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Weaver, Jennifer M.; Schofield, Thomas J.; Papp, Lauren M. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
The current study represents the first longitudinal investigation of the potential effects of breastfeeding duration on maternal sensitivity over the following decade. This study also examined whether infant attachment security at 24 months would mediate longitudinal relations between breastfeeding duration and changes in maternal sensitivity over…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Nutrition, Longitudinal Studies
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Zanjani, Faika; Allen, Hannah; Schoenberg, Nancy; Martin, Catherine; Clayton, Richard – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Older adults are at risk for experiencing alcohol and medication interactions (AMIs) given their concomitant alcohol and medication use. However, there have been limited efforts to develop and evaluate AMI prevention interventions. Purpose: The current study examined sustained intervention effects on older adults' attitudes, awareness,…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Intervention, Older Adults, Attitudes
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Reeves, Sheena; Thompson, Audie – Chemical Engineering Education, 2018
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) provide significant STEM degrees to African Americans. Initiatives toward increasing diversity in STEM fields have been implemented by government and industry leaders. HBCUs annually award over 20% of all African American baccalaureate chemical engineering degrees. This speaks volume to the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education
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Kielty, Michele L.; Gilligan, Tammy D.; Staton, A. Renee – Childhood Education, 2017
With any intervention program, involving all stakeholders in a joint effort toward implementation is most likely to lead to success. Whole-school approaches that involve school personnel, students, families, and local communities have been associated with positive, sustained outcomes. For mindfulness training programs to generate the most…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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Young, Michelle D.; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Reynolds, Amy Luelle – Educational Policy, 2019
Few scholars have engaged in close examinations of state boards of education (SBOEs), their make-up, or the broader implications of their influence over time. SBOE membership, authority, and impact differ significantly across the 50 states. This article reports findings from an exploratory study of three SBOEs and their role as policy actors.…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Role, Power Structure, Educational Policy
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Dendir, Seife – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
The author analyzes differences in student performance in an economics course offered face to face (F2F) and online over a period of four semesters at a comprehensive public university. Apart from mode of delivery, the characteristics of the course stayed nearly identical throughout. Exam and homework assignment scores are used as measures of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, Academic Achievement
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Oudekerk, Barbara A.; Erbacher, Monica K.; Reppucci, N. Dickon – Psychological Assessment, 2012
Despite general consensus over the value of measuring self-reported offending, discrepancies exist in methods of scoring self-reported offending and the length of the reference period over which offending is assessed. This analysis compared the concurrent interassociations and longitudinal predictive strength of diversity, frequency, and severity…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Violence, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Cardone, Taran – About Campus, 2018
Taran Cardone suggests the concept of design thinking as an approach to personal learning design and the customization of the college experience. Such customization is good for student learning, Cardone reminds us, because connecting educational experiences to previous knowledge and experiences, as well as interests and goals, encourages deep…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Thinking Skills, Program Implementation, Individual Development
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Tully, Melissa; Vraga, Emily K. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Developing news media literacy skills is recognized as an important part of becoming an informed citizen, but not enough research examines how growth in media literacy differs by individual characteristics. Using a panel study of undergraduate students, we examine which predispositions predict growth in news media literacy beliefs over the…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Individual Differences, Undergraduate Students
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Wagner, Jason Paul; Wulf, Douglas J. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Written Corrective Feedback (WCF) is used extensively in second-language (L2) writing classrooms despite controversy over its effectiveness. This study examines indirect WCF, an instructional procedure that flags L2 students' errors with editing symbols that guide their corrections. WCF practitioners assume that this guidance will lead to…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Newbill, Phyllis Leary; Drape, Tiffany A.; Schnittka, Christine; Baum, Liesl; Evans, Michael A. – Afterschool Matters, 2015
Both employer expectations and education standards, including the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, are shifting the focus of learning from knowledge and discrete skills to the ability to think critically and creatively. This paper describes the process of translating an existing teacher-led STEM curriculum to fit…
Descriptors: After School Programs, After School Education, STEM Education, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Bindman, Samantha W.; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Roisman, Glenn I. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
This study evaluated whether the positive association between early autonomy-supportive parenting and children's subsequent achievement is mediated by children's executive functions. Using observations of mothers' parenting from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Correlation, Personal Autonomy, Academic Achievement
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Hartman, Christie-Joy Brodrick; DeMars, Christine E.; Griscom, Heather Peckham; Butner, Harold Martin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a public university's design and implementation of an assessment approach that measures the change in undergraduate students' environmental stewardship reasoning and knowledge abilities over time. Design/methodology/approach: In support of a university's strategic emphasis on environmental…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Logical Thinking, Knowledge Level, Student Evaluation
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Edge, Brittani; Velandia, Margarita; Lambert, Dayton M.; Roberts, Roland K.; Larson, James A.; English, Burton C.; Boyer, Christopher; Rejesus, Roderick; Mishra, Ashok – Journal of Extension, 2017
Using information from precision farmer surveys conducted in the southern United States in 2005 and 2013, we evaluated changes in the use of precision farming information sources among cotton producers. Although Extension remains an important source for producers interested in precision farming information, the percentage of cotton producers using…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Information Sources, Change, Agricultural Occupations
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Vernier, Dave – Physics Teacher, 2017
In this article Dave Vernier describes how he turned the total eclipse on August 21, 2017 into a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) lesson by taking data. He asked teachers and former teachers to join in collecting data and to share it. The most frequently monitored parameters were illuminance (a measure of light brightness as…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Astronomy, STEM Education, Space Sciences
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