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Maggie MacLure – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2024
Who or what might be the illegitimate offspring of the "bad girl" as a figure for post-qualitative research? I consider the witch as a figure of posthuman efficacy and affective relationality, drawing on recent invocations of witchcraft and divination as theoretic practice. The witch might help post-qualitative methodology fulfil its own…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Resistance (Psychology), Affective Behavior
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Trixy Elizabeth John; Benny Thomas; N. T. Sudhesh; Santhosh Kareepadath Rajan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2024
In this article, we report the development and psychometric validation of the Teachers' Receptivity to Change Scale (TRCS). The sample included secondary school teachers of Kerala, India. In India, the teachers' receptivity to change becomes important in the context of the newly drafted National Education Policy, (2020) which places teachers' at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Response, Test Reliability
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Ni, Chuanbin; Jin, Xiaobing – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2023
In two experiments, we tested whether using a foreign language attenuates neophobia at the lexical (Experiment 1) and discoursal (Experiment 2) levels in comparison to using a native language. A total of 687 native Chinese speakers participated in Experiment 1, and 693 in Experiment 2. All of them learned English as a foreign language. They…
Descriptors: Fear, Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Rebecca Turner; Debby R. E. Cotton; Emily Danvers; David Morrison; Pauline E. Kneale – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2024
This study examined how academic staff responded to a cross-institutional change initiative to integrate immersive scheduling into the first-year undergraduate curriculum. Immersive scheduling, also referred to as block or compressed delivery, sought to create a supportive first-year experience, to ease students' transition to university. Adopting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Block Scheduling
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Xueer Bai – Psychology in the Schools, 2024
A teaching strategy known as an "e-learning system" involves the use of electronic technology to encourage and assist learning in a classroom setting. According to the increasing rise in the number of pupils using modern communication technologies, alterations to the e-learning system are now feasible. The study aims to explore the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Resistance to Change
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Rabinovitch, Lori D. – LEARNing Landscapes, 2023
This paper takes a philosophical look at what it means to talk about educational change in the context of the global proliferation of Western secular liberal democratic values. A handful of challenges, contradictions, and incoherencies that potentially impede the success of educational change projects in developing countries are examined with a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values, Global Approach
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Heffernan, Karen M. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2023
Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as the United States was transformed from an agrarian nation to an industrial one, significant changes in the nation's economic, social, and political structures, and the challenges that ensued, led to a multitude of diverse reform movements and a surge of regulatory measures from the federal and…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Educational Change, Rural Schools, Educational History
Gutiérrez, Evan C. – Educational Leadership, 2023
Most district, school, and classroom leaders know commercial publishers don't comprehensively meet educators' curricular needs--particularly when it comes to culturally relevant learning materials. Curriculum expert Evan Gutierrez proposes an alternative: an expert-mediated design process where teacher teams create curricula, aided by a mediator…
Descriptors: Design, Curriculum Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change
Stephanie Mann Harvard – ProQuest LLC, 2024
The integration of educational technology in elementary classrooms has the potential to enhance teaching and learning experiences, provide targeted instruction, and support higher order thinking and differentiation. However, teachers' perceptions and beliefs about technology play a crucial role in determining its successful adoption and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Student Needs
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Sahin, Bayram – International Journal on Social and Education Sciences, 2022
The aim of this study is to examine the types of effective leadership in change management in sports organizations. Qualitative research method was used in the study. In-depth individual interviews were carried out with the participants and the data obtained were analyzed by content analysis method. When the findings of the study were examined, it…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles, Change Strategies, Athletics
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Wiley, Kathryn E.; Starr, Joshua P. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2023
Following a wave of racial justice activism during the summer of 2020, nearly 40 school districts passed resolutions ending the use of law enforcement in schools. In such districts, school superintendents then faced the challenge of implementing these "police-free schools' resolutions," while sometimes encountering strong resistance,…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Social Justice, Race, Police
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Anders Trumberg; Emma Arneback; Andreas Bergh; Jan Jämte – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2024
Swedish compulsory schools are committed to work for equality and social cohesion. Increasing school segregation, however, challenges this commitment. Based on survey data from Swedish municipalities, this article maps and analyses local initiatives that counteract school segregation. We identify three main types of initiatives--reinforcement,…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Desegregation, Equal Education, Educational Change
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Waslander, Sietske; Hooge, Edith H.; Theisens, Henno C. – Journal of Educational Change, 2023
This paper develops a new, broader, and more realistic lens to study (lacking) linkages between government policy and school practices. Drawing on recent work in organization theory, we advance notions on cluster of organization routines and the logic of complementarities underlying organizational change. This lens allows looking at how schools do…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Organizational Change, Secondary Schools
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Aldridge, Elyse; Witherspoon, Monique Gardner – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2023
Technology has inserted itself into everyday life. This includes the classroom and instructional practices; however, veteran teachers face unique circumstances with technology. Veteran teachers are looking for leadership in the face of current technological changes. Using a descriptive qualitative approach, we examined the current use of…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Technology Uses in Education
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Mueller, Stefan; Reiners, Christiane S. – Science & Education, 2023
With regard to current controversial public discussions about the credibility of scientific knowledge, it seems particularly important that students possess adequate ideas about the tentativeness of scientific knowledge, which is a key aspect of nature of science. However, international studies show that many pre-service science teachers tend to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Scientific Principles
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