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Hughes, Teresa A.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2006
A Nation at Risk, Goals 2000, and No Child Left Behind are examples of external factors that compel educational leaders at local schools and districts to explore reform initiatives in order to meet federally required results. Because of political mandates to improve student learning and instruction, educational leaders are searching for…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement
Wong, Ovid K.; Lam, Ming-Long – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
Education reforms such as "A Nation at Risk" and "Goals 2000" have come and gone. However, educators can be confident that the goal of student improvement shall not pass if the core mission is student learning. The true mission of learning has prompted educators to ponder the following questions: (1) How should each student to…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Student Behavior, School Policy, School Activities
Dominguez, Paula Szulc; Nicholls, Craig; Storandt, Barbara – Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2006
To shed light on how states can use school performance data to support failing schools, the present study examined a subset of underperforming schools in South Carolina in the wake of a series of state-supported interventions. The study, part of a comprehensive evaluation of the South Carolina External Review Team Program, made extensive use of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Intervention, Educational Improvement, Accountability
Flanigan, Carolyn B. – Harvard Family Research Project, 2005
School, parent and community partnerships have become an educational priority at both the state and federal levels. If teacher education programs are to meet the goals of the Illinois Professional Standards, the objectives of the federal Goals 2000, and the accreditation standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Educators
Rushlow, Bonnie B., Ed. – National Art Education Association, 2005
The role and expectations of the arts supervisor and administrator have expanded beyond managing personnel and programmatic activities to informing policy decisions. Legislation such as The No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President Bush in 2002, exacerbated this paradigm shift. Thus, the role of arts supervisors and administrators as leaders…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Leadership, Educational Change, Administrator Role
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Aiona, Shelli – Educational Perspectives, 2005
On the surface, it appears that it should be quite simple to identify the characteristics of a child who is ready for school and then to assess whether or not any given child has these characteristics. But readiness is a difficult construct and one that has been the topic of great debate. Assessment of readiness is even more challenging. Policies…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Student Characteristics, Evaluation Methods, Learning Readiness
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Superfine, Benjamin Michael – American Journal of Education, 2005
In 1994, Congress reauthorized Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and passed the Goals 2000: Education America Act. Together, these two laws were supposed to support the development and implementation of standards-based, systemic reform initiatives in the states. Despite these high hopes, Goals 2000 and Title I faced a number of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
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Riccomini, Paul J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
The present study investigated 90 elementary teachers' ability to identify two systematic error patterns in subtraction and then prescribe an instructional focus. Presented with two sets of 20 completed subtraction problems comprised of basic facts, computation, and word problems representative of two students' math performance, participants were…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Word Problems (Mathematics), Subtraction, Mathematics Achievement
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Purnell, Paula – Teaching Artist Journal, 2004
As a Teaching Artist (TA) for the past 12 years, the author has visited hundreds of schools in western Pennsylvania. She has had an opportunity to work with many talented and dedicated classroom teachers, arts teachers and administrators who all share an enthusiasm for making the arts central to quality education. The teachers and administrators…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Social Change
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Dahir, Carol A. – Journal of Counseling and Development, 2004
The most recent school reform agenda directed the development of national standards across the academic content areas to improve educational practice and pedagogy. U.S. Department of Education's (1994) Goals 2000: The Educate America Act and its subsequent nationwide implementation largely ignored the involvement of school counseling in school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Academic Standards
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Morrow, Mellissa; Robinson, Melvin L.; Stephenson, Andy – Technology Teacher, 2004
Since the inception of Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) in 2000 by the International Technology Education Association (ITEA), a number of changes have occurred in technology education programs at the state level. With the release of the latest standards publication, Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy (AETL) (ITEA, 2003),…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Technological Literacy, State Standards, Financial Support
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Kenney, Marianne – Social Studies, 2004
Much like the cycles and rhythms of the seasons, implementation of the national geography standards in Colorado has, over the course of a decade, grown, developed, and changed. As with the exciting beginning of spring, our time of planting was set in motion in 1993 by the passage of Colorado House Bill 1313, which set a deadline for school…
Descriptors: Geography, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, School Districts
Rohland, Mark, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2003
Work-based education (WBE), including traditional vocational education and other career-focused programs, was an important curricular component in American schools for most of the 20th century. The 1990s was a period of substantial change for work-based education (WBE). Spurred on by a concern about the international competitiveness of the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Tech Prep, Education Work Relationship
Kosar, Kevin R. – 2003
During the past 12 years there was a sudden and unexpected consensus held by U.S. Congressmen and Presidents that students in U.S. public schools were learning less than they should. Moreover, the conservatives and liberals agreed that the proper policy response to this public problem was to raise education standards. Recent years brought five…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Government Role, Literature Reviews, National Standards
Lunenburg, Fred C.; Irby, Beverly J. – 2002
Noting that students whose parents and other significant adults are actively involved in their learning are more likely to be successful in school, this paper examines eight parent and community involvement models and discusses selected strategies for initiating plans for school restructuring related to parent involvement. Models of parent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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