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Matsudaira, Jordan – Urban Institute, 2017
The federal role in higher education has grown over the past two decades, and now a new administration has the opportunity to strengthen policies that support students and their colleges and universities. To help inform these decisions, the Urban Institute convened a bipartisan group of scholars and policy advisers to write a series of memos…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Programs, Government Role, Educational Improvement
Le Floch, Kerstin; Garcia, Alicia N.; Barbour, Catherine – Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research, 2016
The Issue: School improvement policy for the past few decades has been characterized by mandated lists of activities--both well intended and research based--designed to stimulate a dramatic turnaround in student achievement. However, this prescriptive approach to policy, particularly federal policy, has not resulted in the systemic changes needed…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, School Policy, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Beach, Andrea L.; Henderson, Charles; Finkelstein, Noah – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Despite having significant knowledge of effective practices, along with curricular and pedagogical resources, efforts to transform introductory sequences have met with only modest success. While educators may know what to do, they do not know how to enact and sustain these reforms at scale. What they need is a framework for understanding STEM…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, STEM Education, Undergraduate Study
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Davies, Peter – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2012
Over the past decade higher education policy in England has gradually switched from a stance of "government as purchaser" to "government as informer". During 2012 this policy stance has been intensified through new requirements for the advice provided by schools and the introduction of "Key Information Sets" which are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Bensimon, Estela Mara; Dowd, Alicia C.; Longanecker, David; Witham, Keith – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
The nation is in an era of policy reform aimed at improving the productivity and effectiveness of higher education. Major philanthropies and policy groups have converged around variations of the ambitious college completion goals announced by President Obama at the beginning of his administration. But at the same time, many state governments,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power
Alt, Albert G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This case study examined a multi-college community college district in northern California in a primarily rural area, to understand how their practices compared to management best practices designed to improve student success, barriers that may exist in implementing best practices, and how the institution may improve its own practices. The problem…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Decision Making, Success, Academic Achievement
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Santos, Ana – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2012
Countries around the world refer to twenty-first century education as essential to maintaining personal and national economic advantage and draw on this discourse to advocate for and embark on educational reform. This paper examines issues around education reform, particularly in British Columbia. It argues that reformers should give careful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Best Practices, Performance Factors
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2011
The people at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are passionate about their work. NASA's missions are exciting to learners of all ages. Since its creation in 1958, NASA's people have been passionate about sharing their inspiring discoveries, research and exploration with students and educators. When retired Marine Corps General…
Descriptors: Program Design, Student Interests, Science Interests, Government School Relationship
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Little, Angela W. – Journal of Education Policy, 2011
In 1997, the Government of Sri Lanka launched a comprehensive set of education reforms designed to promote equitable access to basic education and improvements in learning outcomes. The package of reforms arose as a political response to widespread youth unrest in the late 1980s and attracted considerable "political will", a vague but…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Foreign Policy
Hallinan, Maureen T., Ed. – Springer, 2011
Scholarly analysis in the sociology of education has burgeoned in recent decades. "Frontiers in Sociology of Education" aims to provide a roadmap for sociologists and other social scientists as they set bold new directions for future research on schools. In Part 1 of this forward-looking volume, the authors present cutting-edge research…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Social Scientists, Educational Research, Guidelines
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2010
This report uses the three-component framework to categorize and synthesize major recommendations to Congress for the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) reauthorization and briefly analyzes them from the perspective of the third component. The analysis illuminates fundamental gaps in the prevailing recommendations. In particular, this…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Barriers, Performance Factors
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Zhang, Zhupeng – Convergence, 2009
Based on the historic background and development of lifelong education (learning) in China, this paper introduces major developments of lifelong education (learning) that have been achieved through adopting a series of measures under policies issued by the Chinese government since the 1990s. Throughout the decades, efforts have been made to…
Descriptors: Community Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Trend Analysis
Online Submission, 2008
The Center's policy and practice analyses have shone a light on how school improvement efforts deal with the various factors interfering with students having an equal opportunity to succeed at school. Unfortunately, the picture that has emerged is rather bleak. Given the continuing difficulties related to reducing dropout rates and closing the…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Intervention
Kerchner, Charles T. – Claremont Graduate University (NJ1), 2008
Reporting on a talk the author gave some months ago, the headline in "La Opinion," Los Angeles' premier Spanish language newspaper, declared the city's school system "en crisis permanente." No one wrote in to disagree. Indeed, at the end of "Learning from L.A.: Institutional Change in American Public Education" (Harvard Education Press) the author…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Policy
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2008
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires states and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to define and determine whether schools are making adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward meeting the goal of 100 percent academic proficiency. To address tribes' needs for cultural preservation, NCLBA allows tribal groups to…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators, Accountability
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