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Nidich, Sanford; Mjasiri, Shujaa; Nidich, Randi; Rainforth, Maxwell; Grant, James; Valosek, Laurent; Chang, Walter; Zigler, Ronald L. – Education, 2011
The middle school level is of particular concern to educators because of poor standardized test performance. This study evaluated change in academic achievement in public middle school students practicing the Transcendental Meditation[R] program compared to controls. A total of 189 students who were below proficiency level at baseline in English…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals)
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Elder, Charles; Nidich, Sanford; Colbert, Robert; Hagelin, John; Grayshield, Lisa; Oviedo-Lim, Dynah; Nidich, Randi; Rainforth, Maxwell; Jones, Chris; Gerace, Denise – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2011
There is a growing literature describing the stressful nature of students' school experience. Previous research has found that racial and ethnic minority groups are particularly subject to high levels of stress due to exposure to violence, pressures due to acculturation, and the schooling process. This is the first study to evaluate effects of the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Minority Groups, Depression (Psychology), Secondary School Students
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Archuleta, Kristi; Jennings, Christopher T.; Cunliff, Ed – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter highlights mindfulness and meditation practices at two metropolitan universities and includes a discussion of programming challenges, classroom teaching practices, and suggestions for expanding offerings for non-traditional learners.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Universities, Urban Schools, Teaching Methods
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Zucker, Kenneth J.; Drummond, Kelley D.; Bradley, Susan J.; Peterson-Badali, Michele – Developmental Psychology, 2009
P. Hegarty (2009) offered several critiques of the articles by G. Rieger, J. A. W. Linsenmeier, L. Gygax, and J. M. Bailey (2008) and K. D. Drummond, S. J. Bradley, M. Peterson-Badali, and K. J. Zucker (2008) that were published in a "Developmental Psychology" special section entitled "Sexual Orientation Across the Lifespan," guest-edited by C. J.…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Developmental Psychology, Sex Role
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Parker, Blaise Astra – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2009
The author's partner Jay died on May 23, 2006. It was sudden and unexpected--he was 31, the author was 30. Her grief was prolonged and agonizing, and she has since learned that doctors refer to her condition as "complicated grief." Truly, she is not sure how she survived the first year after Jay's death. She certainly was not convinced she wanted…
Descriptors: Feminism, Grief, Coping, Well Being
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Cheong, JeeWon – Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
The latent growth curve modeling (LGCM) approach has been increasingly utilized to investigate longitudinal mediation. However, little is known about the accuracy of the estimates and statistical power when mediation is evaluated in the LGCM framework. A simulation study was conducted to address these issues under various conditions including…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Computation, Statistical Analysis, Sample Size
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Cruz, Cindy – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2011
In this ethnography of LGBTQ street youth, I argue that despite the regulation and containment of their bodies, queer street youth consistently create spaces of resistance that move them away from the tropes of infection, contamination, and deservedness that are inscripted onto the bodies of queer youth. Using the work of feminist philosopher…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Homeless People, Ethnography, Social Sciences
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Helmer, Kirsten – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2014
This study showcases classroom interactions that reveal the transformational potential of educational practices which disrupt traditional notions about teaching and learning. These disruptive practices create qualitatively different social relations within a classroom which open spaces for students to co-create knowledge in new and creative ways.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Critical Theory, Metacognition, Sense of Community
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Pruett, James M.; Nishimura, Nancy J.; Priest, Ronnie – Counseling and Values, 2007
The authors examined the role of meditation as an important component in addiction recovery. Successful addiction recovery is often related to an individual's ability to develop and use a repertoire of coping behaviors, including the ability to maintain an ongoing awareness of one's vulnerability. These learned behaviors serve as reliable…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Substance Abuse, Coping, Metacognition
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Diaz, Frank M.; Silveira, Jason M.; Strand, Katherine – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
We investigated the efficacy of a phenomenological matrix of mindfulness as a framework for examining expectations, formal meditation experiences, and appraisals of first-year college music students (N = 18) who participated in a 5-day mindfulness module offered through an introductory course in music education. Participants expressed hopes that…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Music Education, College Freshmen, Wellness
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Colbert, Robert D. – Education, 2013
High school graduation rates nationally have declined in recent years, despite public and private efforts. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether practice of the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation® program at a medium-size urban school results in higher school graduation rates compared to students who do not receive training…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Graduation, Graduation Rate, College Admission
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Selvi, B. Tamil; Thangarajathi, S. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2010
Good education is the product of good administration and the administration is not simply a managerial occupation. It demands new dimensions of knowledge, techniques and skills. Today administrators are confronting a variety of problems in their respective organizations. The complex environments of the educational institutions require leaders and…
Descriptors: Leadership, Pretests Posttests, Leaders, Administrators
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Garretson, Kate – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
Because learning to meditate shares important qualities with learning to be a better reader and writer--for example, dispassionate noticing, becoming more aware of inner processes, a faith in inner wisdom, effort made with a light touch, the cultivation of a practice through simple, regular doing--practice in mindfulness meditation was used to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Individual Development
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Burns, Jaimie L.; Lee, Randolph M.; Brown, Lauren J. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2011
The effects of meditation, specifically Transcendental Meditation (TM), on college students' experience of stress, anxiety, depression, and perfectionistic thoughts was investigated using 43 undergraduate students. Self-report measures of the variables were completed prior to the start of the study. Student groups were trained in TM and practiced…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Adair, Jennifer Keys; Bhaskaran, Lilly – Young Children, 2010
Young children benefit from learning about and experiencing cultural and ethnic diversity. Early childhood practitioners often strive to diversify the curriculum by including children's cultural traditions, holidays, or foods. Yet, one knows that young children need more than a celebration or a circle time story about a place or people to feel…
Descriptors: Holidays, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Metacognition
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