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Wilkinson, Deanna L.; Magora, Amanda; Garcia, Marie; Khurana, Atika – Journal of Family Issues, 2009
This study aims to broaden researchers' understanding of fatherhood by focusing on an understudied population of young, urban, minority, crime-involved fathers. Using 115 qualitative life history interviews, the authors examine fatherhood expectations, role participation, and ideals. Study fathers described very similar ideals for being fathers…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Crime, Fathers, Puerto Ricans
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Vrangalova, Zhana; Savin-Williams, Ritch C. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
The link between adolescent sexual activity and psychological well-being is a controversial issue in developmental psychology. This cross-sectional study investigated the association between three aspects of teenage sexuality (genital sexual experience, age of sexual onset, and number of sex partners) and positive well-being (hedonic, eudaimonic,…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Sexuality, Well Being, Adolescents
Corwin, Elise; Dunn, Lillian; Warco, Amanda; Lauria, Verna; Mulgrew-Daretany, Kathleen; Anzalone, Lisa – New York City Department of Education, 2014
In the last decade, there have been significant increases in the New York City high school graduation rates. Nevertheless, far too many students are graduating high school without the knowledge and skills they will need for college and career, and far too many continue to require remediation once they arrive at college. A central priority of the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Time Management, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Capizzano, Jeffrey; Bischoff, Kendra; Woodroffe, Nicola; Chaplin, Duncan – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2007
Based on positive results from a previous evaluation of a summer learning intervention, the current report describes the specific elements of the successful program so it can be replicated, and investigates potential barriers to implementation and replication. The study estimated impacts of the program overall; the authors could not identify which…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Psychoeducational Methods, Acceleration (Education), Summer Programs
Business Roundtable, 2009
By providing an affordable way to build and maintain a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, noncredit courses add value to people and their communities. Still, government leaders and other decisionmakers want to know: Exactly how much value do they add? Who benefits? What is the return on investment? Which programs are most effective and most…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Labor Force Development