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Jobim Fischer, Vinicius; González-Jiménez, Antonio José – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
This study set out to analyse the sexuality contents of the "Caderneta de Saúde do Adolescente," an adolescent health handbook developed for use in Brazil. Using content analysis, the adequacy of the document was assessed using an approach informed by the International Planned Parenthood Federations comprehensive sexuality education…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Physiology, Foreign Countries
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Caicedo Triviño, Paula Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Seventh grade teachers at a Colombian public school chose cooperative learning as a strategy to improve student's social performance and as a tool to get learners to enrich their academic level. This article reports on an action research and innovation project focused on the results eight students obtained in their written performance in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Adolescents
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Diaz-Santos, Mirella; Cumba-Aviles, Eduardo; Bernal, Guillermo; Rivera-Medina, Carmen – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2011
The current concept and measures of self-efficacy for depression in adolescents do not consider developmental and cultural aspects essential to understand and assess this construct in Latino youth. We examined the factor structure of the "Escala de Autoeficacia para la Depresion en Adolescentes" (EADA), a Spanish instrument designed to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Construct Validity, Validity, Factor Structure
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Dilmac, Bülent; Yurt, Eyüp; Aydin, Mustafa; Kasarci, Ismail – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: Cyberbullying has been more common than the traditional bullying in recent years. As with the traditional bullying, humane values likely to explain the reason why adolescents tend to bully via cyber-means. Cyber-bullying behaviors also reasoned by adolescents' sensibility towards it. This study investigates the predictive…
Descriptors: Values, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Adolescents
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Banegas, Darío Luis; Velázquez, Aurelia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
In this paper we reflect on the extent to which the learner-centred curriculum in English language teaching includes teachers and learners. We briefly describe the top-down nature of curriculum development in Argentina, then describe and discuss personal and collaborative explorations based on our identities as teachers of English in secondary…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Caicedo, Jefferson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The present study concerns the activities teachers develop and ninth-graders' participation in responses to those activities. The objectives of this study were to identify and describe the types of teaching activities developed and how students respond to them and to show how the target language is used in the classroom. The data collection was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, English (Second Language), Grade 9
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Pineda, Diana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This article reports the experience of a study group in a public university in Colombia, formed mostly by academic coordinators who worked in the design of assessment rubrics. Its focus is on the experience of the academic coordinator of the English program for teenagers, who concentrated on implementing the rubric to assess the students' oral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Oral Language, Student Evaluation
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Becerra Cortés, Ximena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This paper reports on an innovative and action research project which focused on the use of the dictionary and the prior knowledge of Colombian high school students to improve their reading comprehension of short scientific texts. Data collection instruments included students' work gathered during two workshops, field notes, and a questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dictionaries, Reading Comprehension, Scientific and Technical Information
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Rátiva Velandia, Marlén; Pedreros Torres, Andrés Leonardo; Núñez Alí, Mónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
It is considered valuable to take advantage of web activities to improve and qualify the English teaching and learning processes, especially in the promotion of reading comprehension. In this article we share the process and results of a study that focused on some activities based on web materials that were designed and used with 10th grade…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Learning Processes, Reading Comprehension, Grade 10
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Castañeda Usaquén, Mireya Esther – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This article reports on a qualitative and interpretative case study conducted at a high school located in the southeast of Bogotá. The case is comprised of a group of fifty-one eighth graders who had had little contact with English. It aimed at exploring how these adolescents made sense of the culture-based materials implemented in the English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Video Equipment, Foreign Countries
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Jiménez Guamán, Laura Verónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
In this article I report the findings of a descriptive and interpretative qualitative study carried out in a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. The study aimed at analyzing, describing and exploring teenage students' social identity representation as observed in their participation in a learning community on Facebook. Data were collected from…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning, Social Networks, Qualitative Research
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Jaramillo Urrutia, Lorena; Medina Gutiérrez, Ana Stella – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
Today it is necessary to approach environmental topics with students in an interdisciplinary manner to mitigate the environmental damages that the Earth is suffering. In this paper we report an action-research and innovation study aimed at sensitizing students with respect to the care and preservation of the environment through the writing of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conservation (Environment), Student Motivation, Knowledge Level
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Rojas Álvarez, Gloria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
We report an action research project developed with ninth grade students of a public school in Bogotá, Colombia, and which focused on innovating English communication through writing blogs. The project took into account the implementation of a specific blog that proposes activities, suggestions, strategies and links, among other things, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Grade 9, Public Schools
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Sanz de Acedo Lizarraga, M. L.; Ugarte, M. D.; Lumbreras, M. Victoria; Sanz de Acedo Baquedano, M. T. – School Psychology International, 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of personality factors in the value allotted by adolescents to various groups of goals. For this purpose, the "Cuestionario de Personalidad Situacional, CPS" (Situational Personality Questionnaire) and the "Cuestionario de Metas para Adolescentes, CMA" (Goals for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Personality Assessment, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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León, William Urrutia; Cely, Esperanza Vega – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
Our project was implemented with tenth grade students of a public school located in the Usme Zone in Bogotá. We decided to develop this action research project because we were concerned about our students' difficulties when attempting to speak English. They felt inhibited with activities that involved oral interaction mainly because they were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Skills, Games, Public Schools
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