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Christmann, Edwin P.; Busi, Rich; Badgett, John L. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
This study employed a multiple regression analysis to examine the relationship between academic aptitude and high school achievement factors to predict preservice mathematics teachers' college academic achievement. Specifically, an analysis of correlations and descriptive statistics was performed on predetermined academic factors of 67…
Descriptors: Grade Prediction, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Academic Achievement
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Bourdier, Whitney Y.; Parker, Jerry L. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
Per the Brown V. Board decision (1954), segregation in the American educational system is "unconstitutional", "has no place", and is "inherently unequal". Although American schools have been de jure desegregated for decades, issues of White flight, segregation academies, and poor academic preparation in public schools…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, School Segregation, Public Schools, African American Students
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Rush, Jami S.; Olivier, Dianne F. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
This mixed methods phenomenological study explored experiences and perceptions of professional support personnel in higher education regarding roles, responsibilities, and contributions to their institutions. Professional support personnel are the largest population of nonfaculty staff in higher education institutions, and they serve an integral…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Professional Personnel, Higher Education, Staff Role
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Austin, Stacie – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
The researcher constructed this descriptive case study with the intention of determining second grade educators' perceptions of creativity, and to provide insight into how creativity is nurtured in general education classrooms while identifying barriers to nurturing creativity. Using Eisner's (2017) framework of educational connoisseurship and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Creative Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Whitford, Alyssa – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
This study investigates how elementary students think about women's experiences before and after participation in a literacy- and social studies- based intervention. This unit took place over three weeks and utilized critical literacy practices, or the use of literacy activities to support critical thinking about gender equity. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Critical Literacy
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Pearcy, Mark – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
In an era of extreme political polarization, the impact of disinformation on Americans is an issue with which social studies teachers will have to contend. Equipping our students with media literacy skills is no longer a luxury, but is instead a critical component of an effective social studies education. However, it is less about strategies and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Studies, Logical Thinking, Critical Literacy
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Furgione, Brian; Waring, Scott M.; Hartshorne, Richard – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
Developing middle grades students' abilities to be civically engaged and approach their world through a lens of civic-mindedness is an essential component of democratic citizens taking informed action. Leveraging an agency-centered, technology enabled approach, the authors of this article explore the influence authentic civic engagement projects…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Civics
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Schmidt, Jon – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
Critical civic engagement is a pedagogical framework that suggests a return of civic education to American schooling is not simply about providing civics for all students, but that civic education, particularly among marginalized urban high school students, must engage lived experiences, develop critical thought, and facilitate informed civic…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Urban Schools
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Walker, Irenea – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2021
African American high school students' erudition of Black history, including the events and individuals who afforded them freedoms, enhances their informed decision making and impacts them as citizens. The purpose of this article is to detail how African American high school students engage in critical discourse regarding how historical events…
Descriptors: High School Students, African American Students, African American History, History Instruction
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Honegger, Mark; Honegger, Rose – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
The arrival of COVID-19 in the spring 2020 semester caused a major upheaval to universities and colleges across the world, and it led to unique challenges for international students and the offices that serve them. These offices contended with ever-changing guidance on the virus issued by various governmental bodies and with evolving directions…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Experience, COVID-19
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Calais, Jade; Grossie, Elizabeth; McCoy, Michelle; Auzenne, Lora – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
The Spring 2020 COVID-19 pandemic caused school districts nation-wide to transition to a "hybrid" or fully online model of schooling (Arizona Department of Education, 2020; California Department of Education, 2020; Virginia Department of Education, 2020). While COVID-19 has significantly impacted schools across the United States, one…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Blended Learning, Educational Environment, COVID-19
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Grossie, Elizabeth; Cockrell, Lerri; Davis, Natalie; Beaulieu, Patricia – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
This article discusses how mathematics teachers seized the opportunity to keep the mathematics component of STEM camp on track by transforming the camp into a virtual camp themed "Out of this World." Teachers and camp interns encountered technical, social, and instructional challenges in transitioning to a digital platform while…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Camps, Online Courses, Mathematics Teachers
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Holt, Latasha; Kreamer, H. Michelle – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
In this study, researchers examined Louisiana public school teacher's perspectives to learn about their perceptions and experiences with remote instruction, including literacy education, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020. Through an inquiry-based approach, researchers considered the role of technology and literacy education prior to and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Literacy Education, Public School Teachers
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Dolenc, Nathan R.; Beaulieu, Patricia; Sheppard, Peter – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
Teachers were given the challenging task of transferring their formal science classroom lessons to an online format at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. How were teachers able to recreate student-centered science lessons online? What challenges did teachers face in teaching science online? This study examined how a group of teachers, working to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Touchet, Blake; Leonpacher, Lauren; Hitter, Heidi – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2020
This paper provides mentor teacher experiences involved with the planning, preparation, implementation, and reflection of a virtual mathematics and science summer camp in the summer of 2020. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual the summer camp was forced to pivot to a completely online format. Primary concerns discussed by mentor…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Summer Programs, Camps
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