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Lester, Juliette N.; Woods, James; Carlson, Burton L. – Career Development Quarterly, 2013
This historical and reflective account of the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee's (NOICC) and the State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees' (SOICCs) significant development of a national infrastructure that shaped career development policy, practice, and training from 1976 to 2000 offers key lessons for future…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Career Education, Career Development, Occupational Information
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Bader, Lena; Bereuther, Tabea; Deutsch, Elisabeth; Edlinger, Julia; Fureder, Silvia; Kaspar, Emanuel; Kottstorfer, Marlene; Mautner, Claudia; Rossegger, Christine; Samonig, Alina; Samonig, Stefan; Schuster, Christoph; Witz, Gerhard; Zotter, Victoria; Ahamer, Gilbert – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2013
Purpose: Based on an in-depth comparison of 20 multicultural university curricula, this article aims to provide practical and implementable suggestions about how to improve such curricula in order to ensure highest and globally compatible academic quality. The recently founded developmental Master's curriculum "Global Studies" (GS) at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Ryan, Kathy L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2013
Early efforts in physiological research in the United States were produced by lone investigators working in laboratories funded by their own medical practices. In Europe, however, Claude Bernard and Carl Ludwig produced a new model of scientific research laboratories funded by the state that sought to develop the pursuit of biomedical research as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physiology, Research, Biomedicine
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Magee, Rhonda V. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013
In this chapter, the author uses the phrase "contemplative practices" to encompass an array of personal and pedagogical methods that combine training in awareness and first-person epistemological approaches to knowing and being in the world. These practices include mindfulness meditation (Magee 2011). The gradual inclusion of mindfulness…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Metacognition, Attention, Lawyers
Bisk, Richard – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Many students begin higher education unprepared for college-level work in mathematics and must take non-credit developmental courses. Furthermore, many are "math-phobic" and avoid courses, majors and careers that involve quantitative work. Yet science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are among the few job-growth…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Developmental Studies Programs
Ryscavage, Richard; Canaris, Michael M. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
More than three-quarters of administrators, faculty and staff at Jesuit colleges agree or strongly agree that "admitting, enrolling, and supporting undocumented students fits with the mission of the institution." And yet 40% recently said there were no known programs or outreach to undocumented students of which they were aware. There is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, College Planning
Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Higher education officials have long been familiar with the concept of "summer melt," where students who have paid a deposit to attend one college or university instead matriculate at a different institution, usually presumed to be of comparable quality. In previous research, drawing on longitudinal data from various urban school…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Student Attrition, College Applicants
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Crabtree, Robbin D. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
Previous research on service-learning in international contexts tends to focus on the benefits and outcomes for students and educational institutions. This essay is intended to provoke further examination of issues related to university-community engagement in global contexts, particularly in terms of the consequences for host communities. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Service Learning, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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Piacitelli, Jill; Barwick, Molly; Doerr, Elizabeth; Porter, Melody; Sumka, Shoshanna – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
Alternative break programs, which are short-term service-learning trips, immerse students in direct service and education, resulting in the creation of active citizens who think and act critically around the root causes of social issues. Over the last 20 years, domestic alternative breaks have effectively created strong community partnerships and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Seismology, Natural Disasters
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Ferguson, Christopher J. – American Psychologist, 2013
In June 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that video games enjoy full free speech protections and that the regulation of violent game sales to minors is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court also referred to psychological research on violent video games as "unpersuasive" and noted that such research contains many methodological flaws.…
Descriptors: Video Games, Violence, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
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King, Bruce M. – American Psychologist, 2013
Obesity has become a true pandemic. In the United States, over two thirds of adults are obese or overweight. The prevalence of obesity has doubled since 1980. The increase in the prevalence of obese and overweight individuals has happened too rapidly for it to be due to an alteration in the genome. The gastrointestinal, sensory (taste and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Public Health, Olfactory Perception, Food
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Denecker, Christine – Composition Studies, 2013
Crossing the threshold from high school to college-level writing expectations constitutes a challenge for many students since secondary and post-secondary composition instructors often work under different constraints and are guided by different curricular philosophies. Dual enrollment classrooms provide a space where these differences can be…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Dual Enrollment, Writing (Composition), Secondary Education
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Rose, Amy D. – Adult Learning, 2013
This journal issue about green jobs resulted from a preconference held at the 2011 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Interested in exploring the ways that green jobs training is being approached in the United States, this preconference seemed like an excellent way to introduce two new…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Job Training, Environmental Education
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McKeown-Moak, Mary P. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Over the past several years, public higher education, both in the U.S. and internationally, has increasingly been required to explain, defend, and validate its performance and value to a wide variety of constituents, including governors, legislators, students, parents, employers, and taxpayers. In addition, in 2006, then U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Accountability, Change Strategies
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Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2013
Reading U.S. Supreme Court opinions can be intimidating. Yet, in the digital age, it has never been easier to access them. The average opinion is about 4,750 words, and is one of approximately 75 issued by the Court each year. It might be reassuring to know that opinions contain similar parts and tend to follow a similar format. There are also…
Descriptors: Opinions, Court Litigation, Content Analysis, Position Papers
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