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Educational Administration and Supervision

Student engagement

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Academic Engagement Of International Students At Community Colleges: A Culturally Sensitive Measurement Model, Elena Nefedova Dodge Jan 2015

Academic Engagement Of International Students At Community Colleges: A Culturally Sensitive Measurement Model, Elena Nefedova Dodge

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The focus of this quantitative study was academic engagement of international students at community colleges. By highlighting the role of cultural heritage in students’ engagement preferences, this study sought to create a culturally sensitive measurement model of academic engagement of international students linking research-based knowledge about college student engagement and the influence of culture on educational processes. The proposed culturally sensitive model of academic engagement of international students was tested against data from 184 international students at community colleges, and the results indicate a good fit. The findings suggest that academic engagement of international students can be defined as a ...


Student Engagement And Student Characteristics As Predictors Of Student Academic Achievement At Illinois Community Colleges, Randall Louis Egdorf Jan 2013

Student Engagement And Student Characteristics As Predictors Of Student Academic Achievement At Illinois Community Colleges, Randall Louis Egdorf

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to discover which student engagement variables and student characteristics predict student academic achievement. The research utilized the standardized national Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) to examine data from 19,516 students from 13 Illinois community colleges.

The outcome of student academic achievement was measured by grade point average and total credit hours. The predictive independent variables in this study were student engagement variables from the five standardized composite CCSSE benchmarks and the 38 individual variables from those benchmarks, and student characteristics. Descriptive statistics and ordinal logistic regression were used to analyze ...


Voices Of High School Seniors: Perceptions Of National Honor Society Students Regarding Their Cognitive Engagement In High School, Jo Ann Prusha Jan 2012

Voices Of High School Seniors: Perceptions Of National Honor Society Students Regarding Their Cognitive Engagement In High School, Jo Ann Prusha

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The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to examine cognitive engagement in high school classrooms from the perspectives of twelve high school seniors who were members of the National Honor Society. No empirical studies have been conducted to explore how students perceive cognitive engagement before and after receiving training in gauging system-wide levels of student engagement, based on the Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI).

These seniors participated in two focus groups and individual interviews, utilizing a semi-structured, open-ended interview protocol to elicit responses to questions in order to discover meaning, themes, and patterns in the perceptions of these high school ...


A Comparative Study Of Student Engagement, Satisfaction, And Academic Success Among International And American Students, Nadia Korobova Jan 2012

A Comparative Study Of Student Engagement, Satisfaction, And Academic Success Among International And American Students, Nadia Korobova

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Higher education is becoming increasingly globalized and internationalized, and the number of international students studying in U.S. institutions of higher education is continuously growing. International students contribute to their own success, campus diversity, campus internationalization, and the U.S. economy. However, it is not merely enough to bring international students--it is critical to serve them, retain them, and graduate them. Programs and services that stimulate international student engagement in educationally purposeful activities are crucial. Student engagement in effective educational practices is associated with high levels of learning and personal development. While student engagement has been studied extensively for American ...


The Sweet Briar Way: The Search For Organizational Identity In Higher Education, Denice Katherine Ross Haynes Jan 2010

The Sweet Briar Way: The Search For Organizational Identity In Higher Education, Denice Katherine Ross Haynes

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This study looked at organizational identity in higher education. First conceptualized by organizational and management theorists Stuart Albert and David Whetten in 1985, it is defined as those attributes and features members believe to be most central and enduring about their organization and that distinguish it from others. Using case study methodology, the study explored how the identity at Sweet Briar, a women's college in Sweet Briar, Virginia was developed, sustained, and preserved and its influence in the college. The study found a high degree of identity salience at Sweet Briar evidenced by clear identity claims and identity-referencing discourse ...