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Note, Nicole; De Backer, Free; Donder, Liesbeth De – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
While andragogy varies in meaning and practice from one country and context to another, it usually refers to the field of educating or guiding adults. This article reflects on a novel viewpoint and role for andragogy, taking as its starting point the broader European tradition that includes social welfare and community development. Central to its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Andragogy, Role, Community
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Ness, Erik C.; Rubin, Paul G.; Hammond, Lindsey – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
Established in 2009, Complete College America (CCA) has emerged as one of the leading single-issue intermediary organizations advocating policy solutions to improve college completion in the USA. Although other entities that influenced the policy conversation at that time have ceased operation, CCA has maintained and, in fact, expanded its role in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Graduation, Nonprofit Organizations
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Garrido, Maria Rosa – Language Policy, 2022
This article traces the evolution of the ideological construction of elite multilingualism, with a focus on the values accorded to French and English, under transforming socioeconomic and institutional conditions at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The ICRC, a major humanitarian agency based in Geneva, opens a window onto the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English, French, Ideology
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LaRubia-Prado, Francisco – International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2020
Historically, spectacle emerges as an inevitable phenomenon in any society, and is crucial to promote a sense of identity and community. Leading up to the present day, spectacle becomes even more central to culture due to the increasing importance of the mass media. Yet, spectacle rejects any "a priori" ethical alignment; namely, it can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonprofit Organizations, Performance, Art Activities
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Towell, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: In 2006, the United Nations agreed the "Convention On the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities." Article 19, 'Living independently and being included in the community' sets out the 'equal rights of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others…' A generation earlier, a small group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Learning Disabilities, Activism
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Kuenzi, Kerry; Stewart, Amanda; Walk, Marlene – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2020
The field of nonprofit education is rapidly growing, but the nonprofit literature has a noticeable gap about the impact of nonprofit education degree programs on their graduates, the organizations that employ them, and the wider nonprofit sector. This article reports findings from a study investigating the profile and motivations of students…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Graduate Students, Alumni, Student Motivation
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Bharath, Del M. N.; Carter Kahl, Sue – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
This case study describes the complex relationships between nonprofit boards of directors and executive directors, especially when the executive director is the organization's founder. The case takes the perspective of an MPA student, with limited professional experience, who is asked to serve on a board of a new nonprofit. It is an exciting…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Board Administrator Relationship, Public Administration Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Weaver, Rasheda L. – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This article presents the case of an undergraduate social entrepreneurship class where students run social enterprises on campus for four weeks. After completing sales, students donate their profits to local nonprofit organizations. The case illustrates how university classes may equip students to address societal problems through entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Organizations, Business
Desmond, Charles; Jorling, Thomas C.; Wachterhauser, Kier – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Nonprofit institutions with large endowments have been facing challenges from various stakeholders contesting the management of their investment portfolios. While these challenges are most commonly associated with institutions of higher education, pension funds and private foundations will increasingly face similar challenges regarding how the…
Descriptors: Endowment Funds, Investment, Climate, Energy
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Pineda, Pedro; Salazar Morales, Diego Alonso; Celis, Jorge – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2022
This article explores the effects of charter schools on teachers' working conditions in Bogota (Colombia). By employing a semi-experimental approach involving Propensity Score Matching (PSM) and Difference-in-Differences (DID), we find that in the close vicinity (postcode area) of where they are established, charter schools more than double…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Salaries
Bedrick, Jason – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2022
Over the last quarter-century, tax-credit scholarship (TCS) policies have helped hundreds of thousands of American families provide their children with the learning environment that meets their individual needs. Although less well-known than school vouchers, TCS policies are the most-used form of private school choice. Now available in 23 states,…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Scholarships, Private Schools, School Choice
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Kahlenberg, Susan G.; Shanker, Adrian – Communication Teacher, 2021
Courses: This semester-long project is suited for instructors teaching communication courses in health communication, advanced persuasion, applied communication, and media literacy. The pedagogical design features service-learning and integrative-learning (IL) approaches. Objectives: (1) adapt and apply various perspectives learned in the course…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Integrated Activities, Advocacy, Nonprofit Organizations
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Sneath, Karyn Nishimura – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2021
Non-profit organizations positively contribute to society in a myriad of ways. With their focus on purpose and mission, they raise funds and awareness for specific causes and people. This article points to how assessments and inventories strengthen the volunteer and professional workforce that drives the work of non-profit organizations. The…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteers, Professional Personnel, Measures (Individuals)
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Jones, Jennifer A.; Simonne, Eric; Banis, Lesley – Journal of Extension, 2020
Collaborations between Extension and nonprofit organizations have the potential to increase programmatic outcomes and generate revenue. One challenge in establishing such collaborations is identifying potential collaborators. We organized a structured networking workshop to foster such relationships. Of 28 participants, 24 completed the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Workshops, Agency Cooperation
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Cicchinelli, Analia; Pammer-Schindler, Viktoria – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to understand what drives people -- their motivations, autonomous learning attitudes and learning interests -- to volunteer as mentors for a program that helps families to ideate technological solutions to community problems. Design/methodology/approach: A three-phase method was used to build volunteer mentor profiles;…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Mentors, Motivation, Family Programs
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