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Taff, Derrick; Dvorak, Robert G.; Dawson, Chad P.; McCool, Stephen F.; Appel, Peter A. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2016
Over the past 50 years, an evolution has occurred in the instruction of wilderness professionals and practitioners within the higher education realm. The National Wilderness Conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, provided a timely opportunity to discuss the current and future role of higher education and wilderness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Education, Outdoor Education, Educational History
Ghubril, Saleem – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The nonprofit community-based organization Pittsburgh Promise aims to help revitalize Pittsburgh and its public school system by offering college scholarships to any Pittsburgh Public School graduate who meets the academic requirements. Executive director Saleem Ghubril spoke with "Voices in Urban Education" guest editor Jacob Mishook…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Community Programs, Community Organizations
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Cucchiara, Maia – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In fall 2001, the University of Pennsylvania opened a public elementary school a few blocks away from its West Philadelphia campus. With the opening of this school, Penn joined the list of colleges and universities that have recently gone into the business of operating elementary or secondary schools. In each situation, the university role differs…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Laboratory Schools, Educational History, College Preparation
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Knight, Wanda B. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2010
The "sink-or-swim" ideology is pervasive in the United States society. At research universities, for example, promotion and tenure are institutional waters in which faculty are forced to sink or swim with respect to publishing. Either they publish ("swim") or they perish ("sink"). In throwing faculty overboard,…
Descriptors: Teacher Promotion, Tenure, College Faculty, Publish or Perish Issue