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Hillman, Nicholas – Higher Education Review, 2014
In England, as in many other countries, selective universities have been under pressure to show there are no financial barriers for high-potential students from less-advantaged backgrounds. For much of the twentieth century, there was a similarly lively debate about how to open up Britain's prestigious independent boarding schools to a wider…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Admission (School), College Admission, Selective Admission
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Naviglio, Daniele; Montesano, Domenico; Gallo, Monica – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Two experimental techniques of solid-liquid extraction are compared relating to the lab-scale production of lemon liqueur, most commonly named "limoncello"; the first is the official method of maceration for the solid-liquid extraction of analytes and is widely used to extract active ingredients from a great variety of natural products;…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments
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Owen, Sandra L.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1985
The School Health Education Evaluation (SHEE) was used to review the School Health Curriculum Project and three other curricula: Project Prevention, 3 Rs and High Blood Pressure, and Health Education Curriculum Guide. The four curricula are described and the process that led to their selection for SHEE is highlighted. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Health Education, Intermediate Grades
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
Twenty-five years ago, the still-resonant report "A Nation at Risk" urged schools to add more time--an hour to the usual six hour day and 20-40 days to the typical 180-day ear--to ward off a "rising tide of mediocrity" in American education. Today, city, school, state, and national leaders are engaged in a renewed effort to do…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Time Factors (Learning), Poverty, Minority Groups
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Chakwera, Elias; Khembo, Dafter; Sireci, Stephen G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2004
In the United States, tests are held to high standards of quality. In developing countries such as Malawi, psychometricians must deal with these same high standards as well as several additional pressures such as widespread cheating, test administration difficulties due to challenging landscapes and poor resources, difficulties in reliably scoring…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Testing, High Stakes Tests, Measurement
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Ehren, M. C. M.; Visscher, A. J. – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2006
This article describes a theory about the ambition of most Inspectorates to realise "school improvement through inspection." Literature about a number of direct and indirect interventions, such as reciprocity, communication and feedback is used to build a theoretical model stating the relations between working methods of school inspectors,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Inspection, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality
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Nichol, Bruce – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2004
Central IT organizations under stress often cannot offer a high level of service to groups with above-average support needs. An example of such a group would be a well-funded, research-oriented computer science department. Several factors contribute to the increased demand on IT organizations. Given the availability of relatively…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Computers, Science Departments
Cordes, Colleen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
Despite pressure from Congress and faculty, and a series of revisions in federal regulations, the average rate charged the government by universities for overhead for federally financed research appears remains high. Average rate for the top 100 research institutions is over 50%; most of the highest rates are at private institutions; all the…
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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O'Brien, James; Dempsey, Ian – Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2004
Described and discussed are comparative employment policies and programs for people with intellectual and other disabilities in Australia, Finland, and Sweden. The dominant economic and social policies of many Western countries are such that they continue to place considerable pressure on the development and maintenance of employment programs for…
Descriptors: Employment Services, Physical Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Employment Programs
Kuroki, Kenichi – 1996
This paper discusses the construction of language tests, particularly for English as a Second Language (ESL), that focus on language use in real situations. Linguistic theories that provide background for language test construction are reviewed, and application of those theories to ESL instruction in Japan is examined, with attention to the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Rainone, John J. – 1997
Maine's York County Technical College (YCTC) developed a College Success Management course to help students learn and adopt strategies that promote their college success. In designing the course, a review of related literature was completed to determine the background and purposes of student success courses, data on student attrition, expected…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Curriculum, College Freshmen, Committees
Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Atlanta. – 1981
In this monograph, Georgia's certificates for school personnel are analyzed by "type" and by "field," and the reasons for the development of new certificates are discussed. In the first section, a comparison is presented of types and fields of certification in each of the United States. "Type" of certification refers…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Certificates, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Disciplines
Newman, Ian M.; And Others – 1987
During the 1983-1986 academic years, the Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse cooperated with the Omaha Public Schools to assess the effects of the videotape-based educational program "Resisting Pressures to Drink and Drive. " The effects of the program on two cohorts of 9th-grade students, one which participated through their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis