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Richardson, Tobin; Mulvihill, Thalia; Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to the persistence of university seniors pursuing a baccalaureate degree and preparing for medical school admission. This topic is important as a vast majority of students who begin their undergraduate studies identifying as "pre-med" change this objective early in their academic…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Premedical Students, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes
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Wang, Ye; Al-Said, Shariffa Khalid Qais – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
We explored the notion of what constitutes literacy, particularly as it pertains to individuals who are blind or with visual impairments, including those that do not use Braille as their primary way to access and produce text. Four groups of stakeholders participated in the study: a) college students who were blind or with visual impairments, b)…
Descriptors: Literacy, Definitions, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Dole, Sharon – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Through the use of the framework of risk and resilience in a narrative inquiry, the present study examined the protective factors affecting the academic success of 24 Jamaican women in a graduate cohort in educational administration. All but two of the women rose from poverty to become academically successful, defined as having achieved graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Falter Thomas, Angela – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, I explored the motivation of middle school students participating in online literature circles facilitated by college students, compared to traditional face-to-face literature circles they previously utilized. Sixty-eight rural, middle school students from two English teachers' classrooms took part in two sets of online literature…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice, Comparative Analysis
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Anderson-Meger, Jennifer – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Epistemological development is an important factor in facilitating learner identity and developing critical thinking aptitudes. This qualitative action research study explored undergraduate social work students' epistemological beliefs about knowledge, how knowledge is constructed, and implications for social work education. Data collection…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Work, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Giesler, Mark A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
Male social work students are a numerical minority in Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programs, a reality that warrants exploration as the academy strives for greater diversity within preservice social work programs. The present qualitative phenomenological study examined how male social work students in one BSW university program perceived their…
Descriptors: Males, Phenomenology, Social Work, Advantaged
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Hamer, Lynne; Chen, Wenting; Plasman, Kellie; Sheth, Susan; Yamazaki, Kasumi – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
This article reports on the use of participatory action research (PAR) in a graduate teacher education research course. It presents data on how the Principles of Kwanzaa are exemplified in community activities in an African American community in Toledo, Ohio. Using a case study approach, the PAR focused on two questions: (1) In what ways do…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, African American Community, Holidays
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Jones, Melissa M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
Teacher education is not only about teaching teachers the art and science of instruction, but it also should encompass a political agenda, helping educators to recognize and address oppressive practices in our schools and in our communities. Through a disability studies framework, teacher candidates can be guided toward social and political action…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Writing Assignments, Disabilities
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Kay, Denise; Summers, Jessica J.; Svinicki, Marilla D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
The benefits of students' experiences of community, especially in K-12 settings, are well established in the professional literature; however, the influence of college students' perceptions of classroom community is a relatively new focus in educational research. Even less is known about professors' perceptions of classroom community; particularly…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Community, Classroom Environment
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Bradley-Levine, Jill – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
The empirical research about teacher leadership is limited despite the expectation that teachers should assume leadership responsibilities within their schools. The present article includes findings drawn from a larger qualitative research study whereby 4 teachers explored their motivations to pursue a master's degree in teacher leadership. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Motivation, Graduate Students, Individual Development
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Olson, Joann S. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Continuing education allows professionals to supplement their pre-professional training and respond to a rapidly changing world. Although seldom the focus of professional development research, clergy also benefit from continuing education and lifelong learning. Clergy-related research often details the professional development of pastors, but many…
Descriptors: Clergy, Christianity, Lifelong Learning, Professional Continuing Education