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Jones, Don; Sugalan, Anacita; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Fedynich, LaVonne – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
One of the most important objectives of teachers, parents, school administrators, and students is to improve student scores on standardized tests, such as the State of Texas Assessment for Academic Readiness (STAAR) in eighth-grade science. This quasi-experimental study examined the science achievement scores between schools that used different…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Science Achievement, Learning Readiness
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Richards, Rhonda; Stevens, Robert; Silver, Lawrence; Metts, Stephanie – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
Accounting education is moving toward an online learning environment. While many universities teach in the face-to-face environment, or at least offer that option, there are also many universities offering online accounting education. Attitudes and intentions of potential employers of accounting students need to be understood by academics as well…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Palmer, Richard; Gupta, Mahendra; Brandt, James – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
Based on survey responses of 350 colleges and universities in North America in 2017, we find that the majority of benefits from purchasing card use are falling to a minority of card-using educational institutions. This study examines the extent to which p-card programs at colleges and universities in North America "fail to launch," and…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Failure, Colleges, Universities
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Shough, Evan M.; Stetson, Beth; Walton, Aubree L.; Tankersley, Kaimee – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
The growing popularity of Master of Accounting programs can be attributed to multiple factors, but the states' adoption of the 150-credit hour educational prerequisite for Certified Public Accountant licensure was clearly influential in stimulating enrollment growth. Despite the growth and importance of Master of Accounting programs, comparative…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Masters Programs, Accounting
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Schutte, Kelli; Line, David; McCullick, Chris – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
This paper shares the process of developing a fully integrated assessment framework and model for a mapping curriculum. The foundational aspects of this model are the development of layered outcomes that occur at each level of the curriculum and the linking of courses together to ensure building blocks that are progressive within a program. The…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Concept Mapping, Visualization, Educational Assessment
McGowan, Veronica – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
For many students, easy access to instructional materials is an expectation of course enrollment. However, for students with disabilities, obtaining instructional materials may involve hurdles such as transcription, captioning, and requesting a braille or large-print version. In order to explore themes related to accessibility and services for…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Instructional Materials, Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Wesner, Bradley; Smith, Ashly; Austin, Traci – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
The ability to work in teams is one of the most highly valued professional skills. Preparing students to operate effectively in workplace teams, therefore, is naturally a priority for business and management faculty. Managing course-based teams, however, can be a challenging and complicated process for many instructors. This article offers…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Walton, Justin D. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
Communication teachers have long been concerned with the development of students' oral communication competencies. Regrettably, public speaking remains one of the most feared communicative contexts. Though there has been extensive interest in cognitive/behavioral strategies for alleviating communication apprehension, there has been surprisingly…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Public Speaking, Speech Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Williams, Sheri – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
Objective: This study investigated the practices and impact of interdisciplinary faculty at a flagship university in the American Southwest who were engaged in the process of redesigning curriculum in order to center candidates on what they need to know and do as culturally competent school leaders. Method: Participants were 31 interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Leadership Training, Culturally Relevant Education, Outcomes of Education
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Hermond, Douglas; Vairez, Mathias R., Jr.; Tanner, Tyrone – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether an experiential learning opportunity, specifically a study tour experience, would improve the cultural intelligence of prospective educational leaders and would challenge them to expand their own cultural understanding and behavior. Several prospective leaders who enrolled in a graduate…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Leadership Styles, Experiential Learning
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Curry, Katherine; Kinder, Sean; Benoiton, Tania; Noonan, Jessica – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
The expansion of the school choice movement and greater flexibility allowed by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) means that education governance is emerging as an important issue for school effectiveness. This longitudinal case study sought to gain an understanding of the implementation of a new governance structure, Policy Governance, in a…
Descriptors: Governance, Board of Education Role, Board of Education Policy, School Choice
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Von Bergen, C. W.; Bressler, Martin S. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Recent discussions of leadership paradoxes have suggested that managers who can hold seemingly opposed, yet interrelated perspectives, are more adaptive and effective. One such paradox that has received relatively little attention is the "Stockdale Paradox," named after Admiral James Stockdale, an American naval officer who was held…
Descriptors: Leadership, Logical Thinking, Positive Attitudes, Resilience (Psychology)
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Frischmann, Julie A.; Moor, Kelly S. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Idaho State University's Bengal Bridge is a summer program designed to help students successfully transition from high school to their first year of college at Idaho State University. All Bridge students at ISU take two general education courses, plus an additional credit of supplemental instruction focused on academic strategies specific to the…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, School Holding Power, College Bound Students, Summer Programs
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Parsells, Rich – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Change is a commonplace occurrence in today's organizations. A number of scholars suggest that communication strategies during organizational change are an important element to the success of a change initiative, yet such strategies are not given primacy in the research literature. The purpose of this paper is to add to the discourse on…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Organizational Change, Communication Strategies, Change Strategies
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Duncan, Phyllis; Green, Mark; Gergen, Esther; Ecung, Wenonah – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
One of the newest theories to gain widespread interest is authentic leadership. Part of the rationale for developing a model and subsequent instrument to measure authentic leadership was a concern that the more popular theory, the full range model of leadership and its instrument, the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) (Bass & Avolio,…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness, Learning Theories
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