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Fahsl, Allison Jane; Hope, Jennifer Michelle Gauble – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
This paper presents the model and preliminary results of an investigation into the effects of professional development for teachers in the area of early childhood mathematics. The purpose of this two-year project is to improve the confidence, knowledge, and skills of rural early childhood educators to provide effective and ongoing instruction to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Rural Schools, Preschool Teachers
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Reza, Fawzia – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
Primary education is one of the basic human rights and is considered essential for the economic growth and development of a country. However, in certain countries including Pakistan, this basic right is not appropriately recognized or encouraged. In Pakistan's patricidal society, educating girls, who are marginalized and not provided the same…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Access to Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Vincente, Erin – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
Both internal and external factors have incited higher education institutions to reevaluate and restructure antiquated policies and practices that influence contingent faculty support systems and contingent faculty interpersonal relationships with their institutional community members. Current literature and research has yet to truly explore what…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teaching Experience
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Marksbury, Nancy – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
Higher education institutions are charged with creating one million more STEM professionals over the next decade, a 34% increase in undergraduate STEM degrees annually (PCAST 2012). Examining why college STEM courses manifest high attrition rates, interdependencies emerge that begin in early childhood education. Those of us in higher education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Rural Areas, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Dalma, A.; Veloudaki, A.; Petralias, A.; Mitraka, K.; Zota, D.; Kastorini, C.-M.; Yannakoulia, M.; Linos, A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
Introduction: Aiming at reducing the rates of food insecurity and promoting healthy diet for children and adolescents, we designed and implemented the Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition-DIATROFI, a school-based intervention program including the daily provision of a free healthy mid-day meal in disadvantaged areas across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Intervention, Food
Berheide, Catherine White; Christenson, Lisa; Linden, Rena; Bray, Una – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
In colleges and universities throughout the United States, women are underrepresented at the rank of full professor. This national pattern holds true at two highly selective small private liberal arts colleges in the Northeast, one formerly a men's college and the other formerly a women's college. Analysis of personnel data at the former women's…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Liberal Arts, Statistical Analysis, College Faculty
Pedro, Joan Y.; Miller, Regina; Bray, Paige – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Historically teachers' knowledge, attitudes and dispositions towards parental involvement have been considerably non-existent and negative. This trend is well documented in the research on parental involvement in education. In the twenty-first century, early childhood educators must possess the current requisite knowledge and skills to meet…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Personality, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
Bingham, Teri; Nix, Susan J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This study examines the perceptions of female faculty members in higher education to ascertain their views regarding gender bias in the workplace. A questionnaire was used to collect data from the participants regarding their beliefs of the value and productivity of their work, possible disparity in treatment based on gender, constraints put on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Faculty, Females, Gender Bias
de Wet, Carol B. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Faculty concerns over gender inequities surfaced in 2005-2006 at Franklin & Marshall College after new policies relating to childbirth and adoption and tenure clock stoppage were instituted two years prior. These structural changes were empowering and gave women faculty a sense that other meaningful changes were achievable, leading to renewed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Faculty, Sex Fairness, Administrative Policy
Cook, Pamela R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Purpose: There is limited amount of research that constitutes non-traditional curricula implemented within an institutionalized context of developing countries. An attempt is made in this project to gain a clearer understanding of a non-traditional early learning program within an orphanage campus setting of Ladyville, Belize, Central America.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Caregivers
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Heyman, Ernest L.; Vigil, Peter – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Minority groups make up a large share of the working and the non-working poor. Moreover, throughout the last several decades, many minority students in the large urban schools, particularly Hispanic, Native and African-American, have had a difficult time taking advantage of a public education. The major tension points and associated problems…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Stakeholders
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Inserra, Albert; Bossert, Kenneth R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, sponsored by President George W. Bush, calls for 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014. This Federal mandate has caused all public schools in the United States to examine the programs in use to meet these requirements. In addition, states across the country have implemented a series of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Nesmith, Suzanne J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The existence of two distinct cultures within our society, the arts and the sciences, was introduced by physicist C. P. Snow in his 1959 Reed Lecture at Cambridge University and was further illuminated by Snow in "The Two Cultures, a Second Look" (1964). Lamenting the existence of the cultural chasm while also fearing a widening of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Literature, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Haydar, Hanna – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Under The No Child Left Behind act, beginning mathematics teachers in New York City find themselves at the crossroad of multi-level educational policies that span the different domains of the teaching profession, from the recruitment and support process to accountability, standards and assessment requirements, to pedagogical models and the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Policy, Urban Schools
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Hanks, Lawrence J.; Sullivan, Jas; Spencer, Sara B.; Rogers, Elgin – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The literature opposed to affirmative action in hiring, granting tenure and promotion in the university claims that it lowers standards. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that in the decades prior to the institutionalization of affirmative action in the Academy, hiring, tenure and promotion standards were quite lax--resembling an "old boys…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Personnel Selection, Tenure, Promotion (Occupational)
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