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Ylimaki, Rose M.; Brunderman, Lynnette; Bennett, Jeffrey V.; Dugan, Thad – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2014
Today's accountability policies and changing demographics have created conditions in which leaders must rapidly build school capacity and improve outcomes in culturally diverse schools. This article presents findings from a mixed-methods evaluation of an Arizona Turnaround Leadership Development Project. The project drew on studies of turnaround…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Accountability, Capacity Building, Culturally Relevant Education
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Packard, Jerome L. – Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 1989
A study compared the effectiveness of high and low pressure methods of teaching Mandarin Chinese to American college students to determine whether students learn better in a lax, permissive, and interactive classroom, or in a classroom with a perceptible but positive tension emphasizing rapid response and memorized sequences. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Grammar, Higher Education
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Weideman, Melius – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The pressure on universities worldwide has increased to transform themselves from isolated educational institutions to profit-generating businesses. The visibility of a Web page plays a role in attracting potential clients, as more and more young users are depending on the Web for their everyday information needs. One of the purposes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Universities, Comparative Analysis
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Lackey, Donald – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1986
In 1982 principals of 95 percent of Nebraska high schools responded to a questionnaire regarding amount and types of pressure coaches were under. Results regarding reasons for dismissal were compared with a 1975 study. The types of pressure, sources of pressure, pressure sports, and impact on coaches are discussed. (MT)
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Comparative Analysis, Competition, Dismissal (Personnel)
Garrity, Kyle Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The guiding question for this qualitative study centered on what it means to be a principal in a high school that has been put on notice as a failure and labeled "Program Improvement" (PI). The evidence shed light on the unique challenges, role expectations, and varying social conditions faced by two female principals as they managed…
Descriptors: Principals, High Schools, Academic Failure, Educational Improvement
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Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Gleason, Phil; Tuttle, Christina; Coen, Thomas; Knechtel, Virginia – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a national network of public charter schools whose stated mission is to help underserved students enroll in and graduate from college. As of 2014-2015 the network included 162 elementary, middle, and high schools serving 59,495 students. Questions remain, however, about the ability of charter school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Networks, Network Analysis, Educational Trends
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Dobrosielski, Devon A.; Rosenbaum, Daryl; Wooster, Benjamin M.; Merrill, Michael; Swanson, John; Moore, J. Brian; Brubaker, Peter H. – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Collegiate American football players may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. Objective: To compare cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular structure and function parameters of football players, stratified by position, to a group of sedentary, nonathletes. Participants: Twenty-six collegiate football players and 13 nonathletes…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Incidence, Diseases, Athletes
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Drame, Elizabeth R. – Education and Urban Society, 2010
In the current climate of high-stakes accountability created under the No Child Left Behind legislation, public schools, including charter schools, are under tremendous pressure to show consistent improvement in student achievement for all students. Students with disabilities present unique challenges to schools attempting to meet Adequate Yearly…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Disabilities
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West, Martin; Schwerdt, Guido – Education Next, 2012
Policymakers nationwide continue to wrestle with a basic question: At what grade level should students move to a new school? In the most common grade configuration in American school districts, public school students make two school transitions, entering a middle school in grade 6 or 7 and a high school in grade 9. This pattern reflects the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
DeLoach, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Despite the availability of and pressures to incorporate educational technology into secondary curriculum, schools have not shown that technology is being adequately used by educators or that students in fact know how to use them. In particular, many teachers are not using technology such as graphing calculators as an instructional mathematics…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Comparative Analysis
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Lynch, David; Smith, Richard; Yeigh, Tony; Provost, Steve – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare measures of socio-economic status (Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage values (ICSEA)), school performance, school funding and school readiness in terms of their impact on student performance. In this respect, the paper tests the proposition -- given research that suggests the teacher is…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement
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Fanti, Kostas A.; Demetriou, Chara A.; Kimonis, Eva R. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Callous-unemotional traits are believed to be a childhood precursor to psychopathy, and among youth with conduct problems they designate those showing a particularly severe, stable, and aggressive pattern of antisocial behavior. Youth with callous-unemotional traits are a heterogeneous population and, analogous to adults with psychopathy, research…
Descriptors: Risk, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Antisocial Behavior
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Reeves, Patricia M.; Orpinas, Pamela – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012
This mixed-methods study describes the norms supporting male-to-female and female-to-male dating violence in a diverse sample of ninth graders. The quantitative study, based on student surveys (n = 624), compared norms supporting dating violence by sex, race/ethnicity, and dating status, and it examined the relation between dating violence norms…
Descriptors: Females, Aggression, White Students, Victims
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Zaied, Abdel Nasser – International Journal on E-Learning, 2012
Universities are facing the pressures from globalization and the knowledge society, which demand experience with technology; different skills; and different learning experiences. These demands place universities in a difficult position, and to a certain extent, they are forced to explore and adopt new learning technologies that accommodate…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Selection Criteria, Educational Technology
McBride, Traci Carole Lawson – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As school districts are facing increasing pressure to meet annual yearly progress goals based upon the No Child Left Behind legislation (2001), teacher preparation and effectiveness, especially in teaching specific subgroups, is an issue that resonates with many educators today. This quantitative, causal-comparative study examined the impact…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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