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Quinn, Katherine N.; Kelley, Michelle M.; McGill, Kathryn L.; Smith, Emily M.; Whipps, Zachary; Holmes, N. G. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2020
Instructional labs are being transformed to better reflect authentic scientific practice, often by removing aspects of pedagogical structure to support student agency and decision making. We explored how these changes impact men's and women's participation in group work associated with labs through clustering methods on the quantified behavior of…
Descriptors: Role, Teaching Methods, Science Experiments, Group Behavior
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Pawley, Alice L. – Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
Background: Women and men of color and White women participate in American engineering education in lower proportions than they represent in the general U.S. population. Much existing engineering education research uses individual-level (such as psychological) theories to explain this difference. The study reported here instead takes a structural…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students
Olvera, Mary S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative study utilized a transcendental phenomenological approach in which eight female participants, considered to be coresearchers, were interviewed to explore their lived experiences in overcoming pervasive crises in their lives to achieve great academic success. All the women experienced one or more of the following crises in their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Experience, Academic Achievement
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Radey, Melissa; Cheatham, Leah P. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2013
Approximately 17% of college students are single mothers, a growing and vulnerable subpopulation of women (Miller, Gault, & Thorman, 2011). Although postsecondary education promotes poverty exit, many single mothers--40% of whom live below the poverty line--lack the financial resources for attendance. The Free Application for Federal Student…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Females, Eligibility
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Fong, Margaret L.; Amatea, Ellen S. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 1992
Explored stress, career satisfaction, career commitment, personal resources, and coping strategies for single, single-parent, married, and married-parent academic women (n=141). Results indicated single women had significantly higher levels of stress symptoms than married-parent women. Single women did not differ from multiple-role colleagues in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Colleges, Coping, Employed Women
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Abuarrah, Sufyan; Lochtman, Katja – Multicultural Education Review, 2019
In many societies, single-sex education is embedded in a culture that maintains women subordination with possible ramifications to their language performance and role in society. This paper seeks to explain the cultural grounds for Palestinian female direct refusals in their L1 culture and the consequences for their linguistic behaviour in…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Single Sex Schools, Sex Fairness, Sex Role
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Lacey, Krim K.; Saunders, Daniel G.; Zhang, Lingling – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
This study compares women of color and non-Hispanic White women regarding the influence of socioeconomic status, family investment, and psychological abuse on leaving a violent relationship. It was found that most women who left stayed away for less than a month. Women of color and non-Hispanic White women did not differ in their length or rate of…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Females, Whites, Family Violence
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Levine, Diane Thembekile – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2019
Young people's use of technology has been extensively explored in the literature. However, there has been less work theorising their technology-enabled behaviours, integrating understandings of adolescence into explanations of technology use. The study reported here begins to address this gap. It explores the digital lives of 15 young women in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Hughes, Roxanne M.; Nzekwe, Brandon; Molyneaux, Kristen J. – Research in Science Education, 2013
Currently, there are policy debates regarding the efficacy and legality of single sex formal and informal education programs. This issue is particularly poignant in science education due to the historical marginalization of women in these fields. This marginalization has resulted in women being positioned as a stigmatized group within many…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Single Sex Classes, Science Education, Womens Education
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Bitler, Marianne P.; Gelback, Jonah B.; Hoynes, Hilary W. – Journal of Human Resources, 2005
A study of the effect of state and federal welfare reforms over the period 1990-2000 on health insurance coverage and healthcare utilization by single women aged between 20-45 is presented. It is observed that Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 which replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program of 1990s with…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Health Insurance, Females, Health Services
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Nyaruwata, Leonorah Tendayi – Distance Education, 2018
This paper presents the successes and challenges faced in implementing the dual-mode strategy in higher education in the context of feminist theory. Worldwide, women's universities have been established by governments and private organisations to involve women more fully in the country's economic, political and social activities. The establishment…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Success, Barriers, Mixed Methods Research
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Smith, Joan – American Educational History Journal, 2010
In "The Female Frontier" (1988), Glenda Riley notes that the typical historical account of life on the frontier puts men at the center of the experience. In contrast to a male frontier thesis, Riley posits that women played highly significant, though largely domestic, roles in the settling and development of the frontier, and that…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, Informal Education, Educational Experience
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Karpiak, Christie P.; Buchanan, James P.; Hosey, Megan; Smith, Allison – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2007
We conducted an archival study at a coeducational Catholic university to test the proposition that single-sex secondary education predicts lasting differences in college majors. Men from single-sex schools were more likely to both declare and graduate in gender-neutral majors than those from coeducational schools. Women from single-sex schools…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), High Schools, Gender Differences, Gender Issues
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Murray, Michael – Pythagoras, 2017
Over half of all students enrolling at a particular university in KwaZulu-Natal fail to complete a degree. This article aims to determine to what extent the marks they obtain for English and Mathematics at school impact on their probability of graduation at this university. In addressing this problem, other student specific factors associated with…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, English (Second Language)
Griesmer, John R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research not only identifies a proportionately small percentage of women superintendents across the country, but also "Old Boys Networks" comprised mostly of White male superintendents and search consultants that can be exclusionary toward women candidates. This study not only examined the influence of existing social capital on women…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Superintendents, Women Administrators, Case Studies
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