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Yang, Se Jeong – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
The aim of this study was to gain insights into how language learners perceive two online interactional contexts and how these perceptions impact the learners' participation in eTandem learning. This study incorporated pair work with group discussion as interactional contexts, connecting Korean language learners with English language learners.…
Descriptors: Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Discussion
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Macvean, Michelle; Shlonsky, Aron; Mildon, Robyn; Devine, Ben – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Objectives: To scope evaluations of Indigenous parenting programs designed to improve child psychosocial outcomes. Methods: Electronic databases, gray literature, Indigenous websites and journals, and reference lists were searched. The search was restricted to high-income countries with a history of colonialism. Results: Sixteen studies describing…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Psychological Patterns, Mental Health, Child Rearing
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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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Carpentieri, J. D. – European Journal of Education, 2013
As literacy grows in importance, policymakers' demands for programme quality grow, too. Evidence on the effectiveness of adult and family literacy programmes is limited at best: research gaps abound, and programme evaluations are more often than not based on flawed theories of programme impact. In the absence of robust evidence on the full range…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Effect Size, Adult Literacy, Family Literacy
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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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Carley, Sanya – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Over the past decade and a half, state governments have assumed greater responsibility over demand-side management (DSM) operations. Whereas DSM programs formerly were initiated primarily by utilities or state public utility commissions, they are now becoming increasingly state-initiated and incentivized through funding mechanisms or…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Research Design, Educational Research, Energy Conservation
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Smith, Janet – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
Since the first Circle of Trust retreat was offered in 2005, the Center for Courage & Renewal (CCR) and other individual facilitators across the United States, Canada, and Australia have continued to offer many cross-professional retreats, as they have proven extremely popular. They are designed for people from any profession who want to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Program Effectiveness
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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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Besharov, Douglas J.; Williams, Heidi – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Innovation inducement prizes have been used for centuries. In the United States, a recent federal policy change--the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010--clarified and simplified a path by which all federal agencies can offer innovation inducement prizes, thus intensifying interest in how government agencies can most effectively design…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Innovation, Incentive Grants, Rewards
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Prada, Sergio I.; Salkever, David; MacKenzie, Ellen J. – Evaluation Review, 2012
Background: Injury is the leading cause of death for persons aged 1-44 years in the United States. Injuries have a substantial economic cost. For that reason, regional systems of trauma care in which the more acutely injured patients are transported to Level-I (L-I) trauma centers (TCs) has been widely advocated. However, the cost of TC care is…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Injuries, Patients, Probability
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Severson, Margaret E.; Veeh, Christopher; Bruns, Kimberly; Lee, Jaehoon – Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 2012
Existing studies of reentry programs in the United States focus on the successes and failures of reentering offenders when compared to matched reentering offenders who did not receive structured reentry services. Little attention has been focused solely on the reentry participants themselves, and on how the level of program exposure may be related…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Recidivism, Delinquency
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McKevitt, Brian C. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2012
This article describes the results of a national survey pertaining to school psychologists' knowledge and use of evidence-based, social-emotional learning (SEL) interventions. For the study, 331 school psychologists responded to a survey that listed (a) techniques for identifying SEL interventions, (b) 16 SEL programs that have been identified by…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Psychologists, School Personnel, Surveys
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Street, Brian V. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
This essay offers a commentary on how the relationship between language and literacy practices in and out of school has been conceptualized. It draws upon two new books in the field. Shirley Brice Heath's new book, "Words at Work and Play: Three Decades in Family and Community Life," which makes use of rich ethnographic accounts of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Literacy, Writing Skills
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Bowden, Dawn E.; Barr, Nikki; Rickert, Shannon – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: This study examined the effects of chronic health conditions on tobacco cessation and participation in a follow-up assessment among 13,900 smokers in a telephone-based tobacco cessation programme. Design: This study involved gathering data from individuals during pre- and post-intervention telephonic assessments following their decision…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Conditions, Program Effectiveness, Depression (Psychology)
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Commission for International Adult Education, 2012
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion
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