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Nauman, Sarwat – Journal of Education and Educational Development, 2015
Developing countries have seen a direct influence of foreign players on their educational policies. This influence of foreign players on the Pakistani educational policy has been direct and prominent after 9/11 attacks. This paper looks into the effectiveness of money spent by the donor nations to malign the effect of Islamization in the Pakistani…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Donors, Cultural Influences, Religious Cultural Groups
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Educational Leadership, 2011
What's the best estimate of student performance on the Common Core State Standards? ACT, an organization involved in developing the standards, wanted to know how well today's students are meeting them. To find out, it analyzed the test results of 256,765 11th graders who took selected forms of the ACT test in spring 2010. In its report, "A First…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Test Results, State Standards, Academic Achievement
Zaff, Jonathon F.; Malanchuk, Oksana; Michelsen, Erik; Eccles, Jacquelynne – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2003
Researchers have theorized that programs to promote positive citizenship should begin with an opportunity for adolescents to participate in civic activities, such as community service or political volunteering. In this report, authors expand this theoretical perspective by arguing that programs to promote positive citizenship may need to begin by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Environment, Public Policy, Cultural Context