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THE CULTURE OF
EDUCATING , RAISING,
AND BEING A TWIN
By Jean Leddy
Stonehill
College
TWINS…
LITERATURE REVIEW
Bartels, M., Beijstervedlt, C., Boomsma, D., Huizink, A., Polderman, T., Verhulst, F.
(1979). No Effect ...
RESEARCH QUESTIONS
Educating
What is the culture of educating twins?
Raising
What is the culture of raising twins?
Being
W...
METHODS
Methods
-opportunity sampling
-snow ball sampling
-qualitative interviewing
-opened ended interviewing/
semi-unstr...
Findings’ Topics
I. Names
II. Dress
III. Elementary School through
High School
IV. College
V. Post- College
VI. My Best Fr...
CONCLUSION
1) Describe what is like being a parent of twins.
2) What are the advantages of being a twin, if any?
3) What a...
FUTURE RESEARCH
• encompass a larger sample
• equal representation of males and females in study
• explore school policy c...
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The Culture of Education, Raising, and Being a Twin

  1. 1. THE CULTURE OF EDUCATING , RAISING, AND BEING A TWIN By Jean Leddy Stonehill College
  2. 2. TWINS…
  3. 3. LITERATURE REVIEW Bartels, M., Beijstervedlt, C., Boomsma, D., Huizink, A., Polderman, T., Verhulst, F. (1979). No Effect of Classroom Sharing on Educational Achievement in Twins, a Longitudinal Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64, 36-40. Bradley, E. (1958). Guidance and Teaching of Twins. The Clearly House, 13, 364-366. Brown, A., Matheny, A. (1971). The Behavior of Twins: Effects of Birth Weight and Birth Sequence. Child Development, 42, 251-257. Kozlak, J. (1978). Identical Twins: Perceptions of the Effects of Twinship. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, 5, 105-130. Werner, E. (1973). From Birth to Latency: Behavioral Differences in a Multiracial Group of Twins. Child Development, 44, 438-444.
  4. 4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS Educating What is the culture of educating twins? Raising What is the culture of raising twins? Being What is the culture of being a twin?
  5. 5. METHODS Methods -opportunity sampling -snow ball sampling -qualitative interviewing -opened ended interviewing/ semi-unstructured interviews -interviews conducted face to face, over the phone, and through email Participants -in total 21 participants -participants raised in the following states and regions: NY, MA, VT, CA, CT, NJ and Armenia Categories of participants fell under: ~educators of twins ~siblings of twins ~parents of twins (2 generations) ~twins (fraternal male/ female twins, fraternal female twins, and identical female twins)
  6. 6. Findings’ Topics I. Names II. Dress III. Elementary School through High School IV. College V. Post- College VI. My Best Friend Reference Key 21 interviewees Teachers n=2 Siblings n=2 Parents n=5 Old n=3 Young n=2 Twins=12 Fraternal male/female n=4 Fraternal female/female n=3 Identical female/female n=5
  7. 7. CONCLUSION 1) Describe what is like being a parent of twins. 2) What are the advantages of being a twin, if any? 3) What are the disadvantages of being a twin, if any?
  8. 8. FUTURE RESEARCH • encompass a larger sample • equal representation of males and females in study • explore school policy changes, involving the placement of twins in schools, classes, and dormitories • look into twins outcomes in school, careers, sports, and relationships in comparison to singletons

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