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Resilient Scholar: A High Achieving African American Male With A Learning Disability, Shawn A. Robinson 2018 Fayetteville State University

Resilient Scholar: A High Achieving African American Male With A Learning Disability, Shawn A. Robinson

Journal of Research Initiatives

The existing literature on race/ethnicity overlooks learning disability (LD) and the latter often neglects African American males. Further, when the intersection of race/ethnicity and LD overlap, African American males are rarely discussed or viewed as high achievers within the literature. Therefore, I seek to break through the wall of silence and provide an account that explores the rich lived experiences of a high achieving African American male with LD (i.e., dyslexia) in higher education. The article begins with literature relevant to my lived experiences followed by contextualizing those experiences as a high achiever. Next, I use a ...


Black Exceptionality In Academia: A Cultural-Historical Re-Conceptualization Of Black Male Students Identified With Learning Disabilities In Higher Education, Larry Love, Dosun Ko, AYDIN BAL 2018 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Black Exceptionality In Academia: A Cultural-Historical Re-Conceptualization Of Black Male Students Identified With Learning Disabilities In Higher Education, Larry Love, Dosun Ko, Aydin Bal

Journal of Research Initiatives

The under-representation of Black male students identified with learning disabilities (LD) in higher education is a symptom of a larger social injustice, the racialization of educational opportunities and outcomes in the United States. We provided a critical review of literature to examine the structural and social barriers facing Black college students identified with LD in terms of access to adequate support services, refusal of funds of knowledge that Black students bring to higher education, and hegemonic organization of higher education. Following themes are explored: a) historical legacy of racial inequity in academia; b) systemic contradictions in institutional practices; c) absence ...


Increasing The Success Of African American Males With Learning Disabilities Attending California Community Colleges, Amar I. Abbott, Windy F. Martinez 2018 Taft College

Increasing The Success Of African American Males With Learning Disabilities Attending California Community Colleges, Amar I. Abbott, Windy F. Martinez

Journal of Research Initiatives

The purpose of this article is to identify strategies to increase the access, progress, and success for African-American males with Learning Disabilities (LD) attending the California Community College. California has the fifth largest population of African American people in the US, including over 1 million African American males. There is a growing body of literature discussing the barriers faced by African American males attending college, particularly in the areas of retention, persistence, and degree attainment. This journal article discusses how to ameliorate the issues regarding African-American males being successful in the community college environment. With special programs such as Umoja ...


A Qualitative Study: How Northeastern Illinois University’S College Of Education Program Successfully Prepares Black Males With A Previous Individualized Learning Plan To Become Teachers, Sunni Ali 2018 Northeastern Illinois University

A Qualitative Study: How Northeastern Illinois University’S College Of Education Program Successfully Prepares Black Males With A Previous Individualized Learning Plan To Become Teachers, Sunni Ali

Journal of Research Initiatives

As Teacher College Programs throughout the country attempt to increase their numbers of quality educators entering a classroom, one abiding concern remains: how do universities attract and successfully transition black male educators to become K-12 teachers? Such a lasting question has caused several national programs to arise, specifically an initiative consortium (N.I.C) that involved several colleges of education programs to develop and sustain strategies to increase black male teachers in the profession.

This qualitative-interview based study reviews how a teacher college program located in Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), applies N.I.C. external and internal mechanisms to ...


Understanding The Learning & Advocacy Needs Of A Twice-Exceptional Student Through A Strengths-Based Lens: A Case Study In California, Lisa Krausz 2018 Dominican University of California

Understanding The Learning & Advocacy Needs Of A Twice-Exceptional Student Through A Strengths-Based Lens: A Case Study In California, Lisa Krausz

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Twice-exceptional students possess both high ability and learning disabilities. The complex interaction of their gifts and disabilities perplexes both educators and parents. Educators often use a deficit approach when working with these learners; new research calls for multi-dimensional, strengths-based approaches to engage these students. Strengths-based approaches draw upon student strengths, interests, and talents to help address their disabilities. In this study, information was gathered from a mixed-methods, strengths-based approach to gauge a student’s strengths, interests, talents and disabilities to add to the research on traditional assessment and intervention approaches. The researcher also explored how parents’ understanding of their child ...


