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Augustine, Catherine H.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan – State Education Standard, 2015
The Wallace Foundation is funding a multiyear demonstration project to determine whether voluntary, district summer learning programs can stem summer learning loss for low-income students. Six districts--Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Duval County (Florida), Pittsburgh, and Rochester, New York--were selected for the demonstration project and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness
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Bernstein-Yamashiro, Beth; Noam, Gil G. – New Directions for Youth Development, 2013
This article describes activities that can be used with multiple audiences of teachers, administrators, or other caregivers regarding setting boundaries in personal relationships with students. First, participants must think about and discuss relationships that they experienced with their own teachers in the past and determine what aspects of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Caregivers, Group Activities, Interpersonal Competence
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Mathews-Aydinli, Julie; Elaziz, Fatih – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
This study explored the attitudes of students and teachers toward the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in a foreign language teaching and learning context. The study also investigated possible factors affecting teachers' and students' attitudes toward IWB technology. Data were collected through questionnaires distributed to 458 students and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Second Language Instruction
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Walker, Jan – NASSP Bulletin, 2009
Effective schools research gave birth to a new role for principals: instructional leader. Recent studies have suggested the relationship between strong school instructional leadership and higher student achievement. Skeptics question whether the principal's job is realistic and reasonable, with its emphasis on instructional leadership, multiple…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Effectiveness
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Underwood, Jean; Banyard, Phil – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2008
The opening premise of this paper is that education must change but that the nature and direction of that change is uncertain. In England, but not necessarily the UK as a whole, the policy is to produce a more personalised learning experience for all pupils. The policy of personalisation is to be delivered in part by increased use of digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Foulger, Teresa S.; Toth, Meredith – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2007
This paper investigates the questions and considerations that should be discussed by administrators, faculty, and support staff when designing, developing and offering a hybrid (part online, part face-to-face) degree program. Using two Web questionnaires, data were gathered from nine instructors and approximately 450 students to evaluate student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Program Development, Curriculum Development
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Rutter, Philip A.; Leech, Nancy L. – Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 2006
This qualitative study explored the experiences of five gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents' perspectives on their schools' acceptance of their sexual orientation, and perceptions of these schools' approach to suicide risk intervention. Focus groups were tape recorded, transcribed, and analyzed through constant comparative analysis. Themes that…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Focus Groups, Suicide, Sexual Orientation
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Minnema, Jane; Elliott, Judy; Barboza, Jane; Thurlow, Martha; VanGetson, Gretchen – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2006
School districts, like many other societal groups, function as a system--a dynamically complex web of interaction in which each aspect of the district affects all other aspects. School districts have many outside forces to which they must respond, including state and federal mandates. These mandates impose top-down initiatives with little to no…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Districts, Limited English Speaking, State Programs
Gordon, June A. – Leadership, 2005
One of the most common misunderstandings about the composition of the teaching profession, and hence, educational administration, is that it is merely a professional choice: someone chooses to be a teacher rather than a business person, a lawyer, a food service worker, a nurse, a truck driver. In reality, many decisions are made for young people…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Cultural Pluralism, Minority Group Teachers, Cultural Differences
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Mulvenon, Sean W.; Stegman, Charles E.; Ritter, Gary – International Journal of Testing, 2005
The passage of "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) legislation has led to an increased awareness of testing and assessment in public school systems and its impact. A cursory review of the academic literature and national news sources on the impact of standardized testing revealed a plethora of anecdotal cases of students experiencing illness,…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Standardized Tests, Testing, Teacher Attitudes