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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Drake, Chad E.; Masuda, Akihiko; Dalsky, David; Stevens, Kimberly T.; Kramer, Sam; Primeaux, Sunni J.; Muto, Takashi; Mitamura, Takashi – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2019
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a counseling modality that features values clarification interventions. However, a well-established ACT-consistent measure of values for practitioners and researchers is lacking. The present study, therefore, examined an exploratory measure called the Valued Time and Difficulty Questionnaire (VTDQ; Wilson…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Therapy, Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
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Goyal, Namrata; Wice, Matthew; Aladro, Alyson; Kallberg-Shroff, Malin; Miller, Joan G. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The present three-study investigation examined cultural influences on the internalization of social expectations. Testing the claim of self-determination theory that lesser internalization of social expectations is linked to socialization practices that portray social expectations as in conflict with autonomy, in Study 1 we undertook a content…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Influences, Self Determination, Personal Autonomy
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Ernest, James M.; Nicholas, Amy; Vardanyan, Shushan; Hafiz, Fatimah; Alazemi, Mohammed; Dixon, Dorielle – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
Play remains a topic for discussion, debate, and research within the education community. In this article, the authors argue for a broader view of education in line with Plato's observation (gender not withstanding) that "The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life" (Jowett, 1874, p. 249). The authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Cultural Influences
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Pace, Judith L. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
Based on a cross-national study conducted in Northern Ireland, England, and the United States, this article expands current literature by examining 4 teacher educators' efforts to prepare preservice teachers to teach controversial issues. Teaching controversial issues, strongly advocated for decades, is both urgent and risky, especially in divided…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education
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Keating, Xiaofen D.; Stephenson, Rachyl; Liu, Xiaolu; Colburn, Jeff – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2019
This paper takes on a different address to youth fitness testing from previous literature by applying a cross-cultural comparison of youth fitness testing in both the US and China. Utilizing a modified version of Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model, the chronosystem (historical evolution over time), and macrosystem (social and cultural vantage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Fitness, Measurement, Cultural Differences