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Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. – 2003
For eight years, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) has been engaged in surveying the attitudes of teens and those who most influence them--parents, teachers and school principals. While other surveys seek to measure the extent of substance abuse in the population, the CASA survey probes substance-abuse risk and identifies…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correlation, Family Life, Family Relationship
Ikramullah, Erum; Manlove, Jennifer; Cui, Carol; Moore, Kristin A. – Child Trends, 2009
Adolescents are influenced by a variety of social factors and institutions. Prior research confirms what many of us know instinctively: that parents can be one of the strongest influences in adolescents' lives. For example, higher levels of parental involvement in their adolescents' lives are linked with lower levels of delinquency, violent…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Drug Abuse, Violence, Parent Participation
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Bown, Jennifer; Dewey, Dan P.; Martinsen, Rob A.; Baker, Wendy – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2011
This study examined the lived experience of students participating in foreign language houses to improve their skills in Russian, French, or Japanese. American students residing in apartments with other language learners and a native-speaking resident facilitator were required to speak with one another exclusively in the target language and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Second Language Learning, Russian, French
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Jones, Jason; Holloway, Barbara; Ketcham, Elizabeth; Long, John – American Biology Teacher, 2008
The predator-prey relationship is one of the most recognizable and well-studied animal relationships. One of the more striking aspects of this relationship is the differential natural selection pressure placed on predators and their prey. This differential pressure results from differing costs of failure, the so-called life-dinner principle. If a…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Laboratory Experiments, Environmental Education, Science Instruction
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012
Children and adolescents are establishing patterns of behavior that affect both their current and future health. Young people are at risk for engaging in tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use, participating in violence or gang activities, and initiating sex at an early age. However, a growing body of research demonstrates that enhancing protective…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Health Promotion, Smoking, Outcomes of Education
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Sen, Bisakha – Journal of Adolescence, 2010
Objective: To examine the association between frequency of family dinners (FFD) and selected problem behaviors for adolescents after adjusting for family connectedness, parental awareness, other family activities, and other potentially confounding factors. Methods: Data are drawn from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997. The primary…
Descriptors: Violence, Physical Activities, Family Characteristics, Adolescents
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Sterponi, Laura – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2009
This article explores morality as situated activity and approaches the discursive practice of accountability in Italian family dinner conversations as an avenue for understanding the construction of moral behaviour in everyday interpersonal interaction. The article focuses in particular on "vicarious" accounts, namely accounts, or…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Social Influences, Accountability, Foreign Countries
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013
Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge today, with complex roots interwoven into nearly every facet of American life. This poll addresses one narrow slice of this web: the challenges that families face during the "crunch time" of the work and school week, between 3 p.m. and the time children go to bed. Compared to the school day,…
Descriptors: Public Health, Caregivers, Obesity, Health Promotion
Warke, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Homelessness is a growing phenomenon, especially among women and children (Hulchanski, 2009). This study was conducted because of the increase in families experiencing homelessness registering in my school. In none of the current studies about homelessness have the researchers spoken to the families and children experiencing homelessness. This…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Transformational Leadership
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 2001
Asserts that family dinners deserve attention as a positive contributor to children's well-being. Maintains that family dinners give stability to a potentially confusing day, present a place for children to express themselves, and provide children's first community. Includes ideas for helping families identify their own dinner patterns and…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Family Environment, Family Life, Family Relationship
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Arcidiacono, Francesco; Pontecorvo, Clotilde – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
This work studies verbal conflict between parents and preadolescents through analysis of family dinnertime conversations. We move from the assumption that verbal conflict is an educational instrument of interaction and a tool of socialization. The aim of the research is to analyze the participants' strategies in situations of conflict and to…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Verbal Communication, Conflict, Preadolescents
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Gray, Colette – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
This paper reports the experiences of special education needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) on the inclusion of pupils with a visual impairment (VI) in mainstream schools in Northern Ireland. A mixed method approach (postal questionnaire survey (n=113) and interviews (n=6)) was utilised to triangulate the findings. The results indicate an inverse…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience
Ashburn, Elyse – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The service learning movement has gained new energy with the election of President Obama, who has made increasing service a central plank of his higher-education agenda. But across the board, colleges and universities struggle with service learning's twin goals of providing meaningful help to the community and academic rigor to students. The…
Descriptors: Service Learning, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs, Instructional Development
Rockower, David – Teaching Pre K-8, 2006
This article briefly describes how a fifth-grade class collaborated with a downtown diner for several months and then actually ran the restaurant for four hours. Through the Chatters Cafe, a local high school cafe that serves as a culinary arts training ground for high school students, fifth graders had the opportunity to prepare and serve dinner…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, School Business Relationship, Citizenship Education
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Wang, Yan Z.; Wiley, Angela R.; Zhou, Xiaobin – Social Development, 2007
This study used a mixed methodology to investigate reliability, validity, and analysis level with Chinese immigrant observational data. European-American and Chinese coders quantitatively rated 755 minutes of Chinese immigrant parent-toddler dinner interactions on parental sensitivity, intrusiveness, detachment, negative affect, positive affect,…
Descriptors: Cues, Validity, Toddlers, Cultural Differences
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