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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
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
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Campbell, David; Picard-Aitken, Michelle; Cote, Gregoire; Caruso, Julie; Valentim, Rodolfo; Edmonds, Stuart; Williams, Gregory Thomas; Macaluso, Benoit; Robitaille, Jean-Pierre; Bastien, Nicolas; Laframboise, Marie-Claude; Lebeau, Louis-Michel; Mirabel, Philippe; Lariviere, Vincent; Archambault, Eric – American Journal of Evaluation, 2010
As bibliometric indicators are objective, reliable, and cost-effective measures of peer-reviewed research outputs, they are expected to play an increasingly important role in research assessment/management. Recently, a bibliometric approach was developed and integrated within the evaluation framework of research funded by the National Cancer…
Descriptors: Cancer, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Bibliometrics
Fossum, Donna; Eiseman, Elisa; Moreno, Connie S.; Painter, Lawrence S.; Blume-Kohout, Margaret E. – RAND Corporation, 2009
The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 expressly gave colleges, universities, and other nonprofit entities the right, which had previously been presumptively held by the federal government itself, to patent inventions resulting from federally funded research and development (R&D) activities they conduct. In the nearly three decades since the Bayh-Dole Act…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Intellectual Property, Federal Government, Public Agencies
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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Long, Lori K.; DuBois, Cathy Z.; Faley, Robert H. – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2008
Purpose: Despite years of advice from researchers that trainee reactions provide training evaluation information that is of very limited use, trainee reactions remain the most commonly used measure of training effectiveness. Because the technology that supports online training facilitates the collection of trainee reaction information during and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Computer Attitudes, Online Courses, Motivation
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Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Research on education for sustainable development (ESD) is not a unified body of work and, much like the literature for environmental education (EE), research is published in many arenas. The trends, however, capture some of the major foci of the research that is emerging on ESD, especially in the early years of the Decade of Education for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Trend Analysis, Educational Research