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Avid Through Student Perspectives: A Qualitative Study On Avid Students' Experiences In The Program, Aidee Vasquez Dec 2010

Avid Through Student Perspectives: A Qualitative Study On Avid Students' Experiences In The Program, Aidee Vasquez

UTB/UTPA Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to examine how Hispanic high school students represent their experiences in one college readiness program, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), which is designed to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college. Utilizing social and cultural capital theories, I examined student perspectives on the supports AVID provided for them to gain the social and cultural capital needed for success in school and entry to college. I conducted eight forty-five minute semistructured interviews grounded in an ethnographic perspective. Eight participating AVID students came from low socioeconomic backgrounds, were Hispanics in the academic middle (GPA ...


Student Engagement Differences By Ethnicity And Scale For Ninth Grade Students, Melissa Mcfarland Fattor Nov 2010

Student Engagement Differences By Ethnicity And Scale For Ninth Grade Students, Melissa Mcfarland Fattor

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Differences on three subscales of student engagement were compared across ethnic groups and by subscale. The ninth grade is often considered a vital juncture that indicates success or failure to graduate high school. When a student goes through a transition he or she often experiences some type of change in student engagement levels and may experience adverse effects in the form of academic, social, and psychological challenges. Researchers of the National Research Council (2004) believe that the engagement process (the successful interaction between the individual and the educational context) is considered a means toward alleviating unsuccessful student outcomes. Therefore, this ...


Mississippi Kids Count: High School Graduation Rates, Jared Fisher, Kevin Golembiewski, Abram Orlansky, Jay Willis Oct 2010

Mississippi Kids Count: High School Graduation Rates, Jared Fisher, Kevin Golembiewski, Abram Orlansky, Jay Willis

Delta Directions: Publications

Though national dropout rates have generally fallen over the past twenty years, almost 1.2 million students in the United States drop out of school each year, representing nearly one-third of high school students. At about 61%, Mississippi’s high school graduation rate falls slightly below the national figure, though school districts in the Mississippi Delta fare particularly poorly. Five of the ten districts with the highest four-year dropout rates in the state are located in Delta region counties: Leflore, Tallahatchie, Sunflower, Tunica, and Panola Counties.


Creativity, Learning Styles, And Problem-Solving Styles Of Talented Secondary School Students, Billie L. Woodel-Johnson Aug 2010

Creativity, Learning Styles, And Problem-Solving Styles Of Talented Secondary School Students, Billie L. Woodel-Johnson

Education Dissertations

This study’s primary purposes were to: (a) explore relationships among creative thinking abilities, learning styles, and problem-solving styles of high school students who were talented in the domains of athletics, science, and the visual arts; and to (b) investigate the perceptions of creativity (person, process, product, and press), learning styles, and problem-solving styles of students who showed creative potential. Both quantitative and qualitative methodologies were utilized. The 105 participants had a mean age of 16.22 and were enrolled in three high schools with similar demographics and academic offerings. Participants were athletes from interscholastic varsity teams, science students from ...


Effect Of High School Completion Of The Agricultural Education Program On The Rate Of Return On Investment For The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Phillip Scott Bevins Jul 2010

Effect Of High School Completion Of The Agricultural Education Program On The Rate Of Return On Investment For The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Phillip Scott Bevins

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

This research study sought to determine the effect high school completion of the agricultural career and technical education program has on the rate of return on investment by public schools in Virginia. The research questions guiding this study included: (1) Were students able to find employment related to the agricultural career and technical education program they completed, (2) What federal and state funding was allocated for students participating in the agricultural career and technical education programs in the state of Virginia, (3) Was there a significant level of tax revenues generated by incomes from those who participated in the agricultural ...


The Impact Of A Writing Center On Cross-Curricular Writing: Teacher Perspectives, Whitney M. Gonzales Jun 2010

The Impact Of A Writing Center On Cross-Curricular Writing: Teacher Perspectives, Whitney M. Gonzales

Theses and Graduate Projects

This study seeks to examine teacher perspectives on the possible impact of a writing center on writing across content areas. Four secondary level teachers from different content areas were interviewed in order to gather data, which were then transcribed and analyzed inductively from a framework of grounded theory. From the analysis of the data, six major themes emerged, including teacher perspectives on student perceptions, teachers as authorities, assignment and evaluation of writing, the writing center's role, writing as a cross-curricular practice, and collaboration. These themes provided the groundwork for implications and recommendations targeted to writing center practices at the ...


