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Gross, Patricia A. – Educational Forum, 2012
This qualitative case study examined a state-run, foundation-funded initiative to introduce literacy coaching in a medium-sized urban high school district over a period of two years. Data analyses revealed the complex development and multiple understandings of the process of literacy coaching on the secondary level. The role of the coaches…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Barriers, Performance Factors, High Schools
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Ding, Huiling; Ding, Xin – Business Communication Quarterly, 2013
This article proposes the use of a four-component multimodal employment project that offers students a 360-degree understanding of the rhetorical situations surrounding job searches. More specifically, we argue for the use of the four deliverables of written resumes and cover letters, mock oral onsite interview, video resume analysis, and peer…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Criticism, Job Application, Job Analysis, Job Search Methods
Gonyea, Jacob Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The city of Las Vegas, Nevada has experienced a slowdown in tourism, a drop in property taxes and consolidated tax revenue used to support the city's operating budget, and a lack of economic diversification. Because of these changes, the ability of displaced workers to learn marketable employment skills continues to be an important issue for the…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Job Skills, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis
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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
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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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LeBlanc, Sheila; London, Chad; Huisman, Jeroen – Tertiary Education and Management, 2013
This article provides a detailed description and analysis of how one Canadian institution used groups of department heads as change agents to address their most acute department head role tensions. It is demonstrated that this institution's change initiative aligned very closely to the recommendations proposed, in both the literature pertaining to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Change Agents
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Franchetti, Matthew – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
This paper summarizes the findings of a five-year study aimed at improving the retention rates of female students pursuing careers in engineering. The study analyzed a series of programs implemented at the University of Toledo. The programs involve hands-on design projects, research experiences, communication tools geared towards females,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Engineering Education, School Holding Power
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2012
Two recent studies by Biancarosa et al. and by Saunders et al. have finally demonstrated that "job-embedded, sustained professional development" can significantly improve student achievement. But there's a catch. In both studies, effective professional development (PD) strategies were successful only under certain circumstances or only in some…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2012
The graduate of the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) repair, maintain and overhaul or modify a motor vehicle; (2) comprehend work orders, technical bulletins and estimates, and relate the information to the job at hand; (3) interpret warranty policy in terms of service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Paraprofessional Personnel, Apprenticeships, Motor Vehicles
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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
Correll, Craig Alan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In recent years there has been a greater emphasis on support, guidance and orientation programs for early career teachers, referred to as induction programs. Though on a smaller scale, similar induction programs have been implemented for early career principals as well. This study provides information on whether such programs have a positive…
Descriptors: Mentors, Poverty, Job Satisfaction, Principals
Johnson, Charles E.; Shearron, Gilbert F. – 1975
Competency Based Education (CBE) is a system of instruction which holds that the learner has completed his preparation only when he effectively does the job he has been learning to do. Three major assumptions which form the basis for CBE are: (1) an educational program should prepare the student with competencies to effectively do the job he is…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Programs, Instructional Design, Job Analysis
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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
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Wang, Bingxin; Vongalis-Macrow, Athena – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2012
Despite the tremendous economic progress made by the Chinese economy, averaging a nine percent growth per year, one section of the community remains outside the economic boom. As state-owned enterprises (SOEs) restructure into more efficient organisations able to compete in the global economy, the plight of workers within these enterprises has…
Descriptors: Retraining, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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