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  1. Life Planning Education: A Youth Development Program.

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    Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.

    This document presents the curriculum guide for Life Planning Education, a youth development program that focuses on two of the most important tasks teenagers face: preparing for the world of work and dealing with their own sexual and reproductive development, feelings, and behaviors. These two tasks are integrated in the curriculum in a way that…

  2. This is Your Life: A Career and Education Planning Guide: Educator's Companion

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    Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This guide was developed to fill a need identified by high school educators and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology staff. The Guide introduces students to the principles of career and education planning and various authorized Alberta resources by helping students work through the planning process. The student guide is a series of modules…

  3. EDUCATIONAL PLANNING.

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    ADAMS, DON

    SIX ARTICLES CRITICALLY EXAMINE THE PROCESS OF EDUCATIONAL PLANNING FROM THE UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS TO THE PRACTICAL PROBLEMS OF IMPLEMENTATION. ANDERSON AND BOWMAN IN "THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL PLANNING" DISCUSS SUCH TOPICS AS THE DEFINITION OF PLANNING, EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND SOCIAL DEMOCRATIZATION, PLANNING FOR MANPOWER…

  4. Thailand Functional Literacy and Family Life Planning.

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    World Education, Inc., New York, NY.

    This document gives details on a current Thai project whose object is to introduce family planning concepts into adult education programs. Complementary objectives are: (1) Educate 200,000 adults through literacy/family planning programs by 1976; (2) Develop appropriate instructional materials; (3) Add and emphasize family life education in the…

  5. 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…

  6. 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)

  7. 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…

  8. Planning Education in and After Emergencies. Fundamentals of Educational Planning.

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    Sinclair, Margaret

    An issue causing debate in the area of educational planning is the question of how and why education should be adapted in situations of emergency, crisis, or disaster. This book contends that education is paramount in such circumstances. Using examples of recent events and real-life testimonies, the book highlights the needs of crisis-stricken…

  9. Planning for Vocational Education.

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    Hamlin, Roger E.; And Others

    One of 10 publications resulting from a comprehensive long-range vocational education planning project, this report presents three areas of study: The applicability of the planning process to vocational education, a description of the planning model in detail, and an examination of organizational structures for educational planning and their…

  10. Perspectives on Educational Planning.

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    Miklos, E.; And Others

    This overview is designed to provide those readers who have just begun to study educational planning with a useful point of departure for the more intensive examination of educational planning literature. The first chapter offers definitions of concepts that are the subject of chapters to follow. The discussion of educational planning in Chapter…

  11. 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…

  12. My Reproductive Life Plan

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    ... How many years do I want between my children? What method do I plan to use to prevent pregnancy ... children. I will find a good birth control method. Even though I don’t want to have children, I will talk to my doctor about how ...

  13. Educational Planning: A Reappraisal.

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

    This reappraisal of educational planning, implementing a decision of the Education Committee for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has two main objectives: to review the evolution of concepts, approaches, and practices of educational planning in member countries during the past 20 years; and to identify new features…

  14. Planning Systems in Education.

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    Piele, Philip

    1969-01-01

    This literature review examines 16 selected documents processed by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Administration that deal with the application of several kinds of planning systems to educational programs. Particular attention is given to planning-programming-budgeting systems (PPBS), program evaluation review techniques (PERT), and various…

  15. 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…

  16. PLANNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

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    FINCHER, CAMERON

    CENTRALIZED PLANNING AND COORDINATION ENABLE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO MEET THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES. MOST EFFORTS AT CENTRALIZED PLANNING ARE PREDICATED ON TWO CONCEPTS--MANPOWER NEEDS AND PROJECTING CURRENT TRENDS. THE CONCEPT OF MANPOWER NEEDS IS THE MORE LOGICAL, BUT IS ALSO MORE DIFFICULT TO CARRY OUT. PLANNING IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH…

  17. 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

  18. Planning for Higher Education.

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    Lindstrom, Caj-Gunnar

    1984-01-01

    Decision processes for strategic planning for higher education institutions are outlined using these parameters: institutional goals and power structure, organizational climate, leadership attitudes, specific problem type, and problem-solving conditions and alternatives. (MSE)

  19. Synergistic Educational Planning.

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    Sakovich, Vladimir

    1981-01-01

    Proposes a systems approach for educational organization and planning comprised of six processes based on open-systems theory. This approach sets up the structure for discovering what teaching styles best manage certain learning styles by using particular methods. (DC)

  20. 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…

  1. Planned Change in Education.

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    Van Meter, Eddy J.

    1979-01-01

    Summarizes the literature on educational change as it is characterized by trends toward increased clarification of strategies relating to planned change, more sophisticated understanding of change-related phenomena, more reports of planned change, greater awareness of the complexities of change, and increased concern for the ethical dimension of…

  2. 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.

  3. Fire Education Planning.

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    National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.

    This curriculum guide for public fire educators was developed to assist them in planning and implementing fire educational programs for older Americans (over 65), adults, youthful firesetters, and children. This booklet's content is in four parts: (1) Over 65 and Fire Safety discusses five broad questions which provide the framework for planning…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Advanced Life Support Project Plan

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    2002-01-01

    Life support systems are an enabling technology and have become integral to the success of living and working in space. As NASA embarks on human exploration and development of space to open the space frontier by exploring, using and enabling the development of space and to expand the human experience into the far reaches of space, it becomes imperative, for considerations of safety, cost, and crew health, to minimize consumables and increase the autonomy of the life support system. Utilizing advanced life support technologies increases this autonomy by reducing mass, power, and volume necessary for human support, thus permitting larger payload allocations for science and exploration. Two basic classes of life support systems must be developed, those directed toward applications on transportation/habitation vehicles (e.g., Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), next generation launch vehicles, crew-tended stations/observatories, planetary transit spacecraft, etc.) and those directed toward applications on the planetary surfaces (e.g., lunar or Martian landing spacecraft, planetary habitats and facilities, etc.). In general, it can be viewed as those systems compatible with microgravity and those compatible with hypogravity environments. Part B of the Appendix defines the technology development 'Roadmap' to be followed in providing the necessary systems for these missions. The purpose of this Project Plan is to define the Project objectives, Project-level requirements, the management organizations responsible for the Project throughout its life cycle, and Project-level resources, schedules and controls.

  7. 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

  8. Educational Planning for Educational Success. Fastback 152.

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    Steller, Arthur W.

    This document provides a brief overview of the many aspects of educational planning. The first chapter discusses the history of planning, possible definitions of planning, needs for flexibility, continued evaluation, and communication in successful planning, and the value of planning to educational leadership. Chapter two reviews 14 planning…

  9. 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,…

  10. Bibliography on Life/Career Planning.

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    Snyder, Jane

    Developed for use in a university life/career planning course, this bibliography applies the principles of business management to personal and occupational planning and career development. The first part of the document contains the model for life/career planning which includes student activities in decisionmaking, personal and environmental…

  11. Life Plans and Values of High School Students.

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    Tittle, Carol Kehr

    Theories of career decision-making and occupational choice have not been well-related to the life course of the majority of women. The relationship between career and life planning variables in the areas of education, marriage, parenthood, and work were examined through interviews with urban white, black, and Hispanic eleventh grade students…

  12. Educational Technology: Local Planning Guide.

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    Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.

    Developed by the Educational Technology Task Force of the Georgia Department of Education, this guide was designed to help educators plan for computer use in schools. This step-by-step approach for the planning and implementation of educational technology was written from the standpoint of an entire school system, but the principles described…

  13. 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

  14. Family Life Education: Curriculum Guide.

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    Zuccaro, Mary; And Others

    Designed to serve as a model and resource for teachers setting up family life education programs at the secondary level, this family life education curriculum guide presents a specific ten-session model for programs at both the high school and junior high school levels. While both programs attempt to provide a broad overview of the areas commonly…

  15. 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

  16. 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)

  17. An Education System Planning Game.

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    Abt, Clark C.

    Although games are not usually thought of as aids to planning, a special type of game can be helpful when problems are complex, factors determining resolution are imperfectly understood, and numerous views coexist. Objectives of the education system planning game are to illuminate major issues of educational planning, to increase the participants'…

  18. Inter-Sectoral Educational Planning.

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

    This book contains papers discussing inter-sectoral educational planning in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Intersectoral educational planning is interpreted as educational policy formation by any country which takes into consideration influences generated by that country's social and…

  19. Life Values, Regular Educators, and Special Educators.

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    Gans, Karen Derk

    1986-01-01

    Rokeach's Value Survey (1973) was used to assess possible differences in the life values of special education (N=133) and regular (N=128) classroom teachers . Generally, their value systems were not significantly different; however, 18 values (10 defining personal life goals and 8 defining self conduct and others' conduct) differentiated one group…

  20. Education for Life?

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    McConkey, Roy

    1998-01-01

    Identifies challenges in lifelong education of British citizens with intellectual disabilities in the coming century, including the necessity for changes in services, more individual-centered education, increased emphasis on basic skills needed for community living, more engagement with the community, and better opportunities for productive work.…

  1. Family Life Education in Ethiopia

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    World Education Reports, 1976

    1976-01-01

    An innovative pilot program, the Integrated Family Life Education project in Ethiopia is a comprehensive educational effort involving underlying principles of: integration, involvement, cooperation, documentation, acceptability, and manageability. The program is helping to bring about significant changes in the health, nutrition, and economic…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION MASTER PLAN REPORT.

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    Grossmont Union High School District, CA.

    THIS REPORT COVERS THE FIRST TWO PHASES OF A PROPOSED SIX-PHASE PLAN. A COMMITTEE OF ONE REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH HIGH SCHOOL, A VOCATIONAL COUNSELOR, AND THE DISTRICT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CONSULTANT DEVELOPED GUIDELINES FOR THE MASTER PLAN BASED ON OPINIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF AN 18-MEMBER COUNCIL OF HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHERS.…

  6. Educational Planning: The International Dimension.

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    Hallak, Jacques, Ed.; Caillods, Francoise, Ed.

    With the exception of one essay, the content of this book is a selection of articles from past issues of "Prospects," UNESCO's quarterly review of education. Most of the articles were written in the late 1980s or early 1990s. They identify trends in educational planning and management and explain why planning is more necessary than ever. Following…

  7. Second life for dental education.

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    Phillips, Jane; Berge, Zane L

    2009-11-01

    Dental education strives to balance the use of traditional teaching methods with technologically advanced systems to meet the needs of an ever-expanding curriculum. Establishing distance education technologies is an identified goal of dental education. Technologically adept students desire meaningful and efficient distance education instruction. A majority of preclinical instruction is devoted to acquiring psychomotor skills and methods of patient care delivery, and simulation is a pedagogical instructional tool used for acquisition of preclinical skills. The purpose of this article is to review the technological tool Second Life as a medium for total virtual patient simulation. Second Life demonstrates promise for enhancing current standardized instruction and competency testing and for promoting distance education. As an emerging technological tool, Second Life is valuable as an adjunct to preclinical teaching methods in virtual problem-solving and communication prior to student clinicians' treating patients in the clinical setting and as a resource for continuing dental education for practitioners. Because some degree of consistency exists in the curriculum objectives of preclinical patient care and assessment in dental and dental hygiene education, within the context of this article the term "dental education" refers to both professions of dentistry and dental hygiene. PMID:19910474

  8. Informal science education: lifelong, life-wide, life-deep.

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    Sacco, Kalie; Falk, John H; Bell, James

    2014-11-01

    Informal Science Education: Lifelong, Life-Wide, Life-Deep Informal science education cultivates diverse opportunities for lifelong learning outside of formal K-16 classroom settings, from museums to online media, often with the help of practicing scientists. PMID:25369429

  9. Post mission life plan for FORMOSAT-2

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    Chern, Jeng-Shing; Lin, Shin-Fa; Wu, An-Ming

    2011-04-01

    This paper presents the enhancement in mission operations, the mission life state-of-health (SOH) trending analysis, and the post mission life plan of the FORMOSAT-2 (or FS2, Formosa satellite #2, was called ROCSAT-2, or RS2, Republic of China satellite #2, previously) during its five years mission life from 20 May 2004 to 20 May 2009. There are two payloads onboard FS2: a remote sensing instrument (RSI) with nadir ground sampling distance (GSD) of 2 m for panchromatic (PAN) and GSD of 8 m for multi-spectral (MS, 4 bands) as the primary payload, and an imager for sprite and upper atmospheric lightning (ISUAL) as the secondary payload. It was launched on 20 May 2004. The design life is 7 years while the mission life is 5 years. In other words, the end of mission life date of FS2 is 20 May 2009. Generally speaking, FS2 is still at very good condition in its SOH. Post mission life plan for FS2 consists of: the practice of orbit transfer for global coverage and better resolution, the development of gyroless attitude control, and the method for life extension. It is expected that the working life of FS2 can be extended 3-5 years.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. Planning an Integrated and Fulfilled Life

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    Zilz, David A.; Weber, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    Most pharmacy leaders are motivated by altruistic personal and professional goals. Pharmacy leaders want to develop departments that are patient-centered and optimize financial performance, quality, and safety in the medication use process. In addition, many pharmacy leaders want to give back to their communities; this may be in the form of volunteerism, service on leadership boards, or through philanthropy. Because of these many, often competing, personal and professional priorities, life can become chaotic. By taking the time and effort to think about their priorities and to create a comprehensive life plan, pharmacy leaders can integrate all aspects of their lives and achieve their aspirations. An integrated life plan will help the pharmacy leaders to conduct their personal and professional lives with purpose. PMID:26448663

  14. Planning an Integrated and Fulfilled Life.

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    Zilz, David A; Weber, Robert J

    2015-04-01

    Most pharmacy leaders are motivated by altruistic personal and professional goals. Pharmacy leaders want to develop departments that are patient-centered and optimize financial performance, quality, and safety in the medication use process. In addition, many pharmacy leaders want to give back to their communities; this may be in the form of volunteerism, service on leadership boards, or through philanthropy. Because of these many, often competing, personal and professional priorities, life can become chaotic. By taking the time and effort to think about their priorities and to create a comprehensive life plan, pharmacy leaders can integrate all aspects of their lives and achieve their aspirations. An integrated life plan will help the pharmacy leaders to conduct their personal and professional lives with purpose. PMID:26448663

  15. Strategic Planning: A Human Resource Tool for Higher Education.

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    Alvino, Kathleen M., Ed.

    Strategic planning in higher education is seen in this book as an essential element in the life of a successful college or university. This book begins by defining strategic planning and explains how to identify the core problems a college or university wants to address and solve through the planning process. It continues with advice on how to…

  16. A Developmental Model for Educational Planning: Democratic Rationalities and Dispositions

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    Hess, Michael; Johnson, Jerry; Reynolds, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    The Developmental Democratic Planning (DDP) model frames educational planning as a process that extends beyond the immediate focus of a particular planning effort to acknowledge and cultivate the potential of all members of the organization to fulfill their roles as active participants in the democratic life of the organization. The DDP model…

  17. 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…

  18. Changing end-of-life planning: the Oregon experience.

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    Tolle, Susan W; Tilden, Virginia P

    2002-04-01

    Large state-by-state variations exist in location of dying and level of aggressive treatment during the final phase of life. This paper describes Oregon's incremental gains toward improving advance planning for end-of-life care in a state with the lowest rate of in-hospital deaths. Action strategies have required data gathering and reporting, and coalition building with a focus on systems change. Also, public education through the news media has proved to be a vital component of Oregon's process of change. The impact of media coverage is complemented by continuing education for health professionals. Special efforts are still needed to improve access to the Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program (POLST) for some rural, minority, and pediatric populations and for persons living at home with a diagnosis other than cancer. However, with enough time, a sustained effort, and a broad coalition of partners, profound change is possible. PMID:12006234

  19. 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…

  20. Lake Geneva Schools Career Education Plan.

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    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.

