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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
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
Hipp, Kristine A. – 2001
This paper is a case study of a middle school in the Midwest that was involved with a national project over a 3-year period in trying to create a professional learning community. The case study includes background, areas of focused reflection, a school profile, case questions to stimulate dialogue and problem-solving, and author's reflections. The…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Case Studies, Change Agents, Cooperative Learning
Baker, Thomas E. – 2000
This paper describes a survey of Texas teacher education programs. The programs investigated whether increased pressure on K-12 teachers to prepare students for mandated tests contributed to dissonance between higher education's expectations for field experiences and preservice students' actual experiences. A questionnaire was mailed to the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
Brisk, Maria Estela – 1999
This paper proposes a comprehensive framework for defining success in bilingual education. Defining success is a difficult and elusive task. Indicators of success are at the center of much controversy, and a review of the research of the last 30 years reveals varying trends in the underlying notion of success. Most studies focus on the ability of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English Only Movement
Meskill, Carla; Mossop, Jonathan; Bates, Richard – 1998
This paper details a 2-year study of exemplary uses of electronic texts (information displayed electronically on a computer screen) in two English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learning contexts. Topics include the following: the need and desire to communicate; opportunities for topic control; and opportunities for planned and unplanned discourses.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY. – 1993
Designed to serve as a record of the initial public activity of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Program in Humanities Curriculum Development, this collection of three articles offers different perspectives on the humanities in the schools. In the first article, "The Humanities and Public Education," Stanley N. Katz discusses the…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
Nel, Johanna – 1995
This paper discusses the public relations role of education Professors in regard to school-university cooperation and collaboration. It provides suggestions that have been found to be effective in fostering and maintaining school-university collaboration and in creating a climate of mutual respect among students, mentor teachers, and college…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
Rancifer, Jesse L. – 1993
This study attempted to identify workable strategies for use in helping students develop greater confidence in their ability to learn and achieve in school. A sample of 82 graduate school students (primarily school teachers and administrators) studying school leadership completed an opinionnaire. The opinionnaire was designed to measure the…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback
Cueto, Santiago; And Others – 1993
This document presents a critical analysis of two of the most popular types of programs that schools have implemented to prevent violence among students: (1) mediation programs, and (2) conflict resolution curricula. While both promote interpersonal skills necessary to prevent violence, their effectiveness has not been evaluated adequately. These…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research
Rendon, Laura I. – 1994
This paper examines the educational situation of minority and poor students within the nation's K-12 and higher educational system. It stresses that poor and minority children are the most underserved in America, that they still attend segregated and under-funded schools, that their drop out rate continues to be high, and that those who do manage…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Educational Improvement
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