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Mockler, Nicole; Groundwater-Smith, Susan – Routledge Research in Education, 2018
"Questioning the Language of Improvement and Reform in Education" challenges the language used in education by linking the language of both the public and professional domains with the changing intentions of the governance of education. Exploring various issues, which embody the many manifestations of the manner in which strident,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Language Usage, Discourse Analysis
Fergus, Edward – Corwin, 2017
According to federal data, African American students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In "Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity", Edward Fergus takes us on a journey into…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, Data Analysis, Research Utilization
Jenkins, Della; Duffy, Mark – Research for Action, 2016
Community schools are receiving increased attention in Pennsylvania and across the country as policymakers and practitioners strive to address the effects of poverty on academic performance, and provide more comprehensive supports for traditionally-underserved populations. While many advocates and education leaders tout the promise of community…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Program Implementation
Broin, Alexandra – New Leaders, 2015
Since 2000, "New Leaders" have prepared outstanding principals to transform America's underserved schools and communities. Yet the role has become vastly more complex and demanding--and principals, no matter how heroic, cannot do it all alone. Great leaders, by definition, bring out the best in their people to create exceptional teams.…
Descriptors: Principals, Empowerment, Transformational Leadership, Teacher Leadership
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Bimrose, Jenny; Kettunen, Jaana; Goddard, Tannis – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Much progress has been made in integrating information and communications technology (ICT) into careers practice, but there is still room for improvement. An international lens is adopted to examine some key elements that contribute to the successful integration of ICT into careers practice. We start by exploring the role of policy, using the UK…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counseling Services, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Anrig, Greg – Educational Leadership, 2015
For the 12 years that Michael Bloomberg was mayor of New York City, the Big Apple was home to the nation's largest experiment in implementing the business model of education reform. The numbers of public school closings and new charter schools soared, while the high school student assignment system was overhauled to be driven by choice. By the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Unions, Teacher Associations, Educational Improvement
Best, Jane; Winslow, Emily – McREL International, 2015
Educational assessments provide data that give policymakers a "snapshot" of how students are performing and serve as a means of holding teachers, schools, and districts accountable. Many contend, however, that assessments could do more to promote deeper learning in K-12 environments. One interesting possibility is the use of…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Accountability, Educational Policy, Formative Evaluation
Valdés-Cotera, Raúl, Ed.; Longworth, Norman, Ed.; Lunardon, Katharina, Ed.; Wang, Mo, Ed.; Jo, Sunok, Ed.; Crowe, Sinéad, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
UNESCO established the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) to encourage the development of learning cities. By providing technical support, capacity development, and a platform where members can share ideas on policies and best practice, this international exchange network helps urban communities create thriving learning cities. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Lifelong Learning, Urban Programs, Communities of Practice
Coe, Robert; Aloisi, Cesare; Higgins, Steve; Major, Lee Elliot – Sutton Trust, 2015
This document is a summary of the report "What Makes Great Teaching". It argues that improved teacher ­development will positively impact on pupil attainment, particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds. "Developing Teachers" presents five policy recommendations which have been signed by 17 of Britain's leading headteachers…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness, Disadvantaged
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Adam, Robert – Sign Language Studies, 2015
Over the years attempts have been made to standardize sign languages. This form of language planning has been tackled by a variety of agents, most notably teachers of Deaf students, social workers, government agencies, and occasionally groups of Deaf people themselves. Their efforts have most often involved the development of sign language books…
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Academic Standards, Sign Language, Models
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Mintrop, Rick – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of principals in light of public management reforms taking place in the German educational system and in reference to the empirical patterns uncovered by the papers contained in the Special Issue. Policy makers have created new expectations and new technologies that seem to suggest to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Public Administration, Educational Change
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Stankovska, Gordana; Angelkoska, Slagana; Grncaroska, Svetlana Pandiloska – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
In education, inclusion is a process of mutual respect for differences of every student and his/her needs, in which the focus is placed on the student. The education system, on the other hand, should deal with the challenges that all students face, including the special educational needs students. The main purpose of this paper is to investigate…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Case Studies
Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison – McREL International, 2014
This policy brief provides an overview of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), discusses policy considerations for adopting or adapting the new standards, and presents examples from states considering or implementing the NGSS. Changing academic standards is a complex process that requires significant investments of time, money, and human…
Descriptors: Science Education, Academic Standards, State Standards, Program Implementation
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Miller, Peter; Pavlakis, Alexandra; Lac, Van; Hoffman, Deborah – Theory Into Practice, 2014
We present a case example of a school leader whose understanding of both in- and out-of-school policies and issues supported 2 students who experienced severe trauma. We describe some of the principal's key beliefs and practices that led to the development of a justice-oriented school, and then contextualize her work in a "social…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Poverty, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
Conley, David T. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2014
This policy report provides an overview of the Common Core State Standards, how they were developed, the sources that were referenced in their development, the need for educational standards generally, what they entail, and what it will mean for educators to implement them. The report draws from research and reference material to outline the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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