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Kennedy, Brianna L.; Soutullo, Olivia – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
The increased use of exclusionary discipline over the past four decades has included educators sending students to involuntary disciplinary schools. Reasons for sending students often include infractions that are subjectively defined by educators and nonviolent in nature, suggesting that educators' beliefs about students and their behaviors play…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Discipline, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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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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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Styron, Ronald A., Jr.; Bonner, Jessica L.; Styron, Jennifer L.; Bridgeforth, James; Martin, Cecelia – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the preparation of teacher and principal candidates to address problems created in K-12 settings as a result of cyberbullying. Participants included teacher and principal preparation students. Findings indicated that respondents were familiar with the most common forms of cyberbullying and its impact on…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Bullying, Teacher Education, Administrator Education
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Williams, Ronald D., Jr.; Barnes, Jeremy T.; Holman, Thomas; Hunt, Barry P. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2014
Substance use among youth is a significant health concern in the rural United States, particularly among at-risk students. While evidence-based programs are available, literature suggests that an underdeveloped rural health prevention workforce often limits the adoption of such programs. Additionally, population-size restrictions of national…
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Rural Youth, Pilot Projects
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Mello, Zena R.; Mallett, Robyn K.; Andretta, James R.; Worrell, Frank C. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2012
In this study, we extend research on stereotype threat to adolescents and to school belonging. Stereotype threat refers to the impact of societal stereotypes on individual performance. Participants included adolescents from marginalized racial/ethnic minority groups including African Americans, American Indians, and Latinos and nonmarginalized…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Minority Groups, American Indians, Asian Americans
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Willard, Adrienne Lisa; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2012
This study reports the findings of a six-week summer literacy program conducted at a transitional housing facility for homeless families in the Southwestern region of the U.S. This study is grounded on the body of knowledge on students' literacy and homelessness. The intervention included one-on-one instruction by tutors. This study examined…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Emergent Literacy, Tutors
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Nelson, Judith A.; Rose, Nancy L.; Lutz, Danielle – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2011
The purpose of this case study was to examine random student drug testing in one school district relevant to: (a) the perceptions of students participating in competitive extracurricular activities regarding drug use and abuse; (b) the attitudes and perceptions of parents, school staff, and community members regarding student drug involvement; (c)…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Early Intervention, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Hughes, Carolyn; Page, Allison; Ford, Donna Y. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2011
Cultural dynamics in school may contribute to disaffiliation and inhibited academic performance among diverse student populations (Marx, 2008). We queried 16 special education students in a low-income, ethnically diverse English Language Learner-cluster middle school about their perceptions of the cultural dynamics at their school and the…
Descriptors: Race, Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, Special Education
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Kortering, Larry; Braziel, Patricia M. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2008
Youths with disabilities are at risk of failing to complete high school and face considerable uncertainty as they attempt to transition toward a productive adulthood. One potential tool to help more of these youths to stay in school and provide them with information as to suitable post-school careers is the use of vocational assessments. This…
Descriptors: Vocational Evaluation, Disabilities, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Griffith, Amy Stevens; Gill, Peggy B. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2006
Addressing educational change through systems design allows disciplined inquiry into the complex and emerging social structures of this dynamic system. One such method, narrative story, provides a way to examine the historical and current-lived practice of those engaged in the educational system. As a design conversation, it encourages the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary School Students, Systems Approach, Narration
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Stalvey, Sheryl; Brasell, Heather – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2006
This pilot study investigated the effects of allowing sixth-grade students in a rural south Georgia school to use stress balls during direct instruction and independent practice. Data from learning style inventories, surveys, journals, teacher observations, and formal assessments were collected for 29 sixth-grade students in a language arts class.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Student Attitudes, Writing Ability, Teaching Methods
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Henrich, Randy S. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2005
The alternative education program remains a viable response for engaging students who would otherwise be dropouts. Raywid (1994) synthesized and advanced an alternative school typology describing organizational characteristics with related effectiveness that appeared useful for considering and improving program practices. A Unique opportunity…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Dropouts, Classification, Program Improvement
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Penna, Albert A.; Tallerico, Marilyn – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2005
There are numerous factors associated with not finishing high school. The purpose of this student was to shed new light on one of them, grade retention, as seen through the eyes of retained dropouts themselves. Respondents describe three interrelated phenomena that characterized their trajectory from being retained-in-grade to subsequent premature…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Dropouts, School Holding Power, Graduation Rate
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McKerrow, Kelly – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2001
Examined differences in students', parents', teachers', and administrators' perceptions of harassment in the schools and of teacher and administrator support. Results highlighted statistically significant differences among groups regarding frequency and intensity of harassment and levels of support. Gender differences were only evident among…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Antisocial Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes
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