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Rao, Mrinalini A.; Berry, Ruhi; Gonsalves, Ayesha; Hastak, Yogita; Shah, Mukti; Roeser, Robert W. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
This study examined adolescents' perceptions of cultural change and identity development during an age of globalization in India. Analyses of data from 1497 Indian, urban, middle-class 12-15-year-olds (46% girls) revealed that these youth were aware of changes in their daily lives due to globalization and evaluated such changes in a pragmatic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Adolescents, Identification (Psychology)
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Hansen, Jane – Voices from the Middle, 2008
The author, a renowned researcher and literacy expert, helps young adolescents see themselves as having potential. In the classroom, they explore the importance of building relationships, leadership styles and skills, and their roles in society to create their own identities.
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Adolescents, Self Concept, Leadership
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Furman, Melina; Barton, Angela Calabrese – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
It has been widely proposed that student voices should play a crucial role in designing and implementing curriculum and instruction that promote students' engagement in science learning. In this study we examined the voices of two seventh grade boys from a low-income urban community as they worked together in an after-school program to create a…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Science Projects, After School Programs, Low Income Groups
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Pepperell, Jennifer L.; Rubel, Deborah J. – Qualitative Report, 2009
This research explored the experiences of gifted girls transitioning from elementary school to sixth and seventh grade. The current literature indicates that gifted girls often struggle emotionally during this transition. Seven research participants were selected and interviewed over a four-month period. Grounded theory methodology was used to…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Academically Gifted, Females, Grade 7