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Wedlock, Brad C.; Trahan, Mitzi P. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2019
Over the years, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model has been widely adopted for technology research dealing with intention and behavior. More currently, with the advancement of educational technology, the constructs embedded in this model and survey instrument can be easily applied to this setting. The UTAUT draws…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Norris, Norman Dale – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2019
This position paper is intended to examine an assessment dilemma that is problematic to adult teaching in general but particularly problematic for the non-traditional learner wishing to enter the nursing profession. It is the position of this report that such dilemma is particularly problematic for the adult/non-traditional learner who enters the…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nontraditional Students, Barriers, Adult Students
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Tolley, Leigh M. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2019
On a daily basis, PreK-12 teachers make countless decisions about how to best meet their students' needs through assessment and instruction. However, their ability to justify these decisions is not frequently used as a resource for accountability measures or the evaluation of educational programs. The research presented here, which draws from a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Language Arts, Evaluative Thinking, Formative Evaluation
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Rutledge, Michael E., II – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2019
There is a consistent debate regarding the academic capabilities, career choices, and decision-making skills of African American male student-athlete (AAMSAs). Many studies highlight race as a direct threat to success and positive social influence at many colleges and universities. In the realm of race, prominent pieces of work (Cunningham &…
Descriptors: Student Athletes, African American Students, Males, Academic Persistence
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Jordan, Valin S. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
This research utilized case study methodology to explore the ways in which White women pre-service teachers' perceptions of race and gender were informed by their reading of four counternarratives about Black girls and their participation in a book club. This study focused particularly on White women pre-service teachers as they make up the…
Descriptors: Whites, Preservice Teachers, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
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Loveall, Jonathan – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
Previous research indicates that exclusionary discipline practices such as suspension lead to negative outcomes for students and disproportionately impact Black students, even though there is no evidence that Black students misbehave at rates greater than their peers. This study was conducted to examine suspension rates in rural public schools in…
Descriptors: Suspension, Rural Schools, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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Haj-Broussard, Michelle – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
At the time of the demise of bilingual education in California via Proposition 227, Chueng and Drabkin (1999) discussed the unchecked prevalence of poorly run bilingual programs and the apathetic administrators who provided inadequate oversight in terms of ensuring program quality. Proponents of dual language immersion programs hope to avoid this…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning
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Johnson, Todd; Byrd, Kelly; Giles, Rebecca – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
Data on content knowledge and self-efficacy beliefs were collected from 41 elementary preservice teachers enrolled in a mathematics methods course. Correlational analysis was used to determine whether a relationship existed between elementary preservice teachers' mathematics content knowledge (MCK) and two factors representing mathematics teacher…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Self Efficacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers
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Hidalgo, Mary F. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
Twice-exceptional learners benefit personally and academically from supportive individuals. Additionally, those learners with a parent well-versed in understanding the needs of one's child and capable of advocating on his or her behalf are especially fortunate. Despite the desire to assist one's child and support his or her academic journey, many…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Gifted Disabled, Case Studies, Anxiety
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Woods, Cheylon Karrina – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
Classrooms and museums have long provided the perfect environment for students to engage information on multiple levels. Some of the information is in the form of worksheets, textbooks, and interpretive panels others in the form of societal conceptions derived from their surroundings. Museums are supposed to be equitable spaces where facts can be…
Descriptors: Museums, Blacks, Information Dissemination, Minority Groups
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Hebert, Dustin M. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
Two decades have elapsed since American higher education was introduced to what we know today as online learning. Be it distance, distributed, e-, electronic, or online learning or education, two constants are faculty time commitment and course quality concerns. No matter the term used to describe it, this type of learning has proven to be more…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Case Studies, Graduate Students, College Faculty
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Stokes, Erin Willie – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
Reform is a common tool used by policymakers to increase student achievement, yet some reform efforts are more successful in some schools and not others. This study looks specifically at the following constructs related to both student achievement and reform: school culture, school climate, teacher efficacy, and collective efficacy. The…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Restructuring, Academic Achievement, Surveys
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Reese-Penn, Lakesha N.; Elder, Adam C. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
Student achievement on standardized testing is a core component of accountability measures for teachers, schools, and districts nationwide, but extant research on this practice is inconclusive about its validity and differs depending on various state-level policies. This study examines how accountability outcomes vary for teachers and school…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, Value Added Models, Academic Achievement
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Gamborg, Leiflyn; Webb, Angela W.; Smith, Amber; Baumgartner, Jennifer J. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2018
Even with the best preparation, it is undeniable that novice teachers must gain significant knowledge and skills on the job. Induction programs are shown to be beneficial in mitigating the transition between preparation and practice for novice teachers and help to further prepare teachers, during their first years in the classroom (Ingersoll &…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, College Graduates