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Mack, Yejide S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
African American women administrators working in urban educational settings have been found to be effective leaders of school improvement. Underutilized women and people of color are the untapped value that organizations of all types need to enhance creativity, change efforts, teamwork, and financial benefits (Northouse, 2001). During the last…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Females, Goal Orientation
Harper, Melinda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
U.S. society proposes that all students should have equal opportunities to achieve academically; therefore, urban and rural schools that serve socio-economically disadvantaged students must employ highly qualified teachers who are prepared to teach in those particular school environments. Recruitment practices, teacher preparation programs, and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence
Kilinc, Sultan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Inclusive education has become a global movement through the policies of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (e.g., Salamanca Statement). These policies led many developing nations to adopt these policies in their national policy agendas. Turkey has developed inclusive education policies that deal with the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Equal Education, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Genco, Stephen H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Educators must take a critical look at all factors that may affect student outcomes. The No Child Left Behind Legislation (NCLB) was proposed to help ensure that all students have fair and equal access to educational programming. It is important for secondary school educators to be aware of environmental factors that may inhibit student success.…
Descriptors: School Culture, Action Research, Federal Legislation, Sensitivity Training
Pumphrey, Karyn Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals are responsible for the development of new technologies and breaking scientific discoveries. However, in the United States, racial minorities and females are vastly underrepresented in STEM professions. This problem is multiplied for individuals falling into both categories.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Minority Groups, Females
Mullins, Vanessa R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative single descriptive case study addressed the perspectives of how minority women perceived higher education institutions support or lack of support in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The problem was that there is a disproportionately small number of minority women being prepared to fill STEM jobs.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Minority Groups, Females, Higher Education
Winful, Audrey M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Consistently high minority failure rates in high school and college mathematics, the noticeable decrease in access to mathematics education for our underserved students of color, and this mathematics educator's genuine belief in the global necessity, desirability, and applicability of engaging our youth in learning mathematics through Math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship, Mathematics Instruction
Wallace, Muriel B. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined factors that impact African American students' participation in honors level courses and gifted programs. It also explored common trends that exist with students in honors level courses. From the findings, it is hoped that this study can contribute to an increase in the representation of African American students in gifted…
Descriptors: African American Students, Teacher Surveys, Achievement Gap, Equal Education
Goffney, Imani Dominique – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Many scholars have studied the problem of persistent inequitable educational opportunities and outcomes in the U.S. They have presented analyses of the causes of these inequities and proposed solutions ranging from increasing school funding to studying participation structures in classrooms. This dissertation takes the perspective that inequities…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Opportunities, Minority Groups, Mathematics Instruction
Mack, Yvette E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study evaluated and analyzed medical school executives' perceptions of the low level of advancement of women into the healthcare c-suite. As well, medical school executives' recommendations for increasing the number of women entering and experiencing sustained success in executive positions were assessed. Related to these observations were…
Descriptors: Health Services, Organizational Culture, Medical Schools, Females
Yang, Cheng-Cheng – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The expansion of higher education has become a significant trend in the East Asia region, and Taiwan has proven no exception. The driving forces of higher education expansion in Taiwan include enhancing national competitiveness and human capital, responding to social and industrial needs, and reducing educational inequalities among social groups.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Family Income, Academic Achievement
McMahon, JoAnn Aaby – 1978
This thesis examines the influence of tensions between collectivism and pluralism on constrictions and extensions of the legal concept of equality of educational opportunity in public education since the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. The effects of collectivistic and pluralistic forces at the federal, state and district levels are…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Cultural Pluralism, De Jure Segregation, Desegregation Effects