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Edeburn, Ellen K.; Knotts, Greg – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
Although there is substantial research that has guided middle school reform, there is insufficient support of Latinx students during their normative secondary transition (middle school to high school). Current research emphasizes that students who are not prepared when entering high school will face grim academic futures. The study explores the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Case Studies, Middle School Students, Grade 8
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Steeg, Susanna M.; Lambson, Dawn – Reading Teacher, 2015
This article describes how one elementary school's professional development model helped both new and veteran teachers grow in their knowledge and practice of balanced literacy. Created in partnership between university faculty, school administration, and elementary teachers, this multifaceted whole-school PD effort enabled teachers to learn…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Lind, Catherine; Mirchandani, Gita G.; Castrucci, Brian C.; Chavez, Noel; Handler, Arden; Hoelscher, Deanna M. – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: Childhood obesity is a national epidemic that disproportionately affects Hispanic children. Evidence suggests that increased acculturation among this population adversely affects diet and other healthy lifestyle characteristics, leading to higher rates of overweight and obesity. Healthy lifestyle characteristics must be understood in…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Health Behavior, Life Style, Hispanic American Students
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Fletcher, Jo; Greenwood, Janinka; Grimley, Michael; Parkhill, Faye – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2011
Many studies show that school leadership is a key factor in supporting change within schools, but few have specifically considered the impact leadership has on gains in students' reading outcomes. This article focuses on factors that typify leadership in schools where such gains have been identified and explores the nature and quality of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Instructional Leadership
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Burch, Patricia; Theoharis, George; Rauscher, Erica – Educational Policy, 2010
Class size reduction (CSR) has emerged as a very popular, if not highly controversial, policy approach for reducing the achievement gap. This article reports on findings from an implementation study of class size reduction policy in Wisconsin entitled the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE). Drawing on case studies of nine schools,…
Descriptors: Class Size, Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Cedo, Kelli M.; Dickerson, William E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2010
This case study creates a dilemma that many school districts face. Public education is under-funded. Principals are expected to be the instructional leaders and are held accountable for student achievement. Is it appropriate then for public schools to have local businesses as benefactors when teaching personnel are involved? The conflict between…
Descriptors: Ethics, Public Education, Leadership, Case Studies
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Larsen, Torill; Samdal, Oddrun – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
This qualitative case study reports and interprets school principals' perceptions of their role in implementing and sustaining Second Step, a social skills development programme. The study compares schools that implemented the programme as a formalised strategy for all teachers and those that did not. The results suggest that the key features of…
Descriptors: Principals, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Skill Development
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Rizvi, Meher – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
Following the initiation of educational reforms, this article reports on the different models of leadership that have emerged as being important for developing teacher professionalism in government primary schools in Karachi, Pakistan. The evidence from the case studies, reported in this article, illustrates that even within formalized government…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Leadership Training
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Potter, Suzanne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Despite increasing recognition that whole-school approaches to sustainability have an important contribution to make in moving society towards a more sustainable existence, progress in this area remains slow. By examining the practices of the Ananda Marga River School, a small independent school in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Empowerment, Private Schools, Case Studies
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Youngs, Peter – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine (a) ways in which elementary principals in Connecticut influenced the induction experiences of new teachers and (b) how school leaders professional backgrounds and beliefs affected their approaches to induction. Research Methods: The study included six elementary principals from three Connecticut …
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Research Methodology, Predictor Variables, Principals
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Webb, Rosemary – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2005
Case study data from six primary schools are drawn upon to examine the reality of primary headteacher leadership. Three alternative theoretical models of leadership are used to analyse the ways in which it has changed since the Education Reform Act (1988) and the implications of these changes for leading teaching and learning. Prior to 1988…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Fenwick, Tara J. – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2004
This article draws on a case study of a school-university partnership negotiation to focus on the discursive practices at work. Two questions form the central focus of this article. Firstly, how do different discourses function in educational partnership negotiations? This highlights observations about which discourses are evident in individuals'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies