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Neal, Jennifer Watling; Mills, Kristen J.; McAlindon, Kathryn; Neal, Zachary P.; Lawlor, Jennifer A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: We apply diffusion of innovations theory to examine two key research questions designed to inform efforts to improve the research--practice gap in education: (1) Are there distinct types of educators that differ in their prioritization of the compatibility, observability, complexity, relative advantage, and trialability of research? and…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Principals
Pasatta, Jason; Hamilton, Erica; DeDoes, Stephanie – Educational Leadership, 2017
With the push toward personalized learning, many districts are finding that teachers are unprepared for a completely new method of teaching. In this article, the authors describe a professional development program from Ottawa Area Intermediate School District in western Michigan called FuturePREP'd. In the program, teachers experience personalized…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship
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Mårtensson, Katarina; Roxå, Torgny – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper explores, mainly through a socio-cultural perspective, the role of mid-level leadership in higher education in relation to educational development. It is argued that supporting and engaging local-level leaders, such as academic programme directors, increases the potential for development of local teaching and learning cultures. The…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Leadership, Higher Education, Improvement Programs
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Knassmüller, Monika; Veit, Sylvia – Teaching Public Administration, 2016
Senior civil servants (SCS) are powerful actors with great responsibilities in the field of policymaking and management. Due to public sector reforms that are New Public Management oriented, specialised education and structured training programmes for (future) SCS as well as fast-track systems for high-potential employees have become increasingly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Public Administration Education
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Eddy, Pamela L.; Ward, Kelly – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Casual observers of academic environments might conclude that women's problems in higher education have been resolved. Colleges enroll more women than men on an overall basis. There is gender parity in entry-level faculty hires, and the number of women in senior administrative positions continues to rise. A closer look however at the work, lives,…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Higher Education
Mattern, Janet Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children grow and change more rapidly during the first eight years of life than any other time in their life span. Progression through the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental stages varies for each individual child. Children with atypical development experience a wide spectrum of variability in their development. Over the past…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Early Intervention, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students
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Keaton, Patrick – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This report presents findings on the numbers and types of public elementary and secondary local education agencies (LEAs) in the United States and other jurisdictions in the 2008-09 school year, using data from the Local Education Agency Universe Survey of the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system. The CCD is an annual collection of data that…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Koehler, Ronald – Journal of School Public Relations, 2009
Michigan's intermediate school districts were created by constitutional convention in 1962. Between their inception and 2000, few units of government were less visible and less understood. This article chronicles the emergence of one intermediate school district as an aggressive force for change in education and a locus of activity for community…
Descriptors: Intermediate Administrative Units, Power Structure, Government School Relationship, Public Relations
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Stichter, Janine P.; Crider, Greg; Moody, Mark; Kay, Denise – Beyond Behavior, 2007
To date, the field has had difficulty coming to a consensus about any individual program that can successfully provide a full continuum of supports across settings to produce sustainable outcomes across time for all types of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (Dawson & Osterling, 1997; National Research Council [NRC], 2001; Odom et…
Descriptors: Autism, Outcome Based Education, Curriculum, Intermediate Administrative Units
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Bennett, Peter Lloyd – British Journal of Special Education, 2006
The emotional and behavioural problems experienced by pupils continue to be a key concern for educationalists. In this article, Peter Lloyd Bennett, an educational psychologist, reports on his research into the views of staff about this important area of work. Questionnaires on meeting the needs of pupils with emotional and behavioural…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires
Hermanson, Michael J.; Peterson, Michael D.; Sampson, Marsha; Hoagland, Tina – 2003
To deliver training and continuing education for education personnel in a large rural state, Montana has decentralized its Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) by forming five regional councils. The Montana Center on Disabilities developed a statewide training program for using paraeducators as liaisons to communities to enhance…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Higher Education, Intermediate Administrative Units, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Hauser, Judy – TechTrends, 2003
Describes services of the New Media Information Center to media specialists in Oakland Schools, the intermediate school district (ISD) for Oakland County (Michigan). Highlights include database training videos; online database tutorials; full-text periodical articles; district database sheets; face-to-face workshops for media specialists and…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Full Text Databases
Harmon, Hobart L. – Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion about Educational Service Agencies, 2003
Opportunities abound for educational service agencies (ESAs) to assist rural schools districts with implementing the No Child Left Behind Act. Strategies that ESAs could pursue are presented for critical issues in the areas of school-community relationships, school roles in rural development, funding, standard setting, school size, facility…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Bouchard, Rene L. – Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion about Educational Service Agencies, 2003
Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) provide cost-effective shared services to New York's rural districts. Services in career and technical education and staff development offered by the Steuben-Allegany BOCES are described. Future plans include increased cooperation with colleges in providing adult education, evolution of the…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Intermediate Administrative Units, Program Descriptions, Rural Schools
Howley, Caitlin; Ermolov, Lisa – 2002
Youth services programs funded by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 provide educational services, mentoring, work experience, job training, and support services to help youth meet educational or employment goals. This first-year evaluation of West Virginia's RESA I Workforce Investment Youth Services Program interviewed 7 staff members…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Intermediate Administrative Units, Job Training, Labor Force Development
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