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Experts Urge Universities to Study, Communicate Ways to Increase Minorities in S&T

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Experts Urge Universities to Study, Communicate Ways to Increase Minorities in S&T

While many colleges and universities have effective programs encouraging underrepresented minorities to pursue careers in science and engineering, participants in a National Academies workshop hosted at AAAS said there is insufficient formal research on the programs' short- and long-term success rates.


By AAAS USA.


Education Policy Resource.


AAAS and Science: Building Libraries—and Partnerships—in the Middle East

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AAAS and Science: Building Libraries—and Partnerships—in the Middle East

Many Middle Eastern nations are making significant investments in higher education systems, and some have built libraries on par with the best in the world. But most colleges and universities in the region are only at the early stages of building electronic collections, and a few still rely on the card catalogues of earlier times.


By AAAS , USA.


Education Policy Resource.


Early Childhood Interventions

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Early Childhood Interventions. It is believed that early intervention in the lives of children, exemplified by sure Start in the UK and Head Start in the US, can make a lasting impact both on their educational performance and their 'outcomes' in later life. Early Childhood Intervention programs: What Do We Know? by Janet Currie reviews the evidence relating to Head Start, the Perry Preschool project, the Carolina Abecedarian project, the Early Training project and the Milwaukee project.

 

By Joint Center for Poverty Research, US

Education Policy Resource.