Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Leveraging Learning: The Evolving Role of Federal Policy in Education Research

December 3, 2013

As transformative reforms like the Common Core State Standards and educator evaluation roll out amidst a rapidly changing demographic landscape, the need for getting high-quality research on timely topics into the hands of practitioners grows all the more urgent. While rigor and relevance need not be a question of “either/or”, but rather an instance of “both/and,” there’s a tension between the timeline...

Asset Building through Credit

Joyce Klein, Luz Gomez and Elaine Edgcomb
December 1, 2013

This paper presents the first set of findings from the Asset Building through Credit Pilot program, a demonstration that explored the use of secured credit card, teamed with credit coaching, as a tool to help entrepreneurs to build their credit. The program was managed by FIELD, in partnership with Justine PETERSEN, with financial support provided by the Citi Foundation. The first publication focused on...

The Ocean Community Report

Ocean Community Study & Dialogue
December 1, 2013

The Aspen Institute Energy & Environment Program's Ocean Community Report: Building an Aligned and Supportive Ocean Conservation Community is focused on the success and efficacy of ocean conservation and marine protection planning, based on a year-long study of strategies for building a more coordinated and aligned marine conservation movement. 

The Ocean...

Kid-Focused, Coach-Driven: What Training Is Needed?

November 20, 2013

There are more than 6.5 million youth spo rts coaches in the U.S . , according to original data developed for the Aspen Institute’ s Project Play by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association . Of these coaches of children ages 14 and under , fewer than 30 percent have received training in sport - specific skills and only 19 percent in effective motivational techniques. This is of particular concern...

Higher Education and Social Impact

November 7, 2013

This Impact Careers Initiative (ICI) report highlights the colleges and universities that are developing social sector leaders and supporting impact careers.  

Meeting the Talent Challenge, Business Education Symposium Report - 2013

October 30, 2013

In New York City on September 26-27, 2013, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program hosted a symposium focused on exemplary teaching at the business and society interface.  This conversation had a special emphasis on the changing market for business education itself and what these changes mean for the kinds of teaching that we have celebrated across the years: teaching that ensures...

Apprenticeship: Completion and Cancellation in the Building Trades

Matt Helmer and Dave Altstadt
October 1, 2013

From 2011 to 2012, AspenWSI conducted research into the experiences of construction apprentices.  As one of our nation’s strongest training models, apprenticeship provides individuals the unique opportunity to work and develop their skills at the same time through a mix of paid on-the-job training and classroom instruction.  This “earn and learn” model has helped many working Americans go on...

Growth and Opportunity: The Landscape of Organizations that Support Small and Growing Businesses in the Developing World

Monitor Deloitte - ANDE
September 30, 2013

Commissioned by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) as part of its own strategic planning process, this study maps the landscape of the SGB sector, and in so doing, determines both the challenges facing SGB intermediaries and how ANDE and other organizations should support the field in addressing these challenges. 

ANDE Case Study: WEConnect International, Fidenza Disegno, S.A., and Walmart

ANDE
September 26, 2013

ANDE members WEconnect International, Walmart, and USAID worked together to help integrate women owned SGBs into global supply chains. This case study looks at how  WeConnect International helped one entrepreneur in Peru, Milagros Johanson, owner of the jewelry company Fidenza Disegno. S.A., get certified as women-owned and leverage this certification to build a lasting relationship with the world’...

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