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Hombres Y Hermandad (Men & Brotherhood): Exploring The Role Of Fraternity Involvement On Latino Masculinity Development In College, Michael Vega Mar 2020

Hombres Y Hermandad (Men & Brotherhood): Exploring The Role Of Fraternity Involvement On Latino Masculinity Development In College, Michael Vega

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Despite accounting for the largest increase in higher education enrollment over the last ten years, Latinx students have continued to earn their bachelor’s degrees among the lowest rates of all racial/ethnic groups. Latino men specifically have continued to underperform Latina females, maintaining one of the widest gender gaps in bachelor’s degree completion rates. There are various challenges that all Latinx students face in relation to earning their bachelor’s degree within six years, however there are unique gender norms within the Latinx culture that impact Latino male students in a more significant way. Tenets of their Latino ...


An Urban High School’S Response To A Demographic Shift, Tristian Cox Mar 2020

An Urban High School’S Response To A Demographic Shift, Tristian Cox

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With the increasing numbers of Latino English Learners in United States, school educators are tasked with how to better service this population of students. New immigration destination schools are being affected by challenges that come with this increasing population of students. High schools that are experiencing demographic shifts from being predominantly African American to Latino are not prepared to meet the needs of these students. Moreover, additional challenges that arise with this group of students involve addressing their socio emotional and acculturation needs. This qualitative study examined how key personnel in an urban high school responded to a swift ...


Understanding High School English Learners’ Chronic Absenteeism, Patricia A. George May 2019

Understanding High School English Learners’ Chronic Absenteeism, Patricia A. George

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Chronic absenteeism has significant implications for both the individual student and society at large and has been receiving attention for over a century. Every school day counts. Regular attendance provides students with opportunities to learn and has a strong link to achievement. Conversely, poor attendance has serious implications for high school students. For each subgroup of students there is a similar pattern: the likelihood of chronic absenteeism increases as students progress through high school. Notably, the U.S. Department of Education found English learners experience higher chronic absenteeism than their non-English learner peers when they reach high school. Furthermore, compared ...


Understanding The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Parents Of Students With Limited English Proficiency Towards Standardized Testing, Michele P. Tiedemann May 2018

Understanding The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Parents Of Students With Limited English Proficiency Towards Standardized Testing, Michele P. Tiedemann

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State and federal regulations mandated standardized testing of students, including disadvantaged students: economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The results of the standardized tests were used for the accountability of school districts by way of state and federal reports, resulting in standardized testing also being referred to as high-stakes testing. Standardized testing was criticized for a number of reasons, including holding teachers accountable for students’ scores (Ysseldyke et al., 2004) and subjecting students to stress and anxiety brought on by the demands of standardized testing (Albrecht & Joles, 2003; Von der Embse & Hasson, 2012). Another criticism was that parents may have felt uninformed or ill-informed of the results of their children’s standardized tests (Osburn, Stegman, Suitt, & Ritter, 2004). Proponents of standardized assessments pointed out that standardized testing assisted in determining which facets of education and which specific schools needed enhancement.

The purpose of this study was to better understand the knowledge and attitudes of parents of Spanish-speaking LEP students. The literature review examined two primary groups that had been identified as highly disadvantaged when it came to standardized testing: students with disabilities and students with LEP. Minimal research seemed to be available regarding parents’ views on standardized testing. It had been found that parents were involved and were very interested in their child’s performance on standardized tests (Osburn et al., 2004; Mulvenon et al., 2005 ...


Black Mothers' Counter-Narratives Of Agency: A Pulse On Racism And Parent Involvement Strategies In Twenty First Century Schools, Sharnee N. Brown May 2018

Black Mothers' Counter-Narratives Of Agency: A Pulse On Racism And Parent Involvement Strategies In Twenty First Century Schools, Sharnee N. Brown

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This qualitative study examined African American mothers’ perceptions of their children’s schools (public, charter, and private) within the context of institutional, structural, and individual racism. Employing qualitative techniques, interviews and focus groups of middle to lower working class Black mothers were conducted to explore their lived experiences with individual, institutional, and structural racism within American schools. The goal of this study was to learn how these mothers make meaning of the educational institutions that serve their children, the racial barriers they encountered and the strategies of contestation they employed in order to address these perceived barriers.

The results of ...


