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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
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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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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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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Yu, Ting; Satter, Allyson L.; Francis, Grace L.; Haines, Shana J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
A team from Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT), a federally funded technical assistance project focused on creating cascading, aligned systems for inclusive education, conducted a series of focus groups and interviews with school administrators, general and special educators, and related service providers in six schools…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Biesta, Gert; Priestley, Mark; Robinson, Sarah – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
There is an ongoing tension within educational policy worldwide between countries that seek to reduce the opportunities for teachers to exert judgement and control over their own work, and those who seek to promote it. Some see teacher agency as a weakness within the operation of schools and seek to replace it with evidence-based and data-driven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Empowerment, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Skolits, Gary – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Given the changes made to the GED® test in 2014, one concern among state policy makers, adult educators, and GED® service providers has been the impact of these changes on students as well as teachers, staff, volunteers, and other GED® program stakeholders. Using a qualitative, case study research approach focused on one GED® test preparation site…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
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Agozzino, Alisa; Kaiser, Candace – Journal of School Public Relations, 2014
The current study examined how public relations specialists within school systems are developing, implementing, and revising their communication crisis plans in an effort to fully engage all key stakeholders. Four research questions and two hypotheses were posed. Members from a state public relations association for schools were asked to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Stakeholders, Public Relations, Interviews
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Misco, Thomas; Lee, Lena – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2014
Engaging students in controversial issues provides numerous benefits for developing democratic citizenship. A wide variety of pathways and challenges exist to their discussion in classrooms, many of which are based upon societal and cultural context. This study explores the context of Guam and maps the issues of controversy within categories of…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Citizenship, Cross Cultural Training
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Walters, Kirk; Torres, Aubrey Scheopner; Smith, Toni; Ford, Jennifer – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This study describes key challenges and necessary supports related to implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) identified by rural math educators in the Northeast. The research team interviewed state and district math coordinators and surveyed teachers in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, to assess their…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Instruction, State Standards, Mathematics Teachers
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Estrada, Peggy; Wang, Haiwen – Grantee Submission, 2013
For English learners (ELs), reclassifying to fluent English proficient (RFEP) signifies reaching a milestone indicating the ability to function in mainstream classes without support. Little is known about the discrepancy between the number of ELs who meet reclassification criteria and the number who are reclassified as fluent English proficient,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Classification, Language Proficiency
Westrich, Lisa; Sanchez, Monika; Strobel, Karen; Duong, Nina – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2012
The Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD), in collaboration with four local school districts--Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD), Redwood City School District (RCSD), San Carlos School District (SCSD), and Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD)--launched the Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI) in August 2010. This three-year initiative is…
Descriptors: Health Programs, School Districts, Wellness, Program Implementation
Scott, Caitlin; McMurrer, Jennifer; McIntosh, Shelby; Dibner, Kenne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
State and local educators encountered both opportunities and obstacles in their first year of implementing the School Improvement Grants (SIGs) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In 2009, the ARRA, better known as the economic stimulus package, provided $3 billion for SIGs to help reform persistently low-achieving…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Implementation, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation