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Beegle, Amy C. – General Music Today, 2012
As instrumental world music ensembles such as steel pan, mariachi, gamelan and West African drums are becoming more the norm than the exception in North American school music programs, there are other world music ensembles just starting to gain popularity in particular parts of the United States. The kulintang ensemble, a drum and gong ensemble…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness
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Tobin, Kerri – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
Teacher certification trends in the United States since World War II paint a complicated picture of powerful interests at different levels making demands and trying to institute disparate reforms. These patterns have varied over time, often because of teacher supply and demand. The federal government initiated its involvement when education…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Politics of Education, Unions, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Nakamoto, Nanae – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
This documentation is for the revised file (Version 1b) of the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) for school year 2008-2009, fiscal year 2009 (FY 09). It contains a brief description of the data collection along with information required to understand and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, National Programs
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Cornman, Stephen Q. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This First Look report introduces new data for national and state-level public elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures for fiscal year 2013 (FY 13). Specifically, this report includes findings from the following types of school finance data: (1) revenue and expenditure totals; (2) revenues by source; (3) expenditures by function and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Income
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Chen, Chen-Su; Sable, Jennifer; Mitchell, Lindsey; Liu, Fei – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Common Core of Data (CCD) nonfiscal surveys consist of data submitted annually to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) by state education agencies (SEAs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the four U.S. Island Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin…
Descriptors: School Surveys, Documentation, State Surveys, Annual Reports
Baydo-Reed, Katie – Rethinking Schools, 2010
Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. officials issued a series of proclamations that violated the civil and human rights of the vast majority of Japanese Americans in the United States--ostensibly to protect the nation from further Japanese aggression. The proclamations culminated in Executive Order 9066, which gave the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Japanese Americans, Grade 4, Foreign Countries
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Savin, Daniel; Garry, Mark T.; Zuccaro, Paula; Novins, Douglas – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006
Of all of the medical specialties, child and adolescent psychiatry has the most severe shortage of practitioners. This shortage is even more pronounced in economically disadvantaged and rural areas. The American Indian population is younger, more economically disadvantaged, and more rural than the general U.S. population (United States Census…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Access to Health Care
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Sable, Jennifer; Plotts, Christopher – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
The Common Core of Data (CCD) nonfiscal surveys consist of data submitted annually to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) by state education agencies (SEAs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the four U.S. Island Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin…
Descriptors: School Districts, Surveys, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rudasill, Lynne M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2009
This year, the United States Department of Education Title VI programs will celebrate their 50th anniversary. During the Cold War, the United States government passed the National Defense Education Act to marshal all possible resources to improve education in multiple subject areas, initiating the development of National Research Centers (NRCs) in…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Global Education, Library Services, Library Science
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Harley, Debra A. – International Journal of Disability, Development & Education, 2006
Elderly African Americans residing in rural areas have practiced and continue to practice indigenous healing practices for various reasons. In addition to the belief in the value of such practices, many of these individuals practice indigenous healing because it is cost effective. In this article information is presented on the history of research…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Cultural Influences, Rural Areas, Participatory Research
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Sandarg, Jana; Wilkerson, Carol – Dimension, 2011
This article discusses the impact of the Standards for Foreign Language Teaching in the 21st Century on language programs at American universities. Surveys were administered to American students and to faculty at a university in Spain asking questions about the five goal areas of the standards. Responses from these groups were analyzed and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students, College Faculty
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DeBoer, Jennifer – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
As detailed in the articles throughout this issue, the U.S. education system experienced a number of structural developments throughout the 20th century. These changes served to shift the landscape of decision-making authority in multiple areas of primary and secondary schooling. This article provides an international perspective on the changes…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Garofano, Anthony; Sable, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2008
This report describes the characteristics of the 100 largest public elementary and secondary school districts in the United States and its jurisdictions. These districts are defined as the 100 largest according to the size of their student population. The information in this report was provided by state education agency officials to the National…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, School District Size, Institutional Characteristics
Lumina Foundation for Education, 2012
Increasing college attainment is an urgent national need--a fact that is being acknowledged by policymakers, economists and labor experts at every level. They agree that, in order for the United States to sustain the economic recovery and assure long-term growth and social stability, the nation's educational attainment rate must improve steadily…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Metropolitan Areas, Achievement Gains
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Rodriguez, Mariela A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2012
This case begins with a contextual overview of the educational plight of Latino students in U.S. public schools. This pervasive plight has economic and social implications in the lives of these students. Using a Borderlands Cultural Wealth framework, the case focuses on the educational challenges of Mexican American and immigrant students in one…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Public Schools
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