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Ahmad, Jamal – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine Arab American parents' perceptions of difficulties their children experience in the USA. Both Arab American children born outside the USA who later moved to the country and children born in the USA to Arab parents were examined. Fifty Arab American families were interviewed in two areas in the State of…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Acculturation, Interviews
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
The nation's community colleges have an impressive to-do list: (1) Increase college completion by 50 percent by 2020; (2) Dramatically improve college readiness; (3) Close the American skills gap; (4) Refocus the community college mission; (5) Invest in new support structures; (6) Target public and private investments; and (7) Promote rigor and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Change, Change Strategies
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Lambertson, Sherry – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
This article describes the use of standards to guide the reform of a struggling high school in Grant Michigan. The author describes the challenges and obstacles that the school was facing, and admits that school reform was difficult. Turnaround seemed impossible, but it held the promise of something larger than life: successful students who become…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Rural Schools, Low Achievement
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Lee, Jin – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The rise of for-profit Educational Management Organizations (EMOs) often becomes evidence of substantial shifts in the governance of education, through which schooling may become privatized and commercialized. This study is designed to understand the economic behavior of for-profit educational management organization charter schools, by focusing…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Educational Administration, Governance, Charter Schools
Elliott, William; Chan, Monnica; Poore, Anthony – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Education provides one of the best opportunities for American children to build the capacity to climb up the economic ladder. It has even been called the "great equalizer" in American society. In today's tightened labor market, providing equal access to postsecondary education is more critical than ever. The Georgetown Center on…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Economic Impact, Educational Attainment, College Outcomes Assessment
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
REL Pacific at McREL, one of 10 Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), serves educators in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Guam, Hawai'i, the Republic of the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, College Readiness
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Khalifa, Muhammad A.; Douglas, Ty-Ron M. O.; Chambers, Terah T. – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: This article employs critical policy analysis as it examines the historical underpinnings of racialized policy discrimination in Detroit. It considers histories, discourses, and oppressive structures as it seeks to understand how policies have been and currently are implemented by Whites in predominantly Black urban areas.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation
Ulrich, Jessica D. – Carsey Institute, 2011
As part of the Community and Environment in Rural America (CERA) initiative, the Carsey Institute has been investigating broad trends between rural community types, including the education level of residents and their parents. Since 2007, Carsey researchers have conducted over 17,000 telephone surveys with randomly selected adult Americans from…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Rural Areas, Economically Disadvantaged, Adults
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Lipman, Pauline – Journal of Education Policy, 2013
This article examines education accountability as a mechanism of coercive neoliberal urban governance in the USA. Drawing on Gramscian theory of the "integral state" as the dialectical synthesis of coercion, consent, and resistance, the author argues that as the crisis gives the state less room to win consent, it intensifies coercion as…
Descriptors: Public Education, Accountability, Neoliberalism, Economic Climate
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Brooks-Gillies, Marilee; Garcia, Elena G.; Kim, Soo Hyon; Manthey, Katie; Smith, Trixie – Across the Disciplines, 2015
While the editors of "Across the Disciplines" were working at the Michigan State University (MSU) Writing Center in 2011, they began focusing on the issues of graduate writing support through their involvement with the graduate writing groups hosted through the MSU Writing Center, conducting research on the benefits of such groups. When…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Laboratories
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Geyer, Alexis; Putz, Jenni; Misra, Kaustav – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: Building on existing study abroad literature, the purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of both short-term and long-term study abroad programs on students' leadership skills and their career aspirations. Design/methodology/approach: A sample of college students were invited to complete an electronic survey about their experiences…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Occupational Aspiration, Leadership, College Students
Horton, Akesha Monique – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Hip-hop has exploded around the world among youth. It is not simply an American source of entertainment; it is a global cultural movement that provides a voice for youth worldwide who have not been able to express their "cultural world" through mainstream media. The emerging field of critical hip-hop pedagogy has produced little…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Music, Critical Theory, Global Approach
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Andrews, Gordon; Warren, Wilson J.; Brown, Sarah Drake – History Teacher, 2013
In April 2011, Congress slashed funding for a majority of programs tied to education. Several programs related to professional development for teachers did not survive. While cut severely--from $119 million in Fiscal Year 2010 to $46 million (a loss of $73 million or 61% of its funding)--Teaching American History (TAH) grants lived, albeit by…
Descriptors: College Instruction, History Instruction, Faculty Development, Grants
Prystowsky, Richard J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Colleges and universities have long recognized the need to address inequities affecting students from underrepresented or underserved groups. Despite efforts undertaken by dedicated individuals, large-scale, national change in this area has not been realized. In this article, we address two major factors underlying this disappointing result (the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Models, Disproportionate Representation
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Scribner, Campbell F. – American Journal of Education, 2015
This article examines the legal and political significance of teacher unionization in rural and suburban school districts between 1960 and 1975. While most historians focus on the growth of unions in urban areas, strikes in outlying districts played a determinative role in the development of public sector labor law, particularly in the arbitration…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Unions, Rural Schools
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