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Creating an Environment for Emotional and Social Well-Being
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Creating an Environment for Emotional and Social Well-Being

This document is profiled to help teachers, students and parents create a ... (more)

This document is profiled to help teachers, students and parents create a positive psycho-social climate in their school as a means to improve school quality and the mental and physical well-being of young people. It is intended for school administrators, teachers, community leaders and members of school health teams. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Unit of Study
Provider:
EDC
Education International
PCD
UNESCO
UNICEF
WHO
World Bank
Provider Set:
UNICEF
UNICEF
UNICEF
UNICEF
UNICEF
UNICEF
UNICEF
Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being
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Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being

Last Thursday, the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, a consortium of ... (more)

Last Thursday, the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, a consortium of US government agencies responsible for improving the quality and usefulness of data on older Americans, released their first major report, Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Presenting a comprehensive profile of this significant and burgeoning demographic, the report seeks "to present data in a nontechnical, user-friendly format." It features 31 indicators divided into five sections: Population, Economics, Health Status, Health Risks and Behaviors, and Health Care. True to its word, the report is readable, the graphics quickly comprehensible, and the lay-out in both HTML and .pdf formats well-organized. One interesting fact, among many, from the report is that there are now "an estimated 35 million people age 65 or older in the United States, accounting for almost 13 percent of the total population" -- an increase of more than ten-fold since the turn of the last century. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Adolescents' Psychological Well-Being and Perceived Parental Involvement: Implications for Parental Involvement in Middle Schools
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Adolescents' Psychological Well-Being and Perceived Parental Involvement: Implications for Parental Involvement in Middle Schools

Adolescence is a critical period of development. Previous research suggests parent involvement ... (more)

Adolescence is a critical period of development. Previous research suggests parent involvement in school directly impacts student success. However, different types of parental involvement and the efforts of middle school personnel to educate parents about these effective practices have received scant attention in the literature. The level and type of parental involvement, as perceived by adolescents, is correlated with adolescent psychological well-being. Perceived parental involvement positively or negatively affects adolescents' sense of psychological well-being, especially self-esteem, self-evaluation, and peer relationships. Parenting style greatly influences children's development as well. The authoritative/democratic parenting style influences middle school children, leading to positive developmental outcomes, positive adolescent self-evaluations, higher levels of adolescent self-esteem and adjustment, while also positively influencing levels of intrinsic motivation for learning. This article reviews research related to (a) adolescents' perceptions of parental involvement, (b) the parenting style related to higher levels of psychological well-being, and (c) the impact of assorted parenting styles on adolescent psychological well-being. It concludes with implications for middle school systems, middle school counselors, families, parents, and community members. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
Association for Middle Level Education
Provider Set:
Association for Middle Level Education
Author:
Brett Zyromski
Deborah A. Corpus
Kayla Cripps
Research in Middle Level Education Online
Trends in the Well-Being of America's Children and Youth
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Trends in the Well-Being of America's Children and Youth

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently placed online ... (more)

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently placed online its third annual report on trends in the well-being of America's children and youth. Drawn from over 90 indicators of well-being, the report is designed to provide policy makers, the media, and interested citizens an accessible overview of data on the condition of children in the US. The report is divided into two parts, the first representing the main body. The main body offers tables, graphics, and text highlighting the most important data in five broad areas: Population, family, and neighborhood; Economic security; Health conditions and health care; Social development, behavioral health, and teen fertility; and Education and achievement. The second part of the report examines the well-being of immigrant children and native-born children of immigrant parents. The report is presented as separate chapters in .pdf format. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Botanic Gardens: Using Biodiversity to improve human well-being
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Botanic Gardens: Using Biodiversity to improve human well-being

Comprised of over 800 botanic gardens and botanical institutions located around the ... (more)

Comprised of over 800 botanic gardens and botanical institutions located around the world, the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI) group frequently produces publications of interest for both the general public and those interested in the role of such institutions in contemporary society. This rather intriguing 36-page report, authored by Kerry Waylen, looks at how ̢ĺŰĺĎbotanic gardens across the world are involved in a variety of projects that use biodiversity to improve human well-being.̢ĺŰĺ It is an ambitious work, and is based upon a rather exhaustive literature review and a survey of BGCI̢ĺŰĺŞs members. The report contains information on some specific programs currently in place, such as the work of the Aburi Botanical Garden in Ghana, which has successfully improved local access to medicinal plants by helping communities set up medicinal gardens. Overall, this is a timely report that is definitely worth a closer look. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Youth Indicators 1996: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth
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Youth Indicators 1996: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has ... (more)

