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Vardanyan, Kristine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The following is a doctoral dissertation that studied administrators', teachers', and parents' perceptions and attitudes related to an early childhood center/preschool accreditation experience. A qualitative case study of one preschool center focused on the influence that the decision to pursue accreditation and implement the National Association…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Accreditation (Institutions), National Organizations, Qualitative Research
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2010
Creating a statewide initiative to increase the number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in Wyoming, a vast state with just over a half-million people, required many things-- private-public partnerships, the development of an extensive support network for candidates, and a statewide coalition of stakeholders. It also required a…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Public School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Starnes, Ronald Jay – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This descriptive study identifies: 1) the factors which motivated Pennsylvania teachers to begin the National Board Certification process; 2) the factors of persistence which led teachers to successful achievement of National Board Certification and; 3) the personal transformation which took place in the process. Quantitative and qualitative…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Persistence, Success
Hunzicker, Jana – Online Submission, 2008
The leverage of National Board candidacy provides a unique opportunity for substantial teacher learning in a way that many professional development experiences do not. The key is learning leverage--an appropriate balance of rigor, reward, and risk. Learning leverage occurs naturally among teachers who choose to pursue National Board certification,…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Professional Development, Professional Recognition, Risk
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Akuey, Aldo Ajou Deng – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
South Sudan achieved political independence in 2011, before plunging into a series of civil wars that have culminated with the signing of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development, IGAD, driven peace agreement. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement, SPLM, Government has not created conducive environment for political stability in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Studies, National Security, War
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Kurban, Elizabeth R.; Cabrera, Alberto F. – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Building on Social Cognitive Career Theory and Xueli Wang's conceptual model of STEM choice, this study advances and tests a model seeking to understand STEM readiness and intention to pursue STEM fields among a representative national sample of 9th grade students drawn from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009. Structural equation model…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Readiness, Majors (Students), Career Choice
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Hemmati, S. Jamal; Baghaei, Purya; Bemani, Masoumeh – International Journal of Language Testing, 2016
Research has been conducted on linguistic aspects of L2 reading comprehension ability but studies which concern cognitive aspects of this skill are rather scarce. Efforts should be made to have sound understanding of the attributes and subskills needed for successful performance on L2 reading comprehension tests. In this study the reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, College Entrance Examinations, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Stolz, Heidi E.; Henke, Teri M.; Brandon, Denise J.; Sams, Juli M. – Journal of Extension, 2010
The study reported here examined professional preparation systems (PPS) for parenting educators via an online survey of 324 Extension Specialists and members of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN) and Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) listservs. Eighty-one PPS of six general types were identified. Curriculum-specific training and…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Child Rearing, Family Life, Credentials
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Allen, Patricia J.; Lewis-Warner, Kristin; Noam, Gil G. – Afterschool Matters, 2020
One of the most notable transformations in the STEM educational landscape in the last decade is the rise of the out-of-school time (OST) sector as a leading provider of STEM enrichment (Krishnamurthi, Ottinger, & Topol, 2013; National Research Council, 2015). High-quality OST programs provide young people with rich, engaging learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education
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Jeon, Mihyon – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2009
This study demonstrates how English Programme in Korea (EPIK) is an example of Korea's active response to the globalization process through which Korea not only accommodates external demands but also strategically pursues national interests through equipping its citizens with a command of English. EPIK, affiliated with the Korean Ministry of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Native Speakers
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Finn, Mairéad; Darmody, Merike – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
This paper explores student mobility among Irish higher education students. It specifically focuses on the profile of "stayers", that is, students who have no plans to study abroad, thus addressing an underexplored topic in existing literature on student mobility. The article aims to identify factors that impact on students' decisions…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad
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Tzanakou, Charikleia – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
Academic and policy discourse has idealised academic mobility despite studies showing that it can have adverse effects on individuals' experiences and contribute towards exacerbating existing inequalities. This article focuses on career (im)mobility stories of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) early career researchers that…
Descriptors: Career Development, Researchers, College Faculty, Faculty Mobility
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Pitts, Margaret Jane; Brooks, Catherine F. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Set within the context of a global pursuit towards the internationalisation of higher education, this paper critically examines student discourse in a globally connected classroom between learners in the USA and Singapore. It makes salient some of the cultural assumptions and tensions that undergird students' discourse in collaborative…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2009
After years of talk and stalled efforts, the creation of a national certification program for principals is finally under way, with plans to launch the initiative formally in 2011. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)--which is spearheading the venture that will mirror the now 20-year-old advanced-certification program it…
Descriptors: National Standards, Program Effectiveness, Nonprofit Organizations, Teacher Certification
Lowe, Adam I. – National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, 2010
Few states have established systems for overseeing dual enrollment programs to encourage institutions to align their practices with quality standards. Five states (Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota), have established incentives or requirements for post-secondary concurrent enrollment providers to pursue the National Alliance of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Control, Governing Boards
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