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Augustine, Catherine H.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan – State Education Standard, 2015
The Wallace Foundation is funding a multiyear demonstration project to determine whether voluntary, district summer learning programs can stem summer learning loss for low-income students. Six districts--Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Duval County (Florida), Pittsburgh, and Rochester, New York--were selected for the demonstration project and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness
Caven, Meghan; Checkoway, Amy; Gamse, Beth – Abt Associates, 2012
The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiative is designed to improve academic outcomes by increasing the amount of learning time for students. Schools are expected to provide opportunities to teachers for collaborative planning and professional development as well as add time to the school day or year for instructional and enrichment…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Extended School Day, Teacher Collaboration, School Schedules
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Fletcher, Jo; Greenwood, Janinka; Grimley, Michael; Parkhill, Faye – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2011
Many studies show that school leadership is a key factor in supporting change within schools, but few have specifically considered the impact leadership has on gains in students' reading outcomes. This article focuses on factors that typify leadership in schools where such gains have been identified and explores the nature and quality of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Instructional Leadership
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Germeten, Sidsel – Australian Journal of Education, 2011
This article presents perspectives on how principals in schools in northern Norway value the school reform "The Knowledge Promotion" and the new National Curriculum (LK06). It is based on a survey of all primary schools in the region of Finnmark and interviews with five of these principals one year later. The region of Finnmark in Norway…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Change
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Cedo, Kelli M.; Dickerson, William E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2010
This case study creates a dilemma that many school districts face. Public education is under-funded. Principals are expected to be the instructional leaders and are held accountable for student achievement. Is it appropriate then for public schools to have local businesses as benefactors when teaching personnel are involved? The conflict between…
Descriptors: Ethics, Public Education, Leadership, Case Studies
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Tang, Sylvia Yee Fan; Choi, Pik Lin – Educational Review, 2009
This paper presents a qualitative study about how teachers entering the profession at different times over the last five decades made sense of their professional lives and continuing professional development (CPD) experiences against the backdrop of the CPD policy infrastructure and wider educational context in Hong Kong. The life history method…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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Nelsestuen, Kari; Scott, Caitlin; Hanita, Makoto; Robinson, LeAnne; Coskie, Tracy – Regional Educational Laboratory at Education Northwest, 2009
This study compares the experiences and perceptions of new and experienced teachers in 235 schools in six western states (Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming) that have adopted the Reading First school reform initiative. Using previously collected data from surveys and interviews, the study considers four areas of the reform…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change, Data Analysis
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Larsen, Torill; Samdal, Oddrun – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
This qualitative case study reports and interprets school principals' perceptions of their role in implementing and sustaining Second Step, a social skills development programme. The study compares schools that implemented the programme as a formalised strategy for all teachers and those that did not. The results suggest that the key features of…
Descriptors: Principals, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Skill Development
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Mangin, Melinda M. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2007
Purpose: This exploratory study examines conditions that lead elementary principals to support the work of school-based instructional teacher leaders. The study asks, How do principals' knowledge of teacher leadership and their interaction with teacher leaders contribute to principals' support for teacher leadership? And, How might district…
Descriptors: Interaction, Principals, Teacher Leadership, Elementary Schools
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Eckman, Ellen Wexler – Journal of School Leadership, 2007
The coprincipalship has been suggested as an organizational structure that addresses the increasing workload and time demands of the principal as well as the shortage of qualified applicants for the position. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study of coprincipals in public and private schools in California, Illinois,…
Descriptors: Models, Principals, Qualitative Research, Faculty Workload
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Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education
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Furney, Katharine Shepherd; Aiken, Judith; Hasazi, Susan; Clark/Keefe, Kelly – Journal of School Leadership, 2005
A policy implementation study was undertaken in 65 schools in order to explore practices and outcomes related to state policies requiring schools to establish comprehensive educational support systems and teams. The purpose of these systems and teams was to enhance the capacity of schools to support students with diverse needs in general education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Educational Planning
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Watson, Keith – Management in Education, 2005
This article examines the emergence of assistant heads onto the landscape of primary school leadership. Through the use of job descriptions, questionnaires, interviews and a case study, the functions that assistant heads are performing in primary schools is examined and their opinions, attitudes and beliefs about their work are considered. The…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Assistant Principals, Elementary Schools, Administrator Attitudes
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Rhodes, Christopher; Brundrett, Mark – Management in Education, 2005
The accession of new senior leaders and middle leaders are significant events and may bring a desired continuity of current improvement efforts, or herald a new direction for the school. Although attention has been paid to building leadership capacity in schools, perhaps via the distribution of leadership, little attention has been paid to…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Leadership, Administrator Attitudes, Assistant Principals
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Sugar, William; Crawley, Frank; Fine, Bethann – Educational Technology & Society, 2004
This study examined teachers' beliefs about technology adoption as a reasoned, deliberate, intentional decision-making process, as reflected in Ajzen's (1985) Theory of Planned Behavior. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from teachers in four schools located in the southeastern region of the United States. Overall results indicated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Computer Software
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