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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; Jones, Amina; McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: In this article, we explore school connectedness for students in a high-poverty urban school. Current approaches to measuring connection conflate behavior and attitudinal measures of connection and rarely explore school connection in urban school settings. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: We examine…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, African American Students, Urban Schools, High Schools
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div. – 1986
This report on attracting and retaining teachers presents highlights of two major categories of research studies on the topic. The first are the findings of Schlechy, Vance, and Weaver on the characteristics of the teacher workforce. The research findings are abstracted and policy recommendations are included. The second group is comprised of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Labor Turnover, Research Utilization
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Strobel, Karen; Kirshner, Ben; O'Donoghue, Jennifer; McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: Studies carried out over the last two decades have established structured after-school programs as significant contexts for adolescent development. Recent large-scale evaluations of after-school initiatives have yielded mixed results, finding some impact on adolescents' attitudes toward school but limited impact on their…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Neighborhoods, Focus Groups, After School Programs
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – 1989
From 1973 to 1978, the Rand Corporation conducted a national study of local public schools' responses to various federal programs requiring educational change--Title III of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title VII of the ESEA, programs financed by the 1968 Vocational Education Act, and the Right-to-Read program. This paper…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – 1992
Teachers' diverse goals for students reflect differences in teachers' conceptions of the teaching task and students' needs. This segment of the teachers' workplace research project (fieldwork and surveys in 16 public and private secondary schools) concentrated on ways in which workplace features generated dissimilar patterns of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Context Effect, Decision Making, High Schools
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – 1984
A major lesson of the past decade's education reform measures and school improvement efforts is that educational change of almost any stripe is a problem of the smallest unit. It is a problem that turns on the incentives, attitudes, abilities, and responses of those ultimately responsible for seeing that initiatives for improvement translate into…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – 1975
Drawing from an analysis of educational innovation attempted in 200 school districts throughout the United States, this essay describes critical aspects of the implementation process. Four micro-level premises are critical to larger macro-level change policies. First, external inputs into the implementation process must be congruent with local…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Development
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – 1975
In the last decade, the Office of Education has granted several billions of dollars to local educational agencies (LEAs) in an attempt to stimulate, and sometimes force, educational improvements. This paper was presented at a symposium considering experiences accumulated in a recent national study of federal change programs as they have (or have…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – 1974
It is only in recent years that educational evaluation has become institutionalized. The present spate of reporting and the accepted belief in the necessity to evaluate can be traced to the 1965 passage of the massive Elementary and Secondary Education Act--the first major social legislation to mandate project reporting. This case study in policy…
Descriptors: Accountability, Compensatory Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change
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McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – Teachers College Record, 1976
This article discusses the implementation of classroom organization projects examined by the Rand Corporation's Change-Agent Study. (RC)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Class Organization, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – Teachers College Record, 1976
This article discusses the experience of the federal government's large-scale attempt to improve the education of the disadvantaged through Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The discussion concentrates on the dilemma of making policy concerning implementation. (RC)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation
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McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – Teachers College Record, 1984
Teacher evaluation can be used as a tool in school improvement. Principal inconstancy, insufficient time and resources, and lack of evaluating skills are some difficulties in teacher evalution. The use of evaluation as a means of professional development is discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals
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McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – Harvard Educational Review, 1982
The author states that the National Institute of Education should not be the sole provider of educational research. He argues that educators can gain important knowledge from business and industry as well as from research generated at the federal and state levels. (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship
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McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – Educational Leadership, 1992
As one survey shows, although collegiality within academic departments determined secondary teachers' innovation norms, conceptions of students, sense of subject area, and enthusiasm, teacher commitment and pride are primarily products of district-level influences. Teacher autonomy without strong district professional community, with its…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Community, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Autonomy
McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin; And Others – 1984
This volume summarizes the findings from a cross-site analysis of seven sites that were implementing a discipline-based approach to visual arts education. A discipline-based approach incorporates four art disciplines: art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art making. The study focused on two major areas: factors generating support for a…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History
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