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Ryburn, Ty M. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
A challenge public organizations face in motivating their workforces is the strong union influence. In 2018, the United States Supreme Court abolished agency fees in the public sector, changing the landscape of union membership. In examining the unique motivational factors of public sector employees, Perry and Wise developed a theory called public…
Descriptors: Government Employees, City Government, Public Service Occupations, Motivation
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Perez-Jorge, David; Ruiz-Ruiz, Jorge; Rodriguez-Jimenez, Maria del Carmen; Arino-Mateo, Eva – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2020
In 2012, the Canaries School Council (CSC) and the Canary Federation of Municipalities (FECAM) decided to investigate the level of school absenteeism in the Canary Islands. They therefore with the Ministry of Education Canary Islands Government about holding a conference for municipal technical teams on addressing this problem, which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, City Government, Compulsory Education
Aldeman, Chad – Bellwether Education Partners, 2020
In response to financial pressures, the New York State Assembly has created new, less-generous retirement plans for teachers. Teachers and other education employees are enrolled in one of two plans, the Teachers' Retirement System of the City of New York (TRS) and the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS). How far have the benefits…
Descriptors: Teacher Employment Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Money Management, Teacher Salaries
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Groenewald, Candice; Timol, Furzana; Desmond, Chris – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
The value of social science research lies within the development and implementation of study designs that adequately address complex research questions. This not only relates to the sampling strategies employed, but also the quality and applicability of the research team and associated networks. In this paper, we demonstrate the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Advisory Committees, Social Science Research
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Rahayu, Nuryani Tri; Warto; Sudardi, Bani; Wijaya, Mahendra – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2020
This article discusses the meaning behind the "sekaten" traditional ceremony, as performed in Surakarta by Surakarta palace, the government, and the local community. This is important because the "sekaten" ceremony is a traditional cultural event that encompasses local wisdom and moral values that guide the development of a…
Descriptors: Social Values, Foreign Countries, Ceremonies, Folk Culture
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Simeone, Michael – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Governments around the world propose to improve urban life by creating smart cities filled with sensors and other digital technologies that would collect large amounts of data about citizens and their activities. Ideally, smart cities would use the information they gather to enhance the urban environment and improve the quality of life of their…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Urban Environment, Data Collection, Quality of Life
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Kruger, Jill – Education as Change, 2020
The international Eco-Schools programme promotes Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through introducing and stimulating pro-environmental initiatives by school learners and staff. This enabled learners in the Eco-Clubs at a resource-poor primary school to identify and undertake transformative pro-environmental initiatives in 2011 and 2014…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Environmental Education, Ecology
Tesfai, Lul – New America, 2020
Mayors play a crucial role in helping people attain the education and skills necessary to enter the workforce and climb the economic ladder. While many American cities are thriving today, they are also home to rising levels of economic inequality, driven in part by the difficulty non-college-educated workers face in securing family-sustaining…
Descriptors: Community Development, Economic Development, Apprenticeships, Labor Force Development
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Pauer, Stefan U.; Pilon, Angelique; Badelt, Brad – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate sustainability research collaborations between the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia (UBC), as a case study to better understand how to use city-university partnerships to advance effective urban sustainability policy and practices. The study compiles a basic inventory of partnerships…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Partnerships in Education, Universities, Urban Areas
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Gibson, Huston; Canfield, Jessica; Beamish, Anne – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2020
University-led service-learning projects are commonly perceived as being mutually beneficial for students, faculty, and communities. Most studies primarily focus on benefits to students. Our study explores the value of a university-led service-learning engagement project from a community's perspective. To assess perceptions of a student planning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Horticulture
Campas, Celia Janeth Quiroz; Aguayo, José Marcos Bustos; Nájera, Margarita Juárez; Mojica, Eyder Bolivar; Lirios, Cruz García – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2020
In the framework of policies against the effects of climate change on public health, mobility policies based on zero carbon dioxide emissions have focused their interest on the implementation of bicycle lanes, the bicycle motor subsidy and restriction of automobiles. In this sense, the objective of this paper has been to establish the reliability…
Descriptors: Mobility, Transportation, Urban Planning, City Government
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Wright, James S.; Tabrizi, Roya – Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore a federal turnaround policy under a mayoral-controlled Northeastern school district that began in 2013. The study utilizes discourse and document analysis and interviews, as well as a life history methodology to explore the perspectives of educators, local politicians, and community activists from Black and…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Urban Schools, Educational Change, School Policy
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Paradowska, Monika – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of rivalry and excludability in transport systems on the positive external effects important for the functioning of a large private university in Wroclaw (Poland). In the context of campus sustainability, policy implications supporting sustainable transport are discussed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Transportation, Private Colleges, Sustainable Development
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Moschen, Suane A.; Macke, Janaina; Bebber, Suélen; Benetti Correa da Silva, Marcelo – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The aims of this study is to put on the agenda discussions concerning the approach of sustainable goals and indicators, in terms of how they relate to each other and how to list their importance within a network of contemporary city management. From the millennium objectives experience, UN has launched the continuity of the development…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Community Development, City Government, Urban Areas
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Thapliyal, Nisha – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2019
In November 2011, a coalition of New York City (NYC) education organizers and advocacy groups launched the PS2013 campaign to place public education at the center of the 2013 mayoral race. Activists developed a complex and situated communications strategy to influence a new space of political engagement, namely mayoral elections. This article is…
Descriptors: Activism, Public Education, Elections, City Government
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