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Pastor, Dena A.; Ong, Thai Q.; Orem, Christopher D. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
A common approach to assessing one facet of civic engagement (CE) is through administering the Cooperative Institutional Research Program's (CIRP) social agency scale, which captures the extent to which respondents feel personally responsible to be involved in addressing various social and political issues. To summarize the scale's results in a…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Multivariate Analysis, Student Attitudes, Service Learning
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Björk, Alexander – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
In discussions and empirical investigations of the implementation of evidence-based interventions there is often a narrow focus on treatment fidelity. Studying a social services agency trying to incorporate Motivational Interviewing (MI), commonly regarded as evidence-based, this paper problematises a one-sided attention to treatment fidelity by…
Descriptors: Evidence, Fidelity, Motivation Techniques, Interviews
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McDonnall, Michele C. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to (a) explore state-federal vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency expectations for counselor engagement with business, (b) determine what VR counselors are actually doing in terms of interacting with businesses, and (c) identify challenges VR counselors experience to working with business. Method: A…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Agencies, Expectation
Prins, Esther; Clymer, Carol; Foreman, Sheri Suarez; Loa, Martin; Needle, Mark; Raymond, Becky; Toso, Blaire Willson; Ziskind, Alex – Grantee Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how adult education providers in Chicago, Houston, and Miami are designing and implementing career pathways (CP) programming, especially for adults who are immigrants or have barriers to employment and education. The researcher-practitioner partnership included the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Career Development, Immigrants
Gross, Jeff; Ntagengwa, Christine – Migration Policy Institute, 2016
For refugee households, stable child-care arrangements are a key underpinning of working parents' employment success and family self-sufficiency, and thus an important goal of refugee case management. Given the well-documented impact of early learning services on children's school readiness and long-term cognitive, socioemotional, and educational…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Refugees, Minority Groups
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Romer, Lyle T.; Walker, Pamela – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This paper focuses on aspects of the relationship that develops between people offering daily support and those seeking those supports. We interviewed 16 personal assistants employed in two agencies in the Pacific Northwest. Both agencies are members of a community of practice among organizers of person-centered supports that is coordinated…
Descriptors: Social Agencies, Social Services, Allied Health Personnel, Help Seeking
McHale, James P.; Phares, Vicky – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
This issue on fathers was conceived as a rallying cry for all professionals to examine their practices of including fathers in their services. For too long, infant mental health professionals have either ignored fathers' important influences on infants and toddlers or have given lip-service to their importance while allowing the status quo of not…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Mental Health, Fathers
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Ward, Carolyn; Preece, David – European Journal of Training and Development, 2012
Purpose: Given a number of recent and ongoing changes to the role and responsibilities of executive and non-executive board members of UK social housing organisations, the paper aims to offer a literature review which explores the development provision for board members within such organisations. The paper's key question is: "How are…
Descriptors: Trustees, Social Agencies, Housing, Public Sector
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Aaberg, Wayne; Thompson, Carla J. – Performance Improvement, 2012
Determining the worth and effectiveness of training used within a military environment is the same accountability responsibility that educational organizations, businesses, and social agencies are charged with for improving programs and services to society. The need for accountability implies the process of evaluation, particularly in governmental…
Descriptors: Military Training, Program Effectiveness, Social Agencies, Accountability
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Baizerman, Michael – Child & Youth Services, 2013
The sociopolitical movement to enhance youth workers' occupational status and related emoluments strategically links this goal to competency-based assessment. While the goals of improved conditions, remuneration, and career opportunities for workers is supported, the joining of those goals to both professionalization and in turn competency-based…
Descriptors: Social Agencies, Professional Recognition, Professional Education, Professional Identity
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Kitawi, Alfred Kirigha – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
This research examined the issue of community capacity development in a university. The main way communities were empowered was through the education management programmes offered at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. The research is among the first to examine the issue of community capacity development through university programmes. The…
Descriptors: Community Development, Capacity Building, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Westman, Peter John – Digital Education Review, 2012
Since its emergence in the early 1990's, digital storytelling has been variously identified as a new media practice, a consumer and community-led movement, and a textual system. However, given its relative nascent status, there remains the need for further academic research focusing on the different forms it has assumed. During the spring/summer…
Descriptors: Social Agencies, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Clubs
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Smith, Andrew – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
There is a growing literature that describes the benefits and challenges of collaboration among schools, counsellors, and the families of students. This literature, however, is largely drawn from Western cultural settings and from situations where the different collaborators exist as essentially separate entities. This article seeks to add to and…
Descriptors: Social Services, Social Agencies, Group Dynamics, Qualitative Research
Bretan, Gail Helene – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to describe, implement, and interpret the intersection of service-learning, Jewish values and ways of knowing, adult education, and lifelong learning for people over the age of 50. By expanding service-learning to include both older adults and Jewish ways of knowing, there is potential for transforming these frameworks…
Descriptors: Judaism, Jews, Service Learning, Adult Education
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Olivet, Jeffrey; Zerger, Suzanne; Greene, R. Neil; Kenney, Rachael R.; Herman, Daniel B. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
This study examined the effectiveness of online education to providers who serve people experiencing homelessness, comparing online and face-to-face training of Critical Time Intervention (CTI), an evidence-based case management model. The authors recruited 184 staff from nineteen homeless service agencies to participate in one of two training…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction
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