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Ross, Sabrina – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2017
More than 50 years after the "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka" decision, the democratic promises inherent in "Brown" have yet to be fulfilled (Franklin 2005) and educational quality, or lack thereof, continues to be intimately linked with social constructions of race (Baszile 2008; Ladson-Billings 2012).…
Descriptors: Race, Justice, Moral Values, Educational Quality
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Bevilacqua, Andy – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
Recent upgrades to cognitive load theory suggest that evolutionary processes have shaped the way that working memory processes cultural and social information. According to evolutionarily educational psychologists, some forms of information are processed with lower working memory loads than other forms. The former are evolutionarily salient and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Gender Differences, Evolution
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Wang, Ming-Te; Degol, Jessica L. – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
Although the gender gap in math course-taking and performance has narrowed in recent decades, females continue to be underrepresented in math-intensive fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Career pathways encompass the ability to pursue a career as well as the motivation to employ that ability. Individual differences…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, STEM Education, Females, Womens Education
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Ackerman, Xanthe Scharff; Scott, Kaitlyn – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
After more than 25 years of research on girls' education, it is widely accepted among economists that investing in this area is one of, if not the most, effective development interventions. This research, as well as global advocacy and recent world events--including Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize and the #Bringbackourgirls campaign…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Females, Gender Differences, Educational Finance
Panthi, Ram Krishna; Belbase, Shashidhar – Online Submission, 2017
In this paper, we discussed major issues of mathematics teaching and learning in Nepal. The issues coming from theories such as social and radical constructivism suggest that teachers are not trained to use such approach in teaching mathematics, and there is a lack of teaching aids and materials and technological tools. The issues related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Social Influences, Gender Differences
Mulvey, Patrick; Pold, Jack – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2017
New physics bachelors entering the workforce receive some of the highest starting salaries of any undergraduate majors. Bachelors accepting STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) positions in the private sector had a median starting salary of $55,000. Physics bachelors from 2013 and 2014 were contacted in the winter following the…
Descriptors: Physics, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Employment
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Mfum-Mensah, Obed – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This paper employs postcolonial framework to discuss the contradictions of promoting western education in Islamic communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Prior to colonization, Islamic education was an important socializing process that instilled strong Islamic identity in Islamic communities in SSA. European encounters in SSA and the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Islamic Culture, Islam, Foreign Policy
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Smith, Daryl G. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Gender, and especially the status of women, is certainly one of the most salient identities in all corners of the world. For some countries, the issues begin with the right to education at even the earliest ages. In the United States, there is a prevailing assumption, because women are a majority of the undergraduate and graduate populations in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Womens Education, Equal Education
OECD Publishing, 2017
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database, "Education at a Glance 2017" provides key information on the output of…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Higher Education
Finnan, Leslie A.; McCord, Robert S. – AASA, The School Superintendent's Association, 2017
The 2016 AASA Superintendent Salary & Benefits Study marks the fifth edition of this study. This survey tracks the demographics, salary, benefits, and other elements of the employment contracts of school superintendents throughout the country. This year's study is based on 1,392 responses (15 percent response rate). The survey was distributed…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Surveys, Salaries, Fringe Benefits
OECD Publishing, 2017
Standardised tests help measure student's progress at school and can inform education policy about existing shortfalls. However, too much testing could lead to much pressure on students and teachers to learn and teach for a test, something that would take the joy out of the learning process. Many parents and educators are all too familiar with…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Molnar, Alex; Miron, Gary; Gulosino, Charisse; Shank, Christopher; Davidson, Caryn; Barbour, Michael; Huerta, Luis; Shafter, Sheryl Rankin; Rice, Jennifer King; Nitkin, David – National Education Policy Center, 2017
In the five years since the first National Education Policy Center (NEPC) "Annual Report on Virtual Education" was released in 2013, virtual education has continued to be a focal point for policymakers. Proponents argue that virtual education can expand student choices and improve the efficiency of public education. In particular,…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Public Schools, Traditional Schools
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the preliminary data of the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Data Collection, National Surveys, Institutional Characteristics
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Gbre-eyesus, Mulugeta Tsegai – Africa Education Review, 2017
This article analyses the challenges facing secondary education in the context of Ethiopia's Growth and transformation Plan (GtP) for 2010/11-2014/15 and its stated goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2025. It does not aim to provide a definitive set of recommendations for universalising general secondary education to meet the demands of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Access to Education, Economic Climate
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Andersson, Kristina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Marie Ståhl and Anita Hussénius have defined what discourses dominate national tests in chemistry for Grade 9 in Sweden by using feminist, critical didactic perspectives. This response seeks to expand the results in Ståhl and Hussénius's article "Chemistry inside an epistemological community box!--Discursive exclusions and inclusions in the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Gender Differences, Science Instruction, National Competency Tests
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