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  1. My Reproductive Life Plan

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    ... Button Information For... Media Policy Makers My Reproductive Life Plan Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook ... to achieve those goals is called a reproductive life plan . There are many kinds of reproductive life ...

  2. The Vicious Circle of Illiteracy, Over Population and Poverty--Functional Literacy and Family Life Planning Education Approach to Tackle It

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    Khajapeer, M.

    1976-01-01

    The interrelated nature of the problems of illiteracy, overpopulation, and poverty in developing countries is explored and an integrated approach to solving these problems in India, the Functional Literacy and Family Life Planning Education program, is described. (MS)

  3. External Review of GPS LifePlan

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    Arendale, David R.

    2008-01-01

    The GPS LifePlan is an interactive resource that helps students succeed in reaching their career, education and personal goals. GPS stands for "GOALS + PLANS = SUCCESS". http://gpslifeplan.org This holistic academic and student development program provides a structure for students to define their goals and helps them establish plans to…

  4. Reflexive Planning for Later Life

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    Denton, Margaret A.; Kemp, Candace L.; French, Susan; Gafni, Amiram; Joshi, Anju; Rosenthal, Carolyn J.; Davies, Sharon

    2004-01-01

    Informed by Giddens' (1991) concept of "reflexive life" planning and the notion of later life as a time of increasing social and financial risk, this research explores the idea of "reflexive planning for later life". We utilize a conceptual model that incorporates three types of planning for later life: public protection, self-insurance, and…

  5. Education for Interpersonal Life.

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    Saunders, William S.

    1990-01-01

    Higher education does not address the central challenges of daily interpersonal life--being a parent, spouse, friend, and offspring; dealing with change, loss, sickness, death. But education can instill "tacit knowing"--knowing in the bones, prior to conceptualization or verbalization. This knowing can be imparted by great literature. (MLW)

  6. The Life Plans, Educational Strategies, and Social Mood of the Young People of Russia

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    Barinov, D. N.

    2012-01-01

    Survey data suggest that for many young Russians their aspirations and values are not appropriate for having a successful career, and contribute to the gap between their educational experiences and the requirements of the economy. This in turn prevents them from contributing to the modernization of Russian society. (Contains 1 note.) [This article…

  7. EDUCATIONAL PLANNING GUIDE.

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    CARRIGAN, A. EDWIN; CLANCY, EARL L.

    A DETAILED PROGRAMED GUIDE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO ASSIST STUDENTS AT GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE IN (1) MAKING CAREER DECISIONS, (2) OBTAINING INFORMATION ABOUT EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A CHOSEN CAREER, (3) FORMULATING OVERALL EDUCATIONAL PLANS, (4) PLANNING DETAILED PROGRAMS FOR ALL SEMESTERS OF ATTENDANCE AT THE COLLEGE, AND (5) REVIEWING PLANS WITH…

  8. Planned Change in Education.

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    Miller, Donald R.

    Educational planners and managers are provided with the background knowledge essential to understanding and effecting planned change in education. Several dimensions of planned change are outlined and related to involvement of administrators, operational leaders, and teachers. Also presented is a model of the time-involvement dimensions for…

  9. Family life education.

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    Maniar, N

    1968-01-01

    Family life education is not just instruction of sex and reproduction, but an attitude of love and values that starts from infancy. A child who comes into the world wanted is already loved. Later on, he himself will give love because his 1st contact in the world was a happy one. Most children will go through thumb sucking and masturbation, which is normal and innocent behavior. Toilet training is another important factor in sex education. According to our attitude the child will learn that this part of his body is good or bad. By the age of 3 or 6, children learn to discover the difference in sex from our attitude to each other, and when parents practice double standards, the child is confused and worried. Children's curiousity for knowledge is insatiable. If parents find they are embarressed by their children's questions about sex, it is better to put off answering than to convey the impression that something is not quite nice. 11-year old females should be prepared for menarche with knowledge, and fathers should explain to their sons about voice changes, night emissions and fantasy dreams. Masturbation is normal during adolescence, and the only harm comes from wrong anxiety about it. If 2 young people wish to have premarital intercourse, we must have the courage to tell them that chastity remains a value whether they accept it or not. Education for family life means taking account of the child's attitudes and sex values as a future marriage partner and parent. PMID:12338669

  10. Planning Perspectives for Education.

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    Johnston, A. P., Ed.; McNamara, James F., Ed.

    This book presents a collection of previously published journal articles dealing with the theory, practice, and research of planning. The various readings were selected to stimulate thought and action in educational planning, rather than to present solutions to specific problems. The articles include "Knowledge and Action: A Guide to Planning

  11. Educators Get a "Second Life"

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    Trotter, Andrew

    2008-01-01

    For educators who think real life does not offer enough opportunities to practice their profession, there is Second Life, an Internet-based virtual environment that counts thousands of educators among its enthusiasts. Second Life bears a passing resemblance to an online game, with users represented by digitally drawn characters, called avatars,…

  12. Environmental Education Strategic Plan

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    1991-12-01

    This document is designed to guide the Environmental Education and Development Branch (EM-522) of the EM Office of Technology (OTD) Development, Technology Integration and Environmental Education Division (EM-52) in planning and executing its program through EM staff, Operations Offices, National Laboratories, contractors, and others.

  13. Jobs Plan Highlights Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    President Barack Obama is putting new money to save educators' jobs and help states refurbish aging school facilities at the center of a nearly $450 billion plan to jump-start the sluggish economy. The author talks about the president's plan which is sure to face hurdles in a politically polarized Washington where one house of Congress is…

  14. Graduate education implementation plan

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    Payne, Tessa; Robins, Renee; Runde, Jochen

    2009-07-13

    =UTF-8 CMI Graduate Education Implementation Plan 25 June 2003 Jochen Runde, Renee Robins, Tessa Payne Mission and Scope To create a suite of practice-orientated Masters Degrees that couple education in the sciences and engineering... with business, management and policy, aimed at developing and supporting competences that advance UK CP&E. To attract high achieving students and provide a rigorous educational experience in these interdisciplinary areas. To act as an agent of change...

  15. A "Second Life" for Educators

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    Waters, John K.

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about the 3D virtual world known as Second Life and its potential as a learning platform. In the last few years, many colleges, universities, and libraries have established resources in what has become the preeminent multiuser virtual environment. Today, more than 100 Second Life "regions" are used for educational

  16. Space life sciences strategic plan

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    Nicogossian, Arnauld E.

    1992-05-01

    Over the last three decades the Life Sciences Program has significantly contributed to NASA's manned and unmanned exploration of space, while acquiring new knowledge in the fields of space biology and medicine. The national and international events which have led to the development and revision of NASA strategy will significantly affect the future of life sciences programs both in scope and pace. This document serves as the basis for synthesizing the options to be pursued during the next decade, based on the decisions, evolution, and guiding principles of the National Space Policy. The strategies detailed in this document are fully supportive of the Life Sciences Advisory Subcommittee's 'A Rationale for the Life Sciences,' and the recent Aerospace Medicine Advisory Committee report entitled 'Strategic Considerations for Support of Humans in Space and Moon/Mars Exploration Missions.' Information contained within this document is intended for internal NASA planning and is subject to policy decisions and direction, and to budgets allocated to NASA's Life Sciences Program.

  17. Space life sciences strategic plan

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    Nicogossian, Arnauld E.

    1992-01-01

    Over the last three decades the Life Sciences Program has significantly contributed to NASA's manned and unmanned exploration of space, while acquiring new knowledge in the fields of space biology and medicine. The national and international events which have led to the development and revision of NASA strategy will significantly affect the future of life sciences programs both in scope and pace. This document serves as the basis for synthesizing the options to be pursued during the next decade, based on the decisions, evolution, and guiding principles of the National Space Policy. The strategies detailed in this document are fully supportive of the Life Sciences Advisory Subcommittee's 'A Rationale for the Life Sciences,' and the recent Aerospace Medicine Advisory Committee report entitled 'Strategic Considerations for Support of Humans in Space and Moon/Mars Exploration Missions.' Information contained within this document is intended for internal NASA planning and is subject to policy decisions and direction, and to budgets allocated to NASA's Life Sciences Program.

  18. Plan Ecuatoriano de Educacion (Ecuadoran Educational Planning).

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    Ministerio de Educacion Publica, Quito (Ecuador).

    This book provides background information of the educational system in Ecuador and describes the Ecuadoran plan for educational improvement. The first part considers the general conditions of the country and discusses geographic, economic, social, and demographic aspects along with the educational system. The book discusses the social function of…

  19. Planning for life after orthopaedics.

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    Barr, Joseph S; McCaslin, Michael J; Hinds, Cynthia K

    2014-01-01

    The word retirement is going out of fashion. Many orthopaedic surgeons want to work in some capacity when they stop performing surgery. Making a smooth transition from a busy orthopaedic practice to alternative work demands advanced planning. The surgeon must consider personal issues that involve how to use human capital (his or her accumulated knowledge and experience). New ventures, hobbies, travel, and spending time with family and friends are some possibilities. Plans for slowing down or leaving the practice should be discussed and agreed on well ahead of time. Agreements for buyouts may be difficult to work out and will require creative thinking. The solo practitioner can close the practice or hire a successor. Financial planning is perhaps the most important consideration and should be started by approximately age 40. It is recommended that the surgeon develop a portfolio of secure investments and annuities to provide adequate income for as long as is needed and then to turn the residual income to one's family, favorite charities, or other desired cause. A team of competent advisors is needed to help develop and achieve one's goals, create financial security, and provide the discipline to carry out the needed planning for life after orthopaedics. PMID:24720335

  20. Educational Policy and Planning: Austria.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Scientific Affairs.

    The report of general educational policy and planning in Austria was undertaken by the Austrian Ministry of Education. It was prepared for the Educational Investment and Planning Programme of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Committee for Scientific and Technical Personnel. The document is a technical report, based…

  1. Comprehensive Planning and Educational Goals.

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    Mullen, David J.

    1977-01-01

    Educational leadership requires proactive, comprehensive planning from school executives. Proactive behavior adopts rational methods of planning that link organizational activity more directly with educational goals. The six steps usually considered as essential ingredients of comprehensive planning are: goals, objectives, assessment, program…

  2. Strategic Planning for Higher Education.

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    Kotler, Philip; Murphy, Patrick E.

    1981-01-01

    The framework necessary for achieving a strategic planning posture in higher education is outlined. The most important benefit of strategic planning for higher education decision makers is that it forces them to undertake a more market-oriented and systematic approach to long- range planning. (Author/MLW)

  3. The Family & Life Education Program.

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    Brand, Mellie R.

    The Family and Life Education program at Aims Community College (ACC) in Colorado began in 1967 as prenatal classes taught by volunteer instructors who were registered nurses with backgrounds in maternal-child health. Currently, the program, which is co-sponsored by ACC and North Colorado Medical Center, involves a program coordinator, three staff…

  4. Planning for life in Latin America.

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    Pick De Weiss, S; Perez, I

    1991-12-01

    The Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion conducted a study of 12-19 year old girls from lower middle to lower socioeconomic classes in Mexico City to determine knowledge level of sexuality and current sexual and contraceptive practices. Researchers wanted to use the information to create a sex education program and then evaluate the program's effect. The findings showed a need to obliterate false beliefs, to provide detailed and practical information about sexual behavior, and to expand sex education by stressing clarification of values, assertiveness, decision making, support networks among peers, and communication with family, partner, and peers. They developed a program called Planning Your Life. It was designed to make the best use of adolescents' cognitive abilities and to involve parents, teachers, and the community in the process by reinforcing newly learned attitudes and behaviors. Students rendered the new concepts into action by participating in group and individual exercises. They were also to leave the classes daily and practice their new skills and abilities. Knowledge increased significantly in students who attended the course. Further adolescents, particularly boys, who took part in the course before beginning sexual relations were more likely to use contraceptives than those who had already begun sexual relations. Thus children should receive sex education before they begin sexual activity. Effective sex education should equip children with skills to communicate with others in constructive and healthy ways, to make decisions which match their knowledge, to recognize traditional sexual roles and values, to pursue higher education, to strengthen family ties, to plan for the future, and to be cognizant of the likely effect of their present behavior. PMID:12222217

  5. Guide for Planning Educational Facilities. Planning Guide.

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    Moore, Deborah P., Ed.

    A looseleaf format allows for the easy addition of annual updates to this practitioner's handbook for planning educational facilities from the conception of needs through occupancy and use. Each unit contains numerous photographs, drawings, and figures that illustrate the contents. Unit subjects are as follows: historical perspectives; planning

  6. Realistic Educational Planning. Fundamentals of Educational Planning -- 20.

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    McKinnon, K. R.

    Expertise in the technical aspects of planning and a keen appreciation of the social factors involved are not, in themselves, sufficient for satisfactory educational planning. The plan will still not be feasible unless there is attention to a third group of factors called "practical issues", "organizational features", or "processes". These are the…

  7. Education and Counseling on Adolescent Life.

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    Hu, Peicheng; Wu, Ailan

    With the development of Chinese economic reform, many medical and educational workers have begun to provide adolescent life education and counseling on aspects of sexual education, sexual ethics, and sexual law. The National Education Commission and Public Health Ministry issued documents to ask education units to engage in this adolescent…

  8. Leisure Education and the Quality of Life.

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    Mundy, Jean, Ed.; Cannon, Frances C., Ed.

    The primary purpose of the conference was to develop a general awareness of leisure education as a process for the enrichment of the quality of life. Conference objectives were: (1) to develop an awareness of the relationship of education for leisure and the quality of life; (2) to examine the needs of people at various stages of the life cycle…

  9. Strategic Planning for Multicultural Education.

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    Rinehart, James S.

    School restructuring is a major concern of administrators. Because of America's pluralistic society, restructured schools should develop equal educational opportunity for all and an appreciation for diversity. Strategic planning is one process used in school restructuring. School restructuring has had different goals throughout educational

  10. Integrative Life Planning: A Holistic Approach

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    Hansen, Sunny Sundal

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a brief description of integrative life planning (ILP), the career theory/concept created in the 1990s by the author. It describes what she calls "the heart of ILP," the 6 critical life tasks and their applications.

  11. A Life with the Sociology of Education

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    Whitty, Geoff

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about a life with the sociology of education. He begins by describing the "old" and "new" sociologies of education. Then, he discusses the sociology of education policy and the relevance of Basil Bernstein, who remained the dominant presence within the sociology of education in the UK until his death in 2000 and…

  12. GPS LifePlan--Leading Campus Change

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    Litecky, Larry; Bruner, Mike; Hageman, Kristin

    2009-01-01

    The Goals + Plans = Success (GPS) LifePlan is a new and innovative approach to assist and support students in answering critical questions that give direction to their pursuit of success. The program has brought impressive cultural changes to Century College. It benefited new students by establishing a framework for critical decision making that…

  13. A Retrospective on Educational Planning in Comparative Education.

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    Farrell, Joseph P.

    1997-01-01

    Defines and broadly traces the history of educational planning in both developing and industrialized capitalist nations. Discusses general approaches to educational planning (technical versus political planning, top-down versus bottom-up planning, and various theoretical bases); the contingency view of planning; case examples of planned,…

  14. Student Life Veterans Education and Transition Services

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    Thomas, Andrew

    Student Life Veterans Education and Transition Services Veterans Services #12;The UMaine VETS Office (Veterans Education and Transition Services) works in every way possible to make the transition from military to student life simple and hassle-free. Our Mission: The VETS Office connects veteran

  15. The Years of Uncertainty: Eighth Grade Family Life Education.

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    Carson, Mary, Ed.; And Others

    The family life sex education unit for eighth graders, "The Years of Uncertainty," consists of a series of daily lesson plans that span a 29-day period of one-hour class sessions. Topics covered are: problem solving, knowledge and attitudes, male and female reproductive systems, conception, pregnancy, birth, birth defects, venereal disease,…

  16. Adult Education Regional Planning

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    California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office, 2015

    2015-01-01

    For more than one hundred and fifty years, until 2008, California was an undisputed national leader in its commitment to adult education. The state's investment in adult learners topped $750 million, a sum greater than the combined total of every other state in the nation. However, for the past several years recession and fiscal crisis have left…

  17. Life-Long Education in Israel.

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    Yaron, Kalman, Ed.

    The essays in this collection describe some of the main aspects--theories, programs and practices--of adult education in Israel. The 22 essays are: "Problems and Objectives of Adult Education," by Elad Peled; "The Principle of Dialogue in Education," by Martin Buber; "The Jewish Tradition of Life-long Learning," by Jacob Katz; "Phases of…

  18. Life cycle planning: An evolving concept

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    Moore, P.J.R.; Gorman, I.G.

    1994-12-31

    Life-cycle planning is an evolving concept in the management of oil and gas projects. BHP Petroleum now interprets this idea to include all development planning from discovery and field appraisal to final abandonment and includes safety, environmental, technical, plant, regulatory, and staffing issues. This article describes in the context of the Timor Sea, how despite initial successes and continuing facilities upgrades, BHPP came to perceive that current operations could be the victim of early development successes, particularly in the areas of corrosion and maintenance. The search for analogies elsewhere lead to the UK North Sea, including the experiences of Britoil and BP, both of which performed detailed Life of Field studies in the later eighties. These materials have been used to construct a format and content for total Life-cycle plans in general and the social changes required to ensure their successful application in Timor Sea operations and deployment throughout Australia.

  19. Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Life Certification Plan

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    Rusick, Jeffrey J.; Zampino, Edward

    2013-01-01

    An Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) power supply is being developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with NASA for potential future deep space science missions. Unlike previous radioisotope power supplies for space exploration, such as the passive MMRTG used recently on the Mars Curiosity rover, the ASRG is an active dynamic power supply with moving Stirling engine mechanical components. Due to the long life requirement of 17 years and the dynamic nature of the Stirling engine, the ASRG project faced some unique challenges trying to establish full confidence that the power supply will function reliably over the mission life. These unique challenges resulted in the development of an overall life certification plan that emphasizes long-term Stirling engine test and inspection when analysis is not practical. The ASRG life certification plan developed is described.

  20. Planning Educational Small Computer Systems.

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    Kiser, Chester

    This paper defines problems of school officials in dealing with the new information society, and suggests a planning framework applicable to the design of school and district microcomputer systems. Educators' problems in addressing the demands and opportunities of the emergent information society include inadequate comprehension of a major shift…

  1. Life sciences space biology project planning

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    Primeaux, G.; Newkirk, K.; Miller, L.; Lewis, G.; Michaud, R.

    1988-01-01

    The Life Sciences Space Biology (LSSB) research will explore the effect of microgravity on humans, including the physiological, clinical, and sociological implications of space flight and the readaptations upon return to earth. Physiological anomalies from past U.S. space flights will be used in planning the LSSB project.The planning effort integrates science and engineering. Other goals of the LSSB project include the provision of macroscopic view of the earth's biosphere, and the development of spinoff technology for application on earth.

  2. Planning Evaluation through the Program Life Cycle

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    Scheirer, Mary Ann; Mark, Melvin M.; Brooks, Ariana; Grob, George F.; Chapel, Thomas J.; Geisz, Mary; McKaughan, Molly; Leviton, Laura

    2012-01-01

    Linking evaluation methods to the several phases of a program's life cycle can provide evaluation planners and funders with guidance about what types of evaluation are most appropriate over the trajectory of social and educational programs and other interventions. If methods are matched to the needs of program phases, evaluation can and should…

  3. Family Life Education. Grade 7. An Optional Health Education Unit.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

    The Family Life Education optional unit of the Manitoba (Canada) Health Education curriculum reflects the current emphasis in health education on preventive medicine, total well-being, and the assumption of individual responsibility for health. The unit as a whole consists of four components: an overview and three grade level guides designed for…

  4. Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program

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    Coats, Alfred C.

    2001-01-01

    Since 1969, the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a private, nonprofit corporation, has worked closely with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to advance space science and technology and to promote education in those areas. USRA's Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS) has been NASA's life sciences research partner for the past 18 years. For the last six years, our Cooperative Agreement NCC9-41 for the 'Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program' has stimulated and assisted life sciences research and education at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) - both at the Center and in collaboration with outside academic institutions. To accomplish our objectives, the DSLS has facilitated extramural research, developed and managed educational programs, recruited and employed visiting and staff scientists, and managed scientific meetings.

  5. Educational Evaluation and Planning Package, Volume 1.

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    McCormack, James E., Jr.; And Others

    Presented is Volume I of an educational evaluation and planning package designed in accordance with Massachusetts' special education laws. The package is designed to assist the Core Evaluation Team process, a multidisciplinary approach to educational assessment and development of individual education plans. The guide focuses on three skill areas:…

  6. What Sustains a Fulfilling Life in Education?

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    Barnes, Jonathan M.

    2013-01-01

    Resilience is essential to the good teacher. This paper summarises research on factors that have sustained one life in education and compares them with narratives from nine other long-serving and fulfilled teachers. It identifies some elements that build teacher resilience and discusses how this knowledge might apply to teacher education and the…

  7. Study on Life Education for College Students--A Survey on Students in Guangzhou

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    Xiao, Xingyan

    2008-01-01

    Due to the social environment of China's reform and opening up, as well as China's education system with knowledge impartation as its focus, some college students lack the humanistic care and education of value and significance of life. Universities should plan effective activities to make students realize the importance of life. They should…

  8. Family Life Education-Recreation 

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    Prairie View University

    2009-01-01

    Individuals with burn injuries increasingly survive their injury, but we know little about their psychological outcomes following the injury. This study examines life satisfaction outcomes for 260 individuals who sustained burn injuries and were...

  9. Handbook for Decentralized Education Planning. Implementing National EFA Plans

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    Online Submission, 2005

    2005-01-01

    The Dakar 2000 goal of Education For All (EFA) is at the center of UNESCO's education activities worldwide. The wide-ranging efforts to achieve EFA in many countries involve education reform, development strategies and plans. Decentralization, a major component in modernizing the public sector, is also applicable to the education sector. The…

  10. Mathematical Programming Models in Educational Planning.

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    McNamara, James F.

    This document begins by defining and discussing educational planning. A brief overview of mathematical programing with an explanation of the general linear programing model is then provided. Some recent applications of mathematical programing techniques to educational planning problems are reviewed, and their implications for educational research…

  11. an educational alternative futures wildland planning game

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    an educational alternative futures wildland planning game Edward C. Thor James L. Creighton PACIFIC of which may occur. Mystic Mountain is an educational game which teaches wildland planners and managers management; resource management; futures plan- ning; alternatives management games. #12;an educational

  12. Strategic Planning in Portuguese Higher Education Institutions

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    Machado, Maria de Lourdes; Taylor, James S.; Farhangmehr, Minoo; Wilkinson, Robert B.

    2005-01-01

    A national study on strategic planning in Portuguese higher education was conducted. The presidents or rectors of 61 public and private higher education institutions in Portugal responded regarding their knowledge of and involvement in strategic planning. The questionnaire addressed whether or not the institutions were using a planning process,…

  13. Practical Suggestions for Family Planning Education.

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    Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.

    This manual is designed to address some of the basic problems of those who work in family planning education, and is based on the recurring questions and concerns of participants in a nationwide series of DHEW-sponsored family planning education and communication workshops. The manual proceeds chronologically, dealing first with the planning of a…

  14. Education and the subjective quality of life.

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    Ross, C E; Van Willigen, M

    1997-09-01

    We examine whether education influences subjective quality of life. If it does, what are the mechanisms by which education affects well-being? We propose that education improves well-being because it increases access to nonalienated paid work and economic resources that increase the sense of control over life, as well as access to stable social relationships, especially marriage, that increase social support. We examine the relationship between education and a variety of indicators of subjective quality of life-depression, anxiety, anger, aches and pains, malaise, and dissatisfaction. Using two representative national samples collected in 1990 and 1995, we find that the well educated have lower levels of emotional distress (including depression, anxiety, and anger) and physical distress (including aches and pains and malaise), but they do not have lower levels of dissatisfaction. Education reduces distress largely by way of paid work, nonalienated work, and economic resources, which are associated with high personal control; but the extent to which it reduces distress by way of marriage and social support is much more modest. We contrast distress and dissatisfaction as indicators of the subjective quality of life. PMID:9343965

  15. Science Education in Second Life

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    Merchant, Zahira

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the observational study was to investigate whether spaces in Second Life (SL) displaying interactive scientific exhibits can become potential avenues to promote inquiry in teaching scientific concepts. 42 SL spaces (islands) were selected using inclusion/exclusion criteria out of 155 spaces that were found using three different…

  16. Serious Playground: Using "Second Life" to Engage High School Students in Urban Planning

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    Mallan, Kerry; Foth, Marcus; Greenaway, Ruth; Young, Greg T.

    2010-01-01

    Virtual world platforms such as "Second Life" have been successfully used in educational contexts to motivate and engage learners. This article reports on an exploratory workshop involving a group of high school students using "Second Life" for an urban planning project. Young people are traditionally an under-represented demographic when it comes…

  17. Planning, Designing and Managing Higher Education Institutions

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    Daigneau, William A.; Valenti, Mark S.; Ricciarini, Sylvana; Bender, Stephen O.; Alleyne, Nicole; Di Grappa, Michael; Duart, Josep M.; Lupianez, Francisco; Sanchez, Miguel Angel Ehrenzweig

    2005-01-01

    The OECD Programme on Educational Building, together with the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) and the OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, organised an international conference on the planning, design and management of facilities for higher education institutions on April 24-27, 2005. The…

  18. Techtalk: "Second Life" and Developmental Education

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    Burgess, Melissa L.; Caverly, David C.

    2009-01-01

    In our previous two columns, we discussed the potential for using blogs and wikis with developmental education (DE) students. Another Web 2.0 technology, virtual environments like "Second Life", provides a virtual world where residents create avatars (three-dimensional [3-D] self-representations) and navigate around an online environment (Caverly,…

  19. Second Life: Implications for Counselor Education

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    McGhee, Tomeka W.; Brown, Maranda; Pressley, Felicia; Browning, Brandon; Thomas, Chippewa

    2012-01-01

    Virtual world technology is becoming an invaluable tool. Increasingly, institutions of higher learning are using virtual world technology to facilitate education and communication. Second Life (SL) is a three dimension virtual world which demonstrated usefulness for the counseling profession. This article seeks to elucidate the potential of SL for…

  20. School Social Capital and Secondary Education Plans

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    Schuchart, Claudia

    2013-01-01

    This article intends to identify the effects of school social capital on the educational plans of students, particularly those staying in school and obtaining an intermediate certificate. It is hypothesised that social capital helps to explain individual educational plans and differences between schools regarding the amount of students with…

  1. A Plan for Marine Education in Hawaii

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    Klemm, E. Barbara

    1976-01-01

    The plan for marine education in the elementary and secondary schools of Hawaii as devised by the Hawaii Marine Education Council in 1974 is described. The plan outlines guidelines for the development and dissemination of marine curricular programs (K-12) over the next eight years. (BT)

  2. Instructional Program Planning for Outdoor Education.

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    Garbutt, Barbara; And Others

    A guide on instructional program planning for outdoor education, prepared for Oakland County (Michigan) teachers, contains suggestions for program planning and lists information sources on suitable outdoor activities. The purpose of outdoor education is defined as being: "to enrich, vitalize and complement content areas of the school curriculum by…

  3. Comprehensive Planning in State Education Agencies.

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    Furse, Bernarr S., Ed.; Wright, Lyle O., Ed.

