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Sweeten, Gary; Piquero, Alex R.; Steinberg, Laurence – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Age is one of the most robust correlates of criminal behavior. Yet, explanations for this relationship are varied and conflicting. Developmental theories point to a multitude of sociological, psychological, and biological changes that occur during adolescence and adulthood. One prominent criminological perspective outlined by Gottfredson and…
Descriptors: Self Control, Socialization, Rewards, Psychology
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Goldring, Ellen; Huff, Jason; May, Henry; Camburn, Eric – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: As they operate in complex schools principals must allocate their attention to numerous responsibilities. This paper seeks to ask three questions: how do principals allocate their attention across major realms of responsibility; to what extent do principals in different contexts emphasize different realms of responsibility; and to what…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Individual Characteristics, Principals, Leadership Styles
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Burgess, Stephen – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
Teenage pregnancy is an issue receiving a growing amount of attention in the United States, with approximately one million children born to teenage mothers annually. Teen mothers tend to function less effectively in numerous realms than their peers who delay child-rearing, and the children of teen mothers are at greater risk of school failure. In…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Parent Influence, Mothers, Emergent Literacy
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Andrews, David L.; Romero, Luciana C. Davila – European Journal of Physics, 2009
The dynamical behaviour of simple harmonic motion can be found in numerous natural phenomena. Within the quantum realm of atomic, molecular and optical systems, two main features are associated with harmonic oscillations: a finite ground-state energy and equally spaced quantum energy levels. Here it is shown that there is in fact a one-to-one…
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Motion, Inferences, Quantum Mechanics
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Young, David – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
Despite the numerous reforms that Thailand's educational system has undergone, test scores show that a majority of the population still lacks the ability to use English with the skill required to compete in the international community. While many reasons have been proposed for Thailand's poor ranking, only a small number have looked beyond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Social Differences, Second Language Learning
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Tan, Hui Ru; Chng, Wei Heng; Chonardo, Christian; Ng, Magdeline Tao Tao; Fung, Fun Man – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
As numerous varsity campuses remain closed during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, educators must look for suitable digital tools to conduct lessons and engage learners online. In this report, we discuss how to structure the online lessons using the Community of Inquiry framework (CoI). The CoI was applied to the university elective course…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Online Courses, Chemistry, Active Learning
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Fraustino, Julia Daisy; Pressgrove, Geah; Colistra, Rita – Communication Teacher, 2019
Numerous institutions encourage service-learning, but few have extended beyond nonprofit realms to include (1) larger budgets, (2) multi-faceted volunteer/staff/leadership constraints, and (3) elevated expectations with immediate impact on full towns. This study explores how strategic communication students construct knowledge in branding and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Communications, Relevance (Education), Social Problems
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Smith, Simon – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Mandarin Chinese is an increasingly popular world language and object of study, and while there are numerous online character learning apps and flashcard systems, very little research has been done on inductive or autonomous learning in the realm of collocation acquisition. I propose a new Chinese implementation of a trusted corpus-based platform,…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Phonemes, Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure
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Dean, Stephanie – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2019
This narrative review examines the history and future implications of Forest School, a pedagogical approach to early years outdoor education. Forest School is considered a philosophical perspective towards learning outdoors that values holistic development. There are numerous benefits to Forest School and the opportunities that it presents for…
Descriptors: Forestry, Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy
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Weaver, Russell – Journal of Geography, 2015
"Sustainability" features in numerous discourses, each of which frames the issue according to its particular worldview(s). Thus there is no singular sustainability conception, but multiple sustainabilities that compete with one another for prominence in various realms. This article presents a framework to assist students in navigating…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Sustainability, Academic Discourse, Undergraduate Students
Effrem, Karen; Robbins, Jane – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2019
This paper analyzes the history, current practice, and dangers associated with Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). With roots in American progressive education and particularly in the movements for Outcome-Based Education and Self-Esteem, SEL is now pushed onto state and local education systems by the federal government and even international…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
Barnes, Kim – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Underrepresented student populations are faced with numerous barriers and are often overlooked on many college campuses. The aim of this research was to better understand academic cohorts and if they help reduce some of the barriers faced by African American and first-generation students which can ultimately affect retention and persistence to…
Descriptors: African American Students, First Generation College Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
Taylor, Sovent – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Underrepresented student populations are faced with numerous barriers and are often overlooked on many college campuses. The aim of this research was to better understand academic cohorts and if they help reduce some of the barriers faced by African American and first-generation students which can ultimately affect retention and persistence to…
Descriptors: African American Students, First Generation College Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
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Montebello, Matthew, Ed. – IGI Global, 2021
Education has undergone numerous radical changes as the digital era has transformed the way we as humans communicate, inform ourselves, purchase goods, and perform other mundane chores at home and at work. Social media is one of those phenomena that has affected not only society at large but has heavily influenced educational processes around the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Technology Uses in Education, Social Media
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Lim, Chang Kuan; Eng, Lin Siew; Mohamed, Abdul Rashid; Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamed – English Language Teaching, 2018
The purpose of the study is to have a relook at the ESL reading comprehension assessment system for Malaysian Year Five students. Traditionally, the ESL teachers have been assessing and reporting on their primary year's students by merely giving a composite grade with some vague remarks. This process has been used and is still being employed in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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