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Gill, Wanda E. – Online Submission, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) reviewed and responded to the EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office] African American Workgroup Report. The BIG ED Chapter considered whether: There is any evidence indicating that the number and percentage of African Americans employed by any federal government…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Public Agencies
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Grossman, Cynthia I.; Purcell, David W.; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane; Veniegas, Rosemary – American Psychologist, 2013
Despite advances in HIV prevention and care, African Americans and Latino Americans remain at much higher risk of acquiring HIV, are more likely to be unaware of their HIV-positive status, are less likely to be linked to and retained in care, and are less likely to have suppressed viral load than are Whites. The first National HIV/AIDS Strategy…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Intervention
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Cole, Mike – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2012
"Race Traitor", a movement founded by Noel Ignatiev and John Garvey, has been given a boost in recent months in three different arenas: the Occupy movement; an antiracist advertising campaign; and in an academic journal. With respect to the last, which is the main focus of this paper, Critical Race Theorists John Preston and Charlotte…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Systems, Educational Practices, Critical Theory
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Gushiken, Kevin M. – Religious Education, 2012
Paulo Freire's educational philosophy encourages conscientization in individuals as a means to overcoming oppression. This approach includes dialogue that leads to critical thinking and problem-posed learning that fosters self-discovery. This article applies this process to a multi-ethnic congregation as it nurtures ethnic equality. In addition,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Churches, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods
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Golden, Thomas P.; Bruyere, Susanne M.; Karpur, Arun; Nazarov, Zafar; VanLooy, Sara; Reiter, Beth – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Individuals with disabilities have lower rates of workforce participation and lower earnings than their nondisabled peers. This article traces the history of the U.S. workforce development policy framework, including the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the impact of the Ticket to Work and Work…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Labor Force Development, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational History
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Couch, Kenneth A. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Slow economic growth since the end of the U.S. recession in June of 2009 has not yet translated into increases in employment large enough to meaningfully reduce the rate of unemployment. Because expansionary macroeconomic policy has been pursued on both the fiscal and monetary fronts, it appears at first glance that the hands of government at this…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Public Policy, Labor Market, Unemployment
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Neumark, David; Troske, Kenneth – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Since U.S. economic growth began to slow in 2006, both the Bush and Obama Administrations have enacted a number of fairly costly programs designed to stimulate the economy and employment growth. Because many of these programs are fairly new, there has been little comprehensive examination of their impacts, but initial analysis suggests that these…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Employment Patterns, Human Capital, Labor Market
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Caspar, Sigried; Hartwig, Ines; Moench, Barbara – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Comparing the papers on the Korean and the U.S. situations leads to interesting conclusions. Cho and Shin argue that the recent crisis did not create huge problems in the labor market because Korea was firstly in a fundamentally sound economic situation and secondly took adequate anti-crisis measures, in particular by stabilizing internal demand.…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Strategic Planning
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Burkhauser, Richard V.; Daly, Mary C. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is growing at an unsustainable pace. Over the past 40 years the number of disabled worker beneficiaries has increased nearly sixfold, rising from 1.5 million in 1970 to 8.2 million in 2010. Rapid growth in the rolls has put increasing pressure on program finances. The rapid rise in SSDI…
Descriptors: Income, Insurance, Disabilities, Labor Market
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Weigert, Susan C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The decade following the publication of the No Child Left Behind Act 2001 was an innovative period with respect to inclusive assessment practices for students with disabilities (SWDs). As the United States educational policies under the Obama Administration's Race to the Top initiative re-conceive the inclusion of SWDs in state assessment-based…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Accountability, Inclusion
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Gooden, Mark A.; Dantley, Michael – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2012
This article argues that a framework of educational leadership must be so designed as to specifically speak to the transitioning demographics in schools in the United States. Particularly salient is a framework that addresses the issue of race within a broader context of social justice. The article outlines five ingredients of such a framework,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Praxis
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Walters, David – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2012
Emotional factors play a part in the learning process, and, so too for leadership. Fullan (2001) identified self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, social skills, adaptability, stress management and general mood as fundamental characteristics of emotional intelligence. If leaders exemplify these characteristics, this will positively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Administrator Characteristics, Leadership Effectiveness
Hoffman, Linda; Reindl, Travis; Bearer-Friend, Jeremy – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011
The U.S. labor market is increasingly demanding a more educated workforce. Of the 48 million job openings projected for the next eight years, 63 percent will require some postsecondary education. For many of these job openings, workers will need at least a high school diploma but not necessarily a four-year degree. To successfully increase the…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Educational Needs, Educational Attainment
Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Rothman, Robert, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
The issue of teacher effectiveness has risen rapidly to the top of the education policy agenda, and the federal government and states are considering bold steps to improve teacher and leader effectiveness. One place to look for ideas is the experiences of high-performing education systems around the world. Finland, Ontario, and Singapore all have…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Not all members of a community benefit equally, and some communities have been left out altogether. This paper is a guide for fostering digital inclusion throughout the United States so that everyone can take advantage of…
Descriptors: Community Benefits, Internet, Bibliographies, Access to Computers
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