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Gerry, Gail; Corcoran, Tom – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2011
In the fall of 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded a three-year project proposed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to demonstrate the feasibility of increasing the participation of minority students and students in poverty in its Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) in selected school districts in the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness, Minority Group Students, Public Schools
Hughes, Sarah – Colorado Children's Campaign, 2011
Nationally, children in immigrant families (defined as a child who is foreign-born or, in most cases, U.S.-born with at least one foreign-born parent) represent the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. child population. In 2009, nearly one in four U.S. children lived in an immigrant family--more than 17 million children nationwide. Although…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Child Care, Family Structure, Social Indicators
Weiss, Heather B.; Lopez, M. Elena; Rosenberg, Heidi – Harvard Family Research Project, 2010
The policy forum brought to the center what is now on the periphery of education reform: family, school, and community engagement (FSCE) as a strategy to support student success. The forum sought to serve as a catalyst for reframing what FSCE should look like in the twenty--first century, and for repositioning this engagement as a major…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Participation, Family Role
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
To future generations, Americans' current educational myopia is likely to appear, at best, a negligent failure to anticipate and meet the needs of the nation and its citizens. And for the sake of those future generations, this brief suggests that the short-sighted practices and parochial policies that have delayed significant improvement in the…
Descriptors: International Education, Benchmarking, Global Approach, Participation
St. John, Mark; Allen, Kasi; Carroll, Becky; Mitchell, Heather; Horsch, Elizabeth; Lopez, Laurie – Inverness Research, 2008
The Appalachian Math Science Partnership (AMSP) is a project within NSF's (National Science Foundation's) Math Science Partnerships (MSP) initiative. Funded at $23 million over five years, the AMSP involved 51 school districts and nine higher education institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The AMSP faced two significant challenges in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Regional Programs, Coordinators, Colleges
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Spivey, Bruce E. – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2005
As the continuing medical education (CME) enterprise evolved over the last half century, a variety of rules, national and state regulations, and reporting requirements developed, with a resultant substantial variation in what is required of a physician. That CME needs fundamental reform is not news to those who read the literature. Yet many of the…
Descriptors: Physicians, Educational Methods, Educational Change, Credits
Schuetze, Hans G., Ed.; Slowey, Maria, Ed. – 2000
This book contains 11 papers on higher education and lifelong learners. The following papers are included: "Traditions and New Directions in Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective on Non-Traditional Students and Lifelong Learners" (Hans G. Schuetze, Maria Slowey); "Austria: The Enduring Myth of the Full-Time Student: An…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Change Strategies, Colleges
Morriss, Susan B. – 1998
This study examined the role of faculty participation on strategic change within higher education. An open-ended questionnaire was completed by seven individuals from Singapore and the United States who had had experience with higher education strategic planning and change as both faculty and administrators in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and the…
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, College Faculty, Cross Cultural Studies
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Armstrong, Paul, Ed.; And Others – 1997
The following are among the 104 papers included: "Vocational Education and Training Partnerships in Remote Aboriginal Communities" (Arnott, Dembski); "Participation in Adult Education" (Benn); "Learning Organisations" (Bierema); "A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Institutional Dynamics Involved in a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education
Levesque, Karen; Lauen, Doug; Teitelbaum, Peter; Alt, Martha; Librera, Sally – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Describes trends in participation in secondary and postsecondary vocational education. Available data signal that change is occurring in the directions advocated by recent reform efforts, especially improved academic preparation and greater postsecondary education participation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Participation, Postsecondary Education