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Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Tilland-Stafford, Anika; Airton, Lee – Teachers College Record, 2016
Context: A growing body of work reflects the ways in which gender-creative and transgender students are ill-served by current social climates in the vast majority of public schools. Few studies have explored this topic from an educator's perspective. Purpose: This study was designed to develop a conception of the barriers and supports that exist…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Sexual Identity
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Jimerson, Jo Beth; Wayman, Jeffrey C. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background: In the last few decades, a focus on school accountability at the state and federal levels has created expectations for teachers to attend to data in increasingly structured ways. Although professional learning is often cited as an important facilitator of effective data use, research that focuses on the intersection of professional…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Faculty Development, Organizational Culture
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Buendia, Edward; Humbert-Fisk, Paul – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: Mayoral control of large city school districts has become the newest form of school district reorganization. Researchers have documented how real and perceived crises have propelled mayors in Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington DC, amongst others, to redefine the role of board governance by situating the operations of districts…
Descriptors: School Districts, Governance, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Local Government
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Ishimaru, Ann M. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context: Faced with rapidly changing demographics, districts are increasingly looking to partner with parents to support and improve student learning. Community organizing holds promise for pursuing educational equity through the development of low-income parent participation and leadership, but previous research has focused primarily…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Parent Participation, School Districts
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Collins, Clarin; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background: Within the last few years, the focus on educational accountability has shifted from holding students responsible for their own performance to holding those shown to impact student performance responsible--students' teachers. Encouraged and financially incentivized by federal programs, states are becoming ever more reliant on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Teacher Effectiveness, Models
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Peck, Charles A.; McDonald, Morva A. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context: Contemporary state and national policy rhetoric reflects increased press for "evidence-based" decision making within programs of teacher education, including admonitions that programs develop a "culture of evidence" in making decisions regarding policy and practice. Recent case study reports suggest that…
Descriptors: Evidence, Decision Making, Teacher Education, Case Studies
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Meyers, Barbara; Fisher, Teresa R.; Alicea, Monica; Bloxson, Kolt M. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context: Teach For America (TFA) affiliates with universities in most of its 40 regions nationally; however, few researchers intentionally study the content and processes of a partnership between TFA and a college of education. Purpose/Research Question/Focus of Study: To ensure that investments both organizations were making had a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Professional Associations, Schools of Education, Universities
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Ho, Li-Ching; Alviar-Martin, Theresa; Leviste, Enrique Niño P. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context: Research indicates that across democratic societies, teachers face numerous intellectual and emotional challenges when handling controversial topics in the classroom. Less attention, however, has been paid to how teachers' willingness to teach controversial topics intersects with political and other societal factors in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Attitudes
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Herlihy, Corinne; Karger, Ezra; Pollard, Cynthia; Hill, Heather C.; Kraft, Matthew A.; Williams, Megan; Howard, Sarah – Teachers College Record, 2014
Context: In the past two years, states have implemented sweeping reforms to their teacher evaluation systems in response to Race to the Top legislation and, more recently, NCLB waivers. With these new systems, policymakers hope to make teacher evaluation both more rigorous and more grounded in specific job performance domains such as teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Validity, Reliability, Federal Legislation
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Desimone, Laura – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Since the onset of standards-based reform and its continuation in the form of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and now Race to the Top, debates have continued about whether such policies foster desirable change in states, districts, schools and classrooms. Research Question: The study asks: How do state and district administrators,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Academic Standards, State Standards, Educational Legislation
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Tamir, Eran – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Teacher quality plays a key role in student learning outcomes. Yet, data suggest that elite college graduates who enter teaching are less likely to stay in schools serving low income and minority students compared to other teachers. Thus, many educators and policy makers agree that in order to equalize the playing field, recruitment,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
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Wood, Marcy B.; Jilk, Lisa M.; Paine, Lynn Webster – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: New teacher induction programs frequently focus on the struggles of teachers who are, metaphorically speaking, sinking rather than swimming in the challenging waters of actual classroom teaching. Also, research on induction and induction programs doesn't typically address the subject-specific needs of new teachers. Yet new…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Given the challenging complexity of the modern principalship--including high-stakes testing, standards-based reform, increased accountability, and severe budget cuts--practitioners and scholars emphasize the urgency of supporting principals' stress-relief and renewal. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: This…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Adult Learning, Teaching Methods, Leadership
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Wolf, Mikyung Kim; Kao, Jenny C.; Rivera, Nichole M.; Chang, Sandy M. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Testing accommodations have been widely utilized as a way of increasing the validity of content assessments for English language learner (ELL) students. However, concerns have also arisen regarding the appropriateness of accommodation use, including the accessibility and fairness of accommodations. While many states have…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners, Mathematics Tests, High Stakes Tests
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Improved professional development for teachers and principals is central to our national educational agenda. Principals struggle with the challenge of how to build school climates that improve practice in an era of heightened accountability and increasingly complex adaptive challenges. Purpose/Objective/Research Questions/Focus…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Methods, Educational Environment
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