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Draycott, Matthew C.; Rae, David; Vause, Katie – Education & Training, 2011
Purpose: Although the assessment of enterprise education activities has been widely highlighted as a key area of concern, it continues to be under represented in the literature. Questions remain as to how educators seeking to monitor student progression can capture quality data and measure relevant aspects of development, often leading enterprise…
Descriptors: Evidence, Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
In January 2012, the West Virginia Governor's Office released an influential report, "Education Efficiency Audit of West Virginia's Primary and Secondary Education System," written by Public Works (2012), a management consulting company headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Based largely on this report, the West Virginia…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Communities of Practice, Program Implementation
Whitehurst, Grover J.; Stuit, David; Graves, Claire; Shaw, Lauren – Brookings Institution, 2015
The traditional delivery system for public K-12 education in the U.S. is being disrupted by forces from without (e.g., forms of competition, including charter schools) and from within (e.g., new regulatory requirements, including meaningful teacher evaluation and the Common Core). As in any sizable sector of the economy, challenges to the status…
Descriptors: Advocacy, State Policy, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Hartley, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
In England, a "revised" educational code appears to be emerging. It centres upon the concept of "personalisation". Its basis is less in educational theory, more in contemporary marketing theory. Personalisation can be regarded in two ways. First, it provides the rationale for a new mode of public-service delivery, one which…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Individualized Instruction, Foreign Countries, Public Service
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Saunders, J. A. – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2010
Music teachers may feel most comfortable teaching the music they know, in the way that they were taught and in the way that they were taught to teach it. Music and the teaching of music is a strong part of their professional musical identity. Adolescents have a passionate attachment to music but insist that this must be on their terms, which may…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Music, Adolescents
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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
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Dahlberg, Kathryn R.; Philippot, Raymond A. – Planning and Changing, 2008
That individual schools and districts often simultaneously engage in multiple professional development projects in a "one-size-fits-all" model poses several quandaries. One quandary is attempting to foster a particular teacher behavior or disposition with little follow-up. A second is implementing a school-wide (or district-wide) program…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Feedback (Response), Program Improvement
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Sylva, Kathy; Pugh, Gillian – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
The goal of this paper is to explore the design and implementation of early years educational policy in England in the period 1997-2004. First to be described are the innovations in policy (i.e. the promise), followed by the 'evidence base' for new policy (i.e. the research), the delivery of new services (i.e. the achievement), and finally the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
Ozoglu, Murat – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine and identify support service needs and preferences of distance learners studying at the Turkish Open Education System (OES). In order to fulfill this purpose, views and perceptions of OES students on importance and accessibility of student support services at the OES were investigated through a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, Open Universities, Employment Level
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Co, Mary Jesselyn; Mitchell, Bruce – Education & Training, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to assess the state of development of entrepreneurship education, determine the importance of entrepreneurship in the South African higher education institutions (HEIs), and offer recommendations for improving preparations for the developing field. Design/methodology/approach: An e-mail survey has been conducted on South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Entrepreneurship
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Corney, Tim; Broadbent, Robyn – Youth Studies Australia, 2007
The development of a national youth work training package in Australia began over 15 years ago. The current package sits under the umbrella of the general Community Services Industry Training Package. The first stage of a review of this package has been completed and the subsequent report not only confirms the recent trend towards the…
Descriptors: Community Services, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Marcus, Bess H.; Lewis, Beth A. – President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Research Digest, 2003
Only 25 percent of Americans participate in recommended levels of physical activity, despite the health benefits associated with physical activity. Physical activity promotion is an important public health issue. Several research studies indicate that physical activity interventions using theoretical frameworks such as the Stages of Motivational…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Intervention, Life Style
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Kumar, Shalini; Mattan, Natalia S.; de Vellis, Jean – Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2006
Breakdown of oligodendrocyte-neuron interactions in white matter (WM), such as the loss of myelin, results in axonal dysfunction and hence a disruption of information processing between brain regions. The major feature of leukodystrophies is the lack of proper myelin formation during early development or the onset of myelin loss late in life.…
Descriptors: Diseases, Genetics, Brain, Developmental Stages
Nevin, Ann I. – Online Submission, 2004
To respond to the demand for increasing the numbers of certified special educators in Arizona, the College of Education at Arizona State University West launched a faculty development program with the help of funding from the ASU College of Extended Education. The goal was to prepare or redesign courses for web-based delivery of courses combined…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Online Courses
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