Achieving Student Success

Author by : Donna Hardy Cox
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : This incisive and luminescent story, scrupulously grounded in sixteenth-century sources, illuminates the power that "naming" has to create a world - in this case a world still haunted by being the accidental Indies. It is a book about how we perceive and represent the world around us, about the creative and destructive power of language. Through its elaboration of the rich and lively ironies of the Columbus story, The Accidental Indies looks at the nature of storytelling itself.


Achieving Aboriginal Student Success

Author by : Pamela Rose Toulouse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Portage & Main Press
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Description : Achieving Aboriginal Student Success presents goals and strategies needed to support Aboriginal learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers of kindergarten to grade 8 who have Aboriginal students in their classrooms or who are looking for ways to infuse an Aboriginal worldview into their curriculum. Although the author s primary focus is the needs of Aboriginal students, the ideas are best practices that can be applied in classroom-management techniques, assessment tools, suggestions for connecting to the Aboriginal community, and much more! The strategies and information in this resource are about building bridges between cultures that foster respect, appreciation, and understanding."


Achieving Student Success

Author by : Donna Gail Hardy Cox
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : This incisive and luminescent story, scrupulously grounded in sixteenth-century sources, illuminates the power that "naming" has to create a world - in this case a world still haunted by being the accidental Indies. It is a book about how we perceive and represent the world around us, about the creative and destructive power of language. Through its elaboration of the rich and lively ironies of the Columbus story, The Accidental Indies looks at the nature of storytelling itself.


Student Success

Author by : Hana B. Turner-Adams
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : This mixed method thesis focussed on the schooling experiences of Māori and non-Māori secondary school students who achieved highly in the New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and explored the factors which contributed to their academic success. The research in this doctoral thesis contributes to the body of knowledge focused on academic success for high achieving students within the context of English medium secondary school education in New Zealand. The thesis also makes contributions to the Māori student success literature and the broader field of Indigenous and minority student education. The three research studies within this thesis brought together students’ and teachers’ perceptions about academically successful students, ideal and non-ideal teachers, teacher-student relationships, engagement with school, and how these concepts were associated with academic achievement. Study One utilised open-ended questionnaires and two-sample Z-tests to explore the attributes of an academically successful student from the perspective of 583 secondary school students and 274 teachers. Study Two investigated how students and teachers defined an ideal and non-ideal secondary school teacher, and further examined whether there were differences in perceptions of what was ‘ideal’ and ‘non-ideal’ for students, teachers, and by ethnicity. Study Three utilised confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling to evaluate associations between teacher-student relationships, student engagement, and achievement for 636 high achieving Year 12 and 13 students. Focus groups with 25 students were also used to examine high achieving students’ perceptions of their relationships with their best and worst teachers, and their reported engagement with school. Findings revealed that hard work and effort, and motivation and self-regulation were reported most frequently by all ethnic groups as contributing to students’ academic success. For Māoriand Pasifika students, the motivation to achieve and work hard came from wanting to make a better life for their families, whereas Asian students had a sense of obligation and duty to their families to be successful.In contrast, Pākehā students were competitive and mainly focussed on achieving personal, individualistic goals. In their connections with others, Māori and Pasifika students were more likely to report that academically-supportive peer relationships contributed to academic success whereas teacher participants reported more frequently than students about the importance of a student’s home background. A further finding was that a teacher-student relationship was not as critical to students’ academic success as effective teaching. Teachers who had positive relationships with students but did not contribute to their learning and achievement were not considered ‘ideal’. This thesis provided several insights into the effective teaching and learning of academically successful Māori and non-Māori students in senior secondary school, and it is the first research study to investigate ideal teachers for high achieving Māori students. Additionally, no other study has investigated high achieving students from other ethnic groups together with Māori to see if their perceptions of academic success differed. Although some findings in this thesis were specific to Māori, who occupy a unique position as tangata whenua in New Zealand, there are also implications for educators who work with Indigenous and minority students in other countries. Internationally, Indigenous and minority students experience many of the same inequities in education that are faced by Māori, and the findings presented in these studies may provide further insights into the effective teaching of Indigenous and minority students and ways in which disparities in education could be addressed.