    This volume consists of papers by representatives from the six States comprising the Comprehensive Planning State Education Agencies Project (CPSEA). The first paper, by Bernarr S. Furse, outlines common elements appearing in one or more of the models developed by the project States. Everett W. Reimer then details the need for educational planning

  4. Facilities Planning for Interactive Distance Education.

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    Carter, Alex

    1997-01-01

    Provides basic information relating to the different aspects of facilities planning for interactive distance education, including site selection, acoustics, lighting, environmental considerations, and electrical power. The importance of facilities planning during the developmental stages of an interactive distance education project is emphasized.…

  5. Educational Facilities Planning. A Selected, Annotated Bibliography.

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    Conrad, M. H.; And Others

    This bibliography provides brief descriptions of current literature intended to aid facility planners. The material is organized under nine topics: (1) general references, (2) periodicals frequently containing articles pertaining to educational facilities, (3) facility planning--a component of comprehensive educational planning, (4) overview of…

  6. Educated Parents, Educated Children: Toward a Multiple Life Cycles Education Policy

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    Sticht, Thomas G.

    2010-01-01

    Given the important intergenerational effects of parents' education level on the achievement of their children, education policies should shift from a focus on one life cycle to a focus on "multiple life cycles". Such a policy would explicitly recognize that adults transfer their educational achievements to the achievement of their children. It…

  7. Integrated Lesson Plans. Vocational and Academic Education.

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    Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center.

    This packet contains 10 integrated academic and vocational education lesson plans developed by teams of high school teachers in Virginia. Six of the lesson plans were developed through collaborations of vocational and academic teachers. The other four, developed by teams of academic teachers, have strong vocational applications. The lesson plans

  8. From Slogan to Anathema: Historical Representations of Life Adjustment Education

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    Wraga, William G.

    2010-01-01

    From a slogan that, from 1945 to 1954, had limited significance in education practice and, from the 1950s through the 1970s, had a small place in education histories, since 1980 life adjustment education has become, for historians, an anathema representative of the worst reform impulses in American education. By interpreting life adjustment…

  9. Computational thinking in life science education.

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    Rubinstein, Amir; Chor, Benny

    2014-11-01

    We join the increasing call to take computational education of life science students a step further, beyond teaching mere programming and employing existing software tools. We describe a new course, focusing on enriching the curriculum of life science students with abstract, algorithmic, and logical thinking, and exposing them to the computational "culture." The design, structure, and content of our course are influenced by recent efforts in this area, collaborations with life scientists, and our own instructional experience. Specifically, we suggest that an effective course of this nature should: (1) devote time to explicitly reflect upon computational thinking processes, resisting the temptation to drift to purely practical instruction, (2) focus on discrete notions, rather than on continuous ones, and (3) have basic programming as a prerequisite, so students need not be preoccupied with elementary programming issues. We strongly recommend that the mere use of existing bioinformatics tools and packages should not replace hands-on programming. Yet, we suggest that programming will mostly serve as a means to practice computational thinking processes. This paper deals with the challenges and considerations of such computational education for life science students. It also describes a concrete implementation of the course and encourages its use by others. PMID:25411839

  10. Computational Thinking in Life Science Education

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    Rubinstein, Amir; Chor, Benny

    2014-01-01

    We join the increasing call to take computational education of life science students a step further, beyond teaching mere programming and employing existing software tools. We describe a new course, focusing on enriching the curriculum of life science students with abstract, algorithmic, and logical thinking, and exposing them to the computational “culture.” The design, structure, and content of our course are influenced by recent efforts in this area, collaborations with life scientists, and our own instructional experience. Specifically, we suggest that an effective course of this nature should: (1) devote time to explicitly reflect upon computational thinking processes, resisting the temptation to drift to purely practical instruction, (2) focus on discrete notions, rather than on continuous ones, and (3) have basic programming as a prerequisite, so students need not be preoccupied with elementary programming issues. We strongly recommend that the mere use of existing bioinformatics tools and packages should not replace hands-on programming. Yet, we suggest that programming will mostly serve as a means to practice computational thinking processes. This paper deals with the challenges and considerations of such computational education for life science students. It also describes a concrete implementation of the course and encourages its use by others. PMID:25411839

  11. Student Financial Planner Rising costs of education have become a fact of life and that makes financial planning more important than ever!

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    Wehlau, David

    in the middle of the year is to prepare a budget before classes begin. A budget tells you where your money goes, what it does for you, and keeps you up-to-date on how much money you have left. Helpful Budgeting Tips / study period RESPs (only those you plan to cash) Clothing and Laundry / month / study period Investment

  12. The Australian National University: University Education Plan 2014 University Education Portfolio Operational Plan

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    excellence. Educational excellence means the provision of high-quality curriculum and approaches to learning achievements. ANU by 2020 envisioned that this high-quality educational experience would be complementedThe Australian National University: University Education Plan 1 2014 University Education Portfolio

  13. Strategic Planning in Higher Education

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    Dooris, Michael J.; Kelley, John M.; Trainer, James F.

    2004-01-01

    The authors present an overview of strategic planning, examine its history and mystique, and conclude that planning, if properly implemented, can have a powerful impact on advancing and transforming colleges and universities. (Contains 1 note.)

  14. Planning in Education--A Systematic Approach

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    Barker, L. J.

    1977-01-01

    Presents a case for and poses a procedure including techniques for a systematic approach to planning in education as a means of improving efficiency and effectiveness. Available from: Australian College of Education, 916 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia, $2.50 single copy. (Author/MLF)

  15. Brevard District Plan for Career Education Development.

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    Thomas, Olive W.

    The Brevard County Plan was written to include goals and objectives for the years 1974-77. Goals for 1974-75 include promoting the career education concept in all district schools (emphasizing the various career education elements at appropriate grade levels), setting up placement services, coordinating county and district goals, program…

  16. Agri-Manpower Forecasting and Educational Planning

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    Ramarao, D.; Agrawal, Rashmi; Rao, B. V. L. N.; Nanda, S. K.; Joshi, Girish P.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Developing countries need to plan growth or expansion of education so as to provide required trained manpower for different occupational sectors. The paper assesses supply and demand of professional manpower in Indian agriculture and the demands are translated in to educational requirements. Methodology: The supply is assessed from the…

  17. Advanced Education Business Plan 2005-2008

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    Alberta Advanced Education, 2005

    2005-01-01

    In collaboration with learning providers, the advanced education system, industry, communities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations, Advanced Education strives to create accessible, affordable and quality learning opportunities that are responsive to the ongoing learning needs of Albertans. The Ministry's 2005-08 Business Plan

  18. KSC Education Technology Research and Development Plan

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    Odell, Michael R. L.

    2003-01-01

    Educational technology is facilitating new approaches to teaching and learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Cognitive research is beginning to inform educators about how students learn providing a basis for design of more effective learning environments incorporating technology. At the same time, access to computers, the Internet and other technology tools are becoming common features in K-20 classrooms. Encouraged by these developments, STEM educators are transforming traditional STEM education into active learning environments that hold the promise of enhancing learning. This document illustrates the use of technology in STEM education today, identifies possible areas of development, links this development to the NASA Strategic Plan, and makes recommendations for the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Education Office for consideration in the research, development, and design of new educational technologies and applications.

  19. The City at Play: "Second Life" and the Virtual Urban Planning Studio

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    Thomas, David; Hollander, Justin B.

    2010-01-01

    This study interrogates the idea of using videogames and game-like virtual worlds as a means to advance studio education pedagogy. Looking at a series of case studies of urban planning courses taught using "Second Life," the results describe the potentials, and limits, of this emerging digital media. Key findings are that the virtual worlds…

  20. Older Latinos' Attitudes toward and Comfort with End-of-Life Planning

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    Heyman, Janna C.; Gutheil, Irene A.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine which of two educational interventions delivered in Spanish would influence Latino elders' attitudes toward and comfort with end-of-life planning in comparison with a control group receiving only standard information routinely provided. Using a posttest-only control group design, elders receiving home…

  1. The International Space Life Sciences Strategic Planning Working Group

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    White, Ronald J.; Rabin, Robert; Lujan, Barbara F.

    1993-01-01

    Throughout the 1980s, ESA and the space agencies of Canada, Germany, France, Japan, and the U.S. have pursued cooperative projects bilaterally and multilaterally to prepare for, and to respond to, opportunities in space life sciences research previously unapproachable in scale and sophistication. To cope effectively with likely future space research opportunities, broad, multilateral, coordinated strategic planning is required. Thus, life scientists from these agencies have allied to form the International Space Life Sciences Strategic Planning Working Group. This Group is formally organized under a charter that specifies the purpose of the Working Group as the development of an international strategic plan for the space life sciences, with periodic revisions as needed to keep the plan current. The plan will be policy-, not operations-oriented. The Working Group also may establish specific implementation teams to coordinate multilateral science policy in specific areas; such teams have been established for space station utilization, and for sharing of flight equipment.

  2. Langley Research Center Strategic Plan for Education

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    Proctor, Sandra B.

    1994-01-01

    Research assignment centered on the preparation of final draft of the NASA Langley Strategic Plan for Education. Primary research activity consisted of data collection, through interviews with LaRC Office of Education and NASA Headquarters staff, university administrators and faculty, and school administrators / teachers; and documentary analysis. Pre-college and university programs were critically reviewed to assure effectiveness, support of NASA and Langley's mission and goals; National Education Goals; and educational reform strategies. In addition to these mandates, pre-college programs were reviewed to address present and future LaRC activities for teacher enhancement and preparation. University programs were reviewed with emphasis on student support and recruitment; faculty development and enhancement; and LaRC's role in promoting the utilization of educational technologies and distance learning. The LaRC Strategic Plan for Education will enable the Office of Education to provide a focused and well planned continuum of education programs for students, teachers and faculty. It will serve to direct and focus present activities and programs while simultaneously offering the flexibility to address new and emerging directions based on changing national, state, and agency trends.

  3. Scenario Planning in Higher Education.

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    Rieley, James

    Scenario planning can help institutions change the mental models used in planning to achieve a focus on the long-term future, rather than on the immediate future. While institutional survival depends upon the ability to detect and adapt to critical changes in the environment, all institutions face a wide range of potential future scenarios. By…

  4. Population education and family life in Seychelles.

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    Pardiwalla, R

    1985-06-01

    The Republic of Seychelles is made up of islands and a melange of African, European, Indian, and Chinese people. Traditionally, attitudes towards sex have been governed by church morality and social consensus; however, with the dissemination of Western values brought in by tourists and the early maturation of teenagers, the breakdown of traditional institutions and values has changed sexual behavior in Seychelles. A 5 year United Nation Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) maternal and child health project was initiated to enhance the development of healthy, mature, responsible attitudes towards sexuality, thus helping the young to make responsible decisions about their lives which would benefit the society as a whole. The 1st step which took almost a year to accomplish was to establish links with key people and organizations to explain the purpose of the project; in a country where sexual discussion is a taboo subject, this was not easy. The family life education advisory panel--drawing top-level people from the different ministries, organizations, religious denominations, political parties, and parents--was set up to guide and gain involvement of as wide a population as possible. In 1980, a mass campaign was organized around the theme of teenage pregnancies. Gradually, the sex education program was introduced into elementary classes following training of teachers and development of an appropriate, evaluated curriculum. Today, family life education forms an integral component of the curriculum in all schools. Results of the UNFPA 5 year project are: 1) the rate of teenage pregnancies has decreased slightly, 2) venereal diseases are more controlled, 3) contraception use has greatly increased, 4) female sterilization is widely practiced, and 5) an abortion bill has been approved. Follow up studies are needed to ascertain the long term effects of the program on the students' knowledge, attitude, and behavior in the future. PMID:12268112

  5. Transactive Planning as a Principia Media in Rural Planning Education.

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    Luther, Vicki Braglio; Luther, Joseph

    The implications of rapid change in rural areas demand an effort on the part of planner educators to prepare professional planners for new, transactive roles with skills to build the capacity of communities to become self-reliant. As one of the partner institutions working collaboratively in rural development and planning with the Partnership for…

  6. A Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching Life Career Planning to Junior High School Students. Final Report.

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    Curry, John F.; Brooks, Robert L.

    In an effort to find a better way to help students make educational and vocational decisions, this study compared two methods of teaching life career planning to junior high school students. Following the "Nonequivalent Control Group" design, the study involved an experimental group being taught by means of the Life Career game and a control group…

  7. An Education Plan for NOAA

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2004

    2004-01-01

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald L. Evans has said, "Environmental Literacy is critical to enable learners of all ages to pursue knowledge, produce advanced products, and enhance personal growth." The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognizes it has a role and a responsibility to the nation in advancing education leading…

  8. Strategic Planning in Distance Education

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    Kilfoil, Wendy R.

    2003-01-01

    The purpose of strategic planning is to align the institution with the external environment. In fact, it is a complex solution to a complex problem. Environmental change is inevitable and it will always impact one's institution sooner or later. It is better to be proactive, thoughtful, and in charge of change, than to be always in a reactive mode…

  9. LIFE Target Fabrication Research Plan Sept 2008

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    Miles, R; Biener, J; Kucheyev, S; Montesanti, R; Satcher, J; Spadaccini, C; Rose, K; Wang, M; Hamza, A; Alexander, N; Brown, L; Hund, J; Petzoldt, R; Sweet, W; Goodin, D

    2008-11-10

    The target-system for the baseline LIFE fast-ignition target was analyzed to establish a preliminary estimate for the costs and complexities involved in demonstrating the technologies needed to build a prototype LIFE plant. The baseline fast-ignition target upon which this analysis was developed is shown in Figure 1.0-1 below. The LIFE target-system incorporates requirements for low-cost, high throughput manufacture, high-speed, high accuracy injection of the target into the chamber, production of sufficient energy from implosion and recovery and recycle of the imploded target material residue. None of these functions has been demonstrated to date. Existing target fabrication techniques which lead to current 'hot spot' target costs of {approx}$100,000 per target and at a production rate of 2/day are unacceptable for the LIFE program. Fabrication techniques normally used for low-cost, low accuracy consumer products such as toys must be adapted to the high-accuracy LIFE target. This will be challenge. A research program resulting is the demonstration of the target-cycle technologies needed for a prototype LIFE reactor is expected to cost {approx}$51M over the course of 5 years. The effort will result in targets which will cost an estimated $0.23/target at a rep-rate of 20 Hz or about 1.73M targets/day.

  10. Group Vision Care Plan Vision Care for Life

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    Group Vision Care Plan Vision Care for Life EVIDENCE OF COVERAGE Provided by: VISION SERVICE PLAN: ADDRESS: Benefits are furnished under a vision care Policy purchased by the Group and provided by VISION Policy maintained by your Group Administrator, which lists selected vision care services and vision care

  11. Career-Life Planning with First Nations People.

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    Offet-Gartner, Kathy

    The Career-Life Planning Model for First Nations People (1997) was created by Drs. Rod McCormick and Norm Admundson to address the need for more culturally sensitive career planning with First Nations people. The most unique thing about this model is the inclusion of many cultural practices, such as: opening and closing prayers, the invitation to…

  12. Life Skills-Based HIV Education: Some Virtues and Errors

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    Clarke, David; Yankah, Ekua; Aggleton, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Since the early 1990s, life skills education has benefitted substantially from international agency advocacy and support, linked to its implementation in several countries as a key component of the education sector response to sexual health and HIV. The concept of life skills was first promoted by the World Health Organization through its…

  13. Developing Online Family Life Prevention and Education Programs

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    Hughes, Robert, Jr.; Bowers, Jill R.; Mitchell, Elissa Thomann; Curtiss, Sarah; Ebata, Aaron T.

    2012-01-01

    Although numerous online family life education programs have been developed over the past few years, there has been little discussion about best practices in the development of these programs. This article presents a framework to assist family life educators in the development and improvement of online programs from the initial problem analysis…

  14. Reconceptualizing the Domain and Boundaries of Family Life Education

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    Myers-Walls, Judith A.; Ballard, Sharon M.; Darling, Carol Anderson; Myers-Bowman, Karen S.

    2011-01-01

    Many scholars have defined family life education (FLE), and some have differentiated it from other family-related fields. For example, Doherty (1995) provided a definition of the boundaries between FLE and family therapy; however, we believe those criteria can be improved. We explore the professions of family life education, family therapy, and…

  15. Professionalization of Family Life Education: Defining the Field

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    Darling, Carol A.; Fleming, Wm. Michael; Cassidy, Dawn

    2009-01-01

    An online professional practice analysis of family life educators was conducted resulting in responses from 522 Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs) and a comparison group of 369 noncertified family practitioners. This survey included questions about the characteristics of CFLEs, their work environments, and practice-related tasks within 10…

  16. THE PLANNING PHASE OF THE DATA LIFE CYCLE The planning phase of the Data Life Cycle is carried out using the Data Quality Objectives

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    assurance project plan (QAPP). The QAPP integrates all technical and quality aspects of the Data Life CycleAPPENDIX D THE PLANNING PHASE OF THE DATA LIFE CYCLE The planning phase of the Data Life Cycle is carried out using the Data Quality Objectives (DQO) Process. The DQO Process is a series of planning

  17. Lesson Plans in Law-Related Education.

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    Utah State Library Commission, Salt Lake City.

    This handbook contains lesson plans to help elementary teachers integrate legal and values education into their reading, language arts, and social studies programs. The teacher-developed lessons are also intended to help students develop critical thinking and decision-making skills. The handbooks begins with brief descriptions of the various…

  18. Northeast Regional Education Planning Project. Final Report.

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    Northeast Regional Exchange Steering Committee, Boston, MA.

    Created to facilitate the dissemination of information between researchers and the educational community, the Northeast Regional Exchange steering committee has defined needs, determined agency qualifications, identified priorities, undertaken a series of minigrant projects, and developed plans for the extension of these projects and a study of…

  19. Improving Consumer Information for Higher Education Planning

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    Herndon, M. Craig

    2012-01-01

    It is a historically held principle of microeconomics that in the presence of better information, consumers make better decisions. This chapter focuses on information to guide consumers in making decisions about higher education. It examines the development and implementation of a one-stop career and college planning tool that leverages existing…

  20. Guide to Strategic Planning for Educators.

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    McCune, Shirley D.

    The industrial age is giving way to a new society, an information age first seen in the economic sector and now transforming U.S. social, political, organizational, and personal lives. Educational institutions must reorganize to meet the changing conditions of this new society. To help schools with strategic planning efforts, the three chapters of…

  1. South Carolina Master Plan for Higher Education.

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    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.

    South Carolina's master plan for improvement and advancement of its 33 public institutions of postsecondary education is presented. Areas examined are listed in topical order and include such areas as: recommendations, goals, governance, finances, academic programs, faculty, students, computers, and management systems. Twenty-five tables provide…

  2. Space life sciences strategic plan, 1991

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    1992-01-01

    Over the last three decades the life sciences program has significantly contributed to NASA's manned and unmanned exploration of space, while acquiring new knowledge in the fields of space biology and medicine. The national and international events which have led to the development and revision of NASA strategy will significantly affect the future of life sciences programs both in scope and pace. This document serves as the basis for synthesizing the option to be pursued during the next decade, based on the decisions, evolution, and guiding principles of the National Space Policy.

  3. Physical and Spiritual Education within the Framework of Pure Life

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    Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow

    2013-01-01

    This paper aims at showing the dimensions of spirituality in childhood education by suggesting a new analysis of the concept of "pure life" used in the Qur'an. Putting spirituality in the framework of the pure life provides us with a rich framework in dealing with spirituality as the latter will be extended to all dimensions of a life. In the…

  4. A Quality of Life Framework for Special Education Outcomes

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    Turnbull, H. Rutherford; Turnbull, Ann P.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Park, Jiyeon

    2003-01-01

    .beachcenter.org RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Disability Policy Turnbull, H. R., Turnbull, A. P., Wehmeyer, M., & Park, J. (2003). A Quality of Life Framework for Special Education Outcomes. Remedial and Special Education, 24(2) 271.... Key legislation on disability (such as the Individual with Disability Education Act) supports accountability not only for the academic outcomes but also for the quality of life outcomes of students with disabilities. This article provides detailed...

  5. Mathematical Models in Educational Planning. Education and Development, Technical Reports.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).

    This volume contains papers, presented at a 1966 OECD meeting, on the possibilities of applying a number of related techniques such as mathematical model building, simulation, and systematic control theory to the problems of educational planning. The authors and their papers are (1) Richard Stone, "A View of the Conference," (2) Hector Correa, "A…

  6. Albert Schweitzer's Legacy for Education: Reverence for Life

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    Rud, A. G.

    2010-01-01

    "Albert Schweitzer's Legacy for Education" is the first book devoted to the study of the thought and deeds of Albert Schweitzer in relation to education. Schweitzer's life and work offer both inspiration and timely insights for educational thought and practice in the twenty-first century. Focusing on Schweitzer's central thought, "Reverence for…

  7. Learning in Later Life: An Introduction for Educators & Carers.

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    Jarvis, Peter

    This book, which incorporates information gathered through research in the United Kingdom and the United States, explores the nature and importance of learning throughout the human life cycle. The following are among the topics examined: (1) learning and third age education (the emergence of education for adults, third age education); (2) learning…

  8. The Interplay between Women's Life Course Work Patterns and Financial Planning for Later Life

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    Berger, Ellie D.; Denton, Margaret A.

    2004-01-01

    In order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between women's life course work patterns and their financial planning for later life, we examined data from semi-structured interviews with retired women (n = 28) aged 59 to 92. The majority of women disrupted their careers at some point in time, for an average of 14 years, primarily…

  9. Strategic Planning for Computer-Based Educational Technology.

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    Bozeman, William C.

    1984-01-01

    Offers educational practitioners direction for the development of a master plan for the implementation and application of computer-based educational technology by briefly examining computers in education, discussing organizational change from a theoretical perspective, and presenting an overview of the planning strategy known as the planning and…

  10. Proposed Master Plan for Higher Education in New Jersey.

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    New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.

    The draft Master Plan was developed in response to requirements of the New Jersey Higher Education Restructuring Act of 1994. The plan proposes a vision and broad policy recommendations for New Jersey higher education into the next century. The focus of the plan is on the critical needs of the state and how higher education can help in addressing…

  11. Planning and Implementation of Educational Reform in Poland

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    Sufin, Zbigniew

    1976-01-01

    Discusses the assumptions for educational reform in the light of the general goals of the socialist state, the place of educational planning in the system of integral planning, and the importance of demographic forecasts and the demand for qualified staff for educational planning. (Author/IRT)

  12. Planning Teacher Education Research and Evaluation in Ohio. Final Report.

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    Dickson, George E.; And Others

    A planning project for the identification of research and evaluation efforts in teacher education to be undertaken in the state of Ohio is described. The planning project's philosophy was that all elements of the teacher education community should be involved in the planning of directions for teacher education research and evaluation (R&E) and…

  13. Planning in Higher Education. An Interpretive Bibliography. Part V: Financial Aspects of Higher Education Planning.

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    Isler, Norman P.

    The references included were drawn from the documents received and processed to date by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities. The thirteen documents include treatments of the following areas--(1) the financial planning phase of a total campus plan, (2) legislative control, (3) allocation formulae, (4) the unit cost approach, (5)…

  14. Planning in Higher Education: A Model from Chaos Theory.

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    Cutright, Marc

    This paper proposes a metaphoric perspective based on chaos theory for strategic planning by institutions of higher education. It offers 10 propositions for planning: (1) the ideal outcome of planning is planning, not a plan; (2) planning begins with a distillation of the institution's key values and purposes; (3) the widest possible universe of…

  15. Towards the Construction of Life-Long Education System.

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    Moro-Oka, Kazufusa

    Since the ideal of lifelong education is closely related to the reorganization of the entire educational system, it is necessary to recognize the distinction between education and its administration. Democratization, continuity, flexibility and freedom are principles related to planning and administration; active participation, initiative and…

  16. Mathematics for Life: Sustainable Mathematics Education

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    Renert, Moshe

    2011-01-01

    Ecological sustainability has not been a major focus of mathematics education research, even though it has attracted considerable attention in other areas of educational research in the past decade. The connections between mathematics education and ecological sustainability are not readily apparent. This paper explores how mathematics educators

  17. Critical Theory and Everyday Educational Life.

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    Taxel, Joel

    This paper discusses the relevance of the neo-Marxist perspective (critical theory) to educational theory and practice, with partictular emphasis on the implications of this perspective for educational researchers and educators involved in teacher education programs. For purposes of comparative analysis, it also provides a brief overview of basic…

  18. 25 CFR 273.18 - Additional requirements for education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Additional requirements for education plan. 273.18... EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT PROGRAM EDUCATION CONTRACTS UNDER JOHNSON-O'MALLEY ACT Application Process § 273.18 Additional requirements for education plan. In addition to incorporating the programs approved by the...

  19. Education for All: National Plan of Action, 2003-2015

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    Online Submission, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Background: The Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) Education for All National Plan of Action (EFA NPA) for 2003-2015 seeks to accomplish three major tasks: equitable access, improved quality and relevance and strengthened education management. Purpose: To design a National Education For All Action Plan for basic education in Lao PDR which…

  20. The Future of Life Science Education.

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    Reiss, Michael J.

    1998-01-01

    Examines the future of biology education in Great Britain and concludes that its aims and focus will need to continue to develop. Makes recommendations for teacher and student control of the curriculum, environmental education, and bioethics. Contains 16 references. (DDR)

  1. Ecological Education in Everyday Life. ALPHA 2000.

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    Hautecoeur, Jean-Paul, Ed.

    This document contains 18 essays that developed out of a study in which 16 researchers from 10 countries in the Western and Arab worlds examined adult education and how an ecological approach to education focusing on cultural traditions and natural environments can be more useful than education in specialized institutions. The following papers are…

  2. The Literary Life of Educational Authority

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    Bingham, Charles

    2006-01-01

    This article looks into the workings of educational authority. While scholarly debate in education usually promotes authority as either good or bad, the same debate seldom asks questions about how authority works. This article is, then, an answer to the question "How?" How does educational authority operate? It operates, it is suggested, in much…

  3. Educational affairs plan: A five-year strategy

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    1987-01-01

    A five-year plan is presented to guide the use of NASA resources in administering a focused and consistent set of aeronautics and space science education programs. Major initiatives outlined in this plan fall into two categories: programmatic priorities and institutional priorities. Programmatic priorities for this plan include elementary education, teacher education, underrepresented minority participation, educational technology and the Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Institutional priorities highlighted in this plan include university programs, educational publications and their distribution, educational partnerships with public and private organizations, educational research and evaluation, and activities of the educational affairs administration. The plan's aim is to directly and indirectly help to ensure an adequate pool of talented scientists, engineers and technical personnel to keep NASA at the forefront of advancements for the 21st century.

  4. Gains in Life Expectancy Associated with Higher Education in Men

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    Bijwaard, Govert E.; van Poppel, Frans; Ekamper, Peter; Lumey, L. H.

    2015-01-01

    Background Many studies show large differences in life expectancy across the range of education, intelligence, and socio-economic status. As educational attainment, intelligence, and socio-economic status are highly interrelated, appropriate methods are required to disentangle their separate effects. The aim of this paper is to present a novel method to estimate gains in life expectancy specifically associated with increased education. Our analysis is based on a structural model in which education level, IQ at age 18 and mortality all depend on (latent) intelligence. The model allows for (selective) educational choices based on observed factors and on an unobserved factor capturing intelligence. Our estimates are based on information from health examinations of military conscripts born in 1944–1947 in The Netherlands and their vital status through age 66 (n = 39,798). Results Our empirical results show that men with higher education have lower mortality. Using structural models to account for education choice, the estimated gain in life expectancy for men moving up one educational level ranges from 0.3 to 2 years. The estimated gain in months alive over the observational period ranges from -1.2 to 5.7 months. The selection effect is positive and amounts to a gain of one to two months. Decomposition of the selection effect shows that the gain from selection on (latent) intelligence is larger than the gain from selection on observed factors and amounts to 1.0 to 1.7 additional months alive. Conclusion Our findings confirm the strong selection into education based on socio-economic status and intelligence. They also show significant higher life expectancy among individuals with higher education after the selectivity of education choice has been taken into account. Based on these estimates, it is plausible therefore that increases in education could lead to increases in life expectancy. PMID:26496647

  5. Institutional Relevance in Distance Education: The Role of Strategic Planning.

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    van Schoor, W. A.

