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Segerholm, Christina; Hult, Agneta – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Throughout Europe, school inspection has become a visible means of governing education. This education and inspection policy is mediated, brokered, interpreted, and learned through networked activities where the global/European meet the national/local, giving national and local "uptake" a variety of characteristics. We explore the local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Case Studies, Observation
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Baglibel, Murat; Samancioglu, Mustafa; Crow, Gary M. – Cogent Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine factors affecting the sustainability of educational changes. With this purpose in mind, exploratory sequential mixed methods design was used. During the first phase of the study, 18 teachers and school administrators were interviewed. In the second phase, a questionnaire was administered to 398 teachers and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Shriberg, David; Brooks, Keeshawna; Jenkins, Kisha; Immen, Jennifer; Sutter, Caroline; Cronin, Karen – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Bullying prevention and intervention are ongoing challenges for all educators, school psychologists included. A lack of research exists regarding the potential role of middle school students as direct actors in bullying prevention and intervention. This article describes a novel student leadership group for seventh graders in which the primary…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Middle School Students, Bullying, Student Leadership
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du Plessis, Anna E.; Carroll, Annemaree; Gillies, Robyn M. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2017
Assigning teachers to a position for which they are not suitably qualified influences effective educational leadership. The paper reveals assumptions and misconceptions about the lived experiences of teachers in out-of-field positions and what it means for effective educational leadership. The multilayered meaning of out-of-field teaching for…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Qualifications, Qualitative Research
Johnston, Jamie; Ksoll, Christopher – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2017
In lower- and middle-income countries, including Ghana, students in rural areas dramatically underperform their urban peers. Rural schools struggle to attract and retain professionally trained teachers (GES 2012; World Bank 2012). We explore one potential solution to the problem of teacher recruitment: distance instruction. Through a cluster…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Technology
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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Policymakers view parental involvement (PI) as a crucial component of school reform efforts, but evidence of its effect on student achievement is equivocal. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort dataset, we examined the long-term impact on student- and school-level achievement of three types of school-based PI: PI to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reading Achievement
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Shamir-Inbal, Tamar; Blau, Ina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
This article investigates a pilot of integrating tablet computers in the elementary education. The research questions address the impact of tablet integration on learning and pedagogy. This qualitative case study crosschecks non-participated observations on students who work with tablet PCs, the school staff reflection on the integration as…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Ye, Wangbei – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Migration's influences on citizenship education were widely discussed in the literature. However, most studies were based on international migration that drew experience from, for example, North America and Europe. Less attention was paid to internal migration or developing areas. This article takes China as an example, which is a country that has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Migration, Correlation
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Yemini, Miri; Ramot, Rony; Sagie, Netta – Educational Review, 2016
Parents are widely acknowledged as prominent actors in schools' success; consequently, school-parent interactions are heavily investigated from sociological, psychological, political, and cultural perspectives. By applying the "open system" perspective to schools as an eco-system, this study addresses parents as integrative stakeholders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Durand, Francesca T.; Lawson, Hal A.; Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Schiller, Kathryn S. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: This multiple case study investigated district leaders' orientations and strategies as their elementary schools proceeded with state-mandated implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We identified differences between schools achieving above-predicted outcomes on state CCSS assessments ("odds-beaters") and…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Program Implementation
Mokibelo, Eureka B. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2016
This paper examines the micro planning activities that schools engage in to address learners' needs to make education work in rural primary schools of Botswana. The national language plan prescribes the use of English and Setswana only as languages of instruction at the primary school level. However, this plan is not practical in some regions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Official Languages
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Makkonen, Reino; Tejwani, Jaclyn; Venkateswaran, Nitya – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2016
Recent teacher evaluation reforms instituted across the country have sought to yield richer information about educators' strengths and limitations and guide decisions about targeted opportunities for professional growth. This study describes how results from new multiple-measure teacher evaluations were being used in 2014/15 in five school…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Data, Evaluation Utilization, School Districts
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Mbach, Florence; Oboka, Wycliffe; Simiyu, Ruth; Wakhungu, Jacob – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Education was identified as the critical means of achieving behaviour change in and out of the classroom in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of HIV and AIDS among the youth. This study sought to investigate the constraints during HIV and AIDS curriculum implementation, the study was guided by social cognitive approach theories, survey and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum
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Kent, Andrea M.; Giles, Rebecca M. – Professional Educator, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a field component that was merged with a new teacher preparation curriculum so that at the completion of the program the undergraduate candidates could be recommended for both K-6 general and special education certification. An examination of the data reveals that the program is…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum, Undergraduate Study