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Fergus, Edward – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background/Context: For the last 40 years, researchers have posited competing theories regarding the relative influence of social class background and racial-group membership on the school experiences, academic performance, behavior, and motivation of ethnic minority students. The general purpose of these competing theories has been to explain why…
Descriptors: Race, Student Attitudes, Occupational Aspiration, Student Experience
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Davis-Bowman, Jennifer – Education and Urban Society, 2021
To influence school achievement, researchers investigate student academic help-seeking. However, a growing population of students of color combined with the risk of poorer academic performance yields attention toward African American student academic help-seeking. In this review, 13 studies analyzed sampling characteristics, theoretical…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Help Seeking
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Nieto, David G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2021
Drawing upon Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as theoretical framework and methodological tool, the present paper critically examines the legislation that has established English as official language in 30 states. This study captures the motivation and rationale of the policies, their stated outcomes and educational implications. The analysis…
Descriptors: Official Languages, English, State Legislation, Cultural Influences
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Ceglie, Robert John; Settlage, John – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Underrepresentation of women of color in science majors and careers continues to be a concern for many science educators. Despite being the fastest growing population of college students, women of color have made insufficient gains in college science degree attainment. Sixteen women of color who were undergraduates majoring in a science field…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Females, Undergraduate Students, Interviews
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Doumas, Diana M.; Midgett, Aida – Journal of College Counseling, 2015
This study examined drinking motives, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems among White college athletes and college athletes of color (N = 113). Results indicated no differences in drinking motives between the 2 groups. White athletes reported higher levels of alcohol use, whereas athletes of color reported higher levels of alcohol-related…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, White Students, College Students
Glass, Cynthia Stallard – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educators face multiple forms of misbehavior in the classroom on a regular basis. Quantitative data in the academic literature indicates that some subgroups, particularly minority students, lower income students and boys, face higher rates of disciplinary actions than their peers. Whether this indicates that those students misbehave more often,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Antisocial Behavior
Vasil, Thomas, Ed.; Gillespie, Donald J., Jr., Ed. – 1968
The primary objectives of the project were to develop non-book instructional materials for use in Music Education, to put these materials into use, and to subsequently evaluate and refine the materials. The audiovisual materials and the equipment needed to present them included an overhead projector and various types of transparencies. The use of…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Audiodisc Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction
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Limb, Gordon E.; Organista, Kurt C. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2006
The current study builds on a previous study that examined change in student views on social work's traditional mission, career motivations, and practice preferences between entry into and graduation from master of social work programs. Results from 6,987 students at entry and 3,451 students at graduation showed that students at graduation…
Descriptors: American Indians, Social Work, White Students, Graduation
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Wong, Rachel M.; Adesope, Olusola O. – Educational Psychology Review, 2021
Emotions can both facilitate and hinder learning. Emotional design features such as colors and shapes can be embedded in multimedia learning environments to manipulate learners' affects and learning outcomes. However, some studies suggest that emotional designs promote learning, while others show that they hinder it. Although Brom et al.…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Design, Color, Multimedia Instruction
Knape, Erin Oakley – ProQuest LLC, 2010
National education data indicate that young men of color and students living in poverty are not experiencing the same academic success as their female, White, or higher socioeconomic status peers, as evidenced by low reading achievement levels and high dropout rates. Of particular concern is the underachievement of Latino males, who currently have…
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Ethnic Groups, At Risk Students
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1972
Prepared largely by representatives of Pilot Career Motivation programs from nine Ohio school districts during a summer workshop and subject to correction, revisions, and additions by teachers, this curriculum guide is intended to assist the elementary teacher in implementing a career motivation program, which is the first phase of a 3-phase…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bibliographies, Career Awareness, Career Education
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Tieken, Mara Casey; Auldridge-Reveles, Trevor Ray – Review of Educational Research, 2019
Recent mass closings of schools have rocked cities across the United States. Though these urban closures--and widespread community protests--have made headlines, rural schools have also long experienced and opposed the closure of their schools. A large body of research examines these urban and rural closures from a variety of perspectives,…
Descriptors: School Closing, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Equal Education
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Finstein, Phyllis – Arithmetic Teacher, 1979
The use of different colored quizzes for different skill levels is suggested as an aid for motivation in a mastery learning setting. (MP)
Descriptors: Color, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Prather, Edward E.; Brissenden, Gina – Astronomy Education Review, 2009
Members of the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) and the Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team at the University of Arizona have conducted a systematic investigation into the use of wireless, electronic personal response systems (PRS), more commonly known as "clickers," to gather research data in the large…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Data Collection, Electronic Equipment, Introductory Courses
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Reynolds, Gemma; Reed, Phil – Learning and Motivation, 2013
Stimulus over-selectivity refers to the phenomenon whereby behavior is controlled by a subset of elements in the environment at the expense of other equally salient aspects of the environment. The experiments explored whether this cue interference effect was reduced following a surprising downward shift in reinforcer value. Experiment 1 revealed…
Descriptors: Reinforcement, Adults, Stimuli, Selection
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