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Storz, Mark; Hoffman, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
As an urban middle school begins to implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, this study explores the process of experiencing a curricular change from the perspective of the teachers and students themselves. Through the use of a mixed methods approach, key administrators, teachers, and students were interviewed in the first…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Advanced Placement Programs
Tofel-Grehl, Colby; Callahan, Carolyn M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Using observations and interviews, the researchers explore the experiences and perspectives of students, teachers, and administrators at six specialized high schools with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as they pertain to the practices and structures affecting student outcomes. Four themes were found to be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Observation, Interviews, High School Students
Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gubbins, E. Jean; Gilson, Cindy M.; Villanueva, Merzili; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The present qualitative study was conducted in response to federal initiatives aimed at increasing the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools in the United States; and to better understand STEM high school administrators', teachers', and students' perceptions of the characteristics of the curricular and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, STEM Education, Administrators, Secondary School Teachers
Kyburg, Robin M.; Hertberg-Davis, Holly; Callahan, Carolyn M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
The racial, ethnic, linguistic, and economic diversity within urban areas necessitates the creation of scholastic environments that are responsive to the varying academic and social needs of the student population. This qualitative study investigates ways in which teacher and administrator behavior and the school environment contribute to the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Environment, Teacher Behavior, Administrator Behavior