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Varela, Daniella G.; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This study explores the effectiveness of educator preparation programs from the perspective of three female Hispanic veteran teachers serving high-needs populations of students. The study strives to contribute to research on minimum proposed standards for teacher preparation programs in Texas. Through a process of coding data from the informant…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Females, Experienced Teachers
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2012
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Closing the Loop: How an Assessment Project Paved the Way for GE Reform (Joan Hawthorne and Anne Kelsch); (2) Value-Added? Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (David C. Paris); (3) Creating a Cadre of Assessment…
Descriptors: General Education, Educational Change, College Outcomes Assessment, Accountability
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Dewald, Stacey; Leggette, Holli R.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Berthold, Allen; Wagner, Kevin – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Elevated levels of bacteria impact the use of the Little River watershed in Texas. The amount of bacteria entering the waterway could be reduced if landowners within the watershed received water-related information and adopted best management practices. However, landowners' access to water-related information is limited, perhaps, because the…
Descriptors: Ownership, Land Use, Agricultural Education, Extension Education
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Cloutier, Aimee; Yew, Guo Zheng; Gupta, Siddhartha; Dissanayake, Kalpani; Monaco, Paula – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2018
The importance of reducing the gender gap in engineering programs by recruiting and retaining female students is well recognized. Although women hold roughly half of all jobs in the United States, only 24% of STEM jobs are occupied by women. The problem is even more pronounced for engineering, where women held about 12% of jobs as of 2013 (Corbett…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, STEM Education, Summer Programs
Liggett, Billy – CURRENTS, 2012
The importance of communication during a school crisis has not changed in the 21st century. What has changed--and quite dramatically since 1999--is the way people communicate. Social media tools are now used in some form by 100 percent of all four-year universities in the United States as a way to reach students, according to a 2011 University of…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Universities, Crisis Management, Social Networks
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Hendon, Tori; Hainline, Mark S.; Burris, Scott; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The profession of agricultural education is experiencing shortages across the nation. Texas is critically impacted due to the renewed emphasis of career and technical education. This leads to questions about the preparedness of recent college graduates to handle the demands placed upon agricultural educators. Starting in 2012, Texas Tech…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Agricultural Education, Student Teachers
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Baker, Credence; Gentry, James; Larmer, William – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
Classroom management is a challenge for beginning teachers. To address this challenge, a model to provide support for beginning teachers was developed, consisting of a one-day workshop on classroom management, followed with online support extending over eight weeks. Specific classroom management strategies included (a) developing a foundation…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Models, Classroom Techniques
Lopez, Sonja A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Communication directors have become part of public school districts' administrative framework in the 21st century. Maintaining a social media presence and satisfying stakeholders' expectations for current, up-to-date, and accurate information have increased the need for superintendents to employ a public relations professional. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Organizational Communication, Administrators, Phenomenology
Parsons, Earl H. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Organization leaders manage change through projects to realize specific expected benefits. Under Expectation-Confirmation theory, expected benefits can be used to judge the ongoing viability and final success of the project. Organization leaders often develop management controls to ensure that the expected benefits are defined to allow their use…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Audits (Verification), Failure, Expectation
Hemphill, Brian O., Ed.; LaBanc, Brandi Hephner, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2010
Recent campus crises have highlighted that campus administrators will be judged by three things: What the campus was doing before the crisis, its immediate response during the crisis, and the follow-up after the crisis. Born out of the call by Virginia Tech's Zenobia Hikes for urgent action to stem the tide of societal violence, and the NASPA…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Emergency Programs, Violence, Crisis Management
Ferguson, Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative, phenomenological study investigated the practices and beliefs of high-performing Title I middle school principals. Narrative inquiry was used to collect the data and narratives were read and re-read to identify findings. Eight schools were selected from the 2014-2015 high-performing middle school Texas Education Agency reports.…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, School Administration, Educational Strategies
Gottlieb, Amy Sue – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The importance and use of data and information to make sound programmatic decisions are receiving increased attention as state and federal funding for public health programs grows tighter and as demands for accountability continue. This dissertation provides insight into fundamental questions regarding the utilization of a Web-based reporting…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Public Health, Smoking, Prevention
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Holt, Chuck; Hargrove, Pauline; Harris, Sandra – Teacher Education and Practice, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the life experiences and beliefs of highly effective teachers exhibiting effective classroom management. This study explores the beliefs, background, and experiences of exemplary teachers in the area of classroom management. The goal of this study was to develop a deeper understanding of how individuals…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Sharpe, Paul A.; Vacek, Rachel E. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Library intranets require flexibility and efficiency and enhance the internal communication and collaborative nature of creating and organizing the institution's information. At the University of Houston Libraries, the focus was on public services, so little attention was given to the intranet--the tool every department relied on for quick access…
Descriptors: Information Management, Internet, Database Management Systems, Knowledge Management
Moreno, Jose H. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The identification of leadership qualities and reform strategies implemented to increase student achievement in urban school districts is vital to closing the achievement gap. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to identify a leadership profile of the Broad Prize superintendent and reform strategies used to leverage systemic change that…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Leadership, Phenomenology, School Districts
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