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Zerquera, Desiree D.; Doran, Erin E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The higher education context that our CUMU institutions must navigate is complex and begets challenges resulting from the distinct mission our institutions seek to uphold. The implications of these challenges give rise to impacts on everyone within the institution and consequently our constituents within the cities we seek to serve. Bringing…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Universities, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
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Guerin, Cally; Jayatilaka, Asangi; Ranasinghe, Damith; McCulloch, Alistair; Calder, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
A "knowledge society" relies on a workforce with high-level skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Continuing development of ICT will arise partly from research undertaken by doctoral graduates. However, compared to other cognate disciplines, ICT has relatively few students taking up doctoral studies. This article…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Information Technology, Barriers
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Curran, Christina M., Ed.; Petersen, Amy J., Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teachers are now faced with the responsibility of creating an inclusive classroom community. As such, researching classroom pedagogies and practices is an imperative step in curriculum planning. The "Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice" is an authoritative…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Classroom Environment, Guides, Federal Legislation
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Okolie, Ugochukwu Chinonso, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Severe economic depression and the difficulty to acquire employment with adequate income have significant impact on a nation's social welfare. The need to provide ample educational opportunities is more imperative than ever, particularly in emerging economies. "Technical Education and Vocational Training in Developing Nations" is a…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Developing Nations, Educational Opportunities
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Hogarth, Melitta – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This paper argues that genuine engagement and consultation is required where Indigenous voice is prevalent within the policy development process for true progress to be achieved in the educational attainments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It is important to note that there has been little critical analysis of policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Indigenous Populations, Criticism
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Proger, Amy R.; Bhatt, Monica P.; Cirks, Victoria; Gurke, Deb – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
There is growing interest in the ability of improvement science--the systematic study of improvement strategies to identify promising practices for addressing issues in complex systems (Improvement Science Research Network, 2016)--to spur innovation and address complex problems. In education this methodology is often implemented through…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Improvement Programs, Educational Cooperation, Communities of Practice
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2017
European policy-making in vocational education and training (VET) needs to be supported by sound evidence. In this report, Cedefop has selected 36 indicators to quantify key aspects of VET and lifelong learning. The selection is based on their policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives. The report accounts for…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Educational Quality, Lifelong Learning
Hill, Paul; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
State chiefs have new responsibilities under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but their formal powers are still limited. Despite these constraints, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) analysis finds that chiefs can make a difference by wielding their powers strategically, to build coalitions and persuade others. While turnover in the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Leadership, Administrators, Interviews
Fielden, John; Middlehurst, Robin – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
In this HEPI paper, two authors with considerable expertise in evaluating higher education systems around the world assess higher education institutions that are not funded directly by taxpayers--known in the UK as alternative providers. Since the start of the century, alternative providers have been growing rapidly. This raises a number of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Education, Institutional Characteristics, Access to Education
Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2017
Educational technology products offer potentially effective means of supporting teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms. But for any given instructional need, there are likely to be numerous product options available for purchasing. What can school districts do to help ensure that good selections are made? In a recent, comprehensive study of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, School Districts, Purchasing
Murphy, Brett Gardiner, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
In this powerful collection of personal accounts, successful and respected teachers from across the country reveal how recent education policies have played out in their schools and classrooms in negative and counterproductive ways, and offer teacher-led alternatives for providing equitable, engaging, and empowering education. Framed by critical…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Trend Analysis, Barriers, Teacher Role
OECD Publishing, 2017
Education in Ukraine is marked by integrity violations from early childhood education and care through postgraduate study. In the past decade policy makers and civic organisations have made progress in addressing these challenges. However, much remains to be done. "OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017" aims to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrity, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Zhang, Anlan; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Jizhi; Oudekerk, Barbara A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. Any instance of crime or violence at school not only affects the individuals involved, but also may disrupt the educational process and affect bystanders, the school itself, and the surrounding community. Establishing reliable indicators of the…
Descriptors: Crime, Violence, School Safety, National Surveys
OECD Publishing, 2017
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. This report is the product of a collaborative effort between the countries participating in PISA, the national and international experts and institutions working within…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Posamentier, Jordan; Lake, Robin; Hill, Paul – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
State policy plays a critical role in determining whether and how well local education improvement strategies can be implemented. As states rework their education policies under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state and local leaders need a way to assess their current policy environment and identify the changes needed to encourage local…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Innovation, Problem Solving, State Policy
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