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Precht, Erica; Olivier, Dianne F. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2023
One of the most impacted areas in higher education is the field of student affairs (Lynch, 2017). While job satisfaction is problematic in higher education; only 1% of professionals are "extremely satisfied" with their job, giving the field a much lower overall satisfaction level than many other occupations (Kinman & Wray, 2014).…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, College Students, Job Satisfaction, Gender Differences
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Park, Byung-Yeol; Campbell-Montalvo, Rebecca; Campbell, Todd; Cooke, Hannah; Sidorova, Oxana; Arnold, Chester; Chrysochoou, Maria; Diplock, Peter – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2023
Applied pedagogy, and specifically service learning, bridges the university educational experience with hands-on training. Such pedagogies in STEM are nuanced in unique ways in comparison to more classroom-based STEM learning and applied teaching outside of STEM contexts. As STEM service learning may be especially vulnerable during system shocks,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, STEM Education, Caring, COVID-19
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Mellon, Conor; Ryan, Karen – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2023
For mature learners, the challenges and successes in undertaking a formal learning programme can be particularly significant, as they bring with them a range of prior experiences of, and attitudes toward learning. Older mature learners (i.e., 40+ years), represent a notable proportion of learners in further education and training in Ireland. This…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Rainey, Elizabeth A.; Taylor, Zachary W. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2023
Decades of research suggests that institutional communication can dictate student success, but the COVID-19 pandemic exposed challenges to new demands. Institutions may not have been prepared to adjust communications during the COVID-19 pandemic, and given the ongoing nature of the pandemic, literature has yet to examine how higher education…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Organizational Communication, Student Attitudes
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Birdon, Leslie Annette – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2023
With the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards, educators shifted from lecturer to facilitator using inquiry-based learning approaches. Teachers may express anxiety about this role reversal in providing scientific instruction. This study addressed conflicting perspectives in the implementation of inquiry-based learning approaches as…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Inquiry, Disproportionate Representation
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Anderson, Shonna G.; Olivier, Dianne F. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
This quantitative study explored teacher perceptions of professional learning community dimensions, teacher self-efficacy, and collective efficacy. Professional learning communities (PLCs) have been shown to positively impact teacher self-efficacy and collective efficacy, all supporting student achievement. The overarching question guiding this…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Group Dynamics
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Shelton, Jessica Langlois – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
This quantitative study investigated whether a relationship existed between principal's instructional leadership behavior and college readiness as measured by ACT scores in Catholic and private schools in south Louisiana. The study surveyed both teacher and principal perceptions of principal instructional leadership behaviors through the Principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, College Readiness, High School Students
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Spillers, Jayda G.; Lovett, Myra – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
This non-experimental, quantitative study used a correlational research design to determine if a significant, positive relationship existed between students' completion of a series of CTE courses "and" earning industry-recognized credentials and sense of self-efficacy toward employment pursuits. This research was framed within Social…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Correlation
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Deveci, Isa – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
This research was designed to examine the effect of guided inquiry-based learning (GIBL) integrated with enterprise education (EE) entrepreneurial competencies (perseverance, creativity, professionalism) on the part of 74 eighth grade Turkish students. A quasi-experimental design was used for conducting this research. The intervention process was…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Inquiry, Active Learning, Entrepreneurship
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Jackson, Nykela; Wake, Donna – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
This study investigated the impact of a Grow-Your-Own (GYO) program on high school students' interests in teaching. Participants included 173 GYO students in a concurrent enrollment introductory education course. To explore the GYO's impact, survey results were compared to a sample of 297 traditional college students in a parallel curriculum. A…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Interests, Vocational Interests, Teaching (Occupation)
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Broussard, Lisa; Mallery, Taniecea – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the process of inspiring change for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion by describing the efforts of a College of Nursing and Health Sciences at a 4-year, public institution in Louisiana. Motivated by recent campus conversations, the college has established a collective effort to establish new…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Environment, Diversity, Equal Education
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Cosey, Felicia – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
Queer theory taught at historically Black colleges and universities often meets with resistance from students. This article proposes a means by which to overcome this resistance. Deferring resistance involves encouraging students to approach queer theory texts in the same vein as they have approached texts earlier in the course. By building upon…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Social Theories, Sexuality, Postmodernism
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Thompson, Valerie J. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
Academic hazing within doctoral programs is often so deeply embedded within the doctoral experience that it becomes normalized. This effort translates into oppressive practices where students are broken down and rebuilt into the ideal doctoral candidate, and the process continues with the next batch of candidates. However, no one discusses the…
Descriptors: Blacks, Females, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs
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Shelby-Caffey, Crystal V. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
Using a social justice framework provides opportunities to engage pre-service and in-service teachers in reflexive thinking centered on issues of access, equity, and social justice. This is particularly prudent in light of recently documented cases of injustice. In attempting to undertake a critical stance, there is value in embracing what Freire…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, College Faculty, Preservice Teacher Education
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Matias, Cheryl E.; Thompson, Falynn A.; Luney, LeAnna T. – Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 2022
Though the academy is a space where education, exploration, and research reside, it is also a space of historical exclusion, ostracism, and oppression for diverse students, staff, and faculty. Particularly, with respect to the ever-present dynamics of whiteness via white supremacy, students, staff, and faculty of color are racially microaggressed…
Descriptors: Whites, Higher Education, Racial Identification, Emotional Experience
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