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NIDRR Consensus Statement, 1992
A 1992 Urinary Tract Infection Consensus Validation Conference brought together researchers, clinicians, and consumers to arrive at consensus on the best practices for preventing and treating urinary tract infections (UBI) in people with spinal cord injuries; the risk factors and diagnostic studies that should be done; indications for antibiotic…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Evaluation Methods, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services
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Tucker, G. Richard – Focus, 1980
A comparison of the salient characteristics of Canadian and United States bilingual education programs suggests various settings where it would be desirable to introduce children to schooling in their home language. These settings include: (1) the various ethnic communities in the United States, (2) multilingual developing countries, (3) parts of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Walker, Sherry Freeland, Ed. – State Education Leader, 2000
This theme issue focuses on the use and consequences of high stakes tests. The lead article, "High-Stakes Testing: Too Much? Too Soon?" by Sherry Freeland Walker, introduces the topic and related issues, outlining the pros and cons of high stakes testing by the states. The problem, some experts say, is that states have tried to do too much too…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
Barko, Naomi – Innovation Abstracts, 1983
Researchers are finding that high demands plus low control over how the job is done make a job stressful. According to Professor Robert Karasek of Columbia University, the statistics on heart disease and high blood pressure prove that nonprofessional workers such as typists are under more stress than professional workers such as teachers. Dr.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Clerical Occupations, Emotional Problems, Females
Fear-Fenn, Marcia; Kapostasy, Kathy Karako – Monograph, 1992
Females are underrepresented in courses in mathematics, science, and computer and other high technology applications. Research in the last decade has identified a variety of factors that contribute to females' lack of participation in math, science, and technology. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following: stereotypic images…
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Influences
Wermuth, Thomas R.; And Others – Office of Student Services' Brief, 1997
This report highlights four urban comprehensive secondary schools that are developing, implementing, and evaluating reform initiatives that include vocational and technical education as a key component of these efforts. Efforts of these four high schools are described: Bryan High School, Omaha, Nebraska; Humboldt Secondary Complex, St. Paul,…
Descriptors: Career Education, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies
Hartman, Bonnie, Ed.; Rohland, Mark, Ed. – CEIC Review, 2001
These three volumes contain articles related to (1) improving educational productivity (lessons from economics); (2) school-to-work (STW); and (3) reduced class size, offering recommendations from national invitational conferences. Topics include making schools work; tax revolts and school performance; market pressure and the impact on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Academies, Class Size, Economic Factors
Viadero, Debra; Johnston, Robert C. – Education Week, 2000
This second in a four-part series on why academic achievement gaps exist notes that standard explanations for why minority students trail behind non-Hispanic whites are not good enough, suggesting that no single explanation for the gap exists, but instead a multitude of factors are influential. Poverty, though not the single most important cause,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Black Students, Class Size
Lee, John – NEA Higher Education Research Center Update, 2000
Higher education enrollment is going through a transition. Between 1992 and 1998, the enrollment growth rate has been nearly flat, but the National Center for Education Statistics now projects that enrollment will increase by 1.4% annually during the next decade. Not every college and university will realize this growth. The traditional college…
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Educational Trends, Enrollment Projections
Cushman, Kathleen – Practitioner, 1991
Monitoring school performance has become an overriding concern in American political and educational circles, and some of that scrutiny is being directed at the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). However, there is concern that pressure to prove the effectiveness of Essential Schools may overshadow efforts to actually improve education. Taking…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation
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van der Tak, Jean, Ed.; And Others – Population Bulletin, 1979
This Bulletin updates the story of world population presented in 1971, "Man's Population Predicament." Estimated at half a billion in 1650, world population reached 2 billion in 1930, 4 billion in 1975, and is projected to be about 6 billion in 2000. Most of today's rapid growth is occurring among people living in less developed…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bulletins, Demography, Depleted Resources
Johnston, Robert C.; Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2000
This first in a four-part series on why academic achievement gaps persist discusses how to raise minority achievement. It explains how earlier progress in closing the gap has stalled, while at the same time, the greater diversity of student populations and the rapid growth of the Hispanic population and of other ethnic groups have reshaped the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Black Students, Cultural Differences
Sealey, Robert D. – OSSC Bulletin, 1976
Declining enrollment forces school districts to cope with many new problems, but also opens the door to new opportunities. A review of the implications of enrollment decline provides deeper understanding of both the problems and the opportunities. Among the major concerns are the disruptions caused by school closures, the new emphases required in…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Declining Enrollment, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance
Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh – Focus in Change, 1993
This theme issue presents a variety of viewpoints on the topic of educational programs for gifted and talented students, in three papers by Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood. The first paper, "Beyond the Golden Chromosome," reviews the ideas of Joseph S. Renzulli concerning the definition of giftedness, use of the label of gifted, the need for…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Definitions, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Stern, Susan – Basis-Info, 1997
In 1977, when women in West Germany (the Fedeal Republic of Germany) got the legal right to be employed outside the family against their husband's will, paragraph 1356 of the Civil Code, defining housework as the woman's duty, was abolished. Until then, heavy social pressure kept women close to home; in most cases, the choice of an outside…
Descriptors: Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
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