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Hightower, Christy; Scott, Kerry – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Many librarians use data from surveys to make decisions about how to spend money or allocate staff, often making use of popular online tools like Survey Monkey. In this era of reduced budgets, low staffing, stiff competition for new resources, and increasingly complex choices, it is especially important that librarians know how to get strong,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Surveys, Statistical Inference, Statistics
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Allen, Walter; Griffin, Kimberly – Journal of Negro Education, 2006
A multi-site case study analyzed the college preparatory processes of nine African American high achievers attending a well-resourced, suburban high school and eight academically successful African Americans attending a low-resourced urban school. Students at both schools experienced barriers, that is, racial climate and a lack of resources, that…
Descriptors: College Preparation, African American Students, Urban Schools, Case Studies
Agron, Joe – American School & University, 2007
Colleges are focusing increased effort--and money--to improve the physical condition of existing facilities and address a huge backlog of deferred maintenance. According to "American School & University's" 36th annual Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Cost Study, the median college spends 16.4% of total college budget on M&O, up from 11% the year…
Descriptors: Colleges, Undergraduate Study, School Maintenance, Costs
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Gover, K. E. – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2012
The tension among the different models for understanding the relation between the artist and the artwork is brought most explosively to light when legal battles erupt between artists and institutions. This can be found in both the "Tilted Arc" controversy of the 1980s and in a recent dispute involving the Swiss installation artist…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Products, Court Litigation, Museums
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Huston, Sandra J.; Procter, Brenda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Financial education is one pathway to improving the human condition. Family financial educators in University Extension programs lead in their efforts to provide individuals and families with the skills they need to manage their financial resources effectively. Offering these opportunities at a time when families have money to manage is a key…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Tax Credits, Extension Education, Low Income Groups
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2011
If big-city districts are looking to close budget gaps, shuttering schools may not be the best strategy. Closing schools does not save very much money in the context of an urban district's budget, and selling or leasing surplus school buildings tends to be difficult because they're often old and in struggling neighborhoods, a recent report from a…
Descriptors: School Closing, Educational Finance, School Districts, Urban Schools
McNeill, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article reports that construction is nearing completion on Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea, in which academics from around the world will teach the best of the country's graduate students. This will be North Korea's first international university and will let the world know that the capacity of their scientists…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Institutional Characteristics, Universities
US Senate, 2005
In his opening statement, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman, Subcommittee on Education and Early Childhood Development, stated that one responsibility of Congress is to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent for the purposes intended and for the children intended. Between January 2003 and the first months of this year, there were…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Public Agencies, Young Children, Accountability
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Daigle, Stephen L. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2004
Performance measurement can be a difficult political as well as technical challenge for educational institutions at all levels. Performance-based budgeting can raise the stakes still higher by linking resource allocation to a public "report card." The 23-campus system of the California State University (CSU) accepted each of these…
Descriptors: Schools, Measurement, Accountability, Resource Allocation
Gilliland, Stephen W., Ed.; Steiner, Dirk D., Ed.; Skarlicki, Daniel P., Ed. – 2003
This volume considers the central role of values inherent in fairness perceptions and offers new ways to view values related to fairness, as well as work-related values, their antecedents, and consequences. Values are important because they have been shown to predict preferences, attitudes, perceptions, and behavior in organizations. The first…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Behavior Standards, Beliefs, Emotional Response
Campbell, David; Rankin, Nancy; Levitan, Mark; Waller, Margy – 2002
Work requirements in welfare reform proposed by the George W. Bush administration would impose much tougher work requirements on welfare recipients. Seventy percent of all adults would be required to work 40 hours per week, versus the 50 percent who are required to work 30 hours per week currently. In addition, states would be given little leeway…
Descriptors: Accountability, Economically Disadvantaged, Eligibility, Employment
Colwell, Dhamma – 2001
This paper describes a case study in which one woman in a focus group of 11 women recounted her use of numerical and mathematical tools in her personal and work life. According to the researcher, the subject's experiences engendered strong feelings and revealed that aspects of her self-identity were bound up with her use of tools and feelings…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Arithmetic, Case Studies, Cognitive Style
Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture. – 2001
Thirteen Second Chance Schools in 11 countries attempt to fight school failure and social exclusion in the European Union (EU) by enabling pupils who have at most completed lower secondary school to acquire basic skills that will allow them to embark on a strategy of lifelong learning while supporting the innovation and the growth of the European…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Continuation Students, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship
Okula, Susan – Keying In, 2003
This issue of Keying In, the newsletter of the National Business Education Association, focuses upon teaching young adults how to develop both investment strategies and an understanding of the stock market. The first article, "Sound Investing Know-How: A Must for Today's Young Adults," describes how young adults can plan for their own…
Descriptors: Basic Business Education, Business Education, Business Skills, Economics Education
Kourilsky, Marilyn; And Others – 1995
The New Youth Entrepreneur curriculum is a series of 12 youth-oriented educational modules containing instructional materials, learning activities, and checkup exercises designed to teach students key elements of entrepreneurship. This document is the fifth module, and introduces students to the financial issues involved in starting a business,…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Entrepreneurship
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