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Guerin, Cally; Jayatilaka, Asangi; Ranasinghe, Damith; McCulloch, Alistair; Calder, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
A "knowledge society" relies on a workforce with high-level skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Continuing development of ICT will arise partly from research undertaken by doctoral graduates. However, compared to other cognate disciplines, ICT has relatively few students taking up doctoral studies. This article…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Information Technology, Barriers
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Yavuz, Olcay – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2016
Disparities in college access for underrepresented urban students are one of the most urgent educational problems of America's education system. In response to growing national concern, this longitudinal study investigated how school leaders worked collaboratively with key stakeholders to implement research-supported student services in order to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, Equal Education, Access to Education
Hite, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This brief report offers analysis of ACT and SAT results from 2008 to 2013 in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The brief focuses on the increase in test participation rates and points to policies that SREB states initiated that affected these rates. Five SREB states currently require 100 percent student participation on the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
Schmitt, Stephanie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation considers the effects of national rankings, specifically the 2010 National Research Council (NRC)'s Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs, on higher education institutions' behavior. National research studies of graduate education require significant resources and data, yet it is uncertain how universities make…
Descriptors: Reputation, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Change, Higher Education
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The Federal Pell Grant End-of-Year Report presents primary aspects of Federal Pell Grant Program activity for the 2011-2012 award year. This presentation is a compilation of quantitative program data assembled to offer insights into the changes to the Title IV applicant universe and the Federal Pell Grant Program. The Federal Pell Grant…
Descriptors: Grants, Annual Reports, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Irtwange, S. V.; Orsaah, S. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
The study was undertaken with the objective of assessing groups influence on management style as related to University governance with University of Agriculture, Makurdi as a case study from academic staff perspective. The management style of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi between the period September 3, 1996 to…
Descriptors: Resumes (Personal), Governance, Program Effectiveness, Sampling
Garlick, Steve; Taylor, Mike; Plummer, Paul – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2007
This report explores patterns of regional economic growth in Australia over the period 1984 to 2002 in order to determine how and why these patterns evolved. From the results, the authors have attempted to identify regional opportunities and the policies and practices that can assist in realising them and, in particular, the potential contribution…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Human Capital, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
Klein, Steven; Bugarin, Rosio; Beltranena, Renee; McArthur, Edith – US Department of Education, 2004
This report examines trends in the characteristics of the U.S. language minority population from 1979 through 1999. It examines changes in the numbers and proportion of the language minority population compared to the total U.S. population 5 to 24 years old and also discusses changes in the language minority population by language subgroups and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Minority Groups, Language Minorities, Labor Market
National Science Foundation, 2004
Student performance in mathematics and science, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), has improved somewhat over the past 3 decades, but not consistently. Improvements have occurred across all racial/ethnic subgroups. This document contains quantitative analysis of key aspects of the scope, quality, and vitality of…
Descriptors: Engineering, Sciences, National Competency Tests, Educational Improvement