Children’S Story Book On Thinking: Tita And Toto’S Thinking Adventures, Margarita Christofidou 2018 Florida International University

Children’S Story Book On Thinking: Tita And Toto’S Thinking Adventures, Margarita Christofidou

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

The aim of this poster is to present a children’s story book on thinking. Specifically, through the adventures of Tita and Toto on earth, the author aspires to analyze what thinking is all about. At the same time, this story book uncovers the complexity of the Visible Thinking approach as it explains in simple words how certain conceptions of thinking can be implemented in real life situations. The ultimate goal of the project is to enhance people’s understanding how to apply a variety of thinking tools in multiple contexts.


Self–Assessment In Efl Grammar Classroom: A Study Of Efl Learners At The Centre For Languages And Translation, Ibb University, Marwan Saeed Saif Moqbel 2018 Ibb University

Self–Assessment In Efl Grammar Classroom: A Study Of Efl Learners At The Centre For Languages And Translation, Ibb University, Marwan Saeed Saif Moqbel

International Journal for Research in Education

The present study investigated the implementation of self-assessment in EFL grammar classroom to identify the attitudes of EFL learners at the Centre for Languages and Translation, Ibb University towards self-assessment, their perceptions of the advantages of self-assessment, and the problems or difficulties that EFL learners may face while carrying out self-assessment activities. To collect data, the researcher used three instruments: a questionnaire, a structured interview, and a focus group discussion. The questionnaire was administered to (85) EFL learners. Using the stratified sampling technique, the researcher selected randomly (14) learners for the interviews and (21) learners to participate in the focus ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Thinking Skills And School Leaders’ Performance, Salah S. Meemar 2018 Taibah University

Exploring The Relationship Between Thinking Skills And School Leaders’ Performance, Salah S. Meemar

International Journal for Research in Education

Abstract:

In today’s world of education, the importance of teaching has increased, and it is considered that teachers and school leaders should think effectively to help students perform well. In this context, this research study focused on discussing the relationship between thinking skills and school leaders’ performance. For this purpose, different kinds of literature were investigated to gather the appropriate data. Further, the questionnaire survey method was used to collect data from a sample size of 50 respondents. The research participants include principals, teachers, and assents principals from different schools. The questionnaire was structured to include predictors, such as ...


Educational Values Practiced By Almujamah University Students In Saudi Arabia, Musaad D. Alharbi 2018 Majmaah university

Educational Values Practiced By Almujamah University Students In Saudi Arabia, Musaad D. Alharbi

International Journal for Research in Education

Abstract:
This study aimed at identifying the values practiced by Almujamah University students in Saudi Arabia. In order to achieve this objective, the researcher designed a study tool which is a questionnaire consisting of (50) items distributed to the four areas. Then the validity and reliability of the questionnaire were validated. It was distributed to subjects of the study (645) male and female students at the University of Almjmah. The study found that the degree of the educational values practiced by Almjmah University students was high and there is no statistically significant differences due to variables of jeandar and students ...


Strategic Leadership And Their Impact In The Development Of Organizational Learning Capabilities"Study Practice In The Umm Al Qura University", Ibrahim Hanash Alzahrani 2018 Qassim University

Strategic Leadership And Their Impact In The Development Of Organizational Learning Capabilities"Study Practice In The Umm Al Qura University", Ibrahim Hanash Alzahrani

International Journal for Research in Education

Abstract:

The study aimed to identify the degree of strategic leadership practice in its four dimensions: "administrative, transformational, political, moral" And to determine the degree of availability of organizational learning capabilities of both types: "adaptive learning capabilities (Exploration) and Generating Learning Capabilities (Exploitation) " The faculty members have and academic leadership at Umm Al Qura University, As well as analyzing and testing the impact of strategic leadership dimensions in developing organizational learning capabilities. To achieve this objective, the study used the analytical descriptive method, and using the questionnaire tool that was applied to a sample of (384) faculty members and academic ...


