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Kimmel, Allison; Williams, Terrinieka T.; Veinot, Tiffany C.; Campbell, Bettina; Campbell, Terrance R.; Valacak, Mark; Kruger, Daniel J. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
High rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections play a major role in the physical, mental, and emotional health of young people. Despite efforts to provide sexuality education through diverse channels, we know little about the ways in which young people perceive school- and community-based efforts to educate them about sexual health.…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, African Americans, Focus Groups, Sexuality
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Lopez, Johana P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Hispanics represent one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population. Recent census reports estimate that Hispanics comprise 16 percent of the U.S. population. By 2050, it is estimated that nearly one out of every three Americans will be Hispanic. Many researchers have begun earnestly studying their impact on U.S. economy, culture,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Self Determination, Gender Bias
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Maljak, Kimberly; Ball, James W.; Valley, Julia – Health Educator, 2020
Regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), education level, or geographic region, obesity rates have increased considerably and one key factor is the lack of daily physical activity (PA) for children. Therefore, it is necessary for schools to implement PA options outside of the regular physical education (PE) curriculum,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Females, Physical Activities
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Miller, sj – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Gender and gender identity are policed by the social environment in myriad ways. For those who challenge normative binaries, they can be positioned to experience different forms of violence. Though mindsets, social movements, and changes in policies have spurred material, social, and economic gains for those who challenge expectations of gender…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Social Environment, Social Attitudes
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Phillips, Gregory, II.; Lindeman, Peter; Adames, Christian N.; Bettin, Emily; Bayston, Christopher; Stonehouse, Patrick; Kern, David; Johnson, Amy K.; Brown, C. Hendricks; Greene, George J. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
HIV continues to significantly impact the health of communities, particularly affecting racially and ethnically diverse men who have sex with men and transgender women. In response, health departments often fund a number of community organizations to provide each of these subgroups with comprehensive and culturally responsive services. To this…
Descriptors: Prevention, Case Studies, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Capacity Building
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Scraton, Sheila – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This article explores how our understandings of gender and Physical Education (PE) have developed since the publication of "Shaping Up to Womanhood" in 1992. I reflect back on my research which, using qualitative methodology and a socialist feminist lens, explored dominant gender relations in the teaching of girls' PE in English…
Descriptors: Feminism, Gender Differences, Females, Physical Education
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Ganong, Lawrence H.; Coleman, Marilyn – Sex Roles, 1987
Results of a study of the impact of sex and sex role orientation on reported self-control behaviors showed that sex did not affect self-control or satisfaction with self-control, but sex role orientation did. Androgynous persons reported using more expressed self-control than others. (PS)
Descriptors: Androgyny, Individual Power, Life Satisfaction, Personal Autonomy
Deci, Edward L.; And Others – 1973
The paper presents two experiments which test the "change in feelings of competence and self-determination" proposition of cognitive evaluation theory. This proposition states that when a person receives feedback about his performance on an intrinsically motivated activity this information will affect his sense of competence and…
Descriptors: College Students, Feedback, Females, Individual Power
Austin, Nancy; Mazile, Bontshetse – 2000
Higher education opportunities for women in Botswana were studied through a feminist theoretical framework and a participant conversation methodology. Nine female students, participants in a postgraduate diploma program for secondary teacher certification or a masters program in education, ranged in age from 23 to 49. All but one were first…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cultural Influences, Feminism, Foreign Countries
Galloway, Margaret E. – 1987
A review of the literature reveals that American Indian women are stereotyped into two roles--Indian princess or Indian squaw. Indian women who reject their culture are considered to be princesses by the dominant culture. Those who remain with their culture are considered to be squaws by the dominant culture. This paper analyzes the portrayal of…
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, American Indians, Ethnic Stereotypes, Females
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Huntley, Cristy F.; Benner, Susan M. – Mental Retardation, 1993
Opinions of professionals from 16 agencies were obtained to identify techniques that agencies serving adults or adolescents with mental retardation could utilize to provide systematic sex education and counseling. Recommendations are offered in five areas: self-advocacy and self-determination, individual design, staff training and support,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Agency Cooperation, Counseling Services
Smith, Christina – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This program evaluation is a study of the effectiveness of a core reading program, Journeys, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), on the early literacy skills and oral reading fluency (ORF) of kindergarten through second grade students in a rural elementary school. The scores of the students in the experimental group were compared to scores of…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students
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Gipson, John; Mitchell, Donald, Jr.; McLean, Carolyn – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
While much more research has been conducted about African-American college students in recent decades, there still exists a need for further explorations concerning factors related to student success and retention. For example, articles often explore the experiences of African-American students at four-year institutions and often use deficit…
Descriptors: African American Students, Community Colleges, Mixed Methods Research, High Achievement
Jez, Rebekka Joanne – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Marginalized culturally and linguistically diverse students with special needs often struggle after high school. Many special educators are unaware of legal mandates and best practice in postsecondary transition, especially the intricate needs when working this group. The culturally responsive Summary of Performance (CRSOP) training and support…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education
Meaghan, Diane – 2002
A study interviewed 37 Canadian sex workers in 4 cities to determine how they acquire a working knowledge of safer sex practices and what that knowledge constituted. Findings indicated the vast majority exhibited high levels of knowledge and efficacy regarding safer sex practices; sex workers took the initiative to obtain information and engage in…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Adult Education, Adults, Developed Nations
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