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Wettlaufer, Jacqueline R. A.; Sider, Steve R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
In this case, a high school vice-principal encounters tension and anger when she rewrites a staff member's report card comments without his knowledge. The case narrative examines the conflict that arises when, under time constraints and pressures to produce student reports, the vice-principal acts on a decision she believes is ethically correct…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Assistant Principals
Kaput, Krista – Education Evolving, 2018
For the past 35 years, the prevailing narrative about America's public education system is that it is "broken." Reform efforts have failed to find a fix because they fundamentally misunderstand this reality: the system is not broken. It is doing exactly what it was designed to do--educate the masses in a standardized fashion that…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Evidence, Public Education, Educational Change
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Chandler, Kapua L. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This paper will discuss the ways that Native Hawaiian scholars are engaging in innovative strategies that incorporate ancestral knowledges into the academy. Ancestral knowledges are highly valued as Indigenous communities strive to pass on such wisdom and lessons from generation to generation. Ancestral knowledges are all around us no matter where…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, American Indian Education, Hawaiians, Higher Education
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
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Comerford, Liam; Mannis, Adam; DeAngelis, Marco; Kougioumtzoglou, Ioannis A.; Beer, Michael – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
The concept of formative assessment is considered by many to play an important role in enhancing teaching in higher engineering education. In this paper, the concept of the flipped classroom as part of a blended learning curriculum is highlighted as an ideal medium through which formative assessment practices arise. Whilst the advantages of…
Descriptors: Databases, Formative Evaluation, Engineering Education, Blended Learning
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Goodwin, Jeff; White, David J.; Lauxman, Lisa A. – Journal of Extension, 2018
How does an educator ensure that an audience is receiving an intended message? Further complicating this matter, what happens if the audience members' primary language differs from that of the presenter and the use of an interpreter is not feasible? We explore these questions through a case study based on our experience as three Extension…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Case Studies, Extension Agents, Extension Education
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Rexeisen, Richard J.; Owens, Ernest L., Jr.; Garrison, Michael J. – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
The importance, and associated challenges, of faculty ownership and engagement in the assurance of learning (AoL) process are well documented in the literature. The authors demonstrate how schools can further their AoL objectives by encouraging and subsequently supporting organic, faculty-led initiatives. Specifically, we present a case study of a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Business Administration Education, Sequential Approach, Teacher Leadership
Price, Derek V.; Sedlak, Wendy – Achieving the Dream, 2018
Community college students start college with goals including transferring to earn a bachelor's degree and gaining the skills and credentials that have immediate labor market value. These goals are not mutually exclusive. Students deserve access to clear pathways, whether they enroll in short-term education and training programs or in college…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Opportunities, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students
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Runge, Timothy J.; Knoster, Timothy P.; Moerer, Deanna; Breinich, Todd; Palmiero, James – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Schools have limited experience and little guidance to identify and install evidence-based and promising programs and practices/interventions (EBPs) within advanced tiers of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (SWPBIS). One form of guidance is the Hexagon Tool which can be used to ensure a match between the EBP and student…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Evidence Based Practice, Intervention
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Suarez, Daniel Hugo – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2017
This article represents the culmination of several decades of the development of collaborative forms of teacher inquiry in Argentina and Chile. Inspired by education ethnographers in the 1970s and 1980s, the "talleres" (workshops) movement led to forms of professional development grounded in critical ethnographic inquiry by teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Documentation, Democracy, Faculty Development
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Broemmel, Amy D.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A. – New Educator, 2017
This article describes the challenges associated with outcomes-based education reform as experienced by two novice elementary teachers. Interviews with the teachers provide insights into the tensions between their teaching beliefs and the practices employed in their local contexts. Specifically, pressures to both focus on standardized measures of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching, Educational Change
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Tubin, Dorit – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2017
Turnaround schools require empowered teachers to discover their leadership wand. Based on a case study conducted on BART Charter School, this article highlights five steps for leaders who wish to empower their teachers and allow them to lead their schools to success: (1) Let your people know; (2) Nominate the fittest, (3) Connect teachers to a…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, School Turnaround, Teacher Empowerment, Case Studies
Baker-Doyle, Kira J. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Transformative Teachers" offers an insightful look at the growing movement of civic-minded educators who are using twenty-first-century participatory practices and connected technologies to organize change from the ground up. Kira J. Baker-Doyle highlights the collaborative, grassroots tactics that activist teachers are implementing to…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Social Justice, Guidelines, Equal Education
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
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Bull, Glen; Spector, J. Michael; Persichitte, Kay; Meiers, Ellen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Joseph South, an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology participated in a research initiative on Educational Technology Efficacy Research organized by the Jefferson Education Accelerator, Digital Promise, and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Usability, Interviews, Educational Research
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