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Exploring The Experiences Of Latina/Os In Graduate Health Science Programs: A Qualitative Study, Mijiza Malane Sanchez Jan 2014

Exploring The Experiences Of Latina/Os In Graduate Health Science Programs: A Qualitative Study, Mijiza Malane Sanchez

Doctoral Dissertations

This qualitative study conducted at a Northern California university explored how six Latino/a health science professionals navigated their academic trajectory. The six participants identify as Latino/a and shared their journeys to the health sciences. This study examined how participants utilized their community cultural wealth to navigate the complexities of campus climate during their pursuit of a graduate or professional degree in the health sciences. Research data included narratives from in-depth interviews with the six participants and a focus group.

The key findings of this study illustrate the profound significance of mentorship in the pursuit of health science careers ...


Beyond Nepantlã¡ : An Exploration Of Factors That Affect The Academic Success Of Chicano, Lilia Zabalza Chavez Jan 2011

Beyond Nepantlã¡ : An Exploration Of Factors That Affect The Academic Success Of Chicano, Lilia Zabalza Chavez

Doctoral Dissertations

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Factors That Differentiate High-Achieving And Low-Achieving Language Minority Students Enrolled In A Middle-School Spanish Two-Way Immersion Program, Mary Howland Jan 2011

Factors That Differentiate High-Achieving And Low-Achieving Language Minority Students Enrolled In A Middle-School Spanish Two-Way Immersion Program, Mary Howland

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The Effects Of Three Concept Mapping Strategies On Seventh-Grade Students' Science Achievement At An Urban Middle School, Navdeep Dosanjh Jan 2011

The Effects Of Three Concept Mapping Strategies On Seventh-Grade Students' Science Achievement At An Urban Middle School, Navdeep Dosanjh

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Gifted Student Academic Achievement And Program Quality, Katrina Ann Woolsey Jordan Apr 2010

Gifted Student Academic Achievement And Program Quality, Katrina Ann Woolsey Jordan

Doctoral Dissertations

Gifted academic achievement has been identified as a major area of interest for educational researchers. The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether there was a relation between the quality of gifted programs as perceived by teachers, coordinators and supervisors of the gifted and the achievement of the same gifted students in 6th and 7th grades as measured by gains on the iLEAP from Spring 2008 to Spring 2009 in Louisiana public school districts. Also, the researcher compared gains of gifted public middle school students to the gains of regular education students in the same grades. Demographic information ...


The Impact Of Summer/Academic Year Learning Projects On The Academic Achievement Of Student Participants, Glenn Scott Beer Apr 2009

The Impact Of Summer/Academic Year Learning Projects On The Academic Achievement Of Student Participants, Glenn Scott Beer

Doctoral Dissertations

This study examined differences in the academic achievement between students who participated in the Louisiana Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (LA GEAR UP) Summer/Academic Year Learning Projects and students who did not participate in the program. The sample consisted of 111 students who attended schools participating in the LA GEAR UP program and who attended at least 4 LA GEAR UP summer learning camps and a comparison group of 111 students attending the same schools but who did not attend a summer learning camp. Participating students were individually matched with non-participants on 7 variables, including 6th-grade ...


Demystifying Success : Critical Reflections Of African-American California Community College Students About Factors Leading To Scholastic Success During The First Year, Robert Lee Snowden Jan 2009

Demystifying Success : Critical Reflections Of African-American California Community College Students About Factors Leading To Scholastic Success During The First Year, Robert Lee Snowden

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African American Males' Perceptions Of Factors That Contribute To High School Completion, Samantha Marilyn Rainer Jan 2009

African American Males' Perceptions Of Factors That Contribute To High School Completion, Samantha Marilyn Rainer

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A Comparative Study Of The Effect Of Collaborative Problem Solving In A Massively Multiplayer Online Game (Mmog) On Individual Achievement, Donna Harris Jan 2008

A Comparative Study Of The Effect Of Collaborative Problem Solving In A Massively Multiplayer Online Game (Mmog) On Individual Achievement, Donna Harris

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The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence And Academic Achievement In Elementary-School Children, Barbara A. Fatum Jan 2008

