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Robson, Kelly; Graziano, Lynne; O'Neal Schiess, Jennifer – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Consistent, reliable data are hard to come by given vastly differing opinions on the role states should play in creating structures, tracking data, and monitoring outcomes on homeschooling. The goal of this brief is to cut through some of this complexity and provide policymakers with an objective resource on homeschooling, including what is known…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Parent Attitudes
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Alnemary, Fahad M.; Aldhalaan, Hesham M.; Simon-Cereijido, Gabriela; Alnemary, Faisal M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Little information is available about autism spectrum disorder services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A sample of 205 parents completed an online survey about the use of autism spectrum disorder services for their children. The results revealed that on average, children began services by 3.3 years. Most parents reported utilizing non-medical…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Parent Surveys
Longman, Phillip; Mundy, Liza; Black, Rachel; Bornfreund, Laura; Byrum, Greta; Cramer, Reid; Gangadharan, Seeta Peña; Guernsey, Lisa; Lieberman, Abbie; Lynn, Barry; McCarthy, Mary Alice – New America, 2015
Most of the social and economic policies in the U.S. do not explicitly address or take into account the growing importance of families as sources of human capital and determinants of individual success. Even the small subsets of programs that we conventionally frame as part of "family policy" are often based on long-defunct assumptions…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Social Indicators, Public Policy, Family Programs
Garcia, Emma – Economic Policy Institute, 2014
Multiple traits compose a broad definition of what it means to be an educated person. Indisputably, being an educated person is associated with having a certain command of a curriculum, and knowledge of theories and facts from various disciplines. This paper contends that noncognitive skills should be an explicit pillar of education policy. It…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Skill Development, Guidelines, Policy Formation
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Baker, Will; Sammons, Pam; Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Sylva, Kathy; Melhuish, Edward C.; Taggart, Brenda – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
Educational and occupational aspirations have become an important reference point in policy debates about educational inequality. Low aspirations are presented as a major barrier to closing educational attainment gaps and increasing levels of social mobility. Our paper contributes to this on-going debate by presenting data on the educational…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Equal Education
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Bogenschneider, Karen; Little, Olivia M.; Ooms, Theodora; Benning, Sara; Cadigan, Karen; Corbett, Thomas – Family Relations, 2012
Families have long been recognized for the contributions they make to their members and to society. Yet families are seldom substantively incorporated into the normal course of policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation. We propose the family impact lens as one way to shift the rhetoric from appreciating families to…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Program Development, Administrators
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Morris, Susan; Santhiveeran, Janaki; Lam, Brian Trung – Journal of Family Social Work, 2006
The primary goal of welfare reform is to move recipients from welfare to work. Several factors influence the employment of welfare recipients. The purpose of this content analysis is to offer a comprehensive understanding of employment characteristics and important personal, family, and employment characteristics that either promote or deter…
Descriptors: Employment, Content Analysis, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
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Bhola, H. S. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
Poverty reduction today, at least in rhetoric, is a global priority; the essential role of education in poverty reduction is universally assumed. However, the dialectic between the concurrent and contradictory processes of 'poverty reduction' and 'poverty induction' is not well understood, and the historically rooted and globally entrenched larger…
Descriptors: Ideology, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Poverty