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David Lewin; Morten Timmermann Korsgaard – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
Calls for reframing the subject matter of Religious Education in schools include the tricky question of how to select from a world of potentially interesting and relevant material. Pedagogues have long questioned the educational logic that takes so-called substantive knowledge as its starting point and imagines education to follow a linear path…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Curriculum Development, Academic Education, Instructional Development
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Gerry Dunne; Alkis Kotsonis – Educational Theory, 2024
This paper proposes a novel educational approach to epistemic vice rehabilitation. Its authors Gerry Dunne and Alkis Kotsonis note that, like Quassim Cassam, they remain optimistic about the possibility of improvement with regard to epistemic vice. However, unlike Cassam, who places the burden of minimizing or overcoming epistemic vices and their…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Rehabilitation, Demonstration Programs, Inquiry
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Ingram, Julie; Chiswell, Hannah; Mills, Jane; Debruyne, Lies; Cooreman, Hanne; Koutsouris, Alex; Alexopoulos, Yiorgos; Pappa, Eleni; Marchand, Fleur – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: The paper aims to examine interactions between demonstrations at programme level and Agricultural Advisory Services (AAS). It situates analysis of the demonstration programme activities within contemporary advisory contexts, asking: how do demonstration programmes interact with the AAS in which they are situated; and what role do…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Agriculture, Rural Extension, Foreign Countries
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Powers, Jeanne M.; Wong, Lok-Sze – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2022
In Arizona, the expansion and elaboration of neoliberal educational policies over the past three decades in Arizona have placed public schools and the teaching profession in precarious positions. These challenges have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Within this turbulent context, a school district in partnership with a college of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Public Schools
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Burton, Rob J. F. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Demonstration farming has been an important part of agricultural extension since the first decades of the twentieth century. While Seaman Knapp is often credited with developing demonstration farming, his son acknowledged that the concept has much earlier origins in the nineteenth century development of model/pattern farms. However,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Demonstration Programs, Farm Management, Extension Education
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Farias, Stephen – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
When Roberta J. Cordano became president of Gallaudet University and began her term in January 2016, it was with an air of positive transformation. Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)--the two demonstration schools under the umbrella of Gallaudet's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Inclusion
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Bechtold, Rachel; Shoulders, Catherine; Popp, Jennie; Johnson, Don; Wood, Lisa – Natural Sciences Education, 2022
Use of demonstration plots showcasing native forbs and grasses in public greenspaces or along well-traveled paths can be helpful in increasing awareness of beneficial plant species. Signage can be used as an educational delivery method--such as that used in arboretums and museums--to bring awareness of the importance of biodiversity, pollinators,…
Descriptors: Gardening, Informal Education, Aesthetics, Plants (Botany)
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Motz, Benjamin A.; Üner, Öykü; Jankowski, Harmony E.; Christie, Marcus A.; Burgas, Kim; del Blanco Orobitg, Diego; McDaniel, Mark A. – Grantee Submission, 2023
For researchers seeking to improve education, a common goal is to identify teaching practices that have causal benefits in classroom settings. To test whether an instructional practice exerts a causal influence on an outcome measure, the most straightforward and compelling method is to conduct an experiment. While experimentation is common in…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Experiments, Learning Processes, Learning Management Systems
Schaberg, Kelsey; Greenberg, David H. – MDRC, 2020
This report summarizes the long-term findings of a rigorous random assignment evaluation of the WorkAdvance model, a sectoral training and advancement initiative. Launched in 2011, WorkAdvance goes beyond the previous generation of employment programs by introducing demand-driven skills training and a focus on jobs that have identifiable career…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Economic Impact
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Emenheiser, David E.; Weidenthal, Corinne; Avoke, Selete; Simon-Burroughs, Marlene – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2021
Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE), a study of 13,444 randomly assigned youth and their families, includes six model demonstration projects and a technical assistance center funded through the U.S. Department of Education and a national evaluation of the model demonstration projects funded through the…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, Disabilities
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Edelman, Mark A. – Journal of Extension, 2021
A nonprofit community development financial institution and Extension collaborated to conduct a demonstration project to evaluate efficacy of Grameen peer-group microfinance methodology in addressing barriers faced by low-income women entrepreneurs in a small metro area. Program performance metrics achieved by 284 culturally diverse, low-income…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Demonstration Programs, Financial Support, Barriers
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Barnow, Burt S.; Greenberg, David H. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2020
This paper reviews the use of multiple trials, defined as multiple sites or multiple arms in a single evaluation and replications, in evaluating social programs. After defining key terms, the paper discusses the rationales for conducting multiple trials, which include increasing sample size to increase statistical power; identifying the most…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Randomized Controlled Trials, Experiments, Replication (Evaluation)
Wasserman, Kyla; Freedman, Lily; Rodney, Zaina; Schultz, Caroline – MDRC, 2021
The Families Forward Demonstration (FFD) examined new strategies to increase the earnings of parents who owe child support but are unable to fully meet their obligations due to low earnings. It also focused on "responsive" child support services that helped parents understand their support obligations, and even suspended certain…
Descriptors: Job Training, Parents, Children, Financial Support
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Christ, Thomas W. – Research in the Schools, 2018
Action research pairs nicely with mixed methods at methodological and paradigmatic levels. As a form of mixed methods, action research can be used to address a number of questions in special education. Action research can help special educators causally understand whether changes improve something about their practice and/or the condition of their…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Action Research, Special Education, Grants
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Pennisi, Lisa; Lackey, N. Qwynne; Meendering, Kim; Brandle, James R. – Journal of Extension, 2018
To gauge community support for a proposed environmental education center and demonstration farm, we surveyed 514 local residents. Our intent was to assess community members' support for the project and relevant programming interests and to determine the roles that level of community satisfaction, perceived economic impact, and demographics played…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Demonstration Programs, Needs Assessment
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