Sample records for life planning education

  1. External Review of GPS LifePlan

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  2. Planning for Vocational Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  3. Life Sciences Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Life Sciences Education journal started publishing peer-reviewed articles in spring 2002 on life science education at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The journal takes a broad view of the life sciences, and they frequently feature pieces on math, chemistry, neurosciences, genetics, and other fields. The articles are written by professionals engaged in teaching biology teaching in a variety of educational environments, and first-time visitors may wish to start by looking over the "Most-Read Articles" area. Here they will find pieces such as "Rubrics: Tools for Making Learning Goals and Evaluation Criteria Explicit for Both Teachers and Learners" and "Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tools". Visitors can also search for articles in the archive and also look at the "Most-Cited Articles" section. Finally, users can also sign up to receive updates about new additions to the journal.

  4. Planned Change in Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  5. Planning Systems in Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  6. Planning Perspectives for Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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

  7. Physical Education Lesson Plans

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site offers a helpful collection of resources, especially lesson plans, for Physical Education teachers. The site is constructed and maintained by John Williams, a Physical Education Specialist at the Ayden Elementary School in Greenville, North Carolina. The site features over 100 user-submitted Physical Education lesson plans, organized by category (tag games, throwing/catching, assessments, etc.). As would be expected, the detail and quality of the submitted plans vary. All are accessed via pull-down menus, and a few are located off-site. Williams's main page offers over 400 (unannotated) links to health and PhysEd resources, organized by topic.

  8. Educational Planning for Educational Success. Fastback 152.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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. Abstinence-Based Versus Service Learning Prevention Education in Small Groups: Effects on the Life Plans of Young Adolescents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amy D. Benton; Cynthia Roberts-Gray; Carol M. Lewis

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of two types of pregnancy prevention programs on youths’ behavioral intentions.\\u000a Before and after participating in a series of adolescent pregnancy prevention support group meetings guided by abstinence\\u000a OR service learning curricula, 88 youth, ages 13 and 14 years, forecasted their future life plans. Repeated measures analysis\\u000a with two groups by

  10. Education planning for today.

    PubMed

    Smith, J

    2001-01-01

    Parents have several options when it comes to saving for a child's college education. The choices vary as to how early you begin; mutual funds, education IRAs, and prepaid tuition plans are among the choices when your children are young. If you don't start saving until your child is in high school, your choices can include loans and financial aid. PMID:11862647

  11. Family life education.

    PubMed

    Maniar, N

    1968-01-01

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

  12. Educators Get a "Second Life"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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,…

  13. Health Education Lesson Plans Health Education Lesson Plans

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    Health Education Lesson Plans Health Education Lesson Plans (Healthy Kids Resource Center; no lesson plans to download, but library of health curriculum http://www.hkresources.org/ Dairy Council://www.epa.gov/teachers For Lesson Plans http://www.forlessonplans.com Health Lessons Plans Web Quest http://www.edhelper.com/cat55

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  15. An Education System Planning Game.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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'…

  16. A "Second Life" for Educators

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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

  17. Career & Life Planning Portfolio Resource Book. Activities To Accompany the South Dakota Career and Life Planning Portfolio, 1999-2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    South Dakota State Dept. of Education, Pierre. Div. of Workforce and Career Preparation.

    This resource book provides several career development activities to accompany the South Dakota "My Career and Life Planning Portfolio," which is appended. The activities are arranged according to the following four folders found within the portfolio jacket: career and education planning; skills employers want; projects/work samples; and…

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

    PubMed

    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

  19. Distribution-Free Life Test Sampling Plans

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard E. Barlow; Shanti S. Gupta

    1966-01-01

    This paper describes life test sampling plans which assume only that the life distribution has increasing or decreasing failure rate. Tables are presented showing the minimum number of items necessary to assure a specified mean life or percentile life when the experiment time is fixed in advance.

  20. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION MASTER PLAN REPORT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.…

  1. Career-Life Planning: A High School Transition Plan for Future Success.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burdick, Susan E.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    A career-life-planning model for high school students has four components: (1) guidance and counseling; (2) community bridging (conflict resolution, mock job interviews); (3) interdisciplinary instruction; and (4) portfolios that include a four-year educational plan, career exploration data from the computerized Guidance Information System,…

  2. The Family & Life Education Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  3. Office of Science Education: Life Works

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    What does a respiratory therapist do? It's a good question and it is one that is answered in great detail on the National Institutes of Health's Office of Science Education "Life Works" homepage. The site was designed to help young people learn about different careers in the life and medical sciences. Visitors can browse for information on more than 100 careers by title, education required, interest area, or median salary. Each career profile contains an interview with a specialist in each field, and many of them also have video clips of the specialist at work. The site also has a career planning timeline that provides information on everything from preparing to pick a college to looking for financial aid. Finally, visitors can also look into finding an "e-mentor" that may be able to assist them wherever they might live.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  5. Integrative Life Planning: A Holistic Approach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.

  6. Adult Education Regional Planning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  7. End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cherrie Ohigashi; Christi Brito

    2007-01-01

    The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium is pleased to bring you the winter 2007 issue of ELNEC Connections, a quarterly newsletter to showcase efforts in end-of-life nursing education. This newsletter spotlights project developments and provides resources that may be useful to you as an ELNEC trainer. ELNEC is a national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses. The project, which

  8. New Perspectives on Structured Life Education Groups.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Apgar, Kathryn; Coplon, Jennifer Kane

    1985-01-01

    Defines life education groups as educational, time-limited groups focusing on family and personal growth issues. Discusses the conceptual framework of the groups, the value of structure, prevention and intervention, and responding to the needs of diverse groups. (JAC)

  9. Applications of Planning in Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Achilles, C. M., Ed.

    Public Schools for Cooperative Research (PSCR) is a school study council located in East Tennessee. The PSCR Institute is a two-year program devoted to the theme "Educational Planning, Communication and Community Decision Making." Materials included in this publication represent the views expressed by some of the consultants who participated with…

  10. Technology Education Lesson Plans

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cunningham, Christine M.

    These lesson plans were developed by Thirteen Ed Online master teachers. Starting with tried-and-true lessons that work in the classroom, web-savvy teachers have built web-based activities that use the rich resources of Thirteen/WNET New York and the Internet. Each month, new lessons are created based upon outstanding PBS series and around outstanding Web resources. Titles include: Building Bridges Built to Last Fluid Power Systems Glide Away Our Favorite Toys Reach for the Sky Recycled Racers Solar Energy Up, Up, and Away Women Are Popping Up in Technology MERC Online Reviewer Comments: These modules will help the middle school and high school students to understand and grasp engineering concepts through "real-world" examples. Computer assignments a plus.

  11. Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Life Certification Plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  12. Microsoft in Education: Lesson Plans

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    This Web collection of lesson plans may be useful to teachers of all disciplines. The site uses frames where teachers can choose their subject of interest, the science category offers many life science lessons from agriculture to botany to histology, and more. Each lesson plan includes the source of the lesson and the targeted grade level, and many include Web links for more information on a specific topic. The search function makes it easier to find a lesson on a specific topic or for a designated grade level.

  13. Microbial Life-Educational Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Marine Biology Laboratory of Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Montana State University are the collaborators on this easily navigable website of educational resources about microbial life. The goal of the site is to provide expert information about microorganisms for K-12 classrooms, university educators, and the general public. They effectively accomplish their goal here, with a host of resources, in formats appropriate for different knowledge levels, in a well-organized manner. For all of the topics covered, three levels of information are provided. Resources such as newspapers, websites, and magazine articles are provided for general learners; journal articles and academic reviews are provided for advanced learners; and activities, assignments, and readings are provided for educators. Interestingly, one of the activities found in the "Teaching Methods" tab on the left side of the homepage, is how to use the Socratic Method with students, with question suggestions, rules of participation, and what to expect from the students. An interesting part of the website is its focus on the microorganisms that live in extreme environments. Visitors can learn about the many types of extremes environments, the extremophiles, and how to teach about extreme environments in K-12 classrooms, by clicking on the "Extreme Environments" tab on the left side of the homepage. The photos of the extreme environments resemble abstract art with their close ups of the microorganisms in their environment. By clicking on the "Online Resources" tab on the left hand side of the homepage, visitors will be taken to a virtual index of their resources, where they can also narrow their view by resource type, subject, environment type, and grade-level. Each category that can be used to narrow results also shows how many entries are available for that category.

  14. Student Life Veterans Education and Transition Services

    E-print Network

    Thomas, Andrew

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

  15. Family Life Education for the Later Years.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brubaker, Timothy H.; Roberto, Karen A.

    1993-01-01

    Notes that family life education programs for older adults address issues of marriage, sexuality, retirement and family life, widowhood, intergenerational relations, and caregiving. For each of these issues, research is briefly reviewed, educational programs are discussed, and issues for future are noted. Seven guidelines for development of family…

  16. Bayesian Optimum Planning for Accelerated Life Tests

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yao Zhang; William Q. Meeker

    This paper describes a Bayesian method for optimum accelerated life test planning with one accelerating variable, when the acceleration model is linear in the parame- ters, based on censored data from a log-location-scale distribution. We use a Bayesian criterion based on estimation precision of a distribution quantile at a specified use condition and use this criterion to find optimum test

  17. Planning for life sciences research in space

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mallory, K. M., Jr.; Deutsch, S.

    1976-01-01

    Invitations to participate in planning the NASA Life Sciences Program in Space were mailed to members of the Life Sciences community at large during April 1975. The invitation is related to current planning for Life Sciences research in space during the 1980's, taking into account a use of the Space Shuttle, Spacelab, and the unmanned Biological Experiments Scientific Satellite (BESS). A response form to be completed and returned to NASA by the scientists included questions requesting suggestions on topics-for-research, laboratory equipment, and test specimens. A description of the invitation results is presented, taking into account general response, respondent specialties, laboratory equipment, test specimens, and research objectives. Attention is also given to an Announcement of Opportunities (AO) for the Space Transportation System. The AO was issued by the Office of Space Science in March 1976.

  18. Life Centered Career Education: Competency Assessment Batteries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brolin, Donn E.

    This set of curriculum-based assessment instruments is designed to measure the career education knowledge and skills of regular and special education students, as part of the Life Centered Career Education Program, a field-tested curriculum to develop competencies in daily living skills, personal-social skills, and occupational guidance and…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  20. The Identity Crisis of Educational Planning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.…

  1. ARM Education Center: Lesson Plans

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is described as an important part of the US Department of Energy's strategy to understand global climate change. The ARM Education and Outreach Program offers the Lesson Plans Web site that strives to create basic science lessons related to weather and climate for K-12. Educators will find lessons on outgassing, air density and temperature, air pressure, winds, making clouds, the effect of solar radiation on land and sea, coastal erosion, acid rain, and many more -- each with a complete description of methods and materials needed. Other resources that can be found on the site include an extensive atmospheric science glossary, a learn how to graph activity, specific lessons that utilize ARM's Program data, quizzes, and related links.

  2. 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.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  4. Radical Strategic Planning for Tertiary Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maguire, Robert

    1997-01-01

    Explores how radical, strategic re-thinking in postsecondary education dormitory facility planning has been stalled due to reliance on too many assumptions. Also examined is how assumptions have shaped master planning. (GR)

  5. Education to Make a Life. Bibliography.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mills, Gladys H., Comp.

    The phases of daily living which are covered in this selected bibliography are alcohol and drug education, life styles, leisure activities, marraige and family relationships, politics, race relations, sex education, statistics/social indicators, and value concepts. Because the subject is so encompassing, no attempt has been made to be exhaustive.…

  6. What Sustains a Fulfilling Life in Education?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barnes, Jonathan M.

    2013-01-01

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

  7. National Convention on Family Life Education.

    PubMed

    1973-12-01

    This secretarial report gives brief comments on some discussion of topics at the National Convention on Family Life Education. Discussion included: 1) legalized prostitution as a means to reduce venereal disease; 2) family life education promotion by government and civic groups; 3) more authority for the Population Council; 4) more liberal abortion legislation than previously; 5) statutory notification of veneral disease by medical practitioners; 6) compensatory measures for working women with young children, and 7) the need for modernization of legislation pertaining to child health, adoption, paternity, the Persons Act, infant life preservation, drugs, age of consent, and the age of minority. PMID:12276773

  8. Adult education and the quality of life

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  9. Higher Education Planning. A Bibliographic Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Halstead, D. Kent, Ed.

    The first edition of a bibliography focusing on state and national level planning in higher education is presented. For purposes of this publication, planning is defined as a process of study and foresight that generates action to achieve desired outcomes in the higher education sector. The bibliography is organized into topic areas that include:…

  10. A Plan for Marine Education in Hawaii

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Klemm, E. Barbara

    1976-01-01

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

  11. an educational alternative futures wildland planning game

    E-print Network

    Standiford, Richard B.

    an educational alternative futures wildland planning game Edward C. Thor James L. Creighton PACIFIC. ACKNOWLEDGMENT The Mystic Mountain Game was initially developed for a workshop on alternative futures planning alternative futures wildland planning game. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-30, 8 p., illus. Pacific South- west Forest

  12. Planning for Secondary Vocational Education in Georgia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  13. NERDC: implementing population family life education.

    PubMed

    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

  14. Course of Study for Family Life Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Martin, Marjorie; And Others

    GRADES OR AGES: K-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Family life education; ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into three sections, one each for grades K-6, 7-8, and 9-12. These sections are further subdivided into units, one for each grade. Each section is in list form. The guide is mimeographed with a paper cover. OBJECTIVES AND…

  15. Second Life: Implications for Counselor Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  16. Strategic Teleconference Planning in Rural Health Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nagel, Liza; Boswell, Judy

    1997-01-01

    An introduction to planning interactive health education teleconferences via satellite discusses participant recruitment, satellite transmission coordination, scheduling considerations, format design, and use of site facilitators. Teleconference training of community service providers and community leaders should combine passive delivery of…

  17. Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training: Planning for Life after High School, a Handbook for Students, School Counselors, Teachers, & Parents

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kallio, Ann; Owens, Laura

    2004-01-01

    This article presents a handbook for students, school counselors, teachers, and parents. This handbook is designed as a guide to help students with disabilities take another step in preparing for "life after high school." It includes information to help students understand their strengths and identify the support and resources they need to be…

  18. A Metaphorical Insight into Educational Planning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Inbar, Dan E.

    1991-01-01

    Considers educational planning as a communication of shared symbols creating intent geared toward change. Elaborates 11 groups of metaphorical images of planning (as circle, recipe, compass, map, puzzle, tree, maze, Ariadne's thread, prediction, art, and spider's web) bridging impression and expression. Relates this metaphorical analysis to…

  19. Mission College Educational and Facilities Master Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mission Coll., Santa Clara, CA.

    This document details Mission College's 2001 master plan for education and facilities. The plan makes several recommendations. (1) It is imperative to stay on the "cutting edge" in high-demand fields; (2) With a changing student population (45% ESL and 85% first-generation college students), it is also important to provide a strong, basic…

  20. Strategic Technology Planning in Higher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  1. Indian Education Technology Plan, 2004-2009

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  2. Metric Planning Guide for Vocational Education.

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    Sievers, Ruth A., Ed.

    This guide contains background materials and ideas for vocational education teachers to use in planning learning activities on the metric system for their students. Organized into eight chapters, the book covers the following topics: overview of the metric system; program administration; metrics in agricultural education; in business and…

  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. 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…

  5. Internationalization Plans for Higher Education Institutions

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    Childress, Lisa K.

    2009-01-01

    Many studies have been conducted on the internationalization of higher education. Yet little is known about institutional plans for internationalization. This article presents the results of a study conducted with the American Council on Education's Center for International Initiatives on the types, prevalence, development, implementation, and…

  6. Business Education Lesson Plans and Resources

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    Compiled by Tonya Skinner, this metasite encourages lesson plan sharing and professional development among business teachers and business education students. The site includes annotated links to high-school-level sites on accounting, computing, economics, general business, and business law, in addition to a list of professional organizations, job search resources, and HTML instruction for business educators. An "ideas" bulletin board and detailed information on educational software downloads complete the site.

  7. Bio-Rad: Life Science Education

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    Bio-Rad Laboratories' life science education program, Biotechnology Explorer, offers "technological innovations through practical hands-on activities in a format that works in the classroom," including classroom kits, teaching resources, professional development opportunities, and more. On this site, visitors can learn about BIo-Rad's products - a laboratory textbook, teaching modules, kits, and info about equipment and supplies - find pricing information, and order them.

  8. 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

  9. Obama's 2012 Plan Shelters Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    The author reports on the federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 in which President Barack Obama singled out education as an area crucial to the country's economic future. He called for bolstering programs he deems critical to his vision for a renewed Elementary and Secondary Education Act and proposed new ones in research, early-childhood…

  10. The Politics of Educational Planning in Developing Countries. Fundamentals of Educational Planning-15.

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    Rowley, C. D.

    This report is one of a series intended primarily for those engaged in or preparing for educational planning and administration (especially in developing countries) and for those government officials and civic leaders seeking a more general understanding of educational planning and its role in overall national development. In this booklet, the…

  11. Langley Research Center Strategic Plan for Education

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

  14. Graduate School of Education Leading, Learning, Life Changing Graduate School of Education

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    Graduate School of Education Leading, Learning, Life Changing PSU Graduate School of Education 2010 State of the School Presentation #12;Graduate School of Education Leading, Learning, Life Changing of Education Leading, Learning, Life Changing The stream is always revising. Water is always ready to learn

  15. Heroes for Life Educational Lesson/Project Texas Extension Education Association

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    Heroes for Life Educational Lesson/Project Texas Extension Education Association 75th Annual for Life Education Programs for Grades K-6 used in this project. #12;2 Heroes for Life Educational Lesson. This lesson/project contains three separate sections for TEEA members to adopt and complete where possible

  16. 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…

  17. Office of Science Education - LifeWorks

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    The Office of Science Education has created a website entitled LifeWorks, which provides interactive health and medical science career exploration for middle and high school students. There are multiple ways to look at the different careers in health and medicine via the browse tool on the homepage. Visitors can view an alphabetical list, see what education is required for a job, check out the median salary, and peruse jobs by interest area. The "Career Finder" tool allows visitors to explore careers based on their interests and skills. The Success Stories that are featured on the homepage highlight a career chosen by a real person, and also provide the transcript of an interview. Some of the questions answered in the interview address what a typical workday involves, why these individuals chose the career they did, and what their career goals are.

  18. Family Life Education Needs of Mentally Disabled Adolescents.

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    Schultz, Jerelyn B.; Adams, Donna U.

    1987-01-01

    Administered 50 needs statements to 134 minimally and mildly mentally disabled adolescent students to identify their family life education needs as a basis for curriculum development. Identified six clusters or groups of family life education needs: Basic Nutrition, Teenage Pregnancy, Sex Education, Developmental Tasks of Adolescents, Marriage and…

  19. Education and Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes: The Impact of Ownership Type.

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    Walker, Leslie C.; Bradley, Elizabeth H.

    1998-01-01

    A study of 25 nonprofit and 87 for-profit nursing homes showed both types likely to offer education on advance care planning. However, nonprofits were more likely to have ongoing discussions that covered more than life support decisions and to have ethics committees to support advance care planning. (SK)

  20. 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…

  1. Community Participation in Frontier Education Planning.

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    Jones, Adele M.

    1991-01-01

    Considers village and district councillors' role in educational decision making, focusing on the "Pukhun maliks" and tribal chiefs in northwestern Pakistan's frontier's tribal areas. In this case study, the notion of community involvement in development planning is actually entrenching the people's powerlessness. (17 references) (MLH)

  2. Career-Life Planning with First Nations People.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Offet-Gartner, Kathy

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

  3. Career and Life Planning with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Persons.

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    Gelberg, Susan; Chojnacki, Joseph T.

