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Peace Corps, 2012
This document is intended to help Peace Corps Volunteers and their counterparts identify organizations that might provide books and other educational materials for schools and libraries in their communities. The services described for each organization listed in Section A apply specifically to Peace Corps Volunteers. The services and procedures…
Descriptors: Books, Donors, Library Development, Libraries
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Kietaibl, Carin M. – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
Attachment theorists propose that attachment styles affect the development of relationships inside and outside of therapy. By integrating attachment theory into their work with clients, therapists may strengthen the working alliance and lower the risk of clients prematurely ending therapy. Attachment theory is reviewed, and methods of integrating…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Therapy, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Treatment
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
"Ergonomics" is a body of knowledge about human abilities and limitations and how these abilities and limitations should be applied to the design of equipment, machinery, and other devices to ensure safe, comfortable and effective use. Most homes and schools today are equipped with computers for student use. Backpacks have become the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Computers, Guidelines
Universities UK, 2011
This is a joint publication by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England), Universities UK (UUK) and GuildHE, setting out how it is intended to improve the accessibility and usefulness of information about higher education (HE). It includes requirements for the information that universities and colleges should publish about their HE…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Research and Development
Heath, Nick – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2011
Each year, the public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia admit large numbers of new students to their various programs. Each institution has autonomy in making choices in the selection of its students and, as a result, a variety of methods and processes are used. A survey conducted by the British Columbia Council on Admissions and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Transfer Policy
Peace Corps, 2010
This idea book addresses key concepts in two earlier Peace Corps' publications, "Participatory Analysis for Community Action (PACA) Manual" [ICE No. M0053], and the "Gender and Development Training Manual" [ICE No. M0054]. These previous resources were large training manuals that introduced PACA to staff and Volunteers in the context of the Peace…
Descriptors: Community Action, Foreign Countries, Community Leaders, Nongovernmental Organizations
Nippold, Marilyn A., Ed.; Scott, Cheryl M., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
School success in the 21st century requires proficiency with expository discourse--the use and understanding of informative language in spoken and written modalities. This occurs, for example, when high school students read their textbooks and listen to their teachers' lectures, and later are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of this complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Intervention
Ives, Cindy; McAlpine, Lynn; Gandell, Terry – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2009
This article describes a research-driven heuristic for the scholarly evaluation of teaching and learning interventions, which is systematic, collaborative, and discipline focused. We offer this guide to educational developers and other instructional support staff who are tracking the impact of interventions in teaching and learning with academic…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2008
The purpose of this advisory is to assist academic staff members in avoiding conflict over ownership and authorship rights in collaborative academic work. When students, professors, librarians and other researchers work together in teams, they can create fundamental advances in knowledge. Unfortunately, these arrangements are also generating…
Descriptors: Conflict, Intellectual Property, Integrity, Teamwork
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2008
This guide to self-evaluation and improvement builds upon the advice given in the publication "A Guide to Evaluating Services for Children and Young People Using Quality Indicators" (HMIE, 2006) (A summary of the quality indicators is reproduced in Appendix I). Local authorities, agencies and professionals who have responsibilities for…
Descriptors: Health Services, Child Welfare, Social Work, Young Adults
Fiehn, Julia – Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
Citizenship education is an important part of the development of young people. By enabling them to learn about their rights and responsibilities, to understand how society works, and develop knowledge and understanding of social and political issues, citizenship prepares them for dealing with the challenges they face in life. Through citizenship…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Values Education, Citizenship Education
Smith, Ros – Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
In January 2006 the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) launched its draft publication, "A Professional Development Framework for e-Learning" (ePD) for consultation with the post-16 education and training sector. In March 2006 the Learning and Skills Council funded the Learning and Skills Network (LSN) to run a pilot to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Guides, Training
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2007
This practical staff development guide aims to help senior managers, practitioners and others, including placing authorities, to evaluate the quality of provision made for children and young people in residential special schools and secure care accommodation services. It highlights effective ways in which services can fully support some of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Residential Care, Special Schools, Disabilities
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Simmons, Darlene R. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
International travel can provide the unique opportunity to experience other cultures. For nurses, it can also provide a window through which different health care structures and services can be viewed. Many similarities and differences can be found between the country visited and the United States in terms of health issues, nursing education,…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Health Services, Health Needs, Travel
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