    The Lake Geneva career education plan for K-12 was developed when Lake Geneva was chosen as a validation site for the Wisconsin State Plan for Career Education. Modifications were made in the state plan to adapt it for use on the local level. The plan calls for the integration of career education into existing instructional programs and guidance…

  1. The Simplification Trap in Educational Planning.

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    Nir, Adam E.

    This paper discusses the planning processes and plans of school principals in Israel. It describes how educational planning processes often expose educators to a dilemma: public expectations pressure principals to create quick solutions for complicated educational issues, whereas their professional obligation is to produce plans that will address…

  2. Planning Curriculum in International Education.

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    Durtka, Sharon; Dye, Alex; Freund, Judy; Harris, Jay; Kline, Julie; LeBreck, Carol; Reimbold, Rebecca; Tabachnick, Robert; Tantala, Renee; Wagler, Mark

    International education begins at home, in the very communities and environments most familiar to students. A student does not need to travel outside U.S. borders to meet the peoples or understand the issues of the global village. This planning guide shows how curriculum in all subject areas encompasses global challenges, global cultures, and…

  3. Student Participation in Educational Planning.

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    Byrnes, MaryAnn

    Student participation in educational planning is important for the child, his parents, and teachers. Parents are often reluctant to inform their children when they are in academic trouble, either because they fear their child will lose self esteem or won't understand the information, or because partners often want to avoid the issue. These reasons…

  4. Computer Education Plan K-12.

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    Bristol Public Schools, CT.

    This district plan for a computer education program contains objectives for grades K-8, course descriptions for grades 9-12, descriptions of three special programs, and data related to computer inventories and budgets. Accompanying the K-8 objectives, which are listed separately for each grade level, are activities/procedures and methods of…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Social Class Issues in Family Life Education.

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    Hughes, Robert, Jr.; Perry-Jenkins, Maureen

    1996-01-01

    Examines cultural and structural frameworks for considering social class and research evidence regarding social class differences in parenting and marriage. Reviews literature of family life education and offers recommendations about how to include social class issues in the context and delivery of family life education. (SNR)

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

  10. End-of-life content in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans: a systematic review.

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    Theis, Kristina A; Rao, Jaya K; Anderson, Lynda A; Thompson, Perstephanie M

    2007-01-01

    A recent project to define public health priorities for end of life (EOL) recommends incorporating EOL principles in all state/territory/tribe Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Plans. The degree to which EOL content is currently included in CCC Plans was assessed through a systematic review of CCC Plans, examining keywords, definitions, topics, data, goals, and strategies. Forty-five plans (42 state, 3 tribal) were eligible. Forty-one CCC Plans (91%) included the keyword "end-of-life." EOL goals were most often categorized as use of care, access to care, and awareness of EOL issues among patients/public and providers. The top EOL strategies were research, provider education, and patient/public education. The results establish a baseline of EOL content in CCC Plans and should help improve assistance in future CCC planning efforts. PMID:17890347

  11. Guidelines for Planning in Higher Education.

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    Anderson, Kenneth E.; Acero, Herman D.

    Guidelines for planning in higher education (which might have an application in Colombia) are described. Chapter 1 provides an expanded definition of higher education that includes noncollege channels to lifelong education and embraces all viable postsecondary education. Chapter 2 addresses current problems facing higher education, such as lack of…

  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. Arkansas Education Technology Plan, July 2000.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    The revised Arkansas Educational Technology Plan, of the year 2000, is an updated and more detailed plan that is necessary for providing specific help to all levels of the state educational system. The primary focus of the plan is to enhance instruction for higher student achievement through technology and provide a framework to allow this to…

  14. Planning and In-Service Education.

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    Alvir, Howard P.

    This booklet is designed to render assistance to all educators engaged in planning in-service education sessions with their staff. Specifically, it offers a point of view on planning as a learnable activity and a reasonably complete how-to-do-it kit. The objectives of such an approach are to pinpoint specific planning difficulties associated with…

  15. The Virginia Plan for Higher Education.

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    Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.

    The Virginia State Council of Higher Education composed this master plan for the development of public higher education in the state for the decade 1967-77. Part I discusses the factors influencing the Plan: the college-age population growth, college attendance rate, loss of students through migration, under-educated adults, increasing…

  16. New Perspectives on Planning in Educational Organizations.

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    Clark, David L., Ed.; And Others

    Current educational planning systems have often failed or been irrelevant because they have been based on inaccurate assumptions about educational organizations. Traditional planning models assume educational organizations are goal-driven, follow rational and sequential processes, operate in predictable environments, and have effective internal…

  17. 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…

  18. Planning Programming Budgeting Systems: PPBS and Education.

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    Katzenbach, Edward L.

    Continuous change in education is requiring educational administrators to plan for the distant future with as much precision as they now do for the immediate future. Recently, major advances in the planning-budgeting process have become available to educators in the form of PPBS. Fiduciary budgets, which have been used in most schools since the…

  19. The Identity Crisis of Educational Planning.

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    Levin, Henry M.

    Educational planning is presently confronted by an identity crisis. As long as it was believed that educational expansion was a principal ingredient for securing economic growth, democratic political processes, and greater equality of economics and social participation, the tenets and practice of educational planning were rarely questioned.…

  20. 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…

  1. Life-Long Education in Israel.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  2. Using Peer Health Education to Enhance Family Life Education

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    Puentes, William J.; Wassel, Melanie

    2003-01-01

    This article describes an intervention known as the Peer Family Life Education Project that was designed as an alternate delivery method of an established family life education curriculum in an urban middle school setting. The factors contributing to sexual risk behaviors by urban adolescent populations are identified. A review of previous efforts…

  3. 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…

  4. NASA Education Implementation Plan 2015-2017

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The NASA Education Implementation Plan (NEIP) provides an understanding of the role of NASA in advancing the nation's STEM education and workforce pipeline. The document outlines the roles and responsibilities that NASA Education has in approaching and achieving the agency's and administration's strategic goals in STEM Education. The specific…

  5. Nevada Libraries Continuing Education Plan 1995.

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    Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City.

    This Continuing Education Plan was developed by the Nevada Libraries Continuing Education Advisory Committee which was created in 1987 in response to the need for library-related educational programming statewide. The document includes a mission statement; the Nevada libraries criteria for quality continuing education; and a list of goals and…

  6. Master Plan for Texas Higher Education 1990.

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    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.

    This 5-year plan for Texas higher education, designed to present a "road-map" for all participants in Texas higher education to use in their fulfillment of the higher education mission as established by the Texas Charter for Public Higher Education, is organized around six principles established by the charter. Following an overview on Texas…

  7. Education, Aging and the Quality of Life.

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    Sihvola, Tapan

    1985-01-01

    Explores education as a creative force affecting all aspects of life. The main emphasis is on developmental possibilities and personal achievements as continuing through the entire lifespan and into the later stages of old age. (CT)

  8. Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  9. 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…

  10. Life Centered Career Education: Activity Book Two.

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    Glascoe, Lynda Gayle; And Others

    The book provides suggestions for activities designed to infuse life skills into the basic curriculum for adolescents and older students with disabilities. Modeled after the Life Centered Career Education approach, the book presents activities geared to three domains (sample competencies in parentheses): (1) daily living skills (managing family…

  11. 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…

  12. 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

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. The Identity Crisis of Educational Planning.

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    Levin, Henry M.

    1981-01-01

    The failure of education to influence economic growth and social and political equity has raised serious questions about the practice of educational planning. Four planning activities (logistics, techniques, politics, and research) are examined and suggestions for changing the ways planners can influence the social order are made. (Author/SK)

  16. 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.…

  17. Family Life Education Resource Unit. Self Concept.

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    Wiggins, Emily

    This resource unit, a supplement to the Family Life Education Curriculum Guide (see related note), was designed to help secondary education home economics teachers provide students with learning experiences focusing on self-concept. The unit covers five principle topics regarding self-concept and includes for each topic an overall objective,…

  18. Family Life Education Resource Unit. Single Living.

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    Hite, Joyce

    This resource unit, a supplement to the family life education curiculum guide (see related note), was designed to help secondary education home economics teachers provide students with learning experiences related to living as a single person. The unit covers two principle topics regarding single living, each including an overall objective,…

  19. Education for Life Transition among Elders.

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    Yeo, Gwen

    Community-based educational programs for older adults are difficult to evaluate due to randomization and control factors. In order to investigate, under a quasi-experimental research design, the contribution of an educational program on retirement issues to participants' quality of life, and to study the program enrollment patterns, 21 people…

  20. 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…

  1. Family Life Education through Teen Theatre.

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    Burdyshaw, Cynthia; Fowler, Marilyn

    This paper describes how to create a teenage theatre project and explains why such a project is effective in educating teenagers. New Image Teen Theatre is a project which has combined peer education and improvisational theater since 1981 to reach teenagers with accurate family planning information, encourage communication, and promote responsible…

  2. Adult education and the quality of life

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    Tuijnman, Albert

    1990-09-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the complementary role of adult education in influencing people's objective and subjective quality of life. The analytical strategy used to achieve this end is to estimate parameters in a path model which includes both objective indicators such as occupational status and earned income, and subjective indicators such as job satisfaction and perceived personal wellbeing. The investigation builds on Swedish data and employs the LISREL method in the fitting of the model to the data. The results indicate that adult education positively influences objective indicators of the quality of life. Even though adult education is found to relate to measures of perceived personal wellbeing, the hypothesis that it also influences the way men assess their life situation and evaluate their subjective quality of life cannot be confirmed.

  3. 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.

  4. Comprehensive Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education.

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    Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, Lincoln.

    The Nebraska Comprehensive Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education was approved in 1992. Covering the University of Nebraska, the state colleges, community colleges, independent colleges and universities, and private career institutions, the plan is revised periodically to reflect the state's changing needs. Within the plan, six major issues…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Life Planning: Preparing for Transitions and Retirement.

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    Nuss, Elizabeth; Schroeder, Charles

    2002-01-01

    Long-range career planning is difficult in the student affairs profession because of the lack of clearly defined career tracks and inherent job insecurities. The authors present and discuss strategies for planning for retirement and other late career options. (Author)

  8. Planning for Secondary Vocational Education in Georgia.

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    Asche, F. Marion

    A literature review and analysis was undertaken in order to present policymakers in Georgia with broad overview of the issues related to planning in vocational education and to propose a modified programmatic model for vocational education that would incorporate contemporary thinking about the mission of secondary vocational education and…

  9. Organisational Problems in Planning Educational Development.

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

    Papers submitted to a meeting of economists, educators, and government officials discuss the organizational implications of the link between education and economic growth. Following an introduction by Henning Friis, the authors and titles of the papers are (1) Necat Erder, "Some Administrative Problems in Educational Planning," (2) Raymond…

  10. Preservation Impacts on Educational Facilities Planning.

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    Shultz, James A.

    This paper examines the significance of facilities preservation for educational facilities planning and identifies various forms of facilities preservation applicable to educational facilities. It analyzes why educational facilities planners need to be aware of preservation considerations, reviews the relevant literature for preservation…

  11. Strategic Planning and Accountability in Irish Education

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    Gleeson, Jim; O Donnabhain, Diarmaid

    2009-01-01

    This article considers the impact of the New Public Management culture on Irish education and calls for a debate in relation to the prevailing bureaucratic model of accountability. The influence of the Lisbon Agenda (2000) on education planning is identified and the 2005/7 Education Strategy Statement is analysed using the relevant OECD framework.…

  12. Creating Your Life's Work Portfolio. An Interactive Career and Life Planning Workbook.

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    1998

    Designed for those beginning a working life or with years of experience, this book leads the user through collecting records that document work history and affirm successes. It provides a step-by-step process to help plan one's life's work, make career decisions, and develop plans for new career directions and a structure to learn career planning…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.)

  15. Space life sciences strategic plan, 1991

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Transition Planning Guide: From School to Adult Life.

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    Thompson, Sandra Jespersen

    The guide is intended to assist disabled students, their families, and professionals working with them to become familiar with the variety of adult services available and to create a systematic plan for transition from school to adult life. The first section considers the logistics of transition planning and includes a description of the planning…

  20. NERDC: implementing population family life education.

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    Oroge, S A

    1993-01-01

    Nigeria's National Population Policy was implemented in 1988 with an emphasis on the important role of youth and intersectoral approaches. Section 5.5.1 and 5.5.5 recommend that youth programs be implemented, because of the sizable share of youth in the total population. There is a need for youth to have access to adequate resources for social and economic life. Population and Family Life Education is a means of assisting youth in preparing for responsible parenthood and shall be included in formal and vocational training. Current efforts are underway to incorporate Family Life Education into primary school curriculum. The English, science, social studies, and agricultural science courses for 5th and 6th graders already have some component of Population/Family Life Education, and some subjects also include AIDS education concepts. The program of research, monitoring and evaluation, curriculum development, instructional materials development, teacher's training and other personnel, population awareness, and documentation and information was instituted about 10 years ago. Secondary school curriculum was developed for integration into English, mathematics, social studies, home economics, integrated science, biology, and geography courses on a pilot basis. The basic messages emphasize family size and family welfare, delayed marriage and responsible parenthood, population change and resource development, and population-related beliefs and values. Among the accomplishments of the program were: several research studies on population, family life, and AIDS education; curriculum development for junior secondary and senior secondary schools; a sourcebook on population education; development of a logo and cultural plays; production of informational brochures; teacher training; production of teacher guides; production of self-learning modules; participation in the draft of a population policy; and establishment of a Population Department. PMID:12318620

  1. Planning for Life: Developing and Recognizing Exemplary Career Planning Programs. A Resource Guide for Counselors.

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    Dahir, Carol, Ed.

    Recognizing the importance of the need for effective career planning, the United States Army, in conjunction with the Council of Economic Development, conducted a forum to focus on this issue. What emerged was a program called Planning for Life, which annually recognizes outstanding career planning programs at the state and national level. The…

  2. Marketing and Distributive Education Curriculum Planning Guide.

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    Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Dept. of Business Education and Administration Services.

    This planning guide in marketing and distributive education is designed to provide the curriculum coordinator and instructor with a basis for planning a comprehensive program in the career field of marketing. Such programs require competencies in sales, sales promotion, buying, transporting, storing, financing, marketing research, and management.…

  3. Strategic Technology Planning in Higher Education

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    Nguyen, Frank; Frazee, James P.

    2009-01-01

    Higher education institutions struggle with planning for future needs, growth, and, sometimes, contraction. As student populations expand and as faculty members adopt new technologies, universities struggle to support these needs. To the casual observer, it may seem that the technology planning process is haphazard. This article details a process…

  4. Educational Master Plan, 1996-2001.

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    College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.

    This master plan for the College of the Canyons, a member of the Santa Clarita Community College District, covers the years 1996 through 2001. The master plan aims to describe and justify the goals of each educational program and division, and identify their needs in order to ultimately make a convincing case for the human and material resources…

  5. 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…

  6. Planning and Equipping Business Education Classrooms.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Business Education.

