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Bell-Ellison, Bethany A.; Forthofer, Melinda S.; McDermott, Robert J.; Zapata, Lauren B.; Nearns, Jodi L.; Curran, K. T.; Calkins, Susan A.; Bryant, Carol A.; McCormack Brown, Kelli R. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
Theater has been used as an educational tool since the Great Depression era, and it is currently considered an effective tool for health promotion and reducing risk-taking behaviors among youth. Theater projects are well suited for communicating prevention messages to youth audiences because they can depict real-life settings and characters who…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Smoking, Prevention, Drinking
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Williams, Lunetta M. – Journal of Educational Research, 2008
The author identified books most often selected among a sample of economically disadvantaged Black 8- to 12-year-old participants (N = 293) and investigated reasons participants offered for choosing specific books. Participants self-selected books at a book fair providing 412 books. The most commonly selected books supplied descriptive data.…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Books
Shani, Amir – ProQuest LLC, 2009
From time immemorial human beings have utilized animals for various needs and purposes, which led societies to debate the justification for using animals and to reflect on the way in which animals are treated. These concerns have also resulted in various contemporary studies aimed to reveal interest groups'--as well as the general publics'--views…
Descriptors: Animals, Qualitative Research, Leisure Time, Attitudes
Spielberger, Julie; Lockaby, Tracey – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2008
This report covers the third year of Chapin Hall's process evaluation of the Prime Time Initiative of Palm Beach County, Florida, a system-building effort to strengthen the quality of after-school programs in the county. During the past two decades, the after-school field has expanded enormously, partly in response to increasing concern about…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, After School Programs, Professional Personnel, Disadvantaged Youth
Zylinski, Annette; Wagner, Russell – 1987
A project was conducted in Broward County, Florida, to help students ranging in age from 14 to 25 to become more openminded in regard to career options for women and to encourage them to participate in nontraditional vocational programs. Because of their generally accepted openmindedness, students in middle schools received additional emphasis.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Information Dissemination
Spielberger, Julie; Lockaby, Tracey – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2006
This report covers the second year of a 3-year process evaluation of the Prime Time Initiative of Palm Beach County, Florida, a system-building effort to strengthen the availability and quality of after-school programs in the county. During the past two decades, the after-school field has expanded enormously. This growth has occurred partly in…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Program Improvement