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Pesavento-Conway, Jennifer Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Nationally, the problem of teacher retention compounds the unstable nature of the educational situation, especially in urban, high-needs schools. Much of the instability of urban schools is due to teacher movement, the migration of teachers from school to another school within or between school districts, particularly from high-needs schools.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Urban Schools, High Schools, Socioeconomic Status
Pesavento, Wilma J.; Pesavento, Lisa C. – 1976
This study was designed to determine (1) the arrow, dart, javelin, and pin games of Native American girls and women of the Great Plains, (2) the geographical spread of the games within the culture area, and (3) the characteristics of the various games. Data for this investigation were researched from "Annual Reports of the Bureau of American…
Descriptors: American History, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Anthropology
Pesavento, Wilma J. – 1976
The problem under investigation concerned (1) determining the ball games of Native American girls and women of the Great Plains, (2) determining the geographical spread of the games within the culture area, and (3) determining the characteristics of the various games. Data for this investigation were obtained from the 48 "Annual Reports of the…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Athletics, Females
Pesavento, Wilma J. – 1975
This is a report on the relationship of North American Indian athletic games to ceremonies. Data for this investigation were researched from 48 "Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution" published from 1881 to 1933, and the 84 volumes of the "American Anthropologist" published from 1888 to 1974. Observational…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Athletics, Ceremonies
Pesavento, Wilma J. – 1977
The work of Edward S. Curtis, who studied and recorded American Indian culture with a camera, is described in this paper. Curtis recorded on film, with explanatory text, a photo-history of eighty tribes west of the Missouri River. The role of games and their accompanying mythology was one of the salient features of Curtis's work. The general…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Anthropology, Athletics
Pesavento, Wilma J. – 1977
The general purpose of this study was to determine whether the traditional native American ball games continued to be positive culture traits of the American Indian in the early twentieth century. The investigation was centered about (1) determining the current arrow, javelin, and dart games of western native Americans, (2) determining the…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Anthropology, Archery
Pesavento, Wilma J. – 1974
This is a report on the motives of North American Indians in holding their athletic games. Data were researched from "Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology" published between 1881 and 1933. Anthropologists, artifact collectors, artist-writers, and historians provided primary evidential sources for athletic game motivation.…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Athletics, Games
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Raymond, Lisa Pesavento; And Others – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1992
A series of nine articles discusses how to meet the leisure needs of diverse populations, focusing on pluralism and gang prevention, children and AIDS, socialization for the homeless, homosexual youth, the unemployed, recovering alcoholics, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and Vietnam veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Alcoholism, Child Health, Cultural Pluralism