    The guide emphasizes methods of planning rather than making special recommendations. Business education facilities of primary concern are junior and senior high schools or four year schools. The need for the cooperation of state planning agencies with local officials is mentioned. Noise factors, related activities and space allocations are among…

  7. The Hawaii Educational Dissemination Diffusion System Plan.

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    Min, Kellet; And Others

    Hawaii's endeavor to use information technology to improve educational practices within the state is described in four major sections: (1) the framework of the plan, including a brief history of dissemination, the goals of the plan, and philosophic statements on resources, linkages, and leadership; (2) the resource component, including an…

  8. Statewide Planning in Higher Education.

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    Halstead, D. Kent

    This comprehensive handbook, which emphasizes major planning problems and their solutions, should enable administrators and others to enhance the professional skills they will need for the successful management and operation of statewide systems of higher learning. Chapters cover: design for statewide planning; socioeconomic comparisons among…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. Michigan Life Role Competencies. Special Education Edition.

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    Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

    This competency listing presents the 42 employability and occupational, personal and family management, civic and social responsibility, and aesthetic and humanistic appreciation skills that are needed by secondary special education students, as they were determined during the Michigan Life Role Competencies (MLRC) Project. (The MRLC Project was…

  12. 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…

  13. Family Life Education: An Analysis of the Concept.

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    Thomas, Jane; Arcus, Margaret

    1992-01-01

    Clarifies concept of family life education by using methods of analytical inquiry. Systematically examines two essential features of family life education concept (general purpose/intended outcome and subject matter/content) and of the meaning of the word "education." Also clarifies distinction between family life education and other related…

  14. Four educational programs in Space Life Sciences.

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    Luttges, M W; Stodieck, L S; Klaus, D M

    1994-01-01

    Four different educational programs impacting Space Life Sciences are described: the NASA/USRA Advanced Design Program, the NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training (NSCORT) Program, the Centers for the Commercial Development of Space (CCDS) Program, and the NASA Graduate Research Fellow Program. Each program makes somewhat different demands on the students engaged in them. Each program, at the University of Colorado, involves Space Life Sciences training. While the Graduate Student Research Fellow and NSCORT Programs are discipline oriented, the Advanced Design and CCDS Programs are focused on design, technologies and applications. Clearly, the "training paradigms" differ for these educational endeavors. But, these paradigms can be made to mutually facilitate enthusiasm and motivation. Discipline-oriented academic programs, ideally, must be flexible enough to accommodate the emergent cross-disciplinary needs of Space Life Sciences students. Models for such flexibility and resultant student performance levels are discussed based upon actual academic and professional records. PMID:11537954

  15. 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…

  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. Planning an Education Program for Dental Hygienists.

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    Bruce, Harry W.; And Others

    Intended for adaptation to local situations, the handbook was prepared to assist interested groups to determine whether a dental hygiene educational program is needed and feasible, and to supply basic guidelines for planning. The introduction deals with dental hygiene in preventive dentistry and the historical development of educational programs.…

  18. Management and Planning in Higher Education.

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    Massaro, Vin

    1991-01-01

    Two separate but related issues in Australia are discussed: the need for good management and planning in higher education and the urgent need for the system to take control of the national policy agenda. It is proposed that creative, imaginative, and intelligent managers can influence Australian higher education's development. (MSE)

  19. Indian Education Technology Plan, 2004-2009

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    US Department of the Interior, 2005

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this Technology Plan is to address the issues associated with maintaining a strong and effective education program within Indian Country. Given the variety of education approaches coupled with divergent tools and the new demands placed on the infrastructure necessary to positively impact the children of Indian Country, the Bureau of…

  20. 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…

  1. Comprehensive Education Plan, SY 1981-1982.

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    District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.

    This report is about the education plan of the District of Columbia Public Schools for the 1981-82 school year. The first chapter describes the philosophy, goals, and instructional and achievement priorities of the board of education and superintendent; outlines categories of student competencies; summarizes 1980-81 performance data on the…

  2. 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)

  3. Teacher Education and Technology Planning Guide

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    Fulton, Kathleen; Glenn, Allen D.; Valdez, Gilbert

    2004-01-01

    This guide can be used as an assessment, discussion guide, and planning and decision support resource for deans, department chairs, teacher education faculty, their counterparts in the arts and sciences involved in teacher preparation, and teacher education supervisors, as well as the administrators and other PK?12 school personnel with whom they…

  4. Planning for Online Education: A Systems Model

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    Picciano, Anthony G.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to revisit the basic principles of technology planning as applied to online education initiatives. While not meant to be an exhaustive treatment of the topic, the article is timely because many colleges and universities are considering the development and expansion of online education as part of their planning…

  5. Site Planning: Auraria Higher Education Center.

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    Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, CO.

    This book presents the site master plan for the Auraria Higher Education Center, which is dedicated to the offering of an urban-oriented program in higher education and is made up of three institutions -- the Denver Center of the University of Colorado, Metropolitan State College, and the Community College of Denver located on a single site in the…

  6. Plan for Education in Arizona.

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    Keegan, Lisa Graham

    This booklet presents steps Arizona has taken to reform education in order to improve student achievement. This guide is divided into four parts: (1) overview; (2) moving toward a student-centered system; (3) student achievement; and (4) school finance. The importance of having a well-educated work force is emphasized, as is the importance of…

  7. Heritage Education Strategic Plan, 2001.

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    Heath, Margaret A.

    The Heritage Education Program mission is to promote stewardship of cultural and paleontolgical resources so present and future generations can learn from and enjoy their heritage on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, without harm to the resources. This document defines a five year framework for BLM's educational efforts to save its vanishing…

  8. 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.

  9. Consumer Planned Education in Comprehensive Health Planning: A Historical Perspective.

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    Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Resources Development.

    This paper describes the two year old Consumer Education in Comprehensive Health Planning Program. The paper records the steps involved in organizing and carrying through this innovative health program, the major part of which was designed and implemented by members of a health oriented community organization in Harlem in conjunction with the…

  10. 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.

  11. The Legal Aspects of Educational Planning and Administration. Fundamentals of Educational Planning.

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    Durand-Prinborgne, Claude

    The purpose of this monograph, which is aimed at educational planners, is to explain the essential aspects of the relationship between planning and law. It is intended to illustrate the role of law in the planning and administration of school systems and thus familiarize education specialists with the tools needed to understand legal…

  12. 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…

  13. Life cycle planning for technology development

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    Lederer, L.

    1996-12-31

    Defense laboratories face new challenges in the wake of the Cold War. Evolving missions with an emphasis on global competitiveness, environmental technology, and industrial ecology demand broad cultural change. Recent recommendations from the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board stated, {open_quotes}The laboratories could, and should, make a significant contribution to the integration of energy, raw materials, technology and environmental science throughout the nation`s economy, and the development of the field of industrial ecology.{close_quotes} However, the Advisory Board believes that {open_quotes}Neither the [Department of Energy (DOE)] or the laboratories are organized or managed to support this R&D area,{close_quotes} and encourages the Department to work with the laboratories to develop an integrated plan to support {open_quotes}this important area of research.{close_quotes} To respond effectively to this recommendation, DOE and the laboratories must identify and implement alternative approaches to program and technology development. Concurrently, global environmental problems must be analyzed, prioritized, and fully understood. To advance this process, disciplines common in industry - such as business development, change management, economics, and marketing - must be emphasized in the national laboratory environment. Multidisciplinary teams, structured to further environmental stewarship and industrial ecology initiatives, must analyze the intersection of federal and private-sector demand to guide the scientific resources toward solutions to common, technology-deficient problems. By emphasizing technology exchange, rather than transfer, collaborations with academia, industry, and other government agencies could better leverage their respective expertise and address the lagacy wastes, regulatory pressures, and liabilities that have created the multibillion-dollar environmental dilemma.

  14. Adult Education for Family Planning

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    Labour Education Special Issue, 1971

    1971-01-01

    The article presents the open-end discussion method as the best means for teaching family planning. People do not want an outsider lecturing them on questions of morality and religion, but an outsider, by skillfully formulating questions can direct group discussions toward a pre-determined conclusion. (AS)

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. A Framework for Developing Family Life Education Programs.

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    Hughes, Robert, Jr.

    1994-01-01

    Outlines relevant methodological issues that need to be considered for creation of effective family life education programs. Describes framework for developing family life education programs. Framework is intended to apply to variety of family life education materials including curricula for workshops, newsletters, videotape-based programs, and…

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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…

  1. The Role of Educators in Educational Facilities Planning: A Case Study of the Planning Process.

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    Neylon, Terrance Bernard

    This case study explores the role of educators in educational facilities planning and construction and discusses the different agendas and perspectives people bring to the development of educational facility specifications. It describes how cooperation and input among stakeholders resulted in a Massachusetts community college was built in 18…

  2. 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…

  3. Educational Planning: A World Survey of Problems and Prospects.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

    This monograph deals with the problems of educational planning at its preparatory stage and during implementation. It is presented in three parts: analytical examination of trends and problems in the field of educational planning, preparation of an educational plan, and implementation of this plan. However, the document provides no explanation of…

  4. The Turkish Educational Planning Experience in a Comparative Perspective

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    Aypay, Ahmet; Isik, Halil

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to reexamine the 40 years of educational planning experience in Turkey comparatively with the educational planning experience in the international arena. Turkey has used educational planning since 1963. Planning in general has been defined as a decision-making process to reach certain goals in the future. This study…

  5. Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education: 2001.

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    Louisiana State Board of Regents, Baton Rouge.

    Louisianas postsecondary education system is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the states citizens. It demands from its institutions a level of performance in teaching, research, and public service that both acknowledges and challenges the capabilities and missions of each. Chapter 1 describes the pursuit of this vision for Louisiana.…

  6. Effectiveness of discharge-planning on physical quality of life of patients with ischemic heart disease

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    Mazloum, Seyyed Reza; Heidari-Gorji, Mohammad Ali; Bidgoli-Gholkhatmi, Maryam; Agayei, Nayereh

    2016-01-01

    Background and Aim: One of the goals of health care team is to improve the quality of life of patients during and after hospitalization period. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the effect of performing discharge planning on ischemic heart disease patient's physical quality of life. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed on 74 ischemic heart disease patients which randomly allocated to discharge-planning group (n = 37) and usual care group (n = 37). The discharge-planning included the patients’ educational needs, self-care instructions for patients, and caregivers. This program was performed through supporting patients during hospitalization and after discharge. The physical aspect of quality of life was assessed by standard questionnaire Short Form 36 and the data were analyzed through Mann–Whitney, independent t-test, variance analysis, Friedman and Wilcoxon. Results: There was no significant difference between intervention and control groups in physical aspects of the quality of life before intervention (P = 0.423) while two groups were significantly different after intervention (P = 0.000) and quality of life of patients in the case group improved significantly. Conclusion: Applying the discharge-planning program as an effective, efficient, cost-effective, and noninvasive intervention on physical aspects of the quality of ischemic heart disease patients’ lives is useful and helpful. Hence, it is recommended to use this program to promote and improve the quality of ischemic heart disease patients’ lives. PMID:27127744

  7. Accountability and Special Education: Planning for Results.

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    Dragan, Edward F.

    1994-01-01

    To manage its special education programs more efficiently, a large school district streamlined its student review process by centralizing its databank and careful teamwork. Success resulted from obtaining accurate statistics, planning and reviewing necessary activities, establishing a master calendar, securing participants' commitment, following…

  8. Planning and Assessment in Community Education.

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    Burbach, Harold J., Ed.; Decker, Larry E., Ed.

    Identifying the genuine needs of a community and developing a sound program to respond to those needs represent the primary mission of the community educator. The success of program planning efforts will depend largely on how solid the analysis of the community is. This collection of papers deals with the question of how community analysis is…

  9. PPBS in Higher Education Planning and Management.

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    Weathersby, George B.; Balderston, F. E.

    Because of the interest in an increasing usage of formal planning, programming, budgeting systems (PPBS), this report carefully analyzes the nature and role of PPBS and its potential impact on higher education. Part I describes the salient features of PPBS and traces the development and related analytical techniques in governmental agencies and…

  10. Maryland Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education.

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    Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.

    Maryland's state postsecondary education system is described, along with actions to address state needs, and institutional roles and missions. The types of institutions are distinguished and information is provided on enrollments for individual community colleges, state universities and colleges, and private institutions. Planning assumptions are…

  11. Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation in Higher Education

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    Graham, James F.

    2009-01-01

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation projects are unique to each institution and yet are expensive, time consuming, and result in change across the institution. Five Midwest public and private 4-year higher education institutions were studied to determine the impact of five specific key factors on the overall success of the ERP…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation in Higher Education

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    Graham, James F.

    2009-01-01

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation projects are unique to each institution and yet are expensive, time consuming, and result in change across the institution. Five Midwest public and private 4-year higher education institutions were studied to determine the impact of five specific key factors on the overall success of the ERP…

  15. PLANNING THE INDOOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES.

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    HASE, GERALD J.; HICK, BASIL L.

    THIS PAMPHLET IS DESIGNED TO HELP ARCHITECTS AND LOCAL SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN THE PREPARATION OF PLANS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES IN NEW AND EXISTING BUILDINGS. FACILITIES MENTIONED INCLUDE--(1) GYMNASIUM, (2) SWIMMING POOL, (3) SMALL GROUP ACTIVITY ROOM, (4) DRESSING AND SHOWERING ROOMS, (5) TEAM ROOM, (6) EQUIPMENT DRYING ROOM, (7) LAUNDRY…

  16. 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…

  17. Planning Models in Higher Education Administration

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    Gaunt, Roger N.; Haight, Michael J.

    1977-01-01

    Examines issues related to real-world applications of higher education planning models, describing four different models as representative examples of the model spectrum. Also reviews situations in which qualitative considerations relegate the use of models to a low priority and situations in which information generated by models may be misused.…

  18. A Public Opinion Survey on Educational Planning.

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    Puzzuoli, David A.; Gillespie, John O.

    Major objectives of this planning study were (1) to determine public opinion as related to the need for a "multi-county" educational service unit and (2) to determine public opinion on selected school functions as they are presently organized in Region II, West Virginia. The 3 phases of the study consisted of development of the questionnaire by…

  19. Decision Models for Determining the Optimal Life Test Sampling Plans

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    Nechval, Nicholas A.; Nechval, Konstantin N.; Purgailis, Maris; Berzins, Gundars; Strelchonok, Vladimir F.

    2010-11-01

    Life test sampling plan is a technique, which consists of sampling, inspection, and decision making in determining the acceptance or rejection of a batch of products by experiments for examining the continuous usage time of the products. In life testing studies, the lifetime is usually assumed to be distributed as either a one-parameter exponential distribution, or a two-parameter Weibull distribution with the assumption that the shape parameter is known. Such oversimplified assumptions can facilitate the follow-up analyses, but may overlook the fact that the lifetime distribution can significantly affect the estimation of the failure rate of a product. Moreover, sampling costs, inspection costs, warranty costs, and rejection costs are all essential, and ought to be considered in choosing an appropriate sampling plan. The choice of an appropriate life test sampling plan is a crucial decision problem because a good plan not only can help producers save testing time, and reduce testing cost; but it also can positively affect the image of the product, and thus attract more consumers to buy it. This paper develops the frequentist (non-Bayesian) decision models for determining the optimal life test sampling plans with an aim of cost minimization by identifying the appropriate number of product failures in a sample that should be used as a threshold in judging the rejection of a batch. The two-parameter exponential and Weibull distributions with two unknown parameters are assumed to be appropriate for modelling the lifetime of a product. A practical numerical application is employed to demonstrate the proposed approach.

