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Kreck, Carol – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Education Commission of the States (ECS) reviewed legislation in the 50 states to see how state leaders are responding to concerns about concussions in youth sports. This report reviews state responses to concussion concerns, and provides examples of provisions put in place by California, Connecticut, and Texas. Three emerging innovations are…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Team Sports, Athletics, Head Injuries
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Treiber, Jeanette; Kipke, Robin; Satterlund, Travis; Cassady, Diana – International Journal of Training and Development, 2013
Nearly all private, government and non-governmental organizations that receive government funding to run social or health promotion programs in the United States are required to conduct program evaluations and to report findings to the funding agency. Reports are usually due at the end of a funding cycle and they may or may not have an influence…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, State Government, Financial Support, State Aid
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Postholm, May Britt – Educational Research, 2012
Background and purpose: The article reviews studies that focus on the professional development of teachers after they have completed their basic teacher training. Teacher professional development is defined as teachers' learning: how they learn to learn and how they apply their knowledge in practice to support pupils' learning. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Learning Processes, Faculty Development
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Cervantes, Richard C.; Goldbach, Jeremy T.; Padilla, Amado M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2012
Despite progress in the development of measures to assess psychosocial stress experiences in the general population, a lack of culturally informed assessment instruments exist to enable clinicians and researchers to detect and accurately diagnosis mental health concerns among Hispanics. The Hispanic Stress Inventory (HSI) was developed…
Descriptors: Expertise, Focus Groups, Content Validity, Mental Health
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Justice, Benjamin – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
They sat in the Cubberley Education Lecture Hall to hear visiting experts. More often they could be found meeting in reduced-size classes, or working on small-group activities. They usually took notes; sometimes they took field trips. They memorized lists and sat for exams, but they also watched films and acted out scenarios. Rather than take…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Global Approach, Cooperative Learning
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Lee, C. Matthew; Gorelick, Mark – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Smarthealth watch (Salutron, Inc., Fremont, California, USA), a heart rate monitor that includes a wristwatch without an accompanying chest strap. Twenty-five individuals participated in 3-min periods of standing, 2.0 mph walking, 3.5 mph walking, 4.5 mph jogging, and 6.0 mph running.…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Intervals, Physical Activities, Validity
Neumark, David; Johnson, Hans; Li, Qian; Schiff, Eric – AARP, 2011
The impending retirement of the baby boom cohort could pose dramatic challenges for the U.S. labor force for at least two reasons. First, the boomers--adults born between 1946 and 1964--are large in number. Second, boomers are relatively well educated. In this report we develop and analyze occupational and labor force projections to the year 2018,…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Retirement, Employment Projections, Labor Force
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Darder, Antonia – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article provides a space to explore, through artistic representations and the words of artists themselves, the manner in which politically engaged artists use their visual art, poetry, music, dance, and theatre performances as an effective tool for public pedagogy. In turn, these artists provide those who enter into their cultural production…
Descriptors: Artists, Poetry, Musicians, Political Attitudes
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Sy, Thomas; Shore, Lynn M.; Strauss, Judy; Shore, Ted H.; Tram, Susanna; Whiteley, Paul; Ikeda-Muromachi, Kristine – Journal of Applied Psychology, 2010
On the basis of the connectionist model of leadership, we examined perceptions of leadership as a function of the contextual factors of race (Asian American, Caucasian American) and occupation (engineering, sales) in 3 experiments (1 student sample and 2 industry samples). Race and occupation exhibited differential effects for within- and…
Descriptors: Industry, Economically Disadvantaged, Whites, Asian Americans
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2010
The Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act provides funding for states and territories to provide instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) to adults in need of these literacy services. California State Budget Act language…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Estes, Carroll L.; Grossman, Brian R.; Rogne, Leah; Hollister, Brooke; Solway, Erica – AARP, 2008
The ongoing debates about the future of social insurance programs such as Social Security and Medicare raise questions about the public's knowledge of the history of social insurance and about the impact these programs have on millions of Americans. In general, public conversations about social policies in the U.S. tend to focus on whether or not…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Financial Policy, Security (Psychology), Gerontology
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
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Gorman, David; Ernst, Megan L. – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2004
Lifelong learning has become an important goal of education over the last decade. According to the United States Department of Education (2001), nearly 3 million students over age 17 (excluding those institutionalized) enrolled in adult basic education, adult secondary education, or English as a second language classes in the United States.…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Adult Basic Education, Lifelong Learning, Test Reviews
Reed, Deborah – Public Policy Institute of California, 2003
The United States has experienced a significant increase in educational attainment since the 1970s. Young adults in school today are more likely than their parents to finish high school, attend college, and graduate from college. Yet, in California the share of working-age adults who do not have a high school diploma or certificate of General…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Adult Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Status Comparison
Hill, A. C. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1924
The first bulletin on schools in prisons for adults published by the United States Bureau of Education was issued in 1913. During the 10 years that have intervened, some progress has been made toward the solution of the problems dealing with men and women in prison. The advance has been less, perhaps, in visible accomplishment than in focusing…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Males, Correctional Institutions