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Alberta Education, 2007
This publication is a legal document that specifies the minimum performance outcomes for student learning within a three-course sequence. These outcomes are defined in terms of the contexts for language learning, the communicative acts that students will engage in and the repertoire needed to carry out these acts. The overarching goal of this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
Alberta Education, 2007
Alberta parents enjoy a range of choices for their children's education, including the option of home education. Alberta's "School Act" and its funding guidelines for education recognize the central role of parents in the education of their children. No matter what your decision about educational programming, your ongoing involvement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, Home Schooling, Childhood Interests
Bellamy, G. Thomas; Fulmer, Connie; Muth, Rodney – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
Schools, and especially principals, are challenged constantly to improve learning outcomes for students. We advance five ideas that should help principals address these challenges: (a) student learning "plus," (b) school accomplishments, (c) organizational context and depth of repertoire, (d) social and political context, and (e)…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Outcomes of Education, Context Effect
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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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Gunbayi, Ilhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2007
This study examined the perceptions of teachers on the effectiveness of organizational communication in their schools and whether the perceptions differed between teachers in primary and junior high schools as a function of gender, age, marital status, seniority, and rank. Data were collected from a sample of 334 teachers in 63 schools, working in…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, High Schools, Organizational Communication, Marital Status
Reddekopp, Therese – Principal Leadership, 2007
If a school improvement plan includes input from all stakeholders and focuses on data-driven processes that are linked to teacher appraisal, it can be powerful in leading the school toward the common mission of achieving student success. Linking the school improvement plan to the teacher appraisal process creates a system whereby all individuals…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, High Schools
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2007
In 2004, Commissioner of Education D. Kent King appointed a statewide task force to study Missouri high schools and make recommendations on strengthening the ways they help students prepare for life after high school. The State Board of Education adopted the following recommendations in 2005 and 2006. The State Board of Education increased minimum…
Descriptors: United States History, High Schools, Core Curriculum, Health Education
Kallick, Kathy Tuchman – Corwin Press, 2006
Integrating curriculum with content standards and working with other educators to develop a teaching program makes instruction not only collaborative but also cohesive. This book offers teachers a customized, personalized process to prepare their curriculum while folding content into a larger curriculum map. The author leads K-12 educators…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Objectives, Articulation (Education)
Meltzer, Julie; Ziemba, Susan – Principal Leadership, 2006
A good literacy action plan is essential to a successful schoolwide literacy initiative. Schools that are making progress in improving students' reading and writing scores have a data-based plan in place that includes intensive interventions for struggling readers and expectations for content-area literacy support. Other features of a good plan…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Planning, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership
McEwan, Elaine K. – Corwin Press, 2006
In response to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), raising literacy levels in secondary schools has taken on a new urgency. Recognized literacy author, Elaine K. McEwan, focuses her revised second edition on enhancing the "five big ideas" for raising reading achievement with seven cognitive strategies of highly effective readers and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
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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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Ashbaker, Betty Y.; Morgan, Jill – Educational Considerations, 2006
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 provided a clear mandate to school administrators to provide additional training for professional and paraprofessional staff. With its requirement that school districts must ensure that all staff are "highly qualified" for the roles assigned to them, it leaves no room for excuses or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Regulation, Supervision, Disabilities
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Hancock, Dawson R.; Black, Trasha; Bird, James J. – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2006
Attracting and retaining highly qualified school leaders is becoming increasingly important in our nation. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that motivate or inhibit practicing teachers from seeking administrative positions. Using exploratory factor analysis, survey responses of 329 students enrolled in Master of School…
Descriptors: Altruism, School Administration, Educational Administration, Factor Analysis
Zorfass, Judith M.; Minotti, Jennifer A. – Principal Leadership, 2006
Public schools in the United States are facing a growing literacy crisis. Approximately a quarter of the population of 12th-grade students are still reading below basic levels, which means that they are barely able to comprehend at a literal level, make interpretations, identify relevant information, make simple inferences, and recognize and…
Descriptors: Inferences, Educational Strategies, Academic Failure, Professional Development
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