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Rose, Dale R. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
Low reading comprehension skills at the secondary level are problematic, especially for students with learning disabilities. In order for students with learning disabilities to perform and achieve academically, effective methods of instruction need to be implemented. This present study utilized a qualitative research methodology (with a…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Reading Comprehension
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Burton, Lauren M.; Campbell, Brett D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
We examined the effects of an alternative classroom structure on self-efficacy and engagement of ninth-grade students who placed substantially below grade level in mathematics. We considered whether targeting both academic and social needs of these students would increase their self-efficacy and engagement by way of four teaching effects:…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Nontraditional Education, Secondary School Mathematics
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Auslander, Lisa – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
With the current tide of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment, it is vital that educators and counselors incorporate strategies to meet the social and emotional needs of English-language learners. This case study investigated the impact of teacher practice and collaboration with counselors around culturally and linguistically responsive…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Refugees, Immigrants
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Bingham, Andrea J.; Dimandja, Oluwafolakemi Ogunbowo – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
The implementation of personalized learning (PL) models is growing rapidly; however, research on these models is limited. In particular, little is known about teachers' experiences as they implement technology-based PL models. Additionally, few studies have sought to understand how teachers make sense of PL. Examining teachers' experiences with…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Individualized Instruction, Models, Technology Uses in Education
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Joseph, Tatiana – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
Photovoice is an innovative participatory action research (PAR) method that empowers groups, especially marginalized ones, to define, analyze, and critique their communities through photography and the analyses of photographs. The purpose of this study was to showcase the implementation of the different steps of photovoice methodology. The first…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Photography, Low Income Students
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Gillenwater, Cary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 12
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Alford, Beverly L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This study focused on the unique qualities of selected college access centers established in Texas high schools with the dual goal of assisting students with college preparation activities and of creating a school-wide college going culture. Six centers demonstrating estimable outcomes on at least one of several different variables were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Gothberg, June; Applegate, Brooks; Reeves, Patricia; Kohler, Paula; Thurston, Linda; Peterson, Lori – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
With increased use of technology in qualitative research, it is important to understand unintended, unanticipated, and unobvious consequences to the data. Using a side-by-side comparison of face-to-face, telephone, and Internet with video focus groups, we examined the yield differences of focus group venue (medium) to the data (message) rendered…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Comparative Analysis, Internet, Telecommunications
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Lehman, Beth M.; Berghoff, Beth – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
This study explored complicated personal narratives of school reform generated by participants in response to a particular small schools reform initiative. Narrative data was dialogically generated in interviews with nine past participants of an urban high school conversion project planned and implemented over a span of five years toward the goal…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Small Schools, Personal Narratives, Urban Schools
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Zaal, Mayida; Terry, John – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
To engage critically in their communities, young people must be equipped to identify and study problems that directly affect them. Our qualitative study reveals that youth participatory action research (YPAR) is one such approach, disclosing and affirming inherent gifts and talents in youth while collaboratively developing within them the critical…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Qualitative Research, Youth Programs
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Bempechat, Janine; Ronfard, Samuel; Mirny, Anna; Li, Jin; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
The influence of teacher care and support in students' learning and motivation underscores the critical importance of fairness perceptions in the classroom. In this qualitative study we examined perceptions of unfairness and fairness among Russian grade nine students. We interviewed a total of 32 students in two traditional Moscow high schools…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Sanger, Dixie; Friedli, Corey; Brunken, Cindy; Snow, Pamela; Ritzman, Mitzi – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
Mixed methods were used to explore the reactions of educators before and after implementing the Response to Intervention (RTI) model in secondary settings during a school year. Eighteen participants from six middle schools and four high schools collaborated on interdisciplinary teams that involved classroom teachers, speech-language pathologists…
Descriptors: Written Language, Response to Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency
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Zabloski, Jim; Milacci, Fred – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
In this qualitative phenomenological study, we sought to explore the life experiences of 7 rural gifted individuals who dropped out of school. In addition, we investigated whether participants shared commonalities that might have led to the phenomenon of dropping out. The problem was that a paucity of research exists about gifted dropouts;…
Descriptors: Gifted, Dropouts, Qualitative Research, Dropout Research
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Jackson, Dionne B.; Talbert, Tony L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
We used the single-case study method to develop an in-depth profile of Yajaira's (pseudonym) instruction based on her epistemological beliefs and science education experiences. We selected the participant using criterion based, purposeful sampling. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, direct observations, and the collection of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Bair, David E.; Bair, Mary Antony – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
Although many states mandate college preparatory curricula for all high school students, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the benefits of this effort. Furthermore, we know little about how schools interpret and implement such policies. This extended ethnographic case study included a 4 year examination of 1 Michigan high school's response…
Descriptors: High School Students, Program Implementation, College Preparation, State Curriculum Guides
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