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Garcia, Gina A.; Dwyer, Brighid – American Journal of Education, 2018
Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs; postsecondary institutions that enroll 25% or more Latinx students) are increasing in significance. But to what extent do students attending an HSI, or an emerging HSI (enrolls 15-24% Latinx students), identify with an organizational identity for serving Latinx students? There is a need to understand how…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Self Concept
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Supovitz, Jonathan; Sirinides, Philip – American Journal of Education, 2018
In a randomized controlled trial of a teacher data-use intervention, the Linking Study tested the impacts of a cyclical and collaborative process that linked teachers' data on instructional practice with data on their students' learning. This article describes the theory of the intervention and its roots in the literature as a backdrop for an…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Intervention
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Plasman, Jay Stratte – American Journal of Education, 2018
Student engagement in education is key to ensuring successful learning. Engagement becomes crucial as students progress through high school and transition into young adulthood; however, engaging them in high school can be an arduous task. A career/education plan can help students make strong connections between their work in high school and their…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Career Education, Secondary Schools, Career Planning
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Cohen, Jody; Martino Golden, Marissa; Quinn, Rand; Simon, Elaine – American Journal of Education, 2018
In recent decades, changes to the education policy landscape have made local public engagement more difficult. Among these changes are increased centralization of policy making, the rise of school choice, and mayoral and state takeovers of urban school districts. Philadelphia is at the vanguard of these changes. We discuss how community-based…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Centralization
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Mayer, Anysia; LeChasseur, Kimberly; Donaldson, Morgaen – American Journal of Education, 2018
Tracking remains a pervasive sorting mechanism in US high schools. Anthony Giddens's theory of structuration provides a useful framework for understanding how tracking is enacted and how its inequities might be interrupted. This study examines whether teachers reify tracks by systematically structuring generative rules differently for students in…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Teacher Expectations of Students, Standards, High Schools
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Chu, Elizabeth M.; Ready, Douglas D. – American Journal of Education, 2018
Critics of school disciplinary policies have long noted that African American, male, low-achieving, and special education students experience higher rates of school suspensions and expulsions. However, research that seeks to estimate the effects of suspensions on student outcomes rarely accounts for the preexisting differences that distinguish…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, High School Students, Suspension
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Posselt, Julie; Porter, Kamaria B.; Kamimura, Aurora – American Journal of Education, 2018
Despite gains in baccalaureate and master's degree attainment, women continue to earn lower shares of doctor of philosophy degrees (PhDs) in many fields, a pattern that is often pronounced in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This article uses comparative case study to understand organizational trajectories toward gender parity…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Doctoral Programs, Chemistry, Civil Engineering
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Dvorakova, Antonie – American Journal of Education, 2018
This qualitative interdisciplinary study explored the responses of Native American academics to selected contingencies of their tribal identities. Negative stereotypes emerged as an important topic from the narratives of 20 male and 20 female tribal academics in a variety of disciplines whom the author interviewed at 28 universities across the…
Descriptors: Ethnic Stereotypes, American Indians, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Jaffe-Walter, Reva; Lee, Stacey J. – American Journal of Education, 2018
Drawing on ethnographic research in urban schools serving recently arrived immigrant students in New York City, this article considers the importance of drawing on transnational attachments in culturally sustaining pedagogy for newcomer immigrant students. The authors document how recently arrived immigrant youth narrated real and imagined…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Urban Schools, Immigrants, Cultural Influences
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Daoud, Nina; English, Shelvia; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Mwangi, Chrystal A. George – American Journal of Education, 2018
This qualitative case study examines 43 black students' understanding of the relationships of social identity, academic identity, and college-going aspirations. Specifically, we focus on understanding how stereotypes influence the academic motivation of black immigrant and black native-born students. Findings suggest distinctions across ethnicity…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, African American Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Madrigal-Garcia, Yanira – American Journal of Education, 2018
This qualitative study examined how a national program, established by Latina/o faculty, engaged in socialization efforts to foster persistence in doctoral degree programs. The study used spiritual activism as a framework to examine the mentoring relationships fostered among program participants. Data derived from interviews with 19 program alumni…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Mentors, Activism, Interviews
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Schussler, Deborah L.; Greenberg, Mark; DeWeese, Anna; Rasheed, Damira; DeMauro, Anthony; Jennings, Patricia A.; Brown, Joshua – American Journal of Education, 2018
This qualitative collective case study investigates elementary teachers' experience with stress and the mechanisms of change related to developing resilience following a mindfulness-based intervention, Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE). Results suggest that the amount of stress teachers experience is less important than how…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Stress Variables, Metacognition
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Steinberg, Matthew P.; Lacoe, Johanna – American Journal of Education, 2018
States and districts are revising discipline policies to reduce out-of-school suspensions (OSSs), but the consequences of these reforms are largely unknown. We examine a reform in Philadelphia that prohibited OSS for classroom disorder infractions. Employing a difference-in-differences approach, we examine the relationship between the reform and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Discipline Policy, Suspension, School Districts
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Mickey-Pabello, David; Garces, Liliana M. – American Journal of Education, 2018
Racial and ethnic student body diversity is essential for medical schools to serve their educational mission of addressing racial and ethnic health inequities in the United States. Yet bans on the practice of affirmative action in six states have led to declines in students of color enrolled in medical schools. In this article, we examine prior…
Descriptors: Health, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Medical Schools
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Meyers, Coby V.; VanGronigen, Bryan A. – American Journal of Education, 2018
More than 15 years after the passage of No Child Left Behind, billions of dollars have been spent on school-turnaround policies and initiatives. Yet, this growing "school improvement industry" has received surprisingly little consideration. This study is an initial effort to begin to better understand this industry's supply side. We use…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Turnaround, Web Sites, State Boards of Education
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