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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Nickerson, Amanda B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
The Bystander Intervention Model proposed by social psychologists LatanĂ© and Darley has been used to examine the actions of peer bystanders in bullying. The five-stage model consists of notice the event, interpret event as an emergency, accept responsibility for intervening, know how to intervene, and implement intervention decisions. The current…
Descriptors: Audiences, Intervention, Bullying, Role
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Ma, Ting-Lan; Bellmore, Amy – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2016
To examine cross-cultural differences in behavior upon witnessing peer victimization and the reasons behind the behavior, this study evaluated the responses of early adolescents from both the United States and Taiwan. Two questions were addressed: (1) Do adolescents in Taiwan and in the United States differ in their willingness to help peer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Twombly, Eric C.; Holtz, Kristen D.; Agnew, Christine B. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
Prescription drug misuse is a major health problem, particularly among teens. A key step in curbing misuse is the development of effective prescription drug prevention messages. This paper explores the elements of prescription drug misuse prevention messages that resonate with teens using data from focus groups with seventh and eighth grade…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Focus Groups, Audiences
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Bunch, George C. – Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, 2009
This article explores challenges and opportunities for language minority students and their monolingual English-speaking classmates during oral presentations in mainstream 7th grade social studies classrooms. The classrooms were designed to provide access to rigorous content and opportunities to develop English for use in academic settings.…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Academic Discourse, Audiences, Monolingualism
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Flynn, Brian S.; Worden, John K.; Bunn, Janice Yanushka; Dorwaldt, Anne L.; Connolly, Scott W.; Ashikaga, Takamaru – Health Education & Behavior, 2007
Mass media interventions are among the strategies recommended for youth cigarette smoking prevention, but little is known about optimal methods for reaching diverse youth audiences. Grades 4 through 12 samples of youth from four states (n = 1,230) rated smoking-prevention messages in classroom settings. Similar proportions of African American,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Ethnic Groups, Audiences
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Staten, Lisa K.; Birnbaum, Amanda S.; Jobe, Jared B.; Elder, John P. – Health Education & Behavior, 2006
The Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG) combines social ecological and social marketing approaches to promote girls' participation in physical activity programs implemented at 18 middle schools throughout the United States. Key to the TAAG approach is targeting materials to a variety of audience segments. TAAG segments are individuals…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Middle Schools, Audiences
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Reynolds, Dudley W. – Journal of Second Language Writing, 2005
This paper compares the development of linguistic fluency in the writing of 5th-8th grade, U.S. students enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL, n=189) and regular language arts (RLA, n=546) classes. Linguistic fluency is defined as the use of linguistic structures appropriate to rhetorical and social purposes and is measured using five…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Linguistics, Audiences, Literacy