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Swingler, Maxine V.; Armour, Sarah; Bohan, Jason; Cleland-Woods, Heather; Curry, Gordon B.; Roy, Archie W. N. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2016
There is increasing emphasis on the importance of making Graduate Attributes (GAs) explicit to students as part of their degree programme and the role of students themselves in proactively developing GAs. The aim of the present project was to encourage students to actively develop and reflect upon curricular and extra-curricular attributes at an…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Honors Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
Abbey, Craig W.; Armour-Garb, Allison – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2010
To inform the discussion of out-of-state tuition, SUNY officials asked the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government to conduct a study that addresses three questions. First, how do SUNY's undergraduate nonresident tuition and fees compare to those charged by comparable higher education institutions? Second, what is known about the effects of…
Descriptors: Out of State Students, Tuition, Finance Reform, Policy Analysis
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Strang, John F.; Anthony, Laura G.; Yerys, Benjamin E.; Hardy, Kristina K.; Wallace, Gregory L.; Armour, Anna C.; Dudley, Katerina; Kenworthy, Lauren – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Flexibility is a key component of executive function, and is related to everyday functioning and adult outcomes. However, existing informant reports do not densely sample cognitive aspects of flexibility; the Flexibility Scale (FS) was developed to address this gap. This study investigates the validity of the FS in 221 youth with ASD and 57…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Control Groups, Executive Function
Armour-Garb, Allison, Ed. – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, 2007
This volume contains an edited transcript of the Rockefeller Institute's October 29, 2007 symposium (Chicago, IL) entitled "Intergovernmental Approaches to Strengthen K-12 Accountability Systems" as well as a framework paper circulated in preparation for the symposium. The transcript begins with a list of the forty state and federal education…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Testing, Educational Change
Corona, Elia; Armour, Lauren – Library Media Connection, 2007
Encouraging literacy and academic success among English language learners (ELLs) is becoming an increasingly common challenge for educators. In the course of the authors work of training teachers or providing training for implementation of materials, they have found that the resources of the school library media center are invaluable for helping…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academic Standards, Word Recognition, Writing Assignments
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Wang, Li; Long, Di; Li, Zhongquan; Armour, Cherie – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2011
This present study examined the structure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a large sample of Chinese adolescents exposed to a deadly earthquake. A total of 2,800 middle school students aged 12 to 18 years participated in the study 6 months after the "Wenchuan Earthquake". Results of confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Psychological Evaluation, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Validity, Factor Structure
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Alriksson-Schmidt, Ann I.; Armour, Brian S.; Thibadeau, Judy K. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether US female adolescents who self-reported having a physical disability or long-term health problem were more likely to report having been physically forced to have sexual intercourse than US female adolescents without a physical disability or long-term health problem. Methods: Using…
Descriptors: Violence, Sexual Harassment, Females, Physical Disabilities
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Sandford, Rachel A.; Armour, Kathleen M.; Stanton, Deborah J. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2010
This discussion reports data from a 4-year longitudinal evaluation of a project from the United Kingdom. The project focused on outdoor activities as a vehicle for enhancing the personal and social development of disaffected youth with the researchers specifically examining the role played by volunteer learning mentors. Following a summary of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Physical Activities, Program Effectiveness
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Leeb, Rebecca T.; Bitsko, Rebecca H.; Merrick, Melissa T.; Armour, Brian S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
In this article we review the empirical evidence for the presumptions that children with disabilities are at increased risk for child maltreatment, and parents with disabilities are more likely to perpetrate child abuse and neglect. Challenges to the epidemiological examination of the prevalence of child maltreatment and disabilities are…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Caregivers, Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
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Chambers, Fiona C.; Armour, Kathleen; Luttrell, Sinead; Bleakley, Walter; Brennan, Deirdre; Herold, Frank – Irish Educational Studies, 2012
This paper describes the findings of a one-year collaborative research project funded by the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS). The paper is derived from a Short Report on this study prepared for SCoTENS on 16th May 2012. The study examined the role of physical education (PE) teachers as mentors to new members of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Physical Education, Mentors, Program Descriptions
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Armour, Stacy; Haynie, Dana L. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
Does sexual debut (i.e., experiencing sexual intercourse for the first time) increase the risks of participating in later delinquent behavior? Does this risk increase if adolescents experience early sexual debut relative to the timing experienced by one's peers? Although many factors have been linked to sexual debut, little research has examined…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Sexuality, Correlation
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Armour, Kathleen M.; Yelling, Martin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
This paper reports data from the third phase of a 2-year investigation into continuing professional development (CPD) for physical education teachers in England. The purpose of this phase was to examine the ways in which 10 case study teachers engaged in professional learning over the course of 1 academic year. Data were collected from a series of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Focus Groups
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Armour, Marilyn P.; Schwab, James – Child Welfare, 2007
This study examines the characteristics of Texas youth designated as "most difficult to place" recipients of service under the "Exceptional Care Pilot Project" (N = 46). Findings include, among others, high levels of comorbid psychiatric disturbance (greater than 3 diagnostic groupings), physical (78.3%) and sexual (88%)…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Child Welfare, Welfare Services, Residential Care
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Attard, Karl; Armour, Kathleen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background: It is widely claimed that critical reflection upon experience is a valuable process in which all teachers should engage in order to improve their professional practice. Assumptions are made about the benefits of reflection both for the teacher as person and professional; however, there is a lack of in-depth research on the reflective…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Research Design, Physical Education, Action Research
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Rosser, Tracie C.; Edgin, Jamie O.; Capone, George T.; Hamilton, Debra R.; Allen, Emily G.; Dooley, Kenneth J.; Anand, Payal; Strang, John F.; Armour, A. Chelsea; Frank-Crawford, Michelle A.; Moore Channell, Marie; Pierpont, Elizabeth I.; Feingold, Eleanor; Maslen, Cheryl L.; Reeves, Roger H.; Sherman, Stephanie L. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
The cause of the high degree of variability in cognition and behavior among individuals with Down syndrome (DS) is unknown. We hypothesized that birth defects requiring surgery in the first years of life (congenital heart defects and gastrointestinal defects) might affect an individual's level of function. We used data from the first 234…
Descriptors: Youth, Down Syndrome, Correlation, Congenital Impairments
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