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Spiro, Jody D. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
The idea that principals should focus more closely on teaching and learning did not emerge prominently until the mid-1990s. Then educators and policy makers began to realize that school leadership matters to student achievement. In a dozen years of working with states, districts, researchers and others, the Wallace Foundation has pinpointed five…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Instructional Leadership, Educational Environment
Jones, Brett D.; Egley, Robert J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2006
Teachers and principals don't always agree about the effects on education of accountability systems based on high-stakes testing. Mr. Jones and Mr. Egley look at the implications of these differing perceptions and suggest some strategies for creating a climate in which teachers and administrators can move forward on improving student learning.…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
Butzin, Sarah M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1992
Florida's Project CHILD (Computers Helping Instruction and Learning Development) is a computer-integrated instructional program for grades K-5. The project supplies teachers with training, specific strategies and supporting materials; teachers implement the program by following guidelines concerning classroom organization, implementation of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Educational Technology