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Thomas, Kelli; Huffman, Douglas – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2011
In this paper we present a model of collaborative evaluation that has been used to engage teachers in data-based decision making for improving teaching and learning in mathematics and science. We examine three external challenges that threaten the process of continuous school improvement; namely, making sense of data, policy changes, and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Youngs, Peter; Jones, Nathan; Low, Mark – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: Studies have found that within-field mentoring, collaboration with colleagues, and administrative support can increase new general education teacher commitment (Kapadia, Coca, & Easton, 2007; Smith & Ingersoll, 2004). In the area of special education, studies have reported that support from mentors and colleagues is…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Expectation
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Bosma, Linda M.; Sieving, Renee E.; Ericson, Annie; Russ, Pamela; Cavender, Laura; Bonine, Mark – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Researchers, schools, and community organizations are increasingly interested in forming partnerships to improve health and learning outcomes for adolescents. School-based service learning programs with young adolescents have been shown to improve students' health and educational outcomes. Quality school-based service learning practice…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Outcomes of Education, Service Learning, Adolescents
Kurt, Serhat – New Horizons in Education, 2010
Background: As countries continue to invest in technology and place educational technology in schools, teachers are expected to make use of technology in their teaching. At this point in time, we can say that technology will stay in schools. Many countries have already included the integration of technology into education in their agenda for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Erdogan, Mehmet; Kursun, Engin; Sisman, Gulcin Tan; Saltan, Fatih; Gok, Ali; Yildiz, Ismail – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate classroom management and discipline problems that Information Technology teachers have faced, and to reveal underlying reasons and possible solutions of these problems by considering the views of parents, teachers, and administrator. This study was designed as qualitative study. Subjects of this study…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline Problems, Discipline, Time Management
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Lukowiak, Twila – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2010
This article reveals the findings of a multiple case study that demonstrates the behavioral strategies implemented by select elementary personnel that work daily with students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). The personnel who took part in this study were special education behavioral teachers, special education behavioral…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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
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Armstrong, Linda J.; Kinney, Katherine C.; Clayton, Lisa H. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2009
Teacher leadership is quite simply what teachers do for the good of children inside and beyond their classrooms. It is critical today to successfully reform schools and the profession. Inside the classroom, teacher leaders advocate for best practices and model expert teaching. Teacher leaders contribute to their professional community to improve…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership
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Sherman, Whitney H.; Crum, Karen S. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore how elementary principals facilitate and serve as catalysts for successful reading instruction and student achievement. The authors interviewed 10 elementary school principals in two school districts in a southern state to determine how they acted as instructional leaders in the area of reading in their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Remedial Instruction, Reading Instruction, Instructional Leadership
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This paper is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data collected over a four-year period--2001-2004--from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This document is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data, collected over a two-year period--2001 and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This paper is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data collected over a four-year period--2001-2004--from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
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Williams, Kimberly – Current Issues in Education, 2006
School personnel at seven urban elementary schools in a high poverty area were surveyed to determine if a multi-faceted approach to school violence prevention (including a major emphasis on collaboration between community human service agencies and schools) was successful in reducing indicators of violence (bullying, fighting, gang involvement,…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Violence, Prevention, Cooperation
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Menuey, Brendan P. – Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, 2005
The problem of teacher incompetence is a serious one, affecting large numbers of American public school students. There is a significant discrepancy between estimated rates of incompetent teachers and the number of teachers actually dismissed on grounds of incompetence. This study sought to uncover the perceptions of teachers regarding a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes, Unions
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