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Tieken, Mara Casey; Montgomery, M. K. – State Education Standard, 2021
Rural America is experiencing an era of unprecedented demographic change, as rural communities of color are growing--an expansion that is necessary for keeping rural America thriving. But racial and class inequality divides many rural places, threatening rural students' education and rural communities' well-being, and the current pandemic is…
Descriptors: Barriers, Rural Areas, Social Differences, Racial Differences
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Prøitz, Tine Sophie; Mausethagen, Sølvi; Skedsmo, Guri – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2021
This study focus on how administrators in districts approach data and data use in education differently. Based on data material from local policy documents, interviews with district administrators and observations from meetings with district administrators, school leaders and teachers, we reveal how different views on learning outcomes manifest in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles
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Mohammed, Abdulai Kuyini; Kuyini, Ahmed Bawa – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2021
Based on 65 interviews and secondary information, this study evaluated the programme, process and political dimensions of the Ghana Free Senior High School Education (SHS) Policy. The evidence from the data showed that the programme and its political dimensions were emphasised to the neglect of the process dimension. Effectiveness, one of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, High Schools, Educational Policy
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Gunther, Jeffrey – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
How working conditions, personal characteristics, and school factors influence teacher recruitment and retention is an oft-studied topic in the field of education finance and policy. Through decades of research, it has become increasingly clear that teachers respond to a set of monetary and non-monetary factors when making decisions in the teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Recruitment
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Jones, Emily; Gaudreault, Karen; Henninger, Mary; Williams, Skip – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
The purpose of this article is to provide physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty and program directors/administrators with an introduction to stakeholder think tanks as a structured collaborative decision-making approach for conceptualizing the integration of contemporary, practice-oriented issues into university-level teacher…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
Ibarrondo Cruz, Daniel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this dissertation was to study perceptions of faculty and administrators at institutions of higher education on copyright ownership of faculty-created digital course content. The central question for this study was: Who had copyright ownership rights of faculty-created digital content and in what manner was copyright ownership…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Administrators, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Boocock, Andrew – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2017
The post-incorporation further education (FE) sector has experienced a number of quasi-markets over the past 23 years designed to incentivise college agents (managers and lecturers) to meet government objectives. To create such quasi-markets principal-agent (P-A) solutions have been introduced in the form of a series of funding incentives and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Financial Support
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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
Gonyer, Howard A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this general inductive study was to understand how senior student affairs officers (SSAOs) have managed the response to bias on college campuses. The literature is clear about the negative effects of bias on targeted populations; however, there is a large gap in the literature when it comes to how bias incidents are managed. The…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Administrators, College Administration
Miller, Lisa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Community colleges have been important open access entry points into education and employment. In order to improve the community college average retention rate of 60%, this study began looking at other areas that may have been impacting student retention without having been previously quantified. To evaluate the impact of faculty inclusion in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Ranchod, Rushil – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
This paper examines the formation and operation of a research-policy nexus in a research-based national-level government department intervention to improve skills planning policy in South Africa. Through the lens of evidence-informed policymaking, it reflects on understandings of evidence use in policy; it explores the interactions between actors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Intervention, Policy Formation
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Morgan, Clara – Journal of Education Policy, 2016
Scholars studying the global governance of education have noted the increasingly important role corporations play in educational policy making. I contribute to this scholarship by examining the Assessment and Teaching of twenty-first century skills (ATC21S™) project, a knowledge production apparatus operating under cognitive capitalism. I analyze…
Descriptors: Governance, Corporations, Knowledge Economy, Role
Stark, Deborah Roderick – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2016
With the achievement gap beginning to manifest in children as young as nine months, and 90 percent of brain development occurring during the first five years of life, chiefs are committed to expanding and upgrading early childhood programs and strengthening early elementary teaching and learning to provide equal educational opportunities for every…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, State Officials
Marsh, Julie A.; Bush-Mecenas, Susan; Hough, Heather J.; Park, Vicki; Allbright, Taylor; Hall, Michelle; Glover, Holly – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2016
California and the nation are at the crossroads of a major shift in school accountability policy. At the state level, California's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) encourages the use of multiple measures of school performance used locally to support continuous improvement and strategic resource allocation. Similarly, the federal Every…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, School Districts, Program Implementation
Stonemeier, Jenny; Trader, Barb; Kaloi, Laura; Williams, Gabrielle – National Center on Schoolwide Inclusive School Reform: The SWIFT Center, 2016
Within the SWIFT framework, the Inclusive Policy Structure and Practice domain addresses the need for a supportive, reciprocal partnership between the school and its district or local educational agency. Therefore, intentional and effective policy decision-making processes are integral to SWIFT implementation. Such processes create opportunities…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Participative Decision Making, Cooperative Planning
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