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Nganga, Lydiah; Kambutu, John; Han, Keonghee Tao – SAGE Open, 2019
Disparities in academic performance based on race in the United States are a persistent problem. As a result, a plethora of remedies such as using student-centered instructional strategies, de-tracking, ensuring low teacher-student ratios, and promoting high teacher expectations for all learners have been tried with limited success. Thus, this…
Descriptors: Caring, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Student Empowerment
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Kazi, Asma Shahid; Aziz, Fakhra; Quraishi, Uzma – SAGE Open, 2018
This study is an attempt to investigate the impact of educational facilities of a school on various aspects of self-efficacy, confidence, and character building of the underprivileged people in Dera Jutta, a village in Southern Punjab. Trust for Rural Uplift and Community Education (TRUCE) was initiated in the year 2000, and under its auspices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Student Characteristics
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Atoum, Adnan Yousef; Abu-Hilal, Hind Hussain – SAGE Open, 2017
The present study aimed at exploring the effectiveness of a training program based on goal orientations. A sample of 69 female students at Tala' Al-Ali School in Jordan was chosen and distributed randomly into the experimental and control groups. To achieve the objectives of this study, the researchers had constructed training program to modify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Females, High School Students
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Latifi, Syed; Bulut, Okan; Gierl, Mark; Christie, Thomas; Jeeva, Shehzad – SAGE Open, 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate two methodological perspectives of test fairness using a national Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations. SSC is a suit of multi-subject national qualification tests at Grade 10 level in South Asian countries, such as Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Because it is a high-stakes test, the fairness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Language Tests, Mathematics Tests
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Bulut, Okan; Palma, Jose; Rodriguez, Michael C.; Stanke, Luke – SAGE Open, 2015
Noncognitive characteristics are gaining importance in addressing the persistent challenges facing youth in diverse settings. Measurement invariance of two youth developmental assets, Support and Positive Identity, is evaluated across grade levels and English language learner (ELL) subgroups of Latino students in 6th through 12th grade.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8