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Sherman, Ruth G.; Jones, Jane H. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1976
Career choices for college women now depend upon different factors from those in the past. The new determinants have relevance for counselors and other college professionals. Despite contrary pressures, women are moving in the direction of economic independence and a high level of professional aspiration. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Choice, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Hindson, Colin – Comparative Education, 1985
Compares attempts and outcomes in Fiji junior secondary schools and in Kiribati community high schools to provide alternative schooling of either vocational or local/practical orientation. Focuses on nature of educational decision-making process and influence of public pressures on planners and politicians. Identifies new and influential factors…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Decision Making, Developing Nations
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Farooqi, Yasmin Nilofer – Death Studies, 2004
This study compared suicide potential and suicide attempts in 50 Pakistani and 50 American psychiatric patients all of whom reported a positive history of suicide attempts during the past 1-5 years. It further explored the role of nationality, gender, diagnosis, and marital status in respondents' potential for suicide and suicide attempts. The…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns
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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
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Ordonez, Claudia Lucia – International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism, 2004
In Spanish-monolingual Colombia, social pressures push for access to early 50 = 50% Spanish-English medium instruction from the age of five. Parents and school administrators consider this the best way to achieve bilingualism. This article takes a first general look at the effects of this type of bilingual education on the Spanish and English…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Monolingualism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism
Willner, Lynn Shafer; Rivera, Charlene; Acosta, Barbara D. – George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, 2007
This report presents findings from a study conducted by The George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education (GW-CEEE) under the sponsorship of the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES). The purpose of the study is to describe and analyze school-based decision-making practices relevant to the inclusion and…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Inclusion, English Language Learners, Decision Making
Garrett, Carly Sporer – 2000
The Water in Africa Project was realized over a 2-year period by a team of Peace Corps volunteers. As part of an expanded, detailed design, resources were collected from over 90 volunteers serving in African countries, photos and stories were prepared, and standards-based learning units were created for K-12 students. This unit, "Water…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries
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Greene, Jay P.; Winters, Marcus A. – Education Next, 2004
Advocates of vouchers believe that public schools facing the threat of losing students and funding to private schools will take the measures necessary to raise student performance. Opponents worry that vouchers will actually leave public schools worse off by draining them of funds and encouraging the best students and the most involved parents to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Competition, Sanctions, Public Schools
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., Alexandria, VA. – 2001
This report details 2001-2002 findings of an annual, national survey of the attitudes and plans of American adolescents. Participating in the telephone survey was a nationally representative sample of 1,014 students 13 to 18 years of age in ninth through twelfth grade. The report summarizes findings "at a glance" and discusses findings under the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Aspiration, Attitude Change
Liou, Show-Mann – 2003
"We the People... Project Citizen" is a civic education program for Taiwanese middle school students that promotes informed and responsible participation in local government. A study evaluated the effects of the program on the civic skills and dispositions of adolescent students, explored factors associated with its effectiveness, and…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Citizenship Education, Civics, Comparative Analysis
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Pearl, Ruth; Bryan, Tanis – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1992
This study found that 74 high school students with learning disabilities were more likely than 85 nondisabled students to expect that a teenager trying to convince a peer to engage in misconduct would use simple, direct requests and were less likely to expect requests that minimized the possibility of getting caught. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis, Expectation, High Schools
1964
UNDER PRESSURE FROM CORE, THE BERKELEY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ESTABLISHED A CITIZENS' COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE AND PRESENT FACTS REGARDING THE EXTENT AND THE EFFECTS OF SCHOOL DE FACTO SEGREGATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE HOUSING PATTERN AND THE BOUNDARY LINES OF THE SCHOOLS HAD RESULTED IN THE ENROLLMENT OF 79 PERCENT OF THE…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Black Achievement, Comparative Analysis, De Facto Segregation
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
Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC. – 2000
It is widely believed that the judiciary can maintain the rule of law and guarantee fundamental rights only if it is independent from political and other pressures. Most countries have provisions in their constitutions guaranteeing an independent judiciary. Usually, this independence has two faces: institutional measures that separate the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Comparative Analysis, Court Litigation
Ladner, Robert A. – 1986
A multidimensional follow-up study of three categories of Florida high school graduates focused on early exit General Educational Development (GED), second chance GED, and conventional graduates. The research provided the first comprehensive overview of the demography, educational experiences, aspirations and post-graduation activities of both GED…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Comparative Analysis, Educational Certificates
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