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Park, Yoosung; Tsuchiya, Takahiro – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2021
While many studies examine tools and techniques to improve survey response rates, it remains unclear as to which are effective, and response rates continue to decline. In this study, we examine the effect of four variables expected to influence mail survey response rates: (1) the use of semi-transparent envelopes versus ordinary paper envelopes…
Descriptors: Mail Surveys, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Design, Paper (Material)
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Ma, Xiaorong; Marion, Russ – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This study employed a multilevel modeling approach to examine the impact of principal instructional leadership on teacher efficacy and the mediating role played by faculty trust in that process. A total of 50 secondary school principals and 714 teachers in a minority region of Western China participated in the study. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Self Efficacy, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Khalfaoui, Andrea; García-Carrión, Rocío; Villardón-Gallego, Lourdes – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The risk for many young children from minority backgrounds of being excluded from a quality education might be reduced through the creation of a positive classroom climate. A systematic review was conducted to gain a better understanding of the pedagogical and structural aspects that foster a positive classroom climate in multicultural early…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Liu, Ye; Shen, Wenqin – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This article explores how trust affects the nature and characteristics of civic engagement among university students in contemporary China. We draw upon empirical evidence from in-depth individual interviews involving 68 students born between 1993 and 1999. Four different types of civic activities, including associational membership with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, College Students, Trust (Psychology)
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Flores, Osly J.; Kyere, Eric – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
This narrative inquiry study presents the stories of five urban public school principals who continually enact and engage in praxis around school/family engagement as their social justice and equitable practices. The findings focus on how participants conceived and engaged in parent interaction: (1) the power of relationships, (2) resistance…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Principals, Family School Relationship
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Valk, Anne; Kratovitš, Mairit – Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
The aim of this article is to identify the main stakeholders of institutions of professional higher education in the field of internal security in selected countries, and the most important collaboration practices, and the factors that affect collaboration. Within the framework of a qualitative phenomenographic study, interviews were conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Higher Education, Stakeholders
Lima-Vargas, A. E.; Obaya, A.; Lima-Vargas, S.; Rosales-Soriano, M. R. – Online Submission, 2021
Higher middle education is within compulsory education in most Latin American countries. In Mexico, higher middle education presents the lowest indicator in relation to terminal efficiency, this is due to the low academic performance of students. Meeting student expectations have been found to have a direct influence on their academic performance.…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Satisfaction, Student Motivation, Middle School Students
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Niedlich, Sebastian; Kallfaß, Annika; Pohle, Silvana; Bormann, Inka – Review of Education, 2021
Trust is considered to be a crucial element of social cohesion. At the same time, as research has shown, education can be understood as an important precondition of trust. Furthermore, contextual conditions are important for the development of trust. In spite of this, the role of trust in the multi-level education system has been scarcely…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Group Unity, Models, Governance
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Whitehall, Anna P.; Bletscher, Caitlin G.; Yost, Denise M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2021
Today's graduate education should provide students with technical specialization and professional skills to holistically prepare them as genuine leaders, ready to address today's complex and ethical dilemmas in the workplace. Inclusion of professional development complements their technical specialty by providing opportunities to develop…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Leadership Training, Online Courses, Graduate Students
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Ford, Timothy G.; Forsyth, Patrick B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: The evidence is strong that the instability of teacher rosters in urban school settings has negative consequences for student learning, but our concern is with the opposite phenomenon--What is the value added to the organization when a school's teaching roster is stable over time? Our theory of teacher corps stability hinges on the claim…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Social Capital, Urban Teaching, Faculty Mobility
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Berger, Edward J.; Wu, Chuhao; Briody, Elizabeth K.; Wirtz, Elizabeth; Rodríguez-Mejía, Fredy – Journal of Engineering Education, 2021
Background: Prior efforts to understand faculty culture have largely described monoliths where individuals are differentiated by their productivity. Little prior work provides rich faculty subcultural descriptions and their connections to specific activities, including disposition to change. Purpose/Hypothesis: This article describes the goals,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, College Faculty, Subcultures, Organizational Change
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Walsh, Mary E.; Adams, Shauna M.; Ferguson, Susan; Hearst, Mary O.; Jones, Jo-Viviane; Wall, Shavaun; Petsagourakis, Despina; Chung, Agnes; Shannon, Una; Theodorakakis, Maria – Journal of Education, 2021
University-community partnerships (UCPs) are increasingly utilized to address issues in education. In this article, we present reflections on best practices for child- and family-focused UCPs. These reflections emerged before, during, and after a convening that brought together representatives from five UCPs in the United States that emphasized…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Universities, Best Practices
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Scholz, Carrie; LaTurner, Jason; Barkowski, Elizabeth – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2021
This tool is designed for individuals who want to formatively assess a research-practice partnership (RPP) in collaboration with its members. It provides guidance on how to set and monitor progress on quarterly RPP goals aligned to five critical dimensions that researchers and practitioners must address to build and sustain an effective RPP. This…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Partnerships in Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Groulx, Mark; Nowak, Nadia; Levy, Kristin; Booth, Annie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the broad concept of university-community partnerships as it applies to creating sustainability initiatives. The benefits of university-community partnerships are increasingly recognized, and this paper offers direct insights from community stakeholders on the principles, functions and activities they see as…
Descriptors: Community Needs, School Community Relationship, Universities, Stakeholders
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Sears, Jennifer A.; Peters, Brooks L.; Beidler, Alison M. S.; Murawski, Wendy W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2021
Although collaborating with families is essential to the success of students, especially those with disabilities (McConnell & Murawski, 2017; Yell & Bateman, 2020), it is a complicated relationship. It is a relationship bringing together people who care deeply about a child. These relationships can be emotional and include love,…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Individualized Education Programs
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