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Contreras, Frances – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Several approaches to raising the academic success of minority high achievers exist in the form of school, community, nonprofit, and university programmatic efforts. This article represents a review of K-12 intervention programs in multiple organizational contexts that serve to strengthen the bridge to higher education for academically promising…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation
Artino, Anthony R., Jr.; Stephens, Jason M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
This study examined students' motivational beliefs, negative achievement emotions, and several measures of academic success in an online course. Naval Academy undergraduates (N = 481) completed a survey that assessed their motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and task value); negative achievement emotions (boredom and frustration); and a collection…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Military Schools, Student Motivation
Williamson, Gary L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Students who successfully exit high school may nevertheless be unprepared for postsecondary endeavors. Some point to a lack of basic skills attained in the public schools. However, no one has systematically compared the text demands of high school with those of the postsecondary world. If there is a gap in text readability then apparent student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Reading Materials, Readability, Academic Ability
Kanu, Yatta – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
As a consequence of the Civil Rights Movement and related social movements, the past 30 years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in higher education enrollments among ethnic minority groups, women, and low-income students, as well as increases in the financial aid available to these groups. However, certain ethnic minority populations, such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Civil Rights, Attendance Patterns, Student Participation