    All individuals, whatever their sexual orientation, should become skilled at career and life planning. This book, which addresses a perceived lack of information for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, examines the impact of sexual orientation on career planning. It combines career theory and application within a counseling framework. The…

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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    Shepperd, Christopher

    2012-07-16

    Second Life (SL) is gaining popularity in an educational context. Based on the need for educators to understand emerging technologies and their potential for use in the classroom, this study explored student users’ ...

  7. Urban Educational Planning and the Problems of Implementation

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    Rieder, Corinne; Davidow, Harry

    1970-01-01

    The essay analyzes the demands and constraints on the planning process, discusses new efforts by the Educational Planning Section of the New York City Planning Department to fill the gaps in Planning, and suggests guidelines and criteria for its own future planning and for that of planning agencies in other large cities." (Author)

  8. 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…

  9. Long-Range Plan for Public Education 2001-2006.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin.

    Texas has moved from an education system that prescribes procedures to one that emphasizes student achievement. The plan described here provides a framework that educators and policymakers can use to coordinate federal, state, regional, and local education plans and initiatives in Texas. The plan includes the following goals: Students in the…

  10. Comprehensive professional development plan for a college of education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nancy A. McKellar

    1996-01-01

    The professional development plan for a college of education and the process used to develop the plan are described to encourage and assist others to undertake similar projects. The committee that developed the plan first had to reach consensus on the purpose and nature of professional development. The plan was cited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

  11. LIFE INSURANCE AND ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT PLAN 01-01-2012

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    Johnson, Peter D.

    1 LIFE INSURANCE AND ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT PLAN 01-01-2012 The Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan (the "Plan") offers Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance coverage or terminate this Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan at any time and for any reason

  12. 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

  13. The Key Elements of Effective State Planning for Educational Technology.

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    Jones, Sue

    The purpose of this document is to provide a guide for education technology planning. A state educational technology plan is a written strategy that outlines the way a state proposes to integrate educational technology into its overall educational goals. The report has been divided into three categories: preparing, writing, and evaluating. Stage…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Advance care planning in life limiting illness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J Judez; L Vivancos; C Antunez; M Quesada; A Novoa; L Feito; B Ogando

    2011-01-01

    In the Spanish advance care planning (ACP) Program ‘KAYRÓS- Helping Conversations’, inspired in Respecting Choices philosophy, we developed an innovative cluster research, NEURO-KAYRÓS, applied to two neurodegenerative diseases with contrasting trajectories: early Alzheimer's Disease (AD)-grant research project for clinical research ACP implementation in dyads (patient-surrogate)- and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)- stem cell non-commercial research grant clinical trial with clinical psychology

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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. 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…

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

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    Moro-Oka, Kazufusa

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

  20. Long life Regenerative Fuel Cell technology development plan

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Franklin D. Littman; Robert L. Cataldo; James F. McElroy; Jay K. Stedman

    1992-01-01

    This paper summarizes a technology roadmap for completing advanced development of a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Regenerative Fuel Cell (RFC) to meet long life (20,000 hrs at 50 percent duty cycle) mobile or portable power system applications on the surface of the moon and Mars. Development of two different sized RFC power system modules is included in this plan (3

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Education-Career Planning and Middle School Counselors

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    Trusty, Jerry; Spenser, Niles; JoLynn, Camey V.

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the authors emphasize a comprehensive and developmental view of education career planning, with special emphasis on middle schools. Research findings that underscore the need for effective education-career planning are presented, followed by the variables and data that are salient for planning. The article includes a framework for…

  4. Planning for Career Education Programs: Guidelines for Local Planners.

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    Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.

    The guidelines for planning career education programs revolve around gathering valid and comprehensive data. The career education planning model involves determining people's needs, available resources, and alternatives; establishing policies and practices; writing objectives and plans; and evaluating the results. The document, in outline form,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Master Plan Policies for Illinois Higher Education, 1997.

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    Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield.

    This document presents new or revised master plan policy statements for various segments of Illinois higher education. Chapter 1, on statewide goals and organization, lists goals for Illinois higher education, for coordination and planning, for the Board of Higher Education membership; and briefly discusses the organizational structure of public…

  8. 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)…

  9. Vocational Education Planning: Manpower, Priorities, and Dollars. Final Report.

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    Young, Robert C.; And Others

    This report considers the role of manpower information in vocational education planning. Following a review of the manpower and educational contexts of vocational education planning, the report examines the concepts of manpower supply and demand and the sources of relevant information and methodologies for their estimation, considers criteria for…

  10. 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

  11. Public Education Acid Rain Lesson Plan

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Offered by The National Park Service Air Resources Division, this Web site includes a series of five 1-2 hour educational activities related to understanding acid rain and air quality for children grades six through eight. The very simply designed site includes lessons on: The pH scale; Understanding the difference between an acid and a base; Understanding what gases contribute to acid rain; How acid rain is measured and monitored in the US; and Understanding weather maps and the importance of storm tracking. Also included is a collection of figures to supplement the lesson plans.

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

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    McAnany, Emile G.; Mayo, John K.

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

  13. 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…

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

    PubMed

    Hughes, Mark; Cartwright, Colleen

    2014-09-01

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

  15. 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…

  16. Strengthening nursing education to improve end-of-life care

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Betty R. Ferrell; Marcia Grant; Rose Virani

    1999-01-01

    As the members of the health care team who spend the most time with patients who are facing the end of life, nurses are aware of the need for improved end-of-life care and have identified resources to achieve that goal by improving education.

  17. 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…

  18. The Gendered Context of Life: Implications for Women's and Men's Career-Life Plans.

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    Cook, Ellen Piel

    1993-01-01

    Discusses recent perspectives on gender differences in life and career planning, focusing on gendered context of women's and men's lives. Notes that men and women develop different orientations regarding occupational achievement and interpersonal relationships that interact with broader sociocultural norms for sexes' behavior to produce different…

  19. Career Education for TMR--It's For Life!

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    Cronk, Mildred

    The author presents an overview of career education curriculum and activities for trainable mentally retarded (TMR) individuals from birth through adult life. Infant stimulation programs, Head Start, and Pre-Primary classes provide the foundation for success in the TMR programs in elementary and secondary schools. Career education leads to future…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Hall of Ocean Life Educator's Guide Insert

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The museum's Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life explores the diverse, complex web of life supported by the ocean and the vital inter-relationships between human and aquatic systems. This insert to the hall guide is designed to help you maximize your trip to the museum.

  3. Special Issue Introduction: Career and Life Planning Key Feature within Comprehensive Guidance Programs.

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    Drier, Harry N.

    2000-01-01

    Presents a rationale for including life planning in career guidance programs, describing how each of the following is served by life planning: counseling, assessment, credential portfolios, career and labor market information, employability skills, and work experience. Outlines elements of a comprehensive career and life planning program. (SK)

  4. Fire and Life Safety Planning and Management Guide for Public Assembly

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Fire and Life Safety Planning and Management Guide for Public Assembly Events Information Contained, Summary DES Inspection Services Fire and Life Safety Planning Assistance Open Flames Room Capacity requirements. Fire and Life Safety All persons planning public assembly events are encouraged to contact

  5. New Life Styles for Continuing Education.

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    Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Continuing Education Service.

    Major addresses presented at the 13th Seminar for College and University Leaders in Continuing Education are provided in these proceedings. The addresses are as follows: "Seminar Preview" by Russell J. Kleis; "Welcome" by Armand L. Hunter; "The Continuing Education University" by Charles E. Perry; "Major Problems Facing the University: Internal…

  6. Hall of Ocean Life Educator's Guide

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    The museum's Hall of Ocean Life explores the diverse, complex web of life supported by the ocean and the vital interrelationships between human and aquatic systems. This comprehensive guide to the hall's resources is designed to help you maximize your trip to the museum. It includes detailed background information to help you prepare for your museum field trip, including six topics on ocean life that you can incorporate into your science curriculum, several pre-, during-, and post-visit activities to do with your students and a listing of related museum exhibits and suggestions for how to tie them into your field trip.

  7. THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION: AN ASSESSMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA

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    Dennis W. Eaton; Thomas H. Bruening

    Numerous changes have occurred in agricultural education in an attempt to revitalize and revolutionize the way we teach agriculture. In this regard, the strategic planning process directed educators to move programs toward a more holistic view of the teaching of agriculture. The findings in this study indicate that teachers in Pennsylvania want to develop a strategic plan for the state.

  8. General Education Assessment Plan: A Four-Tiered Approach

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    McLawhon, Ryan; Phillips, Loraine H.

    2013-01-01

    Planning is possibly the most important step of the assessment process. This article presents a four-tiered approach to designing and implementing a general education institutional assessment plan. Categorizing the measures you use to assess established learning outcomes helps you prioritize your general education assessment initiatives and keep…

  9. The Development of Educational Planning in the Congo (K).

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    Rideout, William M., Jr.

    The development of the Congo's present formal education system began shortly after Protestant missionaries first entered the region in 1878. A distinct imprint had not been made on educational planning by the colonial government until problems compounded by the First World War demanded attention. A 20-year plan, which rested firmly and comfortably…

  10. National Policy and Planning: The Australian Model for Computer Education.

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    Hammond, Judith H.; Hammond, Morrison F.

    1988-01-01

    Discussion of national initiatives in the area of policy and planning for computer education focuses on the development and implementation of the Australian National Computer Education Program. National technological priorities are discussed, strategic planning and decision making are considered, and future activities and trends are suggested.…

  11. Life Insurance Plan Design -Effective January 1, 2011 Booklet Revised December 2010

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Life Insurance Plan Design - Effective January 1, 2011 Booklet Revised ­ December 2010 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR LIFE INSURANCE PLAN Benefits at a Glance 2 Active Employees 9 Retirees-Initially Insured Death\\Terminal Illness Benefit 19 When Coverage Ends 20 Life Insurance Features 21 Life Insurance

  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. "Recurrent Socialization." A New View of "Adult" and "Education" in the Life-Long Education Concept.

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    Rivera, William M.

    The concept of recurrent re-socialization throughout a lifetime is discussed in relation to life-long education. The need for re-socialization, and thus renewal education through adult education, arises not only as a result of a change of physical environment but also at times of cultural shifts, critical periods, and commitment reductions. In a…

  14. 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…

  15. Planning in School Administration. Greenwood Educators' Reference Collection Series.

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    Sybouts, Ward

    Because schools must operate in a changing environment, educators must manage change whether they wish to or not. Administrators must plan accordingly, and the best plans arise from a solid theoretical base. This book provides that base, by drawing on systems theory to develop effective approaches to strategic and operational planning in…

  16. A Regional Plan for Optometric Education in the West.

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.

    A regional plan for optometric education in the western United States is summarized. Central to the plan is the development of cooperative programs among the region's three schools, the Pacific University College of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry, and the University of California School of Optometry at Berkeley. A plan for the…

  17. Marital, reproductive, and educational behaviors covary with life expectancy.

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    Krupp, Daniel Brian

    2012-12-01

    Theories of "life history evolution" suggest that individuals might adjust the timing of marriage and reproduction, as well as their propensity to terminate a marriage or pregnancy and invest in skill development, in response to indicators of the locally prevailing level of life expectancy. In particular, such theories generate the hypothesis that foreshortened time horizons lead to hastened reproduction and marriage whereas lengthier time horizons increase the likelihood of reproductive and marital termination and lead to greater investment in education. Here, I show that the scheduling and occurrence of marital and reproductive behavior (including both initiation and termination), as well as levels of educational attainment and investment, covary with life expectancy, even after controlling for the effects of affluence. In analyses of variation in marital, reproductive, and educational behaviors at two jurisdictional levels in Canada, life expectancy was positively correlated with patterns of age-specific fertility, age at first marriage, divorce, abortion, conferral of high school and higher education degrees (with the exception of the trades) and mean number of years of schooling. The large and highly consistent relationships observed between life expectancy and the behaviors under investigation suggest that these associations may be mediated by individual "perceptions" of life expectancy, though more research is needed before conclusions can be firmly reached. PMID:22484517

  18. Florida Master Plan and Action Guide for Energy Education.

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    Hammond, William; And Others

    This master plan for energy education consists of the following sections: (1) a rationale statement; (2) an energy policy statement; (3) general goals and objectives; (4) a status report for existing energy education programs in Florida; (5) an overview of alternative strategies for implementing an energy education program statewide; (6)…

  19. 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…

  20. Global Education-An Implementation Plan & Resource Guide.

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    Sny, Chris

    This guide contains a rationale, plan, and bibliography for the implementation of a K-12, district wide, global education program. Parts one and two of the guide provide a definition of and rationale for global education. Global education is defined as the lifelong growth in understanding, through study and participation, of the world community…

  1. 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.

  2. Your Family Spending Plan 1 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Your Family Spending Plan

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    Your Family Spending Plan 1 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Your Family Spending Plan Almost a little, a sound plan for spending and saving is the key to having dollars for what is needed and wanted before the money disappears in unexpected ways. A spending plan can help a family: · identify available

  3. Adult Education as Part of Life-Long Education.

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    Tapanes, Tomas

    Lifelong education in Cuba is seen in a socioeconomic context. The characteristics of lifelong education in Cuba are implicit in its revolutionary setting, and the task of carrying it through has become an obligation and a right affecting every citizen. The training of teachers is at present the center of greatest effort. The Literacy Campaign,…

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

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    1986-01-01

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

  5. 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)

  6. Oceanslive teachers : Oceans for life lesson plans and videos

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    National Marine Sanctuaries

    2006-01-01

    New lesson plans from National Geographic Society and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration promote knowledge about the ocean and marine life. The series of lessons and videos highlights a wide range of topics, with lesson plans such as Hawaiian Hot Spots, which features volcanic activity in the Hawaiian archipelago, including the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument and Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary; Shipwrecks of the Channel Islands, which teaches students about shipwrecks off the coast of California in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and Predators Among Us, which looks at the impact humans can have on coral reef ecosystems like that of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.

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

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    Kurth, Jennifer A.; Mastergeorge, Ann M.

    2010-11-01

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

  8. Student-life stress in Education and Health Service majors

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

    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 declared majors that lead to careers involving interaction with vulnerable

  9. End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center

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    2012-05-11

    The End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC) is based at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The organization was started in 2003 via a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The EPERC website contains links to educational materials, fact sheets, and links to other web resources. Needless to say, the purpose of the EPERC is "to share educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education." Visitors who will find these materials particularly helpful include nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals. Under the Browse heading on the homepage, visitors can look over nine sections, including Cases, Presentations, and Education Manuals. Along with looking through each of these sections, users can search all of the materials for items that are most germane to their fields.

  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. 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…

  12. Copyright 2005 Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Benjamin Cummings The Nature of Life

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    Shirley, Yancy

    Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Benjamin Cummings The Nature of Life ·Some properties of life #12;Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Benjamin Cummings Life Displays Order #12;Copyright © 2005 Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Benjamin Cummings Life Uses Energy #12

  13. The Master Plan for Higher Education.

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    Louisiana State Board of Regents, Baton Rouge.

    This report outlines the Louisiana State Board of Regents' goals for higher education in the state. After summarizing the history of higher education in Louisiana, demographic and economic trends, and the role of higher education in the state, the report discusses five specific goals: (1) improving access to higher education for all citizens…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. CBE--Life Sciences Education Vol. 12, 711723, Winter 2013

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    Goodrich, Lisa V.

    this process and whether/how it differs across social identity (i.e., race/ethnicity, gender), we conducted and K. A. Griffin. CBE--Life Sciences Education c 2013 The American Society for Cell Biology. This article is dis- tributed by The American Society for Cell Biology under license from the author

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. The Strategic Plan for Agricultural Education: An Assessment in Pennsylvania.

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    Eaton, Dennis W.; Bruening, Thomas H.

    1996-01-01

    A survey of 142 secondary agriculture teachers in Pennsylvania indicates that they want to develop a strategic plan for their state and think that there should be greater alliance between agricultural education and academics. (JOW)

  20. 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)

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. De Anza College Educational Master Plan.

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    De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.

    This is the master plan for De Anza College (California). It is divided into three parts: (1) the framework and the focus; (2) internal and external assessment; and (3) plans for the future. The paper uses the following indicators of quality to guide planning and budgeting for the next seven years: (1) attractiveness to students; (2)…

  5. 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

  6. Maine State Plan for Environmental Education.

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    Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.

    Outlined is a proposed statewide environmental education program for Maine. The program intends to prepare citizens to identify environmental problems, to evaluate solutions to the problems, and to work toward their solution. The program will be implemented at several levels of education: formal preschool, elementary, and secondary education;…

  7. 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,…

  8. Importance of Life-Centered Career Education for Special Education Students: The Parent's Perspective.

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    Bucher, Dale E.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Parents of 140 former special education students were interviewed to assess former students' competencies according to the Life-Centered Career Education Curriculum. Subjects with higher competency levels were found to have a significantly more favorable employment status than their peers. (CH)

  9. 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.…

  10. An Education Plan for the Denver Public Schools.

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    Cardenas, Jose A.

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

  11. 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,…

  12. 2004 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. Update on Implementation

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    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005

    2005-01-01

    The 2004 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education identified clear and measurable goals that focused on outcomes rather than inputs alone. To reinforce this outcomes-based approach, the plan proposed that the state develop a new funding method to reward public colleges and universities for student success. Specifically, it proposed that the…

  13. Strategic Plan for the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

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    Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.

    This document is a comprehensive plan for higher education in Missouri for fiscal years 2000-2001. The Strategic Plan identifies three strategic issues: Quality, Access, and Efficiency. Twenty-four goals are identified, each accompanied by relevant statistics, facts and figures. Goals for quality include: (1) implementation of the Coordinating…

  14. OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION--PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING. VOLUME TWO.

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    KOTZ, ARNOLD

    ADDITIONAL POSITION PAPERS BASED ON INFORMATION GATHERED IN THE RECONNAISSANCE SURVEYS OF PLANNING AND PROGRAMING IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, REPORTED IN VOLUME ONE (VT 005 041), ARE PRESENTED. PART IV, CONCERNED WITH PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND BUDGETING AND THEIR RELATION TO THE PLANNING PROCESS, INCLUDES THE PAPERS--(1) "CURRENT POLICIES AND…

  15. THE PROJECT PLAN FOR DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION IN FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOLS.

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    Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT IS TO SERVE AS A GUIDE TO DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION PERSONNEL AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING THE PROJECT PLAN OF TRAINING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR CAREERS IN MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION. THE PROJECT PLAN INVOLVES A REGULARLY SCHEDULED SERIES OF INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES THAT GIVE…

  16. 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):…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Planning for Environmental Education: The Nation's Experience 1970-73.

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    Rocchio, Richard; Lee, Eve

    This document addresses itself to designing and conducting the various aspects of planning a comprehensive environmental education program. The intent is to provide a methodology to be used as a guide for those responsible for developing statewide environmental education programs. Among the various components are background information on the…

  2. Toward a Systematic Approach to Educational Planning for the TMR

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    Goldberg, I. Ignacy

    1971-01-01

    A brief history on the development of educational provisions for the trainable mentally retarded (TMR) is followed by a summary of research conclusions on the effectiveness of special classes for the TMR and by a theoretical model for educational planning for the TMR. (GW)

  3. Minority Language Education Policy and Planning in Sweden

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    Cabau, Béatrice

    2014-01-01

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

  4. Planning Sheet Master of Arts Reading Education, Adult Literacy

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    Planning Sheet Master of Arts Reading Education, Adult Literacy [note: this is not the Program. for Inter. & Adv. Lrns. RE 5760 Adult Literacy Instruction LHE 5630 The Adult Learner Practicum Courses Arts RE 5200 The Politics of Literacy RE 5210 Educating Students with Reading Disabilities RE 5220

  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. Integration of Neuropsychology in Educational Planning Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Stavinoha, Peter L.