    This paper discusses strategic planning for and the expansion of distance education in South Africa as a way to meet the demand for higher education while ensuring that such education is relevant to the stakeholders. An analysis of the forces changing higher education in South Africa notes the increased demand for higher education, the need to…

  6. Mime as a Career and Life Style Planning Technique.

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    Richmond, Lee Joyce; And Others

    This paper describes counselmime, a therapeutic cognitive-focusing technique for career and life style planning, in which mimes perform skits designed to heighten self-awareness, enhance communication, and enable viewers to cognitively restructure situations of psycho-social importance to them. The key components of this technique are presented in…

  7. Planning for Life. A Compendium of Nationally Recognized Career Planning Programs.

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    National Consortium of State Career Guidance Supervisors, Columbus, OH.

    This compendium, which is designed to provide readers with a variety of career planning (CP) program ideas, contains abstracts summarizing 10 elementary, middle, and high school CP programs identified as exemplary by a national review team. Explained in chapter 1 are the primary objectives of the Planning for Life program, which is jointly…

  8. Capacity Building through Geospatial Education in Planning and School Curricula

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    Kumar, P.; Siddiqui, A.; Gupta, K.; Jain, S.; Krishna Murthy, Y. V. N.

    2014-11-01

    Geospatial technology has widespread usage in development planning and resource management. It offers pragmatic tools to help urban and regional planners to realize their goals. On the request of Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun has taken an initiative to study the model syllabi of All India Council for Technical Education for planning curricula of Bachelor and Master (five disciplines) programmes. It is inferred that geospatial content across the semesters in various planning fields needs revision. It is also realized that students pursuing planning curricula are invariably exposed to spatial mapping tools but the popular digital drafting software have limitations on geospatial analysis of planning phenomena. Therefore, students need exposure on geospatial technologies to understand various real world phenomena. Inputs were given to seamlessly merge and incorporate geospatial components throughout the semesters wherever seems relevant. Another initiative by IIRS was taken to enhance the understanding and essence of space and geospatial technologies amongst the young minds at 10+2 level. The content was proposed in a manner such that youngsters start realizing the innumerable contributions made by space and geospatial technologies in their day-to-day life. This effort both at school and college level would help in not only enhancing job opportunities for young generation but also utilizing the untapped human resource potential. In the era of smart cities, higher economic growth and aspirations for a better tomorrow, integration of Geospatial technologies with conventional wisdom can no longer be ignored.

  9. Growth and Decline of Second Life as an Educational Platform

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    Mark, Christine Libby

    2014-01-01

    "Second Life," a 3D online immersive virtual environment, emerged in 2003 and was predicted to become the predominant online course delivery platform by 2013. Educational institutions initially rushed to create a presence in the "Second Life;" however, after 2009 those same institutions were disappointed by their experiences…

  10. Student-Life Stress in Education and Health Service Majors

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    Zascavage, Victoria; Winterman, Kathleen G.; Buot, Max; Wies, Jennifer R.; Lyzinski, Natalie

    2012-01-01

    In order to better understand the effects of student-life stress on Education and Health Service majors (n = 195) at a private, religious, Midwestern university in the USA, we assessed student perception of overall stress level and physical stress level using the Student-life Stress Inventory. The targeted sample consisted of students with…

  11. Inside Linden Lab: Second Life [TM] for Educators

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    Atkinson, Tom

    2008-01-01

    A new culture called Second Life [TM] has emerged that promises innovative strategies for everything from social interactions to business. Some educators believe it may hold new and unique opportunities for teaching and learning. Second Life [TM] (SL) is the creation of Linden Labs, a San Francisco-based corporation defined by its creators as "an…

  12. Leadership in Higher Education and the Second Half of Life

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    Mills, Roxanne

    2006-01-01

    Research indicates that little is understood about the impact of what has been called "the second half of life" on administrators in higher education, such as deans and department chairs. This study addresses this lack of knowledge by reviewing research on the second half of life phenomena, especially its possible impact on university/college…

  13. 3 Centre for Medical Education 4 Life Sciences Building

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    3 Centre for Medical Education 4 Life Sciences Building 6 Report from Admissions 7 Mc. The initia- tives in the Centre for Medical Education will continue our commitment to curricular development of you who continue to be the foundation of our support. It is your gifts, financial and moral, that help

  14. Examining Community Life "in the Making": Emile Durkheim's "Moral Education"

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    Prus, Robert

    2011-01-01

    Although often overlooked in sociological circles, Emile Durkheim's ("1902-1903") "Moral Education" provides an important cornerstone in the quest to understand community life. Not only does "Moral Education" give a vibrant realism to the sociological venture in ways that Durkheim's earlier works ("1893", "1895", "1897') fail to achieve, but in…

  15. Computers in Life Science Education. Volume 5, 1988.

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    Computers in Life Science Education, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Designed to serve as a means of communication among life science educators who anticipate or are currently using microcomputers as an educational tool, this volume of newsletters provides background information and practical suggestions on computer use. Over 80 articles are included. Topic areas include: (1) using a personal computer in a plant…

  16. Family Life Education for Young Adolescents. A Quasi-Experiment.

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    Herz, Elicia J.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    The impact of the Family Life Education Program for disadvantaged inner-city minority students (grades seven and eight) was investigated. Compared to the control group, program participants displayed improved knowledge about contraception, reproductive physiology, and adolescent pregnancy outcomes. Implications for school-based sex education

  17. Systems Analysis for Educational Planning. Selected Annotated Bibliography.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).

    This bibliography describes the contents of selected publications considered relevant for the study of systems analysis in educational planning. The citations and their annotations, in both English and French, are organized into (1) the uses of systems analysis in educational planning, (2) selected systems analysis techniques applied to education,…

  18. Womens' Roles and Education: Changing Traditions in Population Planning.

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    Vaughn, Gladys Gary, Comp.

    This collection of readings on women and education in regard to changing traditions in population/family planning is designed for international home economists, students, and other educators. It presents background information in designing curriculum which integrates family planning and population education concepts into home economics programs.…

  19. Is It Possible to Live a Philosophical, Educational Life in Education, Nowadays?

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    Griffiths, Morwenna

    2012-01-01

    I consider if and how far it is possible to live an educational philosophical life, in the fast-changing, globalised world of Higher Education. I begin with Socrates' account of a philosophical life in the "Apology". I examine some tensions within different conceptions of what it is to do philosophy. I then go on to focus more closely on what it…

  20. The Hemophilia Games: An Experiment in Health Education Planning.

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    National Heart and Lung Inst. (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.

    The Hemophilia Health Education Planning Project was designed to (1) create a set of tools useful in hemophilia planning and education, and (2) create a planning model for other diseases with similar factors. The project used the game-simulations technique which was felt to be particularly applicable to hemophilia health problems, since as a…

  1. Learning for Sustainability: NSW Environmental Education Plan, 2002-05.

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    2002

    This document is the first three-year environmental education plan for New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The plan is guided by a vision to achieve effective and integrated environmental education which builds the capacity of the people of NSW to be informed and active participants in moving society towards sustainability. The plan's priority…

  2. UK Education, Employability, and Everyday Life

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    Moore, Phoebe

    2009-01-01

    With pressures from employers, government ministries, and the new paying student/customer, New Labour has begun to restructure higher education and worker training in the United Kingdom to accommodate global markets, in the context of increasingly intimate relations between business and the public sector/education. This essay looks at the process…

  3. Values, Life-long Education and an Aging Canadian Population.

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    Ray, Douglas; And Others

    This compilation's 11 chapters provide selected and revised papers from an interdisciplinary seminar to examine lifelong education with regard to an aging and changing population and changes in value emphases. Chapter 1 introduces the topic by addressing aging populations, lifelong education, economic decisions and planning, social implications,…

  4. Communication Media in Education for Low-Income Countries: Implications for Planning. Fundamentals of Educational Planning--29.

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    McAnany, Emile G.; Mayo, John K.

    This booklet discusses, in the context of low-income countries, a series of planning issues bridging education and communication. The planning issues include the democratization of educational opportunity, the quality of instruction and learning, the impact of education through technology on rural areas, and the participation of people in their…

  5. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STRATEGIC PLAN -Revised December 2010 1 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

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    Barrash, Warren

    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STRATEGIC PLAN - Revised December 2010 1 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN OUR VISION The College of Education will be a leader in integrated teaching in a changing and complex global society. OUR MISSION The mission of the College of Education at Boise State

  6. LGBT people's knowledge of and preparedness to discuss end-of-life care planning options.

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    Hughes, Mark; Cartwright, Colleen

    2014-09-01

    Despite the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS, end-of-life care planning among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities is relatively under-researched, especially in Australia. This paper reports findings of a survey of 305 LGBT people living in New South Wales, which examined their knowledge of and attitudes towards end-of-life care. The focus of this paper is their preparedness to discuss with healthcare providers any end-of-life care plans. The results highlight that while the majority of respondents were aware of three of the four key end-of-life care planning options available in New South Wales--enduring powers of attorney, enduring guardians and person responsible (only a minority had heard of advance healthcare directives)--a much smaller number of people had actually taken up these options. Only a minority of respondents were able to identify correctly who had the legal right to make treatment decisions for a person who is unconscious following a car accident. A small proportion of people had discussed end-of-life care options with general practitioners or another main healthcare provider, and only in very few cases were these issues raised by the practitioners themselves. Those most likely to not feel comfortable discussing these issues with practitioners included younger people, those not fully open about their sexuality to family members, and transgender people and others who do not define their gender as male or female. The paper highlights the importance of education strategies to raise awareness of the end-of-life care planning options among LGBT people, as well as strategies for increasing health providers' preparedness to discuss these issues with LGBT patients. PMID:24935483

  7. A PLAN FOR EXCELLENCE: ENHANCING UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    ...............................................................................................29 Indicators of the Quality of the Educational ExperienceA PLAN FOR EXCELLENCE: ENHANCING UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS Retention Working Development and Assessment, Housing and Dining Services Brigitte Schmidt, Statistical Analyst, Office

  8. Education Strategic Plan, Students at work with the

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    Education Strategic Plan, 2009-2029 Students at work with the River Center Foundation, a 2008 at a Hurricane Hunter console NOAA's Education Mission The America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69) gives NOAA broad authority for educational activities. Stemming from this statute and other program-specific education

  9. Planning Non-Formal Education Curricula: The Case of Israel.

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    Keller, Diana; Dror, Ilana

    This paper compares the formal and non-formal education systems currently operating in Israel, describing the special features of curriculum planning in non-formal education. The central argument is that the non-formal education system fulfills functions that constitute a critique of the formal education system. The non-formal system offers the…

  10. Getting Serious Play: Life Span Career Education

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    Jarvis, Phil; Esbin, Howard

    2006-01-01

    Canada's $76.5 billion annual investment in education is paying dividends. A recent international survey ranked Canadian students "second" in reading literacy, "fifth" in mathematics and "fifth" in science. For nations and individuals alike, such mastery is intrinsic to success in the new knowledge economy. Yet, mastering these academic skills in…

  11. Relating learning to life: appropriate sex education.

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    Shukla, M; Mehta, S

    1995-01-01

    It is extremely important that the developmental needs of every individual be addressed during adolescence. Very few programs, however, strategically respond to the specific needs of young people. Adults need to instead understand the needs and concerns of adolescents, and provide guiding support. CHETNA has made the health and development of adolescents one of its priority program areas. The Founding Member and Deputy Director of CHETNA, Ahmedabad, discusses the need to go beyond sex education, CHETNA's experiences and lessons learned, problems with current sex education, and areas needing change, and makes recommendations for future action. Development programs should include sex education and strive to sensitize adolescents on gender, social, and reproductive health issues with the goal of fostering positive relationships. Emphasis should be given to building adolescents' self-esteem, respect, and personalities, especially the decision-making process to help adolescents gain control over their lives. Creative programs should also offer authentic, reliable, and scientific sex/reproductive health education, as well as the integration of psychological issues within the context of growth and sexual development. School teachers should be sensitized and trained to upgrade skills, while efforts should be made to explore alternative, reliable sources of information for adolescents on sex and gender. Parents should be made aware of and sensitized about adolescent development. It is in society's best interest to provide for the open discussion of sex and sexuality in a comfortable atmosphere. PMID:12346859

  12. Promoting Sex Education for a Healthy Life

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    Zaitsev, G. K.; Zaitsev, A. G.

    2006-01-01

    The increased rates of deviations in sexual behavior among young people and the number of divorces among young married families provide evidence of the urgent relevance of valeological/health-promoting sex education for the young people of Russia. This article discusses scientific and practical experience from the implementation of program…

  13. Continuing medical education for life: eight principles.

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    Abrahamson, S; Baron, J; Elstein, A S; Hammond, W P; Holzman, G B; Marlow, B; Taggart, M S; Schulkin, J

    1999-12-01

    Continuing medical education (CME) is being pressured to change in response to increasing and changing educational needs of practicing physicians, fostered by technical innovations, evolution of practice styles, and the reorganization of health care delivery. Leadership in the reform of CME falls primarily to the medical specialty societies in light of their traditional responsibilities for accrediting CME and maintaining professional standards. To address the need for reform, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1997 organized a conference to assemble CME program administrators from several medical specialties and academicians with expertise in postgraduate learning. At the conference, issues facing CME were examined. The authors, who were conference participants, state and explain eight principles that emerged from conference discussions. (For example: "Educational activities should be supportive of and coordinated with the transition to evidence-based medicine.") The principles reflect the interspecialty and interdisciplinary consensus achieved by the conference participants and can serve as useful guideposts for educators as they work to improve CME in their institutions. The authors conclude by noting the need for a more systematic and rigorously analytic approach, where CME content is determined according to assessed needs and CME is evaluated by measuring outcomes; for this to happen, CME educators and faculty must be brought up to date through training, including the use of problem-based learning. CME must also instill collegiality, interaction, and collaboration into the learning environment instead of being a solitary learning activity. Finally, CME must not only emphasize the acquisition of knowledge but also instruct physicians in the process of decision making to help them better use their knowledge as they make clinical judgments. PMID:10619003

  14. Teacher Education in Pakistan: Analysis of Planning Issues in Early Childhood Education

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    Hunzai, Zohra Nisar

    2009-01-01

    This article focuses on the status of teacher education and early childhood education in Pakistan. The paper analyzes planning issues in early childhood teacher education by examining education policies and existing practices in early childhood teacher education in Pakistan. Initiatives taken at public and private levels in Pakistan are also…

  15. Planning for Your Transition from High School to Adult Life: A Workbook to Help You Decide What You Want Your Life to Look like after Graduation and to Help You Outline the Steps so You Can Make It Happen!

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    Condon, Ellen; Brown, Kim

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this workbook is to help youth to take the lead in planning for their adult lives. The workbook shares important information, encourages youth to begin thinking about life after high school, and offers ideas they can use to plan routes to reach their goals. This is not a workbook parents, educators or others should hand to young…

  16. HDFS 434/634: Family Life Education Number of Credits 3

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    education; · identify well-established family life education programs and evaluate the quality as a family life educator (see Darling & Cassidy, 2014). Specifically, on p. 47, there are eleven qualitiesHDFS 434/634: Family Life Education Number of Credits 3 Instructor Dr. Bridget Walsh, CFLE Catalog

  17. Montana State Plan for Education of Homeless Children and Youth.

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    Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.

    This document presents Montana's plan for the education of homeless children and youth, in accordance with requirements of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The plan includes four main parts. Part I, "Program Policy," summarizes the intent of the McKinney Act to ensure free, appropriate educational services for all children…

  18. Family Planning Educational Materials: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Items.

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    North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Population Center.

    This bibliography is designed to assist agencies in the U.S. and abroad in their selection of family planning educational materials. The citations are divided into two sections: (1) patient-oriented educational materials with emphasis on the need for family planning, availability of services, and birth control methods; and (2) materials which…

  19. Missouri Adult Education and Literacy State Plan, 2000-2004

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    Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's revised State Plan extension, which is effective until June 30, 2011. The eligible agency assures that this plan, which serves as an agreement between State and Federal Governments under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, will be administered in…

  20. Integrating 3D Visualization and GIS in Planning Education

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    Yin, Li

    2010-01-01

    Most GIS-related planning practices and education are currently limited to two-dimensional mapping and analysis although 3D GIS is a powerful tool to study the complex urban environment in its full spatial extent. This paper reviews current GIS and 3D visualization uses and development in planning practice and education. Current literature…

  1. Financial Planners: Educating Widows in Personal Financial Planning

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    Korb, Brian R.

    2010-01-01

    Widows constitute a growing segment of the U.S. population; however, very little has been done to educate them on the basics of personal financial planning. The creation and implementation of financial planning education programs for widows can help them become more financially literate and free them from anxiety and fear. Interviews with eight…

  2. Strategic Planning for Educational Reform and Improvement.

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    D'Amico, Joseph J.

    This paper applies the strategic planning process to the task of school renewal and improvement. After outlining the basic elements of stratgic planning (planning-to-plan phase, research, writing a mission statement, forecasting, contingency planning, and development of the strategic plan), the paper focuses on using this model to restructure…

  3. Intelligent Planning and Scheduling for Controlled Life Support Systems

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    Leon, V. Jorge

    1996-01-01

    Planning in Controlled Ecological Life Support Systems (CELSS) requires special look ahead capabilities due to the complex and long-term dynamic behavior of biological systems. This project characterizes the behavior of CELSS, identifies the requirements of intelligent planning systems for CELSS, proposes the decomposition of the planning task into short-term and long-term planning, and studies the crop scheduling problem as an initial approach to long-term planning. CELSS is studied in the realm of Chaos. The amount of biomass in the system is modeled using a bounded quadratic iterator. The results suggests that closed ecological systems can exhibit periodic behavior when imposed external or artificial control. The main characteristics of CELSS from the planning and scheduling perspective are discussed and requirements for planning systems are given. Crop scheduling problem is identified as an important component of the required long-term lookahead capabilities of a CELSS planner. The main characteristics of crop scheduling are described and a model is proposed to represent the problem. A surrogate measure of the probability of survival is developed. The measure reflects the absolute deviation of the vital reservoir levels from their nominal values. The solution space is generated using a probability distribution which captures both knowledge about the system and the current state of affairs at each decision epoch. This probability distribution is used in the context of an evolution paradigm. The concepts developed serve as the basis for the development of a simple crop scheduling tool which is used to demonstrate its usefulness in the design and operation of CELSS.

  4. Life Sciences Space Station planning document: A reference payload for the Life Sciences Research Facility

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    1986-01-01

    The Space Station, projected for construction in the early 1990s, will be an orbiting, low-gravity, permanently manned facility providing unprecedented opportunities for scientific research. Facilities for Life Sciences research will include a pressurized research laboratory, attached payloads, and platforms which will allow investigators to perform experiments in the crucial areas of Space Medicine, Space Biology, Exobiology, Biospherics and Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS). These studies are designed to determine the consequences of long-term exposure to space conditions, with particular emphasis on assuring the permanent presence of humans in space. The applied and basic research to be performed, using humans, animals, and plants, will increase our understanding of the effects of the space environment on basic life processes. Facilities being planned for remote observations from platforms and attached payloads of biologically important elements and compounds in space and on other planets (Exobiology) will permit exploration of the relationship between the evolution of life and the universe. Space-based, global scale observations of terrestrial biology (Biospherics) will provide data critical for understanding and ultimately managing changes in the Earth's ecosystem. The life sciences community is encouraged to participate in the research potential the Space Station facilities will make possible. This document provides the range and scope of typical life sciences experiments which could be performed within a pressurized laboratory module on Space Station.

  5. Survey of the incidence and effect of major life events on graduate medical education trainees

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    Grimm, Lars J.; Nagler, Alisa; Maxfield, Charles M.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose This study aims to assess the incidence of major life events during graduate medical education (GME) training and to establish any associations with modifiable activities and career planning. Methods The authors surveyed graduating GME trainees from their parent institution in June 2013. Demographic information (clinical department, gender, training duration) and major life events (marriage, children, death/illness, home purchase, legal troubles, property loss) were surveyed. Respondents were queried about the relationship between life events and career planning. A multivariable logistic regression model tested for associations. Results A total of 53.2% (166/312) of graduates responded to the survey. 50% (83/166) of respondents were female. Major life events occurred in 96.4% (160/166) of respondents. Male trainees were more likely (56.1% [46/82] vs. 30.1% [25/83]) to have a child during training (p=0.01). A total of 41.6% (69/166) of responders consciously engaged or avoided activities during GME training, while 31.9% (53/166) of responders reported that life events influenced their career plans. Trainees in lifestyle residencies (p=0.02), those who experienced the death or illness of a close associate (p=0.01), and those with legal troubles (p=0.04) were significantly more likely to consciously control life events. Conclusion Major life events are very common and changed career plans in nearly a third of GME trainees. Furthermore, many trainees consciously avoided activities due to their responsibilities during training. GME training programs should closely assess the institutional support systems available to trainees during this difficult time. PMID:26070948

  6. Fostering an Integrated Life of Purpose in Christian Higher Education

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    Schutte, Kelli Jo

    2008-01-01

    The research reported in this study focused on women in an institution of Christian higher education. The study utilized in-depth interviews to explore certain work/life influences including cultural demands, organizational demands, and personal influences. The findings stress the importance of an individual worldview in strategy formation for…

  7. Life Histories of Three Exemplary American Physical Educators

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    Cazers, Gunars

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of the following article-style dissertation was to present the life histories of three exemplary physical educators, to give them voice, explore ways in which they experienced marginalization, and describe how they persevered in spite of difficulties they experienced in their careers. The participants included (a) Robin, a female…

  8. Web-Based Family Life Education: Spotlight on User Experience

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    Doty, Jennifer; Doty, Matthew; Dwrokin, Jodi

    2011-01-01

    Family Life Education (FLE) websites can benefit from the field of user experience, which makes technology easy to use. A heuristic evaluation of five FLE sites was performed using Neilson's heuristics, guidelines for making sites user friendly. Greater site complexity resulted in more potential user problems. Sites most frequently had problems…

  9. CBE--Life Sciences Education Vol. 12, 215229, Summer 2013

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    Donovan, Deborah

    CBE--Life Sciences Education Vol. 12, 215­229, Summer 2013 Article Advantages and Challenges. Atkins, I. Y. Salter, D. J. Gallagher,§ R. F. Kratz, J. V. Rousseau,¶ and G. D. Nelson* *Western- sentations of energy, introducing definitions, the placement of Scientists' Ideas, and the replicability

  10. Life Journey through Autism: Navigating the Special Education System

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    Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    As any parent of a child with autism knows, your life changes and you take on new roles after your child receives a diagnosis of autism. Ready or not, you are now expected to be an expert on interventions, support professionals, and special education. Suddenly, your concerns and worries are different from the parents around you. While they may be…

  11. Family Life Education. Resource Units for Seventh and Eighth Grades.

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    Ruckstuhl, Mary; Hulme, Marylin A., Ed.

    Designed for teachers and school districts wishing to include family life education in the curriculum, this teaching guide presents a program for seventh and eighth graders which includes material on biological development, emotional issues, values, and sex fairness. The guide begins with an introduction dealing with the need for such programs,…

  12. Life Style Types and Patterns of Retirement of Educators

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    Snow, Robert B.; Havighurst, Robert J.

    1977-01-01

    Administrators in higher education disclosed life style patterns for the "retirement period" from ages 65 to 75. Two contrasting patterns are described-Transformers and Maintainers. These groups reported differences in boyhood experiences, attitudes toward retirement, and choices of activity after age 65. (Author)

  13. Extended Music Education Enhances the Quality of School Life

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    Eerola, Päivi-Sisko; Eerola, Tuomas

    2014-01-01

    The claim of whether music education can create social benefits in the school environment was tested in 10 Finnish schools with an extended music curricular class and control classes. The quality of school life (QSL) was assessed by a representative sample ("N" = 735) of pupils at years 3 and 6 (9- and 12-years-olds). The results showed…

  14. Family LIfe Education Curriculum: Grade 7 through Grade 9 Level.

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    Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville, NC.

    This document presents a curriculum unit in family life education for students in grades 7 through 9 that encompasses learning about human sexuality, interpersonal relationships, and roles within the family. The unit is designed to attain the following goals: (1) to help students gain a detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and uniqueness…

  15. Research Needs of a Family Life Educator and Marriage Counselor

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    Blood, Robert O.

    1976-01-01

    The author, a family life educator, reviews the research literature on marriage and family indicating the neglected areas and stressing the need for cause and effect studies. He proposes a number of research approaches to achieve the latter. Speech presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Salt Lake City, Utah,…

  16. Ada education in a software life-cycle context

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    Clough, Anne J.

    1986-01-01

    Some of the experience gained from a comprehensive educational program undertaken at The Charles Stark Draper Lab. to introduce the Ada language and to transition modern software engineering technology into the development of Ada and non-Ada applications is described. Initially, a core group, which included manager, engineers and programmers, received training in Ada. An Ada Office was established to assume the major responsibility for training, evaluation, acquisition and benchmarking of tools, and consultation on Ada projects. As a first step in this process, and in-house educational program was undertaken to introduce Ada to the Laboratory. Later, a software engineering course was added to the educational program as the need to address issues spanning the entire software life cycle became evident. Educational efforts to date are summarized, with an emphasis on the educational approach adopted. Finally, lessons learned in administering this program are addressed.

  17. 25 CFR 273.14 - Preparing the education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Preparing the education plan. 273.14 Section 273.14 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT PROGRAM EDUCATION CONTRACTS UNDER JOHNSON-O'MALLEY ACT Application Process § 273.14...

  18. 25 CFR 273.14 - Preparing the education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Preparing the education plan. 273.14 Section 273.14 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT PROGRAM EDUCATION CONTRACTS UNDER JOHNSON-O'MALLEY ACT Application Process § 273.14...

  19. 25 CFR 273.14 - Preparing the education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true Preparing the education plan. 273.14 Section 273.14 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT PROGRAM EDUCATION CONTRACTS UNDER JOHNSON-O'MALLEY ACT Application Process § 273.14...

  20. Closing the Gaps: The Texas Higher Education Plan.

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    Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.

    This higher education plan for Texas outlines the goals of closing the gaps in higher education participation and success, in educational excellence, and in funded research over the next 15 years. It outlines the four challenges that are the most critical to overcome for the future well-being of Texas. These challenges are presented as goals. The…

  1. 25 CFR 273.14 - Preparing the education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Preparing the education plan. 273.14 Section 273.14 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT PROGRAM EDUCATION CONTRACTS UNDER JOHNSON-O'MALLEY ACT Application Process § 273.14...

  2. 25 CFR 273.14 - Preparing the education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Preparing the education plan. 273.14 Section 273.14 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT PROGRAM EDUCATION CONTRACTS UNDER JOHNSON-O'MALLEY ACT Application Process § 273.14...

  3. Education's Role in National Development Plans: Ten Country Cases.

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    Thomas, R. Murray, Ed.

