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Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Brooms, Derrick R. – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
National data trends underscore the "problem" of Black male achievement. Beneath the causes and consequences are the ideologies used to frame the problem and its solutions. The ideology of meritocracy is routinely employed to rationalize educational disparities. This article examined how White male teachers, in a charter school designed…
Descriptors: Ideology, African American Students, Males, High School Students
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Stearns, Elizabeth; Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Giersch, Jason; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Moller, Stephanie; Jha, Nandan; Dancy, Melissa – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
Using a multimethod approach, we investigate whether gender gaps in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) major declaration in college are explained by differences in the grades that students earn in STEM versus non-STEM subjects. With quantitative data, we find that relative advantages in college academic performance in STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Grades (Scholastic), Gender Differences, Majors (Students)
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Lyashevsky, Ilya; Cesarano, Melissa; Black, John – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
Social emotional learning (SEL) is an increasingly important area of study that aims to develop skills critical for healthy social functioning. Despite SEL's growing ubiquity, little attention has been paid to how to achieve SEL knowledge transfer. One promising approach is to teach a model of the emotion system. A randomized control study was…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Empathy, Emotional Response
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Stelitano, Laura; Russell, Jennifer Lin; Bray, Laura E. – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
School organization is a key driver for meaningful inclusion for students with disabilities. While there are promising examples of how schools organize for inclusion with intensive technical assistance, little is known about how high schools organize without such supports. In a case study of two high schools, we compare school organization by…
Descriptors: Inclusion, School Organization, High Schools, Technical Assistance
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Andolina, Molly W.; Conklin, Hilary G. – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
This research examines the factors that shape high school students' experiences with an action civics program--"Project Soapbox"--that fosters democratic and social-emotional learning. Drawing on pre- and postsurveys with 204 students, classroom observations, teacher interviews, student work samples, and student focus group interviews,…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Civics, Citizenship Education
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Yang, Yuqin; van Aalst, Jan; Chan, Carol K. K. – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
This study investigates designs for developing knowledge building (KB) and higher order competencies among academically low-achieving students. Thirty-seven low-achieving students from a ninth-grade visual arts course in Hong Kong participated. The design involved principle-based KB pedagogy, with students writing on Knowledge Forum® (KF),…
Descriptors: Reflection, Student Evaluation, Knowledge Level, Low Achievement
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Clay, Kevin L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Through sustained ethnographic field work that inquired into youth participatory action researchers' political identity development, I identified a politicized discourse engaged by youth during their early stages of action research that I have termed Black resilience neoliberalism (BRN). This study explicates BRN theory, tracing its connection to…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), African American Students, Neoliberalism, Race
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Duncheon, Julia C.; Relles, Stefani R. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Social capital research has demonstrated the value of relationships and networks to enhance college opportunity for first-generation students. While most work has focused on individual students and their ties, high schools play a critical role in social capital processes by connecting students to external college access organizations and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, School Role, First Generation College Students
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Goldman, Susan R.; Greenleaf, Cynthia; Yukhymenko-Lescroart, Mariya; Brown, Willard; Ko, Mon-Lin Monica; Emig, Julia M.; George, MariAnne; Wallace, Patricia; Blaum, Dylan; Britt, M. Anne – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article reports the results of a randomized control trial of a semester-long intervention designed to promote ninth-grade science students' use of text-based investigation to create explanatory models of biological phenomena. The main research question was whether the student participants in the intervention outperformed the students in the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Intervention, Self Efficacy, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Sosa-Provencio, Mia Angélica – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This qualitative Testimonio study reveals an ethic of care particular to Mexican/Mexican American youth through pedagogy and Testimonios of four Mexican/Mexican American female educators along the U.S./Mexico border. Using a Chicana feminist epistemology, findings reveal a reframed social justice revolution I term Revolucionista Ethic of Care,…
Descriptors: Caring, Social Justice, Mexicans, Mexican Americans
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Leath, Seanna; Mathews, Channing; Harrison, Asya; Chavous, Tabbye – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This study examined the associations among racial identity beliefs (centrality and public regard), racial discrimination, and academic engagement outcomes among 1,659 African American adolescents across two demographically distinct school districts, one predominantly Black, working class (n = 1,100) and one predominantly White, middle class (n =…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Racial Discrimination, School Districts, Gender Differences
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Evans, Brent J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Millions of high school students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which can provide college credit. Using nationally representative data, I identify a diverse set of higher education outcomes that are related to receipt of AP college credit. Institution fixed effects regression reduces bias associated with varying AP credit policies and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement, College Credits, Higher Education
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Rosen, Sonia M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Neoliberal market logic positions youth as either commodities produced and marketed by private institutions or consumers for whose business those institutions are competing, a paradigm that narrows pathways for youth participation in civic and political institutions by restricting youth agency to participation in markets. However, youth organizing…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Neoliberalism, Social Action, Organizations (Groups)
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Van Zanden, Brooke; Parker, Philip D.; Guo, Jiesi; Conigrave, James; Seaton, Marjorie – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
We evaluated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) coursework selection by women and men (representative longitudinal sample, 10,370 Australians) in senior high school and university, controlling achievement and expectancy-value variables. A near-zero total effect of gender on high school STEM enrollment reflected pathways…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students), High School Students
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Olsen, Brad; Buchanan, Rebecca – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Despite the ubiquity and complexity of grading, there is limited contemporary research on grading students in schools. There is, however, an outpouring of publications and consultants promoting new approaches. Many eliminate effort and behavior scores, remove the zero, adopt a four-point system, advocate rubrics, or promote their own software…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Grading, High School Teachers, High School Students
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