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Badu, Edward; Kissi, Ernest; Boateng, Emmanuel B.; Antwi-Afari, Maxwell F. – Africa Education Review, 2018
Education is the mainstay of the development of any nation; and in developing countries it has become the backbone of human resource development, ensuring effective growth of the economy; however, its corresponding infrastructure development is lacking. Governments around the globe are finding it difficult to provide the needed infrastructure.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Umar, Ibrahim Y.; Ma'aji, Abdullahi S. – Journal of sTEm Teacher Education, 2010
This article focuses on assessing the facilities in Government Technical College workshops in the context of a developing country. A descriptive survey design was adopted. Two research questions and a hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. A 35-item questionnaire was developed based on the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Educational Facilities, Vocational Education, Case Studies
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Braun, Henry – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2015
Many states have implemented, or are implementing, accountability systems for schools and educators that incorporate test-based indicators. There is substantial disagreement on the merits of this trend, but the general consensus appears to be that value-added scores or median (mean) growth percentiles contain useful information with respect to…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Couturier, Lara K. – Jobs for the Future, 2012
Completion by Design, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a partnership between participating colleges and state-level policy organizations. The initiative's strong policy component seeks both to change policies in ways that support the colleges' change strategies and to spread the learning and ideas stemming from Completion by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Educational Policy, Partnerships in Education
Couturier, Lara K. – Jobs for the Future, 2012
In spring 2012, after a year of intensive data analysis and planning, the colleges participating in Completion by Design announced strategies for creating clear, structured routes through college for more students, often referred to as accelerated, structured pathways to completion. These strategies contain elements unique to each college, but all…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Educational Policy, Partnerships in Education
Couturier, Lara K. – Jobs For the Future, 2014
A new national report released by Jobs for the Future (JFF) says that a decade of interventions and improvements have fallen short because states and campuses have not taken large enough steps to address their biggest challenge--helping the 12.8 million students enrolled in community colleges earn postsecondary degrees and credentials to find good…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Community Colleges
Holcomb, Betty; Sudol, Teija – Center for Children's Initiatives, 2014
The expansion of Pre-K in early childhood programs, both in the community and in schools, has the potential to build significant new alignment between the traditional K-12 education system and the preschool year. Most communities, however, have only scratched the surface of collaboration between public schools and community programs as…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Public Schools
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Schauer, Frantisek; Lustig, Frantisek; Dvorak, Jiri; Ozvoldova, Miroslava – European Journal of Physics, 2008
The present state of information communication technology makes it possible to devise and run computer-based e-laboratories accessible to any user with a connection to the Internet, equipped with very simple technical means and making full use of web services. Thus, the way is open for a new strategy of physics education with strongly global…
Descriptors: Physics, Educational Technology, Internet, Science Laboratories
Mayer, Alexander K.; Cerna, Oscar; Cullinan, Dan; Fong, Kelley; Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Jenkins, Davis – MDRC, 2014
Each year, millions of Americans enroll in community colleges, seeking to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career or to transfer to a four-year institution. Community colleges serve large proportions of nontraditional, low-income, and minority students, and they are designed to provide access to a postsecondary education at a low or…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Nontraditional Students, Low Income Groups
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The common approach to scaling, according to Christopher Dede, a professor of learning technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is to jump in and say, "Let's go out and find more money, recruit more participants, hire more people. Let's just keep doing the same thing, bigger and bigger." That, he observes, "tends to…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Educational Innovation, Measures (Individuals), Multidimensional Scaling
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Dolan, Jon; Pederson, Curt – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2004
Oregon State University's demand for bandwidth to support scientific collaboration and research continues to grow exponentially, while state funding declines due to hard economic times. The challenge faced by these authors was to find creative yet fiscally responsible ways to meet OSU's bandwidth demands. Looking at their options for high-capacity…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Transfer, Synchronous Communication, Computer Networks
Krei, Melinda Scott – 2000
Policies and practices associated with intra-district teacher transfers in urban school districts were examined, exploring the implications for educational equity of this aspect of teacher mobility. Human capital theory and the theory of internal labor markets and their institutional rules provided the primary theoretical focus of the research.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
McDonnell, Lorraine M.; Elmore, Richard F. – 1987
This publication builds a conceptual framework that categorizes alternative policy instruments for educational reform into actions. It defines four categories of policy instruments and hypothesizes how each will operate in addressing different policy problems in different political and organizational contexts. Subsequent research will assess…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
TAYLOR, CALVIN W.; AND OTHERS – 1964
A BROAD EXPLORATORY AND THEORETICAL STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE IN A FUNDAMENTAL SENSE THE IMPLICATIONS AND IMPACT WHICH NEW RESEARCH IN THE BASIC BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE FIELDS HAD ON EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND THEORY. THE TOTAL TASK WAS TO BUILD A NEW EDUCATIONAL THEORY USING SAMPLINGS FROM ALL BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH AND TO INVESTIGATE WAYS TO REDUCE…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Classroom Research, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Lorenzo, Albert L. – 1989
The Macomb Plan, recently developed by Macomb Community College (MCC), is a delivery system for the final two years of a four-year college degree to be housed in a facility located on a two-year college campus. The plan is designed to meet the unique needs of an adult learner's lifestyle, while approximating most of the elements that make up the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students
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