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Muldrow, Lycurgus; Chambers, Brittany; Newell, Mi'Kayla; Salter, Amy – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
A critical challenge facing institutions of higher education is the integration of a sustainable energy curriculum into interdisciplinary education. This case study evaluates the campus-wide development and adoption of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary sustainability education minor at a small, minority-serving institution. Forty faculty…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Liberal Arts, Case Studies, Institutional Characteristics
Kropp, Mary Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School site leaders historically have experienced high levels of burnout and turnover. Principals cite long work hours, increased responsibilities with local, state, and federal accountability, increased stress and low pay as a few of the reasons jobs are abandoned within the first five years. LEAD currently provides professional learning for…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Principals, Burnout, Labor Turnover
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Cinque, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The world of work is changing profoundly, at a time when the global economy is not creating a sufficient number of jobs. Many documents issued by the EU and various researches, carried out by companies and human resources experts, point out that the so-called "soft" skills are closely connected with employability, particularly for young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Definitions
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van Dongen, J. M.; Coffeng, J. K.; van Wier, M. F.; Boot, C. R. L.; Hendriksen, I. J. M.; van Mechelen, W.; Bongers, P. M.; van der Beek, A. J.; Bosmans, J. E.; van Tulder, M. W. – Health Education Research, 2017
This study explored the cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment of a combined social and physical environmental worksite health promotion program compared with usual practice, and of both intervention conditions separately. Participants were randomized to the combined intervention (n = 92), social environmental intervention (n = 118), physical…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Intervention, Physical Environment, Employees
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Brewer, T. Jameson; Kretchmar, Kerry; Sondel, Beth; Ishmael, Sarah; Manfra, Meghan McGlinn – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Teach For America (TFA) began in 1990 as an organization purportedly interested in working towards ameliorating a national teacher shortage by sending its corps members into urban and rural schools. In the decades that followed, especially during and immediately following a nationwide onslaught of teacher layoffs instigated by the 2008 Great…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Selection, Criticism, Teacher Shortage
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Kim, Young Hoon; Spears, Daniel L.; Vargas-Ortega, Elecer E.; Kim, Tae-Hee – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to review the current joint master's program between two international institutions in the USA and Costa Rica; to identify students' perceptions and experiences with the sustainability house (SH); and to apply these experiences in an effort to improve the practical learning environment for future students.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Tourism, Masters Programs
Helper, Susan; Noonan, Ryan; Nicholson, Jessica R.; Langdon, David – US Department of Commerce, 2016
The basic components of apprenticeships are the same today as in 1937, when the National Apprenticeship Act set the foundation for apprenticeships in the United States. Apprentices enter into a structured training program of classroom and paid on-the-job training under the guidance of a mentor. As their skills increase, so do their wages. Upon…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Benefits, Costs, Investment
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Du-Babcock, Bertha – Dinamika Ilmu, 2016
This paper describes and evaluates a funded longitudinal teaching development project that aims to bridge the gap from classroom-based theory learning to experiential professional learning, and thereby prepare ideal and competent world class graduates. To align with the University's shared mission to foster links with the business community, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Professional Education, Longitudinal Studies
Harrington, Lisa Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Educational policies over the past two decades have revealed the need for changes in the way teachers are recruited, trained and retained. While teachers are the most critical component to student learning, not all new teachers have entered the profession highly qualified, especially in the area of classroom management. Much effort on the part of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Classroom Techniques, Experiential Learning, School Districts
Cummings, Danielle; Farrell, Mary; Skemer, Melanie – Administration for Children & Families, 2018
This report presents 30-month impact results from a random assignment evaluation of the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP), a subsidized employment program for young people in New York City who have become disconnected from school and work. Operated by various provider agencies, YAIP offers disconnected young people between the ages of 16 and…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Employment, Program Descriptions, Young Adults
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Zholdasbekova, S.; Karataev, G.; Yskak, A.; Zholdasbekov, A.; Nurzhanbaeva, J. – International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2015
This article describes the major components of required technological skills (TS) for future designers taught during the academic process of a college. It considers the choices in terms of the various logical operations required by the fashion industry including fabric processing, assembly charts, performing work operations, etc. The article…
Descriptors: Clothing, Technical Education, Design, College Students
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Ibrahim, Rosli; Boerhannoeddin, Ali; Bakare, Kazeem Kayode – European Journal of Training and Development, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of soft skill acquisition and the training methodology adopted on employee work performance. In this study, the authors study the trends of research in training and work performance in organisations that focus on the acquisition of technical or "hard skills" for employee…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Skill Development, Job Training, Foreign Countries
Wandschneider, Elizabeth; Pysarchik, Dawn T.; Sternberger, Lee G.; Ma, Wenjuan; Acheson, Kris; Baltensperger, Brad; Good, R. T.; Brubaker, Brian; Baldwin, Tamara; Nishitani, Hajime; Wang, Felix; Reisweber, Jarrod; Hart, Vesna – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
In a diverse portfolio of curricular and programmatic options in colleges and universities, global education has become highly prominent over the past 50 years. To take one of any number of indices in this regard, the Institute of International Education (2014) reported that a record number of global students, 886,052, studied at U.S. institutions…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Study Abroad, Global Education, Educational Trends