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Holloway, John H. – Science Educator, 2006
Over the years, teachers and school leaders have engaged in some form of training beyond their formal preservice, university preparation programs. Whether referred to as in-service training, professional day, or staff or professional development, this activity normally had one purpose: to improve participant's knowledge or skills. With limited…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Student Improvement, School Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2004
Research indicates that family literacy programs can provide opportunities for educational success for parents and children. The benefits reaped by the children in family literacy workshops are presented.
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness, Family Programs
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2004
Minority students face numerous academic barriers for achievement in the classroom as well as outside the school. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) suggests six principles for maintaining the standard of school mathematics.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Minority Group Children, Academic Standards, Mathematics Education
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2004
Researchers who have worked on administrator mentoring program reveal some benefits of mentoring. The various characteristics of a successful mentoring program are presented.
Descriptors: Mentors, Administrators, Program Effectiveness, Management Development
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2003
Research suggests that delayed entry into kindergarten has a better chance than kindergarten retention of helping at-risk children avoid school failure. Educators are cautioned to take into account the interactions among race and ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and age. Some researchers view full-day kindergarten as one way of providing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Grade Repetition, High Risk Students
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2003
Reviews selected research on efforts to support, motivate, and retain experienced teachers, including professional development, ongoing mentoring, promoting resiliency, and empowerment. (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Professional Development
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2003
Reviews studies on the plight and needs of homeless students. Includes reports on family mobility and school attendance, dysfunctional families, and school intervention strategies. (Contains 11 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Students, Homeless People, Intervention
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2003
A sampling of student assessment and accountability in selected countries to help put trends in the United States in perspective. Examines national student assessments in England, France, and Hong Kong. Also looks at several international collaborative assessment projects for reading literacy, mathematics, and science. (Contains 10 references.)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2003
Reviews selected research on efforts to promote racial and ethnic tolerance through the adoption of certain school and classroom practices and improved preservice and inservice teacher-training activities. (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Racial Differences, Student Attitudes
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2002
Briefly summarizes findings in nine research reports that generally support the integration of reading and content-area instruction. (PKP)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2002
Reviews research on the impact of zero-tolerance policies on student behavior and achievement. Concludes that policies are generally ineffective and often counterproductive. (Contains 14 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2002
Reviews research that finds teachers assigned to smaller classes do not significantly alter the instructional methods they used in larger classes. (PKP)
Descriptors: Class Size, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2002
Reviews research on the role mentoring plays in recruiting and retaining minority teachers. (PKP)
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Minority Group Teachers
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2002
Reviews research investigating the effectiveness of for-profit schools operated by educational management organizations. (PKP)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Holloway, John H. – Educational Leadership, 2002
Asserts that the School Leaders Licensure Assessment required for administrator certification in several states effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice. Describes scoring training for professors and school administrators. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Examiners, Instructional Leadership, National Standards
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