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Orr, Betsy – Online Submission, 2013
A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of a teacher education program, or any program, can be the driving force for implementing change. A SWOT analysis is used to assist faculty in initiating meaningful change in a program and to use the data for program improvement. This tool is useful in any undergraduate or degree…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Educational Change, Improvement Programs
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Kallioinen, Outi – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2011
The scholarship of teaching at Laurea University of Applied Sciences is undergoing a great change. The purpose of this article is to reflect the SWOT-analysis produced by 13 teachers at the end of the 2-year PD programme for Transformative Teaching concerning the implementation of the new pedagogical model of Laurea called Learning by Developing…
Descriptors: Expertise, Curriculum Development, Sciences, Technology
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Ahmed, Hanaa Ouda Khadri – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education has been achieving growing international attention. As the world economy is becoming more diversified and dependent on innovation, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills and expertise are progressively more needed for competition and development. Egyptian students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Higher Education, College Students
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Almannie, Mohamed – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The study introduced a very important issue for the development of labor market in any developing country. The rapid changes in technology and communication imposed challenges on education institutions for the development of labor market to meet local communities. These institutions have more responsibilities to provide professional and skilled…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Educational Innovation
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Thinesse-Demel, Jutta – European Journal of Education, 2010
In 2000, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched the programme "Learning Regions--Providing Support for Networks'" in cooperation with the Lander. It was co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF). Some 90 regions were selected and financially supported. After one year, 71 regions continued to build-up…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Regional Cooperation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Cheung, Alan Chi Keung; Yuen, Timothy Wai Wa; Yuen, Celeste Yuet Mui – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2008
With the rapid growth and expansion of the Asian economies in recent years, there has been a continued rise of students in Asia who are studying outside their home countries. This study attempts to highlight the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of Hong Kong's higher education in relation to its potential of being a regional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
Hobbs, Tim; Szydlowski, Steven; West, Daniel, Jr.; Germava, Otar – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2002
Forty-nine Georgian professionals from the fields of health, education, and rehabilitation were brought together for a week-long workshop to discuss issues related to disability, rehabilitation, and special education. Workshop activities included a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of special education in Georgia.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research and Planning. – 1998
In response to a community reputation that has grown increasingly negative, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) devised a strategic plan in 1998 to improve its programs and services and assure the educational success of its students. The planning process involved several steps: (1) revisiting the district mission statement; (2)…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Environment