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Friedman, Pamela – Issue Notes, 2002
The numerous layoffs of low-income workers that occurred when the nation's economy slowed in 2001 have created numerous challenges for local Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. By increasing collaboration between community economic development and workforce development efforts to serve low-income residents, states and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Development, Cooperative Planning, Corporations
Relave, Nanette – Issue Notes, 2002
Collaboration between welfare and workforce development agencies has increased since the implementation of welfare reform. Federal legislation, state and local policy-making environments, and the capacity of potential partners to serve an agency's clients affect agency collaboration. The following broad approaches to collaboration have been…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Coordination
Relave, Nanette – Reauthorization Notes, 2002
The various parties interested in reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program are considering a number of issues related to the program's work requirements. The following policy questions have sparked particular debate: (1) the impact that allowing additional activities to count toward federal participation rates…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship
Berthet, Thierry; Cuntigh, Philippe; Guitton, Christophe – Training & Employment, 2002
France's employment policy has historically been governed by a strategy of interventions aimed at specific categories of individuals, including victims of industrial restructuring, entry workers, the long-term unemployed, and the disabled. Since the 1980s, France has had the following main lines of employment policy: (1) assistance to victims of…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Cultural Differences, Definitions
Research Exchange, 2002
These three issues of the "Research Exchange" focus on how better to conduct disability research and disseminate research results. The first issue examines the topic of human subject/human research participant protection, with a focus on research funded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). It…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Disabilities, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Scott, Marc A.; Bernhardt, Annette – IEE Brief, 2000
A longitudinal study of two cohorts of young white men (the first followed from the late 1960s through the 1970s; the second from the 1980s through the early 1990s) determined that long-term wage growth between the ages of 16 and 36 has both declined and become significantly more unequal for the recent cohort. The declines have been concentrated…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits
School to What?, 1998
The "All Means All School-to-Work Project" was a 3-year federally-funded collaborative between the Institute on Community Integration and the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning. The Project was dedicated to finding out what works for all learners when it comes to access, benefit, participation and choice within school-to-work…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Equal Education
Caplan, Elizabeth, Ed.; Blankenship, Kelly, Ed.; McManus, Marilyn, Ed. – Focal Point, 1998
This bulletin focuses on family participation in mental health policymaking and highlights state efforts to increase family involvement. Articles include: (1) "Promoting Family Member Involvement in Children's Mental Health Policy Making Bodies," which describes how different states are promoting family member involvement in various statutory and…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Children, Emotional Disturbances, Family Involvement
Ziegler, Suzanne – Connections, 1997
This report addresses some of the concerns surrounding smaller classes and looks at whether reduced class sizes result in higher achievement levels, and concludes that it in fact does increase student achievement, so long as classes do not exceed 17 students. But many critics question whether the high cost of reducing classes to 17 or fewer…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Correlation
Temelini, David; Fesko, Sheila – Research to Practice, 1998
This study surveyed 202 state-level disability organizations concerning their capacity, policy, and practices for working with youth with disabilities who are homeless, runaway, or at risk for running away. Major findings indicated: (1) limited awareness existed of the relationship between disabilities and runaway and homeless youth; (2) only 26…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agencies, Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons
Bloomer, Karin; Finney, Johanna; Gault, Barbara – IWPR Welfare Reform Network News, 1998
This newsletter double issue is totally devoted to this report. The report presents an overview of recent policy changes related to job training and education for welfare recipients. It also presents the findings of research on several types of job training programs, discusses the data on the economic value of basic and higher education, and…
Descriptors: Adults, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs
ASPBAE Courier, 1994
This issue contains nine papers dealing with influencing public policy through advocacy and lobbying. "Influencing Public Policy" (Rajesh Tandon) looks at opportunities nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have for influencing public policy and constraints to advocacy. "Recent Changes in the Global Aid Environment" (Sunimal Fernando) considers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advocacy, Agency Role, Community Education
Brame, Kim – Early Childhood Bulletin, 1995
Strategies are presented for recruiting family members from minority groups to be involved in the formation of policies and development of programs that affect their lives and those of their young children with disabilities. Organizational strategies, strategies to empower family members, logistical strategies, and process strategies are…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Family Involvement, Leadership Training
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READ Perspectives, 1995
The first two volumes of the Research in English Acquisition and Development (READ) Institute journal, which cover 1993-1995, contain reports of research and programs in English-as-a-Second-Language instruction, bilingual education, and services to limited-English-proficient individuals. Articles include: "Second Language Teaching: A Theoretical…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Bers, Trudy H., Ed.; Mittler, Mary L., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1994
Dealing with issues related to the assessment of community college accountability, effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, student outcomes, and quality improvement, this volume examines the practical considerations of assessment from the perspectives of state-level coordinating boards, accreditation agencies, college presidents, and…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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