  20. The Family Life Education Needs of Midlife and Older Adults.

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    Ballard, Sharon M.; Morris Michael Lane

    2003-01-01

    Using a life course perspective, reports the findings from a needs assessment for midlife and older adults regarding family life education. A sample of 264 adults aged 50 and older indicated interest in 29 family life education topics. The highest rated topics were nutrition and health, fitness and exercise, and positive aspects of aging.…

  1. 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)…

  2. 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…

  3. Consumer Education in a Quality of Life Society.

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    Bannister, Rosella

    This paper stresses the need for consumer education programs which reflect social changes and which will be relevant in the future. Specifically, it explores ways in which educators can develop and implement consumer education programs which stress quality of life, simplified lifestyles, and changing American consumption habits. Quality of life is…

  4. The ophthalmologist's office: planning and practice. Life insurance.

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    Weinstock, F J

    1975-01-01

    Life insurance is a necessary part of life. There are many types of insurance, with varying costs, so each individual situation calls for a carefully tailored policy, modified periodically according to one's changing needs. To do this requires some basic knowledge on the part of the purchaser, plus the coordinated help of a competent insurance advisor, lawyer, and accountant. The medical prescription a physician writes first requires an adequate examination and workup of the patient, following which it is written for a specific purpose. In the same way, the life insurance plan selected by an individual should be decided upon only after a complete history and examination of that person and his or her needs. PMID:1201922

  5. District of Columbia Early Care and Education Strategic Plan.

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    District of Columbia Univ., Washington, DC. Center for Applied Research and Urban Policy.

    This report details the early care and education strategic plan for the District of Columbia. Following an executive summary, the report provides the rationale for developing an early care and education strategic plan and describes the process used to develop the plan. The top 10 early care and education issues in the district are then delineated…

  6. The Faure Report: A Turning Point in Educational Planning.

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    Platt, William J.

    The Report of the International Commission for the Development of Education reinforces the advances that are occurring in education and in overall development policy. At this turning point in education, planning must contribute to needed mutation and reform. Vector planning seems likely to supplement target planning as a means of identifying and…

  7. Observations concerning family planning education in China.

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    Hamburg, M V

    1981-11-01

    In China, raising the age at marriage is an integral part of the family planning program. The new marriage law sets the minimum age at 22 for men and 20 for women. Marriage is a universal practice, and an unmarried person over 28 is a rarity. For economic purposes, the Central Committee of the People's Republic adopted the 1-child family policy in 1980. Childlessness is not encouraged. An extensive organizational network at the national, provincial, and local governmental levels conducts the family planning program. The media is widely used to publicize the message. Billboards, posters, state-run television, and other media tools regularly promote the virtues of the 1-child family, regardless of the sex of the child. Premarital sex is rare, and sex education, if any, is limited to adults--those about to be married. In Shanghai, physiology education in the middle school does include sex education and reproduction. All hospitals have family planning offices, and services include excellent maternal/child health care and family planning counseling. Family planning services are also found in the workplace. Permission must be obtained from the Production Brigade to marry and to have a child. Inspite of this, the family planning program is not viewed as coercive. When certain segments of the working population want to have more children than have been allocated, adjustments (e.g., delays in marriage or in pregnancy) are made. A unique feature of the program is its use of reward and punishment which varies from province to province, and between rural and urban populations. Economic incentives (monetary subsidies, free education for the children, housing priorities, and pension benefits) are given to those who have 1 child and withheld from those who have 2 children. In some areas, additional economic penalties (payment to state) are required from families with 2 children. Another unique feature is the trend toward later marriage, with 25 or 26 becoming the norm. It appears that China's family planning program is achieving success, but this can only be viewed in its own sociocultural setting and not in the context of other countries. PMID:12337663

  8. Definitions, Benefits, and Barriers of K-12 Educational Strategic Planning

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    Hambright, Grant; Diamantes, Thomas

    2004-01-01

    This comprehensive literature review seeks to define strategic planning in a K-12 setting. Principally, it asks, what characteristics distinguish educational strategic planning from other planning approaches? What follows is a content analysis of the educational strategic planning literature detailing the critical attributes of various planning…

  9. Vermont State Plan for Technical Education, FY 2000-2004.

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    Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.

    The FY 2000-2004 Vermont State Plan for Technical Education is based on a strategic planning process that began in 1996 and entailed reviewing and creating a strategic plan for its technical education system. The FY 2000-2004 State Plan was written by building on the conclusions of several state-wide task forces and conferences. Four particular…

  10. Brief Review of Education and the New 1985-95 Educational Plan for Malawi.

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    Kirchhoff, Leo

    1989-01-01

    Traces the history of the educational system in Malawi up to the present. Reviews the educational plans of the Malawi government focusing on the Second Education Plan (1985-95). Discusses goals of the current plan that are aimed at all levels of the educational process. Stresses the goal of education for national development. (RW)

  11. 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…

  12. Individual Planning: An Exploration of the Link between Quality of Plan and Quality of Life

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    Adams, Lynn; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Mansell, Jim

    2006-01-01

    Individual plans for people with intellectual disabilities were evaluated for quality and effectiveness in improving quality of life. Quality was assessed by rating whether goals were relevant, observable, age appropriate, necessary, timetabled, developmental, measurable, realistic, assigned to staff and improving at least one of O'Brien's five…

  13. 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.

  14. Education as a Positional Good: A Life Satisfaction Approach

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    Salinas-Jimenez, Ma. del Mar; Artes, Joaquin; Salinas-Jimenez, Javier

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we empirically investigate the direct effects of education on utility. Besides investment aspects of education, the focus is placed on its consumption component and on education positional concerns. We use data from the World Values Survey (WVS) and adopt a life satisfaction approach. First, we find that education shows a significant…

  15. Reimbursement for end-of-life planning offers dividends to emergency providers.

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    2015-09-01

    With the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that it plans to begin paying providers to engage patients in end-of-life planning discussions, experts suggest emergency providers will need to up their game in terms of both discussing end-of-life care options with patients and families, as well interpreting choices that patients have spelled out in advance planning documents. A final decision on the proposal is not expected until November, but CMS has signaled that it is ready to implement the policy in January 2016. Experts suggest the move will ultimately give emergency providers clearer direction on patient preferences when they present for care with end-stage conditions. They also agree that more specialty training is needed to educate providers on how to effectively engage patients and families in advance planning discussions. Experts also advise hospitals to consider quality control procedures to ensure patient choices regarding end-of-life care are being followed. PMID:26389150

  16. Chicano Education and the National Institute of Education. Report of a Planning Conference for the NIE Planning Unit.

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    Aragon, Juan; And Others

    In July 1972, Mexican American educators attended a meeting in San Francisco, California, called by the National Institute of Education (NIE) Planning Unit. Purpose of the meeting was to inform these Chicano educators about plans for the new Federal agency, which was created in parallel with the U.S. Office of Education (USOE) and took over the…

  17. 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.

  18. Family planning / sex education / teenage pregnancy.

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    1993-05-01

    The Alan Guttmacher Institute's "State Reproductive Health Monitor: Legislative Proposals and Actions" provides US legislative information on family planning, sex education, and teenage pregnancy. The listing contains information on legislation including the state, the identifying legislative number, the sponsor, the committee, the date the bill was introduced, a description of the bill, and the bill's status. The bills cover: 1) family planning services and programs, e.g., requiring the Department of Human Services to provide written information concerning the availability of the Norplant contraceptive implant through the Medicaid program adding chlamydia screening to the existing law, or requesting a study assessing the social and financial impact of mandatory health insurance for contraceptive devices; 2) parental consent and notice for contraception legislation; 3) school-based clinics and school health services, e.g., establishing health screening programs in public schools, allowing school-based health centers to dispense drug prescriptions; 4) sex and health education, e.g., urging all school boards to require all public elementary, middle, and high schools that teach sex education to emphasize abstinence from sexual intercourse as the only effective protection against pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases and to require that information about sexual assault by an acquaintance and related issues be included in sex education courses in public schools; 5) teenage pregnancy prevention and care programs, e.g., requesting the public health, welfare, and labor committee to conduct a study of efforts to reduce infant mortality, teen pregnancy, and related problems as well as establishing and maintaining pregnancy and parenting education programs in secondary schools; and 6) infertility legislation on assisted reproductive technologies, including issues such as clarifying the status of children and adults born from donated eggs or preembryos, relinquishment of rights by the donors of eggs, sperms, or preembryos, allowable compensation for such donations, and the granting of legal status to fertilized ex utero embryos. PMID:12286572

  19. 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.

  20. Nursing home social worker skills and end-of-life planning.

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    Lacey, Debra

    2005-01-01

    Little empirical information exists on nursing home social worker's involvement in advance care planning and end-of-life decision- making with nursing home residents and their family members. The purpose of this exploratory study was twofold: (1) to identify the frequency of skills associated with advance care planning that social workers use, and (2) to explore the factor structure of the scale used in the study. Results from 138 nursing home social worker respondents from New York State showed high frequency of advance directive discussions, care planning, and conflict resolution with families. The instrument factors clustered around administrative duties, and grief issues. There was substantial interest in continuing education in grief counseling with families. PMID:15911502

  1. 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.

  2. Formative Evaluation of a Family Life Education Web Site

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    Steimle, Brynn M.; Duncan, Stephen F.

    2004-01-01

    Hundreds of family life education Web sites are available on the Internet, allowing individuals and families unprecedented access to family life education information. Evaluation is critical to ensuring the quality of and improving these Web sites; yet, few Web site evaluations have been conducted. We formatively evaluated a new family life…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Oregon American Indian Alaska Native Education State Plan.

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    Castillo, Susan

    This state plan presents Oregon's 11 educational goals for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) education, which have been revised and detailed by the statewide Indian Education Council. The goals support the policy of the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the educational philosophy of the AI/AN community, and the Indian Student Bill of…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. An Examination of Centralized Educational Planning Practices in Turkey.

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    Sisman, Mehmet

    2003-01-01

    Examines and analyzes the educational planning practices in Turkey at the national level after the planned development period (1963-2002). The principles, policies, and goals related to education in development plans and how far they were put into practice are summarized in eight sections. (Contains 2 tables and 24 references.) (MLF)

  12. MASTER PLAN FOR STATE POLICY IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

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    BRILEY, JOHN MARSHALL

    A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN OHIO IS PRESENTED AS A GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING AND CONTINUING THE POLICY OF OPEN ACCESS TO STATE-ASSISTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ALL OHIO RESIDENTS WHO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL. IN THIS PLAN, THE OHIO BOARD OF REGENTS, WHICH IS THE STATEWIDE PLANNING AND COORDINATING AGENCY FOR…

  13. 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…

  14. Educational Planning and Crisis: Notes on Management, Schooling and Democracy.

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    Velloso, Jacques

    The role of educational planning is examined in light of the educational scene in developing countries and the economic crises of the 1980s. Divided into three sections the first section of the report deals with educational planning in the eighties, with some of its background; and with the major challenges that are faced by the educational…

  15. Educational Assessment and Accountability: Implementation Plan (1990-1994).

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    Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Superintendent.

    This report presents a plan for an Educational Assessment and Accountability System for Hawaii. The purpose of this plan is to provide an analytical as well as a descriptive account of the condition of public education in Hawaii. It is meant to be a vehicle to provide the means by which educational outcomes can be examined in light of contextual…

  16. Micro Language Planning for Multilingual Education: Agency in Local Contexts

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    Liddicoat, Anthony J.; Taylor-Leech, Kerry

    2014-01-01

    This paper overviews some of the domains of application of micro-level language planning approaches to foster multilingual education. It examines the language planning of local agents and the contexts in which their work contributes to multilingual education, either to expand or limit educational possibilities. It identifies four broad contexts of…

  17. 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.…

  18. Micro Language Planning for Multilingual Education: Agency in Local Contexts

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    Liddicoat, Anthony J.; Taylor-Leech, Kerry

    2014-01-01

    This paper overviews some of the domains of application of micro-level language planning approaches to foster multilingual education. It examines the language planning of local agents and the contexts in which their work contributes to multilingual education, either to expand or limit educational possibilities. It identifies four broad contexts of…

  19. Spotsylvania County Intermediate Schools Resource Notebook. Career Education Lesson Plans.

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    Spotsylvania County Public Schools, VA.

    This resource notebook contains lesson plans for use in providing career education to students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Lessons plans are organized into sections addressing the following subject areas: language arts and foreign language, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, health and physical education, special education, and fine arts…

  20. Career Education on Target. District Articulation Plan. Sample Packet.

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    Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.

    This packet contains the career education articulation plan for the Orange County, Florida, Public Schools. Components include the following: (1) career education goals for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12; (2) an articulated career education plan specifying goals for attitudes and appreciation, self-awareness, career awareness, educational…

  1. Higher Education in California: New Goals for the Master Plan

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    Johnson, Hans

    2010-01-01

    Fifty years ago, state policymakers and higher education officials adopted California's Master Plan for Higher Education. This plan still largely defines policies concerning the state's public higher education systems: the California community colleges (CCC), the California State University (CSU) system, and the University of California (UC)…

  2. 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…

  3. Education and the Liturgical Life of the Church

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    Martin, Robert K.

    2003-01-01

    In every faith community, worship and education should be conceived and practiced as interdependent, interpenetrating dimensions of ecclesial life. Too often, however, worship and education are separated and compartmentalized to the detriment of both. This article explores a way to understand the inherent unity of worship and education and…

  4. 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…

  5. Educational Planning: Who Does What to Whom and with What Effect? Educational Planning Documents. Reprint Series Number A.6.

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    Spaulding, Seth

    An analysis of the general trends in nationwide educational planning in third-world countries shows that most educational plans to date have largely been limited to simple forecasting. Political and social factors that affect decisions on educational expansion have not been incorporated sufficiently into such forecasts. There continues to be a…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Accountability In Adult Education: The Result Of Planning And Salesmanship

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    Terrell, William R.; Bass, Ronald K.

    1976-01-01

    Depicted in this article is an "Instructional Development Model for Adult Education". The key components of salesmanship are enumerated. Accountability for new programs in adult education can be fostered through increased planning and salesmanship. (PS)

  9. U.S. Department of Education FY 1999 Annual Plan, Volume 2: Program Performance Plans.

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    Department of Education, Washington, DC.

    The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 called for the U.S. Department of Education to prepare an Annual Performance Plan which links the Department's budget request with its Strategic Plan. To meet that directive, Volume 2 of the Department's Strategic Plan for 1999 is presented here. It includes the program performance plans that…

  10. California Master Plan for Special Education--An Update.

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    Pillsbury, Charles A.; Maitland, Anne M.

