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Gaviria, Moises; Wintrob, Ronald – 1975
This report is based upon information obtained from personal interviews with a representative sample of Puerto Rican adults, both patients and non-patients, 20 years of age and over, living in two urban communities in central Connecticut, with 1,000 and 8,000 Spanish-speaking residents, respectively. The findings of this research are summarized as…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Beliefs, Biological Influences, Community Attitudes
Johannesson, Nils-Lennart – 1984
John Searle's treatment of declarations in his (1976) classification of speech acts is examined. Some acts that are classified as declarations by that theorist, especially certain ones relating to religious rituals and literary usage, do not fit the definition of that class and should be reclassified, either in another one of Searle's classes…
Descriptors: Classification, Descriptive Linguistics, European History, Language Patterns
Wilson, Ruth A. – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2010
A misconception about spirituality is that it is tied to religion (i.e., belief in and reverence for a supernatural power). Yet, the term "spirituality" is derived from the word "spirit"--often defined as the vital principle or animating force within living things. This definition may reflect some overlap with what is generally covered in…
Descriptors: Religion, Young Children, Religious Factors, Child Development
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Shyu, Yea-Ing Lotus; Tsai, Jia-Ling; Tsai, Wen-Che – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2010
Parental explanatory models about autism influence the type of therapy a child receives, the child's well-being, and the parents' own psychological adaptation. This qualitative study explored explanatory models used by parents of children with autism. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 parents of children with autism from a medical center…
Descriptors: Autism, Biomedicine, Foreign Countries, Educational Background
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Netting, Nancy S. – Journal of Family Issues, 2010
Although arranged marriage has survived in India, the custom is increasingly challenged by the current influx of new commodities, media, and ideas. Interviews with 15 male and 15 female unmarried professionals, age 22 to 29, in Vadodara, Gujarat, showed that educated youth have moved beyond the conventional love-versus-arranged marriage dichotomy.…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Marriage, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Francek, Mark – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper organizes and analyses over 500 geoscience misconceptions relating to earthquakes, earth structure, geologic resources, glaciers, historical geology, karst (limestone terrains), plate tectonics, rivers, rocks and minerals, soils, volcanoes, and weathering and erosion. Journal and reliable web resources were reviewed to discover (1) the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Misconceptions, Plate Tectonics, Oceanography
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Diana, Vanessa Holford – Studies in American Indian Literatures, 2009
Standing Rock Sioux writer Susan Power's best-selling novel "The Grass Dancer" (1994) includes depictions of the supernatural and spiritual that do not conform to the Judeo-Christian or, in some cases, the atheist or rationalist worldviews of many readers. Power writes of ghost characters and haunted places, communication between the living and…
Descriptors: Dance, Ceremonies, American Indians, Literary Criticism
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Valverde, Cristina Perez – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
This paper offers a comparative analysis of two characters belonging to the tradition of empowered "spinster" in children's fiction, namely Mary Poppins and Ms Wiz, from the perspective of gender politics and child/adult interactions. A distinction is made between the figure portrayed in P. L. Travers' texts and the Disney film starring Julie…
Descriptors: Feminism, Comparative Analysis, Gender Issues, Politics
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Nyborg, Helmuth – Intelligence, 2009
The present study examined whether IQ relates systematically to denomination and income within the framework of the "g" nexus, using representative data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY97). Atheists score 1.95 IQ points higher than Agnostics, 3.82 points higher than Liberal persuasions, and 5.89 IQ points higher than…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Income, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence
Finne, Jacques – Revue Lang Vivantes, 1970
Establishes a parallel between the supernatural and fantastic qualities of Le Comte Jan Potocki's literary works, and the English gothic novels by comparing the elements of terror, mysterious atmosphere, and the supernatural beings involved. (DS)
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, Characterization, Eighteenth Century Literature, English Literature
Luedtke, Amy; Wentling, Sarajo; Wurl, Jody – School Library Journal, 2006
Young adults have an insatiable thirst for blood, violence, and the supernatural. They love to be scared, and if something grosses them out, so much the better. That is why horror stories--tales that spark powerful feelings of dread, aversion, guilt, anger, and other deliciously dark emotions--are such a hit at libraries. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fiction, Novels, Library Services
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Bushman, John H.; Bushman, Kay Parks – English Journal, 1993
Summarizes 10 books recommended for young adult readers in the genres of fantasy, supernatural phenomenon, and science fiction. (MM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fantasy, Reading Materials, Science Fiction
Weewish Tree, 1975
The Hopis believe in the existence of supernatural spirits which are replicated by the kachina doll. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Background, Instructional Materials, Mysticism
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Viney, Mike – American Biology Teacher, 2007
Efforts to enact balanced treatment laws represent an attempt to wedge the supernatural into scientific explanations. Current attempts to displace methodological naturalism from science indicate a need to make the nature of science a central theme in our instruction. This article utilizes constructivist listening to introduce students to five…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Evolution, Scientific Principles, Epistemology
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Haihambo, Cynthy; Lightfoot, Elizabeth – International Journal of Special Education, 2010
Namibia is a southern African country with national level policies promoting community inclusion and inclusive education. Despite these policies, people with disabilities are often excluded from schools and community life. This study explores the nuanced cultural beliefs about the causes of disability in Namibia, and the impacts of such beliefs on…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Parents with Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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