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O'Brien, Paul – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
The French education system has a mixed record. A generally very successful pre-school and primary school level contrasts with underfunded public universities with high dropout rates which exist alongside very successful higher education institutions for elites. Initial education, especially secondary education and the universities, along with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment
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Altbach, Philip G.; Knight, Jane – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2007
Globalization and internationalization are related but not the same thing. Globalization is the context of economic and academic trends that are part of the reality of the 21st century. Internationalization includes the policies and practices undertaken by academic systems and institutions--and even individuals--to cope with the global academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Global Approach, Educational Environment
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Reid, Christine A.; Kolakowsky-Hayner, Stephanie A.; Lewis, Allen N.; Armstrong, Amy J. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2007
Item response theory (IRT) methodology is introduced as a tool for improving assessment instruments used with people who have disabilities. Need for this approach in rehabilitation is emphasized; differences between IRT and classical test theory are clarified. Concepts essential to understanding IRT are defined, necessary data assumptions are…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Methods, Item Response Theory, Aptitude Tests
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Sideridis, Georgios D. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2007
This special issue deals with the identification and remediation criteria/practices employed in several countries regarding learning disabilities (LD). An analysis of the identification criteria suggests that most countries follow early law mandates of the United States (e.g., PL 94-142) regarding the definition of the disorder and use the…
Descriptors: Identification, Remedial Instruction, Learning Disabilities, International Studies
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Educators, mental-health officials, and law-enforcement officers often do not share information about troubled students because they are confused by what they can disclose under complex and overlapping privacy laws, according to a report on the Virginia Tech shootings. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and two other Bush cabinet secretaries…
Descriptors: Student Records, Privacy, Laws, Reports
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Oketch, Moses O. – International Journal of Educational Development, 2007
In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in the dichotomy of vocational education versus general education. This is more so as political pronouncements in many countries across the globe have taken on knowledge and skills as the key aim of the desire to improve access to education at all levels. Nowhere is this debate more tested,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, General Education, Vocational Education
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Prado, Jose – Journal of Latinos & Education, 2007
This interview with Ilan Stavans addresses central experiences tied to the educational and immigrant experiences of Latinos in the United States. Culture, immigration, assimilation, and language are the prisms through which this experience is understood. Ilan Stavans responds to questions concerning cultural heterogeneity and cultural homogeneity.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Acculturation, Cultural Influences
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Brustein, William I. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2007
Confronted with a world that is strikingly different from what it was just a decade ago, the United States faces rapidly shifting economic, political, and national security realities and challenges. To respond to these changes it is essential that our institutions of higher education graduate globally competent students. This article addresses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, National Security, Study Abroad, Curriculum Design
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Kasperek, Sheila; Johnson, Amber; Fotta, Katie; Craig, Francis – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2007
One hundred fifty-two undergraduate students at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania were surveyed to determine if the involvement of their liaison librarian in theater productions and orchestra had an effect on their relationship with the library. The study shows positive and statistically significant results for students who participated in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Academic Libraries
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2006
The prevailing expectation in education today is, "All children can learn." This expectation includes all children, including disadvantaged children and those who come from poverty. Our actions are guided by our expectations. If we believe that all children can learn, then children can learn. If we believe that children cannot learn, then our self…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty, Children, Teacher Role
McLaughlin, Judith Block – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2006
When the AGB task force on the state of the Presidency in American Higher Education was meeting last fall in Washington, D.C., to deliberate about the role of the academic presidency, the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education convened across town to examine issues ranging from access to affordability to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Presidents, Governing Boards, Board Administrator Relationship
Holland, Rochelle – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this case study was to examine the efficacy of a developing technique that has been coined by this author as a Mental Wellness Fast. Therefore, this paper has been written for therapists who utilize spirituality and/or religion into their practice. The technique is geared to assist clients with healing poor inner dialogues and it…
Descriptors: Therapy, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Wellness
Levine, Peter, Ed.; Youniss, James – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland, 2006
The papers in this collection were written by an interdisciplinary group to address two main questions: What conditions deter young 'involvement in politics and civic life? What reforms could enhance youth engagement? Most of the contributors met face-to-face in Washington, DC in March 2005 to discuss their papers and the general issue of youth…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Adolescents, Politics, Competition
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2006
University professors teaching pre-service teachers base much of their philosophies on theories. Students often ask "Why do we have theories?" "What is the purpose of theories?" "If we like a theory, do we have to use all of the theory?" The most frequent controversial issue is how to use a particular theory in a practical way. In the quest for…
Descriptors: Values, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Influences
Afterschool Alliance, 2006
The 21st century's information economy is creating more jobs that require not only a college education but also at least some expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM. Across the country, schools and communities are finding that the hours after school are particularly conducive to…
Descriptors: Classrooms, Young Adults, Science Projects, Museums
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