. The focus is on women who were notably active in government and politics (primarily, but not necessarily in Pennsylvania). The following women are profiled: Hallie Quinn Brown; Mary Ann Shadd…
Descriptors: Biographies, Class Activities, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Agosto, Denise E.; Gasson, Susan; Atwood, Michael – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2008
It is widely recognized that the current and projected shortage of adequately-educated IT professionals could be greatly reduced if more female and minority students would major in IT disciplines, yet the dramatic under-representation of these populations appears to be worsening. This under-representation is reflected in Drexel University's…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Minority Groups, Information Technology
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Gándara, Denisa; Li, Amy – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2020
Promise programs are proliferating across the United States, with wide variation in their design. Using national data on 33 Promise programs affecting single, 2-year colleges, this study examines program effects on first-time, full-time college enrollments of students by race/ethnicity and gender classification. Results suggest Promise programs…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Two Year College Students, Student Financial Aid
Cavanaugh, Corinna Rene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the self-perceptions of Latino students at an institution of higher education in Eastern Pennsylvania. Specifically, first and second year Latino student's self-perceptions of campus assimilation and involvement in campus activities were studied. Latino assimilation into Western culture…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Self Concept, Hispanic American Students
Kotok, Stephen; Reed, Katherine – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2015
Historically, Pennsylvania has struggled to integrate its public schools, especially with much of the racial diversity concentrated in urban regions. Starting in the 1960s, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) was the state's enforcing body to combat school desegregation, but since the early 1980s, when it comes to education, the…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Student Diversity, Metropolitan Areas, Race
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