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Navarre, Berengaria; Perez, Norma A.; Smith, Sarah Toombs – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Based on a successful five-week summer program, we constructed an online alternative to prepare Hispanic students to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). We used input from student premed advisors, students, a faculty mentor, a Verbal Reasoning coach, and the program administrator. Online activities were provided to support the student…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Hispanic American Students
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Benigno, Stephen – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Elementary and Middle school administrators continually struggle with developing instructional programs that will address the academic and human developmental levels of the students in their care. Addressing the human development and the academic issues related to the elementary and middle school student is only a small percentage of the attention…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Counselor Performance
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Villa, Elsa Q.; Wandermurem, Luciene; Hampton, Elaine M.; Esquinca, Alberto – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Less than 20% of undergraduates earning a degree in engineering are women, and even more alarming is minority women earn a mere 3.1% of those degrees. This paper reports on a qualitative study examining Latinas' identity development toward and in undergraduate engineering and computer science studies using a sociocultural theory of learning. Three…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Qualitative Research
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Tran, Yune – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
Increasing numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in U.S. classrooms have prioritized to building quality teacher education programs so that all teachers have the tools necessary to support their students. National, state, and local mandates have also enacted certain requirements to ensure that ELLs are receiving quality instruction with new…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Hilbert, Dana – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
This study aimed to identify the characteristics of parents of children with and without disabilities whose young children attend an inclusive, early childhood education program that influence their perceptions of inclusion and inclusive preschool programs. Participants included parents of preschool children without disabilities (n=64) and parents…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Inclusion
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Starrett, Teresa Martin; Casey, Pat; Dunlap, Karen – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
In this study, 79 local school district leaders from the state of Texas were contacted and asked for their input relating to strategic practices used during an economic downturn. Findings describe how the recent funding cuts affected the varied districts; how the districts fared in comparison with similar districts in the area; steps the district…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Economic Climate, Financial Problems, Retrenchment