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Roulston, Kathryn – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2014
Qualitative researchers have for some time followed recommendations to analyze both "how" interview data are generated in addition to "what" is discussed. Yet little has been written about the challenges of representing these sorts of analyses. This paper discusses the challenges of presenting methodological analyses of…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods
Omachonu, Florence – Online Submission, 2012
A recent publication by the American Council on Education's, Office of Women in Higher Education (2010), shows that women and minorities promoted to senior level administrative positions have made gains. However, they remain underrepresented on most campuses. This paper argues that the slow emergence of women and minorities into senior level…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Females, Human Resources, Barriers
Gregory, Jess L.; Noto, Lori A. – Online Submission, 2012
The general education teacher has the greatest influence on a student's success in school, and a teacher's attitude towards inclusion is a major factor in determining whether inclusion will be successful. The ATTAS-mm is a 9-item scale with strong reliability and validity. The three subscales: believing all students can succeed in general…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, General Education, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Influence
Wright, Robert J.; Lesisko, Lee J. – Online Submission, 2011
There has been a major paradigm shift in the professional expectations for the role of school counselors. The possibility that this shift is having a role in the hiring process for school counselors was studied. The research question was the identification of latent factors that are part of the decision process used by school administrators in…
Descriptors: Employment, Personnel Selection, School Counselors, Counselor Role
Martell, Christopher – Online Submission, 2010
This study examined teachers' attitudes and beliefs in one over-performing urban/suburban high school of the state-mandated curriculum framework under conditions that I label a continuously uncertain reform effort or a top-down mandated curriculum involving constant mixed-messages as to its content, accountability demands, and future existence.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Sustainable Development, Politics of Education, State School District Relationship
Cullen, Joseph P.; Gregory, Jess L.; Noto, Lori A. – Online Submission, 2010
Teacher attitudes toward the inclusion of children with disabilities into general education classrooms have been found to be strong predictors of the success of efforts to create inclusive learning communities. Specifically, research has shown that when teachers have positive mindsets toward inclusion, they more readily adapt their teaching…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Reliability, Disabilities, Measures (Individuals)
Lesisko, Lee J.; Wright, Robert J.; O'Hern, Brenda – Online Submission, 2010
The technology coordinator has the responsibility of collaborating with school leaders and educators to integrate technology into the curriculum and operations of the school. Not only does this individual have to understand how technology works, but also must determine the best way to infuse it in a school setting. Technology leaders must possess…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Coordinators, Best Practices
Beesley, Andrea D.; Shebby, Susan – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to inform evaluators of a method of evaluating capacity building in educational programs. One definition of capacity building is helping an organization increase its ability to fulfill its mission (Wing, 2004). Evaluators of capacity-building efforts therefore must focus on evidence that the program has helped to build…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Evaluation Methods, Organizational Development, Federal Legislation
Liu, Qin – Online Submission, 2009
This paper intends to construct a survey data quality strategy for institutional researchers in higher education in light of total survey error theory. It starts with describing the characteristics of institutional research and identifying the gaps in literature regarding survey data quality issues in institutional research. Then it is followed by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Quality Control, Researchers
Ioannou, Andri – Online Submission, 2009
The objective of this study was to develop an instrument to measure faculty, staff, and graduate students' attitudes and perceptions about how successful is their school in addressing diversity related issues. We describe the development and initial validation of the Diversity Attitudinal Satisfaction (DAS) scale. Individuals (N=185) from a large…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), College Faculty, School Personnel, Graduate Students
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Tran, Doannie; Huang, Elsie – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2009
Limited information exists on how early career teachers, particularly those in "Generation Y", feel about the pension system and potential reforms to the pension system. This paper presents an analysis of the appeal of different aspects of pension plans; their influence on charter versus traditional public school teachers; and how…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Retirement, Public School Teachers, Retirement Benefits
Wright, Robert J.; Lesisko, Lee J. – Online Submission, 2008
For the past 10 years a rural Pennsylvania school system has worked to develop a high quality educational technology program. In 1997 the district surveyed its faculty and found that there was a low level of technology infusion in the teaching/learning processes. Teachers were also found to be uncomfortable with computers and software applications…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Osborne, Joan – Online Submission, 2008
In this qualitative study, the researcher explored the career development of aspiring Black female nurse executives in healthcare organizations. The researcher described the study, population, research design, interview guide, data collection procedures, and methods of data analysis. The results focused on an analysis of the interviews and…
Descriptors: Nurses, Career Development, Occupational Aspiration, Vocational Interests
Unzueta, Caridad H.; Moores-Abdool, Whitney; Donet, Dolores Vazquez – Online Submission, 2008
To improve student completion rates in higher education, faculty are using cohort educational models (CEM); however, very few studies were found regarding CEMs effects in educating culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) doctoral students in the field of special education. This study investigated two questions: (a) Are there differences for…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Program Effectiveness
Aagaard, Lola; Conner, Timothy W., II; Skidmore, Ronald L. – Online Submission, 2008
The use of elaboration as a memory strategy has been researched for decades and has been shown to be effective for preschool through adult ages (Pressley, 1982). However, the literature examining elaborative strategy use among students in college is lacking. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the transfer of elaborative…
Descriptors: Memorization, Undergraduate Students, Study Habits, Multiple Choice Tests
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