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Morris, Christina H.; Kropp, Jerri J.; Sartain, Christina L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2019
Research has shown that animal-assisted activities have specific benefits for older adults, such as decreasing loneliness (Banks & Banks, 2002; Banks, Willoughby, & Banks, 2008; Calvert, 1989) and depression (Grubbs, Artese, Schmitt, Cormier, & Panton, 2016; Le Roux & Kemp, 2009; Moretti et al., 2010) while increasing positive…
Descriptors: Animals, Older Adults, Alzheimers Disease, Socialization
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Kropp, Jerri J.; Shupp, Mikaela M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
Research findings on the presence of a therapy dog in the classroom are summarized. The authors reviewed 30 articles, book chapters, and other sources on the topic of the various uses of dogs in classrooms, published between 2001 and 2017. Ages studied ranged from 3 years to adolescence (high school). In our analysis, three categories of…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Teaching Methods, Reading Programs
Yocum, Russell G.; Densmore-James, Susan; Staal, Laura A.; Pinkie, Elyse C.; Yocum, Dana A. E. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
This research replicated a previous mixed-methods exploratory study of spirituality and spiritual development (Yocum, 2014). 339 participants at two southeastern United States universities were administered a Likert-scale survey to collect data to explore the correlations between the existing components of the proposed spiritual development…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Student Needs
Buskirk-Cohen, Allison – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
As children move into adolescence, two important and contradictory changes regarding peer groups and psychopathology occur. While friendships become characterized more by emotional support than they did in earlier years (especially so for girls), rates for internalizing disorders, particularly depression, increase (again, especially so for…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Females, Depression (Psychology), Males
Davis, Nancy L.; Rainey, William – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
The idea of education in nineteenth-century women's writing revolves around social class, social mores, and the subtleties of the writer's imagination. Nowhere can this be seen more vividly and thoroughly than in Charlotte Bronte's novel, "Jane Eyre". The book's opening scene, striking in its symbolic detail, highlights and foreshadows the…
Descriptors: Novels, Nineteenth Century Literature, Womens Education, Educational History
Chenoweth, Gregg A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Few cultural institutions so potently foster free thought and speech, appreciation for others unlike self, and community service as higher education. As such, universities catalyze democracy. One calls them the "Messiah" of that cause. Christian universities in particular, though not designed as political or religiously pluralist entities, assist…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Higher Education, Muslims, Democracy
Burns, J. Lanier – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
In an age of unprecedented scientific achievement, I argue that the neurosciences are poised to transform our perceptions about life on earth, and that collaboration is needed to exploit a vast body of knowledge for humanity's benefit. The scientific method distinguishes science from the humanities and religion. It has evolved into a professional,…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Scientific Methodology, Psychologists, Cooperation
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Shah, Amee P. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Purpose: The present paper is geared to help speech-language pathologists and other members of the school-based teams to become acquainted with the new educational structure and context in schools today as driven by NCLB [No Child Left Behind Act], and thus, be better prepared to meet the needs of CLD [Culturally and Linguistically Diverse]…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Student Diversity
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Rohatynskyj, Marta; Davidson, Valerie; Stiver, Warren; Hayward, Maren – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Low rates of women's enrolment in engineering programs has been identified as a global problem within the general concern to enable women to attain parity in education in all areas. A Western women in engineering meta-narrative is identified which contains a complex of obstacles that typify the situation of Western women. The question is asked…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Gender Differences, Equal Education, Gender Bias