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Zakai-Mashiach, Mati; Dromi, Esther; Al-Yagon, Michal – Journal of Special Education, 2021
This study examined the natural social interest of 193 (95 boys, 98 girls) typically developing preschoolers aged 41 to 77 months (M = 61.71 months, SD = 8.48 months) toward their included peers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; N = 16, M = 66.8, SD = 8.80). A hierarchical linear model examined the role of endogenous (within-child) and exogenous…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Inclusion, Autism
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Khudzari, Julizaerma Mohamad; Halim, Syahrina 'Adliana Abdul; Lokman, Norziana; Othman, Sarina – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
Students' failure is one of the most debatable topics in tertiary education in Malaysia. Failure in certain courses might delay students' progress to graduate-on-time (GOT). This will result in increased cost, time and resources to both the university and student. From an academic perspective, a higher rate of failure will give a negative…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Social Theories, Academic Failure, Undergraduate Students
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López, Josué – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This article revisits the place of theory in social justice praxis. Using Du Bois' "Immortal Child," the author argues efforts for social justice in education are greatly aided by dedicating intellectual energies to the theorization of alternative futures. In particular, political theory has a significant place in critical educational…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Justice, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis
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Ouyang, Fan; Chang, Yu-Hui – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Understanding the relationship between social interaction patterns and cognitive engagement levels has critical implications on collaborative learning theory, pedagogy, and technology. This study used a multi-method approach to examine the relationship between students' social participatory roles and cognitive engagement levels within asynchronous…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Learning Theories
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Pierce, W. David; Sydie, R. A.; Stratkotter, Rainer – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2003
Male and female participants (N = 274) made judgments about the social concepts of "feminist," "man," and "woman" on 63 semantic differential items. Factor analysis identified three basic dimensions termed evaluative, potency, and activity as well as two secondary factors called expressiveness and sexuality. Results for the evaluative dimension…
Descriptors: Feminism, Sex Stereotypes, Semantics, Semantic Differential
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Dahler-Larsen, Peter – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
As theory-based evaluation (TBE) engages in situations where multiple stakeholders help develop complex program theory about dynamic phenomena in politically contested settings, it becomes difficult to develop and use program theory without ambiguity. The purpose of this article is to explore ambiguity as a fruitful perspective that helps TBE face…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Context), Concept Formation, Educational Theories, Organizational Theories
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Whitaker, Manya C. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
Within a framework of social identity theory (SIT), this paper utilizes social cognitive psychological theories to explain how and why White urban teachers often struggle to create loving spaces in urban classrooms, particularly when their students are from social groups different from their own. Social categorization theory is useful for…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Social Cognition, Urban Schools, Whites
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Torres, Carlos A. – Ethics and Education, 2012
The term Critical Social Theory is employed in this article following the tradition of the Frankfurt School, and particularly the work of Herbert Marcuse and his interpretation of the political and social philosophy of Hegel and Marx. Discussing the contribution of G.W.F. Hegel to social theory Marcuse argued that: "Hegel's system brings to a…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Critical Thinking, Philosophy, Criticism
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Karasar, Burcu; Baytemir, Kemal – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The reflection of the presence or absence of social relationships as a basic human need on the individual has been investigated in different ways. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the mediation role of social anxiety in the relationship between the need for social approval and happiness. A total of 285 students, of whom 212…
Descriptors: College Students, Mediation Theory, Anxiety, Psychological Patterns
Kester, Joan Eleanor – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined how interagency collaboration occurs within one local transition community of practice using Wenger's (1998) social theory of learning. While postschool outcomes of youth with disabilities have improved moderately, there continue to be many barriers based upon changes in American society, including the diversity of the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Social Theories
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Bigler, Rebecca S.; Tomasetto, Carlo; McKenney, Sarah – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Youth in Western countries are exposed to many messages that sexualize women. We selectively review the literature on sexualization with the goal of clarifying and integrating theories, constructs, and models of the pathways and mechanisms via which exposure to such messages may affect youth. In the first section of the article, we define…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, Social Theories, Social Change
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Pantic, Nataša; Taiwo, Mary; Martindale, Amanda – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Student teachers are oftentimes encouraged to apply theoretical principles of social justice to their professional practice. However, this can be problematic when theoretical knowledge is contested or if it is inconsistent with the practices in their future workplaces. Studies in this area often examine student teachers' beliefs and understanding…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Bettle, Rosemary; Rosati, Alexandra G. – Language Learning and Development, 2021
The ability to understand the mental states of other individuals is central to human social behavior, yet some theory of mind capacities are shared with other species. Comparisons of theory of mind skills across humans and other primates can provide a critical test of the cognitive prerequisites necessary for different theory of mind skills to…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Theory of Mind, Comparative Analysis, Language Role
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Stewart, Georgina; Arndt, Sonja; Besley, Tina; Devine, Nesta; Forster, Daniella J.; Gibbons, Andrew; Grierson, Elizabeth; Jackson, Liz; Jandric, Petar; Locke, Kirsten; Peters, Michael A.; Tesar, Marek – Open Review of Educational Research, 2017
This article results from a collaborative investigation into Antipodean theory in education by members of the Editors' Collective (www.editorscollective.org.nz). The Prologue contains a brief personal account of the South Project (www.southernperspectives.net), as an example of the contemporary projects and activities falling under the banner of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Theories, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Richards, K. Andrew R. – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Much has been learned about the socialization of physical education (PE) teachers using occupational socialization theory (OST). However, important to understanding any socialization process is explaining how the roles that individuals play are socially constructed and contextually bound. OST falls short of providing a comprehensive overview of…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, Social Theories, Teacher Role
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