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Tenorio de Azevedo, Maria Rosalia – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This case study reveals how a faith-based initiative offering structured teacher training in media literacy. The program is centered in Catholic Social Teaching, encouraging the use of critical media literacy in the classroom to aid the learning of social justice issues. The critical literacy of Paulo Freire serves as theoretical framework to help…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Justice, Critical Literacy, Teacher Education Programs
Litscher, Kenneth Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Based on previous research, there are several student characteristics that have been identified to affect academic success of first-year students in college. However, there are few studies that examine if the type of high school (public, private faith-based, private secular, or homeschool) from which a student graduates affects grade point average…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Institutional Characteristics, High Schools, Grade Point Average
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Johnson, Diane E. – School Community Journal, 2011
The challenge of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity has inspired new trends in community research. New models eschew an emphasis on conformity to open communities up to difference, both among members, and between members and an ever more complex social world. The data here are taken from a student-experience study of a diverse…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, College Preparation
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LeBlanc, Patty; Slaughter, Patty – Journal of School Choice, 2012
This investigation compared the influence of public and Christian high schools on the spiritual formation and academic achievement of college students. Recent high school graduates who attend a private, liberal arts university in the southeastern United States responded to an online survey and interview questions related to the influence of one's…
Descriptors: High Schools, Christianity, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
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Vidotto, Kristie – English in Australia, 2010
In this article, the author shares her experience during the final semester of Year 11 Theatre Studies when she performed a monologue about Hermione from "The Winter's Tale". This experience was extremely significant to her because it nearly made her lose faith in one of the most important parts of her life, drama. She believes this…
Descriptors: Tales, Student Experience, Emotional Experience, Drama
Shoemaker, Scott Norman – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study presents the results of a study of first-generation college student predictors of persistence at Christ-centered baccalaureate colleges. Data were obtained from 5 institutions that administered the CIRP Freshman Survey from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA and were matched with persistence data. Multiple regression…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, Church Related Colleges
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Kezdy, Aniko; Martos, Tamas; Boland, Vivian; Horvath-Szabo, Katalin – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
Religious doubts seem to be a part of identity and faith development in adolescence and young adulthood. Such doubts, however, are often linked with psychological distress, though the results in the field are not consistent. It seems important therefore to explore further the relationship between religious doubts and mental health. This study…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Adolescents, Spiritual Development, Depression (Psychology)
Pew Research Center, 2017
This analysis looks at measures of religious identification and commitment among Americans with different levels of education. Looking at the U.S. public as a whole, the answer to the question of whether more education is correlated with less religion appears to be yes. Among all U.S. adults, college graduates are considerably less likely than…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Educational Attainment, Adults
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Peleg, Ora – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2010
The current study examines group differences in (1) levels of worry about terror and (2) trait anxiety among a sample of high-school and university students, where groups are defined by cultural affiliation, religious commitment, place of residence, gender and age. The revealed group differences in levels of worry about terror point to the ability…
Descriptors: Jews, Place of Residence, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
Stroble, Christine Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to (1) explore the lived experience of teen mothers who graduated from high school and attended or completed college and (2) discover the school factors that contributed to their academic success. The goal was that in discovering the "essence" of participants' experience,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
Lambert, Rebecca J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student persistence continues to be a topic of much research and discussion in higher education. Based on Bean and Eaton's (2000) psychological theory of persistence for its theoretical framework, this study examined the effect of students' demographic and background characteristics and students' self-perceptions on their…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Self Concept, Private Colleges, Church Related Colleges
Henry, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how Catholic homeschooled students navigate the college choice process. With the growth of homeschooling in the United States nearly doubling in the past eight years (Cogan, 2010), this study explored a segment of this growing population to give researchers and practitioners a deeper…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Catholics, Home Schooling, Interviews
Durham, Rachel E.; Stein, Marc L.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
The total number of Baltimore City Schools (City Schools) graduates who enrolled in college the next fall declined across the Classes of 2007-2014. The percentage of graduates enrolling in college also decreased by more than 7.0 percentage points, from 49.8% to 42.0%. At the same time, the total number of high school graduates increased, as cohort…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Enrollment Rate
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Durham, Rachel E.; Bell-Ellwanger, Jennifer; Connolly, Faith; Robinson, Kimberly Howard; Olson, Linda S.; Rone, Tracy – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2015
The concept of college readiness is complex because of its many components, and its meaning is further complicated by disparate definitions applied by different postsecondary institutions. The research featured in this study attempts to measure college readiness according to traditional indicators, such as high school GPA and course taking, but…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, College Readiness, Educational Research
Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S.; Durham, Rachel E.; Plank, Stephen B. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
This report compares high school indicators of college readiness for the Baltimore City Schools Class of 2011 with actual readiness as determined by Maryland colleges. Each Maryland college determines its own criteria for entering credit bearing courses or taking developmental courses. As a result, findings are reported separately by college…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Indicators, Readiness, Urban Schools