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Quddus, Munir; Williams, Michael; Quazi, Rahim; Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga; Osho, Gbolahan – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2022
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) plays an important role in the social and economic life of the local, state and national economy. This study presents estimates of the economic impacts of the University's contributions, both short-term and long-term, on the local (Waller County), regional (Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan…
Descriptors: Universities, School Community Relationship, Economic Impact, Models
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Ansah, Samuel Kwame; Awere, Eric; Edu-Buandoh, Kobina Badu Micah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Understandably, clients in both the public and the private sectors in Ghanaian construction industry have become increasingly dissatisfied. What they see is unpredictability and under-performance. What they receive is too often of poor quality, late and over-priced. More often contractors enter the construction project focusing on achieving their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Construction Industry, Cooperation, Program Administration
Wyoming Community College Commission, 2018
The Wyoming Community College Commission's internal strategic plan for the five-year period spanning 2016 through 2020 is taking a new streamlined approach to conveying future goals. Specific agency sections' mission statements, responsibilities, and accomplishments will be relayed in the agency's annual report. For the time span of 2016 through…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Planning Commissions, Strategic Planning, Educational Planning
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Csepcsényi, Lajos Lászlóné Balogh Melinda; Bredács, Alice – Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 2016
It is a commonplace view today that schools do not prepare students properly for solving technical problems emerging in an ever-changing world. As attested by various PISA surveys, Hungarian students can only retrieve their knowledge situations. Their self-regulated learning, problem solving and cooperative skills do not develop in accord with the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Problem Based Learning, Construction Programs, Construction (Process)
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2012
Even though the economy has not bounced back, many education institutions have to provide additional space to accommodate increased enrollment or new programs, and even at schools and universities where the student population is stagnant or declining, some facilities are aging and outdated--as the cost of renovating or replacing them grows every…
Descriptors: School Construction, Construction Programs, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment
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Casanovas-Rubio, Maria del Mar; Ahearn, Alison; Ramos, Gonzalo; Popo-Ola, Sunday – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2016
In principle, the research-teaching nexus should be seen as a two-way link, showing not only ways in which research supports teaching but also ways in which teaching supports research. In reality, the discussion has been limited almost entirely to the first of these practices. This paper presents a case study in which some student field-trip…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Case Studies, Field Trips
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Dorrell, Abby; Berkeihiser, Mike – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
The Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department at Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, planted a garden to provide students with an organic horticulture experience. Although the garden provided the FCS Department space to grow plants, Patton Middle School FCS teachers Betsy Ballard and Kim Hislert believed it wasn't…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Gardening, Horticulture, Learning Experience
Jackson, Nancy Mann – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2013
In the growing shipbuilding industry along the Gulf Coast, not only is it difficult to find skilled workers to fill open positions, but the problem is also compounded because various shipyards have different definitions of what a welder or shipfitter does. To combat the issue, the Alabama Technology Network (ATN)--the state's Manufacturing…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Program Development, Instructional Development, Academic Standards
Kaiser, Harvey H. – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2012
This publication is part of an Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) series devoted to strengthening the role of key standing committees of governing boards. While there is no optimum committee system for institutions of higher education, certain principles, practices, and procedures prevail. The best practices…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Higher Education, Committees, Decision Making
Burke, Scott – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
This article describes a 21st century how-to model for successful career and technical education (CTE) programs. The Geometry in Construction program is the brainchild of two educators, a CTE and a math teacher, who wanted to design a rigorous geometry course taught through a project-based curriculum. This article discusses how they did it, and…
Descriptors: Construction Programs, Geometry, Vocational Education, Alignment (Education)
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
Apprenticeships are a time-honored way of passing along skills in an art, trade, or craft. Apprenticeships have long been an important element of career and technical education (CTE). From automotive technology to the construction trades to the culinary arts and beyond, community colleges across the nation are still using apprenticeships to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Job Training, Vocational Education, Career Development
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Struyk, Raymond J.; Damon, Mawadda; Haddaway, Samuel R. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2011
The international community has identified a positive link between good governance and economic development. There is an increasing appreciation of the effective role that local policy research organizations (PROs) can play in providing evidence-based policy recommendations as the basis for sound legislation and in assessing the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Mentors, Program Evaluation, Construction Programs
Kazianga, Harounan; Levy, Dan; Linden, Leigh L.; Sloan, Matt – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
We evaluate the causal effects of a program that constructed high quality "girl-friendly" primary schools in Burkina Faso, using a regression discontinuity design 2.5 years after the program started. We find that the program increased enrollment of all children between the ages of 5 and 12 by 20 percentage points and increased their test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Program Evaluation, Elementary Schools
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Beilke, Jayne R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This essay reviews two books on Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Fund and places them within the historiography of the Fund. "Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South," is a biography written by Peter M. Ascoli. The book entitled "The Rosenwald Schools of…
Descriptors: United States History, Historiography, Rural Schools, African American Education
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2010
Efforts to reinvent public education in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina have drawn such interest that it's easy to lose sight of some very concrete changes that will become obvious over time: A generation of brand-new school buildings is rising across the city. New Orleans is in the early stages of a construction spree both to build and…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Public Education, Educational Facilities Improvement, Construction Programs
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