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Anderson, Drew M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This study examines how private colleges and universities choose to spend versus reinvest resources in endowment funds that have suffered investment losses. The analysis takes advantage of a market downturn and public policy shift, which together revealed how colleges define prudent spending. Investment losses during the financial crisis of 2008…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Endowment Funds, Expenditures, Investment
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Facer, Keri – Literacy, 2019
This essay examines the role of educators in the tangled economic, social, environmental and technological crises of the present time. It argues that a central purpose of education in this period is to support students to imagine and make liveable futures on their own terms. To do this, the paper proposes that the colonizing, optimizing and…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Story Telling, Futures (of Society), Imagination
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Van de Vliert, Evert; Murray, Damian R. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Nobel laureates, technological pioneers, and innovative entrepreneurs are unequally distributed across the globe. Their density increases in regions toward the North Pole, toward the South Pole, and very close to the Equator. This geographic anomaly led us to explore whether stressful demands of climatic cold and climatic heat (imposed…
Descriptors: Climate, Creativity, Innovation, Economic Climate
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Downey, Jillian; Thompson, Katherine; Genschel, Ulrike – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Economic recessions impact higher education institutions in complex ways. Several analyses have examined the influence of the 2007-2009 recession on tuition, enrollments, revenues, and expenditures, but the connection of these resource allocation patterns to a student success outcome--namely, retention--is limited. This study examined…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Higher Education, Tuition, Enrollment
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Ha, Sha – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Purpose of the present research is an investigation of the most recent personnel reforms of higher education institutions in China and in Italy. A one-to-one comparison between the two realities would have been unrealistic, given the enormous differences between the two Countries in size and historical development. We focused our analysis on some…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Universities, Comparative Education, Standards
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Yokoyama, Keiko – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The objective of the paper is to identify whether the global financial crisis in 2008 re-shaped risk management in the English universities in order to avoid future financial turbulence and manage risk in uncertain and insecure environments. The paper examined changes in the risk management mechanism of the English university system between 2008…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk Assessment, Universities, Economic Climate
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Hoskins, Bryony; Leonard, Pauline; Wilde, Rachel J. – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Higher education is commonly understood as the gateway to better, higher-paying jobs. This paper draws on longitudinal survey and interview data to explore how different groups of young people, those who left school at 18 and those graduating from higher education, negotiated pathways into employment or otherwise during the recent economic…
Descriptors: Youth, Higher Education, Employment Potential, Interviews
Schmidt, Erik P. – US Census Bureau, 2018
Education is highly valued in the United States as a means to acquire skills and experience that allow individuals to realize greater earnings over the course of their working lives. The value placed on education is evidenced by the fact that 89 percent of people 25 years and older have completed high school, and 60 percent have studied beyond the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Economic Climate, Unemployment
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Halkiotis, Dimitrios; Konteles, Ilias; Brinia, Vasiliki – Education Sciences, 2018
Scarce human and fiscal resources of high value are spent in the field of education. Thus, the concept of efficiency, and particularly technical efficiency, that refers to the maximization of outputs at a given set of inputs, can be a possible contribution to the design of education policy and administration; mostly at a time of economic crisis as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Efficiency, Educational Resources, Economic Climate
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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The idea of learning throughout life has been present in educational thinking since Plato. However, as a guiding principle for integrating educational efforts, it is a much more recent development. This paper canvasses the rise of interest in lifelong learning internationally as a policy initiative, an umbrella under which other learning policies…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Economic Climate, Educational Policy
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Staveley-O'Carroll, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Over the course of one semester, six empirical assignments that utilize FRED are used to introduce students of money and banking courses to the economic analysis required for the conduct of monetary policy. The first five assignments cover the following topics: inflation, bonds and stocks, monetary aggregates, the Taylor rule, and employment.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Graphs, Assignments, Macroeconomics
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Bhattacharya, Arghya; Jackson, Paul; Jenkins, Brian C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The authors present a version of the Diamond-Mortensen-Pissarides model of unemployment that is accessible to undergraduates and preserve the dynamic structure of the original model. The model is solvable in closed form using basic algebra and admits a graphical representation useful for illustrating a variety of comparative statics. They show how…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Unemployment, Models
Friedman-Krauss, Allison H.; Barnett, W. Steven; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Kasmin, Richard; DiCrecchio, Nicole; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2018
"The State of Preschool 2017" is the 15th edition of the National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) annual report tracking state-funded preschool access, resources, and quality. Since 2002, many states have made progress, a few have fallen behind, and a handful have emerged as leaders. As a result, disparities in access to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
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Yokoyama, Keiko – Quality in Higher Education, 2018
This study aims to identify how uncertainty and insecurity in the post-2008 period have reshaped risk management in the university systems. The study scrutinises internal control in the contexts of the English university system and the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It utilises the concept of 'risk' by exploring 'risk society' theses.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk Management, Higher Education, Educational Finance
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Salvà-Mut, Francesca; Tugores-Ques, María; Quintana-Murci, Elena – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article presents the research results from a study that was conducted on Spanish youths aged 25-29 years who are neither in employment nor education and training (NEET). Their characteristics were analysed as well as the differential aspects in relation to people who are in employment, education or training. A typology of NEETs was also…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Classification, Employment, Biographies
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