    The place education has been assigned in the national development programs of 10 nations is discussed, the problems that these countries have encountered in managing education are examined, and the measures adopted to solve educational problems are assessed. Included are the following papers: (1) "The Nature of National Development Planning" (R.…

  4. Long-Range Planning for Texas Higher Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.

    The report presents results of the first year's effort in developing a master plan for higher education in Texas. The first section highlights contributions of Texas higher education in the areas of research, public service, and teaching. Examined in the next section is the current higher education setting with data on the present status of Texas…

  5. A Holistic Approach to Family Planning Counseling and Education.

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    Chaves, Lushanhya Coutinho; And Others

    A family planning clinic which was part of a large public maternity hospital in Salvador Bahia, Brazil received a grant to expand its services and to evaluate a service model focusing on client counseling and education. The counseling, education, and service provision process included individual pre-consultation with a nurse, group education and…

  6. Conservation Plan, Seaman Outdoor Laboratory for Environmental Education.

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    Topeka Unified School District 345, KS.

    This guide focuses on the conservation plan for an outdoor laboratory. Although the plan focuses specifically on Seaman Outdoor Education Laboratory, the concepts could be applied to any natural area including parks, farms, and school grounds. Along with an introduction and justification, the guide includes the conservation plan that serves as the…

  7. Learning from Real-Life Problems: Functional Education in Bangladesh.

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    Islam, Mahmood Aminul

    1980-01-01

    Describes a program in Bangladesh designed to make the rural poor understand their social and economic problems in order to begin to bring about change through their own efforts. The program is functional education and includes topics in family planning, health, housing, nutrition, and agriculture. (Author/SA)

  8. Second Life Users' Profiles and Views about Educational Potential of Second Life: A Case of Turkey

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    Baran, Bahar; Cukurbasi, Baris; Colak, Canan; Dogusoy, Berrin

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to reveal Second Life (SL) residents' profiles, first hand experiences, opinions about SL and its potential as an educational environment. The members of 14 Turkish Island in SL answered a questionnaire including Likert-type, open ended and multiple-choice items and participated in interview sessions. Researchers collected 118…

  9. Teaching Cultural Considerations at the End of Life: End of Life Nursing Education Consortium Program Recommendations.

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    Matzo, Marianne LaPorte; Sherman, Deborah Witt; Mazanec, Polly; Barber, Marty Ayers; Virani, Rose; McLaughlin, M. Maureen

    2002-01-01

    Nursing faculty (n=564) and continuing education faculty (n=707) were trained in cultural considerations at the end of life using experiential and role modeling methods. Training included dimensions of culture, cross-cultural communication, beliefs about death and dying, and attributes and skills for culturally competent nursing care. (Contains 25…

  10. Individual Education Plan Goals and Services for Adolescents With Autism: Impact of Age and Educational Setting

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    Kurth, Jennifer A.; Mastergeorge, Ann M.

    2010-11-01

    The purpose of this study is to describe the educational programs for adolescents with autism (age 12—16 years) in inclusion and noninclusion settings as reflected in their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, services, and curricular adaptations...

  11. Educating the Public About Health: A Planning Guide. Health Planning Methods and Technology Series.

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    Sullivan, Daniel

    A comprehensive overview of major issues involved in educating the public about health, with emphasis on methods and approaches designed to foster community participation in health planning, is presented in this guide. It is intended to provide ideas for those engaged in health education program development with ideas for use in planning,…

  12. How the American Education System Looks From the Standpoint of Systematic Planning.

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    Benson, Charles S.

    Comparative analysis of educational planning in Pakistan and the United States illustrates the potential of educational planning and the one-sided approach to planning practiced in America. In Pakistan, the centralized government coordinates all planning activities, and educational planning is only one part of an integrated planning program for…

  13. Video streaming in nursing education: bringing life to online education.

    PubMed

    Smith-Stoner, Marilyn; Willer, Ann

    2003-01-01

    Distance education is a standard form of instruction for many colleges of nursing. Web-based course and program content has been delivered primarily through text-based presentations such as PowerPoint slides and Web search activities. However, the rapid pace of technological innovation is making available more sophisticated forms of delivery such as video streaming. High-quality video streams, created at the instructor's desktop or in basic recording studios, can be produced that build on PowerPoint or create new media for use on the Web. The technology required to design, produce, and upload short video-streamed course content objects to the Internet is described. The preparation of materials, suggested production guidelines, and examples of information presented via desktop video methods are presented. PMID:12646824

  14. Work-Life Issues and Participation in Education and Training: Support Document

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    Skinner, Natalie

    2009-01-01

    This document serves as a support paper to the "Work-Life Issues and Participation in Education and Training" report. This support document contains tables that show: (1) participation in education and training; (2) participation in education and training and work-life interaction; (3) future participation in education or training; (4) perceptions…

  15. ICT, Education Transformation, and Economic Development: An Analysis of the US National Educational Technology Plan

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    Kozma, Robert B.

    2011-01-01

    In support of the conclusions and recommendations in the National Education Technology Plan (NETP), this article makes explicit the connections between the economic rationale used in the plan and the educational transformations it recommends. The article reviews macroeconomic research, microeconomic research, labor market and workforce studies,…

  16. Education Emergencies: A Plan for Success.

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    Butlar, Marti

    2015-01-01

    Although atypical, there are urgent situations in which education must be developed and deployed quickly to a large number of people. This article describes a strategy to guide rapid deployment of staff education based on lessons learned by educators who were recently faced with such a situation. PMID:26035029

  17. Planning Educational Volunteer Forums: Steps to Success.

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    Culp, Ken III

    2000-01-01

    Five steps that can help ensure the success of workshops, conferences, or forums for extension volunteers: constructing the steering/planning committee; contracting facilities; planning the program; arranging for food, meals, and catering; and developing the budget. (SK)

  18. Education in adult basic life support training programs.

    PubMed

    Flint, L S; Billi, J E; Kelly, K; Mandel, L; Newell, L; Stapleton, E R

    1993-02-01

    The Panel on Educational Issues in Adult Basic Life Support Training Programs reviewed the characteristics of adult learners, aspects of educational theory, issues concerning barriers to learning and performing CPR, and issues concerning testing and evaluation. The panel made the following recommendations: a comprehensive evaluation of the basic life support program with the goal of improving the program design and educational tools must be initiated; adult programs must be designed to motivate laypersons to become trained in CPR, as well as to target relatives and friends of high-risk individuals; and emotional and attitudinal issues, including the student's reluctance to act in an emergency, must be addressed. Programs must incorporate information on the willingness of an individual to perform CPR; CPR programs must be simplified and focus on critical success factors; flexible educational approaches in programs are encouraged; flexible programming that addresses the needs of the allied health professional is encouraged; formal testing should be eliminated for layperson programs; and formal testing for health care providers and instructors should be continued. PMID:8434847

  19. Improving science literacy and education through space life sciences

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    MacLeish, M. Y.; Moreno, N. P.; Tharp, B. Z.; Denton, J. J.; Jessup, G.; Clipper, M. C.

    2001-01-01

    The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) encourages open involvement by scientists and the public at large in the Institute's activities. Through its Education and Public Outreach Program, the Institute is supporting national efforts to improve Kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) and undergraduate education and to communicate knowledge generated by space life science research to lay audiences. Three academic institution Baylor College of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and Texas A&M University are designing, producing, field-testing, and disseminating a comprehensive array of programs and products to achieve this goal. The objectives of the NSBRI Education and Public Outreach program are to: promote systemic change in elementary and secondary science education; attract undergraduate students--especially those from underrepresented groups--to careers in space life sciences, engineering and technology-based fields; increase scientific literacy; and to develop public and private sector partnerships that enhance and expand NSBRI efforts to reach students and families. c 2001. Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. A Participative Procedure for Educational Master Planning.

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    Bounds, Stuart M.

    A model procedure, implemented in 1976 at Thomas Nelson Community College (Virginia), for community based and continuous long-range planning is described in this report. The model involves extensive participation by all community segments and presents strategies for review, approval, and research in support of the plan. Planning components include…

  1. A Complex Web of Education Policy Borrowing and Transfer: Education for All and the Plan for the Development of Education in Brazil

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    Rambla, Xavier

    2014-01-01

    This article analyses how Education for All policies were transferred to Brazil and Latin America by means of ambitious educational strategic plans such as the Plan for the Development of Education and the National Education Plans -- promoted by the Federal Government of Brazil, and the Latin American Educational Goals -- promoted by the…

  2. Advanced Education and Technology Business Plan, 2010-13

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the business plan of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology for 2010 to 2013. Advanced Education and Technology supports the advanced learning system by providing funding for advanced learning providers, coordinating and approving programs of study at public institutions, licensing and approving programs at private…

  3. Teacher Education Programs in Jordan: A Reform Plan

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    Naba'h, Abdallah Abu; Al-Omari, Hamza; Ihmeideh, Fathi; Al-Wa'ily, Suad

    2009-01-01

    The study presents a historical background of teacher education in Jordan and outlines the components of the present teacher education program at Hashemite University. This includes admission policy, academic study plans, practicum programs, selection of cooperative schools, selection of cooperative teachers, stages of training, and assessment of…

  4. Minority Language Education Policy and Planning in Sweden

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    Cabau, Béatrice

    2014-01-01

    This paper analyses Swedish language-in-education policy and planning in the field of minority language education. In recent years, various criticisms have pointed to the discrepancy between these two processes in mother tongue instruction (MTI) at compulsory schools. The general dissatisfaction expressed by some representatives of language…

  5. Washington State Board of Education Strategic Plan, 2010-2011

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington State Board of Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    In 2005, the Washington State Legislature significantly changed the role of the State Board of Education (SBE). While the Board retains some administrative duties, SBE is now mandated to play a broad leadership role in strategic oversight and policy for K-12 education in the state. This paper presents the strategic plan of Washington State Board…

  6. Planning, Programming, Budgeting for Ohio's Public Institutions of Higher Education.

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    Millett, John D.

    The purpose of this report is to provide a common framework within which Ohio's public institutions of higher education can perform their existing planning, programming, and budgeting functions. The purposes, organization, and outputs of higher education are discussed in the first 3 sections. Purposes include: instructional objectives, research,…

  7. Technology Transfer Educational Curriculum Plan for the State of Colorado.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dakin, Karl J.

    A recommended plan for an educational curriculum on the topic of technology transfer is outlined. A survey was conducted to determine the current levels of ability and knowledge of technology users and of transfer intermediaries. Information was collected from three sources: individuals and organizations currently presenting educational programs…

  8. An Overview of Opitmal Control Theory Applied to Educational Planning.

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    Tracz, George S.

    Mathematical model building for educational planning in this country has been heavily influenced by the USOE DYNAMOD Model, a computerized Markov-type or input-output model. However, the input-output method is structurally inadequate to reflect the true behavior of the educational system. To introduce some elements of decision making into the…

  9. Updated Five Year Plan for Special Education Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fairfax County Schools, VA.

    Outlined is the 5-year plan (1973-78) for public school special education services (preschool through post high school) in Fairfax County, Virginia. Included are a brief statement of the school division's philosophy of special education and a summary of a survey of nine categories of handicapped children showing how many are or are not being…

  10. National Videodisc Symposium for Education: A National Plan.

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    Helsel, Sandra; Rogers, John

    1987-01-01

    Describes the activities and recommendations of a National Videodisc Symposium in Education sponsored in 1986 by the National School Boards Association and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with the primary objective of developing a national plan for integrating videodisc technology into general education. Goals for an upcoming session are…

  11. Report of the Arts Education Planning Institute. Session I.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, Arlene

    Proceedings and recommendations of the Rhode Island Arts Education Planning Institute are reported. The conference involved 127 participants including educators, artists, and personnel from arts organizations. A brief summary of the presentations of model programs includes exploration in sound, photography, and publication in the high school, a…

  12. Comparing Power Spaces: The Shaping of Ghana's Education Strategic Plan

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    Takyi-Amoako, Emefa

    2012-01-01

    This article compares the power spaces occupied by both donors and the Ministry of Education in the formulation of Ghana's Education Strategic Plan (ESP). It shows that the formulation of the ESP was more donor-led than Ministry-led due to the donor-initiated global policy frameworks also referred to as the non-negotiables. Consequently, donors…

  13. Educational Trends Shaping School Planning and Design: 2007

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    Stevenson, Kenneth R.

    2006-01-01

    In 2002, the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF) published the author's "Ten Educational Trends Shaping School Planning and Design" [ED467701], which received considerable attention and has been downloaded from the NCEF website by thousands of users. Here is an update by the author, with the ten trends expanded to twelve. This…

  14. Educational Trends Shaping School Planning, Design, Construction, Funding and Operation

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    Stevenson, Kenneth R.

    2010-01-01

    What does the future hold for educators and facilities professionals when it comes to planning, building, funding, and operating school facilities? No one can absolutely know beforehand. However, there are many, many indicators of where public education in the United States may well be destined. These indicators take the form of already occurring…

  15. Family Life Education Project seeks to bring down illegitimate births, teen-age pregnancies and STD.

    PubMed

    Kondo, A

    1992-01-01

    Levels of teen pregnancy, illegitimate birth, sexually transmitted disease (STD), rape, wife-bashing, abandonment and abuse, abortion, school dropout, divorce, and drug abuse are on the rise in Fiji. 13.4% of 7,093 births to 7,093 mothers over the period January 1982-June 1983 were to mothers under age 19, of which 46.7% of the babies were illegitimate. 4% of all mothers harbored STD. Talks held by the Ministry of Education eventually led to the development and implementation of the Family Life Education Project in July 1985. The project's longterm goals are to reduce the incidence of adolescent pregnancy, unwanted births, STDs, and psychological stress. To attain these goals, family life education was incorporated in the curricula of 104 of 141 of the country's secondary schools. This core course was designed to change teen attitudes and behaviors relating to family life, population issues, and family planning, and was implemented with broad parental and community support. Anecdotal evidence suggests program success. PMID:12285907

  16. Integrating Planning, Assessment, and Improvement in Higher Education

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    Sherlock, Barbara J.

    2009-01-01

    Based on Penn State's popular "Innovation Insights" series, this book brings together in one handy reference nearly a decade of tried and true insights into continuous quality improvements in higher education. Their five-step model for integrating planning, assessment, and improvement moves plans off the shelf and into the weekly and daily…

  17. The Development of Kidney Stone Dietary Plans for Patient Education

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    Dennison, Darwin; Mayo, M. Leah; Abraham, Victor E.

    2011-01-01

    Currently patient education programs and urology practices provide individuals with "lists of foods to avoid" for dietary management of kidney stones. However, "planned diets" that include daily meal plans and recipes provide structure and specificity for diet management and are preferred by many individuals. This article describes the development…

  18. An Education Plan for the Denver Public Schools.

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    Cardenas, Jose A.

    The development and submission, for the Court's consideration, of an education plan for Hispano and Black children in Denver Public Schools was requested by plaintiffs in this case. The Court ordered the development of a school program based on the characteristics of these children. The proposed plan provides the rationale and activities necessary…

  19. Financial Planning Education. A Challenge for Teachers, Trainers, and Institutions.

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    Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.

    This publication is designed to help teachers develop better skills in the teaching of personal and family financial planning and consists of eight chapters: (1) Personal and Family Financial Education: The Need and Structure (C. Raymond Anderson); (2) Development of Self-Concept in Relation to Personal and Family Financial Planning Strategies…

  20. Language Planning Orientations and Bilingual Education in Peru.

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    Hornberger, Nancy H.

    1988-01-01

    Considers the status and corpus planning aspects of three of Peru's Quechua policies in light of the language planning orientations of language-as-problem, language-as-right, and language-as-resource. Current Quechua/Spanish bilingual education recognizes the rights of Quechua speakers and the role of the language as a national resource.…

  1. Planning for Applications of Communications Satellites in Education.

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    O'Connell, William K.

    This report of a project to develop and test a prototype system for the delivery of continuing education (CE) to two defined target groups of registered dietitians includes user needs, alternative approaches, the operational plan, the management plan, and personnel. Major tasks involved in the project are described: (1) development,…

  2. Planning in Higher Education: A Multiple Scenario Forecasting Approach.

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    Preble, John F.; Rau, Pradeep A.

    1986-01-01

    An approach is proposed whereby all institutions in a state higher education system may proceed to plan for the year 1990. The approach incorporates two major planning tools--Delphi and Multiple Scenario Analysis--and shows how a structured process can help an institution to generate alternative views of the future. (MLW)

  3. Planning Facilities for Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation. Revised.

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    Flynn, Richard B., Ed.; And Others

    This newly revised edition is intended to serve as a practical tool for school administrators, physical education department heads, architects, planning consultants, and all others interested in planning new areas and facilities or checking the adequacy of those already in use. Chapter input was solicited from carefully chosen leaders in the field…

  4. Facility Planning for Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics.

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    Flynn, Richard B., Ed.

    This publication reflects the composite knowledge of many professionals on the topic of the planning and construction of facilities for athletics, physical education, and recreation. The text is organized into nine chapters: (1) "Facility Planning Process: Factors To Consider" (H. R. White and J. D. Karabetsos); (2) "Indoor Facilities" (E.…

  5. Planning Physical Education and Athletic Facilities in Schools.

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    Penman, Kenneth A.

    This book is primarily designed for a course in planning physical education and athletic facilities and as a supplementary textbook for administration courses. It illustrates the skills necessary for designing and planning facilities, stresses the need for effective communication between planners and users, and covers elementary through college…

  6. A Strategic Planning Process Model for Distance Education

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    Pisel, Kenneth P.

    2008-01-01

    As more institutions seek to implement or expand distance learning programs, it becomes critical to integrate distance learning programs into broader strategic visions and plans. Using the informed opinion from a panel of peer-nominated experts via iterative Delphi questionnaires, a 10-phased strategic planning process model for distance education

  7. Compilation of Master Plan Policies for Illinois Higher Education, 2003.

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    Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.

    This comprehensive reference document incorporates the 1997 Master Plan Policies updated and amended with policies adopted by the Illinois Board of Higher Education since the 1997 edition. As a compilation, it includes relevant sections of the comprehensive master plans of the 1960s and 1970s and issue-related policies developed in the 1980s and…

  8. Life science teachers' decision making on sex education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gill, Puneet Singh

    The desires of young people and especially young bodies are constructed at the intersections of policies that set the parameters of sex education policies, the embodied experiences of students in classrooms, and the way bodies are discussed in the complex language of science. Moreover, more research points to the lack of scientifically and medically accurate information about sex education. Through this research, I hope to extend the discussion about sex education to life science classrooms, where youth can discuss how sex occurs according to scientific concepts and processes. However, science classrooms are caught in a double bind: They maintain positivist methods of teaching science while paying little attention to the nature of science or the nature and function of science that offer explanations of scientific phenomena. In this study, I describe how science teachers made decisions about what to include or not include about sexuality in a life science classroom and the discursive frameworks that shaped these decisions. I also analyzed the ways that these relationships functioned to produce certain truths, or discourses. The current trends in research concerning SSI are pointing to understanding how controversial issues are framed according to personal philosophies, identities, and teaching approaches. If we can understand science teachers' inner aspects as they relate to sexuality education, we can also understand the deep-seeded motivations behind how these specific issues are being taught. In science classrooms where a discussion of the body is part of the curriculum, specific discourses of the body and sex/sexuality are excluded. In this study, I describe how science teachers made decisions about what to include or not include about sexuality in a life science classroom and the discursive practices that shaped these decisions.

  9. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Teacher Education Assessment Plan

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    Kunkle, Tom

    SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Teacher Education Assessment Plan EHHP TEACHING achievement of every candidate in the Teacher Education Program by defining the knowledge and skills structures that define in broad strokes our beliefs about essential teacher proficiencies as expressed in our

  10. Factors affecting teachers' attitudes and practice of family life education in Nigeria.

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    Olukoya, A A; Oyedeji, S O; Johnson, T O

    1992-01-01

    Questionnaires completed by 700 secondary school teachers in Nigeria's Lagos, Kaduna, and Cross-River States revealed a generally positive attitude toward family life education. 53.56% of respondents were female and 31.5%% were or had been married. Their average age was 28.3 years. One third of the teachers were not parents, and only 15.5% had children as old as their students. The teachers expressed agreement with the importance of school-based sex education (71.6%), the potential for family planning to improve health (82.9%), concern with rapid population growth (68.7%), and awareness that teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are major social problems in Nigeria (84.7% and 74.9%, respectively). Most identified ages 10-14 years as the ideal time to talk to children about sex. Half considered it the mother's responsibility to provide sex education, and most felt it is easier to talk to a female child. 45% of teachers agreed that contraceptive services should be available to adolescents. The factors associated with a positive attitude toward family life education were female sex, single marital status, Christian religion, and teaching in a coeducational school. PMID:12319296

  11. Conceptual Framework for Educational Disaster Centre "save the Children Life"

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    Bandrova, T.; Kouteva, M.; Pashova, L.; Savova, D.; Marinova, S.

    2015-08-01

    Millions of people are affected by natural and man-made disasters each year, among which women, children, elderly persons, people with disabilities or special needs, prisoners, certain members of ethnic minorities, people with language barriers, and the impoverished are the most vulnerable population groups in case of emergencies. Many national and international organizations are involved in Early Warning and Crisis Management training, particularly focused on the special target to safe children and improve their knowledge about disasters. The success of these efforts is based on providing the specific information about disaster preparedness and emergency in adapted for children educational materials, accompanied with simple illustrative explanations for easy and fast understanding of the disasters. The active participation of the children in the educational activities through appropriate presenting the information, short training seminars and entertaining games will increase their resilience and will contribute significantly to their preparedness and adequate response in emergency situations. This paper aims to present the conceptual framework of a project for establishing an Educational Disaster Centre (EDC) "Save the children life" at University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), providing relevant justification of the necessity to organize such centre in Bulgaria and discussing good practices in Europe and worldwide for children' education and training in case of disastrous event. General concepts for educational materials and children training are shared. Appropriate equipment for the EDC is shortly described.

  12. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227.37 Section 227... CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator...227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a) General....

  13. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227.37 Section 227... CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator...227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a) General....

  14. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227.37 Section 227... CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator...227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a) General....

  15. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227.37 Section 227... CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator...227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a) General....

  16. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227.37 Section 227... CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator...227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a) General....

  17. Title: Ensuring Success for Climate Actions Plans through Education (ESCAPE) Hosts: Mike Hoffmann and Charles Greene

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    Walter, M.Todd

    Title: Ensuring Success for Climate Actions Plans through Education (ESCAPE) Hosts: Mike Hoffmann Actions Plans through Education (ESCAPE) Cornell University has provided national leadership in the development of university climate action plans. However, that leadership has not been reflected

  18. NASA space life sciences research and education support program

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    Jones, Terri K.

    1995-01-01

    USRA's Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS) was established in 1983 as the Division of Space Biomedicine to facilitate participation of the university community in biomedical research programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). The DSLS is currently housed in the Center for Advanced Space Studies (CASS), sharing quarters with the Division of Educational Programs and the Lunar and Planetary Institute. The DSLS provides visiting scientists for the Johnson Space Center; organizes conferences, workshops, meetings, and seminars; and, through subcontracts with outside institutions, supports NASA-related research at more than 25 such entities. The DSLS has considerable experience providing visiting scientists, experts, and consultants to work in concert with NASA Life Sciences researchers to define research missions and goals and to perform a wide variety of research administration and program management tasks. The basic objectives of this contract have been to stimulate, encourage, and assist research and education in the NASA life sciences. Scientists and experts from a number of academic and research institutions in this country and abroad have been recruited to support NASA's need to find a solution to human physiological problems associated with living and working in space and on extraterrestrial bodies in the solar system.

  19. A System Approach to Planned Change in Education. Volume II: A Strategy for Planned Change in Education.

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    Miller, Donald R.

    The system approach to planning and managing educational change features the use of an adaptive framework and a strategy for planned system change. The approach focuses management attention upon (1) relevant future states of expectations or goals, (2) present and future state variables and contexts, (3) human organization factors, and (4)…

  20. The Best of Planning for Higher Education: An Anthology of Articles from the Premier Journal in Higher Education Planning.

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    Keller, George, Ed.

    This anthology contains selections from "Planning for Higher Education," the quarterly journal of the Society for College and University Planning. Following the preface, the second section, "Coming Changes in Academe," contains these articles: (1) "Designing Colleges for Greater Learning" (Ernest Pascarella and Patrick Terenzini, v20 n3); (2) "The…

  1. The educational approach within Colombia's nutrition plan (PAN)

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    de Pizano, Julia Mejia

    1980-03-01

    With the knowledge that malnutrition affects the quality of life of an individual, the Colombian Government set up in 1976 a unique multi-sectorial plan (PAN), to combat the country's serious malnutrition. Government agencies and private industries in the sectors of production, distribution, health, sanitation, and education have coordinated their previously independent efforts. Among the interesting aspects are the coordination of sectors through work at various levels and through control of the budget, the limitation of bureaucracy, and the decentralization of decision-making. The ongoing attempts to overcome the difficulties encountered include making decisions in the face of inconclusive knowledge on what constitutes a well-balanced diet; combating the lack of knowledge of professionals about the environment of the poorest percentage of the population; and revising the traditional teaching method to make it more successful through a multi-media approach to assure wider coverage and more impact for the least cost, using materials such as games, puppets, posters and radio.

  2. School Program Advancing Career Education (Planning Phase).

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    Smith, Genevieve D.

    The document reports on a cooperative effort of Greeneville City and Greene County (Tennessee) Schools to develop a comprehensive career education program for grades 7-12, titled School Program Advancing Career Education (SPACE). The document opens with SPACE's rationale, targeted toward the creation of curriculum and instruction to meet the needs…

  3. Education for Land Use Planning: Manual.

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    Jordahl, Harold C., Ed.

    The two-part manual is designed as a source of information to aid University of Wisconsin Extension Faculty in helping citizens understand land use problems and to assist in the development of work plans, resource allocation, program priorities, and budget preparation. Part I describes the rationale for land use planning and identifies and…

  4. Planning Educational Facilities for the Next Century.

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    Earthman, Glen I.

    This book examines each phase in the process of planning capital projects and those individuals in the schools who make decisions about the buildings students will use. It uses the long range planning process of the school system as the vehicle for providing the proper housing for students and programs. Program development, student enrollment…

  5. Collaborative Strategic Planning in Higher Education

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    Sanaghan, Patrick

    2009-01-01

    This book outlines a simple, five-phase collaborative approach to strategic planning that has worked effectively on many campuses. Specifically, Collaborative Strategic Planning (CSP) refers to the disciplined and thoughtful process of meaningfully engaging relevant stakeholders in creating a shared future vision and goals for their institution.…

  6. Building the Good Life: Using Identities to Frame Moral Education in Higher Education

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    Glanzer, Perry L.

    2013-01-01

    Recent research and practice reveal that there are two skills in the moral realm that higher education is not adequately addressing with students. The skills involve the ability to identify moral dilemmas and the ability to understand and delineate conflicts between competing moral practices, traditions, and identities while exploring life's…

  7. White Paper: Using a Business Plan Format for Drafting MPA Management Plans in the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative

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    Mize, Capt. James

    2006-01-01

    Game, CALIFORNIA MARINE LIFE PRO- TECrION Acr INITIATIVE,Pro- tected Areas, California Department of Fish & Game, CALIFORNIA MARINE LIFELIFE PROTECTION ACT INITIATIVE verse or unique ecosystems are less relevant for educational pro-

  8. Impact of Globalization on Higher Education: An Empirical Study of Education Policy & Planning of Design Education in Hong Kong

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    Lam, Yan Yan

    2010-01-01

    This paper focuses on the impact of globalization in the domain of higher education, particularly, design education. It reviews how globalization may affect educational policy and planning in Hong Kong by drawing on an empirical study involving senior management, a course leader and a design trainer/facilitator. This paper not only illustrates the…

  9. Privatizing Education and Educational Choice: Concepts, Plans, and Experiences.

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    Hakim, Simon, Ed.; And Others

    This book contains articles by educational researchers who examine the issues surrounding educational choice in public school systems and the voucher system for private schools. They discuss when choice should be considered, methods of implementation, and the extent to which government should be involved. Descriptions and evaluations of choice…

  10. Developmental Training Program: Individual Educational Plan/Individual Transitional Plan.

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    Educational Service Unit #9, Hastings, NE.

