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Shartrand, Angela – 1996
This report highlights 11 family support programs that are serving one of the fastest growing groups in the United States--the Latino population. The programs described in this report differ from each other in terms of their structures and the types of families and communities served. They represent a range of geographic areas and vary in terms of…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Data Collection, Family Programs
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, Columbus, OH. – 1995
This document is a comprehensive directory of Federal offices, programs, and facilities for K-12 education in mathematics and science for the Southwest Region. The purpose of this directory is to assist educators, parents, and students in attaining the National Education Goals, particularly Goal 4: "By the year 2000, U.S. students will be…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education
Mihesuah, Devon A., Ed. – 1998
This anthology provides Native perspectives on the ethics of researching, writing about, and teaching about American Indians, and may be used as a text for discussion in American Indian Studies classes. Leading Native scholars discuss the representativeness of Native informants, the merits of various data collection methods, the role and veracity…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Studies
Garcia, Juan R., Ed; And Others – 1988
This anthology compiles articles and essays on Chicano and Chicana political concerns in the 1980's, on cultural aspects of the Chicano experience, and on historical issues and events. The papers are: (1) "Chicano Politics after 1984" by Christine Marie Sierra; (2) "Hacia una Teoria para la Liberacion de la Mujer" (analysis of…
Descriptors: Anthologies, Mexican American History, Mexican American Literature, Mexican Americans
Marcus, Dora; And Others – 1993
This monograph describes 30 college and university programs funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education from 1989 to 1991. Each description includes information on program purpose, project activities, major insights and lessons, project continuation, and available information. The first group of 10 are programs focused on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, College Science
Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC. – 1992
Over 1,000 communities in 45 states, territories, and the District of Columbia, are mobilized under the AMERICA 2000 banner to reach the 6 National Education Goals. This collection of papers, written by those who have wrestled with the process of school reform, offers useful insights to communities as they begin their process of transforming…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy. – 1992
This booklet describes 10 outstanding adult education and literacy programs, one for each of the country's 10 geographic regions, that won awards from the U.S. Secretary of Education in 1992. The winners embody the best elements of how the adult learning system will move the nation to meet the National Education Goal for Adult Literacy and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Awards, Demonstration Programs, Evaluation Criteria
Leahy, Meredyth A. – 1986
The purpose of this report was to develop a plan for adult education staff development directed towards enhancing and expanding the delivery of training to Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED), and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) staff in Pennsylvania. It is intended to provide guidance and direction to adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Change Strategies, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs
Pavel, D. Michael; Colby, Anita Y. – 1992
The educational approaches, programs, and services developed for American Indians at both tribal colleges and non-tribal community colleges can be used as models by other institutions seeking to serve minority populations better. The community college is an important avenue for American Indians pursuing postsecondary degrees; in 1988, 50,400 of…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, College Role, Community Colleges
Sorenson, Gail Paulus – 1984
This chapter reports on legislative activity and court litigation during 1983 on issues relating to school prayer. Eighteen bills and resolutions have been introduced in the 98th Congress on this issue; 7 relate to voluntary prayer, 4 to equal access, and 3 are concurrent resolutions, not legislative in nature, expressing the belief that periods…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation
Morrison, Jack – 1985
The growth of the arts in higher education during 1973-1983 was studied, based on a followup study of 17 colleges, interviews with about 80 educational leaders, and a national seminar with leading experts in the creative arts. Excluded from study were conservatories and proprietary schools. Of the 17 colleges studied in 1973, 16 continued to…
Descriptors: Architecture, Art Education, College Faculty, College Programs
Brown, Peggy, Ed. – Forum for Liberal Education, 1982
An article on graduate liberal studies (GLS) and descriptions of GLS programs are presented. In "The Concept of Graduate Liberal Studies," Allie M. Frazier considers GLS curricular offerings, characteristics of students pursuing these studies, and the future of GLS. GLS degree programs allow adults to pursue a liberal education, which is…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Books, Cultural Education, Degree Requirements
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. – 1978
A variety of viewpoints were represented in this symposium for chief state school officials and senior staff of state departments of education. Russell Vlaanderen, Education Commission of the States, opened with a national overview: "The Policy Implications of Minimum Competency Testing: The Case of the Standardized Student." Attorney…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Conference Reports
Planning and implementing the National Forum for Youth At Risk, extensive work on reauthorization legislation, and dissemination of research and information on migrant education were the major accomplishments of the Interstate Migrant Education Council's (IMEC) 1987-88 project year. IMEC's members, representing 17 states with 85 percent of the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Conferences, Educational Legislation, High Risk Students
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1993
Since 1980, at least 8 states and more than 200 localities have developed programs that deliver a variety of health, social, and education services at or near schools. Many of the students served by these programs are at risk of failing in school or dropping out. These comprehensive school-linked programs are attempting to improve the educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs
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