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Business Roundtable, 2009
By providing an affordable way to build and maintain a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, noncredit courses add value to people and their communities. Still, government leaders and other decisionmakers want to know: Exactly how much value do they add? Who benefits? What is the return on investment? Which programs are most effective and most…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Labor Force Development
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Moss, Nancy E.; Abramowitz, Stephen I. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1982
Proposes an interdisciplinary conceptual foundation for studying parental heritage. Defines parental heritage as the intentional transmission of valued psychological and material assets from parent to child. Suggests advances in the realm of parental heritage are dependent on clarification of the complex interactions among such sociohistorical,…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Economic Factors, Economic Opportunities, Family Relationship
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McMullen, Penelope – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2000
In this article, a woman recounts her discovery at 50 years old that she has autism. Her relief at finding an explanation for why she had experienced the world differently is discussed, along with the assets of autism. The psychic ability of individuals with autism and their spirituality are described. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Autism, Children
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Kerr, A. M.; Archer, H. L.; Evans, J. C.; Prescott, R. J.; Gibbon, F. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2006
Background: People with useful speech after regression constitute a distinct group of those with mutation-positive Rett disorder, 6% (20/331) reported among mutation-positive people in the British Survey. We aimed to determine the physical, mental and genetic characteristics of this group and to gain insight into their experience of Rett syndrome.…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Speech, Genetics, Physical Characteristics
Wood, Mary M.; Brendtro, Larry K.; Fecser, Frank A.; Nichols, Polly – 1999
This monograph provides an introduction to psychoeducational theory in the education of students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (E/BD). An introduction reviews the history of the psychoeducational approach and stresses the need to put this theory, as well as others, into practice. Chapter 1 compares and integrates six psychoeducational…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scales, Peter C. – Clearing House, 1996
Offers a detailed examination of both external and internal assets that middle school students may have, and discusses those that can be significantly affected by middle schools. Describes what successful middle schools do, and discusses teacher training and positive youth development. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Developmental Stages, Developmental Tasks
Armstrong, Judy – 1991
A system to provide objective measures of institutional effectiveness was implemented at the Roswell branch of Eastern New Mexico University to determine whether the college was accountable to students, staff, and taxpayers; to improve the curriculum and programs; and to prepare for accreditation review in 1991. A task force spent the summer of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Outcomes Assessment, Graphs, Higher Education
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Brett, Arlene – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1997
Argues that computers and related technology can be an important asset in the classrooms of young children with disabilities. Suggests that this technology can promote mobility, communication, and learning; increase independence; augment abilities; compensate for learning challenges; overcome learned helplessness; and foster competence and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Developmental Disabilities, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities
Loveridge, Robert L.; Carapella, Ruth – 1979
This paper reports factors influencing developmental growth of disadvantaged 3- to 5-year-old preschool children in a Title I program at Euclid School, St. Louis, Missouri. A Preschool Academy was designed to serve 45 preschool pupils in an area served by two neighboring elementary schools. Pupils were divided into three groups and each group…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Influence
Mardell, C. G.; Goldenberg, D. S. – 1972
Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning (DIAL), a 1 year project in Illinois, funded through Title VI, to develop screening procedures for identification of prekindergarten children with potential learning disabilities is described. Discussed are evaluation of existing test instruments, which did not meet established criteria, and…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Exceptional Child Research, Intervention
Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. – 2000
This report responds to Delaware state legislation requiring the development of proposed revised regulations for the classification of students as learning disabled (LD). The report first describes the current system, noting that in 1997 15 percent of the student population were served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and over…
Descriptors: Definitions, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. – 1987
This course content guide was developed in accordance with the Standards for Accreditation of Public Schools adopted by the Arkansas State Board of Education. The guide is offered as a framework upon which a curriculum can be built. Within the subject area and at each grade level, the content guide identifies skills at three instructional levels:…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Course Content, Entrepreneurship, Grade 11
Schaefer, Earl S.; Edgerton, Marianna – 1980
This study of handicapped and non-handicapped preschool and early elementary school children and their older normal siblings was designed to determine (1) the intercorrelation of parent and teacher ratings of the child's academic competence and social adjustment, and (2) the correlations of mother, father and teacher ratings with the child's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities
Garnett, Donald T., Ed. – 1988
This report of a conference on developmental advising contains the following 18 papers: "An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)" (Roberta Corder); "Computer-Assisted Advising: The Personal Touch" (Susan Aldrich, Mark Peterson, Bruce Sands); "The Freshman Survey: Phase I" (Laura Lemonine);…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, College Freshmen, Computers
Maine State Dept. of Human Services, Augusta. Bureau of Health. – 1997
This report describes results of six focus groups of people with disabilities convened by the Maine Bureau of Health to determine the feelings, attitudes, and experiences of this population. Four groups were comprised of adults ranging in age from the early twenties to the late seventies; two groups were comprised of adolescents and young adults.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Attitudes, Disabilities
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