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de Hoop, Thomas – American Institutes for Research, 2020
Zambia faces many challenges common to low- and middle-income countries as it seeks to improve its education system, including low literacy rates for young Zambians and low public expenditure on education. In the past 20 years, Zambia's school system has expanded to reach more children in rural areas, primarily through community schools, which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Objectives, Low Income
Rothstein, Richard – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Today, our schools are more racially segregated than at any time in the last 40 years, mainly because the neighborhoods in which they are located are themselves racially segregated. Yet, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its 2007 Parents Involved ruling, prohibited school districts from implementing even modest race-conscious desegregation plans. If…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Neighborhoods, Court Litigation
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Harvey, Judy; Farquharson, Kelly; Schneider-Cline, Whitney; Bush, Erin; Pelatti, Christina Yeager – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the features of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for a cohort of students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to help elucidate current special education practices for students with TBI. Method: We obtained permission from administrators of a local school district of 41,000 students…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Individualized Education Programs, Students with Disabilities
De la Cruz-Novey, H. Alicia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In the last two decades protected area management approaches have experienced a shift from top-down management models to more diverse governance approaches that involve various forms and degrees of participation from local populations. These new participatory approaches seek to reaffirm cultural values, maintain cultural landscapes, recognize the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tourism, Citizen Participation, Parks
de Velasco, Jorge Ruiz; Gonzales, Daisy – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2017
California's alternative education options for youth vulnerable to dropping out of school have been established at different historical points and for different student age and target populations. For purposes of this brief, "alternative school" is defined as belonging to one of six legislatively authorized types of public (non-charter)…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Alignment (Education)
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De Vries, Bregje; Schouwenaars, Ilona; Stokhof, Harry – Science Education International, 2017
The Ark of Inquiry seeks to support inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in different countries and school systems across Europe by teachers that may differ in light of their prior experiences with IBSE. Given the differences, the assumption is that teachers need to make adaptations to the approach and materials of the Ark of Inquiry. This study…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
New York City's public school system unraveled last year in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Before the pandemic, criticisms of the public schools typically centered on performance measures: Were enough students meeting state benchmarks? Was success evident across all racial, socioeconomic, and ability groupings? Today, foundational concepts--such…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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van de Laar, Paul Th. – Journal of Museum Education, 2013
Changes at Museum Rotterdam illustrate how history museums can rethink their relationship to history and community. Recognizing that its residents are increasingly transnational, without ties to the Rotterdam of the past, Museum Rotterdam is using the tools of urban anthropologists to involve residents in exploring contemporary heritage. Museum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Organizational Change, History Instruction
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RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH. – 1996
This guide, which includes both English and Spanish versions, discusses parent involvement policies, which explain how the school district or the school itself supports the important role of parents in the education of their children. Every school district that receives money from Title I of the Improving America's Schools Act, the federal aid…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. – 1991
This document discusses the teaching of problem solving in environmental education. From an interdisciplinary viewpoint, this study describes some strategies for teaching that can favor the practice of educational activities oriented toward solving the concrete problems of the surrounding environment. The volume is divided into seven chapters. The…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Problem Solving
Aceves, Aurelia De La Rosa; Greenberg, David M.; Schell, Sarah – MDRC, 2016
This brief is the third in a series documenting the implementation of an economic mobility initiative supported by New York City's Change Capital Fund (CCF). CCF is a consortium of New York City donors formed to invest in local nonprofits that undertake data-driven antipoverty strategies integrating housing, education, and employment services. CCF…
Descriptors: Community Services, Poverty Programs, Nonprofit Organizations, Integrated Activities
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
Massive protests have been the norm in Wisconsin, since Gov. Scott Walker unveiled a plan to strip many collective bargaining rights from teachers and most other public employees. GOP elected officials are pursuing similar measures in Ohio and other states. But in the DeForest district, like some others around the state, collective bargaining,…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Problems, Grievance Procedures
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Craney, Chris L.; Lau, Thomas; Nelson, William T.; Ghomeshi, Adrianna; Rust, James M.; de Groot, Robert M.; Dennis, Donovan P.; Robertson, Ellen; Kissel, Jessica – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
The Japanese lesson study (JLS) model for curriculum development has seen limited application to middle school science classrooms. The JLS model was used to develop and refine three hands-on activities focused on four major eighth grade science topics from the California curriculum. Prior assessments of these topics showed limited understanding by…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Educational Change
Masoner, Liliana Muhlmann de; And Others – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Education, 1982
Describes the findings of a Florida State University evaluation of Colombia's Accion Cultural Popular (ACPO) program for nonformal adult education. ACPO promotes rural development and literacy through educational radio broadcasts which are linked to local monitors, textbooks, a weekly newspaper, and other support services. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Practices
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Pouw, Nicky; Dietz, Ton; Bélemvire, Adame; de Groot, Dieneke; Millar, David; Obeng, Francis; Rijneveld, Wouter; Van der Geest, Kees; Vlaminck, Zjos; Zaal, Fred – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
This article presents the principles and findings of developing a new participatory assessment of development (PADev) evaluation approach that was codesigned with Dutch nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and northern and southern research institutes over a period of 4 years in the context of rural development in Ghana and Burkina Faso. Although…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Nongovernmental Organizations
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