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OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed.; Krolak, Lisa, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2017
This publication demonstrates the potential of dynamic literate environments and the importance of nurturing a culture of reading and writing, examining four different contexts: digital environments, intergenerational settings, community libraries and prisons. The case studies, from UNESCO's Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Intergenerational Programs, Public Libraries
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Vasinda, Sheri, Ed.; Szabo, Susan, Ed.; Johnson, Robin D., Ed. – Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, 2015
The theme for the 58th annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) was Bridging Cultures Through Literacy. In the first section of the Yearbook, Parker Fawson's presidential address captures the unique nature of ALER and its role in his professional development, and then moved beyond to capture the changing…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Reading Comprehension, Common Core State Standards
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Miller, Suzanne S. – Childhood Education, 2012
In 1966, the author was part of the first group of Peace Corps volunteers in Micronesia. Acquired by the United States in WWII, Micronesia became a U.S. Trust Territory. It since has become an independent country, but through a "Compact of Free Association" (2003), the United States provides some financial support, and Micronesians are…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Disadvantaged
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Robinson, Petra A. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
This study examined how parental participation in Even Start programs contributes to family literacy engagement and parental development. More specifically, its primary aim was to develop an understanding of how parental participation in the program influences their reading behaviors and other literacy practices as well as to highlight observed…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Disadvantaged
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Doyle, Antoinette – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Family literacy programs in North America and the United Kingdom have enjoyed widespread public and political support. Thousands of initiatives following a variety of models currently operate under the spectrum of family literacy programs. In this paper, the influence of learning theories, the research on children's early literacy development, and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Family Literacy
Progar, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Social competency gained in early childhood influences numerous domains of a child's life throughout the lifespan. Since the preschool years are a time when children begin forming friendships with peers and may be exposed to a classroom setting for the first time, developing social competency is imperative for functioning well with the many people…
Descriptors: Social Development, Early Childhood Education, Parent Education, Early Experience
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
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Oberlander, Sarah E.; Black, Maureen M. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
The United States continues to have the highest incidence of adolescent births among industrialized nations. This study used transactional and life span theories of development to examine whether caregiving patterns assessed over the first 24 months postpartum predicted children's behavior and academic achievement at 7 years. Participants included…
Descriptors: Mothers, Incidence, Academic Achievement, Parent Role
Lauster, Nathanael; Allan, Graham – University of British Columbia Press, 2011
Fertility rates have fallen dramatically around the world. In some countries, there are no longer enough children being born to replace adult populations. The disappearance of children is a matter of concern matched only by fears that childhood is becoming too structured or not structured enough, too short or too long, or just simply too different…
Descriptors: Investigations, Demography, Anthropology, Prediction
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Raymond, Margaret – Education Next, 2010
From the moment of birth, Americans have a fascination with seeing how they measure up. They are a nation obsessed with the story told in numbers. The quality of public schools has been measured in innumerable ways, and stakeholders may draw on any number of sources for rankings to support a particular agenda. Each winter, "Education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Scores
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2007
This article describes how a 169-page report "Tough Choices or Tough Times" by the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce affect the educational and economic stability of the United States. The report says, that the United States is losing ground in the global economy because the nation's education system is failing at…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Public Education, Living Standards, Educational Improvement
US Agency for International Development, 2006
Literacy is power--the power to improve one's life and shape one's community. All people should know how to read and write, yet 771 million people (18 percent of the world's population) are illiterate. The programs described in this booklet address this challenge. They are samples of a few of the many hundreds of excellent programs around the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Family Literacy
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Luo, Nili; Gilliard, Jennifer L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
To effectively teach young children, early childhood teachers must be prepared to collaborate with families of diverse backgrounds. Studying the unique cultural contexts of children and families in American early care and education programs and communities will offer early educators information needed to develop empathy for the families with whom…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Empathy
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Hatcher, Tim; Wiessner, Colleen Aalsburg; Storberg-Walker, Julia; Chapman, Diane – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2006
Purpose: The study presents preliminary findings from research begun at the 2005 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference held in Estes Park, CO, USA. The qualitative case study captures what new learning occurred as a result of the conference and how the new learning at the conference occurred.…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Student Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship, Organizations (Groups)
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