How Well-Aware Are Families Of Children With Special Needs, Sara Alosaimi 2018 جامعة الملك سعود بالمملكة العربية السعودية

How Well-Aware Are Families Of Children With Special Needs, Sara Alosaimi

International Journal for Research in Education

The study aims to increase the knowledge towards the genetic counseling services .at parents with special educational needs children. The study sample targeted (104) families. Each family has one or more children of special educational needs. The families were classified according to the cases they represent such as: special needs, mobility disabilities and mental disability. The researcher has applied a questionnaire of the genetic counseling services (the questionnaire was prepared by the researcher herself) and has felicitated evidence signs and constancy for the study. The results of the study have shown that the level of parents' knowledge about the genetic ...


Self-Determination And Its Relationship With Intrinsic Motivation Among Tenth-Grade Students In Karak, Jordan, Wejdan Abd Al-Aziz Karki 2018 Mutah University

Self-Determination And Its Relationship With Intrinsic Motivation Among Tenth-Grade Students In Karak, Jordan, Wejdan Abd Al-Aziz Karki

International Journal for Research in Education

Abstract:

This study attempts to identify self-determination and intrinsic motivation amongst tenth-grade students in Karak. The study sample consisted of 724 students selected according to the stratified random sampling. In order to achieve the study objectives, the author used Self-Determination Scale (SDS) and the Intrinsic Motivation Scale (IMS) after verifying their validity and reliability. The results showed that the level of self-determination among tenth-grade students in Karak was medium with a mean of 3.33 and standard deviation of 0.71. The level of intrinsic academic motivation among tenth-grade students in Karak was medium with a mean of 3.66 ...


Academic, Social And Emotional Perceptions Of Gifted And Talented Students In The Elementary Setting, Andrea Trujillo 2018 Abilene Christian University

Academic, Social And Emotional Perceptions Of Gifted And Talented Students In The Elementary Setting, Andrea Trujillo

Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning

Research has been done comparing academic achievement of gifted students in diverse school environments, but little has been found about their perceptions as learners in these environments. The purpose of this action research study was to gain academic, social and emotional perceptions of six gifted and talented students in a self-contained elementary classroom. The author collected data through a perception survey, student and teacher interviews, and teacher observations. After collecting data for four weeks and analyzing it using the constant comparative method, the author found that the GT students were challenged in math, extracurricular activities were their favorite, they displayed ...


Successful Programs And Strategies For Secondary Students Who Are Gifted And In Mathematics Classes: A Qualitative Study, Michael D. Poli 2018 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Successful Programs And Strategies For Secondary Students Who Are Gifted And In Mathematics Classes: A Qualitative Study, Michael D. Poli

Theses and Dissertations (All)

Through interview responses, this study examines the perceptions of seven secondary mathematics teachers concerning the programs and methods they incorporate to reach their gifted students. In addition to teacher interviews, four focus groups of teachers, who taught various grade levels, were conducted. All study participants teach or had taught gifted students. To triangulate data, artifacts utilized by interviewees were analyzed.

Participant responses were compared and contrasted to identify patterns and differences. It was found that participants felt they were adequately enriching curriculum for gifted secondary mathematics students. However, in many cases, gifted students were not provided with enrichment activities that ...


How To Best Support Individuals Growing Up With A Special Needs Sibling, Lauren McDonell 2018 Dominican University of California

How To Best Support Individuals Growing Up With A Special Needs Sibling, Lauren Mcdonell

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

The purpose of this study was to understand the emotions of a neurotypically developing sibling. This study also attempted to understand how caregivers can best support the neurotypical sibling in the areas of self-concept and overall well-being. The gap is knowledge is how to better support neurotypical developing siblings specifically in the areas of self-concept and overall well-being. Three participants were interviewed to gain insight about their experiences with their special needs sibling. Participants who participated in a support group for neurotypical developing children with a SNS were surveyed to gain insight about their experiences with the support group. Through ...


