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Sheppard, Maia; Kortecamp, Karen; Jencks, Sarah; Flack, Jake; Wood, Alexandria – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
In collaboration with historic sites in Washington, DC, that have shared commitments to place-based and experiential learning, Ford's Theatre teaches K-12 educators about Civil War history through engagements with places, artifacts, stories, and enduring conflicts that can be made relevant to students' lives. In this article, we provide program…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Place Based Education, Experiential Learning, Faculty Development
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Kornegay Rose, Krystal; Cahill, Sarah; Baron, Christine – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant, Mystic Seaport Museum educators present how findings from evaluations of their teacher professional development programs challenged them to reconsider what it means to understand and support teachers' unique professional needs. Included is a discussion of what it…
Descriptors: Museums, Teaching Methods, Teacher Responsibility, Faculty Development
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Auld, Euan; Rappleye, Jeremy; Morris, Paul – Comparative Education, 2019
The year 2015 was significant for the arena of international development, as UNESCO's "Education for All" agenda was replaced by "Education 2030", which would identify minimum standards of education quality. The OECD had been working on extending its existing PISA assessment into low- and middle-income countries through PISA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Rogers, Elizabeth Bond; Taylor, Jason; Rose, Jeff – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
This study examined the results of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) survey administered to the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) membership in the fall of 2016. The purpose of the study was to discover the current perceptions and experiences regarding D&I of the AORE membership, which is made up primarily of outdoor…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Outdoor Education, Higher Education, Group Membership
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Dunst, Carl J.; Annas, Kimberly; Wilkie, Helen; Hamby, Deborah W. – World Journal of Education, 2019
A review of 25 technical assistance models and frameworks was conducted to identify the core elements of technical assistance practices. The focus of analysis was on generally agreed upon technical assistance practices that were considered essential for planning, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical assistance. Results…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Evaluation Methods, Models, Program Development
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Ihrig, Lori M.; Lane, Erin; Mahatmya, Duhita; Assouline, Susan G. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
High-achieving students in economically disadvantaged, rural schools lack access to advanced coursework necessary to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational and employment goals at the highest levels, contributing to the excellence gap. Out-of-school STEM programming offers one pathway to students' talent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas
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Sude, Yujie; DeAngelis, Corey A.; Wolf, Patrick J. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Since school voucher funds are public, policymakers fiercely debate how those funds should be spent. A goal of many decision-makers is to ensure that every private school option is "high-quality" through program accountability regulations. Private schools, however, decide whether to participate in a private school choice program and…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Educational Vouchers, Decision Making, Public Schools
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Samperiz, Ana; Herrero, Juan – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
The objective of this study was to develop a nonformal environmental education program in a summer camp and to measure its effectiveness increasing environmental knowledge and attitudes of the participants. Seventy six teenagers between 14 and 17 years participated. Activities dealt with both natural and urban environment. Preactivity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Summer Programs, Environmental Education, Adolescents
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Wing, Coady; Bello-Gomez, Ricardo A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Treatment effect estimates from a "regression discontinuity design" (RDD) have high internal validity. However, the arguments that support the design apply to a subpopulation that is narrower and usually different from the population of substantive interest in evaluation research. The disconnect between RDD population and the…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Research Design, Validity, Evaluation Methods
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Finucane, Mariel McKenzie; Martinez, Ignacio; Cody, Scott – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
In the coming years, public programs will capture even more and richer data than they do now, including data from web-based tools used by participants in employment services, from tablet-based educational curricula, and from electronic health records for Medicaid beneficiaries. Program evaluators seeking to take full advantage of these data…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Data Analysis, Program Evaluation, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Goodman, Lisa A.; Epstein, Deborah; Sullivan, Cris M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Programs for domestic violence (DV) victims and their families have grown exponentially over the last four decades. The evidence demonstrating the extent of their effectiveness, however, often has been criticized as stemming from studies lacking scientific rigor. A core reason for this critique is the widespread belief that credible evidence can…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Family Violence
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Zandniapour, Lily; Deterding, Nicole M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Tiered evidence initiatives are an important federal strategy to incentivize and accelerate the use of rigorous evidence in planning, implementing, and assessing social service investments. The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, adopted a public-private partnership approach to tiered…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Evidence
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Holguín Mendoza, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Experts in the field have advocated for critical approaches to Spanish heritage language (HL) curricula in which learners' proficiency in the language varieties that they bring from their homes and communities is considered an asset and culturally valuable knowledge. The proposal described here focuses on the adoption of a programmatic…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Schmidt, Steven W.; Lawson, Luan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this chapter, the major concepts from program planning in adult education will be applied to health professions education (HPE). Curriculum planning and program planning will be differentiated, and program development and planning will be grounded in a systems thinking approach.
Descriptors: Health Education, Medical Education, Program Development, Curriculum Development
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Moore, Donald E., Jr. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter proposes approaches for assessing learners and evaluating courses and curriculum that could be used by directors of health professions education (HPE) programs to determine the effectiveness and impact of their programs.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Health Education
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