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Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Noguera, Pedro; Adkins, Nathan; Teranishi, Robert T. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Research on the school discipline gap reveals growing awareness of the disproportionate impact on students of color; however, dynamics of the racial discipline gap remain underanalyzed. This article uses risk ratios to descriptively establish if ethnic disproportionality in school discipline is present among Asian American and Pacific Islander…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Discipline, Asian American Students, Pacific Americans
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
There is mounting evidence of substantial "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged students but practically no empirical evidence about their history. We use longitudinal data on public school students, teachers, and schools from two states--North Carolina and Washington--to provide a descriptive history of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational History, Educational Change
Valentino, Rachel – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Publicly funded pre-K is often touted as a means to narrow achievement gaps, but this goal is less likely to be achieved if poor and/or minority children do not, at a minimum, attend equal quality pre-K as their non-poor, non-minority peers. In this paper, I find large "quality gaps" in public pre-K between poor, minority students and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Achievement Gap, Educational Quality, Disadvantaged
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Kavanagh, Sarah Schneider; Rainey, Emily C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Disciplinary literacy scholars promote text-based instruction in the service of disciplinary inquiry, and scholars of teacher education promote practice-based preparation for teachers. This study brings these scholarly communities into conversation by investigating how practice orientations in teacher education influence novice teachers' literacy…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Video Technology, Teacher Education
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John M.; Theobald, Roddy – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
We use data from six Washington State teacher education programs to investigate the relationship between teacher candidates' student teaching experiences and their later teaching effectiveness. Our primary finding is that teachers are more effective when the student demographics of their current school are similar to the student demographics of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Correlation, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
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Colaner, Anna C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
Non-parental arrangements for young children serve a dual function as supports for parental activities and educational inputs for children. However, arrangements that are suited to meet families' specific needs and preferences are sometimes in tension with experts' definitions of "quality." Researchers and policymakers increasingly…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Early Childhood Education, Family Needs, Preferences
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Taylor, Joseph A.; Getty, Stephen R.; Kowalski, Susan M.; Wilson, Christopher D.; Carlson, Janet; Van Scotter, Pamela – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
This study examined the efficacy of a curriculum-based intervention for high school science students. Specifically, the intervention was two years of research-based, multidisciplinary curriculum materials for science supported by comprehensive professional development for teachers that focused on those materials. A modest positive effect was…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, High School Students, Science Instruction
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Gallucci, Chrysan; Van Lare, Michelle DeVoogt; Yoon, Irene H.; Boatright, Beth – American Educational Research Journal, 2010
Instructional coach initiatives aimed at teachers' professional development are expanding in reforming school districts across the United States. This study addresses the lack of research regarding the professional development of instructional coaches. Drawing on sociocultural learning theory, specifically a model called the Vygotsky Space, the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Educational Change, Professional Development, Coaching (Performance)
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Pianta, Robert C.; Belsky, Jay; Vandergrift, Nathan; Houts, Renate; Morrison, Fred J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This nonexperimental, longitudinal field study examines the extent to which variation in observed classroom supports (quality of emotional and instructional interactions and amount of exposure to literacy and math activities) predicts trajectories of achievement in reading and math from 54 months to fifth grade. Growth mixture modeling detected…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Literacy
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Stritikus, Tom; Nguyen, Diem – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
This article explores the various ways in which recent Vietnamese immigrant students form cultural and gender identities as they transition to U.S. schooling. Using data from a 2-year qualitative study that tracked the social and academic adjustment processes of recent Vietnamese immigrant youth, this article examines the tensions that students…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Immigrants, Asian Americans, Vietnamese People