The Effectiveness Of A Program Based On The Access To The Syntax Of The Text In The Development Of The Skills Of The Creative Written Composition Of The Secondary School Students, Ahmed Said Mahmoud Mahmoud Al-Ahwal 2018 ahmed

The Effectiveness Of A Program Based On The Access To The Syntax Of The Text In The Development Of The Skills Of The Creative Written Composition Of The Secondary School Students, Ahmed Said Mahmoud Mahmoud Al-Ahwal

International Journal for Research in Education

The current study aims at the preparation of the program of language training in the light of the access to the syntax of the text, its tracking and impact in improving the skills of the creative written composition of the secondary school students. The study was based on its procedures to a set of tools - all of which are the preparation of the researcher - starting: a list of the skills of the creative written composition of the targeted creative development necessary for students at the secondary stage, a training program was designed in the form of educational meetings by improving ...


Anger Management Strategies’ Used By Gifted Students., Khalid Abdullah Alhammouri, Sara Abdulaziz Alenzi 2018 King Khalid University

Anger Management Strategies’ Used By Gifted Students., Khalid Abdullah Alhammouri, Sara Abdulaziz Alenzi

International Journal for Research in Education

The primary goal of this study was to point out the ‘Anger Management Strategies’ used by gifted students. The sample of the study consisted of 407 secondary school students selected randomly from Jordan and Kuwait by using stratified sampling technique. The number of Jordanian students who participated in this study was 210, 106 male and 104 female enrolled in King Abdullah II Schools for Distinction in both Amman and Irbid Governorates. The number of Kuwaiti students who took part in this study was 197, 105 male and 92 female selected from Mubarak Al-Kabeer educational zone. To achieve the purpose of ...


Effectiveness Of An Electronic Curriculum For Communication Skills In Accordance With The Standards Of Quality Of E - Learning In The Academic Achievement And Attitude Towards The Course Of Students Of The Faculty Of Sharia University Qassim, Soliman Hammoda Mohammad Daoud 2018 سعادة الدكتور

Effectiveness Of An Electronic Curriculum For Communication Skills In Accordance With The Standards Of Quality Of E - Learning In The Academic Achievement And Attitude Towards The Course Of Students Of The Faculty Of Sharia University Qassim, Soliman Hammoda Mohammad Daoud

International Journal for Research in Education

The current study aimed to build communication skills course electronically Using the E-learning management system Blackboard in accordance to e-learning quality standards by the foundation (Quality Matters), and to identify the impact on academic achievement and the trend toward electronic course.

The researcher has translated the standards of quality matters for online courses to undergraduate and building electronic course according to the indicators included and approved by Qassim University, the researcher built an academic achievement test and a measurement test for the trend toward the course, and secured and verified their validity. The researcher selected 77 students from the Faculty ...


Educator Perceptions Of Gifted English Language Learners, Michelle C. Lynch 2018 Western Kentucky University

Educator Perceptions Of Gifted English Language Learners, Michelle C. Lynch

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This paper explores educator perceptions of gifted and talented (GT) English language (ELL) students. This study identifies barriers for identification and service for GT/ELL students and highlights ways to support students through current efforts for students who fit these criteria. Educators from two elementary schools were interviewed in this qualitative study. The schools were chosen due to their high population of ELL students. The roles of professional development (PD) and best practices for identification of underrepresented students are discussed. Five main themes emerged from interviews of educators that work with GT/ELL students. The themes are obstacles, perception, referral ...


Teacher Attitudes Towards Gifted Education In Rural School Districts, Jennifer Smith Sheffield 2018 Western Kentucky University

Teacher Attitudes Towards Gifted Education In Rural School Districts, Jennifer Smith Sheffield

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of teachers in rural locales towards giftedness and gifted education. Gagné and Nadeau’s (1991) Opinions About the Gifted and Their Education was used as the survey instrument. A total of 78 teachers from four public school districts in Kentucky classified as rural participated in the study. The respondents indicated slightly positive attitudes toward the need for specialized instruction for gifted students and the social value of giftedness but slightly negative mindsets towards acceleration. These results as a whole mirrored the findings of several previous studies utilizing the same survey ...


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