    2005-01-01

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have the potential to significantly disrupt a student's cognitive, academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and physical functioning. It is important for educators to appreciate the array of difficulties students with TBI may experience in order to appropriately assess needs and create an educational plan that…

  7. 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…

  8. Quality of Life and the Migration of the College-Educated: A Life-Course Approach

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    RONALD L. WHISLER; BRIGITTE S. WALDORF; GORDON F. MULLIGAN; DAVID A. PLANE

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines how the college-educated population-segmented into selective demographic groups, from young adults to the elderly-differentially values quality-of-life (QOL) indicators of metropolitan areas in the United States. Using data from the 2000 Census and the 1997 \\

  9. Evolution of Comprehensive State Planning for Higher Education. An Overview. ASHE 1987 Annual Meeting Paper.

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    Garland, Peter H.; Hunter, James Oliver

    State plans for higher education since 1960 are considered, with attention to factors highlighted for attention in planning documents, goals established for the higher education planning process, and recommendations advanced to achieve those goals. A total of 63 comprehensive state plans for higher education were included: 7 state plans were…

  10. Prepaid Tuition Plans for College Education

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    Bruce Swindle; Daryl V. Burckel

    1994-01-01

    During the 1990-91 school year, thirty states cut higher education budgets by an average of 3.92 percept. Higher education costs for universities and tuition fees for students have increased dramatically during the 1980's and likely will continue to rise during the 1990's. Parents are concerned that a college education may be prohibitive in the near future. Consideration of prepaid tuition

  11. The Statewide Plan for Higher Education, State of New Jersey Board of Higher Education.

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    New Jersey State Board of Higher Education, Trenton.

    The 1981 statewide plan for higher education in New Jersey is presented. The following challenges for the future are briefly addressed: education in a technological society, liberal education for social change, the size and composition of the college population, public priorities and fiscal resources, the role of government, the Board and…

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

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    Kunkle, Tom

    and the professions; V. Communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and the community; VI. DemonstrateSCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Teacher Education Assessment Plan EHHP TEACHING achievement of every candidate in the Teacher Education Program by defining the knowledge and skills

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

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    ... how often they will be provided (for example, occupational therapy twice a week). Support services might include special education, speech therapy, occupational or physical therapy, counseling, audiology, ...

  14. 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.…

  15. Authentic Program Planning in Technology Education.

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    Stein, Sarah J.; McRobbie, Campbell J.; Ginns, Ian S.

    2001-01-01

    Reports on needs identified by three teachers during an investigation into their first experiences of implementing technology in primary classrooms. Presents two models for conceptualizing and planning units of work in technology. The models form frameworks that may help structure thinking for authentic classroom planning and sequencing of lessons…

  16. BIA Special Education Coordinated Services Plan.

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    Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.

    Provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 called for improved collaboration and coordination among tribal, federal, state, and local agencies in providing special education and related services to Indian children with disabilities. To meet these requirements, input was elicited from public meetings, a…

  17. 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…

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

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    Smith, Genevieve D.

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

  19. 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.…

  20. 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…

  1. Plan of Study Master of Education

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Phone Cell Phone Work Phone Email Quarter Admitted Advisor Department/No. Title Quarter Planned Credit EDLE 540 Organizational Behavior and Innovation Leadership 3 EDLE 541 Effective Leadership Management 3

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. Does End-of-Life Planning Help Partners Become Better Surrogates?

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    Inoue, Megumi; Moorman, Sara M

    2014-04-15

    Purpose of the Study: This study investigates the role of surrogates' involvement in their partners' end-of-life care planning, focusing on the relationship between the extent and type of end-of-life planning in which surrogates have been involved and the accuracy of their substituted judgments. PMID:24737626

  5. Life cycle assessment for sustainable metropolitan water systems planning.

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    Lundie, Sven; Peters, Gregory M; Beavis, Paul C

    2004-07-01

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is useful as an information tool for the examination of alternative future scenarios for strategic planning. Developing a life cycle assessment for a large water and wastewater system involves making methodological decisions about the level of detail which is retained through different stages of the process. In this article we discuss a methodology tailored to strategic planning needs which retains a high degree of model segmentation in order to enhance modeling of a large, complex system. This is illustrated by a case study of Sydney Water, which is Australia's largest water service provider. A prospective LCA was carried out to examine the potential environmental impacts of Sydney Water's total operations in the year 2021. To our knowledge this is the first study to create an LCA model of an integrated water and wastewater system with this degree of complexity. A "base case" system model was constructed to represent current operating assets as augmented and upgraded to 2021. The base case results provided a basis for the comparison of alternative future scenarios and for conclusions to be drawn regarding potential environmental improvements. The scenarios can be roughly classified in two categories: (1) options which improve the environmental performance across all impact categories and (2) options which improve one indicator and worsen others. Overall environmental improvements are achieved in all categories by the scenarios examining increased demand management, energy efficiency, energy generation, and additional energy recovery from biosolids. The scenarios which examined desalination of seawater and the upgrades of major coastal sewage treatment plants to secondary and tertiary treatment produced an improvement in one environmental indicator but deteriorations in all the other impact categories, indicating the environmental tradeoffs within the system. The desalination scenario produced a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions due to coal-fired electricity generation for a small increase in water supply. Assessment of a greenfield scenario incorporating water demand management, on-site treatment, local irrigation, and centralized biosolids treatment indicates significant environmental improvements are possible relative to the assessment of a conventional system of corresponding scale. PMID:15296294

  6. Agent Program Planning Information Parent Education Programs

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    numerous benefits, including better school performance, increased self-esteem, healthier relationships with peers, healthier sex-role development, and greater access to financial resources. In addition, children&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability

  7. 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.

  8. 26 CFR 1.72-16 - Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified employee plans.

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    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified...Included in Gross Income § 1.72-16 Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified...profit-sharing plans for the purchase of life insurance contracts and rules for the...

  9. 26 CFR 1.72-16 - Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified employee plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified...Included in Gross Income § 1.72-16 Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified...profit-sharing plans for the purchase of life insurance contracts and rules for the...

  10. 26 CFR 1.72-16 - Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified employee plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified...Included in Gross Income § 1.72-16 Life insurance contracts purchased under qualified...profit-sharing plans for the purchase of life insurance contracts and rules for the...

  11. Teaching Planning and Reflection in Nurse Education.

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    Suhre, Cor J. M.; Harskamp, Egbert G.

    2001-01-01

    Data from 58 nursing students and 19 teachers evaluated an alternative curriculum that integrates problem-based learning with training in planning and social skills and reflection on learning. Compared to prior students, those in the new program appear more capable of reflecting on knowledge. Application of theory to practice needs improvement.…

  12. Library Education and Manpower Planning in Africa.

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    Ogunsheye, F. A.

    A survey of the library profession and its available training facilities in Africa supplied data that should be considered in planning further library development. Prior to 1950, African countries relied for their library personnel on Britain, France, or Belgium, where librarianship is not necessarily a graduate profession. Later, some local…

  13. Planning in Higher Education: Approaches and Problems

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    Vaccaro, Louis C.

    1976-01-01

    A college president discusses long-range planning in a private college and suggests problems and difficulties confronting those responsible for it emphasizing the critical ingredient of presidential leadership qualities that stimulate a spirit of dialogue and philosophizing about the nature, aims, and objectives of the institution. (JT)

  14. Special Education Minor The Minor in Special Education is intended for students who plan to enter a graduate

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    Special Education Minor The Minor in Special Education is intended for students who plan to enter a graduate teacher education program and be licensed to teach Special Education. While the minor is not a requirement for admission to the PSU Graduate School of Education, Special Education Program (SPED), it does

  15. Plans for a Business Education Day.

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    National Consumer Finance Association, Washington, DC. Educational Services Div.

    The document is a manual for local consumer finance offices, to guide them in their participation as an industry in a Chamber of Commerce Business-Education Day, a program offered as a means for teachers and business executives to become better acquainted, exchange views, clear up misconceptions, and gain better insight into each other's problems.…

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

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    Krause, James S.; Saunders, Lee L.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

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

  18. NASA space life sciences research and education support program

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    Jones, Terri K.

    1995-01-01

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

  19. The end of life nursing education nursing consortium project.

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    Ferrell, Betty; Malloy, Pam; Virani, Rose

    2015-04-01

    In 2000, the City of Hope Medical Center and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) developed the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)-Core curriculum to educate nurses and other healthcare professionals on end of life care, so that attention to the dying could be improved and their unique needs addressed. Since its inception, over 19,500 nurses and other professionals have attended the ELNEC train-the-trainer courses. Upon course completion, the participants, often nurse educators, returned to their schools, healthcare systems, and communities and introduced the ELNEC content into nursing curricula, annual competencies, and new employee orientation. In 2005, the national ELNEC Project Team concluded that an international curriculum should be developed. The first ELNEC International course was launched in 2006 in Salzburg, Austria. Since that time, trainers have come from 85 countries world-wide, and the curriculum has been translated into eight languages. In 2015, three international courses will be presented: in Beijing, China, Kipkaren, Kenya, and Salzburg, Austria. PMID:25971293

  20. State Plan: Career Education in Kansas. Kansans Developing Today for Tomorrow through Career Education.

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    Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.

    This document consists of two publications: the five-year state plan for career education in Kansas and a handbook providing guidelines for program development at the local school level. The plan includes the following information: (1) the results of a two-year needs assessment survey; (2) its two goals: first, to increase awareness of the…

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

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    Glanzer, Perry L.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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    Taylor, John; Miroiu, Adrian

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

  4. 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…

  5. Establishing a Proactive Discipline Plan in Elementary Physical Education.

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    Downing, John H.

    A proactive behavior management program, implemented in the early elementary years, can bring about the goal of increased learning time. The six elements of a proactive discipline plan in physical education at the elementary level are: (1) establish rules; (2) create a record keeping system; (3) determine a procedure for conferring group positive…

  6. 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)

  7. 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…

  8. Instructional Management Plans for the Cooperative Industrial Education Core Curriculum.

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    Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.

    These Instructional Management Plans (IMPs) are designed to assist teacher-coordinators of cooperative industrial education (CIE) in the design of application experiences for each task of each core competency area. They are intended to help the CIE teacher-coordinator direct the learning of occupational competencies by helping the student-learners…

  9. Eminent Domain: The Educational Planning Tool of Last Resort.

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    Francis, Robert A.

    1979-01-01

    Facility planning officers who have identified the most cost advantageous and educationally beneficial site on which to erect a building for their school systems and have attempted to negotiate a purchase of the parcel or parcels to no avail can consider a petition in eminent domain as an alternative next step. (Author/MLF)

  10. 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)

  11. Planning for the 80's: Workforce Educational Development Project Report.

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    Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.

    The findings and recommendations found in this report are the result of a cooperative planning process undertaken by Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) to determine the best way of meeting the training and educational needs of the employed adults in its service district. Background information is presented first, describing the composition and…

  12. 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.…

  13. A Master Plan for Higher Education in Nevada.

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    2001

    This master plan sets forth mission statements for each component of Nevada's system of higher education and outlines overarching goals for the system within a 10-year time frame. It also describes targets and strategies directed at achieving these goals. Nevada is the fastest growing state in terms of percentage growth, yet trails most other…

  14. The Education and Lifestyle of the Chinese Literati. Lesson Plan.

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    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

    This teaching package describes the education and lifestyle of the Chinese literati, popular from the Ming to the Qing dynasties (1368-1911). It consists of four lesson plans and a teacher's guide to a slide set. The latter illustrates painting formats popular during the late Ming period (1573-1644), hanging scrolls, handscrolls, the album leaf,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. Literacy and Family Planning Education in Rural Ghana.

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    Fiagbey, Emmanuel D. K.

    1998-01-01

    Notes the need for education on fertility in rural Ghana. Notes the success of the adult literacy group approach which provides family planning information and increases literacy. Discusses the significance and activities of the literacy facilitator (usually a woman) within this system who works with groups and individuals as a member of the…

  18. A Plan of Action for Parent-Child Educational Centers.

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    Moore, Harold E.; Stout, Irving W.

    Affected school districts and the Litchfield Park Land and Development Company requested this study for a master plan for an educational and facility program covering early childhood through college for a new city of 100,000 in Arizona. The purpose of the center is to be of service to parents (1) in providing for the developmental well-being of…

  19. Trends in life expectancy by education in Norway 19612009 O lof Anna Steingrimsdottir yvind Nss

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    MORTALITY Trends in life expectancy by education in Norway 1961­2009 O´ lo¨f Anna Steingri life expectancy are scarce though, especially prior to the 1980s. Our objective was to document changes in life expectancy by education in Norway in the period 1961­2009, and to determine whether the patterns

  20. WORKING PAPER N 2012 32 Education, Life Expectancy and Family Bargaining: The Ben-

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    WORKING PAPER N° 2012 ­ 32 Education, Life Expectancy and Family Bargaining: The Ben- Porath Effect Revisited Laura Leker Grégory Ponthière JEL Codes: D13, J10, O41 Keywords: Education ; Life Expectancy, Life Expectancy and Family Bargaining: The Ben-Porath E¤ect Revisited Laura Lekery Gregory Ponthierez

  1. Exploring Life Skills. Middle Grades Exploratory Vocational and Technical Education. Home Economics Education. HE 7018.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education Services.

    This curriculum guide was developed as a resource for teachers to use in planning and implementing a competency-based instructional program at the middle school level. It contains materials for a semester-long consumer home economics course based on the North Carolina Vocational Education Program of Studies, Revised 1992. The four units of the…

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

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    ahmed Shafi, Adeela; Rose, Jo

    2014-01-01

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

  3. Life cycle design principles for the architecture and planning professions

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    Fisk, P. III; MacMath, R.; Vittori, G. [Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, TX (United States)

    1996-10-01

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method to track material production, consumption, and reuse. This paper explores Life Cycle Design (LCD) as an applied approach associated with the purposeful designing or manipulating of life cycle issues to meet specified performance objectives, using the design process and the built environment as mechanisms for stabilization. The paper also describes Life Cycle Modeling (LCM) procedures that match different performance scales through a conceptual model. Ultimately, this model will be incorporated into an object based C++CAD programming environment. The actual presentation will demonstrate at least one partial model within a particular regional context.

  4. A faculty created strategic plan for excellence in nursing education.

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    Evans, Connie Joan; Francis Shackell, Eileen; Jean Kerr-Wilson, Selma; Joan Doyle, Glynda; McCutcheon, Jodie Anita; Budz, Bernice

    2014-01-01

    Strategic planning for nursing education, when seen through a faculty lens creates a deeper, more meaningful critical analysis of effective program development. New strategies are required for academic institutions to transform their curricula to meet the needs of a dynamic healthcare and changing global environment to provide quality education for students. In this article, an evidence-informed process is presented that was progressively co-created by the faculty and facilitators. Seminal business frameworks, leadership development philosophies, and innovative interventions enabled faculty to become engaged and developed as they created a strategic plan for a future-driven nursing program. Phase One presents the process of developing a strategic plan for excellence in nursing education by leveraging faculty potential and preparing for an upcoming accreditation. In Phase Two, four team members from Phase One continue as part of Phase Two team serving as the collective memory for this initial work. This method of strategic planning encouraged faculty engagement and leadership and laid the groundwork for a positive culture change among nursing faculty. PMID:24516007

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

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

    2014-12-01

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

  6. What's Next? Planning and Financing Your Post-Secondary Education. Students Finance. Study your Options. Revised.

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    Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).

    This updated guide is designed to help students in Alberta, Canada, plan and finance postsecondary education. A student who has made financial plans will have more options when it is time to choose an institution for postsecondary education. How to choose the right school depends on what a student wants from education and what he or she plans for…

  7. What's Next? Planning and Financing Your Post-Secondary Education. Revised. Students Finance. Study Your Options.

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    Alberta Learning, Edmonton.

    This guide is designed to help students in Alberta, Canada, plan and finance postsecondary education. A student who has made financial plans will have more options when it is time to choose an institution for postsecondary education. How to choose the right school depends on what a student wants from education and what he or she plans for the…

  8. The Application of Strategic Planning to the Development of Statewide Educational Programs.

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    Riggs, Robert O.; Valesky, Thomas C.

    The degree to which state departments of education utilize appropriate strategic planning techniques in the development of statewide education is examined. A modified survey instrument, the "Strategic Planning Questionnaire," was mailed to state educational planning coordinators of 56 states and territories, eliciting 45 responses (an 80 percent…

  9. Planned Change in Teacher Education: Unfreezing the Status Quo through the Integration of Technology.

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    Bell, Edwin D.; Ireh, Madu

    This study examined planned change in Winston-Salem State University's teacher education program. An external review of the School of Education indicated a weakness in program planning and curriculum design. This review stimulated planned change initiative to strengthen teacher education. Factors influencing the internal environment of teacher…

  10. 41 CFR 60-300.25 - Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...SUBCONTRACTORS REGARDING DISABLED VETERANS, RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS, OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS, AND ARMED FORCES SERVICE MEDAL VETERANS Discrimination Prohibited § 60-300.25 Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans....

  11. 41 CFR 60-300.25 - Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...SUBCONTRACTORS REGARDING DISABLED VETERANS, RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS, OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS, AND ARMED FORCES SERVICE MEDAL VETERANS Discrimination Prohibited § 60-300.25 Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans....

  12. 41 CFR 60-300.25 - Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...SUBCONTRACTORS REGARDING DISABLED VETERANS, RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS, OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS, AND ARMED FORCES SERVICE MEDAL VETERANS Discrimination Prohibited § 60-300.25 Health insurance, life insurance and other benefit plans....

  13. Facilities Planning Guide for Special Education Programs: Planning Accessibility for the Handicapped in Public Schools.

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    Brooks, Kenneth W.

    The guide details characteristics to provide architecturally accessible special education programs for handicapped students. Impetus for the accessibility movement is traced to legislation, including the Architectural Barriers Act and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Planning features considered are the development of a…

  14. 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.

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

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    White, Stacey Swearingen; Mayo, James M.

    2005-01-01

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

  16. Moving the Blue Arrow: Pathways to Educational Opportunity. 2008 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education in Washington

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    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board is charged by state statute with creating a strategic master plan for higher education once every 10 years, with updates every four years. The purpose of a statewide strategic master plan is to identify the overarching goals of the state's postsecondary education system. A limited and focused set…

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

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

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    Oakes, Jack E.

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

  19. Linking Research, Policy, and Strategic Planning to Education Development in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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    Adams, Don; Kee, Geok Hwa; Lin, Lin

    2001-01-01

    Examines links between educational research and the policy and planning process in Laos. Reviews social and economic conditions influencing Lao education. Describes the use and nonuse of research in educational policy and planning, focusing on decision making and outcomes in a Lao government/Asian Development Bank educational assessment. Suggests…

  20. SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Integrated Mathematics -Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Integrated Mathematics - Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Integrated Mathematics - Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-IMTH] College of Education-BSE-IMTH] College of Education, Health, and Human Services School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

  1. Geneticist-Educator Network of Alliances (GENA) Lesson Plan Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dr. Katherine Lontok (American Society of Human Genetics)

    2012-12-19

    The lessons in this database were developed by Geneticist-Educator Network of Alliances (GENA) teams and have been further adapted by the American Society of Human Genetics for use in high school (or advanced middle school) life sciences classrooms. These lessons are intended to follow the BSCSÂ?s 5E instructional model (Bybee, RW, et al., 2006) and to address specific concepts in genetics (Dougherty, MJ, et al., 2011).

