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White, Bradford R.; Brown, Kathleen S.; Hunt, Erika; Klostermann, Brenda K. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2011
This report, the third in an IERC series on public school principals in Illinois, summarizes the results of a survey of 877 Illinois public school principals conducted by the IERC in November 2010. The purpose of the survey, and of this report, is to provide policymakers and the public with a better understanding of the important role principals…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Evaluation, Job Satisfaction, Principals
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Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Chang, Yen-Ching – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Background: This study examines the efficacy of a staff-led, health promotion intervention entitled "HealthMatters Program: Train-the-Trainer" Model to improve health among adults with intellectual disabilities. While data support the benefits of health promotion for adults with intellectual disabilities in controlled settings, little…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Mental Retardation, Adults, Health Behavior
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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
Bragg, D.; Harmon, T.; Kirby, C.; Kim, S. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2010
An increasing number of jobs in today's workforce require postsecondary education, yet large numbers of workers lack the essential skills and credentials to fill these jobs. The result is that many workers remain underemployed, reaching a ceiling early in their working careers. In 2007, the Joyce Foundation launched the Shifting Gears initiative…
Descriptors: Models, Outcomes of Education, Demonstration Programs, Policy Formation
Edwards, Charles W., III – 1984
The need for the development of a biotechnician curriculum was investigated. A search for operational job descriptions for biotechnicians was conducted. Industry consensus was that this is a generic term too broad to be useful. Biotechnology companies within a 300-mile radius of Chicago and universities and other colleges in Illinois that hire…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, DNA, Educational Research
Bloom, Janet; And Others – 1975
Seeking a better understanding of the position of the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) in the library world, this study presents an overview of the LTA in Illinois, exploring problems related to their training and employment and providing a general description of the LTA. The first phase of this examination consists of an identification of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns
Peters, Alan H.; Fisher, Peter S. – 2002
The effectiveness of state enterprise zone programs was examined by using a hypothetical-firm model called the Tax and Incentives Model-Enterprise Zones (TAIM-ez) model to analyze the value of enterprise zone incentives to businesses across the United States and especially in the 13 states that had substantial enterprise zone programs by 1990. The…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Corporations, Cost Effectiveness, Definitions
Shumaker, Kitty, Ed.; And Others – 1977
This manual is designed to inform parents about their role in the Behavior Analysis Follow Through Program. This program was designed to meet the educational needs of low-income students in the kindergarten through third grades and was validated as an effective and exemplary educational program by the U. S. Office of Education. The program…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Behavioral Objectives, Behavioral Science Research, Community Services
Corplan Associates, Chicago, IL. Technology Center. – 1966
THE BASIC OBJECTIVE OF THE SURVEY WAS TO GATHER INFORMATION HELPFUL IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPING VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PRIMARILY WITHIN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS WERE IDENTIFIED FROM FORECASTS OF CHANGES IN CURRENT OCCUPATIONS, AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS, AND…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections
Conrath, John; And Others – 1991
A workplace literacy project for the manufacturing industry in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, developed this competency-based curriculum guide for basic skills instruction. The introduction outlines manufacturing trends that make certain basic skills critical for workers. The project's six-part model is outlined: initial contact, needs…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education
Leach, James A. – 1978
The Occupational Survival Skills (OSS) Modules were designed to offer high school students an opportunity to develop skills applicable to a wide range of jobs in the work world and to develop positive attitudes, perceptions, and motivations toward work. The primary purpose of this study was to describe and interpret the influence of the OSS…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Career Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation
CHILD, ROBERT; LERNER, MANDEL – 1966
A THREE DAY CONFERENCE TRAINED NEW NONPROFESSIONAL STAFF OF THE SHAWNEE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, AN ANTIPOVERTY AGENCY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. TRAINING GOALS WERE TO DEVELOP (1) GREATER AWARENESS OF SELF AND EFFECT ON OTHERS, (2) TEAMWORK SKILLS IN WORKING IN GROUPS, (3) AWARENESS OF SKILLS IN THE HELPING PROCESS, AND (4) PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS.…
Descriptors: Community Development, Educational Strategies, Force Field Analysis, Interpersonal Competence
Cliffe, Roger; And Others – 1990
This manufacturing technology curriculum involves students in learning problem-solving, communication, team building, quality control, safety, math, science, and technical skills. The document begins with a section on implementation, which gives background information on the purposes and development of the curriculum, explains its rationale,…
Descriptors: Blueprints, Communication Skills, Employment Potential, Engineering Drawing
Telger, Natasha; Foster, John C. – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
This article describes one assessment that provides a college- and career-ready individual for employers. In Illinois, workNet is the state's primary online workforce development Web site and resource for Workforce Investment Act services. With help from NOCTI, workNet offers assessments that identify the skills and interests of participants,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Labor Force Development, Education Work Relationship, Program Descriptions
Moore, Elizabeth; Oppenheim, Emma – National Council of La Raza, 2010
Adult education services, including education for those lacking basic literacy and numeracy, preparation for the high school equivalency diploma, and English-as-a-second-language courses, play a crucial role in bridging the basic skills gap for Latinos and other workers with limited formal education and training. With recent policy and program…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Basic Skills, Adult Programs, Profiles