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Pettinger, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
This article looks at the extent of parental cheating to get their child of primary-school age into a local faith school.
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Elementary Schools, Religious Education, Cheating
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Spesia, David D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
The Catholic Church calls school principals to serve not only as educational leaders and ecclesial ministers, but also as agents of the New Evangelization. Given the Church's ongoing call for a New Evangelization, it is essential to establish how the principals themselves perceive this missionary mandate; it is also important to explore what…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Principals, Administrator Role, Mixed Methods Research
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Hagan, Daryl C.; Houchens, Gary – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
While research on faculty meetings is limited, existing literature suggests that meetings could be an arena where schools can address their most pressing challenges (Brandenburg, 2008; Michel, 2011; Riehl, 1998). Building on Macey and Schneider's (2008) Model of Employee Engagement and McGrath's Model of Group Effectiveness (1964), this case study…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Staff Meetings, Catholics, Self Concept
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Ghiso, Maria Paula; Campano, Gerald – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2013
In this article, we examine the discursive construction of knowledge about immigration in two geographic spaces whose "border" many students navigate: a school context meant to support English Language Learners and an out-of-school faith based organization serving immigrant communities. We draw on the concept of "border…
Descriptors: Immigration, Educational Practices, Discourse Analysis, English Language Learners
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Kuusisto, Arniika; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2014
This article examines Finnish pupils' views of religious education (RE) in a pluralistic educational context. The focus is on pupils' views of the aims and different approaches to RE in a multi-faith school. The study utilised a mixed method approach, combining quantitative and qualitative data. It employed a survey (n = 1301) and interviews (n =…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Mixed Methods Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Walseth, Kristin – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Recent years have seen an increase in scholarly attention to minority pupils and their experience of physical education (PE). UK research identifies specific challenges related to Muslim pupils' participation in PE. In Norway, little research has been undertaken on Muslim pupils' experiences in PE, something this paper hopes to redress in part. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors
Killeen, Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The most prevalent model of Catholic schools has always been and remains the parish elementary school. Catholic schools are not simply private schools but a faith based arm of a larger parish. The interconnected leadership of schools by pastors and principals is at the core of understanding the model and inseparable in long-term viability. The…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Schools, Suburban Schools, Sustainability
Burk, Sharon K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to obtain perceptions of preservice primary teachers regarding their readiness to teach reading to primary grade children in order to address the declining reading levels of children. Literacy levels affect personal, educational, and professional pursuits. Parents, educators, and employers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Readiness, Reading Instruction
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Thanissaro, Phra Nicholas – British Journal of Religious Education, 2011
In a preliminary study, 20 "migrant" Buddhist parents and children from England participated in semi-structured interviews to compare their home nurture with classroom presentation of Buddhism. In the home Buddhism received more time allocation and was presented mainly by the mother and monks--the content being that of "perpetuating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Buddhism, Christianity
Jackson, Jacquelyn Faith – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation was designed to provide an increased understanding of what is involved in providing whole child education. The researcher of this dissertation evaluated teacher awareness, changes in instructional behaviors, and the impact on culture as a result of an elementary afterschool program. All teachers were instructed to focus on their…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
Brinnel, Andrea Faith Lieber – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The developmental period between preschool and third grade is unique (Copple, Bredekamp, & National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2009). This phenomenological study of elementary school principals explores the essence of those leaders whose schools serve students in the early childhood period of prekindergarten (pre-k) to…
Descriptors: Principals, Phenomenology, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
Morrison, Faith Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore whether William Deming's 8 Step Model would increase reading achievement in 3rd grade students. The study investigated how well the process based plan-do-check-act model when used as a treatment with fidelity, coupled with the principal as instructional leader would result in success in the age of federal…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary Schools, Grade 3, Instructional Leadership
Smith, Tami Kopischke; Connolly, Faith; Pryseski, Charlene – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
The term "school climate" has been around for more than a hundred years to explore the idea of school environmental or contextual factors that might have an impact on student learning and academic success. During the past three decades there has been growing research to support the importance of a positive school climate in promoting…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Principals, Teacher Role
Mount-Cors, Mary Faith – ProQuest LLC, 2010
An economics-driven discourse about early literacy (Trudell, 2009) in sub-Saharan African settings often includes a list of reasons for poor levels of literacy that remain mired in deficit thinking or a deficiencies model in which the problem lies within the non-literate people themselves. Meanwhile, the established post-colonial educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Languages, Feminism, Literacy Education
Sheldon, Steven B.; Davis, Marcia H.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has partnered with Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) to complete a series of reports examining the implementation and impact of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project (Library Project). This report on the first year of the project examines the experiences of the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Urban Schools