  2. Quality of Life as Context for Planning and Evaluation of Services for People with Disabilities.

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    Dennis, Ruth E.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    This article reviews definitions of quality of life; explores the subjective nature of life quality for people with disabilities; relates the concept to cultural norms and universal human values and needs; explores the optimal theory of personal well-being; and surveys the source and use of research and implications for planning and evaluating…

  3. The Process of Educational Planning: PROJECT DESIGN. Interagency Planning for Urban Educational Needs, Number 31.

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    Eastmond, Jefferson N.

    This planning overview is part of phase two of PROJECT DESIGN, an ESEA Title III project administered by the Fresno City Unified School District. Developing a long-range interagency master plan for Fresno involves three separate but interrelated activities. The first branch of activity consists of conducting a needs assessment (EA 002 822 thru EA…

  4. Workload and workforce planning: tools, education and training.

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    Flynn, Betty; Kellagher, Mairi; Simpson, Jacqui

    2010-03-01

    The Nursing and Midwifery Workload and Workforce Planning programme for Scotland, the origins of which were described in last month's Nursing Management, does not solve all the problems faced by workforce planners. However, it can provide evidence that informs decisions, workload and workforce changes and a suite of tools has been developed, evaluated and introduced to help healthcare staff gather this evidence. In this article, these tools, and the education and training initiatives that help staff use them, are described. PMID:20373654

  5. Increasing student learning through space life sciences education

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

    2005-05-01

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

  6. Test results and commercialization plans for long life Stirling generators

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    Raymond M. Erbeznik; Maurice A. White

    1996-01-01

    The RemoteGenTM family of free-piston Stirling generators has been developed specifically to circumvent previously encountered commercialization barriers by providing long life, high reliability, cost effective mass production and market relevance. These generators have demonstrated major advances in life and reliability for high-efficiency dynamic power systems. Design innovations enable the 350 W RG-350 to be manufactured in various quantities for costs

  7. [Learning plans: experience with an innovative approach to nursing education].

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    Davi, F; Stillo, P; De Feo, C; Divo, A; Esposito, G; Follador, E; Moschella, S; Terentieva, I; Venaruzzo, S

    1998-01-01

    According to the literature, self-learning plans represent an helpful and very flexible method in order to individualize the nursing students' learning activities, to develop the students' autonomy and responsibility together with the skills required for continuing nursing education. The educational experience of the implementation of the self learning plans in the practical training of the nursing students of the Pediatric Nursing School of Trieste, during 1996-97, is described. The 9 third year students produced 27 learning plans. According to the mentors and the students, the overall experience had a positive impact. The presentation and evaluation of the learning plans spurred the students' initiative, the adoption of innovative learning and research strategies and allowed to replace the traditional classroom teaching lectures. The main problems related to the implementation of this method lay in the increase of mentors' workload and in the difficulties in matching the high flexibility of the method with the inflexibility and constraints of both the organization and teaching programs and paces. PMID:9807516

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

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

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

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

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    Stangle, Jane

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

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

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    Leker, Laura; Ponthiere, Gregory

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Modell, Harold, Ed.

    1987-01-01

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

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

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    California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.

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

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

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    Penrose, Perran

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

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

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    Petratos, Panagiotis; Damaskou, Evangelia

    2015-01-01

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

  15. Plan for Educational Technologies Program in the Formal Education System of Guyana.

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    Gibbons, Arnold

    In order to overcome the problems confronting Guyana's educational system, this paper presents a plan for the utilization of modern technology--radio, television, and other audiovisual media--in all aspects of the system. Methods are outlined for the application of this technology to teaching methods and materials, teacher preparation, curriculum…

  16. A Plan for Development of an Educational Telephone Network (ETN) to Extend Access to Educational Programs.

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    Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.

    The outreach development process described in this document is designed to provide a model for planning and implementing a program to extend access to educational opportunity for members of the community served by the Los Angeles Community College District. There are four steps required to initiate such a program: (1) Identification--each college…

  17. 8 The education of migrants and their children across the life course

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cornelia Kristen; Aileen Edele; Frank Kalter; Irena Kogan; Benjamin Schulz; Petra Stanat; Gisela Will

    2011-01-01

    Pillar 4 of the German National Education Panel Study addresses migrants’ and their descendants’ acquisition of education\\u000a across the life course. Apart from documenting the evolution of ethnic educational inequalities throughout the educational\\u000a career by focusing on different origin groups and distinct indicators of educational success, we seek to uncover the origins\\u000a of these disparities. Beyond the mechanisms associated with

  18. Moral Aspects of Therapeutic Education: A Case Study of Life Competence Education in Swedish Education

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    Aldenmyr, Sara Irisdotter

    2012-01-01

    Educational philosophers and sociologists have pointed out the potential risks of an educational trend of therapy, which seems to have connotations with Western macro-discourses of individualisation, popularised psychology and privatisation of the public room. The overall purpose of this article is to discuss potential risks and possibilities…

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

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    Penttinen, Leena; Skaniakos, Terhi; Lairio, Marjatta

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  1. Career Counseling and Life Planning with Lesbian Women.

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    Hetherington, Cheryl; Orzek, Ann

    1989-01-01

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

  2. Career Interest and Education Choices: It's My Plan! Introduction for the Teacher

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    PEPNet 2, 2013

    2013-01-01

    "Career Interests and Education Choices: It's My Plan!" will help students discover their interests and abilities. By learning about themselves, "It's My Plan!" will help students match their characteristics to career options and postsecondary education choices. "It's My Plan!" has four lessons: (1) Getting to Know Yourself; (2) Determine a Career…

  3. Breaking the Boundaries: A One-World Approach to Planning Education. Urban Innovation Abroad Series.

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    Sanyal, Bishwapriya, Ed.

    Chapters in this collection present the views of academics and professionals from the Third World who have received their planning education in the west and who now hold posts in western urban and regional planning schools. They discuss the need for a radically changed curriculum based on a comparative, one-world approach to planning education.…

  4. Attitudes on end-of-life care and advance care planning in the lesbian and gay community.

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    Stein, G L; Bonuck, K A

    2001-01-01

    Gay men and lesbians have special interests in documenting their preferences regarding advance care planning and end-of-life care. A 64-item survey instrument was developed to ascertain the preferences of this community regarding approaches to end-of-life care, viewpoints on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia, and practices regarding advance care planning. The survey was completed by 575 participants recruited through community-based health care and social service organizations serving the lesbian and gay community, primarily in the New York metropolitan area. Respondents represent a diverse group of women (36%) and men (63%) from various age, racial/ethnic, and religious/spiritual backgrounds; 10% were human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive. Respondents' perspectives on end-of-life care are generally consistent with findings from other attitudinal studies of U.S. adults: a majority supported legalization of PAS and preferred a palliative approach to end-of-life care. However, the gay community sample revealed even stronger support for assisted suicide and palliative care. Although respondents completed advance directives at a higher rate than adults generally, the legal importance for gay men and lesbians to execute directives should encourage health care providers and community organizations to assume a larger educational role on advance care planning. Results confirm other reports on the need to address provider communication skills. It is speculated that the HIV epidemic was a major influence behind these results because of the overwhelming personal impact of the epidemic on most gay men and lesbians during the past two decades. PMID:11441626

  5. Tips for Use in Teacher Education. The Linking Learning with Life Series.

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    Duckenfield, Marty

    This booklet contains suggestions to assist educators in using the "Linking Learning With Life" books relevant to all levels of service learning and, particularly, to use in teacher education programs. The guidebooks are grouped into five sections. Each section represents a different subject area relating to teacher education. For each subject…

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  7. Strategic implementation plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1989-01-01

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

  8. Examples of Lesson Plans in Elementary Subjects for Adults. Content Materials in Education for Adult Responsibilities. California Adult Basic Education.

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

    Lesson plans prepared by Adult Basic Education teachers who attended one-day mini-workshops and the participants of a six-session course held at the University of Southern California are presented. The plans are in outline format. The content areas covered are: Consumer Education (Buying Foods, Bank Checking Accounts, Telephone and Directory,…

  9. Kidney Research UK's: a better life through education and empowerment.

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    Jain, Neerja

    2008-04-01

    Over 3 million people are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Kidney Research UK, a national charity dedicated to research that will lead to better treatment and cures for kidney disease has developed the innovative and successful 'A better life through education and empowerment' (ABLE) programme which researches and raises awareness of the issues among 'at risk' groups and helps prevent or slow its progression. Initially the programme focused on the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities who are up to 5 times more likely to develop kidney failure than white caucasians. This is largely due to hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Recently the scope of the programme was broadened to encompassall those at risk and the useful lessons learned from the 7 initial projects are being used to inform the future of ABLE and other CKD projects. The programme has been funded by a cross section of organizations including the Department of Health and the Big Lottery Fund. Outcomes from the first two completed projects as well as an update on the other ABLE work are summarized. PMID:18595304

  10. 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'.

  11. Activity-based life-cycle costing in long-range planning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Edilberto J. Rodríguez Rivero; Jan Emblemsvåg

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – The aim of the paper is to present and illustrate a new approach for long-range planning. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Building on well-tested frameworks such as activity-based costing (ABC), life-cycle costing (LCC) and Monte Carlo methods as well as earlier case studies, an approach is developed further and tested using a real-life case. Findings – The effectiveness of the approach

  12. Accelerated Life Test Plans for Repairable Systems With Multiple Independent Risks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiao Liu; Long-Ching Tang

    2010-01-01

    This paper proposes a Bayesian approach to planning an accelerated life test (ALT) for repairable systems with multiple s-independent failure modes. A power law process (PLP), that combines both proportional intensity (PI) and acceleration time (AT) approaches, is used for modeling the failure process of repairable systems under ALT. Based on the Bayesian D-optimality, and Ds-optimality, we develop optimal plans

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

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    Taylor-Leech, Kerry; Liddicoat, Anthony J.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Cooper, Chris; Westlake, John

    1998-01-01

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

  15. Embracing a broad spirituality in end of life discussions and advance care planning.

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    Churchill, Larry R

    2015-04-01

    Advance care planning for end of life typically focuses on the mechanics of completing living wills and durable power of attorney documents. Even when spiritual aspects of end of life care are discussed, the dominant assumptions are those of traditional religious systems. A broad view of spirituality is needed, one that may involve traditional religious beliefs but also includes personal understandings of what is holy or sacred. Embracing this broad practice of spirituality will help both familial and professional caregivers honor an essential aspect of end of life discussions and promote greater discernment of the deep meaning in advance care documents. PMID:25519164

  16. Strategies of Educational Planning. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on the Economics of Education (2nd, Tallahassee, Florida, July, 1968).

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    Kraft, Richard H.P., Ed.

    Eight papers focus on strategies for educational planning. In "Policy Formulation and Policy Implementation Relationships in an Educational System," Donald Miller asserts that performance relationships can be explained in terms of an educational system and its environment. Arnold Reisman and Martin Taft present "A Systems Approach to the…

  17. SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Community Health Education -Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Community Health Education - Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-CHED] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Health Sciences Catalog Year: 2013-2014 Page 1 Community Health Education 3 C HED 21030 Introduction to Health Education 3 C BSCI 10001 Human Biology 3 C

  18. Experience with using second life for medical education in a family and community medicine education unit

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background The application of new technologies to the education of health professionals is both a challenge and a necessity. Virtual worlds are increasingly being explored as a support for education. Aim: The aim of this work is to study the suitability of Second Life (SL) as an educational tool for primary healthcare professionals. Methods Design: Qualitative study of accredited clinical sessions in SL included in a continuing professional development (CPD) programme for primary healthcare professionals. Location: Zaragoza I Zone Family and Community Medicine Education Unit (EU) and 9 health centres operated by the Aragonese Health Service, Aragon, Spain. Method: The EU held two training workshops in SL for 16 healthcare professionals from 9 health centres by means of two workshops, and requested them to facilitate clinical sessions in SL. Attendance was open to all personnel from the EU and the 9 health centres. After a trail period of clinical sessions held at 5 health centres between May and November 2010, the CPD-accredited clinical sessions were held at 9 health centres between February and April 2011. Participants: 76 healthcare professionals attended the CPD-accredited clinical sessions in SL. Main measurements: Questionnaire on completion of the clinical sessions. Results Response rate: 42-100%. Questionnaire completed by each health centre on completion of the CPD-accredited clinical sessions: Access to SL: 2 centres were unable to gain access. Sound problems: 0% (0/9). Image problems: 0% (0/9). Voice/text chat: used in 100% (10/9); 0 incidents. Questionnaire completed by participants in the CPD-accredited clinical sessions: Preference for SL as a tool: 100% (76/76). Strengths of this method: 74% (56/76) considered it eliminated the need to travel; 68% (52/76) believed it made more effective use of educational resources; and 47% (36/76) considered it improved accessibility. Weaknesses: 91% (69/76) experienced technical problems, while; 9% (7/76) thought it was impersonal and with little interaction. 65.79% (50/76) believed it was better than other distance learning methods and 38.16% (29/76) believed it was better than face-to-face learning. Conclusions SL is a tool that allows educational activities to be designed that involve a number of health centres in different geographical locations, consequently eliminating the need to travel and making more effective use of educational resources. PMID:22587562

  19. Bringing Science to Life Through Community-Based Watershed Education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Donahue, Timothy P.; Lewis, Lisa Bryce; Price, Lawrence F.; Schmidt, David C.

    1998-03-01

    Four elements of successful student-scientist partnerships (SSPs) have been identified through experience in a wide variety of educational settings. SSPs should: use an inquiry-based approach to education; be built around authentic, community-based investigations; let students be scientists; and allow scientists to be educators. Each element is discussed and illuminated with examples from case studies of watershed education programs that are based on an interdisciplinary, action-oriented watershed education model developed by the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN).

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

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    Raja, Anita

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

  1. Bayesian Inference and Life Testing Plan for the Weibull Distribution in Presence of

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    Kundu, Debasis

    Bayesian Inference and Life Testing Plan for the Weibull Distribution in Presence of Progressive of the progressively censored Weibull distribution. It is well known that for a Weibull distribution, while computing to observe the behavior of the proposed methods, and a data analysis is conducted for illustrative purposes

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  3. Early referral and planned initiation of dialysis: what impact on quality of life?

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    Fergus J. Caskey; Sarah Wordsworth; Thomas Ben; Frank T. de Charro; Catherine Delcroix; Henk van Hamersvelt; Iain Henderson; Elizabeth Kokolina; Izhar H. Khan; Anne Ludbrook; Merike Luman; Gordon J. Prescott; Dimitri Tsakiris; Myftar Barbullushi; Alison M. MacLeod

    2003-01-01

    Background. Early patient referral correlates with improved patient survival on dialysis. We examine whether early referral and a planned first dialysis affect quality of life (QoL). Methods. All patients commencing dialysis in nine centres in seven European countries between 1 July 1998 and 31 October 1999 were recruited. Definitions: early referralsfollowed by a nephrologist )1 month before first dialysis (-1

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

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    Ha, Jung-Hwa; Pai, Manacy

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Bouchard, Genevieve; Boudreau, Jolene; Hebert, Renee

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Heyden, Robin; Sternthal, Elliot; Merialdi, Mario

    2010-01-01

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

  7. Can France Give Education Action Zones New Life?

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    Storey, Valerie A.

    2007-01-01

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

  8. Family planning and sex education: the Chinese approach.

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    Fraser, S E

    1977-03-01

    The limitation of population growth in China to about 1.7% annually is, in large part, the result of changing sexual norms which have been brought about by community-wide sexual education. These changes include elevating the status of women, dismissing the traditional striving for male children as "old fashioned," and emphasizing responsible parenthood. About 6% of China's population is made up of minority peoples, some 54 distinctive groups including a few such as the Khalkhas and Sibos who have virtually been saved from extinction during the past 25 years. For these groups the growth rate is 6% and the central government in Peking stresses to visitors that for minorities there is no limitation of family size but that health of the mother is stressed. Conversations with Chinese health workers indicate that rural women are much more in favor of family planning than their husbands and are much more willing to be sterilized when the acceptable family size of 2 or 3 children is reached. However, men are becoming more willing to use condoms which are available without cost from village health workers. There is little sex education in the schools. Physiology is included as a minor part of general biology. Young people are cautioned not to "fall in love" at too early an age or else they will not keep their minds on their studies and will get married too early. Emphasis is on late marriage, 25 for women and 27 for men. Only a modest glance at population or sexually oriented topics are encouraged until marriage is contemplated. Then sex education is given in great variety and detail. It is the opinion of doctors and health workers that sex education is a matter for the married, not the single. Chinese society has little external sexual stimuli, nudity or seminudity is not acceptable except at the beach or the swimming pool, and the young people are generally taught to be circumspect. There is none of the advertising which permeates Western culture. It is understandable that Chinese educators are surprised when asked about the need for sex education in the schools. PMID:12260235

  9. Cumulative childhood adversity, educational attainment, and active life expectancy among U.S. adults.

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    Montez, Jennifer Karas; Hayward, Mark D

    2014-04-01

    Studies of the early-life origins of adult physical functioning and mortality have found that childhood health and socioeconomic context are important predictors, often irrespective of adult experiences. However, these studies have generally assessed functioning and mortality as distinct processes and used cross-sectional prevalence estimates that neglect the interplay of disability incidence, recovery, and mortality. Here, we examine whether early-life disadvantages both shorten lives and increase the number and fraction of years lived with functional impairment. We also examine the degree to which educational attainment mediates and moderates the health consequences of early-life disadvantages. Using the 1998-2008 Health and Retirement Study, we examine these questions for non-Hispanic whites and blacks aged 50-100 years using multistate life tables. Within levels of educational attainment, adults from disadvantaged childhoods lived fewer total and active years, and spent a greater portion of life impaired compared with adults from advantaged childhoods. Higher levels of education did not ameliorate the health consequences of disadvantaged childhoods. However, because education had a larger impact on health than did childhood socioeconomic context, adults from disadvantaged childhoods who achieved high education levels often had total and active life expectancies that were similar to or better than those of adults from advantaged childhoods who achieved low education levels. PMID:24281740

  10. Cumulative Childhood Adversity, Educational Attainment, and Active Life Expectancy Among U.S. Adults

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    Montez, Jennifer Karas; Hayward, Mark D.

    2015-01-01

    Studies of the early-life origins of adult physical functioning and mortality have found that childhood health and socioeconomic context are important predictors, often irrespective of adult experiences. However, these studies have generally assessed functioning and mortality as distinct processes and used cross-sectional prevalence estimates that neglect the interplay of disability incidence, recovery, and mortality. Here, we examine whether early-life disadvantages both shorten lives and increase the number and fraction of years lived with functional impairment. We also examine the degree to which educational attainment mediates and moderates the health consequences of early-life disadvantages. Using the 1998–2008 Health and Retirement Study, we examine these questions for non-Hispanic whites and blacks aged 50–100 years using multistate life tables. Within levels of educational attainment, adults from disadvantaged childhoods lived fewer total and active years, and spent a greater portion of life impaired compared with adults from advantaged childhoods. Higher levels of education did not ameliorate the health consequences of disadvantaged childhoods. However, because education had a larger impact on health than did childhood socioeconomic context, adults from disadvantaged childhoods who achieved high education levels often had total and active life expectancies that were similar to or better than those of adults from advantaged childhoods who achieved low education levels. PMID:24281740

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

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    Shefer, Tamara; Macleod, Catriona

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Uhl, Christopher

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    McMahon, Walter W.; Oketch, Moses

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Bedford, Denise A. D.

