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Kindred, Donna Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The 21st-century job description for school principals requires greater areas of leadership and accountability utilizing student data to improve instruction as mandated by state legislative reforms. The Principal's accountability is measured using the principal evaluation system. The general problem is that many principal evaluation systems are…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Change
Machajewski, Szymon Tomasz – Online Submission, 2017
Between 2000 and 2016, the STEM industry reportedly added jobs at the rate of 28% while all jobs were growing at only 6%. However, 48% of bachelor's degree students and 69% of associate's degree students in STEM majors left their program of study between 2003 and 2009. The high attrition rate is often attributed to low student engagement, boredom,…
Descriptors: College Science, STEM Education, Introductory Courses, Case Studies
Cochran, Sara L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to understand the gendered experiences women students have while participating in a university entrepreneurship program through the lens of the theory of gendered organizations. I completed this study at a four-year institution with an established entrepreneurship program. I conducted interviews and a focus group…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Educational Experience
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Muldrow, Lycurgus; Chambers, Brittany; Newell, Mi'Kayla; Salter, Amy – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
A critical challenge facing institutions of higher education is the integration of a sustainable energy curriculum into interdisciplinary education. This case study evaluates the campus-wide development and adoption of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary sustainability education minor at a small, minority-serving institution. Forty faculty…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Liberal Arts, Case Studies, Institutional Characteristics
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
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Kim, Young Hoon; Spears, Daniel L.; Vargas-Ortega, Elecer E.; Kim, Tae-Hee – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to review the current joint master's program between two international institutions in the USA and Costa Rica; to identify students' perceptions and experiences with the sustainability house (SH); and to apply these experiences in an effort to improve the practical learning environment for future students.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Tourism, Masters Programs
Helper, Susan; Noonan, Ryan; Nicholson, Jessica R.; Langdon, David – US Department of Commerce, 2016
The basic components of apprenticeships are the same today as in 1937, when the National Apprenticeship Act set the foundation for apprenticeships in the United States. Apprentices enter into a structured training program of classroom and paid on-the-job training under the guidance of a mentor. As their skills increase, so do their wages. Upon…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Benefits, Costs, Investment
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Du-Babcock, Bertha – Dinamika Ilmu, 2016
This paper describes and evaluates a funded longitudinal teaching development project that aims to bridge the gap from classroom-based theory learning to experiential professional learning, and thereby prepare ideal and competent world class graduates. To align with the University's shared mission to foster links with the business community, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Professional Education, Longitudinal Studies