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Welsh, Richard; Hall, Michelle – Teachers College Record, 2018
Context: Given the growing popularity of the portfolio management model (PMM) as a method of improving education, it is important to examine how these market-based reforms are sustained over time and how the politics of sustaining this model have substantial policy implications. Purpose of Study: The purpose of this article is to examine important…
Descriptors: Discussion Groups, Activism, Politics of Education, Boards of Education
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Hand, Dorcas – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Catalyst: Another newspaper article ("Ranks of School Librarians Dwindle in HISD, Statewide" in the October 7, 2013, "Houston Chronicle") detailing another decision by a Houston Independent School District (HISD) campus principal to eliminate the librarian (Mellon 2013). In response to this article, Dorcas Hand, an experienced…
Descriptors: School Libraries, School Districts, Librarians, Library Role
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Omori, Mariko – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This paper explores the way in which psychologists classified immigrant children as feebleminded through the use of intelligence testing and how state organisations consequently segregated them from public schools based on the scientific evidence. First, I show the way in which the psychologist Lewis Terman utilised intelligence testing to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Intelligence Tests, Psychologists, Classification
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Griffin, Marie – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
In the first half of 2007, Catholic Education an Irish Schools Trust (CEIST) was established when several Religious Congregations handed trusteeship of their schools to a lay company. As CEIST--in the Irish language the word 'CEIST' means 'question'--completes 10 years serving the needs of its 110 secondary schools, it seems an appropriate time to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Catholic Schools, School Administration
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Erickson, Jennifer; Hill, Dan; Solomon, Victoria – Journal of Extension, 2018
Why do so few women hold elected office on local government bodies? The answer to this question encompasses a combination of barriers to running for office. The research discussed in this article involved two surveys conducted in Wisconsin. The findings indicate that in addition to systemic barriers, such as time away from work, many women are…
Descriptors: Females, Capacity Building, Local Government, Political Candidates
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Bittinger, Joshua D.; Reif, Gabriel; Kimball, Ezekiel W. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
College students frequently serve on boards that hear cases of alleged student misconduct. These students contribute to decisions that can affect their peers' lives and make their colleges vulnerable to litigation and negative media coverage. It is critical that student board members carefully interpret all information presented in disciplinary…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Case Studies, Student Leadership, Boards of Education
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Jarrett, Patrick; Tran, Henry; Buckman, David G. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
With superintendents being overwhelmingly White, male, career educators, investigations into what factors contribute to the homogeneous composition of the position are warranted. This study examined whether superintendent candidates' and school board chairpersons' gender and candidates' professional background impact resume screening decisions.…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Gender Differences, Background, Experience
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Henrikson, Robin – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
The researcher seeks to address the needed changes to superintendent evaluation by suggesting an integrated formative evaluation process that balances both the need for accountability and ongoing professional growth and support (Hallinger, Heck, & Murphy, 2014; Duke, 1990). The nuances of the superintendent and school board relationship…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Evidence Based Practice, Formative Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation
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Hurley, Noel; Seifert, Tim; Sheppard, Bruce – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2018
The participants in this study were teachers and students of a large school district located on the east coast of Canada. We distributed surveys to 1,514 teachers across 84 schools and received 1,423 usable surveys for a return rate of 94%. At the time of the second data collection, three years later, 1574 teachers from 78 schools agreed to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, School Districts, Factor Analysis
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Callaway, Roberta F. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2017
This study was conducted in the fall of 2015 in a large, urban school district located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. There are 33 elementary schools, one kindergarten through eighth grade school, eight middle schools, and five high schools in the district; three of the five high schools in the district participated. The district…
Descriptors: Correlation, Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Areas, School Districts
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Kay, Robin; Carruthers, Loralea – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2017
In the past five years, there has been considerable interest in the decision-making process of school board officials in the field of education. However, a paucity of research exists on how these leaders use online resources to inform decision-making. Through an online survey and face-to-face interviews, this study examined the use of online…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Trustees, Information Utilization, Internet
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Young, Helen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
School governing bodies in England have considerable powers and responsibilities with regard to the education of pupils. This article explores how power relations operate, within governing bodies, through struggles over which types of knowledge are claimed and valued. The article draws on the analysis of policy and on ethnographic research in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Accountability, Power Structure
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Connolly, Michael; Farrell, Catherine; James, Christopher – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article analyses the stakeholder model of boards that is widely used in public and third sector institutions in England and Wales. The central tenet of this model is that such institutions should be strategically led by individuals who are representative of and from the groups that have an interest in them. The article focuses in particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Boards of Education, Models
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Baxter, Jacqueline – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The changing education landscape in England, combined with a more rigorous form of governor regulation in the form of the Ofsted 2012 Inspection Framework, are together placing more demands than ever before on the 300,000 volunteer school governors in England. These school governors are, in many cases, directly accountable to the Secretary of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Boards of Education, Accountability
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Heisler, William; Hanlin, Lesa – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
In 2015, the superintendent of the Jackson County School District revised the existing nepotism policy, and, subsequently, his wife was hired to a newly created position of director of innovation at a salary nearly twice the average paid to teachers in the district. Because of community reaction, the Jackson County School Board met in special…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Conflict of Interest, Personnel Policy, Ethics
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