The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence And Academic Achievement In Elementary-School Children, Barbara A. Fatum

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The Relationship Among Working Memory, Mathematics Anxiety, And Mathematics Achievement In Developmental Mathematics Courses In Community College, Janet Marie Spybrook Jan 2008

The Relationship Among Working Memory, Mathematics Anxiety, And Mathematics Achievement In Developmental Mathematics Courses In Community College, Janet Marie Spybrook

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Fostering A Latino Academic Consciousness : 4th Grade Students' Experience In A College Preparatory Curriculum, Claudia Maria Canizales Jan 2007

Fostering A Latino Academic Consciousness : 4th Grade Students' Experience In A College Preparatory Curriculum, Claudia Maria Canizales

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A Retrospective Study Of The Impact Of A Writing Process Program On The Academic Achievement Os Second, Third, Fourth, And Fifth Grade Students, Myra Gamble Jan 2007

A Retrospective Study Of The Impact Of A Writing Process Program On The Academic Achievement Os Second, Third, Fourth, And Fifth Grade Students, Myra Gamble

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Touching The Spirit As A Motivating Factor For African American Students To Achieve Academic Excellence, E'Leva D.H. Gibson Jan 2007

Touching The Spirit As A Motivating Factor For African American Students To Achieve Academic Excellence, E'Leva D.H. Gibson

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The Relationship Between The Organizational Culture Of A School And The Academic Achievement Of English Language Learners, Laura Bray Jan 2007

The Relationship Between The Organizational Culture Of A School And The Academic Achievement Of English Language Learners, Laura Bray

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A Case Study : Academic Achievement In An After-School Tutoring Program With Black Middle School Youth, Errie Denan Bohanon Jan 2007

A Case Study : Academic Achievement In An After-School Tutoring Program With Black Middle School Youth, Errie Denan Bohanon

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Hear Our Voices : African American Parent And Student Perspectives For Promoting Academic Excellence In Elementary Schooling, Bweikia Foster Jan 2007

Hear Our Voices : African American Parent And Student Perspectives For Promoting Academic Excellence In Elementary Schooling, Bweikia Foster

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Resiliency And Attribution Factors Associated With Racially And Ethnically Diverse Adolescents With Learning Disabilities, Karen Yvette Cruter Mcgee Jan 2007

Resiliency And Attribution Factors Associated With Racially And Ethnically Diverse Adolescents With Learning Disabilities, Karen Yvette Cruter Mcgee

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The Effect Of School Size, Socioeconomic Status, And Grade -Level Configuration On Academic Achievement In Louisiana Public Schools, Scarlet L. Chopin Apr 2003

The Effect Of School Size, Socioeconomic Status, And Grade -Level Configuration On Academic Achievement In Louisiana Public Schools, Scarlet L. Chopin

Doctoral Dissertations

The national emphasis on continually improving education for all students coupled with accountability requires educators and policymakers to identify and implement effective schooling structures and strategies. In this study, the researcher examined the relationship among school size, socioeconomic status of students, the interaction of school size and socioeconomic status (SES), grade-level configuration, and academic achievement in Louisiana. An extensive data set representing 1362 public PK–12 schools was analyzed at the 4th, 8th, and 10th grade levels. The construct of schooling as a production process was used as a theoretical model wherein the education production function was used to describe ...


The Effects Of Instruction Utilizing The Arts On The Academic Achievement Of Fourth-Grade Students, Elizabeth Fallin Manning Apr 2003

The Effects Of Instruction Utilizing The Arts On The Academic Achievement Of Fourth-Grade Students, Elizabeth Fallin Manning

Doctoral Dissertations

In this day of accountability, members of state government agencies are looking for ways to increase student achievement, especially in the area of high stakes testing. Louisiana's accountability program has yielded state curriculum standards which identify the content that should be taught by specific grade levels. Teachers are now charged with the responsibility of finding methods to teach these standards. With all of the attention to these academic standards, what is the role of the arts? The Louisiana Institute for Education in the Arts (LAIEA) suggests that the arts are the tools with which to teach these academic standards ...