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Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
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Bozick, Robert; Ingels, Steven J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2008
Recent research shows that U.S. 15-year-olds are behind their international counterparts in problem solving and mathematics literacy, ranking 24th of 29 nations (Lemke et al. 2004). Therefore, a key concern among policymakers and educators is improving the quantitative and analytical skills of American youth, who face job prospects in an economy…
Descriptors: High School Students, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Course Selection (Students)
Whitebook, Marcy; King, Elizabeth; Philipp, George; Sakai, Laura – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2016
Early childhood teachers routinely face insufficient teaching supports and inadequate rewards for their education and commitment (e.g., low pay, lack of professional supports, and lack of benefits). These shortcomings contribute to poor program quality and fuel high levels of teacher turnover, preventing program improvement and making it…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2017
European policy-making in vocational education and training (VET) needs to be supported by sound evidence. In this report, Cedefop has selected 36 indicators to quantify key aspects of VET and lifelong learning. The selection is based on their policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives. The report accounts for…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Educational Quality, Lifelong Learning
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Guidry, Brandon; Wulach, Suzanne – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
In 2011, the New York City Mayor's Office, the Open Society Foundations, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and over 20 local agencies launched the Young Men's Initiative (YMI), a citywide effort to improve outcomes for Black and Latino young men in the areas of education, health, employment, and criminal justice. YMI is one of the single largest…
Descriptors: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Males, Racial Differences
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Horn, Laura; Nevill, Stephanie; Griffith, James – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report is the fifth in a series of reports that provide a statistical snapshot of the undergraduate population. The reports accompany the newly released data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), and each one includes a focused analysis on a particular topic. This report focuses on community college students, who…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Enrollment Trends, Undergraduate Students, Low Income
State Agency Libraries of Texas. – 1989
In 1988, the State Agency Libraries of Texas (SALT) surveyed state agency librarians to review the classification of librarians within the state classification plan and to compare librarians with similar professionals in state government. Findings indicate that, while the most frequently occurring salary group for other professional titles with…
Descriptors: Classification, Comparable Worth, Comparative Analysis, Competence
Ritchie, Sheila – Information and Library Manager, 1987
Compares male and female professional librarians in English public libraries in terms of salaries, employment level, participation in continuing education activities, reasons for taking an extended leave or quitting a job, and respondents' descriptions of an ideal job. (8 references) (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Employment Level, Females, Foreign Countries
Johnson, Terry; Gritz, Mark; Jackson, Russell; Burghardt, John; Boussy, Carol; Leonard, Jan; Orians, Carlyn – 1999
This report presents results of a process analysis that describes and documents Job Corps services and operations. Chapter one provides overviews of Job Corps, the national Job Corps study, and the process analysis. Chapter two describes the administrative structure of Job Corps and presents data on the geographic distribution and characteristics…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Education, Career Exploration, Disadvantaged
Johnson, Terry; Gritz, Mark; Dugan, Mary Kay – 2000
The National Job Corps Study was undertaken to obtain the information needed to assess the Job Corps' success in providing employment assistance to disadvantaged youths aged 16 to 24 years. The study's findings related to outreach and admissions (OA) and center characteristics and practices that appear to promote positive programmatic experiences…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Career Choice, Career Education, Classification
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. – 2002
Florida's Workforce Development Education (WDE) Program was subjected to an evaluation and justification review to determine its benefit to the state and evaluate its systemwide performance. The following components of Florida's WDE program were evaluated: career and technical education (CTE); adult education programs; and continuing education…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation
Webb, Kathleen S.; And Others – 1987
The study described the issue of classification of Schedule C classified personnel in the Mesa Public Schools (Arizona). This schedule consisted of 393 primarily clerical employees. Since 83 separate job classifications existed within a 30-grade salary schedule, the major concern was whether classification and reclassification of personnel in this…
Descriptors: Classification, Clerical Occupations, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Programs
Harrington, Penny E. – 2000
This document presents information, guidelines, and resource materials to help law enforcement administrators address issues related to recruiting and retaining women in law enforcement. Its 14 chapters contain the following sections: statement of the problem; legal issues; possible solutions, model policies, and practices; expert assistance,…
Descriptors: Awards, Career Ladders, Check Lists, Compliance (Legal)
Cotter, Patrick R.; Hardee, Betty B. – 1984
Survey results document patterns of, and reasons for, supplemental employment among Alabama public school teachers. For background information, the respondents' opinions of education and other public services in Alabama, of teaching as a career, and of teacher salaries are also examined. Following a description of the survey process, in which 504…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Occupational Surveys, Public School Teachers
Erickson, William A.; Dumoulin-Smith, Adrien – Employment and Disability Institute, 2009
The mission of the Cornell StatsRRTC is to bridge the divide between the sources of disability data and the users of disability statistics. One product of this effort is a set of "User Guides" to national survey data that collect information on the disability population. The purpose of each of the "User Guides" is to provide…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Injuries, Public Health, Well Being
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