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Lemasters, Linda K., Ed.; Papa, Rosemary, Ed. – NCPEA Publications, 2007
This volume presents the 2007 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). This year's theme is "At the Tipping Point: Navigating the Course for the Preparation of Educational Administrators." This yearbook contains six parts. Part 1, Invited Chapters, includes the following: (1) President's…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Environment, Educational Administration, Administrator Education
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Pozo, Mike Alexander – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2005
In May of 2004 Henry Giroux, a creator of the field of critical pedagogy and a leading advocate for young people, democracy, and education in the United States, reluctantly left Penn State University after twelve years as a Distinguished Professor in the education department. He has been a critic of the corporatization of and conservative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Young Adults, Elections, Democracy
Johnson, Dale D.; Johnson, Bonnie – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005
High Stakes brings the voices of students and teachers to national debates over school accountability and educational reform. Recounting the experiences of two classrooms during one academic year, the book offers a critical exploration of excessive state-mandated monitoring, high-stakes testing pressures, and inequities in public school funding…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Academic Failure
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Willingham, Daniel T. – Education Next, 2005
Mel Levine writes about learning disabilities in a way that sometimes invites satire. The premise of his 2003 book, "The Myth of Laziness," for example, is that a child who appears lazy probably does not lack motivation, but rather suffers from "output failure." Levine, a professor of pediatrics at the University of North…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Psychomotor Skills, Attention, Spatial Ability
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Kidwell, Kirk S. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2005
Each fall, thousands of high school graduates launch into the next phase of their academic careers: college. They arrive on campuses across the United States full of hope and optimism, trepidation and anxiety. All intensely feel both the eagerness to excel and the fear of failure. The author shares his experience of dealing with college first-year…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Experience, Educational Experience, Student Adjustment
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Raywid, Mary Anne – Educational Administration Quarterly, 1999
Despite Professor Wraga's positive claims (in this same "Educational Administration Quarterly" issue), there is a substantial record of failure associated with the comprehensive high school--a stratifying institution that broadens the gap between the fortunate and disadvantaged. Urban high schools have low standards and are resistant to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Failure
Stine, Deborah E.; Hill, Jim – 2002
This paper examines the current status of standards and assessment in California, focusing on the system's successes and failures, and on how professors of educational administration can be involved and of assistance to administrators and teachers in this endeavor. At this time, the California accountability system and other mandated factors have…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrators, Educational Administration
Dembowski, Frederick L., Ed.; Lemasters, Linda K., Ed. – NCPEA Publications, 2006
This is the 2006 National Council of Professors of Educational Administration "NCPEA" Yearbook. This yearbook is being distributed to all of the registered participants of the 2006 NCPEA Summer Conference, to be held in Lexington, Kentucky. "Unbridled Spirit" is the motto for Kentucky, hence inclusion in the title for the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Urban Schools, Graduate Students, Andragogy
Newkirk, Thomas R.; And Others – 1976
It is regularly claimed that the quality of writing done by college freshmen is declining. This study attempted, through the use of questionnaires and interviews, to determine what specific freshman writing problems English teaching assistants and English professors at the University of Texas viewed as most serious. Questionnaire results showed…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Educational Research, English Instruction, Higher Education
Seidman, Ann – Improving College and University Teaching, 1977
Some of the implications of the failure of graduate schools to help students find constructive solutions to societal problems are considered. This issue is seen as a crucial one since graduate students are not only teaching assistants, with a major share of the burden of undergraduate education, but become university professors and secondary…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Guidelines, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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Meyer, Jim – English Journal, 1999
Relates the experience of a college professor who spent two months as a student teacher in an eighth-grade language arts classroom in an urban public school. Discusses middle school teaching verses college teaching, coming to know the students, discipline, student testing, accountability, teaching writing, the failure of teacher-training programs,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, English Instruction
Workman, Brooke – Phi Delta Kappan, 1986
Describes high school students' letters written to help their teacher interpret youth culture to college professors at an upcoming seminar. Essays reflected four themes: (1) a search for family, (2) identity problems and loneliness, (3) living with rapid change, and (4) fear of failure, especially in college. (2 references) (MLH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affluent Youth, College Bound Students, Family Life
Landsman, Julie, Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2006
For African Americans, school is often not a place to learn but a place of low expectations and failure. In urban schools with concentrations of poverty, often fewer than half the ninth graders leave with a high school diploma. In this book, Black and White teachers provide an insightful approach to inclusive and equitable teaching and illustrate…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Equal Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Whites
Lifto, Don E.; Senden, J. Bradford – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004
"Education officials need to furnish leadership in school elections.... An unsuccessful election reduces educational opportunities for students" (Kimbrough and Nunnery, 1971, p. 4). Who can argue with this simple statement? Providing effective leadership, however, is not that easy. Research and practice have yet to yield an election formula that…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, School Business Officials, School Districts, Leadership Effectiveness
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Bowman, Nicole R. – American Indian Quarterly, 2003
The author is a researcher and graduate student of American Indian descent (Stockbridge-Munsee/Mohican). She has always been very aware of the absence of other American Indian students in postsecondary education programs; has noticed the shortage of American Indians employed as educators, professors, or administrators; and is acutely aware of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, American Indians, Cultural Differences, Evaluation Methods
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