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Gillenwater, Cary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 12
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Alford, Beverly L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This study focused on the unique qualities of selected college access centers established in Texas high schools with the dual goal of assisting students with college preparation activities and of creating a school-wide college going culture. Six centers demonstrating estimable outcomes on at least one of several different variables were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Gothberg, June; Applegate, Brooks; Reeves, Patricia; Kohler, Paula; Thurston, Linda; Peterson, Lori – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
With increased use of technology in qualitative research, it is important to understand unintended, unanticipated, and unobvious consequences to the data. Using a side-by-side comparison of face-to-face, telephone, and Internet with video focus groups, we examined the yield differences of focus group venue (medium) to the data (message) rendered…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Comparative Analysis, Internet, Telecommunications
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Lehman, Beth M.; Berghoff, Beth – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
This study explored complicated personal narratives of school reform generated by participants in response to a particular small schools reform initiative. Narrative data was dialogically generated in interviews with nine past participants of an urban high school conversion project planned and implemented over a span of five years toward the goal…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Small Schools, Personal Narratives, Urban Schools
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Zaal, Mayida; Terry, John – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
To engage critically in their communities, young people must be equipped to identify and study problems that directly affect them. Our qualitative study reveals that youth participatory action research (YPAR) is one such approach, disclosing and affirming inherent gifts and talents in youth while collaboratively developing within them the critical…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Qualitative Research, Youth Programs
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Bempechat, Janine; Ronfard, Samuel; Mirny, Anna; Li, Jin; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
The influence of teacher care and support in students' learning and motivation underscores the critical importance of fairness perceptions in the classroom. In this qualitative study we examined perceptions of unfairness and fairness among Russian grade nine students. We interviewed a total of 32 students in two traditional Moscow high schools…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Sanger, Dixie; Friedli, Corey; Brunken, Cindy; Snow, Pamela; Ritzman, Mitzi – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
Mixed methods were used to explore the reactions of educators before and after implementing the Response to Intervention (RTI) model in secondary settings during a school year. Eighteen participants from six middle schools and four high schools collaborated on interdisciplinary teams that involved classroom teachers, speech-language pathologists…
Descriptors: Written Language, Response to Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency
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Zabloski, Jim; Milacci, Fred – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
In this qualitative phenomenological study, we sought to explore the life experiences of 7 rural gifted individuals who dropped out of school. In addition, we investigated whether participants shared commonalities that might have led to the phenomenon of dropping out. The problem was that a paucity of research exists about gifted dropouts;…
Descriptors: Gifted, Dropouts, Qualitative Research, Dropout Research
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Jackson, Dionne B.; Talbert, Tony L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
We used the single-case study method to develop an in-depth profile of Yajaira's (pseudonym) instruction based on her epistemological beliefs and science education experiences. We selected the participant using criterion based, purposeful sampling. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, direct observations, and the collection of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Bair, David E.; Bair, Mary Antony – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
Although many states mandate college preparatory curricula for all high school students, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the benefits of this effort. Furthermore, we know little about how schools interpret and implement such policies. This extended ethnographic case study included a 4 year examination of 1 Michigan high school's response…
Descriptors: High School Students, Program Implementation, College Preparation, State Curriculum Guides
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Brilhart, Dan – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This postmodern ethnographic study of teacher conceptualization of teaching expanded the findings of other research regarding the disconnect between teacher preparation programs and classroom teaching by exploring how personal and professional knowledge and identities are synthesized for 10 in-service teachers. Teachers in the study filtered…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Ethnography, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)