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Locke, Lawrence F. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2008
This article examines three distinctly different approaches to the task of helping public school teachers inject conceptual content into their physical education lessons. The first strategy is the production of a textbook prepared by one or several individuals. Such books typically espouse the desirability of including conceptual content, describe…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Public School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Lawson, Hal A. – Quest, 2016
Proposals to prepare disciplinary stewards and optimize the conditions for collective stewardship can be framed in two ways. The dominant frame emphasizes disciplinary caretaking and lends comparatively less attention to reform and transformation. A second frame is grounded in the social ecology of particular disciplines, their fast-changing…
Descriptors: Leadership, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outreach Programs
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Lawson, Hal A. – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
This multiple case study investigated 143 teachers' responses to focus group questions about their experiences with the simultaneous implementation of three disruptive innovations as part of the U.S. Race-to-the-Top (RTTT) agenda: the Common Core Learning Standards, data-driven instruction, and annual professional performance reviews. We asked:…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Lawson, Hal A. – Quest, 2014
Investments in the select few who already are or will become academic leaders are essential but insufficient. Investments also need to be made in collective leadership because leadership is an activity or function, not merely a person. Both good leaders and collective leadership are needed in the never-ending journey toward selective excellence. A…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Professional Identity
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Lawson, Hal A. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Amid unprecedented novelty, complexity, turbulence, and conflict, it is apparent that a new education system is needed. Focused on a new outcome--postsecondary education completion with advanced competence--heretofore separate systems for early childhood, K-12 schools, and postsecondary education are being joined in P-16 pipelines and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Criteria
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Wilcox, Kristen C.; Lawson, Hal A.; Angelis, Janet I. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
COMPASS-AIM is a set of processes and tools used by participants in a research-practice partnership (RPP) to improve organizational capacities and individual and team competencies for organizational learning and improvement. The "COMPASS" team includes teams of teachers and school leaders who work with a university researcher and expert…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Hopson, Laura; Lawson, Hal – Children & Schools, 2011
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation is an important policy intervention aimed at changing school, district, and state department of education policies and practices to improve student outcomes. These efforts are compromised because NCLB does not prioritize the conditions necessary for improving academic outcomes. One such necessary condition…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Federal Legislation, Decision Making, Educational Environment
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Harris, Brett; Shaw, Benjamin; Lawson, Hal; Sherman, Barry – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Adolescent substance use is associated with chronic health conditions, accidents, injury, and school-related problems, including dropping out. Schools have the potential to provide students with substance use prevention and intervention services, albeit with confidentiality challenges. School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide…
Descriptors: Barriers, Middle School Students, High School Students, Substance Abuse
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Lawson, Michael A.; Lawson, Hal A. – Review of Educational Research, 2013
Student engagement research, policy, and practice are even more important in today's race-to-the top policy environment. With a priority goal of postsecondary completion with advanced competence, today's students must be engaged longer and more deeply. This need is especially salient for students attending schools located in segregated,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Lawson, Hal A.; Angelis, Janet – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: Prior research has investigated the literacy achievement gap with particular focus on ethnically and linguistically diverse students' performance. This study extends that research by examining the relationships among classroom instructional practices, school priorities, and district policies in higher performing schools.…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Policy, School Policy, Achievement Gap
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Lawson, Hal A. – Sport, Education and Society, 2009
Researchers' social-cultural organization influences the scope, quality, quantity, coherence, dissemination, utilization and impact of research-based, theoretically sound knowledge. Five concepts--paradigm, exemplar, segment, network and gatekeeper--are salient to research on researchers' organization. Autobiographical reflections signal these…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Physical Education, School Activities, Social Change
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Durand, Francesca T.; Lawson, Hal A.; Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Schiller, Kathryn S. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: This multiple case study investigated district leaders' orientations and strategies as their elementary schools proceeded with state-mandated implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We identified differences between schools achieving above-predicted outcomes on state CCSS assessments ("odds-beaters") and…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Program Implementation
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Lawson, Hal A. – Quest, 2007
The core curriculum accompanied the development of the academic discipline with multiple names such as Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Science, and Health and Human Performance. It provides commonalties for undergraduate majors. It is timely to renew this curriculum. Renewal involves strategic reappraisals. It may stimulate change or reaffirm the…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines, Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Angelis, Janet I.; Baker, Linda; Lawson, Hal A. – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2014
What are the qualities of classroom, school, and district processes and practices in rural high schools with higher-than average graduation rates? How do these processes and practices compare with rural schools with histories of average graduation rates? In this study, six schools were sampled for a multiple case study of rural high school…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Students, High Schools, Graduation
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Lampard, Amy M.; Jurkowski, Janine M.; Lawson, Hal A.; Davison, Kirsten K. – Behavioral Medicine, 2013
Physical activity (PA) parenting, or strategies parents use to promote PA in children, has been associated with increased PA in children of all ages, including preschool-aged children. However, little is known about the circumstances under which parents adopt such behaviors. This study examined family ecological factors associated with PA…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Parenting Styles, Physical Activity Level, Child Health
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