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Wilson, Scott McG.; Tattersfield, Peter – Journal of Biological Education, 2004
This is the first of a new regular feature on careers, designed to provide those who teach biology with some inspiration when advising their students. In this issue, two consultant ecologists explain how their career paths developed. It is a misconception that there are few jobs in ecology. Over the past 20 or 30 years ecological consultancy has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Biology, Ecology
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Smith, Debbie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2007
This study examined the relationship between participation and location of dual-credit enrollment and the educational aspirations of high school students. A total of 304 students from 5 rural Kansas high schools were surveyed. The return rate was 80.9%. Results indicated that participation in dual-credit programs had a positive and significant…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Student Surveys
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Smith, Debbie Michelle; Roberts, Ron – Journal of Youth Studies, 2009
This study examines the social acceptance of young (under-18) pregnancy by assessing people's acceptance of young pregnancy and abortion in relation to deprivation. A cross-sectional survey design was conducted in two relatively affluent and two relatively deprived local authorities in London (n=570). Contrary to previous findings, participants…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Social Support Groups, Pregnancy, Disadvantaged Environment
Grauer, Kit, Ed. – INSEA News, 1994
The articles in this volume reflect a resolution passed by the International Society for Education Through Art (INSEA) World Council to provide children with opportunities to work in the arts so that the healing process that the arts can foster can be initiated. The lead article in this issue, "Heart Goes towards the Sun: Work with Children…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Therapy, Childrens Art, Crisis Intervention
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Smith, Debbie – Journal of Biological Education, 2004
This paper describes the outcomes of a two-day Higher Education focus group meeting at Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria, in November 2003. A review of the current status of fieldwork in undergraduate courses was undertaken. The data available indicates that although the number of students enrolling in Biological Science courses has increased, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Experiential Learning, Biology
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Smith, Debbie M.; Ward, Christine; Forbes, Shareen; Reynolds, Rebecca M.; Denison, Fiona C. – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: Maternal obesity (Body Mass Index [BMI] greater than or equal to 30kg/m([superscript 2]) is associated with numerous maternal and fetal complications. Recent guidelines have called for advice to be given to women as pregnancy is a good time for intervention as due to women's motivations for change being high and changes may impact on…
Descriptors: Obesity, Pregnancy, Body Weight, Body Composition
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Roberts, Ron; Sanders, Teela; Myers, Ellie; Smith, Debbie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2010
Increasing evidence points to student involvement in the sex industry. The current study comprised a cross-sectional sample of 315 undergraduates at a London university. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, data were gathered on students' financial and employment circumstances and their views on participation in sex work. Results suggested…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Industry, Sexuality, Case Studies
Stickel, George W., Ed.; Owen, David B., Ed. – 1995
These proceedings are composed of papers presented at the 1993 and 1994 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society. The collection is divided into four parts. Part 1 includes: "Failure, Philosophy of Education, and the Music of the Spheres" (David B. Owen); "What Has Philosophy of Education Come To?"…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Philosophy, Films, Higher Education
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Waller, Rob; Mahmood, Tariq; Gandi, Robert; Delves, Sally; Humphrys, Nigel; Smith, Debbie – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2005
Student psychiatric morbidity is rising. Whilst the influence of university counselling services is widely reported, NHS involvement by psychiatrists and general practitioners is not so well described. Counselling and mental health service providers for students at the University of Leeds were approached for numerical data and a university Group…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Health Needs, Mental Health, Higher Education
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Visscher, Adrie; Wild, Phil; Smith, Debbie; Newton, Len – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2003
Sophisticated computerized school information systems (SISs) will have to provide school-based information relevant to the development of policies in areas where schools used to merely follow governmental guidelines. The large-scale research project in England, reported in this article, goes some way toward filling gaps in the knowledge on the…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
Smith, Debbie – 1994
There are many times throughout the year when change is celebrated. This elementary level, interdisciplinary resource gives background information and activities related to cross-cultural celebrations of change. Topics covered include: (1) "Charting Changes"; (2) "Special People"; (3) "Celebrating Light"; (4)…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Elementary Education, Holidays, Instructional Materials