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Lockheed, Marlaine E. – OECD Publishing, 2015
This report provides a systematic review and empirical evidence related to the experiences of middle-income countries and economies participating in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000 to 2015. PISA is a triennial survey that aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
Council for Environmental Education, 2011
The "Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide" focuses on wildlife and habitat. It is organized in topic units and is based on the Project WILD conceptual framework. Because these activities are designed for integration into existing courses of study, instructors may use one or many Project WILD activities or the entire set of activities…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Natural Resources, Ecology
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Leutwyler, Bruno, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Almeida, Patrícia Albergaria, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2012
This volume contains papers submitted to the 10th Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, held in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, 12-15 June 2012. The overall goal of the 10th BCES conference is to facilitate discussion of different perspectives on international education providing a forum for scientific debate and constructive…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, International Education
Library Research Service, 2009
Issues 266 through 282 of "Fast Facts" from the Library Research Service present data collected from libraries in Colorado and throughout the nation. Topics addressed in these "Fast Facts" from 2009 include interlibrary loan in academic libraries, public librarian salaries, book, newspaper, and periodical prices from 2004 to…
Descriptors: Library Research, User Satisfaction (Information), Outcomes of Education, Public Libraries
Brock, Colin, Ed.; Symaco, Lorraine Pe, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2011
This book on education in South-East Asia is the very first of its kind to comprehensively cover and discuss the education systems and issues in all the countries in the region--the ten member nations of the Association of South-East Asian nations (ASEAN) plus Timor Leste. The eleven chapters on country case studies are written by education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Planning, Equal Education, Comparative Education
Jacobs, Jacqueline E.; Rotholz, Julie A. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
Professional development activities have proven adequate to facilitate mastery of new content, inform teachers of best practice, and for dissemination of information, however, such efforts fail to address the emotional and personal aspects of the teaching profession. Here is a hands-on activities book that provides school leaders an easy-to-use…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Childrens Literature, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2007
KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. This 18th annual 2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book examines…
Descriptors: Profiles, Dropouts, Poverty, Mortality Rate
Dawson, George G.; Prehn, Edward C. – 1984
The primary purpose of this book is to point out events reported in the typical U.S. history course that can be enriched by a consideration of relevant economic topics. The book is organized chronologically by 21 topics: explorers and the early American colonies; the American Revolution; the Confederation period and the Constitutional Convention;…
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Economic Development
National Academies Press, 2007
The United States economy relies on the productivity, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its people. To maintain its scientific and engineering leadership amid increasing economic and educational globalization, the United States must aggressively pursue the innovative capacity of all its people--women and men. However, women face barriers to…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Higher Education, Barriers, Science Education
Kolar-Begovic, Zdenka, Ed.; Kolar-Šuper, Ružica, Ed.; Ðurdevic Babic, Ivana, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
This monograph offers an overview of the current research work carried out in Croatia and the surrounding countries, and specifically an interesting insight in teaching and learning issues in these countries. The authors discuss the need of the general population for becoming good problem-solvers in society of today, which is characterised by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2006
Kids Count, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state by- state effort to track the status of children in the United States. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, Kids Count seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all…
Descriptors: Social Indicators, Well Being, Benchmarking, Information Sources
Jamison, Martin – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 2000
Reviews the process of text-form evolution, beginning with clay tablets, and demonstrates how today's electronic book takes its place in the evolution. Considers size and weight of e-books, the concept of pages, technological development and economics, the coexistence of competing text formats, and competition between e-books and printed books.…
Descriptors: Competition, Economic Factors, Layout (Publications), Printed Materials
Ferran, Pierre – Francais dans le Monde, 1988
Eight French dictionaries and encyclopedic reference books are reviewed, focusing on their formats, characteristics, and intended uses. They include references for language, geopolitics and economics, economic history, signs and symbols, and an almanac. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Cultural Traits, Dictionaries
Zigler, Edward, Ed.; Gilliam, Walter S., Ed.; Barnett, W. Steven, Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
Targeted or universal pre-K? Direct instruction or learning through play? These and other debates are heating up as more and more young children across the country gain access to pre-K programs. Now there's a single volume that spotlights today's most urgent pre-K debates, explores each one from all sides, and paves the way for sound, educated…
Descriptors: Expertise, Direct Instruction, Caring, Credentials
Pickard, Jerome P.; And Others – 1979
With a total area of 197,116 square miles, the Appalachian Region has an uneven distribution of population, income, wealth and natural resources. The Region's 19.3 million people live in 397 counties and 5 independent cities in Virginia. Under 50% of the population live in metropolitan counties while only 25% live in rural counties. In 1975 the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Agriculture, American Indians
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