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Strauch-Nelson, Wendy – School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2004
In this article, the author discusses a lesson she did in one of her high school classes about body art and tattoos. She wanted to explore the reasons for high schoolers wanting tattoos and supply those teenagers with some background and facts about body art in terms of origins, meaning, and permanence. The author feels the time spent on the study…
Descriptors: Young Adults, High School Students, Cultural Influences, Adolescent Attitudes
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Dukes, Richard L.; Stein, Judith A. – Youth & Society, 2011
We examined correlates and predictive associations of tattoos and body piercings among 1,462 Colorado students in grades 9 to 12. More boys (19%) than girls (17%) reported tattoos, but more girls (42%) than boys (16%) reported piercings (earlobes not included). Older students reported more body modification. Structural equation models showed that…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Adolescents, High School Students, Gender Differences
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Armstrong, Myrna L.; Tustin, Jane; Owen, Donna C.; Koch, Jerome R.; Roberts, Alden E. – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Using the major format identified for successful prevention and intervention work, five "W" questions: what, why, whom, where, and who, plus one: how, this article first summarizes the current body art literature. Then, educational strategies specifically regarding the topic of tattoos and body piercing are presented for school nurses.…
Descriptors: Human Body, School Nurses, Decision Making, Empowerment
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Brown, Kelli McCormack; Perlmutter, Paula; McDermott, Robert J. – Journal of School Health, 2000
The recent proliferation of tattooing has prompted increased concern for safety and awareness of hazardous conditions. Transmission of infectious diseases can occur when proper sterilization and safety procedures are not followed. Adolescents are a critical high-risk group that need the attention of school health personnel to help them become…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Comprehensive School Health Education, Health Behavior
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Adesina, Modupe Olutayo – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This paper attempted to look at the Trado-cultural practices in the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is virus that gradually attack and weaken the body immune system, whose task is to fight off infections and illness. Eventually, the body loses its ability to fight off and defend itself and thereby become…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Foreign Countries, Communicable Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Bey, Sharif – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2012
This autoethnographic study contextualizes gangland visual culture (graffiti, tattoos, public/private shrines) in order to illustrate how young African American males memorialized victims of violence between the years 1993-1997 in Beltzhoover, an inner city African American community on Pittsburgh's Southside. The author, a former resident of the…
Descriptors: Art, Art Expression, Art Products, Violence
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Martin, Jennifer L. – English Journal, 2002
Suggests students will view film adaptations of Shakespeare plays more critically by carefully analyzing the same scene from several different film versions. Discusses relevant scenes from "Romeo and Juliet" for classroom interpretation. Suggests that by providing students the vocabulary to discuss the film, educators can encourage them…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Analysis, Critical Thinking, Film Criticism
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Engdahl, Eric – Art Education, 2014
Through Alternate Reality Games, students engage in narrative, play, cooperation, creativity, and joy by creating storylines focusing on one element of art. In 2008, the Luce Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum presented Ghosts of a Chance. The first Alternative Reality Game (ARG) to be hosted by a museum, it was designed to deepen and…
Descriptors: Games, Visual Arts, Art Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ferreira, Vitor Sérgio – Youth & Society, 2014
Why some young people start to tattoo their bodies? And why some of them keep going on with this practice, until having all body tattooed? What doing so means to them? These are some of the questions that underlie a qualitative research project carried out in Portugal on heavily tattooed young people. In this article, the author discusses their…
Descriptors: Human Body, Foreign Countries, Youth, Identification (Psychology)
Moolenaar, Ronald L., Ed. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012
The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" ("MMWR") Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data presented by the Notifiable Disease Data Team and 122 Cities Mortality Data Team in the weekly "MMWR" are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. This…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Poisoning, Drug Therapy, Patients
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Hicinbothem, Julie; Gonsalves, Sonia; Lester, David – Death Studies, 2006
In a large sample of individuals who belong to a website for body modification, having body modifications (e.g., piercings, tattoos, scarification and surgical procedures) was associated with a higher incidence of prior suicidality (i.e., suicidal ideation and attempted suicide). However, controls for self-reported depression weakened the strength…
Descriptors: Human Body, Suicide, Incidence, Self Destructive Behavior
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Gourneau, Bonni – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
Bullying has proven to be a major problem in our society, one that can no longer be ignored. Unfortunately, every day children of various ages leave schools feeling scared, sad, anxious, and embarrassed, which greatly interferes with their ability to learn and to enjoy their childhood. This paper will review literature on bullying as well as the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Empathy
Carroll, Crystal; Olwig, Heather; Vasquez, Melissa – Communique, 2011
When students reach adolescence, they have often been known to devise destructive outlets for their self-expression (e.g., suggestive dress, tattoos, piercing, and sexual risk-taking). Recently growing in popularity, to almost epidemic proportions in the general adolescent population, is the act of self-injury. Self-injury refers to the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, Adolescents
Pearson, George – Education Canada, 2012
High school student Nick Robertson came to Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) from a suburban Toronto district. He was surfing the web when he spotted a reference to Oasis Skateboard Factory, an alternative program in the Toronto District School Board. He says his first reaction was "Skateboards in school? It didn't seem possible." He…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Secondary Schools, High School Students, Student Experience
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Houghton, Stephen; And Others – Adolescence, 1995
Twelve focus group discussions on attitudes toward tattoos, health beliefs, and awareness of the long-term consequences of tattooing and stigmatization were conducted with 80 volunteers, 6 to 17 years of age. Attitudes toward tattoos were generally negative, although a more favorable attitude toward small tattoos was discernible among early…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Beliefs, Children
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