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Shammas, Diane – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2017
Using a mixed methods approach, the researcher gathered a set of narrative responses from focus groups that supported the claim of underreporting campus discrimination on a survey. Multiple studies have shown that underrepresented minority students are likely to bond with same-ethnic peers in a racially tense campus climate. This mixed method is a…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Muslims, Community Colleges
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McCormack, O.; O'Flaherty, J.; O'Reilly, B.; Liston, J. – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article problematises the place of religion within publicly managed Education and Training Board (ETB) schools in the Republic of Ireland. The study draws on interview data from 43 school personnel across 18 ETB second-level schools, as well as eight interviews with ETB Education/Chief Executive Officers. Having established the legal and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Role of Religion, Educational Environment, Educational History
Roberts, Maxine Tracey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research on community college students tends to focus on their deficits and failures rather than assets and achievements. This narrative study focuses on African-American community college students and their remedial math achievements. Research questions addressed participants' descriptions of their mathematics identity (Anderson, 2007; Bishop,…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Sense of Community, African American Students, Community Colleges
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Gecan, Michael – Thought & Action, 2013
As the co-director of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a network founded by Saul Alinsky in 1940 that partners with faith and community-based organizations to improve local leadership and citizen-led action, the author has witnessed how power organizing can work. In the first few months of 2013, the author had been privileged to be part of a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Action, Organization, Meetings
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Bista, Krishna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Today, millions of students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders for their higher education. Trends of international student mobility are significant to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. As such, it is vital to examine recent trends in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Trend Analysis
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Garretson, Kate – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
Because learning to meditate shares important qualities with learning to be a better reader and writer--for example, dispassionate noticing, becoming more aware of inner processes, a faith in inner wisdom, effort made with a light touch, the cultivation of a practice through simple, regular doing--practice in mindfulness meditation was used to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Individual Development
Bates, Marcie Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Social challenges tear at the fabric of the African American family, revealing complexities that identify a de facto leader, the African American woman. She exists in a chasm of overt circumstances which heavily influences her successes. The purpose of this study is to identify factors that motivated seven female African American community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Females, College Graduates, Graduation
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James, Delores C. S.; Wirth, Christopher K. – Health Educator, 2010
Underage drinking is a widespread national problem that requires continuous attention from different agencies and groups in the community. This project was funded by a 50-member local coalition that included groups such as researchers, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, parents, schools, community college, university, local businesses,…
Descriptors: Prevention, Community Attitudes, Focus Groups, Drinking
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Stollman, Jennifer A. – PS: Political Science and Politics, 2010
Institutions of higher learning reflect the philosophies, environments, and resources of their location. Fort Lewis College sits in the San Juan Mountains, a part of the Rocky Mountain chain in southwest Colorado. Throughout its history, the College has successfully transformed itself to suit the needs of its students. Flexibility is demonstrated…
Descriptors: Tenure, Two Year Colleges, Educational Objectives, Navajo (Nation)
Schultheis, Luke D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Low socioeconomic urban students do not attend universities at a rate proportional to other populations. This perpetuates a cycle of recurrence and diminished potential benefits associated with degree attainment. The commonly ascribed Theory of Student Choice (Hossler, Braxton & Coopersmith, 1989) does not apply to this population. The purpose…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Urban Areas, Motivation, Interviews
Kramer, Benjamin G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The number of U.S. homeschooled students has steadily risen from the 1980's to the present, and many eventually choose to attend community colleges (Cogan, 2010; Mason, 2004; Ray, 2004a; Sorey & Duggan, 2008a). Homeschoolers who make community colleges their first structured educational setting outside the home do so for various reasons: (a)…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Community Colleges, College Preparation, College Attendance
Dominguez, Cecilia Sophia – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this phenomenological investigation was to increase understanding of the career perspectives of 12 Mexican American, re-entry women who were attending a community college. The questions guiding this investigation were: (a) How do Mexican American re-entry college women describe their career decision-making experiences, (b) What do…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Investigations, Females, Self Efficacy
Esposito-Noy, Celia – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of students enrolled in a basic skills math class at a California community college and the role of the peer model in informing their college-going behaviors. There is significant interest in increasing the number of students who complete basic skills courses and make progress towards a…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Basic Skills, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
Counts, Shelia Antley – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This narrative research study explored the experiences of two Black women executive-level leaders who started their careers within higher education, including two-year technical colleges located in the Southeast during the pivotal sociopolitical moments that occurred during the 1960s to the 1980s. The stories of these women revealed their…
Descriptors: African Americans, Leaders, Females, Two Year Colleges
Blackwood, Jothany – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine whether middle-level female administrators in the California Community College System were being mentored to higher-level positions, and whether the retention of leaders in higher-level positions was influenced by mentoring. Specifically, this research study examined the mobility and retention of female…
Descriptors: Mentors, Community Colleges, Statistical Significance, Statistical Distributions
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