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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
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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
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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