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Perna, Laura W.; Orosz, Kata; Kent, Daniel C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This study uses critical discourse analysis to explain how legislators determine the role and contributions of academic researchers in Congressional legislative hearings. The discursive practices that legislators use serve to construct the social identity of academic witnesses, characterize witnesses' qualifications, solicit information from…
Descriptors: Hearings, Federal Government, Legislators, Power Structure
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Evans, Brent J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Millions of high school students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which can provide college credit. Using nationally representative data, I identify a diverse set of higher education outcomes that are related to receipt of AP college credit. Institution fixed effects regression reduces bias associated with varying AP credit policies and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement, College Credits, Higher Education
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Salis Reyes, Nicole Alia – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Although giving back is consistently recognized as a goal of Native (Native Hawaiian, Native American, and Alaska Native) college students, little in the literature describes giving back in detail. To fill this gap, this research examines the essence of giving back as it is experienced by Native college graduates. It explores, through both…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indians, College Graduates, Indigenous Knowledge
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Hillman, Nicholas W.; Hicklin Fryar, Alisa; Crespín-Trujillo, Valerie – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Today, 35 states use performance-based funding models tying appropriations directly to educational outcomes. Financial incentives should induce colleges to improve performance, but there are several well-documented reasons why this is unlikely to occur. We examine how two of the most robust performance funding states--Tennessee and Ohio--responded…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Incentives
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Jang, Sung Tae – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Based on the framework of critical quantitative intersectionality, the purpose of this study is to examine the multifaceted impacts of Southeast Asian female students' race or ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status on math achievement score and intention to enter higher education. This study found that math achievement scores of Southeast…
Descriptors: Females, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Nuamah, Sally A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
The link between noncognitive skills and achievement is well established. There is much less evidence on how these skills are developed and transmitted to students, especially as it relates to girls that attend nonelite schools in non-Western settings. Drawing on insights from girl students attending an urban school in Ghana, this paper…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
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Boland, William Casey; Gasman, Marybeth; Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Castro Samayoa, Andrés – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Many argue that the California Master Plan for Higher Education is no longer effective in meeting the needs of students. This policy analysis assesses the impact of California higher education policy on the state's community colleges that are considered minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Using longitudinal data to determine how the metrics have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Master Plans, State Policy, Educational Policy
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Garcia, Gina A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
While Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) enroll at least 25% Latinx students, the perennial question facing HSIs is, "What does it mean for postsecondary institutions to be Latinx-serving"--essentially an organizational identity question. Guided by the extant literature on organizational identity, culture, and institutionalism and…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Hispanic American Students, Organizational Culture, Classification
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Gehrke, Sean; Kezar, Adrianna – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
This study examines how involvement in four cross-institutional STEM faculty communities of practice is associated with local departmental and institutional change for faculty members belonging to these communities. It is informed by the communities of practice and change in higher education literature and utilizes data gathered through a survey…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Communities of Practice, STEM Education
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Lawrence, Matthew – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
Researchers and policymakers argue that expanding college access is one way to increase opportunities for students who would become the first in their families to enroll in a postsecondary institution. This article uses measures of educational attainment in the previous two generations to consider whether parents' own histories of educational…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Mobility, First Generation College Students
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Parker, Philip D.; Jerrim, John; Schoon, Ingrid; Marsh, Herbert W. – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
Persistent inequalities in educational expectations across societies are a growing concern. Recent research has explored the extent to which inequalities in education are due to primary effects (i.e., achievement differentials) versus secondary effects (i.e., choice behaviors net of achievement). We explore educational expectations in order to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Cross Cultural Studies, Correlation, Databases
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Curtin, Nicola; Stewart, Abigail J.; Ostrove, Joan M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
International doctoral students in the United States face challenges of acculturation in academia yet complete graduate school at higher rates and more quickly than their domestic counterparts. This study examined advisor support, sense of belonging, and academic self-concept among international and domestic doctoral students at a research…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Research Universities, Self Concept
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Allen, Ansgar – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
The spread of examination throughout educational institutions is often viewed as an overly constraining influence, one that distorts pedagogic relationships and prevents more genuine educational activities from taking place. This critique of examination ignores the extent to which the structure of the school and the soul of the child are already…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Testing, Educational History
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Barber, James P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
This article presents a grounded theory of "integration of learning" among traditional aged college students, which is characterized by the demonstrated ability to link various skills and knowledge learned in a variety of contexts. The author analyzed 194 interviews with students at liberal arts colleges to investigate empirically the ways…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Grounded Theory, Integrated Activities
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Posselt, Julie Renee; Jaquette, Ozan; Bielby, Rob; Bastedo, Michael N. – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
The competitive dynamics that sustain stratification among postsecondary institutions have reinforced racial inequality in selective college enrollment between 1972 and 2004. Using a data set constructed from four nationally representative surveys (National Longitudinal Survey 1972, High School & Beyond 1980, National Educational Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Enrollment Trends, Race, Asian American Students
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