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Shifrer, Dara; Pearson, Jennifer; Muller, Chandra; Wilkinson, Lindsey – Youth & Society, 2015
The long touted athlete advantage in college enrollment has been tempered by assertions that this advantage is actually due to characteristics that precede participation. Moreover, it remains unclear whether the benefits of sports extend into contemporary times and apply equally to female and racial minority athletes. This study uses three…
Descriptors: College Attendance, High School Students, Athletics, Student Participation
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Habibi, Akhmad; Mukinin, Amirul; Riyanto, Yatim; Prasohjo, Lantip Diat; Sulistiyo, Urip; Sofwan, Muhammad; Saudagar, Ferdiaz – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
This inquiry examined student teachers' perceptions on the advantages of using Social Networking Services (SNS) in an English teacher education program at a public university in Jambi, Indonesia to ease the communication, supervision, discussion, and report submissions between supervisors and student teachers. The networking types included in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Teacher Attitudes, Educational Benefits
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2019
Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study by Sharon Lynn Kagan and her colleagues, "The Early Advantage 2" extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
The rising cost of college education and high unemployment levels among recent college graduates are raising the question "Is college worth its cost?" in the minds of many Americans. A recent study published by the Associated Press found that one out of every two recent college graduates is jobless or underemployed, suggesting maybe college isn't…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Economic Climate, Employment Patterns
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Totten, Herman L. – Library Quarterly, 2013
In college, I was surprised by the excitement of those in the student union who were hovering over the headlines in the local newspaper: "Russia Launches the First Satellite...'Sputnik.'" Russia had won the "race to space." How could Russia, where the majority of the population had only learned to read and write in…
Descriptors: Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Ethnic Diversity, Inclusion
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Miller, Angie L.; Rocconi, Louis M.; Dumford, Amber D. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
High-impact practices (HIPs) are important co-curricular educational experiences in post-secondary education, as they promote learning, development, and persistence among students. The goal of this study was to extend the research on HIPs to explore potential connections with HIP participation and career outcomes. Using data from the National…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Educational Practices, Education Work Relationship, Career Planning
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Slepkov, Aaron D.; Godfrey, Alan T. K. – Applied Measurement in Education, 2019
The answer-until-correct (AUC) method of multiple-choice (MC) testing involves test respondents making selections until the keyed answer is identified. Despite attendant benefits that include improved learning, broad student adoption, and facile administration of partial credit, the use of AUC methods for classroom testing has been extremely…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Test Items, Test Reliability, Scores
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Ma, Yingyi; Savas, Gokhan – Review of Higher Education, 2014
The persisting gender pay gap favoring men among college graduates is a puzzle given women's remarkable success in postsecondary education. This article examines income disparities among recent college graduates by intersecting gender and social class and evaluating the relative importance of fields of study and institutional selectivity.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials, College Graduates
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Botsch, Robert E.; Botsch, Carol S. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Many arguments support mandating American National Government for undergraduates. South Carolina is one of the few states with such a legal mandate, but the law is badly flawed. We briefly review the history of a failed 1994 effort by the SC Political Science Association to improve the law and encourage implementation. We examine the impact of an…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Relevance (Education), Political Science, Compliance (Legal)
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Steel, Allison; Erhardt, Robert; Phelps, Richard; Upham, Peter – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
We analyzed data from 65 schools that are U.S. members of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) to estimate how TABS member school graduates who enter college compare with college entrants from non-boarding schools on several long-term quality-of-life estimates. Although TABS students are more likely to graduate college than the population of…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Outcomes of Education, Employment, Income
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Yakovyshena, Liudmyla – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
The article deals with international experience in medical professional education and analyzes the modern trends in professional training of junior medical officers, specificity of their professional training in 1 and 2 accreditation levels institutions of higher medical education in the context of the European integration process. Subject…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Educational Trends, Accreditation (Institutions)
Benjamin, Roger – Council for Aid to Education, 2016
There is much to discuss, and debate, about the sources and effects of inequality on economic growth and social mobility, and the relationship between education and economic growth. However, an undergraduate degree from a highly selective and elite college gives students a strong advantage in gaining employment in jobs that promise greater…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Otto, Patrick; Harrington, Michael – Christian Higher Education, 2016
The Christian university has a distinct responsibility to provide an environment devoted to the spiritual formation of students. Spiritual formation is not to be viewed as the only important goal of the university, thereby sacrificing intellectual or relational development, but rather spiritual formation is the aggregate "product" of the…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Higher Education
Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Khatiwada, Ishwar – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2018
This paper is the first in a series of policy reports dealing with the impact of human capital investments on the U.S. labor market. It is part of a larger series of papers from the ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education that uses data from the "Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies" (PIAAC) to…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Income, Labor Market, Human Capital
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Ngo, Federick; Melguizo, Tatiana – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
Changing placement policy may help to improve developmental education student outcomes in community colleges, but there is little understanding of the impacts of these reforms. We take advantage of heterogeneous placement policy in a large urban community college district in California to compare the effects of math remediation under different…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Student Placement
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