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Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
In order to understand the culture of the physical, virtual, and blended spheres that adolescents inhabit, we build on Gee's concept of affinity spaces. Drawing on our ethnographic research of adolescent literacies related to The Hunger Games novels, the Neopets online game, and The Sims videogames, this article explores the nature of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation
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Mendick, Heather; Moreau, Marie-Pierre – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper looks at online representations of women and men in science, engineering and technology. We show that these representations largely re/produce dominant gender discourses. We then focus on the question: How are gender cliched images re/produced online? Drawing on a discursive analysis of data from six interviews with web authors, we…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Males, Females, Gender Differences
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Lally, Vic; Sclater, Madeleine – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2012
The aim of the Inter-Life Project was to investigate the use of virtual worlds and creative practices to support the acquisition of transition skills for young people to enhance their management of important life events. In particular, the authors have been investigating the role of the Inter-Life virtual worlds in supporting the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Social Systems, Internet
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Ackers, Melanie Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
The topic of cyberbullying is raising international debate and concern. Through the development and dissemination of a questionnaire 12 student researchers were supported in surveying 325 UK students across Years 7, 8 and 9 to gain further knowledge of this area, in relation to children and young people. Results were analysed and comparisons made…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents
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Freeman, Kim; Hadwin, Julie A.; Halligan, Sarah L. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
Aggression in young people has been associated with a bias toward attributing hostile intent to others. However, little is known about the origin of biased social information processing. The current study explored the potential role of peer contagion in the emergence of hostile attribution in adolescents. One hundred thirty-four adolescents (M age…
Descriptors: Aggression, Adolescents, Peer Influence, Information Processing