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Nwosu, Kingsley Chinaza; Okoyoe, Cynthia Chisom; Onah, Uchechukwu Hope – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Reported incompetence of student teachers in Nigeria has become a national concern. However, little has been done to explore the mitigating factors to student teachers' academic success, especially from the generic qualitative approach. The present study adopted the interpretive descriptive qualitative design to examine factors affecting the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Bessey, Randy; González, Juan-Carlos – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
This general qualitative study examined how people with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) were able to navigate adversity and ultimately pursue doctoral programs. The research focused on the academic experiences of doctoral students who had 4 or more ACEs and explored how resiliency helped these participants navigate the educational system. The…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Child Development, Resilience (Psychology)
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Oh, Youn Joo; Seli, Helena; Jung, Matthew – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the motivational characteristics and learning behaviors affecting at-risk college students. To explore how motivation and learning behaviors are related to academic achievement, the relationships between (a) self-efficacy; (b) learning and study strategy indicators; and (c) academic outcomes were assessed.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, College Freshmen, Prediction
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Vespia, Kathleen L.; McGann, Barbara E.; Gibbons, Thomas J. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
Vast research and personal testimonies provide strong evidence that a highly effective teacher plays a critical role in the successes of their students, particularly those at risk of underachievement. That same evidence is now being demanded of teacher preparation programs. By comparison, military preparation programs have long been outcome-based…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Service, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Vannest, Kimberly J.; Parker, Richard I.; Park, Hija; Fowler, Laura T. Sanchez; Devore, Heidi; Mohan, Sarita; Bullous, Sallie – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2008
Mentoring is frequently discussed as a viable approach for improving the educational and social outcomes of students at risk for learning or behavioral problems. However, little data-based evidence beyond case study has been presented regarding the effectiveness of mentoring for students at risk. Here, 16 students with emotional/behavioral…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Student Behavior, Day Schools
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Tierney, William G.; Garcia, Lisa D. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2008
Postsecondary level remediation has recently received a great deal of attention with the public questioning the efficacy of spending money on remedial classes, and scholars questioning whether such courses are effective in helping students graduate. The California State University (CSU) system has responded to the challenge of remediation by…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, Self Efficacy, Universities