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Strohschen, Gabriele I. E., Ed.; Lewis, Kim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Education for adults ought to consider a both-and mindset when it comes to selecting approaches, values, and program models in today's multi-sector, multi-diverse, and cross-cultural environments of teaching and learning. Experiences from educational professionals can lead to recommendations for these instruction and mentoring approaches of adults…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Situated Learning, Active Learning
Jacobs, Ann; Weissman, Marsha – Prisoner Reentry Institute, 2019
New York State has long been a leader in education, both higher education and general education in prison, dating back to the 1800s. Following reforms implemented during the administration of Governor Franklin Roosevelt, New York State was later recognized as having the best prison education system in the country (Gehring 1997). At the heyday of…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Higher Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
Education Trust-West, 2017
Educational opportunities and outcomes for California's Latino students have improved over the last half century. Even so, Latino students continue to face barriers in opportunity that make it harder for them to achieve college, career, and future success. The goal of this report is to describe what Latino students currently experience in…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Towl, Patty, Ed.; Hemphill, Sheryl, Ed. – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
Schools work continually to keep students with challenging and difficult behaviour engaged in education. The message of this book is that more can and needs to be done. The audience of this book includes all those who work with excluded children: school, health and justice personnel; school trustees, parents and community workers. School exclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Low Income Students, Indigenous Populations
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Miron, Gary; Gulosino, Charisse – National Education Policy Center, 2016
This 2016 report is the fourth in an annual series of National Education Policy Center (NEPC) reports on the fast-growing U.S virtual school sector. This year's report provides a comprehensive directory of the nation's full-time virtual and blended learning school providers. It also pulls together and assesses the available evidence on the…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Public Schools, Traditional Schools
Kosciw, Joseph G.; Greytak, Emily A.; Giga, Noreen M.; Villenas, Christian; Danischewski, David J. – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 2016
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) "National School Climate Survey" is our flagship report on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the extent of the challenges that they face at school and the school-based resources that support LGBTQ students' well-being. The survey has consistently indicated…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Educational Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
Kosciw, Joseph G.; Greytak, Emily A.; Giga, Noreen M.; Villenas, Christian; Danischewski, David J. – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 2016
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) "National School Climate Survey" is our flagship report on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the extent of the challenges that they face at school and the school-based resources that support LGBTQ students' well-being. The survey has consistently indicated…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Educational Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
Public Agenda, 2015
Communities across the country are grappling with different approaches to improving their schools. Introducing or expanding charter schools is one of the approaches that states and school districts have considered or implemented. Charter schools serve more than 5 percent of public school students nationwide and make up close to 7 percent of all…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Program Implementation
Sperling, Gene B.; Winthrop, Rebecca – Brookings Institution Press, 2015
Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls' education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Equal Education, Economic Factors
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Social Education, 2014
The introduction of standards-based instruction ushered in a movement to clearly articulate the academic outcomes for students across the curriculum. State departments of education and local school districts across the nation have invested tremendous resources to define what students "need to know and be able to do" in English Language…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Standard Setting, Position Papers
Hockenberry, Sarah; Sickmund, Melissa; Sladky, Anthony – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2013
This bulletin is part of the "Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series." The "National Report" offers a comprehensive statistical overview of the problems of juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and the response of the juvenile justice system. During each interim year, the bulletins in the "National…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions, Facilities Management, Residential Institutions
Hartry, Ardice; Dorph, Rena; Shields, Patrick; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Romero, Valeria – Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
Despite the expressed need for high-quality science education, very little research has been conducted on what middle school science learning opportunities look like in practice. This study was conducted in support of "Strengthening Science Education in California", a research, policy, and communications initiative. Partners in this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Science Education, Resource Allocation, Middle School Students
Dolan, Pat; Brady, Bernadine – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
Youth mentoring can be an effective way of supporting troubled youth, helping them sustain positive mental health, cope with stress, and lead successful lives through adolescence and into adulthood. This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how, if managed well, they can increase the social support available to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Social Support Groups, Program Administration
Schultz, Dana; Jaycox, Lisa H.; Hickman, Laura J.; Chandra, Anita; Barnes-Proby, Dionne; Acosta, Joie; Beckman, Alice; Francois, Taria; Honess-Morreale, Lauren – RAND Corporation, 2010
Children's exposure to violence (CEV)--including direct child maltreatment, witnessing domestic violence, and witnessing community and school violence--can have serious consequences, including a variety of psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. Fortunately, research has shown…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Child Abuse, Prevention, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Wilson, Jeremy M.; Chermak, Steven; McGarrell, Edmund F. – RAND Corporation, 2010
In 2006, more than 6 million individuals were victimized by violent crimes. Although violence is below levels of the early 1990s, it remains high. The extent of violence and its impact highlight a critical need to develop and implement effective programs to reduce violence and victimization. Communities have initiated a wide range of such…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Crime, Prevention, Community Programs
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