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Schiavone, Vincent; Gentry, Debra – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2014
One of the fastest-growing subpopulations of nontraditional college students is military veterans who enroll in institutions of higher education following their returns from deployment. Although much research has been conducted on veteran-students, much of that work has focused on issues such as veterans' finances or academic achievement, rather…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Veterans, Veterans Education, College Students
Jucovy, Linda – 2001
This manual for trainers of new mentors offers activities for 2 workshops that together add up to between 5-6 hours of training. The activities are intended for preservice training and designed to help participants: understand their role as mentors; develop necessary skills and attitudes; understand the concept of positive youth development; learn…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Children, Communication Skills
Morton, Marlys; Schwer, R. Keith; Daneshvary, Rennae; Potts, Robert; Klein, Freda – 2001
This KIDS COUNT data book details statewide trends in the well-being of Nevada's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in five areas: (1) health conditions and health care; (2) economic well-being; (3) education and achievement; (4) child and youth safety and welfare; and (5) juvenile justice. The data…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse
Association of Alaska School Boards, Juneau. – 1998
The purpose of this book is to serve as a tool for individuals helping to make Alaskan communities places where youth can grow up to be strong, capable, and caring. The book is built around the Search Institute's Youth Developmental Assets Framework, which is comprised of the key building blocks in youth development. The book notes 40 assets that…
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Need, Child Development, Children
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Waycaster, Pansy – Inquiry, 2004
The purpose of this study was to assess how well the ASSET, COMPASS, and in-house readiness tests actually do in their placement of students into the algebra developmental courses. Specifically, the author collected and analyzed student data from these placement tools and the core final exams for MTH 03 and MTH 04 to determine how well these…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Developmental Programs, Algebra, Remedial Mathematics
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Helland, Turid – Dyslexia, 2007
The aim of this study was to see whether patterns of neuro-cognitive assets and deficits seen in dyslexia also would lead to different patterns of reading and writing. A group of dyslexic children was subgrouped by language comprehension and mathematics skills in accordance with the definition of the British Dyslexia Association of 1998. This…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Intervention, Dyslexia, Neurological Impairments
Saxena, Anurag – Online Submission, 2007
It is the digital economy age in which we are living presently. Thus, traditional thinking is proving futile and newer methods are substituting the older ones. If one has to achieve developmental goals, one has to build a knowledge repository. Success of any system today is defined by its knowledge capital. For example for a university, knowledge…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Information Needs, Information Management
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Espedal, Bjarne – Human Resource Development Review, 2005
This article defines management as a source of organizational competitive advantage and from the view that managers are some of the employees most vital to a firm. According to influential theories in the field of strategic management, such human assets should be protected, governed, and developed internally. In contrast to the traditional view of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrators, Management Development, Competence
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Zarrett, Nicole; Eccles, Jacquelynne – New Directions for Youth Development, 2006
There are major developmental changes and challenges associated with the period of adolescence, as youth acquire and consolidate the competencies, attitudes, values, and social capital necessary to make a successful transition into adulthood. Late adolescence and the period following, often referred to as emerging adulthood, have been noted as…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Late Adolescents, Social Capital, Young Adults
Hardwick, Leann T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) present different needs to special education teachers in school today. Without the proper supports and preparation, 75% of special education teachers will leave the field of special education within the first ten years of teaching, with most of the teachers leaving the field within the first three years…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Special Education, Student Needs
Mackenzie, Jacqueline Zaleski – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined indigenous infants, children, and youth in rural central Mexico for developmental delays by using a mixed methods approach. A two-person team consisting of a researcher and a translator completed this study. They conducted observations of 665 minors and interviews with their caregivers. A self-designed rubric was the guide to…
Descriptors: Social Status, Quality of Life, Caregiver Attitudes, Access to Information
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Gestsdottir, Steinunn; Urban, Jennifer Brown; Bowers, Edmond P.; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2011
The positive youth development (PYD) perspective emphasizes that thriving occurs when individual [double arrow] context relations involve the alignment of adolescent strengths with the resources in their contexts. The authors propose that a key component of this relational process is the strength that youth possess in the form of self-regulatory…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Probability, Adolescent Development, Self Control
Benson, Peter L.; Galbraith, Judy; Espeland, Pamela – 1998
Children and adolescents who succeed have specific assets in their lives--developmental assets, such as family support and self-esteem. The more assets young people have, the less likely they are to lose their way and get into trouble. Based on nationwide studies of children in grades 6 through 12, this book spells out 40 assets that help children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Adult Child Relationship, Child Rearing
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Sommer, Teresa Eckrich; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Gardner, Margo; Rauner, Diana Mendley; Freel, Karen – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Economic, developmental, and sociological theories and research suggest that there are benefits associated with on-time postsecondary credentialing and training for low-income parents even though this often means the management of family, work, and school while children are young. This argument is based on three conclusions…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Attainment, Grounded Theory, Early Childhood Education
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Morrison, Gale M.; Brown, Megan; D'Incau, Barbara; O'Farrell, Stacy Larson; Furlong, Michael J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
A growing body of literature on risk and resilience, school engagement, and positive psychology offers school psychologists new perspectives with which to consider students' progress through school. This literature emphasizes the importance of monitoring student internal and external assets. In this article, a framework is reviewed that highlights…
Descriptors: Student Development, School Psychologists, Personality Traits, Risk
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