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Spreen, Carol Anne; Knapczyk, Jillian J. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
Although global initiatives have brought attention to the lack of quality in education systems worldwide; the question remains, how do we implement quality education? Teachers, a vital component of the education process, are not usually included in these global conversations; this results in government initiatives missing key obstacles faced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Context Effect, Educational Quality
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Hartman, Rita J.; Johnston, Elizabeth; Hill, Marty – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
A descriptive case study approach is employed using a content analysis of the blogs of 36 school leaders who took part in the 2016-2017 Shadow a Student Challenge project and follow up interviews of five of the school leaders. This research was used to explore and describe how an empathetic design approach provided a greater vantage point for…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, School Culture, Empathy
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Mania-Singer, Jackie – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
This qualitative case study used General Systems Theory and social network analysis to explore the relationships between the members of a district central office and principals of elementary schools within an urban school district in the Midwest. Findings revealed sparse relationships between members of the district central office and principals,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Districts, Central Office Administrators, School Administration
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Sheikh Abdullah, Siti Hendon – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
The transformation of technology in the 21st century has produced children who are technology savvy and exposed to the internet and social networking at a very young age. These children are already in our school system. Thus teachers too need to use technology and transform the learning environment to meet the requirements of these children. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education
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Waitoller, Federico R.; Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
This paper examines how inclusive education reform is appropriated when New Capitalism work practices dominate the discourse of school improvement in an urban school. We asked how New Capitalism mediates the formation of a professional vision for inclusive education. Using analytical tools from Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), we analyzed…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Lamb, Janeen; Diezmann, Carmel; Fox, Jillian – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the instructional leader when introducing digital technology into the mathematics teaching in the Australian Curriculum. The research reported here involves the principal and five teachers from one school and is part of a larger study. Results indicated that principal-led "crucial…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Evans, Neus; Whitehouse, Hilary; Gooch, Margaret – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
There are many documented barriers to implementing school-based sustainability. This article examines a) the barriers faced by principals and staff in two regional primary schools in Far North Queensland, Australia, well known for their exemplary practice, and b) ways the barriers were overcome. Through interviews conducted with principals and key…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Sustainability
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Waldron, Nancy L.; McLeskey, James; Redd, Lacy – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
Many schools are currently faced with the difficult task of including increasing numbers of students with disabilities and improving academic outcomes for these and other students who struggle to learn academic content. Recent research has shown that the principal is the key to ensuring that a school meets both of these goals and is both inclusive…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Cosner, Shelby – Urban Education, 2011
This article reports findings from a 3-year longitudinal qualitative case study conducted in three urban elementary schools that examined the ways in which local leadership supported the initiation and early development of evidence-based grade-level collaboration as a mechanism for improving student literacy learning. Findings suggest eight key…
Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary Schools, Educational Change, Literacy
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Ekinci, Abdurrahman; Karakus, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this study, it was aimed to determine to what extent the problems detected at the guidance and supervision reports could be solved and in this context, to what degree these visits were functional. So, with a qualitative research approach, data were obtained at two stages and analyzed through NVivo 7 software. At the first stage, the guidance…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Guidance, School Visitation, Administrator Attitudes
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Parker, Darlene Ciuffetelli; Grenville, Heather; Flessa, Joseph – School Community Journal, 2011
This paper reports on a Canadian qualitative case study project funded by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario. The paper describes success stories of students and communities affected by poverty from a diverse sample of eleven elementary schools throughout the province of Ontario. Over the period of one school year (2007-2008) and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Akbaba-Altun, Sadegul – Educational Technology & Society, 2006
Integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into a centralized education system such as Turkey's depends on its successful design and application, which is an expensive and complex process. The aim of this study was to identify the issues related to integrating computer technologies into a centralized education system. Data were…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Teacher Attitudes