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Perlmutter, David D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
A month ago, the author wrote about the "official" materials one submits for a tenure-track academic hire, like a statement of one's teaching philosophy and a list of references. But in the Internet age, the "unofficial" part of an application is what exists about a person online. In 2009 the author wrote columns about the role of social media,…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Teaching (Occupation), Higher Education, Role
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Antonucci, Mike – Education Next, 2010
The largest political campaign spender in America is not a megacorporation, such as Wal-Mart, Microsoft, or ExxonMobil. It isn't an industry association, like the American Bankers Association or the National Association of Realtors. It's not even a labor federation, like the AFL-CIO. If one combines the campaign spending of all those entities it…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Unions, Political Campaigns, Union Members
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Wee, Lionel – Language Policy, 2010
Singapore's language policy has no place for either the various dialects of Chinese (the exception is Mandarin), or Singlish (a colloquial variety of English). These have been the targets of government campaigns that aim, as far as possible, to ensure that Singaporeans stop using them. However, it is interesting to observe that government…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Dialects, Public Health, Foreign Countries
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2013
Each new generation must become active, informed, responsible, and effective citizens. As a teacher who was surveyed for this report said, "civic education is essential if we are to continue as a free democratic society. Not to educate the next generation will ensure the destruction of our American way of life as we know it." Data show…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Voting, Citizen Participation, Civics
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Most people in admissions have a road story. There are tales of wrong turns, lost suitcases, and days when they were just well-dressed ghosts, walking in and out of high schools where no students came to see them. These are the trials of admissions representatives who leave their campuses for several weeks each fall. They trek near and far to meet…
Descriptors: High School Students, Admissions Officers, Student Recruitment, College Admission
Obama, Barack – Teaching Tolerance, 2008
This article presents an essay by the 2008 Democratic Party Presidential Nominee. This essay focuses on the role of the rising generation in bringing about real change in America. The author contends that, at this historic moment, Americans must ask their rising generation to serve their country as Americans always have--by working on a political…
Descriptors: Youth, Social Action, Public Service, Change
Lew, Jonathan W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Asian Americans, as a group, are not as civically engaged as might be expected given their rapid growth in population and high average levels of education and income. The undergraduate years are a critical period in which this "civic engagement gap" could be addressed given the dramatic growth in Asian American college students and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Justice, Qualitative Research, Asian Americans
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Cho, Jaeho – Human Communication Research, 2011
This study explores whether and how campaign-induced changes in local information environments influence citizens' everyday communication activities. The empirical analysis in this study centers on a comparison of two New Jersey media markets that showed idiosyncratic differences in the amount of political advertising during the 2000 presidential…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Geographic Regions, Advertising, Mass Media Effects
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Berkovich, Izhak – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: Teachers' resistance to educational reform has been explored, with special attention given to the reasons driving opposition and the resistance practices employed inside school walls. These studies have not, however, examined the agenda setting strategy employed by teachers opposing new policy on the national level, nor has any extensive…
Descriptors: Teacher Strikes, Agenda Setting, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ. – 1974
Techniques, materials, and coordinating efforts used in a political campaign are outlined for high school students. The objective is to familiarize students with these techniques so that they can become effective campaign volunteers. Topics include the candidate and the press, campaign publicity materials, organization of headquarters, receptions,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elections, High Schools, Political Science
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Forrest, Andrew L.; Weseley, Allyson J. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2007
The turnout rate of America's youngest eligible voters is distressingly low, and it is vital to assess the factors associated with a commitment to participating in the electoral process. High school juniors (N = 133) were surveyed to see how a variety of factors would predict political efficacy. One week later, participants were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, High School Students, High Schools
Minzescheimer, Bob – College Press Review, 1978
Reports the experiences of college students in an advanced reporting course in interviewing politicians during a political campaign. (GW)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interviews, Journalism Education, News Reporting
Atwood, L. Erwin; Sanders, Keith R. – 1974
Advocates of the "new politics" have argued that the use of television for political campaigning can be effectively utilized to encourage and enhance the probability of split ticket voting. Derivation and analysis of seven perceived dimensions of political campaign communication among registered voters finds television unrelated to…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Elections, Higher Education, Media Research
Hermes, J. J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
As the first balloting of the 2008 presidential campaign nears, colleges in early-voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina have become hotbeds of political activity. College campuses are favored venues for nationally televised debates and candidates' policy announcements. College officials say election activities can bolster…
Descriptors: Campuses, Elections, Political Campaigns, Taxes
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Levitt, Heidi M.; Ovrebo, Elin; Anderson-Cleveland, Mollie B.; Leone, Christina; Jeong, Jae Y.; Arm, Jennifer R.; Bonin, Beth P.; Cicala, John; Coleman, Rachel; Laurie, Anna; Vardaman, James M.; Horne, Sharon G. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2009
In the past few years, 26 states have changed their constitutions to restrict marriage to one man and one woman. There has been little research on the psychological effects of this political process on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people. In this qualitative project, 13 GLBT people were interviewed about their experience during…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Grounded Theory, Political Campaigns, Homosexuality
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