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Miah, Muhammed; Omar, Adnan; Allison-Golding, Monique – Information Systems Education Journal, 2013
In recent years, the use of social networking sites has grown tremendously especially among the teens and high school students. However, very little is known about the scale of use, the purpose, how students use these sites and, more specifically, whether these sites help or hurt their academic progress. This study investigates how high school…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adolescents, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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McConkey, Roy; MacLeod, Sue; Cassidy, Arlene – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
A resource kit containing information booklets about ASD, selected toys and playthings, and communication aids was developed and evaluated with 29 volunteer mothers supported by service personnel who visited on an average of six occasions. A mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies was used in the evaluation. Nearly all mothers found the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
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Garrett, Leah Michelle – Journal of School Public Relations, 2009
This mixed methods study focuses on communication between teachers and parents in primary and secondary schools in northeast Texas. Based on data from surveys in 11 districts, received from 230 teachers and 171 parents, this study found statistically significant differences between teachers' and parents' perceptions of the classroom teacher's…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Role, Interpersonal Communication
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Greenman, Paul S.; Schneider, Barry H.; Tomada, Giovanna – School Psychology International, 2009
Poor school adjustment is a known correlate of peer rejection in childhood. However, the impact of change in sociometric status on children's academic performance over time is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether improvement or decline in children's sociometric status would predict corresponding changes in their academic…
Descriptors: Sociometric Techniques, Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, Program Effectiveness
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, 2007
The goal of college preparation programs is to help students, particularly underrepresented students of color, to enroll and succeed in college. While many programs focus on strengthening students' math and reading skills, familiarizing them with college entrance exams, and demystifying the college admissions process, there are few guidelines for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, College Preparation, Policy Analysis, Program Effectiveness
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 2000
This pamphlet explains a child's Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) "Student Report for Parents/Guardians." In spring 1999, more than 210,000 students from grades 4, 8, and 10 in Massachusetts took the state's MCAS tests. All public students in grades 4, 8, and 10 are required to participate, and the Education Reform…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Language Arts
Idaho KIDS COUNT Project, Boise. – 1996
This data book represents a count of children and their well-being in society. It is intended to serve as a reference document, merging into a common format vital records (births and deaths), census information, and administrative data from many sources. The book is also intended to serve as an organized, cohesive and accurate view of how children…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Children, Demography
Levin, Boris Mikhailovich; Levin, Mikhail Borisovich – Soviet Education, 1990
Explores the extent of and reasons for alcohol use among Soviet juvenile delinquents, ages 14-18, confined to labor-upbringing colonies. Examines reasons for drinking, for committing crimes, onset of drinking, and links between types of crimes and frequency of drinking. Illustrates alcohol-crime link. Postulates how family influence predetermines…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Behavior, Correctional Institutions
Levin, Boris Mikhailovich; Levin, Mikhail Borisovich – Soviet Education, 1990
Reports on Soviet parents' responses to a 1986 survey concerning parental influence on children and alcohol use. Points out that most parents perceive the link between their own alcohol use and children's drinking but cultural traditions and alcoholic habits often preclude change. Notes parents' opinions on effectiveness of governmental and school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, Children
Levin, Boris Mikhailovich; Levin, Mikhail Borisovich – Soviet Education, 1990
Presents Soviet secondary teachers' opinions on their responsibility to promote student sobriety. Data obtained through surveys show teachers rate the importance of their example second only to parental influence. Concludes that women teachers were more earnest and willing to involve parents in antialcohol efforts. Reveals teachers' views on which…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Foreign Countries