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Wang, Lin; Mou, Weimin; Dixon, Peter – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Two experiments investigated how people use buildings and street configurations to reorient in large-scale environments. In immersive virtual environments, participants learned objects' locations in an intersection consisting of 4 streets. The objects' locations were specified by 2 cues: a building and/or the street configuration. During the test,…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Cues, Buildings
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Guéguen, Nicolas; Martin, Angélique – Field Methods, 2017
Several studies have shown that people photographed wearing eyeglasses were perceived more positively as to intelligence and honesty. However, the effect of wearing glasses on behavior and in real face-to-face relationships has never been examined. In two studies, interviewers wearing or not wearing eyeglasses were instructed to ask people in the…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Researchers, Interviews, Surveys
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Labhart, Florian; Santani, Darshan; Truong, Jasmine; Tarsetti, Flavio; Bornet, Olivier; Landolt, Sara; Gatica-Perez, Daniel; Kuntsche, Emmanuel – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
We developed the Geographical Proportional-to-size Street-Intercept Sampling (GPSIS) method in order to obtain a sample of nightlife-goers which accounted for the diversity of spaces, patrons and locations within two Swiss cities. Popular nightlife zones were identified and quantified using social media data and local experts' knowledge. Young…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Urban Areas, Social Life, Sampling
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Endris, Sofiya; Sitota, Galata – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the life of Harar City street children. In view of that, the following research questions were forwarded; what are the major causes that make children leave their homes for the streets? Do street children use psychoactive substances? What type of psychoactive substance do street children use? Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Homeless People, Drug Abuse
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Kassaw, Endris Seid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of major problems in street life of people at 'risk', the case of Harari Region, Ethiopia. Participants' sex, age and level of education were taken to be variables of the study. The researcher used descriptive survey method to study the problem. Study participants were selected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Crime, At Risk Persons, Incidence
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Irwin-Rogers, Keir; Harding, Simon – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Based on fieldwork conducted in five alternative provision schools across three large cities in England, this article explores the relationship between young people's involvement in urban street gangs and their attitudes and behaviour in school. By applying and developing a lens of social field theory, the article highlights the ways in which…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Interviews
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Rubel, Laurie H.; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Lim, Vivian Y. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
This article presents a set of spatial tools for classroom learning about spatial justice. As part of a larger team, we designed a curriculum that engaged 10 learners with 3 spatial tools: (a) an oversized floor map, (b) interactive geographic information systems (GIS) maps, and (c) participatory mapping. We analyze how these tools supported…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Maps, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology
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Desai, Dipti; Darts, David – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2016
In this article we explore two urban interventions art projects in the public sphere designed by our Masters' students at New York University as they set the stage for a discussion on how urban art interventions can function as a form of critical public pedagogy. We argue that these kinds of public art projects provided a space for dialogue with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Art Education, Critical Theory, Masters Programs
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Brown, Tara A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Youth involved in illegal street activities such as drug trafficking and violence are at high risk for school failure and other negative outcomes. Research often seeks to identify what is "wrong" with them, what makes them different from "normal" youth, but relatively few studies focus on variations in how youth engage in and…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Young Adults
Lee, Hsiao Ping; Huang, Yen-Hsuan; Sheu, Tzu-Fang – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
The number of visually impaired people is increasing year by year. Although attention has been given to the needs of people with disabilities, most of the discussion has focused on social welfare, while talk about assistive technology for people with disabilities is rare. The blind need training courses for reconstruction and rehabilitation.…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Educational Games, Interactive Video
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Hall, Jennifer – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2014
By investigating the general public's views, we can better understand the cultural milieu in which mathematics teaching and learning take place. This study, part of an international research project, investigated the Canadian general public's views of gender and mathematics. Using a brief survey, people on the street and in public spaces in four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Opinion, Mathematics Education, Cultural Context
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Dladla, Jacob; Ogina, Teresa Auma – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Children living in the streets are a global phenomenon and the concept street children have multiple definitions. Yet little is known about what it means to be a street child attending school in South Africa. The focus of this paper is on how teachers conceptualise learners who are street children. Data was generated from interviewing 15 teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Nouri, Ali; Karimi, Yousef – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
A phenomenological study was conducted to obtain an understanding of the meaning of educational justice for street-working children in Tehran, Iran. The data were obtained through observation and semi-structured interview from 22 children aged between 5 and 15 years old (13 male and 9 female) who were selected based on their cooperation through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Oduro, Georgina Yaa; Otsin, Mercy – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
This paper examines Ghanaian young people's perceptions of the determinants of HIV- and AIDS-related stigma and discrimination, and how these perceptions may influence the de-stigmatisation process. Drawing on findings from an in-depth, multi-method qualitative study involving 104 school and street young people aged between 14 and 19 years, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Hughes, Amy; De Silva, Heather – Teaching History, 2013
Michael Wood and others have recently drawn attention to the ways in which big stories can be told through local histories. Hughes and De Silva report a teaching unit through which they aimed to help Year 7 pupils make history come alive by exploring the history of a local street and the people who lived in it using census materials, the physical…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Units of Study, History Instruction, Immigration
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