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Mette, Ian M.; Nieuwenhuizen, Lisa; Hvidston, David J. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of one school's teacher-driven professional development effort to address culturally responsive teaching practices in a large district in a Midwestern state. During the 2011-2012 school year, a team of teachers and principals began a three-year long effort to provide job-embedded professional…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development, Poverty, Teacher Surveys
Darbonne, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2016
School level leadership is second only to effective instruction as essential to high student achievement (Leithwood, Louis, Anderson & Wahlstrom, 2004). Although factors such as socioeconomic levels and parental involvement contribute to the academic success of students, school leadership outweighs the impact of those factors. In the era of…
Descriptors: Principals, Poverty, Instructional Leadership, Disadvantaged Schools
Nixon, John David – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Studies have shown a direct correlation between positive school culture and increases in student achievement (Bulach et al, 1995; Goddard et al, 2000; Kaplan & Owings, 2013; McCarley et al, 2014; Thapa et al, 2013; Whitaker, 2001). The literature also suggests that the culture within a school can be positively impacted through effective…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Rural Schools, Middle School Students, Poverty
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Chand, Deepa Dewali; Mohan, Parmeshwar – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This research examined the impact of school location on teaching and learning through a case study of two urban, two rural and two remote Fijian secondary schools. A total of 48 semi-structured interviews were conducted: 16 from each category of urban, rural and remote. Each school was represented by three teachers, three heads of department and…
Descriptors: School Location, Geographic Isolation, Foreign Countries, Rural Urban Differences
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Rothstein, Richard – Educational Leadership, 2008
Closing or substantially narrowing achievement gaps requires combining school improvement with reforms to narrow the vast socioeconomic inequalities in the United States. Recognizing the effects of socioeconomic disparities on student learning is not "making excuses" for poor instruction or "letting schools off the hook" for raising student…
Descriptors: Low Income, Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Educational Change
Ware, Drew – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Leadership that is intentionally and thoughtfully distributed across many in a school building has the potential to bring about positive change for all students and to empower and engage teachers in such a way that makes them more likely to stay in the classroom. Given the potential of distributed leadership, understanding it more deeply is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Participative Decision Making, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Surveys
Gonzales, Cameron – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The problem addressed in the dissertation is the relationship between high poverty and low academic achievement that persists in spite of efforts to change it. In one Western state, a small proportion of the schools that are eligible for Title I funds, a measure of poverty, have achieved recognition for high student achievement. The recognition,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Youth
Clacks, Erek – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many of today's young black males are in a state of crisis. Generational cycles of hopelessness, poverty, violence, incarceration, and illiteracy prevails among many. Their lack of academic achievement when compared to their white counterparts remains a major topic of discussion in America. Exclusive Black Male Leadership Development Institutes…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Mentors, Role Models, Peer Relationship
Pawlak, Emmie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As teachers and building leaders work to help increase student academic achievement, any strategy that will increase student achievement is worth exploring as an option for helping increase academic achievement. Bandura's theory of collective efficacy, in which individuals working together towards a common goal achieve more than if they were…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Academic Achievement, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness
Diing, Dominic – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The principals' turnover significantly affects the public schools in the United States (U.S) every year. The significant growth of principals' turnover reaches over 20% of principals, who annually leave their jobs within less than five years. Although the principals' turnover affects both private and the public schools, public schools have…
Descriptors: Principals, Labor Turnover, Fringe Benefits, Salaries
Johnston, William R.; Engberg, John; Opper, Isaac M.; Sontag-Padilla, Lisa; Xenakis, Lea – RAND Corporation, 2020
With the launch of the New York City Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS) in 2014, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has increased its focus on the implementation of a holistic strategy of education reform to address the social consequences of poverty as a means to improving student outcomes. NYC-CS is a strategy to organize…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Change, Holistic Approach, Poverty
Preyear, Loukisha – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative multi-site case study was to explore the impact of principals' leadership styles on student academic achievement in a high-poverty low-performing school district in Louisiana. A total of 17 participants, principals and teachers, from this school district were used in this study. Data source triangulation of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, School Districts, Poverty
Brown, Angela Antuanette – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The specific purpose of this study was to identify the practices used by leaders of National Blue Ribbon Awarded Schools to successfully turnaround a school or to maintain proficient achievement scores within the school. The school principals answered a four part questionnaire for this study. Part 1 of the questionnaire asked about the extent to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Student Improvement, Academic Achievement
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Delgado, Manuel Lopez – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The opportunities to attend higher education in Mexico have traditionally been offered to the middle class population since around 30% of students who finish high school are able to attend higher education. The main reason for this low attendance is the poverty in which much of the population lives and the lack of higher education institutions in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Opportunities
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Grant, Marquis C., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Equality and equity are often mischaracterized as interchangeable terms in public education. This may explain why efforts towards reform and restructure are often not met with any real measure of success. "Equity, Equality, and Reform in Contemporary Public Education" provides emerging research on the reformation of education curriculum…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Change, Public Education
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