Effects Of Fast Forword On Phonological Awareness And Rapid Naming Skills Of At-Risk Students, Barbara Boller May 2010

Effects Of Fast Forword On Phonological Awareness And Rapid Naming Skills Of At-Risk Students, Barbara Boller

Education Dissertations

The current study examined the efficacy of Fast ForWord, a computer-based intervention designed to improve the auditory processing skills associated with language development and the subsequent acquisition of reading skills. The study used a randomized pre-test and post-test control design to examine the impact of Fast ForWord on the phonological awareness and rapid naming skills, of students who have failed to meet proficiency on the Connecticut Mastery Test in Reading as measured by the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. The sample was recruited from a target population of 78 students from an urban school, between grades four and eight who ...


Effects Of Listening Strategies Instruction On Listening Comprehension, Oral Proficiency, And Metacognition On Second Language Learners, Ana C. Zobler May 2010

Effects Of Listening Strategies Instruction On Listening Comprehension, Oral Proficiency, And Metacognition On Second Language Learners, Ana C. Zobler

Education Dissertations

Second language programs in the 21st century need to provide students with the linguistic and cultural skills they need to communicate proficiently in a global community. Therefore, curriculum and instruction must focus on developing all four skills needed for language acquisition: listening, reading, speaking and writing. However, the skill of listening has often been overlooked in the second language classroom; teachers have assumed that language learners know how to listen effectively and little attention has been paid to teaching the skill. A strategy-based approach could give second language instructors the tools necessary to provide learners with the knowledge, support and ...


Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, And Frequency Of Use Of The Arts By Secondary-Level Teachers In Schools Deemed Successful Or In-Need-Of-Improvement Under The No Child Left Behind Act, Michael Obre May 2010

Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, And Frequency Of Use Of The Arts By Secondary-Level Teachers In Schools Deemed Successful Or In-Need-Of-Improvement Under The No Child Left Behind Act, Michael Obre

Education Dissertations

This study compared and investigated the arts attitudes and practices of secondary-level mathematics and English teachers working in Connecticut public schools deemed either successful or in-need-of-improvement under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act. This study considered how educators of subjects directly assessed for NCLB compliance, specifically mathematics and English teachers, felt about using arts in the classroom. The Teaching With the Arts Survey (TWAS) was employed to gauge the arts attitudes, self-efficacy, and frequency of use of the arts among 166 ninth- and tenth-grade mathematics and English teachers in Connecticut. The evidence indicated that while no significant differences in ...


The Effects Of An Anti-Cyberbullying Program On Decreasing The Number Of Aggressive Experiences For Students While Using Digital Technology, Patricia-Ann Schullery Corso May 2010

The Effects Of An Anti-Cyberbullying Program On Decreasing The Number Of Aggressive Experiences For Students While Using Digital Technology, Patricia-Ann Schullery Corso

Education Dissertations

This study examined the effect of an anti-bullying program, Cyberbullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6 – 12 (Limber, Kowalski & Agatston, 2008). A quasi-experimental post-test design was used to investigate (a) whether or not participation in the program was related to the frequency of aggressive on-line experiences for victims and/or offenders, or cyberbullying, and (b) whether the mode of program delivery (student–led versus teacher-led) had an effect on frequency of aggressive on-line experiences for victims and/or offenders, or cyberbullying. The student led experimental group, as well as the teacher led experimental group, received Cyberbullying: A Prevention Curriculum, while ...


The Effect Of Reflective Portfolio Use On Student Self-Regulation Skills In Science, Jacob C. Greenwood May 2010

The Effect Of Reflective Portfolio Use On Student Self-Regulation Skills In Science, Jacob C. Greenwood

Education Dissertations

This study investigated the use of reflective portfolios in science as a means to provide students a medium to develop a repertoire of study and self-regulation strategies. These self-regulation strategies can be accessed and utilized by students to engage in independent study and help to manage workloads from multiple teachers. The use of a reflective portfolio addresses the theoretical framework laid out by Pintrich which organized regulatory processes according to four phases (a) planning, (b) self-monitoring, (c) control, and (d) evaluation. The reflective portfolio included student work samples, revisions of work, reflections, and goal statements. Construction of the portfolio gave ...


An Evaluation Of Instructional Coaching At Selected High Schools In North Louisiana And Its Effect On Student Achievement, Organizational Climate, And Teacher Efficacy, Richard M. Hearn Apr 2010

An Evaluation Of Instructional Coaching At Selected High Schools In North Louisiana And Its Effect On Student Achievement, Organizational Climate, And Teacher Efficacy, Richard M. Hearn

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to compare high schools in north Louisiana to determine if the presence or absence of instructional coaches influenced student achievement, organizational climate, and/or teacher efficacy in any significant manner. The 11 high schools in north Louisiana utilizing instructional coaches were matched to 11 high schools in the region that were not using instructional coaches and comparisons were made between the group performances in the areas of student achievement, organizational climate, and teacher efficacy. Student achievement data were determined based upon the percent proficient on the subtests of the 2009 administration of the Louisiana ...


The Effect Of Individual Or Group Guidelines On The Calibration Accuracy Of High School Biology Students, Camilla C. Walck Apr 2010

The Effect Of Individual Or Group Guidelines On The Calibration Accuracy Of High School Biology Students, Camilla C. Walck

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

The effect of individual or group guidelines on the calibration accuracy of high school biology students was investigated. The study was conducted with 102 International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program biology students in a public school setting. The study was carried out over three testing occasions. Students worked in group or individual settings with and without calibration guidelines. Four intact classes were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: groups calibrating without guidelines; groups calibrating with guidelines; individuals calibrating without guidelines; individuals calibrating with guidelines. The students participated in the calibration activities one block before they actually took each of the ...


Interactive Whiteboard Technology: Impacts On Teachers, Teaching, And Students, Taylor Edward Yost Pettis Jan 2010

Interactive Whiteboard Technology: Impacts On Teachers, Teaching, And Students, Taylor Edward Yost Pettis

Theses and Graduate Projects

To investigate interactive whiteboards and their impact on teachers, teaching, and students, a research review along with a qualitative case study on interactive whiteboards was performed. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the use of interactive whiteboards and specifically examine how one high school has implemented the technology. The research concludes that interactive whiteboards have had an overall positive impact on teachers, teaching, and students. Influences were noted in the areas of classroom practice, teacher collaboration, teacher preparation, and communication with students outside of the classroom. The examples listed in the case study are exclusive to ...


Ua1c11/8 - Sarah Richardson Photograph Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua1c11/8 - Sarah Richardson Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Collection of Training School and College High photographs pulled from UA94.7.1 Sarah Richardson Papers.


Ua94/7/1 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Training Schools Small Collections, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua94/7/1 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Training Schools Small Collections, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of items regarding students/alumni of the Training Schools. Some items have been digitized and made available online through TopScholar in Student/Alumni Personal Papers.


Ua100/2/2 Training School & College High Departments, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua100/2/2 Training School & College High Departments, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Training School / College High departments which inlude Athletics, Classes, English, Library, Music and Theatre.


Ua94/7/3 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Training School Marion Adams, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua94/7/3 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Training School Marion Adams, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Marion Adams and collected by him during his years at WKU Training School and College High. The collection includes school books, correspondence and report cards.


Ua100/2/5 Training School & College High Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua100/2/5 Training School & College High Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about the Training School and College High. Includes catalogs, schedules and student newspapers.


Case 1: The Outdoor Classroom, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Jan 2010

Case 1: The Outdoor Classroom, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

Tenderbridge

This storied account of practice looks at the development of a program for boys who, for various reasons – learning difficulties, behaviour, family and emotional concerns – were struggling. ‘The Outdoor Classroom’ project idea grew out of the national ‘Green Corps’ program for 17-24 year old unemployed youth. Waiting until boys were 17, however, did not seem like a good idea; boys were ‘at risk’ of leaving school before then. This is the story of how Anglican Community Care and Tenison Woods College came together to grow and resource ‘The Outdoor Classroom’ to identify and redirect boys who might have otherwise continued ...


Closer To The Heart: An Exploration Of Caring And Creative Visual Arts Classrooms, Juli B. Kramer Jan 2010

Closer To The Heart: An Exploration Of Caring And Creative Visual Arts Classrooms, Juli B. Kramer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study demonstrates how caring and creative secondary level visual arts classes facilitate the development of learning environments that enliven and expect the best of students; help them develop as autonomous and creative learners; provide them opportunities to care for others and the world around them; and keep them connected to their schools and education. It highlights how the intentions and operations of teachers impact student learning, creative risk taking, and interpersonal relations within and beyond the classroom. It also uncovers novel ways of thinking about arts education as a means to enhance positive individual and social development and vividly ...


What Is Really Happening When I Teach? : A Self-Study In A Secondary English Classroom, Margaret Christensen Mnayer Jan 2010

What Is Really Happening When I Teach? : A Self-Study In A Secondary English Classroom, Margaret Christensen Mnayer

Graduate Research Papers

As an educator in an urban school, determined to provide my students with the most effective teaching, I engaged in a self-study to examine my practices and evaluate effectiveness based on current research. I used Schulte's (2002) framework to build my self-study. Her indicators of a quality self-study are: 1) thorough descriptions of the context, data collection, and analysis, 2) thoughtful problemization of researcher and her practice, 3) indications for how study changed researcher's practice, and, 4) a description of how the new insights gained might contribute to knowledge base for other teachers.