    The report updates aspects of the 1977 report on California's Master Plan for Special Education. Reasons are sought for the intense debate over state funding for special education, which has substantially increased over recent years while special education enrollments have increased only modestly. In visits to nearly 100 local education agencies,…

  11. Participative Evaluation for Forming Higher Education Policy: The National Higher Education Planning System.

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    Mercado del Collado, Ricardo

    Higher education planning in Mexico is discussed, with attention to: conceptual characteristics of Mexico's higher education planning system; relationships among the national, regional, state, and institutional planning levels; and design and operation of the Comprehensive Program for the Development of Higher Education. Responsibilities of…

  12. 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…

  13. 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)

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. An Education for All Seasons of Life

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    Reese, Susan

    2011-01-01

    Career and technical education (CTE) programs that provide 21st century skills may begin in secondary education, but they are not educating just high school students. Many adults are benefiting from these programs, often at one of America's community colleges. According to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in the fall of 2007,…

  17. 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…

  18. Values clarification as a technique for family planning education.

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    Toohey, J V; Valenzuela, G J

    1983-02-01

    A Spanish language family planning education program utilizing the dynamics of values clarification has been designed and implemented in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The design of the program features three basic personality identification activities to help individuals identify other dimensions of adult life expression than child rearing. In addition, a series of simple and precise scenarios specifically related to family planning are presented. Each scenario is accompanied by a set of valuing questions that direct the learner to respond to the scenario. The activity booklet is entitled, "Clarification De Valores En La Planificacion Familar." The booklet requires the learner to make responses to the learning materials. Responses are then used as a basis for inferring that people are comprehending and above all personalizing knowledge about themselves and their culture and family planning. The program is cross cultural and can be used in Spanish speaking communities in the U.S. Its English language form can be used with English speaking target populations. Statistical analysis of seven critical categories of the program indicated that the shifts in attitudes from pre-to post-values, whether positive or negative (desirable or undesirable), were not significant at the .05 level of confidence. It should, however, be noted that small shifts in the rate of natural increase, or rate of natural decrease for population growth can have a dramatic effect on population growth when multiplied by time. PMID:6550677

  19. The Relevant Curriculum: Family Life and Sex Education

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    Westlake, Helen Gum

    1970-01-01

    Ways of providing a relevant curriculum in family life and sex education are presented, including a course outline, "Psychology for Tomorrow." Concepts, suggested materials, instructional techniques, and texts are included in the outline. (SB)

  20. Educational Focuses in Organisational Life Cycles.

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    Miller, Harry G.

    1985-01-01

    Presents four stages frequently associated with the stages of an organization's life cycle: experimentation, growth, maturity, and decline or stability. The author also demonstrates that the impact of employment and thus training related to organizational life cycles suggests a need for understanding the technical preparation required for…

  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. Using Data in Educational Planning and Decision Making.

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    Davies, Bill; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Emphasizing the importance of information in effective planning and decision making, this document reviews the background on data in education both before and after 1976, with particular emphasis on the Florida Educational Accountability Act and its influence on: (1) comprehensive planning; (2) student assessment; (3) management information…

  4. Educational Facilities: Planning, Modernization, and Management. Fourth Edition.

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    Castaldi, Basil

    As a sourcebook and textbook, this publication provides a comprehensive treatise on the planning, design, remodeling, and maintenance of educational facilities. The first chapters deal with the theory, principles, and techniques related to the educational planning of school buildings, including the application of selected principles of educational…

  5. North Carolina's Basic Education Plan and the Arts.

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    Page, Frances M.; Dyke, Lane

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the changes made by the North Carolina General Assembly in the state school system with the Basic Education Plan (BEP). The plan focuses on curriculum, class size, spiral curriculum, and competency examinations. Reports that the BEP views the arts as basic to education. (GG)

  6. Indiana's Comprehensive Action Plan for Adult Education Programs.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    Indiana's Comprehensive Action Plan (I-CAP) provides a framework for program excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement in adult education. The action plan includes guiding principles and benchmarks for quality programs. Adult education programs are evaluated annually on these 10 established principles of program quality: educational…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Statewide Planning for Postsecondary Education: Issues and Design.

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    Glenny, Lyman A., Ed.; Weathersby, George B., Ed.

    The purposes of this publication are twofold: (1) to provide a state-of-the-art discussion of statewide planning for postsecondary education for the wide audience of the higher education community; and (2) to identify major areas amenable to future research and development of improved statewide planning and management systems. The contents of the…

  10. Guidelines for Preparing Gender Responsive EFA Plans. Education for All.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

    These guidelines have been prepared to assist individuals and "teams" to produce EFA (Education for All) plans that are gender responsive. The guidelines aim to raise awareness about issues that need to be considered to produce plans leading to the achievement of gender equality in education. Further information and guidance regarding gender…

  11. 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…

  12. Michigan's Environmental Future. A Master Plan for Environmental Education.

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    Michigan Governor's Environmental Education Task Force, Lansing.,

    Presented is the master plan for environmental education developed by the state of Michigan. The plan provides the framework, guidelines, and processes for coordinating and evaluating all environmental communication, education, and information activities in Michigan. It is both comprehensive and long-range, covering all geographic areas and social…

  13. Non-Formal Education: Information and Planning Issues.

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    Carron, Gabriel; Carr-Hill, Roy A.

    This report summarizes what was learned from a series of studies on nonformal education (NFE) conducted in the last half of the 1980s by the International Institute for Educational Planning and draws lessons from these studies for planning and policy making. Source material includes four national case studies in Argentina, Canada, Hungary, and the…

  14. The Program Data Analysis Plan for Colorado Special Education.

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    Darby, Charles A., Jr.; And Others

    Presented is a Program Data Analysis Plan (PDAP) for the special education program in Colorado designed to serve as a model for other state education agencies in the development of their own analysis plans. The PDAP is a combination of three major components: a list of program management information requirements in the form of questions, the set…

  15. 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…

  16. 41 CFR 60-250.25 - Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS REGARDING SPECIAL DISABLED VETERANS, VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA, RECENTLY..., life insurance and other benefit plans. (a) An insurer, hospital, or medical service company,...

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Family Life Education: Helping Students to Know Themselves

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    Ryder, Verdene

    1975-01-01

    A course in Family Life Education entitled "Home and Family Living" is offered to male and female junior and senior students in the Houston Independent School District. The student explores his self-awareness, stages of maturity, sexuality, handling emotions, marriage roles, money management, and later life. (BP)

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Teachers and Family Life Education. Report of Seminar.

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    International Planned Parenthood Federation, London (England).

    The focus of this seminar was on the family life education needs of young people, particularly young women, in the countries represented at the meeting, and what teachers, particularly women teachers, can do to help meet those needs. Seminar conclusions stress that a systematic attempt be made to promote a better quality of life through…

  5. 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…

  6. Five-Year Technology Plan. Educational Planning Center.

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    Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.

    This 5-year plan is based on "A Comprehensive Plan for Instructional and Administrative Use of Computers in the Virginia Beach Public Schools" ("The Pogrow Report," completed in December 1984) and the "Task Force Report on Information Systems" (completed in July 1988). These reports document the importance of making better use of data, voice, and…

  7. Lesson Plan Manual, a Series of Lesson Plans and Worksheets on Consumer Education and Student Worksheets for Consumer Education Lesson Plans, Adult Basic Education.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany.

    This manual provides teachers with lesson plans in consumer education. Each lesson contains background material offering the teacher specific information on the subject of the lesson, development of understandings, student worksheets, and discussion questions to encourage student involvement. The ten lesson plans are--Buying on time, Retail…

  8. An Analysis of Prevailing K-12 Educational Strategic Planning Models

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    Hambright, Grant; Diamantes, Thomas

    2004-01-01

    Many school districts in recent years have chosen, or have been mandated, to initiate planning process components identical, or closely akin, to those found in strategic planning models designed for educational organizations. Several model components and concepts are universal to the planning models, while other components and concepts are…

  9. 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…

  10. Advanced Education and Technology Business Plan, 2007-10

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    Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Government of Alberta Strategic Business Plan addresses significant opportunities and challenges facing Alberta over the next three years and positions Alberta to make the most of its economic, social and natural advantages. It is a plan to strategically manage growth and plan for a sustainable and secure future. Advanced Education and…

  11. Succession Planning in Malaysian Institution of Higher Education

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    Abdullah, Zaini; Samah, Siti Akmar Abu; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman; Isa, Posiah Mohd

    2009-01-01

    Succession planning has not been a distinct initiative undertaken by educational organisation in their strategic planning. The former has been clearly established in several high profile profit organisations to ensure smooth transition of leadership in their respective department. From several literatures, proponents of strategic planning have…

  12. The Educational Value of a Wildlife and Landscape Management Plan.

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    Young, S. W.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Presents a wildlife and landscape management plan that was developed for the British College of Agriculture farm. Discusses the economic value and the educational value of wildlife plans. Proposes that such wildlife conservation plans be developed for other farmlands in Great Britain. (TW)

  13. 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…

  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. Using Agricultural Education as the Context To Teach Life Skills.

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    Dailey, Amber L.; Conroy, Carol A.; Shelley-Tolbert, Cynthia A.

    2001-01-01

    Interviews with 20 professionals in agriculture and agricultural education indicated their perception of agricultural education as a viable curriculum to develop workplace, transferable academic, and life skills. They believed it should incorporate more science-based instruction but were uncertain how that would affect traditional elements such as…

  16. 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…

  17. Adult Education. The Quality of Life. ASPBAE Courier No. 52.

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    ASPBAE Courier, 1991

    1991-01-01

    This issue of the "Courier" examines the quality of life as it can be improved by adult education, especially in the countries of Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. It also looks at the need for women's education. The following six articles are included: (1) "The Future of the Family" (Federico Mayor); (2) "Her Words on His Lips: Gender Popular…

  18. Summary of Studies of Cost Analysis in Educational Planning and Management by the International Institute for Educational Planning.

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    Rogers, Daniel C.

    This booklet lists and summarizes a number of studies of cost analysis in educational planning and management that have been published by the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). Section A lists 27 IIEP case studies, of which 12 are summarized briefly. Section B presents a fairly lengthy summary and description of another IIEP…

  19. Education Business Plan 2008-11: Ministry Business Plan

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    Alberta Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The Ministry of Education has identified one core business that is an ongoing key responsibility. It is called "Core Business One: Lead and Support the Education System So That All Students Are Successful at Learning." The core business includes three goals with specific outcomes that describe the end results the Ministry wants to achieve in…

  20. 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…

  1. The Motivational Relevance of Educational Plans: Questioning the Conventional Wisdom.

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    Alexander, Karl L.; Cook, Martha A.

    Using two complimentary data sets, the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 and the Study of Academic Prediction and Growth, the conventional interpretation of educational plans as motives and thus determinants of educational attainment is questioned. It was found that when questioned about their educational loans: (1) as…

  2. State Action Plan for Iowa. "Marketing" Marketing Education.

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    Omega Group, Inc., Haverford, PA.

    An Iowa project identified curriculum, program standards, and a framework for promoting marketing education programs. The mission for the state action plan for marketing education is to develop a strategy to revitalize Iowa's marketing education for the 21st century. Three goals support this mission: (1) create a community-wide awareness of the…

  3. Educational Planning and Management in Europe: Trends and Challenges.

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    Fagerlind, Ingemar; Sjostedt, Britt

    1991-01-01

    Discusses educational planning and management in Europe during the present move to international cooperation. Includes economic and political developments, social and cultural developments, migration and demographic trends, and educational developments. Suggests that a change in the educational environment is required to match the changes in the…

  4. EDUCATION IN THE STATES, A PLANNING CHART BOOK.

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    National Committee for Support of the Public Schools, Washington, DC.

    A CONDENSED VIEW OF EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES IS PRESENTED IN 24 CHARTS AND BRIEF EXPLANATIONS UNDER THE HEADINGS--(1) TOWARD A TRILLION-DOLLAR ECONOMY IN 1975, (2) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING QUALIFIED, (3) EDUCATION IS FOR ALL, AND (4) PLANNING FOR EDUCATION--THE YEARS AHEAD. THE TRILLION-DOLLAR PRODUCTION POTENTIAL IS DEPENDENT UPON…

  5. Education's Financial Dilemma: Planning for Change or Reacting to Crisis.

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    Nyquist, Ewald B.

    This speech outlines the transformation of traditional educational functions and emphasizes that establishing clear educational purposes, goals, and priorities and planning for reform and change are needs equally imperative as financial needs. The author suggests reforms for the socialization and the basic educational functions of schools,…

  6. Strategic Plan for International Education, Phase I. Exemplary International Programs.

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    Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.

    The document presents the proceedings of a meeting convened to design a strategic plan for international education to be adopted by Pima Community College (PCC) (Arizona). The meeting's main objective was to position the college strategically in the international education marketplace and to define the term "international education" as it pertains…

  7. 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...

  8. 25 CFR 273.18 - Additional requirements for education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true Additional requirements for education plan. 273.18 Section 273.18 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 §...

  9. 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...

  10. 25 CFR 273.18 - Additional requirements for education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Additional requirements for education plan. 273.18 Section 273.18 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 §...

  11. 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 Section 273.18 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 §...

  12. 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...

  13. 25 CFR 273.18 - Additional requirements for education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Additional requirements for education plan. 273.18 Section 273.18 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 §...

  14. 25 CFR 273.18 - Additional requirements for education plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Additional requirements for education plan. 273.18 Section 273.18 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 §...

  15. 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...

  16. Collaborative Planning between General and Special Educators. Final Report.

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    Beirne-Smith, Mary; Smith, Cynthia Ruth Blocker

    A study investigated the effectiveness of a structured, collaborative co-planning model. Participants were 28 general education and special education teachers, who participated in extant team or co-teaching arrangements in grades 4-12 general education classes. The model was designed to increase: (1) the number of instructional interventions…

  17. From "Quantitative" to "Qualitative" Educational Planning in Development Cooperation?

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    Naumann, Jens

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the expansion and reform of educational programs of the developing nations by UNESCO in the early 1960s. Summarizes the economic quantitative approach utilized by UNESCO to problems of educational planning, including the response of the World Bank to this orientation. Describes the effects of external educational financing on world…

  18. RESEARCH PRIORITIES IN TECHNICAL TEACHER EDUCATION, A PLANNING MODEL.

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    MILLER, AARON J.

    THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MODEL WAS AN OUTGROWTH OF A TECHNICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH PLANNING CONFERENCE OF BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVES TO IDENTIFY SOME OF THE CRITICAL PROBLEMS WHICH SEEM TO BE IMPEDING THE GROWTH OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TO SUGGEST RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES FOR A MORE UNIFIED…

  19. Long-Range Planning for Texas Higher Education.

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    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…

  20. 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.…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.…

  2. 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...

  3. Why Planning, Programming, Budgeting Systems for Higher Education?

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    Farmer, James

    Planning, programming, budgeting systems (PPBS) require extensive investment on the part of institutions of higher education. But there is pressure from public agencies and the public in general for higher education to explore and use these techniques for improved management. The new environment for higher education includes competition with other…

  4. Higher Education and Manpower Planning: A Comparative Study of Planned and Market Economies.

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    Fulton, O.; And Others

    The experiences of seven European countries in the application of various manpower planning approaches and techniques to educational planning are compared. The countries are the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, and Sweden. In four of the countries that have planned economies,…

  5. 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…

  6. Planning Teachers' Professional Development for Global Education

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    Tuomi, Margaret Trotta

    2004-01-01

    Group consultation was used with educators at different stages of their careers as an innovative research tool in the development of both pre- and in-service teacher training for world citizenship education. The themes identified by the teachers were quite broad, and included the need for more educational philosophy, varied educational methodology…

  7. The Straight A Plan for Educational Reform.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2003

    This report chronicles the work and recommendations of a coalition of educational, public, and private organizations known as the Grand Rapids Education Reform Initiative. Based on research showing that education in the public schools of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was in a state of crisis, the initiative set out to improve education throughout the…

  8. 41 CFR 60-741.25 - Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans. 60-741.25 Section 60-741.25 Public Contracts and Property Management... Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans. (a) An insurer, hospital, or medical...

  9. 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…

  10. Life Management Skills, 8230. Home Economics Education.

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    Loudoun County Public Schools, Leesburg, VA.

