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Yu, Shu-Chun – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
With the trend toward globalization and the continual change of the ethnic composition of the U.S. population, there is increasing awareness in the U.S. that not every child is raised in an English-only family. The purpose of this research is to explore the relationships among heritage language proficiency, ethnic identity, and self-esteem in the…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Proficiency, Ethnicity, Self Esteem
Braswell, Charley Alexandria – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the influences of a school-based cultural awareness program on ethnic identity and self-esteem in fifth grade early adolescents. The development and implementation of a school-based cultural awareness program was intended to offer students a basic foundation for the development and/or…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Cultural Awareness, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Newgent, Rebecca A.; Higgins, Kristin K.; Belk, Stephanie E.; Behrend, Bonni A. Nickens; Dunbar, Kelly A. – Professional Counselor, 2011
Group counseling has been highlighted as one effective intervention for at-risk students, yet debate remains as to the comparable efficacy of traditional interventions versus thematic interventions. This study compared two psychosocial educational programs, the PEGS and ARK Programs, designed to help elementary school students with social skills…
Descriptors: Prevention, Youth Programs, Intervention, At Risk Students