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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Jones, Mark C.; Luna, Marcos – Journal of Geography, 2019
The formal opportunity to learn geography in the United States is unevenly distributed across space, creating possible geography deserts. Data on the number of exams taken in Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) and bachelor's degrees earned in geography are mapped at the state and regional scales. Normalized rates are ranked and grouped into…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Access to Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Bachelors Degrees
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Moges, Bekalu Tadesse – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
One way of conceptualizing educational quality is that it is a function of effectiveness, efficiency, responsiveness, equality, relevance and sustainability (Barrett et al. 2006). Quality education rejects gender discrimination and social injustice. Gender equality in Ethiopia, as an anchor of quality education, has long been explained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Bailey, Alison; Taylor, David – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
Stanley Park High School, Carshalton was designated a Building Schools for the Future "One School Pathfinder" in 2006, and charged with being innovative in all aspects of schooling. This article, which links with a number of other contributions in this issue of "FORUM" about interconnected practices at the school, will focus on…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Inclusion
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Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Giersch, Jason; Stearns, Elizabeth; Moller, Stephanie – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
We analyze longitudinal data from students who spent their academic careers in North Carolina (NC) public secondary schools and attended NC public universities to investigate the importance of high school racial composition and opportunities to learn in secondary school for choosing a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) major.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Public Schools, Public Colleges
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Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Happ, Roland; Nell-Müller, Sarah; Deribo, Tobias; Reinhardt, Franziska; Toepper, Miriam – Global Education Review, 2018
Accessing higher education without having to overcome bureaucratic hurdles is a serious concern for refugees. Although empirical studies on the integration and success of refugees in higher education are scarce, the challenges related to this issue are becoming apparent. The Success and Opportunities for Refugees in Higher Education (SUCCESS)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Emerson, Judith M.; Clarke, Pier Junor; Moldavan, Alesia M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
In this study, two teacher educators, one special education faculty and one mathematics education faculty, examined ways to infuse educational theory into their practice to develop preservice teachers' ability to meet the demands of the 21st century classroom. The study took place at an urban university in the southeastern United States where the…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2018
Throughout history, a disproportionate number of learners have been tracked into terminal vocational programs based on their race, income, gender and disability, leading to jobs with uncertain promise of economic growth and prosperity. While the quality of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs has significantly improved since then, many…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Secondary Education
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2018
Throughout history, a disproportionate number of learners have been tracked into terminal vocational programs based on their race, income, gender and disability, leading to jobs with uncertain promise of economic growth and prosperity. While the quality of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs has significantly improved since then, many…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational History
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Kolluri, Suneal; Tierney, William – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
College for All approaches to secondary education have gained prominence over recent decades. This trend has resulted in scholarly criticism. College is inappropriate for many students, and insisting that all students attend ensures failure, frustration and debt. The College for All policy, intended to enhance democratic equality and undermine…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Democratic Values, Critical Theory
Tomasello, Jenna; Brand, Betsy – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2018
Despite advances in improving CCR for students with disabilities, a great deal of work is needed to help more students achieve their full potential. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) provides states with flexibility over the design of their educational systems and offers additional provisions to support CCR for all students, including…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Merilainen, Raija; Isacsson, Annica; Olson, Susan – Online Submission, 2018
Finland continues to lead the world in the global Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results (Ministry of Education and Culture, 2016). Much has been written about Finland's common basic curriculum for all (grades one to nine), however little has been shared regarding Finland's secondary vocational education programs. Finland has…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
This short description examines vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria. The overall aim is to help build bridges between VET systems, encourage learner and teacher mobility across Europe, and foster the understanding that Bulgaria's VET is first rate. Four sections focus on: (1) External factors influencing VET (demographics, economy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Influences, Demography
Nzuki, Charles Kyalo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The effects of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and the Free Secondary Education Policy (FSEP) on access to secondary school education in Kenya's Yatta sub-county have not been adequately explored in available public policy literature. Hence, this qualitative multiple-case study was designed to understand the effects of the 2 policies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Access to Education, Qualitative Research
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