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Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background: Numerous reports have highlighted problems with writing instruction in American schools, yet few examine the interplay of teachers' preparation to teach writing, the instructional policies they must navigate, and the writing development of the students in their classrooms. Purpose: This study examines high school English teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Writing Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Statistical Analysis
Kim-Qvale, Jina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the change in conditions over time for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) principals as they pursued a career as principals in the K-12 system in Los Angeles Unified School District. I compared the perceptions, motivations, and aspirations of AAPIs who became principals from 1970-1989 and from 2000-2011 to explore the…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Principals, Qualitative Research
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Mintrop, Heinrich – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the tensions between external accountability obligations, educator's professional values, and student needs. Strategic, cognitive, and moral dimensions of this tension are captured with the central category of integrity. Design/methodology/approach: This is a mixed methods study that compares five…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Integrity
Araya, Saba Q. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As pressure increases to ensure that limited resources are utilized as effectively as possible, funding adequacy remains a priority for all California public schools. The research was conducted through a multi-methods approach of principal interviews, site level resource allocation data, and overall student achievement on state assessments. The…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Public Schools, Mixed Methods Research, Interviews
Willner, Lynn Shafer; Rivera, Charlene; Acosta, Barbara D. – George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, 2007
This report presents findings from a study conducted by The George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education (GW-CEEE) under the sponsorship of the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES). The purpose of the study is to describe and analyze school-based decision-making practices relevant to the inclusion and…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Inclusion, English Language Learners, Decision Making
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UNDER PRESSURE FROM CORE, THE BERKELEY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ESTABLISHED A CITIZENS' COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE AND PRESENT FACTS REGARDING THE EXTENT AND THE EFFECTS OF SCHOOL DE FACTO SEGREGATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE HOUSING PATTERN AND THE BOUNDARY LINES OF THE SCHOOLS HAD RESULTED IN THE ENROLLMENT OF 79 PERCENT OF THE…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Black Achievement, Comparative Analysis, De Facto Segregation