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Kelly, Elaine – Journal of Human Resources, 2011
This paper examines the impact of in utero exposure to the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957 upon childhood development. Outcome data are provided by the National Child Development Study (NCDS), a panel study where all members were potentially exposed in the womb. Epidemic effects are identified using geographic variation in a surrogate measure of…
Descriptors: Child Development, Prenatal Influences, Mothers, Health
Hart, Angie; Church, Andrew – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
In Great Britain, attempts to broaden university-community engagement have taken significant steps in recent years. A wide variety of community-engagement structures and activities are now emerging. This paper uses one innovative example--University of Brighton's Community-University Partnership Program--to describe the opportunities and probe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Universities, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Wickline, Virginia B.; Nowicki, Stephen, Jr.; Kincheloe, Amy Ransom; Osborn, Albert F. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2011
Locus of control (LOC) is related to many aspects of human behavior, yet relatively little is known about what factors in early childhood may dispose a child to develop an internal or external LOC orientation. Data from a British epidemiological, longitudinal, cohort study of 12,463 children and their mothers were used to identify, from a wide…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Children, Longitudinal Studies, Mothers
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Woodward, Belle; Martin, Nancy; Imboden, Thomas – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
In recent years, ethics has drawn increased interest from information technology and computer science practitioners as well as from academicians. This article investigates the issues outlined in the PAPA framework in today's environment and explores the possibility that new issues have emerged. Findings indicate that the ethicality of property…
Descriptors: Ethics, Models, Information Technology, Student Surveys
Martin, Jane – Institute of Education - London, 2010
This lecture will revisit nineteenth and twentieth century education policy and politics in the light of the experiences and struggles of a (nowadays) virtually unknown educator activist. Beautiful, tireless, courageous and principled, socialist school teacher Mary Bridges Adams (1855-1939) gave up her life for the Cause. Encouraged by William…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Activism
Clark, Damon; Royer, Heather – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010
There is a strong, positive and well-documented correlation between education and health outcomes. There is much less evidence on the extent to which this correlation reflects the causal effect of education on health--the parameter of interest for policy. In this paper we attempt to overcome the difficulties associated with estimating the causal…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Health, Correlation, Adults
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Storr, Lorna; Trenchard, Steve – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to describe the design and delivery of a leadership programme for a diverse group of clinicians and middle managers within a British mental health organisation. Design/methodology/approach: This paper shows how the course was co-designed between managers, clinicians and higher education, specifically to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Leadership, Management Development, Courses
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Plato, Michael – College Quarterly, 2010
North Americans have had a lengthy and often one-sided relationship with Great Britain. Long after the waning of the British Empire and the apex of Britain's exercise of global political and economic hegemony, its cultural influence remains strong. Beyond the commercial successes in the box office and the bookstore, there is a much more immersive,…
Descriptors: Ideology, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Political Power
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Day, Linda; Sutton-Spence, Rachel – Sign Language Studies, 2010
Research presented here describes the sign names and the customs of name allocation within the British Deaf community. While some aspects of British Sign Language sign names and British Deaf naming customs differ from those in most Western societies, there are many similarities. There are also similarities with other societies outside the more…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Identification, Foreign Countries
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Vandenbroeck, Michel; Coussee, Filip; Bradt, Lieve – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2010
We analyse two foundational social problems regarding early childhood education. The first, in the late nineteenth century, is infant mortality, a social problem that constituted the historical legitimation for the first creches. The second, the prevention of school failure, is very topical today. By analysing these examples in their historicity,…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Early Childhood Education, Infant Mortality, Academic Failure
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Johnson, Linda – American Educational History Journal, 2010
Having limited access to colleges and universities offering women the same educational opportunities available to men, elite women of the 19th century crossed national borders for advanced study and teaching opportunities. The career of Tsuda Umeko, founder of one of the first private institutions of higher education for women in Japan, leader in…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Higher Education, Advocacy, Educational History
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Buelow, Janet R.; Mahan, Pamela L.; Garrity, April W. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2010
Ethical dilemmas are experienced by all individuals, but are especially prevalent among healthcare professionals. Universities and colleges preparing students to work and provide care in this arena are currently addressing this challenge through traditional ethics courses and lectures. However, student perspectives of the major ethical dilemmas in…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Ethics, Medical Students, Higher Education
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Armellini, Alejandro; Aiyegbayo, Olaojo – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper reported on the findings of research into innovation in e-learning design and assessment through the development and implementation of online learning activities (e-tivities). The focus of the study was on Carpe Diem as a process to enable academic course teams to seize 2 days to design and embed pedagogically appropriate e-tivities…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Activities, Learner Engagement, Educational Innovation
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Clements, Ben – British Educational Research Journal, 2010
This paper provides a detailed analysis of different aspects of public attitudes towards faith schools in Britain. It examines two questions relating to government policy on this issue and two questions that ask about the perceived outcomes of this type of school. After discussing existing public opinion on this issue it uses data from the British…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Public Policy, Public Opinion, Religious Factors
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Gilles, Carol – Voices from the Middle, 2010
Research supports what many teachers have long known: talk is a valuable tool for learning. But how can we incorporate talk and still keep students on task, thinking collectively and deeply? Gillis offers a solid theoretical foundation for incorporating talk throughout the curriculum, and then provides practical help for implementing it, with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship
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