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Bristol, Travis J.; Goings, Ramon B. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This article uses a phenomenological approach to explore the organizational dynamic of boundary heightening for 27 Black male teachers, across 14 schools, in one urban school district. Black male teachers described being perceived by their colleagues as either incompetent or overqualified to teach their subject matter. These experiences created…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education Programs
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Acosta, Melanie M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Research has documented that effective Black educators ignite the torch and light the path toward effectively meeting the needs of all students, particularly African American. However, descriptions of "highly qualified" teachers often ignore the critical insights and practices that undergird the success of Black teachers, and one…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness
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Spencer, Renée; Gowdy, Grace; Drew, Alison L.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Youth-initiated mentoring (YIM), in which youth select adults from within their communities to serve as mentors in relationships that are formalized through mentoring programs, has the potential to redress problems faced by many mentoring programs that could adversely affect system-involved youth, such as volunteer attrition and premature match…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Decision Making, Adults
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Moore, Tara C.; Maggin, Daniel M.; Thompson, Kelly M.; Gordon, Jason R.; Daniels, Stephanie; Lang, Lucinda E. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
In this study, a systematic review was conducted to examine the evidence base for teacher praise for students without severe disabilities in K-12 classroom settings. Specifically, reviewers followed standards presented by the Council for Exceptional Children and the What Works Clearinghouse to evaluate the methodological quality of 30 studies…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Positive Reinforcement, Evidence Based Practice
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Grasley-Boy, Nicolette; Peshak George, Heather; Childs, Karen; Kincaid, Don – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
School discipline continues to be a challenge for schools, resulting in loss of instructional time for both teachers and students. With respect to discipline actions, school suspension is one of the most widely used, yet research continues to demonstrate an empirical link between receipt of suspension and poor student outcomes, including increased…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Discipline, Outcomes of Treatment
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Hodgson, David – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
A governmental research inquiry was conducted into the policy to raise the school leaving age in Western Australia. The study aimed to problematise the policy so as to identify and examine the rationale and intervening practices with young people who were deemed to be at-risk of not meeting the new school leaving age requirements. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, At Risk Students
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Haugen, Cecilie Rønning – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Internationally, the autonomy of schools and teachers is under pressure. In Norway, recent policies emphasise output control through national testing, combined with holding schools and teachers accountable for students' results. Whereas recent research documents that the autonomy of schools and teachers is weakening in Oslo, there is little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Professional Autonomy
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Haggerty, Maggie; Loveridge, Judith – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Recent education policy analysis has revealed the standardisation of education systems and an intensified focus on learners and learning to meet the requirements of the global economy and neo-liberalism. In this paper we analyse the way that early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand has become increasingly entangled with school sector…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Early Childhood Education
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Rowe, Emma E.; Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
In early 2015, the Australian Government and an associated Ministerial Group called for 'urgent national action to improve the quality of initial teacher education'. Following this call for action, the Australian Government launched a series of reforms into initial teacher education, targeting 'teacher quality' and 'classroom readiness'. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Evidence, Accountability
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Evans, Ceryn; Rees, Gareth; Taylor, Chris; Wright, Caroline – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Patterns of participation in higher education (HE) in the UK, as elsewhere, have been marked by social inequalities for decades. UK Governments have responded with a plethora of policies and agendas aimed at addressing this broad social issue. However, little is known about how higher education institutions (HEIs) interpret and 'enact' these…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Keddie, Amanda – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
There is little conclusive evidence linking academies reform in England with school improvement. While this reform has been effective in improving educational outcomes in some contexts, it has been resoundingly unsuccessful in others. Nevertheless, political faith in autonomous schooling as key to a world-class education remains strong. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Educational Change, School Based Management
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George, Alex M. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The article narrates a personal journey of learning and unlearning the images in school textbooks, its uses potentials and challenges as experienced by the author. It reflects upon the experiences of the process of selection of these images within the context of political science as a discipline. These experiences have been formed over a decade…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Preparation, Visual Aids, Political Science
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Malhotra, Shrishti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
This article attempts to locate the 'English-Speaking' class in contemporary India. By unpacking different aspects of one such class in Mumbai, it sheds light on the ways in which students, teachers and those who run the class view the 'English-Speaking' course and the ability to speak 'good English'.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Miglani, Neha; Burch, Patricia – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The educational technology (EdTech) is being viewed as one of the hopes for failing government schools in India. Huge investments are being made in EdTech by the market, philanthropies and the government, and several organisations are partnering in order to improve student learning outcomes and teachers' instruction. This article is an attempt to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Public School Teachers, Educational Policy
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Mythili, N. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
Legitimisation of women leaders in school education is a new area of study in India. The present study is carried out by developing a conceptual model and subjecting it to empirical evidence from 20 women school heads of different states in India. It seeks to know how women establish legitimacy as leaders in schools. Women's leadership-focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Principals, Leadership Qualities
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