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McBride, Brent A. – 1986
Participants in the Dad's Day at the Center for Young Children program meet on Saturday mornings for a series of 12 sessions which combine play and discussion group activities. The first hour of each session is structured so that fathers and their 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children can spend time together experiencing new toys, foods, arts, and games…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education, Fathers, Group Discussion
LeSeur, Geta J. – 1976
This teachers guide for an eight-week unit on 20th century French African literature, is intended for use with heterogeneously grouped juniors and seniors. The unit is one in a series by the Public Education Religion Studies Center at Wright State University. The guide represents a thematic approach to literature well suited to team teaching with…
Descriptors: African History, African Literature, Cross Cultural Studies, Grade 11
Thomas, Jeffrey – Humanities, 1991
Presents results of an annual survey of enrollment trends. Reports that graduate enrollments are up, especially in the arts and humanities. States that the majority of graduate students in education and psychology are women, but men are in the majority in history and philosophy. Observes that English and foreign language attract many more women…
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Research, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends
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Walker, Adam G. – SAGE Open, 2015
Private monetary contributions and the role of athletics are topics of discussion at nearly all institutions, and thus any relationship between the two has become increasingly valuable to determine donor motivations. This quantitative research study analyzed universities' overall private contributions to determine whether there was a significant…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support
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Brush, Brian C.; Naples, Gregory J. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2011
While women's intercollegiate soccer has grown rapidly over the past three decades, men still hold nearly two-thirds of all head coaching positions in NCAA Division I women's soccer programs. This paper explores whether the gender of the head coach affects success in winning games. After considering various reasons why gender might matter, we…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Gender Differences, Females, Athletic Coaches
Glenn, Lane A.; Van Wert, Suzanne – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2010
A few years ago, Mathew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker generated big laughs and big box office sales in "Failure to Launch," an absurd comedy about a 26-year old man still living in his parents' basement, spending his days watching television and playing video games while the world passed him by. The film was closer to the truth…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Males, Higher Education
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2007
This article reports the potential of online role-playing games to be a powerful tool for English as a second language (ESL) learning. When Professor Edd Schneider and game designer Kai Zheng suggested to attendees gathered in San Francisco last spring for the annual Game Developers Conference that massively multiplayer online role-playing games,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Language Skills, English (Second Language)
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Dionigi, Rylee A.; Horton, Sean; Baker, Joseph – Sport, Education and Society, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to examine the talk of older athletes, with particular focus on how the context of sport helps them negotiate the ageing process. It draws on personal stories provided by 44 World Masters Games competitors (23 women; 21 men; aged 56-90 years; "M" = 72). Four themes emerged: "There's no such thing as…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Athletics, Participation
Holsendolph, Ernest – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005
The strong urgings of family, economists and educators have been heard: Students in record numbers have picked up the challenge of higher education and are headed for college. And leading the march through the college gates have been young men and women sometimes notable by their absence--Black, Hispanic and American Indian, and students from…
Descriptors: Student Costs, Tuition, College Attendance, Enrollment Trends
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Moe, Angelica – Learning and Individual Differences, 2012
The fear of underperforming owing to stereotype threat affects women's performance in tasks such as mathematics, chess, and spatial reasoning. The present research considered mental rotation and explored effects on performance and on regulatory focus of instructions pointing to different explanations for gender differences. Two hundred and one…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Genetics, Performance Factors, Gender Differences
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Cooper, Stewart E.; Robinson, Debra A. G. – School Counselor, 1989
Used Brennan Social Background Questionnaire Item Checklist to compare self-reported childhood games, toys, and activities of 214 male and 51 female college freshmen entering the male-dominated engineering and technical science career fields. Results support a possible connection between childhood play activities and later career choices, and…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Childhood Interests, Childrens Games, College Freshmen
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Bilir, Fatma Pervin; Sirin, Yeliz – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The aim of this study is to figure out profiles of bridge players and analyzing them according to their intelligence areas. The sample of the study is consist of 100 volunteers out of 200 bridge players who have attended "Çukurova open double bridge championship" in Adana, Turkey at February 2016. Data have been collected via…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Games, Multiple Intelligences, Surveys
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Wood, Eileen; Lanuza, Catherine; Baciu, Iuliana; MacKenzie, Meagan; Nosko, Amanda – Educational Gerontology, 2010
Sixty-four seniors were introduced to computers through a series of five weekly workshops. Participants were given instruction followed by hands-on experience for topics related to social communication, information seeking, games, and word processing and were observed to determine their preferences for instructional support. Observations of…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Workshops, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Payne, Kay – 1991
A study examined four reports of sexual harassment on college campuses. The reports show that harassers "key" their victims so that a contest will begin but the victims do not understand what is happening. Miscommunication occurs when power myths about men and women intersect during the harassment episode. Such myths include: the looking…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication
Graves, Curtis M.; Hodges, Jane A. – 1986
Few are aware of the extensive contributions of Blacks to every field of human endeavor, and few children have the experience of a hands-on learning activity that exposes them to prominent Black individuals. This book provides evidence of the many ways in which Blacks have invented, explored, and discovered, and the brief biographical material it…
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Culture, Black History, Black Influences
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