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Feldman, Nancy; Barron, Mary; Holliman, Diane Carol; Karliner, Shelley; Walker, Uta M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2009
The critical examination of language and the deconstruction of truth claims play an important role in how we build with diversity in our classrooms. We, as social work educators involved with playful postmodernism, recognize the significance of improvisation and playfulness in engaging the question: how is this examination and deconstruction done?…
Descriptors: Social Work, Class Activities, Creative Activities, Postmodernism
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Stevenson, Carolyn N., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The rising cost of tuition, increasing competition, and mounting student loan debt has caused educational leaders to rethink degree programs and resources for learners. As such, open educational resources, prior learning assessment, open degree plans, and competency-based learning have gained popularity in the field of higher education.…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Prior Learning, Open Educational Resources, Student Evaluation
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Crawford, Sarah; Channon, Shelley; Robertson, Mary M. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2005
Background: Tourette's syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with fronto-striatal dysfunction. There is debate as to the extent to which TS is associated with cognitive impairment. Some authors argue that any impairments seen are attributable to comorbid psychiatric symptomatology, whilst others have suggested that…
Descriptors: Evidence, Control Groups, Sentences, Inhibition
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Milburn, Norweeta; Liang, Li-Jung; Lee, Sung-Jae; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane; Rosenthal, Doreen; Mallett, Shelley; Lightfoot, Marguerita; Lester, Patricia – Journal of Community Psychology, 2009
There is growing evidence to support developing new typologies for homeless adolescents. Current typologies focus on the risks associated with being homeless, with less consideration of the positive attributes of homeless adolescents. The authors examined both risk and protective factors in a sample of newly homeless adolescents. Using cluster…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Persons, Adolescents, Classification
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Milburn, Norweeta G.; Rice, Eric; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane; Mallett, Shelley; Rosenthal, Doreen; Batterham, Phillip; May, Susanne J.; Witkin, Andrea; Duan, Naihua – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2009
The Risk Amplification and Abatement Model (RAAM) demonstrates that negative contact with socializing agents amplify risk, while positive contact abates risk for homeless adolescents. To test this model, the likelihood of exiting homelessness and returning to familial housing at 2 years and stably exiting over time are examined with longitudinal…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Homeless People, Attendance, Adolescents
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Jackson, Shelley A.; Holt, Mary Louise; Nelson, Kaye W. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2005
This study examined the attributions made by school counselors about responsibility for the causes of and solutions to students' problems. A total of 433 school counselors completed an instrument measuring attributions of responsibility and controllability of student problems. The hypothesis was supported that school counselors' attribution styles…
Descriptors: Student Problems, School Counselors, Attribution Theory, Cognitive Style
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Lefort, Shelley; Fraser, Mary – Journal of Learning Disabilities (United Kingdom), 2002
This article examines issues in the measurement of quality of life (QOL) within the field of learning disabilities. Discussion considers objective and subjective measures, value-based and value-free approaches, and traditional versus participatory approaches. The issue of using self-reports or proxies to gather and measure QOL data is addressed. A…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Learning Disabilities
Kossek, Ellen Ernst; Leana, Carrie; MacDermid, Shelley; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Raskin, Patricia; Secret, Mary; Sweet, Stephen – Sloan Work and Family Research Network, 2006
This module offers students opportunities to examine the theories and research associated with a range of different disciplines that focus on relationships between family life and work life. The module is organized around articles that have been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Work-Family Research. This award process identifies…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Periodicals, Family Life, Peer Evaluation
Kossek, Ellen Ernst; Leana, Carrie; MacDermid, Shelley; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Raskin, Patricia; Secret, Mary; Sweet, Stephen – Sloan Work and Family Research Network, 2006
The contents of this module have been prepared to address some of challenges associated with teaching about work-family issues from a human resource management and employment perspective. The goals of this module are: (1) To develop an understanding that work-family policies are part of a human resource management system and the employment…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Familiarity, Organizational Effectiveness, Family Work Relationship
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Evans, Mary Ann; Bell, Michelle; Shaw, Deborah; Moretti, Shelley; Page, Jodi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2006
In this study 149 kindergarten children were assessed for knowledge of letter names and letter sounds, phonological awareness, and cognitive abilities. Through this it examined child and letter characteristics influencing the acquisition of alphabetic knowledge in a naturalistic context, the relationship between letter-sound knowledge and…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Kindergarten, Young Children, Alphabets
Kossek, Ellen Ernst; Leana, Carrie; MacDermid, Shelley; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Raskin, Patricia; Secret, Mary; Sweet, Stephen – Sloan Work and Family Research Network, 2006
There is a long tradition of academic interest in the worlds of work and family. However, there was scant attention paid to the linkages between these two worlds until the mid 1970s. In the United States, the 1977 publication of Kanter's monograph, "Work and family in the United States: A critical review and agenda for research and…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Social Sciences, Family Work Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Brick, J. Michael; Hagedorn, Mary Collins; Montaquila, Jill; Roth, Shelley Brock; Chapman, Christopher – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) includes a series of random digit dial (RDD) surveys developed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to collect information on important educational issues through telephone surveys of…
Descriptors: Telephone Surveys, Incentives, Research Methodology, Sample Size
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Peterson, Shelley; Ladky, Mary – Reading Research and Instruction, 2001
Examines gender features in eighth-grade students' writing in terms of the relationships among characters and the use of violence, comparing the analyses to perspectives offered by the students in small group conversations. Finds evidence of competitive relationships within sports and romance stories, as well as elements of violence and metaphors…
Descriptors: Competition, Cooperation, Grade 8, Group Discussion
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Fahey, Mary; Phillips, Shelley – Journal of Psychology, 1981
The self-concepts of 2,100 children (ages 6 to 11.5 years) from disadvantaged schools in New South Wales, Australia, was explored. Comparison with a nondisadvantaged group suggests that while disadvantaged children have a more externalized, concrete, less differentiated, and less future-oriented view of self, they do not have a totally negative…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education
Gorlewski, Julie A., Ed.; Gorlewski, David A., Ed.; Hopkins, Jed, Ed.; Porfilio, Brad J., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014
In our work as educators, we all aspire to be effective. We also aspire to be wise. If teachers are to represent and advocate for education, we must become the stewards of a discourse that nurtures education's possibilities. This book explores how teacher dispositions are defined, developed, cultivated, and assessed. The authors in the volume…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness
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