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Carmichael, Sheila Byrd; Wilson, W. Stephen; Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Winkler, Amber M.; Palmieri, Stafford – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2009
Subject-matter experts reviewed the content, rigor, and clarity of the first public drafts of the "Common Core" standards released in September 2009 by the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) of the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. Using the same criteria, the same experts also…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, National Standards, State Standards, Global Approach
Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Petrilli, Michael J. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2010
Over the past year, the nation's governors and state school chiefs have achieved laudable consensus around a set of math and English standards, developed voluntarily and without federal involvement through the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). Most states have signed on to them. More recently, the states have again teamed up--this…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
De La Rosa, Mario R., Ed.; Adrados, Juan-Luis Recio, Ed. – 1993
The lack of information on the extent and nature of drug use and abuse among minority youth has limited the development of culturally relevant and effective interventions for this group. These papers present research findings and information about research methodology directed at this target group. Papers include: (1) "Integrating Mainstream…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, American Indians, Blacks
Casteel, Catherine J., Ed.; Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie, Ed. – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2010
This monograph showcases professional development projects by school districts and colleges of education that train teachers to work successfully with English learners (ELs) across the nation. The papers presented in this monograph offer real-life examples of successful and innovative practices, including institutionalized mentoring programs, new…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
Corvalan-Vasquez, Oscar E. – 1981
The development of apprenticeship programs in several Latin American countries was investigated with a focus on the results of an industrial apprenticeship program in Santiago, Chile. The program studied was the Instituto Nacional de Capacitacion Profesional (INACAP), the national vocational training institute of Chile. The purpose of the study…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Educational Research