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Murray, James E.; Brown, Kathleen Sullivan – 2003
This study reviewed the historical development of the teacher-compensation paradigm, discussed the current trends in alternative compensation policy strategies, and examined the teacher-compensation policies and practices in one state. The study was a mixed-methods policy analysis that used multiple linear regression, cluster analysis, and…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Contract Salaries, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
Chiang, Linda H. – 2003
It has become more and more common to read and hear that the essential factor underlying effective schools is an ethos or culture of excellence and that effective school leaders are culture builders. The main purpose of this study was to ascertain administrators' views of their schools' climate. The second purpose was to examine imperative skills…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Case Studies, Educational Environment
Mizell, Hayes – 2003
This speech addresses the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and educators' and policymakers' reactions to it. The talk focuses on three ways people are responding to the Act. Some, according to the speaker, consider the law to be malevolent and a conspiracy by the Bush Administration to start handing education over to private corporations. This camp…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation
Gamage, David – 2003
The research methodology of this study included both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Samples consisted of school counselors from 66 Victorian, 33 ACT, and 71 NSW schools in Australia. Findings show that building genuine partnerships between school and external communities requires lots of effort, commitment, and time. Effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Agents, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
Molnar, Alex – 2003
Commercialism in schools is the topic of this transcribed presentation. It addresses advertisements on school buses and educational websites; schools and districts exclusive agreements with bottling companies to sell only their products; corporate marketing to schools; corporate presence at educational conferences; corporate sponsorship of…
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Consumer Protection, Corporate Support, Educational Environment
Van't Hof, Ellen R. – 2002
This paper describes an improvisational dance model that analyzes verbs and adverbs in terms of their movement essence and yields a unique group dance using dancers of any age or experience. Essence dance uses word cards to build a dance. Each word (verb or adverb) suggests a movement or use of the body. The teacher begins by charting a piece of…
Descriptors: Adverbs, Creative Expression, Dance Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Gilberts, Guy H. – 2002
Peer tutors can facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into regular education classrooms, especially in schools where money is not available for aides. The first steps in such a program are determining the best placements for students with disabilities and training the peer tutors. Training should cover expectations of peer tutors,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Peer Teaching, Program Development
VanSciver, James H. – 2002
As educators and office holders respond to the demands for increased accountability in America's schools by turning to the creation of systems with which to develop, implement, and measure success, they turn away from the importance of relationships. Public schools' student populations are becoming more diverse while their staffs are becoming more…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Educational Change
Brigaman, Katie J. – 2002
This handbook is for teachers and administrators involved with international students in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and mainstream settings. It is intended to raise awareness of the new American classroom. It focuses on how to welcome students, how to make adaptations, and where to locate resources and support information. Section 1,…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
Stine, Deborah E.; Hill, Jim – 2002
This paper examines the current status of standards and assessment in California, focusing on the system's successes and failures, and on how professors of educational administration can be involved and of assistance to administrators and teachers in this endeavor. At this time, the California accountability system and other mandated factors have…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrators, Educational Administration
Canning, Christine; Salazar-Guenther, Mary; Polanco-Noboa, Julio – 2002
This paper describes how the University of Northern Iowa's San Antonio Regional Student Teaching Program developed a course to provide cultural information on Hispanic Americans for its predominantly white student teachers. The course was delivered over 2 semesters, with students doing most work in five 2-hour meetings on campus. During the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
Speck, Marsha – 2002
This conference presentation examines planning tools that provide professional development opportunities to build capacity and improve student achievement, focusing on year-round education. It emphasizes how to bridge the current gap between professional development practices and a professional's capacity to enable students to meet standards by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
Salyer, B. Keith; Curran, Christina; Thyfault, Alberta – 2002
Increased requirements for inclusion have created a growing demand for special educators to have content expertise in areas such as math and science. One recommended practice involves integrating the "big ideas" that are the foundation for understanding mathematics and science across the curriculum. Teachers also need to create a…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
La Pierre, Sharon Greenleaf, Ed.; Ballengee-Morris, Christine, Ed. – 2002
This publication, sponsored by the U.S. Society of Education through Art (USSEA) as a forum of past presidents involving audience participation, aims to stimulate dialogue on the evolving theme of teaching multicultural issues and what affects student learning. Session participants were past presidents of the USSEA who prepared written statements…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education
Kirk, Rea; Nkemnji, John; Gudgeon, Katherine; Hardy, Sarah; Hooker, Gina; Lowry, Mark; Roberts, Brionne – 2001
This paper presents a series of interactive activities designed to help educators make diversity awareness part of their teaching. The activities are: "Best Friends," which helps people recognize the role race plays in their perceptions of people and in their values; "Conclusion Jumping," which helps people identify common stereotypes and raise…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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