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Pastor, Dena A.; Ong, Thai Q.; Orem, Christopher D. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
A common approach to assessing one facet of civic engagement (CE) is through administering the Cooperative Institutional Research Program's (CIRP) social agency scale, which captures the extent to which respondents feel personally responsible to be involved in addressing various social and political issues. To summarize the scale's results in a…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Multivariate Analysis, Student Attitudes, Service Learning
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McDonnall, Michele C. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to (a) explore state-federal vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency expectations for counselor engagement with business, (b) determine what VR counselors are actually doing in terms of interacting with businesses, and (c) identify challenges VR counselors experience to working with business. Method: A…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Agencies, Expectation
Gross, Jeff; Ntagengwa, Christine – Migration Policy Institute, 2016
For refugee households, stable child-care arrangements are a key underpinning of working parents' employment success and family self-sufficiency, and thus an important goal of refugee case management. Given the well-documented impact of early learning services on children's school readiness and long-term cognitive, socioemotional, and educational…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Refugees, Minority Groups
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Olivet, Jeffrey; Zerger, Suzanne; Greene, R. Neil; Kenney, Rachael R.; Herman, Daniel B. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
This study examined the effectiveness of online education to providers who serve people experiencing homelessness, comparing online and face-to-face training of Critical Time Intervention (CTI), an evidence-based case management model. The authors recruited 184 staff from nineteen homeless service agencies to participate in one of two training…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction
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Björk, Alexander – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
In discussions and empirical investigations of the implementation of evidence-based interventions there is often a narrow focus on treatment fidelity. Studying a social services agency trying to incorporate Motivational Interviewing (MI), commonly regarded as evidence-based, this paper problematises a one-sided attention to treatment fidelity by…
Descriptors: Evidence, Fidelity, Motivation Techniques, Interviews
McHale, James P.; Phares, Vicky – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
This issue on fathers was conceived as a rallying cry for all professionals to examine their practices of including fathers in their services. For too long, infant mental health professionals have either ignored fathers' important influences on infants and toddlers or have given lip-service to their importance while allowing the status quo of not…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Mental Health, Fathers
González-Rivera, Christian – Center for an Urban Future, 2014
New York City is facing a youth employment crisis, with unprecedented numbers of young people reaching adulthood without the skills or experiences to secure career-track jobs that pay a living wage. Since 2000, the percentage of 16 to 24 year olds across the five boroughs participating in the labor market has fallen from 45 percent to 29 percent,…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Unemployment, Labor Force Development, Youth Programs
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Kitawi, Alfred Kirigha – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
This research examined the issue of community capacity development in a university. The main way communities were empowered was through the education management programmes offered at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. The research is among the first to examine the issue of community capacity development through university programmes. The…
Descriptors: Community Development, Capacity Building, Universities, Foreign Countries
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McMahon, Marcia; Peters, Michelle L.; Schumacher, Gary – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2014
This mixed methods study examined the relationship between school districts' principal evaluation practices and their impact on student achievement in mathematics and reading. School achievement data were collected from a sample of 41 campuses representing 27 Texas school districts. Data were also solicited from a convenience sample of campus…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Bretan, Gail Helene – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to describe, implement, and interpret the intersection of service-learning, Jewish values and ways of knowing, adult education, and lifelong learning for people over the age of 50. By expanding service-learning to include both older adults and Jewish ways of knowing, there is potential for transforming these frameworks…
Descriptors: Judaism, Jews, Service Learning, Adult Education
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Baizerman, Michael – Child & Youth Services, 2013
The sociopolitical movement to enhance youth workers' occupational status and related emoluments strategically links this goal to competency-based assessment. While the goals of improved conditions, remuneration, and career opportunities for workers is supported, the joining of those goals to both professionalization and in turn competency-based…
Descriptors: Social Agencies, Professional Recognition, Professional Education, Professional Identity
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Smith, Andrew – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
There is a growing literature that describes the benefits and challenges of collaboration among schools, counsellors, and the families of students. This literature, however, is largely drawn from Western cultural settings and from situations where the different collaborators exist as essentially separate entities. This article seeks to add to and…
Descriptors: Social Services, Social Agencies, Group Dynamics, Qualitative Research
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Romer, Lyle T.; Walker, Pamela – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This paper focuses on aspects of the relationship that develops between people offering daily support and those seeking those supports. We interviewed 16 personal assistants employed in two agencies in the Pacific Northwest. Both agencies are members of a community of practice among organizers of person-centered supports that is coordinated…
Descriptors: Social Agencies, Social Services, Allied Health Personnel, Help Seeking
Cuellar, Marcela – ProQuest LLC, 2012
While Latina/o enrollments in higher education are on the rise, more than half of these students enroll at a unique institutional type, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). As Latina/o enrollments in higher education increase, the number of HSIs and emerging HSIs also increases. Knowledge is presently limited on the Latina/o college choice to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Choice, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
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Aaberg, Wayne; Thompson, Carla J. – Performance Improvement, 2012
Determining the worth and effectiveness of training used within a military environment is the same accountability responsibility that educational organizations, businesses, and social agencies are charged with for improving programs and services to society. The need for accountability implies the process of evaluation, particularly in governmental…
Descriptors: Military Training, Program Effectiveness, Social Agencies, Accountability
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