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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
Ly, Phil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine what caused IT projects to fail at a high rate in the pharmaceutical industry. IT projects failures delayed development of new drugs that can help save lives. It was imperative to evaluate what caused project failures because the collateral damage was delay in drug development. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Program Administration, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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Barelds, A.; Van de Goor, I.; Van Heck, G.; Schols, J. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2010
Background: Care and service trajectories for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are routes within the healthcare delivery system that consist of all the steps that people with ID and their families have to take in order to realise the needed care and services. In contrast to the growing system-orientated knowledge concerning quality of…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Mental Retardation, Focus Groups, Health Services
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Salmon, Gilly; Nie, Ming; Edirisingha, Palitha – Educational Research, 2010
Background: In the 1990s, Salmon developed a five-stage model for enabling and scaffolding remote groups to work and learn together using asynchronous bulletin boards. The model has informed online learning and development practice across different levels and education for online and blended learning. Purpose: This paper reports our testing of the…
Descriptors: Photography, Archaeology, Cognitive Mapping, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
Tracey, Iline P. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This research explored the relationship of the Reading First Initiative (RFI) in terms of its impact on students' early reading development K-3 and teachers' delivery of instruction. Extant test data were used to establish quantitative data. Direct observation utilizing a checklist consisting of five categories--management, environment, setting…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Academic Achievement, Phonemic Awareness, Program Effectiveness
Mattern, Janet Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children grow and change more rapidly during the first eight years of life than any other time in their life span. Progression through the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental stages varies for each individual child. Children with atypical development experience a wide spectrum of variability in their development. Over the past…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Early Intervention, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students
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McCrystal, Patrick; Winning, Kerry – Child Care in Practice, 2009
Drug misuse in Northern Ireland, like many parts of the world, is becoming one of the major issues facing society today. A first stage to addressing this problem is effective drugs education and prevention strategies to school-aged young people. A survey of a range of education providers including mainstream and special needs schools, and school…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Prevention, Foreign Countries, Special 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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Piggot-Irvine, Eileen; Youngs, Howard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The New Zealand Ministry of Education has constructed a wide-ranging "Professional Development Plan" providing a four-stage national pathway for progression to principalship; the first stage has been the conduction of the National Aspiring Principals Pilot (NAPP) programme in five regional locations. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Occupational Aspiration, Delivery Systems
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Sarri, Katerina K. – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of a mentor training intervention for experienced entrepreneurs in order to support and advise new and early stage female entrepreneurs in an attempt to enrich the limited literature of empirical data in the area of mentor training intervention assessment.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Intervention, Statistical Analysis, Entrepreneurship
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Lantos, Hannah; Jones, Rebecca; Schindler, Ann; Belford, Jonathan; Sacks, Vanessa – Child Trends, 2017
In recent years, the education field has come to recognize the role of schools in supporting student health, safety, and well-being by developing integrated student support initiatives. These offer specific services and supports to students and their families to build a foundation for academic success. These initiatives, referred to as community…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Well Being, Family Programs, Community Schools
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AlFuqaha, Isam Najib – Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
This paper attempts to delineate the frameworks of learner-centered vis-à-vis teacher-centered processes of learning prevalent in the second decade of the twenty-first century. It defines the pedagogical changes that have emerged due to the development of delivery technologies, and the interrelations among teachers, students, and knowledge. The…
Descriptors: Social Media, Cooperation, Social Networks, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Phillips, Peter; Loch, Birgit – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper is an empirical analysis of the first stage of an ongoing effort to introduce technology to enhance student learning in introductory corporate finance within a multi-campus and multi-mode regional Australian University. The engagement and performance of low socio-economic status (SES) students is of particular interest because…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Socioeconomic Status
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Holmes, Barbara D.; Seay, Angela D.; Wilson, Kimberly N. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
The National Center for Educational Statistics (2004) asserts that enrollments in graduate education will grow by 19% during the first decade of the new millennium and that most of this growth will be minorities and women. These students are already here in higher education and in For Profit, universities are attracting a disproportionate share of…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Graduate Study, Females, Doctoral Programs
Duo, Samuel N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the role of non-formal education and training in the organizational change process of Civil society organizations (CSOs) in post war Liberia. CSOs are the local foundation for democracy and development in Liberia, and serve a wide range of roles in local communities. For example, in post-war Liberia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, War, Educational Development
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