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Emanuel, Richard C.; Challons-Lipton, Siu – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The need for increased creativity in education is currently being proposed in much innovative thinking on higher education as universities are forced to recreate themselves. There are four conditions facing higher education worldwide: alignment, motivation, connection, and direction. Higher education is characterized by a hierarchy of subjects and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Change, Higher Education, Liberal Arts
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Cook, Pamela R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Despite the convincing argument for the importance of early childhood education world-wide, more than 200 million children under the age of five and living in developing countries do not reach their developmental potential. Early childhood educationalists have explored over a decade and still ask the same questions regarding appropriate health,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Preschool Children
Olesen, Mogens Noergaard – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
In this paper we will look at the pedagogical and didactic concept of Bildung and how Bildung has been used as an important ingredient of European university teaching during the last 200 years. We will also shortly look at the modern university teaching where Bildung in some important respects has been abandoned and even abolished. This, however,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Instruction, Economics Education, Mathematics Instruction
Long, Kim Cliett – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyze the leadership traits of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an African-American woman of history, using the servant leadership theory developed by Robert K. Greenberg and the ten characteristics of servant leadership as conceived by Larry C. Spears. This exploration seeks to identify the significant…
Descriptors: African American Leadership, Females, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles
Hazlett, Lisa A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
Compulsory education in America arguably originated with Massachusetts's legislative acts of 1642, 1647, and 1648; the 1642 act compelled education of children. Best known is the colorfully named Old Deluder Satan Law of 1647, famously declaring towns with populations of 50 must hire a reading and writing teacher, and those holding 100 requiring a…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational History, Writing Teachers, Elementary Education
Sampson, Pauline M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
In this longitudinal study of one region in the state of Texas, there was an examination of district leadership and the sustaining of high student achievement for their districts. The results of this study suggest that sustained improvement of student achievement is very difficult. The districts that had sustained improvement had stable district…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Longitudinal Studies
Olesen, Mogens Noergaard – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In the history of mankind three important philosophical and scientific revolutions have taken place. The first of these revolutions was the mathematical-axiomatic revolution in ancient Greece, when the philosophers from Thales of Miletus to Archimedes built up the abstract deductive method used in pure mathematics. The second took place in the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Scientific Research, Educational Principles, Educational Change
Papatheodorou, Theodora – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Since the last part of the 20th century, early years provision has seen a steady increase with more governments developing policies and allocating funds for the out-of-home care and education of young children. The expansion of early childhood provision and the economic investment made for such provision has gradually led to the introduction of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Preschool Curriculum, Reggio Emilia Approach
Davis, Nancy L.; Rainey, William – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
The idea of education in nineteenth-century women's writing revolves around social class, social mores, and the subtleties of the writer's imagination. Nowhere can this be seen more vividly and thoroughly than in Charlotte Bronte's novel, "Jane Eyre". The book's opening scene, striking in its symbolic detail, highlights and foreshadows the…
Descriptors: Novels, Nineteenth Century Literature, Womens Education, Educational History
Brucker, Mary C. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Midwifery is one of the universal professions. At the end of the nineteenth century, midwives in the United States were disenfranchised from the mainstream. A concerted effort was waged by male physicians to characterize midwifery practices as unscientific while simultaneously preventing midwives from obtaining formal education. Although midwifery…
Descriptors: Obstetrics, Higher Education, Educational History, Nursing Education
Spanbauer, Julie M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
There has been a gradual increase at U.S. universities and colleges in the appointment of women to full time faculty positions with women currently comprising approximately 40% of full time faculty. When status, job security, and institutional affiliation are taken into account, the percentage drops significantly: Women occupy only 24% of tenured…
Descriptors: Universities, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Faculty
Lewis, Gladys S. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Catharine Beecher, daughter of Lyman Beecher and reared in New England Calvinism, struggled against it as a means of acquiring life orientation. Convinced of the mind's superiority in resolving moral and ethical matters, she developed pioneering views on women's education with its three linchpins, which became known as moral philosophy: (1)…
Descriptors: Females, Instructional Leadership, United States History, Educational History
Peacock, Sunita – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
The essay discusses the role and education of the women of India, with special reference to the women of Bengal during the nineteenth-century and a comparison is made between the education of the Indian woman and the education of the European woman during this era. The education of the Indian woman is also referenced against the backdrop of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Females, Womens Education
McCandless, Amy Thompson – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
The interrelated nature of gender and racial constructs in the culture of the southern United States accounts for much of the historical prejudice against coeducation in the region's institutions of higher education. This essay offers a historical perspective on gender discrimination on the campuses of Southern universities from the attempts to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, Coeducation, Campuses
Gresham, Mary H. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Despite the almost equal proportion of females to males who receive doctoral degrees in the U.S., women remain underrepresented in senior positions--faculty and administrative--in institutions of higher education. Unlike the more blatant discrimination extant before the era of civil rights legislation, barriers today are less obvious to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Women Administrators, Disproportionate Representation
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