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Miserandino, Anthony – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The Catholic school system in the United States is undergoing significant changes in size, populations served and the funding models which have traditionally supported such schools. The closing of many schools in urban areas in the last 10 years in conjunction with the rising costs of schooling suggests that unless a new approach to funding…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Costs
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
This research investigates state finance policies for public education using survey methodology. The purpose is to update previous work and the existing knowledge base in the field as well as to provide a compendium of finance and policy options that are used across the states to finance public elementary and secondary schools. Chief state school…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Aid
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AlHouli, Ali I.; Alrashidi, Alanoud M. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify teacher educators' trust levels in four cross-national educational systems, namely the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), the Arab world (AW), and the Gulf Countries (GC). In addition to identifying the trust levels, the factors involved in trust building in these systems were also investigated. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Trust (Psychology)
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Aron, Laudan; Loprest, Pamela – Future of Children, 2012
Education is important for all children, but even more so for children with disabilities, whose social and economic opportunities may be limited. In this article, Laudan Aron and Pamela Loprest assess how well the nation's education system is serving students with disabilities. Aron and Loprest trace the evolution of the special education system…
Descriptors: Evidence, Civil Rights, Eligibility, Federal Legislation
Kelly, Dana; Nord, Christine Winquist; Jenkins, Frank; Chan, Jessica Ying; Kastberg, David – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a system of international assessments that allows countries to compare outcomes of learning as students near the end of compulsory schooling. PISA core assessments measure the performance of 15-year-old students in mathematics, science, and reading literacy every 3 years. Coordinated by…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Cohen, Dan – Critical Studies in Education, 2017
Over the past 25 years charter school policies have spread through the United States at a rapid pace. However, despite this rapid growth these policies have spread unevenly across the country with important variations in how charter school systems function in each state. Drawing on case studies in Michigan and Oregon, this article argues that…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Policy, Marketing, Case Studies
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Tanner, Daniel – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Documentary history reveals that charter schools are a vestige of the socially divided school system of 19th-century England. The current charter school movement in the United States raises the danger to American democracy of splitting up the U.S. school structure and creating a separate system of schools for other people's children.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Segregation, Educational History, Secondary Schools
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Fishbain, Dana; Danon, Yehuda L.; Nissanholz-Gannot, Rachel – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
There is a widespread consensus about the need for accreditation systems for evaluating post-graduate medical education programs, but accreditation systems differ substantially across countries. A cross-country comparison of accreditation systems could provide valuable input into policy development processes. We reviewed the accreditation systems…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries, Standards
Scherer, Ethan – RAND Corporation, 2014
It has long been thought that the United States education system is the great equalizer, lifting less advantaged children out of poverty and improving their chances for success in adulthood. The opportunity for economic and social mobility depends heavily, however, on access to high quality education. Recent research has raised concerns about…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Poverty, Academic Achievement, Accountability
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Hiebert, James; Stigler, James W. – Educational Researcher, 2017
We examine the distinction between teaching and teachers as it relates to instructional improvement. Drawing from work outside of education on improvement systems and from analyzing the Japanese system of lesson study, we contend that a focus on teaching can shape a coordinated system for improvement whereas a focus on teachers, common in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Umpstead, Regina; Jankens, Benjamin; Ortega Gil, Pablo; Weiss, Linda; Umpstead, Bruce – Global Education Review, 2016
This article explores issues of school choice in Spain and the United States by examining the roles and functions of "centros concertados," publicly funded private schools in Spain, and public charter schools in the United States, to provide key insights into the similarities and differences between them. After making a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Comparative Education, Private Schools
Tucker, Marc S., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Vocational Education and Training for a Global Economy" investigates the greatly varying ways in which four countries--Singapore, Switzerland, China, and the United States--prepare young people for the twenty-first-century workplace. The book looks first at the highly successful vocational education and training (VET) systems in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
Lee, Gorman – ProQuest LLC, 2014
While there have been recent efforts to improve the overall public education system in the United States, American students continue to graduate from U.S. public high schools with limited knowledge of U.S. history (Ravitch, 1988; Evans, 2004; Ross, 2006; St. Jarre, 2008; Dillon, 2011). This qualitative case study investigated how high school…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Learning, History Instruction
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Rhoads, Christopher; Dye, Charles – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Recent years have seen an increased interest in quantitative educational research studies that use random assignment (RA) to evaluate the causal impacts of educational interventions (Angrist, 2004). The multi-level structure of the public education system in the United States often leads to experimental designs where naturally occurring clusters…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Cluster Grouping, Educational Research, Sample Size
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Shatara, Leila H.; Barakat, Maysaa; Bourkiza, Mounir – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
With a growing number of faith-based private schools, charter schools, and public schools divided along ethnic and racial lines, the school system in the United States is becoming more segregated. This study aims to examine the reasons some Muslim parents choose Islamic schools over other school options and aspires to inform district and…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Religious Education, School Choice
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