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McCullough, Alan, Jr.; Morrell, Felton, Jr.; Thomas, Bernard, III; Waugh, Vicente; Shubert, Nicholas; Donofrio, Amy – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this reflective essay, Alan McCullough Jr., Felton Morrell Jr., Bernard Thomas III, Vincente Waugh, and Nicholas Shubert with their teacher, Amy Donofrio, share the youth self-authorship methods that empowered them to transform their labels from "at-risk youth" to "at-hope youth leaders" in Jacksonville, Florida. After…
Descriptors: Violence, Crime, Story Telling, Youth
Hawke, Angela, Ed. – UNICEF, 2015
This report delves into a rich new body of data and analysis from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI), which confirms that the task of achieving education for all is far from over. The government-backed national studies carried out under the Initiative have marshalled a wide range of data sources for innovative analyses,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Education, Childrens Rights, Out of School Youth
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Kempston, Tanya; Thomas, Nicholas – Journal of Political Science Education, 2021
To develop a simulation is to construct a new reality, one where students can safely engage with the course materials, so as to achieve the intended learning outcomes. While there are a wide range of studies that review the utility of simulations in the classroom, the construction of the alternate reality--the pseudo-reality--is a less discussed…
Descriptors: Simulation, Educational Environment, Role Playing, Nonprint Media
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O'Rourke, Thomas; Iammarino, Nicholas – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
With the onset and rapid spread of COVID-19 without a safe and effective vaccine, initial efforts to reduce community spread focused on basic public health measures such as mask wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, avoiding large gatherings, and suspected cases isolation and quarantine. Following was the development of the COVID-19…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Public Health, Disease Control
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O'Rourke, Thomas; Iammarino, Nicholas – American Journal of Health Education, 2020
Health care reform tops the list of issues that voters consider important going into the 2020 elections. As health professionals, it is imperative that we not only become informed about this issue but also help shape our healthcare future. Based on a review of the health service and health policy literature, we address several myths that add to…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Health Services, Health Care Costs, Access to Health Care
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Junk, Peter C.; Bacsa, John; Thomas, Nicholas C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
Potassium tris(oxalato)ferrate(III) trihydrate is a commonly prepared coordination compound in general or upper-level chemistry laboratories and can be recycled to grow large single crystals that instructors may display when introducing the experiment to classes. Showing the crystal's shape can also be used to briefly introduce students to X-ray…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Recycling, Science Instruction
Zirkel, Perry A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
In late October 2000, Franklin Scott and Nicholas Thomas, 11th-graders at a high school in Alachua County, Florida, each displayed a Confederate flag on campus. Scott did so on his pickup truck, and Thomas did so on his T-shirt. The principal, Lamar Simmons, had given each of them a warning when they had engaged in such conduct earlier in the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Symbolic Language
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McGuigan, Nicholas; Kern, Thomas – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The future employment markets our graduates are likely to face are increasingly complex and unpredictable. Demands are being placed on higher-education providers to become more holistic and integrated in their approach. For business schools across Australia, this requires a significant (re)conceptualisation of how student learning is facilitated,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Learning Processes
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Arriaza Westendorff, Ruth E.; Mutch, Carol; Mutch, Nicholas Thomas – Pastoral Care in Education, 2021
Education across the world has faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdowns. Mass school closures have forced students and teachers in almost every country to move their classrooms and lecture halls to online platforms. This article is set in Guatemala and provides insights into teaching at a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Gongola, Jennifer; Scurich, Nicholas; Lyon, Thomas D. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2019
The putative confession (PC) instruction (i.e., "[suspect] told me everything that happened and wants you to tell the truth") during forensic interviews with children has been shown to increase the accuracy of children's statements, but it is unclear whether adults' perceptions are sensitive to this salutary effect. The present study…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, Credibility, Deception, Persuasive Discourse
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Iammarino, Nicholas K.; O'Rourke, Thomas W. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
There is a growing concern among scientists and educators alike that we are failing in our mission to demonstrate the importance of science and of the scientific method and hypothesis testing. We discuss the alarming rise of misinformation, particularly on the Internet, and the inability of readers, particularly students, to decipher real, valid…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Information Literacy, Scientific Literacy
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Cashin, Andrew; Buckley, Thomas; Trollor, Julian N.; Lennox, Nicholas – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Little research has been carried out on the physical health of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). From the studies conducted with both children and adults, few studies have moved beyond retrospective record analysis and survey and conducted health assessment. The majority of the studies are from the United States of America with a small…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Physical Health, Health Related Fitness
Siewell, Nicholas; Aguirre, Stephanie; Thomas, Madhavappallil – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Building communities through creative community garden projects is increasingly common and seems to create beneficial effects for participants. This study recognizes the need to understand the impact of gardens on low socioeconomic neighborhoods. By conducting a needs assessment study and establishing a community garden, we were able to study its…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Universities, Gardening, Well Being
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McCarthy, Philip M.; Kaddoura, Noor W.; Al-Harthy, Ayah; Thomas, Anuja M.; Duran, Nicholas D.; Ahmed, Khawlah – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2022
This study analyzes the linguistic features of counter-arguments and support arguments using two computational linguistic tools: Coh-Metrix and Gramulator. The research question investigates whether counter-argument paragraphs and support paragraphs are different in terms of their linguistic features. To conduct this study, a corpus of 78…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Connected Discourse, Discourse Analysis, Readability
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Wasserman, Nicholas H.; Quint, Christa; Norris, Scott A.; Carr, Thomas – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In an undergraduate Calculus III class, we explore the effect of "flipping" the instructional delivery of content on both student performance and student perceptions. Two instructors collaborated to determine daily lecture notes, assigned the same homework problems, and gave identical exams; however, compared to a more traditional…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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