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Smith, Emily R.; Gill Lopez, Paula – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Recent catastrophic school shootings have drawn worldwide attention to issues of gun control and mental health. In the wake of these tragedies, more and more schools have begun to adopt school-wide social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. However, we have few examples of what it looks like to integrate SEL skills into content curricula.…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Study
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Baugh, Stacey-Ann; Van Camp, Debbie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Engagement with political, social, and civic issues is a fundamental hallmark of an educated population. However, the level of engagement among adolescents and young adults is considered by many to be below desirable levels. This article presents details of a Psychology in Current Events course designed to increase civic engagement through an…
Descriptors: Current Events, Psychology, Psychological Studies, Educational Theories
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Biastro, Leslie A.; Larwin, Karen H.; Carano, Marla E. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
Discussions have recently intensified regarding how to curtail the disturbingly high amount of sexual assaults that occur each year on U.S. College and university campuses. One suggestion to assist in the reduction of these crimes would be to allow students to carry concealed weapons as a means of self-protection. Considering the current culture…
Descriptors: Incidence, Campuses, Disclosure, Trend Analysis
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2013
As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan works with other Obama administration officials on policy responses to the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, he brings a personal and professional history that has acquainted him with the impact of gun violence. As schools chief in Chicago from 2001 to 2008, he was affected by the gun deaths…
Descriptors: Weapons, Gun Control, Advocacy, Violence
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Cargas, Sarita – Honors in Practice, 2016
In this article Sarita Cargas suggests that getting honors students used to analyzing controversies will contribute to their developing a disposition toward critical thinking. She goes on to say that the value of teaching critical-thinking skills complements the movement of many honors programs toward teaching more than just disciplinary content.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Honors Curriculum, Critical Thinking
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Beaudoin-Ryan, Leanne; Goldin-Meadow, Susan – Developmental Science, 2014
Stem-cell research. Euthanasia. Personhood. Marriage equality. School shootings. Gun control. Death penalty. Ethical dilemmas regularly spark fierce debate about the underlying moral fabric of societies. How do we prepare today's children to be fully informed and thoughtful citizens, capable of moral and ethical decisions? Current approaches…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Nonverbal Communication
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Williams, Charles F.; Hawke, Catherine – Social Education, 2010
Of the three branches of government, the Supreme Court usually receives the least national attention. Not so this year. In addition to another changing of the guard with the retirement of Justice Stevens and the nomination of Elena Kagan, the 2009-2010 term generated a great deal of controversy. And in a number of instances, the public's keen…
Descriptors: Federal Courts, Personnel Selection, Retirement, Labor Turnover
Shelley, Fred M.; Hitt, Ashley M. – Geography Teacher, 2016
Given the nature of the Electoral College system, the two major political parties concentrate on winning the electoral votes of those states in which the preference of voters are divided evenly. Thus, the parties and their candidates ignore states such as Wyoming and Oklahoma, which are reliably Republican, and they ignore states such as…
Descriptors: Presidents, Elections, Voting, Political Campaigns
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Salies, Tania Gastao – Simulation & Gaming, 2007
This article critically reflects on the GUN CONTROL simulation (Salies, 1994a) by retaking ideas advanced by Salies (2002) and applying them to the context of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing classes in Brazil. It examines how controlled practice relates to learners' performance on the first draft in a simulation-based content unit…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Weapons, Gun Control, Foreign Countries
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Birnbaum, Robert – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
The question of whether guns should be permitted on college and university campuses in the United States reflects the tension between two competing perspectives. America has both a robust gun culture and an equally robust (if less well known) gun-control culture. The gun culture is as American as apple pie: There may be as many as 300 million…
Descriptors: Weapons, Colleges, Campuses, School Safety
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Fallahi, Carolyn R.; Austad, Carol Shaw; Fallon, Marianne; Leishman, Lisa – Journal of School Violence, 2009
The recent shootings at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) shocked the nation and brought violence on college campuses to the forefront of the nation's attention. We surveyed college students and faculty/staff three weeks after the incident about their perceptions of the Virginia Tech shooting, subsequent media exposure, and school…
Descriptors: Campuses, Violence, School Safety, Mental Disorders
Alger, Jonathan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
By the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its first decision in many decades on the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms under the Constitution. The ruling could have a significant impact on federal gun-control regulations. The Second Amendment has historically not been held to apply to state regulations, but a decision by the…
Descriptors: Weapons, Court Litigation, Gun Control, Universities
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Jenson, Jeffrey M. – Social Work Research, 2007
Aggression and violence in the United States remain vexing problems that require several key responses. First, universal prevention programs and targeted treatment strategies for people at risk of aggressive behavior are needed to address the established link between mental illness and the potential for violence. Sadly, many perpetrators of gun…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Prevention, Weapons, Social Work
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Tonso, William R. – Academic Questions, 2004
William R. Tonso has chosen an issue that he knows something about to examine how sociology textbooks address controversy. Appealing for gun control is fashionable, but it is at odds with a fondness that ordinary Americans have for their firearms--one that is supported by a growing body of research on deterrence to crime. There are two sides to…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Weapons, Textbooks, Gun Control
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Salies, Tania Gastao – Simulation & Gaming, 2002
Describes an integrated use of simulation/gaming in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) class, analyzes benefits and drawbacks, and suggest how the technique could apply to other specific contexts. Explains how international students ran a simulation on gun control; discusses the debriefing process; and considers motivation, metacognitive…
Descriptors: Educational Games, English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Students, Gun Control
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