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Irving, Miles Anthony; Hudley, Cynthia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
This study investigated the relationship between intercultural perceptions, identity, and academic achievement among African American males. Specifically, this study investigated the relationship of academic achievement, cultural mistrust, oppositional cultural attitudes, ethnic identity development and educational outcome expectations and value,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Freeman, John G. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
The study examined the self-reported academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation of 573 immigrant and nonimmigrant adolescents in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) secondary schools. Descriptive Discriminant Analyses indicated that the immigrant adolescents had higher performance in mathematics, higher math and school…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Incentives, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
Peggy, Peggy; Sullivan, Jeremy R.; Guerra, Norma S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Given that student retention is now one of the leading challenges faced by colleges and universities, research seeking to understand students' reasons for attrition is of critical importance. Two factors influence students' underachievement and subsequent dropping-out of college: self-efficacy and goal orientation. Self-efficacy refers to peoples'…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Guidance, College Students, Self Efficacy
Richards, M. R. E.; Omdal, Stuart N. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Tiered instruction is grouping students for instruction based on their prior background knowledge in a given subject area. In this study, students were either in a control secondary science classroom or a classroom in which instruction was tiered. The tiered instruction was designed to match high, middle, or low levels of background knowledge on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Curriculum, Prior Learning, Curriculum Development
Carpenter, Dick M., II; Ramirez, Al – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
The achievement gap, traditionally measured by test scores, also can be documented by dropout behavior. Examining dropout behavior among Black, White, and Hispanic students, with a particular focus on gaps within groups and not just between Whites and minorities, shows a clearer picture of the achievement gap. The results of our study show…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Low Achievement, Parent Participation
Levine, Thomas H.; Marcus, Alan S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
How should district and school leaders improve education for students traditionally underserved by public education: by increasing control over teaching and curriculum, or by empowering groups of teachers to have more collective autonomy, responsibility, and opportunities for professional learning? The second approach--promoting multiple…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change, English (Second Language)
Guskey, Thomas R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
The problem of achievement gaps among different subgroups of students has been evident in education for many years. This manuscript revisits the work of renowned educator Benjamin S. Bloom, who saw reducing gaps in the achievement of various groups of students as a simple problem of reducing variation in student learning outcomes. Bloom observed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning, Teaching Methods, Achievement Gains
Bembenutty, Hefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Self-regulated learners engage in self-generated thoughts, actions, and feelings while pursuing academic goals. The most successful learners use appropriate learning strategies and maintain high levels of motivation. Few studies on the self-regulation of learning have examined individual differences such as gender and ethnicity among college…
Descriptors: College Students, Delay of Gratification, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
Reyes, Reynaldo, III – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Many students of Mexican descent must learn how to be successful students. This study describes 5 students of Mexican descent from situationally marginalized lives who were a part of a support and retention scholarship program (College Assistance Migrant Program--CAMP). These case studies document how they perceived their learning and how they…
Descriptors: Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Dropouts, Success
Timperley, Helen S.; Parr, Judy M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
A national literacy professional development project reduced the achievement gap for students experiencing difficulties in reading or writing in 91 of New Zealand's schools. It was based on two premises: coherence within and between the multiple levels of the schooling and educational administration systems, and a focus on evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Administration, Identification, Feedback (Response)
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
Siegle, Del – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
This article presents an interview with Gene Chasin, CEO of Accelerated Schools Plus. Chasin discusses changing schools and improving student achievement. Accelerated Schools is a national endeavor that is designed to transform whole school communities. It views the community as being much broader. It includes students, teachers, parents, other…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Acceleration (Education), Interviews, Academic Achievement
Skaggs, Gary; Bodenhorn, Nancy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
Over a 4-year period, researchers measured several outcomes in 5 school districts initiating or enhancing character education programs. Based on student, teacher, and administrator surveys, there was a noticeable improvement in character-related behavior. In certain districts, suspension and drop-out rates also decreased after the implementation…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Values Education, Suspension, Discipline
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