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Mulu, Nega Kahsay – European Journal of STEM Education, 2017
This paper aims to examine the major issues concerning the links between academic research and economic development in Ethiopia by considering the Addis Ababa University as a case. The paper is based on two premises. The first pertains to the idea that universities being one of the actors in knowledge production plays a central role in enhancing…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Research, Economic Development, Foreign Countries
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Durand, Tina M.; Secakusuma, Margaret – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: Research has documented the benefits of family and parental involvement in children's schooling, both developmentally and across domains. Classroom teachers play pivotal roles in establishing and maintaining home--school partnerships because of their sustained contact with children. Despite this, few studies have examined…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Woodland, Rebecca H.; Mazur, Rebecca – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Teacher collaboration is a vital factor in successful school reform, and the networks in which educators are embedded support (or constrain) access to essential social capital resources. In this study, authors used social network analysis to examine the changing structure of teacher collaboration networks over the course of a rural District's…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Teacher Collaboration, Social Networks
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Wardale, Dorothy; Lord, Linley – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
In Australia and elsewhere, universities face increasing pressure to improve research output and quality, particularly through partnerships with industry. This raises interesting challenges for academic staff with considerable industry experience who are "new" to academe. Some of these challenges were faced by the authors who have been…
Descriptors: Universities, College Environment, Entrepreneurship, Commercialization
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Dunn Shiffman, Catherine – School Community Journal, 2019
This article explores communication between parents who are adult English learners (ELs) and K--12 educators in a Virginia region that has seen a rapid increase in the number of immigrant families. Using a social capital lens, communication is viewed as the means through which information between families and educators is exchanged and authentic…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nava, Pedro E.; Lara, Argelia – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2016
This article examines how the Education Leadership Foundation (a leadership development community based organization) in partnership with the Migrant Education Program use parent retreats for building leadership, and skill development of migrant farm-working families. Utilizing cooperative and community responsive practices, these retreats build…
Descriptors: Leadership, Advocacy, Participant Observation, Parent Participation
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Eldridge, Jeanette; Fraser, Katie; Simmonds, Tony; Smyth, Neil – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
How do we best bridge the gap between the Library and the diverse academic communities it serves? Librarians need new strategies for engagement. Traditional models of liaison, aligning solutions to disciplines, are yielding to functional specialisms, including a focus on building partnerships. This paper offers a snapshot of realignment across the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Models, Partnerships in Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Sims, Margaret; Ellis, Elizabeth M.; Knox, Vicki – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Parents who are plurilingual have a portfolio of assets they can use to support the language development of their children. This portfolio of assets is positioned as a strength that parents bring into their partnership with early childhood educators. However, not all parents who are plurilingual have the same assets in their language portfolios.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Parents, Bilingual Education, Prior Learning
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Williamson, Ben; Bergviken Rensfeldt, Annika; Player-Koro, Catarina; Selwyn, Neil – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Education policy increasingly takes place across borders and sectors, involving a variety of both human and nonhuman actors. This comparative policy paper traces the 'policy mobilities,' 'fast policy' processes and distributed 'policy assemblages' that have led to the introduction of new computer programming practices into schools and curricula in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Computer Science Education, Programming, Foreign Countries
James Irvine Foundation, 2019
From 2012 to 2018, the Exploring Engagement Fund of The James Irvine Foundation provided risk capital for more than 100 engagement projects conducted by California arts nonprofits. These organizations had innovative ideas and a readiness to take bold steps to engage groups often underrepresented among mainstream arts participants--specifically…
Descriptors: Art, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Change, Diversity
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Asada, Yuka; Gilmet, Kelsey; Welter, Christina; Massuda-Barnett, Gina; Kapadia, Devangna A.; Fagen, Michael – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Structural change approaches, also called policy, systems, and environmental change approaches, have been increasingly promoted and adopted by public health agencies in the past decade. These interventions require attention to multilevel, complex and contextual influences on individual and community health outcomes, requiring a sound theoretical…
Descriptors: Counties, Change, Theories, Public Health
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Fischer, Sarah; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kilpatrick, Sue – Educational Review, 2019
This paper reviews the literature on best practices to engage parents in order to equip them to support their children's higher education aspirations. Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, in common with other parents, report that they want "the best" for their children's future. Getting a good education is a part of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Low Income Groups
Hora, Matthew T.; Benbow, Ross J.; Oleson, Amanda K. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2016
The idea of a skills gap suggests that employers have jobs available but cannot find skilled applicants because higher education is poorly aligned with workforce needs. This idea is shaping higher education and workforce development policy at the national and state levels, yet limited research exists on the experiences of employers and educators…
Descriptors: School Support, Achievement Gap, Education Work Relationship, Cultural Capital
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Ozaki, C. Casey; Amey, Marilyn J.; Watson, Jesse S. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
This chapter revisits the partnerships described in this volume using the model outlined in Chapter One and introducing social and organizational capital as a largely ignored factor in the development and sustainability of partnerships.
Descriptors: Human Capital, Futures (of Society), Case Studies, Community Colleges
Jordan, Stephen M.; Shorter, Charles A.; Weinshall, Iris – Trusteeship, 2013
Public-private partnerships aren't new in higher education. But, in 2012, some especially compelling financial reasons accelerated development of public-private partnerships between public universities and private entities in their communities. Public institutions have never been under more pressure to find alternative sources of revenue to help…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational Finance, Entrepreneurship
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