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Ferreira, Maria Eduarda; Porteiro, Ana Cláudia; Pitarma, Rui – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The Environmental Studies curricular area, taught at primary school level in Portugal, is a challenging context for curricular interdisciplinarity and the achievement of small-scale research and creative and innovative experiences, inside and outside the classroom. From that assumption, we present, under the master course of primary teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Science Teachers
Williams, Robert B. – Online Submission, 2015
This paper describes the activities of a course on adult development. The course intended to sensitize participants to the theories and reality of adulthood and aging by introducing them to selected literature on adult development and to the preparation of case records and mastery of activities that permit an analysis of the adult's world. The…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Child Rearing, Program Descriptions, Learning Activities
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Habermas, Tilmann; Negele, Alexa; Mayer, Fernanda Brenneisen – Cognitive Development, 2010
Research on mother-child reminiscing as a socializing practice for autobiographical memory is extended from early childhood and the narrating of single events to adolescence and the narrating of an entire life story. To explore whether the development of the life story in adolescence depends on qualities of the narrator or on the brevity of the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Adolescents, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Parent Child Relationship
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Gault-Sherman, Martha – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
As the primary socializing institution of youth, the family has long been recognized as important for predicting delinquency. Social control theory focuses on the effects of parental behavior on adolescent delinquency but fails to take into account the effect of adolescent delinquency on parental behaviors. This study addresses this problem by…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Social Control, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship
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Yenerall, Joseph D. – Educational Gerontology, 2003
The University of the Third Age in Finland has evolved from English and French models to include lectures, discussion groups, and research groups. A survey of 165 adult learners found their primary reason for participating was to acquire general education and self-knowledge. Socializing and meeting people were among the lowest ranked motivations.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Continuing Education, Foreign Countries
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Barry, Carolyn McNamara; Nelson, Larry; Davarya, Sahar; Urry, Shirene – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
Emerging adults (approximately 18 to 25 years of age) experience heightened self-exploration regarding their beliefs and values, including those concerning religiosity and spirituality. The purpose of this article is to review the literature regarding religiosity and spirituality in emerging adulthood. First, we document developmental advances in…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Psychological Patterns, Religion, Spiritual Development
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Keller, Margit; Kalmus, Veronika – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2009
This study measures attitudes towards children's vulnerability or empowerment within consumer culture, based on data from a representative population survey (N = 1475) conducted in Estonia in 2005. The study use indices comprised of assessments of consumption practices and assertions pertaining to the "endangered vs empowered child"…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, Consumer Economics, Child Safety
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Matthews, Julie – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2011
In the pseudo-documentary "The Age of Stupid" (Armstrong 2009), a historian from 2055 scans the remnants of civilization and asks why, in the early twenty-first century, people did not save themselves when they had the chance. The film serves as a motif for issues raised in this article. Why do people continue to believe that education plays an…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Failure
Theisen, Jocelyn R. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The objective of this study was to examine quality of life of children with profound disabilities from the perspective of special education staff. Due to the nature of profound level cognitive disabilities, children with these issues are unable to respond to traditional paper and pencil quality of life assessments. Therefore, the perspectives of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Children, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Mathur, Ravisha; Berndt, Thomas J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2006
Two studies were conducted to examine age and sex differences in friends' activities and relations of participation in these activities to perceived friendship quality. In Study 1, 52 fourth and eighth graders were asked open-ended questions about activities they do with their best friends. In Study 2, 105 fourth and eighth graders reported both…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 4, Friendship, Adolescents
Harvey, C. Brian; And Others – Canadian Counsellor, 1985
Presents data from questionnaires and interviews with adolescents regarding their concerns about living in the Nuclear Age. Results suggest that the nuclear threat further constrains planning for the future. Suggests implications for educators, who do not appear to serve major roles as socializing or communicating agents on this issue. (BH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counselor Role, Foreign Countries, Nuclear Warfare
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Chen, Su-Yen; Fu, Yang-Chih – Educational Gerontology, 2008
Using data from a national survey of adults in Taiwan, this study explored how often older adults participate in and how much they enjoy 2 mostly-solitary leisure activities (reading books and watching TV/DVDs/videos) and 2 mostly-social leisure activities (socializing with friends and engaging in physical activities). According to ordinal…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Physical Activities, Leisure Time, Foreign Countries
Hill, Paul, Jr. – 1987
Literature that speculates about the future omits African-Americans. Racism and unemployment have caused this group to swell the ranks of the underclass. Thus, as a group, blacks have been written off as obsolete and useless. Most at risk for joining the underclass is the black male. Because of the way Western males are socialized to be strong and…
Descriptors: African Culture, Afrocentrism, Black Youth, Blacks
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Viernickel, Susanne – European Journal of Developmental Science, 2009
This study examined naturally occurring toddler peer interactions by means of assessing formal attributes as well as their content. We specifically investigated meanings or topics that toddlers can share in interactions. Twenty-three target children (17-23 months, 11 female) were videotaped for one hour in free-play situations in their daycare…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Peer Relationship, Interaction, Play
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Maes, Bea; Van Puyenbroeck, Joris – Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
The authors attempted to find out to what extent and in which ways, in Belgium, have Flemish services for people with intellectual disability adapted to the specific needs of aging people. A study was undertaken and a questionnaire was developed to address the following research topics: (1) accommodations and personnel, (2) staff working methods,…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Personnel Management, Down Syndrome, Measures (Individuals)
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