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Lawrence, Heidi Y.; Lussos, Rachael G.; Clark, Jessica A. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
Proposals are ubiquitous documents with challenges beyond the writing task itself, such as project management, strategic development, and research. Reporting on proposal instruction research in other fields and the results of an interview study with proposal writers, this article argues for a shift in how proposals are taught and conceptualized.…
Descriptors: Proposal Writing, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Rhetoric
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Zhou, Enyu; Okahana, Hironao – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study examined department supports that influence doctoral completion and time-to-degree among 5,001 doctoral programs at 212 universities in the United States. Multiple regression models were used to determine the relationships between financial support and academic support and doctoral retention and how these relationships vary across STEM…
Descriptors: Role, Time to Degree, Prediction, Graduate Students
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Ayalon, Hanna; Mcdossi, Oded – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This paper sheds new light on horizontal stratification in higher education by studying, in the Israeli context, the choice of institution and field of study of sons and daughters of nonacademic economically established parents. These youngsters wish to reproduce their parents' economic capital, but also to legitimize their social position by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Stratification, Sons, Daughters
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Suter, Larry E.; Camilli, Gregory – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Comparisons of US student achievement to other countries, conducted since the 1960s, have received extensive media coverage in the USA. Policy studies have cited these comparisons as evidence that the quality of US educational performance in mathematics and science requires federal intervention. Policy makers have been particularly concerned that…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, STEM Education, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement
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Schoenfeld, Elizabeth A.; Bennett, Kate; Manganella, Katy; Kemp, Gage – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Each year, over 600 youth under the age of 25 experience literal homelessness in Austin, Texas. Of these youth, 76% have a history of involvement with foster care or the juvenile justice system--far exceeding the rates of system involvement observed among homeless youth in other large communities in the United States (approximately 54%; Voices of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Youth Programs, Program Development
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Molla, Tebeje; Nolan, Andrea – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This paper explores the Australian Government's 'Universal Access' policy in the early childhood education sector. Using data from selected policy texts, and drawing on interpretive policy analysis, the paper specifically examines rationales underlying the Universal Access agenda and instruments put in place to operationalize it and problematizes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education
Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Career academies -- small learning communities within high schools that introduce students to specific industry sectors -- have become a popular way to expand career education. Yet certain institutional, economic, and social factors can inhibit their viability and scalability. Michael Lanford and Tattiya Maruco conducted a yearlong qualitative…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Career Education, Program Effectiveness, Labor Needs
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Beard, Karen Stansberry; Gates, Stanley E., II – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Carol, a teen forced into foster care, must learn how to navigate the path/road to postsecondary education. This case follows Carol's matriculation through high school and the challenges she faces while trying to achieve her dream of going to college. Several challenges Carol encounters are discussed, such as her lack of higher education…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Postsecondary Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Olando, Clement O.; Kimuyu, Muinde – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Adequate and quality higher education is important for enhancing peace in most countries as well as among neighbouring communities. However, financial barriers deny Kenyan ASAL communities from accessing higher levels of education, limiting their access to the education necessary for enjoy benefits associated with education such as; employment,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Peace, Conflict, Foreign Countries
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Fu, Xinyuan; Padilla-Walker, Laura M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
The present study examined the relations between financial entitlement and adolescent gratitude, prosocial behavior, and aggression; and the mediating role of sympathy. The sample consisted of 321 children (160 boys, M[subscript age at Time 2] = 12.29, SD = 1.02) from Times 2, 3, and 4 of the Flourishing Families Project. Adolescents reported on…
Descriptors: Correlation, Money Management, Prosocial Behavior, Aggression
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Miserandino, Anthony – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The Catholic school system in the United States is undergoing significant changes in size, populations served and the funding models which have traditionally supported such schools. The closing of many schools in urban areas in the last 10 years in conjunction with the rising costs of schooling suggests that unless a new approach to funding…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Costs
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Heffernan, Troy A.; Heffernan, Amanda – Professional Development in Education, 2019
Recent studies argue that in the next 5 years, the higher education sector will see half to two-thirds of its academic workforce leave the academy due to retirement, career burnout, or job dissatisfaction. This study surveyed over 100 working academics in Australia, North America, and the United Kingdom to determine their aspirations for remaining…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Burnout
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Yates, Rodney; Carrington, Suzanne; Gillett-Swan, Jenna; Pillay, Hitendra – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This study examines the influence of foreign aid and local ownership in the introduction of inclusive education in Kiribati. The data reported in this paper were collected through interviews with key local stakeholders and these data are part of a larger study. Data were analysed under the major theme of ownership, and were grouped into the four…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Inclusion, Ownership, Educational Principles
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Beutel, Denise; Tangen, Donna; Carrington, Suzanne – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This paper reports on the implications of participation in an Australian Award Short Course Awards programme for inclusive educators from South Asia. Seventeen educators from Nepal, three from Bangladesh, and one from Sri Lanka participated in the short course in Brisbane, Australia with a follow up component in Kathmandu, Nepal. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Awards, Program Descriptions
OECD Publishing, 2019
This review of higher education policy in Mexico was requested by the Mexican Ministry of Education to take stock of progress since the last OECD review of the higher education system in Mexico, published in 2008, and to support development of the new government's National Development Plan and Sectoral Education Programme. The report examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Federal Government
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