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Meehan, Catherine; Meehan, Patrick – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
By the time children are 8 years of age, their attitudes, values, identities and beliefs are shaped and becoming solidly formed. Early childhood educators are uniquely positioned in children's lives to promote positive values and beliefs and to foster authentic appreciation of difference. This important work is challenged by a discourse in wider…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Attitudes
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Allen, Michael; Bridle, Georgina; Briten, Elizabeth – Primary Science, 2015
Microbes (by definition) are tiny living things that are only visible through a microscope and include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protoctists (mainly single-celled life forms such as amoebae and algae). Although people are familiar with the effects of microbes, such as infectious disease and food spoilage, because of their lack of visibility,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Microbiology, Scientific Literacy
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Littleton, Fiona Kisby – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2012
Historical studies have shown that, since its beginnings, sex education in England has mostly focused on "damage limitation", emphasising only the dangerous inevitability of pregnancy and childbirth after unprotected sex and the hazards of sexually transmitted diseases. This approach is largely based on restrictive notions of teenage…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Sexuality, Females, Evidence
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Killoran, Amanda; McCormick, Geraldine – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: To describe the development of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) evidence-based guidance on one-to-one interventions for prevention of STIs and under 18 conceptions, as a focus for an integrated approach to sexual health services. Method: Documentation of the process for developing NICE guidance that is…
Descriptors: Health Services, Prevention, Field Tests, Guidance
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West, Sara C.; Kaniok, Przemyslaw – International Journal of Special Education, 2009
The article relates to the author's former experiences gained during the work with individuals with developmental disabilities at the Association for the Help of Retarded Children, Nassau Chapter in New York State in the United States (US), as well as with autistic children at the Loddon School in Hampshire County in the United Kingdom (UK).…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Prevention, Methods, Mental Retardation
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Bell, Jo – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
This article is based on research commissioned by the UK Government's Teenage Pregnancy Unit. The Living on the Edge (LOTE) study qualitatively explored factors that shape young people's experiences and attitudes towards sexual behaviour and young parenthood in three linked seaside and rural areas in England. It identifies embarrassment as a key…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Pregnancy, At Risk Persons, Adolescents
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Mastache, Claudia; Mistral, Willm; Velleman, Richard; Templeton, Lorna – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2008
The National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England places much emphasis on creating partnerships at both national and local levels between government, the drinks industry, health services, police, individuals and communities to tackle alcohol misuse and associated harm and disorder. This article describes the characteristic structures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Programs, Alcohol Education, Partnerships in Education
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Warren, Simon; Apostolov, Apostol; Broughton, Kevin; Evans, Ruth; MacNab, Natasha; Smith, Penny – Child Care in Practice, 2006
What might family support services look like in the reconfigured children and family services after the Children Act? This is the question this article attempts to explore by drawing on evidence from the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund in England. The article describes common features in two case-study sites that might indicate the…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Prevention
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Oxley, Alan – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2005
It is difficult to estimate the costs of not writing thorough IT policy. Misuse of IT resources, whether through ignorance or malice, costs money, as do court cases that can result from abuse. Furthermore, a poor university accreditation report caused in part by poor policy documents will likely have an adverse impact on student enrollment. There…
Descriptors: Ethics, Privacy, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Bennewith, Olive; Hawton, Keith; Simkin, Sue; Sutton, Lesley; Kapur, Navneet; Turnbull, Pauline; Gunnell, David – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2005
Coroners' records are an accessible source of information on suicides. To assess their usefulness in relation to the investigation of specific methods of suicide, we examined coroners records for 492 suicides across 24 jurisdictions in England. Generally data on demographic variables were well recorded. Information on contact with general…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Officials, Records (Forms), Information Sources
Morrison, James – Multicultural Teaching, 1998
Describes some current work in preventing racism among young white people in London. A newly dominant factor in the justification offered for racial activity is the backlash from many whites to antiracist policies. A strong equal opportunity ethos must be developed, eliminating widely held perceptions of unfairness. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries
Parton, Nigel; Otway, Olive – Children and Youth Services Review, 1995
Identifies and analyzes central tensions and themes that characterize child protection policy in England and Wales. Outlines conflicting messages that have been prevalent in debates about child abuse since the early 1980s. Analyzes in detail the 1989 Children Act, the 1991 Criminal Justice Act, Working Together (1991), and the Memorandum of Good…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Children