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Ceglie, Robert – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2019
Examination of doctoral education has gained interest in recent years as all aspects of higher education have been questioned and scrutinized by the popular media. One particular area needing additional clarity is an exploration of the motivating factors for students attempting to complete these degrees. While a handful of research across a few…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Motivation, Influences, Education Majors
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Hultman, Justin D.; Eadens, Daniel W. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2019
Although student persistence is an important metric for higher education administrators and working while attending school is pervasive among those who attend college, the extent to which work supervisors may impact students while attending college through interactions is underexplored. This study examines the relationship between supervisor…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Employer Employee Relationship, Academic Persistence, Outcomes of Education
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Abernathy, Dixie – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2019
Online teaching and learning has evolved over the past two decades into a viable and respected means to higher education, with many undergraduate and graduate courses now offered in this format. While the popularity of online coursework has resulted in increased online enrollment and offerings, often the course design, strategy selection, student…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Education Courses, Masters Programs, Alignment (Education)
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Osler, James; Mutisya, Philliph M. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2019
Measuring the impact of teaching on learning is necessary for discerning the relative effectiveness of different teaching models and methods. Frequently this determination is restricted to hypothesis testing involving the impact of a single variable on a specific performance measure. The common approach is to compare statistics for a treatment…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Effectiveness, Measurement
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Elkins, Nancy – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2019
This phenomenological research study investigated the lived experiences of students who did not succeed in completing a 4-year baccalaureate nursing school (BSN) program. The sample for this study included students who failed to completed baccalaureate nursing programs within the last ten years. The geographical area of the sample included…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Bachelors Degrees
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Smith, Shirlene D. A.; Alston, Geleana Drew – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2019
The aim of this qualitative research study was to explore faculty advisors' lived experiences in advising graduate adult learners at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The extant body of literature does not adequately examine the experiences of faculty who serve as graduate academic advisors and does little to address the unique…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Barriers
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Fiorenza, Laura Erhard; Hanna, Linda G. – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2019
The purpose of this non-experimental descriptive study was to provide student teachers with the knowledge and tools to self-assess their personality and learning styles and to utilize this knowledge to differentiate instruction to match the students' learning preferences in their field classrooms. A personality self-assessment commenced with the…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Cognitive Style
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Lyons, Megan; Stinnett, Melissa; Jiles, Ty; Ortlieb, Evan; Truby, William; Green, Ronny; Tsemunhu, Rudo – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2019
Teacher candidates take a variety of methods classes, but the degree to which they embed those principles in their lessons and effectively develop students' literacy proficiencies remains in question. The purpose of this mixed design research study was to conduct an initial inquiry of emergent data of nine teacher candidates' ninety lesson plans…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Females, Leadership, Churches
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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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