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Rolfe, Vivien E.; Gray, Douglas

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Klein, James A.; Davis, Richard A.

    2011-01-01

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

  17. Effect of a parenting education program on girls’ life satisfaction in governmental guidance schools of Shiraz

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    KAVEH, MOHAMMAD HOSSIEN; MORADI, LEILA; GHAHREMANI, LEILA; TABATABAEE, HAMID REZA

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: One of the main determinants of adolescents’ life satisfaction is parenting skills. Due to the lack of educational trials in this field, this research was done to evaluate the effect of a parenting education program on girls’ life satisfaction in governmental guidance schools of Shiraz.  Methods: This study is an educational randomized controlled trial. At first, 152 female students in 2nd grade of governmental guidance schools and 304 parents (152 mother and 152 father) were selected by multistage random cluster sampling method. Then, they were categorized into experimental and control groups. Before and after the intervention, data were collected from two groups using multidimensional students’ life satisfaction scale with stability (Cronbach's alpha=0.89), test–retest and correlation coefficient (r=0.70). Educational intervention for parents was performed in the experimental group through presentations with question and answer, discussion in small groups and distribution of educational booklets in 5 volumes. Finally, the data were analyzed using SPSS 14 and through Mann-Whitney test, Chi-square test, Fisher’s Exact test, Wilcoxon test. Results: Before the intervention, the experimental and control groups did not show a statistically significant difference based on the demographic variables. Thetotal of life satisfaction scores and also its subscales in the experimental and controlgroup, before and six weeks afterthe educational interventiondid showstatisticallysignificant difference (p<0.001). The scores of differences (pre-test/post-test) in total life satisfaction between the experimental and control groups were statistically significant difference (p<0.001). Conclusion: According to low scores of the students in the pre-test, especially in the control group which didn’t undergo any educational program, holding scheduled educational intervention is necessary. This study not only supports the effectiveness of educational intervention but also recommends further educational research to develop knowledge regarding patterns of parenting education. PMID:25512913

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

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    American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2014

    2014-01-01

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

  19. Individual Educational Planning System for Adult Students. Model Refinement and Implementation.

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    Manning, J. Dale; And Others

    This report describes a project to adapt and/or develop instruments, techniques, and procedures for establishing an individual educational planning system for adult students at Salt Lake Community High School. Chapter 1 describes procedures to identify and assess existing approaches for developing individual educational plans (IEPs). It critiques…

  20. Designing Intervention Plans: Bridging the Gap between Individualized Education Programs and Implementation

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    Jung, Lee Ann; Gomez, Caroline; Baird, Samera M.; Keramidas, Cathy L. Galyon

    2008-01-01

    This article describes a seven-step process for designing written intervention plans that help teachers and families bridge the gap between the goals targeted on the IEP (individualized education program) as well as intervention strategies and data collection in the general education classroom. The seven steps to intervention planning are to: (1)…

  1. Attachment and Aspiration: What Influences Rural Youths' Educational and Residential Plans? White Paper

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    Howley, Caitlin; Hambrick, Kimberly

    2011-01-01

    Building on recent research, ICF sought to explore how socioeconomic status and attachment to place influence rural youths' educational and residential preferences across a wider geographic region. Our research questions included: What are rural high school students' educational and residential plans? And what factors influence rural youths' plans

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  3. Looking Back at the Future: Public School Surveys and Educational Planning.

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    Ignasias, C. Dennis; And Others

    1982-01-01

    The integration of planning and assessment procedures into educational administrative routines is viewed in relation to school surveys, a criteria-based means for measuring the operational efficiency of a school system. The school survey movement in the United States, characteristics of public school surveys, and the educational planning process…

  4. An educational design plan for professional develpment about online learning and teaching: scarie

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    Claire Donald; Mark Northover; Tony Koppi; Gill Matthews

    2002-01-01

    Abstract This paper ,proposes ,an educational ,design plan ,for two ,modules ,within a professional development programme at UNITEC, about learning and teaching online. These modules address the areas of moderating online discussions, and online assessment. The application of the “SCARIE” model (a set of guidelines for effective online learning) to the ,educational design is described. Plans for the implementation of

  5. Language Planning for Equal Educational Opportunity in Multilingual States: The Case of India

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    Petrovic, John; Majumdar, Sikharini

    2010-01-01

    This article develops the interface between language policy and planning and equal educational opportunity (EEO). Tracing the trajectory of the development "equal educational opportunity" as a normative ideal, this study argues that language policy must serve to promote "actualist" conceptions of EEO. To do this, acquisition planning, as a…

  6. "Trajectories of Agency" and Discursive Identities in Education: A Critical Site in Feminist Language Planning

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    Winter, Jo; Pauwels, Anne

    2006-01-01

    Viewing education as a complex site for endorsing and contesting knowledges and practices we explore its critical roles in feminist language planning. Many types of language planning have relied heavily on education for the implementation and spread of the particular reform agenda largely reliant on discourses of compulsory obligation (e.g.…

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

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2011

    2011-01-01

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

  8. The Effects of Education and Family Planning Programs on Fertility in Indonesia

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    Gustavo Angeles; David K. Guilkey; Thomas A. Mroz

    2005-01-01

    Numerous studies indicate that female education is a major determinant of fertility and that the estimated effects are large relative to other variables, including family planning program variables. There are, however, two serious deficiencies in the research relating educational attainment to fertility that could give rise to invalid inferences. First, many public programs, including health and family planning programs, may

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

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    Greiman, Bradley C.; Bedtke, Mary Anne

    2008-01-01

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

  10. 76 FR 55056 - Toy Safety Standard: Strategic Outreach and Education Plan

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    ...outreach and education plan to help...the American Society for Testing...identifiers, contact information, or other personal...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background...the American Society for Testing...outreach and education plan to the...and detailed information to enable...

  11. Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education, 2006. Annual Report

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2006

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2008

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2010

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2009

    2009-01-01

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

  15. Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education, 2005. Annual Report

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2005

    2005-01-01

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

  16. Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education, 2007. Annual Report

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2007

    2007-01-01

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

  17. Strategic Plan To Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education. Annual Report 2004

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    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2004

    2004-01-01

    Creation of a Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education was among the original statutory mandates assigned to the Board of Governors of Higher Education by its 1982 enabling legislation. The purpose of the plan is to "ensure that students, faculty, administrators and staff at each public…

  18. An Accountability Technique in Higher Education: The Role of Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation System (PPBES).

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    Wesolowski, Zdzislaw P.

    In response to the demand for accountability in higher education, colleges have adopted business techniques of planning and management systems in the form of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation System (PPBES). The system approach to educational administration consists of three interrelated concepts: (1) input, (2) process, and (3)…

  19. Ohio's Future at Work. Action Plan for Accelerating the Modernization of Vocational Education in Ohio.

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.

    In response to legislative mandate, this document contains a plan to reform vocational education and career education in Ohio to provide the state's workers with the skills they need for the future. The plan description is organized in eight sections. The first two sections report on the legislation mandating the reform and the response to the…

  20. Programs and Plans of the National Center for Education Statistics. 2005 Edition. NCES 2005-113

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    National Center for Education Statistics, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This document is a comprehensive guide to the wide range of statistical activities under way and planned at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This edition of "Programs and Plans" presents a few user-friendly enhancements, including an index to assist the reader in locating information on popular education topics such as parents,…

  1. Internationalization Plans for American Higher Education Institutions: The Development and Monitoring of Written Commitments to Internationalization

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    Childress, Lisa K.

    2006-01-01

    Numerous studies have been conducted on the internationalization of higher education institutions. Yet, little is known about the prevalence and types of institutional plans for internationalization. Even less is known about how higher education institutions develop and monitor internationalization plans. This paper presents the results of a study…

  2. Operational plans for life science payloads - From experiment selection through postflight reporting

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    Mccollum, G. W.; Nelson, W. G.; Wells, G. W.

    1976-01-01

    Key features of operational plans developed in a study of the Space Shuttle era life science payloads program are presented. The data describes the overall acquisition, staging, and integration of payload elements, as well as program implementation methods and mission support requirements. Five configurations were selected as representative payloads: (a) carry-on laboratories - medical emphasis experiments, (b) mini-laboratories - medical/biology experiments, (c) seven-day dedicated laboratories - medical/biology experiments, (d) 30-day dedicated laboratories - Regenerative Life Support Evaluation (RLSE) with selected life science experiments, and (e) Biomedical Experiments Scientific Satellite (BESS) - extended duration primate (Type I) and small vertebrate (Type II) missions. The recommended operational methods described in the paper are compared to the fundamental data which has been developed in the life science Spacelab Mission Simulation (SMS) test series. Areas assessed include crew training, experiment development and integration, testing, data-dissemination, organization interfaces, and principal investigator working relationships.

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

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    Özkan, Ali

    2015-01-01

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

  4. Early Care, Education, and Family Life in Rural Fiji: Experiences and Reflections

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    Bullock, Janis

    2005-01-01

    As a member of a delegation of educators, physicians, and lay people to rural Fiji the author shares her experiences and reflections of early care, education, and family life on a small, remote island. She discusses her visits to the village and boarding school, and her interactions with teachers, children, and parents in the early childhood…

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

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    Kelly, Sharen

    2012-01-01

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

  6. Virtual World, Real Education: A Descriptive Study of Instructional Design in Second Life

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    Kingston, Linda S.

    2011-01-01

    Virtual worlds like Second Life are emerging technologies that have gained popularity among educators. As these worlds emerged, greater focus has been placed on the design of the environments themselves rather than the design of instruction within them. Educators have begun using these environments for teaching and instructional designers are now…

  7. RECRUITING LOW-INCOME FAMILIES FOR FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PROGRAMS, FOUR REPORTS.

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    CANNON, DOLLY N.

    THE FIRST OF THE FOUR REPORTS IN THIS PUBLICATION IS A DISCUSSION OF THE METHODS USED BY THE CHILD STUDY ASSOCIATION TO RECRUIT LOW-INCOME PARENTS FOR ITS FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THE SECOND REPORT IS A DESCRIPTION OF TWO PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES OPERATED BY THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ONE OF THESE CLASSES IS AN EVENING CLASS FOR…

  8. Legitimizing Education for Individual Life Styles: School of Survival. Final Evaluation Report 1974-75.

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    Wharton, Keith

    The purpose of the School of Survival (S.O.S.) is to provide an alternative educational program for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students from North Community High School whose life styles are not compatible with formal/traditional educational programs. There were six major goals for the project for 1974-75. These dealt with student participation in…

  9. Creating New Directions with Story: Narrating Life Experience as Story in Community Adult Education Contexts

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    Pfahl, Nancy Lloyd; Wiessner, Colleen Aalsburg

    2007-01-01

    Narrating stories of life experience has helped educators motivate adult learners with diverse goals. Working with culturally diverse learners in their community contexts, including adults who have been unable to advance their development and learning, educators have observed them become more able to learn and succeed in their varied pursuits as…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  12. Conditions underpinning success in joint service-education workforce planning

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    Purkis, Mary Ellen; Herringer, Barbara; Stevenson, Lynn; Styles, Laureen; Van Neste-Kenny, Jocelyne

    2009-01-01

    Vancouver Island lies just off the southwest coast of Canada. Separated from the large urban area of Greater Vancouver (estimated population 2.17 million) by the Georgia Strait, this geographical location poses unique challenges in delivering health care to a mixed urban, rural and remote population of approximately 730 000 people living on the main island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. These challenges are offset by opportunities for the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) to collaborate with four publicly funded post-secondary institutions in planning and implementing responses to existing and emerging health care workforce needs. In this commentary, we outline strategies we have found successful in aligning health education and training with local health needs in ways that demonstrate socially accountable outcomes. Challenges encountered through this process (i.e. regulatory reform, post-secondary policy reform, impacts of an ageing population, impact of private, for-profit educational institutions) have placed demands on us to establish and build on open and collaborative working relationships. Some of our successes can be attributed to evidence-informed decision-making. Other successes result from less tangible but no less important factors. We argue that both rational and "accidental" factors are significant – and that strategic use of "accidental" features may prove most significant in our efforts to ensure the delivery of high-quality health care to our communities. PMID:19243626

  13. Hestian Education: Everyday Life as a Curricular Paradigm.

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    Thompson, Patricia J.

    Everyday life as a curricular paradigm is discussed in this paper, beginning with a look at public and private feminist dilemmas, at the creation of nonpatriarchal categories, and at the everyday world seen both as phenomenon and as problematic. Numerous feminist scholars have addressed the question of a feminist standpoint on everyday life, and…

  14. Business in Education--Is There Life after Partnerships?

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    Woodside, William S.

    1986-01-01

    Through greater involvement in local policy issues, business can influence public support for needed financing of education. Legislation that undercuts the next generation's employability should be challenged. (CJH)

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  16. The Determinants of Young Women's Intentions about Education, Career Development and Family Life.

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    Marks, Gillian; Houston, Diane M.

    2002-01-01

    A survey of 92 high-achieving girls aged 15-17 found their education and career plans were influenced by anticipated roles as mothers and perceived social pressures for full-time motherhood. Despite strong intentions for further education and careers, the perceived acceptability of combining work and parenthood influenced the certainty of their…

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

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

    1995-01-01

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

  18. Life Journey through Autism: An Educator's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

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    Myles, Brenda Smith; Hagen, Kristen; Holverstott, Jeanne; Hubbard, Anastasia; Adreon, Diane; Trautman, Melissa

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this guide is to help educators understand and be able to respond effectively to the needs of children with Asperger Syndrome in an inclusive classroom setting. This guide is meant to orient educators to the challenges and skills of students with Asperger Syndrome and outline strategies that can be easily implemented to meet their…

  19. The Right to Quality Life: A Challenge for Parenting Education.

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    Gaines, Josephine

    1981-01-01

    Risks are greater for infants born to mothers who drink, smoke, use drugs, have poor nutrition, lack adequate prenatal care, or who are in adolescence. Parenting education and promoting healthy lifestyles among expectant parents is an essential component of education for responsible sexuality. (JN)

  20. Education for the Celebration of Life: Optimism Despite It All.

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    Dubos, Rene

    1982-01-01

    Societies know how to create material wealth and physical health, but their ultimate success lies in creating a human culture conducive to happiness. Positive and negative adaptations to technololgical change are discussed. Educators must prepare for the future by providing creative education for all age groups. (PP)

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

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    Green, Nicole C.

    2006-01-01

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

  2. Using Educational Indicators for Policy: School Life Expectancy

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    Motivans, Albert

    2005-01-01

    This is the first in a series of articles that address the use of educational indicators to inform policy. The aim of the series is to provide an in-depth discussion of a single indicator or set of educational indicators from a data-user perspective. Each article will present the most recent cross-national comparisons and provide practical…

  3. Education or Training: Reflections of a Life in Computing.

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    Tannenbaum, Robert S.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the issue of education versus training in computer science based on the author's personal experiences. Highlights include early uses of computers, learning programming languages, initial computer-assisted instruction, the use of courseware, Web-based instruction that will need both education and more practical training, and realizing the…

  4. Active Life of the Senior Citizens through Education

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    Taziev, Saljakhutdin Fardievich

    2015-01-01

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

  5. EDUCATING THE URBAN STUDENT FOR THE URBAN WAY OF LIFE.

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    WILLIE, CHARLES V.

    THE AUTHOR DEALS WITH THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY IN EDUCATING STUDENTS TO BE CITIZENS AND LEADERS IN OUR URBANIZED SOCIETY. HE SEES URBANIZATION AS BEING DIFFERENT FROM, THOUGH RELATED TO, INDUSTRIALIZATION, AND HE SEES DISTINCT DIFFERENCES IN THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL RESPONSES NEEDED TO DEAL WITH THEM. WHILE INDUSTRIALIZATION, THE MAIN FOCUS OF…

  6. Strategic Planning in Higher Education: A Guide for Leaders. Second Edition [with CD-ROM

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    Tromp, Sherrie A.; Ruben, Brent D.

    2010-01-01

    "Strategic Planning in Higher Education" unveils a comprehensive approach to planning that has proved successful at Rutgers University. The SPHE framework, developed by authors Tromp and Ruben, provides a blueprint for planning--a step-by-step approach that guides leaders on strategic thinking; helps them align organizational goals with the…

  7. Why Linking Budgets to Plans Has Proven Difficult in Higher Education.

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    Schmidtlein, Frank A.

    1990-01-01

    Conclusions from two studies (including a three-year nationwide study of higher education institutional planning) concern types of planning (strategic, program, facility, operational, budget, and issue-specific), and limitations (the limited powers of prediction and the political character of planning and budgeting). Types of budgeting processes…

  8. Symposium on New Approaches in Planning in Higher Education in Europe.

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    Eberhard, Franz

    1984-01-01

    A December, 1983, conference in Bucharest on identifying the main issues of higher education planning in Europe addressed three broad questions: major objectives of regional planning, different planning approaches and problems encountered in using them, and the efficiency of various approaches for meeting their objectives. (MSE)

  9. Improvement of Experiment Planning as an Important Precondition for the Quality of Educational Research

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    Rutkiene, Ausra; Tereseviciene, Margarita

    2010-01-01

    The article presents the stages of the experiment planning that are necessary to ensure the validity and reliability of it. The research data reveal that doctoral students of Educational Research approach the planning of the experiment as the planning of the whole dissertation research; and the experiment as a research method is often confused…

  10. Life Beyond the Eating Disorder: Education, Relationships, and Reproduction

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    Maxwell, Millie; Thornton, Laura M.; Root, Tammy L.; Pinheiro, Andrea Poyastro; Strober, Michael; Brandt, Harry; Crawford, Steve; Crow, Scott; Fichter, Manfred M.; Halmi, Katherine A.; Johnson, Craig; Kaplan, Allan S.; Keel, Pamela; Klump, Kelly L.; LaVia, Maria; Mitchell, James E.; Plotnicov, Kathy; Rotondo, Alessandro; Woodside, D. Blake; Berrettini, Wade H.; Kaye, Walter H.; Bulik, Cynthia M.

    2010-01-01

    Objective We investigated sociodemographic characteristics in women with and without lifetime eating disorders. Method Participants were from a multi-site international study of eating disorders (N = 2096). Education level, relationship status, and reproductive status were examined across eating disorder subtypes and compared with a healthy control group. Results Overall, women with eating disorders were less educated than controls, and duration of illness and age of onset were associated with educational attainment. Menstrual status was associated with both relationship and reproductive status, but eating disorder subtypes did not differ significantly from each other or from healthy controls on these dimensions. Conclusion Differences in educational attainment, relationships, and reproduction do exist in individuals with eating disorders and are differentially associated with various eating disorder symptoms and characteristics. These data could assist with educating patients and family members about long-term consequences of eating disorders. PMID:20143323

  11. Overview of Recent Literature on Undergraduate Ambulatory Care Education and a Framework for Future Planning.

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    Yonke, Annette M.; Foley, Richard P.