Mentoring Relationships As Social Capital In The Career Advancement Of Latina School Administrators, Ligia Veronica Alberto May 2018

Mentoring Relationships As Social Capital In The Career Advancement Of Latina School Administrators, Ligia Veronica Alberto

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This study examined the underrepresentation of women in leadership roles, specifically on the underrepresentation of Latina women holding leadership administrative positions in education. Using social capital as the theoretical framework, this study explored the role of mentoring relationships in the career advancement and promotions of Latina women. A narrative research design was selected to collect participants’ stories about their career advancement into school leadership positions. The narratives were collected through semi-structured face-to-face interviews. A total of 20 Latina school administrators were interviewed for 45 to 60 minutes. Upon completion of the interviews, the data was analyzed using narrative analysis. This ...


The Influence Of Instructional Minutes On Grade 11 Language Arts And Mathematics High School Proficiency Assessment Performance, Simone E. Welcome Mar 2017

The Influence Of Instructional Minutes On Grade 11 Language Arts And Mathematics High School Proficiency Assessment Performance, Simone E. Welcome

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The purpose for this cross-sectional, non-experimental explanatory quantitative research study was to explain the amount of variance in the High School Proficiency Assessment-11 Language Arts and Mathematics scores accounted for by the amount of instructional minutes at high schools in New Jersey. A proportional, stratified random sample which included all public high schools’ students who participated in the State of New Jersey was generated and subsequently analyzed to determine the influence of NJ School Report Card-instructional minutes on NJ HSPA-11 language arts and mathematics scores.

The independent variable was instructional time, which is defined as the exact amount of time ...


A Study Of Latina Superintendents In New Jersey: “Cumpliendo Metas”, Nurka Liz Nieves May 2016

A Study Of Latina Superintendents In New Jersey: “Cumpliendo Metas”, Nurka Liz Nieves

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Latinas¹ have been known for certain leadership roles throughout the history of the United States. They have impacted the country’s government as having the reputation of being strong, resilient women capable of great ingenuity and creating paradigm shifts for the welfare of Americans. These endeavors are a demonstration to other Latinas in the United States that they too are capable of attaining any profession they prepare themselves to embrace. It is that si se puede² attitude that such role models express by their examples in positions of power that with perseverance cumpliendo metas³ is possible.

The focus ...


An Investigation Of American Students’ Tonal Acquisition Towards Disyllabic Words With Same Or Different Tones, Yuan Yuan May 2014

An Investigation Of American Students’ Tonal Acquisition Towards Disyllabic Words With Same Or Different Tones, Yuan Yuan

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Mastering Mandarin tones is an indispensable path to achieving high Chinese language proficiency and a headache to a lot of American learners. Scholars keep studying this area, but this problem remains unsolved.

Through long-time observation of beginners, I found an interesting phenomenon: many students were able to correctly produce a certain tone (Tone X) which was contained by a monosyllable. However, when the students encountered a disyllabic word with the tone which they were skillful at (Tone X) and another different tone (Tone Y), the students showed no advantage on Tone X. This phenomenon motivated me to do research on ...


A Study Of U.S. Education Outcomes For Female Students From The Republic Of Georgia, Nino Bitsadze May 2014

A Study Of U.S. Education Outcomes For Female Students From The Republic Of Georgia, Nino Bitsadze

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This qualitative study sought to understand how living and studying in the United States affected the personalities, beliefs, attitudes, and careers of a group of female students from the Republic of Georgia. The researcher traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, to interview twenty alumni of U.S. study programs (on undergraduate and graduate study levels) individually. Jack Mezirow’s Transformational Learning Theory and David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory provide the theoretical framework for the study.

The findings revealed that living and studying in the U.S. matured the participants personally as they got to experience the challenges that accompany ...


Diversity Among Latino/A College Students And Its Impact On Student Organization Involvement, Enmanuel Mercedes Jan 2013

Diversity Among Latino/A College Students And Its Impact On Student Organization Involvement, Enmanuel Mercedes

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Parental Perceptions Of A Summer Esl Parent Institute: A Retrospective Case Study, John Scott Cascone Oct 2012

Parental Perceptions Of A Summer Esl Parent Institute: A Retrospective Case Study, John Scott Cascone

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A Study Of College Access And Academic Success Among First Generation Hispanic Language Minority Students At The Community College Level, L. Loren Barbosa May 2012

A Study Of College Access And Academic Success Among First Generation Hispanic Language Minority Students At The Community College Level, L. Loren Barbosa

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An Ethnographic Study Of Haitian Administrators In New York And Florida Public Schools, Yanique Leveque May 2012

An Ethnographic Study Of Haitian Administrators In New York And Florida Public Schools, Yanique Leveque

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The Influence Of Dual Language Education Upon The Development Of English Reading Skills Of Kindergarten Through Grade Two Students, Corey W. Reynolds Apr 2011

The Influence Of Dual Language Education Upon The Development Of English Reading Skills Of Kindergarten Through Grade Two Students, Corey W. Reynolds

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The Influence of Dual Language Education Upon the Development of English Reading Skills of Kindergarten through Grade Two Students.

