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Brint, Steven – Academe, 2008
Today, Americans face a challenge to the organization of higher education that, however it is resolved, will transform the enterprise. That challenge goes under the name "learning outcomes," or sometimes "accountability." It is a challenge brought largely by those outside higher education and is based on criticisms of the…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Higher Education, Standardized Tests, Accountability
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Good, Jennifer; Bennett, Joan – New Educator, 2005
Teacher retention is a critical problem in public education (Ingersoll, 2002), demanding collaboration between universities and local public school systems. Using veteran teacher mentors employed in a public school system to facilitate ongoing monthly support groups, communities of beginning teachers were formed, embedded within the public schools…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Support Groups, Public Schools, Mentors