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Lavin, Angela – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
The case of a gifted and talented Catholic Dominican nun is described and analysed in the context of Renzulli's Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness and Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent. Using qualitative methods, semi-structured interviews of relevant individuals were conducted and analysed. Based on the conclusions of this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Gifted, Catholics, Nuns
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Raftery, Deirdre; Delaney, Catriona; Bennett, Deirdre – History of Education, 2019
This article examines some of the legacy of the Irish education pioneer Nano Nagle, foundress of the Presentation congregation of nuns. The congregation spread rapidly in the nineteenth century, not only in Ireland but also in Newfoundland, India, England, Tasmania, Australia and continental North America. This year, Presentation schools globally…
Descriptors: Nuns, Educational History, Catholic Schools, Biographies
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Bylund, Emanuel; Athanasopoulos, Panos – Modern Language Journal, 2015
The encoding of goal-oriented motion events varies across different languages. Speakers of languages without grammatical aspect (e.g., Swedish) tend to mention motion endpoints when describing events (e.g., "two nuns walk to a house") and attach importance to event endpoints when matching scenes from memory. Speakers of aspect languages…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers, Swedish
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Snowdon, David A. – Gerontologist, 1997
Describes a woman who maintained high cognitive test scores until her death at 101 years of age despite anatomical evidence of Alzheimer's disease. The woman was part of a larger "Nun Study" in which 678 sisters donated their brains to teach others about the etiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease. Findings are discussed. (RJM)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Alzheimers Disease, Brain, Cognitive Ability
Davis, Jacqueline Estella – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined principals' perceptions of faith-based schools in Southern California. A 6-item survey was distributed by hard copy to 217 Catholic principals affiliated with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and by e-mail to 218 Protestant school principals affiliated with the Association of Christian School International. The survey was…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Principals, Protestants, Private Schools
Teixeira, Julie Brill – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Since their inception, all schools of the Sacred Heart have been headed by nuns of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus [RSCJ]. As the years have passed, many RSCJ nuns have aged and retired leaving vacancies that have proven difficult to fill. In this qualitative study, the characteristics, commonalities, and personal motivations of Sacred…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Administrators, Principals, Department Heads
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Delbene, Roxana – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2012
The medical literature reports that antiretrovirals (ARVs) are considered attitudinal objects (Dunbar-Jacob, 1995). Drawing on the pragmatics of emotion (Caffi & Janney, 1994), this study analyzes how patients' stances about their ARTs shape their emotional relationships with their treatments. The data, collected in a public hospital in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantic Differential, Patients, Pragmatics
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Meyer, Peter – Education Next, 2007
As most educators know, Catholic schools work and have worked for a long time. Sociologist James Coleman and colleagues Thomas Hoffer and Sally Kilgore, in 1982, were among the first to document Catholic schools' academic successes, in "High School Achievement: Public and Private Schools." A variety of studies since, by scholars at the University…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Nuns, Charter Schools, Catholic Educators
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Caramazza, Alfonso; Bi, Yanchao; Costa, Albert; Miozzo, Michelle – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2004
A. Caramazza, A. Costa, M. Miozzo, and Y. Bi (2001) reported a series of experiments showing that naming latencies for homophones are determined by specific-word frequency (e.g., frequency of nun) and not homophone frequency (frequency of nun + none). J. D. Jescheniak, A. S. Meyer, and W. J. M. Levelt (2003) have challenged these studies on a…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Psychological Studies, Cognitive Processes, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence
Demaree, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research Topic: An exploration into human imagination, ethical aim and action are the progenitors for reconciliation between humans and their environment. This study of two successful projects in Brazil provides an example of working toward a balance between human endeavors and sustainable environments. This inquiry is an exploration that…
Descriptors: Ethics, Nuns, Imagination, Foreign Countries
Overland, Martha Ann – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
When the doors of the International Buddhist College opened in the southern rural province of Songkhla in Thailand after nearly a decade of hard work and planning, the founders praised the achievement as the culmination of devotion, faith, and, of course, good karma. With its rare combination of secular academics and monastic life, the college is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuns, Buddhism, Lay People
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Norman, Marion – Paedagogica Historica, 1983
Traces the life and works of Mary Ward, a nun who adapted Jesuit teaching practices to women's education during the Renaissance period in England. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism, Foreign Countries
Rayburn, Carole A.; And Others – 1986
Women have been entering into religious leadership positions in larger numbers, although the field is still male-dominated. Stress and strain of both men and women in the field of religion has been experienced from the impact of such change. In this study, Roman Catholic nuns, who have not been seen by their own church as clerical workers or even…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Workers, Clergy, Coping
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Hogard, Elaine – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2004
A group of experienced and well-qualified nun educators were interviewed regarding their experiences and values. A recurrent phrase occurring in the interviews was "Doing the best you can". This phrase served to both justify and anticipate statements. A questionnaire was constructed to encourage elaboration of the phrase and to detect…
Descriptors: Nuns, Questionnaires, Values, Interviews
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Robenstine, Clark – Journal of Social Studies Research, 1991
Discusses the education of women and minorities in colonial Louisiana. Explains that Ursuline nuns established a school in the region for white, African-American, and Native American girls. Reports that students were taught reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. Reveals that the nuns also cared for orphans, trained French immigrant brides,…
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Educational History, Minority Groups, Womens Education
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