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Gosselin, Katrine S.; Sundeen, Todd H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The roles of teachers and related service providers (e.g., speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists) are vital to skill acquisition and meaningful access to the general education curriculum for students who have been identified as having significant or extensive support needs. However, often delivery of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Literacy Education, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Portnoi, Laura M.; Kwong, Tiffany M. – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing upon standpoint theory and phenomenology, this study chronicles the lived experiences of 16 successful female first-generation students of color as they pursued K-12 schooling and accessed higher education. Findings indicate that a complex set of school, family, peer, and personal factors affected students' lived experiences in their urban…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori; Graham, DaVonna L. – Urban Education, 2019
This study focused on teachers' perceptions of caregiver support for engaging in conversations about race in the classroom. We analyzed data from the Teachers' Race Talk Survey, an exploratory survey that examines teachers' perceptions about discussing race and racial violence in the classroom. Our analyses suggested that respondents espoused…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Race, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Racial Bias
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Davids, Nuraan; Waghid, Yusef – Africa Education Review, 2019
By far the most challenging task faced by schools in post-apartheid South Africa, has been the distance educational leaders were mandated to put between the educational institutions and the apartheid legacy of racial discrimination and exclusion. It is therefore not surprising that there are two dominant approaches to educational leadership,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Change, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination
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Shava, George N.; Heystek, Jan – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article reports on a study of which the purpose was to understand the role of principals in changing underperforming schools towards sustainable improvement in one circuit area of North-West, South Africa. School principals play a crucial role in guiding schools towards sustainable improvement by shaping a vision of academic success for all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Role, Principals, Educational Improvement
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Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Player, Daniel W. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The importance of leadership in schools is substantiated, and we know that effective leaders call upon certain practices to influence student achievement. What remains less clear is how the professional backgrounds of educators may influence effective leader practice. This study utilizes data from the Schools and Staffing Survey to first identify…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Characteristics, Leadership Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Doyle, Gavin; Keane, Elaine – Irish Educational Studies, 2019
This paper examines early school leaving from the perspective of parents of early school leavers in an inner-city local authority housing estate in the Republic of Ireland living with the challenges of significant marginalisation. While the vast majority of post-primary pupils now sit a Leaving Certificate examination, and improvements in school…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Dropouts, Trauma, Urban Areas
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Kissau, Scott; Hart, Laura C.; Algozzine, Bob – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
In an era of increased teacher accountability, teacher preparation programs across the country are faced with increasing pressure to adopt rigorous and high stakes performance-based assessments, such as edTPA, that provide data-based evidence that their candidates are ready to teach upon program completion. Furthermore, in response to new…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Accountability, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Education Programs
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Lambert, Sarah – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Siyavula is known as a pioneer developer of high-quality free digital maths and science textbooks to address resource gaps and disadvantage in South African schools. This case study identifies the success factors which could be replicated in other contexts. Siyavula has developed expertise in digital developing, editing and improving maths and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Textbooks
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Hivner, Elizabeth; Hoke, Alicia; Francis, Erica; Ricci, Tiffany; Zurlo, Claire; Kraschnewski, Jennifer – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Although research suggests various effective interventions to curb obesity, there remains a gap between current evidence and sustainable practice in schools and communities. School settings present a logical platform for this work, since children spend much of their time in school. This article describes the Building Healthy Schools Program, a…
Descriptors: Obesity, School Role, Partnerships in Education, Physical Activity Level
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Özdemir, Selçuk – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The history of innovation is constructed by solo thinkers and collaborative makers. The word innovation here comprises changes on technology, art and science. This article aims to reflect the way successful inventors, artists and scientists followed to do whatever they succeeded so that the coming generations can learn from predecessors' positive…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Cooperation, Innovation, Thinking Skills
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Schultz, Daniel J.; Hatfield, Daniel P.; Economos, Christina D. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
No one-size-fits-all strategy works to increase physical activity (PA) at schools. To realize success, practitioners need flexible PA programs to support the multi-component comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) approach. Walk/run programs have the potential to provide this flexibility, and some have demonstrated increased…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Public Schools, School Districts
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Jones, Emily; Gaudreault, Karen; Henninger, Mary; Williams, Skip – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
The purpose of this article is to provide physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty and program directors/administrators with an introduction to stakeholder think tanks as a structured collaborative decision-making approach for conceptualizing the integration of contemporary, practice-oriented issues into university-level teacher…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Cunningham, Kathleen M. W.; VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Tucker, Pamela D.; Young, Michelle D. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2019
Addressing systemic inequities in schools requires preparation of leaders who are bold, adaptive, and well-versed in addressing problems of practice so they can be effective leaders. This article offers a theory-to-practice resource for educational leadership faculty who are committed to developing such leadership. Drawing upon learning theories,…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Equal Education
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Kiliçoglu, Gökhan; Kiliçoglu, Derya Yilmaz; Karadag, Engin – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Educational organizations in institutionalized environments may try to reflect a legitimate image of the environment in their internal structure. However, there may be loosely coupled relationship between anticipated legitimacy and the performed actions in the schools. Thus, that lack of congruence between rhetoric and the behaviors constitutes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Integrity
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