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Steinberg, Matthew P.; Cox, Amanda Barrett – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2017
A tiered autonomy policy was recently implemented in Philadelphia, where select principals were granted autonomy to manage school operations while others were promised greater district support to improve school functioning. This article provides evidence on how principals used their autonomy and the extent of district support for non-autonomous…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, School Districts, Principals, Public Schools
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Skerritt, Craig – Improving Schools, 2019
Despite a lack of conclusive evidence connecting autonomous schools and academic success, school autonomy is regularly championed as being a way of not only improving schools but as a way of improving the quality of education in socially and economically deprived areas. This research builds on a recent paper published in "Irish Educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Institutional Autonomy, Disadvantaged Schools
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Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Arcia, Gustavo; Macdonald, Kevin – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2015
This article contrasts policy intent and policy implementation in school autonomy and accountability. The analysis uses a conceptual framework based on the interaction between school autonomy, student assessment, and accountability as elements of a closed system. The article analyzes the implementation of school autonomy and accountability policy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Policy
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Greany, Toby; Waterhouse, Joanne – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyse the development of school autonomy, school leadership and curriculum innovation in England over the past 40 years. It provides a baseline picture for the wider international study on school autonomy and curriculum innovation. Design/methodology/approach: An initial literature review was…
Descriptors: Accountability, Institutional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
OECD Publishing, 2018
School autonomy is popular but also complex and sometimes contentious. Many education systems have increased schools' autonomy in the hope of achieving greater efficiency and closer adaptation to local needs. In some countries, however, increased autonomy has led to greater pressure on schools and local stakeholders. To be successful, school…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning
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Al-Bataineh, Omar T.; Mahasneh, Ahmad M.; Al-Zoubi, Zohair – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
The present study aimed to investigate the level and correlation of school happiness and teacher autonomy among a sample of Jordanian teachers. The study sample consisted of 1,030 teachers within the Jerash and Mafraq Directorate of Education, with data collected using the School Happiness Scale(SHS) and Teacher Autonomous Behavior Scale(TABS).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Psychological Patterns, Professional Autonomy
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Patall, Erika A.; Vasquez, Ariana C.; Steingut, Rebecca R.; Trimble, Scott S.; Pituch, Keenan A. – Cognition and Instruction, 2017
This investigation examined relations between adolescent students' daily and cumulative perceptions of teachers' practice and their experience of autonomy. Two-hundred and eighteen high school science students in 43 classes participated in a 6-week diary study. Multilevel modeling results suggested that perceptions of 8 out of 9 practices…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Science Instruction
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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
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Weiner, Jennie M.; Woulfin, Sarah L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain insights into how a group of novice principals, all in schools that deployed principles of autonomy as mechanisms for improvement, conceptualized what the authors label "controlled autonomy"--a condition in which school leaders are expected to both make site-based decisions and be accountable…
Descriptors: Novices, Principals, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Improvement
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Çankaya, Ibrahim; Saglam, Aycan Çiçek; Tan, Çetin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the opinions of teacher candidates, who were born after 2000 and called Generation Z, about the concept of school autonomy. This quantitative research was conducted according to the descriptive survey model. The data obtained is based on the responses given by teacher candidates to the "School…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Generational Differences, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Ortega-Rodríguez, Pablo Javier – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
In recent years, school autonomy in France has become a central issue for the improvement of students´ outcomes. French principals, who have a significant responsibility for learning tasks, play an active role in decision-making. The purpose of this study is to explore the correlation between the type of school (publicly or privately-managed) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Principals, Administrator Responsibility
Levin, Jesse; Manship, Karen; Hurlburt, Steve; Atchison, Drew; Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Hall, Adam; Stullich, Stephanie – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2019
"Districts' Use of Weighted Student Funding Systems to Increase School Autonomy and Equity: Findings from a National Study. Volume 1," is intended to provide both practitioners and policymakers with detailed information about the design, implementation, and outcomes of weighted student funding (WSF) systems in the United States. Findings…
Descriptors: School Districts, Funding Formulas, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education
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You, Yun; Morris, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Education reform is increasingly based on emulating the features of "world-class" systems that top international attainment surveys and, in England specifically, East Asia is referenced as the "inspiration" for their education reforms. However, the extent to which the features identified by the UK Government accord with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Policy
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Flanders, Will – Journal of School Choice, 2017
Charter schools are a relatively new phenomenon in American education. Since the first charter school opened in Minnesota in 1991, they have expanded to 42 states and represent 6.2% of all public schools in the country. This growth has been attributed to a number of factors, chief among them evidence that charter schools can improve performance…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Institutional Autonomy, School Districts
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Theodorou, Theodoros; Pashiardis, Petros – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
This paper examines the school of the future, aiming to identify and aid the implementation of the most desired version of school autonomy in Cyprus. More specifically, the study initially forecasts the areas of financial decisions that the school of the future might autonomously manage, identifies the negative effects that may appear along the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Administrative Organization, Money Management
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