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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Gruen, Rachael – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
In this case study, I examine the ways adult learners improve skills and practices around communication, problem-solving, motivation, self-esteem, and technology through engagement in a makerspace curriculum focused on composition. A primary objective is to provide insight into the various ways that adult education environments can incorporate…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Adult Education, Communication Skills
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Jørgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Upper secondary vocational education in Denmark is based on the apprenticeship model, which is recognised as a valuable route to employment for young people, who are not aiming for higher education. However, the apprenticeship model has a major weakness: it does not provide eligibility for higher education. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2016
The number of people attempting and passing the GED has plummeted. The Ohio economy is tough on low-wage workers with limited formal education. Without a high school diploma, it is virtually impossible to get a family-supporting job. But the GED has become a barricade, blocking Ohio workers from career goals, instead of a launching pad. Employers…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods
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Zinser, Richard – Education & Training, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how vocational education and training (VET) in Ukraine has changed since the Soviet era; and to determine its structure, successes, and challenges. Design/methodology/approach: The author conducted interviews and tours at 15 vocational schools in seven cities in Ukraine. Findings: Ukraine is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Interviews
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Hutt, Ethan – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context:Policy discussions in the U.S. and abroad have become increasingly studded with reference to the results of international tests like PISA. Unlike most assessments, PISA is not designed to measure whether students have mastered a particular school curriculum but rather provide a measure of students' ability to meet future…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational History, Accountability, Standardized Tests
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Knutas, Agneta – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
In times of global influence, compulsory education in the Nordic countries has promoted democracy as choice since the 1990s, as enhancing an individual good. Supporting education for democracy is a matter that concerns the world and society on the topic of "what shall he do? Shall he act for this or that end?". This indicates that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Theories, Focus Groups
Riddell, Sheila, Ed.; Markowitsch, Jorg, Ed.; Weedon, Elisabet, Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2012
The ongoing economic crisis in Europe raises fundamental questions about the European Union's ability to harmonize educational policy across its member states. With evidence that European unity is clearly faltering, many educational goals, including lifelong learning, are in trouble. In this book, the contributors work toward a greater…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, International Education, Equal Education
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Sheppard, Keith; Robbins, Dennis M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2007
This essay describes how in the 1890s the Committee of Ten arrived at their recommendations about the organization of the high school biological sciences and seeks to correct the frequently held, but erroneous view that the Committee of Ten was the initiator of the Biology-Chemistry-Physics order of teaching sciences prevalent in high schools…
Descriptors: Biology, Secondary School Curriculum, Intellectual History, Science Education History
Rohland, Mark, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2003
Work-based education (WBE), including traditional vocational education and other career-focused programs, was an important curricular component in American schools for most of the 20th century. The 1990s was a period of substantial change for work-based education (WBE). Spurred on by a concern about the international competitiveness of the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Tech Prep, Education Work Relationship
Gray, Ruth A. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1938
This Bibliography of Research Studies in Education covering the school year September 1936 through August 1937 is the eleventh in the series. It lists 3,530 studies reported by 122 institutions, several of which had not reported previously. The list includes 541 doctors' dissertations, 2,736 masters' theses, and 243 studies reported as faculty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Research, Research Reports
Wright, Carroll D. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1908
The interest in industrial education which has arisen in this country has brought into new prominence the whole system of training for trades by a regular course of apprenticeship. Education by apprenticeship and education by schools have gone on for many generations side by side as two entirely distinct and unrelated forms of education. The newer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Apprenticeships, Industrial Education
Elliott, Edward C. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1910
The work presented in this bulletin is in continuation of the plan inaugurated three years ago, which has resulted in two similar publications covering the periods 1904-1906 and 1906-1908 (Bulletin, 1906, No. 3, and Bulletin, 1908, No. 7). In this bulletin an attempt has been made to classify and to analyze the changes wrought in the public school…
Descriptors: Educational History, School Law, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1910
The list of publications of the Bureau of Education, which is presented herein, is a revision of the list published in 1908 (Bulletin, 1908, No. 2). It differs from the earlier issue not only in that it is brought down to date, but in certain arrangements which will, it is believed, render it more convenient for the use of librarians and others…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Bibliographies, Annual Reports
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