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Reyes, Reynaldo, III – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Many students of Mexican descent must learn how to be successful students. This study describes 5 students of Mexican descent from situationally marginalized lives who were a part of a support and retention scholarship program (College Assistance Migrant Program--CAMP). These case studies document how they perceived their learning and how they…
Descriptors: Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Dropouts, Success
Bembenutty, Hefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
This article presents an interview with Frank Pajares, an internationally recognized scholar in the field of motivation and self-efficacy. During the interview, Pajares talked about William James, what he learned from reading "The Little Prince," his self-efficacy beliefs, and his famous speech wherein he spoke of God, the Devil, and solving the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Religion, Interviews, Profiles
Timperley, Helen S.; Parr, Judy M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
A national literacy professional development project reduced the achievement gap for students experiencing difficulties in reading or writing in 91 of New Zealand's schools. It was based on two premises: coherence within and between the multiple levels of the schooling and educational administration systems, and a focus on evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Administration, Identification, Feedback (Response)
Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Carroll, Susan R.; Sheffield, Linda Jensen; Spinelli, Ann Marie – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
To date, there has been very little research-based mathematics curriculum for talented elementary students. Yet the gifted education and mathematics literature suggest support for curriculum that is both enriched and accelerated with a focus on developing conceptual understanding and mathematical thinking. Project M[superscript 3]: Mentoring…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Academically Gifted, Mathematical Concepts, Grade 3
Foust, Regan Clark; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Callahan, Carolyn M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
In certain contexts, some academically advanced students employ coping strategies that manipulate the visibility of their ability. These strategies may include denying giftedness, hiding giftedness, gaining favor by helping others, denying the negative impact on peer acceptance, conforming to mask giftedness, and minimizing focus on popularity.…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Peer Acceptance, Age Differences, Adolescents
Kanu, Yatta – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
As a consequence of the Civil Rights Movement and related social movements, the past 30 years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in higher education enrollments among ethnic minority groups, women, and low-income students, as well as increases in the financial aid available to these groups. However, certain ethnic minority populations, such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Civil Rights, Attendance Patterns, Student Participation
Siegle, Del – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
This article presents an interview with Gene Chasin, CEO of Accelerated Schools Plus. Chasin discusses changing schools and improving student achievement. Accelerated Schools is a national endeavor that is designed to transform whole school communities. It views the community as being much broader. It includes students, teachers, parents, other…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Acceleration (Education), Interviews, Academic Achievement
Little, Catherine A.; Hines, Ashley H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
Out-of-school programs provide a context for enriching academic experiences. This study describes a 12-week after-school reading program, Project Expanding Horizons, which is based on the Schoolwide Enrichment Model-Reading (SEM-R) framework. SEM-R has three phases: exposure, supported independent reading, and choice. The exposure phase is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement
Spielhagen, Frances R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
Recent changes in national and state mathematics standards have increased the level of algebraic thinking taught in younger grades. These changes have prompted more inclusive curriculum designs that open the opportunity to enroll in advanced mathematics courses at younger ages. Of particular interest to this study is the access to eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Education, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement
Skaggs, Gary; Bodenhorn, Nancy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2006
Over a 4-year period, researchers measured several outcomes in 5 school districts initiating or enhancing character education programs. Based on student, teacher, and administrator surveys, there was a noticeable improvement in character-related behavior. In certain districts, suspension and drop-out rates also decreased after the implementation…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Values Education, Suspension, Discipline
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