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Rowell, Katherine R.; Vitullo, Margaret Weigers; Smith, Michelle A.; Levinson, David L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
The American Sociological Association (ASA) used social science research and data informed approaches to engage community college faculty in the discipline.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Sociology, National Organizations
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Kozak, Kathryn; Ström, April; Watkins, Laura – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Two-year college mathematics teaching has interesting challenges, and it helps to have a national organization representing the profession that provides professional development, issues position statements on relevant topics, and cultivates leaders. This chapter illustrates how the AMATYC organization provides these services.
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development
Dockweiler, Katie A. – Communique, 2021
Five years ago, the Nevada Association of School Psychologists (NVASP) began to systematically identify issues across the state and local landscape that were negatively impacting the profession. By identifying one problem, they ended up identifying several critical issues as many of them influence and exacerbate each other. For example, in the…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Work Environment, School Psychology, Salaries
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Davis, William J.; Rush, Alexandra; Tevington, Patricia; Urban, Jennifer Brown; Linver, Miriam R. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2021
Non-formal education (NFE) programs -- those existing separately from hierarchically and chronologically organized schools -- have a long history with distance and online learning, both of which have been essential to NFE programming. NFE programs like Scouts BSA, the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) co-ed program for 11-17 year olds, rely upon…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Nonformal Education, Youth Clubs, National Organizations
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Salinger, Gerhard L.; Moye, Johnny J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
This is the nineteenth in a series of articles entitled "The Legacy Project." The Legacy Project focuses on the lives and actions of leaders who have forged the technology and engineering teaching profession into what it is today. Members of the profession owe a debt of gratitude to these leaders. One simple way to demonstrate that…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Professional Recognition
National Skills Coalition, 2021
The need to invest in our nation's crumbling infrastructure goes back decades. But today, with millions of people unemployed, there is unprecedented momentum to act. Women, immigrants, and people of color are disproportionately represented in these numbers as are young adults. President Joe Biden and Congress are counting on infrastructure…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Public Policy, Federal Legislation, Investment
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Molle, Daniella; Huang, Weiqiong – Science Education International, 2021
This study addressed the intractable issue of ensuring that all students, including those who are linguistically and culturally diverse, have access to high quality science education. We explored the efforts of two organizations in the United States (one that supports science teachers and one that focuses on language development) to design…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wodon, Quentin – Journal of Catholic Education, 2021
While enrollment in Catholic schools is rising in the global south, it is declining in many Western countries. Providing a quality and holistic education experience remains essential in both developed and developing countries, especially for disadvantaged groups. But in addition, in developed countries, trade-offs may have to be confronted to stem…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Catholic Schools, Costs, Enrollment Trends
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White, Simone; Down, Barry; Mills, Martin; Shore, Sue; Woods, Annette – Teaching Education, 2021
This paper reports on the background, context, design, and findings of a collaborative research project designed to develop a future roadmap for strengthening an Australian research-rich and self-improving education system. Building on the BERA-RSA Inquiry into the role of research in the teaching profession in the UK (Furlong, 2013), the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Professional Associations, Teacher Education Programs
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Pešikan, Ana; Ivic, Ivan – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2021
The political and economic changes that followed the adoption of the "Strategy for the Development of Education in Serbia 2020" essentially betrayed the basic ideas and intentions of the strategy, creating a systematic threat to education and its role in the development of Serbia. This created an almost experimental situation for…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Economic Change
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Jones, Wash A.; LaVergne, Douglas D.; White, Curtis D., Sr.; Larke, Alvin, Jr. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2021
Sustaining human capital in the agricultural industry is critical to the United States' ability to maintain preeminence in the global economy. This goal has become a greater challenge due to declining participation in agricultural academic programs, particularly at 1890 institutions. Although the anticipated outcome of the 1965 "merger"…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Agriculture Teachers, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes
Vissing, Yvonne – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
As students compete for college admission, some are tempted by invitations to join honor societies that promise learning opportunities, scholarships, and a leg up in the college admission process. Yvonne Vissing explains how these organization target millions of students each year, encouraging them to purchase "opportunities" that fail…
Descriptors: Honor Societies, College Admission, Deception, National Organizations
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Mather, Nancy; White, Jennifer; Youman, Martha – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Today 195 countries exist in the world. The purpose of this review was to provide a global picture of the services and opportunities for individuals with dyslexia. The intent was not to provide an exhaustive review of each topic, but rather to provide examples of what is occurring in different countries around the world. Through an Internet…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Cross Cultural Studies, Evaluation Methods, Identification
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Porta, Carolyn M.; Mann, Erin M.; Amiri, Rohina; Avery, Melissa D.; Azim, Sheba; Conway-Klaassen, Janice M.; Golzareh, Parvin; Joya, Mahdawi; Mwikarago, Emil Ivan; Nejabi, Mohammad Bashir; Olejniczak, Megan; Radhakrishnan, Raghu; Tengera, Olive; Thomas, Manuel S.; Weinkauf, Julia L.; Wiesner, Stephen M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Despite ongoing insecurity, Afghanistan has demonstrated improvement in health outcomes. Reasons for this success include a strategic public-private health service delivery model and investment in Afghan health care workforce development. Afghan universities have the primary responsibility for ensuring that an adequate health care workforce is…
Descriptors: Health Services, Public Health, Delivery Systems, Labor Force Development
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Mann, Jessica – Christian Higher Education, 2020
Christian institutions are founded on a diverse set of historical and theological backgrounds and strive to integrate faith, learning, and living in a way that not only educates and develops students, but also responds to the Christian call of service. Community engagement, therefore, becomes a way for Christian institutions to achieve said…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission, Service Learning
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