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OECD Publishing, 2014
The Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will establish technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the survey design and implementation processes of PIAAC yield high-quality and internationally comparable data. This document provides a revised version of the technical standards and guidelines originally…
Descriptors: Adults, International Assessment, Adult Literacy, Competence
McIver, Monette C.; Dean, Ceri B. – Mid Continent Research for Education and Learning, 2004
Schools are in the midst of serious reform as they attempt to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act and make adjustments that will positively impact students? academic lives. Yet, to accomplish these outcomes, schools need help, and state departments of education and local school districts are obligated to provide such assistance.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Departments of Education, Instructional Leadership, Intervention
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Harriman, Susan – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Student participation in online learning activities is a growing priority for Australian government schools. 'Online projects' have emerged as a new learning form, building on non-computer problem-based learning approaches. This paper reports on a study of online learning projects implemented in classes from year 2 to year 11. The purported…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Web Based Instruction
Olivares, Rafael A.; Rosenthal, Nancy – 1992
This report reviews research that demonstrates how gender inequity is not only learned and accepted in the socialization process that starts at home, but is also present in the school environment from the very early years, consciously or unconsciously, reinforcing sex stereotypes. Findings are examined in three areas: (1) interactions in the…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Bacharach, Samuel B.; Mitchell, Stephen M. – 1983
After criticising the prevalent assumption of organizational theory that organizational behavior is based on common typological forms, this paper proposes a political analysis of schools as organizations as a practical theory general enough to be useful to practitioners. The first section reviews the basic elements of comparative structural…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Broadfoot, Patricia; Black, Paul – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
The completion of the first ten years of this journal is an occasion for review and reflection. The main issues that have been addressed over the ten years are summarized in four main sections: Purposes, International Trends, Quality Concerns and Assessment for Learning. Each of these illustrates the underlying significance of the themes of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Student Evaluation, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods
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Hartoonian, Michael – Social Science Record, 1990
Discusses the eighteenth-century view of virtue as an end in itself. Observes that property, prosperity, and individualistic attitudes were essential aspects of economic virtue, whereas majority rule became a central tenet of civic virtue. Explains that public education and governmental checks and balances were seen as means of promoting economic…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Free Enterprise System, Higher Education
Aksionov, A. A. – 1986
In 1971, the 25th Session of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) adopted a Programme for the Development of Socialist Economic Integration. Later, part of this program became a program of cooperation in the field of oceanography, particularly the chemical, physical, and biological processes of certain important areas of the ocean. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Marine Biology, Marine Education
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Shah, Sneh – Gender and Education, 1989
Examines the current debate about "permeation" of race, gender, and culture issues in teacher education in the United Kingdom. Explores the comprehensiveness of any strategy for effective permeation in teacher education, ranging from the nature of academic and professional elements to institutional backup to ensure more than a tokenistic…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Cobern, William W. – 1993
In the West, science is assumed to be an integral part of Western culture. What interests Western educators and policy makers is achievement in science, particularly the comparative achievement in science among students of different Western nations plus Japan. Americans are constantly asking whether or not our students know as much science as…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits, Developing Nations
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Hew, Khe Foon – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology defines Instructional Technology as the "theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning" (Seels & Richley, 1994). From the above definition, it can be seen that Instructional Technology can be…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Educational Media
Kochman, Thomas – 1981
This book uses an ethnographic approach to collect and analyze patterns of language and culture that affect interracial communication and culture. The study selects patterns of behavior, or elements within patterns, and maps black and white cognitive territory in order to reveal the cultural reasons for communications difficulties. The book…
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Dialects, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict
Litten, Larry H.; Kern, Kathleen – 1993
The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) database based on the American Freshmen Survey provides data for use in making marketing and management decisions in colleges and universities. This paper describes an operational cooperative model for managing and exploiting the data that CIRP makes available. The paper also offers an example…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Programs, Databases
Adams, Frank – 1984
Presented at a week-long conference on the importance of research in education, this paper focuses on four components of the educational system: the learner, the curriculum, the instructor, and the context. For each of these components, questions are raised and research is suggested. For the learner, these concern the value of research for learner…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Keitel, Christine, Ed.; And Others – 1989
This document contains reports and papers from a conference focusing on the political dimension of mathematics education. The program was organized around four large themes: (1) "Mathematics Education and Culture" based on 13 papers; (2) "Society and Institutionalized Mathematics Education" based on 41 papers; (3) "Educational Institutions and the…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culture, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnomathematics
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