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de Lima, Jorge Ávila; Dâmaso, Marlene – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study that analyzed relations among schools located in a Portuguese municipality where these organizations were officially authorized to compete with one another for students. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews with school leaders. The findings show that despite the formal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Competition, Vocational Schools
Cade, Barbara Levene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The increase of enrollment in dual credit courses in high schools is staggering and traditional methods of delivering dual credit stop short of meeting the demand. In one newer model, college professors teach dual credit courses on high school campuses. However, little is known about how the uniqueness of the high school setting informs the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, High Schools, Dual Enrollment, Case Studies
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Hopps, Kathryn – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
Communication between educators in preschool and school settings has been promoted consistently in research literature and policy as a practice to enhance children's transition to school. Underlying the practice are the assumptions that communication between educators is (a) a way of building on children's learning and responding to their diverse…
Descriptors: Interschool Communication, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Experience
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Shaikh, Maha – Primary Science, 2014
With the introduction of the new science curriculum in September 2014 in England, there is an even greater need to teach science that is real and relevant to the children. Bringing in support from external sources can give children hands-on science experiences with meaningful outcomes that will improve and enhance their learning. A wide-reaching…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Partnerships in Education, Science Education, Community Resources
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Rickard, Angela; Grace, Alma R. C.; Austin, Roger S. P.; Smyth, Jane M. – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2014
This article reports on a school-based ICT initiative, called Dissolving Boundaries (DB) which links primary, (students aged 5-11), post-primary (students aged 12-18) and special schools (students aged 5-18) in partnerships across the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The aim of the research was to investigate if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Intercultural Communication, Cross Cultural Training
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Moore, Tessa A.; Rutherford, Desmond – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
The use of networks as a means of communicating knowledge and ideas and in promoting innovation among schools has emerged globally over the past decade. Currently, inter-school collaboration is not only at the fore nationally in England, but also has become integral to the school improvement agenda. However, networking theory is a disparate field…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Leadership
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Waite, Sue; Lawson, Hazel; Bromfield, Carolyn – Educational Studies, 2009
Our research examined understandings of individual student target setting processes through semi-structured interviews with staff and students from two schools in England: a special school for students with severe learning difficulties and a linked mainstream secondary school. This article details some of the tensions and issues arising from…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Inclusive Schools, Secondary Schools, Learning Disabilities
Guhlin, Miguel – Technology & Learning, 2007
Open source has continued to evolve and in the past three years the development of a graphical user interface has made it increasingly accessible and viable for end users without special training. Open source relies to a great extent on the free software movement. In this context, the term free refers not to cost, but to the freedom users have to…
Descriptors: Computer Software, School Community Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Technology
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 2007
Despite many accomplishments and a widely-praised system, there remain significant challenges to address in higher education in Virginia: (1) Although the state performs well in six-year graduation rates for bachelor degree programs, graduation rates at specific four-year institutions range from the very high end of the spectrum to the very low;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Policy, Income, College Freshmen
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Worral, Non; Noden, Christopher – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2006
When schools and teachers come together voluntarily to collaborate in learning communities there can be powerful and positive benefits to pupils' experiences of learning and their wider lives. This article summarises some of the learning from the four-year Networked Learning Communities programme, managed by the National College for School…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Student Participation, Teacher Collaboration
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Stevenson, Joseph Martin; Rollins-Searcy, Ruth; Taylor, Vivian – Reading Improvement, 2004
This precis provides a model for alliance-building for reading and mathematics and outlines the sequential steps necessary for successfully negotiating articulation between school districts and universities as a single "urban" ecosystem. The term "urban" is referenced in this precis. The definition by Stone (1998) is applied in this regard as…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Mathematics Education, Urban Education, School Districts
Gustafson, Chris – Library Media Connection, 2004
An important tool for communication and collaboration is the library newsletter, which the library media specialist writes to the staff, teachers and library media specialist from other schools. The newsletter includes upcoming events teachers can sign up for, information on web sites to be used for projects, curriculum ideas, introduction of a…
Descriptors: Newsletters, Media Specialists, School Libraries, Interschool Communication
This report chronicles the work and recommendations of a coalition of educational, public, and private organizations known as the Grand Rapids Education Reform Initiative. Based on research showing that education in the public schools of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was in a state of crisis, the initiative set out to improve education throughout the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Change Strategies, Community Cooperation
Naidoo, Jordan – Center for Collaborative Education, 2002
Turning Points is a national design for middle school change, coordinated by the Center for Collaborative Education in Boston, Massachusetts, which serves as the National Turning Points Center. The design focuses on restructuring middle schools to improve learning, teaching, and assessment for all students. It is based on the seminal "Turning…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Change, Instructional Improvement, Reflection
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Blimling, Gregory S. – About Campus, 2000
Technological advances, such as Web-based student services and videoconferencing, are rapidly transforming how and what students learn. This article considers insights into how evolving electronic services on campuses provide benefits and problems for students. Those responsible for the out-of-class services and programs for students should not be…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Higher Education, Interschool Communication, Technology
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