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Wang, Chih-Chung; Lin, How-Ming; Liang, Tsang-lang – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
The purpose of this study is to compare the relationship between job satisfaction and job involvement of teachers with urban-rural discrepancy, as well as to include it into moderator for investigation according to organizational climate theory. Therefore, this case study involves teachers from cities (N=354) and countries (N=446), and requested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes
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Watkins, Paul J.; Stevens, David W. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
Throughout the decades of educational reform cycles, the value of homework has proven either meaningful or meaningless depending on the reforming framework. Questions about homework as simply busy work or knowledge work, mere content distraction or content extension, ambivalence toward importance, or discipline of character all cloud any…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Homework, Rural Schools, High Schools
Farris, Brandon – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the study was two-fold: (a) to explore teacher perceptions about the four- versus five-day school week in terms of its impact on teacher/student attendance, and student achievement; and (b) to examine whether or not differences have been evidenced in teacher/student attendance, student achievement within a single school district…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Rural Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Walker, Victoria LaShawn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Relevant literature indicates that teachers who are not committed to their organization do not perform, do not provide a quality education for their students, and do not remain members of the organization; thus, making staffing, retaining, and maintaining highly qualified teachers problematic for rural schools. Limited research has been conducted…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Correlation
McCallum, Diane Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are being used as a form of teacher professional development in schools across the world. The concept has been present in the educational literature for over thirty years. While many educators are familiar with the term, some schools have not yet implemented PLCs. Hord (1997) determined that all true PLCs…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Erwin, John – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2011
Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared in a causal-comparison study to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Data were collected from a 2006-2008…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools