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Drago, Valeria; Finney, Glen R.; Foster, Paul S.; Amengual, Alejandra; Jeong, Yong; Mizuno, Tomoiuki; Crucian, Gregory P.; Heilman, Kenneth M. – Brain and Cognition, 2008
Lesion studies demonstrate that the right temporal-parietal region (RTP) is important for mediating spatial attention. The RTP is also involved in emotional experiences that can be evoked by art. Normal people vary in their ability to allocate spatial attention, thus, people who can better allocate attention might also be more influenced by the…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Spatial Ability, Art, Psychological Patterns
Crum, Kenneth R., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Examining the implementation efforts associated with NCLB mandates and policies can help educational leaders frame their associated school responses and actions to better meet the challenges set forth by the federal legislation in meeting the needs of their local student populations. This study addressed the question, "How are middle school…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Clubs, Researchers
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Fry, Rieko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Business expansion in the 1960s and its associated international strategies have meant that many Japanese company employees and their families were sent abroad on long-term assignments. The children who accompanied their parents on such assignments and then returned to Japan were first described as "educational refugees" and were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Labor Utilization, Relocation
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Apparala, Malathi L.; Reifman, Alan; Munsch, Joyce – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 2003
Explored attitudes toward the division of fathers' and mothers' participation in childcare/household tasks using data from the Euro-barometer surveys that involved over 10,000 respondents from 13 European countries. Respondents were most likely to hold egalitarian views of household work and childcare when they were younger, female, and…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Fathers, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Farrah M.; Gordon, Kristina Coop; Gaertner, Lowell – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2004
This study used marital and individual-level variables to predict spouses perceived parenting alliance. One hundred married couples completed measures of parenting alliance, marital consensus, marital power, and depression. Analyses revealed that marital consensus was a significant predictor of parenting alliance for both parents, and that…
Descriptors: Spouses, Depression (Psychology), Child Rearing, Marital Satisfaction
Tomlinson, Carol Ann; George, Paul S. – Middle School Journal (J1), 2004
In this article, the author believes that equity and excellence ought simultaneously to govern educational decisions for all students in the middle grades. That is, each student should have access to curriculum that is high level, authentic, meaning-making, expert-focused, and highly relevant to young adolescents. In that way, equity of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Adolescents, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Hinden, Michael – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 1974
Discussed literature, a barometer for the humanities, and the basic drift of aesthetic theory. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art, Humanism, Literary Influences
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Flanagan, Constance; Levine, Peter – Future of Children, 2010
Constance Flanagan and Peter Levine survey research on civic engagement among U.S. adolescents and young adults. Civic engagement, they say, is important both for the functioning of democracies and for the growth and maturation it encourages in young adults, but opportunities for civic engagement are not evenly distributed by social class or race…
Descriptors: Race, Social Class, Democracy, Citizenship Education
Falk, Thomas Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Chief among the goals of American education is the cultivation of democratic citizens. Contrary to State catechism delivered through our schools, America was not born a democracy; rather it emerged as a republic with a distinct bias against democracy. Nonetheless we inherit a great demotic heritage. Abolition, the labor struggle, women's…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Politics of Education, Democracy, Social Systems
Weller, Jonathan D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study addresses the importance of helping international students acclimate to their American campus culture in order to meet the aspirations of international education. The study includes a comprehensive overview of international student enrollment in American colleges and universities. It also identifies the many benefits, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Acculturation, Universities, Campuses
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Fuller, Bruce; Wright, Joseph; Gesicki, Kathryn; Kang, Erin – Educational Researcher, 2007
Many policymakers feel pressure to claim that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is boosting student performance, as Congress reconsiders the federal government's role in school reform. But how should politicians and activists gauge NCLB's effects? The authors offer evidence on three barometers of student performance, drawing from the National Assessment…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests
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Yang, Shui-Ping – Journal of Chemical Education, 2007
This article describes an experiment using a novel gasometric assembly to determine the thickness and number of atomic layers of zinc coating on galvanized iron substrates. Students solved this problem through three stages. In the first stage, students were encouraged to find a suitable acidic concentration through the guided-inquiry approach. In…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Laboratories, Data Processing, Chemistry
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Cartledge, Paul – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2005
Classics is in the news--or on the screen: "Gladiator" a few years ago, "Troy" very recently, "Alexander" as I write. How significant is this current Hollywood fascination with the ancient Greeks and Romans? Or should we take far more seriously the decline of the teaching of the Classical languages in schools, a…
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Western Civilization, Greek Civilization, Classical Literature
Shettle, Carolyn; Cubell, Michele; Hoover, Katylee; Kastberg, David; Legum, Stan; Lyons, Marsha; Perkins, Robert; Rizzo, Lou; Roey, Stephen; Sickles, Diane – US Department of Education, 2008
This technical report documents the procedures used to collect and summarize data from the 2005 High School Transcript Study (HSTS 2005). The transcript studies serve as a barometer for changes in high school graduates' course-taking patterns; these patterns provide information about the rigor of high school curricula followed across the nation.…
Descriptors: Check Lists, High Schools, School Activities, Course Selection (Students)
Noonan, Michael A. – 2001
This 2001 edition of Educational International's (EI) "Barometer on Trade Union and Human Rights in the Education Sector" focuses on four fundamental human rights: (1) the right to education; (2) academic freedom; (3) children's right to be protected from exploitation; and (4) workers' rights to form and join trade unions and to organize…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Labor, Children, Civil Liberties
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