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Castro-Atwater, Sheri; Huynh-Hohnbaum, Anh-Luu – Education, 2018
With the exponential growth of the multiracial and multiethnic college-age population, it is important to address the role that family and peers play in multiracial individuals' identity formation. This is particularly important as ethnic identity is strongly associated with adolescent and young adult self-esteem. Practice interventions are…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Intervention, Multiracial Persons, Racial Identification
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Rosemond, Marie Michelle; Owens, Delila – Education, 2018
Emerging adulthood is defined as age-based (18-29 years of age). This age range is central to traditional age collegians who are a very diverse group (i.e., relative to race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, relationship status, and educational attainment). In an effort to explore the career development process of college students this…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Exploration, College Students, Adult Students
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Marade, Angelo A.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Education, 2018
Very little research examines how students and faculty members view the appropriateness of a variety of reasons for changing majors. In this study, we surveyed 260 students and faculty members from a large, public US university about their perceptions and beliefs about the appropriateness of changing an academic major for a wide range of reasons.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Woods, A. D.; McNiff, J.; Coleman, L. – Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze whether a significant difference exists in the three levels of student engagement, (a) academic challenge, (b) active and collaborative learning, and (c) student-faculty interaction among male African-American student-athletes at NCAA Divisional (Division I, II, and III) and NAIA Institutions. The study…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Learner Engagement, African American Students, Males
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Tolliver, David V., III; Miller, Michael T. – Education, 2018
African American men have not historically participated in higher education at the same levels or with the same success as others. And, as colleges and universities have sought to diversify their student populations, the rapidly increasing enrollment of Asian American and Hispanic students has illustrated the difficulty in trying to increase the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Student Attitudes, Graduation
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Hubbell, Larry – Education, 2018
In this article, I describe the process and importance of branding a graduate public administration program. Written from the perspective of a participant-observer, I describe how with the assistance of my department we have given our program a more distinctive identity and therefore a more identifiable brand. That brand is one that focuses on…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Public Administration, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Young, Andria; Andrews, Cheryl; Hayes, Cher; Valdez, Cynthia – Education, 2018
Teachers are taught a variety of assessment techniques to help students succeed in school. They learn to assess their students' math and reading skills, their knowledge of social studies and science content and their ability to write. When teachers are faced with a student who is challenged by the subject matter and is struggling, teachers have a…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention
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Fägerstam, Emilia; Grothérus, Annika – Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore lower secondary school students' experiences of using the school grounds as a learning environment. School grounds were used on a regular basis during two to three years, mainly in mathematics and German as a third language. Fourteen students were interviewed about their experiences. The way outdoor learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2018
Students have much to benefit from courses pertaining to the history of the teaching profession. History of education, as a course to be taken in teacher education, has been greatly minimized in the ensuing years. Approximately six per cent of colleges/universities require a course in this area for prospective teachers. When being a student in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational History, College Students
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Millea, Meghan; Wills, R.; Elder, A.; Molina, D. – Education, 2018
Increasingly, student success in college is gauged by retention and graduation rates. Understanding the factors that influence student success can assist practitioners in terms of programming and institutional investments. This study evaluated factors such as residential living, attendance programs, demographic attributes, average class size, and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Student Records, Success
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Snell, Joel – Education, 2018
OTHERISM is the disuniting of a country or varying sizes of groups. Otherism is the process of unconsciously planned and contradictory "preparation" to "push" an individual(s) "out" of a group to "defend" against the entry of a person into a group or arrange "downward" in rank the person in the…
Descriptors: Alienation, Qualitative Research, Interaction, Group Membership
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Hajra, Sayonita Ghosh; Kofman, Victoria – Education, 2018
We describe three activities that help undergraduates (pre-service teachers) to develop scientific vocabulary on measurable attributes and units of measurement. Measurable attributes are important features in understanding a word problem and solving the problem. These activities help students comprehend word problems better by identifying…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Vocabulary Development
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Chow, Peter; Jeffery, Mikayla – Education, 2018
The conventional dichotomization of sex and gender into male and female has been found to be far from adequate in representing the amount of variance that exists within each biological sex. Expressions of gender and sexuality have gone beyond our imagination as more and more countries are beginning to allow a nonbinary/intersexed option on their…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Lin, Chun-Wen – Education, 2018
Some of the key issues in pedagogy are the way of students' peer learning, collaboration, and team work at school. Friendship quality is essential for academic achievement by peer learning and team work. In line with that, the aim of the present study is to examine the associations between variables that are positive perception, deliberative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Structural Equation Models, Friendship, Positive Attitudes
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Huffman, Stephanie – Education, 2018
As soon as the Internet came into existence and the World Wide Web was introduced to make Internet utilization much easier, leaders have been worried about the "digital divide." The digital divide refers to the inequality of access to information services. There has been marked improvements over the last 20 years, however the poorest…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Skills, Information Literacy, Access to Computers
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