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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
Hennings, Robert D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes and beliefs of doctorate holders who are working in advanced K-12 administration in order to determine their perception of the possessing of a doctorate as a value-added tool in K-12 administration and/or for career advancement. The purpose of this study was to gain insight from doctorate degree…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrator Attitudes
James, Diann C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this multi-method qualitative study was to collect data for a future development of an in-service training program for new teachers employed by Lake Forest Academy (pseudonym). New teachers of children with special educational needs faced challenges teaching in this Middle East country in addition to those faced by the new general…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
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
Jayaraman, Gayatri; Knoche, Lisa; Marvin, Christine; Bainter, Sue – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2014
The Nebraska Early Childhood Coach (ECC) training was a 3 day (8 hours) professional development event sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Child Development in 2009-2010. Sixty-five early childhood teachers and related service providers participated for the purpose of learning the basic principles and behaviors associated…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Coaching (Performance)
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Yew, Bee K. – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2008
This paper highlights relevant curriculum issues that were identified in a Management Information Systems (MIS) program review undertaken by a group of business faculty in a small regional university. The program review was initiated to improve job marketability of graduates and student enrollment. The review process is described as a collective…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elective Courses, Job Placement, Systems Approach
Williamson, Myrna Milwee – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Incivility is currently a topic of concern in nursing and higher education. There is a serious and growing concern on college campuses across the United States as many forms of incivility are occurring, ranging from offensive language and rude behavior to hostility and violent behavior. The problem this study addresses is the need for specific…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Violence, Nurses, Associate Degrees
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Franchetti, Matthew – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
This paper summarizes the findings of a five-year study aimed at improving the retention rates of female students pursuing careers in engineering. The study analyzed a series of programs implemented at the University of Toledo. The programs involve hands-on design projects, research experiences, communication tools geared towards females,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Engineering Education, School Holding Power
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2012
Two recent studies by Biancarosa et al. and by Saunders et al. have finally demonstrated that "job-embedded, sustained professional development" can significantly improve student achievement. But there's a catch. In both studies, effective professional development (PD) strategies were successful only under certain circumstances or only in some…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness
Moore, Richard W.; Rossy, Gerard; Roberts, William; Chapman, Kenneth; Sanchez, Urte; Hanley, Chris – Online Submission, 2010
This study is a formative evaluation of the OneStop Career Center Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) Model within the California Workforce System. The study was sponsored by the California Workforce Investment Board. The study completed four in-depth case studies of California OneStops to describe how they implemented the ISD model which brings…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Summative Evaluation, State Programs, Organizational Culture
Correll, Craig Alan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In recent years there has been a greater emphasis on support, guidance and orientation programs for early career teachers, referred to as induction programs. Though on a smaller scale, similar induction programs have been implemented for early career principals as well. This study provides information on whether such programs have a positive…
Descriptors: Mentors, Poverty, Job Satisfaction, Principals
Springer, Matthew G.; Hamilton, Laura; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Ballou, Dale; Le, Vi-Nhuan; Pepper, Matthew; Lockwood, J. R.; Stecher, Brian M. – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2010
In an effort to explore the impact of performance incentives in education, the National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) partnered with the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) to conduct the Project on Incentives in Teaching, or POINT. The study examines the effects on student outcomes of paying eligible teachers bonuses of up to…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Teacher Behavior, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
Martinez-Restrepo, Susana – ProQuest LLC, 2012
What are the socioeconomic implications of the time allocation decisions made by low-income adolescents? The way adolescents allocate their time between schooling, labor and leisure has important implications for their education attainment, college aspirations, job opportunities and future earnings. This study focuses on adolescents and young…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Pregnancy, Gender Differences, Outcomes of Education
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
Garrison, Debra Linley – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study provides an in-depth analysis of the Community-Based Job Training Grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor from 2005 to 2008. The primary research question is designed to identify the most important factors in meeting grant-training outcomes; however, numerous secondary questions were addressed to provide the reader with in-depth…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Training, Classification, Grants
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