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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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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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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