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National Foundation for Educational Research, 2019
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide research project involving schools and students in over 79 countries. It is run by the OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development], takes place every three years, and is designed to examine how 15-year-olds can apply what they have learned in school to real…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Leaderman, Emilie Clucas; Polychronopoulos, Gina B. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2019
This paper introduces a conceptual framework for overcoming common assessment challenges and supporting a positive assessment culture in higher education through fostering collaborative relationships with faculty and staff. By using a lens that integrates concepts from person-centered and solution-focused counseling, positive psychology, and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Professional Identity, College Faculty, Resource Staff
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Wang, Hsin Yi; Wang, Min-Chi – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
School resource room guidance personnel handle services to students with disabilities in institutions of higher education in Taiwan. This study conducted a survey of the kind of work performed by university and college resource room guidance personnel, and used a questionnaire to investigate 244 such personnel. This questionnaire contained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, College Students
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Göransson, Kerstin; Lindqvist, Gunilla; Möllås, Gunvie; Almqvist, Lena; Nilholm, Claes – Educational Review, 2017
Special needs educators (SNEs) and their counterparts are expected to play a significant role in schools' work towards inclusive practices. Studies do, however, indicate a rather diversified picture regarding the occupational groups assigned to work with special support and their workroles, within and between different countries. In Sweden, one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Fahlén, Marie – International Journal for Research on Extended Education, 2017
Questions about freedom of religion versus secular values have increased as a controversial topic in European public debate during the last decades. The aim of this article is to shed light on these issues by focusing on the definition of "freedom of religion as a human right" among teachers working with younger pupils in the Swedish…
Descriptors: Freedom, Religion, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Coleman, Mari Beth; Best, Sherwood J.; Emerson, Judith – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
This study examined teachers' knowledge and support when working with students with terminal illness or having experienced a student death. One hundred and ninety teachers of students with physical or multiple disabilities responded to a 40 item questionnaire that was distributed nationally. Results indicated that teachers have greater knowledge…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Terminal Illness, Physical Disabilities
Scafidi, Benjamin – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2013
America's K-12 public education system has experienced tremendous historical growth in employment, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. Between fiscal year (FY) 1950 and FY 2009, the number of K-12 public school students in the United States increased by 96 percent, while the number of full-time…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, School Personnel, Public Schools, Public Education
Perlmutter, David D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
For the novice, the logistical challenges of an academic job search can be exasperating, especially when dozens of applications are involved. Getting things right (providing the correct materials, from CV to sample syllabi, in the style and form most sought by a particular search committee) and submitting the application on time (via sometimes…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Check Lists, Job Application, Job Applicants
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Bers, Trudy – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
This final chapter provides observations about institutional research in community colleges derived from the preceding chapters and the issue editors' own experiences. Taken as a whole, the chapters in this issue, as well as the editors' experiences, suggest several observations about institutional research in community colleges. These include the…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Accountability, Resource Staff
Scafidi, Benjamin – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2012
This report analyzes changes in public school staffing over time by examining data from the annual editions of the Digest of Education Statistics, which is compiled by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. The report's main part analyzes changes in public school staffing over the past generation, the fiscal…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Educational Quality, Administrative Organization
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Games, Fran; Curran, Anita; Porter, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This small-scale pilot research project investigates the prevalence of Speech Language and Communication Difficulties in a sample of children attending a Youth Offending Service in the UK. Using the CELF-4, approximately 90% of the sample displayed some form of language difficulty and, overall, this population displayed mild to moderate…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Measures (Individuals)
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Popova, S. V.; Rozov, N. Kh. – Russian Education and Society, 2012
In Russia, people are once more coming to realize that it is fundamentally impossible to develop a genuinely civilized society unless people are taught national, patriotic, civic, legal, moral, cultural, ethical, and universal human values. Once again, leaders on different levels have begun to talk about the necessity of going back to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education
Ford, William J. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
This article features the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, or HERC, website, which lists all positions such as custodians, administrators, and other faculty positions at colleges, universities, and research institutions throughout the country. HERC, based in Ben Lomond, California, uses its "dual career" hiring services to help…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Web Sites, Career Information Systems
Blake, Christopher G. – Campus Law Enforcement Journal, 2011
College and university administrators must take into account a number of variables in determining the appropriate staffing levels for their campus public safety function, according to a white paper released by International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). The report is entitled, "Establishing Appropriate Staffing…
Descriptors: Safety, Resource Allocation, Predictor Variables, Safety Education
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Lamb, Annette – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
School media specialists must be teachers, leaders, and advocates for reading, inquiry, and learning. Partnering with classroom teachers, they must design and implement curriculum and instruction that prepare young citizens for a life that requires thinking, inquiry, problem-solving and ethical behavior. These experiences provide the foundation…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, Ethics, Educational Technology, Educational Strategies
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