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Sowcik, Matthew; Benge, Matt; Niewoehner-Green, Jera – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
County Extension Directors (CED) are tasked with a myriad of responsibilities, many of which are directly related to leadership skills. Despite the identification of competencies and skills needed by CEDs in order to maintain successful programs, little research has been conducted on actual Extension leadership programming. Even more uncommon in…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Leadership Training, Online Courses
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Qu, Shuyang; Bletscher, Caitlin; Lamm, Alexa – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undocumented immigration has become a hot political topic. Considering the significant role undocumented immigrants play in U.S. agricultural and natural resources industry and the voting power of the undergraduate students, this study assessed undergraduate students' attitudes toward undocumented immigrant issues. Using a slightly altered…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Immigration, Multicultural Education
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Park, Toby J.; Tandberg, David A.; Shim, Hyun-Ki; Hu, Shouping; Herrington, Carolyn D. – Educational Policy, 2018
Faced with declining numbers of students in teacher education programs, policymakers in many states are considering new actions that might increase teacher supply. One approach that has gained increasing popularity is community colleges beginning to offer 4-year degrees in teacher education. This study explores state adoption of these programs and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Supply and Demand, Declining Enrollment
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Mamun, Arif A.; Carter, Erik W.; Fraker, Thomas M.; Timmins, Lori L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
To better understand how early work experience shapes subsequent employment outcomes for young people (ages 18 to 20) with disabilities, we analyzed longitudinal data from the Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) evaluation to test whether the employment experiences of 1,053 youth during the initial year after entry affected their employment…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Young Adults, Disabilities, Youth
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Geyer, Paul D. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Some students cope with the conflicting demands of work, family, health, and college by engaging in adjustment-seeking behavior, whereby students try to persuade instructors to make the kinds of personalized adjustments needed to avoid the potential consequences of conflicts between academic responsibilities and their other responsibilities.…
Descriptors: Student Responsibility, Student Adjustment, Student Needs, Student Behavior
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Streetman, Collin; Crosland, Kimberly; Clark, Hewitt B. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Purpose: Individuals experiencing extended homelessness face multifaceted risks related to health, substance use, and continuing unemployment and may benefit from learning a problem-solving and decision-making method to assist them in dealing with everyday situations. Methods: This study used a multiple-baseline design to teach three men with…
Descriptors: Adults, Homeless People, At Risk Persons, Problem Solving
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Lee, Jung Min; Rogers, Aracelis; Young, William – Adult Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify selected characteristics of current Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members in Florida and then compare the results between Florida and non-Florida institutes. This study was primarily quantitative and employed the Demographic and Behavioral Trends Survey (DBTS) with the addition of four…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Individual Characteristics, Adult Education, Retirement
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Cohen, Julie; Ruzek, Erik; Sandilos, Lia – AERA Open, 2018
Teacher evaluation systems treat instructional quality as generic. Principals often observe elementary teachers in one subject and generalize assessments to all subjects. However, there is little empirical work to justify these decisions. This study provides needed evidence about whether elementary teachers engage in comparable instruction across…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Reliability, Educational Quality
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Danker, Stephanie Harvey – Art Education, 2018
Socially engaged artwork challenges viewers to ask critical questions about society, to dialogue about issues that affect quality of life, and to question how art is considered. Art educators can provide opportunity to discuss and respond artistically to issues within their communities. One way to approach this is through place-based educational…
Descriptors: Art, Activism, Social Justice, Art Education
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Fendler, Rachel; Hamrock, Jennifer – Art Education, 2018
What are the boundaries of art education? And what can we stand to subtract from it, while still allowing it to remain recognizable? These questions guided the authors', who are an assistant professor and a doctoral candidate in the field of art education-- developed a community art program in Tallahassee, Florida. The program, Artcation, took…
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Programs, Summer Programs, Children
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Davenport, Elizabeth K.; Howard, Betty; Harrington Weston, Sonja – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2018
Some of the nation's most prominent colleges and universities have abandoned their affirmativeaction-based admission policies and adopted race-neutral affirmative action as a result of twolawsuits against the University of Michigan, which threaten the availability of undergraduate andgraduate program access to applicants of color. In this article,…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, College Admission, Universities
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Mumby, Stephanie; Leineweber, Meghan; Andrade, Jeanette – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: In 2009, the Smarter Lunchroom Movement (SLM) strategy was created to provide schools across the United States (US) with evidence-based solutions to encourage healthier eating among children. Results, though, are inconsistent with how well this movement impacts school-aged children's healthy food selection and consumption.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Practice, Eating Habits
Vega, Shaime Lyz Cortes – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There continues to be a wide discrepancy in the views supporters and opponents of full inclusion have on how to best provide services for special education students. Although scholars have extensively researched teacher perceptions of inclusion, the specific examination of special education teacher perspectives are not as evident in the literature…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Special Education
Wolfe, Christy; Sheridan-McIver, Fiona – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
Public charter schools present tremendous opportunities to increase the access of Native students to high-quality schools. Understanding current growth and the location of schools serving Native students is an important first step in the larger policy discussion on Native education and charter schools. This brief provides the latest data available…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Hawaiians
Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Transition curricula are courses, learning modules, or online tutorials typically developed jointly by secondary and postsecondary faculty and offered no later than 12th grade to students at risk of being placed into remedial math or English programs in college. Based on interviews and other data, this brief describes key elements of English…
Descriptors: Success, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, High School Students
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