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Brown, Rollo Walter – Childhood Education, 2017
Rollo Walter Brown was an American author and lecturer. He graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1903, and received a master's degree from Harvard University in 1905. He taught English at several institutions, including Wabash College and Carleton College. One of his nonfiction works is "The Creative Spirit--An Inquiry Into American…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Creative Teaching
Hamilton Project, 2017
A college degree is increasingly necessary in today's economy. Federal policy makers have attempted to encourage college attendance and degree attainment through financial aid provided to students. However, this aid has generally been unsuccessful in raising degree attainment rates, which remain quite low and have not risen for the past 20 years.…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Federal Aid, Grants, Academic Degrees
Rothman, Robert – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Launched in 2011 by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Jobs for the Future, the Pathways to Prosperity initiative is helping states create seamless transitions from high school to college and the workforce. Inspired by youth development systems that have long been in place in other high-performing nations--such as Australia, Switzerland,…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, Secondary Education, College Students
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Pretlow, Cassi; Sobel, Karen – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Service blueprinting is a process that businesses use for analyzing and improving service. Originally presented in the Harvard Business Review in 1984, it has retained a strong following ever since. At present, it is experiencing a revival at numerous academic institutions. The authors of this article present the process of service blueprinting.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Improvement, Innovation
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Shinagel, Michael – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2009
In this article, the author uses the occasion of the centennial of University Extension at Harvard to document how this unique educational institution came into being and why it became associated with Harvard University. He traces the prominent role played by the Lowell family in establishing the Lowell Institute of Boston in the late 1830s and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Extension Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Reputation
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Myers, William R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
A renowned child psychoanalyst, Erik H. Erikson (1902-1994) is perhaps best known for his work on developmental theory ("Childhood and Society," 1950) and his studies of the lives of Martin Luther ("Young Man Luther," 1958) and Gandhi ("Gandhi's Truth", 1969). Twice he found himself intensely engaged in the role of…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Profiles, Recognition (Achievement), Educational Practices
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Anderson, Christian K.; Clark, Daniel A. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
Harvard is easily the most recognizable American institution of higher education, freighted with rich associations to the nation's leaders. This article provides an opportunity to examine the history of higher education through a lens often overlooked--fiction. By doing so, the authors provide a richer understanding of a particular institution and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, Fiction, Universities
Christodoulou, Joanna – School Administrator, 2009
This article presents succinct definitions of nine intelligences. These definitions are drawn from the 25 years of work on multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner of Harvard University.
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Definitions, Learning Theories, Cognitive Style
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Norman, Brian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Shared governance has become a critical focus for senior leaders concerned with institutional resilience and effectiveness. A blue-ribbon commission of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB, 2014) called on boards to take seriously this area of responsibility. At the same time, shared governance is a notoriously…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, College Faculty, Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development
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Rojas, Joanne P.; Nash, John B.; Rous, Beth S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Design thinking techniques, including empathetic interviews, provide a promising new methodology for enhancing the quality of childcare services. This human-centred approach seeks to address complex problems with a deliberate, thoughtful solution-seeking process [Brown, T. (2008, June). "Design thinking. Harvard Business Review."…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Coaching (Performance), Technical Assistance, Design
Chauncey, Caroline T., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
"Harvard Education Letter" is published bimonthly at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This issue of "Harvard Education Letter" contains the following articles: (1) Online Testing, Version 1.0: Oregon's Adaptive Computer-Based Accountability Test Offers a Peek at a Brave New Future (Robert Rothman); (2) Beyond…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Homosexuality, Educational Policy, Sexual Identity
Walser, Nancy, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
"Harvard Education Letter" is published bimonthly at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This issue of "Harvard Education Letter" contains the following articles: (1) Video Games Take Testing to the Next Level: Researchers See Promise in Game-Like Assessments That Measure Complex Skills (Robert Rothman); (2) An Academic…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Change, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Evaluation
Chauncey, Caroline T., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
"Harvard Education Letter" is published bimonthly at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This issue of "Harvard Education Letter" contains the following articles: (1) Learning Progressions in Science: A New Approach Emphasizes Sustained Instruction in Big Ideas (Patti Hartigan); (2) Putting the "Boy Crisis" in…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Gender Differences, Reading Improvement, School Newspapers
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2013
In this webinar, Dr. Ronald Ferguson, creator of the Tripod Project and Senior Lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, discussed the use of student surveys as an approach to measuring teacher effectiveness. This Q&A addressed the questions participants had for Dr. Ferguson following the webinar. The webinar recording and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Surveys, Validity, Reliability
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Wiggins, Joy L.; Monobe, Gumiko – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
This study explores the process of using Holland et al. ("Identity and agency in cultural worlds," Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1998) "figured worlds" identity and agency theory to explore two scholars' transnational experiences. Using poetic inquiry as a data analysis tool, this study seeks to (re)position how identity…
Descriptors: Poetry, Inquiry, Identification (Psychology), Computer Mediated Communication
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