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Perez-Jorge, David; Ruiz-Ruiz, Jorge; Rodriguez-Jimenez, Maria del Carmen; Arino-Mateo, Eva – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2020
In 2012, the Canaries School Council (CSC) and the Canary Federation of Municipalities (FECAM) decided to investigate the level of school absenteeism in the Canary Islands. They therefore with the Ministry of Education Canary Islands Government about holding a conference for municipal technical teams on addressing this problem, which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, City Government, Compulsory Education
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Medina, Monica A.; Grim, Jim; Cosby, Gayle; Brodnax, Rita – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
Demand for school reform, particularly urban schools labeled as "failing," requires a community engagement strategy centered on intermingled social problems: poverty, racial isolation and discrimination, cultural clashes, socio-economic inequalities, and funding disparities. While school administrators are challenged to turn schools…
Descriptors: Community Schools, School Councils, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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McNair, Jonda C.; Aker, Lisa D. – Reading Teacher, 2020
While highlighting an undergraduate student council at a university, the authors emphasize the importance of being involved in professional organizations. First, the authors briefly highlight scholarship related to professional learning, then give examples of ways that undergraduates were involved in professional learning and community service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Government, Professional Development, Service Learning
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
The purpose of this handbook is to provide detailed information regarding school-based decision making (SBDM) processes, laws, and best practices. Topics covered include the following: (1) School-based Decision Making Statute: KRS 160.345; (2) Achievement Gaps and Planning Requirements; (3) Other Kentucky Statutes Related to School Council Work;…
Descriptors: Guides, Decision Making, School Law, Best Practices
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Winton, Sue – Educational Policy, 2019
In this article, I report findings from an investigation into the politics and coordination of school fundraising in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Theoretically grounded in institutional ethnography and critical policy analysis, the study began from the standpoint of parents asked to give money to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fund Raising, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Omal, Felix; Ndofirepi, Amasa Philip; Cross, Michael – Higher Education for the Future, 2019
The post-1994 higher education dispensation has witnessed an increase in the number of institutional stakeholder groups striving to become members of university councils within their particular contexts. As such, they are constantly becoming coalitions of powerful constituencies who seek to influence the running of the council to satisfy…
Descriptors: Universities, College Administration, School Councils, Governance
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Leechman, Gareth; McCulla, Norman; Field, Laurie – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the processes and relationships between school councils and school leadership teams in the local governance of 18 independent, faith-based schools in New South Wales, Australia. Design/methodology/approach: A three-phase, mixed-method research design was used incorporating development of a…
Descriptors: School Administration, Foreign Countries, Governance, School Councils
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Mayes, Eve – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article conceptualizes the materialities of school governance council meetings. A concern for the material a/effects of spatial positioning emerged during a participatory action research project concerned with secondary school students' sense of the benefits and challenges of student representation on school councils. Attending to affective,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, School Councils, Student Participation
Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
The training materials presented in this guide were developed by the Kentucky Department of Education as guidance during the process of selecting a principal. This training represents best practices for the principal selection process. These suggested steps and ideas are written with the expectations that all involved parties are following the…
Descriptors: Principals, Personnel Selection, Selection Criteria, Decision Making
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Avissar, Ilana; Alkaher, Iris; Gan, Dafna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Distributed leadership has been reported in the literature as an effective management approach for educational organizations such as institutions of higher education. This study aims to investigate the role of distributed leadership in the promotion of sustainability in an Israeli college of teacher education. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure
Kentucky Department of Education, 2018
This report by the Kentucky Department of Education states that "the school council shall have the responsibility to set school policy consistent with district board policy which shall provide an environment to enhance the students' achievement and help the school meet the goals established in KRS 158.645 and 158.6451." The report's 18…
Descriptors: School Based Management, Decision Making, School Responsibility, School Councils
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McGarry, Jennifer E.; Mala, Jesse; Corral, Michael – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Campus-community partnerships utilizing sport and focused on youth participants are increasingly prevalent and have demonstrated effectiveness in promoting healthy behaviors. However, the majority of research has not analyzed the nature of collaboration, and the inherent benefits and challenges, utilizing theory and focused on management…
Descriptors: Program Development, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Athletics
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Gülcan, Murat Gürkan; Duran, Ali – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Being a cross-national analysis, the aim of this study, which draws on data from school principals, is to evaluate parents' involvement in decision-making processes comparatively in Turkey, Germany and France, which are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and were included in the study in terms of some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making
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Rippner, Jennifer A. – Educational Policy, 2017
For decades, numerous observers have agreed on the value of collaboration between K-12 and higher education--especially as these sectors work toward increasing college readiness and success. While most states maintain separate agencies for K-12 and higher education, many states have worked to foster collaboration through state P-20 councils.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Councils
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared for a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State in response to a request for examples of States that support local Early Learning Councils. Local Early Learning Councils are public-private partnerships that work to align and strengthen a comprehensive early childhood system and to coordinate funding coming…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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