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Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
While they're often overlooked in education policy debates, district central office staff can play critical role in improving schools. In this interview, Meredith Honig, professor of Education Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington and founder of the District Leadership Lab, explains what her research and experience…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Policy, Central Office Administrators, Educational Improvement
Russell, Felice Atesoglu; Von Esch, Kerry Soo – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
As today's K-12 schools become increasingly diverse, many teachers are struggling to meet the needs of English language learners and teach them in a culturally and linguistically responsive manner. The authors provide a pair of examples to illustrate specific ways teacher leaders can be effective advocates for better instruction and services for…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, English Language Learners, Culturally Relevant Education, Advocacy
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Pauli, Jandir; Chambel, Maria José; Capellari, Márcia Rodrigues; Rissi, Vanessa – Higher Education Quarterly, 2018
This research aims to investigate the organisational factors that influence the motivation to work and their consequences on health perception and satisfaction with life for teachers in private Higher Education institutions. The study has emerged as a result of the need to understand the teaching profession in Brazil since the implementation of…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Teacher Attitudes, Quality of Life, Higher Education
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Bingham, Andrea J.; Pane, John F.; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Hamilton, Laura S. – Educational Policy, 2018
In the current educational context, school models that leverage technology to personalize instruction have proliferated, as has student enrollment in, and funding of, such school models. However, even the best laid plans are subject to challenges in design and practice, particularly in the dynamic context of a school. In this collective case…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Models, Program Implementation, Case Studies
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Allgood, Sam; Hoyt, Gail; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Past studies suggest that a majority of economics graduate students engage in teaching-related activities during graduate school and many go on to academic positions afterwards. However, not all graduate students are formally prepared to teach while in graduate school nor are they fully prepared to teach in their first academic position. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Education
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Young, Heather D.; Goering, Christian Z. – Educational Considerations, 2018
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explain how the Common Core State Standards may have influenced teachers' practices and philosophies regarding literacy instruction. Conducted in five kindergarten through second-grade classrooms within one elementary school, this research study collected semi-structured interviews, classroom…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Common Core State Standards
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2018
Each state education agency (SEA) must address all required elements of the consolidated State plan. Although the information an SEA provides for each requirement will reflect that particular requirement, an SEA is encouraged to consider whether particular descriptions or strategies meet multiple requirements or goals. In developing its…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Federal Legislation
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Ekberg, Siri; Gao, Shang – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the challenges of using ICT in secondary schools in Sweden from teachers' perspectives. Design/methodology/approach: The research followed a qualitative research approach. First, a conceptual framework was developed based on previous research. Then, four teachers, teaching in six different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Technology Uses in Education
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Appova, Aina; Arbaugh, Fran – Professional Development in Education, 2018
In this study, we investigated teachers' motivation to learn following in the footsteps of emergent research efforts in the field. This qualitative study was grounded in the intersection of four research fields: policy, educational psychology, andragogy and professional development (PD). Findings indicate that teachers' dissatisfactions with their…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Teacher Motivation, Qualitative Research, Secondary School Teachers
Koretz, Daniel – American Educator, 2018
In "The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better", the author's new book from which this article is drawn, the failures of test-based accountability are documented and some of the most egregious misuses and outright abuses of testing are described, along with some of the most serious negative effects. Neither good intentions…
Descriptors: Accountability, Testing, Testing Problems, Test Validity
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Cole, Eddie R.; Dumford, Amber D.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
We used data from the 2012 administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to measure faculty perceptions of senior leaders' (e.g., deans, provosts, presidents) support for innovation in teaching. Specifically, this study explored what faculty characteristics predict faculty perceptions of leaders' support for innovation in teaching and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Teacher Attitudes, School Support
Walter, Frank – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District experienced a significant improvement in its graduation rates for students from low-income families--from just 52% in 2009 to 85.2% in 2016--which has been credited to the district's shift to community schools.
Descriptors: Integrated Services, School Support, Graduation Rate, Low Income Students
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Uslu, Baris; Welch, Anthony – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This research examines the intellectual leadership behaviours of senior academics at professoriate level, and the influences of institutional support practices, climate and communication in universities as main organizational features on these behaviours. To explore relations among research variables, qualitative data were collected by interviews…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Behavior, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Keller, Christine M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
This chapter redefines rigor as academic challenge that supports student learning and growth can be a powerful lever to accelerate institutional efforts to increase educational attainment and close achievement gaps.
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment, School Support, Achievement Need
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Campbell, Corbin M.; Dortch, Deniece; Burt, Brian A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
This chapter describes the limitations of the traditional notions of academic rigor in higher education, and brings forth a new form of rigor that has the potential to support student success and equity.
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Support, Educational Change, Success
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