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Hill, Patty Smith – Childhood Education, 2017
For many centuries, there has been theoretical statements asserting faith in character as the main objective in education, but it is only comparatively recently enough has been known about character and the scientific conditions for its development to make an honored place for it in the curricula. Today, it is creeping into curricula under new…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Environmental Influences, Heredity, Physical Health
Bornhofen, Robert J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This paper is a systematic review of scholarly studies that examines how organizations enhance their ability to generate value through social media. It explores why some organizations are able to adopt and benefit from social media while others cannot. Specifically, it examines: (i) how "people" and social networks are essential to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Competition, Organizations (Groups), Leadership
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Mancini, Jay A.; Bowen, Gary L.; Martin, James A. – Family Relations, 2005
The concept of social organization provides an important framework for understanding families in the context of communities and focuses our attention on norms, networks, and associated processes that typify community life. We discuss the significance of community for understanding family outcomes, discuss challenges in defining community context,…
Descriptors: Social Organizations, Family (Sociological Unit), Community Role, Social Networks
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Gaziel, Haim Henry – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2014
The present study was designed in order to look for the relationships among organizational dimensions of school teachers' responses of work satisfaction and perceptions of efficacy at work. For that purpose 280 secondary school teachers chosen from the six educational districts in Israel were required to complete the teacher self-efficacy and job…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction, Secondary School Teachers, Professional Autonomy
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Zhang, Huan; Wang, Yean; Liu, Ziyu; Chui, Ernest Wing-tak – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This study examines the impact of the PC 3-sessions Training Project (PC-project), designed to improve professional competency among social workers in China. Methods: Using a quasi-experimental approach, 170 social workers from social work organizations (SWOs) or community organizations (COs) participated. The experimental group (Group…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Program Evaluation, Competence
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Bryan, Valerie; Krase, Kathryn S.; McLaughlin, Alicia; Meyer-Adams, Nancy – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
In 2010, the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) participated in the Social Work Congress in Washington, DC, along with other national social work organizations. In addition to sending selected Board members, BPD sent emerging social work educators to participate in a purposeful effort to ensure leadership continuity.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Undergraduate Study, Professional Education, Leadership
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Swaroop, Sapna; Morenoff, Jeffrey D. – Social Forces, 2006
This study explores how neighborhood context influences participation in local social organization through a multilevel-spatial analysis of residents in Chicago neighborhoods. We construct a typology of community participation based on two dimensions: instrumental vs. expressive motivations for participation and formal vs. informal modes of…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Community Involvement, Social Organizations, Community Characteristics
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Jantz, Ian; Rolock, Nancy; Leathers, Sonya J.; Dettlaff, Alan J.; Gleeson, James P. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2012
Objective: Past studies demonstrate a relationship between race and the likelihood of children entering state custody subsequent to a maltreatment investigation. Research also shows that community structural characteristics such as poverty and residential mobility are correlated with entry rates. The combined effect, however, of race and community…
Descriptors: Counties, Community Characteristics, Individual Characteristics, Race
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Chermack, Thomas J.; Coons, Laura M.; O'barr, Gregory; Khatami, Shiva – European Journal of Training and Development, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of scenario planning on participant ratings of resilience. Design/methodology/approach: The research design is a quasi experimental pretest/posttest with treatment and control groups. Random selection or assignment was not achieved. Findings: Results show a significant difference in…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Resilience (Psychology), Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests
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VanWynsberghe, Rob; Moore, Janet – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article describes the impact of an innovative higher education initiative called the Learning City Classroom, a project based on the presupposition that the classroom can raise awareness, foster solidarity and construct a collective identity consistent with being part of the sustainability movement. The Learning City Classroom is portrayed as…
Descriptors: Activism, Attitude Change, Consciousness Raising, Political Attitudes
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Chestnutt, Hannah Renée – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
The choice of a social network analysis approach for the exploration of relationships in educational settings provides the opportunity for a unique perspective about informal networks of relationships. Rather than considering only the attributes of individuals or organizations, social network analysis affords the opportunity to also examine the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Social Structure, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hontvedt, Magnus; Arnseth, Hans Christian – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2013
Research on simulator training has rarely focused on the way simulated contexts are constructed collaboratively. This study sheds light on how structuring role-play and fostering social interactions may prove fruitful for designing simulator training. The article reports on a qualitative study of nautical students training in a ship simulator. The…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Navigation, Professional Training, Social Environment
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Stone, Lynda D.; Kerrick, Madeleine R.; Stoeckl, Rita F. – Mind, Culture, and Activity, 2013
In this article, we developed a theoretical frame to analyze how practical-moral knowledge structures the regulatory processes of learning to control and direct behavior during literacy lessons in two elementary classrooms. We describe how regulatory behaviors were congruent with the local social and moral order, constituents of practical-moral…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Metacognition
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Piirainen-Marsh, Arja; Tainio, Liisa – Modern Language Journal, 2014
While a growing number of studies investigate the role of knowledge and interactional management of knowledge asymmetries in conversation analysis, the epistemic organization of multilingual and second language interactions is still largely unexplored. This article addresses this issue by investigating how knowledge asymmetries and changing…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Discourse Analysis, Multilingualism, Video Games
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Twis, Mary K.; Hoefer, Richard – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
Nonprofits' engagement with stakeholders ensures their existence since engagement guarantees support for the organization. Social work researchers, leaders, and educators must consider engagement within the context of geographic and online communities. Indeed, learning how to engage with individuals and communities is a core competency within…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership Role
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