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Bridwell, Sandra D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
The detrimental effects of high-stakes testing and accountability mandates are experienced disproportionately in high-poverty urban schools, which African American and Hispanic students are more likely to attend. However, the literature does not fully address how teachers experience the inequitable working and learning conditions in these…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability
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Clarke, E. Jason – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
The desire to find pedagogically effective uses of technology in K-12 education has exposed the need for reliable professional development programs that empower teachers to identify the problems and needs they have in their classrooms, apply a process of systematic inquiry in order to discover solutions to those problems, and to share those…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Biklen, Douglas P. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
The article summarizes the keynote address delivered at the 23rd Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference. It is routine for qualitative researchers to "locate" themselves, sharing their history in relation to the settings/contexts, issues, vocabularies, identities, and other factors associated with their topic of inquiry. In this…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Disabilities, Social Problems, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Pryor, Christin; Pettinelli, J. Douglas – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
The international adoption entrance story is an unexplored topic in the adoption literature. The stories that families tell of beginning life with their new children has important implications for the development of an autobiographical narrative of an adopted child. A coherent autobiographical narrative is vital for healthy childhood development.…
Descriptors: Adoption, Personal Narratives, Autobiographies, Child Development
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Rivera, Edgar; Wilson, Steven R.; Jennings, Lisa K. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This study explored the needs and preferences of older gay and lesbian adults regarding their care in later life. Using a phenomenological case study approach, 15 participants were interviewed regarding their anticipated practical needs, including housing and finances, and their psychological needs, such as support and quality of life. Fearing…
Descriptors: Residential Care, Psychological Needs, Quality of Life, Homosexuality
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Zunker, Christie; Cox, Tiffany L.; Ard, Jamy D.; Ivankova, Nataliya V.; Rutt, Candace D.; Baskin, Monica L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This study explored the process of how women maintained their healthy behaviors after a weight management program using a grounded theory approach. We conducted 2 focus groups and 23 interviews with a purposeful sample of African American and Caucasian women aged 30 and older who lost greater than 5% of their body weight during a weight management…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Body Weight, Health Promotion, Females
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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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Greenberg, Gary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
In an era of global networks, researchers using qualitative methods must consider the impact of any software they use on the sharing of data and findings. In this essay, I identify researchers' main areas of concern regarding the use of qualitative software packages for research. I then examine how open source software tools, wherein the publisher…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Open Source Technology, Computer Software, Researchers
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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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Firmin, Michael W.; Burger, Amanda J.; Sherman, Amanda L.; Grigsby, Megan E.; Croft, Jennifer N. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This phenomenological, qualitative research study involved in-depth interviews with 22 participants enrolled in a private Midwestern university. Each participant reported living with a respective chronic pain syndrome while also being a full-time student. Our semi-structured, interviews centered around the constructs of physical, social,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Pain, Coping, College Students
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Gabor, Elena – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This qualitative study investigated the vocational socialization turning points in families of classical musicians. I sampled and interviewed 20 parent-child dyads, for a total of 46 interviews. Data analysis revealed that classical musicians' experiences were marked by 11 turning points that affected their identification with the occupation:…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Socialization, Mentors, Musicians
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Hostrup, Judy; Rollins, Kayla Braziel – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This qualitative case study focused on the efficacy of International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years Programs in Texas schools and the extent to which the unique aspects of these programs contribute to positive student outcomes. The qualitative data were gathered as a complement to statistical, quantitative data our research team…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Thornburg, Devin G.; Mungai, Anne – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
Teachers in high-needs settings working with diverse populations are typically cited as a central element for school improvement yet are often described as resistant to such efforts. We sought to investigate the reasons behind teachers' views and beliefs about school reform within the context of collaboration and professional development, rather…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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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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