    1991-01-01

    Ambulatory care undergraduate medical education from 1979-91 is examined and two major problems are found: (1) difficulties in transfer of educational techniques from hospital to ambulatory care setting; and (2) problems in definition of ambulatory care, primary care, and community-oriented primary care. A framework for planning education and…

  12. EDUCATION IN INFORMATICS AT SOFIA UNIVERSITY -CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PLANS

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    65 EDUCATION IN INFORMATICS AT SOFIA UNIVERSITY - CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PLANS Roumen Nikolov and lessons learnt based on the case of Sofia University - Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI education. The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) at Sofia University is a leading educational

  13. Individual Education Plans in the Republic of Ireland: An Emerging System

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    Rose, Richard; Shevlin, Michael; Winter, Eileen; O'Raw, Paul; Zhao, Yu

    2012-01-01

    The Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act in Ireland advocated the development of individual education plans (IEPs). However, this section of the Act has never been fully implemented and there is no obligation upon schools to develop IEPs. Research conducted across the country by Richard Rose and Yu Zhao of the University of…

  14. Educational Park, A Case Study Based on Planning and Design for Anniston, Alabama.

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    Caudill, Rowlett and Scott, Architects, Houston, TX.

    A concentrated study undertaken by Caudill, Rowlett & Scott, and this report documents the findings and recommends master planning guidelines for an educational park in Anniston, Alabama. The park will encompass the spectrum of education from early school to two years of college. The proposed educational park will profit by the experience of its…

  15. Informing the Future: A Plan for Higher Education for the Eighties.

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    Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.

    Major issues that will affect Texas higher education in the next decade are addressed. Data and information about the higher education system are presented, and an attempt is made to determine the impact of trends and issues upon colleges and universities. Concepts and perspectives on the appropriate response by higher education and planning

  16. Strategic Plan Health Education and Promotion (HEP) UC Davis, Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)

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    Ullrich, Paul

    Strategic Plan ­ Health Education and Promotion (HEP) UC Davis, Student Health and Counseling, college health promotion professionals will need to address a triad of young adult health issues Health Education and Promotion (HEP) is a campus leader in providing student-centered education

  17. Strategies and Linkages: A Guide for Linking Vocational Education and Tribal Economic Planning.

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    Minhas, Jasjit; And Others

    Developed as a result of the project, Strategies for Linking Vocational Education Programs to Tribal Economic Plans, the guide contains information obtained from 20 tribes who are currently providing vocational education programs under the One Percent Set-Aside Federal Vocational Education funding, a program that provides the opportunity for…

  18. Arizona State Plan for the Education of Migratory Children Fiscal Year 1980.

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    Maynes, J. O.

    Documentation forwarded to the U. S. Office of Education describing the Arizona State Plan for the Education of Migrant Children for fiscal year (FY) 1980 and requesting financial assistance to provide supplemental educational and support services to children of migratory farmworkers and fishermen enrolled in local school districts is presented.…

  19. Access and Equity: California Master Plan for Higher Education and Disadvantaged Student Success

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    Davis, Kevin P.

    2015-01-01

    The California Master Plan for Higher Education sets a policy objective of equity through access to higher education. The California State University system is California's primary institution for providing the social mobility that accompanies a four-year college degree. The purpose of this study is to examine the education lifecycle outcomes for…

  20. A Day in the Life of an Online Language Educator.

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    Stevens, Vance

    2002-01-01

    Highlights the life of one Chinese English-as-a-Foreign-Language teacher who uses computer-mediated communication and the Internet to provide his students with communicative language experiences. (Author/VWL)

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

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

    2000-01-01

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

  2. Basic Education: Reflections on Participatory Curriculum Development and Planning.

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    Sachsenmeier, Peter, Ed.; And Others

    Basic education as the first stage of lifelong education is emerging as a significant alternative to traditional education, especially for rural populations in Third World countries. Basic education is a set of interrelated ideas: community orientation of education, integration of formal, nonformal, and informal learning into lifelong learning,…

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

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    Colvin, Corrie Ruth

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

  4. Study protocol: Randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of an educational programme on Alzheimer’s disease patients’ quality of life

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    2014-01-01

    Introduction Therapeutic education is expanding in the management of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients. Several studies have revealed a positive impact of therapeutic educational programmes on the caregiver’s burden and/or quality of life. However, to date, no study has evaluated its impact on the quality of life of the AD patient. Methods The THERAD study (THerapeutic Education in Alzheimer’s Disease) is a 12-month randomised controlled trial that started in January 2013. This paper describes the study protocol. THERAD plans to enroll 170 dyads (AD patient and caregiver) on the basis of the following criteria: patient at a mild to moderately severe stage of AD, living at home, receiving support from a family caregiver. The main outcome is the patient’s quality of life assessed by the Logsdon QoL-AD scale at 2 months, reported by the caregiver. The study is being led by geriatricians trained in therapeutic education at Toulouse University Hospital in France. To date, 107 caregiver/patient dyads have been recruited. Conclusion This is the first trial designed to assess the specific impact of a therapeutic educational programme on the AD patient’s quality of life. The final results will be available in 2015. Trial registration [ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01796314] Registered 19 February 2013 PMID:25478028

  5. Planning for Education: People and Processes. School Planning Guide Series -- 1R.

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    Pearson, Douglas L.

    In the process of planning for the needs of all students, local school officials could use a linear planning guide. Such a procedure calls for moving through several phases: preparation for planning, analysis of the situation, development of alternatives, selection of a plan, implementation of the plan, and evaluation of the plan and of the…

  6. Computer Science Educational Effectiveness Assessment Plan Page 1 of 23 B.S., B.A, Minor in Computer Science

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    Mock, Kenrick

    Computer Science Educational Effectiveness Assessment Plan Page 1 of 23 B.S., B.A, Minor in Computer Science Educational Effectiveness Assessment Plan Version 1.3 Adopted by The Computer Science of Academic Affairs: #12;Computer Science Educational Effectiveness Assessment Plan Page 2 of 23 TABLE

  7. A Descriptive Case Study of Appreciative Inquiry as an Approach to Strategic Planning for Special Education in a Public School

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    Ruhlman, Paul L., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    This study's purpose was to describe appreciative inquiry (AI) as an approach to strategic planning for special education in a public school. The study investigated four research questions. How do plans for special education emerge as participants engage in the four phases of AI during strategic planning for the future of special education in a…

  8. Education and the Economy: The External Efficiency of Education. Educational Policy and Planning Project.

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    McMahon, Walter W., Ed.; Boediono, Ed.

    External inefficiency in education--inequity between the characteristics of graduates and the job market--is a problem in Indonesia and many other countries. Job markets at the junior secondary level are very tight in Indonesia with low levels of unemployment at all ages, short job-search times, and high real rates of return. Unemployment,…

  9. The Family Life Education Project in Fiji: A Case Study. Lessons Learned Series in Population Education and Communication.

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    Kondo, Allan

    The Family Life Education project in Fiji began in 1985 to deal with the problem of a high percentage of illegitimate births among teenage girls and a high incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. The project also hoped to foster the development of understanding and responsible attitudes and moral values in relation to sexual development and…

  10. National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE): Overview of Evaluation Plan.

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    National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.

    The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act as amended in 1998 (Perkins III) requires that a national assessment of vocational education (NAVE) be conducted. Several key policy issues are likely to shape the course of vocational education and of the NAVE: (1) the small federal investment in vocational education relative to overall…

  11. Planning for Success: Factors Influencing Change in Teacher Education

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    Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella

    2007-01-01

    Teacher education is widely recognised as a key strategy that is yet to be effectively utilised to embed environmental education and/or education for sustainability in schools. This paper reports on a research study that examined a range of pre-service teacher education initiatives, both in Australia and internationally, that were seeking to…

  12. Priorities in Research into Classroom Life and Teacher Education

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    McIntyre, Donald; Morrison, Arnold

    1977-01-01

    Emphasizes that research into classroom life, and into the preparation of teachers for it, is not easy. Stresses the need for detailed conceptual analysis and rigorous research methodology, the need to face up to the complex realities of schools and classrooms, to establish more immediate relationships, and to take full account of the insight and…

  13. NASA's strategic plan for education. A strategy for change, 1993-1998

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    1992-01-01

    NASA's education vision is to promote excellence in America's education system through enhancing and expanding scientific and technological competence. In doing so, NASA strives to be recognized by the education community as the premier mission agency in support of the National Education Goals and in the development and implementation of education standards. To realize this vision, NASA has clearly defined and developed three specific goals to promote excellence in education. Specific objectives and milestones are defined for each goal in the body of this strategic plan.

  14. "Like Life Itself": Narrative and the Revitalization of Educational Practice.

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    Hopkins, Richard L.

    This paper describes the efforts to use contemporary ideas about narrative to rethink educational practice at the level of "root metaphor," (Stephen Pepper) and argue that "narrative schooling" might revitalize the actual processes of schooling. There is a concern that, especially at the secondary level, public schools are experience-averse in all…

  15. A Teacher's Point of View on Family Life (Sex) Education

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    Gawlinski, Judy R.

    2007-01-01

    As a Family and Consumer Science educator at Union City High School in Union City, Pennsylvania, I have heard and seen a great deal. I have been teaching for 24 years at this rural Pennsylvania Middle/High School where teen pregnancy has always been a problem. Teaching students abstinence as the only method of birth control has been a major…

  16. "The Physics of Life," an Undergraduate General Education Biophysics Course

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    Parthasarathy, Raghuveer

    2015-01-01

    Improving the scientific literacy of non-scientists is an important aim, both because of the ever-increasing impact of science on our lives and because understanding science enriches our experience of the natural world. One route to improving scientific literacy is via general education undergraduate courses--i.e. courses for students not majoring…

  17. Since Levinson: View of Life Cycle Theory and Adult Education.

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    Eastmond, Daniel V.

    1991-01-01

    Presents the fundamentals of Levinson's theory of adult development, which posits age-specific periods that are claimed to be universal. Examines the claim in relation to studies of women's and cross-cultural adult development. Recommends ways that adult development theory should affect the practice of adult education. (Author/JOW)

  18. The Education Continuum-A Neglected University Responsibility

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    Adiseshiah, Malcolm S.

    1971-01-01

    The concept of life-long integrated education in a gobal system has given new emphasis to comprehensive adult educational systems. They are linked both with the formal education system and the rational development plans. (Author)

  19. A Comparison of Face to Face and Video-Based Self Care Education on Quality of Life of Hemodialysis Patients

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    Hemmati Maslakpak, Masumeh; Shams, Shadi

    2015-01-01

    Background End stage renal disease negatively affects the patients’ quality of life. There are different educational methods to help these patients. This study was performed to compare the effectiveness of self-care education in two methods, face to face and video educational, on the quality of life in patients under treatment by hemodialysis in education-medical centers in Urmia. Methods In this quasi-experimental study, 120 hemodialysis patients were selected randomly; they were then randomly allocated to three groups: the control, face to face education and video education. For face to face group, education was given individually in two sessions of 35 to 45 minutes. For video educational group, CD was shown. Kidney Disease Quality Of Life- Short Form (KDQOL-SF) questionnaire was filled out before and two months after the intervention. Data analysis was performed in SPSS software by using one-way ANOVA. Results ANOVA test showed a statistically significant difference in the quality of life scores among the three groups after the intervention (P=0.024). After the intervention, Tukey’s post-hoc test showed a statistically significant difference between the two groups of video and face to face education regarding the quality of life (P>0.05). Conclusion Implementation of the face to face and video education methods improves the quality of life in hemodialysis patients. So, it is suggested that video educational should be used along with face to face education. PMID:26171412

  20. Executive Functioning in Daily Life in Parkinson's Disease: Initiative, Planning and Multi-Task Performance

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    Koerts, Janneke; Van Beilen, Marije; Tucha, Oliver; Leenders, Klaus L.; Brouwer, Wiebo H.

    2011-01-01

    Impairments in executive functioning are frequently observed in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, executive functioning needed in daily life is difficult to measure. Considering this difficulty the Cognitive Effort Test (CET) was recently developed. In this multi-task test the goals are specified but participants are free in their approach. This study applies the CET in PD patients and investigates whether initiative, planning and multi-tasking are associated with aspects of executive functions and psychomotor speed. Thirty-six PD patients with a mild to moderate disease severity and thirty-four healthy participants were included in this study. PD patients planned and demonstrated more sequential task execution, which was associated with a decreased psychomotor speed. Furthermore, patients with a moderate PD planned to execute fewer tasks at the same time than patients with a mild PD. No differences were found between these groups for multi-tasking. In conclusion, PD patients planned and executed the tasks of the CET sequentially rather than in parallel presumably reflecting a compensation strategy for a decreased psychomotor speed. Furthermore, patients with moderate PD appeared to take their impairments into consideration when planning how to engage the tasks of the test. This compensation could not be detected in patients with mild PD. PMID:22206004

  1. The Search for Life: Are We Alone? Educator's Guide Insert

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    This handout is designed to enhance a visit to the museum's Hall of the Universe and Space Show. The printable two-page handout includes information about water, energy, elements, and the other factors whose favorable balance allows life to exist on Earth, an overview, with illustrations, of how our solar system was formed and questions for students to answer based on the information in this handout and the exhibits at the museum.

  2. Impacts of the Heritage Keepers® Life Skills Education Component. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research

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    Melissa A. Clark; Christopher Trenholm; Barbara Devaney; Justin Wheeler; Lisa Quay

    2007-01-01

    This report addresses one particular model for school-based abstinence education: a voluntary, character-based program designed to enhance a mandatory core abstinence education component of the Heritage Keepers® program serving middle and high school youth in Edgefield, South Carolina. Findings indicate that the Life Skills Component had little or no impact on sexual abstinence or activity on youth already receiving the

  3. Personality Traits, Education, and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Older Adult Primary Care Patients

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    Benjamin Chapman; Paul Duberstein; Jeffrey M. Lyness

    2007-01-01

    Both lower education and the personality trait of neuroticism have been associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among older adults, but little is known about the role of other personality traits in HRQOL. We examined the associations of all Five-Factor Model personality traits and education, above and beyond physician-rated medical burden, with different aspects of HRQOL in a

  4. Education to Careers and Professions.

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    Sullivan, Lila E.

    The Education for Careers/Professions (ECP) team at Centennial High School (Champaign, Illinois) is embarking on a plan for the future education of the workforce. Its vision statement and plan are designed to prepare all 1,500 students for life beyond high school into the world of work in the 21st century. The ECP plan addresses the need for…

  5. Self-Instruction through Reading: The Keller Plan. ASME Medical Education Booklet No. 7

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    Stoward, Peter J.

    1976-01-01

    Advantages and disadvantages of the Keller Plan in medical education are reviewed. The author's advice is based in part on his experience using the method in a course in histology at the University of Dundee, Scotland. (LBH)

  6. AN EDUCATIONAL DESIGN PLAN FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING: SCARIE

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    Claire Donald; Mark Northover; Tony Koppi; Gill Matthews

    This paper proposes an educational design plan for two modules within a professional development programme at UNITEC, about learning and teaching online. These modules address the areas of moderating online discussions, and online assessment. The application of the \\

  7. Computer-Facilitated Planning for the Development of Special Education Instructional Products.

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    Blackhurst, A. Edward; Wright, William S.

    1978-01-01

    The article describes the computer-based Integrated Civil Engineering System Project planning and control technique and discusses its applicability to a special education instructional product development project. (CL)

  8. Food Labelling to Advance Better Education for Life

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    S Storcksdieck genannt Bonsmann; L Fernández Celemín; K G Grunert

    2010-01-01

    Background\\/Objectives:Nutrition labels are potentially a major instrument for enabling consumers to make healthier food choices, but current insights into how nutrition labels are used by consumers in real-world shopping situations are limited, making the science-based formulation of new labelling policies and the evaluation of existing ones difficult. The objective of the European Union-funded project Food Labelling to Advance Better Education

  9. Doing Effective Strategic Planning in a Higher Education Environment.

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    Rieley, James B.

    In the face of reduced resources, increased levels of competition, and rapid technological advancement, it is critical that colleges learn how to plan for the future. There are four main phases of effective planning: development, implementation, evaluation of results (audit), and standardization. The Hoshin Planning model, which incorporates these…

  10. A Critical Review of Strategic Planning: Panacea for Public Education?

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    Beach, Robert H.; Lindahl, Ron

    2004-01-01

    Many states, accrediting agencies, and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium have policies and standards mandating strategic planning for public schools. Planning in schools has become synonymous with strategic planning. However, alternative approaches to change exist that offer more effective solutions to school improvement. School…

  11. A Guide for Planning School Facilities for Science Education.

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    New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.

    This guide discusses the people involved in facility planning and the formulation of program plans. Consideration is given to space requirements, equipment, furniture, and utilities, and to the special needs of different branches of science. A bibliography and planning aids are appended. (RH)

  12. African-German Cooperation in Educational Research and Planning.

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    Sachsenmeier, Peter

    The report presents background information and proceedings from a conference held in Bonn, Germany, in September 1977 to encourage exchange of ideas between African and German educators and government officials. Specifically, the conference served to document the increasing interest of German educators to interact with educators from the third…

  13. Ohio Master Plan for Public Policy in Higher Education 1971.

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    Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.

    This report presents a series of recommendations for the development of public policy for the State of Ohio affecting higher education in the 1970's. The recommendations are more specifically related to: (1) the State and private higher education; (2) enrollment, admission, and student assistance; (3) the structure of public higher education in…

  14. Arkansas Department of Education Consolidated State Application Accountability Plan. Amended

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    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This workbook, submitted by the Arkansas Department of Education to the U.S. Department of Education, is for State Grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110). By January 31, 2003, States must complete and submit to the Department this Consolidated State Application Accountability…

  15. The Search for Life: Are We Alone? Educator's Guide

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The museum's Space Show takes an exciting look at the question: Is there life beyond our planet? This comprehensive guide will help you fully experience the show's journey with your students. It includes key concepts and background information for the three scientific disciplines that the show covers, several pre- and post-visit activities to do with your students, a listing of related museum exhibits and suggestions for how to tie them into your field trip, and notes about how the topics featured in the show address performance standards and curriculum requirements.

  16. The social impact of Life Education: estimating drug use prevalence among Victorian primary school students and the statewide effect of the Life Education programme.

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    Hawthorne, G

    1996-08-01

    Evaluations of drug education programmes focus on the effect on participating students. Although this is appropriate, where programmes are institutionalized the wider population impact should also be considered. This paper examines this argument and provides a practical methodology for examining programme impacts on populations. It illustrates this using the example of the Life Education (LE) programme-a mature early intervention programme operating internationally-on the Victorian (Australia) population of Year 6 schoolchildren. Data from a recent evaluation of Life Education in Victoria, Australia, were re-analysed enabling estimation of adjusted attributable risk percentage (which provide an estimate of programme effect among those who are exposed to it), population prevalence estimates and population attributable risk percentage (which provide estimates of programme impacts on the entire population). In 1992 when the data were collected LE operated in 43% of all Victorian primary schools. The findings showed that within LE-schools 43% of girls' and 35% of boys' recent smoking was attributable to participation in the LE-programme. For drinking within LE-schools, while there was no apparent effect on girls, the programme was associated with 40% of boys' recent drinking. When the data were extrapolated to the state-wide smoking and drinking estimates, these showed that of all smoking among Year 6 schoolchildren, 25% of girls' and 19% of boys' smoking could be attributed to participation in Life Education, as could 22% of all boys' recent drinking. This re-analysis showed there was no preventive effect associated with the programme, at either the school or the population level. The findings suggest that intervention programmes should be thoroughly evaluated prior to widespread implementation, and that such evaluations should include reference to the community-wide impacts of such programmes. PMID:8828243

  17. Computer Assisted Planning for Education, A Prototype. The Management Information System for Occupational Education. Journal of Research and Development in Education. v7 n2, Winter 1974.

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    Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.

