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DeZonia, Krysti – Exceptional Parent, 2009
For many people, particularly those with significant intellectual and communication disabilities, community access has not led to community acceptance or integration. While uniquely-abled individuals are present in local neighborhoods and businesses, they continue to be viewed as "outsiders" and are often are met with avoidance, fear, or pity.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Story Telling, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Integration
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Southam-Gerow, Michael A.; Hourigan, Shannon E.; Allin, Robert B., Jr. – Behavior Modification, 2009
This article describes the application of a university-community partnership model to the problem of adapting evidence-based treatment approaches in a community mental health setting. Background on partnership research is presented, with consideration of methodological and practical issues related to this kind of research. Then, a rationale for…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Clinical Psychology, Theory Practice Relationship
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Simola, Sheldene – Education & Training, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to extend previous scholarly writing on community service-learning (SL) initiatives by looking beyond their use in the not-for-profit sector to their potential use in community-based small businesses. Design/methodology/approach: A rationale for the appropriateness of using SL projects in small businesses is…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Scholarship, Writing (Composition), Service Learning
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Bers, Trudy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
In this article, the author writes from the perspective of a community college research practitioner, an institutional researcher whose daily work is intended primarily to affect policies, procedures and understanding of student learning and institutional effectiveness. The audience for this work is composed of faculty, administrators, staff,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Learning Modules, Audits (Verification)
Colorado Department of Education, 2009
Pursuant to section 22.30.7-109(1)(a) and (d) C.R.S., Online Programs are required to submit an annual report to the Unit of Online Learning within the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). As per the "CDE Rules for the Administration, Certification and Oversight of Colorado's Online Programs", individual program reports were submitted…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Finance, Online Courses, Alignment (Education)
Royal, Camika; Tossman, Matthew – Research for Action, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to inform the community about teacher appraisal methods in the School District of Philadelphia, outline the difficulties of the current system, and suggest approaches that would strengthen the teacher appraisal process. The authors gathered their information over three months in mid-2009 from multiple sources:…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Program Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research
Dickman, Anneliese; Schwabe, Amy; Schmidt, Jeff; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2009
Last December, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition--a national organization of more than 600 groups representing knowledge workers, educators, scientists, engineers, and technicians--wrote to President-elect Obama urging him to "not lose sight of the critical role that STEM education plays in…
Descriptors: Demand Occupations, Elementary Secondary Education, National Organizations, Thinking Skills
Kovach, Melissa; Lam, Eva; Dickman, Anneliese – Public Policy Forum, 2009
Discussions of early childhood care and education usually focus on its social and educational value, and how it helps children and families. More recently, the focus in many states, including Wisconsin, has been on potential investments in child care quality improvements as strategies for improving long-term educational outcomes for disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Employment Level, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2009
This fourth issue of Morrison Institute for Public Policy's "Forum 411" quarterly briefing series offers insights into Arizona's 600,000-plus adolescents from professionals who work with them every day and from teens themselves. Presented herein are the findings of a survey on what teens think about their lives and the major issues…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Surveys, Adolescent Attitudes, Religion
Marjanovic, Sonja; Hanney, Stephen; Wooding, Steven – RAND Corporation, 2009
This report critically examines studies of how scientific research drives innovation which is then translated into socio-economic benefits. It focuses on research evaluation insights that are relevant not only to the academic community, but also to policymakers and evaluation practitioners--and particularly to biomedical and health research…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Evaluation Research, Research and Development, Research Reports
Johnson, Christopher G. – Arizona Department of Education, 2009
The purpose of The Arizona Long-Range Strategic Educational Technology Plan is to map the future of the "education support systems" necessary for Arizona's children to succeed in today's world. The plan details goals and strategies for policy makers, the State Board of Education, the State Department of Education, Institutions of Higher…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Technology Planning, School Districts, Instructional Materials
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2009
This paper describes a project that underscores the critical role of this nation's museums and libraries in helping citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness. Recognizing that every individual requires these…
Descriptors: Library Role, Museums, Program Effectiveness, Public Libraries
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2009
Each edition of the IDRA Newsletter strives to provide many different perspectives on the issues in education topics discussed and to define its significance in the state and national dialogue. This issue focuses on Student Engagement and includes: (1) Engaging Ourselves to Engage Our Students (Josie Danini Cortez); (2) The Family Friendly…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Family School Relationship, Principals
Alberta Education, 2009
The "Value-Added School Review (VSR)" is an analytical model designed to assist schools in identifying and addressing opportunities for school improvement. The model works best when it is focused purposefully on students and the student learning outcomes as defined in the "Guide to Education". It complements the processes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
Alberta Education, 2009
This report presents the outcomes of the analysis of Grade Level of Achievement (GLA) data at the provincial level to inform the program planning and evaluation needs of Alberta Education as well as school and central office based administrators. GLA data reported to Alberta Education is a teacher's judgment of a student's academic progress. GLA…
Descriptors: Evaluation Needs, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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