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Sweatt, Tony E. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
The shortage of African American teachers can be traced back to the historic "Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court" decision in 1954. While recruitment initiatives have been somewhat productive, studies nonetheless reveal a "revolving door" whereby scores of teachers abandon their jobs before retirement. Attrition is the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Rural Schools, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Recruitment
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Ngoh, Nelson – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
Institutions of learning hire faculty to teach and carry out certain contractual duties. The onus rests on the institution to retain those who are effectively carrying out the job for which they were appointed and to replace those who are not meeting up with the required assignments. The problem now becomes that of choosing the most appropriate…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Tenure, Teacher Promotion, College Faculty
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Cottrell, Cicely – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
While scholars have studied racial bias in the application of out-of-school suspension and its influence on arrest and incarceration for decades, the mechanism that produces juvenile delinquency remains unclear. Guided by general strain theory, this study considers racial group differences in the evaluation of suspension as discriminatory, and how…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Psychological Patterns, Intervention, Suspension
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Tietje, Louis; Cresap, Steven – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
Social or distributive justice refers to just distributions of income and wealth. Because social justice is an essentially contested concept, it has no true or core meaning, only several conflicting interpretations. This pluralism creates a problem for teachers who must explain to students how the various interpretations differ and underlie policy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Social Differences, Income
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Abernathy, Dixie F. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
Self-efficacy in school leaders is critical: Without a strong sense of purpose and focus, school leaders will fail at performing the difficult task that it takes to ensure student success and school performance. Competence without confidence may lead to school leaders who are hesitant, full of self-doubt, and inconsistent with their decisions. For…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Decision Making
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Tietje, Louis – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
In the textbooks, public policy analysis is a rational process in which policies are formulated to address social problems perceived by the public to be unacceptable. Effectiveness is one of the major criteria of policy evaluation. Consensus on effectiveness is difficult to achieve because underdetermined causes are the occasion for conflicting…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Policy Analysis, World Views, Gun Control
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Seigler, Timothy J. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
The article describes an inductive exploratory initiative in which DNA tracing was incorporated into cultural diversity courses and how the participants responded to the results. Supported by an $8,500 resource grant from AncestryDNA, a sample of some thirty participants enrolled in cultural diversity courses, embarked on an exploratory journey…
Descriptors: Genetics, Cultural Differences, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology)
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Conway, Cassandra; Mutisya, Philliph – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
This article provides a perspective on faculty mentoring at Historically Black Colleges/ Universities (HBCU). The purpose of this effort is to: 1) establish a useful dialogue on providing academic mentoring to faculty as professionals, and 2) generate some recommendations that are effective and critical to faculty's academic mentoring, especially…
Descriptors: Mentors, Prerequisites, College Faculty, Black Colleges
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Thompson, Doris L.; Thompson, Sherwood – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
This paper discusses the importance of equity and quality education in K-12 schools and how employing equity and quality strategies in classroom instructional practices and school culture can positively change children's lives. Educational achievement is a matter of the home, school, and community working in concert to build confidence in a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Needs
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Robinson, Joyce M. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
This paper presents an evaluation of two reading methods, phonics-based instruction and whole language learning, for English Language Learners (ELLs) and discusses the learning theories, behaviorism and constructivism that are associated with each method, respectively. The study took place in a K-12 international school, with 110 Grade 1 subjects…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Reading Achievement, Grade 2