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Blake, Peter – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
Peter Blake reports on new legislations and reforms in Virginia that provide colleges and universities more operational and administrative autonomy in return for their commitment to public goals for higher education. He traces the history and context of privatization in Virgina from 1988. During this time, the legislatively mandated Virginia…
Descriptors: Government School Relationship, State Legislation, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Blake, Peter R.; McAuliffe, Katherine – Cognition, 2011
Research using economic games has demonstrated that adults are willing to sacrifice rewards in order to prevent inequity both when they receive less than a social partner (disadvantageous inequity) and when they receive more (advantageous inequity). We investigated the development of both forms of inequity aversion in 4- to 8-year-olds using a…
Descriptors: Young Children, Social Behavior, Rewards, Games
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Blake, Peter R.; Harris, Paul L. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2011
To navigate a world filled with private property, children must be able to assign ownership information to objects and update that information when appropriate. In this chapter, the authors propose that children include ownership as an attribute of their object representations. Children can learn about ownership attributes either by witnessing…
Descriptors: Object Permanence, Ownership, Developmental Stages, Children
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Blake, Peter R.; Ganea, Patricia A.; Harris, Paul L. – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2012
Children can identify owners either by seeing a person in possession of an object (a visual cue) and inferring that they are the owner or by hearing testimony about a claim of ownership (a verbal cue). A total of 391 children between 2.5 and 6 years of age were tested in three experiments assessing how children identify owners when these two cues…
Descriptors: Ownership, Toys, Cues, Social Experience
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Blake, Peter R.; Harris, Paul L. – Cognitive Development, 2009
An understanding of ownership entails the recognition that ownership can be transferred permanently and the ability to differentiate legitimate from illegitimate transfers. Two experiments explored the development of this understanding in 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-year olds, using stories about gift-giving and stealing. The possibility that children use…
Descriptors: Ownership, Preschool Children, Age Differences, Bias
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Blake, Peter A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2006
The Commonwealth of Virginia overcame an environment of each institution for itself to craft an accountability process oriented around state needs.
Descriptors: Accountability, Money Management, Educational Change, Educational History
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Blake, Peter R.; Gardner, Howard – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2007
We describe what may well be the first course devoted explicitly to the topic of Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE). In the course, students examine four central topics (literacy, numeracy, emotion/motivation, and conceptual change) through the perspectives of psychology, neuroscience, genetics, and education. We describe the pedagogical tools we…
Descriptors: Genetics, Brain, Misconceptions, College Students
Blake, Peter – 1974
The housing crisis in the United States is primarily urban. Unlike areas of urban blight, rural alums are not slums of despair by any means. "Slums of despair" is a term used in a recent study of urban life to describe those areas in some of our inner cities whose inhabitants feel they are utterly trapped--that they stand little chance of…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Role
Blake, Peter – Architectural Forum, 1970
The new academic complex and art center at the University of Wisconsin in Madison houses the departments of art, art education, history, and music in one building. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Building Design, College Buildings, Space Utilization
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Blake, Peter – School Science Review, 1988
Introduces knowledge of planetary chemistry for possible use in teaching. Discusses the chemical composition of the planets; the atmosphere and clouds of Venus, Jupiter and its moons, and Titan. Includes diagrams of the greenhouse effects in the solar system, elemental abundances, and the chemical composition of Jupiter. (RT)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Chemistry, College Science, Physical Sciences
Blake, Peter A.; And Others – 1985
Actions of the 1985 Virginia Assembly that affected higher education are summarized. Information is included on amendments to 1984-1986 appropriations for operating expenses in all programs, and appropriations for capital outlay. The General Assembly was presented an amended executive budget for 1984-1986 that proposed to reduce higher education's…
Descriptors: Budgets, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Higher Education, Operating Expenses