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Balkar, Betül; Öztuzcu, Rabia; Aksab, Sahabettin – Educational Considerations, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the developments observed in the Turkish education policies in the light of international scientific studies on education policy following the 12 year compulsory education (4+4+4) reform that took place in 2012. Data for the study that was carried out as scoping review and intrinsic case study were…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Enyioha, Jessica C. – Educational Considerations, 2019
There are over 32 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and of this population, over 1.5 million are children (Palmer & Davidson, 2011). These children grow up in the US, achieve primary and secondary education, and when they are ready to pursue postsecondary education, it becomes harder for them to achieve. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Best Practices, Undocumented Immigrants
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Subramony, Deepak Prem – Educational Considerations, 2018
This article presents partial findings from a case study exploring the outcome of an open alternative electronic textbook initiative launched by the College of Education at a large Midwestern university. On the basis of interview data generated by the aforesaid study, this article details the perceptions and experiences of instructors…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Curriculum Implementation
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Burenheide, Bradley J. – Educational Considerations, 2018
As a Methods Professor in a Research I institution in the Midwest and the largest education program in its respective state, I faced a crisis after ten years in higher education. The concern I faced was whether or not the repertoire I taught my students was appropriate and meaningful in their training. While staying abreast of current research and…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Experience
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Wayt, Lindsay K.; LaCost, Barbara Y. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The introduction of performance-based state funding of higher education can be traced to the late 1970s which eliminated bonuses, and replaced regular state funding in part or completely, with funding tied to achievement of state-defined performance goals, which often include student outcomes, like graduation and retention rates. In this article,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Tonini, Donna C.; Burbules, Nicholas C.; Gunsalus, C. K. – Educational Considerations, 2016
This manuscript highlights the development of a leadership preparation program known as the Nanyang Technological University Leadership Academy (NTULA), exploring the leadership challenges unique to a university undergoing rapid growth in a highly multicultural context, and the hybrid model of leadership it developed in response to globalization.…
Descriptors: Models, Blended Learning, Higher Education, Global Approach
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English, Leona M.; Roy, Carole – Educational Considerations, 2015
Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. In the same way that writing the truth entails five difficulties, teaching the truth or teaching social justice in graduate education entails more than five difficulties. Some of these difficulties are inimical to the act of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Social Justice, Barriers, Power Structure
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Kliewer, Brandon W.; Zacharakis, Jeff – Educational Considerations, 2015
When institutions assign meaning to individual rights and distribute resources in ways that shape the life chances of people, if appropriately designed they strengthen social justice aims. Yet the natural outcome of how individuals relate to institutions does not automatically align with justice. Communities are in constant struggle to align the…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Civics, Social Justice, Democracy
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Kliewer, Brandon; Zacharakis, Jeff – Educational Considerations, 2015
Higher education that presupposes a specific conception of justice does well in preparing students to make claims of justice from specific perspectives or positions. However, civic leadership students with a strong background in specific conceptions of justice are often not equipped with necessary skills, dispositions, and habits to exercise…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Social Justice, Social Theories, Higher Education
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Katsinas, Stephen G.; D'Amico, Mark M.; Friedel, Janice N. – Educational Considerations, 2014
This article presents results from the 2012 National Survey of Access and Finance Issues conducted by the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges (NCSDCC), an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges, and includes a comparison of survey results from previous years dating back to 2003, with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Educational Finance, Community Colleges
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McKeown-Moak, Mary P. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Over the past several years, public higher education, both in the U.S. and internationally, has increasingly been required to explain, defend, and validate its performance and value to a wide variety of constituents, including governors, legislators, students, parents, employers, and taxpayers. In addition, in 2006, then U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Accountability, Change Strategies
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2013
The impact of the Great Recession and its aftermath has been devastating in Nevada, especially for public education. This article discusses the budget shortfalls and the impact of the economic crisis in Nevada using case study methodology. It provides a review of documents, including Governor Gibbon's proposals for the public K-12 education system…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Participant Observation, Public Education, Court Litigation
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Educational Considerations, 2012
In recent years, doctoral programs in education leadership have been subject to notable criticism and proposals for reform. Starting with a synthesis of this criticism, this article focuses on the two primary constituencies--university faculty members who teach in such programs, and school superintendents, who are the leading practitioners such…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Criticism, Principals, Superintendents
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McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Shircliffe, Barbara J.; Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre – Educational Considerations, 2011
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to serve as an independent body in promoting high quality teacher preparation programs. Its mission is to ensure accredited institutions produce high quality educators, administrators, and specialists able to meet the needs of all learners. Institutions seeking…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Educational Practices, Teacher Educators
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Kerr, Jo-Anne; Dils, Keith – Educational Considerations, 2011
Standard 4-Diversity of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) requires that preservice teachers, or candidates, demonstrate and apply proficiencies related to diversity. To that end, preservice teachers need to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to enable them to successfully work with diverse…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education
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