American Journal of Educational Studies


Vol. 7, No. 1, May

The Relationship between School Principals' Strategic Leadership Actions and Organizational Learning
IntroductionThe modern fast paced world has challenged educational organizations and all organizations to overhaul their form and functions to remain relevant to changes in their environment. Improvement requires schools insure that they are fully exploiting...
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The Call to Transform Postsecondary Stem Educational Practices and Institutional Policies
IntroductionThe health and longevity of our Nation's citizenry, economy and environmental resources depend in large part on the acceleration of scientific and technological innovations, such as those that improve health care, inspire new industries,...
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Massive Open Online Courses - Will They Create Greater Opportunity or Inequality?
Globalization of Elite American Colleges and UniversitiesAmerican higher education is the envy of the world. In the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities; 8 of the top 10 colleges and universities in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings,...
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Do Time Perspective and Year in School Influence GPA in African American College Students?
IntroductionZimbardo and Boyd (1999) were the first to develop an assessment to quantify how an individual views the passage of time. The Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) measures five distinct dimensions of time perspective: past-positive,...
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Vol. 6, No. 2, November

Closing the Achievement Gap: Identifying Strand Score Differences
ABSTRACTAn achievement gap between black and white students in the United States has existed since schools were established. Movements such as desegregation and parts of the No Child Left Behind act of 2001 were initiated to close the achievement gap....
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Students' Preferences in Mathematics Labs
ABSTRACTA mathematics lab plays a crucial role in students' academic life particularly with activities related to Mathematics. Many universities have mathematics labs in different formats; handled by different strategies and have different institutional...
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A Biofunctional Understanding Solution to First-Person Educational Relevance
ABSTRACTFor several decades, the quality of educational research and practice has been the object of criticism so much so that the status of the colleges of education at research universities is in question as the principal source of relevant knowledge...
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Do Community College Full-Time and Adjunct Faculties Differ in Their Perceptions of Rigor in Assigning Grades?
ABSTRACTStudies reported in the higher education literature suggest reasons for rising grades but provide little to no empirical data about whether faculties' own perceptions of their rigor influence grade assignment. Rising grades can mask how little...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, 2013

Examining Student Perspectives of the College Experience: The Impact of On-Line Learning
ABSTRACTOn-line programs have proven to be an increasingly popular approach among higher education institutions in delivering courses to its students. It allows colleges and universities to greatly increase the potential student population and to serve...
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Perceptions and Practices: The Impact of Military Structure on the Academic Success of Students with Disabilities Attending a Military College
ABSTRACTIn this mixed-methods study, the researchers utilized surveys, interviews, and graduation data to investigate how the regimented structure of a military college impacts college students with disabilities and how these students perceive their...
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An Empirical Investigation of the Perceptions and Achievements of Students in Online and Face-to-Face Courses
ABSTRACTThis study investigated whether differences existed in students' perceptions and achievements in online and face-to-face classes taught by the same professor. It utilized a survey to examine the differences. The survey used Transactional Distance...
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Collaborative, Experiential and Technology Approaches for 21st Century Learners
ABSTRACTThis paper investigates the dynamics of the Millennial and Post-Millennial Generations, born after 1982, along with the pedagogical changes commanded by those dynamics. It describes various learning modalities that satisfy learners' expectations...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, May

Teacher Licensure and Qualified Teachers: Are Certification Examinations Enough?
ABSTRACTIn order to address the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) criteria stipulating that all teachers in all schools are highly qualified, teacher certification is examined. Teacher certification specifically looks at content knowledge for the appropriate...
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Efl Writing Achievement: Is It Affected by Formtive Assessment Strategies?
ABSTRACTThis study attempted to investigate the efficacy of three writing strategies before, while, and after the in-class writings in a group of Iranian EFL learners. Thus, 61 students in three intact groups sat for the PET at the onset of the study....
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Deliberate Practice to Advance Teaching and Learning of College-Level Applied Skills
ABSTRACTCollege courses that are designed utilizing teaching and learning epistemologies and that are closely aligned with learning theory likely advance students' learning and eventual expertise. Deliberate practice theory is one such epistemology....
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Evidence That Masters of Business Administration (Mba) Students Are Better Prepared for Corporate Strategic Planning Than Masters of Science in Accounting (Msa) Students
ABSTRACTNumerous surveys and discussions with CEOs, CFOs and other business leaders have verified that there is a common perception that accountants are better trained for successful careers in public accounting than for successful careers inside the...
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Grade Expectation and Achievement: Determinants and Influential Relationships in Business Courses
ABSTRACTInvestigating effective teaching strategies and understanding student attributes that enhance their performance are beneficial to student's academic achievement. In addition, relationship between grade achievement and student attributes, including...
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