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Piggot-Irvine, Eileen; Youngs, Howard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The New Zealand Ministry of Education has constructed a wide-ranging "Professional Development Plan" providing a four-stage national pathway for progression to principalship; the first stage has been the conduction of the National Aspiring Principals Pilot (NAPP) programme in five regional locations. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Occupational Aspiration, Delivery Systems
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Lantos, Hannah; Jones, Rebecca; Schindler, Ann; Belford, Jonathan; Sacks, Vanessa – Child Trends, 2017
In recent years, the education field has come to recognize the role of schools in supporting student health, safety, and well-being by developing integrated student support initiatives. These offer specific services and supports to students and their families to build a foundation for academic success. These initiatives, referred to as community…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Well Being, Family Programs, Community Schools
Smith, M. Melissa Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the journey of a suburban middle level principal, as she led a school through an educational change process. This was a single case study design involving the school leader as principal participant, and the researcher as participant observer. The theoretical model that was developed for this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Work Environment, Educational Environment, School Personnel
Kashima, Yuri; Schleich, Bridget; Spradlin, Terry – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2009
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a school-wide, integrative approach to instruction and intervention that provides a continuum of services to all students, both within general and special education. Further, RTI focuses on the frequent monitoring of student progress using formative and summative assessments, and providing students with…
Descriptors: Evidence, Parent Participation, Misconceptions, Response to Intervention
Chien, Tsai Chen; Md. Yunus, Aida Suraya; Ali, Wan Zah Wan; Bakar, Ab. Rahim – Online Submission, 2008
In this experimental study, use of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) followed by use of an Intelligent Tutoring System (CAI+ITS) was compared to the use of CAI (CAI only) in tutoring students on the topic of Algebraic Expression. Two groups of students participated in the study. One group of 32 students studied algebraic expression in a CAI…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
In January 2012, the West Virginia Governor's Office released an influential report, "Education Efficiency Audit of West Virginia's Primary and Secondary Education System," written by Public Works (2012), a management consulting company headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Based largely on this report, the West Virginia…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Communities of Practice, Program Implementation
Whitehurst, Grover J.; Stuit, David; Graves, Claire; Shaw, Lauren – Brookings Institution, 2015
The traditional delivery system for public K-12 education in the U.S. is being disrupted by forces from without (e.g., forms of competition, including charter schools) and from within (e.g., new regulatory requirements, including meaningful teacher evaluation and the Common Core). As in any sizable sector of the economy, challenges to the status…
Descriptors: Advocacy, State Policy, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Dahlberg, Kathryn R.; Philippot, Raymond A. – Planning and Changing, 2008
That individual schools and districts often simultaneously engage in multiple professional development projects in a "one-size-fits-all" model poses several quandaries. One quandary is attempting to foster a particular teacher behavior or disposition with little follow-up. A second is implementing a school-wide (or district-wide) program…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Feedback (Response), Program Improvement