    The curriculum model and implementation procedures outlined in this manual for the Developmental Training Program for students with disabilities are based on two trends: the emphasis upon teaching functional skills in the natural environment and the need for educational programs which demonstrate measurability, reportability, and accountability.…

  11. Restrictions into Opportunities: How Boundaries in the Life Course Can Shape Educational Pathways

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    ahmed Shafi, Adeela; Rose, Jo

    2014-01-01

    This study explores relationships between experiences in initial education, subsequent life experiences/opportunities and the decision to return to education later in life. Semi-structured interviews with seven female returners to education, focused initially upon the women's perceptions of their aspirations and motivations at various ages,…

  12. Prototyping games for training and education in Second Life: Time2Play and TREG

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    Barbosa, Alberto

    Prototyping games for training and education in Second Life: Time2Play and TREG K. Vega A. Pereira of Informatics, Brazil Figure 1: Educational Games in Second Life: Time2Play (left) and TREG (right). Abstract The purpose of this paper is to report the experience in prototyping 2 games for education and training

  13. Life Expectancy Estimates in the Life Care Plan: Accounting for Economic Factors

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    Krause, James S.; Saunders, Lee L.

    2011-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to summarize the existing scientific literature on the relationship between economic factors and life expectancy (LE) after spinal cord injury (SCI), present new data on the relationship between household income and LE, and present a revised theoretical risk model to account for the observed relationships. Research Design Data were from a prospective cohort study of 1386 participants with SCI which began in 1997. Mortality status was determined 10 years later. Person year logistic regression was used to evaluate predictors of mortality and to generate LE estimates, as each year of follow-up was treated as a separate observation (rather than a single observation per person). Results Results indicated significant relationships between age, injury severity, household income and LE, which suggest the need for more refined models of economic factors and LE. Conclusions LE estimates in life care plans need to account for economic factors in order to improve accuracy. It is important to allocate resources to meet all healthcare needs throughout the lifecycle to ensure that LE is not compromised. PMID:25285312

  14. Plan de estudios de nivel secundario para adultos (Study Plan for Adult Secondary Education).

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    Boletin del Centro Nacional de Documentacion e Informacion Educativa, Parte II: Informaciones, 1970

    1970-01-01

    This document describes an experimental, multinational plan for adult secondary education sponsored through the Organization of American States and the Argentine Ministry of Culture and Education. General and specific goals of the program are listed here along with details of the proposed curriculum and areas of study, entrance requirements,…

  15. Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) (For Parents)

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    ... has specific training in helping kids with special educational needs. The children spend most of their day in a special classroom and join the regular classes for nonacademic activities (like music and gym) or ...

  16. Life stories, homeopathy and permanent education: construction of shared healthcare.

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    Slomp Junior, Helvo; Feuerwerker, Laura Camargo Macruz; Merhy, Emerson Elias

    2015-06-01

    Taking its inspiration from the homeopathic method of collecting data, and acting in a context of permanent education in health, this study aimed to analyze the possibilities that can be offered for healthcare by construction of Life Histories, in organized encounters for collective elaboration of shared therapeutic projects. Some changes that arose from the use of this strategy are discussed: health workers and users changed their stances in relation to each other; teams looked at cases with a new approach; and both these developments appeared to have created stronger and more effective encounters to produce care. It is concluded that, in the ambit of this study, Life Histories, by intensifying the collective operation of soft technologies, in an invitation to the shared therapeutic project, increased the porosity of the teams, and the recognition of the user as a valid interlocutor. The conclusion favors reorientation of approach to the other technological levels in health work, and recognition of Life Histories as powerful elements for production of effective healthcare. PMID:26060957

  17. Educational Planning in the Asian Region. Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia, Number 16.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.

    Eleven country reports and five special articles, contributed by educators who have been associated with the planning of education in their countries, are presented. In analyzing their experiences, educators not only pinpoint organizational and procedural shortcomings from which educational planning has suffered in Asia, but also highlight what…

  18. Higher Education Vertical Infrastructure Maintenance Planning.

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    Weidner, Theodore J.

    To assist higher education facility officers in documenting their financial needs for renewing and renovating existing physical facilities, this study examined the accuracy against observed conditions of the tools used to identify vertical infrastructure maintenance needs in a large public university. Data developed for U.S. Army facilities is…

  19. Education for Environmental Planning and Conservation.

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    Bandhu, Desh, Ed.; Ramanathan, N. L., Ed.

    Presented in these proceedings are the inaugural and presidential addresses, 8 keynote addresses, and 40 contributed papers presented at an international conference on environmental education (EE). Conference recommendations, a synopsis of conference themes/thrusts, resolution on the organization of a national environmental congress, and the Delhi…

  20. [Heritage Education Lesson Plans and Slide Presentations].

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    Van Buren, Maurie

    Field tested in 27 schools and in grades four through twelve, this teaching unit stresses heritage education through the study of southern U.S. architectural styles for homes from the pioneer log structures to the 1950s ranch home. Each of the four lessons in this unit focuses around a slide presentation of 20 slides designed to fit into one…

  1. 1981 Maryland Migrant Education State Plan.

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    Friend, Ronn E.; Gates, Francis W.

    Between October 1, 1980 and September 30, 1981, the 1981 migrant education program will serve an estimated 1,109 migrant children in 6 regular and 8 summer school projects in Maryland. Of these children, 422 will be at the elementary level, 366 at the secondary level, and the rest will be in preschool. Blacks compose the largest ethnic group (478)…

  2. Alabama Education Quick Facts: Plan 2020

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    Alabama Department of Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This brochure presents state statistics for the following categories; Alabama public schools, 2012-13; Alabama State Board of Education members; financial data, FY 2012; public school size and enrollment, 2012-13 school year; transportation, 2012-13; school meals, 2011-12; school personnel, 2012-13; graduation rates, 2010-11; graduation…

  3. Education plan Master's Program in Atmospheric Sciences,

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    Bender, Frida A-M.

    i meteorologi, oceanografi och klimat 120 Higher Education Credits 120 ECTS credits Programme code: NMOKO Valid from: Autumn 2008 Date of approval: 2007-09-19 Department: Department of Meteorology 2007-09-19. Prerequisites and special admittance requirements Bachelor's degree in Physics, Meteorology

  4. Savoy/TMA Public Education Campus Plan

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    21st Century School Fund, 2006

    2006-01-01

    The Savoy/TMA Public Education Campus encompasses the 3.5 acres that includes the Savoy Elementary School and the former Nichols Avenue School, now the fully modernized Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (TMA) and a recreation center sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation. As a part of public initiatives to better…

  5. Maria Montessori's Cosmic Vision, Cosmic Plan, and Cosmic Education

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    Grazzini, Camillo

    2013-01-01

    This classic position of the breadth of Cosmic Education begins with a way of seeing the human's interaction with the world, continues on to the grandeur in scale of time and space of that vision, then brings the interdependency of life where each growing human becomes a participating adult. Mr. Grazzini confronts the laws of human nature in…

  6. Higher Pedagogical Educational Institution Students' Planning of Their Professional Strategy

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    Abasov, Z. A.

    2007-01-01

    This study examined the problem of the professional and life self-determination of students enrolled in higher pedagogical educational institutions, with Ulianovsk Pedagogical University serving as the base. The objectives were the following: (1) to study the reasons that the students in the different stages of their schooling (the first and fifth…

  7. 324 Building life cycle dose estimates for planned work

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    Landsman, S.D.; Peterson, C.A.; Thornhill, R.E.

    1995-09-01

    This report describes a tool for use by organizational management teams to plan, manage, and oversee personnel exposures within their organizations. The report encompasses personnel radiation exposures received from activities associated with the B-Cell Cleanout Project, Surveillance and Maintenance Project, the Mk-42 Project, and other minor activities. It is designed to provide verifiable Radiological Performance Reports. The primary area workers receive radiation exposure is the Radiochemical Engineering Complex airlock. Entry to the airlock is necessary for maintenance of cranes and other equipment, and to set up the rail system used to move large pieces of equipment and shipping casks into and out of the airlock. Transfers of equipment and materials from the hot cells in the complex to the airlock are required to allow dose profiles of waste containers, shuffling of waste containers to allow grouting activities to go on, and to allow maintenance of in-cell cranes. Both DOE and the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) are currently investing in state-of-the-art decontamination equipment. Challenging goals for exposure reduction were established for several broad areas of activity. Exposure estimates and goals developed from these scheduled activities will be compared against actual exposures for scheduled and unscheduled activities that contributed to exposures received by personnel throughout the year. Included in this report are life cycle exposure estimates by calendar year for the B-Cell Cleanout project, a three-year estimate of exposures associated with Surveillance and Maintenance, and known activities for Calendar Year (CY) 1995 associated with several smaller projects. These reports are intended to provide a foundation for future dose estimates, by year, requiring updating as exposure conditions change or new avenues of approach to performing work are developed.

  8. Educational Planning for the 21st Century.

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    Kraft, Richard H. P.; Tyler, E. Warren

    1989-01-01

    In the postindustrial era, industry's primary resource is capable people, not minerals and materials--because of the new dependence on computers, communication networks, and instantaneous information processing. Policy and program planners must make the reforms produce the intended outcomes. In twenty-first century planning, nothing in the current…

  9. Policy-Making, Strategic Planning, and Management of Higher Education. Papers on Higher Education.

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    Taylor, John; Miroiu, Adrian

    This volume is the second in a series of four publications related to a project on the creation of a Regional University Network on Governance and Management of Higher Education in South East Europe. It consists of a concise presentation of the nuts and bolts of strategic planning and management in higher education. The book takes the reader…

  10. Unfocused Kids: Helping Students To Focus on Their Education and Career Plans. A Resource for Educators.

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    Wakefield, Suzy Mygatt; Sage, Howard; Coy, Doris Rhea

    The primary intent of this book is to provide a hands-on resource for educators in an effort to help all students with their plans after high school. A second purpose is to provide educators with insights about what is occurring in our schoolssuch as the lack of coordinated career guidance services, the number of disengaged students, and the…

  11. Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. National Educational Technology Plan, 2010. Draft

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    US Department of Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) presents a model of 21st century learning powered by technology, with goals and recommendations in five essential areas: learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity. The plan also identifies far-reaching "grand challenge problems" that should be funded and coordinated at a…

  12. Towards a National Plan in Applied Education and Training.

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    Adderley, John

    The National Computing Centre Limited (NCC), established by the British Government to extend and improve the use of computers in the United Kingdom, is a major force in computer science education. As part of the overall national plan, training course packages consisting of lecturer's materials, visual aids and student notes have been prepared for…

  13. The Individual Education Plan: A Gendered Assessment Practice?

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    Hirsh, Asa

    2012-01-01

    The focus of this study is gendered differences and similarities in the distribution of individual education plan (IEP) targets given to pupils in Swedish schools. IEP writing is seen as part of teachers' formal assessment practice. Through qualitative content analysis of data, two main target types emerged: "learning targets," related to school…

  14. Occupational Orientation: A Necessary Step in Educational and Vocational Planning

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    Hemp, Paul E.; Walker, Robert W.

    1973-01-01

    Students who have participated in career exploration programs have often been undecided at the end of the program. The phase of the process where they must make an occupational choice is called occupational orientation. After this step plans can be developed for educational preparation for entry into the chosen field. (KP)

  15. Equity Access Plans: A Regulatory and Educational State Response Model.

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    DeLisle, James

    1984-01-01

    Introduces the basic notion of equity access plans as property-based solutions to the cash flow needs of elderly homeowners and then proposes a normative response model that states can adopt to help manage the risk exposures. The recommended model incorporates regulatory, information dissemination, and educational elements. (BH)

  16. Programs That Work: Early Childhood Education Plan Continuing Programs.

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    Deusen-Henkel, Jenifer Van

    Briefly described are 15 projects originally funded by the State of Maine as early childhood education plans, subsequently evaluated as successful and instituted by local units as part of a regular school program. After each program description, the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of contact persons are provided. (RH)

  17. Education in Transportation Systems Planning: Highway Research Record No. 462.

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    National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Transportation Research Board.

    The papers contained in the issue of Highway Research Record focus on current and emerging patterns of education and training related to transportation systems planning. The five papers are: Transportation Centers and Other Mechanisms to Encourage Interdisciplinary Research and Training Efforts in Transportation (Frederick J. Wegmann and Edward A.…

  18. The Use of Computer Simulation Techniques in Educational Planning.

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    Wilson, Charles Z.

    Computer simulations provide powerful models for establishing goals, guidelines, and constraints in educational planning. They are dynamic models that allow planners to examine logical descriptions of organizational behavior over time as well as permitting consideration of the large and complex systems required to provide realistic descriptions of…

  19. Promoting Disability Equality and Inclusive Learning in Planning Education

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    Peel, Deborah; Posas, Paula J.

    2009-01-01

    In the UK, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 created a positive duty on the public sector to promote disability equality. This duty extends to higher education and local planning authorities. Based on Zuber-Skerrit's CRASP model for professional development, this paper examines an initiative to enact the duty. It details a completed action…

  20. Professional Development Planning and Design. Issues in Science Education.

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    Rhoton, Jack; Bowers, Patricia

    This book focuses on the professional development of teachers and discusses issues related to the planning and design of professional development programs. The content of the book is divided into three parts. Part 1, Standards-Based Reform and Professional Development includes: (1) "National Science Education Standards as a Catalyst for Change:…

  1. Developing a Comprehensive Cooperative Education Program: Strategic Planning Stages.

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    Wright, Claire B., Ed.

    This paper is one in a publication series containing general knowledge which can help colleges and universities in the various phases of developing comprehensive cooperative education programs (see note). It explains and summarizes the major stages that an institution must pass through in the conversion from a traditional academic plan to a…

  2. Strategic by Design: Iterative Approaches to Educational Planning

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    Chance, Shannon

    2010-01-01

    Linear planning and decision-making models assume a level of predictability that is uncommon today. Such models inadequately address the complex variables found in higher education. When academic organizations adopt paired-down business strategies, they restrict their own vision. They fail to harness emerging opportunities or learn from their own…

  3. Implementing Individualized Educational Plans Via Contract Activity Packages.

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    Clay, James E.; Stewart, Freddie

    The use of Contract Activity Packages (CAPs, individualized plans stating objectives, multisensory resources, suggested activities, small group techniques, and evaluation methods) with handicapped children is discussed. Comparisons are made to the individualized educational program (IEP). An example is given of 10 steps in developing CAPs,…

  4. High School Educational Specifications: Facilities Planning Standards. Edition I.

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    Jefferson County School District R-1, Denver, CO.

    The Jefferson County School District (Colorado) has developed a manual of high school specifications for Design Advisory Groups and consultants to use for planning and designing the district's high school facilities. The specifications are provided to help build facilities that best meet the educational needs of the students to be served.…

  5. Energy and Education: Planning for Higher Prices and Potential Shortages.

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    Petrock, Edith M.; Bauman, Paul C.

    This document provides information and suggestions to enable education officials to better control rising energy costs and to plan appropriate reactions to energy supply disruptions. Information is also provided on major changes in federal policies addressing energy shortages and the implications of these policies for state and local…

  6. Planning Single-Event Nutrition Education: A New Model

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    Brown, Lora Beth

    2011-01-01

    A theoretical model for planning single-event nutrition education contrasts a Practical, Foods, and Positive (PFP) emphasis to an Abstract, Nutrient, and Negative (ANN) focus on nutrition topics. Use of this model makes messages more appealing to consumers and may increase the likelihood that people will apply the nutrition information in their…

  7. Planning Environmental Communication and Education: Lessons from Asia.

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    Saeed, Seema, Ed.; Goldstein, Wendy, Ed.; Shrestha, Ram, Ed.

    This book presents the activities of the Asian Ministries for the Environment and government ministries relations with non-government organizations concerning planning environmental communication and education. This publication provides information on policies and strategies from a workshop organized by IUCN, UNEP, and UNESCO in Bangkok in July,…

  8. Business Plan Competitions in Tertiary Institutions: Encouraging Entrepreneurship Education

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    Russell, Roslyn; Atchison, Mary; Brooks, Robert

    2008-01-01

    The development of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge is a priority for governments that want to encourage an innovative and enterprising society. Furthermore, education institutions are becoming increasingly required by employers to produce graduates that have practical, real-world skills. Business plan competitions, although primarily aimed at…

  9. Advanced Education and Technology Business Plan, 2009-12. Highlights

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    Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Advanced Education and Technology provides strategic leadership for the development of the next generation economy in Alberta through the provision of accessible, affordable and quality learning opportunities for all Albertans and support for a dynamic and integrated innovation system. This paper provides the highlights of the business plan of the…

  10. Strategic Planning: An Imperative Procedure for Educational Leaders to Employ

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    Cloud, Michelle

    2006-01-01

    Strategic planning is a process that educational leaders must utilize to allow the organization to make its vision come into fruition. Bryson asserts that leaders must be masterful in this process to allow the organization to " . . . fulfill (its) mission, meet (its) mandates, and satisfy (its) constituents in the years ahead" (Bryson 1995, pg.…

  11. Increasing student learning through space life sciences education

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    Moreno, Nancy P.; Kyle Roberts, J.; Tharp, Barbara Z.; Denk, James P.; Cutler, Paula H.; Thomson, William A.

    2005-05-01

    Scientists and educators at Baylor College of Medicine are using space life sciences research areas as themes for middle school science and health instructional materials. This paper discusses study findings of the most recent unit, Food and Fitness, which teaches concepts related to energy and nutrition through guided inquiry. Results of a field test involving more than 750 students are reported. Use of the teaching materials resulted in significant knowledge gains by students as measured on a pre/post assessment administered by teachers. In addition, an analysis of the time spent by each teacher on each activity suggested that it is preferable to conduct all of the activities in the unit with students rather than allocating the same total amount of time on just a subset of the activities.

  12. California Master Plan for Migrant Education, 1976 Edition (Plan Maestro de California para Educacion Migrante, Edicion de 1976).

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Compensatory Education.

    Based on the national migrant education plan, California's master plan aims to mobilize the necessary State and Federal resources, and to unify and assist the efforts of local educational agencies to end the migrant child's failure in school. The plan includes provisions for: instructional activities on a regular and extended year basis designed…

  13. Planning for Diversity: Education in Multi-Ethnic and Multicultural Societies. International Institute for Educational Planning Policy Forum (17th, Paris, France, June 19-20, 2003)

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    Hernes, Gudmund

    2004-01-01

    In June 2003, the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) organized its annual Policy Forum to discuss the impact of increasingly multi-ethnic and multicultural societies on education in general and the implications for educational planning in particular. The proceedings of this Policy Forum are presented in this volume. Part I,…

  14. Life science payloads planning study integration facility survey results

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    Wells, G. W.; Brown, N. E.; Nelson, W. G.

    1976-01-01

    The integration facility survey effort described is structured to examine the facility resources needed to conduct life science payload (LSP) integration checkout activities at NASA-JSC. The LSP integration facility operations and functions are defined along with the LSP requirements for facility design. A description of available JSC life science facilities is presented and a comparison of accommodations versus requirements is reported.

  15. Life Science Payloads Planning Study Integration Facility Survey: Executive Summary

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    Wells, G. W.; Brown, N. E.

    1976-01-01

    Analyses of proposed life science shuttle era payload operations are discussed. A summary of results from a survey conducted to: (1) examine facility and equipment resources needed for life science payload integration, checkout, test and mission support activities; (2) identify presently available resources; and (3) determine methods by which operational era status may be implemented based on currently available resources, is presented.

  16. Definition study for an extended manned test of a regenerative life support system, preliminary test plan

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    1971-01-01

    A preliminary plan and procedure are presented for conducting an extended manned test program for a regenerative life support system. Emphasis will be placed on elements associated with long-term system operation and long-term uninterrupted crew confinement.

  17. A System Approach to Planned Change in education. Volume I: An Adaptive Framework for Public Education and Educational Management.

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    Miller, Donald R.

    The system approach to planning and managing educational change features the use of an adaptive framework and a strategy for planned system change. The approach focuses management attention upon (1) relevant future states of expectation or goals, (2) present and future state variables and contexts, (3) human organization factors, and (4)…

  18. Local Education Agency Planning Analyst's Procedures. A Vocational Education Planning System for Local School Districts. Volume III.

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    Goldman, Charles I.

    The manual is part of a series to assist in planning procedures for local and State vocational agencies. It details steps required to process a local education agency's data after the data have been coded onto keypunch forms. Program, course, and overhead data are input into a computer data base and error checks are performed. A computer model is…

  19. Planning for Education in the Context of HIV/AIDS. Fundamentals of Educational Planning 66.

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    Kelly, Michael J.

    This booklet explains how HIV/AIDS affects education. It focuses on how the epidemic has lessened the number of children to be educated, reduced the number of available teachers, and thinned the ranks of available administrators. The text emphasizes two important themes: education's role in informing people about HIV/AIDS and the toll the epidemic…

  20. Reconceptualised Life Skills in Secondary Education in the African Context: Lessons Learnt from Reforms in Ghana

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    Akyeampong, Kwame

    2014-01-01

    Early notions of life skills in Africa did not take into account the importance of a flexible and portable set of skills that would enable youth to adapt to changes in the world of work and lay the foundations for productive well-being and behaviour. Rather, life skills education in many secondary education curricula in Africa started with an…

  1. Computers in Life Science Education. Volumes 1 through 4, 1984-1987.

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    Modell, Harold, Ed.

    1987-01-01

    Designed to serve as a means of communication among life science educators who anticipate or are currently using microcomputers as an educational tool, these four volumes of newsletters provide background information and practical suggestions on computer use in over 80 articles. Topic areas include: (1) teaching physiology and other life sciences…

  2. Education, Life Expectancy and Family Bargaining: The Ben-Porath Effect Revisited

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    Leker, Laura; Ponthiere, Gregory

    2015-01-01

    Following Ben-Porath [1967. "The Production of Human Capital and the Life-Cycle of Earnings." "Journal of Political Economy" 75 (3): 352-365], the influence of life expectancy on education and on human capital has attracted much attention among growth theorists. Whereas existing growth models rely on an education decision made…

  3. Environmental education work force pipeline strategic plan

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    Ortega, S.U.; Jackson, E.R.

    1992-11-01

    This document describes an educational program designed to provide a pool of highly qualified administrative, technical, and managerial graduates that are familiar with the Hanford Site and business operations. The program is designed to provide work experience and mentoring to a culturally diverse student base which enhances affirmative employment goals. Short-term and long-term objectives of the program are outlined in the report, and current objectives are discussed in more detail. Goals to be completed by the year 2003 are aimed at defining the criteria necessary to establish partnerships between schools, community organizations, and human resources departments. Actions to be implemented includes providing instructors and equipment, enhancing skills of local teachers, and establishing collaboration with human resources organizations. Long-term goals of the program are to ensure a constant supply of qualified, trained workers to support industry missions. 6 refs., 1 tab.

  4. The space shuttle payload planning working groups. Volume 4: Life sciences

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    1973-01-01

    The findings of the Life Sciences working group of the space shuttle payload planning activity are presented. The objectives of the Life Sciences investigations are: (1) to continue the research directed at understanding the origin of life and the search for extraterrestrial evidence of life, (2) biomedical research to understand mechanisms and provide criteria for support of manned flight, (3) technology development for life support, protective systems, and work aids for providing environmental control, and (4) to study basic biological functions at all levels or organization influenced by gravity, radiation, and circadian rhythms. Examples of candidate experimental schedules and the experimental package functional requirements are included.

  5. Demography and Educational Planning: A Review and Synthesis. DASP Planning Paper No. 4.

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    Dane, J. K.; Mangold, William

    Designed for educational planners and decision makers, this report reviews the principles and methods of demography. The first section discusses demographic rates and measures, including a basic demographic equation, crude rates, cohort measures, parity progression ratio, and life tables. The next three sections examine three demographic factors…

  6. Public Participation, Education, and Engagement in Drought Planning

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    Bathke, D. J.; Wall, N.; Haigh, T.; Smith, K. H.; Bernadt, T.

    2014-12-01

    Drought is a complex problem that typically goes beyond the capacity, resources, and jurisdiction of any single person, program, organization, political boundary, or sector. Thus, by nature, monitoring, planning for, and reducing drought risk must be a collaborative process. The National Drought Mitigation Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program Office and others, provides active engagement and education drought professionals, stakeholders, and the general public about managing drought-related risks through resilience planning, monitoring, and education. Using case studies, we discuss recruitment processes, network building, participation techniques, and educational methods as they pertain to a variety of unique audiences with distinct objectives. Examples include collaborative decision-making at a World Meteorological Organization conference; planning, and peer-learning among drought professionals in a community of practice; drought condition monitoring through citizen science networks; research and education dissemination with stakeholder groups; and informal learning activities for all ages. Finally, we conclude with evaluation methods, indicators of success, and lessons learned for increasing the effectiveness of our programs in increasing drought resilience.

  7. MetLife AdvantagesSM Support, Planning and Protection When You Need It Most

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    Schrag, Daniel

    by Hyatt Legal Plans, Inc., a MetLife company, Cleveland, Ohio. In certain states, legal services benefits with the group policyholder, MetLife and/ or any of its affiliates; any disputes involving statutory benefits -- no matter the circumstances -- whether it's a death, an illness, a divorce, losing a pet or even a child

  8. Life Insurance Gifts and Charitable Planning at the University of Florida

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    Life Insurance Gifts and Charitable Planning at the University of Florida Life Insurance has become of many more people through UF. If you decide this is an appropriate method to make a gift, here are a few: 1. Possible income tax benefits 2. Gifting a policy to UF may allow you to enhance a gift, making

  9. The Gift of Education: Public Education and Venture Philanthropy. Education, Politics and Public Life

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    Saltman, Kenneth J.

    2010-01-01

    This is a cutting edge book that not only maps and criticizes venture philanthropy, but also offers a new and different way of conceptualizing public education in response to the neoliberal climate affecting all aspects of public education. This book contains the following chapters: (1) The Trojan School: How Venture Philanthropy is Corporatizing…

  10. Educated Parents, Educated Children: Toward a Multiple Life Cycles Education Policy

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    Sticht, Thomas G.

