Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education



Sarah McBrien

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The Nebraska Educator, Volume 4: 2017.

Published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Co-Editors-in-Chief: Abraham Flanigan and Zoe Falls. Editorial Board: Carin Appleget, Lyrica Lucas, Sarah McBrien, Markeya Peteranetz, Shuling Yang.

ISSN 2375-6853

doi:10.13014/K21C1V2S (this issue)


© 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Effects of Environment on Depressive Symptoms on Chinese Left-Behind Children Lanyan Ding & Eric S. Buhs, Ph.D. .....4

Students on the Edge: Evaluating an Academic Support Group Ben Heinisch & Nicole M. Smith.....26

Examining Inequalities in Science Literacy by Religious Affiliation Among Adults Alexis Swendener ........47

Applying Encoding and Retrieval Techniques to Chinese Rhyme Reading in Advanced Placement Chinese Instruction Nan Wang....64

There are not many student-run academic journals, so The Nebraska Educator is excited to provide a forum for researchers, scholars, policymakers, practitioners, teachers, students, and informed observers in education and related fields in educational settings in the United States and abroad. Now in our fourth year, it is exciting to see the work that continues to be accomplished when those interested in educational research have a venue to share their contributions. To date, articles published in the previous three volumes of our journal have been downloaded more than 14,000 times by readers all across the globe.

The Nebraska Educator is an open-access peer-reviewed academic education journal at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This journal is produced by UNL graduate students and publishes articles on a broad range of education topics that are timely have relevance at all levels of education. We seek original research that covers topics which include, but are not limited to: (a) curriculum, teaching, and professional development; (b) education policy, practice, and analysis; (c) literacy, language, and culture; (d) school, society, and reform; and (e) teaching and learning with technologies. If you are interested in submitting your work to The Nebraska Educator, please submit online using: