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Dawson, Anneka; Yeomans, Emily; Brown, Elena Rosa – Educational Research, 2018
Background: The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity that was established in 2011 with the explicit aim of breaking the link between family income and educational achievement in England. Over the seven years since its inception, EEF has contributed to the existing evidence base by funding over one hundred randomised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Randomized Controlled Trials, Research Problems
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Paulsen, Michael B., Ed. – Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 2017
Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Scholarship, Instruction
Donovan, M. Suzanne – Strategic Education Research Partnership, 2017
This paper makes the case for a shift in the policy strategy to improve K-12 education. It argues for investment in an infrastructure to develop the knowledge base on effective teaching and learning, and to prepare new teachers according to that knowledge base. As in medicine, the infrastructure would be located within practice settings, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Research and Development, Educational Improvement
Feuer, Michael J. – Harvard Education Press, 2016
In "The Rising Price of Objectivity," Michael J. Feuer describes what he sees as a "perfect storm" gathering in the sea of education research. He notes the convergence of three important trends: first, the rise in strategic education philanthropy; second, the decline in federal funding, in part due to ideologically contested…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Change, Trend Analysis, Educational Finance
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McLaughlin, Virginia L.; West, Jane E.; Anderson, Jeffrey A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Current political polarization and competing priorities complicate development of sound education policy. Particularly troubling is the disconnect between research and policy, as decision makers rely more on the work of think tanks and advocacy groups than the knowledge base of the profession. The mismatch between higher education and policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Higher Education, Educational Change
Gilmore, Melinda, Ed.; Holwerk, David, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2015
Each issue of this annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering's research. The 2015 issue focuses on a yearlong review of Kettering's research over time. This issue contains the following articles that address this review: (1) How Kettering Discovered Democracy (David Mathews); (2) Key Events in KF History (Collette McDonough); (3)…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Educational Research, Educational History, Democracy
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, 2014
The 2014 Fordham Sponsorship Annual Report is our opportunity to share the Fordham Foundation's work as the sponsor of eleven schools serving 3,200 students, and our related policy work in Ohio and nationally. We are fortunate as an organization that our policy work benefits our sponsorship efforts; and, that our lessons from sponsorship inform…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Philanthropic Foundations, Donors, Private Financial Support
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Kezar, Adrianna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2013
Government agencies, foundations, business and industry, and other important higher education stakeholders continue to invest in important and deep changes they think are necessary for the vitality and health of higher education particularly interdisciplinary teaching and research. But we know little about how transformational changes happen,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Stakeholders, Public Agencies, Educational Change
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Price, Anne; McConney, Andrew – Journal of Pedagogy, 2013
Over the past few decades there has been a rapid expansion in alternative "fast track" routes for teacher preparation. Among the most aggressive of these are Teach for All (TFA) schemes characterized not only by their ultra fast entry to teaching (6-7 week course) but also by their underlying philosophy that the so called…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Neoliberalism, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
Shiller, Jessica – Phi Delta Kappan, 2012
The latest wave of reform in urban schools, led by the venture philanthropists, has made a great deal of change, without much progress. Foundations with a venture philanthropy bent, like the Walton Family Foundation, the Gates Foundation, and the Broad Foundation, say market principles, such as choice and competition, will improve schools. If…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, School Districts, Private Financial Support
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Kallaway, Peter – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
The advent of educational policy debate and educational research in the first half of the twentieth century is part of the quest for respectability and influence in the social sciences. There was an increasing quest for "objective" methodologies and data as missionary societies, philanthropic foundations and governments sought reliable…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Philanthropic Foundations, Anthropology, Foreign Countries
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Mayhew, Fred – Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 2011
Background: Evaluation is a tool that can promote accountability and enhance organizational improvement. For these reasons funding entities from government to foundations are increasingly relying on program evaluation as a key instrument to determine effectiveness and hold recipient organizations accountable. What has ensued is an environment of…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Financial Support, Colleges, Educational Research
Joyce Foundation, 2010
Among the great strengths of a policy-oriented foundation like Joyce is the willingness to take a long view, to be patient investors in ideas that take time to have impact, and to take chances on projects that may not work out. But in times of crisis, Joyce team and partners also have an obligation to be responsive to immediate challenges in their…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Policy, Economic Climate
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation created the Early College High School Initiative in 2002, opening more than 200 hundred early college programs across the nation and every year a new report is created to evaluate the progress of the program (Berger, Adelman, & Cole, 2010). Staff at the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (REL-SE)…
Descriptors: College Credits, Evidence, College Programs, Dual Enrollment
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Barrett, T. Gregory – American Educational History Journal, 2010
There have been several periods during which the professionalization of American teachers has been investigated historically--the 1960s produced studies on the education and the miseducation of teachers; the 1970s gave sociological historical scholarship on class, bureaucracy and schools and the professionalization of teaching; the 1980s provided…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational History, Educational Administration, Historians
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