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Veyrunes, Philippe; Gal-Petitfaux, Nathalie; Durand, Marc – Research Papers in Education, 2009
This article presents and uses the notion of configuration of activity, which extends the Norbert Elias's original concept of social configuration based on the study and analysis of individual and collective activity. Although this concept embraces all types of social activities, in the present study the authors used it to describe and analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Mathematics Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Battaglia, Dana – Young Exceptional Children, 2017
This article explicitly addresses the correlation between communication and behavior, and describes how to provide intervention addressing these two overlapping domains using an intervention called functional communication training (FCT; E. G. Carr & Durand, 1985) in individuals with ASD. A step-by-step process is outlined with supporting…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Communication Skills, Intervention
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Baudouin, Jean-Yves; Gallay, Mathieu; Durand, Karine; Robichon, Fabrice – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2010
This study investigated children's perceptual ability to process second-order facial relations. In total, 78 children in three age groups (7, 9, and 11 years) and 28 adults were asked to say whether the eyes were the same distance apart in two side-by-side faces. The two faces were similar on all points except the space between the eyes, which was…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Perceptual Development, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes
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Rine, Christine M.; Morales, Jocelyn; Vanyukevych, Anastasiya B.; Durand, Emily G.; Schroeder, Kurt A. – Journal of Family Social Work, 2012
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become widely used outside of traditional mapping applications, expanding their reach to social service organizations. The purpose of this article is to describe and explore the benefits of GIS mapping in identifying strengths and needs of foster care systems in rural settings through graphically assessing…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Geographic Information Systems
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Chapon, A.; Gibelin, J.; Lopez, O.; Cussol, D.; Durand, D.; Desrues, Ph.; de Préaumont, H. Franck; Lemière, Y.; Perronnel, J.; Steckmeyer, J. C. – Physics Education, 2015
The Billotron is a device designed and built by the LPC Caen to illustrate the methods with which physicists are able to study the basic structure of matter, in particular the nucleus of the atom.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Molecular Structure, Physics, Science Experiments
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Durand, Charles Xavier – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2006
A policy favouring one foreign language can only be imposed if measures are taken to make it accepted. Therefore, the development of perceptions about the policy takes on as much importance as the measures taken for promoting its use. This paper aims to demonstrate the cogency of this assertion particularly in the area of science and technology…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Propaganda, Foreign Countries, Language Planning
Doucet, Christine; Durand, Claire; Smith, Michael – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2008
This study examines the gender pay gap among university faculty by analyzing gender differences in one component of faculty members' salaries--"market premiums." The data were collected during the Fall of 2002 using a survey of faculty at a single Canadian research university. Correspondence analysis and logistic regression analysis were…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Recognition (Achievement), Collective Bargaining, Salary Wage Differentials
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Picard, Delphine; Durand, Karine – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2005
In a between-subjects design, 4-to 6-year-olds were asked to draw from three-dimensional (3D) models, two-and-a-half-dimensional (212D) models with or without depth cues, or two-dimensional (2D) models of a familiar object (a saucepan) in noncanonical orientations (handle at the back or at the front). Results showed that canonical errors were…
Descriptors: Cues, Childrens Art, Young Children, Freehand Drawing
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Ghaemmaghami, Mahshid; Hanley, Gregory P.; Jessel, Joshua – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2021
Functional communication training (FCT; Carr & Durand, 1985) is a common function-based treatment in which an alternative form of communication is taught to reduce problem behavior. FCT has been shown to result in substantial reductions of a variety of topographically and functionally different types of problem behavior in children and adults…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Problems, Behavior Change
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Halle, Pierre A.; Durand, Catherine; de Boysson-Bardies, Benedicte – Language and Speech, 2008
The first part of this study examined (Parisian) French-learning 11-month-old infants' recognition of the six definite and indefinite French articles: "le", "la", "les", "un", "une", and "des". The six articles were compared with pseudoarticles in the context of disyllabic or monosyllabic…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Nouns, French, Infants
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Chalies, Sebastien; Bertone, Stefano; Flavier, Eric; Durand, Marc – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This study assessed the effects of a collaborative mentoring sequence on the professional development of a preservice teacher (PT). The analysis of data from observation and self-confrontation interviews identified work rules [Wittgenstein, L. (1996). In G. E. M. Anscomb & G. H. Von Wright (Eds.), "Remarques philosophiques"…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Classroom Environment, Professional Development
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Durand, V. Mark; Rost, Nichole – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2005
Research on the treatment of challenging behaviors such as aggression, tantrums, and self-injury expanded significantly over the past two decades. However, despite of the rather impressive numbers of studies, it is still uncertain whether positive behavioral support (PBS) is effective with everyone. To be able to tell family members and…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Problems, Research Methodology
Durand, Linda; Early, Lanell; Wood, Becky Jolly – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2006
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Time on Task, Competence
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Durand, Julio; Pujadas, Carlos – Tertiary Education and Management, 2004
Argentine Universities like similar institutions all around the world are facing a complex and challenging environment that demands a more sophisticated leadership and the development of complex managerial skills. In this paper we propose that enhancing the quality of collective decision making, and building more complex teams as a way to preserve…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Governance, Collegiality, Participative Decision Making
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Durand, Cliff; McGuire, Mike – Academe, 2004
On June 30, the Bush administration imposed new regulations sharply curtailing already-limited travel to Cuba. A New York Times article published on June 24 characterized the regulations as "part of a broader plan that President Bush announced last month to be tougher on President Fidel Castro and speed a transition to democracy in Cuba.…
Descriptors: Cubans, Foreign Countries, Travel, Exchange Programs
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