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Ferretti, Ralph P.; Lewis, William E. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
We assessed the influence of genre-specific discourse knowledge and writing goals on the persuasive writing of 4th and 6th grade students with and without learning disabilities (LD). Students were first interviewed about their knowledge of persuasion and persuasive writing. They then wrote a persuasive essay about a controversial topic after…
Descriptors: Prediction, Persuasive Discourse, Writing Skills, Essays
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Hilton, Dale; Levine, Arielle; Zanetis, Janet – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Little research is available concerning the use of technology to connect non-mobile senior adults with museums. This paper explores the viability of Interactive Virtual Learning (IVL) programs to gauge the interests, preferences, and needs of the older adults. The authors drew from personal experiences presenting such programs to seniors and held…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Museums, Computer Simulation
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Bickford, John H. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
Scholars have hypothesized that historical fiction books are more a product of the author, author's nuanced world view, and the time period in which they were written than of the events and period depicted. This content analysis research examined how American historical fiction authors represented the Civil War and how the events of September…
Descriptors: History, Terrorism, War, Violence
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Miller, Brian; Pellegrino, Jeffrey L. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: Increasing lay responder cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use during sudden cardiac arrest depends on an individual's choice. Investigators designed and piloted an instrument to measure the affective domain of helping behaviors by applying the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to better understand lay…
Descriptors: Audiences, Prosocial Behavior, Intention, First Aid
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Lutskovskaya, Larisa; Zvereva, Ekaterina V.; Kalashnikova, Elena P. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The paper provides preliminary study in the field of provision of interpreting services in various health care settings including medical institutions and border-cross points for people with limited official language proficiency in Russia through the prism of linguacultural mediation. Special emphasis is laid on possible barriers in…
Descriptors: Migrants, Translation, Health Services, Patients