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Trani, Eugene P. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Economic news today is filled with discussion about whether the United States has entered a recession. For the author and other presidents of public colleges and universities, whether the downturn can be labeled a recession is far less important than dealing with the effects of economic conditions on institutions. During hard times, both public…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Institutional Survival, Retrenchment, Educational Finance
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Chickering, Arthur W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
In this article, the author states his belief that community based learning among adults can be a powerful force for encouraging personal development and for strengthening democracy in this multicultural, globally interdependent, battered world. To do so, however, it needs to pervade all the curricula, degree programs, learning contracts, and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Role of Education, Democratic Values, Citizen Participation
Kavanagh, Robert N.; Pokraka, Edward S. – 1990
This report is intended to serve as a focus for developing a commitment for continuing investment in computer support for education, research, and administration at the University of Saskatchewan. Based on the assumption that effective utilization of computers, computer networks, and other telecommunications technology is essential to the…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Educational Administration
Bell, T. H. – 1983
"Industrial policy" is an ambiguous term; however, diverse elements of our society can agree that "industrial policy" can be thought of as a combination of all the policies and practices that affect or are the consequences of a nation's ability to compete--policies and practices in the areas of international trade, capital investment,…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Demonstration Programs, Economic Development, Educational Finance
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Education Policy Center. – 2000
Determining the value of school-choice programs depends on an assessment of consequences on the differing elements of the school system. The International Conference on School Choice and Educational Change at Michigan State University explored the themes of governance, equity and access, innovation, student outcomes, and accountability from the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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Bers, Trudy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
In this article, the author writes from the perspective of a community college research practitioner, an institutional researcher whose daily work is intended primarily to affect policies, procedures and understanding of student learning and institutional effectiveness. The audience for this work is composed of faculty, administrators, staff,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Learning Modules, Audits (Verification)
Vaughan, Jerry L. – 1985
A community survey conducted in Galveston County, Texas identified four attributes or characteristics of community leadership: problem-solving effectiveness; ability and willingness to accept responsibility; leadership cooperation; and leadership coordination of organizations. The leadership patterns found in Galveston County will effect the…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Leaders, Economic Development, Futures (of Society)
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Townsel, Kim T. – Preventing School Failure, 1997
This discussion of issues in the mentoring of African-American youth defines mentoring, identifies elements of successful mentoring, stresses the importance of recognizing existing family and community assets, and urges parental involvement and a program philosophy which affirms the value of resiliency in children surviving in difficult…
Descriptors: Black Students, Definitions, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Philosophy
Cox, Caroline – Journal of Pesticide Reform, 1991
Ways teachers have used insects in and out of the classroom to help nurture children's fascination are discussed. Projects for elementary, secondary, and college classes are described. (CW)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
Lee, Helen C. – 1983
In view of the national attention that has recently been brought to public school improvement, a list of suggestions is presented in the form of leading questions to guide communities in assessing the quality of their local schools and in promoting beneficial change. The evaluative questions touch on a wide range of issues: school financing…
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Involvement, Community Role, Community Support
Anderson, Charles W. – 1993
The argument of this book is that the modern American university has given up its responsibility to provide a thoughtful, coherent, and well-articulated education to undergraduates. It is asserted that the university should be neither a trade school nor a repository of tradition, but rather an institution with the responsibility for the…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Citizenship Education, College Curriculum, College Role
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC. – 1996
This report presents the final recommendations, in the form of a new set of guidelines, of a federal advisory committee concerning revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). The guidelines provide scoping and technical requirements for the design, construction, and alteration of sites, facilities, buildings,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Building Design, Civil Rights Legislation
Johnson, Dale D.; Johnson, Bonnie; Farenga, Stephen J.; Ness, Daniel – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005
This book presents a critical analysis of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation organization has been in existence for 50 years and claims to accredit approximately 700 teacher education programs that prepare two-thirds of the nation's teachers. There is no convincing research, however, that…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), National Organizations, Teacher Education, Criticism
Slusser, Wendelin; Lange, Linda – 2001
Making the case that breastfeeding provides essential and long-lasting benefits for children and should be one of California's first investments in the healthy development of every child, this report assists state and county commissions of Proposition 10 (Families and Children First Act) in the development of effective strategies and integrated…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Breastfeeding, Change Strategies, Child Development
Chion-Kenney, Linda – 1989
This document contains the proceedings of a conference for educators, business leaders, and government officials involved in school reform. The speakers at the conference were involved in city-wide partnerships that establish long-term, measurable goals for school improvement in exchange for business' pledge of employment opportunities for youth.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support
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