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Petcu, Stefania D.; Van Horn, M. Lee; Shogren, Karrie A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This study conducted a secondary analysis using data from the "National Longitudinal Transition Study-2" (NLTS-2) to examine the degree to which three of the four essential characteristics of self-determination (autonomy, psychological empowerment, and self-realization) predict enrollment in, and completion of, postsecondary education…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Student Empowerment, Self Actualization
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Reininger, Belinda M.; Perez, Adriana; Flores, Maria I. Aguirre; Chen, Zhongxue; Rahbar, Mohammad H. – Journal of Primary Prevention, 2012
This study examined the association of perceived social support and community empowerment among urban middle-school students living in Matamoros, Mexico and the risk behaviors of fighting, alcohol and tobacco use, and sexual activity. Middle school students (n = 1,181) from 32 public and private Mexican schools were surveyed. Weighted multiple…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Smoking, Females, Adolescents
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Salas-Velasco, Manuel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to measure the efficiency performance of public sector-funded schools in Spain. Design/methodology/approach: Using school-level data from Program for International Student Assessment 2012, cross-sectional models were estimated using stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). Technical efficiencies of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Efficiency, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries
Meyer, Jerome Jay – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study implemented a two phase concurrent mixed-methods design to generate a greater understanding of how elementary schools with increased autonomy in fiscal decision making allocated their money, how their site-based decisions affected allocative efficiency, and how increased autonomy affected site-based decision making when compared with a…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Elementary Schools, School Based Management, Educational Finance
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Gutuskey, Lila; McCaughtry, Nate; Shen, Bo; Centeio, Erin; Garn, Alex – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: In the USA there are rising rates of obesity among children, at least in part due to unhealthy eating and physical inactivity. Implementing school-based health interventions with elementary school children focused on youth empowerment could lead to improved health environments and behaviours. The purpose of the present study was to…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Qualitative Research
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Valenzuela, Angela – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2017
This essay doubles as a critique of the brutal violence visited upon the immigrant community in Austin, Texas, in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency, and a deeply personal account related to the establishment of Academia Cuauhtli, a language and culture revitalization project in Austin, Texas. It narrates our origins as a community-anchored,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Violence, Immigrants, Community Programs
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Marita, Samantha; Hord, Casey; Gamel, Zachary – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Students with learning disabilities identify teachers' understanding of them as learners as crucial for their empowerment and success in school. This study provides insight into how the analysis of students' academic and social situational tendencies can provide teachers with better understanding of their students' educational experiences and lead…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Grade 8, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
Harrison, Sonya Elaine Somerville – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This exploratory study was prompted by mandated curricular change within the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) Empowerment Schools. Empowerment Schools are schools that receive highly targeted instructional and non-instructional resources to improve student learning. Supports and services are concentrated in four areas: instruction, student…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Beliefs, Leadership Effectiveness
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Moradi, Saeid; Beidokhti, Aliakbar Amin; Fathi, Kourosh – International Education Studies, 2016
This paper aims to study the comparative comparison of implementing school-based management in developed countries in the historical context: from theory to practice. School-based management is not by itself and objective but a valuable tool in order to reach sagacity, capabilities and the enthusiasm from most people having shares in school.…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Program Implementation, School Based Management
Drapeau, Patti – Free Spirit Publishing, 2020
Student engagement continues to be an important goal for teachers, but it shouldn't end there. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching anymore. School districts that have begun to shift their focus from engaging students to empowering them, and from differentiation to personalized learning, have seen a rise in test scores, motivation,…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Learner Engagement, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design
Dye, Angela – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
"Empowerment Starts Here" covers an experimental approach to social change within urban communities by way of seven distinct principles for student empowerment. Turning classroom methods into a school model, Preparatory School for Global Leadership was the first to experience student empowerment at a school-wide level. This book provides insight…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Empowerment, Urban Schools, Social Change
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Kennedy, Carla Jane; Gardner, Fiona; Farrelly, Cathleen – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
How to create compassionate schools able to engage constructively with death, dying and bereavement in a rural Western educational context was the focus of this research. Grounded theory and a social constructionist lens were used to gain an in-depth exploration of people's experiences of bereavement, death and dying in the context of their school…
Descriptors: Death, Grief, Coping, Educational Environment
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Cincera, Jan; Simonova, Petra; Kroufek, Roman; Johnson, Bruce – Environmental Education Research, 2020
Empowerment is often considered to be a central goal in outdoor education and environmental education. To develop student empowerment, a frequent recommendation is for the leaders of outdoor environmental education programs to provide students with a high level of autonomy through an emancipatory approach, by involving them in the decision-making…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Personal Autonomy, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Short, Paula M.; Rinehart, James S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
Three studies involving 79 teacher leaders, 4 school empowerment experts, and 387 secondary school teachers indicate that the 38-item School Participant Empowerment Scale (SPES) may tap 6 dimensions of empowerment within the school organization identified in the literature. The SPES effectively measures perceived empowerment in school settings.…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Decision Making, Educational Environment, Factor Analysis
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Jasis, Pablo – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2021
This study explores the process of participation of Latino immigrant parents in the schooling of their children, as it takes place in various schools and communities in the Southwest. It examines the practices and motivations that support the parents' participation and their advocacy to improve their children's school experience. It chronicles the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Immigrants, Hispanic American Students
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