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Murphy, Jane; Tucker, Karen – 1996
This book offers advice and specific guidelines for making the most of the learning and entertainment potential of video and the new media. It shows how parents can carefully select and use TV programs, videos, and the new media to enhance their children's intellectual and emotional growth--liberating parents from TV "guilt." Chapters in…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Educational Environment, Educational Opportunities, Emotional Development
Anderson, Cortney; And Others – Business Officer, 1995
This study examined the extent to which a sample of 533 colleges and universities offer child-care services and whether they self-operate them or contract them out. It found that almost half of the institutions provided organized child care and that nearly 75% of such institutions operated the facilities themselves. (MDM)
Descriptors: Colleges, Contracts, Day Care, Day Care Centers
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Yelland, Nicola; Lloyd, Margaret – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2001
Investigated fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-graders' ownership of, use of, and attitudes toward computer and video games. Found that more boys than girls owned and used video games, and found gender differences in preferred games. Students enjoyed video and computer games, along with a variety of other activities. (JPB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
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Meyer, Mary C. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2006
From a very young age, shoes for boys tend to be wider than shoes for girls. Is this because boys have wider feet, or because it is assumed that girls are willing to sacrifice comfort for fashion, even in elementary school? To assess the former, a statistician measures kids' feet. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Females, Males, Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes
Jefferson County Board of Public Instruction, Monticello, FL. – 1976
The Jefferson County (Florida) Career Education Project was designed to meet the needs of this predominantly low-income, non-white community. The objectives were (1) to increase self-awareness and career awareness in grades K-5; (2) in grades 6-8 to increase self-awareness and career knowledge in the clusters of Agri-Business and Natural…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Community Involvement, Decision Making Skills
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Lerdboon, Porntip; Pham, Van; Green, Mackenzie; Riel, Rosemary; Tho, Le Huu; Ha, Nguyen Thi Vinh; Kaljee, Linda M. – AIDS Education and Prevention, 2008
In Vietnam, between 2000 and 2006, HIV rates among 15- to 49-year-olds in the general population have increased from 27% to 53%. The HIV epidemic is occurring in a context of rapid socioeconomic changes, which have brought about conflicting ideals and norms between "traditional" and "modern" gender roles. We discuss the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Needs Assessment, Prevention
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Lee, Pai-Lin; Lan, William; Wang, Chiao-Li; Chiu, Hsiu-Yueh – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The ability to delay gratification (DG) in young children is vital to their later development. Such ability should be taught as early as possible. One hundred kindergartners (Mean age = 6.11), randomly assigned to three groups; (a) labeling: received the treatment of being labeled as "patient" kids; (b) story-telling: were read a story about the…
Descriptors: Delay of Gratification, Young Children, Labeling (of Persons), Story Telling
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Kochenderfer-Ladd, B.; Pelletier, M. E. – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
A multilevel design was used to test a model in which teachers' attitudes (beliefs) about bullying (e.g., it is normative; assertive children do not get bullied; children wouldn't be bullied if they avoided mean kids) were hypothesized to influence if and how they intervene in bullying interactions. In turn, it was hypothesized that teachers'…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Bullying, Behavior Standards, Grade 4
Tiffany, Jennifer; Tobias, Donald; Raqub, Arzeymah; Ziegler, Jerome – 1993
The teaching guide and resource manual present information to help parents and other adults talk to children and adolescents about AIDS. The teaching guide is a resource for conducting parent AIDS education programs. It presents step-by-step instructions for facilitators that explain the activities and objectives and the teaching techniques for…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Child Health, Children
Whelan, Debra Lau – School Library Journal, 2009
When Barry Lyga finished writing his second young adult (YA) novel, he knew there'd be trouble. After all, "Boy Toy" was about a 12-year-old who has sex with a beautiful teacher twice his age, and Lyga expected it to spark letters to local papers, trigger complaints to the school board, and incite some parents to yank it off library shelves. But…
Descriptors: Censorship, Librarians, Books, Public Libraries
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Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich – Harvard Educational Review, 2001
Research on Mexican and Central American immigrant children illuminates their everyday work as helpers in the home, community, and school. Their participation is shaped by gender dynamics. Their work can be viewed in multiple ways as volunteerism, learning opportunities, and cultural and linguistic brokering. (Contains 57 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Children, Family Financial Resources, Housework
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Fischer, Robert L.; Attah, E. B. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2001
A study examined perceptions of a 7-day Outward Bound program among 23 urban youths, foster parents, and foster care workers from group homes in Atlanta (Georgia). Foster parents reported improved self-esteem and behavior among the teens, but foster care workers reported worse behavior. Negative program impressions lessened among male youths but…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Adventure Education, At Risk Persons
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Gregory, Alice M.; Cousins, Jennifer C.; Forbes, Erika E.; Trubnick, Laura; Ryan, Neal D.; Axelson, David A.; Birmaher, Boris; Sadeh, Avi; Dahl, Ronald E. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: The Child Behavior Checklist is sometimes used to assess sleep disturbance despite not having been validated for this purpose. This study examined associations between the Child Behavior Checklist sleep items and other measures of sleep. Method: Participants were 122 youth (61% female, aged 7 through 17 years) with anxiety disorders…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Check Lists, Sleep, Child Behavior
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC. – 1992
This document was developed to help adults and children use television in new and better ways. While this guide's special focus is on preteens (ages 9 to 12), it can be of use with both younger and older audiences. Sample open-ended questions are provided for the following issues: family and friends, values and emotions, trust and responsibility,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Commercial Television, Learning Strategies, Preadolescents
Schaefer, Charles E.; DiGeronimo, Theresa Foy – 1994
Intended to help parents find the words they need to talk to their children and answer their children's practical questions, this book offers practical guidance on a wide range of life's experiences, from family changes such as divorce and remarriage, to controversial subjects such as child abuse and AIDS. The major focus is on children ages 4 to…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adoption, Child Development
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