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US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
Yang, Jin, Ed.; Valdes-Cotera, Raul, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1), 2011
In recognition of the status of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai as a platform for exchange of ideas and experience in lifelong learning, UNESCO, the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, the Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO joined forces to co-organise the Shanghai International…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Manufacturing Industry, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
Lamos, Erin; Simon, Martin; Waits, Mary Jo – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2010
This report presents a case study of the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC), which brings together auto manufacturers and community colleges across 12 states to identify and implement wide-ranging improvements in technical education for automotive manufacturing workers. A "Big Collaboration"--AMTEC…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Global Approach, Technical Education, Labor Force Development
Parrish, Betsy; Johnson, Kimberly – Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, 2010
It has been estimated that of the nearly two million immigrants who enter the United States every year, nearly half have limited access to citizenship, job training, other postsecondary education, and jobs due to low literacy levels, limited formal schooling, and limited English language skills. Adult education programs serving this population can…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Adult Education
Mooney, Marianne; Silver-Pacuilla, Heidi – National Institute for Literacy, 2010
The purpose of this paper is threefold: (1) to provide information to policymakers and government personnel who support and develop workforce development programming, policies and practices for youth, including those with learning disabilities (LD); (2) to provide a national view of the literacy and employment status of youth with LD who have low…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Juvenile Justice, Literacy, Labor Force Development
Workforce Strategy Center, 2009
It is hard to imagine a more critical time for helping the low-skilled and disenfranchised youth in our communities to become gainfully employed. Even as the nation suffers through its worst economic downturn in decades, America's business and industry leaders are predicting an unprecedented shortage of educated and skilled workers to meet the…
Descriptors: Employment Programs, At Risk Persons, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
US Department of Labor, 2009
In early 2006, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) began an initiative called Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) to help regions create competitive conditions, integrate economic and workforce development activities, and demonstrate that talent development can successfully…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Delivery Systems, Labor Market, Information Sources
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Peters, Susan; Oliver, Laura Ann – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2009
While great progress has been made by the international community to promote inclusive education for all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender or disability, many countries still continue to marginalize and exclude students in educational systems across the globe. High-stakes assessments in market-driven economies…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Educational Policy
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2008
As of March 2008, over half of U.S. states are facing projected budget shortfalls for the coming fiscal year. During economic downturns such as this, opportunities available to hard-working, low-wage families are diminished. These conditions create growing concerns for policymakers who must, with fewer state resources, enhance opportunities and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Evidence, Policy Formation, State Policy
Kuwan, Helmut; Larsson, Ann-Charlotte – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
Policy interest in international surveys on Adult Learning (AL) has increased strongly. AL survey data are used as benchmarks for a country's educational system. However, results of key indicators like participation in learning activities often vary remarkably between different data sources. Stating that these differences are due to varying…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Learning Activities, Adult Learning, Learning Modules
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Takhar, Jatinder; Dixon, Dave; Donahue, Jill; Marlow, Bernard; Campbell, Craig; Silver, Ivan; Eadie, Jason; Monette, Celine; Rohan, Ivan; Sriharan, Abi; Raymond, Kathryn; Macnab, Jennifer – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2007
Introduction: The pharmaceutical industry, by funding over 60% of programs in the United States and Canada, plays a major role in continuing medical education (CME), but there are concerns about bias in such CME programs. Bias is difficult to define, and currently no tool is available to measure it. Methods: Representatives from industry and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industry, Conflict of Interest, Medical Education
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O'Donnell, Kevin; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report presents selected data on adults' participation in educational activities in the United States, excluding full-time only enrollments in college/university or vocational/technical credential programs, over a 12-month period from 2004-05. Historically, full-time only participation in postsecondary (college and vocational) programs has…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Participation, Adult Education, Individual Characteristics
Comings, John, Ed.; Garner, Barbara, Ed.; Smith, Cristine, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2004
"The Review of Adult Learning and Literacy: Connecting Research Policy, and Practice, Volume 4" is an addition to a series of annual publications of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) that address major issues, the latest research, and the best practices in the field of adult literacy and learning.…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Sexual Orientation, Adult Literacy, Adult Learning
Zepeda, Marlene; Varela, Frances; Morales, Alex – UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, 2004
In 2003, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) released a "Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Health." In recognition of the critical role states play in the development of early childhood initiatives and of the unique contributions that state Title V programs can make to these initiatives, the Bureau operationalized their…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Child Health, Young Children, Strategic Planning
Business Roundtable, 2004
The Business Roundtable prepared this paper to: (1) help policymakers and the public better understand the facts about the United States' role in the worldwide economy; (2) offer context and perspective on employment trends; and (3) recommend a package of policies that will stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, create jobs and help workers…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Macroeconomics
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