Using Extrinsic Rewards To Increase High School Science Students' Academic Performance, Angela C. Stephens Jan 2010

Using Extrinsic Rewards To Increase High School Science Students' Academic Performance, Angela C. Stephens

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

An applied project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Education Specialist at Morehead State University by Angela C. Stephens in 2010.


Social Studies For The Secondary School, Ronald G. Helms Ph.D. Jan 2010

Social Studies For The Secondary School, Ronald G. Helms Ph.D.

Books Authored by Wright State Faculty/Staff

No abstract provided.


2010 It's Our Time, Northern University High School Jan 2010

2010 It's Our Time, Northern University High School

Malcolm Price Laboratory School Yearbooks

The student yearbook of the Northern University High School, part of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School of the University of Northern Iowa.


An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Selected Demographic Variables And Dual Enrollment Participation On Postsecondary Success For First Time Freshmen, Marby S. Barker Jan 2010

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Selected Demographic Variables And Dual Enrollment Participation On Postsecondary Success For First Time Freshmen, Marby S. Barker

Doctoral Dissertations

This study examined the relationship between dual enrollment participation in high school and successful transition to post-secondary institutions for first year students. The sample consisted of a random sample of first-time students enrolled at four-year, two-year, and technical colleges in North Louisiana.

Participants completed the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships First Year Out Student Survey. The results were analyzed based on characteristics such as ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, School Performance Scores (SPS) of high school attended, ACT scores, high school cumulative grade point average, first term postsecondary grade point average, and type of postsecondary institutions selected by dual enrollment ...


Adjustment Experiences And Ethnic Identity Attitudes Among High School Students In Advanced Academic Programs, Tiffany Michelle Hall Jan 2010

Adjustment Experiences And Ethnic Identity Attitudes Among High School Students In Advanced Academic Programs, Tiffany Michelle Hall

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

African American high school students have been historically underrepresented in advanced placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual enrollment (DE) programs. The adoption of more equitable admissions practices has helped many school divisions develop a more ethnically diverse AP, IB, and DE student body. Despite increased African American student enrollment, retaining these students remains an ongoing problem. Equally troubling is the persistent achievement gap that exists between African American and White students in AP, IB, and DE programs African American students do not perform as well as Whites on program exit exams nor do they complete these programs at a ...


Where Is The Learning In Smaller Learning Communities? Academic Press, Social Support For Learning, And Academic Engagement In Smaller Learning Community Classrooms, Christopher Michael Fischer Jan 2010

Where Is The Learning In Smaller Learning Communities? Academic Press, Social Support For Learning, And Academic Engagement In Smaller Learning Community Classrooms, Christopher Michael Fischer

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

The extent to which Academic Press and strong social relationships impact Academic Engagement in smaller learning communities (SLCs) situated in large comprehensive urban high schools was investigated. Data were collected through classroom observations, student questionnaires and focus groups with teachers and analyzed using descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), and content analysis of focus interview transcripts. Findings from the survey data confirm those found in much of the existing literature, namely that students experiencing high levels of Academic Press were more often the most academically engaged. This finding was also confirmed for African American students in high Academic Press ...


Against The Odds: Academic Resilience Among High -Ability African American Adolescents Living In Rural Poverty, Wendy Taylor Ellis Jan 2010

Against The Odds: Academic Resilience Among High -Ability African American Adolescents Living In Rural Poverty, Wendy Taylor Ellis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Secondary English Teachers' Attitudes Toward Disciplinary And Literacy Learning Implications For Pedagogical Praxis And Reform, Stephanie Kay Sugioka Jan 2010

Secondary English Teachers' Attitudes Toward Disciplinary And Literacy Learning Implications For Pedagogical Praxis And Reform, Stephanie Kay Sugioka

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to examine the epistemological stances of the two teacher participants, that is, to determine their attitudes toward student literacy and their beliefs about the purposes of English as a discipline; (2) to describe the interplay between their epistemological stances and their pedagogical practices, in particular with respect to their use of research-based literacy strategies; and (3) to arrive at a means of supporting them in their use of more effective pedagogical strategies, in this case including more in-depth discussion in their classes for the purpose of furthering their students' critical literacy. The ...