    The journal describes the Management Information System for Occupational Education (MISOE), designed to provide computerized information support capability for State level occupational education planning. An introductory chapter presents a guide for reading the publication. The second chapter describes basic components and terminology and outlines…

  18. Academic Plan 2017 Educating and Innovating in Silicon Valley for a Better World

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    Su, Xiao

    1 Academic Plan 2017 Educating and Innovating in Silicon Valley for a Better World: Achieving Distinction in Learning, Scholarship and Engagement In our Academic Plan 2017, we seek to become leaders engagement with academic and professional learning, expanding our international and global connections

  19. Education and Rural Development Planning. Report of a Regional Seminar (Bangkok, December 8-16, 1980).

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

    The report of a regional seminar on rural development planning specifies as its objectives: to study the problems of rural development planning, and to elucidate training requirements for managers of rural development projects, with particular reference to the links between education and productive work and employment. The first chapter gives…

  20. Facilitating Individual Student Planning with English Learners: An Exploration of Placement Complexities and Counselor Educational Preparation

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    Lachance, Joan Rolston

    2010-01-01

    There is limited literature connecting the field of school counseling and pre-service counseling education programs to the individual student planning process with English learners in high school. This study employed multiple case studies to explore the issues that arise during school counselors' planning sessions with recently arrived English…

  1. The Texas State Plan and Guidelines for the Education of the Gifted/Talented.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Gifted/Talented Education.

    The document contains the Texas state plan for the education of the gifted/talented and principles and criteria for local school district program development. The state plan includes a section on background, a position statement, the state definition of gifted/talented students, and a statement of goal and objective. Responsibilities and…

  2. Functionality of Objectives in the Program and Education Plans of Persons with Mental Retardation.

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    Keyes, Joseph B.; Karst, Ralph R.

    This study examined the relationship between the functionality of training objectives established in Individual Program Plans (IPPs) and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) of persons with severe and profound mental retardation and different service delivery environments. Each training objective in the IPPs and IEPs of 78 individuals was classified…

  3. Human Capital Planning in Higher Education Institutions: A Strategic Human Resource Development Initiative in Jordan

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    Khasawneh, Samer

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The primary purpose of this study is to determine the status of human capital planning in higher education institutions in Jordan. Design/methodology/approach: A random sample of 120 faculty members (in administrative positions) responded to a human capital planning (HCP) survey. The survey consisted of a pool of 38 items distributed over…

  4. An Analysis of the Mission and Vision Statements on the Strategic Plans of Higher Education Institutions

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    Ozdem, Guven

    2011-01-01

    This study aimed to analyze the mission and vision statements on the strategic plans of higher education institutions. The sample of the study consisted of 72 public universities. Strategic plans of the universities were accessed over the internet, and the data collected were analyzed using content analysis. The findings show that statements on…

  5. Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Family Planning Education among Third Year Medical Students

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    Smith, Kimberly G.; Gilliam, Melissa L.; Leboeuf, Mathieu; Neustadt, Amy; Stulberg, Debra

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to explore third- year medical students’ interest in learning about family planning, exposure to family planning (contraception and abortion) and perceived barriers and benefits to family planning education in their obstetrics and gynecology rotation. Method: We conducted four focus groups with 27 third-year medical students near the end of their rotation in obstetrics and gynecology. Results: Students desired education in family planning but perceived limited exposure during their rotation. Most students were aware of abortion but lacked factual information and abortion procedural skills. They felt systemic and faculty-related barriers contributed to limited exposure. Students discussed issues such as lack of time for coverage of contraception and abortion in the curricula and rotation itself. Perceived benefits of clinical instruction in family planning included increased knowledge of contraceptive management and abortion the ability to care for and relate to patients, opportunity for values clarification, and positive changes in attitudes towards family planning. Conclusions: Medical students who desire full education in family planning during their obstetrics and gynecology rotation may face barriers to obtaining that education. Given that many medical students will eventually care for reproductive-age women, greater promotion of opportunities for exposure to family planning within obstetrics and gynecology rotations is warranted. PMID:20165534

  6. A Correlational Analysis of Strategic Information Systems Planning in K-12 Public Educational Organizations

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    Martin, Christopher J.

    2012-01-01

    Three decades of research has indicated that strategic information systems planning is a vital component to business success. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship strategic information systems planning and financial commitment has within the K-12 public education sector. Data for this study was obtained from top management of…

  7. "Never Really Had a Good Education You Know, Until I Came in Here": Educational Life Histories of Young Adult Male Prisoner Learners

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    Carrigan, Jane; Maunsell, Catherine

    2014-01-01

    This article focuses on the educational life histories of nine prisoner learners aged between 18 and 21 years which were collated as part of doctoral work which sought to access the life histories of adult male prisoners who were attending a prison school while incarcerated in prison. The nine life histories of the young men were collated not only…

  8. Therapeutic Massage Impacts Quality of Life for University Female Faculty in Teacher Education

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    Sandstrom, Clarine

    2009-01-01

    Stress is a part of everyone's life. Depending on the level of stress, it may affect people's health and lives. Stress in the workplace may come from many different sources, however for the purpose of this study, the focus was on female faculty working in a Teacher Education program at a small north central, North Dakota university. Stress is…

  9. Pathways to Equity in Mathematics Education: How Life Experiences Impact Researcher Positionality

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    Foote, Mary Q.; Gau Bartell, Tonya

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the life histories of a group of emerging scholars in the field of mathematics education who identify themselves as having a particular interest in and concern for issues of equity and diversity. Experiences of being the "other," "bearing witness" to "othering experiences," and "orienting experiences" in relation to issues of…

  10. The Transition from Initial Education to Working Life: A Status Report on Australia's Progress.

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    McDonald, Rod; Corbiere, Kathy; Doyle, Leonie; Field, Claire; Johnson, Lesley; Johnston, Paula; Kerr, Ella; Roberts, Anita

    Australia's system for helping youths make a successful transition from initial vocational education and training (VET) to working life was assessed through an analysis that focused on the following features that were identified by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as contributing to successful transitions: learning…

  11. BS in FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION (734721) MAP Sheet School of Family Life

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    Olsen Jr., Dan R.

    BS in FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION (734721) MAP Sheet School of Family Life For students Complete the teaching methods for family consumer science course: SFL 377 Tchg Mthds in Fam & Cons. Sci in the Home SFL 340 Family Meal Management Complete the following food science with lab courses: NDFS 250

  12. BS in FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION (734721) MAP Sheet School of Family Life

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    Olsen Jr., Dan R.

    BS in FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION (734721) MAP Sheet School of Family Life For students the teaching methods for family consumer science course: SFL 377 Tchg Mthds in Fam & Cons. Sci. Edu. Complete in the Home SFL 340 Family Meal Management Complete the following food science with lab courses: NDFS 250

  13. Mario Montessori: In Search of a Deeper Freedom. A Life's Journey of Educational Ideas.

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    Kahn, David

    1998-01-01

    Introduces this theme issue on Mario Montessori's writings. Describes how his life experiences contributed to the idea of freedom in education, seen as a recurring theme in his mother, Maria Montessori's writings, and also contributed to the integration of the Montessori perspective. (KB)

  14. The Case of Columbus, New Mexico: Educational Life on the Border. Multicultural Videocase Series.

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    Herbert, Joanne M., Ed.; McNergney, Robert F., Ed.

    This guide accompanies one of a pair of videocases depicting educational life in Columbus, New Mexico. The videocase includes 23 minutes of unstaged but edited videotape footage of teaching and learning in and around an elementary school. The first section of the guide, "Teaching Note" (Linda Warner), contains a transcript of the videotape and…

  15. The Roles of Life Course Resources on Social Work Minority Students' Educational Aspirations

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    Paat, Yok-Fong

    2015-01-01

    This study seeks to investigate the importance of life course capital on the educational aspirations of 40 social work undergraduates who were predominantly visible ethnic minority, immigrant descendants or non-traditional students in the mainstream US. Applying the resource perspective in this context, minority students' academic successes hinge…

  16. Listening to the Voices of Haiti: Exploring Perceptions of Education, Quality of Life, and Democracy.

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    Hansman, Catherine A.; Graf, Helen M.

    2002-01-01

    A survey of 110 Haitians found that most had low literacy levels and limited access to education and political information. Most believed their quality of life was no better since democratic government was instituted and felt that the promise of democracy had not been fulfilled. (Contains 43 references.) (SK)

  17. Electrical Engineers' Perceptions on Education--Electromagnetic Field Theory and Its Connection to Working Life

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    Keltikangas, K.; Wallen, H.

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates electrical engineers' perceptions on their education in Finland, with particular emphasis on the basic electromagnetic field theory courses and their applicability in working life, using two online surveys (n = 99 and n = 120). The answers show a reasonably good satisfaction with the electrical engineering studies in…

  18. "Second Life" in Education: A Review of Publications from its Launch to 2011

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    Wang, Feihong; Burton, John K.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this review was to explore how Second Life (SL) has been discussed, investigated and applied in education from its launch to present. Two research questions guided the review: (1) what are the annual publication number and its percentage of empirical studies?; (2) what are the characteristics of the empirical studies regarding the…

  19. Learning by Living: Life-Altering Medical Education through Nursing Home-Based Experiential Learning

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    Gugliucci, Marilyn R.; Weiner, Audrey

    2013-01-01

    The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Learning by Living Project (referred to as Learning by Living) was piloted in 2006 as an experiential medical education learning model. Since its inception, medical and other health professions students have been "admitted" into nursing homes to live the life of an older adult nursing…

  20. Voices of Young Adults with Autism and Their Perspective on Life Choices after Secondary Education

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    Galler, Susan

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative research study was to explore how young adults who have an autism spectrum disorder perceive their life choices after secondary education. The focus participants in the sample were young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For the purpose of this research, ASD includes autism and…

  1. Life for Minority Professors of Special Education Ain't Been No Crystal Stair

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    Gentry, Ruben

    2010-01-01

    To expect an "easy life" as a professor of special education is to expect what never was nor never will be. But when the playing field is uneven for minorities, or even worse, when it is not even recognized that the playing field is uneven, there is cause for action. For example, Bonner (2004) stated that minority faculty face tremendous…

  2. Sexualities, Teenage Pregnancy and Educational Life Histories in Portugal: Experiencing Sexual Citizenship?

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    Fonseca, Laura; Araujo, Helena C.; Santos, Sofia A.

    2012-01-01

    This article focuses on Portuguese working-class teenage girls' voices and experiences concerning sexuality and pregnancy. Within a sociological, feminist and educational framework, it explores the girls' perspective on sexual and intimate citizenship as evidence of fairer forms of regulation of teenage sexualities. Through building life histories…

  3. A Model Community Education Program on Depression and Suicide in Later Life.

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    Pratt, Clara C.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Describes development and evaluation of three-hour multimedia community education program on depression and suicide in later life. Designed for families, older adults, and service providers, program provides information and teaches skills to recognize and respond to depression and suicidal behavior in elderly. Compared with controls, participants…

  4. Effects of Applying Blogs to Assist Life Education Instruction for Elementary School Students

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    Lou, Shi-Jer; Kao, Mei-Chuan; Yen, Hsiu-Ling; Shih, Ru-Chu

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study aims to explore the effects of applying blog-assisted life education instruction to fifth grade elementary school students. The subjects were 30 fifth-grade students from southern Taiwan. The teaching experiment lasted 10 weeks with three sessions conducted each week. In the experiment, instructional effectiveness and the…

  5. Contesting the 1944 McNair Report: Lillian de Lissa's Working Life as a Teacher Educator

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    Whitehead, Kay

    2010-01-01

    This article explores teacher educator Lillian de Lissa's working life in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1944 the McNair report criticised residential colleges and their female staff as isolated and intellectually impoverished. However, in Australia and then as the foundation Principal of Gipsy Hill Training College, de Lissa was not…

  6. Talking about Sex: The Discourses of loveLife Peer Educators in South Africa

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    Lesko, Nancy

    2007-01-01

    loveLife is a high profile, expensive and controversial nationwide awareness and prevention campaign that has been addressed at young South Africans since 1999. This paper examines the discourses 20 Black youths used to narrate their involvements, satisfactions and difficulties as peer educators. The primary data sources are individual interviews…

  7. Stories of Learning across the Lifespan: Life History and Biographical Research in Adult Education

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    Gouthro, Patricia

    2014-01-01

    Life history or biographical approaches to research in lifelong learning may be particularly useful for researchers working from a social purpose and/or feminist perspective. Adult educators working from an emancipatory framework are often curious about factors that shape people's lives, both from an individualistic, biographical perspective…

  8. Primary Prevention of Child Abuse: The Role of the Family Life Educator.

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    Marion, Marian

    1982-01-01

    Suggests that family life educators can help break the cycle of child abuse by teaching positive discipline strategies to future parents. Teaching suggestions are offered including inviting student perspective and reaction and role playing to help students confront attitudes toward discipline. (Author/JAC)

  9. U.S. Department of Education Annual Plan, 2002-2003.

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    Department of Education, Washington, DC.

    The U.S. Department of Education Annual Plan for 2002-03 establishes six goals for the agency and the nation. They include creating a culture of achievement, improving student achievement, developing safe schools and strong character, transforming education into an evidence-based field, enhancing the quality of and access to postsecondary and…

  10. Strategic Planning for Educational Technology Initiatives in PK-12 Lutheran Schools

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    Muth, Nicole

    2012-01-01

    Technology rich learning environments provide the potential for engaging, relevant, and personalized curricula that prepare students for 21st century careers. However, a lack of strategic planning by educators results in available technology not being used to its fullest potential. Several educational organizations have published guidelines for…

  11. System of Planned Activities in Career Education. Program Design for Central Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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    Norristown Area School District, PA.

    The System of Planned Activities in Career Education (SPACE) project was undertaken (1) to create a meaningful, cooperative effort between the area vocational technical school and the sending schools for the purpose of expanding career education to meet the needs of all children and (2) to establish a system to serve as a model for implementing…

  12. Evaluation Plan of the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, FY1996-FY2000.

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    Barley, Zoe

    This evaluation plan, which is updated annually, provides a synthesis of the various evaluation activities of Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). During 1999, the fourth year of the Laboratory's contract period with the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, special studies and integrated studies were designed to…

  13. Policy Issues in Planning for Distance Education Using a Domestic Communication Satellite.

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    Gough, J. Eric; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Considers important political and practical issues within the field of distance education raised by the decision for Australia to have its own communications satellite. The experiences of other countries are examined and the importance of communication policy and planning, educational needs-assessment, cost-effectiveness studies, resource…

  14. Polaroid Corporation's Tuition Assistance Plan: A Case Study. Worker Education and Training Policies Project.

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    Knox, Kathleen

    A study was conducted to determine the factors that account for the sustained and unusually high rate of participation in tuition-assisted education by Polaroid employees. Information was gathered by interviews with Polaroid management officials in the Human Resources Development Group; staff of the Education and Career Planning Department; and…

  15. Business Planning for the Vocational Education and Training in Hong Kong

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    Chan, Catherine Y. P.; Chan, S. F.; Chan, K.; Ip, W. C.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a thinking model to recommend to the vocational education institutions for planning their educational business in the face of marketization. Design/methodology/approach: The systems approach is adopted for developing the model. It is not only used for the conceptualization of the principles of…

  16. Opportunities for Change: Implementing the 2008 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education

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    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This report describes the process for implementing the policy goals and recommendations of the 2008 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. The report provides analysis and strategies to guide the development of the state's higher education system over the next decade and beyond. The strategies follow from four basic priorities: (1) Preserve…

  17. Strategic Plan To Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education. 2001 Annual Report.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Higher Education, Hartford.

    This report describes progress made on Connecticut's strategic plan to ensure racial and ethnic diversity in higher education. The public colleges and universities of Connecticut continue to make incremental, year-to-year progress toward achieving the diversity goals established by the state's Board of Governors for Higher Education in its…

  18. Critical Issues in Language and Education Planning in Twenty First Century in South Africa

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    Brook Napier, Diane

    2011-01-01

    Language and education planning issues and democratic policy implementation in the post-apartheid era in South Africa encompass a range of language-related issues and dilemmas that have counterparts in many countries, within the emerging global education system. The issues in South Africa were and continue to be shaped by the historical legacy of…

  19. Cancer Education Program Evaluation: A Responsive Approach to Planning an Evaluation and Initial Results.

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    Pearsol, James A.

    This paper describes evaluation planning for the Cancer Education Program (CEP) at Ohio State University (OSU). The three-year OSU CEP project was designed as a multidisciplinary cancer education program. A responsive method, which trades off some measurement precision in order to increase the usefulness of the findings, was employed in the…

  20. Current Status and Future Plans for Undergraduate Public/Community Health Education Program Accreditation

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    Miller, M. Elizabeth; Birch, David A.; Cottrell, Randall R.

    2010-01-01

    Background: Quality assurance in health education professional preparation has long been a goal of the profession. A comprehensive coordinated accreditation process for graduate and undergraduate health education has been recommended. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of, and future plans for,…

  1. Background Research and Mapping. Australian School Science Education National Action Plan, 2008-2012. Volume 2

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    Rennie, Leonie J.; Goodrum, Denis

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to provide background to the text and recommended actions of the Australian School Science Education National Action Plan, 2007-2012. The first part presents a synthesis of the national and international research used to identify gaps and overlaps amongst activities related to school science education in …

  2. Earth Science Education Plan: Inspire the Next Generation of Earth Explorers

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    2004-01-01

    The Education Enterprise Strategy, the expanding knowledge of how people learn, and the community-wide interest in revolutionizing Earth and space science education have guided us in developing this plan for Earth science education. This document builds on the success of the first plan for Earth science education published in 1996; it aligns with the new framework set forth in the NASA Education Enterprise Strategy; it recognizes the new educational opportunities resulting from research programs and flight missions; and it builds on the accomplishments th'at the Earth Science Enterprise has made over the last decade in studying Earth as a system. This document embodies comprehensive, practicable plans for inspiring our children; providing educators with the tools they need to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and improving our citizens' scientific literacy. This plan describes an approach to systematically sharing knowledge; developing the most effective mechanisms to achieve tangible, lasting results; and working collaboratively to catalyze action at a scale great enough to ensure impact nationally and internationally. This document will evolve and be periodically reviewed in partnership with the Earth science education community.

  3. Educating our patients about life and the end of life: toward a pedagogy of dying.

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    Ventres, William

    2014-01-01

    There is an extensive literature on how physicians can best educate their patients about living healthier-one might call it a "pedagogy of living." In this essay, I suggest that physicians develop a "pedagogy of dying" for their adult patients: educating them about how they can approach death with some measure of grace and dignity, as consistent with their wants as possible, and cognizant of the final reality we all face. This process happens in the ambulatory settings as part of ongoing care and precedes any serious illness or the crisis of hospitalization. I draw on known models for communicating effectively, my own practice experience, and the disciplines of palliative care and bioethics in asking physicians to consider developing such a "pedagogy of dying," a kind of anticipatory guidance toward aging, infirmity, and, ultimately, death [corrected]. PMID:25201942

  4. Literacy and life skills education for vulnerable youth: What policy makers can do

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

    2014-04-01

    In countries with a high concentration of youth with low literacy levels, the policy and programming task related to education and training is particularly daunting. This note briefly presents policies and practices which have been put in place to provide vulnerable youth with literacy and life skills education. It is based on a multi-country research study undertaken by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD Canada; previously Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA), and on subsequent policy dialogue forums with policy makers, practitioners, researchers and youth representatives held in Africa, the Arab region and Asia. Built on this review of existing policies and their implementation, this note provides lessons for innovative practices and suggests six concrete ways to address the needs of vulnerable youth through literacy and life skills education.

