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Sharik, Terry L.; Frisk, Stacey L. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2011
Undergraduate U.S. forestry degree programs experienced a steady decline in enrollments over a decade beginning in the mid-1990s. This decline prompted a survey of students enrolled in these programs to determine what factors led to their decisions to matriculate there and conversely, what may have made them hesitant to do so. The sample…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Forestry
Jones, Luke; Keeton, Jeff – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2011
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate…
Descriptors: Forestry, Forestry Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges
Johnson, Carl; Loden, Emily; Keeton, Jeff; Thompson, Don; Mitchell, Brian; Couch, Andrew; Walker, Bob; Grado, Steve – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2007
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate…
Descriptors: Forestry, Forestry Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges
Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC. – 1970
This 24-page booklet compiled by the U.S. Forest Service lists 49 colleges and universities in the United States which offer forestry curriculums leading to an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in forestry or related areas. Brief descriptions of each program are included. Schools accredited by the Society of American Foresters are indicated…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Directories, Forestry, Graduate Study
Tipton, Grant M., III; And Others – 1992
Perceptions and values of Oregon professional foresters on components of forestry education were evaluated. Three objectives guided the study: (1) the importance foresters place on incorporating forestry education in school curriculum; (2) foresters' opinions about agency involvement in schools; and (3) the value foresters place on forestry…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Evaluation
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. – 1984
These hearings focused on issues and topics related to House Resolution 2491. The major purposes of this proposed lesiglation are to: (1) establish in the federal government a global foresight capability with respect to natural resources, the environment, and population; (2) establish a national population policy; and (3) establish an interagency…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Hearings
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Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Gala, Lauren; Bartelmann, Anya C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
This research identifies the similarities and differences between the MathSciNet search features and functions of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and EBSCOhost platforms. A series of iterative MathSciNet queries were performed on both platforms. For each query, the total number of results and search behavior were documented and analyzed.…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Metadata
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Van Dusen, Ben; Nissen, Jayson; Talbot, Robert M.; Huvard, Hannah; Shultz, Mollee – Journal of Chemical Education, 2022
The American Chemical Society holds supporting diverse student populations engaging in chemistry as a core value. We analyzed chemical concept inventory scores from 4,612 students across 12 institutions to determine what inequities in content knowledge existed before and after introductory college chemistry courses. We interpreted our findings…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Knowledge Level, Introductory Courses
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Marginson, Simon; Yang, Lili – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2022
The paper compares Anglo-American and Chinese approaches to the outcomes of higher education, primarily but not solely collective outcomes, by examining the Western domain of 'public good' and 'public goods' and parallel or near parallel activities in China. It reviews scholarly discourses of society, state and higher education in the respective…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Dugan, Marie M. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2020
Marie Dugan was 35 years old when she went to her first American Montessori Society (AMS) conference. The year was 1969; the city was Boston. Four hundred people attended, most of them from the East Coast. The keynote speaker was Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambusch, founder of the American Montessori Society. In this brief article Dugan describes that…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Educational Philosophy, Educational Innovation
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Provost, Joseph J. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2020
Accreditation of academic programs and recognition of student degrees provide academic institutions a measure of a set of community agreed upon standards. These can aid pedagogical change, support faculty to successfully engage students in their discipline and to provide a mechanism to maintain standards. Several professional scientific societies…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Assessment, Academic Standards, Educational Benefits
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Phelps, Richard – Academic Questions, 2021
To the casual observer, the name of the century-old American Educational Research Association (AERA)--a professional organization largely comprising education school professors--might sound like any academic society, such as the American Historical Association or the Association for Psychological Science. In this article, the author argues that…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Professional Associations, Politics of Education, Social Justice
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Wu, Ming-Hsuan – Urban Education, 2021
This study examines Asian students' interracial/interethnic friendships at a multiracial middle school. Friendship groups remain predominantly segregated despite the school's efforts, reflecting community and parental influences. The circulation of uncontested stereotypes such as "loud" and "brash" African Americans is based on…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Friendship, Racial Relations, Middle School Students
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Yoo, Hyun-Joo – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Writing as an African American woman existing at the margins of American society in the mid 1970s, Mildred D. Taylor demonstrated a postmodern awareness of fictionality and┬áhistory in "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" (1976). Reworking African American history from the point of view and voice of a black subaltern female child, Taylor…
Descriptors: United States History, African American History, Novels, African American Literature
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Marstaller, Mimi – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
How do African students who arrive as refugees in the United States navigate a culture and society shaped by the history of slavery? How is their perspective different from that of their American-born peers and do they experience the 'double consciousness' that Dubois described in "The Souls of Black Folk?" This essay examines the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Immigrants, Refugees, Racial Identification
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