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Khachatryan, Edit; Parkerson, Emma – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
Teachers have historically been at the margins of educational improvement, and they are just beginning to drive improvements in the profession. Networked improvement communities (NICs) are one approach for collective reprofessionalization of teaching, where practice is defined and managed by practitioners. Edit Khachatryan and Emma Parkerson offer…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teacher Role, Communities of Practice, Educational Change
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Tomori, Kounosuke; Imai, Yuto; Nakama, Chiho; Ohno, Kanta; Sawada, Tatsunori; Levack, William W. M. M. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Introduction: This study aimed to develop a new tablet application named the Aid for Decision-making in Occupation Choice for School (ADOC-S). It aims to assist with conducting collaborative occupation-based goal-setting by sharing decision-making with a team member (child, parent, teacher, and occupational therapist) using a consultation model of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Goal Orientation, Participative Decision Making, Teamwork
García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
The question of whether teaching is a profession, with all the status and responsibilities that entails, is not as settled as some believe. Emma García and Elaine Weiss look at the requirements and characteristics of a profession and examine data from teachers and find that teaching, as currently experienced by teachers, does not measure up to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Jackson Taft, Leanne; Woods, Kevin; Ford, Anne – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) calls for education to prepare children for ' … responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin'. The current study examines…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, International Law
Saclarides, Evthokia Stephanie; Lubienski, Sarah Theule – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
Little attention has been given to better understanding how to effectively evaluate the work of instructional coaches. This study by Evthokia Stephanie Saclarides and Sarah Theule Lubienski illustrates how a new evaluation system for coaches was implemented in one mid-size, urban district. They describe two ways in which the Evaluation Tool…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Evaluation Methods, School Districts, Teacher Improvement
Labaree, David F. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
Bureaucracies are often perceived as inflexible, impersonal, hierarchical, and too devoted to rules and red tape. But David Labaree makes a case for these characteristics being a positive in the world of public education. U.S. schools are built within a liberal democratic system, where the liberal pursuit of self-interest is often in tension with…
Descriptors: Public Education, Democratic Values, Equal Education, Administrative Organization
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Grigoropoulos, Jenny E. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2020
Many definitions and theories of leadership focus on the innate traits that leaders must possess from birth, others on the characteristics acquired throughout adult life and the processes the individual is exposed to. It is also widely believed that leadership is solely exercised at positions of higher authority in institutions and organizations.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Empathy, Altruism, Leadership Role
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Marland, Joshua; Harrick, Matthew; Sireci, Stephen G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2020
Student assessment nonparticipation (or opt out) has increased substantially in K-12 schools in states across the country. This increase in opt out has the potential to impact achievement and growth (or value-added) measures used for educator and institutional accountability. In this simulation study, we investigated the extent to which…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gordeeva, Tamara; Sheldon, Kennon; Sychev, Oleg – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Optimistic attributional style has been shown to be reliably associated with high well-being and low depression and (Hu et al., "Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology," 34(4): 304-321, 2015). Via both a meta-analysis and two new studies, we examine the relationship between optimistic attributional style for explaining negative and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attribution Theory, Positive Attitudes, Prediction
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Teachers and parents often find special education law complex and confusing. As one step for a basic foundation in special education law, a previous "TEACHING Exceptional Children" article (Zirkel, 2005) provided a snapshot of the "top five case concepts" based on 10 decisions from the Supreme Court. Each of these decisions…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Disabilities
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Weintrop, David; Coenraad, Merijke; Palmer, Jen; Franklin, Diana – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
In response to the growing call to bring the powerful ideas of computer science to all learners, education decision makers, including teachers and administrators, are tasked with making consequential decisions on what curricula to use. Often, these decision makers have not been trained in computer science and are unfamiliar with the concepts…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Decision Making
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Klees, Steven J.; Ginsburg, Mark; Anwar, Hiba; Robbins, Melanie Baker; Bloom, Heidi; Busacca, Cameron; Corwith, Anne; Decoster, Brendan; Fiore, Amanda; Gasior, Stephanie; Le, Hang M.; Primo, L. Heidi; Reedy, Timothy D. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
The World Bank's Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) purports to benchmark developing country education systems against global best practices. SABER covers 13 topics, called "domains," and has produced over 16,000 indicators of what the Bank considers best practice and applied them in over 130 countries. Yet this…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Benchmarking, Educational Development, Best Practices
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Alarcón, Cristina – European Education, 2020
This paper investigated a policy-making debate in Chile, by examining the construction of the Netherlands as a new "reference society". It focused on a reform agenda that aimed at a transformation of the neo-liberal school governance model. Based on the analysis of government documents, parliamentary debates, and media materials, the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Cohen, Susie M.; Chang, Mido – Educational Studies, 2020
This study investigated the predictive effects of science self-efficacy, value in learning science, science attitudes, gender, and race on science achievement, among United States middle school students utilising Trends in International Math and Science Study 2011 data. A series of preliminary analyses using several descriptive statistics,…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Self Efficacy, Scientific Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Umansky, Ilana M.; Porter, Lorna – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Given the role of the state as the primary governing level tasked with U.S. public education, combined with the rapid rise in the proportion of students who are identified as English learners (ELs), this manuscript puts forth a framework for state EL education policy. The framework is organized around three core principles of understanding…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, State Policy
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