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Kinsey, Gary – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
It is imperative that educational administrators continually examine the issues that confront teachers on a day-to-day basis, keeping in mind how they can best assist their faculty in maintaining the focus on their students and the overall instructional process. The issues presented in the following discussion are provided as a sampling of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Morale, Federal Legislation, Teacher Attitudes
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Garvis, Susanne; Pendergast, Donna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2010
This paper examines and reports on beginning generalist teacher self-efficacy, which Bandura (1997) suggests plays an important part in student outcomes. In 2008, 201 beginning generalist teachers throughout the state of Queensland, Australia, participated in a study that aimed to provide a snapshot of current perceptions towards support in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Art Education
Maryland State Department of Education, 2008
This document was developed to provide action steps that can be taken by teachers, parents, administrators, and students themselves to develop the personal, cognitive, and social dimensions of students. These advocates are identified in "The Holistic Learner Framework: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Accelerating the Achievement of Low…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Student Improvement
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Ahuja, Renu – Qualitative Report, 2007
This case study describes processes in an urban high school, which contribute to excellence in urban pedagogy, and investigates teachers' and educational leaders' perceptions of the factors influencing their commitment to school success. Six themes related to excellence in urban pedagogy were identified. Data in the form of semi-structured…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Instructional Leadership
Wiener, Ross; Jacobs, Ariel – Aspen Institute, 2011
As new performance-management-related policies go from idea to implementation, policy makers and education leaders will be called upon to flesh-out what are still broad principles in many areas. This represents a significant inflection point for the teaching profession and the management of public school systems. Early decisions will determine…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Job Performance, Teacher Evaluation, School Administration
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Leithwood, Kenneth; Jantzi, Doris – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2008
Purposes: This study aimed to improve our understanding of the nature, causes and consequence of school leader efficacy, including indirect influences on student learning. We asked about district contributions to school leader efficacy, whether leader self- and collective efficacy responded to the same or different district conditions and the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2014
The role of the school principal has changed much in the recent intervening years. He/she was formerly thought of as a manager and management of the local school. Today the principal is seen as the leader of curriculum improvement. School principals must believe in pupils being able to achieve optimally in school and in life. Principals must…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Forman, Michelle L.; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Bocala, Candice – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"The Internal Coherence Framework" presents a system of research-based practices for assessing and developing the conditions that support adult and student learning in schools. Internal coherence is defined as the ability of educators in a school or system to connect and align resources to carry out an improvement strategy, engage in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Evidence Based Practice, Alignment (Education)
von Frank, Valerie, Ed. – National Staff Development Council, 2009
"The Learning Principal" is an eight-page newsletter published eight times a year. It focuses on the important and unique work of school principals. This issue includes: (1) Efficacy Can Overcome Classroom Barriers (Valerie von Frank); (2) Q & A: Leadership, Learning Communities Change School Culture (Valerie von Frank); (3) Focus on NSDC's…
Descriptors: School Culture, Principals, Barriers, Leadership Responsibility
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Lee, Valerie E.; And Others – Sociology of Education, 1991
Finds that teachers' professional efficacy is related to the environment in which they practice. Explains higher levels of efficacy in Catholic schools by organizational differences. Cites principal leadership and communal organization as essential to teacher satisfaction. Suggests fostering cooperative environments and reasonable teacher autonomy…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Professional Autonomy, School Organization, Secondary Education
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Ketelle, Diane – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2005
Although self-efficacy is an area of self-cognition that has been well explored in psychology, teacher education and business management, it has not been investigated or related to school leadership. In this article the author presents an example of how her administrative credential students developed greater efficacy perceptions through a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Self Efficacy, Leadership Training, College Students
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Wahlstrom, Kyla L.; Louis, Karen Seashore – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2008
Purpose: The leadership of the principal is known to be a key factor in supporting student achievement, but how that leadership is experienced and instructionally enacted by teachers is much less clear. The purpose of this study was to examine various factors that are often present in principal-teacher interactions and teacher-teacher…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Self Efficacy, Teacher Surveys, Regression (Statistics)
Stokes, Laura; Helms, Jenifer – Inverness Research, 2009
Inverness Research is an independent national educational research group based in California. Its mission is to help projects assess the quality and efficacy of their efforts, and to help funders better understand the design of their initiatives and the value of their investments. Inverness Research has served by contract with CSTP (Center for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Surveys, Program Effectiveness
Moore, Joi L., Ed.; Benson, Angela D., Ed. – InTech, 2012
This book, written by authors representing 12 countries and five continents, is a collection of international perspectives on distance learning and distance learning implementations in higher education. The perspectives are presented in the form of practical case studies of distance learning implementations, research studies on teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology
Reeves, Douglas B. – Teachers College Press, 2010
In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by today's school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. Reeves contends that program overload not only taxes leadership resources, but actually hurts rather than improves student performance. Drawing on recent research findings,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership
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