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Griffin, Penny – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This article examines the World Bank's discourse of neoliberalism with a view to understanding how this informs and sustains the Bank's policies and practices in particularly gendered ways. "Neoliberalism" is, here, a discursive structure that constitutes a powerful and pervasive contemporary model of economic development, resting on assumptions…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Discourse Analysis, Sexual Identity, Banking
Skorton, David J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Speaking at a Harvard University commencement 60 years ago, Secretary of State George C. Marshall proposed a massive program of aid and redevelopment--since known as the Marshall Plan--to bring a war-ravaged Europe back to economic health, political stability, and peace. Today colleges and universities need a new such plan, with university…
Descriptors: Living Standards, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, College Presidents
Laden, Ben E. – 1985
Economic policies of the industrial nations are on a dangerous course, constituting a threat to worldwide growth and to financial and economic stability. The results of inappropriate policies throughout the industrial countries are (1) financial strains which endanger global economic stability, (2) extraordinary imbalances of trade, and (3)…
Descriptors: Budgets, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Factors
Sun, Feng; Bruess, Clint – 2001
To examine changes in tobacco use among high school students in Alabama from 1995 to 1999, Alabama Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) survey data were analyzed. The survey has been used since 1990 to examine the health practices of adolescents and to monitor priority health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, At Risk Persons, Drinking, Health Behavior
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Wu, Xueping; Ying, Fanggan – Convergence, 2009
The number of farmers in China has been more than 900 million since the mid 1990s. According to the China Villages Statistical Yearbook 2006, by the end of 2005 the number of farmers in China had reached 949.075 million, or 72.6 per cent of China's total population. The "three-dimensional rural issues" concerning agriculture, the…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Cultural Activities, Quality of Life, Rural Areas
Jones-DeWeever, Avis – 2002
Much of the discussion surrounding marriage promotion policies have little basis in the reality of life in low-income communities. Research suggests that much of the income differential between low-income and middle class women is the result of differences in educational attainment, labor market experience, and access to labor supply rather than…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Children, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits
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Radoman, Vesna; Nano, Virxhil; Closs, Alison – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
This paper examines recent historical, social and economic factors in Albania and Serbia, identifying similarities and differences that have a bearing on the provision of education. The focus is on the education of children with difficulties in learning and/or disabilities (the term "special needs" is used for brevity). The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Special Education, Educational Policy
Morton, John S. – 1996
This book is designed to help advanced placement students better understand macroeconomic concepts through various activities. The book contains 6 units with 64 activities, sample multiple-choice questions, sample short essay questions, and sample long essay questions. The units are entitled: (1) "Basic Economic Concepts"; (2) "Measuring Economic…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Capitalism, Decision Making, Economic Change
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1971
The active involvement of students in a study of the customs, traditions, and institutionalized ways society has organized to preserve economic stability is the goal of this consumer education teaching guide. Designed for the use of social studies teachers, units are devoted to the studies of: (1) the economic system; (2) income procurement; (3)…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Instruction
Comm, Walter – 1967
To analyze the history of vocational education and the major influences which have affected its development in the California junior colleges, this study examined the 78 years between the passage of the first Morrill Act and the beginning of World War II. Emphasis was given to legislation and the major social and economic elements that affected…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Factors, Educational History, Educational Legislation
Mehnert, Barbara H.; Kurki, Allan W. – 1983
Strategies to enhance the economic stability of community colleges through high technology approaches are discussed in this paper. First, general economic problems facing higher education are identified, and the ways in which they influence community colleges are described. Next, 10 strategies to aid in the economic recovery of community colleges…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development
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Tschechtelin, James D. – Community College Journal, 1999
Asserts that racism and white supremacy are threatening America's social, economic, and political stability. Suggests that inviting community dialog on these taboo topics may lead to solutions, and recounts such steps taken at Baltimore City Community College. (VWC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Black Colleges, Blacks, Community Colleges
Cox, Cristian – Human Development Network Education, 2006
The Education Working Paper Series is produced by the Education Unit at the World Bank (HDNED). It provides an avenue for World Bank staff to publish and disseminate preliminary education findings to encourage discussion and exchange ideas within the World Bank and among the broader development community. Throughout the 1990s and into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Policy Formation, Educational Quality
Henderson, Cathy – 2001
Both sections of this report are based on information supplied by members of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) in response to a questionnaire sent out in the summer of 2000. NASULGC sent the survey to the office of institutional research at each member campus and system. Responses were received from…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Higher Education
Sampson, Amy E. – 2001
This Kids Count Data Book provides state and regional trends in the well-being of Connecticut's children. The statistical portrait is based on 19 indicators of well-being: (1) children in families receiving welfare; (2) children receiving free or reduced-price meals; (3) high school employment; (4) births to teen mothers; (5) low birth weight; (6)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse
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