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Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Maker, C. June – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic and gender differences in using DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, for identifying gifted students from diverse ethnicities. DISCOVER is an acronym which stands for Discovering Intellectual Strength and Capabilities while Observing Varied Ethnic Responses. The sample consisted of 941 boys and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Differences, Gender Differences, Performance Based Assessment
Blair, Elizabeth E., Ed.; Miller, Rebecca B., Ed.; Tieken, Mara Casey, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2009
This book examines the complex and varied relations between educational institutions and societies at war. Drawn from the pages of the "Harvard Educational Review," the essays provide multiple perspectives on how educational institutions support and oppose wartime efforts. As the editors of the volume note, the book reveals how people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Institutional Role, Role of Education
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Herman, Melissa R. – Social Psychology Quarterly, 2010
Although race is one of the most salient status characteristics in American society, many observers cannot distinguish the racial ancestries of multiracial youth. This paper examines how people perceive multiracial adolescents: specifically, I investigate whether observers perceive the adolescents as multiracial and whether these racial…
Descriptors: African Americans, Race, Racial Attitudes, American Indians
Kharma, Maher M. – Online Submission, 2010
Following wars and natural disasters, individuals and their families face displacement from their native land and relocate to a new location where they become refugees. As occupational beings, people find meaning in their environment and build their identity through engaging in meaningful occupations. The environment plays a role in shaping the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Jews, African Americans, Slavery
Lynch, Eleanor W., Ed.; Hanson, Marci J., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
As the U.S. population grows more and more diverse, how can professionals who work with young children and families deliver the best services while honoring different customs, beliefs, and values? The answers are in the fourth edition of this bestselling textbook, fully revised to reflect nearly a decade of population changes and best practices in…
Descriptors: American Indians, Culture Conflict, Cultural Awareness, Filipino Americans
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Ayalon, Hanna; Grodsky, Eric; Gamoran, Adam; Yogev, Abraham – Sociology of Education, 2008
This article explores how the structure of higher education in the United States and Israel mediates the relationship among race/ethnicity, social origins, and postsecondary outcomes. On the basis of differences in how the two systems of higher education have developed, the authors anticipated that inequality in college attendance will be greater…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis