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Jacobson, David – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2016
The first eight years of life, beginning before birth and continuing through third grade, are a critical developmental period that sets the stage for future success. Research over the past 15 years has demonstrated the importance of high-quality care and education throughout the prenatal-through-third-grade (P-3) continuum, including prenatal and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Elementary Education
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Ellis, Bronwyn; Watkinson, Julie; Sawyer, Janet – Education in Rural Australia, 2010
The final stage of a longitudinal research project that focused on identifying the impact of a new university presence in a South Australian regional city is presented in this paper, which continues the account given at the 2009 SPERA Conference. The early stages comprised focus groups of stakeholders, staff involved, and students, and surveys of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, School Community Relationship
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Angell, Robert J.; Heffernan, Troy W.; Megicks, Phil – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2008
Purpose: Measuring service quality in higher education is increasingly important for attracting and retaining tuition-based revenues. Nonetheless, whilst undergraduates have received substantial academic exposure, postgraduate-based research has been scant. Consequently, the objectives of this paper are threefold: first, to identify the service…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Study
Downs, Holly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Enormous demands for online degrees in higher education have increased the pressure on universities to launch web courses and degrees quickly and, at times, without properly attending to the quality of these ventures. There is scarce research that defines which quality indicators are used to assess cyberlearning environments, how different…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
Clarenbach, Jane – School Administrator, 2007
In this article, the author states that gifted student population is itself diverse, with variability in intensity, maturity, risk-taking, creativity and degree of giftedness, among other traits. Appropriate services are equivalent to a life preserver; the opportunity to spend time with others who are sufficiently similar in ability, interests and…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Interests, Academically Gifted, Student Diversity
Dixon, Stella – 1995
This document, which is designed for individuals responsible for curriculum development and delivery at further education (FE) colleges in Britain, offers guidance on curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation and contains an instrument for monitoring quality throughout the curriculum change process. The first half of the document details…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
Hayes, Cheryl D., Ed.; And Others – 1990
A report by the Panel on Child Care Policy, an interdisciplinary panel established in 1987 to review and assess knowledge about the costs, effects, and feasibility of alternative child care policies and programs as a basis for future decision making 13 presented in this document. An executive summary and introductory first chapter are followed in…
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education
Van Kollenburg, Susan E., Ed. – 2003
Papers in this collection were prepared for the annual meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This volume contains papers related to organizational effectiveness and future directions. Chapter 1, "Mission, Planning, and Organizational Change," contains: (1) "Revitalizing Mission: A Collaborative Model" (Stephany…
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Quality
Thorpe, Mary – 2000
Key issues related to the relationship between new technology and lifelong learning in the United Kingdom and elsewhere were identified through reviews of the literature on information and communications technology (ICT) and the literature on lifelong learning. Two overarching issues related to the interplay of new technology and lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Computer Uses in Education