    2012-01-01

    Philanthropists and policymakers sometimes opt to fund childhood education to "stop illiteracy at the source" at the expense of funding for adult literacy education. In 2000, "The New York Times" published an article about a gift of $100 million being given to schools in Mississippi to promote the teaching of reading to children. The article says…

  11. Special Education: Secondary F.L.A.S.H. Family Life and Sexual Health. A Curriculum for Grades 7-12.

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    Stangle, Jane

    This curriculum guide covers family life and sexual health (FLASH) in 28 lessonplans and is intended for special education students in grades 7-12. The curriculum is an adaptation of one developed for nondisabled students. Introductory material for the teacher offers guidelines on such topics as knowing one's state and local guidelines, planning a…

  12. Online Education of Older Adults and Its Relation to Life Satisfaction

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    Dorin, Michelle

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to study the effect of participation in online education on the life satisfaction of the older adult. Life satisfaction was assessed by scores obtained using questions the from Nuegarten, Havighurst, and Tobin (1961) Life Satisfaction Index-A (LSI-A). Other data was obtained using demographic and procedural…

  13. The Game of Late Life: A Novel Education Activity for the Psychology of Ageing

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    Brinker, Jay K.; Roberts, Pamela; Radnidge, Belinda

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the development and evaluation of The Game of Late Life--a novel education activity for the psychology of ageing. The game was designed to provide transformational learning where students imagine themselves as older adults and move through late life via a game board, encountering various life events along the way. One of the…

  14. Supporting Students' Pedagogical Working Life Horizon in Higher Education

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    Penttinen, Leena; Skaniakos, Terhi; Lairio, Marjatta

    2013-01-01

    In this article, we introduce a model of a pedagogical working life horizon. It encompasses questions posed by individual students concerning their future and incorporates the idea of a working life orientation to the pedagogical possibilities within education. Working life orientation consists of three elements: individual relationship, knowledge…

  15. Challenges and Opportunities for Education about Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences

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    National Academies Press, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences workshop was held to engage the life sciences community on the particular security issues related to research with dual use potential. More than 60 participants from almost 30 countries took part and included practicing life scientists, bioethics and…

  16. The National Educational Technology Plan Doesn't Live up to Its Call for Revolutionary Transformation

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    Rose, Raymond M.

    2011-01-01

    The National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) calls for the revolutionary transformation of the American educational system. The plan correctly points to the decisions of the late 1800s that still direct educational policy today, and correctly calls the school change efforts evolutionary tinkering. The author, a pioneer in online education

  17. Long Range Plan for Information Systems from the State Board of Education.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin.

    The Information Systems Long Range Plan specifically addresses Goal four of the Texas State Board of Education's (SBOE's) "Long-Range Plan for Public School Education" dealing with efficient management and organization of the educational system. To facilitate this goal, the SBOE in 1986 approved and directed the Texas Education Agency to implement…

  18. Counselors, Education and Mousetraps: An Action Plan for the Junior High School Counselor.

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    Oakes, Jack E.

    This paper describes a plan for career education which is being adopted by the California Career Education Task Force with the intent of aiding the State Department of Education. The plan will be useful to many educators throughout the country. Part One of this paper deals with counselor effectiveness. Guidance and counseling program modes as well…

  19. The Implementation of a Career/Life Planning Program in an Industrial Setting.

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    Knowdell, Richard L.

    In 1975, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory implemented a Career/Life Planning Program for all employees. The program's aims are to assist employees in taking responsibility for their own careers, revive their creativity, and stimulate active career planning. The program is staffed by counselors with a combination of psychological and technical…

  20. Environmental Education in Graduate Professional Degrees: The Case of Urban Planning

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    White, Stacey Swearingen; Mayo, James M.

    2005-01-01

    Environmental education (EE) is a prominent aspect of graduate-level master's programs in urban and regional planning. This article draws on the results of a survey of 66 environmental planning educators in urban and regional planning programs to show what types of EE are most prevalent in these graduate professional programs and in planning

  1. "Getting a Shot at Life" through Group Action Planning

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    Turnbull, Ann P.; Turbiville, Vicki; Schaffer, Rose; Schaffer, Van

    1996-01-01

    . D., & Schumaker, J. B. (1992). Collaborative problem solving: A step- by-step guide to creating educational solutions. Lawrence, KS: Edge Enterprises. Maslow, A. H. (1970). Motivation and personality. New York: Harper & Row. Minke, K. (1991.... D., & Schumaker, J. B. (1992). Collaborative problem solving: A step- by-step guide to creating educational solutions. Lawrence, KS: Edge Enterprises. Maslow, A. H. (1970). Motivation and personality. New York: Harper & Row. Minke, K. (1991...

  2. Looking at the formulation of national biosecurity education action plans

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    Sture, J.; Minehata, M.; Shinomiya, N.

    2015-01-01

    In order for states to be assured of their compliance with the requirements of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, it is necessary that all those science and policy stakeholders working within that state should be aware of their responsibilities under the Convention. This can only be achieved through a comprehensive national biosecurity education programme. We propose that each state should produce a national biosecurity action plan, with accompanying resources and materials to achieve this. A number of resources are already available online to support states in this challenge. We present a model for a national biosecurity action plan and propose a number of ways in which this may be achieved. PMID:22606763

  3. Constructing New Identities? The Role of Gender and Education in Rural Girls' Life Aspirations in Peru

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    Ames, Patricia

    2013-01-01

    This paper focuses on rural and indigenous girls and their mothers in Peru, examining how they position schooling and education in their current life and future aspirations, in order to better understand girls' increasing participation in education. It is argued here that the high educational aspirations girls and their families have are not only…

  4. Promoting Participation in Public Life through Secondary Education: Evidence from Honduras

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    Murphy-Graham, Erin

    2007-01-01

    This article is not about local governance of education "per se," but rather whether education can be used as a tool to foster citizen participation, particularly that of women. It examines how education might empower women, who are often excluded from local, regional and national governance, to participate in public life. It draws on data from a…

  5. Use of Second Life in Social Work Education: Virtual World Experiences and Their Effect on Students

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    Reinsmith-Jones, Kelley; Kibbe, Sharon; Crayton, Traci; Campbell, Elana

    2015-01-01

    During the past 10 years, there has been a growing use of distance education, including the practice of holding classes in virtual world educational formats such as Second Life. Both the psychiatric and medical fields have caught on quickly to the functionality of virtual world teaching, yet social service educators have not ventured likewise.…

  6. The Triumph of the Market and the Decline of Liberal Education: Implications for Civic Life

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    Roosevelt, Grace

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to argue that the growing commercialization of education and the simultaneous decline of what has traditionally been called "liberal education" will limit the range of political discourse and thus have negative effects on civic life. In a context driven mainly by the profit motive, not-for-profit educational

  7. Education, Functional Limitations, and Life Satisfaction among Older Adults in South Korea

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    Lee, Eun-Kyoung Othelia; Lee, Jungui

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the associations of educational level with functioning and life satisfaction among community-dwelling older adults in South Korea ("n" = 4,152). The sample was drawn from Wave I of the Korean Longitudinal Study on Aging. To examine educational disparities, separate analyses were run to note predictors in less educated

  8. Pathways From Religion to Advance Care Planning: Beliefs About Control Over Length of Life and End-of-Life Values

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    Garrido, Melissa M.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose of the Study: To evaluate the extent to which religious affiliation and self-identified religious importance affect advance care planning (ACP) via beliefs about control over life length and end-of-life values. Design and Methods: Three hundred and five adults aged 55 and older from diverse racial and socioeconomic groups seeking outpatient care in New Jersey were surveyed. Measures included discussion of end-of-life preferences; living will (LW) completion; durable power of attorney for healthcare (DPAHC) appointment; religious affiliation; importance of religion; and beliefs about who/what controls life length, end-of-life values, health status, and sociodemographics. Results: Of the sample, 68.9% had an informal discussion and 46.2% both discussed their preferences and did formal ACP (LW and/or DPAHC). Conservative Protestants and those placing great importance on religion/spirituality had a lower likelihood of ACP. These associations were largely accounted for by beliefs about God’s controlling life length and values for using all available treatments. Implications: Beliefs and values about control account for relationships between religiosity and ACP. Beliefs and some values differ by religious affiliation. As such, congregations may be one nonclinical setting in which ACP discussions could be held, as individuals with similar attitudes toward the end of life could discuss their treatment preferences with those who share their views. PMID:23161430

  9. The person with a spinal cord injury: an evolving prototype for life care planning.

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    Stiens, Steven A; Fawber, Heidi L; Yuhas, Steven A

    2013-08-01

    The sequela of spinal cord injury (SCI) can provide a prototype for life care planning because the segmental design of the vertebrate body allows assessments to be quantitative, repeatable, and predictive of the injured person's impairments, self-care capabilities, and required assistance. Life care planning for patients with SCI uses a standard method that is comparable between planner, yet individualizes assessment and seeks resources that meet unique patient-centered needs in their communities of choice. Clinical care and rehabilitation needs organized with an SCI problem list promotes collaboration by the interdisciplinary team, caregivers, and family in efficient achievement of patient-centered goals and completion of daily care plans. PMID:23910484

  10. Educational Intervention in End-of-Life Care: An Evidence-Based Analysis

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    Nevis, I

    2014-01-01

    Background End-of-life care is a complex service. The education of health care providers, patients nearing end of life, and informal caregivers plays a vital role in increasing knowledge about the care options available. This review looks at whether education helps improve outcomes for patients nearing the end of life and for their informal caregivers. Objectives To systematically review and study the effectiveness of educational interventions for health care providers, patients nearing the end of life, and informal caregivers to improve patient and informal caregiver outcomes. Data Sources We performed a literature search using Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid MEDLINE In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and EBM Reviews for studies published from January 1, 2003, to October 31, 2013. Review Methods We conducted this review according to published guidelines and using a prespecified protocol. We included primary studies that evaluated any educational intervention in end-of-life care for health care providers, patients, or informal caregivers and measured patient or informal caregiver quality of life using validated scales. Results The database search yielded 2,468 citations; we included 6 studies in the review. Studies reported on educational interventions for health care providers, patients nearing the end of life, and informal caregivers. After an educational intervention, patients nearing the end of life had better symptom control and informal caregivers had improved quality of life. However, there was no significant change in patient quality of life or pain control, or in informal caregiver or health care provider satisfaction. There was no decrease in resource utilization. Limitations Most studies did not report data adequately, did not define “routine care” and were not blinded. Allocation concealment was also inadequately reported. Conclusions Based on moderate quality evidence, education of health care providers, patients nearing the end of life, and informal caregivers improved patient symptom control and informal caregiver quality of life. PMID:26339302

  11. A Guide for Planning Performance-Based Family Education in Home Economics Education Programs.

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    South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.

    This guide has been developed in order to help secondary teachers to plan a two-level, performance-based semester course on family life. Each of the levels is organized into units based on competencies. Level 1 covers self-understanding, the family in perspective, interpersonal relations, solutions to crises, community resources, and establishing…

  12. General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle. NBER Working Paper No. 17504

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    Hanushek, Eric A.; Woessmann, Ludger; Zhang, Lei

    2011-01-01

    Policy debates about the balance of vocational and general education programs focus on the school-to-work transition. But with rapid technological change, gains in youth employment from vocational education may be offset by less adaptability and thus diminished employment later in life. To test our main hypothesis that any relative labor-market…

  13. The 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: Continued Impacts on Minority Life Science Education

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    Ricks, Irelene

    2004-01-01

    This article provides a brief history of affirmative action in the United States. The author describes the impact of the "Brown v. Board of Education" on minority life science education. She also discusses how The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) can improve the minority science pipeline. (Contains 1…

  14. Career Counseling and Life Planning with Lesbian Women.

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    Hetherington, Cheryl; Orzek, Ann

    1989-01-01

    Examines psychological development and "coming out" process of lesbian women with regard to career planning. Claims interaction of these issues with a model of lesbian identity provides framework for career counselors who work with lesbian individuals or couples. Lists professional associations and resources for lesbians, homosexuals, and…

  15. Foothill-De Anza Community College District, 2005: Planning for the New Millennium. Educational Master Plan, Spring 1999.

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    Foothill-De Anza Community Coll. District, Los Altos Hills, CA.

    This document presents Foothill-De Anza Community College District's educational master plan. This report begins with the district's mission statement and is divided into five parts. "Preface: The Last Decade" looks at what occurred at Foothill-De Anza Community College District from 1988-98. "Plan Overview" outlines the purpose of the Educational

  16. Systems Analysis and Educational Design. The Fundamentals of Educational Planning: Lecture-Discussion Series No. 45.

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    Razik, T. A.

    In a controlled experiment, the IIEP attempted to develop efficient teaching materials in the field of educational planning. Informal instructional materials were compiled from the tape recordings, transcriptions, and summary notes of seminars, lectures, and discussions conducted by the IIEP in its training and research program. This instructional…

  17. Planning and Financing Sustainable Education Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Education Research Paper. Reports.

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    Penrose, Perran

    The first part of this paper describes some of the basic issues facing education policymakers in Africa, including the introduction of school fees and private provision of schools. Insufficient attention has been paid to how policy advice is implemented, especially to the relation between planning and budgeting. Most African public-sector…

  18. Management Strategies for Sustainability Education, Planning, Design, Energy Conservation in California Higher Education

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    Petratos, Panagiotis; Damaskou, Evangelia

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the effects of campus sustainability planning to annual campus energy inflows and outflows in California higher education. The paper also offers a preliminary statistical analysis for the evaluation of impact factors on energy outflows and a link between energy outflows and building…

  19. The Challenges Ahead: Issues in Planning for California Postsecondary Education, 1982-1987.

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    California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.

    Background papers for the California Postsecondary Education Commission's five-year plan (1982-87) are presented. The first paper, "Planning for the Eighties," discusses the need for planning, delineates the essential elements of planning, describes the segmental and statewide planning processes in California, and notes existing barriers to more…

  20. Conceptual planning for Space Station life sciences human research project

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    Primeaux, Gary R.; Miller, Ladonna J.; Michaud, Roger B.

    1986-01-01

    The Life Sciences Research Facility dedicated laboratory is currently undergoing system definition within the NASA Space Station program. Attention is presently given to the Humam Research Project portion of the Facility, in view of representative experimentation requirement scenarios and with the intention of accommodating the Facility within the Initial Operational Capability configuration of the Space Station. Such basic engineering questions as orbital and ground logistics operations and hardware maintenance/servicing requirements are addressed. Biospherics, calcium homeostasis, endocrinology, exercise physiology, hematology, immunology, muscle physiology, neurosciences, radiation effects, and reproduction and development, are among the fields of inquiry encompassed by the Facility.

  1. The Use of Mathematical Models of Student Flow in Educational Planning: A Review and Critique. DASP Planning Paper No. 3.

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    Wasik, J. L.

    Designed for educational planners and decision makers, this report describes the application of mathematical procedures to depict the relationship of elements within models which represent the flow of students through an educational system. The introductory section includes a discussion of the history of the use of planning models in education and…

  2. Self-determination and quality of life: Implications for special education services and supports

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    Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Schalock, Robert L.

    2001-04-01

    -1 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Self-determination and quality of life: Implications for special education s... Michael L Wehmeyer; Robert L Schalock Focus on Exceptional Children; Apr...

  3. AIDS: Information/Education Plan to Prevent and Control AIDS in the United States.

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    Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.

    This document presents a comprehensive Public Health Service plan for informing and educating the American public about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The plan specifies the audiences to be addressed by this effort, the basic elements of AIDS information and education, and the means by which this education will be accomplished. Mass…

  4. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227... NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator Provisions § 227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a)...

  5. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

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  6. 25 CFR 47.10 - How is the local educational financial plan developed?

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  7. 25 CFR 47.10 - How is the local educational financial plan developed?

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    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How is the local educational financial plan developed? 47.10 Section 47.10 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR EDUCATION UNIFORM DIRECT FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR BUREAU-OPERATED SCHOOLS § 47.10 How is the local educational financial plan developed? (a) The following deadlines...

  8. 25 CFR 47.10 - How is the local educational financial plan developed?

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    ... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false How is the local educational financial plan developed? 47.10 Section 47.10 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR EDUCATION UNIFORM DIRECT FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR BUREAU-OPERATED SCHOOLS § 47.10 How is the local educational financial plan developed? (a) The following deadlines...

  9. 25 CFR 47.8 - Who develops the local educational financial plans?

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  11. 25 CFR 47.8 - Who develops the local educational financial plans?

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  12. Simu-School: A Tool and Process for Educational Planning. Final Report.

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    Burr, Donald F.

    The greatest challenge facing education today is the need to plan adequately for the future. Effective educational planning can work only if all elements of the community are involved in the decisionmaking process, the relevant factors and variables in the educational environment are considered, and the nature of the learning/teaching process in…

  13. Lessons Learned from Research on Individual Educational Plans in Sweden: Obstacles, Opportunities and Future Challenges

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    Andreasson, Ingela; Asp-Onsjö, Lisa; Isaksson, Joakim

    2013-01-01

    Since 1995, all Swedish compulsory schools have had a legal obligation to establish individual educational plans (IEPs) for pupils with special educational needs. However, previous research shows that there are a number of issues associated with how these plans are used in schools' overall work and identifies a discrepancy between educational

  14. A PLAN FOR AN EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT OF FISHES By Charles F. Holder

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    an educational collection of fishes I should divide the subject into the two classes of game fishes and economicA PLAN FOR AN EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT OF FISHES By Charles F. Holder Paper presented before the Fourth for pagination #12;A PLAN FOR AN EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT OF FISHES. ~ By CHARLES F. HOLDER. ~ In preparing

  15. Evaluation and Follow-Up of Policies, Plans and Reforms of Education: Round Table V.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.

    The proceedings from a round table held at an international symposium focuses on the planning and management of educational development. The following papers are included in this document: "Overall View on the Evaluation of Educational Plans and Reforms (Ingemar Fagerlind); "Evaluation and Research Capacity-Building in Education Meeting the Needs…

  16. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227... NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator Provisions § 227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a)...

  17. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227... NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator Provisions § 227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a)...

  18. 7 CFR 227.37 - State plan for nutrition education and training.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false State plan for nutrition education and training. 227... NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Coordinator Provisions § 227.37 State plan for nutrition education and training. (a)...

  19. CBE--Life Sciences Education Vol. 12, 148150, Summer 2013

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    on Interdisciplinary Science Education A Problem with STEM Michael Marder Department of Physics and UTeach (STEM) education. I am a physi- cist with interdisciplinary connections. The research group in which I under the heading of STEM. Undergraduate education in biology is confronted with the rapid development

  20. Can France Give Education Action Zones New Life?

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    Storey, Valerie A.

    2007-01-01

    Schools are essentially expected to provide all students with the same educational opportunity despite where they live, or their ability levels. Education Action Zones (EAZs) and Zones d'Education Prioritaire (ZEPs) have been implemented to help eradicate the issue of student equity, promising innovation and a solution to inequalities evidenced in…

  1. FY 2007 Educational Facilities Master Plan and the FY 2007-2012 Capital Improvements Program

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2006

    2006-01-01

    The FY 2007 Educational Facilities Master Plan (Master Plan) and FY 2007-2012 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) reflect the adopted actions of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council and integrate the facilities planning process with the annual capital budget and the six-year CIP. The CIP is developed in accordance with the Board of Education

  2. FY 2011 Educational Facilities Master Plan & the FY 2011-2016 Capital Improvements Program

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The FY 2011 Educational Facilities Master Plan (Master Plan) and FY 2011-2016 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) reflect the adopted actions of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council and integrate the facilities planning process with the annual capital budget and the six-year CIP. The CIP is developed in accordance with the Board of Education

  3. Educational Planning: Reflecting on the Past and Its Prospects for the Future.

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    Hallak, Jacques

    An overview of developments in educational planning from the 1960s through the 1990s is presented in this paper. Based on the definition of educational planning as "a technique for choosing resources and objectives in accordance with a standard," successful planning requires realistic objectives, effective means, and compatibility between…

  4. Beyond Instruction. Comprehensive Program Planning for Business and Education. Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series.

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    Rothwell, William J.; Cookson, Peter S.

    This book introduces key issues in program planning as practiced in business and educational settings. Two chapters in part 1 introduce two foundational models--Lifelong Education Program Planning (LEPP) model and Contingency-Based Program Planning--and provide background on models designed by Houle, Knowles, Boyle, and Nadler. Parts 2-5 focus on…

  5. Learning in a Virtual World: Experience With Using Second Life for Medical Education

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    Heyden, Robin; Sternthal, Elliot; Merialdi, Mario

    2010-01-01

    Background Virtual worlds are rapidly becoming part of the educational technology landscape. Second Life (SL) is one of the best known of these environments. Although the potential of SL has been noted for health professions education, a search of the world’s literature and of the World Wide Web revealed a limited number of formal applications of SL for this purpose and minimal evaluation of educational outcomes. Similarly, the use of virtual worlds for continuing health professional development appears to be largely unreported. Methods We designed and delivered a pilot postgraduate medical education program in the virtual world, Second Life. Our objectives were to: (1) explore the potential of a virtual world for delivering continuing medical education (CME) designed for physicians; (2) determine possible instructional designs using SL for CME; (3) understand the limitations of SL for CME; (4) understand the barriers, solutions, and costs associated with using SL, including required training; and (5) measure participant learning outcomes and feedback. We trained and enrolled 14 primary care physicians in an hour-long, highly interactive event in SL on the topic of type 2 diabetes. Participants completed surveys to measure change in confidence and performance on test cases to assess learning. The post survey also assessed participants’ attitudes toward the virtual learning environment. Results Of the 14 participant physicians, 12 rated the course experience, 10 completed the pre and post confidence surveys, and 10 completed both the pre and post case studies. On a seven-point Likert scale (1, strongly disagree to 7, strongly agree), participants’ mean reported confidence increased from pre to post SL event with respect to: selecting insulin for patients with type 2 diabetes (pre = 4.9 to post = 6.5, P= .002); initiating insulin (pre = 5.0 to post = 6.2, P= .02); and adjusting insulin dosing (pre = 5.2 to post = 6.2, P= .02). On test cases, the percent of participants providing a correct insulin initiation plan increased from 60% (6 of 10) pre to 90% (9 of 10) post (P= .2), and the percent of participants providing correct initiation of mealtime insulin increased from 40% (4 of 10) pre to 80% (8 of 10) post (P= .09). All participants (12 of 12) agreed that this experience in SL was an effective method of medical education, that the virtual world approach to CME was superior to other methods of online CME, that they would enroll in another such event in SL, and that they would recommend that their colleagues participate in an SL CME course. Only 17% (2 of 12) disagreed with the statement that this potential Second Life method of CME is superior to face-to-face CME. Conclusions The results of this pilot suggest that virtual worlds offer the potential of a new medical education pedagogy to enhance learning outcomes beyond that provided by more traditional online or face-to-face postgraduate professional development activities. Obvious potential exists for application of these methods at the medical school and residency levels as well. PMID:20097652

  6. ARCHITECTURE FOR ADULT EDUCATION. A GRAPHIC GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO ARE PLANNING PHYSICAL FACILITIES FOR ADULT EDUCATION.

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    BECKER, JOHN W.

    THIS BOOK IS DESIGNED PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE PLANNING PHYSICAL FACILITIES FOR ADULT EDUCATION. FLOOR PLANS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND DISCUSSION ARE GIVEN FOR BUILDINGS USED FOR HOSPITALS, HEALTH CENTERS, INDUSTRY, ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, HIGH SCHOOLS, COLLEGE BUILDINGS, FINE ARTS, LIBRARIES, RECREATION COMMUNITY CENTERS, AND ADULT EDUCATION. COPIES OF THIS…

  7. Manpower Demand: Information Guidelines for Educational, Vocational Education, and Manpower Planning. Research and Development Series No. 94.

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    Young, Robert C.

    The purpose of this document is to facilitate the incorporation of manpower demand information into the process of educational, manpower, and vocational education planning. The concepts of demand and the importance of using such data along with other data in human resources planning is discussed. This is followed by a detailed discussion of types…

  8. Comparative Education Statistics: Part 1. Population Statistics for Educational Planning and the Provision of Education. Report 0-290.

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    Bezuidenhout, J. J.

    The purpose of this research project was to compile and analyze data concerning the composition and geographic distribution of South Africa's population for the purpose of future educational planning to meet the needs of four population groups. This document contains statistics and conclusions on: (1) the role of population shifts and…

  9. Authentic Water Science Education through WWW Video Lesson Plans

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    Byrne, J. M.; Mrazek, R.

    2007-12-01

    Teachers, media and the public find the science world is a confusing place and heavy work loads and lack of time contribute to their inability to search out authentic science and scientists to clarify key issues and problems. This program uses free web based video and lesson plans developed by an environmental scientist and science education specialist, both of whom are tenured faculty with a major public institution. The Webisode Video Pieces feature scientists with outstanding refereed publication records discussing their work in field and lab locales. Lessons plans build on video clips on specific topics covered by each Webisode. Thirty and sixty second Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are produced for distribution to all TV networks. These provide a problem statement, a brief discussion of the issue and encourage the viewers to visit the website for more information.

  10. Strategic implementation plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1989-01-01

    The Life Science Division of the NASA Office of Space Science and Applications (OSSA) describes its plans for assuring the health, safety, and productivity of astronauts in space, and its plans for acquiring further fundamental scientific knowledge concerning space life sciences. This strategic implementation plan details OSSA's goals, objectives, and planned initiatives. The following areas of interest are identified: operational medicine; biomedical research; space biology; exobiology; biospheric research; controlled ecological life support; flight programs and advance technology development; the life sciences educational program; and earth benefits from space life sciences.

  11. Reconceptualised life skills in secondary education in the African context: Lessons learnt from reforms in Ghana

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    Akyeampong, Kwame

    2014-04-01

    Early notions of life skills in Africa did not take into account the importance of a flexible and portable set of skills that would enable youth to adapt to changes in the world of work and lay the foundations for productive well-being and behaviour. Rather, life skills education in many secondary education curricula in Africa started with an emphasis on developing specific technical vocational skills considered essential for employability or self-employment. Using Ghana as an example, this paper shows how secondary education curriculum reformers recommended shifts that embraced a new interpretation of life skills focused on 21st-century skills. This gradual move also reflected the difficulty that secondary education in general has had in networking with the world of work to provide work experience that would lead to the development of work-related skills and enhance employability. The author's main argument is that although the reconceptualisation of life skills in secondary education to reflect 21st-century skills is a welcome shift in the African context, this needs to be accompanied by reforms in teacher education. Classroom teaching and learning need to be adapted in a fundamental way in order to ensure that youth fully benefit from the inclusion of 21st-century life skills in secondary education curricula. Such reforms must include pedagogical practices which nurture communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills.

  12. Conservation of Life as a Unifying Theme for Process Safety in Chemical Engineering Education

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    Klein, James A.; Davis, Richard A.

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the use of "conservation of life" as a concept and unifying theme for increasing awareness, application, and integration of process safety in chemical engineering education. Students need to think of conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and conservation of life as equally important in engineering design and analysis.…

  13. Qualitative Life-Grids: A Proposed Method for Comparative European Educational Research

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    Abbas, Andrea; Ashwin, Paul; McLean, Monica

    2013-01-01

    Drawing upon their large three-year mixed-method study comparing four English university sociology departments, the authors demonstrate the benefits to be gained from concisely recording biographical stories on life-grids. They argue that life-grids have key benefits which are important for comparative European educational research. Some of these…

  14. Learning, Unlearning and Relearning--Knowledge Life Cycles in Library and Information Science Education

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    Bedford, Denise A. D.

