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Young, Jeremy R. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
The role of various neurological structures and their functions play a key role in determining risk versus reward and pleasure versus pain. This neurobiological evolutionary development ultimately drives our motivation or avoidance based exclusively on our desire to survive. Following 16 years of prolonged combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Evolution, Neurology, Biology
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Özdenk, Çagri – African Educational Research Journal, 2020
Maximal exercise capacity (W[subscript max]) and anaerobic threshold (A[subscript T]) are important tools used non-invasively to evaluate aerobic fitness levels and clinically possible risk. It has been shown that O[subscript 2] uptake to heartbeat ratio (O[subscript 2] pulse) at the maximal exercise test is an important parameter used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Fitness, Exercise, Exercise Physiology
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Holden, Chelsey L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Personality factors and multidimensional perfectionism have not been researched among professional counsellors. This study examined the relationship between the Big Five (John, O. P., Naumann, L. P., & Soto, C. J. [2008]. Paradigm shift to the integrative Big Five trait taxonomy: History, measurement, and conceptual issues. In O. P. John, R.…
Descriptors: Counselor Characteristics, Personality Traits, Correlation, Neurosis
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Marbach, Joshua – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
The Mathematics Fluency and Calculation Tests (MFaCTs) are a series of measures designed to assess for arithmetic calculation skills and calculation fluency in children ages 6 through 18. There are five main purposes of the MFaCTs: (1) identifying students who are behind in basic math fact automaticity; (2) evaluating possible delays in arithmetic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Arithmetic
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Shaw, Janet – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The paper looks at the relevance of W.R. Bion's 'Theory of Thinking' to the interpretation of young child observations. Bion describes a process whereby emotional experience, when contained by a caregiver, gives rise to a capacity for symbol formation, which is at the root of imagination and language. The study consists of eight written hour-long…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Child Development, Preschool Children, Observation
Wicks, Anne; Taylor-Raymond, Justine – George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative, 2021
Determining whether a state's young people are on track for a life with opportunity is a critical -- but diffcult -- task for governors and state leaders. States can be both awash in data and unable to easily access and use that data to inform policy. State longitudinal data systems that meaningfully connect workforce, higher education, K-12, and…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Data Analysis, Learning Analytics, Longitudinal Studies
Guzman, Javier – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2021
Big Picture Learning's Upstream Collaborative is a professional learning community of continuation high schools, community day schools, and other alternative schools throughout California and Washington State. School leaders in the collaborative receive coaching, professional development, and practical support to develop learner-centered,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Transformative Learning, Nontraditional Education, High School Students
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Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan; Hassan, Abdulhameed Said; Al-Qaryouti, Ibrahim; Al-Hashimi, Abdullah; Al-Kalbani, Zuwaina – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The phonological awareness (PA) skills represent a major milestone in the development of reading abilities for preschool children. The purpose of this research study was to examine the developmental trajectories of preschoolers' PA. A related purpose was to explore gender differences in PA. Participants in this study were 767 preschool children…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Preschool Children, Gender Differences, Preschool Education
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McGregor, Caroline; Dalikeni, Colletta; Devaney, Carmel; Moran, Lisa; Garrity, Sheila – Child Care in Practice, 2020
This article is based on a study of two early years services in the West of Ireland which was attended mostly by asylum seekers. Using a sample of the findings for illustration, we discuss how the study captured an example of culturally sensitive practice that demonstrated an ability to counteract some of the negative effects of being an asylum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Cultural Relevance, Cultural Influences
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Castro-Vázquez, Genaro – Sport, Education and Society, 2020
Based on a set of two, semi-structured, individual interviews with 21 Japanese men aged between 25 and 57, from Tokyo and Osaka, this paper explores the rationale underneath their eating habits and engagement in physical exercise. Ten and 11 of the men identified themselves as 'beefy' and 'slim-muscular man', respectively. The analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Adults, Eating Habits
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Alcock, Sophie Jane – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Ethnographic methods are used to investigate infant--toddlers relationships in an early childhood setting. The metaphorical and emotionally based concepts of holding [Winnicott, D. W. (1960). "The theory of the parent-infant relationship." "International Journal of Psychoanalysis," 41, 585-595.] and container: contained [Bion,…
Descriptors: Play, Interpersonal Relationship, Ethnography, Infants
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Heikkilä, Mia; Hellman, Anette – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The overall interest is to understand how men who study preschool teaching negotiate masculinities. Earlier research shows how male teachers negotiate masculinities when being in and entering a predominantly feminine work area, such as early childhood education [see, for example, Brody, D. L. (2015). The construction of masculine identity among…
Descriptors: Males, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Masculinity
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Bryan, Nathaniel – Gender and Education, 2019
Play is a gendered activity among young children, especially boys. Boys often tend to be more actively engaged in the (re)production of gendered play. However, most research studies and conceptual papers have misread, ignored, devalued, or scrutinized the gendered ways Black boys engage in play. This idea is particularly true for Black boys who…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Sex Role, Cultural Influences, Young Children
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Goldberg, Robert W.; Young, Kevin R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Objective(s): The focus on competency attainment by professional psychology trainees obligates training programs to assess these competencies prior to completion of an internship. However, little is known about how trainees may perceive such testing. This study examines relationships between performance on an Oral Final Competency Examination of a…
Descriptors: Trainees, Student Attitudes, Verbal Tests, Psychology
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Osmond-Johnson, Pamela; Turner, Peter – Curriculum Inquiry, 2020
Although there is much contention around the role of settlers in reconciliation [Maddison, S., Clark, T., & de Costa, R. (2016). "The limits of settler colonial reconciliation: Non-Indigenous peoples and the responsibility to engage." Singapore: Springer], the current under-representation of Indigenous peoples in Canada's K-12…
Descriptors: Principals, Ethics, Conflict Resolution, Administrator Characteristics
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