The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has recently made this publication (in .pdf format) available at its web site. Youth Indicators 1996: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth is "a statistical compilation of data on family structure, jobs, education, and other elements that comprise the world of young people." It contains 69 tables and charts covering such subjects as demographics, family income, health, employment, and educational outcomes, among others. The tables and charts, which generally present data from the early 1970s to the early 1990s, are intended to give quick, concise information. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2002
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2002

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released its ... (more)

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released its sixth annual report on the status and well being of America's children (last edition reviewed in the July 27, 2001 Scout Report). The 2002 edition contains 24 key indicators divided into five categories -- population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. In addition, the report also provides data on eight key contextual measures and includes a special feature on children of at least one foreign-born parent. Users have the option of viewing the entire report in HTML or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats, or downloading each section individually in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Health Insurance, 1993 to 1995: Who Loses Coverage and for How Long?
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Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Health Insurance, 1993 to 1995: Who Loses Coverage and for How Long?

The Census Bureau report, Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Health Insurance, 1993 to ... (more)

The Census Bureau report, Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Health Insurance, 1993 to 1995 provides comprehensive information on the characteristics of people with and without health insurance. Key findings show Southerners as the population most likely to experience one or more months without health insurance and suburban dwellers as the least likely to lose continuous health insurance when compared to people living in central cities or rural areas. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Bennefield, Robert L.
Changing America: Indicators of Social And Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin
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Changing America: Indicators of Social And Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin

The Council of Economic Advisers for the President's Initiative on Race prepared ... (more)

The Council of Economic Advisers for the President's Initiative on Race prepared this document to chart current and historical socioeconomic data related to the differences in well-being among Americans in regard to race and Hispanic origin. Key indicators within seven areas of well-being are presented in the chart book to educate the public: population, education, labor markets, economic status, health, crime, and housing. Users may view charts as separate .pdf files or view the entire chart book in a single .pdf file (688K). (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Flowering Plants: Keys to Earth's Evolution and Human Well-Being
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Flowering Plants: Keys to Earth's Evolution and Human Well-Being

The issue-focused interview discusses how angiosperms, or flowering plants, are important because ... (more)

The issue-focused interview discusses how angiosperms, or flowering plants, are important because they hold clues to the evolutionary history of our planet, provide sources of food, medicine, and shelter to humans, and serve as food and habitat for many other organisms. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Pamela Soltis (University of Florida, Gainesville;)
Untangling the Environmentalist's Paradox: Why Is Human Well-being Increasing as Ecosystem Services Degrade?
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Untangling the Environmentalist's Paradox: Why Is Human Well-being Increasing as Ecosystem Services Degrade?

Environmentalists have argued that ecological degradation will lead to declines in the ... (more)

Environmentalists have argued that ecological degradation will lead to declines in the well-being of people dependent on ecosystem services. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment paradoxically found that human well-being has increased despite large global declines in most ecosystem services. We assess four explanations of these divergent trends: (1) We have measured well-being incorrectly; (2) well-being is dependent on food services, which are increasing, and not on other services that are declining; (3) technology has decoupled well-being from nature; (4) time lags may lead to future declines in well-being. Our findings discount the first hypothesis, but elements of the remaining three appear plausible. Although ecologists have convincingly documented ecological decline, science does not adequately understand the implications of this decline for human well-being. Untangling how human well-being has increased as ecosystem conditions decline is critical to guiding future management of ecosystem services; we propose four research areas to help achieve this goal. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne (McGill University;)
Child Well-Being Indicators From the SIPP
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Child Well-Being Indicators From the SIPP

The Census Bureau has recently posted Population Division Working Papers No. 24 ... (more)

The Census Bureau has recently posted Population Division Working Papers No. 24 on its website. The paper, written by Kristin E. Smith, Loretta E. Bass, and Jason M. Fields, provides figures from four areas of child well-being: early childhood experiences, parent-child interaction, school-age enrichment activities, and children's academic experience. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Bass, Loretta E.
Fields, Jason M.
Smith, Kristin E.
Poverty, Family Structure, and Child Well-Being: Indicators From the SIPP
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Poverty, Family Structure, and Child Well-Being: Indicators From the SIPP

The Census Bureau has recently posted Population Division Working Paper No. 23, ... (more)

The Census Bureau has recently posted Population Division Working Paper No. 23, on its website. This paper, Poverty, Family Structure, and Child Well-Being: Indicators From the SIPP, by Jason M. Fields and Kristin E. Smith, examines the efficacy of SIPP as a measure of child well-being. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Fields, Jason M.
Smith, Kristin E.
Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience
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Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience

How do we measure happiness? Is it through the strength of our ... (more)