    The middle school home economics curriculum on Life Management Skills I (eighth grade) meets the needs of the early adolescent. It is based upon three major concepts: (1) basic skills; (2) self-knowledge/understanding/decision making; and (3) independence/interdependence. Emphasis on the basic skills of reading, writing, communicating, using…

  11. Community Involved Master Planning of Local Education. New Hampshire Plans, Career Education 1978-83. Volume 2 of 4 Volumes.

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    New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.

    This guide is designed as an outline of the means to broaden the context of education within a community and to serve its needs through community involvement in educational program planning. Part 1 is a discussion of the need and means for community collaboration, including maximizing use of existing educational facilities and community resources…

  12. The Master Plan for Florida Postsecondary Education. Report and Recommendations of the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission and Executive Summary.

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    Florida State Postsecondary Education Commission, Tallahassee.

    The first Master Plan for Florida Postsecondary Education is presented in four documents. The first document considers the relationship between state needs and postsecondary education and offers recommendations for strengthening educational performance and process, as well as organization, coordination, and management. In analyzing current needs,…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. Education for Life in the Sky.

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    Roth, Charles E.

    1981-01-01

    The need to educate people about the sky as both a psychological and physical environment is discussed, including a formal curriculum schema (sky as habitat, sky as transport, influence on culture) and informal curriculum, with such topics as recreation, pollution, mythology, and clouds. (DC)

  17. 26 CFR 1.72-16 - Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified employee plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... plan. Such death benefits are not in the nature of life insurance and are not excludable from gross... annuity contract, or the portion of the death proceeds under a life insurance contract which is equal to... respect to the taxability of proceeds of a life insurance contract paid by reason of the death of...

  18. 26 CFR 1.72-16 - Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified employee plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... plan. Such death benefits are not in the nature of life insurance and are not excludable from gross... annuity contract, or the portion of the death proceeds under a life insurance contract which is equal to... respect to the taxability of proceeds of a life insurance contract paid by reason of the death of...

  19. 26 CFR 1.72-16 - Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified employee plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... plan. Such death benefits are not in the nature of life insurance and are not excludable from gross... annuity contract, or the portion of the death proceeds under a life insurance contract which is equal to... respect to the taxability of proceeds of a life insurance contract paid by reason of the death of...

  20. 26 CFR 1.72-16 - Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified employee plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... plan. Such death benefits are not in the nature of life insurance and are not excludable from gross... annuity contract, or the portion of the death proceeds under a life insurance contract which is equal to... respect to the taxability of proceeds of a life insurance contract paid by reason of the death of...

  1. 26 CFR 1.72-16 - Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified employee plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... plan. Such death benefits are not in the nature of life insurance and are not excludable from gross... annuity contract, or the portion of the death proceeds under a life insurance contract which is equal to... respect to the taxability of proceeds of a life insurance contract paid by reason of the death of...

  2. 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

  3. Regional Educational Laboratories: 1997 Performance Plan Report.

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    Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

    The 10 Regional Educational Laboratories work to ensure that those involved in educational improvement at the local, state, and regional levels have access to the best available information from research and practice. This report presents 1997 performance data on three common objectives of the Regional Educational Laboratory Program sponsored by…

  4. Continuing Education: The University's "Buyer Protection Plan"

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    Sork, Thomas J.; Pankowski, Mary L.

    1975-01-01

    Students in institutions of higher education are, in effect, consumer of a high priced product. University continuing education is in a unique position to operationalize a warranty system with the Continuing Education Unit, which gives the student some assurance that his alma mater will continue to be concerned about him. (Author)

  5. 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.…

  6. Planned Educational Change in Search of a Research Tradition

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    Heathers, Glenn

    1974-01-01

    Attempts at change in education have been largely unsuccessful, producing only superficial change because of inadequate needs analysis, unsound implementation plans, insufficient training in the use of innovations, and failure to involve practitioners in the decision-making process. (HMD)

  7. Using Strategic Planning in Marketing Education. A State Model.

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    James, Richard F.

    1995-01-01

    Describes the strategic planning process used in Wisconsin to keep marketing education programs viable. Includes information about the framework, the model, and needs assessment. Stresses the importance of evaluation and implementation. (JOW)

  8. Family Life Education: A Listing of Audio Visual Resources Available from Manitoba Education Library.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

    This annotated bibliography of audiovisual materials for grades five through twelve contains resources available from the Manitoba (Canada) Education Library. These films are recommended by the Manitoba Department of Education in support of the province's family life education curriculum. The topics covered include the maturation process,…

  9. The Yale Plan of Medical Education: the early years.

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    Viseltear, A. J.

    1986-01-01

    This paper considers the early years of the Yale Plan of Medical Education, which has come to be called the Yale System. It chronicles and analyzes the incremental development of the System and considers evaluations of the plan and modifications introduced over time. Also considered are external factors which influenced design and implementation. The paper covers the period of medical education at Yale from the 1920s to the early 1950s. PMID:3538682

  10. Improving science literacy and education through space life sciences.

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    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. PMID:11669133

  11. Improving science literacy and education through space life sciences

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    MacLeish, Marlene Y.; Moreno, Nancy P.; Tharp, Barbara Z.; Denton, Jon J.; Jessup, George; Clipper, Milton C.

    2001-08-01

    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 institutions—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.

  12. Are end-of-life patient education materials readable?

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    Ache, K A; Wallace, L S

    2009-09-01

    Although established guidelines for developing low-literacy patient education materials are available, poorly designed material continue to be disseminated. We evaluated the readability and layout of English-language end-of-life patient education materials available on the Internet. Internet websites of five national palliative care organizations were searched to identify patient education materials for review. A convenience sample of 15 patient education materials per palliative care organization (n = 75) was downloaded and printed. The Simplified Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) was used to calculate the reading grade level (readability) of the text, while the layout features was assessed using criteria from the User-Friendliness Tool (UFT). The reading grade level of patient education materials ranged from 7(th) to 12(th) grade (mean +/- SD = 11.1 +/- 1.9). None of the patient education materials scored high on all UFT criteria. In particular, the greatest need was increasing the amount of white space and improving the way in which information was organized visually. Healthcare providers can only aid in the decision process, patients and their loved ones are ultimately responsible for making these choices. These decisions are important as choices need to be made about end-of-life care while patients are still cognitively able to do so. Well designed end-of-life patient education materials can offer a wealth of knowledge to assist and guide decision making. On the basis of these results, end-of-life patient education materials should be revised so that the average adult is able to understand the message presented, thereby enhancing his/her ability to make informed decisions. PMID:19460831

  13. TOWARD THE IMPROVEMENT OF FAMILY LIFE THROUGH EDUCATION.

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    SIMPSON, ELIZABETH; VOELCKER, PAULINE

    SOCIAL CHANGES ARE REFLECTED IN FAMILY LIFE. IN PLANNING A PROGRAM AIMED AT IMPROVING FAMILY LIVING, IT IS IMPERATIVE TO CONSIDER THE EFFECTS OF CHANGES. FAMILIES HAVE MOVED OFF THE FARM, HAVE MOVED FROM PRODUCTION TO CONSUMPTION, HAVE SHIFTED FROM AN ECONOMY OF SCARCITY TO AN ECONOMY OF ABUNDANCE, HAVE BECOME SMALLER, WORK LESS AND LIVE BETTER,…

  14. Advancing the System of Higher Education in Virginia. 1999 Virginia Plan for Higher Education.

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    Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.

    This 1999 revision of the Virginia Plan for Higher Education is required by the State Council of Higher Education. The report presents the vision for Virginia's higher education system, and addresses the changing needs and expectations for the system, organized into the areas of the education contract, access, quality, affordability, and…

  15. 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

  16. Management and Decision-Making in Educational Planning.

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    Kravetz, Nathan, Ed.

    This IIEP seminar focused on administrative, management, supervisory, and decisionmaking techniques that are useful in the educational planning process. The techniques studied included: delphi, program evaluation and review technique (PERT), and program planning and budgeting systems (PPBS). Various experts presented papers on these techniques,…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology. Third Edition.

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    Picciano, Anthony G.

    The purpose of this book is to provide educators with both the theoretical and the practical considerations for planning and implementing technology, particularly computer applications, in schools. Section I provides the basic concepts and foundation material for an overall understanding of the themes and major issues related to planning for…

  20. 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

  1. Advanced Education and Technology Business Plan, 2008-11

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    Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology's 2008-11 business plan identifies how it plans to work over the next three years to enhance advanced learning opportunities and innovation for all Albertans. Alberta's advanced learning system is composed of public board-governed institutions, the apprenticeship and industry training system,…

  2. Comprehensive Education Plan. School Year 1977-78.

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    District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Office of Instruction.

    This comprehensive plan is presented within a context that includes the ccmpletion of a year-long awareness program on competency-based education (CBE), instructional goals that were revised and prioritized through a system-wide needs assessment, student population projections, and budgeting practices. The comprehensive plan is focused on the…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Designing Training Plans for Distributive Education. Final Report.

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    Syhlman, William D.

    These distributive education training and development plans for secondary-level programs provide lists of competencies a student needs to hold a job in sales and marketing occupational areas. The design of the training plans is based on a "pyramid" which incorporates the following five sections or levels of competencies (from general to specific):…

  6. COMMUNITY PLANNING FOR HEALTH EDUCATION AND WELFARE, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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    TAYLOR, KANARDY L.

    THE ANNOATATED BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PREPARED ESPECIALLY FOR STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC WELFARE AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING. IT MAY ALSO BE OF ASSISTANCE TO OTHERS INTERESTED IN HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE. THE SELECTED REFERENCES ON BASIC CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES IN COMMUNITY PLANNING AND RELATED SUBJECTS ARE GENERALLY AVAILABLE IN PUBLIC…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. Planning Project For The Coordinating Council For Higher Education.

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    Wisconsin Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Madison.

    The purpose of this planning project is to develop policies, plans, and procedures to improve higher education in Wisconsin. To achieve this goal, attention was concentrated in the following areas: (1) budget analysis, (2) fund disbursement, (3) distribution of costs among students, local, state, and federal governments, (4) projections of space…

  10. The Politics of Planning: Political Clientelism in Educational Innovation.

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    Noblit, George W.; And Others

    In the absence of a planning strategy, politics and expediency will take over an educational innovation and lead it astray. Formal planning is in many ways a controlling device, but it is also a potential enabling device through which participants can affect their futures. One academic year was spent studying three suburban or rural schools'…

  11. Planning for Inservice Education (Revised). A Management Guide.

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    Hite, Herb; McIntyre, Pat

    A management plan is outlined for the development of an inservice teacher education program. Suggested roles and responsibilities of key personnel are discussed. Critical decisions and events in the planning process are pointed out, and a management blueprint is included. This revision of an earlier guide also contains a monograph on the generic…

  12. Short Range Planning for Educational Management.

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    Turksen, I. B.; Holzman, A. G.

    A planning cycle for any autonomous university entity contains five basic processes: information storage and retrieval forecasting, resource allocation, scheduling, and a term of study with a feedback loop. The resource allocation process is investigated for the development of shortrange planning models. Dynamic models wth linear and quadratic…

  13. Time-Management Planning for Educational Facilities.

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    McIsaac, Donald N.; And Others

    Three conference papers concerned with systems analysis and time management planning. One paper is concerned with techniques, especially the application of the "critical path method" or PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) in planning construction activities. A second paper concerns problems associated with collecting and communicating…

  14. Educational Master Planning: Creative or Cathartic?

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    Rossmeier, Joseph G.

    Recently, Northern Virginia Community College has moved into a new era of institutional development, whereby primary attention to facility planning and increasing enrollments has given way to a comprehensive, program-based, and strategic planning process which transcends all elements of the institution. Recognition is given to the integral…

  15. 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.…

  16. Life science payloads planning study integration facility survey results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  18. Project PLAN: The Basic Role of Guidance in Individualizing Education.

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    Flanagan, John C.

    The inadequacy of the traditional educational program has been clearly shown in the results of Project Talent. To remedy these defects, the Project PLAN Educational system includes six principle components: (1) an extensive informational program describing the opportunities, roles, and activities for which the student might prepare; (2) ability…

  19. 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…

  20. The Motivational Relevance of Educational Plans: Questioning the Conventional Wisdom.

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    Alexander, Karl L.; Cook, Martha A.

    1979-01-01

    Employing two complementary data sets--the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of l972, and the Study of Academic Prediction and Growth, we question the conventional interpretation of educational plans as motives and thereby as determinants of educational attainment. (Author/GDC)

  1. Higher Education Futures: Organisational Planning and Organizational Technology Perspectives.

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    Freeman, Andrew R.

    Some possible futures in higher education are explored with an emphasis on organizational planning and organizational technology perspectives. The focus is on "soft" organizational technologies rather than "hard" equipment-based technologies. Attention is directed to the way that the two perspectives could affect higher education organizational…

  2. Research and Planning: A Growing Imperative for Community Education

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    Burbach, Harold J.; Decker, Larry E.

    1974-01-01

    Motivated by the belief that there is a pressing need for more research in community education, this article sets forth some ideas about how the field might stimulate increased activity in this area, and develops a model for a research and planning division in local community education programs. (Author)

  3. 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…

  4. Wisconsin Migrant Education State Plan, FY 1981 (1980-1981).

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    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Management and Planning Services.

    Beginning with a copy of the official application for a federal grant for $1,428,000, this document contains the plans (and supporting documentation) for the state of Wisconsin's Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I migrant education program for 1981 which would serve 3,300 children. Included are project approval information, budget summary,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Strategic Plan for Higher Education, 2008-2017. Executive Summary

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    Fingerhut, Eric D.

    2008-01-01

    If the State of Ohio is to grow and prosper, it must raise the education level of its population. The goal of this 10-year strategic plan is to raise the educational attainment of the state each year, and to close the gap between Ohio and competitor states and nations. To accomplish this goal stakeholders must do three things: (1) Graduate more…

  8. Strategic Plan for Higher Education, 2008-2017

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    Fingerhut, Eric D.

    2008-01-01

    If the State of Ohio is to grow and prosper, it must raise the education level of its population. The goal of this 10-year strategic plan is to raise the educational attainment of the state each year, and to close the gap between Ohio and competitor states and nations. To accomplish this goal, stakeholders must do three things: (1) Graduate more…

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

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    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…

  10. Minority Language Education Policy and Planning in Sweden

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    Cabau, BĂ©atrice

    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…

  11. Area XV Career Education Research & Planning. Final Report.

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    Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.

    Critical issues in career education are addressed in this report of an advisory committee seeking input and making recommendations for career education implementation in Iowa. Recommendations addressing state, area, and local school district responsibilities are grouped into three main perspectives: planning, implementation, and evaluation. The…

  12. Assessment and planning for a dedicated education unit.

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    Parker, Karen M; Smith, Charlene M

    2012-01-01

    This pilot project describes the use of the Revised Professional Practice Environment scale to identify inpatient acute care units suitable for implementation of dedicated education units. Staff development professionals may use the suggested model to assess and plan phases of a dedicated education unit. PMID:22617788

  13. Guidebook for Planning Education in Emergencies and Reconstruction

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    International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This comprehensive guidebook will help educational planners during emergencies and reconstruction. The "Guidebook for Planning Education in Emergencies and Reconstruction" presents examples of the problems faced in emergencies, and suggests policy options and strategies that have been found useful in such situations. It is organized in six…

  14. Linear Programming for Vocational Education Planning. Interim Report.

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    Young, Robert C.; And Others

    The purpose of the paper is to define for potential users of vocational education management information systems a quantitative analysis technique and its utilization to facilitate more effective planning of vocational education programs. Defining linear programming (LP) as a management technique used to solve complex resource allocation problems…

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

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    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…

  16. State Plan for Special Education. Effective May 1, 1984.

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    Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.

