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Peterson, Sarah E.; Williams, R. Craig; Myer, Rick A.; Tinajero, Josefina V. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
We examined experiences of participants in "Do the Write Thing" national violence prevention program for middle-level students. Using mixed methods, we conducted surveys and focus groups with students, parents, and teachers who attended the program's National Recognition Week in Washington, DC. Results revealed important affective,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Parents, Violence
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Gomez, Mary Louise – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2016
This text explores how service learning may offer aspiring teachers' (those not yet admitted to teacher education programs) opportunities to interact with and support the learning of children from low-income families of color. The article shows the potential of service to impact how aspiring teachers talk and think and what they can do in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Immigrants, Low Income Students, College Applicants
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Baltes, Beate; Hernandez, David; Collins, Christina – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
Racial tension motivates strife and violence in the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, area. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a collaborative partnership, the Cultural Awareness Consortium (CAC), in making a positive impact on the attitudes of a group of diverse high school students regarding multicultural relations.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Partnerships in Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Tsolou, Olympia; Margaritis, Vasileios – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2013
The cross-thematic curriculum (CTC) for school education has recently been implemented so that the quality of the Greek educational system is improved. This study aimed at assessing social and emotional learning competencies and CTC-related skills of 541 Greek students aged 11-13. Data triangulation was also used for validating these findings,…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Scores, Educational Quality