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Hanauer, David I.; Sheridan, Cheryl L.; Englander, Karen – Written Communication, 2019
This study investigates the added burden Mexican and Taiwanese non-native English speaker (NNES) researchers perceive when writing research articles in English as a second language (L2) compared with their experience of first language (L1) science writing. 148 Mexican and 236 Taiwanese researchers completed an established survey of science writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Mexicans
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Henig, Jeffrey R.; Lyon, Melissa Arnold; Anzia, Sarah F. – Education Next, 2019
Since the 1960s, teachers unions across the United States have used strikes or the threat of strikes to influence the terms of collective bargaining agreements with local school districts. In the spring of 2018, teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and elsewhere changed their tack, staging walkouts designed to secure salary hikes and…
Descriptors: Teacher Strikes, Unions, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation
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Gere, Anne Ruggles; Limlamai, Naitnaphit; Wilson, Emily; MacDougall Saylor, Kate; Pugh, Raymond – Written Communication, 2019
This systematic review of 46 published articles investigates the constructs employed and the meanings assigned to writing in writing-to-learn assignments given to students in science courses. Using components of assignments associated with the greatest learning gains--meaning making, clear expectations, interactive writing processes, and…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Science Instruction, Metacognition, Writing Processes
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Falconer, Heather M. – Written Communication, 2019
Negotiating membership within a disciplinary community is as much an exercise in rhetorical facility as it is content expertise. Where individuals reside in the hierarchy of membership is determined by not only what they talk and write about, but how. Yet, there are many factors that can impact newcomers' acculturation into a disciplinary…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Self Concept, Low Income, STEM Education
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Mehlenbacher, Ashley Rose – Written Communication, 2019
The research article is a staple genre in the economy of scientific research, and although research articles have received considerable treatment in genre scholarship, little attention has been given to the important development of Registered Reports. Registered Reports are an emerging, hybrid genre that proceeds through a two-stage model of peer…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Scientific Research, Peer Evaluation, Writing for Publication
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2019
Although educational policy makers uphold that chronic absenteeism (missing 10% or more of the school year) is damaging to students' schooling outcomes, there is little empirical research to match. This study considers the role of spillover effects of chronic absenteeism on classmates' achievement. It does so by utilizing a large-scale…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports findings from a quasi-experimental study of the impact of a summer robotics program for urban middle-grade students. The study focuses on student engagement, measured by school attendance rate the year following the program. Program students, who were nearly all low-income minority students, were matched to comparison students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Attendance, Attendance Patterns
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Posmontier, Bobbie; Bina, Rena; Glasser, Saralee; Cinamon, Tali; Styr, Benedict; Sammarco, Therese – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: To determine feasibility and acceptability of incorporating IPT for postpartum depression (PPD) into Israeli social work practice. Method: Women who were 4-24 weeks postpartum with PPD, at least 18 years old, had telephone access, and had a score of 10-18 on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) were eligible to participate in…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Birth, Depression (Psychology)
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van Rensburg, Angelique C.; Theron, Linda C.; Ungar, Michael – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The factor structure of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28) was originally established using a Canadian sample. This factor structure was not confirmed in a study with New Zealand youth. Given such variability, the current study investigated the factor structure of the CYRM-28 in a sample of Sesotho-speaking South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Likert Scales, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Ma, Cecilia M. S.; Shek, Daniel T. L. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: The present study explored the outcomes of a positive youth development (PYD) program entitled "Project P.A.T.H.S." based on a total of 12,281 Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Method: To understand the impact of this program, the study assessed the changes in developmental outcomes using a single group pretest and posttest…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Descriptions, Asians, Pretests Posttests
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González Suitt, Karla; Geraldo, Pablo; Estay, Marlene; Franklin, Cynthia – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This article presents a pilot study exploring the applicability of a linguistically adapted, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) program, implemented by social workers in Chilean primary care. Method: We completed a single-case design with eight replications. To analyze the results of the program on participants' alcohol use and other…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Counseling Techniques, Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Malmberg-Heimonen, Ira Elena; West, Brady T.; Vuori, Jukka – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This study reevaluates the effects of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of job search interventions on labor force participation. In the trial, various methods of job search interventions were included, of which about half were research-based JOBS (Job Opportunity and Basic Skills) interventions and the other half were practice-based,…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Randomized Controlled Trials
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O'Neill, Laura; Samaan, Zainab; McCabe, Kathleen; Tabak, Terri Ann; Key, Brenda; Litke, Kathryn; Whattam, Jeff; Garrick, Laura; Chalmers, Sandra; Xie, Feng; Thabane, Lehana; Patel, Yogita; Shahid, Hamnah; Zielinski, Laura; Vanstone, Meredith – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide. This study is part of a mixed methods pilot trial, exploring the effectiveness, acceptability, and feasibility of providing behavioral activation (BA) treatment in a group format. Methods: Using an applied, descriptive approach, qualitative data were collected from…
Descriptors: Patients, Depression (Psychology), Severity (of Disability), Behavior Modification
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Kjellgren, Cecilia – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study explores outcomes of treatment provided by specialized units within the social welfare sector in Sweden to clients seeking help with hypersexual behavior. Method: The participants were 27 males and 1 female (M = 40.3 years) who sought help from one of the three specialized units within social welfare in Sweden. A…
Descriptors: Social Work, Sexuality, Outcomes of Treatment, Welfare Services
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Winn, Maisha T. – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, the author uses a "humanizing research" framework to analyze longitudinal data collected over the course of 10 years during a multi-sited ethnography of youth poets in a poetry collective called Power Writing. Using qualitative interviews to understand the role that literacy continues to play in the lives of Power…
Descriptors: Poetry, Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Writing (Composition)
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