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Increasing Lgbt+ Inclusivity In Rural Schools, Aimee Love 2022 Western Oregon University

Increasing Lgbt+ Inclusivity In Rural Schools, Aimee Love

Graduate Theses, Action Research Projects, and Professional Projects

A recent study based in California surveyed 800,000 middle and high schools students and found that students who identify as LGBT+ are at higher risk for bullying, depression, and suicidal ideation, as well as lower academic performance (Hansen et al., 2019). This gap in the social experience and academic performance between LGBT+ students and their straight and non-transgender counterparts may be related to the study’s findings that they have access to fewer supports from their teachers and schools (Hansen et al., 2019). Closing the achievement gap for these traditionally marginalized students may therefore be as easy as reducing ...


Mathematics Mobility In The Middle Grades: Tracking The Odds Of Completing Calculus, Kristian Edosomwan, Jamaal Young, Jemimah Young, Alana Tholen 2022 Texas A&M University

Mathematics Mobility In The Middle Grades: Tracking The Odds Of Completing Calculus, Kristian Edosomwan, Jamaal Young, Jemimah Young, Alana Tholen

Middle Grades Review

High school calculus has become indispensable for students seeking a college degree in a STEM field. However, in the present study, we argue that the mathematics opportunities that students seize (when afforded) in middle grades are the key to earning calculus credit in high school. To take calculus in high school, students usually need to take advanced mathematics in middle school to take the prerequisite courses. We analyzed the probability of earning credit in calculus based on a sample of (n =17,765) students and their eighth-grade mathematics courses. Using descriptive statistics and odds ratio effect sizes we found that ...


Coronavirus Disability Survey: Assessing The Impact Of Covid-19 On Young Adults With Disabilities, Hena Rashid 2022 University of Mary Washington

Coronavirus Disability Survey: Assessing The Impact Of Covid-19 On Young Adults With Disabilities, Hena Rashid

Student Research Submissions

This paper seeks to inform individuals of the importance of digital inclusivity, diminish the digital divide, and accessibility to technological services of college students who experience a form of disability. The United States has conducted minimal research on the digital disability rhetoric, promoted minimal disability-inclusive measures to protect the rights and well-being of college students, and minimal assistance to mitigate Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts to this population subgroup. This subject can have a big impact on individuals who suffer from disability stigma, low accessibility issues, and who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Furthermore, this subject will benefit college students ...


Promoting The Healthy Development Of All Adolescents Through An Equity Lens: Continuing Education For Secondary-Level Educators, Isabella Simone 2022 University of Rhode Island

Promoting The Healthy Development Of All Adolescents Through An Equity Lens: Continuing Education For Secondary-Level Educators, Isabella Simone

Senior Honors Projects

American schools, as an institution, have a mission to educate society’s youth in a way that is characterized by, and promotes, equity regarding educational access, opportunities, and outcomes. Doing so promises to support the individual growth and development of all students. Unfortunately, high school students face challenges regarding healthy development — academic, social, and identity-based — during the transition from childhood to adulthood. These challenges include navigating their identity development, achieving academic success, managing school and family demands, and planning for their futures. Barriers to the successful achievement of these challenges include risk factors associated with family relationships, financial standing, gender ...


Gender Perceptions And Female Students' Academic Engagement And Success In Stem Fields, Rheanna Morgan 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Gender Perceptions And Female Students' Academic Engagement And Success In Stem Fields, Rheanna Morgan

School of Social Work Undergraduate Honors Theses

Despite an increase of females in higher education and the workforce, fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continue to be male-dominated. One explanation for this trend is the lack of gender representation and counterstereotypical role models to encourage female engagement in these fields at the university level. Previous research has looked at instructor gender, classroom gender composition, and involvement in extracurricular activities as possible factors influencing students' engagement and success in the classroom. However, few studies have investigated how gender perceptions influence female students in STEM fields. This study uses self-report data from a voluntary survey to ...


The Impacts Of Positive Praise On Science Achievement Levels Of Female Students, Sidney Hanel 2022 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Impacts Of Positive Praise On Science Achievement Levels Of Female Students, Sidney Hanel

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

To the general eye, it appears there has been an increase of women in STEM and overall female interest in science however, this is not apparent in the high school classrooms. The lowest level physics classrooms are overwhelmingly female, and the AP Physics class of twenty-five students has two female students. Society is seeing more equal numbers of males and females in biology, healthcare, dentistry, and other medical related fields. This is a wonderful advancement however many other STEM careers are being forgotten.

This study focuses on five physical science courses one of which is provided with additional feedback and ...


The Quest For Equity: Multicultural Education, Corina Lieu 2022 California State University, Monterey Bay

The Quest For Equity: Multicultural Education, Corina Lieu

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The focus issue addressed in this Capstone Project is multiculturalism in education. This is an important issue because students deserve an education that reflects their living experiences inside and outside of the classroom. An argument is made that the lack of multiculturalism in education could foster an environment in which students would not receive an education that is equitable. Considerations of the issue should include the perspectives of the principal of a public school, and three staff members. This group of participants provide deeper insights into multiculturalism within the classrooms. After interviewing an administrator and staff members, three different actions ...


How Gender Biases Affect Perceived Competence, Jay Brumsey, Saba Esho, Dawson Goodwin, Annika Jostad 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

How Gender Biases Affect Perceived Competence, Jay Brumsey, Saba Esho, Dawson Goodwin, Annika Jostad

Scholars Day Conference

We investigated whether participants' gender biases had an effect on their ability to learn a new task. To study this, participants either watched a knot tying or macrame tutorial taught by a male or female instructor. Participants then completed two surveys, one that measured their perceived competence on the task, and another that measured their own gender biases. To measure gender biases we used the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory which had no effect on the results. No significant results were found between instructor gender and type of task when measuring perceived competence.


Mathematics Is Art: The Impact Of A Non-Traditional Metaphor On Teacher Mindset And Instructional Practices In Mathematics, Karise Mace 2022 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Mathematics Is Art: The Impact Of A Non-Traditional Metaphor On Teacher Mindset And Instructional Practices In Mathematics, Karise Mace

Education Doctorate Dissertations

Many teachers hold the belief that one is either a “math person” or not, which impacts their mathematical mindset and instructional practices, and in turn impacts their students’ mindsets and learning experiences. Fostering the development of a mathematical mindset in teachers is critical to dispelling the “math person” myth. As we are metaphorical in nature (Lakoff & Johnson, 1980), the metaphors that we use to conceptualize mathematics are born out of and impact our experiences in its study and provide a means for eliminating this myth. In this mixed-methods study I sought to understand the metaphors that in-service elementary teachers use to conceptualize mathematics; how those metaphors impact their mindset and instructional practices; and the impact of professional development guided by the metaphor mathematics is art on their mindset and instructional practices in mathematics. I studied four in-service elementary teachers in a small rural district and collected data ...


English Is Not Dead! Long Live English: Teaching The Evolution Of English And Inclusive Communication Via Online, Face To Face Or Hybrid Instruction, Teresa Marie Kelly, Stephanie Thompson, Sheryl Bone 2022 Purdue University Global

English Is Not Dead! Long Live English: Teaching The Evolution Of English And Inclusive Communication Via Online, Face To Face Or Hybrid Instruction, Teresa Marie Kelly, Stephanie Thompson, Sheryl Bone

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

When popular media and many individuals discuss changes in English, some erroneously contend that the language has always been the same and changes amount to little more than “politically correct woke liberalism” desired by only certain people. The English language continually evolves as a natural process that nothing can force nor prevent. Field-specific language also changes with increased understanding and knowledge. The variety of English taught to most students also shifts as Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)/Writing Across Disciplines (WAD) initiatives increasingly focus on Global English rather than the standard of any one country or group. Even informal interactions ...


2022 Disabilities Read-In, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 2022 Illinois Math and Science Academy

2022 Disabilities Read-In, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Cultural Read-Ins

This event is being co-sponsored by PME, L & D Matters, the History and English Departments, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the IRC.

Special Guest: Jon Gilroy


Introduction To Special Issue: Online Education And The Return To Normal, Emily D. Ryalls 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Introduction To Special Issue: Online Education And The Return To Normal, Emily D. Ryalls

Feminist Pedagogy

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“A Tale Of Two Classrooms”: Designing Culturally-Relevant Hip Hop Curriculum To Support Stem Identity Of Underrepresented Students, Jessica McClain, Rebecca Colina Neri Ph.D 2022 Indiana University - Bloomington

“A Tale Of Two Classrooms”: Designing Culturally-Relevant Hip Hop Curriculum To Support Stem Identity Of Underrepresented Students, Jessica Mcclain, Rebecca Colina Neri Ph.D

Northwest Journal of Teacher Education

This article explores how educators can contribute to the development of STEM identity in historically marginalized groups by using critical frameworks and pedagogies like Funds of Knowledge and Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy as a curricular tool to counter traditional teaching practices. The authors amplify the importance of cultural spaces that support educators in examining aspects of power, access, and cultural awareness in STEM classrooms to increase student participation and acquisition of STEM knowledge. This article provides a guided activity named “A tale of two citiez” as an example of how educators can act towards (re)conceptualizing and (re)imagining STEM classrooms.


Breaking Down Barriers: A Culturally Responsive Career Development Intervention With Racially Minoritized Girls Of Color, Marsha L. Rutledge, Philip B. Gnilka 2022 Longwood University

Breaking Down Barriers: A Culturally Responsive Career Development Intervention With Racially Minoritized Girls Of Color, Marsha L. Rutledge, Philip B. Gnilka

Journal of College Access

Career development and professional identity remain critical areas that need addressing for young girls of color. Currently, racial-ethnic minorities continue to face disparities educationally and economically. Girls of color, in particular, are subjected to "double jeopardy" as they navigate a world still ridden with racial and gender discrimination. These barriers and other social and environmental factors have negatively impacted career self-efficacy, resulting in a lack of appropriate career decision-making. Through a lens of social justice and advocacy, school counselors can act as an ally and provide culturally appropriate interventions that address these issues. Career interventions based on the specific needs ...


Keeping Girls In Schools To Reduce Child Marriage In Rural Bangladesh: Endline Assessment, Sigma Ainul, Forhana Rahman Noor, Md. Irfan Hossain, Iqbal Ehsan, Mehnaz Manzur, Ubaidur Rob, Sajeda Amin 2022 Population Council

Keeping Girls In Schools To Reduce Child Marriage In Rural Bangladesh: Endline Assessment, Sigma Ainul, Forhana Rahman Noor, Md. Irfan Hossain, Iqbal Ehsan, Mehnaz Manzur, Ubaidur Rob, Sajeda Amin

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

This report describes findings of changes over time attributable to the “Keeping Girls in Schools” study in Bangladesh that implemented skill-building activities for a two-year period in the districts of Chapainawabganj, Kushtia, and Sherpur. The project sought to bring about change in child marriage norms prevalent in the area by offering young girls a safe place to meet after school hours with mentors and teachers and to offer girls tutoring support and life-skills. The project was implemented by the Population Council with the cooperation of secondary schools in the community and was supported by UNICEF under the aegis of the ...


2022 Black History Month Read-In, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 2022 Illinois Math and Science Academy

2022 Black History Month Read-In, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Cultural Read-Ins

This event was co-sponsored by the Black Student Union (BSU), Peer Multicultural Educators (PME), Brotherhood Sister Circle (BHSC), Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, IRC, and the English and History/Social Science teams.

Special Guest: Rapheal Mathis


Responding To Diversity With More Than Simple Lip-Service, Donna L. Miller 2022 Thinking Zone

Responding To Diversity With More Than Simple Lip-Service, Donna L. Miller

The Montana English Journal

Using contentious topics like those addressed in Joe Limer’s poem “White Hollywood” as catalysts for sparking conversations on complex social issues has potential to raise social consciousness and to support collaborative conversation. Miller’s GREEN APPLE acronym guides teachers and learners in honoring diversity and nurturing social justice. In critical race theory fashion, GREEN APPLE questions enable students of all races and ethnicities to have informed, productive conversations about the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the society in which they live.


A Case Review Of G. G. V Gloucester County School Board, Jill Gross M.S. 2022 University of Nebraska at Omaha

A Case Review Of G. G. V Gloucester County School Board, Jill Gross M.S.

Student Work

In education today, one theme is reoccurring, the question of where and how transgender students fit into our classrooms, our buildings, and on our athletic fields. In G. G. v Gloucester County School Board 20 U.S.C. 1681 § (a); G. G., a minor, transgender male, is attempting to use the boys' restroom at his high school. With the approval of his school administration, G. G. began to use the boys' restroom until the local school board passed a policy banning him from using said restroom. G. G. alleges the board discriminated against him and violated Title IX and the ...


Examining The Ways Female Students Experience Teacher Feedback And Assessment, Nicole Foran 2022 University of Portland

Examining The Ways Female Students Experience Teacher Feedback And Assessment, Nicole Foran

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Providing instructional feedback and assessing student learning are integral components of the educational process. Yet teachers report that in their preservice education programs and subsequent inservice professional development, they receive very little instruction specifically dedicated to feedback and assessment practices. Research reveals that feedback and assessment remain at the center of debate in academia, and teachers report that assigning grades and giving effective academic feedback are major contributors to overall job dissatisfaction, especially given the high-stakes role grades play in students’ academic, athletic, college admission, and future employment opportunities (Feldman, 2019; Guskey & Bailey, 2001). While much has been learned about effective assessment practices, there is still much to learn about how students experience feedback and grades. The pressure to achieve impacts students’ motivation to learn, academic self-efficacy, self-esteem, and overall health and wellness, and female adolescents are at greater risk of mental-health issues due to grades and academic pressure than their male counterparts (Saviola et al., 2020; Villeneuve et al., 2019). The purpose of this ...


The Leaky Pipeline Of Women In Stem, Lauren Jakobs 2022 Assumption University

The Leaky Pipeline Of Women In Stem, Lauren Jakobs

Honors Theses

Women make up more than half of biology-related doctoral degrees yet are still underrepresented in the faculty and higher-level positions of this field. This disparity is referred to as the leaky pipeline problem and exists in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field. The goal of the research paper is to bring the leaky pipeline problem to the forefront and analyze solutions that can address it. This thesis will address the impacts of gender biases that people experience through childhood, adolescence, and high school into college and contribute to the lower retention of women in science. It will also ...


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