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Gordon, Lyn, Ed.; Bradley, Jennifer, Ed.; Aue, Nicole, Ed.; Holman, Ariel, Ed. – Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, 2006
The 12th Annual Building on Family Strengths Conference was held from June 23rd through June 25th 2005 in Portland, Oregon. Highlights included: (1) An information-packed keynote address by Dr. Richard M. Lerner on promoting positive youth development through enhancing the assets of communities; (2) An exciting research plenary panel session that…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Health Needs, Health Services, Evidence
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Carriuolo, Nancy E. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2000
Presents suggestions from four former presidents of the National Association of Developmental Education on how educators might use a developmental education background as an asset rather than a liability in career development. Suggestions include: (1) broaden your view of developmental education; (2) generalize your skills; and (3) don't run…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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Tharinger, Deborah – Journal of School Psychology, 2000
Supports the view that children's developmental status and varied family, school, and cultural contexts all caution overgeneralization on empirically supported treatments. Supports Hughes' notion of developmental psychopathology as a relevant asset for school psychology practice and intervention research. Discusses several obstacles when applying…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Psychology, Counseling Theories, Developmental Psychology
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Holmes, Kerry P.; Rutledge, Susan; Gauthier, Lane Roy – Reading Horizons, 2009
This article addresses critical factors that impact learning for a growing population of students in American classrooms, the English Language Learner (ELL). Even in the smallest school districts, it is common for teachers to have one or more students with limited or no command of the English language in their classrooms. Many students in schools…
Descriptors: School Districts, Student Diversity, Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language)
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Shin, Nana; Vaughn, Brian E.; Kim, Mina; Krzysik, Lisa; Bost, Kelly K.; McBride, Brent; Santos, Antonio J.; Peceguina, Ines; Coppola, Gabrielle – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Achieving consensus on the definition and measurement of social competence (SC) for preschool children has proven difficult in the developmental sciences. We tested a hierarchical model in which SC is assumed to be a second-order latent variable by using longitudinal data (N = 345). We also tested the degree to which peer SC at Time 1 predicted…
Descriptors: Age, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
Benson, Peter L.; Galbraith, Judy; Espeland, Pamela – 1998
This book provides adolescents with strategies for building developmental assets that have been identified as crucial to success. The assets were identified using data from a survey of more than 250,000 students in grades 6-12. The 40 highlighted assets, grouped into two main types, are designated as either external or internal. The external…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Coping, Emotional Adjustment
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Gardner, Joby – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2011
In the context of talk about changing their lives, incarcerated young men and their supervisors talk about faith as a force for positive change. Given the historical and contemporary significance of religion as a locus of organizing and collective struggle, I argue that faith represents a potential asset in efforts to assist incarcerated young…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Institutionalized Persons, Males, Youth
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Hasegawa, Hiroshi – Babel, 2011
It is quite common for Australian schools introducing Japanese as a foreign language to engage native Japanese volunteers to assist in the classroom using a collaborative team-teaching approach. These volunteer Japanese assistant teachers, commonly referred to as Japanese Assistant Teachers (JATs), are an indispensable asset to school language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Japanese, Teaching Methods
Daniels, Denise H.; Clarkson, Patricia K. – Corwin, 2010
The early school years provide critical opportunities for children to develop foundational skills and positive attitudes toward learning. This book, the first in the "Classroom Insights from Educational Psychology" series, gives current and prospective PreK-3 teachers valuable insight into how young children feel, think, and learn. Denise H.…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Young Children, Student Adjustment, Teaching Methods
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Pettit, Gregory S.; Erath, Stephen A.; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Bates, John E. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2011
The predictive relations between social capital depth (high-quality relationships across contexts) and breadth (friendship network extensivity) and early-adult life adjustment outcomes were examined using data from a prospective longitudinal study. Interviews at age 22 yielded (a) psychometrically sound indexes of relationship quality with…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Social Capital, Adjustment (to Environment), Longitudinal Studies
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Sciutto, Mark; Richwine, Sally; Mentrikoski, Janelle; Niedzwiecki, Kathryn – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2012
In this study, adults with Asperger syndrome (AS) and caregivers of children with AS provided firsthand accounts of school-related challenges and influential instructional practices. A total of 94 participants (59 parents, 27 adults with AS, and 8 unspecified) completed an online survey containing open-ended questions about their (or their…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Teaching Methods, Educational Experience, Student Experience
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
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
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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
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