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Waterman Irwin, Clare; Gallo, Audrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
In an effort to increase access to high-quality prekindergarten (preK) programs for all young children in Vermont, the state passed universal preK legislation in 2014 (Act 166). All 3- and 4-year-olds have access to 10 hours a week of state-funded preK through a mixed-delivery system of public school and private programs. Families can enroll their…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Equal Education, Validated Programs, Access to Education
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Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2021
These are the appendixes for the report, "Characteristics of Approved Universal Prekindergarten Programs in Vermont in 2018/19." In an effort to increase access to high-quality prekindergarten (preK) programs for all young children in Vermont, the state passed universal preK legislation in 2014 (Act 166). All 3- and 4-year-olds have…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Equal Education, Validated Programs, Access to Education
Collins, Benjamin; Fountain, Joselynn H.; Dortch, Cassandria – Congressional Research Service, 2021
There have been numerous reports of institutions of higher education (IHEs) experiencing financial hardships as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This report discusses and contextualizes issues related to IHEs' stability and fiscal health during the pandemic. To provide background on the types of issues IHEs are facing,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Educational Finance
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Helgetun, Jo B.; Dumay, Xavier – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2021
In this paper, we aim to advance the understanding of the institutional mechanisms that have shaped the teacher education environment in England over the last forty years. Based on the analyses of policy documents and elite interviews rooted in a neo-institutionalist analytical framework, we argue that the changes from a laissez-faire policy in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Çakir, Turan – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
Preschool education is an education process that prepares children for primary education, provides the training and upbringing conditions in the home and also aims to remove the inequalities in terms of language and society in the early period. The audit is to evaluate learning and all the factors that affect learning and also prepare the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Audits (Verification), Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Carney, Molly Cummings – New Educator, 2021
In recent decades, several novel approaches to teacher preparation have emerged to challenge the dominance of university-based programs. Included in those approaches are two well-publicized, but little-researched phenomena: new graduate schools of education (nGSEs) and fully online teacher preparation. Drawing on data generated from a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Study, Schools of Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kutz, Matthew R.; Stiltner, Sara – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2021
Context: Soft skills have been reported to be a necessary aspect of athletic training education and clinical practice. However, almost no empirical research has explored the level of importance of soft skills or the frequency with which they are evaluated within athletic training education. Objective: To delineate the perceived importance of soft…
Descriptors: Soft Skills, Athletics, Administrator Attitudes, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Bibus, Anthony A.; Koh, Bibiana D. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2021
This conceptual study draws from social work, education, psychology, and moral philosophy (i.e., virtue and Confucian ethics) to inform our conceptual definition of "intercultural" humility (ICH) with five interrelated features. Starting with cultural humility in the context of the Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards (EPAS)…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Social Work, Moral Values, Philosophy
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Williams, Lori; Booth, Melanie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
In spite of all its realized and potential benefits, the rapid and extensive expansion of distance education requires renewed and strengthened attention to student consumer protection. Ensuring quality in distance education requires the careful and deliberate collaboration of many, including states, the federal government, accreditors, higher…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Distance Education, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Eaton, Judith S. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change and innovation in higher education, building on prior calls to rethink college and university commitment and operation. The pandemic has also been a catalyst for change in the current practice of quality assurance through accreditation. All major activities associated with review of institutions…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Özturk, Cemil; Kafadar, Tugba – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2021
The present study aimed to investigate the process of the establishment of the first accreditation system in teacher training in Turkish history. The study was designed with the phenomenology method, a qualitative research design. The study group was determined with criterion sampling, a purposive sampling method. The study data were analyzed with…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries
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Foley, Rider W.; Ferguson, Sean M.; Pollack, Catherine C. – Journal of Engineering Education, 2021
Background: Accreditation organizations broadened program assessment criteria in ways that present challenges for the evaluation of learning outcomes. This is especially the case in courses where there are not narrowly defined questions or definitive solutions, such as engineering ethics. While protocols for learning assessment exist, there is…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Student Evaluation, Concept Mapping
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Qasim, Azad M.; Al-Askari, Pirshing Salih Mohamad; Massoud, Hiba K.; Ayoubi, Rami M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
We aim to investigate the factors influencing student choice in the private higher education (HE) sector in Kurdistan-Iraq. Hence, this research attempts to add to the literature in terms of understanding student university choice, in general, and address the gap in the literature in the context of Middle Eastern studies including Kurdistan, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Private Colleges, College Students
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Bender, Diane – Education & Training, 2021
Purpose: Professional program assessment is necessary in an accreditation process, in order to ensure educational quality and public accountability. One avenue of assessment is through an internship. The challenge is to determine how evidence from this indirect learning experience can aid in accreditation. The purpose of this paper is to describe…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality, Internship Programs
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Wu, Sandra; Perisamy, Ambika – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
In Singapore, early childhood care and education has evolved according to the nation's needs since its independence in 1965. From a welfare scheme to custodial care, early childhood care and education is now recognised as a critical part of children's learning and development. Over the years, the government has progressively implemented policies…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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