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Shreve, Bradley – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2016
To better realize their goals and overcome the many hurdles they encounter, tribal college leaders established the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) to serve as the "collective voice and unifying spirit" of the tribal college movement. For over four decades, AIHEC has taken the dreams and aspirations of the tribal…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Colleges, Advocacy
Lawton, Julia A.; Toner, Mark – Achieving the Dream, 2020
The complexity and scope of the challenges today's students face explain why community and technical colleges across the country are reexamining the student experience and the support services they provide. As open access institutions, community and technical colleges by their very existence open the doors of higher education and workforce…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students
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Vicente-Ramos, Wagner Enoc; Silva, Brenda Gonzales; Merino, Shirley Teresa Nuñez; Lazo, Silvana Marjorie Paucar; Álvarez, Christian Richard Mejia – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The main objective of this research is to determine which is the most recurrent motivation by university students choose international business careers at 8 universities in Peru. The study sample is composed by 1242 international business students from the main universities in Peru. For this study, the Academic Motivation Scale (AMC) was used,…
Descriptors: International Trade, Career Choice, College Students, Student Motivation
Educational Horizons, 2014
Pat Yongpradit is the director of education at Code.org. He leads all education efforts, including professional development and curriculum creation, and he builds relationships with school districts. Pat joined "Educational Horizons" to talk about why it is important to teach computer science--even for non-computer science teachers. This…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Interviews, Elementary School Students
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Hortigüela-Alcalá, David; Bores-García, Daniel; Barba-Martín, Raúl; González-Calvo, Gustavo – Sport, Education and Society, 2022
Physical Education (PE) teachers are subject to a great deal of social stereotyping. The goal of the study is to analyze the main reasons and motivations of three future PE teachers (two females and one male) with motor disabilities to undertake the profession in the future. Their families and the teachers who have taught them also participate.…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Stereotypes, Preservice Teachers, Physical Disabilities
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
In his first book, "Acts of Faith," Eboo Patel describes his early encounters with interfaith events in the late 1990s. He was not impressed. "They were excruciatingly boring," he writes. Why so much talk and so little action, his restless, twenty-something self had wondered. "And where were the young people?" Fast forward a dozen years. Now 37,…
Descriptors: Religion, Intergroup Relations, National Organizations, Religious Education
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Myeong, Hwayeon – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This article examines the success factors of three high achieving North Korean refugee college students in South Korea, enrolled in top-ranked universities. Drawing on in-depth one-on-one interviews, the participants discussed their personal beliefs about how they identify themselves, why and how they adapted in South Korea and made their way into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Refugees, Academic Achievement
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Yilmaz, Rezan; Günes, M. Handan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
With the influence of social, economic and political change, the education system has undergone many changes in various periods, which in turn has affected training of teachers. With the recent change in the implementation of the Pedagogical Formation Education Certificate Program in Turkey, a decision is being made whether the students or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Career Choice
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Keene, Sara E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
The community college represents the only form of universal access to education, and is thus purported to be the gateway to low-income and minority students' realization of the "American Dream." That dream is growing more and more elusive for a substantial number of people. Instead of breaking down ethnic and class barriers to economic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Social Stratification, Democratic Values
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Duffy, Bernadette; Fotinatos, Nina; Smith, Amanda; Burke, Jenene – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
The research reported in this paper investigates why teachers in regional primary schools in the Ballarat region of Victoria, Australia, are choosing to outsource the teaching of sexuality education. A survey was conducted of 29 Year 5 and Year 6 teachers from local primary schools. The teachers provided information about: their confidence in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Sexuality, Elementary School Teachers
Sturgis, Chris; Casey, Katherine – iNACOL, 2018
The role of public education has never been more important--it is the bedrock of democracy. The failure to provide an equitable public education that enables equal access to opportunity unravels the American dream. Competency-based education holds promise as a uniquely powerful model for fostering equity, but only if equity is an intentional…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Public Education, Democracy, Equal Education
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Underwood, Jean; Dillon, Gayle – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2011
The teaching profession's response to the inexorable march of new technology into education has been a focus of research for some 30 years. Linked with the impact of ICT on measurable performance outcomes, teacher attitudes to technology and the impact on pedagogic practice have been central to that research, a research that has often seen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Educational Research
Hilliard, Tom – Jobs for the Future, 2012
As the student success movement has come of age at America's community colleges, much effort has gone into state-level reforms coupled with college-level efforts, on the theory that relying on individual institutions alone to bring change at scale across states and the nation will take too long and cost too much. But if centralized authority is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Educational Change, College Administration
McCarther, Shirley Marie; Davis, Donna M.; Caruthers, Loyce – Educational Foundations, 2012
It was the second week in October, 2010. This year was like many in the past, where for decades, everyone convenes to continue traditions and preparations that have centered on a single, special event. This special event or celebration contextualizes the academic and social experiences of successful graduates of one HBCU located in Jefferson City,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Graduates, Educational Experience, Higher Education
Washington, James – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Sports have become an integral part of the developmental experience of many of today's youth. Since the implementation of Title IX, more young girls and women have begun to play sports and see those sports as a possible career path. Tennis, basketball and soccer all have professional sports leagues for women, and many more sports offer women the…
Descriptors: Females, Injuries, Athletes, Sports Medicine
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