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Joo, Kyoung Phil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Drawing from Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, this research analyzed the structural contradictions existing in the variety of educational activities and resistance among a group of alienated adult students in Korea National Open University (KNOU). Despite KNOU's quantitative development in student number, the students' resistance shed light on…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Adult Students, Student Attitudes, Social Status
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Kapitzke, Cushla; Hay, Stephen – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2011
This article examines shifts in educational and social governance taking place in Queensland, Australia, through Education Queensland's Industry School Engagement Strategy and Gateway Schools program. This significant educational initiative is set within the context of Queensland's social investment agenda first articulated in its education policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industry, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
Tsao, Jane Ming Yao – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As the frontline nurse leaders, associate degree nursing (ADN) faculty members represent the key players for a seamless RN-BSN academic progression at the fundamental level of nursing education, which requires a balanced academic-clinical practice teaching. However, the Institute of Medicine's recommendation on expanded scope of nursing practice…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Nursing Education
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Shore, Lynn M.; Tetrick, Lois E.; Shore, Ted H.; Barksdale, Kevin – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2000
Becker's side bet theory (remaining in a job because of perceived costs of leaving) was tested using data from 327 working business students. Three factors were most consistent with the theory: bureaucratic organization, nonwork-related concerns, and adjustment to social position. Attachment to the organization was significantly linked to tangible…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Construct Validity, Intention, Labor Turnover
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Sincar, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine the challenges school principals facing in the context of technology leadership. This is a qualitative case study guided by the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A). Six elementary school principals working in a large city in southeastern Turkey participated into the study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Semi Structured Interviews, Validity
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Cengelci, Tuba – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Learning outside the classroom help students interpret their society, nature, and the world through concrete experiences. Although learning outside the classroom is usually used for environmental education, it is very important for the social studies course which aims to train students as active members of a democratic society. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Outdoor Education
Huizenga, Jessica L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This qualitative study investigated how teacher participation in professional learning communities leads to shared expectations and understandings [among teachers] about teaching and learning within their schools, thereby establishing consistently high-quality instructional practice across classrooms. This multi-case study of four teacher teams…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Leadership
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Roscigno, Vincent J. – Social Forces, 2011
Power is a core theoretical construct in the field with amazing utility across substantive areas, levels of analysis and methodologies. Yet, its use along with associated assumptions--assumptions surrounding constraint vs. action and specifically organizational structure and rationality--remain problematic. In this article, and following an…
Descriptors: Social Class, Investigations, Organizational Climate, Methods
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Campbell, R. J. – Education 3-13, 2011
This article offers a critique of the quality of theorising underlying proposals on curriculum and pedagogy in the Cambridge Primary Review. Despite its strengths, the review is seen as omitting consideration of three major areas in primary education: gifted pupils, teacher effectiveness research and the private sector. Questions are raised about…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Effectiveness, Private Sector, Primary Education
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Yoon, Jeongkoo; Thye, Shane – Social Forces, 2011
This study examines endorsement and authorization as two social mechanisms that can induce perceptions of legitimacy for individuals who manage work teams. "Endorsement" is the support of a manager by one's own team members, whereas "authorization" is the support of a team manager stemming from a higher bureaucratic level.…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Perception, Hypothesis Testing, Foreign Countries
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Ozcan, Kenan; Karatas, Ibrahim Hakan; Caglar, Çaglar; Polat, Murat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The main purpose of this study is to determine how power usage styles of administrators of faculties of education influence the organizational culture in their respective faculties in Turkey. Using the phenomenological method, a qualitative research method, researchers studied a group comprised of 20 academics from 7 different colleges of…
Descriptors: Administrators, Leadership Styles, Organizational Culture, Schools of Education
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Ho, Esther Sui-chu – School Community Journal, 2009
This article examines how educational leadership defines parental involvement and shapes the nature of home-school collaboration in schools in an Asian context. Results show three major types of principal leadership, or "habitus" of parental involvement: bureaucratic, utilitarian, and communitarian, which provide a more powerful…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Cooperation, Family School Relationship, Instructional Leadership
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Mitchell, Douglas E.; Yildiz, Selin; Batie, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
Community colleges employ more than one-third of the nation's higher education faculty. Nevertheless, the labor market through which faculty are recruited, selected, hired, evaluated and retained or replaced is one of the least understood aspects of these institutions. Functional management and effective policy both require a clear understanding…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Labor Market, Labor
Greenwood, David – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
In this article, the author reflects on his last 15 years of experience as an environmental education researcher and teacher education faculty member. Through the personal reflections of narrative inquiry, he observes and interprets the changes he has witnessed and participated in at the state, university, college, and department level, and also…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Csizmadia, Tibor; Enders, Jurgen; Westerheijden, Don F. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2008
This article focuses on responses of higher education institutions to governmental policy. We investigate the influence of organisational characteristics on the implementation of quality management in Hungarian higher education institutions. Our theoretical framework is based on organisational theories (resource dependency and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Policy, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Quality
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