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Neri, Rebecca Colina; Lozano, Maritza; Gomez, Louis M. – Review of Research in Education, 2019
Despite evidence of promise, the adoption of culturally relevant educational (CRE) approaches to teaching and learning remains sporadic and underwhelming. In this chapter, we question this state of affairs by investigating teacher resistance to CRE. Through our examination of the literature, we have come to understand teacher resistance to CRE as…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Resistance to Change, Beliefs
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Northrop, Laura; Kelly, Sean – Urban Education, 2018
This study investigates whether adequate yearly progress (AYP) status, locale, and sector--common variables used to judge the quality of schools--accurately signal true differences in instructional practices in high school mathematics and science. Using data from the High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS), we find the school-to-school variation in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Intermode Differences, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
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Wachen, John; Harrison, Christopher; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
Through policies like No Child Left Behind, the federal government incentivized the use of student performance data as a core strategy for improving student achievement. The assumption behind these efforts is that data will be used to guide teacher practice and promote high-quality instruction. This study examined how teachers describe using data…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Teacher Attitudes
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Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Numerous reports have highlighted problems with writing instruction in American schools, yet few examine the interplay of teachers' preparation to teach writing, the instructional policies they must navigate, and the writing development of the students in their classrooms. Purpose: This study examines high school English teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Writing Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Wieczorek, Douglas – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
This study investigated public school principals' reports of professional development implementation at the school level while working in different state- and local-level contexts (state accountability level, geographic locations, socioeconomic status, demographics, and grade levels). I attempted to measure principals' reported changes in levels…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, Geographic Location
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Wakefield, Dara V. – AILACTE Journal, 2017
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Race to the Top (RT3) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) have piled up federal mandates into a "perfect storm" for Georgia teachers. This study considers the impact of this storm through the eyes of 23 Georgia teachers. A tidal wave of federal mandates leaves teachers overwhelmed and skeptical about…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Teacher Attitudes
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Guess, Pamela E.; McCane-Bowling, Sara J. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study examined the relationship between perceived teacher support and overall life satisfaction (LS) in a sample of urban middle school students. Based on correlations between measures of student perceptions related to these constructs, results indicated that student perceptions of teacher support correlated significantly with LS, with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Life Satisfaction, Urban Schools, Correlation
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Ross, Dorrell J.; Cozzens, Jeffry A. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of principals' leadership behaviors influencing the schools' climate according to Green's (2010) ideologies of the 13 core competencies within the four dimensions of principal leadership. Data from the "Leadership Behavior Inventory" (Green, 2014) suggest 314…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Transformational Leadership
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Stern, Rebecca – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2016
This qualitative study explored educators' sense making of and responses to No Child Left Behind and the Common Core State Standards at one urban Expeditionary Learning middle school. Sense-making theory (Spillane, Reiser, & Reimer, 2002) and inquiry as stance (Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 2009) were used as complementary conceptual frameworks…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Response, Educational Legislation
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Alfaro, Veronica; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2015
State and federal accountability continues to be a major part of public education. The impact that federal legislation has had when working with special needs students adds another facet to public education. Both state and federal accountability play a part in how teachers perceive their attitudes when working with students with disabilities This…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Elementary School Teachers
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Green, Tanya R.; Allen, Mishaleen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This quantitative causal-comparative study compared perceptions of professional development opportunities between high-achieving and low-achieving elementary-middle school teachers in an urban school district using the Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI). A total of 271 teachers participated including 134 (n = 134) teachers from high-achieving…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Cochrane, Sandra; Cuevas, Joshua A. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2015
The Common Core State Standards were implemented in the state of Georgia in the 2012/2013 school year replacing NCLB. Previous studies indicated that teachers and administrators viewed NCLB negatively, and the purpose of this study was to gauge teachers' perceptions of the new standards after they had been in effect for one and a half years.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, High Stakes Tests
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Davidson, Leavery Y. Jefferson; Richardson, Martha; Jones, Don – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
Federal mandates require technology use in the classroom, but not all English language arts (ELA) teachers have implemented technology as an integral part of teaching. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate why ELA teachers in 2 local high schools rarely or never use technology as an instructional tool. The study was…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes
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Rouse, Megan Elizabeth – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
In United States schools, the rate of immigrant English language learners is rapidly rising, affecting the lives of both students and teachers. This article will discuss the best ways to facilitate the students' language learning in a school setting; the type of structure, goals, and standards that can be expected; as well as ways to change the…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Language Learners, Immigrants, Educational Environment
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Lucey, Thomas A.; Shifflet, Rena A.; Weilbacher, Gary A. – Social Studies, 2014
Using data from a national social studies survey, the authors examined instructional trends among Illinois elementary and middle school social studies teachers. The authors found that teachers preferred whole-group and teacher-centered instructional strategies over more active, student-centered methods. While surveyed teachers predominately…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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