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Wolcott, Harry F. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2007
Prompted by a recent review in American Anthropologist, I interviewed two people who played central roles in the training and dissemination of MACOS, a social studies curriculum unit designed for the fifth grade during the era of intensive curriculum reform beginning in the sixties. The article briefly discusses both how MACOS came to be and what…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Social Studies
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Gardinier, Meg P. – Comparative Education, 2015
Based on a vertical case study in post-communist Albania, this article examines how three local experts become "in-betweens" who strategically mediate processes of social change. For example, they negotiate constructions of time and place, East and West, policy and practice, state and society. As they localise global educational models,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Social Change
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Audunson, Ragnar; Aabo, Svanhild – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The paper discusses the often-repeated assertion that digitization makes libraries and librarians redundant by giving everyone access to the information they need without having to rely upon librarians as information middlemen. Method: Relevant articles both from research literature and from discussions in the public sphere…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, Relevance (Education), Definitions
Owens, Rodney – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Organizations increasingly utilize cloud computing architectures to reduce costs and energy consumption both in the data warehouse and on mobile devices by better utilizing the computing resources available. However, the security and privacy issues with publicly available cloud computing infrastructures have not been studied to a sufficient depth…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Risk, Handheld Devices, Information Technology
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Barron, John M.; Blanchard, Kelly Hunt; Umbeck, John R. – Journal of Economic Education, 2004
The authors present an example of the effect a change in the excise tax can have on retail gasoline prices. The findings provide support for standard economic theory, as well as provide a vehicle for illustrating some of the subtleties of the analysis, including the implicit assumptions regarding the implications for the buying and selling prices…
Descriptors: Tax Rates, Program Budgeting, Economic Research, Marketing
Shavit, David – Library Journal, 1985
Considers role of states as middlemen between federal government and local public libraries in administration of Library Services and Construction Act funds. An audit of Illinois state library agencies, 1970 federal mandates, state control of federal funds, and state library agencies' use of funds are discussed. Eight references are cited. (EJS)
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support
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Wong, Eugene F. – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1985
Challenges the view of Chinese and Japanese Americans as middlemen with its assumptions that Asian Americans are sojourners and unassimilable. Questions the equation of a middle class minority with a middleman minority, examining the roots of this myth in the relationship of Asian Americans to the White-Black racial dyad. (RDN)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Cultural Traits, Ethnic Stereotypes
Riley, Richard W. – Trusteeship, 1997
In its third year, direct lending is working well for college students and administration. It is a simpler, faster, more efficient way of getting loan funds to students that cuts out financial middlemen. It helps students manage their finances better when repaying loans, promotes competition, stimulates program innovation, leads to greater…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Students
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Dillon, Dennis – Journal of Library Administration, 1999
Examines present trends as well as the past history of information technology as it affects libraries. Topics include library vision and the need for a redefinition of their role as information middlemen between vendors and consumers; effects of the World Wide Web; and electronic information. (LRW)
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Library Automation
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Miller, Virginia P. – American Indian Quarterly, 1989
Discusses the Yuki Indian chief's aboriginal role as leader, decision maker, and group coordinator and how that role, revived by Indian agents, served acculturation forces when the Yuki became reservation Indians. Describes how chiefs, relatively progressive and acculturated individuals, were effective middlemen between the agents and Indians.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations
Grimes, Paul – New York Times Sec 12, 1977
The Greater Cleveland External Degree Center is a nonprofit counseling organization and one of the most successful operations in the relatively new field called "educational brokering". Three brokerage services are described and a number of other large brokers listed. These educational brokers are middlemen in the field of adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Degree Requirements, Educational Opportunities
Shireman, Robert – Progressive Policy Institute, 2004
The federal government provides student loans for college and graduate school in two ways: by: (1) guaranteeing bank loans; and (2) by lending directly to students. Approximately three-quarters of federal student loans are guaranteed and one-quarter are direct. In the guaranteed loan program, a 40-year-old system, banks lend students money and…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Federal Government, Federal Aid
Karten, Irving – 1971
Many needy elderly residents of New York City are unable to secure help of one kind or another, because of the lack of awareness of existing services, inability to complete the application process, or hesitancy in accepting assistance from others. Significant unmet needs exist in the areas of housing, health, finances, home services,…
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Community Services, Disadvantaged, Human Services
Murgai, Sarla R. – 1985
This paper considers a number of potential developments for the future of library science and the roles of information professionals. Among the projections are: (1) the use of computers and management science operations research methodologies will form the basis of decision making in libraries in the future; (2) a concerted effort will be made to…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Decision Making, Information Networks, Information Science
Luft, Roger L.; Moore, James R. – 1980
This report presents a brief description of a project to develop materials toward a competency-based Industrial Marketing curriculum guide as well as materials developed by the project. The narrative section explains how two of three project objectives were accomplished: (1) identify entry positions and career ladders in the industrial marketing…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Ladders, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development
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