How do we measure happiness? Is it through the strength of our relationships with others? Is it by the number of material possessions we have? This remarkable book, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie, looks at "the current state of research and evaluates methods for the measurement of happiness." Additionally, the report "offers guidance about adopting subjective well-being measures in official government surveys to inform social and economic policies." The report is divided into six chapters, three appendices, and a set of references. These chapters include "Measuring Experienced Well-Being" and "Subjective Well-Being and Policy." It's a compelling piece, stirring meditations on an important aspect of human behavior. For those interested, a paperback version can be pre-ordered and purchased from the National Academies Press. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Mackie, Christopher
Stone, Arthur A.
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Child Well-Being 1998
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Child Well-Being 1998

The US Department of Education's NCES has recently released America's Children. Developed ... (more)

The US Department of Education's NCES has recently released America's Children. Developed by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, it is the second in a series of annual compendia of statistical indicators on US children. This issue, which contains 23 indicators in six topics, shows overall improvement in children's well-being but continuing racial, ethnic,and class disparities. Information is presented in non-technical terms with heavy use of charts and tables. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1999
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1999

The 1999 edition (last edition reviewed in the July 24, 1998 Scout ... (more)

The 1999 edition (last edition reviewed in the July 24, 1998 Scout Report of this annual compendia of statistical indicators on US children, produced by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics was placed online on July 8. This issue, which contains 23 indicators in four topics, shows overall improvement in children's well-being but also reports continuing and significant disparities, principally along economic lines. Information is presented in non-technical terms with heavy use of charts and tables. The full text of the report, including the appendices, is available for download in HTML or .pdf format. Users may also browse the report highlights, the official press release, and three "backgrounders" on specific issues. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2000
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2000

The 2000 edition (last edition reviewed in the July 9, 1999 Scout ... (more)

The 2000 edition (last edition reviewed in the July 9, 1999 Scout Report) of this annual compendium of statistical indicators on US children, produced by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, was placed online on July 13. This issue, which contains 23 indicators in 4 topics, shows overall improvement in children's well-being but also reports continuing and significant disparities, principally along economic lines. Information is presented in non-technical terms with heavy use of charts and tables. The full text of the report, including the appendices, is available for download in HTML or .pdf format. Users may also browse the report highlights, the official press release, and two "backgrounders" on specific issues (Beginning Kindergartners' Knowledge and Skills and Youth Participation in Volunteer Activities). (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2001
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2001

The 2001 edition (last edition reviewed in the July 21, 2000 Scout ... (more)

The 2001 edition (last edition reviewed in the July 21, 2000 Scout Report) of this annual compendium of statistical indicators on US children, produced by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, has been placed online. This issue, which contains twenty-four indicators in four topics, shows overall improvement in children's well-being but also reports continuing and significant disparities, principally along economic lines. Information is presented in non-technical terms with heavy use of charts and tables. The full text of the report, including the appendices, is available for download in HTML or .pdf format. Users may also browse the report highlights, the official press release, and two special features on asthma prevalence and youth employment. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Income, 1993 to 1994, Moving Up and Down the Income Ladder
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Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Income, 1993 to 1994, Moving Up and Down the Income Ladder

Using US Census Bureau data, Wilfred T. Masumura's report Income, 1993 to ... (more)

Using US Census Bureau data, Wilfred T. Masumura's report Income, 1993 to 1994 indicates that the state of the economy is a not the only determinate of economic well-being. Other factors include household size and composition. Over-all, Masumura found that more people experienced income increases than decreases, at 41 percent and 37 percent respectively. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Masumura, Wilfred T.
The Role of Community Development Corporations in Promoting the Well-Being of Young Children
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The Role of Community Development Corporations in Promoting the Well-Being of Young Children

Prepared by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), "The Role ... (more)

Prepared by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), "The Role of Community Development Corporations in Promoting the Well-Being of Young Children" is an extremely well designed and documented record of the impact of poverty on the lives of young Americans. With more than 12 million children living below the poverty line, many young Americans are in need of all the help they can get, especially in an era of thinning public and private resources. With a close eye on those they are committed to helping, the NCCP offers the benefits of a broad based understanding of child poverty and its often life-altering effects. Neither negative nor critical, the NCCP report is there to help, particularly in the work of community development corporations (CDCs) interested in improving the well being of children and young adults. Serving as a resource base for CDCs, the NCCP wants to facilitate and extend their work by making relevant data more readily available. Thus the report is loaded with local, state and federal information regarding child poverty, facts that can be put to good use in furthering the work of socially responsible organizations and institutions. Not just a repository of valuable statistical content, however, the report and its site also serve as a vast network of links to others interested in improving the lives and futures of nearly one sixth of thenation's children. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Adely, Fida.
Knitzer, Jane.
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