    2015-01-01

    The knowledge life cycle is applied to two core capabilities of library and information science (LIS) education--teaching, and research and development. The knowledge claim validation, invalidation and integration steps of the knowledge life cycle are translated to learning, unlearning and relearning processes. Mixed methods are used to determine…

  15. Are Multimedia Resources Effective in Life Science Education? A Meta-Analysis

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    Rolfe, Vivien E.; Gray, Douglas

    2011-01-01

    Multimedia learning is widely used in life science education where the use of pictures and text can bring complex structures and processes to life. However the impact on academic performance and deeper understanding is not well documented. We therefore carried out a systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of multimedia resources in…

  16. Teaching as if Life Matters: The Promise of a New Education Culture

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    Uhl, Christopher

    2011-01-01

    What would it be like to teach as if life matters? To move beyond the typical regimen of classroom exercises, homework, and standardized tests and to guide students through life's most important lessons? Dissatisfied with traditional educational models, Christopher Uhl and Dana L. Stuchul asked themselves these questions. What they discovered will…

  17. Life Orientation Sexuality Education in South Africa: Gendered Norms, Justice and Transformation

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    Shefer, Tamara; Macleod, Catriona

    2015-01-01

    Research on sexual practices among young South Africans has proliferated in light of the national imperatives to challenge the spread of HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and unwanted early pregnancies. In this special issue of "Perspectives in Education" the authors builds on this research by examining how Life Orientation (LO) or Life

  18. Education's Effects on Individual Life Chances and on Development: An Overview

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    McMahon, Walter W.; Oketch, Moses

    2013-01-01

    This paper estimates the effects of human capital skills largely created through education on life's chances over the life cycle. Qualifications as a measure of these skills affect earnings, and schooling affects private and social non-market benefits beyond earnings. Private non-market benefits include better own-health, child health, spousal…

  19. End-of-Life Care Education for Psychiatric Residents: Attitudes, Preparedness, and Conceptualizations of Dignity

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    Tait, Glendon R.; Hodges, Brian D.

    2009-01-01

    Objective: The authors examined psychiatric residents' attitudes, perceived preparedness, experiences, and needs in end-of-life care education. They also examined how residents conceptualized good end-of-life care and dignity. Methods: The authors conducted an electronic survey of 116 psychiatric residents at the University of Toronto. The survey…

  20. Modern Teenage Problems: Report of Family Life Education Survey of Ohio Schools.

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    Ojemann, Ralph H.; And Others

    The needs of Ohio schools were assessed in relation to the area of Family Life Education, including education in sexual behavior, the prevention of alcohol, drug, and smoking abuse, and related social problems. The study was carried out in two phases. The first phase developed the methods for assessing the needs of Ohio schools, which involved…

  1. Preparing Students for Democratic Life: The Rediscovery of Education's Civic Purpose

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    Melville, Keith; Dedrick, John; Gish, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    This essay explores why, despite repeated affirmations of the importance of civic education in undergraduate education, preparing students to understand and play an active role in democratic life is, for the most part, a marginal and episodic part of the undergraduate experience. After describing various factors that have contributed to its…

  2. Literacy and Life Skills Education for Vulnerable Youth: What Policy Makers Can Do

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    Bernhardt, Anna Caroline; Yorozu, Rika; Medel-Añonuevo, Carolyn

    2014-01-01

    In countries with a high concentration of youth with low literacy levels, the policy and programming task related to education and training is particularly daunting. This note briefly presents policies and practices which have been put in place to provide vulnerable youth with literacy and life skills education. It is based on a multi-country…

  3. Higher Education in American Life, 1636-1986. A Bibliography of Dissertations and Theses.

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    Young, Arthur P., Comp.

    A bibliography of master's theses and doctoral dissertations on higher education and its role in American life since 1636 presents citations in two major categories: works concerning a specific institution, listed by state and institution; and topical studies on specific aspects of higher education. The 4,570 citations were derived from sources…

  4. Home Economics Education Lifespan/Life Management Developmental Sites. Final Report.

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    Los Angeles Mission Coll., Sylmar, CA.

    California's Los Angeles Mission College received a grant to conduct activities to develop sites for home economics and lifespan/life management education. The activities focused on curriculum development and professional development workshops to prepare staff for the changing roles of educators, while emphasis was placed on activities that helped…

  5. Education Is a Total Way of Life: Models and the Reality.

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    Okuma, Michiyo Kiwako

    A qualitative field study employing participant observation revealed that the Nisga'a, a Native people of northwest British Columbia, Canada, believe that education is a total way of life, with teaching and learning being a lifelong process. Traditionally, education was conducted by one's parents; extended family, especially maternal aunts and…

  6. The Relationship between Physical Activity Level and Healthy Life-Style Behaviors of Distance Education Students

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    Özkan, Ali

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between physical activity levels and healthy life-style behaviors in distance education students in Hoca Ahmet Yesevi University. In total, 526 distance education students in Hoca Ahmet Yesevi University participated in this study voluntarily. The short form of International Physical…

  7. Whither Educational Evaluation: Life, Death, and Reincarnation? Research into Practice Project.

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    Herman, Joan; And Others

    1984-01-01

    The current health and future well-being of educational evaluation is considered in terms of financial support, official mandate, evaluators' status, evaluation prevalence, and evaluation utility in these seven symposium papers. "Educational Evaluation--Indicators of Life, Death, or Reincarnation," by Susan Klein, assesses recent federal and…

  8. Programme Content Orientation in Vocational Education and Training and Life Chances--A Comparative Study

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    Kap, Hrvoje

    2014-01-01

    Comparative studies of vocational education and training systems rarely conduct systematic comparisons of the content of educational programmes, partly because of methodological difficulties. Yet, comparing the organisation of curricula can increase our understanding of how programme design reflects orientation towards various life chances in…

  9. Vocational Education Students' Generic Working Life Competencies: Developing a Self-Assessment Instrument

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    Kyndt, Eva; Janssens, Ine; Coertjens, Liesje; Gijbels, David; Donche, Vincent; Van Petegem, Peter

    2014-01-01

    The current study reports on the process of developing a self-assessment instrument for vocational education students' generic working life competencies. The instrument was developed based on a competence framework and in close collaboration with several vocational education teachers and intermediary organisations offering various human…

  10. Global Family Concerns and the Role of Family Life Education: An Ecosystemic Analysis

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    Darling, Carol A.; Turkki, Kaija

    2009-01-01

    We surveyed colleagues from 4 international professional organizations involved with families in order to examine global family concerns and the role of family life education from an ecosystemic perspective. Our sample represented 6 continents and 50 countries. Survey results indicated that family education and related coursework were available in…

  11. Sustaining the Image of Life: A Grounded Theory Study of Funeral Service Education

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    Kelly, Sharen

    2012-01-01

    This grounded theory dissertation explores the educational experiences of funeral service students as they matriculate through the college of funeral service. Student interviews were utilized to explore the world of funeral service education. The analysis of the data led to the discovery of the theory, "Sustaining the Image of Life." The…

  12. Integrating Interprofessional Education into Continuing Education: A Planning Process for Continuing Interprofessional Education Programs

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    Owen, John A.; Schmitt, Madeline H.

    2013-01-01

    Informal continuing interprofessional education (CIPE) can be traced back decades in the United States; however, interest in formal CIPE is recent. Interprofessional education (IPE) now is recognized as an important component of new approaches to continuing education (CE) that are needed to increase health professionals' ability to improve…

  13. Student Users' Perceptions of Second Life as an Educational Tool 

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    Shepperd, Christopher

    2012-07-16

    teamwork, experiential activities, structure, and the use of technology. It is important for educators to be aware of the communication tools and styles used by students in order to adequately apply them into an educational setting (Jonas... in order to adequately apply them into an educational setting (Jonas-Dwyer & Pospisil, 2004). Virtual Classrooms The traditional definition and understanding of a virtual classroom has been wrapped around a Computer Mediated Communication system (CMC...

  14. On the Automatic Generation of Plans for Life Cycle Assembly Processes

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    CALTON,TERRI L.

    2000-01-01

    Designing products for easy assembly and disassembly during their entire life cycles for purposes including product assembly, product upgrade, product servicing and repair, and product disposal is a process that involves many disciplines. In addition, finding the best solution often involves considering the design as a whole and by considering its intended life cycle. Different goals and manufacturing plan selection criteria, as compared to initial assembly, require re-visiting significant fundamental assumptions and methods that underlie current assembly planning techniques. Previous work in this area has been limited to either academic studies of issues in assembly planning or to applied studies of life cycle assembly processes that give no attention to automatic planning. It is believed that merging these two areas will result in a much greater ability to design for, optimize, and analyze the cycle assembly processes. The study of assembly planning is at the very heart of manufacturing research facilities and academic engineering institutions; and, in recent years a number of significant advances in the field of assembly planning have been made. These advances have ranged from the development of automated assembly planning systems, such as Sandia's Automated Assembly Analysis System Archimedes 3.0{copyright}, to the startling revolution in microprocessors and computer-controlled production tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), flexible manufacturing systems (EMS), and computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM). These results have kindled considerable interest in the study of algorithms for life cycle related assembly processes and have blossomed into a field of intense interest. The intent of this manuscript is to bring together the fundamental results in this area, so that the unifying principles and underlying concepts of algorithm design may more easily be implemented in practice.

  15. 7 CFR 15a.17 - Education institutions eligible to submit transition plans.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Education institutions eligible to submit transition... institutions eligible to submit transition plans. (a) Applications. This section applies to each educational... no event later than June 23, 1979....

  16. 7 CFR 15a.17 - Education institutions eligible to submit transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Education institutions eligible to submit transition... institutions eligible to submit transition plans. (a) Applications. This section applies to each educational... no event later than June 23, 1979....

  17. 7 CFR 15a.17 - Education institutions eligible to submit transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Education institutions eligible to submit transition... institutions eligible to submit transition plans. (a) Applications. This section applies to each educational... no event later than June 23, 1979....

  18. 7 CFR 15a.17 - Education institutions eligible to submit transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Education institutions eligible to submit transition... institutions eligible to submit transition plans. (a) Applications. This section applies to each educational... no event later than June 23, 1979....

  19. 7 CFR 15a.17 - Education institutions eligible to submit transition plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Education institutions eligible to submit transition... institutions eligible to submit transition plans. (a) Applications. This section applies to each educational... no event later than June 23, 1979....

  20. Stakeholders and Tourism Education. Curriculum Planning Using a Quality Management Framework.

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    Cooper, Chris; Westlake, John

    1998-01-01

    Stakeholder analysis provides insights useful in the educational process for tourism and hospitality education. Stakeholders can influence (1) strategic direction through curriculum planning and (2) measurement of performance through quality management. (SK)

  1. Assessment Plans College of Education, Health and Human Development

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Education GR EDD Adult and Higher Education Y 2014 Y Y Y Education GR EDD Curriculum and Instruction Y 2014 Education GR MED Adult and Higher Education Y 2014 Y Y Y Education GR MED Curriculum and Instruction Y 2014 M.Ed. Adult & Higher Education Adult Education Option Courses Outcomes ­ Student Products

  2. A Systems Approach--1970 Vocational Education Handbook For State Plan Development and Preparation.

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    Hilton, E. P.; Gyuro, Steven J.

    Developed by the Bureau of Vocational Education and the Kentucky Research Coordinating Unit, this handbook presents a suggested outline for the preparation of a state plan for vocational education which can be applied in any state, regardless of size. Intended for boards of education, advisory councils, school administrators, vocational educators,…

  3. Do Personality Traits Moderate the Impact of Care Receipt on End-of-Life Care Planning?

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    Ha, Jung-Hwa; Pai, Manacy

    2012-01-01

    Purpose of the Study: This study examines (a) the association between being a care recipient and end-of-life care planning (EOLCP) and (b) the extent to which personality traits moderate the relationship between care receipt and EOLCP. Design and Methods: Data are drawn from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, a survey of Wisconsin high school…

  4. Planning and Providing End-of-life Care in Rural Areas

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    Wilson, Donna M.; Justice, Christopher; Sheps, Sam; Thomas, Roger; Reid, Pam; Leibovici, Karen

    2006-01-01

    Context: Approximately 20% of North Americans and 25% of Europeans reside in rural areas. Planning and providing end-of-life (EOL) care in rural areas presents some unique challenges. Purpose: In order to understand these challenges, and other important issues or circumstances, a literature search was conducted to assess the state of science on…

  5. Implementation Planning and Progress on Physical Activity Goals: The Mediating Role of Life-Management Strategies

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    Dugas, Michelle; Gaudreau, Patrick; Carraro, Natasha

    2012-01-01

    This 4-week prospective study examined whether the use of life-management strategies mediates the relationship between implementation planning and short-term progress on physical activity goals. In particular, the strategies of elective selection, compensation, and loss-based selection were disentangled to assess their specific mediating effects.…

  6. The Systems Development Life Cycle as a Planning Methodology for Library Automation.

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    Cheatham, David

    1985-01-01

    Discussion of the systems development life cycle (SDLC) that supports operational and managerial planning of automation projects covers challenges of library automation, evolution and scope of SDLC, lack of dissemination of SDLC literature within library and information science community, and corrective measures to meet library automation demands.…

  7. Transition to Parenthood and Conjugal Life: Comparisons between Planned and Unplanned Pregnancies

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    Bouchard, Genevieve; Boudreau, Jolene; Hebert, Renee

    2006-01-01

    One of the variables that could explain the considerable variety of ways that adult couples handle the transition to parenthood is whether the pregnancy was planned or not. However, very little is known about the impact of pregnancy intendedness on the conjugal life of couples during this transition. The aim of this study was to address this gap…

  8. Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. [Lesson Plan].

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    National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.

    This lesson plan teaches students about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students listen to a brief biography, view photographs of the March on Washington, and read a portion of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. After studying Dr. King's use of imagery and allusion, students create original poetic phrases about freedom and illustrate…

  9. Page 1 | B.A. in Elementary Education | Academic Plan of Study Updated March 2014 B.A. in Elementary Education

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    Wang, Yongge

    Page 1 | B.A. in Elementary Education | Academic Plan of Study Updated March 2014 B.A. in Elementary Education Academic Plan of Study College of Education Department of Reading and Elementary Education education.uncc.edu/reel PROGRAM SUMMARY · Credit Hours: 120-121 · Concentrations: No · Declaring

  10. Defining a Mechanism of Educational Interface Between NASA Life Sciences the Nation's Students

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    Chamberland, D.; Dreschel, T.; Coulter, G.

    1995-01-01

    Harnessing our greatest national resource, as represented by the nation's students, will require a thoughtful, well developed and administered program that includes precise, executable strategies and valid evaluation tools. Responding to a national education outreach priority, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Life and Biomedical Sciences and Applications Division has initiated a process or organizing and implementing various strategies through a steering committee that includes representatives from Headquarters and three field centers with major Life Sciences programs. The mandate of the Life Sciences Education Outreach Steering Committee is to develop ways of communicating space life science issues to America's students through the nation's teachers by curriculum enhancement and direct participation in the education process with an emphasis in the primary and secondary schools. Metrics are also developed for each individually defined process so that the mechanis can be continuously refined and improved.

  11. Everyday Life in Distance Education: One Family's Home Schooling Experience

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    Green, Nicole C.

    2006-01-01

    This article offers a narrative portrait of one family enrolled in a school of distance education in Queensland, Australia. Most of the families own or manage sheep and/or beef grazing properties, and their children receive their education by correspondence papers and daily UHF radio lessons. The students complete their school work at home with a…

  12. Determined to Learn: Accessing Education despite Life-Threatening Disasters

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    SchWeber, Claudine

    2008-01-01

    The "right to education" proclaimed by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights requires access to learning as well as the support systems. Since access can be interrupted by various circumstances, the possibility of providing continuity despite external dangers by using online distance education, offers an intriguing and valuable option.…

  13. Active Life of the Senior Citizens through Education

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    Taziev, Saljakhutdin Fardievich

    2015-01-01

    The paper presents reasons for including the senior citizens into educational process, as well as active age model. Education, communication and leisure system for the senior citizens, implemented by Yelabuga municipal district, is presented as a requirement for model realization. A core of the paper is the Active Age Institute. Its program…

  14. The Galaxy Plan in Industrial Education. [Materials] Developed in The Experienced Teacher Fellowship Program.

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    McClea, Kenneth R., Ed.; And Others

    These materials inform school administrators of the rationale of the Detroit Galaxy Plan and provide procedures for implementing the Plan. This program of occupational education for secondary Grades 7 through 12 is planned for students who intend to enter college, apprenticeships, or employment after high school. The Plan, developed by 24…

  15. The Evolution of Institutional Planning Models in Higher Education. AIR 1986 Annual Forum Paper.

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    Winstead, Philip C.; Ruff, Dan G.

    The evolution of the "planning process" from the 1940s to the present is considered, especially as it relates to higher education. It was hypothesized that institutional planning has experienced historical evolution: new planning innovations over the years have added to the existing institutional planning knowledge base. A literature review…

  16. Macro-Language Planning for Multilingual Education: Focus on Programmes and Provision

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    Taylor-Leech, Kerry; Liddicoat, Anthony J.

    2014-01-01

    This overview identifies some common features of macro-level language planning and briefly summarises the changing approaches to the analysis of macro-planning in the field. It previews six cases of language-in-education planning in response to linguistic diversity presented by the contributors to this issue. The cases show how macro-planning can…

  17. Busy Brides and the Business of Family Life: The Wedding-Planning Industry and the Commodity Frontier

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    Blakely, Kristin

    2008-01-01

    As work traditionally located in the private sphere, wedding planning, like other domestic functions, has become commodified. Building upon Hochschild's work on the commercialization of intimate life, this article explores the relationship of feminism to the commercial spirit of intimate life to understand wedding planning as a commodified…

  18. Life Cycle Costs in Education: Operations & Maintenance Considered.

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    Moussatche, Helena; Languell-Urquhart, Jennifer; Woodson, Carol

    2000-01-01

    Discusses life cycle cost analysis when deciding on flooring finishes and examines operations and maintenance cost effectiveness relative to hard, resilient, and soft flooring. A chart of evaluated flooring materials' characteristics, appropriate maintenance procedures, and recommended frequency is included. (GR)

  19. Significant life experience: Exploring the lifelong influence of place-based environmental and science education on program participants

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    Colvin, Corrie Ruth

    Current research provides a limited understanding of the life long influence of nonformal place-based environmental and science education programs on past participants. This study looks to address this gap, exploring the ways in which these learning environments have contributed to environmental identity and stewardship. Using Dorothy Holland's approach to social practice theory's understanding of identity formation, this study employed narrative interviews and a close-ended survey to understand past participants' experience over time. Participants from two place-based environmental education programs and one science-inquiry program were asked to share their reflections on their program experience and the influence they attribute to that experience. Among all participants, the element of hands-on learning, supportive instructors, and engaging learning environments remained salient over time. Participants of nature-based programs demonstrated that these programs in particular were formative in contributing to an environmental stewardship identity. Social practice theory can serve as a helpful theoretical framework for significant life experience research, which has largely been missing from this body of research. This study also holds implications for the fields of place-based environmental education, conservation psychology, and sustainability planning, all of which look to understand and increase environmentally sustainable practices.

  20. Initial and Further Education: Substitutes or Complements? Differences in Continuing Education and Training over the Life-Course of European Workers

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    Wolbers, Maarten H. J.

    2005-01-01

    This investigation examines the place of initial and further education in continuing education and training over the life-course of workers across Europe. The evidence presented demonstrates that in countries with a strong orientation towards vocational education, participation in continuing education and training among employees is higher than in…

  1. Strengths and Limitations of Ontario Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Plans: A Review of One University Accessibility Plan

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    Opini, Bathseba M.

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the strengths and limitations of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) accessibility plan prepared by one post-secondary education institution in Ontario, Canada, during the 2004/05 academic year. The paper focuses on ways the intersectionality between disability and gender is not voiced in the plan and its implications for…

  2. Not Early Referral but Planned Dialysis Improves Quality of Life and Depression in Newly Diagnosed End Stage Renal Disease Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study in Korea

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    Park, Ji In; Kim, Myounghee; Kim, Ho; An, Jung Nam; Lee, Jeonghwan; Yang, Seung Hee; Cho, Jang-Hee; Kim, Yong-Lim; Park, Ki-Soo; Oh, Yun Kyu; Lim, Chun Soo; Kim, Dong Ki; Kim, Yon Su; Lee, Jung Pyo

    2015-01-01

    Background Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has recently become an important issue. It reportedly affects morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In this study, we investigated whether early referral and planned dialysis improve the HRQOL and depression of patients with ESRD. Methods We prospectively enrolled newly diagnosed patients with ESRD, from 31 hospitals in Korea, who completed questionnaires at 3 months after dialysis. We also got follow-up survey at 1 year after dialysis. To measure HRQOL and depression, Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form 36 (KDQOL-36) and Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI) were utilized. Results A total of 643 patients were analyzed. Referral type did not affect either KDQOL-36 or BDI scores. However, the planned dialysis group showed significantly better scores in 4 of 5 KDQOL-36 domains than did the unplanned group at 3 months after dialysis and partly, the effect was sustained for 1 year after dialysis. The benefit of planned dialysis was significant after adjusting for age, sex, type of dialysis, marital status, educational attainment, occupation, modified Charlson comorbidity index, albumin, and hemoglobin levels. BDI scores were also lower which indicate less depressive mood in planned dialysis group than those in unplanned group both at 3 months and 1 year after dialysis. Conclusions Not early referral but planned dialysis improved both the short- and long-term HRQOL and depression of patients with ESRD. Nephrologists should try to help patients to initiate dialysis in a planned manner. PMID:25706954

  3. Master Plan for Higher Education: Opportunity in a Time of Change.

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    Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.

    The Ohio Board of Regents' master plan for higher education is presented. After providing an overview of Ohio's higher education system, the following factors that should be considered in statewide planning are addressed: the economy of Ohio, the availability of student financial aid, changing enrollment patterns, changes in federal and state…

  4. Evaluation of Curriculum at the Primary Level in Light of Education Policies and Plans in Pakistan

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    Perveen, Shahida

    2011-01-01

    The paper is based on a research conducted to evaluate the curriculum at the primary level in the light of education policies and plans in Pakistan. The article discusses the objectives of the curriculum at the primary level and analyzes different education policies and plans regarding the achievements of objectives. Results revealed that the…

  5. Implementing Governance for a New Era: An Action Plan for Higher Education Trustees

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    American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2014

    2014-01-01

    "Implementing Governance for a New Era" is an action plan to assist college and university trustees in reforming higher education. Delivered to more than 16,000 college and university trustees in November 2014, the plan provides details on how trustees properly represent the public by ensuring students receive a quality education at a…

  6. A National Study of the Net Benefits of State Pension Plans for Educators

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    Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Bathon, Justin M.; McCarthy, Martha M.

    2011-01-01

    Although benefits can be a sizable part of an educator's total compensation, there has been little scholarly inquiry into the state pension plans for educators. Despite the fact that all defined benefit plans rely on the same basic formula for calculating annual pensions, they vary across states in the multiplier used, the method for calculating…

  7. Examining the Instructional Planning Process Taught in Agricultural Education Teacher Preparation Programs: Perspectives of University Faculty

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    Greiman, Bradley C.; Bedtke, Mary Anne

    2008-01-01

    Instructional planning is a curricular topic in teacher preparation programs, but limited research in agricultural education has been conducted in this area. The purpose of this study was to examine aspects of the instructional planning process that are taught to agricultural education preservice teachers. Survey research and content analysis of…

  8. Education and Modernization of Micronesia: A Case Study in Development and Development Planning.

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    Pearse, Richard; Bezanson, Keith A.

    The case study examined the development of an overall education plan for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The methodology of multidisciplinary education planning through the use of general comparative analysis models of political, economic, and social development is explained: Almond and Powell's framework for the analysis of political…

  9. Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education, 2009. Annual Report

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2009

    2009-01-01

    Increasing the participation of minority groups at public colleges and universities is a longstanding goal of the Board of Governors for Higher Education, as first outlined in its 1983 "Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education". The minority groups defined by the plan are: Hispanic/Latino, African…

  10. Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education, 2010. Annual Report

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2010

    2010-01-01

    Increasing the participation of minority groups at public colleges and universities is a longstanding goal of the Board of Governors for Higher Education, as first outlined in its 1983 "Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education". The minority groups defined by the plan are: Hispanic/Latino, African…

  11. Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education, 2008. Annual Report

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2008

    2008-01-01

    Increasing the participation of minority groups at public colleges and universities is a longstanding goal of the Board of Governors for Higher Education, as first outlined in its 1983 "Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education." The minority groups defined by the plan are: Hispanic/Latino,…

  12. Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education, 2011. Annual Report

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2011

    2011-01-01

    Increasing the participation of minority groups at public colleges and universities is a longstanding goal of the Board of Governors for Higher Education, as first outlined in its 1983 "Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education." The minority groups defined by the plan are: Hispanic/Latino,…

  13. State Application Funding Procedures. A Vocational Education Planning System for Local School Districts. Volume IV.

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    Sisson, Roger L.; And Others

    The document, one of a series to assist in planning procedures for local and State vocational agencies, explains an information analysis system for realistic projection of future program planning and for monitoring of fund allocations for vocational education facilities projects. The system is called the State Vocational Education

  14. Continuing Education Master Plan for New River Community College, Dublin, Virginia 24084.

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    Kinzer, Allen O.

    An adult education master plan for Virginia's New River Community College is presented. The plan is divided into the following areas: (1) college philosophy and objectives; (2) description of the service region (population, educational and economic data and employment characteristics); (3) what the college is doing, should be doing, and is…

  15. 25 CFR 47.10 - How is the local educational financial plan developed?

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    ....10 Section 47.10 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR EDUCATION UNIFORM... plan: (1) Within 15 days after receiving the tentative allotment, the school supervisor must consult with the local school board on the local educational financial plan. (2) Within 30 days of...

  16. 25 CFR 47.10 - How is the local educational financial plan developed?

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    2012-04-01

    ....10 Section 47.10 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR EDUCATION UNIFORM... plan: (1) Within 15 days after receiving the tentative allotment, the school supervisor must consult with the local school board on the local educational financial plan. (2) Within 30 days of...

  17. Strategic Planning: Key Environmental Indicators for Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Educational Policy Studies, Number 17.

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    George, Carole A.

    Now that the State Board of Education has adopted new regulations requiring all Pennsylvania school districts to develop a strategic plan, it seems useful to describe the role of demographic information in that planning process. This Pennsylvania Educational Policy Studies (PEPS) report provides a rationale for considering information regarding…

  18. Data Management Plan Managing your data throughout the life cycle of your research is essential to ensure usability,

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    Data Management Plan Managing your data throughout the life cycle of your research is essential data management plans as part of the grant proposal package. While it is not feasible to develop a comprehensive framework for a data management plan that would apply to all disciplines, the information below

  19. Bioinformatics: Current Practice and Future Challenges for Life Science Education

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    Hack, Catherine; Kendall, Gary

    2005-01-01

    It is widely predicted that the application of high-throughput technologies to the quantification and identification of biological molecules will cause a paradigm shift in the life sciences. However, if the biosciences are to evolve from a predominantly descriptive discipline to an information science, practitioners will require enhanced skills in…

  20. Virtual Reality for Life Skills Education: Program Evaluation

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    Vogel, Jennifer; Bowers, Clint; Meehan, Cricket; Hoeft, Raegan; Bradley, Kristy

    2004-01-01

    A program evaluation was completed for a Virtual Reality (VR) pilot project intended to aid deaf children in learning various life skills which they may be at risk of not adequately learning. Such skills include crossing the street safely, exiting a building during a fire drill, and avoiding situations in which strangers may harm them. The VR was…

  1. Oceanography for Divers: Hazardous Marine Life. Diver Education Series.

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    Somers, Lee H.