    The state plan outlines aspects of special education in Kansas. The initial section provides background information and outlines the needs in teaching positions (both professional and paraprofessional) and in the numbers of students receiving special education. The second section addresses the following state department operations: administration…

  17. Continuing Education for Women. Planning Delphi. Final Report.

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    White, Julia A.; Jillson, Irene A.

    As part of a 2-year study to plan, develop, and offer relevant continuing education programs for women in Pensacola, a Delphi study was conducted to determine the educational needs and priorities of different types of women living in Pensacola. The Delphi method was selected because it is considered an effective way of eliciting the opinions of a…

  18. Home-Oriented Preschool Education: Curriculum Planning Guide.

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    Snider, Marie

    This curriculum planning guide is one of seven publications designed to implement the Home-Oriented Preschool Education (HOPE) Program, which uses televised, mobile classroom, and parent instruction to educate 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. A description of the HOPE program is followed by a detailed list of program objectives and tasks divided into…

  19. Two Approaches to Educational Planning: Conflict and Complementarity

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    Sanyal, Bikas C.

    1973-01-01

    The author writes in favor of gearing educational systems to long-term manpower requirements as he responds to Professor Mark Blaug's article ("Prospects" v2, n4, Winter 1973) which advocates cost-benefit analysis as a tool for educational planning. (JH)

  20. The Role of Information System for Education Planning and Management.

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    Kumsa, Gabeyehu

    This report details how Ethiopia's Ministry of Education has met the challenges of the information age by investing in computer technology to plan and manage an education management information system (EMIS) in hopes of closing the widening technological gap between itself and other industrialized nations. The major objective for the EMIS is to…

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

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    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…

  2. Effects and Effectiveness of Life Skills Education for HIV Prevention in Young People

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    Yankah, Ekua; Aggleton, Peter

    2008-01-01

    For 20 years, "life skills" education has been advocated as a key component of HIV and AIDS education for young people. But what do terms such as life skills imply, and what evidence is there that a life skills-based approach really works? This article reviews the literature on the effects and effectiveness of life skills-based education for HIV…

  3. Planning a Comparative Experiment in Educational Settings

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    McGowan, Herle M.

    2011-01-01

    A well-designed experiment is the best method for establishing efficacy of any intervention, be it medical, behavioral, or educational in nature. This paper reviews the steps necessary in conducting a comparative experiment in an educational setting, and illustrates how these steps might be fulfilled within the context of a large-scale randomized…

  4. 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…

  5. Computerized Individualized Educational Plans: One Way.

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    Kellogg, Robert C.

    The paper describes a mainframe based, locally devised computer-based system that meets the needs of a medium sized district in managing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for handicapped students. The program produces and stores behaviorally based IEPs tailored to reflect the competency based regular education curriculum in use. The system…

  6. Planning Communication Networks to Deliver Educational Services.

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    Ballard, Richard J.; Eastwood, Lester F., Jr.

    As companion to the more general document Telecommunications Media for the Delivery of Educational Programming , this report concentrates on the technical and economic factors affecting the design of only one class of educational networks, dedicated coaxial cable systems. To provide illustrations, possible single and dual dedicated cable networks…

  7. ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR PLANNED CHANGE IN EDUCATION.

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    CULBERTSON, JACK A.

    FOUR STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING LONG-RANGE GOALS IN EDUCATION ARE OUTLINED, AND RELATED CONSTRAINTS, CONTROLS, AND CONFLICTS ARE EVALUATED. STRATEGY 1, A NATIONAL EDUCATION ACADEMY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR NEW AND CREATIVE LEADERSHIP, WOULD RECRUIT GIFTED PERSONNEL FOR TRAINING IN A BROAD UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAJOR TRADITIONS OF SOCIETY,…

  8. Montana Health Education Curriculum Planning Guide.

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    Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.

    This guide is intended to serve administrators, curriculum directors, and teachers as a resource to develop or enhance the existing health education curriculum. After two introductory chapters that provide an overview of the Montana health education curriculum and its 10 content areas, the document provides guidelines for high school, junior high,…

  9. U.S. Department of Education FY 2000 Annual Plan, Volume 2: Program Performance Plans.

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    Department of Education, Washington, DC.

    This volume of the Department of Education's (ED) annual plan contains the program-performance plans to support efforts to reach the department's four goals. These four goals are as follows: (1) help all students reach challenging academic standards so that they are prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment;…

  10. Special Planning for Special Spaces. Selected Articles from "Planning for Higher Education."

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    Rickes, Persis, Ed.

    This collection contains articles from the journal "Planning for Higher Education" organized around four core spaces commonly found on a college or university campus. Following an introduction, Section 2, "Cultural Spaces," contains these articles: (1) "Planning the Successful Performing Arts Facility" (Wendell Brase, v18 n3); (2) "Frontier…

  11. 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…

  12. A Process Evaluation of a Website for Family Life Educators.

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    Hughes, Robert, Jr.

    2001-01-01

    The growth of information technology provides a new teaching capacity for professional development of family life educators. This article explores the development of one such website. Examines procedures for obtaining formative evaluation data about websites and considers the implications of this work for developing more effective professional…

  13. "Thoughts Awaiting Thinkers": Group Psychology and Educational Life.

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    Britzman, Deborah P.

    1999-01-01

    Draws upon psychoanalytic theory to study learning from experiences in group psychology. Urges the educational leadership field to consider uses of emotional conflict in group psychology, analyzes group language usage, and presents three examples of leaderless groups' efforts to transform institutional life. (Contains 52 references.) (MLH)

  14. Computers in Life Science Education, 1989-1992.

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    Modell, Harold, Ed.

    1992-01-01

    This document consists of four years (40 issues) of a newsletter devoted to computers in life science education. Titles of major articles in this collection include: (1) "Good Versus Bad Software: What Makes the Difference?" (G. Kearsly); (2) "Linkway: Hypermedia for IBM Personal Computers" (L. Kheriaty); (3) "Where's the Software: Parts 1-3" (4)…

  15. Career Changes in Mid-Life: Some Educational Implications.

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    Lowther, Malcolm A.

    There are indications that increasing numbers of people will seek career changes at mid-life. The data that are available suggest that these people will seek to make career shifts for both voluntary and involuntary reasons and that their change will be both within and between fields. Also, many will require additional education. Their educational…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. An Evaluation of Some Family Life Education Services.

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    Prince, Raymond; And Others

    A five-year study was conducted to evaluate the effects of varying intensities of family life education services on samples of high and low-income families (110 of each) in Montreal. The purpose was to provide these families with similar programs for one year and to study them longitudinally for three years to determine whether the programs…

  19. 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)

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Educating for Participation: Democratic Life and Performative Learning

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    Radaelli, Eleonora

    2015-01-01

    A democratic life is a form of associated living that requires people to participate in a pluralistic dialogue in different spheres of the civic society: government, community, and work. Higher education classes have a leading role in preparing students for participation in a democratic society; however, more could be done, in particular focusing…

  4. Is University Education a Golden Key for a Happy Life?

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    Lee, Jeong-Kyu

    2008-01-01

    This article explores what the ultimate purpose of university education is, and whether a university is indeed a golden key for a happy life. Two research questions are addressed as follows: for what the young study in a university?; and a university, is it a golden key for happiness? To defend the research questions systematically, the author…

  5. Experiential Education in High School: Life in the Walkabout Program.

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    Horwood, Bert

    Based on interviews with students and staff and several months of observing life and work in the school, this report examines Colorado's Mountain Open High School, where the program is based on the notion that secondary education should be the rite of passage from adolescence to mature adulthood. Chapter One introduces the people and facilities of…

  6. 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,…

  7. Child Development, Early Childhood Education and Family Life: A Bibliography.

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    Reardon, Beverly, Comp.

    This bibliographical listing of approximately 2500 books on child development, early childhood education and family life was compiled as a resource for parents and students. Books are listed alphabetically by author and are grouped according to the following categories: child development; observation of children; adolescence; language…

  8. Educating for Participation: Democratic Life and Performative Learning

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    Radaelli, Eleonora

    2015-01-01

    A democratic life is a form of associated living that requires people to participate in a pluralistic dialogue in different spheres of the civic society: government, community, and work. Higher education classes have a leading role in preparing students for participation in a democratic society; however, more could be done, in particular focusing…

  9. 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…

  10. Comparative study on family life education, sex education and human sexuality.

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    1995-01-01

    Under UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) EPD auspices, a comparative study on family life education, sex education and human sexuality is being undertaken by EPD in collaboration with UNESCO Regional Offices covering four regions of the world--Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, and Arab States. Over the past 20 years, some 90 countries in the world have implemented population education programs. These programs follow different conceptual frames of reference based on predominant national problems and thrusts. Many of these have included family life education, sexuality and human reproductive issues. In the light of emerging issues and problems, it has been urged that key concepts and contents on family life education should be revised and updated accordingly, taking into account the specificity of sociocultural contexts. Before undertaking the revision and updating of contents, an analysis of the contents of existing national and regional training and teaching/learning materials in the four regions is currently being undertaken. The results of these analyses will serve as basis for the reconceptualization of population education/family life education within the new EPD philosophy, taking into account the emerging needs in the areas of information, training, and educational materials development. The studies which are currently under preparation look into the following: (i) the justifications for implementing family life education programs; (ii) content analysis of family life education and sex education programs in terms of rationale, objectives, concepts, themes and contents, teaching strategies and methodologies, etc.; (iii) changing scenes in the 90s; (iv) emerging key issues and concepts; (v) objectives, concepts and contents to be reinforced or revised for training and teaching purposes; (vi) recommendations for a reconceptualization/reorientation; and (vii) lessons learned and future needs and requirements. PMID:12319767

  11. 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)…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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)

  16. 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,…

  17. Sociology and the Study of Education. Report of a Planning Conference for the NIE Planning Unit.

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    Dupuis, Mary M., Ed.; Mitzel, Harold E., Ed.

    Among the explorations undertaken in the course of establishing the National Institute of Education (NIE) by the NIE Planning Unit was a set of eleven conferences of experts on educational problems, methods, and content. Three of these conferences focused on the contributions that anthropology, psychology, and sociology might make to the…

  18. Educational Planning in the Labor Market: Linking Occupational Education to Regional Economic Development. Volume One.

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    Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Graduate School of Management.

    Activities, results, and recommendations of a 2-year effort to implement and test a model for vocational and occupational education planning in Illinois are described. An introductory section presents an overview of the rationale and plan for establishing a Regional Occupational Education Coordinating Council composed of representatives of the…

  19. Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. National Education Technology Plan, 2010

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    US Department of Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This report presents the Administration's National Education Technology Plan. This plan calls for applying the advanced technologies used in everyone's daily personal and professional lives to the entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for…

  20. Gender Equity in Education. A Curriculum Plan for an Undergraduate Education Course.

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    Gentzler, Yvonne S.; Browne, Lorna K.

    This curriculum plan for educators is a three-credit undergraduate course that focuses on recognizing and eliminating gender bias in teacher attitudes and behavior. The purpose of the curriculum plan is to integrate gender equity awareness, skills, and competencies into teacher preparation programs. As a result, preservice educators will have an…

  1. 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,…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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.

  4. A culture of future planning: perceptions of sexual risk among educated young adults.

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    Cheney, Ann M; Ostrach, Bayla; Marcus, Ruthanne; Frank, Cynthia; Ball, Cassandra; Erickson, Pamela I

    2014-10-01

    In this study we examined how social processes, specifically the acquisition of postsecondary education and capital, shaped perceptions of sexual risk and impacted sexual practices and sexual health among young adults. Using qualitative research methods we collected and analyzed data among students attending a 4-year university in the northeastern region of the United States over a 1-year period. By analyzing participants' narratives, we found that the reproduction of shared norms and values encouraged educated young adults to focus on educational and professional success, pressing many of them to be concerned about preventing pregnancy rather than preventing disease transmission, and increasing their risk for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. Sexual-health educators need to address how social processes shape sexual practices, encourage educated young adults to challenge unequal gender expectations, and consider how sexually transmitted infections might also interfere with life plans. PMID:25156216

  5. 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.

  6. Music Education for Life: Five Guiding Principles for Music Education

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    Shuler, Scott C.

    2011-01-01

    Every new teacher soon realizes the importance of principals, those often put-upon school leaders who play a key role in determining the direction and quality of education in their buildings. In this article, the author focuses on differently spelled but equally important "principles"--the kind that guide one's decision making. While principals…

  7. Validity analysis of development lesson plan and student worksheet based realistic mathematics education

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    Zulfaneti, Rismen, Sefna; Suryani, Mulia

    2016-02-01

    The previous research showed that the teachers of the fourth grade at elementary school in West Sumatra need lesson plan and teaching materials which integrated with character education especially on mathematics subject. Teachers need teaching materials which encompasses the daily life problems (contextual) so that, it can increase students' understanding of mathematics. Realistic mathematics education is a solution to these problems. The aims of the research are to develop learning equipment, i. e lesson plan sand valid worksheets. Development model referred to the Plomp development model which consists of three phase namely preliminary research, prototyping phase, and assessment phase. However, in this research, it is only presented the results in the expert review which is in the part of prototyping phase. The instrument was the validation worksheet. Expert stated that each of lesson plan and students' worksheet were in valid criterion

  8. 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.

  9. Planning Educational Facilities: The New Environment.

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    Hasenpflug, Thomas R.

    The new environment implies a new structure for both planning and designing school facilities. Such an environment is the manifested difference between those buildings designed for learning and those designed for teaching, which becomes evident by the measure of flexibility of the facility itself and of the people within it. This new environment…

  10. 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…

  11. Institutional Planning Models in Higher Education.

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    Hussian, K. M.

    Three models are examined in terms of their historical growth, structural similarities and differences, and their implementation and use. They are CAMPUS (Comprehensive Analytical Methods of Planning in University Systems), RRPM (Resource Requirements Prediction Model), and HIS (Hochschule Information System). Their basic logics are explained with…

  12. Tower of London versus real life analogue planning in schizophrenia with disorganization and psychomotor poverty symptoms.

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    Greenwood, Kathryn E; Wykes, Til; Sigmundsson, Thordur; Landau, Sabine; Morris, Robin G

    2011-05-01

    Neuropsychological models propose qualitatively distinct planning impairments in the psychomotor poverty and disorganization syndromes in schizophrenia. It was proposed that poor plan initiation in psychomotor poverty would lead to longer initial planning times, while poor plan execution in disorganization would lead to greater inefficiency. Participants with psychomotor poverty (n = 30) and disorganization (n = 29) symptoms were contrasted with healthy controls (n = 28) to elucidate distinct planning impairments. Planning was compared in the Tower of London task versus real life analogue performance in the form of a board-game style diary planning task. The specificity of planning impairments was investigated by controlling for current IQ. The disorganization group demonstrated inefficient planning across both tasks, with poor performance on the Tower of London but not on the real life analogue task remaining after intelligence levels were taken into account. Initial planning times did not differ between groups. Previous associations between poor planning and symptoms may have been driven by poor planning with disorganization symptoms and associated lower order impairments in executive function or the semantic system. Targeting these impairments in people with disorganization symptoms may lead to a greater chance of success in promoting generalization to the real world. PMID:21473804

  13. The Monetary Arena: Cornerstone for Life Cycle Planning.

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    Addicott, James W.; Julius, Daniel J.

