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Pingel, Sarah; Parker, Emily; Sisneros, Lauren – Education Commission of the States, 2016
This policy report discusses the growing interest in free community college policies across state legislatures, addresses the limited potential of current policies to help states reach their completion and attainment goals and offers a new, inclusive framework for including adult students in free community college policies. The following is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy, Adult Students
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Wilsey, David; Dover, Sally – Journal of Extension, 2014
Personal food system mapping is a practical means to engage community participants and educators in individualized and shared learning about food systems, decisions, and behaviors. Moreover, it is a useful approach for introducing the food system concept, which is somewhat abstract. We developed the approach to capture diversity of personal food…
Descriptors: Food, Food Service, Foods Instruction, Community Services
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Routh, Brianna; Langworthy, Sara; Jastram, Hannah – Journal of Extension, 2014
As more parents are using the Internet to answer their questions, Extension needs to provide practical, research-based resources in an accessible format. Pinterest is a platform that can be used by Extension educators to provide continued education and make reputable resources more discoverable for parents. Based on Knowles adult learning theory…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Extension Education, Internet, Web Sites
Thomsen, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Recent violence in schools and on college campuses has brought into sharp focus the need to address mental health issues in educational settings. Getting students with mental health problems the help they need, without stigmatizing mental illness, may help prevent future tragedies. Children with mental health problems face a host of challenges,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, State Legislation, Suicide
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Owen, John A.; Schmitt, Madeline H. – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2013
Informal continuing interprofessional education (CIPE) can be traced back decades in the United States; however, interest in formal CIPE is recent. Interprofessional education (IPE) now is recognized as an important component of new approaches to continuing education (CE) that are needed to increase health professionals' ability to improve…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Medical Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Program Development
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2013
The awarding of prior learning credits for military students goes back to World War II, when the American Council on Education (ACE) first translated military training to college credit. Since then, the practice has expanded. More than 2,000 colleges and universities accept military training as a form of credit, explains Cathy Sandeen, ACE's vice…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Veterans Education, Community Colleges, Experiential Learning
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Jass, Lori K. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2012
Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, comprises three primary units that each serve a distinct population: the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is a residential college for roughly 2,800 traditional-age undergraduates; the College of Adult and Professional Studies and Graduate School (CAPS/GS) serves roughly 2,200 adult learners at both the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Adult Programs, Systems Approach
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Barnes, James; Lachapelle, Paul – Journal of Extension, 2011
We explain in this article the need for board training in rural America irrespective of industry or government sector. We discuss how an assessment of training needs has led to the launch of a new project called the National Board Basics Curriculum (NBBC) project. In this project, we have identified four key core competencies that every board…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Extension Education, Rural Areas, Public Sector
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Reese, Elaine; Haden, Catherine A.; Baker-Ward, Lynne; Bauer, Patricia; Fivush, Robyn; Ornstein, Peter A. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2011
Personal narratives are integral to autobiographical memory and to identity, with coherent personal narratives being linked to positive developmental outcomes across the lifespan. In this article, we review the theoretical and empirical literature that sets the stage for a new lifespan model of personal narrative coherence. This new model…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Laboratories, Personal Narratives, Memory
Strawn, Julie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2011
Students forced to complete a long sequence of remedial or English language classes before they can begin their postsecondary program rarely earn college certificates or degrees. This brief highlights six promising programs that show how career pathway bridges help lower-skilled students move farther and faster along college and career paths…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Dual Enrollment, Acceleration (Education), Basic Skills
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Morse, George W. – Journal of Extension, 2011
More research is needed to help states evaluate Extension delivery model alternatives. Given funding trends, access to all programs requires regional systems with county offices. The traditional county model provides access to an office but only to some programs. While there will be many differences, only states with specialized educators can make…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Educational Finance, Access to Education, Counties
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Kandel, Herman J.; Ransom, Joel K.; Torgerson, David A.; Wiersma, Jochum J. – Journal of Extension, 2010
Wheat and soybean producers pay a small amount per bushel produced as a check-off. Funds are used for research, outreach, and crop promotion. Commodity organizations and Extension joined forces to develop multi-state educational outreach on spring wheat and soybean production. Participatory planning involved producers in developing these…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Program Effectiveness, Outreach Programs, Community Organizations
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2010
Teachers' unions in at least two states are threatening to withhold endorsements of their states' Race to the Top applications, which could jeopardize the states' chances of winning the coveted federal dollars. In a letter printed as an advertisement in the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida Education Association President Andy J. Ford discouraged…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Unions, Teacher Associations, Grants
National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (NJ1), 2009
The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) is a special entity within the National League of Cities (NLC). The YEF Institute helps municipal leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth, and families in their communities. The YEF Institute's first-ever report on The State of City Leadership for Children and Families…
Descriptors: Leadership, Urban Areas, Juvenile Justice, Employment
Borrmann, Mary – PEPNet, 2009
Many professions, including the field of Sign Language Interpreting, benefit from, and indeed require practitioners to continue to enhance their skills and knowledge throughout their professional lives. Workshops are one way of accomplishing this goal. If one lives in a metropolitan area, workshops are generally plentiful. However, for…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Sign Language, Workshops, Rural Areas
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