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Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The OECD and its U.S. administrator, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, have recently concluded the first cycle of the OECD-Test for Schools in the U.S. This test is being marketed to local schools and is designed to compare 15-year-olds from individual participating schools against peers nationally and internationally using the OECD's PISA test as its…
Descriptors: Participation, International Education, Comparative Testing, Comparative Education
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Musson, Jane E.; Thomas, Megan K.; Towles-Reeves, Elizabeth; Kearns, Jacqueline F. – Journal of Special Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine all states' participation guidelines for alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) and to analyze these guidelines for common and contrasting themes. State alternate assessment participation guidelines were found for all 50 states. Participation guidelines were coded, and 12…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Guidelines, Qualitative Research
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2009
During the spring of 2004, the State of Colorado enacted legislation that fundamentally changed the mechanisms through which it financed its public higher education system, beginning with the 2005-06 academic year. Rather than appropriating funds directly to institutions, the legislation created the College Opportunity Fund (COF), the principal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Performance Contracts, Focus Groups, Tuition
Hill, Robert J.; Daigle, Elizabeth Anne; Graybeal, Lesley; Walker, Wayland; Avalon, Christian; Fowler, Nan; Massey, Michael W. – Online Submission, 2008
This study is a review and a critique of the 2008 U.S. "National Report on the Development and State of the Art of Adult Learning and Education" (ALE) prepared by the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the U.S. Department of Education as a preparatory document for CONFINTEA VI, the 6th International Conference on Adult Education. The study…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Politics of Education, Public Policy
Stanton, Geoff; David, Miriam; Hall, Geoff; Brown, Richard; Ebdon, Les; Kendall, Steve; Watters, Kate – Learning and Skills Network (NJ3), 2008
Over a decade has gone by since the report of the Widening Participation Committee--"Learning works"--was presented to the Further Education Funding Council. Ten years on, this report asks how far have we come in the decade since "Learning works"? What progress have we made? And what barriers have we yet to overcome? Bringing…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Access to Education, Performance Factors, Barriers
Barnett, W. Steven; Yarosz, Donald J. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2007
In a world shaped by global competition, preschool education programs play an increasingly vital role in child development and school readiness. There is growing awareness that early learning's impacts persist across children's life spans, affecting educational achievement, adult earning and even crime and delinquency. Preschool education is…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Family Income, Preschool Education, Family Structure
Theokas, Christina; Bloch, Margot – Child Trends, 2006
School-age children and adolescents in the United States have a lot of discretionary time (6.5 to 8 hours per day). Participating in organized out-of-school time programs and activities is one constructive and safe way that children can spend their free time. These activities can provide supervision, fun, and opportunities to develop new skills…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, After School Programs, Children, Adolescents
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