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Dolly, John P. – 1992
This report outlines the role of after school programs (Juku) in preparing Japanese students for high school and university entrance examinations and presents some growing concerns about the movement. Juku plays a major role in insuring the success of Japanese students on tests administered within the country and on international comparisons made…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, After School Education, College Admission
Peng, Samuel S.; Wright, DeeAnn – 1993
An explanation of why Asian American students perform better than others in school may lie in the nature of the learning programs they receive at home. The purpose of this paper is to define such programs that account for most of the differences in academic achievement among racial/ethnic groups. Data were used from the National Education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Asian Americans, Comparative Analysis
Moos, Lejf – 2000
International comparisons present the paradox that while such efforts encourage reflection on their own norms, values, and insights, researchers may lack the requisite knowledge to similarly engage a new culture. This work reviews school-leadership research that points to commonalities and differences in social and cultural trends in Denmark,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Educational Policy
Donahue, John D.; Lynch, Lisa M.; Whitehead, Ralph, Jr. – 2000
The current situation regarding training Massachusetts' workers for the new economy was reviewed. Special attention was paid to the following topics: Massachusetts and the skill-centered economy; opportunities for workforce system reform; skills demanded in the new economy; ways other states are building workers' skills; and the fragile setting…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems
McLawhorn, Kay B. – 1981
A study compared the educational performances and personal goal attainments of the Adult High School Diploma (AHS) and General Educational and Development Program (GED) graduates from the 1977 through 1979 classes at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, North Carolina. A questionnaire, designed to elicit GED graduates' reasons for their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Followup Studies
Fahy, Patrick J. – 1985
A number of adult basic education (ABE) students who had spent time in both traditional, group-paced ABE or high school equivalency programs and experimental individualized learning conditions were interviewed concerning their preferences with respect to these two instructional approaches. The following three conclusions emerged from the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attitudes
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
1968
It was the purpose of this study to investigate and compare the expectations of the school for the child and the expectations based on research findings from the field of child growth and development and to discover the nature of the discrepancy, if any, between these two expectations. Data was gathered for comparing the evaluations of early…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Development Specialists, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
MILLER, S.M.; SALEEM, BETTY L. – 1963
AT LEAST 60 OF THE 625 STUDENTS WHO DROPPED OUT OF THE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN 1959-60 LATER RETURNED TO SCHOOL, AND MANY GRADUATED. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DISCOVER WHY THESE STUDENTS RETURNED, WHAT KINDS OF STUDENTS WERE MOST INFLUENCED BY ADVICE TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL, AND WHICH STUDENTS EXPERIENCED THE MOST PRESSURE TO RETURN. SOME…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Programs, Dropouts
Astin, Alexander W.; And Others – 1991
This report summarizes the highlights and presents statistical data (two-thirds of the report) from a national survey of 35,478 full-time college and university faculty members at 392 two-year colleges, four-year colleges and universities, carried out in the fall and winter of 1989-90. The 200-question survey focused heavily on how faculty members…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Metzger, Elizabeth – 1982
An informal survey was conducted of high school and college English teachers to examine whether they taught writing the way they actually wrote or by some other method. In response to a question about the piece of writing each teacher regarded as his or her best, all considered the best pieces to be undergraduate or graduate school assignments,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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
Brunson, Quinn – 1976
Nine North Dakota school districts, containing fewer than 40 teachers each, were selected and agreed to particpate in a 1976 study of the extent of professional activities by teachers and their level of morale. A survey instrument, developed to determine level of involvement in professional activities, contained questions pertaining to: membership…
Descriptors: Activities, Attitude Measures, Community Support, Comparative Analysis
Karabel, James; And Others – 1981
Changes in access to higher education with regard to sex, race, and social class of college students during 1940-1980, a period of expansion in higher education, are analyzed. Seven hypotheses concerning access to higher education are examined, based on statistical data from various sources. It is hypothesized that race, sex, and class…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, College Choice, Comparative Analysis
DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY. – 2000
The first meeting of the National Literacy Summit 2000 convened 150 leaders from adult education and literacy and other related fields for a 2-day intensive working meeting to begin building a national consensus on how to move adult and family literacy forward in the 21st century. Comments and suggestions offered by summit participants were…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Change Strategies
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