Search results for: High schools
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Evaluation of a University‐Based Mentoring Program: Mentors’ Perspectives on a Service‐Learning Experience
The purpose of this paper was to investigate the views of university students serving as mentors in high‐need high schools or community centers. The participants were 49 students, primarily undergraduates across a range of liberal arts disciplines, who were participating in a university‐based service‐learning mentoring program for youth attending high‐poverty high schools.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
In this article, the author seeks to represent a concept which is described by Deleuze and Guattari as movement that is simultaneous, asymmetrical, instantaneous, unfinalized, zig-zag. This movement is Deleuze and Guattari's concept of difference, that which they name becoming. To put this concept of becoming to work, the author uses three texts. One of the texts is a short excerpt from the author's fieldnotes taken during her ethnographic research on the subject formation of adolescent girls. Deleuze and Guattari's concept of becoming allows the author to explore Jesse's unique difference, to privilege her specificity.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2011
Collaborative Teacher Inquiry as a Tool for Building Theory on the Development and Use of Rich Mathematical Tasks
This article describes the collaborative inquiry activity of a group of high school mathematics teachers interested in increasing student engagement and problem solving in the classroom. The results show specific and direct links between teacher inquiry and classroom practice. Furthermore, this case study provides specific information on how an inquiry context is linked to the way teachers interact, form theories, and make use of student work.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
The article seeks to explain how students from middle-class to upper-middle-class communities continue to pull ahead of students from other backgrounds. A mixed-method ethnographic study that followed a diverse group of high- and underachieving students through their entire high school careers. The article describes the practices that were oriented toward producing competitive academic success, including: 1) the class cultural community achievement ideology; (2) the school’s institutional advantaging of its pupils; (3) student identities and strategies for school success; and (4) parental intervention in school and manipulation of educational policies.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010
Drawn from a larger study examining the experiences of lesbian teachers working in high schools across New South Wales (NSW), Australia, this article examines the ways in which interpersonal anti-lesbian harassment marginalises lesbian teachers. Although anti-lesbian harassment can silence individuals, this paper illustrates that it also serves to catalyse the active embodiment and expression of sexual subjectivity.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
This study examines how high school graduates got to where they were in terms of mathematics attainment. In addition, the study explored what factors might predict students’ attainment and their growth trajectories in mathematics during secondary school years. The study uses a three-level longitudinal and multilevel modeling framework to address the key research questions.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
This survey study investigated high school science teachers’ challenges and needs specific to their growing English language learning (ELL) student population. Thirty-three science teachers from 6 English as a Second language (ESL)-center high schools in central Virginia participated in the survey. Results suggest that language barriers as well as ELL students’ lack of science foundational knowledge challenged teachers most. Teachers perceived that appropriate instructional materials and pedagogical training was most needed.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2009
In this article, the author evaluates both the challenges and possibilities of helping high school students develop critical research skills. He describes how he used Wikipedia to design classroom activities that address issues of authorship, neutrality, and reliability in information gathering. He concludes that teaching research skills in the contemporary context requires ongoing observations of the research strategies and practices students already employ.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
The author is a high school teacher who reflects on the impact of Obama's election on the students in her high school classroom. She found that the election enthusiasm highlighted for her the ways that schooling under NCLB has constrained both educators and students. Obama's election may bring hope to learners of all ages, especially to many teachers who had been beaten down by eight years of NCLB. However, the author advises skepticism toward the changes education secretary Arne Duncan might bring. The author calls on teachers, families, and unions to collaborate in demanding the freedom to nurture true learning.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2009
This paper reviews research on the achievement outcomes of mathematics programs for middle and high schools. There were 100 qualifying studies, 26 of which used random assignment to treatments. The findings revealed very small effect sizes for mathematics curricula and for computer-assisted instruction.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009