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Adelman, Cliff; Ewell, Peter; Gaston, Paul; Schneider, Carol Geary – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2011
Through this document, Lumina Foundation for Education offers a "Degree Qualifications Profile," a tool that can help transform U.S. higher education. A Degree Profile--or qualifications framework--illustrates clearly what students should be expected to know and be able to do once they earn their degrees--at any level. This Degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Profiles, Qualifications, Academic Degrees
Rodriguez, Sheila; Wan, Yinmei – Learning Point Associates, 2010
The trends are clear--a high school education is no longer adequate to prepare young people for the rapidly changing information economy of the 21st century. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (2009), approximately 65 percent of the fastest growing jobs today require at least some form of postsecondary education. If the United States is to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Young Adults, Minority Groups
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Schwieger, Florian; Gros, Emmeline; Barberan, Laura – College Teaching, 2010
University education in the United States has become an increasingly global environment. In the classrooms of a modern university students and teachers from literally all corners of the world come together and reshape the face of higher education. Without a doubt the multicultural classroom of the 21st century necessitates fresh pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnic Diversity
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Carbine, Rosemary P. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
This essay explores intersections among Jesuit, Quaker, and feminist theologies and pedagogies of social justice education in order to propose and elaborate an innovative theoretical and theological framework for experiential learning in religious studies that prioritizes relationality, called erotic education. This essay then applies the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Religion Studies, Feminism, Experiential Learning
Burgan, Mary – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
In this provocative work, Mary Burgan surveys the deterioration of faculty influence in higher education. From campus planning, curriculum, and instructional technology to governance, pedagogy, and academic freedom, she urges far greater consideration for the perspective of the faculty. Burgan evokes the pervasive atmosphere of charge and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Educational Technology, Faculty Recruitment
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Davey, Sandy; Smith, Walter S.; Merrill, Chris – Technology Teacher, 2009
Educators can connect their students internationally in meaningful activities that address multiple teaching standards that are of concern to educators, parents, and the public worldwide. In this article, the authors describe a project wherein Australian Year 7 students made an "Edible Lunar Vehicle" (ELV) together with U.S. college…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Technological Literacy, Grade 6
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
Educators act as advocates every day, and an advocate's greatest tool is credible information. The College Board and the Alliance for Excellent Education are pleased to announce a series of jointly produced fact sheets intended to arm educators and others with information they can use in advocating for their students, professions, and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Enrollment, Public Schools, School Size
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da Silva, Karen Burke – Bioscience Education, 2008
Science education can be split into two categories: one to provide the basic concepts, knowledge and techniques that students need to follow careers as scientists and the other to provide scientific literacy that will enable students who do not necessarily desire careers in science to be able to understand the world around them. Clearly, courses…
Descriptors: Careers, Elective Courses, Student Interests, Scientific Concepts
Lago-Avery, Patricia, Comp. – Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC), Rochester Institute of Technology, 2001
Usher Syndrome is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by congenital hearing loss and gradually developing retinitis pigmentosa leading to the loss of vision. Approximately 25,000 people in the United States have some form of Usher Syndrome. Most of these individuals have either Type I (10,000) or Type II (15,000). Type I Usher…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Genetic Disorders