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Gubbins, E. Jean; Villanueva, Merzili; Gilson, Cindy M.; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Vahidi, Siamak; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Tofel-Grehl, Colby – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2013
As a nation, society benefits from an educated populace. At a time when economic, environmental, social, and security issues are the focus of many conversations in businesses, industries, government offices, schools, and homes, policymakers turn their attention to the further development of human capital. Educators acknowledge that they have key…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Barnett, Lynn, Ed.; San Felice, Faith, Ed. – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3), 2006
This report is the result of a national conference convened in December 2005 by the American Association of Community Colleges in partnership with the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This event, the Teaching by Choice Leadership Summit on Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Science Education, Technology Education
National Academies Press, 2005
How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Lazin, Fred; And Others – Higher Education, 1992
Guest editors comment on articles chosen for a previous journal issue focusing on the role of higher education and national economic and social development. It is noted that in developing countries, higher education addresses nation-building, whereas in developed countries emphasis is on social and economic change in the postindustrial society.…
Descriptors: College Role, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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Bon, C. A,; And Others – American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 1991
Evaluation of a pharmacy student recruitment program undertaken by the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Society of Hospital Pharmacists found increases in total and completed applications, class size, science and mathematics grade point averages for incoming pharmacy students, interest in pharmacy careers, and appreciation of pharmacists'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Class Size, College Applicants
Countryman, Joan; Wilson, Elizabeth – College Board Review, 1991
Calculators are transforming mathematics instruction, freeing it from an arithmetic-driven curriculum. They have encouraged teachers to think more carefully about what is important to learn. Calculators should be used at all levels of instruction and on tests, including standardized exams. Meaningful educational reform depends on such a change.…
Descriptors: Calculators, Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Curriculum Development
Jones, Lyle V., Ed.; And Others – 1982
The quality of doctoral-level chemistry (N=145), computer science (N=58), geoscience (N=91), mathematics (N=115), physics (N=123), and statistics/biostatistics (N=64) programs at United States universities was assessed, using 16 measures. These measures focused on variables related to: program size; characteristics of graduates; reputational…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Chemistry, College Faculty, College Mathematics
McCurrie, Matthew Kilian – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2009
The current economic and political environment has increased the pressure on higher education to deliver education that is cost-effective, standardized, and accessible. Summer bridge programs have traditionally been one of the economical ways to increase the access and retention of non-traditional, first-generation, or at-risk students. Retention…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, At Risk Students, Summer Programs
Van Geen, R. – International Journal of Institutional Management in Higher Education, 1985
Crucial changes in education, research, and society are decisive factors in a change strategy for university and research institution policy. Planning must now be more than physical planning and must include new qualitative features such as expert systems and new algorithms. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Planning, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Higher Education
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development and Implementation Branch. – 1988
This report contains a description and analysis, along with conclusions and recommendations, of the three components of the 1987 Mathematics Assessment in Manitoba, Canada: (1) the student achievement tests at grades 3, 6, 9, and 12; (2) the comparison testing (1981-1986) at the same grade levels; and (3) the teacher survey. The intent of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts
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Blankinship, David A.; Ehlen, Denise M. – SRA Journal, 1997
Describes the development and use of a 7-item survey to evaluate sessions at an annual meeting of the Society of Research Administrators. Based on the 556 responses, the procedure proved an efficient and reliable method of obtaining information on sessions. Items addressed respondents' interest in the session, speaker qualifications and…
Descriptors: Conferences, Course Evaluation, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques
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Beasley, Kenneth L. – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1992
Three major professional associations for research administrators (National Conference on the Administration of Research, National Council of University Research Administrators, and Society of Research Administrators) are described and compared in terms of their objectives, group membership, and activities. The three are seen to serve different…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Committees, Comparative Analysis
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development and Implementation Branch. – 1988
This report contains a brief description of the study in the province of Manitoba, Canada along with recommendations based upon the judgements of the Technical Advisory Committee. Grade levels 3, 6, 9, and 12 were administered the test. The purposes of the test were to: (1) provide benchmark indicators relative to the level of mathematics…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts
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Ray, Katherine; Smith, Maureen C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This article describes kindergarten from the perspective of the whole child. Specifically, it reviews current research on best practices to improve children's math and language arts competencies, memory skills, and the role of kindergarten in beginning science. It also describes the social experiences children have in kindergarten with respect to…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Parent Participation, Minority Group Children, Kindergarten
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Brown, Pamela U. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2005
This chapter will explore the "shadow curriculum" (a term used by those who question the assumption that direct selling to students who are compelled to attend school is questionable on several levels--ethical, moral, and democratic) and its connection to media literacy. The author first summarizes the kinds of marketing in schools that…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Marketing, Decision Making, Corporations
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