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Nartgun, Senay Sezgin; Ekinci, Serkan; Tukel, Hayrettin; Limon, Ibrahim – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
While educational organizations are in the pursuit of survival, they also feel existing and increasing public and environmental pressures. To overcome these pressures requires employees who can respond to these pressures. This also leads the employees to work harder and necessitates them to be more enduring and responsive. If such teachers are…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Correlation, Professionalism
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Saltan, Fatih; Kara, Mehmet – Higher Education Studies, 2016
This study aims to investigate the acceptance of ICT teachers pertaining to the use of Scratch as an Algorithm Visualization (AV) software in terms of perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness. An embedded mixed method research design was used in the study, in which qualitative data were embedded in quantitative ones and used to explain the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Visualization, Preservice Teachers, Information Technology
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Tas, Said – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Corporal punishment is defined as inflicting pain on body of someone who presents undesired behavior or does not present expected behavior. In the developed world, experiencing information society, corporal punishment is still in the agenda in educational system in Turkey. In this study, it was aimed to determine technical high school teachers'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Technical Education, Punishment
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Erdem, Ali Riza; Cicekdemir, Ibrahim – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem Statement: "Motivation" can be defined as the action of directing human behavior in a desirable way. School principals are not only the managers who are the most responsible for the school. The vice principals who are officially charged and help the principals with the school tasks are also called school managers. School managers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools
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Arman; Thalib, Syamsul Bachri; Manda, Darman – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This study aims at analyzing the effect of the competence of school supervisors and school principals on work motivation and performance of Junior High School teachers in Maros Regency. This research was a quantitative research by using survey approach. This approach was used because it is adjusted to the nature and assumptions of the study in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Administrator Effectiveness, Principals
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Bates, Samantha; Ball, Annahita; Wilks, Scott – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: Psychometric details of the Parental Press for Academic Achievement and Postsecondary Planning Scale (PPS), developed by Chicago Consortium of Chicago School Research, are scarce. The purpose of this study was to reexamine the properties of this 7-item measure. Method: The study utilized cross-sectional, self-reported data from 100…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Parent Attitudes, Stress Variables, Measures (Individuals)
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Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Kroeger, Stephen D.; Altus, Jillian; Trytten, Joyce Brubaker – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Struggling with frequent off-task behavior, a teacher in a midwestern inner-city high school requested assistance in her social studies classroom. A study was designed to investigate if a combination of positive behavior supports-based interventions such as behavior-specific praise and reduced teacher reprimands might improve on-task behavior. A…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Social Studies
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Grncharovska, Svetlana Pandiloska; Osmani, Fadbi; Stankovska, Gordana; Murati, Rabije; Taneska, Aleksandra – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The concept of a lifelong learning is a major step point of the world's social, economic and educational policy. Its realization depends on the individual capabilities in dealing with majority of information, as well as being skillful in searching, selecting, evaluating and effective usage of information, or in short it depends on the digital…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, High School Students, Gender Differences, Computer Literacy
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Ross, Lavetta S. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2016
This study examined the influence of the student mobility rate on the high school graduation rate of schools in the state of New Jersey. Variables found to have an influence on the graduation rate in the extant literature were evaluated and reported. The analysis included multiple and hierarchical regression models for school variables (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Influences
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Parks, Rebecca A.; Oliver, Wendy; Carson, Elaine – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Using quantitative methods, the current study addresses the phenomenon of blended learning and the impact of professional development (PD) in blended learning on teacher practice. Two separate but complementary investigations, Oliver's (2013) focus group data for examining Oliver's Framework for Blended Instruction and Parks' (2015) national…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Middle Schools, High Schools, Faculty Development
Lowe, Christina – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Transformational leadership is a style of leadership that is well suited for the nature of the modern school counselor. Previous research has shown the ways in which a school counselor can incorporate transformational leadership components into his or her school counseling program. However, little research has currently been conducted to assess…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, School Counselors, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept
Cline, Vicky Callison – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study used non-experimental survey research to gather data on the kinds of dropout prevention programs in place in West Virginia high schools in 2014-15 and to evaluate their effectiveness based on possible relationships between principals' perceptions of the programs and graduation rates. The study focused on nine of 15 effective strategies…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Principals
Bleemer, Zach – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2016
What was the role of imperfect local information in the growth, gender gap, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) major selection of early 20th century American universities? In order to examine pre-1950 American higher education, this study constructs four rich panel datasets covering most students, high school teachers, and…
Descriptors: Role Models, Women Faculty, Females, STEM Education
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Gholami, Javad; Qurbanzada, Isa – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2016
Recently, teacher training courses have attracted the researchers' special attention, while teacher education programs have not received as much attention. The present study investigated the attitudes key stakeholders in a teacher education program (i.e., student teachers, in-service teachers, and teacher educators) hold toward the appropriateness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Experienced Teachers
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Adams, Jonathan – Journal of Educational Issues, 2016
A national survey of United States high school principals (n = 2,187) was used to assess the acceptability of job applicant qualifications that included degrees earned either online, partly online, or in a residential teacher-training program. The applicants with coursework taken in a residential setting were overwhelmingly preferred over…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Principals, High Schools, Job Applicants
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