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John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
Educators nationwide confront a troubling phenomenon: Increasingly, students leave high school unready for college, as evidenced by high rates of placement into remedial courses and low rates of college completion. Many students also lack either the attitudes or skills essential to succeed in a postsecondary setting, or knowledge of how to apply…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, College Bound Students
Howes, Carollee, Ed.; Pianta, Robert C., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
Improving teacher quality in early education is a major part of ensuring young children's school readiness and closing the achievement gap. This is the book decision-makers and administrators need to begin developing coordinated, effective teacher quality systems--ones that not only get teachers ready for the classroom, but also promote continuous…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Teacher Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Incentives
Rahal, Michelle Layer – Educational Research Service, 2010
Wouldn't it be great if all your teachers were as good as your best? Teaching is often an isolated profession in which teachers work behind closed doors, doing their own thing. Peer coaching is a collaborative, ongoing process that can increase the effectiveness of all your teachers. This "Focus On" is designed to lead a faculty into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), Interprofessional Relationship
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2008
Until recently, teen pregnancy and birth rates had declined steadily in the United States in recent years. Despite these declines, the United States has the highest teen birth rate and one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among all industrialized nations. To help young people reduce their risk for pregnancy and STIs,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2008
Until recently, teen pregnancy and birth rates had declined in the United States. Despite these declines, U.S. teen birth and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates remain among the highest in the industrialized world. Given the need to focus limited prevention resources on effective programs, Advocates for Youth undertook exhaustive reviews…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
Fink, Gayle, Ed. – Online Submission, 2005
The NEAIR 2005 Conference Proceedings is a compilation of papers presented at the Saratoga Springs conference. Topics include: Performance Funding, Measuring Mission Perception, Retention Research and Assessment, Student Learning Outcome Assessment, Graduation Rates and Institutional Expenditures, NSSE, Faculty Course Evaluation, Adult Retention,…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Financial Support
Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg. – 1990
Prepared for distribution to participants in the Pennsylvania Governor's Forums on Library and Information Services, this booklet contains the following items: letters of welcome from Governor Robert Casey and Barbara Bruno, Chair of the Steering Committee; an agenda; and descriptions of Pennsylvania's libraries, its statewide library service, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh, PA. – 1984
This handbook is intended to help communities (particularly, but not exclusively, in Pennsylvania) develop adopt-a-school partnerships between local schools and businesses. Advantages of partnerships for both schools and their potential business partner are reviewed, and brief profiles of possible cooperative projects (many of which have already…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation
Paull, Barbara I. – 1980
This guidebook was developed to aid mothers who are attending school or training programs and also have preschool or school-age children at home, to find new approaches to their complicated life situations. Based on the experiences of 215 women in Allegheny County Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), the booklet describes some of the problems they faced as…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Career Choice, Child Caregivers
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Harrisburg. – 1977
This publication is divided into three sections that provide profiles of the colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, program listings, and information on student aid. The guide is designed to help high school students and their counselors select those programs and institutions of higher education that best match the students' needs, interests,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Choice, College Environment
Kohr, Richard L., Comp.; And Others – 1979
This guide begins with a series of questions and answers which introduce Pennsylvania's Educational Quality Assessment (EQA) Inventory as a 188-to 190-item multiple choice test for fifth, eighth, and eleventh grades. Items are selected from a 400-item bank using matrix sampling procedures. Test results are analyzed at the school level; no…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Affective Measures, Affective Objectives, Basic Skills
Weis, Susan F.; And Others – 1977
This curriculum guide for an occupation home economics program in food management and production services is designed for use in teaching commercial food service at the high school level. (The authors state that the guide materials are also adaptable for programs of prevocation education, vocational education for the handicapped, adult vocational…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Behavioral Objectives, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Guides
Grogan, Jane, Ed.; Armillay, Joy, Ed. – 1978
This curriculum guide was developed to help teachers from pre-school through secondary grade levels provide an interdisciplinary approach to teaching nutrition. This guide begins with eleven instructional units, varying from two to twenty pages in length, on basic nutrition and other selected topics. Each unit includes some or all of the…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Garber, Lee O.; Micken, Charles M. – 1978
This handbook, intended for use by teachers, administrators, and school board members in Pennsylvania, discusses constitutional, statutory, and case law related to the rights and obligations of teachers. Divided into fifteen chapters (with appendix and selected bibliography), the first four deal with education as a governmental function, the…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Court Litigation
Leffingwell, Elsie L.; McKune, Mary B. – 1978
The purposes of this guidebook for secondary typewriting teachers are to provide information about common typewriting problems, to suggest alternative teaching strategies, and to explore new areas of concern. Contents include suggested performance objectives for the first and second year of typewriting instruction at the secondary level;…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education Facilities, Competency Based Education, Educational Equipment
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