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Baars, Sam; Bernardes, Eleanor; Elwick, Alex; Malortie, Abigail; McAleavy, Tony; McInerney, Laura; Menzies, Loic; Riggall, Anna – CfBT Education Trust, 2014
This research seeks to investigate the claim that London schools have improved dramatically since 2000. The authors have reviewed the evidence of transformational change and explored possible reasons for the development in London's schools. The project was guided by three questions: (1) Is the success of London's schools as real as has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Germeten, Sidsel – Australian Journal of Education, 2011
This article presents perspectives on how principals in schools in northern Norway value the school reform "The Knowledge Promotion" and the new National Curriculum (LK06). It is based on a survey of all primary schools in the region of Finnmark and interviews with five of these principals one year later. The region of Finnmark in Norway…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Change
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Dahir, Carol A.; Burnham, Joy J.; Stone, Carolyn B.; Cobb, Nicole – NASSP Bulletin, 2010
School principals and school counselors have the ability to forge a unique collaborative relationship to improve student achievement. Historically, school counselors have altered the primary focus of their work as deemed by the perspective of their principals. With an emphasis on improving student success in school, this study revealed the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Principals, Counselor Role
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Garrett, Leah Michelle – Journal of School Public Relations, 2009
This mixed methods study focuses on communication between teachers and parents in primary and secondary schools in northeast Texas. Based on data from surveys in 11 districts, received from 230 teachers and 171 parents, this study found statistically significant differences between teachers' and parents' perceptions of the classroom teacher's…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Role, Interpersonal Communication
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Rucinski, Daisy Arredondo; Franco, Josefina Beas; Nocetti, Viviana Gomez; Queirolo, Paulina Thomsen; Daniel, Gloria Carranza – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2009
This article reports findings from a multi-year study of teachers' conceptual change coincident with the development of instructional expertise among teachers involved in educational reform efforts in schools in Santiago, Chile. Conceptual change in teachers is important because recent research indicates that students of teachers who function at…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, Construct Validity, Validity
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Janson, Annick; Janson, Robin – Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 2009
In this article, Annick Janson and Robin Janson introduce research from the Microsoft New Zealand's Partners in Learning Programme by documenting the impact of digital learning objects (DLOs) on educational practice. Janson and Janson describe the impact of DLOs on the teaching practice of a primary school in New Zealand, tracing the effects of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Tang, Sylvia Yee Fan; Choi, Pik Lin – Educational Review, 2009
This paper presents a qualitative study about how teachers entering the profession at different times over the last five decades made sense of their professional lives and continuing professional development (CPD) experiences against the backdrop of the CPD policy infrastructure and wider educational context in Hong Kong. The life history method…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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Underwood, Jean; Banyard, Phil – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2008
The opening premise of this paper is that education must change but that the nature and direction of that change is uncertain. In England, but not necessarily the UK as a whole, the policy is to produce a more personalised learning experience for all pupils. The policy of personalisation is to be delivered in part by increased use of digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Biafora, Frank; Ansalone, George – Education, 2008
This research addresses the issue of why educational tracking remains pervasive in contemporary American education. After identifying the key stakeholders in this debate, namely teachers, school principals, students and parents, an attempt was made to assess the perceptions of each in order to arrive at an understanding of the mechanisms that keep…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Principals, Track System (Education), Administrator Attitudes
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Leech, Don; Fulton, Charles Ray – Education, 2008
The traditional roles of teachers and principals have changed and improved organizational teamwork is fostered by all members of the learning community assuming decision making roles. Toward this end, the purpose of this correlational study was to explore the relationship between teachers' perceptions of the leadership behaviors of secondary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership, Principals
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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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Eckman, Ellen Wexler – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
The coprincipalship has been suggested as an organizational structure that addresses the increasing workload and time demands of the principal as well as the shortage of qualified applicants for the position. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study of coprincipals in public and private schools in California, Illinois,…
Descriptors: Models, Principals, Qualitative Research, Faculty Workload
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Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education
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Oplatka, Izhar – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper seeks to set the stage for the exploration of female leadership in educational systems within developing countries by reviewing the current research on women in educational administration within developing countries and suggesting future directions for further research on this subject in non-western countries.…
Descriptors: Females, Comparative Education, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
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Friedman, Barry A.; Bobrowski, Paula E.; Geraci, John – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: Parent satisfaction with their children's school is an important issue in today's competitive educational environment characterized by school choice and government standards; however, few empirical studies address school satisfaction similarities and differences among parents from different ethnic groups. The purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, School Safety, Parent Attitudes, School Choice
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