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Schmidt, Teressa – International Journal of Training Research, 2017
The concept of "advanced skills" for vocational education and training (VET) teachers is a little-debated topic in the discourse about quality in Australian VET, yet arguably what makes for a "good" VET teacher ought to be a prominent issue. There has however, been some sporadic interest in the topic with Mitchell, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teaching Skills
Shaw, Marta A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the extent to which academic leaders and government officials in Poland differ in their notions of good university governance, and sought to uncover how these notions intersect with global trends in higher education governance. The research objective was to identify the criteria that determine what reforms of university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Governance
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Steaffens, Susan – Journal of School Public Relations, 2011
As the current president of National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Barbara Chester has the responsibility of representing the organization's members in their efforts as advocates for children. Principal Chester's answers to the interview questions reflect the challenges facing schools and the role that principals need to…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Principals, Presidents, Professional Associations
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Proper, Eve; Willmer, Wesley K.; Hartley, Harold V., III; Caboni, Timothy C. – International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2009
This article examines the factors that influence presidents' perceptions of board effectiveness in relation to their boards' fundraising role. Data from a survey of small college presidents are used to see what factors influence each of four areas of satisfaction: deciding policy, making financial contributions, referring donor prospects and…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Small Colleges, College Presidents, Stakeholders
Dixon, Raymond; Meier, Ronald L.; Brown, Danny C.; Custer, Rodney L. – Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2005
This study addressed a major concern expressed by the Director of Academies of The Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/National Training Agency (NTA) Jamaica. Its purpose was to identify the entrepreneurial competency gaps that may exist between the desired behavior of training instructors and the behavior that presently exists…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Entrepreneurship
Leftwich, Philip Robbins – 2001
North Carolina's community colleges recently went through a reengineering process and a conversion from a quarter to a semester system--the result of several studies as well as a mandate by the North Carolina State Legislature. With these changes came review, restructuring, and a degree of standardization of all curriculum programs. Department…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Evaluation, Administrators
San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning. – 1988
In March 1988, the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Community College District requested a review of the district's educational master plan in light of many internal and external changes that had taken place since 1976. In response to the request, the district surveyed the chancellor, college presidents, other administrators, and faculty…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Planning, Community Colleges, Master Plans
Department of Education and Science, London (England). – 1990
A study investigated techniques and practices for teaching second languages (French, German, Spanish) in 25 urban schools in different areas of England. It was found that the overall quality of work in modern languages was very good in 1 school, good in 5, satisfactory in 7, less than satisfactory in 10, and poor in 2. Three of 10 lessons seen…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design
Duncan, P. Kay; Rathmel, Karen – 1995
Ways in which women practice power in the central office and the perceptions of those practices are explored in this study. The paper raises the questions: "How can a woman be perceived as successful in a central-office administrative position?""How is success defined by those with whom she works?" and "What do her colleagues accept as successful…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Birnbaum, Robert – Trusteeship, 1993
Research suggests 10 principles for college presidents' success: making a good first impression; listening with respect, creating equilibrium for governance; avoiding simplistic thinking; deemphasizing bureaucracy and linear administrative strategies; emphasizing strong values; focusing on strengths; encouraging leadership in others;…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, College Administration