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Seifert, Tricia A.; Wells, Ryan S.; Saunders, Daniel B.; Gopaul, Bryan – Association for Institutional Research, 2013
Past research has examined the widening gender gaps in college expectations and enrollment in the United States in which more women than men expect to continue their education and enroll in postsecondary institutions. A discrepancy exists between students' expectations and their enrollment behavior: more students expect to attend college than…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Expectation, Enrollment Trends, College Attendance
Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2009
The term service-learning is used frequently these days, but confusion remains as to what it is and why it matters. More importantly, are there any measurable benefits? This issue of "The Progress of Education Reform" looks at four research studies that explore the impact of service-learning on student achievement and civic engagement. A…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Service Learning, Academic Achievement, Citizen Participation
Conaway, Carrie – Massachusetts Department of Education, 2007
Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are the backbone of the Massachusetts economy. They comprise a substantial share of employment: about 13 percent of the state's jobs and one-third of its gross state product are related to STEM. And they also generate jobs in other fields, such as business and professional services,…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Professional Services, Technology Education, Engineering Education
Pickeral, Terry; Piscatelli, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2007
This issue of the "Progress of Education Reform" features highlights K-12 research on student engagement, a civic orientation and building resiliency. Taken together, they provide a useful, up-to-date look at evidence on the merits of engaging students for achievement and success. It also includes policy implications based on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Learner Engagement
Heslop, Joanne – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2004
This comparative academic performance study of direct entry secondary school students and college transfer students admitted to Simon Fraser University (SFU) was conducted to determine whether differences in university course grades between the two groups still exists when controlling for secondary school performance. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, College Students, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis