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Radford, Alexandria Walton; Bentz, Alexander; Dekker, Remmert; Paslov, Jonathan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect on August 1, 2009, increasing the education benefits available to military service members who served after September 10, 2001. A previous National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) study used national data collected in 2007-08 to profile military undergraduate and graduate students who received benefits…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, Military Personnel, Enrollment
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Debnath, Roma Mitra; Shankar, Ravi; Kumar, Surender – Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, 2008
Technical institutions (TIs) are playing an important role in making India a knowledge hub of this century. There is still great diversity in their relative performance, which is a matter of concern to the education planner. This article employs the method of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to compare the relative efficiency of TIs in India. The…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment
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Arshad, Mohd Nahar Mohd – Global Education Review, 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of technical efficiency of secondary education in 16 selected Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries (including West Bank and Gaza). Educational efficiency has become an important issue given many countries' pressing levels of public deficit and debt. Since the educational sector…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Secondary School Students
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Agasisti, Tommaso – European Journal of Education, 2014
Recent policy suggestions from the European Community underlined the importance of "efficiency" and "equity" in the provision of education while, at the same time, the European countries are required to provide their educational services by minimizing the amount of public money devoted to them. In this article, an empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Expenditure per Student
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Yalçin, Seher; Tavsancil, Ezel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This research aimed to determine the relative efficiency of the types of school common to three administrations of the PISA (2003-2006-2009) by comparing their results, along with the activities that are to be performed for inefficient school types and changes in the efficiency value of the school types by year. The comparative analysis was based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, School Effectiveness, Efficiency
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Muller, Doreen; Ziegelmann, Jochen P.; Simonson, Julia; Tesch-Römer, Clemens; Huxhold, Oliver – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2014
This study investigated age differences in longitudinal effects of volunteering on three facets of subjective well-being (SWB), i.e. positive affect (PA), negative affect (NA), and life satisfaction (LS). Both direct and indirect effects with self-efficacy as mediator were tested. Longitudinal structural equation modeling was used on 5,564…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Well Being, Affective Behavior, Life Satisfaction
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Coupet, Jason; Barnum, Darold – International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2010
Discussions of efficiency among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are often missing in academic conversations. This article seeks to assess efficiency of individual HBCUs using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a non-parametric technique that can synthesize multiple inputs and outputs to determine a single efficiency score for…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Finance, Efficiency, Data Analysis
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Murias, Pilar; Martinez, Fidel; De Miguel, Carlos – Social Indicators Research, 2006
This article presents the estimation of a synthetic economic wellbeing index using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The DEA is a multidimensional technique that has its origins in efficiency analysis, but its usage within the social indicators context is particularly appropriate. It allows the researcher to take advantage of the inherent…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Social Indicators, Researchers
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Salerno, Carlo – Education Economics, 2006
This paper puts forth a data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach to estimating higher education institutions' per-student education costs (PSCs) in an effort to redress a number of methodological problems endemic to such estimations, particularly the allocation of shared expenditures between education and other institutional activities. An example…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, Costs, Colleges
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Giambona, Fracesca; Vassallo, Erasmo; Vassiliadis, Elli – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2011
We use the PISA 2006 results to analyse students' proficiency in EU countries with regard to two indexes that represent the home background, viz the educational resources available at home and the family background of students. However, many factors affect proficiency and therefore, using a DEA-bootstrap, we intend to measure the efficiency of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques, Predictor Variables, Educational Environment
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Chaaban, Jad M. – Social Indicators Research, 2009
This paper develops an empirical methodology for the construction of a synthetic multi-dimensional cross-country comparison of the performance of governments around the world in improving the livelihood of their younger population. The devised "Youth Welfare Index" is based on the nonparametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) methodology and…
Descriptors: Nonparametric Statistics, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods, Comparative Education
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Tyagi, Preeti; Yadav, Shiv Prasad; Singh, S. P. – Evaluation and Program Planning, 2009
The process of liberalization and globalization of Indian economy has brought new opportunities and challenges in all areas of human endeavor including education. Educational institutions have to adopt new strategies to make best use of the opportunities and counter the challenges. One of these challenges is how to assess the performance of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Departments, Job Performance
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2007
This report presents a summary of postsecondary plans and scholarship monies of graduates of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) high school seniors in SY06-07. Postsecondary plans represent the intentions of seniors the year after graduation; students indicate whether they are planning on attending a 4-year College/University,…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, High Schools, Scholarships, Postsecondary Education
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2005
At the end of every school year, each high school in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Domestic Dependents Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is asked to complete a record indicating senior students' plans after graduation. This summary report provides a look at the aggregate numbers collected from these high…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, High Schools, Scholarships, Postsecondary Education
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Kvernbekk, Tone – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2007
In this article I discuss some problems concerning the truth value of narratives; more specifically as this problematic is played out in empirical, narrative research. My point of departure is Jane O'Dea's critique of Denis Phillips' views of the topic. While Phillips thinks that truth (in the correspondence sense) definitely should be a concern…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Writing Research
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