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Alamyar, Mariam – College and University, 2018
In Afghanistan, the education system from primary school to higher education has faced longstanding problems related to access, quality, limited resources, and equal opportunity. The nation is one of the most impoverished, ravaged, and beleaguered in the world. Since 2001 and the collapse of the Taliban, both the government and the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Politics of Education, War
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Kealey, Jarrett; Peterson, Renee; Thompson, Angela; Waters, Kristin – College and University, 2015
The road from prekindergarten (pre-K) to post-doctoral (post-doc) work is riddled with potholes, detours, u-turns, and construction zones. National education initiatives such as No Child Left Behind, the Common Core, Race to the Top, Performance-Based Funding, College Readiness and Completion Acts, and Post-Graduate Gainful Employment Reports…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Strategic Planning, Barriers
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Vargas, Bolgen; Conlon, Jill E. – College and University, 2011
For those at the high school and college levels who have been tracking the demographic changes occurring throughout the United States during the past few decades, it came as no surprise when recent U.S. Census statistics revealed that the 2010 kindergarten class is 25% Hispanic, up from 19% in 2000, and 5% Asian, up from 4% in 2000. The class is…
Descriptors: School Demography, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Graduation Rate
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Kwok-wah, Cheung – College and University, 2011
Globalization, the explosive growth of knowledge, the advent of information technology, and the development of a knowledge-based economy are leading to unprecedented worldwide changes. Hong Kong's continued cultural, social, and economic development will depend on whether its population can rise to these challenges and make the best use of the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2011
American Association of State Colleges and Universities' (AASCU's) public policy agenda, rooted in an uncompromising commitment to opportunity for the nation's students, is expressed through the following core principles: (1) Higher education is a common good that provides significant benefits to individuals and society as a whole; (2) America's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Investment, State Colleges, Advocacy
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Sadler, Philip M.; Tai, Robert H. – College and University, 2007
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the feasibility of accounting for student performance in advanced high school coursework through the adjustment of high school grade point average (HSGPA) while separating out variables that are independently considered in the admission process, e.g., SAT/ACT scores, community affluence, type of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Predictor Variables
Harnisch, Thomas L. – American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2009
Access to a quality, affordable college education remains a cornerstone of American economic and social development. Individuals from all backgrounds need the knowledge and skills afforded by higher education to compete in an increasingly integrated--and competitive--global economy. Greater educational attainment correlates with many positive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Financial Needs, Core Curriculum, Educational Attainment
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Watts, Tom – College and University, 2006
Oregon State University (OSU) has held discussions over the past several years between Enrollment Services, Central Computing and the Finance Support Offices, and departments on campus that offer non-credit coursework, about the possibility of incorporating non-credit related records into the same information system that houses regular credit.…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Systems, Noncredit Courses, Recordkeeping
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2007
Linking teacher practice to pupil outcomes has proven challenging for teacher educators. Methodological problems occur when linking individual teacher actions with subsequent pupil performance, including substantial intervening variables, questions about appropriate measures of student learning, issues regarding the lack of test standardization…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, State Colleges
Russell, Alene – American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2007
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers a promising strategy for promoting college success--one that will be most effective when students are prepared for rigorous coursework and when that coursework meets high standards. As Advanced Placement coursework emerges as an instrument of public policy, educators and policymakers need to understand…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Public Policy, College Credits
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2006
This month the Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling's Commission on the Future of Higher Education issued its final report, calling for systemic changes at the nation's colleges and universities. Declaring "we must not be blind to the less inspiring realities of postsecondary education in our country," the 19-member panel issued six primary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Financial Aid, Postsecondary Education
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2004
This report of the Task Force on Urban/Metropolitan Schools begins with several key assumptions. The Task Force, a creation of two higher education presidential associations, assumes, like No Child Left Behind, that all children in this country deserve a good education, no matter where their school is located. Furthermore, and this is a key…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Leadership, College School Cooperation, School Community Relationship