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Tubin, Dorit – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the interaction between information communication technology (ICT) and the school's organizational structure, and propose an analytical model based both on Luhmann's system theory and empirical findings. Design/methodology/approach: The approach of building a theory from a case study research along…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Information Technology, Leadership, Foreign Countries
Vamos, Sandra; Zhou, Mingming – American Journal of Health Education, 2007
Background: To date, few studies have been conducted to investigate the preparedness of health educators in Canadian school systems. Purpose: This study assessed practicing and pre-service teachers' self-perceptions of preparedness to teach health education in British Columbia K-12 classrooms. It also investigated factors related to their…
Descriptors: Health Education, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Taylor, Rosemarye T.; Moxley, Dale; Boulware, Don – ERS Spectrum, 2007
In this article, the authors explore which conditions support the success of literacy coaches. Because the literacy coach position is a relatively new one, this article examines some of the questions related to designing and implementing the position of the literacy coach, and the potential influence of the position on student achievement. The…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Participation, Literacy, Academic Achievement
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Murray-Harvey, Rosalind; Slee, Phillip T. – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2007
Judgments about the quality of students' experience of school generally focus on their academic performance and indeed this is an important indicator but closer attention needs to be paid to equally important, more broadly based outcomes that include social/emotional adjustment as they also are shown to impact on students' lives at, and beyond…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Adjustment
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.; Hoffman, Charlene M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results…
Descriptors: Homework, Undergraduate Students, Substance Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education
Ulusoy, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2006
In this paper, the role of computers in writing process was investigated. Last 25 years of journals were searched to find related articles. Articles and books were classified under prewriting, composing, and revising and editing headings. The review results showed that computers can make writers' job easy in the writing process. In addition,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Writing Processes, Computer Software, Writing Ability
Faigenbaum, Avery; Mediate, Patrick – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2006
This article provides an overview of medicine ball training. Specifically, it describes "Medicine Ball for All," a physical activity program designed to provide children and teenagers with a meaningful learning experience that is consistent with their developmental needs. The article focuses on developing a safe, successful, and inexpensive…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Physical Education, Muscular Strength, Stimulation
Vermont Department of Education, 2006
The annual event dropout rate describes the proportion of students who leave school each year without completing a high school program. The event dropout rates for the school year 2004-2005 of 1.68% for grades 7 through 12th and 2.40% for grades 9 through 12th are at the lowest levels in the past ten years. The event completion/graduation rate…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Enrollment Trends
Alberta Education, 2006
This literature review is intended to provide practical information; lessons learned and promising practices which have been drawn from recent Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) one-to-one mobile computing research reports and related articles. The information is presented in the form of answers to the following questions: (1) How is one-to-one…
Descriptors: Technical Support, Long Range Planning, Holistic Approach, Computer Software
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Batsche, George M.; Kavale, Kenneth A.; Kovaleski, Joseph F. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2006
The provision for allowing local education agencies to use an assessment of a student's response to intervention (RTI) in lieu of a consideration of an ability--achievement discrepancy has been a controversial aspect of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. To address issues that have arisen about RTI, a series of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Disabilities, School Districts, Student Evaluation
Crawford, Donna; Clarke, Veronica Bohac – Principal Leadership, 2006
School-wide character education is difficult and ongoing work, even without the added complication of having diverse programs and students. Despite these obstacles, King George School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada chose to engage in character education. Initially, the reasons were pragmatic. Character education seemed the only hope for any sort of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, French, Immersion Programs
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education
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Todd, Ross J. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: This research sought to investigate how school students build on their existing knowledge of a curriculum topic and transform found information into personal knowledge, and how their knowledge of this topic changes. Method: The qualitative study involved 574 students from Grades 6 to 12 in ten New Jersey schools. The context for data…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Mampane, Ruth; Bouwer, Cecilia – South African Journal of Education, 2006
The aim in this study was to develop a way of identifying resilient and non-resilient middle adolescents in a formerly black-only urban residential (township) school, in order to ultimately support the development of learners' resilience under stressful circumstances. A Resilience Scale was developed to screen for resilient and non-resilient…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents, Urban Schools, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Maree, Kobus; Aldous, Colleen; Hattingh, Annemarie; Swanepoel, Andre; van der Linde, Mike – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Eight hundred and ninety-nine (431 male, 467 female and one missing value) Grade 8 and 9 (n = 184 and 713, respectively, with two missing values) learners from secondary schools in Mpumalanga completed a science and mathematics questionnaire. Student's t tests showed that male and female, as well as language groups' scores, differed significantly.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
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