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Smillie, Siri; McCann, Meghan – Education Commission of the States, 2020
Most children in the U.S. spend time in some form of early childhood education (ECE) program prior to entering kindergarten. In fact, children spend an average of 25 hours per week in nonparental care, including center-based care and informal family, friend and neighbor care. Children develop a foundation for learning during these early years, so…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Quality, Teacher Persistence, Professional Development
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Avoseh, Mejai, Ed.; Boucouvalas, Marcie, Ed. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2020
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. These papers are from the CIAE 2020 Virtual International…
Descriptors: Adult Education, International Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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McNamara, Jennifer; Bent, Margaret; Grace, Paul – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2019
Certification is often viewed to promote lifelong professional development. Industry accreditation agencies include standards for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) that emphasize the measurement or promotion of continued competency throughout an individual's professional career. In 2013, NBCOT partnered with BreakAway Games to create the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Game Based Learning, Certification, Mandatory Continuing Education
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Jacot, Anne; Raemdonck, Isabel; Frenay, Mariane; Van Deun, Katrijn – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Continuing professional education (CPE) is viewed as the main strategy to tackle unemployment and to improve the weak position of jobseekers with few qualifications on the labour market. However, the mandatory nature of these programmes raises questions regarding jobseekers' motivation to enrol for and engage in training and -- by extension -- the…
Descriptors: Mandatory Continuing Education, Job Applicants, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation
Lazarow, Sherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In today's healthcare field, recent changes in professional standards, specifically board certification, are affecting physicians who have been practicing medicine for years. While historically board certification was voluntary, in recent years there has been a push to make it mandatory to retain hospital and insurance privileges. In an attempt to…
Descriptors: Physicians, Certification, Mandatory Continuing Education, Well Being
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Rocco, Tonette S.; McGill, Craig M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter explores discrepancies between Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) for adults and Dewey's philosophy in which learners are motivated by their own purposes.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Philosophy, Learning Motivation, Mandatory Continuing Education
Hodge, Timothy D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The Department of Defense (DoD), like most very large organizations rightly have concerns over the functionality of their Cybersecurity employees and their ability to perform core duties in a professional manner. To validate this ability, the DoD imposed a mandatory certifications policy based upon positions within the organization. The DoD…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Government Employees, Computer Security, Outcomes of Education
Scruggs, Leigh A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While classroom teachers report alarming rates of unpreparedness, and even unwillingness to include diverse populations in the classroom, our nation is continuing along a trend started in the 1990s to include students with disabilities (SWD) in general education settings. This quasi-experimental research study uncovered the impact of completing…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Professional Continuing Education, Disabilities, General Education
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Baker, John; Chaseling, Marilyn; Boyd, William; Shipway, Bradley – Professional Development in Education, 2018
A Performance and Development Framework has been introduced by the New South Wales Department of Education, the largest provider of schooling in Australia, during a period of unparalleled reform. Engagement with the Framework is mandatory for all the Department's teachers, and is linked to improving student outcomes through enhanced teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Interviews, Teaching Experience
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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Kirk, Julia – Professional Development in Education, 2017
This study explores the link between individualized, job-embedded professional development and teacher evaluation. Moreover, the study explores and describes job-embedded strategies that principals used to facilitate teacher development while working within a state-mandated evaluation system. The theoretical frame utilized four elements of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mandatory Continuing Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation
Wilt, Barbara C. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Teacher collaboration is a school improvement priority that has the potential to positively impact student learning by building the capacity of teachers. In some states, teacher collaboration is mandated by legislation. The literature indicates that policy-driven collaboration in a top-down approach results in unintentional consequences and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Education
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Gegenfurtner, Andreas; Könings, Karen D.; Kosmajac, Nikola; Gebhardt, Markus – International Journal of Training and Development, 2016
Trainees can participate in organizational training programs voluntarily or mandatorily. To date, research has reported mixed evidence on the question whether voluntary or mandatory participation is associated with higher motivation and transfer of training. Grounded in the frameworks of participatory design, the notion of autonomy in basic…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Meta Analysis, Goal Orientation, Correlation
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Curado, Carla; Henriques, Paulo Lopes; Ribeiro, Sofia – International Journal of Training and Development, 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine the motivation to transfer training in a multidimensional way. It investigates autonomous and controlled motivation and explores the difference in motivation to transfer according to whether the employee is enrolled in training on a voluntary or mandatory basis. This is a cross-sectional hypotheses-testing…
Descriptors: Enrollment Influences, Mandatory Continuing Education, Transfer of Training, Motivation
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Walawalkar, Rajesh – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This study is about the perceptions of Company Secretaries about effectiveness of their formal and mandatory Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programme run by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. The objectives were to ascertain: (1) to what extent do Company Secretaries perceive their CPE as effective, (2) what are the various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Office Occupations
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Budden, Connie B.; Budden, Heather L.; Hall, Michelle; Longman, Debbie G. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
As the growth of online education offered by universities accelerates and spreads, universities are increasingly grappling with concerns related to widespread availability and the maintenance of academic quality. The "Quality Matters at Southeastern" Program fosters quality through a peer review process and offers a certification process…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes
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