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McCoy, Mary Helen S.; Taylor, Dianne L. – 2000
This paper examines how block scheduling affects teachers' perceptions of school climate. It is based on information taken from 21 high schools in a southern state that used 4X4 block scheduling. Data were collected through interviews, a survey instrument that measured teacher perceptions of climate, and focus groups. Based on results from the…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Discipline, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
McCoy, Mary Helen S. – 1998
To offer insights into scheduling strategies, this paper presents the effects of block scheduling in one rural public secondary school. This case study revolves around three questions: (1) "What prompted the school's move to block scheduling?"; (2) "How was block scheduling implemented?"; and (3) "How has block scheduling affected perceptions of…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Educational Environment, Flexible Scheduling, High Schools
McCoy, Mary Helen S.; Taylor, Dianne L. – 1999
This study focused on the extent to which nontraditional instructional strategies targeted by a high school in its Title I schoolwide plan were observable in classrooms. The study was conducted in an inner-city high school where 76% of the students are classified as economically deprived. Data were collected through classroom observations in 18 of…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Innovation, High School Students, High Schools
McCoy, Mary Helen S. – 1995
This paper examines qualities of effective school leadership that are critical to successful educational change. The first part explores various definitions of leadership, discusses the concept of leadership versus management, and describes the challenges that school leaders face. The paper then draws on data collected from interviews with four…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education