  5. The Effect of an Education Program Utilising PRECEDE Model on the Quality of Life in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

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    Taghdisi, M. H.; Borhani, M.; Solhi, M.; Afkari, M. E.; Hosseini, F.

    2012-01-01

    Background and objective: The problems caused by diabetes have direct and indirect impacts on the quality of life of diabetic patients. An increase of these problems means a decrease in a patient's quality of life. This study was conducted to assess the effect of the educational programme based on the precede model in promoting quality of life of…

  6. Proceedings of the Second Life Education Workshop, Part of the Second Life Community Convention (1st, San Francisco, California, August 18-20, 2006)

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    Livingstone, Daniel, Ed.; Kemp, Jeremy, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    This document is a compilation of 14 papers from presentations and posters of the Second Life Education Workshop at the Second Life Community Convention, presented at the Fort Mason Centre in San Francisco, California in August 2006. Following a foreword (John Bransford and Drue Gawel); preface (John Lester); and word from the chairs (Daniel…

  7. The Prospects for Educational Planning. A Workshop Organised by IIEP on the Occasion of Its 25th Anniversary.

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    Caillods, Francoise, Ed.

    In late 1988, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary celebration, the International Institute for Educational Planning organized an international workshop to review the major problems faced by education today and to consider the future of educational planning worldwide. The workshop brought together researchers, planners, and specialists from all…

  8. Building a System...To Be among the Best: The Washington State Master Plan for Higher Education.

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    Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.

    This report presents Washington State's Master Plan for building a higher education system that addresses change in four fundamental elements: accessing education in urban areas; developing a new higher education funding process; evaluating institutional performance; and strengthening admissions standards. The Master Plan recommends the following:…

  9. A Critique of Planning Models for Postsecondary Education: Current Feasibility and Potential Relevance, and a Prospectus for Further Research.

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    Dresch, Stephen P.

    The feasibility and potential relevance of comprehensive planning models for postsecondary education are examined, focusing on the two most widely discussed models of this type: (1) the Postsecondary Education Financing Model (PEFM) of the National Commission on the Financing of Postsecondary Education, and (2) the Federal Planning Model (FPM) of…

  10. Using Virtual Worlds in Education: Second Life[R] as an Educational Tool

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    Baker, Suzanne C.; Wentz, Ryan K.; Woods, Madison M.

    2009-01-01

    The online virtual world Second Life (www.secondlife.com) has multiple potential uses in teaching. In Second Life (SL), users create avatars that represent them in the virtual world. Within SL, avatars can interact with each other and with objects and environments. SL offers tremendous creative potential in that users can create content within the…

  11. Introducing Life Events in Preschool Education: Future Educators' Attitudes and Perceptions

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    Brouskeli, Vasiliki

    2014-01-01

    In this study, we aimed to clarify future preschool teachers' attitudes and perceptions about introducing life events, such as chronic illness, hospitalisation, divorce and death to their pupils. We used semi-structured interviews for two different groups who had and had not attended relative to life events courses. Results indicated that…

  12. Educational Challenges of Molecular Life Science: Characteristics and Implications for Education and Research

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    Tibell, Lena A. E.; Rundgren, Carl-Johan

    2010-01-01

    Molecular life science is one of the fastest-growing fields of scientific and technical innovation, and biotechnology has profound effects on many aspects of daily life--often with deep, ethical dimensions. At the same time, the content is inherently complex, highly abstract, and deeply rooted in diverse disciplines ranging from "pure sciences,"…

  13. The effect of a supportive educational program based on COPE model on caring burden and quality of life in family caregivers of women with breast cancer

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    Bahrami, Masoud; Farzi, Saba

    2014-01-01

    Background: The family caregivers of the people with cancer such as breast cancer experience a decrease in their quality of life and an increase of their caring burden. In most of the cases, the researchers consider the quality of life and physical and psychological problems in patients with cancer and pay less attention to the family caregivers. To reduce the caring burden imposed to the caregivers and improve their quality of life, supportive strategies such as problem solving can be used. These interventions may have benefits for the caregivers although the research results are contradictory. The aim of this research was to determine the effect of a supportive educational program, based on COPE model, which focuses on creativity, optimism, planning, and expert information on individuals, on the caring burden and quality of life in the family caregivers of women with breast cancer. Materials and Methods: The present study is a clinical trial, which was conducted in Seyed-Al-Shohada Hospital of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and a private center of chemotherapy in 2012. In this study, researchers investigated the effect of a supportive educational program based on COPE model on the caring burden and quality of life in the family caregivers of women with breast cancer. This supportive educational program included two hospital visits and two telephone sessions based on COPE model for 9 days. A total of 64 patients were selected based on the inclusion criteria and randomly assigned into two groups. Data were collected by use of Caregiver Quality of Life Index-Cancer (CQOL-C), World Health Organization Quality of Life — Bref(WHOQOL-Bref)_, and Zarit caring burden at the beginning of the intervention and a month after the intervention. Results: The results showed that in the experimental group, the mean score of physical, mental, spiritual, environmental domains and overall quality of life in the family caregivers was significantly increased compared to the control group, but there was no change in the social domain of quality of life in the two groups. In the experimental group, the mean score of caring burden among the caregivers was significantly decreased compared to the control group. Conclusion: Results of the present study suggested that a supportive educational program can improve physical, mental, spiritual, environmental domains and overall quality of life. It can also decrease the caring burden in the family caregivers of women with breast cancer. Further studies are needed to evaluate the impact of these interventions on quality of life and caring burden in the family caregivers of women with breast cancer undergoing other cancer treatments. PMID:24834079

  14. Pathways to Excellence: A Federal Strategy for Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education. U.S. Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Strategic Plan FY1994-FY1998.

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    Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, Washington, DC.

    This strategic plan, based on two years of coordinated interagency effort, presents a five-year planning framework and associated milestones that focus the plans and resources of the participating Federal agencies toward achieving the National Education Goals in terms of the competence in mathematics and science expected of all students. The Plan

  15. Information Literacy Planning for Educators: The ILPO Approach.

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    Ryan, Jenny; Capra, Steph

    2001-01-01

    Describes the ILPO (Information Literacy Planning Overview) that combines facets of information literacy including critical thinking, problem solving, and information technology into a planning document to support teachers and teacher-librarians. Discusses the whole-school approach to integrating information literacy into the curriculum that has…

  16. Comprehensive Education Plan, School Year 1985-86.

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    District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Research Information Center.

    The administration of the District of Columbia Public Schools has developed a plan for coping with the issues of the 1985-86 school year and achieving long range objectives for the period 1983-87. An outline of the 29 steps of the planning process explaining the input of each relevant division and office, togetyher with a timelines chart, is…

  17. Educators' Perceptions of Collaborative Planning Processes for Students with Disabilities

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    Carter, Nari; Prater, Mary Anne; Jackson, Aaron; Marchant, Michelle

    2009-01-01

    As schools emphasize accountability and academic progress for all students, professional collaboration is a critical aspect of planning accommodations and interventions that address the learning needs of diverse learners. To better understand collaborative processes, the authors investigated the nature of a collaborative planning experience for…

  18. Succession Planning and Knowledge Transfer in Higher Education

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    Grossman, Connie S.

    2014-01-01

    A leadership gap is occurring as the result of Baby Boomer retirements coupled with the lack of academic succession planning. Transferring organizational knowledge from leadership to successors is a challenging task during leadership change. Succession planning processes are designed for present and future organizational needs by facilitating…

  19. Personal Study Planning in Doctoral Education in Industrial Engineering

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    Lahenius, K.; Martinsuo, M.

    2010-01-01

    The duration of doctoral studies has increased in Europe. Personal study planning has been considered as one possible solution to help students in achieving shorter study times. This study investigates how doctoral students experience and use personal study plans in one university department of industrial engineering. The research material…

  20. Quality Practices of Alternative Education Learning Environments as Represented in Virginia's Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program

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    Feltman, Doris R.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze a prominent alternative education practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia through an analysis of the Virginia Department of Education's Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program and the alternative education environment it provides. This was a descriptive study using…

  1. La estadistica en el planeamiento educativo (Statistics in Educational Planning).

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    Leon Pacheco, Tomas

    1971-01-01

    This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1500 words) summarizing the author's definitions of the principal physical and human characteristics of elementary and secondary education as presently constituted in Mexico so that school personnel may comply with Mexican regulations that force them to supply educational statistics. For…

  2. Impending Change in Library Education: Implications for Planning

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    Wilson, Pauline

    1978-01-01

    This article considers the factors which mark the present as a turning point for education for librarianship, and recommends goals for future library education. Methods for implementing these goals and the role of the Association of American Library Schools in this implementation are suggested. (Author/KP)

  3. Advanced Education and Technology Business Plan, 2009-12

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    Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology consists of the following entities for budget purposes: Department of Advanced Education and Technology, the Access to the Future Fund, Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Alberta Research Council Inc., and iCORE Inc. Achieving the Ministry's goals involves the work and coordination of many…

  4. How Can Physicians??? Learning Styles Drive Educational Planning?

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    Elizabeth Armstrong; Ramin Parsa-Parsi

    2005-01-01

    As changes in health care delivery systems and in the global burden of disease call for a reassessment of how tomorrow's physicians should be educated—indeed, for a reconsideration of the diversity of roles the physician should play—there is an immediate need to produce continuing medical education (CME) programs with real impact. Curriculum planners are questioning both the content of medical

  5. A Lesson Plan for Sustainability in Higher Education

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    Driscoll, Elizabeth; Comm, Clare L.; Mathaisel, Dennis F. X.

    2013-01-01

    Much anxiety surrounds the future of higher education in the United States. With escalating costs, tuition, and class sizes, and the increasing exclusion of many poor and minority students, higher education needs to become more accessible and sustainable. This paper defines five "abilities" for the sustainability of higher…

  6. Transition Planning & Anticipated Services in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process: An Informational Guide for Students, Families, Professionals. [Revised].

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    Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Maryland Transition Initiative.

    This booklet, on the transition of Maryland students with disabilities to life after high school, is designed to build informal partnerships for the transition planning process. It provides details about: (1) the goals and components of transition planning; (2) the participants in transition planning; (3) the timing for formal transition planning;…

  7. Family Resources and Mid-Life Level of Education: A Longitudinal Study of the Mediating Influence of Childhood Parental Involvement

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    von Otter, Cecilia

    2014-01-01

    This paper draws on the concept of parental involvement, popular among educators and policy-makers, in investigating differences in level of attained education by family background. The question is if parental involvement in children's schooling at age 14 acts as a mediator between family resources and mid-life level of attained education.…

  8. Chaos Theory & Higher Education: Leadership, Planning, & Policy. Higher Education: Questions about the Purpose(s) of Colleges & Universities. Volume 9.

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    Cutright, Marc, Ed.

    This anthology considers some ways that chaos theory might be not only a descriptive metaphor for the conditions of leadership, planning, and policy in higher education, but also a prescriptive metaphor that might be used to improve these functions and others. The essays are: (1) "Introduction: Metaphor, Chaos Theory, and This Book" (Marc…

  9. Startup Business Plan for Educational Technology Providing Firm in India

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    Thakkar, Urvashi

    2012-12-14

    Advancements in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have completely transformed our life. Internet has become a technology without which it is difficult to survive now. Internet was initially used as means to access the information...

  10. Dietary education must fit into everyday life: a qualitative study of people with a Pakistani background and type 2 diabetes

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    Hempler, Nana F; Nicic, Sara; Ewers, Bettina; Willaing, Ingrid

    2015-01-01

    Background The high prevalence of diabetes among South Asian populations in European countries partially derives from unhealthy changes in dietary patterns. Limited studies address perspectives of South Asian populations with respect to utility of diabetes education in everyday life. This study explores perspectives on dietary diabetes education and healthy food choices of people living in Denmark who have a Pakistani background and type 2 diabetes. Methods In-depth interviews were conducted between October 2012 and December 2013 with 12 participants with type 2 diabetes who had received dietary diabetes education. Data analysis was systematic and was based on grounded theory principles. Results Participants described the process of integrating and utilizing dietary education in everyday life as challenging. Perceived barriers of the integration and utilization included a lack of a connection between the content of the education and life conditions, a lack of support from their social networks for dietary change, difficulty integrating the education into everyday life, and failure to include the participants’ taste preferences in the educational setting. Conclusion Dietary education that is sensitive to the attitudes, wishes, and preferences of the participants and that aims at establishing a connection to the everyday life of the participants might facilitate successful changes in dietary practices among people with a Pakistani background and type 2 diabetes. The findings suggest that more focus should be placed on collaborative processes in the dietary educational setting in order to achieve appropriate education and to improve communication between this population and health care professionals. PMID:25750523

  11. Planned Change and the Future of the Dental Education System.

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    Gerbert, Barbara

    1986-01-01

    Principles of planned change are interpreted in the context of dental schools' characteristic structure, goals, leadership, and communication mechanisms. Traits of change and successful strategies for achieving it are offered. (MSE)

  12. California Higher Education, the Master Plan, and the Erosion of College Opportunity. National Center Report #09-1

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    Callan, Patrick M.

    2009-01-01

    This occasional paper describes the development of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education and the current statewide challenges that make the plan ineffective today in preventing the erosion of college opportunity. (Contains 29 endnotes and 8 tables.)

  13. Towards Automatic Synthesis of Educational Resources Through Automated Planning

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    Dimitris Vrakas; Fotis Kokkoras; Nick Bassiliades; Ioannis P. Vlahavas

    2006-01-01

    \\u000a This paper reports on the results of an ongoing project for the development of a platform for e-Learning, which automatically\\u000a constructs curricula based on available educational resources and the learners needs and abilities. The system under development,\\u000a called PASER (Planner for the Automatic Synthesis of Educational Resources), uses an automated planner, which given the initial\\u000a state of the problem (learner’s

  14. An Assessment of the Implementation of National Development Plans in Kenya: The Case of Education Sector Programmes

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    Gor, Seth Omondi; Osoro, Kennedy O.

    2013-01-01

    This study assessed the success or failure of plan implementation in Kenya by investigating the extent to which planned estimates for educational projects were actually attained. Using six sets of five-year national development plans, we calculated an implementation ratio for each program showing actual expenditure as a ratio of planned

  15. Adolescents' academic achievement and life satisfaction: the role of parents' education.

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    Crede, Julia; Wirthwein, Linda; McElvany, Nele; Steinmayr, Ricarda

    2015-01-01

    Drawing on the background of positive psychology, there has only recently been a focus on adolescents' life satisfaction (LS) in the context of education. Studies examining the relationship between adolescents' academic achievement and LS have shown conflicting results and the reasons are not fully understood. The present study investigated the role of parents' education as a potential moderator of the relationship between adolescents' academic achievement and LS. A sample of German high school students (N = 411) reported parents' educational attainment, as an indicator of family socio-economic status, and students' academic achievement was operationalized by grade point average in five subjects. Results indicated that only mothers' education functioned as a moderator of the relationship between academic achievement and students' LS. The association between academic achievement and LS was only found in the group of students whose mothers had achieved the same or a higher education (at least high school diploma) as their own children. Fathers' educational attainment, however, was not a significant moderator of the respective relationship. Directions for future research and the differential influences of fathers' and mothers' education are discussed with regard to potential underlying processes. PMID:25691877

  16. "Don't Bag It" lawn care plan: an urban educational program in Bell County, Texas 

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    Locke, Darlene H

    1991-01-01

    "DOB'T BAG IT" LAWN CARE PLAN An Urban Bducational Program in Bell County, Texas A PROFESSIONAL PAPER by Darlene H. Locke Submitted to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF AGRICULTURE May, 1991 Department of Horticultural Sciences esDONsT BAG ZTe LAWN CARS PLAN An Urban Bduoational Program in Bell County, Texas A Professional Paper by Darlene H. Locke Approved as to style...

  17. Is educational attainment related to end-of-life decision-making? A large post-mortem survey in Belgium

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    2013-01-01

    Background Educational attainment has been shown to influence access to and quality of health care. However, the influence of educational attainment on decision-making at the end of life with possible or certain life-shortening effect (ELDs ie intensified pain and symptom alleviation, non-treatment decisions, euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide, and life-ending acts without explicit request) is scarcely studied. This paper examines differences between educational groups pertaining to prevalence of ELDs, the decision-making process and end-of-life treatment characteristics. Method We performed a retrospective survey among physicians certifying a large representative sample of Belgian deaths in 2007. Differences between educational groups were adjusted for relevant confounders (age, sex, cause of death and marital status). Results Intensified pain and symptom alleviation and non-treatment decisions are more likely to occur in higher educated than in lower educated patients. These decisions were less likely to be discussed with either patient or family, or with colleague physicians, in lower educated patients. A positive association between education and prevalence of euthanasia/assisted suicide (acts as well as requests) disappeared when adjusting for cause of death. No differences between educational groups were found in the treatment goal in the last week, but higher educated patients were more likely to receive opioids in the last day of life. Conclusion There are some important differences and possible inequities between educational groups in end-of-life decision-making in Belgium. Future research should investigate whether the found differences reflect differences in knowledge of and adherence to patient preferences, and indicate a discrepancy in quality of the end of life. PMID:24207110

  18. A Biotic Game Design Project for Integrated Life Science and Engineering Education

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    Denisin, Aleksandra K.; Rensi, Stefano; Sanchez, Gabriel N.; Quake, Stephen R.; Riedel-Kruse, Ingmar H.

    2015-01-01

    Engaging, hands-on design experiences are key for formal and informal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Robotic and video game design challenges have been particularly effective in stimulating student interest, but equivalent experiences for the life sciences are not as developed. Here we present the concept of a "biotic game design project" to motivate student learning at the interface of life sciences and device engineering (as part of a cornerstone bioengineering devices course). We provide all course material and also present efforts in adapting the project's complexity to serve other time frames, age groups, learning focuses, and budgets. Students self-reported that they found the biotic game project fun and motivating, resulting in increased effort. Hence this type of design project could generate excitement and educational impact similar to robotics and video games. PMID:25807212

  19. Educational and Sex Differentials in Life Expectancies and Disability-Free Life Expectancies in São Paulo, Brazil, and Urban Areas in Mexico

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    Andrade, Flávia Cristina Drumond

    2013-01-01

    Objectives To estimate transition probabilities between disability states, total life expectancy, and the latter’s decomposition into years spent disabled and disability-free by age, sex and education among older adults in São Paulo, Brazil, and urban areas in Mexico. Methods Applied a micro-simulation method (Interpolative Markov Chains) using longitudinal data. Results We found large between-country educational differences in incidence of and recovery from disability with higher rates in Mexico than in São Paulo, but no differences in mortality. Older adults in Mexico spent longer time being disability-free than in São Paulo for both levels of education. Males and females in São Paulo spent a larger fraction of their remaining life disabled at every age than their counterparts in urban areas in Mexico. Discussion There were educational differences in the prevalence of disability in São Paulo and urban areas in Mexico, and significant educational differences in disability incidence and recovery across sites. PMID:23781016

  20. Epilepsy in the first 10 years of life: findings of the child health and education study

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    C. M. Verity; E. M. Ross; J. Golding

    1992-01-01

    OBJECTIVES--To identify children with afebrile seizures in a national cohort, classify the seizures, and document progress in the first 10 years of life. DESIGN--Population based birth cohort study. SETTING--The child health and education study, which includes 16,004 neonatal survivors (98.5% of infants born in the United Kingdom during one week of April 1970). SUBJECTS--14,676 children for whom relevant information was