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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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Jenner, Brandy M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
Researchers of student veterans in higher education seek to understand how experiences during military service relate to veterans' roles as college students. Similarly, researchers of postsecondary student success assert that a more nuanced understanding of the student experience and student success requires attending to diverse populations. In…
Descriptors: Veterans, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Military Service
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Berry, William; Wolfson, Michele – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
Important constructions of identity can occur in unique places that provide an opportunity for exploration (Fantus, 2013). In the present study, we explored the experiences of gay men living in or visiting Provincetown, Massachusetts. Provincetown is a town in America with a large gay population and with an important history related to freedom and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, LGBTQ People, Identification (Psychology), Males
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Green, Richard L.; Milacci, Fred; Richards, Janet – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
In the present transcendental phenomenological study, we describe the experiences of introverted undergraduate students in an active learning English classroom environment at a community college in Florida. We selected 10 participants whose Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) scores indicated clear to very clear on the introversion measure and who…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Extraversion Introversion, Active Learning
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Jones, Suzanne H.; Putney, LeAnn G. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
In prior studies, we examined Collective Classroom Efficacy (CCE) through the role of teacher and through the voices of students in a diverse classroom developing CCE. One participant exhibited an element of hope that added to her learning experience. Through Lara's telling case, we illustrate how she accomplished her goals through interactions…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Teacher Role, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience
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Janakiraman, Shamila; Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are offered on diverse topics in an attempt to reach global audiences. MOOCs have helped address limitations to educational access, yet the dropout rates are notoriously high. Many argue that high attrition in MOOCs is because the instructional design often does not align with the needs of adult learners. Adult…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses
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Han, Suejung; Dean, Miranda; Okoroji, Chimereodo – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
In the present study, we examined the experiences of students on a predominantly White college campus in relation to their involvement in a living and learning community (LLC) designed specifically for racial/ ethnic minority (REM) students. The campus on which the present study took place was a mid-sized public university located in the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Living Learning Centers, White Students, College Environment
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Wooding, Chelsea; Bernstein, Malayna; Cormier, Marc L.; Zizzi, Sam – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
Recently, concern over firefighter health and wellness in the United States has escalated due to increasing obesity rates, on-duty cardiovascular event risk, and job stress. A range of barriers to health and wellness have been identified within firefighter culture, but the way these barriers manifest in firefighters' lives is not well-understood.…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Fire Protection, Occupational Safety and Health, Wellness
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Hall, Jennifer L.; Zeman, Catherine – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
The Roma people are the largest stateless population in Central and Eastern (CEE) Europe and face a disproportionate amount of environmental health disparities likely due to a long history of discrimination and stigmatization. Using qualitative research methodology and community-based participatory research methods, we aimed to gain a more nuanced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Social Bias, Social Discrimination
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Ervin, Jeremy A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
As a professor teaching general core science courses to non-science majors, I designed a learner-centered, inquiry-based course in order to potentially positively influence science-related attitudes of my students. Through the lens of action research with mixed methodology, I analyzed student attitudes regarding science through the Test of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Nonmajors, Academic Language
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Allaire, Franklin S. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
Despite achievements in areas such as celestial navigation and both land-based and marine-based agriculture, very few Native Hawaiians pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This ethnographic qualitative study explores the experiences of ten Native Hawaiian members of Hawai'i's STEM community to…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, Personal Narratives, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation
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D'Souza, Lisa Andries – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
The purpose of the present research was to model a storied-identity approach (Drake, Spillane, & Hufferd-Ackles, 2001; Ibourk, 2015) to explore the career path of a mediocre teacher. Using qualitative data collected over a 10-year period, the research depicts how the teacher's identity was shaped and re-shaped by factors including teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Professional Identity, Teacher Evaluation
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Allen, Nancy; McDermott, Peter – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
The purpose of the present study was threefold: (a) What was the state of classroom teaching in Sierra Leone's rural schools? (b) What did school leaders report to be the most immediate needs for improving schools in rural Sierra Leone? (c) What contextual features affected school improvement in rural Sierra Leone? We employed a case study method…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Improvement, Case Studies, Mentors
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Marrero, Floralba Arbelo; Milacci, Fred – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
The present study employed phenomenology in order to understand how Hispanic nontraditional students describe academic persistence. Using purposeful sampling methods, 10 Hispanic nontraditional students in their last semester of a bachelor degree program were recruited from two Hispanic Serving Institutions in the southeast United States, each…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students
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Johnstad, Petter G. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
The use of entheogenic drugs in spiritual contexts among modern Westerners remains an understudied phenomenon. In order to explore these clandestine spiritual practices, 26 anonymous members of an internet discussion fora were interviewed regarding entheogen use and asked to describe their entheogen experiences. Interviewees self-selected for…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Spiritual Development, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion
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