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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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Solomon, Brett Johnson; Garibaldi, Mark – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2013
There is an overwhelming disconnect between young adolescent girls and adults, in relationship to perceptions of middle schoolgirl risk taking. This mixed-methods study investigates the differences between adult practitioners and middle school girls' perceptions of risk taking, understanding of consequences, and needs among middle school girls.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Risk, Females, Educational Strategies
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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