The purpose of this inductive and quantitative research study is to examine the influence of dual language education upon the development of literacy skills in English proficient kindergarten through grade

2 students. Secondly, this research is purposed to aid in filling the void in the limited way in which educational researchers have examined quantitative research of early elementary English proficient dual language students' reading development disaggregated by gender and ethnicity. Finally, this study is purposed to be utilized as an integral ...


Evaluating The Influence Of Response To Intervention (Levels 2-3) With Racially, Culturally, Ethnically, Linguistically Diverse (Rceld) Students, Reina Martinez Jan 2011

Evaluating The Influence Of Response To Intervention (Levels 2-3) With Racially, Culturally, Ethnically, Linguistically Diverse (Rceld) Students, Reina Martinez

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Cross-Cultural Competence Assessment Instruments For The U.S Military Academy's Semester Abroad Program, Scott E. Womack Jan 2009

Cross-Cultural Competence Assessment Instruments For The U.S Military Academy's Semester Abroad Program, Scott E. Womack

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Parents And Schools In A New Diaspora, Andrea S. Fontenez Jan 2008

Parents And Schools In A New Diaspora, Andrea S. Fontenez

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Instructionally Successful Practices In K-3 Bilingual Classrooms, Gloria P. Arce Vargas Jan 2008

Instructionally Successful Practices In K-3 Bilingual Classrooms, Gloria P. Arce Vargas

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An Investigation Into Teacher Turnover In International Schools, Glenn Odland Jan 2008

An Investigation Into Teacher Turnover In International Schools, Glenn Odland

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School Principals As Leaders In A New Role, Damian Medina Jan 2008

School Principals As Leaders In A New Role, Damian Medina

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A Study Of The Impact Of An Integrated Theatre Arts Program On The Attitudes, Cognitive, Procognitive And Prosocial Development Of Special Needs, Bilingual And The Lowest Socioeconomic Students, Lauren Bosworth Mcfadden Jan 2008

A Study Of The Impact Of An Integrated Theatre Arts Program On The Attitudes, Cognitive, Procognitive And Prosocial Development Of Special Needs, Bilingual And The Lowest Socioeconomic Students, Lauren Bosworth Mcfadden

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Contributing Elements To The Success Of A Hispanic Community In Central New Jersey, Dulce Rodriguez Jan 2007

Contributing Elements To The Success Of A Hispanic Community In Central New Jersey, Dulce Rodriguez

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The Personal Experiences Of Language Teachers Using Computers As An Instructional Tool, Mario Santos Jan 2005

The Personal Experiences Of Language Teachers Using Computers As An Instructional Tool, Mario Santos

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Diversity And Prejudice Reduction Action Taken As A Result Of Diversity Leadership Training For Member High School Students: A Compilation, Gilda E. Spiotta Jan 2004

Diversity And Prejudice Reduction Action Taken As A Result Of Diversity Leadership Training For Member High School Students: A Compilation, Gilda E. Spiotta

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A Study Of The Effectiveness Of A Consolidated Bilingual Program In A Large Urban District, Judith Torres Jan 2003

A Study Of The Effectiveness Of A Consolidated Bilingual Program In A Large Urban District, Judith Torres

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The Influence Of Ethnic Identity, Gender And Trait Anxiety On Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy For White And Racial/Ethnic Minority Students, Maureen G. Creagh-Kaiser Jan 2003

The Influence Of Ethnic Identity, Gender And Trait Anxiety On Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy For White And Racial/Ethnic Minority Students, Maureen G. Creagh-Kaiser

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Parental Participation Among Recent Minority Immigrants In An Urban Public School, Eugenia Garcia Irizar Jan 2002

Parental Participation Among Recent Minority Immigrants In An Urban Public School, Eugenia Garcia Irizar

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The Impact Of A Dual Language Program On School Climate In A Large Urban District, Nancy Navarez-Lutzke Jan 2002

The Impact Of A Dual Language Program On School Climate In A Large Urban District, Nancy Navarez-Lutzke

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The Influence Of Diversity Training On The Attitudes And Perceptions Of Freshmen Students, Michelle R. Jefferson Jan 2001

The Influence Of Diversity Training On The Attitudes And Perceptions Of Freshmen Students, Michelle R. Jefferson

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