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Stanton, Christine Rogers – American Journal of Education, 2019
Towns that border American Indian reservations provide important contexts for studying relationships between educational institutions and marginalized communities. This study applies critical discourse methodologies to evaluate policies from districts bordering reservations, districts geographically distant from reservations, and districts located…
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, School Districts, Correlation
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Rosen, Jeffrey A.; Warkentien, Siri; Rotermund, Susan – American Journal of Education, 2019
Many students who experience extended school absences or dropout episodes reengage with school and complete a diploma or alternative credential within 4 years of beginning ninth grade. However, these students have not been extensively studied, and the factors that affect reengagement decisions are not well understood. Using an educational…
Descriptors: Stopouts, Dropouts, Academic Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
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Cuellar, Marcela G. – American Journal of Education, 2019
A substantial proportion of Latina/o college students enroll at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs. Utilizing data from the University of California, Los Angeles Cooperative Institutional Research Program, this study quantitatively examines the choice process of Latina/os enrolled at 4-year HSIs, emerging HSIs, and non-HSIs.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Racial Composition, College Choice
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Allbright, Taylor N.; Marsh, Julie A.; Hall, Michelle; Tobben, Laura; Picus, Lawrence O.; Lavadenz, Magaly – American Journal of Education, 2019
We examine how district administrators' conceptions of equity relate to the implementation of finance reform. We use sensemaking theory and four views of equity--libertarian, liberal, democratic liberal, and transformative--to guide a case study of two districts, finding evidence of two conceptions of equity: (1) greater resources for students…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Program Implementation, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
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Mann, Bryan; Baker, David P. – American Journal of Education, 2019
An analysis from 2002 to 2014, aligning media reporting of the effectiveness of the fully online K-12 cyber charter school model with data on enrollment flows to cyber charter schools and expenditure and demographic indicators across all 500 residential public school districts in Pennsylvania, finds a three-part geospatial-social process. Initial…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Mass Media, Public Schools
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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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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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