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Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2009
The budget crises will have far reaching impacts on education in California. This CenterView focuses on the critical issues of equity and teaching quality now beginning to emerge for Californians as they struggle to offer students instruction necessary to meet the state's rigorous academic standards. It is absolutely essential for educators and…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Retrenchment, Public Schools, Educational Finance
Heenan, Barbara – Inverness Research, 2009
For decades teacher leadership has been widely promoted by policy makers and education leaders as a prime strategy for improving the educational enterprise. As practitioners of exemplary teaching, as innovators of pedagogy and curriculum, and as promoters of high-quality instruction for all students, teacher leaders are uniquely positioned to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Researchers, Teacher Leadership
Busher, Hugh – Open University Press, 2006
This book shows how school leaders at all levels "from the most senior manager to the classroom teacher" can help to build learning communities through collaborating and negotiating with their colleagues, students and students' parents and carers, as well as with external agencies and local communities, to sustain and develop the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Inclusive Schools
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Gibb, Tara L. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2008
Employing critical discourse analysis (CDA), this paper examines the attempt to bridge a Canadian adult second language policy with an employment skills policy. The result is a third policy intended to improve language education and employment skills training for immigrants. The analysis reveals that the knowledge economy and human capital theory…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Language Planning, Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis
American Educator, 2011
In the last issue of "American Educator," several scholars argued in favor of a common core curriculum. By common core, they meant that the curriculum should be broadly adopted (enabling improvements in instructional materials, student tests, and teacher training), but also limited (preserving instructional time for districts, schools,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Core Curriculum, Equal Education, Instructional Materials
Tedder, Michael; Jones, Paula; Mauger, Simon – Adults Learning, 2008
The importance of the "learner voice" is again a concern throughout the learning and skills sector, and turning the rhetoric into some kind of meaningful reality has become a renewed challenge. The concern to be responsive to "learner and learning experience" can be seen across developments in information, advice and guidance…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Learning Experience
Zucker, Andrew A. – Harvard Education Press, 2008
In this timely and thoughtful book, Andrew Zucker argues that technology can and will play a central role in efforts to achieve crucial education goals, and that it will be an essential component of further improvement and transformation of schools. The book is marked not only by Zucker's cutting-edge sophistication about digital technologies, but…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Educational Objectives
Trani, Eugene P. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Economic news today is filled with discussion about whether the United States has entered a recession. For the author and other presidents of public colleges and universities, whether the downturn can be labeled a recession is far less important than dealing with the effects of economic conditions on institutions. During hard times, both public…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Institutional Survival, Retrenchment, Educational Finance
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Holbrook, Jack – Science Education International, 2010
Historically, science was introduced into the school curriculum to enable students, who were entering university to study science related subjects, to gain some background knowledge before beginning studies at the university level (Fensham, 2008, p 14). Unfortunately this view is still very prevalent among policy-makers and teachers today. And…
Descriptors: Science Education, Role, Scientific Literacy, Academic Standards
Smith, David C., Ed. – 1983
Professional teacher educators recognize that the body of knowledge about teaching and learning is today more substantive, consistent, and authoritative than ever before. It should also be acknowledged, however, that too little of that knowledge is incorporated into the preservice education of teachers. This volume, containing 12 papers presented…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Improvement
Holstead, Michael S.; Spradlin, Terry E.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2008
The Internet has become a powerful force in transforming organizations in both private and public sectors, including public education. Some educational reformers now view virtual schools, in which the majority of course content is delivered online, as a viable alternative and innovative means of educating K-12 students. As of September 2007, 42…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Online Courses, Accountability, Educational Opportunities
Jackson, Shirley A. – 1990
The Comprehensive Approach to Restructuring a School was designed as a framework for improving the academic achievement and reducing the dropout rate of poor African American students. The major elements of the Comprehensive Approach are as follows: (1) leadership must have vision and commitment; (2) communication processes, developed by a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Black Education, Black Students
Callejo Perez, David M. – Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 2005
In this essay the author attempts to distinguish space as a social aspect of education, see it as a force that shapes the space called school, and evaluate the ability of that public space to represent the needs and desires of the constituents it serves, tackling the essential foundations driving progressive education; seeing and living in the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Federal Legislation, Democracy, Educational Change
Jerald, Craig – Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2005
This is the last in a series of four policy briefs to be published by The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement in 2005. The briefs are intended to provide fresh insights and useful advice to policymakers and school assistance providers. The first part of this policy brief breaks down the process of sustaining improvement and…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Ravinet, Pauline – European Journal of Education, 2008
Beginning in the year 2000, higher education policies all over Europe were transformed by the launching and evolution of the Bologna Process, otherwise known as the process of creating a European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Initially, this process was flexible and informal, which makes the rapidity and scope of the changes it brought about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Organizations
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