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Mertens, Mark E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This descriptive historical case study, presented as a sort of means of coming to terms with the past, details a 1980 to 1982 declining-enrollment decision-making process which led to the closure of one of three high schools in the suburban, midwestern Robbinsdale Area Schools. Following the district's expansion from a first-ring suburbia with…
Descriptors: Population Trends, Suburbs, Suburban Schools, Social Class
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
Lew, Jonathan W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Asian Americans, as a group, are not as civically engaged as might be expected given their rapid growth in population and high average levels of education and income. The undergraduate years are a critical period in which this "civic engagement gap" could be addressed given the dramatic growth in Asian American college students and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Justice, Qualitative Research, Asian Americans
Cao, Minh-Kha Michael B. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
There is a growing predicament among second generation Vietnamese American young adults desiring to study and work in people-helping professions. Although this population wants to maintain a sense of belonging, loyalty, and duty toward their ethnic heritage, they are essentially breaking cultural norms by pursuing occupations that are not readily…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, North Americans, Young Adults, Religious Factors
Clarke, Rebecca Jean Grandstaff – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation provides insight into students' and alumnae's experiences during the transition and legal proceedings as their former college for women transitioned to coeducation. Previous research on the transition of single-sex colleges to coeducation has primarily examined the process from an organizational perspective. This study focuses on…
Descriptors: Crime, Activism, Females, Coeducation
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Hatfield, Megan; Falkmer, Marita; Falkmer, Torbjorn; Ciccarelli, Marina – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2017
Adolescents on the autism spectrum experience difficulty transitioning from secondary school to post-school activities, often due to transition planning processes that do not meet their unique needs. This study identified parents' and professionals' viewpoints on transition planning for adolescents on the autism spectrum. Interviews were completed…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs
Viera, Javier Alexis – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research explored how a group of religious leaders and scholars understand and make meaning of their experience in interfaith dialogue, and the reported impact it had on their spiritual and professional practice. It considered a broad range of themes, including participants' motivation to engage across religious difference, their…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Motivation
Brown, David Byron – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In an era of accountability and high standards for public schools, some African American principals decided to work in predominantly white schools. Their experiences were challenging because they were racial newcomers in schools with students different from their own race. In this case study, 12 African-American principals and assistant principals…
Descriptors: African Americans, Principals, Racial Composition, Case Studies
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
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
Tobe, Erica Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The United States (US) economy experienced the Great Recession from December 2007 through June 2009. During this time, significant job loss and housing instability occurred, creating stress and strain on families. As a support, housing counseling agencies were funded to provide foreclosure counseling and prevention services to support families…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Housing, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Resilience (Psychology)
Chalmers, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Faith-based organizations, particularly churches, have embraced education. Historically, churches, synagogues, and temples have been the sites for educational programming. Yet, a great concern among religious institutions is participation in educational activities. Many studies have identified barriers to participation in adult education among…
Descriptors: Churches, Adult Education, Focus Groups, Adult Learning
Dahlstrand, John A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
While scholarly research offers some insight into the career decision-making process, it says little about how individuals discern their callings and how the vocational discernment process affects career choice. Accordingly, this study generated baseline understandings in both of these areas that proved theoretically and practically fruitful and…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Young Adults, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Butt, Graham; MacKenzie, Lin; Manning, Russell – Educational Review, 2010
This article reports the findings of the first year of a four year research project into the influences on British South Asian women's choice of teaching as a career. Trainees from minority ethnic groups on a secondary PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) course in the English West Midlands were invited to discuss, both in focus groups and…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Ethnic Groups, Focus Groups, Interviews
Creagh, Kevin G. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of the 1990 apostolic constitution on Catholic higher education entitled "Ex Corde Ecclesiae" (From the Heart of the Church) is to emphasize the dual relationship Catholic institutions have to the academic community as well as the Church. The concepts of Catholicism and university are not to be experienced as polarizing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Catholics, Trust (Psychology), Governance
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