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Fisher, Celia B.; Brunnquell, Donald J.; Hughes, Diane L.; Liben, Lynn S.; Maholmes, Valerie; Plattner, Stuart; Russell, Stephen T.; Susman, Elizabeth J. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2013
For the first time in twenty years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS, 2009) is considering changes to federal regulations governing research. The Common Rule provides the basis for government regulations and Institutional Review Boards (IRB). Proposed changes will have a significant impact on Institutional Review Board…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Research Design, Ethics, Federal Regulation
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Witonsky, Trudi – CEA Forum, 2013
In 1903, in the introduction to his ground-breaking, seminal work, "The Souls of Black Folks", W.E. B. Du Bois calls for a vision of our country in which African Americans can become "co-worker[s] in the kingdom of culture." In this article I make the case that the use of a novel like "Gods Go Begging" by Alfredo Vea…
Descriptors: Inclusion, African Americans, Civil Rights, Participation
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Reno, Virginia P.; Ekman, Lisa D. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an essential lifeline for millions of Americans. Without it, many families would be in deep financial distress. SSDI is insurance that workers pay for through premiums deducted from their pay. In return, workers gain the right to monthly benefits if a disabling condition ends their capacity to earn a…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Independent Living, Insurance, Access to Health Care
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Perkinson, James W. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2012
This essay highlights a range of questions that arise when white suburban students engage urban neighborhoods of poverty and color in the United States. How can involvement in an "other" context move beyond "educational tourism"? The essay presents a pedagogical style that raises questions of the kind of socialized body one…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Suburbs, Cultural Activities, Role
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Warren, Rueben C.; Gabriele, Edward F. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
During the course of the last century, a number of historical instances of unethical human research have occurred, and risen to the forefront of the social imagination. The atrocities of the European and Pacific Holocausts, the tragic 1932-1972 United States Public Health Service Syphilis Studies at Tuskegee, concomitant with the 1946-48 unethical…
Descriptors: Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Health, Ethics
Bremer, Chris; Albus, Debra; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
This is the twelfth annual report by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) analyzing public reporting of disaggregated assessment data for elementary and secondary students with disabilities in the United States. Reporting disaggregated performance data at the state and district level to the public is required of states by the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Alternative Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities
Weiss, Heather B.; Lopez, M. Elena; Rosenberg, Heidi – Harvard Family Research Project, 2010
The policy forum brought to the center what is now on the periphery of education reform: family, school, and community engagement (FSCE) as a strategy to support student success. The forum sought to serve as a catalyst for reframing what FSCE should look like in the twenty--first century, and for repositioning this engagement as a major…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Participation, Family Role
Foundation for Child Development, 2009
The Foundation for Child Development Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University issues an annual comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States. The Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is based on a composite of 28 "Key Indicators" of wellbeing that are grouped into seven "Quality-of-Life/Well-Being…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Well Being, Child Development, Trend Analysis
McClintock, Bruce R. – CURRENTS, 2009
Increasingly, U.S. colleges and universities are reaching out locally, nationally, and internationally to a variety of audiences, articulating their important role in society. One major objective of this outreach is to attract the financial resources that will enable these institutions to achieve their educational aspirations. One might imagine…
Descriptors: Participation, Alumni, Academic Aspiration, Alumni Associations
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Sullivan, Jill M. – Music Educators Journal, 2008
Today, concert, jazz, and marching bands thrive in most communities as part of the schools in the United States, and many teachers and students of these groups are women. According to data collected by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, girls outnumbered boys in instrumental ensembles in the years 1990,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Females, Musicians, Music Education
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Conway, Sally; Meyer, Donald – Support for Learning, 2008
In the USA and UK, at least one in ten children and young people have special health, developmental and mental health concerns. Most of these people have typically developing brothers and sisters. As the people who, over the course of their lifetimes together, will be most involved with their siblings with special needs, it is important that…
Descriptors: Siblings, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Mental Health
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1), 2008
There is a strong and growing argument for higher educational attainment in the United States. The jobs that are expected to support the economy in the coming years will depend on a skilled workforce that is able to learn and adapt quickly to new challenges. However, demographic patterns demonstrate that relying on the traditional K-16 pipeline to…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Distance Education, State Action, Educational Attainment
College Board, 2007
American educators are achieving much success in their efforts to enable a wider and more diverse group of U.S. students than ever before to succeed in college-level studies in high school. Yet individuals must also gaze clear-eyed at the inequities that remain and the challenges that accompany success in expanding access to the Advanced Placement…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement
Barnett, W. Steven; Yarosz, Donald J. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2007
In a world shaped by global competition, preschool education programs play an increasingly vital role in child development and school readiness. There is growing awareness that early learning's impacts persist across children's life spans, affecting educational achievement, adult earning and even crime and delinquency. Preschool education is…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Family Income, Preschool Education, Family Structure
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Wicks, Anne; Beedy, Jeffrey P.; Spangler, Kathy J.; Perkins, Daniel F. – New Directions for Youth Development, 2007
The authors describe intermediary organizations whose aim is to provide technical assistance to sports organizations about infusing a youth development emphasis into their programming. Team-Up for Youth, Sports PLUS Global, and the National Recreation and Park Association are the three organizations highlighted in this article. Team-Up for Youth's…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Physical Activities, Social Change, International Organizations
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