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Becerra, César E. – Education and Culture, 2018
The following work is intended to be a closer look and commentary on the issue of gun violence and mass shootings in the United States of America. An overarching pragmatic lens will be utilized to argue that the time is now to make a change in our current trajectory of normalized gun violence in our schools, and society in general. We currently…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy
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Ferras-Stone, Jessica; Demoiny, Sara B. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
"Why are people marching?" Given today's level of activism, this is a plausible question many students may have. Although only some students voice the questions, it is very likely that many more have pondered why people are protesting after seeing reports of events such as the Women's March (equality for women), March for Our Lives…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Picture Books, Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature
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Schildkraut, Jaclyn; Carr, Collin M.; Terranova, Victoria – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Following the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, policymakers have sought ways to improve safety on college and university campuses nationwide. Among the more recent proposals is to permit concealed handgun licensees to carry on campus. To date, eight states have enacted legislation implementing this measure. A limited body of research considers the…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Laws, Weapons
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2020
According to a national [2017-18] survey conducted by National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), school counselors overwhelmingly oppose efforts to arm educators as a response to gun violence in schools. Nearly three-quarters of 2,251 counselors who responded were either "somewhat opposed" or "strongly…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Safety, Weapons, Gun Control
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Hassett, Matthew R.; Kim, Bitna; Seo, Chunghyeon – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Gun control is a highly debated and divisive social issue. In recent years, this issue has been thrust into the academic arena with the advent of campus carry legislation and policies. Researchers have taken up the task of attempting to better understand the attitudes of those most affected by campus carry legislation -- the campus community. The…
Descriptors: Weapons, School Safety, School Personnel, Student Attitudes
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Johnson, David R.; Zhang, Liang – Educational Researcher, 2020
Using a data set that captures the introduction and enactment of "campus carry" bills between 2004 and 2016, we examined how the state policy adoption and diffusion framework explains the policy process related to allowing concealed weapons on the campuses of U.S. colleges and universities. Panel data logistic regression analyses…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation, Weapons
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2013
As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan works with other Obama administration officials on policy responses to the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, he brings a personal and professional history that has acquainted him with the impact of gun violence. As schools chief in Chicago from 2001 to 2008, he was affected by the gun deaths…
Descriptors: Weapons, Gun Control, Advocacy, Violence
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Smith, Emily R.; Gill Lopez, Paula – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Recent catastrophic school shootings have drawn worldwide attention to issues of gun control and mental health. In the wake of these tragedies, more and more schools have begun to adopt school-wide social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. However, we have few examples of what it looks like to integrate SEL skills into content curricula.…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Study
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Baugh, Stacey-Ann; Van Camp, Debbie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Engagement with political, social, and civic issues is a fundamental hallmark of an educated population. However, the level of engagement among adolescents and young adults is considered by many to be below desirable levels. This article presents details of a Psychology in Current Events course designed to increase civic engagement through an…
Descriptors: Current Events, Psychology, Psychological Studies, Educational Theories
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Biastro, Leslie A.; Larwin, Karen H.; Carano, Marla E. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
Discussions have recently intensified regarding how to curtail the disturbingly high amount of sexual assaults that occur each year on U.S. College and university campuses. One suggestion to assist in the reduction of these crimes would be to allow students to carry concealed weapons as a means of self-protection. Considering the current culture…
Descriptors: Incidence, Campuses, Disclosure, Trend Analysis
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Salies, Tania Gastao – Simulation & Gaming, 2007
This article critically reflects on the GUN CONTROL simulation (Salies, 1994a) by retaking ideas advanced by Salies (2002) and applying them to the context of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing classes in Brazil. It examines how controlled practice relates to learners' performance on the first draft in a simulation-based content unit…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Weapons, Gun Control, Foreign Countries
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Birnbaum, Robert – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
The question of whether guns should be permitted on college and university campuses in the United States reflects the tension between two competing perspectives. America has both a robust gun culture and an equally robust (if less well known) gun-control culture. The gun culture is as American as apple pie: There may be as many as 300 million…
Descriptors: Weapons, Colleges, Campuses, School Safety
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Lee, Nicole; Vladescu, Jason C.; Reeve, Kenneth F.; Peterson, Kathryn M.; Giannakakos, Antonia R. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2019
Teaching individuals a safety response when they encounter a firearm may be one way to prevent accidental injuries or death. Previous researchers have used behavioral skills training (BST) with and without in situ training to teach individuals with and without disabilities to engage in a safety response in the presence of a firearm. However, few…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Weapons, Responses, Behavior Modification
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Cargas, Sarita – Honors in Practice, 2016
In this article Sarita Cargas suggests that getting honors students used to analyzing controversies will contribute to their developing a disposition toward critical thinking. She goes on to say that the value of teaching critical-thinking skills complements the movement of many honors programs toward teaching more than just disciplinary content.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Honors Curriculum, Critical Thinking
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Beaudoin-Ryan, Leanne; Goldin-Meadow, Susan – Developmental Science, 2014
Stem-cell research. Euthanasia. Personhood. Marriage equality. School shootings. Gun control. Death penalty. Ethical dilemmas regularly spark fierce debate about the underlying moral fabric of societies. How do we prepare today's children to be fully informed and thoughtful citizens, capable of moral and ethical decisions? Current approaches…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Nonverbal Communication
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