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Saraisky, Nancy Green – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
One of the most basic and obvious sources of data for education policy analysis is text. This article discusses content analysis as an important part of the methodological toolbox for elucidating patterns and trends about education policy. Focusing specifically on media, I show how media content analysis can produce nuanced insights about the ways…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Content Analysis, Educational Trends
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Hussey, Michael; Greenhut, Stephanie – Social Education, 2011
This article features two documents which can serve as a starting point for a lesson on public service while students debate the amount of pay that public servants should receive. These are: (1) the printed draft of the Constitution showing George Washington's handwritten corrections that eliminated state payments and included the phrase "to be…
Descriptors: Public Service, Compensation (Remuneration), Constitutional Law, United States History
Istance, David, Ed.; Schuetze, Hans G., Ed.; Schuller, Tom, Ed. – 2002
This book, consisting of 17 chapters written by different authors, traces the progress that has been made in developing lifelong learning policies over the past 30 years and examines current challenges to lifelong learning policymakers. Focusing on a global agenda, the book is organized in six parts with thematic chapters following an introductory…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Irish National Association of Adult Education, Dublin. – 2002
In January 2002, Ireland's minister of state announced the establishment of the National Adult Learning Council to take effect in March 2002. One of the council's priorities will be to establish local adult learning boards (LALBs) to oversee development and delivery of adult education. An Irish government white paper recommended that LALBs'…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Advisory Committees
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Zigler, Edward; Styfco, Sally J. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2002
Documents the impact on America's social policy of developmental psychologist Edward Zigler's knowledge, presence, and advocacy. Describes Zigler's lifetime efforts and his influence on public policy for children's full development including his work for Head Start, the Office of Child Development, and on-the-job training in policymaking. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Child Development, Children
Gallin, Alice, Ed. – 1992
This reference volume contains the texts of documents pertinent to the development of Catholic higher education during the years from 1967 to 1990. The documents reveal church officials' and university presidents' collaborative efforts to address the questions of what it means it mean to be a university or college and what it means for such an…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Church Role, Documentation
Brademas, John – 1987
The politics of federal support for education is discussed, with attention to education policy formation and current themes and future directions for education policy that may flow from legislative history. The analysis is based on personal experiences as a U.S. Representative for over two decades and as president of America's largest private…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Economic Climate, Educational Legislation
Scott, Barbara Ann – 1983
Critical aspects of crisis management in U.S. higher education and the historical development of the education system over the last 100 years are reviewed. It is proposed that crisis strategies in higher education have largely revolved around the use of a stratification strategy and the establishment of ideological hegemony. Historical periods…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Affirmative Action, College Administration, College Curriculum
Woodring, Paul – 1983
Because discussions of educational problems seem to be retracing the same paths and problems, there is need to identify and define the enduring controversies in education and explore reasons for their currency. These issues are discussed in a historical context. The questions of what sort of education is of most worth and what subjects should be…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Cultural Pluralism, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, DC. – 1981
The federal contribution to higher education is discussed in terms of the evolution of its role from 1787 to 1958, the growing regulatory presence, the National Defense Education Act, the Higher Education Acts of 1963 and 1965, the 1972 Higher Education Amendments, and recent legislative actions. Specific chapter discussions cover the following:…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Sponseller, Doris Bergen – 1980
This document examines how societal values regarding child care provision in the United States have influenced past and present child care policies and discusses how these values may affect future policy formation. In Part I, the development of child care policy is outlined in terms of five historical periods, each of which is analyzed along the…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Day Care, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1927
This manual is printed primarily to present to educational committees of the State legislatures, educators, legislators, and interested citizens, the essentials of a program of educational legislation, state-wide in scope, based upon the experiences of the various States during the past several decades. A large amount of proposed educational…
Descriptors: Guides, School Organization, School Administration, School Support
Mahar, Mary Helen – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1958
This bulletin on requirements by States and Territories for the certification of school librarians was prepared to provide a compilation of current certification regulations for school librarians and a summary of practices in formulating these regulations. The requirements for each State were obtained from either the State school library…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Surveys, Certification, School Personnel
Steiner, Arch K. – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1959
In keeping with the functions of the Office of Education, the Laws and Legislation Branch is presenting a brief resume of the laws having statewide educational implication enacted by the 46 State legislatures which met in 1957. This publication was prepared in response to requests from Chief State School Officers and other educators and…
Descriptors: Educational History, School Construction, School Buildings, Financial Support
White, Alpheus L. – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1959
Public education in the United States is a function of the States. In discharging this responsibility each State has recognized that a considerable degree of local control of education is essential. The establishment of local school districts and the creation of local boards of education to administer school district affairs reflect this point of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Guides, School Districts, Boards of Education
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