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Smith, Felicia R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative intrinsic case study was designed to assist Caucasian educators with the researched academic skills and behaviors to engage African-American females in the learning environment. The study provided strategies and recommendations to promote self-worth, self-motivation, self-efficacy, and morale in African-American females when they…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Whites, Qualitative Research
Mubenga, Pascal – Online Submission, 2006
The long road of slavery from generation to generation has left a legacy in the mind of African American students that has impacted their achievements in schools. In this project, the struggle of African American students in the public school education will be analyzed from the historical standpoint of view and its impact on their achievements.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, African American Students, Academic Achievement, Educational History
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Townsend, Laird – Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 1994
Describes the effects of budget cuts, faculty defections, and low morale on the reputation of the African American studies department at the University of California (Berkeley). The author examines the department's emergence as an intact, resilient, and vital model. (GLR)
Descriptors: Black Studies, Budgeting, College Faculty, Departments
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Oladele, Folasade – Educational Leadership, 1999
Appalled by his junior-high students' low morale and underachievement, a spiritually grounded African-American teacher realized that self-worth and achievement must grow together. He attacked problem attitudes affectively by building students' self-esteem and cognitively by building their linguistic skills. He raised performance expectations and…
Descriptors: Black Students, Black Teachers, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Junior High Schools
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Jones, Vita L. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2011
Schools and classrooms, if well conceived, can serve as protective environments for the positive development of African American students with learning disabilities (LD) (Keogh & Weisner, 1993). Many African American students who lack resiliency often struggle with life's challenges and may be predisposed to negative outcomes in life, so the focus…
Descriptors: African American Students, Learning Disabilities, Resilience (Psychology), Outcomes of Education
Buford, Brandie J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to describe the perceptions of African American students pertaining to their engagement in Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition course and Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition examination. A purposive sampling design was employed to select 12 participants from one urban…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, African American Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
Burchfield, Michael G. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study will examine principals' attitudes concerning the impact of the new performance pay plans on principals' relationships with their teachers and how these plans impact their schools. This study will explore principals' perceptions of performance pay, thus providing information to school policy stakeholders, policymakers, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Middle Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
Norvilitis, Jill M., Ed. – InTech, 2012
With many children and adults affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, researchers strive to understand the underpinnings of ADHD and associated factors on both a basic and applied level. The goal of this volume is to explore some of the broad array of research in the field of ADHD. The 12 chapters cover a variety of topics as varied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Integration
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Moller, Valerie; Theuns, Peter; Erstad, Ida; Bernheim, Jan – Social Indicators Research, 2008
The Anamnestic Comparative Self Assessment (ACSA) measure of subjective well-being (SWB) aims to reduce the problems of cultural bias and relativity to external standards by allowing people to define the endpoints or "anchors" of the measurement scale. In medical terminology anamnestic denotes "based on memory". The ACSA uses…
Descriptors: Memory, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Life Satisfaction, Measurement Techniques
Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2011
The fundamental asset of a university is its faculty. Without faculty working with students, the university is just a set of buildings. The faculty design and teach the courses, keep the educational program updated, and work with students to help them gain the skills and knowledge they need to prepare for their careers or professional education.…
Descriptors: Productivity, Civil Rights, Job Satisfaction, Teaching Load
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Johnson, Colleen L. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1994
Analyzed data from San Francisco 85+ Study, longitudinal study of community-dwelling older adults, to make comparisons between whites (n=150) and African Americans (n=122). Found that African Americans were significantly more disadvantaged than whites in socioeconomic status. African Americans perceived their health as poorer than whites but were…
Descriptors: Blacks, Disadvantaged, Health, Independent Living
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Sciarillo, William G.; And Others – American Journal of Public Health, 1992
Provides evidence of detrimental effects of lead exposure on child behavior at levels typical of present-day exposure. Behavior and lead-blood level were examined for 201 African-American children aged 2 through 5 years. A standardized parent report measure and consideration of maternal morale are features of study methodology. (SLD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Blacks, Depression (Psychology), Lead Poisoning
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McGowan, Juanita M. – Multicultural Education, 2000
Explored classroom teaching challenges faced by African American faculty at a predominantly white college. Focus group interviews with black faculty indicated that the teachers believed white students felt their standards were too high and did not match white professors' expectations. They said that persistent student complaints and harassment…
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Focus Groups
Epstein, Ruth – 1999
A study examined academic literacy in high-risk South African students entering postsecondary education, and the relationship of academic literacy to instructional development. Data were gathered in discussions with academic staff at South African universities and technikons and at the University of Saskatchewan. The report begins with background…
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Comparative Education
Kommers, Piet, Ed.; Issa, Tomayess, Ed.; Issa, Theodora, Ed.; McKay, Elspeth, Ed.; Isias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2016), Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2016) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE 2016), which have been organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology
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