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Nilsen, Per; Nordstrom, Gunilla; Ellstrom, Per-Erik – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2012
Purpose: This paper seeks to present a theoretical framework with the aim of contributing to improved understanding of how reflection can provide a mechanism to integrate research-based knowledge with the pre-existing practice-based knowledge. Design/methodology/approach: The paper begins with an explanation of important concepts: research-based…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Evidence, Social Desirability, Foreign Countries
Burke, Lindsey M. – American Enterprise Institute, 2020
The appraisal process is used in numerous settings. Any costly expense with a high potential for information asymmetry has an associated appraisal market. Yet, while taxpayers spend more than $182,000, on average, during a child's K-12 education to get that child from kindergarten through 12th grade, no similar appraisal market exists in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Access to Information, Educational Finance
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Breiting, Soren; Wickenberg, Per – Environmental Education Research, 2010
Our paper traces the history and progressive development of environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in Sweden and Denmark. Our main focus is on work in primary and lower secondary schools as part of a search for trends of international interest related to the conceptualisation and practice of environmental education…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Cutler White, Carol – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study of higher education governance had three questions: (a) How does higher education attainment policy vary in type, quantity, and focus across state governance arrangements? (b) How do per capita income, population, educational development, and higher education regional compact combine with state-level higher education…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Governance
McNally, Sandra; Wyness, Gill – Centre for Economic Performance, 2017
The UK's overall school budget has been protected in real terms but does not provide for funding per pupil to increase in line with inflation. Because pupil numbers are increasing, large falls in expenditure per pupil are expected over the next few years unless more funding is allocated. The situation facing post-16 education is a lot worse. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures
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Filippakou, Ourania – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2017
Taking the evolution of the quality agenda in the UK as its centrepiece, this article analyses the politics of legitimation accompanying the emergence of quality assurance and the contribution of quality enhancement to the power play therein. This article argues that over the last 25 years the quality agenda has been used as a proxy--a state…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Epistemology, Quality Assurance
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Li, Weijian; Ji, Haojie; Li, Fengying; Li, Ping; Zhang, Yuchi; Li, Xinyu – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Like adults, children need to allocate study time and endeavour optimally in order to enhance learning effectiveness. Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the development of shifting from habitual to agenda-based processes on study decisions. Sample: The participants were 309 children in the second, fourth, and sixth grades.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 6
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
It is the worst of times for state budgets. But across the country, some elected officials say it's the best time to rethink how their states spend money on education. Governors and other officeholders are arguing that their states have no choice but to re-examine assumptions about how schools are using the money they currently receive, given…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Finance Reform, School Restructuring, Politics of Education
Children Now, 2015
The 2015-16 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the only comprehensive roadmap at the state level for policymakers, stakeholders, and others who want all children--especially children of color and children from low-income families--to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A plethora of research shows that investments in quality…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Well Being, Child Development, Minority Group Children
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Kind, Per Morten; Kind, Vanessa – Studies in Science Education, 2007
Creativity, the ability to produce novel and appropriate work, is one of humanity's most important traits. The concept applies to historic novelty, generating ideas and artefacts that arise for the first time in human history, and to individual novelty; ideas and artefacts new to the person who creates them. Despite its importance, creativity is…
Descriptors: Creativity, Advisory Committees, Cultural Education, Educational Practices
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Christensen, Per; Thrane, Mikkel; Jorgensen, Tine Herreborg; Lehmann, Martin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: This article aims to discuss the contradiction between signing an agreement to work for sustainable universities and the lack of practical commitment in one case, namely at Aalborg University (AAU). Focus is placed both on the University's core processes such as education, research and outreach; on the necessary inputs and outputs related…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Sustainable Development
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Gumaelius, Lena; Almqvist, Monica; Árnadóttir, Anna; Axelsson, Anders; Conejero, J. Alberto; García-Sabater, José P.; Klitgaard, Lene; Kozma, Cecilia; Maheut, Julien; Marin-Garcia, Juan; Mickos, Henrik; Nilsson, Per-Olof; Norén, Agneta; Pinho-Lopes, Margarida; Prenzel, Manfred; Ray, Johanna; Roxå, Torgny; Voss, Mirjam – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Since the 1990s, the low number of students choosing to study science and technology in higher education has been on the societal agenda and many initiatives have been launched to promote awareness regarding career options. The initiatives particularly focus on increasing enrolment in the engineering programmes. This article describes and compares…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Universities, Science Interests, College Programs
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Lubienski, Christopher; Puckett, Tiffany; Brewer, T. Jameson – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
The phenomenal growth of homeschooling in recent years demonstrates not only the appeal of this educational approach but also the notable policy acumen of the homeschooling movement's leading advocates. This analysis examines and critiques the empirical claims made by homeschooling proponents to justify further expansion and deregulation of the…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Advocacy, Program Effectiveness, Educational Methods
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Looi, Chee-Kit; Seow, Peter; Zhang, BaoHui; So, Hyo-Jeong; Chen, Wenli; Wong, Lung-Hsiang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Over the next 10 years, we anticipate that personal, portable, wirelessly networked technologies will become ubiquitous in the lives of learners--indeed, in many countries, this is already a reality. We see that ready-to-hand access creates the potential for a new phase in the evolution of technology-enhanced learning, characterised by "seamless…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Informal Education, Educational Technology, Learning Strategies
Children Now, 2010
Throughout history, societal investments in children have resulted in increased prosperity for individuals, communities, states and nations. This proved to be the case for California in the 1950s and 1960s, when the state strongly supported children's futures. Despite once following this path to prosperity, California has de-prioritized children…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, College Graduates, Adolescents
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