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Jaumont, Fabrice – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This discussion encompasses the specifics of a partnership between leading U.S. foundations---the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation. This analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philanthropic Foundations, Educational Development, Higher Education
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Montague, Alan – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
Higher education is one of the key foundations that economic prosperity is founded upon. Government policies, funding and strategic planning require a fine balance to stimulate growth, prosperity health and well-being. The key Australian government policies influenced by a Review of Australian Higher Education report include attracting many more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Literature Reviews, Policy Analysis
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2017
"Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2018" contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President's priorities, and summary tables. President Trump's 2018 Budget's defining ambition is to unleash the dreams of the American people. This requires laying a new foundation for American Greatness. Through…
Descriptors: Budgets, Federal Government, Economic Progress, Fiscal Capacity
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Lindstrom, Lisbeth – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
The leisure sector has witnessed a tremendous expansion since 1960. The purpose of this article is to analyse the decisions and goals of Swedish government policy during the period 1962 to 2005. The empirical analysis covers government Propositions and governmental investigations. The fields covered are sports, culture, exercise, tourism and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Recreation, Leisure Time
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Wüst, Kirsten; Beck, Hanno – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2012
In the last two decades, much empirical research has been done in the field of behavioral economics to explain the psychological foundations for economic decisions. In particular, it has been shown that people exhibit time-inconsistent behavior when making intertemporal decisions, i.e., they demand higher interest rates for a delay of their…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Test Preparation, Time Management, Decision Making
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Sung, Youl-Kwan; Park, Minjeong; Choi, Il-Seon – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2013
In this paper, the authors investigate what global visions of education are reflected in the selected national curriculum standards, with special reference to two seemingly contradictory forces: globalization and nationalism. This paper examines the socio-economic and cultural foundations of the curriculum and explains how the national curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Global Education, Global Approach
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
When Crystal Bridgeman joined the Siemens Foundation as senior director of workforce development programs in 2014, she pored over research and led conversations about what kind of projects the foundation should invest in to have the biggest impact. Her findings suggested there were a growing number of job opportunities in fields such as advanced…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Community Colleges, Educational Finance
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Jefferson, Philip N.; Magenheim, Ellen – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Data from the National Science Foundation (2014) indicate that at least one PhD in economics was awarded to a Swarthmore College graduate in every year since 1966. The authors' purpose in this article is to consider factors that may have contributed to the high number of PhDs in economics awarded to Swarthmore College graduates. While there is…
Descriptors: Economics Education, College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Small Colleges
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2018
The Casey Foundation's "2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book" warns that the 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official census count by at least 1 million kids younger than age 5. This discrepancy would put hundreds of millions of federal dollars at risk and, in doing so, underfund programs that are critical for family…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Economic Impact, Annual Reports, Well Being
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Shanks, Neil Graham – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate one effort to challenge the problematic assumptions of the dominant narrative of neoclassical economics within a teacher preparation program that focuses on addressing dominant narratives throughout the social studies curriculum. Design/methodology/approach: Utilizing a theoretical framework that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Economics Education, Social Studies
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Ndebele, Misheck – Perspectives in Education, 2015
This paper examines socio-economic factors influencing parental involvement in homework at the Foundation Phase in eight Johannesburg public primary schools. The research was conducted among over 600 parents from schools in different geographical and socio-economic areas such as the inner city, suburban and township. Two primary schools were…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Classification, Socioeconomic Status, Homework
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Pappas, Jesse B.; Pappas, Eric C. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Meaningful societal change begins with individual change. One cannot do for a community what one cannot do for one's self. The topic of Individual Sustainability is a controversial one, as students often appear to be unable to align their demonstrated behaviors with their admirable values related to sustainability. Individual behavior creates the…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Sustainability, Personality Traits, Attitude Change
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Vingaard Johansen, Ulrik; Knudsen, Frederik B.; Engelbrecht Kristoffersen, Christian; Stellfeld Rasmussen, Joakim; Saaby Steffen, Emil; Sund, Kristian J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The literature on higher education policy points to changes in the dominant discourse over the years. In particular, the ascendance of a discourse marked by concepts of new public management, using language inspired by neoclassical economic theory which characterizes education as a marketplace where students are customers, has led scholars to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Wilcox, W. Bradford; Wolfinger, Nicholas H.; Stokes, Charles E. – Future of Children, 2015
Since the 1960s, the United States has witnessed a dramatic retreat from marriage, marked by divorce, cohabitation, single parenthood, and lower overall marriage rates. Marriage is now less likely to anchor adults' lives or provide a stable framework for childrearing, especially among poor and working-class Americans. Much research on the retreat…
Descriptors: Marriage, Social Differences, Cultural Influences, Educational Attainment
Chatterji, Aaron; Jones, Benjamin – Hamilton Project, 2012
Technological progress has consistently driven remarkable advances in the U.S. economy, yet K-12 education sees little technological change compared to other sectors, even as U.S. K-12 students increasingly lag behind students in other nations. This proposal considers how we can take a signature American strength--innovation--and apply it to K-12…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Technology, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education
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