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Amato, Paul R. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1991
Used perspective of cognitive social psychology to explore "child of divorce" prototype with college student subjects (n=403) in three studies. Employed free-recall task to generate descriptions of children from divorced families in first study; second and third studies tested hypothesis that people recall information about children from divorced…
Descriptors: Children, College Students, Divorce, Family Problems
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Amato, Paul R. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1993
Compares five perspectives that account for children's adjustment to divorce. Perspectives discussed refer to absence of noncustodial parent, adjustment of custodial parent, interparental conflict, economic hardship, and stressful life changes. Derives hypotheses from each perspective and examines available studies for support. Sees need for model…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Children, Divorce
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Amato, Paul R. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1993
Responds to reader reactions to author's previous article on children's adjustment to divorce. Responds to comments made in each of three previous articles by Kurdek, Demo, and Allen reviewing author's original work and defends position taken in that work. (NB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Children, Divorce
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Amato, Anthony; And Others – Journal of Educational Research, 1973
This 2-year study involving 298 grade school pupils investigates the comparative effectiveness of creative dramatics and storytelling. While the results indicate neither had an effect on children's interests and reading achievement, there is indication that storytelling may have more influence than creative dramatics on self-image and empathy.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Library Services
Amato, Tracey L. – 2001
Calling for action on a wide range of children's issues, this guide of the National Association of Child Advocates (NACA) delineates the state legislative agendas of 41 of its members from 33 states. The reference guide is presented in three sections. Section 1 contains the legislative priorities by topic area in a chart format indicating the…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs
Richard-Amato, Patricia A. – 1988
A discussion linking theory and practice in second language instruction focuses on ways of providing opportunities for meaningful interaction in language classrooms. The first part lays a theoretical foundation, looking at: the variety and evolution of instructional approaches from grammar-based to communicative; the classroom as environment for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Bilingualism, Class Activities
Ochiltree, Gay; Amato, Paul – 1985
Marriage and the family traditionally have been structured around the key functions of the nurturing and socialization of children. This report looks closely at how effectively and competently various family types manage these tasks. Containing a brief overview of the "Australian Children in Families Study," this report concentrates on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Family Environment
Amato, Paul R. – 1984
The paper presents data about applying the Piers-Harris Children's Self Concept Scale (CSCS) to an Australian population. Data were obtained from 402 randomly selected male and female, primary and secondary school students, representing all school systems (195 from Grades 3 and 4, 207 from Grades 10 and 11). Anaylsis conducted on the two age…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Analysis, Grade 10
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Amato, Louis; And Others – Economics of Education Review, 1996
Investigates determinants of football player graduation rates at two National Collegiate Athletic Association division levels. At the major level (NCAA Division I-A), football success appears to substitute for classroom success. At the NCAA Division I-AA level, there is no relationship between football success and academic success. A playoff…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Athletics, College Students, Eligibility
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Amato, Paul R. – Journal of Family Issues, 1988
Compared adult respondents who experienced parental divorce (N=257) or death (N=223) as children with respondents who grew up in continuously intact families (N=1989) on self-esteem and sense of power. Found no differences in self-esteem. Found differences in power were not significant when educational attainment was introduced. (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: Adult Children, Death, Divorce, Family Structure
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Amato, Paul R. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1996
Uses national longitudinal data to explain the intergenerational transmission of divorce. Findings suggest that parental divorce elevates the risk of offspring divorce by increasing the likelihood that offspring exhibit behaviors that interfere with the maintenance of mutually rewarding intimate relationships. Offers four hypotheses for future…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Child Behavior, Children, Divorce
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Amato, Paul R. – Future of Children, 1994
Children who experience parental divorce exhibit more problems, both as children and as adults, than do children from intact families, but the overall group differences between offspring from divorced and intact families are small. Factors that affect adjustment to divorce are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Problems, Children, Divorce
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Amato, Dominick; Quirt, Ian – Medical Teacher, 1991
In a third-year medical school hematology course, handouts reproducing all or most of the 35mm slides used during the lecture are given at the beginning of class. The slides are reproduced on the left, with room for note-taking on the right. Despite some disadvantages, the method is seen as helpful. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Medical Education
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Amato, Paul R. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1990
Examined Australian children (N=99) and adolescents (N=102) to determine whether they perceived and responded to their family environments in terms of parent support and parent control. Results supported hypothesis that children's perceptions of family life are organized around two fundamental dimensions, support and control. (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment
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Baca, Leonard; Amato, Christine – Exceptional Children, 1989
Increasingly, training programs for teachers of students with both limited English proficiency and disabilities have emphasized an interface between special education and bilingual education. A pilot staff development program of the California Special Education Project, which includes a combination training and implementation phase, exemplifies…
Descriptors: Bilingual Special Education, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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