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Witherspoon, Noelle; Taylor, Dianne L. – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2010
The historic connection of religion and spirituality to women, education, advocacy, and leadership is prevalent in Black American histories in general and the role of the religion and spirit in promoting education and socialisation. Important in this history is the intersection of spirituality and leadership for Black American women. This research…
Descriptors: Females, Religion, Educational Administration, Religious Factors
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Taylor, Dianne L.; Clark, Menthia P. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2009
Data from two previous studies are reanalyzed using the lens of institutional racism to examine district decisions that undermined, or sabotaged, improvement efforts at schools attended by students of color. Opportunities to rectify the sabotage were available but not pursued. A model portrays the interaction between decision-maker intent,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Educational Improvement, School Districts, Minority Groups
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Taylor, Dianne L. – School Effectiveness & School Improvement, 2005
This paper presents a comprehensive review of Richard Rothstein's book "Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap" (Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute, 2004). The insights offered in this book are timely in light of the No Child Left Behind legislation that puts the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Equal Education, Social Change, African American Students
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
Taylor, Dianne L.; Angelle, Pamela S. – 2000
A matrix of characteristics associated with transformational leadership and with high reliability organizations was developed. Using the matrix as a lens, researchers examined a successful school involved in a school improvement effort to understand the success more fully. Transformational leaders provide opportunities for personal growth for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Matrices, Organizational Effectiveness, Reliability
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Taylor, Dianne L.; Teddlie, Charles – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 1999
Examined the extent to which schools that received Title I funds for schoolwide programs implemented the plans they developed when requesting funds. Results from 10 urban elementary schools show that schools implemented some plan components but did not generally implement instructional innovations included in the plans. (SLD)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning
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Taylor, Dianne L.; Tashakkori, Abbas; Crone-Koshel, Linda – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Reports results of two separate but related studies: The first involves the use of a rubric to evaluate improvement plans from low-performing schools; the second involves a sample of teacher and administrator perceptions of their involvement in improvement planning. Finds poor-quality plans in evaluation study to be related to teacher-involvement…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Davidson, Betty M.; Taylor, Dianne L. – 1999
This report is based on a study that examined the effect of changing principals during a restructuring process. Data were collected at two rural elementary schools in a midsouthern state that had participated in the Accelerated Schools Project. The project's effectiveness was threatened by frequent principal succession at both schools. The schools…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership
Taylor, Dianne L., Ed.; Kemper, Elizabeth A., Ed. – 2000
This collection of papers explores federal, state, and local efforts across the United States to ensure that all students have equal and equitable educational opportunities. The book begins with an introduction, "Title I Schoolwide Programs: Examining Evidence from the Field" (Dianne L. Taylor and Elizabeth A. Kemper). Section 1,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Case Studies, Disadvantaged Youth
Taylor, Dianne L. – 1992
This document describes school-based management (SBM) and examines one urban elementary school's experiences in developing a SBM plan. School issues that gave rise to interest in SBM and problems encountered by those involved in the planning process are analyzed. Two administrators, three teachers, and two parents, who were involved in the early…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Agents, Educational Attitudes, Educational Planning
Taylor, Dianne L. – 1992
The need for using invariance procedures to establish the external validity or generalizability of statistical results has been well documented. Invariance analysis is a tool that can be used to establish confidence in the replicability of research findings. Several approaches to invariance analysis are available that are broadly applicable across…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Correlation, Generalizability Theory, Heuristics
Taylor, Dianne L. – 1991
As significance testing comes under increasing criticism, some researchers are turning to other indices to evaluate their findings. Included among the alternative options are the interpretation of effect size estimates and the evaluation of sample specificity (invariance testing). Using a hypothetical data set of 64 cases and two predictor…
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Effect Size, Evaluation Methods, Sample Size
Davidson, Betty M.; Taylor, Dianne L. – 1998
This paper examines the effects of principal succession in a school-reform process. The report focuses on multiple changes in the principal's position at a primary school participating in the accelerated schools project. The text opens with an overview of the accelerated schools project followed by a description of the study's methodology. Data…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Change Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change
Taylor, Dianne L.; And Others – 1992
Approximately 600 teachers in 32 public elementary schools and secondary schools from 1 urban southeastern school district participated in a study conducted to identify prototypes of school climate concerning decisional participation cultures. A 19-item decisional participation measure was used, and the median score of the teachers at each school…
Descriptors: Classification, Cluster Analysis, Educational Environment, Educational Policy
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