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Social Education, 2015
Within the United States, education has long been valued as a means of fostering the growth and development of each person in order to realize the democratic ideals of freedom, equality, non-discrimination, and respect for the rights of all. In an increasingly globalized world and within the United States itself, this growth and development must…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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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)
Trani, Eugene P. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Economic news today is filled with discussion about whether the United States has entered a recession. For the author and other presidents of public colleges and universities, whether the downturn can be labeled a recession is far less important than dealing with the effects of economic conditions on institutions. During hard times, both public…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Institutional Survival, Retrenchment, Educational Finance
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Chickering, Arthur W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
In this article, the author states his belief that community based learning among adults can be a powerful force for encouraging personal development and for strengthening democracy in this multicultural, globally interdependent, battered world. To do so, however, it needs to pervade all the curricula, degree programs, learning contracts, and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Role of Education, Democratic Values, Citizen Participation
Pace, Andrew – Computers in Libraries, 2005
The debate on the efficacy of electronic books involves issues of fair use, digital rights management, preservation, and perpetual ownership. Nevertheless, our intense focus on these areas has distracted us from one of the most important aspects of content pluralism? namely, e-book relationships to book distributors. This article discusses E-books…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Electronic Publishing, Books, Computer Mediated Communication
Johnson, Dale D.; Johnson, Bonnie; Farenga, Stephen J.; Ness, Daniel – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005
This book presents a critical analysis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation organization has been in existence for 50 years and claims to accredit approximately 700 teacher education programs that prepare two-thirds of the nation's teachers. There is no convincing research, however, that…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), National Organizations, Teacher Education, Criticism
Steurer, Stephen J.; Smith, Linda G. – 2003
This study compared correctional education participants and non-participants in Maryland, Minnesota, and Ohio to assess the impact of correctional education on recidivism and post-release employment of inmates. The study attempted to address criticism of previous studies by using a treatment and comparison group, using statistical controls,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation
Gallagher, James J. – 2002
This monograph reviews the role played by public policy in the education of gifted students. It describes the special rule making in identification, placement, program, and accountability. These rules emerge from legislation, court decisions, administrative rule making, and professional standards. Special problems involving racial discrimination,…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Access to Education, Court Litigation, Curriculum Development
Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture. – 2002
This document launches a wide public consultation with all those involved in and with an interest in the European Union's (EU's) education, training, and youth programs called Socrates, Tempus, Leonardo da Vinci, and Youth for Europe. It is the first step toward preparing the new generation of programs to start in 2007 and will inform the…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Developed Nations, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. – 2002
As a result of lengthy deliberations and review of evidence-based proven practices by the Leadership in Action Program in Maryland, this action agenda details 6 goals, 25 strategies, and 106 action steps determined as most critical to ensuring that all of Maryland's children will enter school ready to learn. The action agenda was submitted to the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Change Strategies, Child Care
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Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2002
This position statement of the National Association of the Deaf urges producers of material in various media including the World Wide Web to caption their offerings, outlines the organization's views on a variety of captioning technologies, and advises consumers on the filing of complaints about non-captioning and poor captioning. The statement…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Captions, Court Litigation, Deafness
Institute for American Values, New York, NY. – 2001
This report explains that all adults must watch out for all children, cautioning that marketing is harmful to children. Advertisers are aggressively targeting age groups that, until recently, have been considered off-limits and occupying more of children's psychic and physical space. The report presents a commitment by mothers to all children to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advertising, Child Health, Child Welfare
Slusser, Wendelin; Lange, Linda – 2001
Making the case that breastfeeding provides essential and long-lasting benefits for children and should be one of California's first investments in the healthy development of every child, this report assists state and county commissions of Proposition 10 (Families and Children First Act) in the development of effective strategies and integrated…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Breastfeeding, Change Strategies, Child Development
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Education Policy Center. – 2000
Determining the value of school-choice programs depends on an assessment of consequences on the differing elements of the school system. The International Conference on School Choice and Educational Change at Michigan State University explored the themes of governance, equity and access, innovation, student outcomes, and accountability from the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Rouk, Ullik – 1999
This document offers various perspectives on school/college collaborations. The first section, "Schools and Colleges as an Area for Collaboration," is a broad review of how close working relationships between colleges and schools can improve education for all students, as well as help institutions improve themselves. The second section, "Getting…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
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