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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
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