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U.S. Department of Education – US Department of Education, 2004
This Issue Brief provides a description of children?s participation in various activities during the summer after kindergarten. Children?s participation in activities is compared across a measure of SES. This Brief also takes a closer look at one summer activity in particular?children?s library use. The Issue Brief draws on data from the Early…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Extracurricular Activities
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Pedaste, M.; Sarapuu, T.; Outcomes of Education – Interactive Learning Environments, 2006
The aim of the present study was to investigate those factors influencing performance in solving story problems in a web-based environment. A situational simulation, "Hiking across Estonia," was explored by two samples of voluntary groups of students, comprising 65 and 50 groups, respectively. They solved 25 ecological and environmental story…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cluster Grouping, Computer Assisted Instruction, Skill Development
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Mpofu, Vongai; Samukange, Tendai; Kusure, Lovemore M.; Zinyandu, Tinoidzwa M.; Denhere, Clever; Huggins, Nyakotyo; Wiseman, Chingombe; Ndlovu, Shakespear; Chiveya, Renias; Matavire, Monica; Mukavhi, Leckson; Gwizangwe, Isaac; Magombe, Elliot; Magomelo, Munyaradzi; Sithole, Fungai; Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper reports on a study of the implementation of science teacher education through virtual and open distance learning in the Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe. The study provides insight into challenges faced by students and lecturers on inception of the program at four centres. Data was collected from completed evaluation survey forms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Qualitative Research, Science Teachers
COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATORY EDUCATION – 1964
THE COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATORY EDUCATION UNDERTOOK A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF CHICAGO'S PROGRAMS FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED. GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS MOST IN NEED OF COMPENSATORY EDUCATION WERE IDENTIFIED, AND THEIR POPULATION GROUPS STUDIED. MAJOR GROUPS RESIDING IN SUCH AREAS WERE FOUND TO BE THOSE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF ABSORBING NEW…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Aspiration, Compensatory Education
Ohio Department of Education – Agora: Journal of the Science Education Council of Ohio, 1993
Presents the five goals and supporting outcomes that represent students' knowledge and habits of mind resulting from participation in a pre-K through grade-13 science education programs in Ohio. The five goals are in the following areas: (1) the nature of science, (2) the physical setting, (3) the living environment, (4) societal perspectives, and…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
Massachusetts Board of Education – Equity and Choice, 1985
An annual student referendum on desired ninth grade assignment in Boston is analyzed, and shows that students who express a first choice are quite likely to have that choice satisfied. The main distinction drawn by the analysis is not between district and citywide schools, but between schools which many students aspire to and schools which few do.…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Equal Education, Grade 9, Magnet Schools
Education Commission of the States – Journal of Children in Contemporary Society, 1984
Argues that schools do not adequately prepare students for the rapidly changing requirements of the American workplace. Proposes an Action Plan on Education for Economic Growth, and discusses its feasibility. Outlines basic skills and competencies for productive employment. (KH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Economic Progress, Education Work Relationship
Education Commission of the States – Journal of Children in Contemporary Society, 1984
Describes initiatives being taken in 27 states in support of recommendations made by the National Commission on Excellence and the Task Force on Education for Economic Growth. Focuses particularly on teacher rewards, career ladders, and cooperation between schools and business. (KH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Journal of Chemical Education Staff – Journal of Chemical Education, 1977
Provides supplementary notes on acids and bases suitable for secondary school chemistry instruction, including acidity in solid and natural waters, acidity balance in body chemistry, acid and basic foods, pH values of common fluids, examples of drugs, and commercial preparation of nitric acid. (SL)
Descriptors: Acids, Chemical Analysis, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry
Canadian Association for Adult Education – Continuous Learning, 1969
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Counseling Services, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities
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Illinois State Board of Education – Illinois School Research and Development, 1985
Responds to three questions dealing with school district characteristics, the effect of enrollment on educational programs, and high school size and teacher preparation. (HOD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, High Schools
US Agency for International Development, 2019
USAID believes that education is a foundational driver of development and fundamental to achieving self-reliance. When children and youth go to school and receive training in skills they can use in the workforce and to navigate life, they are able to build more hopeful and prosperous futures for themselves, their families, communities, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational Attainment, Economic Factors
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Ruck, Anthony – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2020
Education increasingly operates in neoliberal terms; privatisation, marketisation and competition have become key drivers for schools in England. This article explores the findings from an ethnography that points to how arts education practices are being used to 'art-wash' schools resulting in parents with the requisite economic, social and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Neoliberalism, Cultural Capital
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Rural areas depend upon community colleges to train people for the fields that match their regions' current and growing needs. To do so, these colleges must keep abreast of the employment trends in their area, be aware of where jobs have been lost and where they are being gained and determine how to recruit students who might be reluctant to be…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Employment, Education Work Relationship, Community Colleges
US Agency for International Development, 2018
More prosperous countries with educated populations make for better trading partners for the U.S. USAID's education work focuses on improving the reading skills of children; strengthening youth workforce development and higher education; and expanding access to quality education in crisis and conflict environments. They partner to leverage…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational Attainment, Economic Factors
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