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Zeng, Liang; Cunningham, Mark A.; Tidrow, Steven C.; Smith, K. Christopher; Contreras, Jerry – Education, 2016
Physical Science Day at The University of Texas--Pan American (UTPA), in collaboration with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, has been designed, developed and implemented to address an identified fundamental shortcoming in our educational process within this primarily (90+%) Hispanic serving border region. Physical Science Day…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Program Design, Program Implementation, Hispanic American Students
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Manton, Edgar J.; English, Donald E.; Flanagan, Jennifer; Dubey, Anvit – Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the ability of freshman college students to identify the founding fathers of free enterprise and of communism has improved. This study is a follow-up to four previous studies. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to College of Business and College of Education & Human Services…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Questionnaires, Social Systems, World History
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Horyna, Brittney; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Education, 2012
The current study examined the relationship between the variables: school size, motivation, and college attendance to determine if the size of a student's high school, along with his/her motivational tendencies, influenced the student's choice to pursue a college education. Data was gathered from college students attending a small mid-west…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Enrollment, College Attendance, Incentives
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Schmitz, Steven A.; Nourse, Steven W.; Ross, Molly E. – Education, 2012
That the student population in public schools is becoming increasingly diverse is not all that surprising. Studies indicate that in less than three decades, a majority of children will likely belong to race-ethnic minorities. Conversely, teacher candidates are not keeping pace with the diversity ratio of students in the PK-12 public school…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation), Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Marston, Susan Hemphill – Education, 2010
This study explored the similarities and differences among elementary teachers, high school teachers, and college professors with respect to job satisfaction and motivations for staying in the profession. The study used quantitative data from the Experienced Teacher Survey and qualitative interview data from a sample of teachers among each group…
Descriptors: High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Surveys, Secondary School Teachers
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Watson, Sandy White; Bradley, Janetta Fleming – Education, 2009
In most teacher education courses, instructional strategies are merely listed and explained. Students rarely have the opportunity to see these strategies in use until they become student teachers. What better way to teach secondary instructional strategies to pre-service teachers than by modeling these strategies using teacher education content?…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Education Courses
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Warren, Louis L.; Peel, Henry A. – Education, 2005
This paper describes a study of a collaborative initiative between a rural high school and a university. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of collaboration in a rural school reform partnership. What grew out of this study was a collaborative model of a partnership. While partnerships are not unique, there is a unique…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Universities