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Pearlman-Avnion, Shiri; Goldschmidt, Yael; Shamis, Neli – Education and Urban Society, 2020
This study explores the impact of residential environment (urban vs. kibbutz community) and use of information and communication technology (ICT) on loneliness among the elderly in Israel. The quantitative study surveys four sub-populations of people above the age of 65: (a) kibbutz residents who use ICT, (b) kibbutz residents who do not use ICT,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Older Adults, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Aladag, Caner – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Objective of the study is to determine the opinions of university students on urbanization and urbanizing (urbanizing can also be defined as "becoming urbanized," "urban culture," or "urban adaptation" and will be used with these meanings throughout the study) and their misconceptions on this subject. Data of the…
Descriptors: Opinions, Social Sciences, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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You, Chengcheng – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In the social context of China's rural-urban migration, a varied set of forces has increasingly challenged the conventional assumptions used to underpin the notion of home as a space fixed in geography and one's lineage. This essay calls into question the essentialist values associated with home, and explores new realities and representations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Homeless People, Correlation
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Garvey, Jason C.; Rankin, Susan – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2018
Prior scholarship offers that queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum faculty often experience hostile and uninviting institutional climates (Bilimoria & Stewart, 2009; Rankin, 2003; Sears, 2002). The results of a 2010 study (Rankin, Weber, Blumenfeld, & Frazer, 2010) suggest that these experiences may lead lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Xu, Shuqin; Law, Wing-Wah – Global Education Review, 2015
China has adopted an unbalanced policy for economic development to improve its domestic economy and international competitiveness for more than three decades. During this process, rural education has undergone a series of reforms. With reference to compulsory education, this article argues that rural education in China is a pragmatic instrument…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Urbanization, Migration Patterns
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Nguy?n, Thu Suong Th?; Anderson, Jantina – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case centers on a Vietnamese language and culture program situated within an urban context. It illustrates how sociohistorical and geopolitical contexts interplay in understanding relations within schools as well as school-community relations. A new ethnoburb creates both opportunities and challenges for the Vietnamese community related to…
Descriptors: Urbanization, Alienation, Vietnamese, School Community Relationship
Ozacar, Biricik Gozde – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Due to the inappropriate planning and explosive population growth in urban areas, especially in developing countries, sustainable and disaster-safe urbanization has become the most important challenge for governments. Urbanization presents benefits in different ways but has led simultaneously to changes in land use/land cover (LULC), impacting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urbanization, Natural Disasters, Sustainable Development
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Patrick, Donna; Budach, Gabriele – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
The establishment of cities in Canada has played a pivotal role in the displacement, dispossession, and marginalization of Indigenous peoples. Yet, more than half of the Indigenous population now resides in cities, and urbanization continues to increase. This paper addresses a specific aspect of Inuit mobility--namely, migration and the dynamic…
Descriptors: Rural Urban Differences, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Eskimo Aleut Languages
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Stroope, Samuel – Social Indicators Research, 2012
Building on the implications of qualitative work from India and urbanism theories, I aim to understand whether religious bonding social capital in contemporary India increases with greater urbanization and whether such increases are moderated by caste or social class position. Results from multinomial logistic regression on 1,417 Hindu respondents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Environment, Urbanization, Social Capital
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Jialing, Han – Chinese Education and Society, 2012
This article examines the features of second-generation rural migrants and the challenges facing them in terms of schooling and employment. There is a gap that is hard for them to step over: barriers against social inclusion. The article concludes that poverty tends to pass on to the next generation and fossilize. Therefore, it is vital to…
Descriptors: Urbanization, Migrants, Rural Areas, Educational Attainment
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Fraser, Benjamin – Hispania, 2012
This essay reappropriates the segmentary form of the three works of Agustin Fernandez Mallo's "Nocilla" project ("Nocilla Dream" [2006]; "Nocilla Experience" [2008]; "Nocilla Lab" [2009]) en route to an urban reading of its fragmentary structure. The project's interdisciplinary push, overwhelming incorporation of both scientific and…
Descriptors: Urban Culture, Interdisciplinary Approach, Spanish Literature, Teaching Methods
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Hsu, Shang-Wei; Chiang, Po-Huang; Lin, Lam-Ping; Lin, Jin-Ding – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012
The present study aims to characterize the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in Taiwan while examining the effects of age, gender, and urbanization on ASD occurrence. A cross-sectional study was conducted to analyze data from 895,639 random health insurance claimants who claimed medical services in the year 2007. Autism was defined…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Incidence, Autism, Public Health
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Conzen, Michael P. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Most towns were crucial to the initial colonization and economic development of the Great Plains. Many were, directly or indirectly, creatures of railroad corporate planning, owing their location as well as their physical layout to the townsite companies controlled by railroad officials. This article examines how these facts shaped the fundamental…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Transportation, Influence of Technology, Urban Studies
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Fandrem, Hildegunn; Sam, David L.; Roland, Erling – Social Indicators Research, 2009
The study investigates depressive symptoms among 3,431 adolescents aged 13-15 years. The sample comprises both native Norwegian and immigrant adolescents living in Norway. The main finding of the study is that the level of depressive symptoms is significantly higher among the immigrant adolescents than their Norwegian counterparts. When analysed…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Urbanization
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Alasia, Alessandro; Weersink, Alfons; Bollman, Ray D.; Cranfield, John – Journal of Rural Studies, 2009
Understanding the factors affecting off-farm labour decisions of census-farm operators has significant implications for rural development and farm income support policy. We examine the off-farm labour decisions of Canadian farm operators using micro-level data from the 2001 Census of Agriculture combined with community level data from the 2001…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Rural Farm Residents, Agricultural Occupations, Income
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