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Calero, Jorge; Murillo Huertas, Inés P.; Raymond Bara, Josep Lluís – European Journal of Education, 2019
The main aim of this article is to analyse the change of adult skills, as captured by cognitive skills assessed in PIAAC, across age cohorts, taking into account that the quality of schooling may change from one cohort to another. We estimate a model that relates numeracy and literacy skills to age, schooling, gender and variables related to both…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Numeracy, Literacy, Adult Learning
North Carolina Community College System, 2018
The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System's major accountability document. This annual performance report is based on data compiled during the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of their 58 community colleges. In 1993, the State Board of Community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Accountability, Performance
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Jiannine, Lia M.; Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Even with the well-recognized benefits of exercise, levels of physical activity are on the decline, while weight gain levels are increasing. The purpose of this evidence-based literature review was to investigate the relationship between physical fitness, sexual functioning and overall health. There is too little information about these…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Physical Fitness, Sexuality, Health
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McFarland, Joel; Cui, Jiashan; Rathbun, Amy; Holmes, Juliet – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The report draws on a wide array of surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates at the state and national levels. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of young people in a specified age…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, High School Students, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
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Osam, E. Kobena; Bergman, Matt; Cumberland, Denise M. – Adult Learning, 2017
The composition of the college population has shifted from a bastion of full-time 18- to 22-year-old students to a far more diverse population that typically works part-time or full-time, has greater family commitments, is over 24, and is juggling various competing responsibilities while attending college. This shift has prompted researchers to…
Descriptors: Barriers, Access to Education, Adult Students, Reentry Students
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Cronen, Stephanie; McQuiggan, Meghan; Isenberg, Emily – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This report presents data on adults' training and education in the United States as of 2016. The report focuses on nondegree credentials and work experience programs. Nondegree credentials include two types of work credentials--certifications and licenses--and postsecondary educational certificates. A certification is an occupational credential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Certification, Work Experience Programs, Postsecondary Education
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Buchheim, Anna – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2016
In this commentary, Buchheim states that she recognizes that infant-parent relationship has been shown to be of particular significance to preterm infants' socioemotional development, and that preterm children have been reported to be at higher risk of developing attachment insecurity and disorganized attachment. In the feature paper on attachment…
Descriptors: Infants, Premature Infants, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
Universities UK, 2016
Universities transform lives. Going to university leads to new ways of seeing the world, to new horizons and networks, and to significantly enhanced job opportunities, but not everyone benefits in the same way. Fewer students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds go to university, and when they do they tend not to do as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Higher Education, Access to Education
Berner, Esther, Ed.; Gonon, Philipp, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
Understanding today's Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems requires a comprehension of the rise and development, i.e. of the foundations of topical VET. This book provides a comparative view of its development in Europe. The contributions of renowned authors give insight into conceptual questions, cases, and challenges in this field.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Educational History
OECD Publishing, 2015
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Adults
Beard, Jonathan; Marini, Jessica P. – College Board, 2015
The continued accumulation of validity evidence for the intended uses of educational assessment scores is critical to ensure that inferences made using the scores are sound. To that end, the College Board has continued to collect college outcome data to evaluate the relationship between SAT® scores and college success. This report provides updated…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Predictive Validity, Educational Assessment, Evidence
Chung, Ji Eun; Elliott, Stuart – OECD Publishing, 2015
The "OECD Skills Studies" series aims to provide a strategic approach to skills policies. It presents OECD internationally comparable indicators and policy analysis covering issues such as: quality of education and curricula; transitions from school to work; vocational education and training (VET); employment and unemployment; innovative…
Descriptors: Adults, Problem Solving, Computer Literacy, Computer Use
OECD Publishing, 2015
Over the past century, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have made significant progress in narrowing or closing long-standing gender gaps in many areas of education and employment, including educational attainment, pay and labour market participation. But new gender gaps in education are opening. Young men…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Gender Differences
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Pullman, Ashley – Gender and Education, 2015
This paper examines Canadian federal and cross-provincial higher education policy from 1960 to 1990, a critical time when provisions for vocational and adult training came under the auspices of governmental concern, justified under both an economic rationale and as a way to address persistent forms of inequality. The problematisation of skill…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy
BC Student Outcomes, 2015
The Developmental Student Outcomes (DEVSO) Survey is one of four annual surveys that make up the British Columbia (BC) Student Outcomes project. This report presents the system-level findings from the 2014 Developmental Student Outcomes Survey. The results included in the report were analysed by demographic characteristics and other factors. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Basic Education, Student Development, Student Surveys
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