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Svendsen, Jesper Tinggaard; Svendsen, Annemari Munk – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper aims to investigate the marketization of higher education (HE) as it manifests itself in the concept of "Student life" on Danish HE websites. Taking Norman Fairclough's critical discourse analysis as its starting point, this paper critically examines this particular practice of marketization by making a single-case study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Student Experience, Social Life
US Government Accountability Office, 2009
The federal government spends about $10 billion each year to provide meals to over 30 million students through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. However, a 2007 study estimated that of this amount, $860 million (8.6 percent) in school year 2005-2006 was paid improperly because of errors in the number of meals counted and claimed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Food Service, Breakfast Programs, Lunch Programs
Cohen, Rhoda; KewalRamani, Angelina; Nogales, Renee; Ohls, James; Sinclair, Michael – US Department of Agriculture, 2004
This report describes research that Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR) has conducted for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), to develop methods to track the use of "competitive foods" in schools over time. Competitive foods are foods from a la carte cafeteria sales, vending machines, school stores,…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Food Standards, Lunch Programs
Dervarics, Charles – Executive Educator, 1992
By relying on new computer hardware and software, school food service departments can keep better records of daily food consumption, free and reduced-price meals, inventory, production, and other essentials. The most commonly used systems fall into two basic categories: point-of-sale computers and behind-the-counter systems. State funding efforts…
Descriptors: Accountability, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Cost Effectiveness
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Allen, Anna; Randall, Sonja – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 1998
States that more and more technical writers across the discipline are likely to become involved in designing and developing multimedia products in the future. Finds that this will require retooling current skills used in production of text-based information products. Presents an overview of the process of bringing a multimedia product to the point…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Multimedia Materials, Professional Development, Skill Development
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Seebeck, Bill; And Others – Electronic Library, 1995
A panel of four conference presenters address issues related to paying for services provided through online systems. Discussion includes the following topics: metering devices; electronic/digital cash; working within existing banking/credit card structures; provision of payment mechanisms in countries without extensive credit card usage; and…
Descriptors: Banking, Credit (Finance), Credit Cards, Dial Access Information Systems
Brinkerhoff, Kristina Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Many nutritional assessment techniques, including food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) and 24-hour dietary recalls have innate limitations such as expensive protocols, high respondent burden, and self-reporting biases. Supermarket sales data have shown promise as a new, indirect, inexpensive nutritional assessment method in recent studies. The…
Descriptors: Information Science, Nutrition, Data, Information Retrieval
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Hendricks, Michelle A.; Sale, Elizabeth W.; Evans, Carol J.; McKinley, Lori; Carter, Sherri DeLozier – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
The effectiveness of a school-based truancy court intervention in four middle schools in a mid-sized school district was evaluated. Cumulative data from 185 youth attending a truancy court from 2004 through 2008 were included in the analyses. Results indicated a differential impact of the truancy court intervention depending on truancy severity at…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Intervention, Discipline, Truancy
Savino, Ann – School Business Affairs, 1998
Affluent and disadvantaged children stand in lunch lines and dine in school cafeterias as equals at the Bay Shore Schools (NY). Thanks to a computerized "LunchBox" point-of-sale system, cashiers know children by name, their birthdays, who suffers from which food allergies, and which children are entitled to free or reduced-price meals.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Food Service
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Zuzack, Christine A. – Student Aid Transcript, 1997
Enhanced magnetic strip cards and "smart cards" offer varied service options to college students. Enhanced magnetic strip cards serve as cash cards and provide access to services. Smart cards, which resemble credit cards but contain a microchip, can be used as phone cards, bus passes, library cards, admission tickets, point-of-sale debit…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Administration, Computer Uses in Education, Credit Cards
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MacGregor, James N. – Journal of Problem Solving, 2014
Previous studies have shown that people start traveling sales problem tours significantly more often from boundary than from interior nodes. There are a number of possible reasons for such a tendency: first, it may arise as a direct result of the processes involved in tour construction; second, boundary points may be perceptually more salient than…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Performance, Preferences, Geographic Location
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Penrose, John M. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2006
Instructions are an essential communication component of organizations, but even advanced students seldom admit any shortcomings in direction-writing. Whether printed material for customers on how to use a product (construct the children's play set, connect a DVD player to a home entertainment center, or program a car radio's stations), formal job…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Visual Aids, Communication Skills, Writing Instruction
Sale, Roger – 1978
Aimed at increasing adults' appreciation of children's literature, this book applies the techniques of literary criticism to those children's classics with which the author admits an imaginative sympathy. The essays are arranged according to the chronological order of the works, and each suggests the historical pressures on the authors, the trends…
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Characterization, Childrens Literature
Flood, R. Kevin – 1976
The National Audiovisual Center was established in 1968 to provide a single organizational unit that serves as a central information point on completed audiovisual materials and a central sales point for the distribution of media that were produced by or for federal agencies. This speech describes the services the center can provide users of…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Centers, Federal Programs, Policy
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Arkes, Hal R.; Hirshleifer, David; Jiang, Danling; Lim, Sonya S. – Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2010
We examined reference point adaptation following gains or losses in security trading using participants from China, Korea, and the US. In both questionnaire studies and trading experiments with real money incentives, reference point adaptation was larger for Asians than for Americans. Subjects in all countries adapted their reference points more…
Descriptors: Asians, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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