    Most people find that the life of the marine environment is beautiful and fascinating. Of the thousands of marine animals and plants, relatively few constitute a real hazard to the diver. Although some species are dangerous and may, in some instances, inflict serious wounds, with a few exceptions marine animals are not aggressive. Most…

  2. Hanford River Protection Project Life cycle Cost Modeling Tool to Enhance Mission Planning - 13396

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    Dunford, Gary; Williams, David; Smith, Rick

    2013-07-01

    The Life cycle Cost Model (LCM) Tool is an overall systems model that incorporates budget, and schedule impacts for the entire life cycle of the River Protection Project (RPP) mission, and is replacing the Hanford Tank Waste Operations Simulator (HTWOS) model as the foundation of the RPP system planning process. Currently, the DOE frequently requests HTWOS simulations of alternative technical and programmatic strategies for completing the RPP mission. Analysis of technical and programmatic changes can be performed with HTWOS; however, life cycle costs and schedules were previously generated by manual transfer of time-based data from HTWOS to Primavera P6. The LCM Tool automates the preparation of life cycle costs and schedules and is needed to provide timely turnaround capability for RPP mission alternative analyses. LCM is the simulation component of the LCM Tool. The simulation component is a replacement of the HTWOS model with new capability to support life cycle cost modeling. It is currently deployed in G22, but has been designed to work in any full object-oriented language with an extensive feature set focused on networking and cross-platform compatibility. The LCM retains existing HTWOS functionality needed to support system planning and alternatives studies going forward. In addition, it incorporates new functionality, coding improvements that streamline programming and model maintenance, and capability to input/export data to/from the LCM using the LCM Database (LCMDB). The LCM Cost/Schedule (LCMCS) contains cost and schedule data and logic. The LCMCS is used to generate life cycle costs and schedules for waste retrieval and processing scenarios. It uses time-based output data from the LCM to produce the logic ties in Primavera P6 necessary for shifting activities. The LCM Tool is evolving to address the needs of decision makers who want to understand the broad spectrum of risks facing complex organizations like DOE-RPP to understand how near-term programmatic decisions affect life cycle costs and commitments. (authors)

  3. An electronic oral health record to document, plan and educate.

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    Wagner, I-V; Lex MacNeil, M A J; Esteves, A; MacEntee, M I

    2015-11-01

    The University of British Columbia (UBC) in collaboration with a software developer (Planmeca Oy, Finland) created an electronic oral health record based on the principles of cognitive ergonomics rooted in the European research and development project 'ORQUEST' to guide students through medical, dental, social histories, examinations, treatment planning and progress notes. Clinicians in each dental specialty of the Faculty of Dentistry and software engineers cooperated to define the clinical content and workflow of clinical procedures in three phases: (i) development of a radiographic module, (ii) development of medical, dental, social and family histories, intra- and extra-oral examinations, progress notes and treatment planning and (iii) development of the orthodontic section accompanied by an optimisation phase to correct technical problems and clinical content issues. From a practical perspective, this EOHR enhances the clinical performance of students and the quality assurance capacity of the institution. It facilitates audits of clinical productivity and research, and it can be modified with relative ease to suit similar educational and clinical environments in either public or private healthcare settings. PMID:25430067

  4. "The Physics of Life," an Undergraduate General Education Biophysics Course

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    Parthasarathy, Raghuveer

    2015-01-01

    Improving the scientific literacy of non-scientists is an important aim, both because of the ever-increasing impact of science on our lives and because understanding science enriches our experience of the natural world. One route to improving scientific literacy is via general education undergraduate courses--i.e. courses for students not majoring…

  5. Student Involvement's Fraternity and Sorority Life Social and Educational

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    Su, Xiao

    complete this form for EACH social and educational event · Return this form 7 days after each event to Student Involvement, Suite 140 Clark Hall · Please keep a copy for your records and for submission with Standards of Excellence. Fraternity or Sorority Name: TYPE OF EVENT: EVENT DETAILS Contact Person's Name

  6. Kevin Marjoribanks: A Life in Education in Context

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    Russell, Alan

    2007-01-01

    The passing of Emeritus Professor Kevin Majoribanks on the 29 April 2006 occurred at a time of continuing high level scholarly productivity. The present paper celebrates some of the accomplishments from his long career. It takes a developmental orientation, beginning with the early stages of his career in education and his choice of inequalities…

  7. A Teacher's Point of View on Family Life (Sex) Education

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    Gawlinski, Judy R.

    2007-01-01

    As a Family and Consumer Science educator at Union City High School in Union City, Pennsylvania, I have heard and seen a great deal. I have been teaching for 24 years at this rural Pennsylvania Middle/High School where teen pregnancy has always been a problem. Teaching students abstinence as the only method of birth control has been a major…

  8. Going Green and Renewing Life: Environmental Education in Faith Communities

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    Hitzhusen, Gregory E.

    2012-01-01

    Faith communities, such as churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques, are providing new venues for innovative adult environmental education. As faith communities turn their concerns to issues of sustainability, environmental teaching is emerging in many forms across diverse religious traditions, as evidenced by the development of denominational…

  9. Miguel A. Nevárez: A Life History of Educational Leadership

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    Avila, Rolando

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to analyze Miguel A. Nevárez's educational leadership style by focusing on his notable contributions to The University of Texas Pan American. The researcher defined leadership style as actions by the leader. After examining Nevárez's background to place his motivations and actions in proper context, this…

  10. Future Time Perspective and End-of-Life Planning in Older Adults.

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    Luth, Elizabeth A

    2016-02-01

    This study explores the extent to which cognitive processes, specifically perceptions of one's distance to death, are associated with informal and formal advance care planning (ACP) in a sample of older adults. Data come from the New Jersey End-of-Life (EOL) study, a survey of 305 adults aged 55-91. Binary logistic regression models evaluate the odds that someone conducted ACP. Persons who perceive remaining life span to be expansive or limited have significantly lower odds of formally planning for the EOL, relative to those in the middle category. Death anxiety and having a family confidante partially explain these associations. The association between future time perspective (FTP) and discussions is not statistically significant. Practitioners may consider individuals' FTPs when discussing preferences for EOL medical care. PMID:26001814

  11. A Comparison of Face to Face and Video-Based Self Care Education on Quality of Life of Hemodialysis Patients

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    Hemmati Maslakpak, Masumeh; Shams, Shadi

    2015-01-01

    Background End stage renal disease negatively affects the patients’ quality of life. There are different educational methods to help these patients. This study was performed to compare the effectiveness of self-care education in two methods, face to face and video educational, on the quality of life in patients under treatment by hemodialysis in education-medical centers in Urmia. Methods In this quasi-experimental study, 120 hemodialysis patients were selected randomly; they were then randomly allocated to three groups: the control, face to face education and video education. For face to face group, education was given individually in two sessions of 35 to 45 minutes. For video educational group, CD was shown. Kidney Disease Quality Of Life- Short Form (KDQOL-SF) questionnaire was filled out before and two months after the intervention. Data analysis was performed in SPSS software by using one-way ANOVA. Results ANOVA test showed a statistically significant difference in the quality of life scores among the three groups after the intervention (P=0.024). After the intervention, Tukey’s post-hoc test showed a statistically significant difference between the two groups of video and face to face education regarding the quality of life (P>0.05). Conclusion Implementation of the face to face and video education methods improves the quality of life in hemodialysis patients. So, it is suggested that video educational should be used along with face to face education. PMID:26171412

  12. Towards a better life for the young workers. An education project in Malaysia.

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    Knutsen, K

    1978-06-01

    Attention in this discussion focuses on Malaysia's education project, the Young Workers Community Education Project (YWCEP). At the Community Hall of Bayan Lepas, the YWCEP Center, about 60 local residents with more than half of them young industrial workers, are gathered for a half day forum on a Sunday morning. The subject is the current statewide industrial development program and its socioeconomic implications for the local community. The 2nd scene is at the Project Center on a Wednesday afternoon. 1 of 3 conversational English classes is in session. The 3rd scene is a bus carrying more than 30 young workers on a trip. The final scene is at a hostel provided by 1 of the factories for its workers. It is an opportunity for young workers to talk about their problems at work and to seek information on the ongoing activities sponsored by the Project. At first glance these programs and activities appear the same as those organized by similar service groups throughout industrial complexes in Malaysia over the past 5-10 years. What makes the YWCEP different and exciting is the approach to the problem of facilitating "A Better Life for Young Workers." The Project views the lives of the workers as a whole. This is reflected in the project design which attempts to relate the economic, the social, and the environmental dimensions of their lives in 1 integrated net of work modules. 1 basic goal of the Project is to facilitate individual participation in group activities, since this has been identified as a crucial need of the target group. The YWCEP is based on the conviction that the participants themselves must be involved at all levels of the Project operation, including planning and evaluation. The Project aims at being instrumental in bridging the gap between the young workers and the rest of the community. The YWCEP was conceived as a positive response to the many problems created by the rapid industrialization in the Bayan Lepas area of Penang in the early 1970s. The Federation of Family Planning Associations conducted a survey in 1974 to examine the situation with the objective of suggesting possible remedial action. In December 1975 a pilot community service project was launched, confirming the need for such a project. YWCEP was launched in 1977 and is now fully operational. It has gained the cooperation and respect of the young workers. PMID:12338965

  13. Facilities for Special Education Services: A Guide for Planning New and Renovated Schools.

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    Abend, Allen C.; And Others

    Developed primarily from field based research on 19 schools, the book is designed to help facility planners, educational administrators, educators, architects, and citizens make informed choices in planning new or renovated facilities for special education services. The design guidelines are performance based so that intended outcome is given as…

  14. Constraints of the Educational Policy Environment: Implications for Futures-Planning.

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    Henkin, Alan B.; Helms, Lelia B.

    1982-01-01

    Describes changes in the educational policy environment resulting from federal involvement. Examines the problems of federal regulation, control of policy processes by interested groups, the proliferation or "crowding" of educational policies, and explores probable policy constraints on the "new federalism" and futures-planning in education.…

  15. A System Dynamics Model for Long-Term Planning of the Undergraduate Education in Brazil

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    Strauss, Luísa Mariele; Borenstein, Denis

    2015-01-01

    Higher education in Brazil has experienced a rapid expansion since the 1990s as a consequence of the government's pliability in launching new programs and educational institutions. This expansion was mainly driven by the private sector. Despite this expansion, Brazil has not yet achieved the enrollment goal expected in the National Education Plan

  16. Closing the Gaps by 2015: Participation, Success, Excellence, Research. Texas Higher Education Plan.

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    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.

    This Texas higher education plan outlines the goals of closing the gaps in higher education participation and success, in educational excellence, and in funded research over the next 15 years. Major goals include the following: (1) closing the gaps in participation rates across Texas to add 500,000 more students; (2) increasing by 50 percent the…

  17. 34 CFR 106.16 - Educational institutions eligible to submit transition plans.

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    2010-07-01

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    2014-07-01

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    2012-07-01

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  1. 34 CFR 106.16 - Educational institutions eligible to submit transition plans.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Educational institutions eligible to submit transition... eligible to submit transition plans. (a) Application. This section applies to each educational institution... elimination of such discrimination by the earliest practicable date but in no event later than June 23,...

  2. Access and Equity: California Master Plan for Higher Education and Disadvantaged Student Success

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    Davis, Kevin P.

    2015-01-01

    The California Master Plan for Higher Education sets a policy objective of equity through access to higher education. The California State University system is California's primary institution for providing the social mobility that accompanies a four-year college degree. The purpose of this study is to examine the education lifecycle outcomes for…

  3. AN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE--JANUARY 1967.

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    NAKAMOTO, HARRIET; AND OTHERS

    THIS REPORT OF THE COLLEGE'S EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN COMMITTEE COVERS IN DETAIL PRESENT CURRICULUMS AND FACILITIES FOR COURSES IN BUSINESS EDUCATION, DENTAL ASSISTING, HOTEL AND RESTAURANT SERVICE, LANGUAGE ARTS, AND PRACTICAL NURSING, AS WELL AS THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAMS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION, TRANSFER, OCCUPATIONAL AND CONTINUING…

  4. Arizona State Plan for the Education of Migratory Children Fiscal Year 1980.

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    Maynes, J. O.

    Documentation forwarded to the U. S. Office of Education describing the Arizona State Plan for the Education of Migrant Children for fiscal year (FY) 1980 and requesting financial assistance to provide supplemental educational and support services to children of migratory farmworkers and fishermen enrolled in local school districts is presented.…

  5. Arizona FFY 2005-2010 State Performance Plan for Special Education. FFY 2007 Revision

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    Arizona Department of Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 established a requirement that all States develop and submit to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) a performance plan designed to advance the State from its current level of compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements of the law…

  6. Strategies and Linkages: A Guide for Linking Vocational Education and Tribal Economic Planning.

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    Minhas, Jasjit; And Others

    Developed as a result of the project, Strategies for Linking Vocational Education Programs to Tribal Economic Plans, the guide contains information obtained from 20 tribes who are currently providing vocational education programs under the One Percent Set-Aside Federal Vocational Education funding, a program that provides the opportunity for…

  7. Informing the Future: A Plan for Higher Education for the Eighties.

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    Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.

    Major issues that will affect Texas higher education in the next decade are addressed. Data and information about the higher education system are presented, and an attempt is made to determine the impact of trends and issues upon colleges and universities. Concepts and perspectives on the appropriate response by higher education and planning

  8. Development of Indicators for Educational Planning: Brazil, Cambodia, Estonia, Gambia, Lithuania, Thailand.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.

    This publication presents the outcomes of a distance education course on development and dissemination of indicators used for educational planning. The course took place from November 2000 to February 2001 and was attended by representatives from the ministries of education of Brazil, Cambodia, Estonia, Gambia, Lithuania, and Thailand. The overall…

  9. 25 CFR 47.9 - What are the minimum requirements for the local educational financial plan?

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    2010-04-01

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  10. 25 CFR 47.9 - What are the minimum requirements for the local educational financial plan?

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    2014-04-01

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  11. 25 CFR 47.9 - What are the minimum requirements for the local educational financial plan?

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  12. Career Education Facilities: A Planning Guide for Space and Station Requirements. A Report

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    Woodruff, Alan P.

    This publication provides the educational planner and the architect with some suggestions concerning models by which they may plan new flexible-use, shared-space facilities and supports the models with guidelines for the development of facilities and educational programs for occupational education. In addition to discussing the financial…

  13. Quality, Equity, Efficiency, Evaluation, and Local Flexibility: The Political and Educational Dilemmas of Iowa's Foundation Plan.

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    Jess, James D.

    The 1971 Iowa School Foundation Plan for Financing Education was created to achieve goals of quality education, equity in financing education, efficiency, evaluation of local districts and the state system, and local flexibility. To analyze Iowa's success in meeting those goals, information gathered from 18 rural school districts and data from the…

  14. The supportive care plan: a tool to improve communication in end-of-life care.

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    Thompson-Hill, Jane; Hookey, Claire; Salt, Emily; O'Neill, Trish

    2009-05-01

    The End of Life Care Strategy (Department of Health, 2008a) states that acute hospitals need mechanisms in place to ensure that people who are approaching the end of life have their needs assessed, their wishes and preferences discussed, and an agreed set of actions reflecting these choices recorded in a care plan. The Supportive Care Plan was designed to encourage discussion of patients' preferences for end-of-life care, and to provide a tool for recording those preferences and communicating them to other healthcare professionals. Initial analysis of the results of a pre- and post-implementation audit of patient notes suggests that there has been an improvement in the documentation about preferred place of care and patient and family understanding of the illness. Fifty per cent of patients who died with a Supportive Care Plan in place died in their first choice of place of care and 22% in their second choice. Feedback from patients and relatives was positive. The main barriers to implementation were difficulties for staff in prognostication, especially for patients with a non-cancer diagnosis, and a reluctance from staff to initiate discussions that were perceived to be too time-consuming. There were also concerns about dealing with the emotions that such a discussion may generate in both patients and relatives. PMID:19491751

  15. FY 2013 Educational Facilities Master Plan and the FY 2013-2018 Capital Improvements Program

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The FY 2013 Educational Facilities Master Plan (Master Plan) and the FY 2013-2018 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) reflect the adopted actions of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council and integrate the facilities planning process with the annual capital budget and the six-year CIP. The CIP is developed in accordance with the Board of…

  16. FY 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan and the Amended FY 2011-2016 Capital Improvements Program

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The FY 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan (Master Plan) and Amendments to the FY 2011-2016 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) reflect the adopted actions of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council and integrate the facilities planning process with the annual capital budget and the six-year CIP. The CIP is developed in accordance with the…

  17. A Synergetic Focus for Educational Quality Management, Needs Assessment, and Strategic Planning.

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    Kaufman, Roger A.

    1994-01-01

    Educators' efforts to employ quality management (QM) and strategic planning (SP) processes often fail because they plan incompletely; view QM and SP as distinct, parallel efforts; or fail to establish systemic responsibility for desired changes. This article introduces a four-phase framework that integrates strategic planning and quality…

  18. Improvement of Experiment Planning as an Important Precondition for the Quality of Educational Research

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    Rutkiene, Ausra; Tereseviciene, Margarita

    2010-01-01

    The article presents the stages of the experiment planning that are necessary to ensure the validity and reliability of it. The research data reveal that doctoral students of Educational Research approach the planning of the experiment as the planning of the whole dissertation research; and the experiment as a research method is often confused…

  19. Strategic Planning in Higher Education: A Guide for Leaders. Second Edition [with CD-ROM

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    Tromp, Sherrie A.; Ruben, Brent D.

    2010-01-01

    "Strategic Planning in Higher Education" unveils a comprehensive approach to planning that has proved successful at Rutgers University. The SPHE framework, developed by authors Tromp and Ruben, provides a blueprint for planning--a step-by-step approach that guides leaders on strategic thinking; helps them align organizational goals with the…

  20. Educational Plans and Their Fulfillment: A Study of Selected High School Students in Manitoba.

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    Siemens, Leonard B.; Jackson, J.E. Winston

    One of a series of studies based on data collected from 1,844 high school students in Canada, this study examined twelfth graders who indicated plans for some post high school training. The study focused on the educational plans of 541 rural and suburban students and the sociological factors relating to the realization of these plans the following…

  1. A Systems Approach to Strategic Planning and Its Implications to Higher Education. [Draft.

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    Shires, Michael A.

    This paper provides the framework and context for a systems approach to planning, detailed descriptions of specific steps in the planning process, conclusions, and questions for consideration when executing strategic planning in higher education. The analysis is based on the work of James T. Ziegenfuss, Jr. in his book "Designing Organizational…

  2. Modernizing the Management of the Educational System. The Fundamentals of Educational Planning: Lecture-Discussion Series No. 35.

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    Lyons, Raymond F.

    One of the main inadequacies in educational management is that planning is not firmly integrated within administration. Five basic processes may be distinguished in administration. The first is planning, or determining what shall be done. The second element of the administrative process is organizing, or defining the administrative structures and…

  3. SLS-PLAN-IT: A knowledge-based blackboard scheduling system for Spacelab life sciences missions

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    Kao, Cheng-Yan; Lee, Seok-Hua

    1992-01-01

    The primary scheduling tool in use during the Spacelab Life Science (SLS-1) planning phase was the operations research (OR) based, tabular form Experiment Scheduling System (ESS) developed by NASA Marshall. PLAN-IT is an artificial intelligence based interactive graphic timeline editor for ESS developed by JPL. The PLAN-IT software was enhanced for use in the scheduling of Spacelab experiments to support the SLS missions. The enhanced software SLS-PLAN-IT System was used to support the real-time reactive scheduling task during the SLS-1 mission. SLS-PLAN-IT is a frame-based blackboard scheduling shell which, from scheduling input, creates resource-requiring event duration objects and resource-usage duration objects. The blackboard structure is to keep track of the effects of event duration objects on the resource usage objects. Various scheduling heuristics are coded in procedural form and can be invoked any time at the user's request. The system architecture is described along with what has been learned with the SLS-PLAN-IT project.

  4. An Intelligent Crop Planning Tool for Controlled Ecological Life Support Systems

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    Whitaker, Laura O.; Leon, Jorge

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes a crop planning tool developed for the Controlled Ecological Life Support Systems (CELSS) project which is in the research phases at various NASA facilities. The Crop Planning Tool was developed to assist in the understanding of the long term applications of a CELSS environment. The tool consists of a crop schedule generator as well as a crop schedule simulator. The importance of crop planning tools such as the one developed is discussed. The simulator is outlined in detail while the schedule generator is touched upon briefly. The simulator consists of data inputs, plant and human models, and various other CELSS activity models such as food consumption and waste regeneration. The program inputs such as crew data and crop states are discussed. References are included for all nominal parameters used. Activities including harvesting, planting, plant respiration, and human respiration are discussed using mathematical models. Plans provided to the simulator by the plan generator are evaluated for their 'fitness' to the CELSS environment with an objective function based upon daily reservoir levels. Sample runs of the Crop Planning Tool and future needs for the tool are detailed.

  5. A Descriptive Case Study of Appreciative Inquiry as an Approach to Strategic Planning for Special Education in a Public School

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    Ruhlman, Paul L., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    This study's purpose was to describe appreciative inquiry (AI) as an approach to strategic planning for special education in a public school. The study investigated four research questions. How do plans for special education emerge as participants engage in the four phases of AI during strategic planning for the future of special education in a…

  6. Planning for end of life care within lay-led chronic illness self-management training: the significance of 'death awareness' and biographical context in participant accounts.

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    Sanders, Caroline; Rogers, Anne; Gately, Claire; Kennedy, Anne

    2008-02-01

    UK health policy dictates that Advance Care Planning (ACP), including the use of living wills, promotes choice and quality regarding end of life care for those with chronic and life-threatening conditions and it has been incorporated in self-management training. This paper reports a qualitative evaluation based on in-depth interviews with 31 respondents who had completed a UK-based lay-led self-management course (The Expert Patients Programme), and 12 respondents who had completed the same course adapted for people who are HIV positive. We draw upon previous social research on 'death awareness' and the biographical context of illness experience and management in examining the impact of incorporating this subject within a self-management intervention. The analysis demonstrates that many participants were unprepared to face issues raised in the session with material represented as disrupting some aspects of illness adaptation and existing views about death and dying. Positioning educational material on death and dying alongside that on 'positive' self-management of illness highlights the complexities and sensitivities of planning for end of life care with implications for future educational interventions of this type. PMID:18158212

  7. Preparing the Ground: Contributions of the Preclinical Years to Medical Education for Care Near the End of Life.

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    Barnard, David; Quill, Timothy; Hafferty, Frederic W.; Arnold, Robbert; Plumb, James; Bulger, Roger; Field, Marilyn

    1999-01-01

    The Working Group on the Pre-Clinical Years of the 1997 National Consensus Conference on Medical Education for Care Near the End of Life identifies promising settings and suggests how they might be used for maximum benefit in end-of-life education. Basic-care competencies are in five domains: psychological/social/cultural/spiritual issues;…

  8. Challenging Gender Inequalities in Education and in Working Life--A Mission Possible?

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    Brunila, Kristiina; Ylöstalo, Hanna

    2015-01-01

    This article deals with challenging the gender inequalities that exist in education and working life. It contemplates the kinds of discursive power relations that have led to gender equality work in Finland. In today's conditions where equality issues are being harnessed more strongly to serve the aims of economic efficiency and productivity, it…

  9. Electrical Engineers' Perceptions on Education--Electromagnetic Field Theory and Its Connection to Working Life

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    Keltikangas, K.; Wallen, H.

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates electrical engineers' perceptions on their education in Finland, with particular emphasis on the basic electromagnetic field theory courses and their applicability in working life, using two online surveys (n = 99 and n = 120). The answers show a reasonably good satisfaction with the electrical engineering studies in…

  10. Using Second Life to Enhance Classroom Management Practice in Teacher Education

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    Mahon, Jennifer; Bryant, Bobby; Brown, Ben; Kim, Miran

    2010-01-01

    The following article discusses an educational simulation created within Second Life (SL) in order to assist pre-service teachers (PSTs) in gaining more experience managing student behavior. The article discusses the development, implementation, and assessment of the simulation as well as student data on the feasibility of the approach in…

  11. Lifelong Education, Quality of Life and Self-Efficacy of Chinese Older Adults

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    Leung, Dion S. Y.; Liu, Ben C. P.

    2011-01-01

    This study aimed to identify the relationships between lifelong learning, quality of life, and self-efficacy of older adults. One thousand and three participants of a lifelong educational program participated; the mean age was 50.6 (SD = 7.8, range: 18-78). Findings revealed that the patterns of study established a positive association with…

  12. Talking about Sex: The Discourses of loveLife Peer Educators in South Africa

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    Lesko, Nancy

    2007-01-01

    loveLife is a high profile, expensive and controversial nationwide awareness and prevention campaign that has been addressed at young South Africans since 1999. This paper examines the discourses 20 Black youths used to narrate their involvements, satisfactions and difficulties as peer educators. The primary data sources are individual interviews…

  13. Life for Minority Professors of Special Education Ain't Been No Crystal Stair

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    Gentry, Ruben

    2010-01-01

    To expect an "easy life" as a professor of special education is to expect what never was nor never will be. But when the playing field is uneven for minorities, or even worse, when it is not even recognized that the playing field is uneven, there is cause for action. For example, Bonner (2004) stated that minority faculty face tremendous…

  14. The Biome Project: Developing a Legitimate Parallel Curriculum for Physical Education and Life Sciences

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    Hastie, Peter Andrew

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe the outcomes of a parallel curriculum project between life sciences and physical education. Throughout a 6-week period, students in grades two through five became members of teams that represented different animal species and biomes, and concurrently participated in a season of gymnastics skills and…

  15. REBOUND: A Media-Based Life Skills and Risk Education Programme

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    Kröninger-Jungaberle, Henrik; Nagy, Ede; von Heyden, Maximilian; DuBois, Fletcher

    2015-01-01

    Background: REBOUND is a novel media-based life skills and risk education programme developed for 14- to 25-year olds in school, university or youth group settings. This paper outlines the programme's rationale, curriculum and implementation. It provides information of relevance to researchers, programme developers and policymakers. Methods/design…

  16. The Job Satisfaction-Life Satisfaction Relationship for Educators: A Cross-Cultural Study.

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    Klass, Patricia Harrington; Michael, Noreen

    This study replicates a cross-cultural study by Steiner and Truxillo (1987) that tested completing hypotheses concerning the relationship between job and life satisfaction. It tested the generalization of the original study in two ways: it examined educators instead of managers and it compared those from Western and Eastern cultures rather than…

  17. Computers in Life Science Education, Volume 7, Numbers 1-12.

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    Computers in Life Science Education, 1990

    1990-01-01

    The 12 digests of Computers in Life Science Education from 1990 are presented. The articles found in chronological sequence are as follows: "The Computer as a Teaching Tool--How Far Have We Come? Where Are We Going?" (Modell); "Where's the Software--Part 1"; "Keeping Abreast of the Literature" (which appears quarterly); "Where's the Software--Part…

  18. Sexualities, Teenage Pregnancy and Educational Life Histories in Portugal: Experiencing Sexual Citizenship?

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    Fonseca, Laura; Araujo, Helena C.; Santos, Sofia A.

    2012-01-01

    This article focuses on Portuguese working-class teenage girls' voices and experiences concerning sexuality and pregnancy. Within a sociological, feminist and educational framework, it explores the girls' perspective on sexual and intimate citizenship as evidence of fairer forms of regulation of teenage sexualities. Through building life histories…

  19. Therapeutic Massage Impacts Quality of Life for University Female Faculty in Teacher Education

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    Sandstrom, Clarine

    2009-01-01

    Stress is a part of everyone's life. Depending on the level of stress, it may affect people's health and lives. Stress in the workplace may come from many different sources, however for the purpose of this study, the focus was on female faculty working in a Teacher Education program at a small north central, North Dakota university. Stress is…

  20. "Second Life" in Education: A Review of Publications from its Launch to 2011

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    Wang, Feihong; Burton, John K.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this review was to explore how Second Life (SL) has been discussed, investigated and applied in education from its launch to present. Two research questions guided the review: (1) what are the annual publication number and its percentage of empirical studies?; (2) what are the characteristics of the empirical studies regarding the…