High Achieving Latino Students

Author by : Susan J. Paik
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : High-Achieving Latino Students: Successful Pathways Toward College and Beyond addresses a long-standing need for a book that focuses on the success, not failure, of Latino students. While much of the existing research works from a deficit lens, this book uses a strength-based approach to support Latino achievement. Bringing together researchers and practitioners, this unique book provides research-based recommendations from early to later school years on “what works” for supporting high achievement. Praise for High-Achieving Latino Students "This book focuses on an important issue about which we know little. There are many lessons here for both scholars and educators who believe that Latino students can succeed. I congratulate the authors for taking on this timely and significant topic." ~ Guadalupe Valdés, Ph.D., Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor in Education, Stanford University. Author of Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools "This is a must-read book for leaders in institutions of both K-12 and higher education who want to better understand success factors of Latino students in the US. Using a strength-based framework to understand and support Latino achievement is a new paradigm that must be considered by all." ~ Loui Olivas, Ed.D., President, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education "In addition to being the right book at the right time, these editors should be congratulated for giving us a stellar example of how a research-practice collaboration comes together to produce such a valuable and lasting contribution to the field of school reform and improvement. Those who work in schools, universities, think tanks and policymaking centers have been waiting anxiously for this kind of book, and it’s now here." ~ Carl A. Cohn, Ed.D., Former Executive Director, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, CA State Board of Education member, and Superintendent "There may not be a silver bullet for solving the so-called problem of Latino underachievement, but well-conceived solutions do exist. This powerful book offers strength- and asset-based frameworks that demonstrate Latino achievement is possible. Read this text to not only get informed, but to also get nurtured and inspired!" ~ Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D., Professor in Education, University of Texas at Austin. Author of Subtractive Schooling: US-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring


Effective Study Skills

Author by : James K. Semones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Description : Uses the latest information on cognition, memory, and educational sociology to outline a program of time management, note-taking, test preparation, and other skills for student success.


College Student Retention

Author by : Alan Seidman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Although access to higher education is virtually universally available, many students who start in a higher education program drop out prior to completing a degree or achieving their individual academic and/or social goals. In response to student attrition, colleges have developed intervention programs and services to try to retain students. In spite of all of the programs and services to help retain students, according to the U.S. Department of Education, Center for Educational Statistics, only 50% of those who enter higher education actually earn a bachelor''s degree. Enrollment management and the retention of students remain a top priority of federal and state government, colleges, universities, and parents of students who are attending college and of students themselves. This book offers a formula for student success intended to assist colleges and universities in retaining and graduating students. Contributors: Some of the leading educators who study college student retention contributed to this book. All are truly dedicated to helping students achieve their individual academic and personal goals. A list of each and their affiliation follows: Alexander W. Astin: Allan M. Cartter Professor of Higher Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of the Higher Education Research Institute. Elizabeth Barlow: Executive Director of Institutional Research at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. John Bean: Associate Professor of Higher Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. Joseph B. Berger: Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. John Braxton: Professor of Education in the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Program in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Kurt Burkum: Doctoral student and Ostar Fellow in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State University. Alberto F. Cabrera: Specializes in research methodologies, college choice, college students, classroom experiences, minorities in higher education, and economics of education. Gloria Crisp: Doctoral student in educational leadership with a focus on higher education in the department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies, College of Education at the University of Houston. Linda Hagedorn: Associate professor and the associate director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA), as well as the program chair for the Community College Leadership program in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Steve LaNasa: Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Planning at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where he is responsible for outcomes assessment, planning, and program evaluation. Amy S. HirschyAssistant professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Human Resource Education at the University of Louisville. Stephanie D. Lee Doctoral student in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Susan C. Lyon: Works in the Office of Student Affairs in the School of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Thomas G. Mortensen: Senior Scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education in Washington, D.C., and an independent higher education policy analyst living in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Amaury Nora: Professor of Higher Education and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Leticia Oseguera: Doctoral candidate in the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Education''s Higher Education and Organizational Change program. Alan Seidman: The creator and editor of the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory


Next Level Student Success

Author by : Dennard Mitchell
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : This book is a student's guide to achieving success in school and life. A wealth of knowledge that every principal, teacher, professor, counselor, parent, and student life director would want their students to read. If you're someone that would like to take your schooling and your personal life to the Next Level, then this is the book for you.In Next Level Student Success, Dennard Mitchell shares practical, actionable tips that students can implement immediately to achieve success. If you want stronger personal relationships, to improve academically, become an effective student leader, or increase your self-belief, this book will challenge you to do exactly that and more. Get ready for Next Level Student Success!