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Suicide rates vary greatly by sex and race, but the methods employed by these groups have not been studied closely and across time. Annual official national statistics for specific methods of suicide by sex and specific racial group were examined from 1923 to 1978. During this time period, shifts occurred in the proportions of suicides by method, most noteably for women and Asian-American groups. Although women continued to kill themselves with solid and liquid poisons more often than men, in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indians, Asian Americans, Behavior Patterns, Blacks, Cross Cultural Studies,...
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This paper is about myths in general and the "myth" of Democracy in the United States of America in particular. Myths have a number of definitions among which legendary stories containing some elements of fact but wholly untrue can be cited as the basis for the establishment of commonly accepted beliefs. Myths can be functional in the sense that they serve a specific purpose or purposes. Among these, the binding together a political system such as ours may well be a vital function of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizen Participation, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Democratic Values, Motivation,...
This booklet was developed to assist teachers of Third World students in a workshop setting to understand the impact of institutional racism on schools, and provide them with viable skills so they might assist Third World students to cope and survive more effectively in the society. The topics discussed in this booklet are as follows: What is the Mis-education of Third World people? What I as an educator must know in order to deal effectively with negating the mis-education of Third World...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Problems,...
It is suggested that black education is a good subject for those who are interested in development and international education. These several reasons are discussed: 1) the educational system operating in black communities may in terms of comparative education methodology be compared to that operating in many colonial and ex-colonial areas, it may also be examined in terms of class structure; 2) if the effects of Negritude and the Moslem faith are thought to be important variables in the school...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bibliographies, Black Culture, Black Education, Civil Rights, Comparative Education,...
According to the Stalking Resource Center (SRC), "While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time." "Model Campus Stalking Policy," a collaborative report from SRC (a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime) and the California...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Prevention, Internet, Victims, Sexual Abuse, Laws, Definitions, Antisocial Behavior,...
In December 2012, the "U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG) Report: The Status of the African American Workforce at the U.S. Department of Education" (ED538186) described racial and demographic data by grade levels for Pay Period 11 in 2012 compared to similar data towards the end of the Bush administration. At that time, the evidence indicated shortages of African Americans at the SES [Senior Executive Service] and senior grade levels. Despite increases...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Government, Public Agencies, Education, African Americans, Government...