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Sweat, Jeffrey; Jones, Glenda; Han, Suejung; Wolfgram, Susan M. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013
This High Impact Practices (HIPS) contribute to higher retention and graduation rates. HIPS are effective for racial and ethnic minorities in particular, who disproportionately experience high and persistent levels of postsecondary attrition. Little is known about the mechanism by which HIPS promote retention. Based on a random survey of 268…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Predictive Validity, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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Perrotta, Katherine – Social Studies, 2019
Oral history research projects are assignments that can foster student engagement and learning in undergraduate survey history courses. However, existing scholarship indicates that these assignments are seldom used in undergraduate survey courses. Since the aims of undergraduate survey history courses are to satisfy graduation requirements, foster…
Descriptors: Oral History, Research Projects, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Knouse, Stephanie M. – Dimension, 2017
This investigation examines how students responded to the content and critical approach in an undergraduate course in Hispanic linguistics titled "Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World." To enhance learning, students participated in one of two high-impact practices (HIPs)--service-learning or a research investigation--as their final…
Descriptors: Spanish, Linguistics, Undergraduate Students, Spanish Speaking
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Schreiber, Brooke Ricker – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
This paper presents a case study of the multilingual writing practices of a Serbian university student on Facebook, examining how he uses multiple varieties of English and Serbian images and video to shape his online identity and establish membership in local and global communities. Drawing on data from stimulated-recall interviews, online…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Music, Language Usage
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Bhattacharyya, Prajukti; Chan, Catherine W. M.; Waraczynski, Meg – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Engaging in undergraduate research is identified as a High Impact Practice (HIP), an experience that improves student learning outcomes. In this paper, we report the differences in the relative rates of increase in skill and knowledge gains associated with early engagement in undergraduate research from students who have little to no prior…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Novices, Student Attitudes
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Ortiz, Nickolaus A.; Capraro, Mary M.; Capraro, Robert M. – Journal of Negro Education, 2018
In the present study we explored how culture affects the learning experiences of students in a mathematics classroom. The first author, an African American male, taught a class composed solely of two Asian and 15 White students. During this two-week statistics course, students were asked to engage in a "per-formative" assessment that was…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, African American Culture, White Students, Asian American Students
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Slaten, Christopher D.; Rivera, Roberto C.; Shemwell, Daniel; Elison, Zachary M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
A growing body of research suggests educators need to focus on cultivating social and emotional competencies that youth will need to thrive in the new knowledge economy (Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, & Schellinger, 2011). For marginalized urban youth, in particular, few have derived programs and interventions to assist with these…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Youth
Giddings-Jackson, Crystal; Wray, Omar – Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, 2007
Nutritional information followed by Chair-er-cise and a 20-minute cardio exercise to light hip-hop music was presented at a workshop at the Georgia School Counselors Conference Fall semester, 2006. As a follow-up to the conference presentation, during Spring semester 2007 data was collected from Cobb County School counselors to examine the health…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Health, Physical Fitness, Workshops
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Stein, Robert – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
When discussing race in the classroom, getting students--including, importantly, white students--to see that all people have racial identities can be a challenge. This classroom exercise employs a rap video as a tool for helping to reveal white as a racial identity and for exploring the concept of white privilege--the idea that economic, social,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Race, Racial Identification, White Students
Mizell, Lee – National Endowment for the Arts, 2005
Music is everywhere. People listen to compact discs while relaxing at home, MP3s while jogging in the park, live music concerts in their free time, and internet radio on the computer. What are people listening to? Who is doing the listening? How have listening patterns changed over time? This report aims to answer those questions by using data…
Descriptors: Music, Classical Music, Rock Music, Attitudes
Griffin, Irma Amado – 1994
This study describes a pilot program utilizing various multimedia computer programs on a MacQuadra 840 AV. The target group consisted of six advanced dance students who participated in the pilot program within the dance curriculum by creating a database of dance movement using video and still photography. The students combined desktop publishing,…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Dance Education, Desktop Publishing
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. – 1975
The Revised AAHPER Youth Fitness Test is a battery of six test items designed to give a measure of physical fitness for boys and girls in grades 5-12. The tests were selected to evaluate specific aspects of physical status which, taken together, give an overall picture of fitness. Tests can be given in the gymnasium or outdoors. They are as…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Junior High Schools, Norms, Physical Fitness