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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
Joanne Foster's article "R We There Yet?" was first published in "Parenting for High Potential" ("PHP") in 2006, which became the springboard for the "ABCs of Being Smart" series of columns. At that time, Foster invited "PHP" readers to think about their own versions of the "ABCs of Being…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Skill Development, Parent School Relationship, Success
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Doppen, Frans H.; Feinberg, Joseph R.; Arrowood-Schultheis, Chelsie M. – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to use the US naturalization test as a springboard to gauge the citizenship knowledge and notions of young adolescent students in Ohio and Georgia. The participants' citizenship knowledge was partially measured by administering questions from the US naturalization test in two case studies. Students from a range of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Tests, Student Evaluation
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Humphrey, Regan C.; Walton, Marsha D.; Davidson, Alice J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Writing assessments have attended to the mechanics of writing, reflecting a value on the teaching of writing conventions. One quality of writing rarely assessed is authorial voice, a personal style that communicates the author's stance toward events reported and the author's relationship to the audience. The authors explore associations among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Writing Skills
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Lum, Chee Hoo; Gonda, Donn Emmanuel – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This qualitative case study has, for its purpose, an examination of the pedagogies and practices of a master Bharata Natyam dance instructor working within a Singapore primary school context. It explores the instructor's adaptation within an after-school weekly activity of the South Indian traditional classical dance form. Considerations of dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Mirador, Josephine – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
This article discusses the results of an investigation into selected MA in Education students' interpretation of feedback to their written assignments in a teaching and learning institution in the UK, using the framework of cultural capital and acculturation. A case study method was adopted to investigate four participants' thoughts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Education Majors, Feedback (Response)
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MacIntyre, Peter D.; Mercer, Sarah – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding subfield in psychology that has important implications for the field of second language acquisition (SLA). This paper introduces positive psychology to the study of language by describing its key tenets. The potential contributions of positive psychology are contextualized with reference to prior work,…
Descriptors: Psychology, Well Being, Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition
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Hyatt, Charles – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Parents of gifted children are often faced with challenges as to how to process images, labels, and stereotypes of youth with special abilities. Just as books can provide healing for the troubled soul by reflecting on the stories of people experiencing similar challenges, cinema and video can help examine one's strengths and weaknesses while…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mass Media Effects, Films, Television
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Burgess, Claudia R. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
Designed for a broad audience, including educators, camp directors, afterschool coordinators, and preservice teachers, this investigation aims to help individuals experience mathematics in unconventional and exciting ways by engaging them in the physical activity of building geometric shapes using ropes. Through this engagement, the author…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geometric Concepts
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Poupore, Glen – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
This study investigates the influence of content-related conditions on adult second language learners' task motivation during interactive tasks. It also aims to identify what is referred to as interestingness conditions within task content, that is, elements that are intrinsically interesting to most individuals. The investigation was conducted…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Student Motivation, Adult Students
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Ecclestone, Kathryn; Goodley, Daniel – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Contemporary discourses of social justice in education, disability, mental health, social policy and feminist studies are refracted increasingly through concerns about psychological and structural vulnerabilities created by the crises of late capitalism. Focusing on developments in British social policy generally and educational research…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Research, Social Justice, Humanism
Corbin, Sue Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to begin the work of closing the current research-to-practice gap for evidence-based practices (EBP) for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study looked at the professional wisdom side of the EBPs for ASD through the eyes of the professionals in the field of education. It provides more insight into how the EBPs are…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Evidence Based Practice, Research and Development
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Shorter, Angela; Segers, Marcia – Science and Children, 2016
How can an engineer design a bird feeder that attracts many birds? This question resulted from kindergarten students' observations of the bird feeders in their school's bird sanctuary. The challenging question is the heart of project-based learning (PBL), a teaching strategy in which students tackle real-world problems and design projects to solve…
Descriptors: Ornithology, Recreational Activities, Science Activities, Science Education
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Breuch, Lee-Ann Kastman; Bakke, Abigail; Thomas-Pollei, Kimberly; Mackey, L. Elizabeth; Weinert, Craig – Written Communication, 2016
This article explores rhetorical implications of extending the audience of written physician notes in hospital settings to include patients and/or family members (the OpenNotes program). Interviews of participating hospital patients and family members (n = 16) underscored the need for more complex understandings of audience beyond…
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, Patients, Content Analysis
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Marchant, Teresa; Wallace, Michelle – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
Gender implications of nationally competitive teaching awards were examined to determine whether women receive sufficient accolades, given their dominant position in university teaching. Quantitative methods and secondary data provided objective analysis of teaching awards for Australian universities, for an 18-year data set with 2046 units of…
Descriptors: Awards, Recognition (Achievement), Gender Differences, Evidence
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Lee, Rang, II.; Harris, Michelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Many have called for re-examination of the "colorblind" philosophy to which some early educators have, tacitly or explicitly, adhered (e.g. Boutte et al. 2011; Derman-Sparks and Edwards 2010; Husband 2012). It has been argued that, while colorblind approaches may appear to be politically neutral, they actually exacerbate racial…
Descriptors: Physical Characteristics, Racial Bias, Preschool Children, Self Concept
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