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Ou, Suh-Ruu; Yoo, Sangok; Reynolds, Arthur J. – Developmental Psychology, 2021
Educational attainment is typically examined as a static status. As adult learners have become the new trend in higher education, the changes in educational attainment in adulthood warrant more attention. Using data from the Chicago Longitudinal study (CLS), an ongoing panel investigation of 1,539 children, predictors of educational growth…
Descriptors: Children, Adults, Educational Attainment, Predictor Variables
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Léger, Michel T.; Martin, Shawn – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Living sustainably is not easy for urban families. This mixed method collective case study looks to explore the development of habitual ecological action in families living in an urban setting, a context of socio-ecological transformation rarely examined in social science and environmental education. Given the ever-increasing popularity of social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Sustainable Development, Urban Culture, Urban Population
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Begun, Stephanie; Combs, Katie Massey; Schwan, Kaitlin; Torrie, Michaela; Bender, Kimberly – Youth & Society, 2020
Pregnancy rates among youth experiencing homelessness are much higher than those of their housed peers, yet limited research exists on this population's abortion experiences. This study examined abortion attitudes, experiences, and decision making through individual interviews with 30 female, male, and gender-fluid youth (ages 18-21 years)…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Pregnancy, Decision Making, Access to Health Care
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Bandyopadhyay, Kaustuv Kanti; Nagpal, Sukrit – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
The paper focusses on three aspects of our work with the urban poor: utilization of participatory research methodologies to elicit local knowledge in forms that do not require traditional education; building capacities to create active organized citizenry through catalysing Settlement Improvement Committees, which are representative bodies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Population, Economically Disadvantaged, Participatory Research
Ciurczak, Peter; Marinova, Antoniya; Schuster, Luc – Boston Foundation, 2020
Diversity is core to what makes many cities vibrant, dynamic, adaptive and strong. Recently, Boston has gotten much more racially diverse, evolving from being only 20 percent people of color back in 1970 to 56 percent of color today. However, there's a way in which the rich tapestry of the city has eroded: Boston is rapidly losing families with…
Descriptors: Population Trends, Urban Population, Children, Public Schools
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Gilblom, Elizabeth A.; Crary, Sarah L.; Sang, Hilla I. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2020
In this article, we examine how demographic changes in Fargo and West Fargo, North Dakota between 2000 and 2017, including the resettlement of refugees, have impacted equitable educational arrangements in Fargo Public Schools (FPS) and West Fargo Public Schools (WFPS). Drawing on multiple data sources, including North Dakota's Department of Public…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Public Schools, Population Trends, Urban Population
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Sancho, David – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2020
This paper explores the life experiences, identities and trajectories of young Dubai-born Indians living in the Arab Gulf. It seeks to contribute to an emergent body of research on the formation of diasporic identities and forms of belonging among South Asians in the Gulf, which underscores the ways in which migrants articulate forms of cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indians, Sense of Community, Citizenship
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Lai, Wen-Feng – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Labovian narrative theory is used to explore the personal narrative performance of five-year-old urban aboriginal children. Fifty-two participants with the same socioeconomic status (half aboriginal, half non-aboriginal) were recruited from 11 preschools in metropolitan Taipei, Taiwan. Narratives were collected by interviewing individual children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Urban Population, Personal Narratives
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Phan, Lilianna; Beck, Kenneth; Wang, Min Qi; Butler, James – American Journal of Health Education, 2020
Background: Single cigarette use among urban African Americans can perpetuate smoking continuation. There are no measures on perceptions related to reducing single cigarette use. Purpose: We developed the Beliefs and Self-Efficacy for Singles (BASES) Scale to measure beliefs related to reducing this behavior. Methods: We used a multiphase approach…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Beliefs, Health Behavior
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Amponsah, Clement; Tettevi, Godwin; Gomado, Leticia; Heitzman, Alicia; Ziegler, Aaron – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
This preliminary qualitative description study explored knowledge from urban Ghanaians about the nature and impact of their self-reported voice problem. Ten Ghanaians were screened for a self-reported voice disorder using the "Voice Handicap Index--10" (VHI-10), and they also completed a structured interview with a speech-language…
Descriptors: Voice Disorders, Urban Population, Public Health, Adults
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Hall-Lande, Jennifer; Esler, Amy N.; Hewitt, Amy; Gunty, Amy L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
This paper examines age of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) identification and related factors in a diverse urban sample, focusing on ASD identification in the East African Somali community. The overall average age of initial ASD identification was 4.8 years. Somali children received an initial clinical diagnosis of Autistic Disorder later than…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disability Identification, Age
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Wu, Jinting – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
Today China witnesses a renaissance of classical studies and Confucian Academies across the nation. With an estimated 10 million children attending Confucian kindergartens, classes, and schools, cultural heritage has increasingly become a new marker of social distinction. At the same time, Confucian tradition is often associated with excessive…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Western Civilization
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Bifulco, Robert; Rubenstein, Ross; Sohn, Hosung – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
A growing number of cities and states have been providing large tuition subsidies for residents through initiatives often called "place-based" or "Promise" scholarship programs. We examine the effects of a prominent last-dollar, place-based scholarship program, Say Yes to Education in Buffalo, NY, on college matriculation and…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Students, College Admission, Academic Persistence
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Grooms, Ain A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Sewall County, located in metropolitan Atlanta, and its public school system experienced significant demographic change between 2000 and 2010. The population doubled, reaching more than 200,000 residents, and its percentage of White residents fell by 25% to just more than 55%. Its public school system is now considered majority-minority. Using the…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Public Schools, School Districts, Urban Demography
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Sharma, Umesh; Rangarajan, Rashmi – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: Our paper reviews current teaching practices used to support students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the South Asian region, and to what extent these teaching practices reflect key research based effective practices. We have focused our attention on teaching practices at a time when we are witnessing a greater thrust towards…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Educational Practices
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