    1994-01-01

    Important elements of personal lifetime money management are outlined and discussed briefly, particularly as they apply to college and university faculty and staff. They include insurance (disability, health, life, retirement income); the changing monetary environment; taxes; inflation; sources of income; budgeting; risk; death and heirs. (MSE)

  14. Educational Policy and Planning. Canada V. Review of Educational Policies in Canada: Atlantic Region.

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

    The fifth volume in a series of six on educational planning and policies in Canada, this review focuses on the Atlantic region--New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Sections of the document discuss the historical development of the Atlantic provinces' system of education; give an overview of education--its aims and…

  15. Educational Policy and Planning. Canada VI. Review of Educational Policies in Canada: Western Region.

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

    The final volume in a series on educational policy and planning in Canada, this review concentrates on the western provinces--British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Sections of the document discuss the educational foundations of the Canadian west; the educational system as it was in 1974--its purposes and institutions, attendance,…

  16. Educational and Social Reforms and Their Implications for Educational Facilities Planning.

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    Marangou, Stella

    Changes in planning and design of educational facilities in Greece, formalized by legislation in 1985, were the result of major educational and social reforms begun in 1982. This report analyzes issues involved during the present educational facilities transitional phase and recommends establishment of a central support service. The legislative…

  17. Globalization and Educational Reform: What Planners Need To Know. Fundamentals of Educational Planning Series, Number 63.

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    Carnoy, Martin

    What exactly is globalization, and how often does it manifest itself? What spheres of human activity does it affect, and how does it affect them? What implications does this phenomenon have for education systems and for educational planning? This booklet examines what globalization implies for the context in which education-sector work is carried…

  18. 41 CFR 60-250.25 - Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2011-07-01 2009-07-01 true Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans. 60-250.25 Section 60-250.25 Public Contracts and Property Management... maintenance organization, or any agent or entity that administers benefit plans, or similar organizations...

  19. 41 CFR 60-300.25 - Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2011-07-01 2009-07-01 true Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans. 60-300.25 Section 60-300.25 Public Contracts and Property Management... maintenance organization, or any agent or entity that administers benefit plans, or similar organizations...

  20. 41 CFR 60-741.25 - Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2011-07-01 2009-07-01 true Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans. 60-741.25 Section 60-741.25 Public Contracts and Property Management... company, health maintenance organization, or any agent or entity that administers benefit plans,...

  1. Career Education and the Quality of Working Life. Monographs on Career Education.

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    Bernstein, Paul

    A career continuum has evolved with career education being the preparatory phase in the schools and the quality of working life or career development in the profit and nonprofit sectors representing the participatory aspect. Historically, career education has emphasized preparatory processes providing learners with attitudes, knowledge, and skills…

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

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    ... on a consultative basis. In these cases, the professional consults with the teacher to come up with strategies to help the ... MORE ON THIS TOPIC Delayed Speech or Language Development Autism What Is ADHD? Gifted Education Parent-Teacher Conferences Getting Involved at Your Child's School Top ...

  3. Planning for Change in English Education.

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    Kives, David

    To meet the needs and accomplish the desirable goals of a changing society, English teachers and administrators must alter many of their traditional roles and become agents of change, providing intelligent leadership and guidance. Harbans Singh Bhola has identified four major issues which have immediate relevance to English education and which…

  4. 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…

  5. Linear Programming With Applications to Educational Planning.

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    Carman, Robert A.

    This document discusses the value of linear programing in finding minimum and maximum solutions to problems of resource allocation. Three models using this technique are given for the areas of educational finance, school district personnel compensation, and instructional program evaluation. (RA)

  6. 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…

  7. [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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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)…

  11. 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…

  12. Education Budget Plan Wielded as Policy Lever

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    Klein, Alyson

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama's proposed $49.7 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Education is more than just a spending blueprint: Department officials portray it as a fundamental reimagining of the agency's structure and management. Under the fiscal 2011 proposal unveiled last week, a roster of 38 relatively small, targeted grant programs would…

  13. Beyond Computer Planning: Managing Educational Computer Innovations.

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    Washington, Wenifort

    The vast underutilization of technology in educational environments suggests the need for more research to develop models to successfully adopt and diffuse computer systems in schools. Of 980 surveys mailed to various Ohio public schools, 529 were completed and returned to help determine current attitudes and perceptions of teachers and…

  14. The effect of early-life education on later-life mortality.

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    Black, Dan A; Hsu, Yu-Chieh; Taylor, Lowell J

    2015-12-01

    Many studies link cross-state variation in compulsory schooling laws to early-life educational attainment, thereby providing a plausible way to investigate the causal impact of education on various lifetime outcomes. We use this strategy to estimate the effect of education on older-age mortality of individuals born in the early twentieth century U.S. Our key innovation is to combine U.S. Census data and the complete Vital Statistics records to form precise mortality estimates by sex, birth cohort, and birth state. In turn we find that virtually all of the variation in these mortality rates is captured by cohort effects and state effects alone, making it impossible to reliably tease out any additional impact due to changing educational attainment induced by state-level changes in compulsory schooling. PMID:26340596

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. Life sciences biomedical research planning for Space Station

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Primeaux, Gary R.; Michaud, Roger; Miller, Ladonna; Searcy, Jim; Dickey, Bernistine

    1987-01-01

    The Biomedical Research Project (BmRP), a major component of the NASA Life Sciences Space Station Program, incorporates a laboratory for the study of the effects of microgravity on the human body, and the development of techniques capable of modifying or counteracting these effects. Attention is presently given to a representative scenario of BmRP investigations and associated engineering analyses, together with an account of the evolutionary process by which the scenarios and the Space Station design requirements they entail are identified. Attention is given to a tether-implemented 'variable gravity centrifuge'.

  20. Improving science literacy and education through space life sciences

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    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.

  1. 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…

  2. Design for Life. Abortion. A Student's Lesson Plan [and] A Teacher's Lesson Plan [and] A Lawyer's Lesson Plan.

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    Howard, Estelle; And Others

    One of a series of secondary level teaching units presenting case studies with pro and con analyses of particular legal problems, the document consists of a student's lesson plan, a teacher's lesson plan, and a lawyer's lesson plan for a unit on abortion. The lessons are designed to expose students to the Supreme Court's decision concerning…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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)

  6. 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…

  7. Elementary Physical Education Weekly Lesson Plan. Grades 1, 2.

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    Anchorage Borough School District, AK.

    This curriculum guide provides weekly lesson plans for the physical education of first and second grade students and lists specific activities along with organization and teaching procedures for each. Warm-up activities, safety procedures, modifications and athletic equipment are described for each activity. (CJ)

  8. 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.…

  9. Planning, Conducting, Evaluating Workshops. A Practitioner's Guide to Adult Education.

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    Davis, Larry Nolan; McCallon, Earl

    The book is designed as a practical guide and reference to assist adult educators with workshops. An introductory section touches on conflicting general and adult learning theories and relates various adult learning characteristics with effective workshops. The three major sections, "Planning the Workshop", "Conducting the Workshop", and…

  10. 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…

  11. Developing a Comprehensive Cooperative Education Program: Implementing the Plan.

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    Dube, Paul E.

    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 discusses fundamental factors that must be considered in implementing a cooperative plan and gives guidelines for putting into effect the…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. Education in Austerity: Options for Planners. Fundamentals for Planning 36.

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    Lewin, Keith M.

    This book explores the issues raised by the changing climate within which educational planning will take place in the final years of the 20th century. The volume focuses on the problems faced by countries hardest hit by economic recession and the need for adjustment to a changing economic environment. Organized into six chapters, the book…

  15. 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:…

  16. The Desirability of Involving Adolescents in Sex Education Planning

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    Reichelt, Paul A.

    1977-01-01

    Considerations for involving adolescents in the planning of sex education include (1) improved awareness of student needs, (2) correct "tailoring" of the program to fit the target population, and (3) aiding in the maturation and development of adolescents as health consumers and practitioners. (MB)

  17. Master Plan for Educational Facilities: Garwood, Union County, New Jersey.

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    Engelhardt and Engelhardt, Inc., Purdy Station, NY.

    Garwood, New Jersey, is a small borough of 0.69 square miles with an estimated population in 1978 of 4,856 persons. This master plan for educational facilities begins with an overview of the district that describes its beginnings as an industrial community. A number of maps illustrate characteristics of the area including its topography,…

  18. A Guide to Curriculum Planning in Computer Education.

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    Anderson, M. Elaine

    Designed to help Wisconsin educators use computers effectively in the instructional environment, this guide emphasizes planning at the district and building levels for the integration of computer literacy competencies into various disciplines in the K-12 curriculum and the teaching of computer science as an elective at the secondary level. The…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

  1. School District Technology Planning Handbook. Mississippi Department of Education.

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    Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Office of Educational Technology.

    The purpose of this document is to give local school districts in Mississippi the information needed to complete the local technology planning process, beginning with the technology committee selection and ending with the State Board of Education's approval and the Technology Enhancement Funds disbursement. The document is divided into five…

  2. Postsecondary Educational Planning to 1985: Final Report and Recommendations.

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    Kansas State Master Planning Commission, Topeka.

    This document reviews the final report and recommendations of the Kansas State Master Planning Commission (MPC). The Commission's recommendations are formulated to meet postsecondary educational problems and challenges in Kansas. The preface presents a summary of a compilation of MPC findings and recommendations organized in a sequence consistent…

  3. Two Conferences on Planning Education: Liverpool 1977 and Tunis 1980.

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    Dix, Gerald

    1980-01-01

    Summarizes the presentations offered, issues discussed, and decisions made at a conference of the (British) Commonwealth Association of Planners and one held by the International Society of City and Regional Planners. Both meetings focused upon trends and future needs in planning education. (WB)

  4. Manpower Aspects of Educational Planning. Problems for the Future.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.

    This report, a compilation of symposium papers presented by participants from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, examines several urgent and complex problems that lie beyond the purview of the traditional "manpower approach" to educational planning. Although the participants represented developing as well as developed countries, the…

  5. Contemporary Research Techniques: Their Potential for Planning Educational Futures.

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    Weller, L. David

    1983-01-01

    Modern research methodologies can help educators understand possible futures of society and can aid them in planning and decision making that provides for effective use of resources. Statistical models, computer forecasting, human logic, and research techniques from disciplines such as history, anthropology, and political science can help in…

  6. State Education Department Facilities Planning Unit. Report 96-D-4.

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    New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.

    Generally, construction projects undertaken by school districts in New York State are financed in part by state aid. The Education Department's Facilities Planning unit approves state aid for school-district construction projects outside New York City. This report presents findings of an audit that evaluated whether the Unit management's oversight…

  7. Educational Planning and Social Change. Report on an IIEP Seminar.

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    Weiler, Hans N., Ed.

    Some of the assumptions on which earlier models and approaches in educational planning were predicated have turned out to be over-simplistic, limited, or altogether not appropriate for the complex nature of the development process in many developed and, especially, underdeveloped societies. Recognizing these problems, the International Institute…

  8. 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:…

  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. Community Educational Needs Assessment. Office of Planning & Development Research Paper.

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    Evans, Arthur H., Jr.

    A community educational needs assessment was conducted to determine how well Pima Community College (PCC) was meeting community needs, provide information for updating PCC's 5-year master plan, enhance administrative decision making, and assist faculty in course and program revision. Surveys of high school students, county residents, and major…

  12. 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…

  13. Equipping the Open-Plan School, Equipping for Open Education.

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    Lassiter, Frank

    The performance specifications of furniture and equipment for open education and open-plan schools differ from conventional classroom furniture in that it must be easily moved, have a range of dimensions, contain multipurpose interchangeable components, and be designed to accommodate a variety of student/teacher uses. The author suggests some…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.

  16. 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…

  17. Life science teachers' decision making on sex education

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    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.

  18. Introducing reproductive life plan-based information in contraceptive counselling: an RCT

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    Stern, J.; Larsson, M.; Kristiansson, P.; Tydén, T.

    2013-01-01

    STUDY QUESTION Can reproductive life plan (RLP)-based information in contraceptive counselling before pregnancy increase women's knowledge of reproduction, and of the importance of folic acid intake in particular? SUMMARY ANSWER The RLP-based information increased women's knowledge of reproduction including knowledge of folic acid intake. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY Many women have insufficient knowledge of reproduction, including a health-promoting lifestyle prior to conception, and highly educated women in particular postpone childbearing until an age when their fertile capacity has started to decrease. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION The study was an randomized controlled trial with one intervention group (IG) and two control groups (CG1, CG2). A sample size calculation indicated that 82 women per group would be adequate. Recruitment took place during 3 months in 2012 and 299 women were included. The women were randomized in blocks of three. All groups received standard care (contraceptive counselling, Chlamydia testing, cervical screening). In addition, women in the IG were given oral and written RLP-based information about reproduction. PARTICIPANTS/MATERIALS, SETTING, METHODS A total of 299 out of 338 (88%) Swedish-speaking women visiting a Student Health Centre were included (mean age 23 years); response rate was 88%. Before the counselling, women in the IG and the CG1 completed a baseline questionnaire, including questions about lifestyle changes in connection to pregnancy planning, family planning intentions and knowledge of reproduction (e.g. the fecundity of an ovum). At follow-up 2 months after inclusion, a structured telephone interview was performed in all groups (n = 262, 88% participation rate). MAIN RESULTS AND THE ROLE OF CHANCE There was no difference between the groups regarding the mean knowledge score at baseline. The IG scored higher at follow-up than at baseline (P < 0.001); the mean increased from 6.4 to 9.0 out of a maximum 20 points. The women in the CG1 scored no differently at follow-up than at baseline. The difference in the knowledge score between the IG and the two CGs was significant (P < 0.001), whereas no difference was shown between the two CGs. There was no difference between the groups at baseline regarding how many women could mention folic acid intake among the things to do when planning to get pregnant. At follow-up, 22% in the IG, 3% in CG1 and 1% in CG2 mentioned folic acid intake (P < 0.001). At follow-up, more women in the IG also wished to have their last child earlier in life (P < 0.001) than at baseline, while there was no difference in the CG1. LIMITATIONS, REASONS FOR CAUTION As the study sample consisted of university students, it is possible that the effect of the intervention was connected to a high level of education and conclusions for all women of reproductive age should be drawn with caution. WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS The provision of RLP-based information seems to be a feasible tool for promoting reproductive health. STUDY FUNDING/COMPETING INTEREST(S) Study funding was received from the Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden. There are no conflicts of interest. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER ClinicalTrial.gov Identifier NCT01739101. PMID:23842564

  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. Bioinformatics: Current practice and future challenges for life science education.

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    Hack, Catherine; Kendall, Gary

    2005-03-01

    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 mathematics, computing, and statistical analysis. Universities have responded to the widely perceived skills gap primarily by developing masters programs in bioinformatics, resulting in a rapid expansion in the provision of postgraduate bioinformatics education. There is, however, a clear need to improve the quantitative and analytical skills of life science undergraduates. This article reviews the response of academia in the United Kingdom and proposes the learning outcomes that graduates should achieve to cope with the new biology. While the analysis discussed here uses the development of bioinformatics education in the United Kingdom as an illustrative example, it is hoped that the issues raised will resonate with all those involved in curriculum development in the life sciences. PMID:21638550