Search results for: Socially disadvantaged populations
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Why Are Migrant Students Better Off in Certain Types of Educational Systems or Schools than in Others?
This article is concerned with the combined estimation of the effects of educational systems, school composition, track level, and country of origin on the educational achievement of 15-year-old migrant students. The authors focus specifically on the effects of socioeconomic and ethnic background on achievement scores and the extent to which these effects are affected by characteristics of the school, track, or educational system in which these students are enrolled.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
This qualitative study describes how the coach program works and analyzes key aspects that may explain its positive relationship with college enrollment outcomes. Interviews were conducted between the spring of 2006 and spring of 2007 with nine current and former college coaches, two postsecondary specialists, and 30 high school seniors in two coach schools, which serve students who are predominantly African American or Latino and low-income.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
Race, Poverty and SAT Scores: Modeling the Influences of Family Income on Black and White High School Students’ SAT Performance
This research examine the association of family income with SAT performance. Results suggest the effects of family income on SAT scores are substantial, non-linear, and nearly twice as large for Black students.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013
Commitment to Teach in Under-Resourced Schools: Prospective Science and Mathematics Teachers’ Dispositions
In this study, the authors sought to gain an understanding of what motivates prospective teachers who are Noyce Scholars at a research-intensive southeastern US university to commit to teaching secondary level science or mathematics in school districts that have a high proportion of students who come from low-socioeconomic households.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013
Teacher Professional Development for At-Risk Preschoolers: Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Instruction Gap
The current paper describes the Griffith-Kimmel professional development model that has evolved from work with grants based on Early Reading First. The results show that children in the ERF intervention classrooms scored significantly higher on each of the three measures than did the children in the comparison classrooms—alphabet knowledge, print concepts, and phonological awareness rhyming.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
What Teacher Preparation Programs Can Do to Better Prepare Teachers to Meet the Challenges of Educating Students Living in Poverty
This article highlights the fact that some social issues are excluded from the teacher preparation curriculum. The author argues that if any educational reforms are to be enacted to provide students equal access to quality education, they must place more emphasis on the SES of students, coupled with a determined effort to integrate its impact on socially disadvantaged students. The article points out the necessity for changes to be made to teacher education programs in an effort to better prepare teachers to address the effects of poverty in their classroom.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
Does Moving to Better Neighborhoods Lead to Better Schooling Opportunities? Parental School Choice in an Experimental Housing Voucher Program
The present article uses mixed methods to explore the relationship between housing and school opportunities for low-income families given the chance to move to less poor communities through the federal Moving to Opportunity (MTO) housing voucher experiment. Quantitative analyses suggest that new housing opportunities did not generally translate into a larger increase in school quality because families did not secure housing in communities with the highest-performing schools. Qualitative findings explore how structural constraints and parenting practices interact to affect where children attend school.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010
This article discusses access and use of information and communication technologies among urban high school students from low-income families. This study explored trends in Internet use among students from low-income families compared to national trends. The authors discuss findings and implications for teachers seeking to understand similar students' Internet access, use, and capacity and suggest implications for digital literacy instruction, technology policy, and teacher education.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
This exploratory feasibility study assesses a mindfulness program in a fifth-grade classroom. The goal of the study was to help children understand and access their own mindfulness within the classroom setting without instruction by teachers and without using meditation techniques. Participants were 24 children of low socioeconomic status (SES) from urban areas in Fairfield County, Connecticut, who attended a summer program. The mindfulness program was feasible, and overall improvements in attention were evident.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
Composition Matters: Multi-Context Informal Mentoring Networks for Low-Income Urban Adolescent Girls Pursuing Healthcare Careers
This study examines the composition of informal mentoring networks utilized by low-income urban adolescent girls with healthcare college and career aspirations. 60 ethnically diverse students in their third year of secondary school were included in this study. These students participated in a survey about their future educational and career plans and the persons providing support for their future plans. Results suggest that diversely composed, or multi-context, informal mentoring networks are effective in supporting adolescents in their educational and career pursuits.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2009