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Larson, Robert – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
At any time, public schools labor under great economic, political, and social pressures that make it difficult to create large-scale, "whole school" change. But current top-down mandates require that schools close achievement gaps while teaching more problem solving, inquiry, and research skills--with fewer resources. Failure to meet test-based…
Descriptors: School Closing, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Case Studies
Schwille, Kathleen – Geography Teacher, 2016
For more than 125 years, National Geographic has explored the planet, unlocking its secrets and sharing them with the world. For almost thirty of those years, National Geographic has been committed to K-12 educators and geographic education through its Network of Alliances. As National Geographic begins a new chapter, they remain committed to the…
Descriptors: Geography, National Organizations, History, Geography Instruction
Schalock, Robert L.; Verdugo, Miguel Angel – Brookes Publishing Company, 2012
Effective, efficient, and sustainable ID/DD organizations: are they possible in today's world of dwindling resources and mounting demands for more and better services? Yes--with the practical tools and strategies in this lifeline for ID/DD leaders. Developed by two of the most trusted authorities in the disability field, this innovative business…
Descriptors: Evidence, Total Quality Management, Leadership, Decision Making
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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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Tijerina, Bonnie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
The third Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) conference gathered at Georgia Institute of Technology's Global Learning and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, March 18-21, 2008. Over 360 attendees, from six countries and from 80% of the United States, represented their libraries and organizations resulting in a diverse and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Management, Conferences (Gatherings), Organizational Change
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Booher-Jennings, Jennifer – American Educational Research Journal, 2005
This article uses two dominant traditions in the organizational study of schools--the neoinstitutional and faculty workplace approaches--to explain an urban elementary school's response to the Texas Accountability System. The findings indicate that teachers, guided by an institutional logic, sought to create the appearance of test score…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Environment, Decision Making, Educational Change
Calvert, Natasha – Learning and Skills Network (NJ3), 2009
This report presents research findings and discussion to help develop an understanding of what gives rise to mergers and, when they do happen, what makes them work. The research has focused on merger activity between further education (FE) colleges since incorporation in 1993. Mergers are highly contextual, and part of ensuring success is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Organizational Change, Group Membership
Zmuda, Allison – School Library Monthly, 2010
This article is an adaptation of a speech, "Leading the Transformation of Education for the 21st-Century," given by Allison Zmuda at the American Library Association National Conference in Washington D.C. on June 26, 2010, for the American Association of School Librarian's President's Program. In her speech, Allison poses a challenge to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), School Libraries, Librarians, Library Associations
Duke, Daniel L.; Seidman, William – 1982
The organizational characteristics of schools can be extremely important influences on student behavior, and student behavior problems can be reduced through organizational change. Organizations can be held to consist of objectives, processes for achieving those objectives, and structures for carrying out those processes. The term…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics
Barry, John R. – 1980
While the evaluation of organizational consultation is becoming a more public activity, there is still much to be learned in this area. The complexity and uniqueness of most organizational consultation have contributed to the paucity of studies to evaluate the processes involved. Organizational consultation is an ongoing process; continual…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consultation Programs, Evaluation Methods, Feedback
Stevens, Paul – 2001
Most succession planning practices are based on the premise that ambitious people have and want only one career direction--upwardly mobile. However, employees have 10 career direction options at any stage of their working lives. A minority want the career action requiring promotion. Employers with a comprehensive career planning support program…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning
Hirsh, Wendy; Jackson, Charles; Kidd, Jennifer M. – 2001
The key features of effective career discussions at work were explored in a large-scale investigation that included semi-structured interviews with employers from 5 organizations in England, 118 employees who had participated in discussions about their own careers, and 30 employees identified by their employers as excellent givers of career…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Guidance, Communication Skills
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Ahamer, Gilbert – Simulation & Gaming, 2006
SURFING GLOBAL CHANGE (SGC) serves as a procedural shell for attaining sustainable solutions for any interdisciplinary issue and is intended for use in advanced university courses. The participants' activities evolve through five levels from individual argumentation to molding one's own views for the "common good." The paradigm of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Ethics, Problem Based Learning
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Porro, Jeffrey D. – 1994
The reform of schools and the modernization of workplaces are inextricably linked. Finding common ground begins with a realization that educators have a tripartite mission to teach students to be good neighbors, involved citizens, and qualified workers. Unless the reform of schools and reform of workplaces proceed at the same pace, a mismatch is…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
Stover, Mark – 1999
This book explains through descriptive narrative, illustrative examples, and practical suggestions how today's information specialists can navigate in the new "wired" organizations. The emphasis is on practical, useful, relevant advice. The following ten chapters are included: (1) "Communicating Online: The Heart of the Wired Organization"…
Descriptors: Administration, Computer Security, Ethics, Guidelines
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