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Roesch, Gabrielle E.; Neuffer, Tamara; Zobrist, Kevin – Journal of Extension, 2013
The Summer Youth Forestry Institute (SYFI) was developed to inspire youth through experiential learning opportunities and early work experience in the field of natural resources. Declining enrollments in forestry and other natural resource careers has made it necessary to actively engage youth and provide them with exposure to careers in these…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, Extension Education, Forestry
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2021
While school closures resulting from the pandemic in spring 2020 created challenges for every school district, districts serving predominantly rural communities faced even greater obstacles. Lack of access to broadband internet connectivity in rural and remote areas complicated many students' efforts to participate in remote learning. In addition,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Rural Schools, School Districts
Cowley, Kimberly S.; Uekawa, Kazuaki – ICF International, 2020
The Rural Math Innovation Network (RMIN) is a 4-year project that launched in January 2017 after receiving a $2.9 million Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and matching funds from the private sector. Virginia Ed Strategies and rural local education agencies (LEAs) in Virginia are implementing…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Mathematics Education, Teacher Competencies, Middle School Teachers
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Schnellert, Leyton; Datoo, Mehjabeen; Fisher, Paige – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2019
The majority of the research to date on education networks has been conducted in the urban context; few studies specifically examine the experience and impact of rural collaboratives, and even fewer of these have had a regional character that spans states or provinces (Battelle for Kids, 2016; Kannapel & DeYoung, 1999; Tieken, 2014). This…
Descriptors: Networks, Rural Areas, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Gagnon, Jennifer; Fisher, Jason – Journal of Extension, 2013
Virginia is poised to see an unprecedented change in forest land ownership. To provide new landowners with information on sustainable forest management, we developed a two-part program, Real Forestry for Real Estate. First, we assembled New Landowner Packets, which contain a variety of sustainable forest management resources. Second, two…
Descriptors: Forestry, Real Estate, Ownership, Sustainability
Timar, Thomas; Carter, Allison; Ford, Nicodemus – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
Rural school districts face unique challenges in procuring funds, recruiting staff, and obtaining high-quality technical assistance. This environment creates problems in identifying high-quality instructional materials and implementing best practices. A collaborative learning network can address these challenges by providing access to professional…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Networks, School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education
Nellie Mae Education Foundation, 2020
This evaluation report explores the evolution of the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), an annual convening of youth leaders, youth organizers, adult allies, and educators from across New England. The report closely examines the first several years of YLI, tracking its growth and challenges through the eyes of youth, adult allies, and Nellie Mae…
Descriptors: Youth Leaders, Leadership Training, Student Centered Learning, Competency Based Education
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Wijeakumar, Sobanawartiny; Kumar, Aarti; Delgado Reyes, Lourdes M.; Tiwari, Madhuri; Spencer, John P. – Developmental Science, 2019
There is a growing need to understand the global impact of poverty on early brain and behavioural development, particularly with regard to key cognitive processes that emerge in early development. Although the impact of adversity on brain development can trap children in an intergenerational cycle of poverty, the massive potential for brain…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Poverty, Correlation
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Early Child Care Research Network. – Elementary School Journal, 2002
Observed 827 first-grade classrooms in 32 states to assess classroom activities and child-teacher interaction, dimensions of classroom environment, and relations to classroom structure and child behavior. Found that first grade is a highly variable experience for U.S. children. Found wide variation in ratings of instructional and emotional support…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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DiPietro, Michele – To Improve the Academy, 2014
Educational development is a unique professional field in that it is not defined by content taught in a single degree that qualifies individuals to be in it. The resulting heterogeneity in newcomers' knowledge and skills is addressed in different ways by different national networks. Since 1997, the POD Network has held a biennial Institute for New…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Faculty Development, Novices, Knowledge Level
de Hoop, Thomas; Ring, Hannah; Siwach, Garima; Dias, Paula; Tembo, Gelson; Rothbard, Victoria; Toungui, Anaïs – American Institutes for Research, 2020
Zambia has a large, autonomous community schooling system that formed during the nation's transition from a socialist economy. The community schooling system has expanded during the past 20 years to increase education access in remote areas. Estimates suggest that the number of Zambian community schools has increased from 100 schools in 1996 to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Jeng-Yi, Lin – Chinese Education & Society, 2016
Confucius Institutes are the target of this study, and the study uses document analysis method to analyze the origins of their establishment, purpose, organizational structure, administration model, and state of development. This study finds that Confucius Institutes are facing the following problems: problems in the development and management of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Confucianism, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Wang, Yanrong; Wang, Rui; Yao, Zuowen – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: As a new channel for agricultural extension, university-based agricultural extension is changing the traditional pattern of agricultural extension in China. This study reveals the mechanism through which policy affects the performance of university-based agricultural extension. Design/methodology/approach: Based on Rhodes' policy network…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Universities, Foreign Countries, Policy
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Castagno, Angelina E. – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2021
Many of us have multiple stories that would be appropriate to tell given the theme of this Special Issue. I am compelled to tell a story about my work with teachers, teacher leaders, and other allies on the Navajo Nation. The Diné Institute for Navajo Nation Educators (DINÉ) was started by teacher leaders who envisioned a collaborative…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Li, Mei; Yang, Rui; Wu, Jun – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Over the past decade or so, Chinese government has been strategically luring back overseas Chinese high-fliers to strengthen science, technology, and higher education. One of the major initiatives is the Thousand Youth Talents Scheme (TYTS) launched in 2011. By 2017, 2980 Thousand Youth Talents Scheme scholars (TYTSs) had been recruited into…
Descriptors: Talent, Professional Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Overseas Employment
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