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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
Mulberry, Stella L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This quantitative study utilized secondary self-reported data from the 2008 administration of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey from two Texas public universities to investigate the pre-college demographic, academic, attitude, behavioral, and familial factors that may relate to students' self-reported political…
Descriptors: Military Service, Race, Institutional Research, Citizenship
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Davies, Gordon K. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
The shootings that took place last spring on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, located in Blacksburg, Virginia, elicited a host of reactions, many deeply emotional. In groups of college and university presidents, the response was generally empathetic. Indeed, they were right to be put on alert by the random and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Police, Gun Control, School Security
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Lester, David – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1988
Explored relationship between the extent of gun ownership and the strictness of gun control laws to suicide and homicide rates in the nine major geographic regions of the United States. Found gun ownership, rather than the strictness of gun control laws, was the strongest correlate of the rates of suicide and homicide by guns. (Author)
Descriptors: Differences, Gun Control, Incidence, Prevention
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Watkins, Christine – Social Education, 1997
Provides an overview and background information on the debate over gun control, as well as several teaching ideas. Handouts include a list of related topics drawn from various disciplines (economics, U.S. history), seven arguments for and against gun control, and a set of policy evaluation guidelines. (MJP)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Debate
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Kleck, Gary – American Behavioral Scientist, 1996
Questions whether attitudes towards gun control are influenced primarily by exposure to high crime rates, prior victimization, and fear of crime, or result from membership in social groups hostile to gun ownership. Maintains that support for gun control is more a product of culture conflict than a response to crime. (MJP)
Descriptors: Crime, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Culture Conflict
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Heath, Linda; Weeks, Kyle; Murphy, Marie Mackay – Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 1997
Using three studies, examined the relationship between attitudes toward guns and fear of crime. Findings indicate a connection between fear of crime and attitudes toward guns: people higher in fear of crime favored gun control. Results also established a relationship between stereotypical beliefs about gun victims and support for gun control. (RJM)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Crime
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Mark, Melvin M.; And Others – Evaluation and Program Planning: An International Journal, 1985
The role of content validity in policy-relevant research is illustrated in a study contrasting results of surveys concerning public opinion toward gun control. Inadequate content validity threatened inferences about the overall level of support for gun control, but not about opinion difference between sexes or respondents of varying political…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Gun Control, Higher Education, Inferences
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Oder, Broeck N. – OAH Magazine of History, 1998
Provides a brief overview of historical and legal scholarship on gun control and the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Limits its scope to works by acknowledged legal and historical scholars, avoiding contemporary pro- and anti-gun-control opinion pieces. Includes a bibliography of further resources for teachers. (DSK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Courts
Kim, Henny H., Ed. – 1999
This book focuses on gun violence and gun control, presenting both sides of arguments about firearms ownership and gun control. Each of five chapters poses a question about gun control and provides answers for both sides of the question. The following essays are included: (1) "Gun Violence Is Becoming an Epidemic" (Bob Herbert); (2) "Gun Violence…
Descriptors: Crime, Elementary Secondary Education, Gun Control, Guns
Hofmann, Mary – School Library Journal, 2005
Mary Hoffman, was having a hard time teaching in-depth research skills to her middle school students, due to time limitations. So last fall, she approached her principal with an unprecedented idea: to offer kids a semester-long elective on research. What better way to teach comprehensive, analytical skills to those who really wanted a challenge?…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Research Skills, Middle School Students, Student Research
Edwards, Amy N.; Walker, Tim – 1994
This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the two-part videotape "To Keep and Bear Arms: Gun Control and the Second Amendment." The videotape and teacher's guide should help students to: (1) understand the history of the Second Amendment; (2) examine how guns and gun control laws affect people's lives; (3) compare and contrast the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law
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Caetano, Donald F. – Journal of Communication, 1979
Discusses the relationship of familial influence, victimization, gun ownership, and attitudes toward gun control. Victims whose parents owned guns are much more likely to own guns and oppose legislation. (JMF)
Descriptors: Crime, Family Attitudes, Family Influence, Family Role
Rodgers, Raymond S. – Vital Speeches of the Day, 1983
A speech communication professor applies his rhetorical training to an analysis of the NRA's opposition to gun control legislation. (Available from City News Publishing Co., Box 606, Southold, NY 11971; sc $1.25.) (PD)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Gun Control, Higher Education, National Organizations
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Slater, Wayne H. – National Reading Conference Yearbook, 1998
Examines how individual differences in epistemological beliefs, strength of beliefs, and need for cognition affected the written conclusions that 11th graders constructed after reading a passage presenting arguments opposing and supporting gun control. (SR)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Grade 11, Guns
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