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A Case Study On Elementary Teachers’ Experiences Teaching Computer Science, Steve T. Kong
Computer science is an academic discipline that provides a new foundational skill for all students. The discipline helps students develop critical thinking skills and teaches students how to move beyond merely using technology to becoming creators. The importance of computer science has been recognized across the country as states are working to train staff, adopt standards, and create implementation plans. As the demand for computer science learning opportunities increase, elementary teachers need the necessary supports to help ensure equitable access for all students. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain an understanding elementary teachers’ experiences teaching computer ...
Encountering The American School System Through The Eyes Of First- And Second- Generation Vietnamese Immigrant Parents, Khanh P. Le
As the immigrant population increases in the United States, it is important for American administrators and teachers to form effective partnerships with immigrant parents. With these partnerships, schools can encourage greater direct parental involvement from immigrant parents. Active parental involvement positively correlates with academic success; however, active parental involvement is not seen as much in Asian parents compared to other ethnic groups. Current literature shows lack of direct parental involvement in Asian parents due to barriers such as cultural differences, language, education level of parents, absence of knowledge about American schools, and school-based barriers; however, little is known about Vietnamese ...
Institutional Racism Through The Eyes Of African American Male Faculty At Community Colleges In The Pacific Northwest, Kimberly Harden
The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the lived experiences of African American male faculty at community colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Regional data mirrors national statistics denoting the low number of faculty of color working at state-funded community colleges. The literature reviewed for this study suggests that African American male faculty experience racism and gender bias during their academic career journeys. This study sought insight from five African American male faculty to answer the overarching research question: What are the possible perceived institutional barriers that contribute to the underrepresentation of African American male faculty? These individuals were ...